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Old 01-30-2013, 08:16 PM
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Real name: Andre
Age: Late 20's
How long have you been playing: 15 years, not that you'd be able to tell.
Origin of user name: I'm Andre form South Africa
Your top 5 drummers: Chris Adler, Tomas Haake, Fredrik Andersson, Daniel Svensson,Vince paul
Make of drumkit: Tama
Make of cymbal: Meinl, and borrowing a Zildjian
Where do you practice: Spare room
Are you in a band: Yes
Do you play covers or originals: Originals
What style of music: Metal
Favourite take out food: A good burger
What country do you live in: USA
One really odd fact about yourself: I love peanut butter, and chocolate, but can't stand the two together.
How did you start drumming: I begged and pleaded my folks to find me a teacher after my brother started guitar.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:32 PM
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Hey guys! New here!
Real Name: Michele
Age: 25
How long have I been playing: 13-14 years
Origin of my username: my italian short name (michi) and one of my band's name, coma!
Top 5 drummers: Uli Kusch, Gavin Harrison, Chris Coleman, Federico Paulovich, Raphael Saini
Make of Drumkit: Drumcraft DC8 Birch
Make of Cymbals: Meinl, Sabian
Where do you practice: My own rehearsal room/home studio
Are you or were you in a band: Yeah, with my thrash metal band COMA we have just released an album, and we toured europe supporting metal legends MASTER. Right now I'm in the middle of pre-production recording sessions for a new project with the bass player from Charlie Dominici
Covers or originals: Originals!
Style of music: Thrash with Coma, More melodic/progrtessive/speed with the other project
Drink: Water, lemon tea
Country: Italy
How did I start drumming: Self-taught when I was like 11-12, then I started Study with a couple of teachers
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:32 AM
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Better late than not at all.

Real name? Angus
Age? 61
How long have you been playing? 9 years then took a short 40 year break now about 90 days.
Origin of user name? Birth Certificate
Your top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Gavin Harrison.
Make of drumkit? Pearl
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Sabian
Where do you practice? Home
Are you in a band? no
Do you play covers or originals? covers for now
What style of music? vintage rock
Favourite take out food? Taco Bell
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? Depends on your idea of odd. That I am here at my age should be odd enough.
How did you start drumming? 7th Grade band class.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:47 AM
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Real name?Gustavo

Age? 27

How long have you been playing? I have been playing for 5 years now and have been extremely inspired to play and just get better as of late.

Origin of user name? Well....long story short I am mexican lol and well I think the username says the rest :p

Your top 5 drummers? OMG I can't pick just 5! Well the original guys that inspired me to pick up drumming I would have to say are:

Mike Portnoy, The Rev, Gavin Harrison, Todd Sucherman, Akira Jimbo

Make of drumkit? I purchase a Tama Silverstar drumkit with Chameleon Sparkle finish.

Make of cymbal? I am more of a Sabian guy but I don't care as long as the cymbal sounds good (to my ear at least) I also have a meinl cymbal (digging their stuff lately)

Where do you practice? My bedroom

Are you in a band? I was for a little bit but I realized that I need to improve drastically so I started taking lessons again

Do you play covers or originals? Both I love playing originals more then covers but cover songs have helped me grow soooo much.

What style of music? I love all styles I go through stages but I definitely love metal, jazz, latin, older pop tunes, punk, and I have been really interested in the fusion stuff lately as well.

Favourite take out food? I eat pretty healthy actually and I try to avoid take out.

What country do you live in? America

One really odd fact about yourself? I am like an old man stuck in a young mans body lol j/k nothing really I'm pretty boring actually.

How did you start drumming

I always wanted to when I was younger but my family at the time never had the means to get me a drum set once I got a little older and got a job I took up drums. I was really inspired to by the Dream Theater documentary that came with the special edition of Systematic Chaos, watching Mike Portnoy beat the crap out of his drums really inspired me.

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:20 AM
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Real name? Casey
Age? 21
How long have you been playing? 10 Years
Origin of user name? Casey Garrett Kreger
Your top 7 drummers? Buddy Rich, Benny Grebb, Mike Johnston, Roy Hanes, Rodney Holmes Dave Wekl, Steve Gadd....The list is ever expanding
Make of drumkit? Sonor Force 2005
Make of cymbal? Meinl Byzance
Where do you practice? Home
Are you in a band? not currently
Do you play covers or originals? Everything
What style of music? I'll give anything a shot
Favourite take out food? Chinese
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? Where to start...
How did you start drumming? Pots and pans baby!
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:44 PM
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Hi everyone!

