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Old 08-16-2012, 07:46 AM
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Hey everyone, greetings from Boston!

Name: Kaden
I'm 19, been playing for 8 years now
My top five drummers right now: Steve Jordan, Eric Harland, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mark Giulliana, Josh Freese (lots of respect for this guy's career)
Practice: Berklee College of Music practice rooms

I was a pretty active member over at the Pearl Forums way back when, not feelin it so much anymore. I hope to see what musical knowledge you're all sharing in these parts of town, as well as share all that I have to offer
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:52 AM
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Real name: Ronnie D
Age: 31
How long have you been playing? 2 months
Your top drummers: ... ugghhhhhhh?
Drumkit: Tama Imperialstar
Cymbal: Sabian
Practice space: Home studio
Are you in a band?: The Hated, check us out on reverbnation if you need to lose 2 minutes of your life that you will never get back
Covers or originals: Originals
Style: Punk
Favorite take-out: Wings
Country: USA
How did you start drumming: Made the mistake of sitting behind a drum set and keeping time with other people in the room, got told I was the drummer. So much for 20years of playing guitar I guess.

I keep ending up on this forum when I google stuff so i figured f*ck it, I'll join. I am a very novice drummer so I apologize in advance for stupid questions and bringing threads back from the dead.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:30 PM
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Real name: Adam
Age: ....
How long have you been playing? More than a few days
Your top drummers: ... Mike Portnoy, and others
Drumkit: Tama (a few different sets)
Cymbal: Sabian
Practice space: At home, at the studio
Are you in a band?: Spit-Face
Covers or originals: Yes
Style: Metal
Country: USA
How did you start drumming: With pencils in elementary school. After my teacher told my parents I was a nuisance, they got me a drum. The rest is history...
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:13 AM
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Real name: Noah
Age: 20
How long have you been playing: 15 years or so
Origin of user name: just my name+initials...boring I know
Your top 5 drummers: Steve Gadd, Ringo, Neil Peart, Ramon Sampson, Teddy Campbell
Make of drumkit: C&C and Tama
Make of cymbal: Paistes and oooold Zildjians
Where do you practice: home
Are you in a band: not at the moment
Do you play covers or originals: all the time!
What style of music: Everything, Blues and Rock pay most of my bills though.
Favourite take out food: PANDA EXPRESS!!!!
What country do you live in: USofA
One really odd fact about yourself: I've been bit by a dolphin
How did you start drumming: asian mom!
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:23 AM
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Real name: Aaron
Age: 38
How long have you been playing: 3 weeks
Origin of user name: Nickname from time spent in the Army; HeMans Cat.
Your top 5 drummers: John Bonnum, Neil Peart, Eric Carr, Dave Grohl, Bill Ward
Make of drumkit: LOL, GP
Make of cymbal: Zildjian ZHT
Where do you practice: home
Are you in a band: Nope
Do you play covers or originals: Rudiments and para-diddles, Covers
What style of music: Everything!
Favourite take out food: Little Skeezers!
What country do you live in: USA
One really odd fact about yourself: I have an insane Idea that I can learn to play the drums.
How did you start drumming: Always loved the grooves, beats and overall energy that drummers display!
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:58 PM
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Real name: Sterling*
Age: 29
How long have you been playing: 6 months*
Origin of user name: it the name that was given to me by my elder when I reach 18 yrs old*
Your top 5 drummers:*Edward Szczepanski, Mike Cano, Steve Moore,Derek Roddy, Adam Denoth*
Make of drumkit: Ludwig Accent CS*
Make of cymbal: home made trash china from a coda HH, very thin trash splash unnamed,coda HH bottom turned into a fast splash, 70/80 series zildjian avidas 22" ride, 40/50 series zildjian avidas 18" crash/ride and a undated I'm guessing 80s series CB percussion HH set **
Where do you practice: home and church*
Are you in a band: yes 3 , a church band "at the cross worship band ", Texas blues band "Shawn Guzman and Texas soul" , and a singer songwriter band "Sean Christenson" *
Do you play covers or originals: both
What style of music: Everything!*
Favourite take out food: pizza
What country do you live in: USA
One really odd fact about yourself: I am a blacksmith, and a primitive archer ;)*
How did you start drumming: one day after church band practice one of the band members had a different band come in to practice and asked me to run sound I sed yes, after I eq'd them we waited for the drummer to show up after a long wait I offered to try to make some beats for them with the house Roland TD10 kit after an hour practice I was hooked I learned 3 songs in two days for the mini set they were doing that fri for a fundraiser Iv always been around music and have played guitar since I was 15 I guess it came easy to me it's now my favorite instrument I love drumming*
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:35 PM
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Hi everyone, relatively new here, had an account for a while but dont use it too much, I do often scroll through forums about various items. I like to record stuff, and play drums. I have a bit of a set up in my house and record some stuff with my band. I can also play bass a bit, not very well though. I can play piano enough to write music, but I wish I was better at writing.

