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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By bermuda
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

It depends somewhat on the player, what constitutes a gig, and the type of gig it is. In other words, each situation is different.

There's only one 'gig' I'm asked to do for free, and that's the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By bermuda
Re: "Chameleon" drum selection

I'm not familiar with any of those snares, but I'd say start with one of the 5x14s. Between those wood and metal shells, I think you'll get reasonably close to the sound. Tuning will be more...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By bermuda
Re: Is this "Unprofessional"

Unprofessional on who's part - the drummer's, or the band's?

I think a drummer needs to be prepared, especially on a non-familiar gig. that doesn't mean bring 3 snares and 15 cymbals, but keeping...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By bermuda
Re: Peter Erskine is on the move... again

That's too bad he waited until he was 60! :)

Whether it's DW-Tama, Zildjian-Meinl or whatever, an endorser's credibility/integrity is important, particularly to the company whose products the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-23-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By bermuda
Re: Guidance on Sharpening Up for Recording Slow, Sparse Music

It's just a matter of practicing with a click or loop or sequence. You've already identified your weak spots, so it's just a question of correcting them satisfactorily, and consistently. When you get...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-23-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By bermuda
Re: Guidance on Sharpening Up for Recording Slow, Sparse Music

First, literally... relax!

Second, don't play games with the click. I don't know what 16bpm sounds like, but I can assure you, you'll need more than one click every 4 seconds in order to follow...
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By bermuda
Re: Advice on Vintage Ludwig Player's kit

Absolutely a player's kit, too many holes, and at least one mod - an improved tom holder (the later version ratchet tilter.) Needs inlays on the BD hoops.

Most important will be the condition of...
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By bermuda
Re: Help me choose a second snare drum

It's hard to say on the feel, as the sound we hear fools us into thinking the drum feels that way. Play an e-kit, and you see how different sounds seem to translate into different feels... even...
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By bermuda
Re: Help me choose a second snare drum

The overlay goes on in a second or two, and instantly takes the drum's pitch down. No muss, no fuss, much faster than having a 2nd snare standing by just to get a fatter sound. But, as I said, the...
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By bermuda
Re: Ludwig Club Date NOT discontinued

I've got the new Club Dates, they're great vintage-sounding drums. Well, at least until the Legacy Mahogany showed up at NAMM!
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By bermuda
Re: Help me choose a second snare drum

It's nice to have additional snares for additional sounds, but there's a well-known secret that will take the Acrolite to a really cool place, and possibly affect your choice of 2nd snare (which will...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By bermuda
Re: A Live Music Venue who do it right....

The concepts of treatment and fair pay are subjective. Too many musicians feel an entitlement that somebody owes them a certain payment and respect, simply because the musician took time to learn his...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By bermuda
Re: A Live Music Venue who do it right....

True, not all venues are needlessly harsh to the talent. Sometimes a successful musician will open their own club or restaurant, hire good bands, and pay them decently for their work. They understand...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By bermuda
Re: Is hard to make a living out of jazz? Are there any jobs out there?

Jazz hasn't been much of a money-making proposition for 40+ years. By that I mean, not mainstream enough to support many full-time jazz musicians. In some major markets, the gigs (read: venues) are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By bermuda
Re: New Ludwig Keystone badges

The cast badge pictured is standard on Classic Maple, and an option on the Legacy maple. It appears to be standard on one of the new Legacy Mahogany kits, but the 'legacy' (old school) keystone badge...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 692
Posted By bermuda
Re: Last piece of gear you forgot?

I vaguely recall not bringing a pedal to a gig, somehow - pre-GPS mind you - I found a music store and bought a really cheap one, I don't think they even had a DW or Pearl around. But I think that...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,126
Posted By bermuda
Re: Ever have a drums finish sway you away from purchasing it?

Sound is always first and foremost for me, I guess price would be second, and finish is a distant third. Almost not important at all to me except in strictly pragmatic terms (ie; I like light...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By bermuda
Re: New Ludwig Keystone badges

They're made from recycled horn brass in the Conn-Selmer plant, so they're being 'green' at the same time. :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By bermuda
Re: How Does Your Band Set Up on Stage?

Set-up is often governed by the size of the stage. For example, since the keys take up some width, they may not fit across the front with the others, so they'd go in the back next to the drums.
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Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By bermuda
Re: "Museum piece" kits

Depending how old a kit is, there may be reasons to go easy on it, or avoid playing it altogether. Of course, vintage is a very subjective term as well.

The difference in hardware (specifically,...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By bermuda
Re: Demos of the New Ludwig Copper Phonic?

It's not so much a case of poor marketing, there was certainly plenty of talk about the drum. They just missed the opportunity to actually show what it does.

Sound is tricky at NAMM. Sure, videos...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By bermuda
Re: New Ludwig Keystone badges

It's called a cast badge, although the one pictured isn't the Keystone badge, which has some lines on it that make it resemble the Arizona flag somewhat. :)
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By bermuda
Re: Demos of the New Ludwig Copper Phonic?

They're supposed to have the initial run out shortly, seems like I heard end of March but don't quote me. I'm sure they'll get at least one to every key shop, and I know Memphis and Drumcenter of...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By bermuda
Re: Demos of the New Ludwig Copper Phonic?

I did a brief demo at NAMM for Long & McQuade (Canada) but I don't know if it ever showed up on their site or YouTube. It's Canada's Ludwig rep Brian Engstrom talking about the drum, then I hit it a...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By bermuda
Re: Writing triplets...

My apology, I read this as "Bernard Purdie shuffle" Red Menace is right about the pattern.

:)
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