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Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Lovers of metal drumming ...

Err mate....that's awesome.

My entire office have just been watching it mouths agape.

Applause
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

In terms of fabric options can I give a big shout out for Stagg Professional Bags.

I'm quite a supporter of them as a company...I love their DH, Furia and Myra cymbals, which in turn lead on to me...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,286
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: 420 musicians onstage

Our bassist is a policeman.

So, that's that as far as we're concerned.

Bloke started panicking when he got a whiff of it once at a gig we were playing because he thought some of his more senior...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Electronic Drum Kit Survey

Done it for you. Good luck with your essay/study
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,049
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: A rear line day - mini report.

Blimey....way out.

Very smart. And they'd float, which is handy, being as I live in Manchester :-)

If it's not an impertinant question, how long would it take Guru to build that beauty from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,049
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: A rear line day - mini report.

The three toms look far more progressive in depth/width than many.

What are they 12x10 12x12 14x14 ??

They do look smart though. If you're ever out of space and need someone to 'mind' a set...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Musicians Union?

Sorry...my snarky comment about the Union getting paid relates to Union subscriptions.

There is a hot potato in the UK regarding Union leaders who, generally speaking, now take very sizeable fat...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,615
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Musicians Union?

Just my opinion, from a band member of an unsigned band (or, to be more precise, a band member signed to the bands own label)

One of the MUs major 'aims' in the UK is to address the 'pay to play'...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,049
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: A rear line day - mini report.

Marketing is amazing...

Many years ago I used to have a Mapex kit. Can't remember the exact model. Upgraded to it after I first invested in a Mapex Pro. Top spec it was. Cost me a lot of money...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: screwed up my first gig

Done the same myself when I've not been so well, or don't feel in the zone.

There's worse things to do ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: That moment.....when the band are 'on it'....

Couldn't agree more. Can sometimes make an evening.

We spent at least half an hour after this gig just laughing about that ONE specific moment. In fact I'm still laughing about it now. I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: That moment.....when the band are 'on it'....

Next time I'm on it !

It's going straight into it without pause...else it doesn't fit the gap :-)

I'm not sure you can see me and the bassist absolutely wetting ourselves on the video....but we...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: That moment.....when the band are 'on it'....

Jeez...getting spoilt.

We did another support slot (which I generally don't enjoy so much) on Saturday night and we all felt we were 'on it'. Great crowd, very responsive, and absolutely brilliant...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,049
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: A rear line day - mini report.

Isn't it in fact called a 'wooden block' ??

I could be wrong. I'm sure I recall hitting them things back in school
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,049
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: A rear line day - mini report.

Jesus yes. Some people are absolutely clueless.

Anyone with half a brain should only need to take a single look at that kit to see it oozes quality.

I'll buy one, one day when alimony ends, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 828
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: screwed up my first gig

If it's a consolation I did a gig recently where I personally had to call time on the song about a minute in. First time I've EVER done this. And I've been in gigging bands on and off since I was in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Member leading other members on in a series of misleading questions in threads.

What am I missing?

I've asked plenty of questions over the years that I THOUGHT I knew the answer to but value people's opinions on whom have more expertise than me.

And really...you sound like...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your take on electronic drum sets?

Couldn't agree more.

First couple of gigs my band did before I got my acoustic set I used the electric drums...they were ok. Really, the were. They did a better job, and sounded better, than...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your take on electronic drum sets?

Took me about half an hour to build the frame and set the drums.

Then there are colour coded wires from the brain to the pads and pedals.

Turn on...turn knob one to the right for the first of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your take on electronic drum sets?

Listen. If an absolute halfwit like me can buy, unbox, wire up, programme, and play the damn things....then trust me when I say that anyone can :-)

Joking apart...E Drums are VERY easy to set up...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Paul Wilson: 15-Year Old Drummer for the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops Regiment

That's rather mind blowingly amazing.
Crosses into both my boundaries of interest, drums and military history (esp. WW2 and ACW)
Wow. Just wow.
I wish I could 'rep' you. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your take on electronic drum sets?

Who the hell wants to pfaff around on a practice pad as their first introduction to drumming???

Agree. Get her an Alesis....cheap...chearful....mylar heads....good reliability.....good sound.
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Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your take on electronic drum sets?

Sorry. Not correct. An Alesis DM8 or 10 will cost around 100 second hand....I think mine was 400 brand new.

And it's GREAT fun to play.

And god, a practice pad? For real? Jesus, if my wife...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your take on electronic drum sets?

I couldn't agree more....great post Jim. Well put.

I actually would argue that the MAJOR advantages of an Ekit over it's acoustic big brother far outweigh the disadvantages.
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your take on electronic drum sets?

Really I have to disagree.

I know exactly where you're going with this but I have both acoustic and Edrums. And not a particularly advanced Edrum kit.

I can tune my Edrums to give me a 'feel'...
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