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Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,320
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Wow!!! That's awesome! Congrats!

Let's see...I bought a pair of entry-level shell packs with a set of Sabian B8 cymbals for $120 (for students) last night. I bought a tenor saxophone last week,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Got called for a Session, YAY! Gear Upgrade?

YES!!! Good point! In Portland, you can get these for $125 all day every day, and you'll see some pop up on craigslist for $100 every so often (but those get snatched up...).
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Got called for a Session, YAY! Gear Upgrade?

*huff puff* "Oh yeah?!?!?"

Larry/Cheech is probably so high that he'll forget who he's berating halfway through his rant...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 912
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: College- What do i do!! :(

Take private lessons and play out in your local scene. The thought of having a music degree is alluring, for sure, but most working musicians don't have them (in my town, at least...). A music...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Got called for a Session, YAY! Gear Upgrade?

I didn't realize that suggesting to somebody that they should feel comfortable with the gear they play would possibly be grounds for being called a liar. My apologies for spreading brazen lies, and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Got called for a Session, YAY! Gear Upgrade?

Make sure you are comfortable with whatever gear you're using for the session. What I mean by that is the A Medium Ride will be a "stiffer" cymbal to play than your Bosphorus. If the rebound or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 839
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Reinforcing rings

I believe they are not necessary. With modern production techniques, drums are able to hold their shape without the added support of re rings.

...with that said, they certainly offer a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Timeless wrap finishes.

That's a good option, too--a natural maple or birch, something with a subtle grain to it.

"Timeless" and "versatile" might be considered two different terms in my book. "Timeless" would imply a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: 15" snare drums..pros and cons?

15" snare drums:

Pro: 15" diameter--yeah!!!
Con: 15" diameter--um, yeah...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: hi hat opening sound

I love when that happens. Variety is the spice of love. :P

Get comfortable with both, and use what YOU feel is necessary/appropriate. If you don't particularly like the shoulder sound, then...
Forum: Drums 04-07-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Versatile DW Snare

Sounds like you've made your decision. What else do you want anyone to say?

Congrats!
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Band leaders

Sounds like you have been subjected to terrible leaders. A good leader is one that will make you feel valued, will honor your input and opinions, and will guide the group rather than simply dictate...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Relationship between members of the band

It depends what people in the band want to do. If the recording costs are split among all of the members, then they should AT LEAST get paid back those expenses.

A 6-piece band I'm in has the...
Forum: Drums 04-02-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: What Tom Size Is Most Versatile?

12x8 is perfect. Case closed. Next...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Where do all the drum sets go?

I wonder this as well. I imagine there are a TON of kits sitting in garages/attics/closets/storage units just collecting dust and/or mold. There are some collectors sitting on warehouses full of...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 42,737
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Drum Workshop Worth The Cash?

Agree. I had a set of DWs for years and could never get as pleasing of a drum sound out of them as the 3-ply Ludwigs. Great drums, but just not as good as certain other drums.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Is it bad to have little or no individuality?

You've got to start somewhere. If you find some gear along your journey that you like better, then you might consider buying it. If you never find any gear you consider to be better, then so be it....
Forum: Drums 03-21-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,241
Posted By caddywumpus
Just a G.A.S. observation

So, I have not been checking in on the forums as frequently as I used to (a couple of drum forums, a bass forum, a recording forum...), and I've noticed a significant drop in the amount of mental...
Forum: Drums 03-21-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Favorite Floor Tom

Ludwig 14x14 floor toms from the 60s/early 70s are as good as it gets!
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Double stroke roll lesson for Modern Drummer

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for teaching that double strokes are strokes, and not perpetuating the lie that you need to bounce the strokes at high speeds! Thank you! Kudos on the vid!
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Its a new age.

We have done something like this at concerts, to much success. Our version was, "Pull out your cell phones and text us your e-mail address." We did that on tour, which was more of a sure-fire way...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Ludwig Super Classic from 1964

I own a Hollywood (12/13/16/22) and a Downbeat (12/14/20). Ludwigs from the 60s/early 70s are THE best drum sound! Congrats on your kit, and welcome to the forum!
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: “Paradiddle-diddle groove” video lesson

If you want to further expand on this basic concept, check out Akira Jimbo's "Wasabi" video. He starts with this paradiddle-diddle groove, inspired by Steve Gadd, and spends the whole video...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,366
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Snares vs cymbals

Snares vs cymbals? Both.

I used to buy and sell a bunch of snares, looking for usable and unique sounds. I have now settled on 15 snares that cover just about anything I could want from a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Theoretical time signature

...it's just like when DW said, "What if we made a 23" bass drum?"
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