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Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 507,759
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

I have several Yamaha medium-weight single-braced cymbal stands (4 booms, 1 straight) and two of the 3-hole tom/cymbal mount arms for sale. Stands in very good condition. The 3-hole arms are in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Time to work a little ATLAS magic

Cool man, you're basically doing your own version of TAMA Silverstar Cocktail jam kit.

I have ATLAS mounts for various things on my Keystone kit - awesome stuff.

FYI for you or anyone, i have a...
Forum: Drums 07-14-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: 12x8 or 13x9 for single rack tom??

Yup my bad I meant 12/15/18. The other combo I've heard good intervals from is 10/13/16.
Forum: Drums 07-13-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: 12x8 or 13x9 for single rack tom??

12" is the more well-rounded option of the bunch for many reasons others have already said.

As a personal choice though, it depends on the tom intervals/sizes with the rest of the kit. The kick...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,348
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Intersting article on Beats Headphones

LOL, yea let's not go there!
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 507,759
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Wow, moving on to something different? I have the same ride and I find it to be very beautiful in sound and appearance!
Forum: Drums 06-11-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Black Beauty Head Selection?

There's something about Remo heads and Ludwig snares that are just meant to be.. with that said, I run Vintage A Ambassador coated on my Ludwigs... I go one up to a coated Vintage Emperor for the...
Forum: Drummers 06-04-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,778,318
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Gavin Harrison here!

Great sounding reference Gavin! For your toms and floor toms, do you tune the resonant heads higher than or the same as the batter?

Also wanted to add that I came across a YT video of you playing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Playing in a Bar - Length of Sets/Breaks/Hours

All depends on the locale/venue as some said.

For our cover band, most bar gigs we'll do 2 sets of 1hr15min each with about a 20 minute break in-between. Really gets your ears tired for such long...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Backstage at Dave Matthews Band in Arkansas!

That is so cool. I have idolized Carter since DMB came onto the mainstream scene. I own every DMB album including the live ones and learnt how to play BOTH drums and guitar to many of his songs......
Forum: Drums 05-20-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Copper Phonic Video Demo

I'd agree. And I have the "poor man's BB" - the Pork Pie BOB snare - I use it all the time now as my live snare. It does indeed have that cut.

I also own a Supra and an Acrolite - I use both...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Drumless track in 5/4 to help you practice playing different time signatures

I will subscribe to your YT channel thanks for posting these!
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 52,088
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Some pics from last month's purchase (finally).
Pork Pie 14x6.5 BOB snare - all cleaned up and retrofitted with DW True Hoops, Puresound Custom Pro 20-strands and Evans ST coated/Hazy 300 combo.
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,908
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Even Jo Jo Drops A Stick Now & Then-Nerve Live

Good stuff!

JoJo has actually always had that small tom besides his floor tom and has another small tom in the traditional spot over the kick. In this concert it appears he omitted the high tom...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 507,759
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

I have some stuff that's been literally sitting doing nothing. PM me for info/pics/deal.

-Used Ludwig Vibraband mount with adjustable rail mount (not the rail itself included) for a 12" tom...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 52,088
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Time for some new toys to play with :)

- Ludwig Keystone 3-pc kit in a special Black Oyster Pearl wrap made only for Guitar Center. I got kit 97 of 100. I upgraded with some ATLAS mounts and...
Forum: Drums 04-06-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: First time drilling a shell

I got two sets of the Pearl feet in, they are beefy! I didn't put them on my legs yet, those who did, did you just force them on or did you use a helper lube like WD40, Pam spray, dish detergent,...
Forum: Drums 04-02-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Ludwig floor tom leg placement?

I noticed that too on my Ludwig Keystone kit the other day as I'm cleaning it from an eBay auction. My Mapex floor tom legs/mounts are more evenly spaced around the drum. I won't lose sleep over...
Forum: Drums 04-02-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: First time drilling a shell

What's the link to the Pearl suspension feet? Do they fit all makes of tom legs?
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,084
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Tricks for faster set up

Small things make a big difference! As a fellow warrior I utilize:

-Tape on carpet to mark stands and pedals
-Gibraltar Quick-release clutch
-TAMA quick mates for cymbal tops
-Memory locks on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: I took a hearing test...

I'm like you, Dre25 - i have the same sort of dip in hearing at that freq range but was happy to know much of the rest of my hearing was above normal. I also am very cognizant of my hearing and do...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,702
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

I've been a #3 since 1989 and "graduated" to #2 around 2008. Our band is on a big upswing now and we're having a lot of fun. It affords me creative, financial, and emotional freedom.

If a #1...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Mapex Saturn lV - drum nirvana??

I have the previous edition Saturns in the 6-pc Studioease configuration as well. For the overall durability, sound, lacquered finishes, and price point, they are probably the best value on the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 507,759
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

I have been renovating my music room at home and decided to consolidate some of my electronic gear and other drum hardware. Nothing has been gigged out and only used in my smoke-free home. I am the...
Forum: Drummers 08-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,987
Posted By Trip McNealy
Re: Anika Nilles

She is a great drummer, and tasteful at it too.

I think if I had a make-out session with Anika and then Emmanuelle Caplette, that I could die a happy drummer LOL.
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