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Forum: Drums Today, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By spleen
Re: 14x7 cast steel

I like it! There's a body/color (timbre?) that is unique and (too my ears) very pleasing.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By spleen
Re: R.i.P Vic Firth

Talk about a cat who knew a thing or two about how to make one hell of a life for yourself.

I remember playing several of his percussion compositions in middle and high school.

Nice tribute to...
Forum: Drums 07-23-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By spleen
Re: New Guru!

Okay, so more on the drum. I'm finding myself going back to work on fundamentals. Slight differences in the velocity of my strokes elicit noticeably different sounds. So, for example, 16th note...
Forum: Drums 07-22-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,041
Posted By spleen
Re: Oriollo Phantom, spun aluminum

Yeah, I'd been looking for an aluminum drum for quite a while. Wanted something different than a Supra so when I found out about the Oriollo, I jumped on it. And I'm very glad I did. The low-mass,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 892
Posted By spleen
Re: Drumming dreams

Your name is GrimmREEFER and you're not sure where that came from. Really.

;-)
Forum: Drums 07-22-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By spleen
Re: New Guru!

If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.


Speaking of happy...I absolutely cannot get over this drum!

And I know that I can't seem to shut up about it and I'm okay with that.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By spleen
Re: Dave King's Rational Funk ~ thoughts? opinions? comments?

Abe, great to see you! Hope you are doing well!

I hadn't seen these before but I've long been a fan of Dave's playing. The cat is freaking hilarious! Love the videos!

Jason
Forum: Drums 07-20-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By spleen
Re: New Guru!

Thank you! This was a very memorable birthday, for sure.
Forum: Drums 07-20-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By spleen
Re: New Guru!

Thanks man, this drum is SICK. I cannot stop playing it! I'm addicted.

I'm actually on the west side of the state, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo neck of the woods. I saw you post something in the DCI...
Forum: Drums 07-19-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By spleen
Re: New Guru!

Ah, that steam bent ash. You'll recall that over a year ago, I emailed you with all kinds of questions about that drum. Heard a recording you posted and couldn't stop thinking about it.

Just...
Forum: Drums 07-17-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 622,840
Posted By spleen
Re: Yamaha Drums

Beautiful kit Neal! And I'm with the others--don't wrap it.

Congrats as well on your venture into backline service. Just saw Brian Blade (on drums, with John Patitucci) a couple of months...
Forum: Drums 07-17-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By spleen
Re: New Guru!

Yeah, this is the real deal Andy. And you ought to feel proud for having designed and created something so beautiful. something that has had (a will continue to have) a huge impact on my musical...
Forum: Drums 07-17-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By spleen
Re: New Guru!

Well...........

I'm just coming off a day of binge drumming with my new drum and HOLY CRAP! I mean, I just don't have words. I am in love. No, it's a bit more like I'm addicted to the sound of...
Forum: Drums 07-15-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By spleen
New Guru!

Had just enough time to put her on a stand and snap a photo this morning. We'll spend much of tomorrow getting to know each other on a first-name basis before going out to gig on Friday and Saturday....
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By spleen
Re: Doing a clinic on August 8 in Vista, CA

That's great Bill, wish I lived closer so I could attend.

Do you know what you'll be covering?




Jason
Forum: Drums 07-10-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 622,840
Posted By spleen
Re: Yamaha Drums

Looking good Wes! I dig the red bass drum beater in the midst of all that chrome. ;-)

Are you using a sound module or vst?
Forum: Drums 07-10-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 622,840
Posted By spleen
Re: Yamaha Drums

Very nice. I believe those are mahogany and birch shells?
Forum: Drums 07-10-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,041
Posted By spleen
Re: Oriollo Phantom, spun aluminum

Thanks! And, I doubt you'll be disappointed if you pull the trigger on one of these.



Will do and if not videos, I'll at least try to post some sound files.



Thanks Andy and yes, I...
Forum: Drums 07-09-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,041
Posted By spleen
Re: Oriollo Phantom, spun aluminum

Well, my Oriollo Phantom arrived today. Total shipping time from Serbia was a day under two weeks. The drum was packaged very well and I received great customer service from Vukan.

Played it for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 51,559
Posted By spleen
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Thanks Russ. This little guy makes it his business to sit atop any box, package, bucket of kitty litter, etc., that comes into the house until someone picks it (and him) up to give him a little ride....
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 51,559
Posted By spleen
Re: What's your latest purchase?

ALWAYS a good day when a package from Herefordshire turns up at your door!

http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag277/michelfoucault/20150707_183928_zpszsmlfjhr.jpg...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By spleen
Re: Like a Virgin - Yamaha Oak Custom

Wow, I didn't know such things existed. Great idea--thanks for sharing!
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By spleen
Re: Cool Robert Johnson YT

Good stuff Larry--thanks for the "heads up."
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 51,559
Posted By spleen
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I KNEW IT! Yeah baby! That there is going to be a world-class kit with a helluva lotta awesome packed into it. And you're even getting the GTE on the reso edges..wow, I can't wait to hear the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By spleen
Re: The sound of the stick resonating when hitting the drum

Yes. For me, it's most noticeable on the ride cymbal. Important? I think so. Unless I'm intentionally choking up on the stick or playing a dead stroke, , etc., the resonance correlates with the...
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