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Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,661
Posted By wildbil
Re: What have you learned from DW in 2013?

When to shut up and listen.probably most of the time .There is a lot more goes on here then meets the eye. I was introduced to Matt Smith, we did a few skype lessons together,what a great drummer...
Forum: Drums 12-31-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,060
Posted By wildbil
Re: unusual home training drum sets

Sofa ,no humor intended, i play rudiments, stick patterns,with a met. on the wood pile when My lady kicks me out of the house. A lot of cool sounds come out of the different wood,species, sizes,...
Forum: Drums 12-31-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,060
Posted By wildbil
Re: unusual home training drum sets

I keep sticks all over our property, and of course in the wood pile.
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,009
Posted By wildbil
Re: Forum psychology

Good Question dre...There are people on here that think i should not be here ,I'am guessing because of my lack of quality participation. I respect there views like I respect all members views. i have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,706
Posted By wildbil

Thank you and merry Christmas to you Bernhard, Arky,Jon, Grunterdad
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Posted By wildbil
Re: Table of Time exercises

Thanks for posting this Lots of snow on the coast? :}
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,476
Posted By wildbil
Re: The Live Music Scene

In my part of South Ontario the music scene is real good in the summer, a lot of big names come to the area within a 1 or 2 hour drive. Some festivals ,blues and rock, not as much jazz as I wish...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,742
Posted By wildbil
Re: The virtues of gigging - or otherwise

I'am 60 plus and just started any real gigs, they are few and far in between . Being semi retired ,I look forward to them.Packing my stuff around is a lot of work,and I have never actually made any...
Forum: Drums 10-21-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By wildbil
Re: Vintage Ludwig kit

Nice kit, does look like a rail mount was installed originally, also extra holes near the tom mount. Maybe there was a different mount there as well..These kits are quite unique ,not a collectors ,...
Forum: Drums 10-13-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By wildbil
Re: Vintage Ludwig Floor Tom - Out of Round?

I had the same problem with my 16 ft. I could never get the head[ Remo]to sit perfectly flat,always a small wrinkle to deal with.I sanded the high spot down,seemed to help ,but still not perfect.
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,163
Posted By wildbil
Re: Being a drummer and a dad.

I saw Jason Bonham and his band this past summer.During intermission an old film clip of him,and his mom and dad was playing on the big screen.Jason would be about three years old at the time...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,049
Posted By wildbil
Re: Forums & Sub-forums

I don't get on here much any more because of some other things going on,when I do I like to use the search option, and also check out Ytube vids guys have but on when I have quality time to listen...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,827
Posted By wildbil
Re: Karl Crafton, good guy

Karl thanks for the info on H.B two years agoThere is no Drum Store in this area like it, also your take on muffling your bass drum,it works .
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By wildbil
Re: I couldn't be happier with the way things are going

Those words are a great inspiration TC sounds like a good teacher-student connection ..Thanks for sharing that
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,397
Posted By wildbil
Re: Tips for a self taught drummer?

Learn to use the search engine on here.Many answers from different opinions
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By wildbil
Re: First paying gig in 30+ years

Congrats is in order,It's never too late
Forum: Drums 09-14-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By wildbil
Re: Can someone help me out with these Ludwig serial numbers?

I believe those #s would mean those drums where made in the late 70s, but being 3 ply makes no sense at all ...3 ply I believe where early 70s...Steve or Harry could shed more light on
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By wildbil
Re: In Person Lessons Vs. Online Lessons

Thanks Chuck, So many good Skype teachers out there ...The way of the times
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By wildbil
Re: In Person Lessons Vs. Online Lessons

One of the things my teacher said after a few minutes of my first skype lesson was "I wish we where in the same room", So teachers and students both share the advantages of one on one. But of course...
Forum: Drummers 09-09-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,975
Posted By wildbil
Re: Favorite Drummer?

Don Brewer....Still going strong
Forum: Drum Technique 09-08-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,568
Posted By wildbil
Re: Question about Tommy Igoe Groove Essentials book

GE1 is a great foundation for different situations,He is an amazing player,fun to watch and listen to. One thing he stresses is not to make any unnecessary moves and to make every note count..
Forum: Drums 09-02-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,471
Posted By wildbil
Re: Finally-1966 Ludwigs Up and Running

Your hard work really paid off..The 10" looks cool beside the 12".I wonder why ludwig didn't use that set up on the holywoods? I bet they sound amazing with ambassadors.Congrats on a real unique kit.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,584
Posted By wildbil
Re: Experts??????????

Not having a lot of experience playing live,but when I do I have learned that a booming echo sound blended with the music in front of the audience in a way that fits. How can you tune a dull thud??
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By wildbil
Re: Groove essentials

Depends where you are...i started with essentials 1 first to last with a bit of jumping around for the fun of it. I am finding essentials 2 to be a lot harder...i am using the cd that came with 1,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,085
Posted By wildbil
Re: Anthony? :(

IMO ....He did not leave here because he felt he was too harsh or that he spent too much time on here....He would have said so..He is very solid and confident in this whole industry...What ever the...
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