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Forum: Drum Technique 01-18-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Ekim
Re: Thoughts on switching from upbeat to downbeat (thrash metal)

I'm having a problem just counting along with punk/polka/blast beat rhythms with the bass leading.

Not having that snare buried on the 2 & 4 drives my brain nuts.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Ekim
Re: Are E-kits only good for practicing at home?

I've heard Rod Morgenstein playing an e-kit in a pro situation. It doesn't matter who is on it, it never sounds real. Or right.
Forum: Drums 01-14-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Ekim
Re: 5x16 inch (diameter) snare...anyone?

I have Kenny Aronoff's signature 4x15 and it's quite a bear to tune well. I really hate that it sounded so good when I bought it and I cannot make it sound that good again.

I really wouldn't want...
Forum: Drums 01-14-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 685
Posted By Ekim
Re: Looking for a new snare drum

Tama Starclassic G Brass. I saw a band open for the Winery Dogs and the drummer was rocking one of these. Sounded amazing and looks great too.

If I weren't looking to sell snares, I'd probably...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Ekim
Re: what are some great books about drummers you have read.

I'll second (third?) that. What a fun read.

I own the Bill Bruford book but have yet to read it.

I really liked Neil Peart's "Masked Rider" book though it's not much about drumming. His...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,960
Posted By Ekim
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

Silly conversation. There is no Jimi Hendrix of drums.

And anyone that says Hendrix was just a blues player is not worth engaging in a conversation.
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ekim
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

The more I think back on this film the less I like it.

The part where he kicks the one "screw up" out of the band makes no sense.

And the entire setup to the ending makes no sense at all.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ekim
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

It's one of those movies that will probably seem realistic to someone who isn't a musician (esp. a drummer).

Overly melodramatic. And I didn't like any of the characters except the girlfriend.
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ekim
Re: Simon Phillips talks 'bout open handed, dynamics, big sound and recording :)

Thanks for the video links. Simon is such an amazing player. His playing on Derek Sherinian's solo CDs is criminally overlooked (as are those CDs, they're scary good, IMO).



Well... when you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,367
Posted By Ekim
Re: When soundmen attack

I second that "HAHAHAHAHAHA!" sentiment.

Utterly brilliant.
Forum: Drums 10-20-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,249
Posted By Ekim
Re: DW Rata Drums?

Doesn't the differing depths make them TONALLY different rather than PITCH different?
Forum: Drummers 10-07-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,010
Posted By Ekim
Re: Mike Bordin

There is supposedly a Faith No More reunion going on.
Forum: Drums 08-03-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,624
Posted By Ekim
Re: Tama Starclassics!

For years, I thought the Performers sounded BETTER than the maple SC kits.

It's all in what you want to hear when you slam a stick down. :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By Ekim
Re: Those of you who have "sound proofed" a room for your drums...

JUST wondering... have you tried asking your nearest neighbor to turn off their stereos and TVs and just listen to see if they can even hear you playing your loudest in the far room at 9pm?

If...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,729
Posted By Ekim
Re: How do you save up for gear purchases?

Funny to see this today, Paypal just upped my limit for the "PayForItLater" thing.

I've used this to good effect, getting 6 months with no interest, then just paying it off at the last minute.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Ekim
Re: how much are used tama brass snares going for?

It sure seems as though you not going to get any Tama BB snares for less than $1000 US, at least not from evilBay.

I've never seen a Bell Brass in person to hear one either. The "mystique" of...
Forum: Drummers 06-17-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 933
Posted By Ekim
Re: Joe Travers

If you do not own it, the 2008 release ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA DVD set is truly amazing.

Seeing that first tour live in 2006 blew me away. Probably the most amazing display of technical musical...
Forum: Drums 04-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Ekim
Re: StarClassic 100% birch

As soon as Tama came out with the Performer (all birch) kits, I fell in love. I played them side by side at a local store and liked the birch much better than the maple. I never understood how the...
Forum: Drummers 04-13-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,797
Posted By Ekim
Re: Will Calhoun

I have the Luna and the Ambient rides, plus the Mad Hats and the Alien Disc. They're all great cymbals.

The Luna is what I call my "Musical Anvil". It's thick, heavy and musical. Great for its...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,074
Posted By Ekim
Re: Attractive female drummers

I'd be much more impressed by girl drummers like Emannuelle Caplette if they'd post LIVE videos in a band setting.

She has one live video, a snare drum solo, out of all of the videos she posts on...
Forum: Drummers 01-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 50,215
Posted By Ekim
Re: Terry Bozzio

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/q83/s720x720/1530588_10151845833912190_421462449_n.jpg

Surreal.
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By Ekim
Re: New to recording - couple of questions

Look up "Jammit" for drumless tracks. $2-$5 each. The PC version gave me fits and I still need to sort it out though. But you can use each song on up three devices and it works on iPads / iPods /...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By Ekim
Re: Adjusting Snare Drums with TWO snare wire tensioners?

Yeah, except I just recently acquired it so I'm trying to figure out my favorite tuning for it. Thanks for the input.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By Ekim
Adjusting Snare Drums with TWO snare wire tensioners?

I have a Tama SC Copper snare that has tensioners on both sides of the snares. Would anyone have just general advice on the best way to adjust them? I tend to get "paralysis by too many options" at...
Forum: Drums 12-30-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By Ekim
Re: DW- Cherry drums video

Just finding this thread... Dang those are purty drums.

I don't get the skepticism. I love the idea that instrument makers like PRS and DW go so deep into every factor they can think of that...
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