Real name? Carles
Age? 40
How long have you been playing? Since I was 14 years-old
Origin of user name? It's the translation of my real Spanish Last name
Your top 5 drummers? Neil Peart, Gavin Harrison, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, Carter Beauford
Make of drumkit? Pacific Drums & Percussion
Make of cymbal? Zidjian
Where do you practice? I hired a rehearsal room for some years
Are you in a band? Not now
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Mainly prog-Metal, but I've played all kinds of styles
Favourite take out food? Pizza
What country do you live in? Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
One really odd fact about yourself? I think too much
How did you start drumming? It's really a weird story. It's 1.983, and I am 11. As a kid in a country where Rock was out of the media at the time, I am afraid of Heavy Metal. You know, it's loud and evil. That morning I went to school and saw some Heavy Metal fans looking really sad. I was afraid of them, but I knew one. I asked him what was going on. He told me the terrible news: this famous band, Iron Maiden, were in an airplane that crashed. Every member of the band was dead except the drummer, but the doctors were going to cut one of his arms off. I was pretty shocked. Even these "evil" people deserved a good life.
Now it's that day's afternoon. I've come home and I am eating a sandwich and watching the TV. In the Spanish public TV of those years was very rare to see anything close to Rock, so that made impossible to see anything harder than that. But there had to be some Metalhead working there that day, I don't know how he could do that. I am eating my sandwhich and suddenly, before the starting of some boring TV show, there you have it: the videoclip of "The trooper". At first, it is really weird and agressive to me. But since the news from this morning I just think: "Well, let's watch this, just for showing some respect. It's just a song". And 30 seconds later, something makes a "click" inside my brain. "I like this song! It's amazing!"

"The trooper" is less than 4 minutes long. In less than that, two things happened that day: a new Metalhead was born and that boy decided he wanted to be a drummer. "Man, that drumkit is huge! That drummer is really cool with those rolls!" Next morning, that stupid rumour was over. And my hair grew long and remained long for more than twenty years. I always thought I owe something to Nicko McBrain.

If anyone is interested, I have started a Drums & Percussion blog: http://www.putrumputrum.com/en

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:01 PM
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Real name? Simon
Age? 18
How long have you been playing? 4 years
Your top 5 drummers? Matt Halpern, Benny Greb, Gavin Harrison, Amano Tatsuya (love his showmanship more than his technicality), Blake Richardson.
Make of drumkit? Sonor Force 3007
Make of cymbal? 8" Stagg Splash,
14" Sabian xs20 Hats
18" Zildjian A Custom Crash
15" AAX-xtreme China
19" Saluda Mist-X Crash
20" Sabian xs20 Ride
19" Saluda Voodoo China
Where do you practice? My house, Bandroom.
Are you in a band? Yes. https://www.facebook.com/neomarica
Do you play covers or originals? Originals :)
What style of music? Metal.
Favourite take out food? Chipotle
What country do you live in? Canada
How did you start drumming? Watching my church drummer.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:49 PM
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Real name? Jordy Fleming
Age? 20
How long have you been playing? Around 8 years
Origin of user name? I am going to grad school at UND soon, figured I'd show pride
Your top 5 drummers? DANNY CAREY, Carter Beauford, Vinnie Colaiuta, James Sullivan "Rev", Phil Collins
Make of drumkit? Gretsch
Make of cymbal? Zildjians and Paistes
Where do you practice? In my room, at home
Are you in a band? nay
Do you play covers or originals? my own stuffs
What style of music? I pride myself on being well round. Punk to jazz.
Favourite take out food? Give me a cheeseburger
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? I have kept every broken stick since I started playing
How did you start drumming? Air drums were more fun when I was little. Once I got sticks, it became a journey
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:24 PM
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Real name? Edgar
Age? 20
How long have you been playing? Around 4 years
Origin of user name? It just popped into my head
Your top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, Jose Pasillas, John Bonham
Make of drumkit? Pearl
Make of cymbal? Paiste
Where do you practice? In my room, at church
Are you in a band? If church band counts, then yes
Do you play covers or originals? I play covers at home, at church I guess I do play my own
What style of music? I like jazz, post-grunge, garage, and at little bit of hiphop
Favourite take out food? french fries
What country do you live in? Philippines
One really odd fact about yourself? I would not be able to sleep without my hotdog pillow
How did you start drumming? I got my inspiration from our former drummer at church.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:32 PM
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Real Name - Chris (I know, I know....so unique!)