Real name? Nik
Age? 17
How long have you been playing? Almost 6 years
Origin of user name? A mixture of my first and last name
Your top 5 drummers? Thomas Lang, Dave Weckl, Mike Portnoy, Marco Minneman, Gavin Harrison.
Make of drumkit? Yamaha stage custom birch (I would like to get a tama birch/bubinga or Performance dw, love the sound of both)
Make of cymbal? Ufip, and some dodgy ones I am slowly replacing, (also think meinl make great sounds)
Where do you practice? At my house
Are you in a band? I am in one band at the moment, but a couple within school
Do you play covers or originals? Both, but more covers
What style of music? Metal, Blues, rock, jazz, latin
Favourite take out food? Pizza
What country do you live in? Australia
How did you start drumming? After playing Piano, cello and various instruments I had no interest in, my mum signed me up for drum lessons at my school and I loved it!
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:08 PM
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Hi, I am Shaibalik. And i am from New Delhi, India. Just joined the forum.

Pretty much new to this world and getting acquainted.

Well, my purpose of joining this forum would to learn more and be educated about drums. Also wanted to seek some advice. I am pretty much getting my first kit here. And i wanted some opinions. What i have thought of is buying -

Peace DP-210 Adonis :-
Bass Drum - 16x22
Floor Tom - 16x16
Tom Tom - 9x12
Tom Tom - 8x10
Snare - 5.5x14

I also will be needing a good double bass pedal and a good set of cymbal. As far as cymbals is concerned i have thought of opting for the Meinl MCS set of 2(14" Hi Hat + 16" Crash).

Will need some good suggestions and opinions will be much appreciated! TIA

regards,
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:26 PM
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Hi all
My name is Jon.
I have been playing drums for about 15 years or so and playing music in total for about 20.

I have a DW Jazz series kit in Green Glass with chrome hardware.

16x20
14x14
8x12

5.5x14 VLT Exotic in Twisted Rainbow

6.5x14 custom built. WorldMax hammered brass shell, drum foundry die cast batter hoop, triple flanged reso hoop, Pearl Steve Ferrone Lugs and strainer, Puresound custom 20 or 22 wires(dont remember).

7x12 Mapex Black Panther snare Maple/Cherry

3x13 Mapex Black Panther Steel with cast hoops

16x18 Custom built kick. Keller shell, drum foundry lugs, finished in Fromby's Tung Oil (poly blend).

