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Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By BFrench501
Re: How much is my kit worth/what's it made of?

You are so so so lucky to have picked up a Saturn for $500!!! In the UK they are selling second hand for 800 so probably more like $1300 in US money!

They are walnut shells as far as Im aware...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 967
Posted By BFrench501
Re: I got the gig!

Well done Madge! :-) Nice when you are made to feel comfortable
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,060
Posted By BFrench501
Re: The worst gig of my life

I really don't get all of this and maybe I am naive, but what is wrong with just saying to the promoter or the other drummers that you are willing to provide your own kit for others to share?

Just...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Preparing for an audition

Thanks for this post as it is informative. I was playing alone to backing tracks that were very sparse in terms of what was going on. I've never been trained in doing sound engineering. After all,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Preparing for an audition

Well...the audition was so much of a success that i got turned down with the old card "we got someone who has experience in functions bands". It bought back very painful memories of the phrase "on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Preparing for an audition

Good point. I guess if its anything like a job interview you arent allowed to ask the meaning of the question just interpret it. Being autistic that is a minefield and then some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By BFrench501
Re: RUSH retirement rumor

I'll be personally gutted as I was hoping they'd stop by the UK one more time so I could see them once. I had the chance around the time they did R30 and turned it down rather foolishly, but as a 30...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,898
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Other songs that sound like other songs

Dream Theater are suing themselves for putting material from Metropolis pt1 into Scenes From A Memory.
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By BFrench501
Preparing for an audition

Hi guys sorry I use this forum more to ask questions than to provide insight (merely because I don't always believe I can offer the same advice as guys like Bermuda and Larryace etc). But I'm hoping...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,106
Posted By BFrench501
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

I've had a listen to the track. My my...fantastic piece of music. Victory or no victory this is going to be a very instructive exercise for me personally :)

Thanks for giving us a chance to win...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,106
Posted By BFrench501
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

Woooo the voting ends on my birthday. Cannot wait to try and dig into this track although I am just learning the ideas of funk drumming :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,722
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Before I just jump in & do this ------

Looking forward to this. Was hoping it could be a challenge set around the Odds in Evens backing track but I guess there's too many videos for that anyway. :-)
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,328
Posted By BFrench501
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Tax dodging at it's finest eh? :D
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,135
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Drummers around 5'6" - What size drums do you have?

I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned moving the bass drum off to the side and clamping the rack toms so they sit in the middle. This is perhaps more ergonomic as you are not twisting yourself...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By BFrench501
Re: S****y albums done by great bands..

Oasis - Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants & Heathen Chemistry & any other rubbish they did post Be Here Now.

Radiohead - Kid A. Such a smack in the teeth after OK Computer which is one of the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Going to jams and getting my ass musically kicked is a good thing.

My worst experience has been auditioning for a guy who wants to do a heavy blues type band, where I had to audition songs Ball & Biscuit (White Stripes), Just Got Paid (ZZ Top) and Numb (Gary Clark...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Practice!

This is absolutely the best quote I've seen!
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,025
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Does playing covers change you?

Playing covers has made me a lot more mature and taught me to look for good in even the very worst songs.

What kills me is playing the same covers every single gig because the other band members...
Forum: Drummers 02-17-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 178,490
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Neil Peart

With music as complicated as Rush can be, I'm glad it sounds like the CD in a way. It would alienate the listeners.

Same can be said with Portnoy although he did change things up a little bit with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,402
Posted By BFrench501
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

This is a fantastic thread and it's been lovely to read everyones stories so far! I'll try and keep mine as short as autistic person can lol.

I used to enjoy listening to music as a child but none...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Tips to help me get in a good quality functions band.

Perhaps I do not know what to expect sound wise but I don't see how I'm meant to hear click properly while hearing the band too. Would a pair of Vic Firth earphones do and have the click going at low...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By BFrench501
Tips to help me get in a good quality functions band.

Happy New Year folks!

I'm struggling to get myself into a band that I am happy with playing as I want to be in a functions band. I seem to come across some common obstacles and would like some...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Drummers who play other instruments also....

As others have said it really helps your overall musicianship. It also means in my experience at a gig where a guitarist has snapped a string I've been able to replace it while they play an acoustic...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,654
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Advertise your next gig here

Not sure anybody would be willing to see me as I'm in Leicester, England. But The Rebels are playing at The Union Inn in Aylestone.

I'll be playing Rock n Roll by Led Zep for the first time,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,273
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot

What Carmine said is just ridiculous. Remember watching the Black Dog cover thinking I could do better than that.

Clearly a fantastic drummer but his head has been stuck where the sun don't shine...
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