Age - 31

How long have I been playing - Played mostly snare for 8 yrs in school, followed by about 10 years of noodling around with the acoustic guitar and electric bass, and a sit behind a kit every-so-often. Picked the sticks back up and bought a used kit three years ago, and have been happily drumming ever since.

Origin of user name - My Dad is a drummer, and he had this Buddy Rich tape called "Stick It"....I'll remember that tape for the rest of my life.

My eclectic top 5 - Joe Morello, Chad Smith, John Bonham, Steve Jordan, and Stanton Moore

Make of kit - Tama Swingstar circa '92

Cymbals - Zildjian

Practice Space - Garage-like add-on

My bands - Cowboy Church band, Nameless 3 (sometimes 4) piece "classic" rock group...if we don't intend to gig, we're still a "Band", right?

Covers or Originals - Little of both

Style - Blues to rock to country and swing....a little modern rock in the practice room

Favorite Take-out - Chinese

Country - USA

Odd fact - hmmm, which to share....I haven't had cable or satellite tv in five years, and I don't miss it.

My start - My family is full of musicians...a lot of inspiration from which to draw, on several instruments, but Dad played drums, so I wanted to too.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:32 PM
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Real name? Lawrence
Age? 47
How long have you been playing? Off and on for 30 years
Your top 5 drummers? Peart, McBrain, Weckl, Phillips, lots of ties for 5th..
Make of drumkit? Pearl Vision birch
Make of cymbal? Zildjian for now..came with the kit. Paiste ideally.
Where do you practice? My house.
Are you in a band? Nope..still developing my skills and all that.
Do you play covers or originals? GOOD covers. No country.
What style of music? Metal, Rock, Punk, Classic Rock, some Pop
Favourite take out food? Mexican
What country do you live in? U.S.A.
How did you start drumming? My older brother brought home a kit and we started jamming.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:35 AM
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Howdy!

Real name? Jon
Age? 38
How long have you been playing? about 3 months
Origin of user name? don't remember, I've been using it for many years!
Your top 5 drummers? Chad Smith, Lars Ulrich, Neil Peart, ......
Make of drumkit? currently a Ddrum D2 kit, but just ordered a Tama Silverstar.
Make of cymbal? Sabian, slowly upgrading from B8's to AA's
Where do you practice? In my house, bedroom studio
Are you in a band? kinda. Just some friends that play in my house
Do you play covers or originals? both
What style of music? rock, classic rock, trying some jazz
Favourite take out food? chinese
What country do you live in? US of A!
How did you start drumming? I'm a guitar player, and I like recording, so I wanted to try drums as well. I traded a guitar for my current set and fell in love with drumming. So with my recent tax return, I decided to buy a better set.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:19 AM
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Hello Drummerworld!

Real name? Clay
Age? 16
How long have you been playing? Since I was little(er)!
Origin of user name? My real name!
Your top 5 drummers? Jon Bonham, Alex Van Halen, Tommy Aldridge, Tommy Lee, and my big brother Cole Ebertowski!
Make of drumkit? Pearl Exports but will be getting a new kit soon!
Make of cymbal? Paiste/Zildjian
Where do you practice? My basement
Are you in a band? Yes
Do you play covers or originals? Mostly originals
What style of music? Groovy RockNRoll
Favourite take out food? Hmmm... Indian food!
What country do you live in? The US!
One really odd fact about yourself? I hate styrofoam!
How did you start drumming? Grew up in a very musical family!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:31 AM
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Hello everyone!!

