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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,193
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Surely a pro kit is one which gets the job done with ease with a good sound for the least amount of money. In this way more money in the pocket for non-drum, non music essentials mortgage /rent, car,...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 770
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Pork Pie Snares?

I know a fair bit about Pork Pie

Genuine Pork Pies are made in Melton Mowbray.

These sound very meaty but have a top end crust which isn't the same as a patina
Forum: Drums 02-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Help me understand the reason behind dynasonics and DW's new snare mechanism

I just don't get on with overly complicated snare systems, to me they are just another bit of gear that can and will go wrong. My most sensitive snarey snare is a 14 x5.5 Bill Flynn era Brady, Jarah...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Are there fewer demands for a drummer now, than before?

I think the question is wrong, it should be has the role of drummer changed in the last 20 yrs. I was playing (recording) both then and continue today so I have some medium term perspective. I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Rock albums with modern production and a great vintage drum sound

I don't think of Nirvana's Nevermind as delivering a classic rock sound, the drums sound is actually rather unusual/ odd (not a bad thing), to my ear there is a significant amount of processing. Now...
Forum: Drums 02-15-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Drum sizes for small venue

As others have said check out the rooms acoustics, a full house of 150 people will dampen the sound a fair bit. For really small venues I use a smaller depth wood snare 13x5 paired with 13 hats, all...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,006
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Kickport, does it really make a difference??

Not on my Yamaha MCAN 22/16 or on my maple stave 22/16. Kick port added nothing and indeed restricted some lows. Now I like fiber skin or coated or maybe at a push thinner frosted kick heads and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,423
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

I just watched this on a long-haul flight home, ohhhh boy. Where to begin, so many stereo types portraying drumming as a sort of sport - horrible. I have played drums for 30 years and have never...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,479
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Peter Erskine moves to Tama...

To me, this just confirms that once you take Into account player, sticks, heads there's very little difference in sound between the main brands. What differences there are, are more perceived by the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: do i need a hi hat mic?

Usually a decent set of overheads covers the hats. There are exceptions but in general I find the more numerous the mics are the your sound is in the hands of the engineer. This can be a really good...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Funnest Gig you've ever played?

Funniest gig I ever played at was in a tiny record store, we had to fit a full size fender rhodes, massive bass rig and a 3 piece kit down one isle. The store owner kept going on about how he liked...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Are E-kits only good for practicing at home?

In most live situations there is no advantage to using an E kit and trying to make sound like an A kit. However, there is a huge creative advantage to having an E kit that generates non-traditional...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,758
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Kinda miss those 80's kits!!

No never again, the 80s monster kit, what a massive waste of time, 5 to toms lots of noise saying nothing at all. Set up and tear down time was so long and at least two band members needed vans or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Another "first audition" thread

I would not worry about playing the same or similar beats a couple of times, it is way more important to nail the basic feel so that the singer and guitarists can really finese their. parts. In other...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: i just want one kit :/

The majority of drummers only own one kit. There are a number of reasons to own more than one kit. For example, having separate shared event (B grade) versus single band kits (A grade) not to...
Forum: Drums 01-01-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Pearl ultra cast finish

Hi its pretty easy to remove with paint stripper, I own and use two Pearl Ultracasts 6.5 and 5.5 and much prefer these to ludwig supra-phonics.

I removed all the paint from my 5.5 depth UCast...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Practice to Mastery?

Leaving complete mastery aside, I find that in order for a new beat or rhythm to work I need to be able to play it backwards forwards and have 4 or 5 variants that sound good at different tempos so...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,907
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Heavy music, where did the ride go?

I am not at all up to speed with all the subdivisions of heavy metal music. If you can't hear something like a 21 or 22 UFIP Bionic Ride through the music (which has a fabulous bell sound) then you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,244
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

If we take popularity as one benchmark then no. Nobody has heard of Tony Williams outside of drummers who are into drummers and some jazz players. Everyone has heard of Hendrix becuase he played in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,806
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

I agree with what has gone before, if you want to maximise your profits then simply book a venue out yourselves and then you get all the benefits. However, the downside is you better draw a large...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,244
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

Outside of jazz very few people have even heard of Tony Williams where as they may have heard of John Bonham so from a popularity standpoint JB is much more like Hendrix. A household name, I will...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,402
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: Nuggets of hard won wisdom

Three simple thoughts for you,

1) When you sound check the whole kit, actually play with the same intensity you will play at during the gig.

2) When recording play at about 70% your live...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 72,325
Posted By Captain Bash

Or you could use a paint-strip gel and remove the black paint. I did much the same to heavily scratched up ultra cast and it now looks great. Strip the hardware off, and take your time also make sure...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: 15" snares

Super size me.....I just can't spread my legs that wide and would need to start using 17 " hats and a 28 " kick,so count me out
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,100
Posted By Captain Bash
Re: So you're going to a band audition...


You have to decide whether the band is right for you just as much as the other way around. The main thing I look for are tensions in the existing line-up, it's very common for rock bands...
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