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Forum: Drums 11-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha Rock Tour

I have one in a textured ash finish and I really like that finish too. The matte is quite different from anything out there as well, but as you probably know you'll be paying a little extra for that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Getting away from the hi-hat

I play in church too, and it all it depends on the song! I try and switch it up 50/50 throughout the service. Maybe 50/50 per song, even. Nothing wrong with experimenting, but I suggest figuring that...
Forum: Drums 08-02-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Outdoor photo shoot

I would love to just be able to make my own snare drum. How/where did you develop you skills to get into doing that? Obviously it takes time to design and build them, but does it cost about the same...
Forum: Drums 06-23-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,736
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: ?uestlove's Snare Tuning

I have to say, I use his signature sticks for certain songs and when I play in church, and those sticks actually change my snare sound quite a bit.
Forum: Drums 06-05-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 462,408
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha Drums

This, I do not know.



Well here's the stock photo (http://data.yamaha.jp/sdb/product/image/main/raw/h/hxtcii/2B68A0494F5946098736430B62119F37_12073.jpg) of the piece I think you're talking...
Forum: Drums 06-01-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 462,408
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha Drums

HA. Well... guess you don't have to wait!
Forum: Drums 06-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 462,408
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Hexrack got!

http://leftoverpenguin.home.comcast.net/~leftoverpenguin/drums/newrack.png

Need a few more parts to make it complete, but I wanted to play around with what I have first before I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,815
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: your throw off ....where is it?

Somewhere like 8:00. Easily in reach, but that way the drum sits correctly. Meaning the Remo logo on my batter head is right around 11:00, which is always directly above the drum badge, facing out...
Forum: Drums 05-30-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,247
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Drum Colors & Gigs

Yes, it's important to have a neutral audition kit. That way you can land so many gigs and then when it's go time you can bring whatever flashy monstrosity of a kit you want. ;)
Forum: Drums 05-30-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 462,408
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Local drum shop, Huber & Breese in Fraser, MI. They ordered it direct from Yamaha, and I think it's coming from Japan. They put it on a ferry to California then it ships to Michigan. They said it'd...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,780
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: What have you forgotton to take to a gig?

I forgot my throne a couple gigs back. We were only about 20 minutes away from home, but I called my brother and had him bring it up with him since he hadn't left the house yet. Well then he gets...
Forum: Drums 05-12-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 462,408
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Well, I ordered myself a three-legged Hexrack II yesterday. Really excited to mess around with it. Should get it by the end of the month!
Forum: Drums 05-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha Gigmaker Drums

I hear they're good! The build quality is excellent, especially for an introductory drum. Yamaha's hardware is second to none. But honestly at the price point I don't know why anyone taking drum...
Forum: Drums 05-04-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha aluminum snares: Anybody using them?

I have a Yamaha Steel snare that I got to sound pretty amazing. Got more than a few compliments on it when I used it. I can only imagine the Aluminum one sounding better. Of course what I did was...
Forum: Drums 04-13-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: sell my ddrum dominion maple for Yamaha Rock Tour?

What do you want to know? :) They're pretty awesome for the price, and my Rock Tour has been great to me.

I've had them a year and a half now, still love 'em. Like you, I'm always looking for the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Zildjian Customer Service AAA+++

I have to assume they're working on running changes to make them better. I would hope so, anyway. I bought the 20" A Custom EFX shortly after experiencing a crack on the 16" version. Of course, it is...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,435
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: What size is your main snare? Why?

I really like the sounds I can get from deep snares. Even when I crank it I still get a nice, deep hollow sound to go along with that crack and I love that combination. My main snare is currently a...
Forum: Drums 03-27-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 156,912
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Tom angles!!!!

Was browsing Craigslist this past week and when I came across these two I thought of this thread immediately.

http://images.craigslist.org/5Ia5F65Ja3n13L33Nac3l96b78456427b155e.jpg
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Forum: Drums 03-23-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Yamaha Rock Tour...

It's a great kit for the price. Of course I'm still waiting for the day when I can afford an even better one, but in the meantime I really have no complaints about my Rock Tour.

They do come in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Your approach attacking really hard songs.

Yep. Where on easier songs you might be able to stop at step 3 or 6 and then you'll look up live videos and sheet music later to really polish it off. On more complicated songs it's going to take...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,927
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Transporting your drums and "load in"

I've been playing for 13 years and gigging for about half that. I only just got cases for my drums three months ago. Makes it a lot easier to carry everything in, that's for sure.
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Forum: Drums 03-12-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Help a Snare Ho. Which snare next?

Yamaha LOUD series snare. I have the 14x7" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8i4T7XLBmE&feature=related) but they also make this 14x5.5" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8H76NI9SXc&feature=relmfu)...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,265
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Jack White's drummer

I saw the whole episode, and I had more of an issue (well, curiosity more than anything) with Jack's other drummer and his set-up on the second song and how that worked for him. His toms and snare...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,540
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Headphones for Drummers

I use the Bose noise cancelling headphones. They cut down on a lot of the drum noise while still allowing me to hear what I'm playing as well as the track I'm trying to play along with. They're the...
Forum: Drums 03-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By LeftoverPenguin
Re: Good Online Drum Shops?

+1 http://www.interstatemusic.com/

I've found they have some of the best prices on snare drums.
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