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Forum: Drums Today, 05:59 AM
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Posted By RobertM
Re: Yamaha Studio Custom Drums

"Yamaha Studio Custom," to me, sounds like a Winter NAMM 2015 re-release of the Recording Custom series.
Forum: Drums 12-11-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By RobertM
Re: Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Andy: What is your assessment of using solid-shell Cocobolo? If proper edges were cut for my sound preferences, as you note in your first post, would a Cocobolo steam bent shell work for the...
Forum: Drums 12-11-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By RobertM
Re: Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Andy: Thanks for your awesome, learned insight--I was hoping you'd share some thoughts.

Funny you mentioned Zebrano (Zebrawood, right?), because this is one snare sound I've heard (both in ply and...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By RobertM
Re: Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Jeremy: I checked out the Longo snares--pretty nice. I also kind of liked the Canopus walnut solid shell. Have you heard or played that one?

The Tulip N&C was sound.
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By RobertM
Re: Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Jeremy: Thanks for that reminder about the intended use!

Basically, it would be a snare for jazz and more acoustic settings.

I'll re-check the Tulip wood idea: I recall N&C making those...
Forum: Drums 12-10-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By RobertM
Recommendation for a Woody, Sensitive Snare?

Does anyone have a good recommendation for a snare with the following characteristics?:

- woody, darker sound
- dry
- very good sensitivity

I've looked at and liked a couple of Dunnett and...
Forum: Drums 11-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By RobertM
Re: Reasons Not to Buy Dixon Artisan Drums?

Thanks, everyone, for this very helpful feedback. As Andy notes, the Dixon videos are processed, but I think the Gregg Bissonette performance via Vic Firth's site...
Forum: Drums 11-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By RobertM
Reasons Not to Buy Dixon Artisan Drums?

I've heard some videos of these kits, starting with the more recent Gregg Bissonette performances, and the Dixon Artisan kits sound quite good. This top-of-the-line series is also quite affordable...
Forum: Drums 11-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By RobertM
Yamaha Live Custom - New Finishes?

Does anyone know if Yamaha is planning to offer new finishes any time soon for the Live Custom kits? Nice-sounding drums, but the finishes not too diverse or imaginative.
Forum: Drums 11-09-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By RobertM
Dixon Artisan Drum Kits

Just watched the Vic Firth video of Gregg Bissonette playing his new Dixon Artisan drum kit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1eHey3gA6E

I was pleasantly surprised by how good the drums...
Forum: Drummers 11-05-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By RobertM
Neil Peart Borrows Max Roach?

I've read that Neil Peart has incorporated Max Roach's "The Drum Also Waltzes" into his drum solos during Rush concerts (he apparently first heard the Roach solo via a Bill Bruford performance of...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By RobertM
Re: DW Performace or C&C

No "cons," really, unless the kit is poorly made. I haven't heard of any complaints about the Way kits. But sometimes imported kits have poor craftsmanship--people have experienced these flaws on...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,779
Posted By RobertM
Re: Nylon vs. Chrome Tension Rod Washers

The ABS washers that Les recommends are made out of rubber, is that correct? I researched them a bit and the ABS co. site said they use rubber, so I'm assuming that this makes them resistant to...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By RobertM
Re: Popcorn porn :)

Beautiful drum, Andy! I like Zebrawood snares--I've heard an old Gregg Gaylord stave one and a Sakae ply one, and both had awesome tone and a dry-ish articulation. Yours looks awesome with those...
Forum: Drummers 11-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,620
Posted By RobertM
Re: Hannah Ford and Prince

Good points, James. The entertainer factor is important too.

Your post reminds me of what Gene Simmons told Terri Gross during a Fresh Air interview years ago: "I didn't want to be in a band, I...
Forum: Drums 11-04-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By RobertM
Re: New Crush Drum kit

Awesome post, Gene, and great-looking drums. Welcome to the forum--it is a great resource. Enjoy the new kit!
Forum: Drummers 11-04-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,620
Posted By RobertM
Re: Hannah Ford and Prince

I think D. April's assessment of Hannah Ford is spot on. It's great that she's scored this gig, for after all her dad has made a career out of her--of trying to promote her no matter what. If you...
Forum: Drums 11-02-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By RobertM
Re: DW Performace or C&C

Well, the George Way drum kits are outsourced/imported too. They are not true Dunnett kits (hence the price difference). I'm assuming Ronn may check on the kits before they are distributed, but who...
Forum: Drums 10-21-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By RobertM
Re: Walnut, Birch, Heads, Tuning, Sound

Well, you can compare the walnut sound of the Ddrums to Dunnett's George Way Walnut bop kit:

http://youtu.be/4fbbniJoZwQ

Same sizes as the Ddrum Speakeasy, though this kit is entirely walnut...
Forum: Drums 10-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By RobertM
Re: Snare Choice for Punk Gig

I played a gig with Alice Bag (from the original Bags punk band of the late 1970s in LA). I used the Hakim snare and it was great: tight and snappy and mixed well with the guitar and bass.

Cheers.
Forum: Drums 10-09-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,363
Posted By RobertM
Re: Autumn beauty!

Now *that's* probably my favorite Guru finish I've seen to date. Very beautiful!
Forum: Drums 10-09-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By RobertM
Snare Choice for Punk Gig

I have a gig coming up for old school punk (X-ray Specs, The Bags, etc.) and British glam rock (Bowie's Ziggy stuff). Any objects to using a Pearl Omar Hakim 5x13 mahogany snare? I've been using...
Forum: Drums 09-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By RobertM
Re: Tama Starclassic MIJ Back!

Yes, that's what I thought too, but when, out of curiosity, I tested this theory at Dale's Drum Shop back in May (a big Tama dealer), they said the MIJs were not available--all SCs were made in...
Forum: Drums 09-06-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,958
Posted By RobertM
Re: New Gretsch 3 ply Broadkaster line

So, it's basically a mega thin Brooklyn kit. I thought the previous Broadkasters had Jasper shells? Not sure how good these kits will sound; the Brooklyn kits really lose their definition in the mix...
Forum: Drums 09-05-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By RobertM
Tama Starclassic MIJ Back!

I don't know if this news has been announced already, but I just noticed that Drum Center New Hampshire is now offering Tama Starclassic Maple kits made in Japan. According to Shane's note on the...
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