All Zildjian Cymbals

22 K Custom Ride
22 K Constantinople Hi Bell Ride Med Thin Low Special Selection
20 Oriental China Trash
19 K Dark Thin crash
19 K Dark Thin Crash
19 A Custom Projection Crash
17 K Dark Thin Crash
14 K Mini China
14 A Mastersound Hats
10 A Custom Splash

5 LP cowbells
Red Jam Block
TRE44 Treeworks Windchimes

Yamaha DTX for quiet practice

Shure Mics
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:04 PM
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Real name? Mike.
Age? 45.
How long have you been playing? Since 1978.
Origin of user name? My name.
Your top 5 drummers? Neil Peart, Dave Lombardo, Mikkey Dee, Bonzo.
Make of drumkit? Mostly Pearl, some Ludwig.
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste.
Where do you practice? Home.
Are you in a band? Yes, as a Bass player.
Do you play covers or originals? Originals. Covers in the past few bands.
What style of music? Metal.
Favourite take out food? Pizza.
What country do you live in? USA.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:49 AM
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Default HEY GUYS! Check it out!

Hey fellow drummers! Completely new to this site, but here goes...

I play drums in a trashrock band from Copenhagen, Denmark and we've just released our debut record....

Check it out at: http://m.facebook.com/gonzotown?id=127932673884523&_rdr

OR download the whole shebang free of charge at gonzomorales.com!

Hope you guys dig it!

Cheers,
GomezM
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:58 PM
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Real name? Josh
Age? 18
How long have you been playing? about a year
Origin of user name? My name.
Your top 5 drummers? Travis barker,James cassels,Dave Grohl (mans a god),tre cool,Valentino Arteaga
Make of drumkit? Yamaha stage custom
Make of cymbal? Sabian B8 ride, crappy performance percussion hihat and crash
Where do you practice? Home.
Are you in a band? Used to be, not any more
Do you play covers or originals? Originals.
What style of music? Metalcore
Favourite take out food? Pizza.
What country do you live in? England,Cumbria
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:45 AM
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Real name? Michael
Age? Almost as old as dirt
How long have you been playing? Since 1977
Origin of user name? Rotary (RX-7) race car builder for a time.
Your top 5 drummers? Manu Katche
What kind of drumkit? Concept Maple (CM7) & Yamaha Stage Custom
Make of cymbal? Avedis Zildjian or A Custom
Where do you practice? Home and rehearsal space.
Are you in a band? Yes http://www.facebook.com/funkybrewsterband
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Funk/Motown
Favourite take out food? Indian
What country do you live in? United States

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:39 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2adKp...AxGd_6c1qn6nGQ

Hello all! Above is my band, Artilect. We've just finished recording our debut album in Nashville, at Prog-Rock legend, Neal Morse's studio. Mike Portnoy, formerly of Dream Theater, has recorded many albums here.

Hope you enjoy!

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:32 AM
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Real name? Its boring so I will stick to wombat !!
Age? 53
How long have you been playing? Since I was 52
Origin of user name? My speed of drumming along with personal size !!.
Your top 5 drummers? Brian Bennett (shadows) Rob Hirst ( Midnight Oil) need to think about the rest
Make of drumkit? Yamaha (Tama artwood maple snare)
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Bosphorus
Where do you practice? Home.
Are you in a band? No
What style of music? Any, like to mix my styles
Favourite take out food? Kebab
What country do you live in? Australia
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:49 AM
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Real name? Jim Strahan
Age? 30yrs old lol
How long have you been playing? self taught average about a year technically
Origin of user name? like the Gothic style and im drummer and year born
Your top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Joey Jordison, Chris Adler, Daniel Adair
Make of drum kit? Tama
Make of cymbal? Sabian
Where do you practice? home made studio
Are you in a band? http://www.reverbnation.com/inyourperspective
Do you play covers or originals? Original
What style of music? Hard Rock - Metal
Favorite take out food? Taco Bell
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? ill get back to you on this lol
How did you start drumming? my father was a drummer and had his kit in basement so i cleaned it and started listening to black sabbath and zeppelin and fell in love with drumming but didn't really learn till recently
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:42 PM
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Real name? Scott
Age? 52
How long have you been playing? 42
Origin of user name? It's my internet personna for creative endevour
Your top 5 drummers? Steve Gadd, All Sting drummers,Bruford
Make of drumkit? Sonor 2007
Make of cymbal? various
Where do you practice? My home
Are you in a band? Police Tribute band and Jeff Beck tribute
Do you play covers or originals? Mainly covers
What style of music? Most kinds as long as it is honest.
Favourite take out food? Pizza
What country do you live in? Peart-land,.... I mean Canada
One really odd fact about yourself? I've been playing 40 years and am still learning basic things.
How did you start drumming? To be honest, I loved the look of drums.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:39 AM
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Real name? Erik
Age? 41
How long have you been playing? Since age 6 or 7
Origin of user name? Flaming gongs are the best
Your top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, John Bonham, Alex Van Halen, Bun E Carlos
Make of drumkit? Ludwig, of course
Make of cymbal? Sabian
Where do you practice? Practice space
Are you in a band? Yes
Do you play covers or originals? Originals
What style of music? Rock and Roll
Favourite take out food? Mexican lately
What country do you live in? United States
One really odd fact about yourself? I've always played barefoot. Never used a shoe in my life while playing.
How did you start drumming? Heard Abbey Road and Yellow Submarine as a child.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:25 AM
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Real name? Mark

