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Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,072
Posted By 12x7
Re: My physical issues and my drumming

Hey, do you use a seat with a back rest? You know, most physical problems with an instrument are usually due to a technique issue.

When you get a pain, you need to stop. I recommend stopping...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,220
Posted By 12x7
Re: Hand cramps and finger pain

You have a technique problem. Most likely your thumb is touching the side of your hand. Holding a stick is not like grabbing something. It's letting the stick be free in space and all you do is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,351
Posted By 12x7
Re: Playing covers vs. playing originals... or both?

Playing in a cover band is good for beginner drummers because it forces you to play different styles. And you learn arrangements. But ultimately it becomes a death sentence for creativity, mainly if...
Forum: Drums 06-08-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 974
Posted By 12x7

I have a Tama Exotix Bubinga and a new Pearl Bcx Birch Masters. I do not like the Tama b/b kits as i think their tone is kinda blah.

My pearl kit has the best bass drum 20x18. Awesome.
Forum: Drums 06-08-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By 12x7
Re: Buying a Jazz Kit. Help Me.

I have a Pearl BCX Birch masters kit. I just played a jazz gig today. I put brand new remo coated amb on the toms. Tuned them up and they sounded incredible. The 20x18 bass drum out of the box...
Forum: Drums 10-08-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By 12x7
Re: Tama Starclassic MIJ Back!

Thanks for the info. Sounds like China is doing it right.
Forum: Drums 10-08-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By 12x7
Re: Tama Starclassic MIJ Back!

What is the difference between the MIJ and the MIC?
Forum: Drums 10-08-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,186
Posted By 12x7
Re: Tama Starclassics!

There is a Starclassic Exotix kit on ebay right now. Get that one. It looks sick!
Forum: Drums 04-21-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By 12x7
Re: Cymbals to compliment Catalina Maple?

Buy cymbals that you like the sound of. It is not recommended to mix cymbals only if you are endorsed by one.
Forum: Drummers 04-07-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,370
Posted By 12x7
Re: Chad Wackerman

How did you get tickets? That was a killer production.
Forum: Drums 03-27-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,948
Posted By 12x7
Re: Extreme snare vibration off centre...

I have played a few Tama wood snares, and they have all had a biting tone to my ears. Almost like a delayed snare sound. Not smooth. As far as deep snare beds, I modded my Tama, but it is no...
Forum: Drums 03-27-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,948
Posted By 12x7
Re: Extreme snare vibration off centre...

All the Tama snare wires I have seen are like Purecussion ones, that are heavy and have a biting tone. Look for some Pearl or Gilbralter ones. They seem to be more sensitive. Even though the snare...
Forum: Drums 03-27-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,948
Posted By 12x7
Re: Extreme snare vibration off centre...

Tama makes great drums. However, I have never played a wooden Tama snare that sounded any good out of the box. It's because they do not put any time in crafting the snare beds. If you look at...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By 12x7
Re: Slowing down a live song.

My hero. I'm with you. I do not take any shit at all on the bandstand, or off. I have started off some tunes at jam sessions, where some guy tells me to speed it up. Of course I did. But now,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,340
Posted By 12x7
Re: "Rosana shuffle" how long did it take?

This is a very complicated groove. Just because you have worked it up and got all the beats in order does not mean you know it. Try recording it to a drumless version of rossanna and see how good...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,758
Posted By 12x7
Re: Need help improving rhythm

Listen to the song. Play with it, not over it. Feel the tempo. Playing with a metronome is pretty boring for a beginner.
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By 12x7
Re: 50's Style Crash/Ride Cymbal

+1 I have a Heavy one. It is pretty amazing.
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,142
Posted By 12x7
Re: Ever see a 'big time' drummer before they were famous? Tell us about it!

And I saw him with Wrathchild at the battle of the bands in Baltimore at The Rabbit's Foot in 1983!!!! He had doublebass kit with one side black and the other white. And his hair was long, with...
Forum: Drummers 02-12-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By 12x7
Re: Ronald Shannon Jackson

I got a Last Exit album in the late 80's and it was tremendous. Organic Dark Jazz Fusion. RSJ is a powerhouse drummer.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By 12x7
Re: Teacher cancelling lessons

What is this guy really gonna teach you? How to be unprofessional, or how to be a flake?
Teaching drums to a young student is more than just drums, it is a relationship, mentor student. This...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By 12x7
Re: Advice on discouragement

Take a week off and do nothing with any music in it. Don't listen to any music in the car or at home.
Forum: Drums 01-29-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,040
Posted By 12x7
Re: Crimped Snare Beds?

My Tama exotix snare was unplayable for me, cause it was so biting and loud. I looked at the snare bed and it was virtually non existant. I pulled out some sand paper and made them deeper. It...
Forum: Drums 01-23-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By 12x7
Re: looking for an expert in the field of appraisals for this one...

Get money up front. He most likely will turn into an asshole when it's time to pay. At least get a deposit for the cost of materials----just so you won't be out of pocket.
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,118
Posted By 12x7
Re: Guitar centre drum off winner 2012.

I agree. Amazing stuff.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,984
Posted By 12x7
Re: Sound Quality

Hitting a drum a little lighter with a good rebound will give you a bigger sound/tone. But if you are in a killer room, sometimes whacking the drum to death will fill the room with awesome...
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