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Forum: Drums 02-09-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,567
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Pearl Firecracker Snare

I've played it a bit. It sounds pretty cool for a drum in that price range. I've played the 10", which is what I would buy since its kind of a gimmick side snare anyway, might as well go all out. I'd...
Forum: Drums 02-09-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Base Drum Case

I would definitely get a case, as a slip or a drop and that 4 inch hoop is going to crack off A LOT easier than a normal hoop would (I would assume).

Post pictures if you build one. I love seeing...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-22-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,034
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Distance between beater and bass drum?

Personal preference as to how much travel there is. For me, there is about 6 inches or so when the beater is resting. The closer it is the less volume you'll get unless you really stomp hard. If it...
Forum: Drums 12-07-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,906
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Which snare size would be best for a high poppy sound?

If you really want pop, look at the Pearl Maple Soprano snare (12 x 7). It's most often used as a side snare. I played it the other day and the guy cranked it up, and wow. It's actually borderline...
Forum: Drums 12-07-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Pearl Sensitone Elite Steel VS. Pork Pie Little Squealer Steel?

I have a sensitone elite (its not a steel, and its not quite as deep as you are saying). It's awesome. I love having ten lugs. You can really feel the quality in the build. Its a 300 dollar drum that...
Forum: Drums 11-17-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Custom Drums... whats the deal

I think this is a great point and I'd like to hear from others who have pursued this route on custom sets like the OP is talking about.

Could it be that people just really like the idea of a...
Forum: Drums 08-20-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,032
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Tama Ultraviolet Sparkle Pictures Help!

Hey man, I don't have any pictures on me, but I own a Starclassic Bubinga in Ultraviolet Sparkle. I actually find that the opposite is true of many of the google image search pics. In real life, the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,879
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Bass Drum Resonance

Good, thanks for the tip.

Before I come under fire, I should mention that there is a post a few below mine that talks about this already.

**facepalm**
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,879
Posted By Pacific Blue
Bass Drum Resonance

I kind of know the answer to this question, but I was hoping some others might be able to weigh in.

I am looking to get a boomier sound in my bass drum (its a 22 x 18 Starclassic Bubinga). I have...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Looking for Ska, learning material

The Toasters! Yes! THE BEST. Hands down the strongest horn section for second wave ska. Incredible horn lines and lots of diversity in their music (i.e. all the songs don't sound the same). I got...
Forum: Drums 07-02-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: lp micro snare

I bought the microsnare for my roommate, but his is not 8 inches (his is smaller). As for volume, it will be loud enough. The real question here is whether you'd use it. He is very involved in...
Forum: Drums 05-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Piccolo Snares

I have played both of those snares, and the brass sounds better to me. I bought it a couple months ago. Sounds really good, exactly what you want/expect out of a piccolo snare. I crank the head...
Forum: Drums 04-19-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: sjc drums

I like them a lot. They are made about an hour from where I live. A lot of the bands that I listen to use those drums, especially ones based out of the northeastern United States. Most of the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,902
Posted By Pacific Blue
Preparing drums for the studio

I have seen a few threads on how to mentally prepare for a studio session (practice with metronome, know the stuff inside and out, arrive early, etc).

I am going into the studio to record with a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,937
Posted By Pacific Blue
Hi Hat Rod

Alright, this is a really petty thing, but something I've been curious about for a few years and what better venue to ask then a message board of drummers. Every "Pro" drummer I see (I'll admit I...
Forum: Drummers 02-15-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,084
Posted By Pacific Blue
Dan Whitesides

I saw "The Used" on Saturday February 13th in Providence, RI. They have a new drummer since their old drummer left to play in Rancid. The new guy, Dan Whitesides, is absolutely awesome. Really fast,...
Forum: Drums 02-15-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,672
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Timbales vs wirelss snare

I've been looking at timbales for a little while now, never thought using a snare without the reso head on it would actually work. Did you swap the batter head to be something thinner like a clear...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Where to buy single Tama SC Bubinga tom?

I think I got a great deal then. I paid 1100 for the four piece (brand new, but it was a floor model, so the rack tom heads were a little beaten). Not to mention that Tama was offering a 350 dollar...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: MANY MANY Questions could use the help

Hey man, I'm also into punk/post-hardcore drumming (some of my favorite bands are Story of the Year, Bayside, Alkaline Trio, Anberlin, Saosin, Coheed and Cambria, and AFI to name a few). I think the...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Where to buy single Tama SC Bubinga tom?

Hey out of curiosity, how much did you guys pay for your Tama SC Bubingas. I recently purchased one (not an Omnitune) in Ultra Violet sparkle finish (4 pieces - 10,12,16,22 bass) and I think I got an...
Forum: Drums 02-04-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: best snare under 250$??

It's a 14 x 5 "Beaded Phospher Bronze" snare, with ten lugs. It goes for $263.40 USD online to give you a general idea. I usually keep a Remo Ambassador on it and its awesome. What I also like is its...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: best snare under 250$??

I bought a 14" Pearl Sensitone Elite (the one that looks like its made of copper) about a year ago. It's unbelievable. If you are looking for a Carter Beauford snare, you should check it out. It has...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2006, 05:01 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 24,466
Posted By Pacific Blue
Re: Things you hate to have happen while drumming

i hate when ill be doing rimshots and then all of a sudden ill just hit the rim, and its just so obvious that something just went wrong...grrr
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