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Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Just got home from a gig and I'm just so bummed

I would have left the guitarist unable able to play guitar for some period of time. You should congratulate yourself on being so mild-mannered!
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,024
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

I've done it a fair bit live and of course pretty much all the time recording. I really enjoy it I must say. The point that has already been made about the standard of the musicianship around the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,968
Posted By richkenyon
Re: How to politely and professionally quit

"There's only so long I can play dogshit music with you guys!".... if you're not that brave or foolish just part in a way that makes everyone think - he's a good guy.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,572
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Who uses Moongel?

Not me. I may use an external dampner on a very lively snare drum, mainly during recording but that's it.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Joe Cocker: The Only Singer To Make A Beatles Song Sound Even Better

I must say I much prefer Sting's version of "A Day in the Life".
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By richkenyon
Re: I went away and everything changed!

If everything didn't at least evolve there would be some odd! Pleased for you getting back into drumming. It made me think that I should be thankful for never stopping because whilst I'm somethimes...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Beyond - dynamics - spaces


That's Steve Smith playing with the Hiromi Trio btw. Worth a listen, but not as hi-fi as the original material on here.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Beyond - dynamics - spaces

I have never seen Simon Phillips play better than here - and I've seen / listened to a hell of a lot over the years. Everything is just immaculate. I can't even begin to heap enough praise on his...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Snare size for ghost notes

Ghost strokes are in no way affected by shell depth. The sensitivity of the drum - it's quality, head choice & tuning and the snares themselves are major factors, but not shell depth.

As with most...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,271
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Hearing the upbeat as the downbeat

Does anyone have a transcription of "Rock n Roll" intro? I played this whilst depping for a band recently and the rest of the band didn't understand it so we had to dumb it down!
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,271
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Hearing the upbeat as the downbeat

Well, look - if the guy's so great he'll relish writing down the phrasing for you, right? (or maybe........)
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 51,892
Posted By richkenyon
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I picked up a pair of Paiste Signature Dimensions Crunch hats at a price that removed any risk (I only heard them on videos first). Wow - absolutely thrilled with them. Only the 2nd Paiste cymbal I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,271
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Hearing the upbeat as the downbeat

I've got to agree with the remarks about being able to discuss this in your band situation. Any musicians that feel they are above that process are ignorant and / or afraid of revealing that they...
Forum: Drummers 10-29-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 75,531
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Virgil Donati

Personally I'm disappointed he's gone to DW but that's just because I'm not a great fan of their stuff. What's important is what he's doing, which is driving drumming forward like no other player at...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,097
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Yamaha original Maple Custom kit - Is it worth it??

I have to agree with this. I've had mine for quite some years now too and shudder at the thought that I considered selling it at one point. I believe they're sounding warmer. Sure - it may be my ear,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Applications for 13" tom

I used to have a Yamaha 8000 13" tom and it was the most resonant & exceptional drum. Was so sad to see it go when I had to part with that kit. Anyway, for the most part I set it up to the left of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,267
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

What an interesting topic!

To answer the questions:

1. How many bands are you in?
Two really. One is a party / wedding / function band that operates under a couple of identities, primarily...
Forum: Drums 08-25-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,821
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Post your Zoom Q3 recordings :)

Well I must share everyone's general enthusiasm for the Q3. I really should make better use of mine! Some really nice kit sounds posted already.

Here a few things I have online:

{Just drums}...
Forum: Drums 08-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Ludwig Millenium Brass Snare- NSD

As others have said $200 is a fraction of what this drum is worth. I have the same drum (with case) and I knew that the run was limited to 100 of each of the four varients. I'm curious to know...
Forum: Drummers 07-22-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 51,227
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Carter Beauford

I agree, it's a bit surprising. I wonder if enough players appreciate just how good he is.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 59,380
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Is Dennis Chambers ill?

I saw DC in New York in May and was very concerned then. I'm not going to speculate here but if a particular diagnosis were to emerge I wouldn't be surprised. It affected the gig for me in the sense...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By richkenyon
Re: OH technique - front to back?

How does it sit in the mix with the other mics? I mean, your HH will have be close-mic'd, right? If you had two HHs then there's a stereo view, or if the Ride had a dedicated mic?

Again, if you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,819
Posted By richkenyon
Re: What's the weirdest thing you ever broke on your kit during a gig?

Erm.... Not Guilty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Drums 03-06-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,852
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Yamaha PHX - am I missing something?

Isn't it the case that Carter Beauford tried the PHX, ended up replacing all the toms with Recording Customs and then just switched back completely to the RCs?
Forum: Drummers 03-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 156,386
Posted By richkenyon
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta

Personally the thing that shocked me the most when VC went to Ludwig & Paiste was he suddenly had two crashes up front and the ride pushed to his right. I hadn't seen that setup in all the time I...
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