Real name? Pablo (Paul in inglish)
Age? 27
How long have you been playing? Mmm... Since I was 15
Origin of user name? My new drum
Your top 5 drummers? Carter Beauford, Jon Bonham, Roger Taylor, Vinnie Colaiuta, Trilok Gurtu
Make of drumkit? Sonor Select Force Studio natural maple
Make of cymbal? All Zildjian
Where do you practice? Now, on my practice pad.... i have to get a practice drum because i live in a flat, and can't play my drum... :(
Are you in a band? Yes
Do you play covers or originals? Mostly covers
What style of music? Rock, funk, soul
Favourite take out food? Hmmm... pizza and empanadas!!
What country do you live in? Argentina!! Long way to the south....
One really odd fact about yourself? My second finger of the foot is bigger than my 1st... is that odd??!
How did you start drumming? I love music, and i chose drums because i friend of mine had one and i was interested!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:32 AM
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Hey people

Real name? Zak
Age? 19
How long have you been playing? 4 years
Origin of user name? Had some ProMark sticks and a friend said that Mark wasn't pro and that it should say ProZak (also an anti-depressant)
Your top 5 drummers? Danny Carey, Mike Portnoy, Jojo Mayer, John Bonham, can't think of a 5th, too many influences.
Make of drumkit? Roland td-11k, also have a 14x6.5 mapex black panther snare
Make of cymbal? None at this point
Where do you practice? Garage
Are you in a band? Used to be, not at the moment
Do you play covers or originals? Both, whatever is needed at the time
What style of music? Rock, pop, metal, worship(not sure if a genre?)
Favourite take out food? Pizza
What country do you live in? New Zealand!
One really odd fact about yourself? I live in New Zealand haha
How did you start drumming? A friend played and I thought it looked cool, now I love it so much it's almost a problem haha
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:02 PM
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Real name? Dave
Age? 29
How long have you been playing? 21 years
Origin of user name? It's been my AIM screenname since high school (so forever)
Your top 5 drummers? Dave DiCenso, Mike Portnoy, John Bohnam, The Rev, Adrian Young
Make of drumkit? Gretsch Catalina Ash & Roland TD-4K
Make of cymbal? Zildjian A, Wuhan chinas
Where do you practice? In my office on my electric kit
Are you in a band? Yep, two! Agony Hill and Stealing Monday
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Agony Hill is rock/pop/metal, and Stealing Monday is rock and country
Favourite take out food? Sushi
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? I hate the sound of beer being poured into a glass on radio commercials
How did you start drumming? I saw Roger Taylor playing on TV at the Freddie Mercury Memorial Concert and it changed my life. I wanted to be him!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:15 PM
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Real name? Robbert
Age? 28
How long have you been playing? About 13 years
Origin of user name? First letters of my full name
Your top 5 drummers? Tomas Haake, Dan Carle, Mario Duplantier, Gavin Harrison, Alex Rudinger
Make of drumkit? Tama and Ludwig
Make of cymbal? Zildjian and Meinl
Where do you practice? At home and at our studio
Are you in a band? Yup! www.manasplague.com
Do you play covers or originals? All originals
What style of music? Progressive hardcore/metalcore
Favourite take out food? Hm, hard one, but i'd go with a good hamburger :P
What country do you live in? Netherlands
One really odd fact about yourself? Might be easier to name the normal things xD!
How did you start drumming? Always wanted to since i was about 5 years old, then it went away for a while and when i was 15 i got reintroduced to it =)
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:29 PM
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Real name? Mark
Age? 48
How long have you been playing? Just starting again after :mumble-mumble: 25+years
Origin of user name? My middle name and I'm always diddling around on my drums
Your top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland,Chad Smith, Bernard Purdie
Make of drumkit? Tama
Make of cymbal? Zildjian and Sabian
Where do you practice? At home
Are you in a band? Not right now.
Do you play covers or originals? Covers
What style of music? Hard Rock,Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz, Country
Favourite take out food? Not a big fan of it. I cook a lot.
One really odd fact about yourself? I'm just an odd person. Period.
How did you start drumming? Saw Led Zep back in 1975, saw Bonham playing and knew that's what I wanted to do.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:11 PM
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Real name? Sage Duvall
Age? 20
How long have you been playing? 4 years.
Origin of user name? My parents? haha It's my birth name.
Your top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Gavin Harrison, Barrymore Barlow, Matt Helders, Bill Bruford.
Make of drumkit? Tama
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Sabian, and Paiste (mismatched...I'm poor)
Where do you practice? At home, band practice.
Are you in a band? Yes.
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Progressive Rock, and other rock genres.
Favourite take out food? Not a big fan of it.
One really odd fact about yourself? I had Depersonalization Disorder, but overcame it.
How did you start drumming? My dad sold his drumset when I was 6, and I was devastated. So I beat on everything around the house until he bought me one at 16 to make up for it. I've played every day since then.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:36 PM
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Real name? Hywel Davies
Age? 21
How long have you been playing? About 8/9years.
Origin of user name? It came from another site, instead of letting me choose a name it made me enter my first name (Hywel) and the name of the football team I support (Kidderminster Harriers) and it came up with a few suggestions including hywelkidd which ended up sticking.
Your top 5 drummers? Eric Singer, Buddy Rich, Danny Carey, Ian Paice, John Bonham
Make of drumkit? Pearl
Make of cymbal? Paiste
Where do you practice? Used to practice at my parents house (when I lived there), but now only get to at band rehearsals.
Are you in a band? Yes. Jet Black Cadillac.
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Indiebilly (sort of a cross between indie and rockabilly)
Favourite take out food? Indian or fried chicken
One really odd fact about yourself? I'm very shy and quiet until you put me behind a kit. Then I become the most confident person you'll ever see lol.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:39 PM
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:39 PM
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Hi All!

