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Forum: Drums 01-08-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Which Electric Kit?

Have you played the high-end Yamaha kits? Good rubber pads emulate mylar heads better than mesh. They have a realistic bounce and depending on the pad, a realistic feel. I don't see people...
Forum: Drums 01-07-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,520
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Sealing a hole in a kick drum

You would have to either plug the hole and refinish the drum or put a plate on it. Why not just leave it there or mount a cymbal on it? The weight is what raises the pitch, not the mount, so just...
Forum: Drums 01-05-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Which Electric Kit?

That would work, but mesh heads do not feel like real drums. They're super, super bouncy. Rubber pads are far more realistic. You could get a used Roland TD-3 or Yamaha kit pretty cheap.
Forum: Drums 01-05-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,362
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Floor tom never sounds good

Throw that Drum Dial out. 76 means nothing, because some kits sound amazing at 76 and some sound awful. The only way to find the perfect sound for your floor tom is start low and keep turning the...
Forum: Drums 01-03-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,362
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Floor tom never sounds good

How reflective is the room?
Forum: Drums 01-03-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,362
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Floor tom never sounds good

Are they on carpet or a rug?
Forum: Drums 01-03-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: anybody who works in a drum store...

Some stores are out to cheat you. I'm very lucky that my Sam Ash is cool to me, but if they weren't around I would shop with Massmusic. I've ordered things like bongos, hi hat stands, snares, and...
Forum: Drums 01-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,120
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: The ALUMINUM Snare thread.

Here's mine. It's almost 6mm thick.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii224/Polymetrix1618/Aluminum/1.jpg?t=1262472225
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Forum: Drums 12-31-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,901
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Satin chrome hardware

The second colored hardware available, drums will get a lot uglier. I'm kind of glad there are limited finishes and hardware colors because too many people have absolutely no taste. I won't mention...
Forum: Drums 12-31-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Jazz Drums and Number of Plies

Shells aren't thin to lower the pitch. That can be done with the turn of a drum key or a change of heads. The reason for a thin shell is to be more sensitive. Thick shelled snare drums like...
Forum: Drums 12-31-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Jazz Drums and Number of Plies

He uses a 10" and 13" tom. The difference between a 10" tom and a 14" tom is too drastic for funk. I actually own a kit that goes from 10" to 14" and it's not in any way suitable for funk.
Forum: Drums 12-30-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Looking for super fat snare sound

The vintage mahogany custom snare sounds like the best option, but if you're going custom, get a steambent mahogany snare from Vaughncraft. Steambent snares are the ultimate snare drum. If you call...
Forum: Drums 12-30-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,205
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: 14x6.5 or 14x8?

14x8 snares are more resonant, more powerful, louder, but less sensitive. I play a lot of ghost notes and my 14x8 SCB performs quite well. A 14x8 Metalworks will be a lot more sensitive, so it should...
Forum: Drums 12-29-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,695
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Choosing a snare, metal or wood

That sounds like copper or aluminum to me. Aluminum will have more resonance/sustain (they mean the same thing), but it's ring is pretty much nonexistent. It sounds a lot like wood and my aluminum...
Forum: Drummers 12-29-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 63,800
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Jimmy "The Reverend" Sullivan

I was lucky enough to see him twice. He was a great drummer. RIP.
Forum: Drums 12-27-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,310
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Pork Pie snares

It's a great snare. The shells are made by World Max, who make some of the best BB replica shells out there. I got one for $80 on blowout and am still awaiting its arrival, but I've played it before...
Forum: Drums 12-27-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,695
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Choosing a snare, metal or wood

Yup. Those are Ron Dunnett's words. He describes it better than I can. I've only played one copper snare, which was the Starclassic Copper snare. It was really dead sounding. It was super warm, but...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,695
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Choosing a snare, metal or wood

I'd stay away from copper. It's acoustically stillborn. Bronze is definitely the most powerful sounding drum metal, but is still very sensitive. It's basically aluminum, but a bit brighter and much...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,695
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Choosing a snare, metal or wood

Bronze drums sound great, as they're warm, exceptionally loud, and incredibly resonant. I've never heard of a dry bronze snare. What heads are you using and how do you tune it to get it dry?
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,695
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Choosing a snare, metal or wood

Are you kidding? Brass is bright, metallic, and ringy. It also lacks the crack of some other metals.
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 120,060
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Ultimate Drumset!!

Steambent bubinga or Sonor SQ2 maple, beech, and birch drums in Red Tribal finish:

8x8
10x10
12x12
14x14 (on left)
16x16
18x18
20x20 single headed bass drum on floor tom legs (on left)
2...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Jazz Drums and Number of Plies

I've never heard of a drummer using a 10" rack tom for funk. I use an 8" 10" 14" 16" tom setup and it's definitely not for funk.
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Jazz Drums and Number of Plies

Yeah, I'd recommend completely different drums for swing than cool jazz. You could never get away with a 24" kick playing cool jazz, but it's perfect for swing.
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,722
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Jazz Drums and Number of Plies

What type of jazz are you playing? If you're going for a quieter jazz, a 5x14 or 5.5x14, 8x12, 14x14, 14x20 setup would be better. As for ply numbers, the thicker a shell is the less resonant and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,624
Posted By Polymetrix1618
Re: Some help with transcribing music

Listen with headphones. That really brings the drums out. You can write it out by hand, but it's a lot easier and looks a lot better if you use Finale.
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