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Forum: Drums Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By opentune
Re: Removing metal washers from tension rods

Damn, based on your post I did this yesterday and none in stock at 2 stores. I like nylon too.
Forum: Drum Technique Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By opentune
Re: Stress fractures?

Isn't that why they call it "bone shattering heavy metal double-bass"?
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,624
Posted By opentune
Re: Argument with Guitarist over time signature

Have to say I miss these 'kinds' of exchanges on here from time to time....whether its time sigs, Ringo, coated vs. clear, Evans vs. Remo

They help exercise ones' conflict resolution skills.
Forum: Drums 04-18-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By opentune
Re: Pdp Concept Maple or Pearl Export

Sound ..is up to your ears. Quality, I'd say those kist are the same, mayeb the pdp has a little edge.
I'd choose the pdp if it were me, depending on the drum sizes offered, which matter.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By opentune
Re: rare yamaha stage custom ive bought

If it sounds good... sure. Looks like brass to me, and likely to sound fine and versatiel fro many kinds of music.

Tune it up, play that thing and you can answer that question.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By opentune
Re: First use of a click

I prefer the 'clave' sounding click, to a 'click' sound. The wood sounds very 'organic' not computerized.
Come to think of it, somebody should invent the 'sledgehmamer' click, you know.... the sound...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By opentune
Re: Keeping time when no one else is...

As said on here once - " after the count-in the whole band keeps time". There is push and pull but somebody should not be consistently dragging. I am guessing its worse when no bassist there.

How...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By opentune
Re: First use of a click

That is not a click but 'claves' - wood sticks hit together, just like a cowbell, intentionally.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By opentune
Re: Pain in my left wrist.

Hmmm, I wouldn't say Keith Moon wasn't a hard hitter at all, he was a butterfly allover the kit. Totally fluid player.

Grohl yep sure, but not all bodies built the same and yours is clearly...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,297
Posted By opentune
Re: What's your latest purchase?

20 inch 1960's A Zildjian ride, 2170 g (medium light) its a made in canada one, REALLY a beauty as crash and ride
22 inch 1970's hollow logo A Zildjian 22 ride, 3200 g (medium heavy) a little heavy...
Forum: Drums 04-17-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 699
Posted By opentune
Re: Which STEEL SNARE?

You like steel, and affordable?
Pearl 10 lug 'jupiter' snare (from 80's). Used < $150
Pearl Ian Paice Sig $200 ( a steel supraphonic)
Pearl Chad Smith < $150
Tama Stew Copeland Sig <$200
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,172
Posted By opentune
Re: How to become a fairly well-known Session Drummer

ahhh, the value of revising some old threads....we can actually check on progress or outcomes!
Locarno1...so what became of you?
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By opentune
Re: Got called for a Session, YAY! Gear Upgrade?

the other thing is that a nice used A Zildjian ride is super cheap. i see them all over used sites.
Forum: Drums 04-15-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By opentune
Re: Gretsch Renown Maple vs PDP Concept Maple

Again, it should be up to your ears. You need to listen to these and see what works for you, the drum sizes etc. If I recall, the Renown bass drum is 18" deep, not my cup of tea, but it may be yours....
Forum: Drums 04-15-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By opentune
Re: Types of Snare Drum

Ok, so for the same shell, but lighter lower mass lugs, what do you expect as the outcome in sound (all other factors the same)?
Forum: Drums 04-14-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By opentune
Re: Yamaha steel snares

I'd choose the Tama over that.
BUT I'd suggest you get a used steel snare. there are a lot out there, and some are a very good deal. Older Pearl steel shell snares ( called a 'Jupiter') with 10...
Forum: Drums 04-14-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By opentune
Re: Good deal?

great drums too, but pretty sure they have a deeper 18 x 22 bass drum. Not the greatest setup for a small jazz setting.
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By opentune
Re: Filling in badge holes on lacquered drums

not bolts, screws. one would not call a 2mm diameter screw a 'bolt'.
but i agree, if it were me i would leave these small holes empty.
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By opentune
Re: Filling in badge holes on lacquered drums

2 to 3 mm is pretty small. why not just get 4 nice screws, small heads and flat heads and screw them in?
Nobody will spot thsi from more than a meter away anyway.

the only other quick fix I can...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By opentune
Re: Good deal?

the Ludwig looks great. Nice combo of sizes too and a 20" bass drum.
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By opentune
Re: minimizing rebound on unported bass drum

ha, i found the same. i have that exact pedal and really don;t liek that power glide. am using a round cam Gibraltar at the moment.
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By opentune
minimizing rebound on unported bass drum

I prefer an unported bass drum when I play out. problem is, I have put a lot of work in recent months into my right foot while practicing at home, developing speed and some new patterns, but on a...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By opentune
Re: Good deal?

personally i would keep looking. sounds like the sizes are not perfect for you. it is not selling very fast, so you have time to look further.

if you do play all those genres you list, i would...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By opentune
Re: Staining drum heads with coffee

I've seen coffee stains on coated heads.
If you had an old worn coated head, could cut some piece of it out and do a test run, otherwise its a whole bass drum head down the drain.
Forum: Drums 04-11-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By opentune
Re: Good deal?

i quite like a 20 bass drum. i suppose the 10-16-20 combo could be used in other genres you name - like jazz fusion or latin. then again that snare is mostly suited to rock too.
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