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Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,880
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

They are possible, but you have to get your drum making chops together. Keller makes 11" dia. tubes for the shell and hoops exist from time to time at drum factory direct. The heads are limited but,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,880
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

What's faddish about 8" toms?
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,880
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

Snare-depth toms? Are we done with those yet?
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,181
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Thoughts on super fast foot speed

Two words: Marco Ianetta

https://youtu.be/-0LtujdJBYA
Just before the 3-minute mark, he does some really fast foot rolls and they slow the video down such that you can really see what his foot...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 51,649
Posted By Mikecore
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I found them online at Drum Factory Direct. They also supply the heads, provided they are mainstream Remo series like Pinstripes, Black Dots, Ambassador, etc. I think Evans also makes odd-duck sizes...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 51,649
Posted By Mikecore
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I got 17" TF hoops. That's right...barring some difficulties making the shells, I will have a 17" floor tom.

I also have the goods to make a couple of 11" toms.

I am the President of The United...
Forum: Drums 01-29-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Mikecore
Re: pdp Concept Wood Hoop kit NAMM 2015

As far as I know, they are supposed to be offered with 24" or 26" bass drums, 13" rack tom (maybe 12" as well?) and a 16" floor tom. That's as much as I could glean from the video as the narrator...
Forum: Drums 01-27-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Walberg and Auge is back

It looks like they are just trying to revive the brand in a similar fashion as Ronn Dunnett reviving George Way Drums; classic name, new construction.

Personally, I think you need a unique look or...
Forum: Drums 01-10-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Older PDP FS Hardware Q's

I thought so. Even in pictures it's very distinct. You have very different hardware than my PDPs. I'm surprised by the part number inside. I guess I got that wrong. If your kit is a 10/12/14/22/14SD,...
Forum: Drums 01-10-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Older PDP FS Hardware Q's

I'm curious about the lugs on that kit. Do they have a raised circle/oval pattern on them, or is the face of the lug flat with the circle/oval cut into them? They look like the old Workshop lugs...
Forum: Drums 01-08-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Older PDP FS Hardware Q's

The first thing I would suggest about the lugs is to replace the lug inserts with DW inserts. They should fit (I have a couple that are repaired that way), but you will have to replace all of them if...
Forum: Drummers 11-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Dannis Hackney

I found out about these guys on Smodcast (Scott Mosier produced the documentary), and I got hold of the film by the time it hit Amazon. What a hell of a story, and a hell of a band! It made a fan out...
Forum: Drums 11-08-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Need help identifying my PDP finish

The X7 config is John Good's "go to" rig:
8/10/12 rack toms
14/16 floor toms
22" bass
5x14" snare

With few exceptions, PDP drums have been limited to these sizes, probably as a way to keep...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Virgil now playing DW

I think there would be a buzz about what kind of gear he's using even without an official endorsement deal. I don't think any drummer of his fame could "quietly" make that kind of move.
Forum: Drums 11-04-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Need help identifying my PDP finish

You have a Guitar Center exclusive finish, which is why you don't see it on the DW website. They are only offered in that color through GC. I think Cymbalfusion has the same deal with some Maroon and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Applications for 13" tom

That's certainly how I took it when I was coming up. I never subscribed to the idea that a drum had some "individual ideal tuning", and I simply arranged them from small to big and tuned them in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,682
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Completely out of touch old fart irrelevant opinion - but,

I might be tempted to agree with the meme at the front of all of this, but...

My cousin invited me to a show where a bunch of DJs were featuring "Northern Soul", which I have come to understand as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Applications for 13" tom

I can't remember if the author gave any credit to those guys or not. What I do remember is that the gist of the article was on how we could improve the way that things were being done in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Applications for 13" tom

+1

13/16/22 is the original holy trinity of shell packs, and I personally think the only reason that 12" drums were added to make them 5-pc. kits was because they had plenty of 12s in stock for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Anyone here play 3 up with 10/12/14 on a rack?

I'd say it's practical if the 14" tom is no deeper than 10". I had a Ludwig Pro Beat kit with 9x13/10x14 rack toms over a 24" bass. They worked out well for me.

It seems like 14" rack toms don't...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,214
Posted By Mikecore
Re: Worst song ever

Surprised nobody has brought this one up yet: "Rude" by Magic.

What begins as a perfectly harmless pop song is suddenly destroyed by the most annoying chorus I've ever heard.
"Why ya gotta be...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,167
Posted By Mikecore
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I don't think it's a matter of larger or smaller. As someone pointed out earlier, it's really just difference that sometimes helps get the juices flowing.

I like all kinds of setups, large and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By Mikecore
Re: A Question To Those That Collect A Number Of Drum Kits

I have a DW and a couple of PDP kits, all in different configs, and they all have their own vibe. I've also got a couple of concert tom kits on the distant horizon, mostly because I think it's a good...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,629
Posted By Mikecore
Re: DW Designer Series

Not that I can spend on drums right now, but I'd like to see that White Onyx FP applied to the rest of the lineup, not just the Frequent Flyers. Maybe it will be an option by the time I'm ready to...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Mikecore
Re: 13 snare drum lugs

The only context where this seemed like a good idea was when somebody (Spaun, maybe?) joined 13" and 14" shells together and made a snare with a 13" 8-lug top with a 14" 10-lug snare side.

On a...
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