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Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,063
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Hi Hat Rod

I've cut every hi-hat rod I've ever owned off. Makes no sense to me to have 12"-18" of rod sticking up off the hats. I'd much rather have a splash or small china utilizing that space...

Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,315
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Superbowl Halftime - Zak Starkey

...and what about his kit? Ultra-clean and fit the gig perfectly. Kinda makes me pine for a set of acrylics...

Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,476
Posted By sticky.widget
Setup / Gear Tips for Those of Us Fighting Back Pain?

Hey Folks -

I'm hoping to tap into some advice, setup, or gear tips from those of you who either have been through or are still playing through back and leg pain.

To keep a long story short: ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,775
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Tune-Ups and maintenance

Jim Mora's, "Playoffs? ... Playoffs?" Coors Light commercial immediately came to mind...

Maintenance? Maintenance? Did you say, "Maintenance"?

Pfffft. Play it hard until she breaks and then...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,351
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: someone says you suck at drums, what do u do?

I'd have politely said, "I appreciate your opinion. Isn't it a wonderful thing that we're all entitled to one...even jacka_ _es like yourself?"

Then I'd have given him a wink and walked away...
Forum: Drums 06-03-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,539
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Is this right? Black Panther for $130?!?!?!

.....and I jumped all over it! Sweeeeeet.

Who else did?
Forum: Drum Technique 12-08-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,886
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Wax it

Use it. Love it. Bought the T-Shirt. Wife likes T-shirt so much I don't get to wear it.

I also second Vater Nudes.

Cheers!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-02-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,991
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Hitting the cymbals on the bottom?

I saw a guy play years ago in a rock band who as a break would come up almost all in one motion, give a crash cymbal kind of like a glancing blow from the bottom with his right hand, and then almost...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-20-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 24,038
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Remote hi-hat

I play double bass and bought the Gibraltar Ulta-Adjust Hat Stand in an effort to get my hats closer so I'm not reaching so far because of the slave pedal. The more I play it, the more I hate it. I...
Forum: Drums 11-07-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,440
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: It's depressing

That's exactly what I'm planning to do as my next project....as soon as I decide what ply snare shell to buy (maple).

Suggestions? Recommendations?

Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: cymbal samples on websites...

I play Paiste Signature Crashes and 2002 Chinas and am over an hour away from the nearest store that carries them. And the store that carries them only has a limited variety....your standard 16",...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,122
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: You know you're addicted to drumming when...

I knew I wasn't the only one. My Border insists on laying either next to or behind my floor tom while I play. You just know he gets uncomfortable at times, but damn if he'll move. Their loyalty is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,622
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Your practise schedule - Tips and tricks!

I sit down, check that my throne is secured in it's fully upright position, take 2 deep breaths, and proceed to beat the hell out of everything within arm's reach for 1.223 hours (give or take).
...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,122
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: You know you're addicted to drumming when...

That is the quintessential essence of being a drummer. Well done, sir.
Forum: Drums 09-19-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,209
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Bass drum leg problem

Without knowing what's "coming loose", if it's a thread/nut or thread/wingnut interface, you might want to try a little teflon tape on the threads (the stuff used on plumbing fittings for drip-free...
Forum: Drums 09-15-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,699
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: MY E-MAIL TO PDP/DRUM WORKSHOP

Dead on, 7Days.

I play M birches with Aquarian heads I couldn't be happier. The warranty is the icing on the cake; they sound as good as sets that cost twice the price (or more).

Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,765
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Drum Guy , Cymbal Guy ?

5 toms, 12 cymbals.

"Wankery" aside, my motto is surround yourself with cymbals and you greatly reduce the odds of a swing-and-a-miss! An added advantage is that they help obscure those really...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-15-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,422
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: stick tricks

I soak the tips of mine in lighter fluid for a couple hours before the show and then light them up right before my 9:48 long drum solo. I dance and spin and twirl like a Pyromaniacal Whirling...
Forum: Drums 09-05-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Planned on renting , saw this , what do ya think?

Agree 100%, and you're going to see dozens more do the same. There is almost no reason to buy new right now...the used market is that good.

There are dozens of options and websites for used...
Forum: Drums 08-28-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Repairing wooden Djembe drums

Minwax makes a wood filler product that comes in a little can (like stain) and is essentially wood pulp with some stong fillers that penetrate and bond to the existing wood. Better than glue IMO, as...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By sticky.widget
Re: Playing barefoot bad for you.

Cripes. One more thing to have to worry about. I had to immediately place it #4 on my list of things to remember not to do every day.

...sitting too close to the TV causes blindness....
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