Age? 43

How long have you been playing? been taking lessons for about 6 months

Origin of user name? xcaliber has been my online handle ever since I was part of America On-Line...around 1992

Your top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Carter Beauford, Ringo Star, Neal Peart, Kieth Moon

Make of drumkit? Yamaha Stage Custom

Make of cymbal? Various

Where do you practice? At Home
Are you in a band? No

Do you play covers or originals? Covers

What style of music? Rock, Blues, Country
Favourite take out food? Pizza

What country do you live in? USA

One really odd fact about yourself? Ironman Triathlon Finisher 2011 (16 hours, 25 minutes, 18 seconds)

How did you start drumming? Always wanted to learn an instrument. Guitar and bass didn't really appeal to me so I chose drums. A person at work had a kit for sale so I jumped at the chance to buy it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:23 PM
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Hello, folks. I joined back FOREVER ago, but didn't really contribute much. I've been "playing" for 8 years. And I say "playing" because my dedication to the craft has been up and down over the years. However, I have experienced a renewed passion for not only playing, but learning, So, here goes...

Real name? Brennan
Age? 21
How long have you been playing? On and off for about 8 years
Your top 5 drummers? I have too many
Make of drumkit? A Roland for the time being
Where do you practice? My home
Are you in a band? I play at a local church
Do you play covers or originals? Mainly covers
What style of music? I try to enjoy a wide range of stuff
Favourite take out food? Subway
What country do you live in? Canada
How did you start drumming? I listened to the Black Album (Metallica) when I was 14
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:24 PM
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Hi

My name is edgar and im from baltimore md
41 yrs old and still love to drum
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:51 PM
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Real name: Alex Kohl

Age: 17

How long have you been playing: Now it's about 6 years.

Your top 5 drummers: Ian Paice, John Bonham, John Fred Young, Michael Cartellone, Robert Burns

Make of drumkit: Pearl (I play Pearl Vision VLX 905 C 231 in Black Fade)

Make of cymbal: Meinl (MB10 Medium Series)

Where do you practice: In my room, practice room of my band.
Are you in a band: Yes. We are called ADONEY. We do some Hardrock with Southern Rock influences. www.facebook.com/adoneyrocks Or check out our own homepage (german only) www.adoneyrocks.com

Do you play covers or originals: We write our own songs.

What style of music: Hardrock with influences of Blues, Southern Rock and Rock 'n' Roll.

Favourite take out food: I love Burgerking, McDonalds, Subway and all that stuff.

What country do you live in: Germany

One really odd fact about yourself: I can make my elbows click really loudly.

