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Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 827
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Reinforcing rings

Pearl Masters, their top of the line drums, when offered in a thin shell comes with reinforcing rings.

http://pearldrum.com/products/kits/drumsets/masterworks/#shell
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,373
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever broke on your kit during a gig?

The beater broke off many years ago when I was using Ghost pedals. I spoke to some other drummers and I thought this only happened to me.

I am happy this forum lets me see how un-unique I am. ...
Forum: Drums 01-24-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 565
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Do you call it a kick drum or bass drum?

When I first started playing, many years ago, I never heard the term "Kick drum." Always called it a "bass drum." Lately, I hear others calling it a "kick drum" and have started using the term,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Non Disclosure Agreements

I do have not any experience with the NDA's in the music industry, only as an engineer and those NDA's were for protection mostly towards patent intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets.

As a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,251
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: The Drum Set Recipe/Formula

I have two Dynasonics, a 6.5 deep and a 5" deep. Both COB's. It has to be the best snare drum ever. The snap on the snare is just a perfect sound. I like the Pearl hardware, it is very strong. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,654
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Art and Music Professions worth Fighting For

I am about to upset a lot of you. Because I believe music is a hobby and it will become harder and harder to make a living at music or art in the future. With the technological improvements of late,...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Tension rod equality?

There is one rehearsal studio I was using in the Northern VA area where they had two of their overhead toms with one broken lug on each drum of the batter sides. I was able to tune the drums with...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: What are the best sizes for a drum kit (limited space)?

I was kind of kidding about the 3.5" snare. The inch and half difference in thickness does not make much of a difference in storage room. That was kind where I was going. But, I felt a perfect...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: What are the best sizes for a drum kit (limited space)?

Since space is limited you may want to get a set of drums that are easy to fold up and store inside each other. So not use two heads on the bass, and floor tom, and store the floor tom inside the...
Forum: Drums 09-09-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Bass Drum Height

Adjusting the bass drum height is basically adjusting the angle of the bass drum, except in the cases where you are using a riser to bring the center of the bass drum up higher so that you can use a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: In Person Lessons Vs. Online Lessons

Here is a little story about my experiences with drum instructors. My first drum instructor was a slug. I was 14 years old and he would not even pay attention to the lessons. I caught him reading a...
Forum: Drums 09-08-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: First drumset - and a few questions

I think the threads are just typical sizes. However, I do not know if they are metric or inch standard. You can replace the screw with something from a hardware store instead of the music store. ...
Forum: Drums 08-11-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,194
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Foot operated Snare drums?

The foot operated snare leaves the hands free to play timpani drums, piano, or guitar, so anyone can be their own one man band. Just kidding.

Personally I would not use it as a snare drum, the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,496
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Shallow rack tom experiment!

The pancake tom seems to be a good compromise to getting the tom head right in front of the snare. The only other solution I could think of, would be to cut a large hole on the side of the bass drum...
Forum: Drummers 08-10-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 59,999
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Keith Moon

I do not hear sloppy. My generation shows an energetic drum track, that is very well constructed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=594WLzzb3JI

Behind blue eyes, sounds very tasteful and is also...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-17-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Difficult choice

Before injuries and many years ago, I used to work out with two books that are still used today by many, “Stick Control,” and “Syncopation.” Going through these two books with a good teacher and not...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Pretty good argument for tuning tom heads the same

Constructive interference is when you have two waves that are the same frequency and phase and their amplitude is added together. If the two heads are the same pitch you get that constructive...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,043
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: 8" or 13" toms for add ons?

I do not know about the others here, but I really have a hard time tuning my 10" tom. I have a 10 x 8, 12 x 9, 13 x 10 and a 16 x 16 and my bass drum is a 22 x 18. I have several 14 x 5 snares. The...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,374
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Are my drums dying?! [HELP]

Because I am color blind I can not trust my color perception. I will have to assume that you are seeing a corrosion. I will also assume that your drums are in a location where the humidity is very...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-12-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Coolest drum licks you've ever seen

How about a little Papa Jo Jones?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrKShqNkcnI
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Drum tuning - hi-hats as pitch reference?

I just purchased Ole' by Coltrane with Elvin Jones playing on the album, and in the car just this past week while listening to the CD I noticed that the brushes and the hi-hat were very close and...
Forum: Drummers 06-17-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,249
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Max Roach

Thanks 8Mile, I did not know that. I have always wondered how it affected him. Thought this forum was a good time to ask those questions.
Forum: Drummers 06-17-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,249
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Max Roach

Max played with Charley Parker on and off until Parker died in 1955. Max played with Clifford Brown in 1954 till he died in 1956. In just a little more than a years time, Max Roach saw the death...
Forum: Drummers 06-16-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,249
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Max Roach

This is a great CD. Only Max and Dizzy playing in concert. In the middle of the CD they have an interview with both masters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_%2B_Dizzy:_Paris_1989
Forum: Drums 06-16-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By evolving_machine
Re: Head choice for Gretsch Catalina Jazz, looking for a folk/pop sound

I tried the Fiberskyns on the Gretsch Cat kit. They did sound good for a time. Unless Remo changed he Fiberskyns they do not last long. They first start to bubble up that contact paper like...
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