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Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,979
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Floor tom too low

I hate to suggest this, but are you certain the drum is correct side up? I've seen it before....
http://www.snakesdrums.com/images/rogers/RogersFTupsidedown.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,156
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Things others drummers do that annoy you?

This is off the original topic, but labeling music as 'death' or 'life' is ridiculous. Labels mean nothing whether referring to drums, people or a church. Death metal, metalcore, hardcore or...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Recording Toms

Good question, but I think the true drum tone comes from the relationship between the 2 heads. Since the sound is being generated on the batter side, I think that's the best place to capture it as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,241
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: My Holiday Epiphany

I appreciated this post. I needed to read that.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,426
Posted By brotherbaker
Forum: Drum Technique 05-04-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,108
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Calises and blisters!

I don't agree on the bad grip/technique argument. Some people just blister & it is indeed a gradual process to get your hands accustomed to the abuse that our hands take. Regardless of technique,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,177
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Anyone else ever experience a "white-out"?

I've experienced this as well. I've nearly panicked when I 'snapped' out of it and had to catch my brain up to what was going on. It's probably where the saying comes from, "I play drums, but drums...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,329
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Risen Drums

One of my friends has a Risen kit that he custom ordered & although they sound good, the hardware left a lot to be desired. The chrome started chipping off the lugs & he had to eventually get all of...
Forum: Drums 10-22-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Taye TourPro

I play weekly on a maple Taye kit & it sounds awesome. The drums are super easy to tune & it's overall a real solid kit. I would not hesitate to buy a Taye kit...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: just thinking...

The threads are a bit different, but thanks for the input.

And go ahead & crucify me if it's in the wrong section.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By brotherbaker
just thinking...

I was sitting behind one of my kits the other day & started looking around. I noticed that I have MANY different manufacturers represented in the mix, and this is only on a 4 piece kit. I'm curious...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,700
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Deluding ourselves

Best advice in this thread so far imo. Although I always strive to be solid, perfectionist thinking rarely breeds success. If we were all perfect, we'd be drum machines... lifeless and dull. It is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,248
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: This is why.......

I think you guys are being too hard on him. I know for my son, RockBand has been a great tool to help his timing & overall understanding of song structure/general playing. At least the kid took some...
Forum: Drums 06-04-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,739
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Gretsch Renown Snare

I agree with the other post. I have one now & it is my main <wooden> snare. It really took me a lot of trial/error to dial it in, but once I did it sounds great. I get a lot of compliments on it....
Forum: Drummers 05-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 44,884
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Phil Rudd

Just spotted this on Paiste's site:

http://www.paiste.com/e/endorser_det.php?page=setup&endorserid=1642

Do you think this is a mis-print or does he really use 3 of the same 20" crash & 4 of the...
Forum: Drums 05-01-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,980
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Drum kit classifications in reference to the bass drum size

My kit is considered a 'fusion' kit based on tom sizes even though it has a 22" bass drum.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,558
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

My comment was about moongels on a Remo pinstripe head which is a two ply head with a muffling ring. It's my opinion that there is a tuning issue if you think that is necessary. I do agree that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,558
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

1. Excessive muffling, especially in a bass drum
2. Duct tape holding the snares to the reso head to prevent rattle
3. Cymbal stands with no sleeves - metal to metal is never good
4. Moongels on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,456
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Emotion when playing.

Perfectly said...!
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Forum: Drums 04-09-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,992
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Secondary Snare

These guys all nailed it. I have a cheap little PDP piccolo that I crank down real tight. I use it during breakdowns/intros that typically have a 'drum machine' feel to them. I would guess that they...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,949
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Drummers who play too much!

I think you said it perfectly. I have friends that everyone thinks are "great drummers" because they can solo like mad fools. Put them with a band and ask for dynamics & they look at you like you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,614
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Kick pedal beater position

This is an interesting topic. In all my years of playing, I have never even experimented or thought about this. I usually try to keep mine centered, but I will definitely play around with positioning...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,424
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Teaching with songs: moral issues

I think all material should be approved by the parents. The last thing you want to happen is the parents to find out later & be pissed about it. I have an 11 year old daughter & I would want to know....
Forum: Drums 11-18-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,906
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Tilted Toms Good/Bad

Like many said already, it's all about personal comfort. One thing I always do is to play my kit with my eyes closed. I will know very quickly if the kit is setup to my style.
Forum: Drums 10-24-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By brotherbaker
Re: Yamaha drum help?

Awesome, thanks. Any idea on their age?
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