How did you start drumming: When I was a young baby (about 2 weeks old) and I started to crie my father always took me and listened to DEEP PURPLE with me... When I got older he always told me some stories about DEEP PURPLE and the drummer, Ian Paice. And when I was 11 years old I said to my daddy "Hey, dad. I wanna do this, too!" and then I started drumming in a music school. Broke up there and went to another music school with another drum teacher to get more technics and a bigger mind. It helps a lot when you change your teachers!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:01 PM
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[quote=Scottify;1030607]Real name -- Andrew Benoit
Age -- 13, almost 14
How long have you been playing-- about six are seven years
Origin of user name--my chuck Taylor allstar shoes and the fact I'm a drummer
Your top 5 drummers -- Neal Peart, John Bohnam, Mike Portnoy, My dad, and Buddy rich!
Make of drumkit -- current set, legion intermediate. Get mapex pro m in may
Make of cymbal? -- stagg furia zbt crash ride 18", crash 14" and hi-hat 13"
Where do you practice? -- in my balcony
Are you in a band? -- No, not yet, but I'm looking.
Do you play covers or originals? Covers!
What style of music?rock and roll!
Favourite take out food? -- fried chicken... White kids like it to!
What country do you live in? -- USA!
One really odd fact about yourself? -- I am most likely going to get diabetes as it is on both sides of the family
How did you start drumming? -- I was always that add kid, and I loved beating stuff. Then my dad bought me my first kit. Let me tell ya. Love at first tap.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:32 PM
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Wally Nichols
From: Manchester NH USA.
Been playing about 35 years, Teaching for about 10 years
Rock, Funk, Blues
Kits- Ludwig maple classics, DW collectors..

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:39 PM
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:15 AM
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Helllo everyone, this is Melo!
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:19 PM
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Howdy everyone! I have been lurking here for a good month, and I thought it was finally time to come say hello, join the forums and introduce myself.

I started playing drums with just snare drum first. I went to a private school - so I unfortunately missed out on marching band, but I learned snare for about a year (1995). While doing that, I had a very STRONG urge to learn drumset, but my parents wanted to see me stick with learning the basics on snare first. I still remember my snare drum - $90 at a pawn shop called Cash USA in Pensacola, Fl. It was a old Slingerland 5.5 x 14 all metal snare - Remo black dot on top/unsure about bottom. I learned how to tune it, take it apart, change heads, and play half or so of the rudiments. I was 14 back then, and man was I psyched to play.

So then, a lil' band called +Live+ aired an MTV Unplugged performance in February of 1995, and I was hooked. Chad Gracey's kit was- in my 14 year old eyes - massive with a unique "triangular" tom setup I'd never seen before. I watched that performance over and over again on the VCR until the color started to flicker out and the tape would strain to even play. That was it - I was getting a drumset.

Fast-forward to about December of 2006, and some mail-order catalog somewhere had a drumset in it - a 5 piece Royce with a cymbal, hi-hat and throne for $219. I saved all my money, and finally asked my parents to order it. Well, I didn't know there was a 8 WEEK delivery wait period, and man, every single day was an eternity. I remember the day it FINALLY came in - it was in 2 boxes on the front patio, and I thought "This can't be right!!" Well, I had never put together a drumset before. Remember, my snare came complete from the pawnshop when I purchased it. I didn't know drumsets had "some assembly may be required" on them ;). None-the-less, I was completely stoked beyond words, and I put that kit together that day, and finally after over a year of anticipation, I had my first drumset :)!

So, there's the book introduction to me - long story short - I moved up to a Pearl Export kit up to summer 2001 with a beautiful set of Avedia/Z Custom Zildjians - but, well - I burned out. I ran into "that crowd" of drummers that try to one-up everything you do and would rather compete than learn from one another. It made me loathe drumming, and I sold my set out of spite and uninterest.