I am in the process of returning to the acoustic drum fold after several years in the electronic drumming camp and a long absence from any drumming for 30+ years before that!

I started banging on things at home at an early age and my parents gave me a Ludwig Acrolite for Christmas in 1967 (I still have that drum). I proceeded to build a set one piece at a time as I could afford additions. The resulting mongrel set served me well through several bands until I realized that there were a lot more talented drummers than me not making a living playing so I went back to school and essentially gave up playing as I pursued my career, marriage, life, etc.

Several years back I got the itch to play and bought a set of Roland e-drums. I really enjoy playing these in my basement at any time of the day without bothering anyone and actually now am a better player than I ever was due to the increased practice time.
However, I went to a music camp last summer and confirmed my suspicions that e-drums are easier to play than acoustics and I felt my newly honed chops did not apply. Then again being in close proximity to the likes of Pat Mastelotto and Tobias Ralph will give most mortal drummers an inferiority complex!

I’ve spent time since last fall looking and listening to options. I finally made the move and have purchased a Sonor Newport Beech set along with the Sonor Protean 12 x 5 snare. One might ask if this is too much set for a returning “newbie” and my answer is maybe now but not later. My process is to do painstaking research before buying anything major then never regretting my decision. That way I don’t waste a lot of money and time to get to where I eventually want to be.

So there you have it. I’m sure I’ll have questions as I complete (cymbals next) my set and re-embark on the journey.

Real name? – Steve Albers
Age? - 58
How long have you been playing? – On, mostly off for 46 years
Origin of user name? Actually the “name” of our Cayman S
Your top 5 drummers? Bill Bruford, Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto, Tobias Ralph, Chad Wackerman
Make of drumkit? - Acoustic: Sonor Newport Beech, Electronic: Roland TD-9
Make of cymbal? – Acoustic: Still deciding, Electronic; Roland, Zildjian Gen 16
Where do you practice? – In my basement
Are you in a band? – Not currently
Do you play covers or originals? - No originals yet…
What style of music? - Prog mostly
Favourite take out food? - Pizza
What country do you live in? - USA
One really odd fact about yourself? - I’m an engineer: is that odd enough?
How did you start drumming? - Inspired by all the great rock in the late ‘60s

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Nice to meet you guys! :)

Real name? George Davidson
Age? 16
How long have you been playing? 5 years
Origin of user name? I play in a band called Gypsy Heart :)
Your top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Ben Sesar, JP Bouvet, Tony Williams And Buddy Rich.
Make of drumkit? Yamaha
Make of cymbal? Paiste PST 5
Where do you practice? At home, band practice.
Are you in a band? Yes.
Do you play covers or originals? Originals
What style of music? Hard Rock.
Favourite take out food? Chinese
How did you start drumming? My sister got a Drum set to learn to play when i was younger, But really it was me who couldn't stay away! Never looked back.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:47 PM
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Hello DrummerWorld! I previously had an account here, but decided to make a new one and start over. I didn't have very many posts so I thought, why not? :)

My name is Joseph "Stix" Davis. I'm 21. I live in the U.S. I've been playing for over 11 years.

My username is my real name plus my nickname/DJ name.

I currently play a Pearl Vision 7 piece. I use a 5 piece configuration for gigs. I use Zildjian A Custom cymbals, with a Wuhan china and a Sabian AA ride.

