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Forum: Drums Today, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 125
Posted By alparrott
Re: My 1st post: Help with Ludwig Snare.

Yeah, OK, maybe a removed muffler. I saw the hoop and guesstimated.

Now maybe what you have is a Supra shell and hardware, an after factory hoop with open snare channels, and some pitting.
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Forum: General Discussion Today, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By alparrott
Re: Mary O- Update

So glad to hear all is well! You've been missed, as I'm sure you've gathered...
Forum: Drums Today, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 125
Posted By alparrott
Re: My 1st post: Help with Ludwig Snare.

What you have is a Super-Sensitive that was converted to a Supra by taking off the SS strainer and butt and throwing on a P85 and P32. Clues: no rim over the snares on the bottom, extra holes on the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By alparrott
Re: Band members with bad timing

Agreed with the majority here - individual practice with a metronome (with or without music) will greatly help your timing. Don't get discouraged if the first time you are really ragged, keep at it....
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By alparrott
Re: Great car for a drummer

I live in central Washington state, so I own a Subaru Outback. It's actually my second one, my first one got totaled when I hit a moose. (Seriously.) As you might expect, it can swallow an awful lot...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,656
Posted By alparrott
Re: When soundmen attack

Sounds vaguely familiar...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGbcnZ-3CJQ
Forum: Drums 11-08-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By alparrott
Re: Stupid Invention

HULK NO LIKE BLOW UP DRUMS.

HULK SMASH!

http://www.medinnus.com/AEMH/images/hulk_02.png
Forum: Drums 11-07-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By alparrott
Re: Help me ID this Pearl kit?

With all of that, I finally feel like you did too.
Forum: Drums 11-07-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By alparrott
Re: Help me ID this Pearl kit?

The exterior ply on budget kits like the Export doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the actual appearance or quality of the wood. where you would see "vertical grain" is on the inside of the...
Forum: Drums 11-06-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By alparrott
Re: Help me ID this Pearl kit?

Pearl did do lacquer on the Export ELX models. Split lugs were introduced in 2000 (previous to that they used hi-tension style lugs). In 2002 Pearl switched the wood from 6 ply mahogany to 6 ply...
Forum: Drums 11-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By alparrott
Re: Advice on Finding Stores Willing to Break Shell Packs

Have you investigated RCI Starlite (http://www.rcistarlite.com/)? They are the guys who make the shells for some of these drum companies, and they do individual drums. Might be your best bet,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By alparrott
Re: Learning to play well on a 4 piece kit ....

I have played the huge multi-piece sets for a long time -- most of my drumming career, in fact. Finally a combination of things led me to play a 4-piece: acquiring a new-to-me 4-piece set of Ludwigs,...
Forum: Drummers 11-04-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,338
Posted By alparrott
Re: Hannah Ford and Prince

So here's what I think after watching a few of these videos and perusing some of the opinions on this thread: Prince is a great showman, a fairly talented musician, and a heck of a businessman. He's...
Forum: Drums 11-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,352
Posted By alparrott
Re: How sentimental are you about your drums?

I'm growing quite sentimental on my Ludwig Standards, considering I nursed them back to health. I have a couple of cymbals that I bought when I was first starting out, that I still have (like my 20"...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By alparrott
Re: How do you guys learn a song?

Reposting a bunch of links to other threads, in case a helpful tip for you is buried in one of them:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56789&highlight=learn...
Forum: Drums 10-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By alparrott
Re: I want to add another small tom

I have done a lot of Neil-style setups. At one point, I was using a set of LP mini-timbales with Pinstripes on them for that high-pitched sound up there. Later, I bought a 6" tom to sit up next to my...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-14-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By alparrott
Re: Bee Gee's Night Fever hi-hat question

I wrote out the straight-16th notation to clarify that the "e" is being left out... no KC here.

Alternately, ghost the "a" on the snare...? That can lift a straight disco-style money beat into...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-14-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By alparrott
Re: Bee Gee's Night Fever hi-hat question

If you were doing straight 16th notes, the count would be:

1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a

So for me, in order to get the "a" on two and 4, I'd just keep the right hand constant eighths, 1& 2& 3& 4&, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By alparrott
Re: Going from tight hi-hat to ride cymbal during songs - ride cymbal ideas

One of these bad boys next to your other pair of hats, maybe?...
Forum: Drums 10-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By alparrott
Re: Snare question: 8 vs 10 lug differences?

Lower-priced drums tend to have fewer lugs to keep down cost, but there's no direct correlation. And of course, what you do with the snare is far more important than what you pay for it.

One of my...
Forum: Drums 10-05-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By alparrott
Re: Rock snare under $200

Yes, the Musashi is good for rock. As is any snare, with correct heads, tuning, and playing touch.

If wood is not a hard-and-fast requirement, pick up an Acrolite and have a blast.
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By alparrott
Re: What would you appraise my kit for?

As I'm sure a bunch of folks will go into detail about later, you will get more if you piece it out as a shell kit, individual cymbals, and hardware. That's a pretty large kit and you'll give folks...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 937
Posted By alparrott
Re: I'm in a Band - And I Have a Problem

All good advice that has gone before this. I would add my $.02 on being in two bands; it's great if your personal situation, the situation of both bands, and the local scene allow for it.

If you...
Forum: Drums 09-30-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By alparrott
Re: Identification of kit

Hi there, it looks like what you have is one of a few million nameless or minor-brand made-in-Asia kits produced in the late 70's and early 80's. It seems that your drums in the white pearl wrap were...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By alparrott
Re: Comparing oneself to others (drummers)

Thanks Lar. Amazing what a sprinkle of cinnamon in your coffee will do, eh wot?

It occurs to me how in music and often in sports there's this competitive drive to be the best that we simply don't...
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