But that interest slowly crept back - I purchased, in 2005, a Roland TD6 VDrum set, and I was "back in" partly. I hated not having an acoustic set, but at least it was something. I played on it for about 5.5 years. Then Guitar Center had a Labor Day sale this year ... :)

GC was selling a 7 piece Gretsch Catalina Maple kit for a crazy price of $750, and since I finally was done with school (both academic and OTS) and have my own place, I said "Let's do it!" Of course, had to buy some cymbals, which I did - a A Custom Zildjian package of 14 hats, 16/18 crash, 20 ride, and an 18" Oriental China. I've added more to the kit, but I don't want to say too much - that's what the "show us your gear" thread is for :D.

So anyhoo, there's my abridged story. Here's my quick stats:

Real name -- Jeremiah
Age -- 31
How long have you been playing-- 16 years - of those, about 9 solid years, 7 on and off
Origin of user name--Always learning new things
Your top 5 drummers -- Mike Mangini, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jared Falk, Mike Portnoy, Lars Ulrich (childhood inspiration - not going to deny it)
Make of drumkit -- Gretsch Catalina Maple
Make of cymbal? -- A Customs: 14 Hihats, 16 Crash, 18 Crash, 18 Projection Crash, 20 Ride, 10 Splash; Avedis: 8 Splash, 18 China High; Sound Effects: 18 Oriental China Trash
Where do you practice? -- Drum Room
Are you in a band? -- Only with my headset/ear buds in :)
Do you play covers or originals? Rudiments/Covers/Grooves when I actually get good ;)
What style of music? If I like it, I play it
Favourite take out food? -- Arbys/Chipotle
What country do you live in? -- US
One really odd fact about yourself? -- I lead with my left hand on drums
How did you start drumming? Read my story :)
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:42 PM
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Hi everybody,
since you have a nice form I will use it to introduce myself.

Real name -- Massimiliano
Age -- 39
How long have you been playing-- about 20
Origin of user name-- My name (nick-name for non-italian speakers) + familyname
Your top 5 drummers -- Phil Collins, Gavin Harrison, Pick Withers, John Bonham, Ringo.
Make of drumkit -- Self built (not assembled - built) maple kit 14x20, 7x10, 9x13, 10x14, 12x16, snare 5x14
Make of cymbal -- Zildjian K (EAK) and Avedis ('50 and '60s)+ 2 Wuhan China
Where do you practice? -- Home (e-drums) + rehearsal room.
Are you in a band? -- Yes, The PUMMP (yes, two M, don't ask why)
Do you play covers or originals? Originals + a couple of covers
What style of music? Progressive rock
Favourite take out food? -- Greek by Pano's
What country do you live in? -- Germany
One really odd fact about yourself? -- I'm Italian, I work in Germany for a Belgian company.
How did you start drumming? Air drumming on Hotel California way before the term was even invented (maybe)

Cheers!!!

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:49 AM
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Real name?
Age? 50.
How long have you been playing? About 5 years.
Origin of user name? What Tina Turner's character called Mad Max in Mad Max 3.
Your top 5 drummers? Bonham,Baker,Portnoy,Paice,any drummer from the 1930's-40's.
Make of drumkit? Cheap but nice.
Make of cymbal? Linko.High-hats = 14" Schalloch.
Where do you practice? Home.
Are you in a band? Not yet.
Do you play covers or originals? Both.
What style of music? Rock,blues,some funk.
Favourite take out food? Chinese.
What country do you live in? Australia.
One really odd fact about yourself?
How did you start drumming? I got sick of breaking plastic 20 ltr containers with spanners so I bought a cheap kit.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:07 AM
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Hey how's it goin :)
Real name? Rohan
Age? 17
How long have you been playing? A few months
Origin of user name? hmm.
Your top 5 drummers? Travis Barker, Buddy Rich,
Make of drumkit? Pearl
Make of cymbal? Sabian
Where do you practice? Home
Are you in a band? Yes
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Punk and rock.
How did you start drumming? My dad drums too, so..
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:21 PM
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Real name? Doug
Age? 61
How long have you been playing? A few months (Born again)
Origin of user name? Just bought a new Gretsch kit and couldn't think of anything else!
Your top 5 drummers? Bonham and Moon
Make of drumkit? Gretsch G Series
Make of cymbal? Sabian B8
Where do you practice? Home
Are you in a band? Not yet
Do you play covers or originals?
What style of music? Rock 'n 'Roll
Favourite take out food? Fish and Chips
What country do you live in? UK
How did you start drumming? Played in a band when I was a kid.....

