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Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By masonni
Re: Any of you guys and gals on Twitter?

Twitter & Instagram @nickmasonmusic
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By masonni
Re: Famous drummers mixing cymbal brands

The music video for "give it away now" shows a real clear shot of Chad Smith playing Zildjian Hi Hats, despite being with Sabian.

I think most of the mix & match game happens in the studio. It...
Forum: Drums 04-10-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By masonni
Re: Yamaha RC or Tama starclassic

Get the RC's!!!!

$1700 for that kit is a steal.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,475
Posted By masonni
Re: The session guys!

I vote Freese as well.

Not taking away from Gadd, or any of the other guys, but they all came up in the 70's/80's. By the 90's session work was getting more and more sparse due to technology...
Forum: Drums 04-01-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By masonni
Re: 5.5" Bell bronze

I want! I want! I need! I need!
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By masonni
Re: Blasphemy! - Pic Heavy

LOVE IT!!!

Except the E-Pro Live heads... the Aquarian On-heads are better ;)
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By masonni
Re: using snare of different material than shellpack

By snare changes for every gig. I have about 10, none of them the same. I use what I feel fits the music the best, not my other drums.

I only ever owned one snare that matched a kit, and I rarely...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,132
Posted By masonni
Re: Is this "Unprofessional"

I don't think it's unprofessional at all.

I bring a lot of "just in case" gear to every gig. Mostly tools, dampeners, felts, wing nuts, things like that.
But I only bring rods or brushes if we...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,941
Posted By masonni
Re: When to do Free Gigs and Paid Gigs

As a full time musician, if I don't get paid I don't eat.

On the rare occasion I do a free gig it's because the situation was too good to pass on as it will directly lead to career advancement...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,222
Posted By masonni
Re: Anti-Slip Drumsticks?

Zildjian & Vic have sticks dipped in rubber for added grip.
Same dip you can get from Home Depot for dipping your tools in.

Pro Mark has basic models (7A, 5A, 5B) available with a thick lacquer...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,138
Posted By masonni
Re: What's on your bass drum reso head?

Dude, Hollywood_Jim, LOVE that kit!!!

I have a number of front heads. Single ply with a dampening ring. (Remo PS3 / Aquarian Full Force).

Most of the time is black with the new "Stacked" Yamaha...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By masonni
Re: Endorsement information

Most deals are exclusive, though hardware Vs. Drums can be an exception. You will occasionally see someone who plays Ludwig, but has a deal with DW for pedals or hardware. Ideally most companies want...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,140
Posted By masonni
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

My mothers side of the family is all drummers....

My Mom, her Brother, their Father... Even a number of my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, cousins are all drummers. And if you aren't a drummer, you married one! No...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By masonni
Re: Satellite Dish Anyone?

I've used satellite dishes in the past with Street Drum Corps. I got away from them because they just didn't last long. I'd have that thing cracked and destroyed inside of 4 weeks :(
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,375
Posted By masonni
Re: NAMM 2015, who's going? Meet-up @Ludwig?

I'll be there!
Not exactly sure what days, but I know I'm skipping Sunday.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By masonni
Re: Yes, professional grade drum kits are pushed!

We had similar issues up at Griffith Park this past October.
We kept our kit set up for the whole month. Only played 4 nights a week, and just left it on stage the rest of the week. We didn't have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,241
Posted By masonni
Re: Who uses Moongel?

I do once and a while. I try to run natural as often as possible.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By masonni
Re: suggestions for best rods and brushes

Regal Tip classic retractable brush (583R) is still the benchmark.
I also use their Thai Sticks (Rods)... Like them better than Hot Rods.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By masonni
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta back with Yamaha?

I know Vinnie has a good relationship with the folks over at Yamaha. And they are accommodating to him, because well... he's Vinnie. Don't know if anything is official, but Vinnie is at a point where...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By masonni
Re: Putting band name on kick drum head, with multiple bands?

I have multiple kick heads. I don't invest my own money in them though. If the band wants to have a logo kick head, make the band pay for it. Then swap for each gig...

That's what I do anyway.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,737
Posted By masonni
Re: Hand percussion drum kit

I put together a neat little percussion kit for gigs.
It started with a 10" Djembe on a big Gibralter Djembe stand. I clamped a Bong stand to the back so now the two bongs sit over the Djembe (Like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,877
Posted By masonni
Re: What's On Your Shopping List?

-New 22" Kick Head with personal artwork.
-14" A Custom Hi Hat Top.
-Some light duty Yamaha Hardware (for my studio kit).
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,338
Posted By masonni
Re: Professional responsibility

I'll be honest.
I don't really ever watch "Drum Videos" on You Tube.
I know few of the online teachers and "You Tube Stars".
That kind of stuff doesn't appeal to me.

That being said, I keep...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,252
Posted By masonni
Re: The matching snare

I actually got my first matching snare a couple years ago.
Came with my new Yamaha Kit. I don't use it all the time, but mostly due to the fact that I change snares depending on the gigs. This...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,788
Posted By masonni
Re: Famous Metal drummers?

I've seen a lot of Metal guys use a double pedal while still having a 2nd bass drum set up just for looks. Tommy Lee, Samantha Maloney (while playing with crue), Joey Jordison (though he used...
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