I am in a band. We are called Split Velvet. We're going for the classic 80's rock feel, with a bit of 90's grunge and modern rock sound. We practice in my home studio.

I play covers and originals, about half and half. I enjoy covering metal, punk, and hard rock songs. Originals are a mix of classic rock, grunge and modern rock.

I love pizza. No questions there.

I'm happy to be back and active on the forums! :)
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:06 PM
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Real name? Timo
Age? 27
How long have you been playing? About 10 years
Origin of user name? Nothing special, just Timo with an added Z, works on most sites.
Your top 5 drummers? Tough question.. there are many, but like to mention Gavin Harrison, Martin Lopez, Jeff Porcaro, Benny Greb and Stef Broks.
Make of drumkit? Yamaha, acoustic and electric
Make of cymbal? Meinl and UFIP
Where do you practice? Home
Are you in a band? Yes, 2
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Mainly alternative/progressive/indie rock, pop, some metal, funk, jazz, drum ‘n bass
Favourite take out food? Mexican & Chinese
What country do you live in? the Netherlands
One really odd fact about yourself? Obviously it seems to be odd that I really don’t care about the o so popular smartphones. Guess I’m a bit old fashioned?! 
How did you start drumming? Met some guys in high school and became friends. We made plans to form a rock/metal band without any serious musical background. At that time non of us played drums and I liked the idea of an own band so much that I just grabbed all my money, bought myself a drumkit and started to play & learn.
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Hello drummerwold.
My name is Ted
I am 16 years old
I have been drumming for about 5 years now
I play both drum set and and marching band in a drumline
I play a PDP m5 kit
I use a mix of meinl sabian and ziljian cybals...as well as a wuhan china
i play evans heads
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i started drumming in 6th grade in concert ban and started working on becoming a solo percussionist and moved on to drumset and rudimental drumming
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:32 AM
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Hi all!

Im Valentino Uberti from Milano, Italy
Im 34 and i started drum at 14
i love to play almost all style but for me the best style is latin/jazz :)

I've ultimated my video lessons website, if you want click here : www.ezdrumlessons.com
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:15 PM
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Name: Joe at AmpliSonic
Years playing: About 10 years
Kit: 5 piece Beirch Tama Silverstar
Snare: Mapex- 13" x 6.5" Maple. Die cast brass hoops
Cymbals Meinl and sabian
Heads: Evans
Sticks: Pro Mark

Hey all, new to DmWd thought i'd pop my name in here. I play R&B , Hip Hop, ska, reggae, punk, rock, metal, grindcore, bossa nova, jazz.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:07 PM
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Hi! My name is Simen Strand. I'm 16 years old. I'm from a town called Gjøvik in Norway.
I've been playing drums since I was 3 years old. I got my first little drum kit when I was 6 years old. I play mostly jazz/funk/fusion music, but I try to be as versatile as I can.
I play Yamaha Recording Custom drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Remo heads.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:10 PM
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Real name? Ryan
Age? 23
How long have you been playing? Roughly 5 years
Origin of user name? My first name and the VT stands for Virginia Tech. Go Hokies!
Your top 5 drummers? Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, Keith Moon, Carter Beauford, Neil Peart, Alex Shellnut.
Make of drumkit? ddrum
Make of cymbal? Sabian
Where do you practice? Several places: my basement, our bands practice building, to name a few.
Are you in a band? Yes, 2.
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? One is "Post-Hardcore", the other is "Shock Rock".
What country do you live in? Richlands, Virginia
One really odd fact about yourself? I have a deep, deep love of England and British accents. I can talk to someone from London for hours on end.
How did you start drumming? Gonna sound odd, but the video-game Rockband. I learned the basics of how to break my hands and feet apart to move independently, then I just took that over to my friends kit and the rest is history. :D
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:57 PM
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Real name? - I'm a ninja, if I told you my name I'd have to kill you afterwards.
Age? - 17
How long have you been playing? - About six years; I stopped for a while and now I want to get back to it.
Origin of user name? - It's the name of a classical music composer from the 19th century. I love his music.
Your top 5 drummers? - Hard to say. My favorite of all time is Keith Moon, then people like Mitch Mitchell and John Bonham. I'm really a 60s/70s rock kind of drummer.
Where do you practice? - Nowhere for the moment.
Are you in a band? - I have been in a few bands, but I'm not anymore.
Favourite take out food? - Definitely burgers.
What country do you live in? - France
One really odd fact about yourself? See the previous answer.
How did you start drumming? My parents wanted me to pick an instrument to play, and my brother - who played the guitar at the time - told me to choose drums so we could play together. It turns out we never did.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:32 PM
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Real name? Jon
Age? 30
How long have you been playing? Off and on 15 years
Origin of user name? I only play DW
Make of drumkit? Pearl kit/Spaun snare - Alesis ekit
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Sabian
Where do you practice? everywhere
Are you in a band? it's kind of a big deal
What style of music? rock, post-hardcore
What country do you live in? USA
How did you start drumming? In high school I played guitar in a band that ended up needing a drummer, so I switched. But since then I've exclusively played guitar in bands, and drumming only on my ekit or in random jam sessions. In the past month I started playing drums in a band again.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:27 PM
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Greetings from Leeds, UK. It's a pleasure to join this forum.

