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Forum: Drums 04-02-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,517
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Identifying Pacific Drum-kit!

Well, Jon Dewey from DW replied to my message describing that the kit was part of the first generation of the CX series from Taiwan. However, he says that they are all maple shells, not composite,...
Forum: Drums 03-29-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,133
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Question on PDP X7

I think the price also has something to do with the actual quality of the maple shell used in the drum-kit.

I must admit that I haven't run into a maple PDP x7 kit, but I have tried a Gretsch...
Forum: Drums 03-29-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,434
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Mapex Saturn vs Yamaha recording custom

I'd go with the Mapex Saturn because that maple/walnut shell really gives such a wonderful tone to the drums.
Forum: Drums 03-27-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,517
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Identifying Pacific Drum-kit!

Cheers mate, it's a start.

Any estimates of the time-frame when the kit was produced?
Forum: Drums 03-27-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,517
Posted By Dr_Funky
Identifying Pacific Drum-kit!

Hey, I was wondering if anyone could help me identify a kit for me. It's a silver pacific kit (when it was still called Pacific Drums and Percussion), but I have absolutely no idea what type of wood...
Forum: Drums 03-24-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Looking at a new drum set - Pearl Masters MCX or PDP Platinum

I don't think the Platinum Series by PDP should be completely ruled out though. I've played on a couple of PDP Plat kits and I thought that they were fair game for the high end maple kits.
Forum: Drums 03-07-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,785
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: New Truth Kit

Can anyone tell me a little bit about Truth drums?
Forum: Drums 03-03-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Suggestions for a solid gigging kit?...

I've been hearing a lot about drum-kits made from ash. What sort of sound and attack does that have? I'm only really used to Mahogany, Birch and Maple.
Forum: Drums 03-01-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By Dr_Funky
Suggestions for a solid gigging kit?...

Yo guys, I'm thinking about buying a new kit, preferably out of maple. I want a kit that's got a reasonably good sound which is versatile from playing hard rock to the softer stuff, but which doesn't...
Forum: Drummers 05-05-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,404
Views: 1,775,418
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

G'day from down under Gavin, I can really dig some of the stuff you've done in both of your DVDs.

Thanks for drumming and sharing some of your really good groove around.

Forum: Drummers 04-27-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 67,750
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Jojo Mayer

Man, I'd love to have Jojo's hand technique.

Kudos to him for making such an awesome drum DVD (Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer) as well as his brilliant performance for the 2005 MD Festival.
Forum: Drummers 04-27-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 97,594
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy has got the bass-drumming co-ordination thing down pat. Certainly one of the best metal/rock drummers of our time.

Man, I'm envious of his big kit, and the fact that he can play under...
Forum: Drummers 04-26-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 139,399
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

Cheers, mate.

I'm sorry if I'm offending you guys, but that's my honest opinion of him; I honestly don't think he is the be-all-end-all of session drummers. There are other groovers out there in...
Forum: Drummers 04-25-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,856
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Jack DeJohnette

x2 on that opinion; awesome magazine. If you're into behind the average mainstream drummers, this is the magazine for you!
Forum: Drummers 04-25-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,856
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Jack DeJohnette

An extremely innovative drummer. I especially enjoy his earlier Fusion with Miles and New Directions.

I haven't seen his modern stuff where he makes use of his larger kit (and those tonal bells),...
Forum: Drummers 04-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 139,399
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

I agree with you there. He's a bit overrated compared to other drummers I'm hearing out there these days. But indeed, he's got the groove, and I can admire him for that.

I suppose the beautiful...
Forum: Drummers 04-22-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 29,274
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Steve Smith

Technically, he is a very proficient drummer, and a very good musician.

I'm glad that he's going to be tipping his hat off to the jazz greats through his new DVD Drum Legacy.
Forum: Drummers 04-10-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 75,511
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Virgil Donati

Easily one of my favorite drummers, and he's Australian too!

The only way to match Virgil Donati's technique is to wander the desert for 30 years and take up yoga.
Forum: Drummers 04-07-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 29,519
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Dennis Chambers

Ah, Mr. Chambers, an excellent drummer.

Unfortunately, I find that he has reached his peak in terms of his brilliant technical ability.
Forum: Drummers 04-05-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,216
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham is the fusion drummer of our time. I'd kill to have his hand technique and his speed around the drums. On top of that, his musicianship and ability to listen to other musicians was...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-05-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,382
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Help with jazz soloing and trading fours

My favorite saying that has always helped me is KISS which stands for "Keep It Simple, Stupid!", and it works. Instead of trying to show your blistering chops, go with something simple as, more often...
Forum: Drummers 04-04-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,486
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Ronald Bruner Jr.

You guys have to watch the two parts of his performance at the PASIC 2007.

He's the only guy, so far, besides Billy Cobham and Jojo Mayer, who has made my jaw drop from his sheer speed.
Forum: Drummers 04-04-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 52,288
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Thomas Lang

I have nothing against Mr. Lang, he's got superhuman independence, superhuman foot-control and superhuman chops.

I've seen some of his stuff on his DVDs and I gotta admit, he can really stick to a...
Forum: Drummers 04-03-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 51,351
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Tre' Cool

Personally, he's an average mainstream drummer. If you want to see better drumming, you have to step out of the music these record companies keep plugging.
Forum: Drummers 04-03-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 71,152
Posted By Dr_Funky
Re: Stanton Moore here

Hey, Stanton,

I saw you and Galactic in Australia, and I just gotta say, you guys were groovin'! Why don't you come down here for the AUDW this year?

Thanks for sharing the groove around
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