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Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 584
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Filling in badge holes on lacquered drums

This. When I worked in a music store years ago there was a piano repairman who could work magic with lacquer stick's. I saw him paint the grain back in to damaged areas and you could not tell where...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By Aeolian
Re: First tuning - opinions please :)

Listening through the monitors in my project room, the character of the drums is very consistent. And that floor tom is killing. I know a lot of folks who wished their kick drums sounded like that....
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Band leaders

To Larry's original point, I think crowds respond more to the charisma of a band than it's actual musical ability (unless it's really sucky across the board). Take a solid rhythm section and a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Drumming pain

That looks like the sort of break that happens from burying the stick. The stick bends, fatigues and splits along the grain.

Sound comes from the head vibrating. The more the head can vibrate,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,110
Posted By Aeolian
Re: How do you not hear your bass drum?

I'm developing a distaste for bass players who have a big fat sound. I've found that in small venues it swamps the bottom end of the kit. Last Saturday I played a gig that was far too loud. Bass...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Where do all the drum sets go?

FWIW, a lot of those guitarists touring with "vintage" guitars aren't really. They have copies made that they can tour with and not freak out about. Page doesn't tour with a '59 Les Paul. In fact...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Drumming pain

For blisters, here's something I got from a bass forum. I was doing some fill ins on bass and getting blisters on the ends of my fingers since I don't play that much. Hemp oil. They sell it at the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Kickport on 16" BD

Still running the original Powerstroke like heads on my Safari. An urban type drummer I know got a set after seeing mine but immediately put a hole in the front for micing it. Unless you hear it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Any Suggestions for Ear Plug Filter Strength?

I have both Sensaphonics molded plugs and a set of Earasers as spares. Previously I had some Westones with 15dB inserts.

The Westones weren't molded well and altered the sound too much for me.
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Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By Aeolian
Re: is this hearing loss typical for drummers?

Some years ago I was playing on a fairly small elevated stage and had a china tipped up on my right side. On one song I was riding "ands" on it and saw the guitar player wince at each hit. And this...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Recording from EDrum to PC via Cinch - weird sound

If it's just distortion, you are overloading the input of your soundcard. Try turning down the drum brain or module.

If you go into your recording preferences, you should be able to set it so...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Baked Potatoe in Hollywood- AWESOME VENUE

That is kind of ground zero for that kind of music. Major league session cats having fun doing their own thing.

There are two live albums recorded there with Landau and Johnson. Greg Mathison is...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Best vehicle for a gigging band?

If everybody has full stacks, that's probably a pretty big PA. Not going to fit in anything too small. Maybe a trailer and med size SUV. Not sure if any of those are diesels. Maybe a used UPS...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,708
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Styles of Drumming (Pocket Drumming vs Chop Drumming)

Tony Royster has ridiculous chops. Both as evidenced by various Gospel Chops vids and instructional videos where he shows what he learned from Jim Chapin. I've met Thomas Pridgen and watched him...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,526
Posted By Aeolian
Re: My humble take on good drummers and OK drummers

Funny thing is, while I love his playing I tend to think of Gergo Borlai as a "chops" guy in contrast to someone like a Steve Jordan or Jim Keltner. Interesting that the OP picked him as an example...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Want to go to Berklee for Music Ed degree - unrealistic?

There's probably a community college with a decent music program where you are. Ask around amongst the studied musicians in your area. Find out if formal music curricula is up your alley. While...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Help needed from you Blues Boys

I have the opposite problem, playing a straight med speed 4 without getting a hip hop loopyness or swing into it. Have a rock gig in a couple weeks so I need to work on that. Special guest that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Help needed from you Blues Boys

Have to give a shout out to my buddy June Core. http://youtu.be/hU68lV0dr_0 There's a whole series of these from this show with Musslewhite and a host of other harmonica players. June plays a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Chops?

"Chops" comes from the old jazz horn players. Their "choppers" or mouths/lips, and what they could do with them. Initially it meant complete skill in playing. Tone production, range (especially...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Aeolian
Re: OH technique - front to back?

You can eq the channels differently. That will simulate some sense of spread. Put cuts in different places, try to avoid boosts so things don't jump up in volume when they hit that boosted...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,077
Posted By Aeolian
Re: My story about competing in the International Blues Challenge

Larry, I'm glad you at least got to explore and enjoy the trip. Great story about the trouper.

My friend and former bandmate (we played the Monterey Blues Festival together) Terri Odabi went...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,361
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Snares vs cymbals

So Jon, how many different kinds of sticks do you have/use? I find that sticks make a sizable difference in cymbal sound, particularly the ride. So with one ride, I can use 3 or 4 different sticks...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By Aeolian
Re: What sport disciplines help you become better on drums?

I've dug out the old tennis racket (played 2nd singles in college) but have learned not to do it on the day of a gig. Being rough on the right forearm is not good for playing fast ride patterns all...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By Aeolian
Re: A guitarist question on a drum forum

A lot of it comes down to preamp or power amp distortion. Power amp distortion is typically preferred but it's a one volume level thing unless you have some sort of speaker attenuator. Depending on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,302
Posted By Aeolian
Re: Hit like a girl

I look at the title as tongue in cheek as well. My wife plays competitive volleyball and loves the t-shirt I got her that says "You WISH you could hit like a girl". There are women who do things...
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