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Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Simple 3 mic recording - opinions please

That may well be enough - it always surprises me what a difference a hard beater makes.

Mic'ing from the batter side helps a lot with attack too, but I have always found that can allow a bit too...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: IEM/Headphones with Microphone Outfront

I once heard of using a Shure Beta 91A mic as a monitor. It's a flat condenser mic that is great for kick drum mic'ing (sits directly inside the drum) but this one drummer said he put it on the floor...
Forum: Drums 03-15-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: New snare wires - stretch?

Thanks for the thoughts guys. I'll keep an eye on it.
Forum: Drums 03-12-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Bonzo_CR
New snare wires - stretch?

I just installed a new set of snare wires on my Pearl FFS about a week ago. Ever since I changed them, the new wires seem to be loose after a bit of playing.

Now it could be that the tensioner...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,318
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Yes, but teachers in schools have to get a formal qualification to teach in schools. We don't often ask drum teachers for their credentials.

I had a similar situation to you in that I had an...
Forum: Drums 02-23-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 840
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: My Signets and the gong

This is definitely the best reason to get a gong.

(See also 'I just got new drums... because drums!'
etc. )
Forum: Drums 02-20-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,305
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic 402 New or Vintage?

There are probably more opinions on the LM402 on this forum than anything else (except possibly New Beats!).

Let me add my 2 cents:

I have a "non-vintage" (2009 I think) LM402 and it sounds...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Tips on Ghost Notes.

Yep, what they all said!

David Garibaldi talks about the 'two level concept' which is a nice simple way of laying it out.
You have two levels of strokes, say full strokes and tap (ghost)...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: So...where do you keep your spare sticks?

Me too.
I like the holder on the hi-hat because I can put my left stick in it, and grab a drink with my left hand while I keep playing with my right...
Forum: Drums 02-18-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Drum sizes for small venue

I have a Ludwig Breakbeats kit that I used for my last two small gigs (both about 150 people). I wouldn't have it as my only kit, but it is great for that size of venue. We always seem to mic the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: dumb question about keyholing

I once read an interview with Ronald Shannon Jackson where he said he would file the hole on some cymbals so that the 'sweet spot' stayed in the same place. That's the only time I've heard of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: I'm back. Did you miss me?

Great to hear that you're back and cancer free.
Also I like your style getting back to gigging already! Very cool.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Looking at your foot

Not looking at it as such, but I do sort of shift my mental attention to my foot at times, when I feel like it's not behaving itself and needs to do better! That often helps.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-13-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Hip-Hop feel

Love that Bill Withers song! Funky as all heck. Thanks for sharing :-)
Forum: Drums 12-29-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Gretsch New Classic snare drum


Good plan. The Tune-Bot is good for checking or calibrating tuning, but it works best when combined with your ears. Tuning drums takes lots and lots of practice, and I'm still learning things...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Gretsch New Classic snare drum

It's a great drum.

Mine is all stock heads, top tuned to 308 lug pitch, reso tuned to 348 lug pitch.

Sounds terrific.
Forum: Drums 12-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,252
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats Kit

So I gigged the Breakbeats kit again last night, at a different venue (about the same size - 150 people). Same band, different sound man.

Again the feedback on the sound was great, mostly the...
Forum: Drums 12-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,252
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats Kit

Well, I have a Breakbeats kit now, and I gigged it for the first time this week. It was a small room (about 150 people) and a small stage, so it seemed like a good chance to try them for real.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Different grip on each hand

This stuff really doesn't matter. Choice of grip is a means to an end.

My grip changes all the time: as my hands move around the kit, when the feel of the music changes, as the speed of playing...
Forum: Drums 12-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Ludwig Breakbeats VS Sonor Safari

I have the Breakbeats kit and love it. It's a lot of fun to play, very portable and sounds great, especially considering the price. I know there are lots of happy Safari owners on this forum too. ...
Forum: Drums 12-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Wood snare alternatives (to my Ludwigs)

I have a Pearl 14x5" Maple FFS which I probably use more than any other snare. Tunes up pretty well, and has a nice focused woody sound with a crack! (to my ear, anyway).
They are pretty widely...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: A Singing Drummer's Mic Set-up

I'm the same. My mic is on a boom on the left, and I turn my head a little to sing.
I sing backup so I'm not singing all the time. I like the freedom to be 'off the mic' when I'm not actually...
Forum: Drums 11-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,604
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Small and easy to transport drum kit

IMO The stock heads are fine for practice, except for the snare. I had to change the batter head on the snare to get a sound that I was happy with (I tried a coated PS3 that I had lying around and...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: Band members with bad timing

Good advice. You can subtly help them to stay in time, for example tapping hi-hat in sections when they are playing on their own, or giving cues when a change/stop/start is coming up.
I sometimes...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,617
Posted By Bonzo_CR
Re: I'm overwhelmed

Don't be embarrassed. We all start from where we are, and we never stop learning!

It is true that there is a lot of content out there and it can make you feel like you will never be that good. ...
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