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Forum: Drums 06-11-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,616
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: My new Pearl!

I hear ya! I'm an evans man but with your standard coated/clear 2 ply/1 ply heads I haven't noticed much difference. I will give props to pearl though, I don't know if its the hoops, the shells, the...
Forum: Drums 06-10-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,616
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: My new Pearl!

I have that same kit! It's absolutely gorgeous, plus it tunes like a dream, and the hardware is killer.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-03-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,864
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Time Guru - self-muting/sequencing metronome for iPhone

Don't mean to resserect a dead thread but I have to give props to the maker of this app. I've had it since this thread began but just recently my bassist discovered it on my iPad and now my whole...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,522
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: I've never learned to play a song.

If you're worried about playing to loud to hear yourself over the music while your playing along, I'd recommend the bottom product on this page:
Forum: Drums 12-23-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Some advice with upgrading to a new kit?

Don't forget used kits, higher quality for a lower price, always great. But of the kits you listed, the vision kit would be my choice, great hardware and build quality
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,058
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: So, the year is coming to an end, progress report...

I can tune finally hah! That and heel-toe are my two big accomplishments for the year drumming wise
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,288
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: This a thread that proably hasn't been done before.

I just ordered my holiday gift to myself-A new Pearl MCX kit! 10x8 12x9 16x16 and 22x18 in a beautiful Mocha Tamo finish! I'm jumping out of my skin i'm so excited!
Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: broken bass head after 7 months. Normal?

I wouldn't worry, the only bass head I've ever broken was the stock head on my vision kit. I replaced it with a PS3 and later an emad 2 and they've both lasted for years.

Oh, and by "patch" we...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,430
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Do the other band members "tell you" how to play?

Well, my band's "Leader" has been my best friend for 16 years, so when he says, "boom da kata ting back doom bapapapa wham!" to me to suggest a fill, I know what he means and i usually try to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,428
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Help out with a survey for a project?

5 years now, my god has it really been that long?
Oh and congrats on the Region jazz win! I was lucky enough to be one of the two SC all state drummers last year and it was a blast! I'm sure you'll...
Forum: Drums 10-03-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,399
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Snare Project

If only my first stave snare had looked this good by the time I was done with it......
anyway, excellent work man! Your making quite the beauty there, I'm sure the sound will match the looks!
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,917
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Hitting the 'Buy Now' Button - Gretsch Renown - Help

do it and do it now. its what you want.
Forum: Drums 09-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Ludwig vintage Acrolite

Go ahead and buy it!
When i describe the acrolite to people, i use the same description as its big brother, the supraphonic, There are certain snares that will do certain things or achieve certain...
Forum: Drums 09-21-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: personal favourite snare drum? (any wood/metal/etc)

'63 LM400
makes me giddy just thinking about it!
Forum: Drums 09-21-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: School me on Supraphonics

Supras are amazing drums, my 400 is my "i can literally throw some heads on this and bring em to tension and ill be set to play anywhere" snare.
also, its by far the most sensitive snare i've ever...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: What's the name of this effect?

Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,706
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: What is the most hilarious question someone has asked you about drums/drumming?

A kid at a party read my zildjian shirt and said, "Zil dig jan...is that a jewish thing or something?"
that made me laugh
Forum: Drums 09-09-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Stave snare wood choices

combining two (or more) woods is fairly common with stave builders and it yields perfectly fine snares. as for white oak and purple heart, I'm not personally a fan of white oak, but thats all...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,360
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: A vote for the 'untrained' musician ?

I've had fairly regular lessons since I started drumming and they've helped tremendously, but by far the most useful things I've learned have been from playing with other musicians. Lessons provide a...
Forum: Drums 09-01-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,496
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: I'm just gonna throw this out there...Pearl Drums are the BEST!

I play a four piece pearl vision with my rack tom in a snare basket, so no i.s.s problems for me ;) I love pearl drums and i've never plead one that sounded bad, even their rhythm traveler and forum...
Forum: Drums 08-28-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Good 4 Piece Kit ($700ish Budget)

the catalina or a pearl vision would work for you, but i'll second the "wait till you can afford something better" argument. If you can wait till you've got say $1000 then your options are a lot more...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By bamdrummer
I feel like this beats a lot of double bass drumming

I know its not technically drumming, but i feel everyone should see this if they haven't already.
Forum: Drums 08-26-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,717
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Tama Starclassic, Pearl Reference, DW Performance, or Mapex Saturn

If I had my pic, i'd go with the reference pure, those sound heavenly, but If i were in your position, I wouldn't bother upgrading, listen to larry, get yourself something else nice, you can never...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,696
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: Don't Play My Gen's Music Unless You Know How

Covers that change the style of music aren't always bad...

In fact I like listening to this one more than the original occasionally.
A little sparse on...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,941
Posted By bamdrummer
Re: 22x14 Bass drum??

For anyone interested:

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