Real name? Jack.
Age? 23.
How long have you been playing? About 10 years.
Origin of user name? A line from a Radiohead song ("Morning Bell").
Your top 5 drummers? My 2 current favourites are Brian Chippendale and Zach Hill.
Make of drumkit? I play a customised Peavey kit.
Make of cymbal? I currently play Zildjians.
Where do you practice? In my basement.
Are you in a band? I play solo drums with a prerecorded backing track.
Do you play covers or originals? Never played a cover in my life.
What style of music? Noise rock, post rock, math rock, post punk, jazz, experimental.
Favourite take out food? Parmo (a local delicacy in Teesside, UK)
What country do you live in? UK
One really odd fact about yourself? I only have eight and a half toenails.
How did you start drumming? I started taking lessons in school when I was 11 years old.
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Real name? -
Age? - 16
How long have you been playing? - 7 mounts
Origin of user name? - nicname by father
Your top 5 drummers? - Pat Torpey . Steve West . Steven Sweet . Michael Foster . Rikki Rockett
Where do you practice? - in garage
Are you in a band? - no.but got friend whose playing guitar
Favourite take out food? - burgers.
What country do you live in? - Serbia
One really odd fact about yourself? i like to wear different all star sneakers like Jon Bon Jovi in video "In And Out Of love"
How did you start drumming? My friend ask me what i wanna play i said drums because drummers are craziest
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Hello everyone! :)

Real name? Mateusz

Age? 22

How long have you been playing? about 10 years now

Origin of user name? It's an acronym, but I can't remember for what - I've used this username in video games when I was younger :)

Your top 5 drummers? Cezary Konrad, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jojo Mayer, Philly Joe Jones, Chris Dave

Make of drumkit? Gretsch New Classic

Make of cymbal? Mostly Istanbul Agop, but also some Paiste and Sabian cymbals

Where do you practice? I rent a practice room where I put my drums. Also I have an electronic kit that I practice on at home.

Are you in a band? Yes, I've been making a living out of music for about two years now and I currently play in 3 bands as a full member and I sometimes take session work with other bands and musicians as a sideman.

Do you play covers or originals? Covers and originals :)

What style of music? My favorite styles are jazz, fusion and electronic music, but I am also into hip hop, funk, reggae, blues, pop, rock and metal. Also a bit of classical. I let all good music inspire me :)

Favourite take out food? Pizza :)

What country do you live in? Poland

One really odd fact about yourself? I hold a degree in computer engineering and I'm interested in artificial intelligence in computer games, but I'm not working a lot on it because I want to focus on music even more.

How did you start drumming? It was a random decision, to be honest. Kinda "hey, this looks like fun!" thing. My dad wanted me to learn the piano but I thought it would be boring - now I regret that decision and I want to take piano lessons in the near future, when I have more free time.
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Real name?: Frederick.
Age?: 43
How long have you been playing?: +/- 25 years. I started on drums in 6th grade, but I didn't get a kit until I was 18. In retrospect, I feel that the first half of that time was spent developing really bad technique, and the other half has been spent undoing the damage, so to speak.
Origin of user name?: First name, middle initial...simple as that.
Your top 5 drummers?: Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Al Jackson Jr., John Bonham, Steve Ferrone
Make of drumkit?: Ellis
Make of cymbal?: Zildjian
Where do you practice?: Most of my serious practice time is spent on the pads at home.
Are you in a band?: An R&B cover band called "No Limits"
Favourite take out food?: Vietnamese
What country do you live in?: United States
How did you start drumming?: I started in music as a cello player in 5th grade, but was terrible at it. Since I found tapping out rhythms on the back of the cello to be more satisfying that bowing or plucking the strings, the transition to drums seemed natural.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:29 PM
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Real name? Owen

Age? 26

How long have you been playing? For about a year when I was 15, and now for about 3 weeks.