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:21 AM
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real name? Nate C.
age? 32
how long been playing? 3 weeks
origin of user name? Nickname from High School+
top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Dave Grohl, Brann Dailor, Bud Gaugh, Keith Moon
make of drumkit? Simmons (only cuz I live in an apartment complex and for ease-)
make of cymbal? Simmons (-of recording purposes)
where do you practice? In my home studio (not sound proofed)
are you in a band/s? Was for 3 years as the bass player(main instrument)
covers or originals? Covers
what style of music? Party-Rock Band
favorite take out food? Chinese
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? Don't like someone being in the kitchen when I am.
how did you start drumming? Tired of cutting up drum loops all night, and drummers always look like they are having the most fun out of anyone on stage. So far, its the most fun I've ever had learning an instrument!

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:12 AM
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Hello Peoples..

Real name? Chris Perra

How long been playing? 28 Years
Origin of user name? My Name
Top 5 drummers? Vinnie Colaiuta, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Gadd, Alex VanHalen, Jojo Mayer
Make of drumkit? TRS Custom Drums
Make of cymbal? Dream Cymbals
Where do you practice? In my recording studio
Ae you in a band/s? Yup, For 24 years
Covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Rock, Metal, Blues, Funk,Jazz
Favorite take out food? Tim Hortons
Country? Canada
One really odd fact about yourself? I hate fish
How did you start drumming? Grew up in a rural area,, was one of the only kids with a kit.. Some friends asked me to play..
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:16 AM
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What's up evereyone!! I'm green to the forums so here's an introduction.
Name is Michael an dI've been playing around 13 years. Did some time with experimental and progressive bands while studying classical percussion and art at Louisiana Tech University. Currently in Austin Tx teaching a few students and writing a solo drum EP for release at the beginning of the year (think Terry Bozzio and Grant Collins). Good to be here!!

My drumming page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/negativei
There's no music posted as I'm still writing but all updates will be through the fb page for those interested.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:21 AM
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real name? Jim S.
age? 56 (57 in January)
how long been playing? Off & on (mostly off) since the 5th grade
origin of user name? Had an income tax business about 15 years ago. The initials stuck.
top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Ringo, Meytal Cohen, Henry Weck
make of drumkit? Gretsch round-badge frankenkit, Yamaha Stage Custom
make of cymbal? Zildjian A's
where do you practice? Converted shed in my back yard
are you in a band/s? Surf band and sub for Classic Rock band
covers or originals? Covers
what style of music? Surf and Classic Rock
favorite take out food? In 'N' Out
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? Played the Bass drum in the Salvation Army band when I was a teenager
how did you start drumming? Had a demonstration of different band instruments in the 5th grade. Fell in love with the snare drum. My dad bought me an Acrolite. Somebody stole it when I was in High School. It had a keystone badge. Wish I still had it.

