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Forum: Drums 04-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By markdrum
Re: Pork Pie 7x13 Cherry/Bubinga Snare Drum

I have the "Cherry Pie" 7x14" and it's a monster! Great tuning range and a good, full body. I had it tuned pretty high: batter to a C and resonant to around an A and it sounded great. The engineer...
Forum: Drums 03-30-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,572
Posted By markdrum
Re: You get what you pay for

This post reminds of the ads that the cigarette companies used to run which contained an official endorsement by The American Medical Association of smoking by pregnant women, If we quit smoking we...
Forum: Drums 03-29-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,635
Posted By markdrum
Re: Pro Ludwig, Anti Guitar Center

It might have been easier to throw the bass drum into the back of the car and drive to Monroe8^). I only buy from drum stores. I tried ordering parts from the local GC and they kept getting lost.
Forum: Drums 03-29-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,572
Posted By markdrum
Re: You get what you pay for

I couldn't agree more. You can't cut corners on cymbals. Most of the cheaper cymbals sound like trash can lids. I don't care how good the person working the sound board is. Cheap cymbals sound like...
Forum: Drums 03-25-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 811
Posted By markdrum
Re: Snare drum advice please

Did you try looking at cocktail drums? They're basically a floor tom with the kick pedal beater facing the bottom head and a small snare off to the side. These are great drums for buskers or anyone...
Forum: Drums 03-25-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,239
Posted By markdrum
Re: Just a G.A.S. observation

Isn't the baseball field thing just for Iowa? Any Iowa-based drummers out there?
Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By markdrum
Re: Restored 1980 8x14 Pearl Brass Snare Drum

That is one great job! What did you use to remove the tarnish? If it soundsa as good as you have it looking then it must be one sweet snare. Congrats on such great work!
Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,209
Posted By markdrum
Re: Homemade Snare Drum, made out of a PVC-pipe!

That snare sounds great! Did you rework the bearing edges?
Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,239
Posted By markdrum
Re: Just a G.A.S. observation

An easy way to avoid overspending is to set up a debit card with only enough money on it to meet your alloted budget. I could buy drums all day but using the debit card approach and only using funds...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By markdrum
Re: Staccato Snare

I wonder how a fiberglass shell would sound with tone wood re-rings. Maybe steel or brass. This is all whistling in the dark but it might be fun to experiment.
Forum: Drums 03-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By markdrum
Re: How to get rid of rust on rims?

If you use a good chrome polish on the chrome parts then you can hold off the rust a bit. I do that to all of my chrome parts after every cleaning. Just come back and buff the parts with a good...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By markdrum
Re: Chad Smith Snare or Acrolite

For the hoops and other chrome parts you can use coka cola and aluminum foil. Soak the chromed parts in the coke and rub them with the aluminum foil. Rinse them throroughly with tap waterand dry...
Forum: Drums 03-14-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By markdrum
Re: Chad Smith Snare or Acrolite

If you can afford the P-86 that would be a great way to go. The Acrolite is a snare that you can use for a long time. I've used them as well as Supras for a long time but the weak points in both...
Forum: Drums 03-13-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By markdrum
Re: Chad Smith Snare or Acrolite

I've had great luck with the Gibralter strands as well as the ones being marketed as being "German". Puresounds are great snares but they're not the be all, end all. The Gibralter 42 strands sound...
Forum: Drums 03-13-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By markdrum
Re: Is this a normal feeling?

My audiologist talked me into trying his edrums and I damned near gave myself carpal tunnel. They're great for practicing rudiments but there are no real dynamics. I love how you can get totally...
Forum: Drums 03-12-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By markdrum
Re: Chad Smith Snare or Acrolite

If you're patient you can find better deals on Acros than the ones that you mention. I've picked up a couple for around $85. The Ludwig P-85 strainers are well known for being too fragiile for a drum...
Forum: Drums 03-12-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By markdrum
Re: Please help me get tension on my snare wires...

Here's what I do:

Release the throwoff mechanism.
Loosen the snare tightening screw on the throwoff from 2/3 to the whole way.
Thread the ribbon through the butt side after centering the snares...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By markdrum
Re: New Unix snares

What are you guys trying to do to me? I'm fighting a case of G.A.S that would kill an elephant and you guys come out with some of the most beautiful instruments on the planet! Francois, thanks to...
Forum: Drums 02-27-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,635
Posted By markdrum
Re: Is it unethical to buy drums made in China?

Hopefully the Chinese people will stand up and fight back. They have before. Don't blame it entirely on the Chinese government. The only reason that the US and Europe have tighter regulations is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By markdrum
Re: Drummers you enjoy, but would never consider playing like?

I grew up listening to bop and real R and B. Someone like Clyde Stubblefield said more with what he didn't play than what he did. Throwing out as many notes as you can may show athleticism but it...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 646
Posted By markdrum
Re: Getting another snare. But which one

Bronze is a great way to go. I've played a Tama hand-hammered and a 6.5" Pearl beaded shell. Bronze is a great halfway point between brass and wood. Aluminum is worth checking out as well. The Supras...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By markdrum
Re: Washer Material, Does It Really Matter?

I've had good luck with the HD sleeved washers as well. i use the metal washers on top of them and the combination really does work. It's nice not having to worry about the metal of the tuning...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,532
Posted By markdrum
Re: Chili Peppers should have stayed home.

I'm getting really tired of all of this lip-synching. REAL musicians don't need to do it. Think of all of the big bands that only had a microphone for the singer. After watching Beyonce admit that...
Forum: Drums 02-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,089
Posted By markdrum
Re: Top end brass snare drum

You're going to love that 5" Sensitone. I set one of those up for a friend and he's trying his best to wear it out and the Sensitone is winning. We put an Aquarian Hi-Energy on the batter and a...
Forum: Drums 01-31-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,089
Posted By markdrum
Re: Top end brass snare drum

I've got to agree with a lot of the folks here. The Taye Vintage Brass is a great drum as are the Pearl Sensitones. I haven't have a chance to try the Joyful Noise ones but all I've heard from their...
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