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Forum: Drums 10-09-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By 12x7
Re: Tama Starclassic MIJ Back!

Thanks for the info. Sounds like China is doing it right.
Forum: Drums 10-08-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By 12x7
Re: Tama Starclassic MIJ Back!

What is the difference between the MIJ and the MIC?
Forum: Drums 10-08-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,487
Posted By 12x7
Re: Tama Starclassics!

There is a Starclassic Exotix kit on ebay right now. Get that one. It looks sick!
Forum: Drums 04-21-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By 12x7
Re: Cymbals to compliment Catalina Maple?

Buy cymbals that you like the sound of. It is not recommended to mix cymbals only if you are endorsed by one.
Forum: Drummers 04-07-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,054
Posted By 12x7
Re: Chad Wackerman

How did you get tickets? That was a killer production.
Forum: Drums 03-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,383
Posted By 12x7
Re: Extreme snare vibration off centre...

I have played a few Tama wood snares, and they have all had a biting tone to my ears. Almost like a delayed snare sound. Not smooth. As far as deep snare beds, I modded my Tama, but it is no...
Forum: Drums 03-27-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,383
Posted By 12x7
Re: Extreme snare vibration off centre...

All the Tama snare wires I have seen are like Purecussion ones, that are heavy and have a biting tone. Look for some Pearl or Gilbralter ones. They seem to be more sensitive. Even though the snare...
Forum: Drums 03-27-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,383
Posted By 12x7
Re: Extreme snare vibration off centre...

Tama makes great drums. However, I have never played a wooden Tama snare that sounded any good out of the box. It's because they do not put any time in crafting the snare beds. If you look at...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By 12x7
Re: Slowing down a live song.

My hero. I'm with you. I do not take any shit at all on the bandstand, or off. I have started off some tunes at jam sessions, where some guy tells me to speed it up. Of course I did. But now,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,605
Posted By 12x7
Re: "Rosana shuffle" how long did it take?

This is a very complicated groove. Just because you have worked it up and got all the beats in order does not mean you know it. Try recording it to a drumless version of rossanna and see how good...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By 12x7
Re: Need help improving rhythm

Listen to the song. Play with it, not over it. Feel the tempo. Playing with a metronome is pretty boring for a beginner.
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By 12x7
Re: 50's Style Crash/Ride Cymbal

+1 I have a Heavy one. It is pretty amazing.
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By 12x7
Re: Ever see a 'big time' drummer before they were famous? Tell us about it!

And I saw him with Wrathchild at the battle of the bands in Baltimore at The Rabbit's Foot in 1983!!!! He had doublebass kit with one side black and the other white. And his hair was long, with...
Forum: Drummers 02-12-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By 12x7
Re: Ronald Shannon Jackson

I got a Last Exit album in the late 80's and it was tremendous. Organic Dark Jazz Fusion. RSJ is a powerhouse drummer.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By 12x7
Re: Teacher cancelling lessons

What is this guy really gonna teach you? How to be unprofessional, or how to be a flake?
Teaching drums to a young student is more than just drums, it is a relationship, mentor student. This...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By 12x7
Re: Advice on discouragement

Take a week off and do nothing with any music in it. Don't listen to any music in the car or at home.
Forum: Drums 01-29-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By 12x7
Re: Crimped Snare Beds?

My Tama exotix snare was unplayable for me, cause it was so biting and loud. I looked at the snare bed and it was virtually non existant. I pulled out some sand paper and made them deeper. It...
Forum: Drums 01-23-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By 12x7
Re: looking for an expert in the field of appraisals for this one...

Get money up front. He most likely will turn into an asshole when it's time to pay. At least get a deposit for the cost of materials----just so you won't be out of pocket.
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,756
Posted By 12x7
Re: Guitar centre drum off winner 2012.

I agree. Amazing stuff.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By 12x7
Re: Sound Quality

Hitting a drum a little lighter with a good rebound will give you a bigger sound/tone. But if you are in a killer room, sometimes whacking the drum to death will fill the room with awesome...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By 12x7
Re: Tuning Dilemma

Start with the 16 and tune it as low as it can go. Then tune the next smaller one a but higher etc... when you get to the smallest drum, hopefully it is not super hi pitch.

Or you can do...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,048
Posted By 12x7
Re: Famous drummers you have met

No. Mostly met at shows. A few clinics. A couple of NAMM ten years ago. For example, Dennis Chambers was sitting next to me at a Jim Chapin masterclass. I met Billy Cobham when I was playing...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,048
Posted By 12x7
Re: Famous drummers you have met

Drummers I have met and chatted with...

JR Robinson
Dave Grohl
Chad Sexton
Mike Terrana
Mike Portnoy
Eric Singer
Terry Bozzio
Max Roach
Forum: Drum Technique 01-17-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,679
Posted By 12x7
Re: Simple but Mind Boggling Polyrhythm Challenges

Pete Zeldman is the one who has taken concepts like these to the extreme of extreme.
http://pete-zeldman.com/ You should definitely check out his Enigma clips to see what he is doing.

Sure,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,689
Posted By 12x7
Re: YouTube's influence, how realistic?

I (unfortunately) saw some video of Cobus playing in a band with a singer. But Cobus just kept playing drum fills all over the place, blowing all over the singer. It was very self absorbed and...
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