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:53 PM
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HELLO FELLOW DRUMMERS...
here is my short introduction.

real name? Michele Drees
age? Never ask a Lady!! lol
how long been playing? 30 years
origin of user name? Just chose anything that popped into my head.
top 6 drummers? Max Roach, Tony Williams, Zigaboo Modeliste, David Garibaldi,Harvey Mason, Godd!
make of drumkit? Yamaha 9000 Recording series.
make of cymbal? Zildjian's
where do you practice? Roland V drums TD8 at home but need to get into a studio more often!!!
are you in a band/s? Have been in loads.
Kirsty MacColl,
Marc Almond,
Seal,
Badmarsh and Shri,
Jonathon Ross house band:-
KD Lang,
Candy Dulfer,
Mica Paris,
and lots more...
Currently run my own Jazz quartet with a tap dancer!!

country?London UK

one really odd fact about yourself? I have a Brasilian band called Sonhos do Brasil where I leave the drums behind and play guitar and sing in Portuguese. This is serious hobby!

how did you start drumming? I was shy and needed to be heard!!! LOL

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:56 PM
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HELLO FELLOW DRUMMERS...
here is my short introduction.

real name? Michele Drees
age? Never ask a Lady!! lol
how long been playing? 30 years
origin of user name? Just chose anything that popped into my head.
top 5 drummers? Max Roach, Tony Williams, Zigaboo Modeliste, David Garibaldi,Harvey Mason
make of drumkit? Yamaha 9000 Recording series.
make of cymbal? Zildjian's
where do you practice? Roland V drums TD8 at home but need to get into a studio more often!!!
are you in a band/s? Have been in loads.
Kirsty MacColl,
Marc Almond,
Seal,
Badmarsh and Shri,
Jonathon Ross house band:-
KD Lang,
Candy Dulfer,
Mica Paris,
and lots more...
Currently run my own Jazz quartet with a tap dancer!!

country?London UK

one really odd fact about yourself? I have a Brasilian band called Sonhos do Brasil where I leave the drums behind and play guitar and sing in Portuguese. This is serious hobby!

how did you start drumming? I was shy and needed to be heard!!! LOL
Really superb to have you hang out here Michele. There's a ton of great pro drummers on this, the biggest drum forum in the world, but precious few girls of your playing calibre. Thanks for chiming in & enriching our discussions.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:23 AM
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Great to have you here Mich! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to see you play at the LDS earlier this year. I was the big guy with the jacket and the beard hanging around with Andy and Henri. Loved your reaction to the Classic Series kit.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:38 AM
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Real name? Michi
Age? 25
How long have you been playing? 20 years I think
Origin of user name? the name of my Facebook page where i add a free drum lesson every day www.facebook.com/dailydrumlesson
Your top 5 drummers? changes every day
Make of drum kit? 60's Ludwig, 2 70's Gretsch
Make of cymbal? Zildjian
Where do you practice? In my practice room?!
Are you in a band? more than one
Do you play covers or originals? depends on the band
What style of music? nearly everything, but not too heavy pls
Favourite take out food? changes every day
What country do you live in? Germany
One really odd fact about yourself? I love 60's Hardware and everything is moving while i am playing
How did you start drumming? can't remember
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:50 AM
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Real name: Pamela
How long have you been playing: 28 +
Currently re-visiting: Paul Motian, Krupa, Antonio Sanchez, Simon Phillips, Gary Husband
Make of drum kit: 70's Chrome Ludwig DB, Premier Genista, DW
Make of cymbal: Paiste & Zild
Where do you practice: Home studio
Are you in a band: Not currently
Do you play covers or originals: Both
What style of music: Fusion, funk, blues, hard rock
What country do you live in: U.S.A.
One really odd fact about yourself: This is the first forum I have ever joined. Don't everyone laugh at once.
How did you start drumming: I discovered at a very early age that laying in bed and playing the wall with both feet was both amusing and addictive.

Hi everyone. I've been enjoying all of you and the wealth of information here for a few months. While I've been absent from drumming for a few years, this community and it's spirit has done the same for me as it has for many others here (is my sense) ...re-energize and motivate to get back in the saddle. I'll post pics and some audio in the future when I'm un-packed, finished scratching my head, set up and back on board. I appreciate the opportunity to join here. You all can certainly be so proud to have this wonderful place by which to interact on so many different levels..

All My Best,

-Pamela
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