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Forum: Drums 08-07-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By markwoodruff
Tips on modifying a floor tom into a kick?

My son and I are always looking for ways to keep our gear small and mobile and easy to transport. We want to transfer an old 16-inch floor tom into a (admittedly very small) portable kick drum. A few...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 88,423
Posted By markwoodruff
Re: Great links for drummers

Have you ever had an awkward jam session? I've had several over the years. I got into trouble with my wife today (she says I'm being mean) for posting this on the blog of my drum web site,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,540
Posted By markwoodruff
Re: What's the Appeal of Vintage Drums? You May Be Surprised.

Here's a nice Before-and-After photo (http://drumordie.com/born-again-cymbals-from-sabian/) of a Sabian AAX stage ride cymbal that was cleaned up through the Sabian Cymbal Refresh service. It's...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By markwoodruff
Re: Recommend an Affordable Kit

A few of years ago I bought a PDP (Pacific) kit that I was pleased with. The PDP shells and hardware, I'm told, are made from the same company that makes DW, and these were maple shells. I was...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,302
Posted By markwoodruff
Re: The one thing you regret selling / getting rid of

Great topic. Every drummer who has been around a few years regrets getting rid of something years ago. For me it was an all-white Slingerland kit that I bought in 1979. It was beautiful. It had FIVE...
Forum: Drums 03-10-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,731
Posted By markwoodruff
Re: Traps Drums

Dude, you look and sound SO happy! Boy, there's nothing like getting new equipment. Hope it's still rocking for you!
Forum: Drums 03-07-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,731
Posted By markwoodruff
Re: Traps Drums

Yeah, I wish they wouldn't even offer the cheap cymbals at all with the Traps A400 kit. It's such a great product and the cymbals kind of bring it down. I understand that some people really want a...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By markwoodruff
Re: Playing the ride cymbal

There is nothing better than when a song shifts into the chorus or another high-energy part, and the drummer moves from the middle of the ride to the bell. Ping! I hate to quote a mostly tired song,...
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