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Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: What's your favorite drum related thing?

My drum throne.


The only piece of gear I use 100% of the time I play.
Forum: Drums 05-17-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Yamaha Detectives: Please Help Me Decode My Recording Customs...

For information and future reference.

I received this in 2010, and confirmed authenticity through a friend at Yamaha USA:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/gaaaz/img443.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By gaz farrimond
Recommended reading

An excellent article from Mike and I'd suggest everyone read it.

I love this sort of thing, it shows that you can have success without fame: http://tinyurl.com/la9z5sj


There are so many...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,998
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Forum demographic

Location: Outside Brisbane, Australia
Age: 47 going on 10
Status: Watch this space, interesting things happening: Why else would I move to Australia?

:-)
Forum: Drums 05-14-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Capelle Drums

I don't have much time at the moment, but I'll just put down a couple of things off the top of my head.

Quite a few new but yet unusual to many, (Especially across the pond) innovations were...
Forum: Drums 05-14-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Capelle Drums

The French made Capelle folded years ago. Design wise, typically quirky European: http://www.drumarchive.com/capelle/ I never got to see any of their gear in the flesh, but remember the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Incredible "policy" from Memphis Drum Shop

+1.


Another reason these caveats are being put into place by manufacturers is because of the internet and internet trading damaging manufacturers reputations.

I know of a couple of sellers...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Oops!

Is here anything protruding from the broken key section and do you have spare keys for after?

If so, do you have the following

Can WD-40
Gerber or Leatherman type tool (Others are available)...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Fraud Alert on eBay!

I sold a piece of militaria a few years ago. As it was packed in a box of other crap and would have taken quite a while to unpack I Googled for an image of the item, found one in similar condition to...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Premier Vintage Kit - Help me identifying it

So, what else is involved, as the 4 Premier shells you have described are probably worth Euro 150 max.
Forum: Drums 04-11-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Premier Vintage Kit - Help me identifying it

The Premier APK, over it's long (And recently resurrected) run had a number of different shell constructions. Heads and tuning are more important.

If you're looking for a workhorse kit, that works...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Premier Vintage Kit - Help me identifying it

It's a Premier APK in 'DW - Natural Walnut', entry level kit from the mid 1980's.
Forum: Drums 04-10-2015, 03:06 PM
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Views: 601,568
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Yamaha Drums

Unfortunately, wild tangent card being thrown in here, Yamaha have done what many a Western manufacturer did and moved production.

It will be interesting to see how (And BTW I have used Yamaha on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,346
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Acoustic Drums VS Electronic Drum Kits

Quite a few people have mentioned this: I set my e-drums up so the centre of the pad is where the centre of the relevant acoustic drum, or for cymbals the correct edge; would be.

20 minutes and a...
Forum: Drums 04-08-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Yamaha identification

BachBeat, that information there is only for the 9000 Recording Custom kits.


Militant, pictures of the lugs and tom mounts may help date the drums.

This is exactly the same style and...
Forum: Drums 04-07-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Brady drum kits - experience?

Kelly, I hope you don't mind my revisiting this thread.

Who, if any; are your Brisbane / SE QLD dealers?

Just for the sake of research and all....
Forum: Drums 04-07-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 601,568
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Yamaha Drums

I have a thing about Oak Customs:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/gaaaz/OakCustoms_zps47d71f56.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Thats interesting, from what I remember most of the six figure tax-payer paid
wasters wouldn't be seen dead north of Hillingdon.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Coming from Wigan and trying to promote bands in the 1980's with TW's help, I understand your cynicism mate, I really do as I understand nothing has changed.

But TAA it right, and mention...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

If it is a registered charity, ALL local newspapers, BBC Local radio and television, (Although I hate the BBC) independant local radio and television.

Send a press pack to each of these...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,430
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Top 5 Metal Snares

In no particular order, but all are in the collection:

Sonor Signature Symphony brass
Dunnett SS
Yamaha SD4470 brass
Sonor D426
Tama Metalworks steel (Original run)


The Dunnett needs to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,346
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Acoustic Drums VS Electronic Drum Kits

Saved me a post there.


Drummer girl, have you played on any drums in the past? Before you splash out, it may be worth (As mentioned previously by moxman) having a lesson or two just to see if...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,346
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Acoustic Drums VS Electronic Drum Kits

Sorry, but I have to disagree with this: Not only have I used an electric kit in rehearsal & recording scenarios I've also used one live, and not just in the Rush tribute act.

Admittedly, they are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,346
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Acoustic Drums VS Electronic Drum Kits

I have both acoustic and electric kits. I play my acoustic kit during the day, but anything before 8am or after 7pm I do on the electric kit with headphones just so as I don't annoy anyone. Note...
Forum: Drums 04-03-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Help me identify this snare

I've gone through my Slingerland catalogues. (Quite a few - and they are all listed on http://www.drumarchive.com/ ) Interestingly, my 1964, 65 & 67 catalogues show the 130 snare both without...
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