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Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Forced to retire?

Are you absolutely sure there's no other musicians around? There might be a couple dudes who can play, but haven't in a while. Be patient and see if they'll pick up their craft again.
Forum: Drums 04-07-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Wrapping the yamahaha

A silver/champagne/white sparkle/glass/glitter/metallic will look fancy with stage lights.
I personally like green, and I already have a black kit.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,119
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: How much air is in between your hi-hats?

Not very much at all. I don't use a hi-hat clutch, and I don't want them to be too open during a double bass run.

If I'm playing single bass, I'll open it up a little more. Maybe an inch at...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Cracked my floor tom leg bracket! :-(

Get the screw distance measurements of the old bracket and order a new one. Your hardware was probably sourced from someone other than the kit's manufacturer. You may be able to find a direct...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,941
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: How many drum kits have you owned?

I've had seven (still have the last two):
-early 1960s pre-international sized Premier 4-piece
-1998 Mapex Mars Pro 5-piece
-2001 Tama Rockstar 10-piece (double bass)
-2007 Mapex VX 7-piece...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,158
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Endorsed to who?

To answer the question with out all the philisophical mumbo jumbo...

Gretsch, Gibraltar, Vater, Zildjian, Axis.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Rock or metal drummers who use jazz drums

As far as bass drums go, a lot of metal guys use triggers so the bass drum size doesn't really matter. I personally preferred a ported 22x14" bass because it had more punch. I also liked the 20"...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Snare bead - inward or outward?

Probably to be different. How it's manufactured could play a role in that as well.
Forum: Drums 02-08-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Mapex Armory series

Oh yeah, could be. Would make sense from a panufacturing point of view.
Forum: Drums 02-06-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Mapex Armory series

Mars and Armory are replacing the Meridian line(s). Armory shells are birch/maple/birch with SONICLEAR edges (round to flat to interior 45 degree) and SONICLEAR suspension (pretty much exactly what...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-04-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Leg pain and tension

Stretch (a lot), hydrate, get plenty of potassium (bananas). Building muscle will naturally cause more tension/stiffness in joints, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. If your lower leg muscles...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Going with a 20 inch kick now

20" bas drums are cool. I think they can sound better, to me, as well. I liked the ones I had because I could mount everything else a bit lower than with 22" basses. I've never had a 24", but I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Leg imbalances playing Drums?

There's a lot of muscles. You could be using slightly different ones while playing drums. It might be worth making a mental note to make sure you're doing everything evenly while doing other...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Leg imbalances playing Drums?

You're doing different things with different legs. It's normal to have imbalances, both muscular and neuological, when you do different things with each leg. Doing the same thing with each leg will...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-04-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: How do you deal with muscle tightness?

Yeah, sounds more mental than physical. Relax dude, have more fun!
Forum: Drum Technique 02-03-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Bass pedal questions

I've used several different pedals. Some had a ton of adjustments, some had basically two. I ended up resetting them all to the original positions. The only thing I change now is spring tension. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-03-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,447
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Double stroke / Heel toe bass drum with VIDEO!!

I thought you were using doubles in a video on your other thread. Your legs weren't moving enough!

This is the double stroke technique I learned. I think it's easier for me because I learned to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: For the rockers - I've lost the will to headbang

I'm turning 30 this year as well. I was never a mosher, but was always near the pit or stage front so I could be close enough to see what the drummer was doing in most clubs. The sweaty, bouncy...
Forum: Drums 02-02-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: How much does hardware affect the sound of your shells?

Heads (and replacing bent hoops) will get you more of a sound difference than anything else. Given the price you listed for just the shells, I'd just save up that money for a new intermediate kit or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,162
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Drumming Idiosyncrasies

No shoes (can't feel the pedals)
No watch (hands become uneven in weight)
Nothing in pockets (gets in the way of my hands when playing the snare)
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,452
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: "Nobody cares about the drummer, except for the Rush guy."

Most non-musicians I know wouldn't be able to tell you if any particular member of a band is good or bad, except maybe the singer. Other than that they'll just say if they like the band or not. ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,304
Posted By Michaelocalypse

Sorry to hear about what happened to your business, and subsequent loss of school funding. I hadn't heard about this company until I read this thread. Thanks for posting the warning. I hope you...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-30-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: Heel Up Question

Aside from learning to balace, core strength is a good thing to have. If your core is weak, nothing else will opperate the way it should. (That goes for more than drumming.) While working on the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By Michaelocalypse
Re: College to study drum set and something else

I considered adding drum set to my mechanical engineering degree. I went with something simpler though, to give myself breaks from all the math.

I can't tell you which schools have good drum set...
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