Origin of user name? My real name. heh. :P

Make of drumkit? Tama Starclassic (snare, kick, two toms, two floor-toms).

Make of cymbal? Zildjian (hit-hat, 16'' & 18'' crash, 20'' ride).

Where do you practice? At home in my spare room ... located nearest to the driveway. ;)

Are you in a band? No, but I would love to eventually.

Do you play covers or originals? I'm still practising, so I guess it's a mixture of both.

What style of music? Rock & Metal especially... but open to try out most genres, though I'm not keen on jazz that much.

Favourite take out food? Parmo ;)

What country do you live in? England

One really odd fact about yourself? I'm a respected "chip" musician in the C64 demoscene (known as "Conrad")... I'm taking a break from it at the time being.

How did you start drumming? I had a school mate who was into serious drumming, and I sometimes had a play with them after he had finished. This was when I was about 12 years old. I also used to go to a Christian centre (my dad told me to. ;)) where there was a Christian Rock band. After the service, I played around with the drum-kit and I also remember another older kid showing me some tricks on those drums.
When I was 14/15, my mother got me a starter drum kit for me to practise on. This was the point where I got into it a lot more and I grew to enjoy it. But, unfortunately, I started to focus more at school and higher education... so I ended up selling the drumkit. (which I regret to be frank).
Now, 11 years later, I had the tremendous itch to get back into drumming for real. So, for months, I saved up lots of money (thanks to my full-time job and being single ;)) and I have just bought myself a brand new drum kit from a respected music store in Stockton-on-Tees, England (Bandland). I've been practicing ever since and am remembering the skills I knew from being a teenager.


That's my story. :) Hello to everyone on here!! :D
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:35 PM
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Hello All!
Real name is Tracey, 45 year old dude. I'm from Denver, Colorado and play in a band called Breaking Silence ( www.facebook.com/BreakingSilenceCO ).
I've been playing for a little over 30 years, with some breaks in various places.
Favorite drummers include Neal Peart, Gavin Harrison, Mike Portnoy.
I play Rock/Progressive in the band, but have played several different genres of music.
I'm really blessed to have a HUGE jam room (1000 sq foot) classified as a detached garage out in my back yard. There's some pics on the facebook and youtube channel.
I play a nice PDP X7 kit and Sabian cymbals. It's a decent mid-range kit, but I'm not made of money:)
My user name is my first initial and middle name.
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Hello everyone!

Real name? Lauri
Age? 35
How long have you been playing? 3 years.
Origin of user name? My nickname is Late, and I'm a late starter, hence Latebeat
Your top 5 drummers? Questlove, Tony Allen, Steve Jordan, Stanton Moore, Billy Cobham
Make of drumkit? Yamaha
Make of cymbal? Zildjians & Sabians.
Where do you practice? In a studio
Are you in a band? In a band called Kanjoni (canyon in finnish)
Do you play covers or originals? Originals.
What style of music? Garage-afrobeat
Favourite take out food? Pasta
What country do you live in? Finland
One really odd fact about yourself? I have a really hairy chest.
How did you start drumming? Got bored with playing the guitar!
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:59 PM
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Hi everyone

Real name? Reinder
Age? 41
How long have you been playing? 2 years on edrums, a few weeks on a real kit
Origin of user name? It's our local goat cheese :)
Your top 5 drummers? Chad Smith, Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, Manu Katché, the 5th one is a different one every day :)
Make of drumkit? Yamaha Stage Custom 10/12/16/22 (ekit is a Roland TD4KX)
Make of cymbal? Stagg DH 14" HH, SH 20" medium ride, 17" rock crash, 15" thin crash
Where do you practice? in the basement
Are you in a band? not in a rockband (yet) but I play in a batucada group
Do you play covers or originals? covers
What style of music? funk, rock, many things
Favourite take out food? I much prefer to make my own pizzas
What country do you live in? France
One really odd fact about yourself? I've wanted to become a drummer since I was about 10 years old and it took me 30 years to get started :oS
How did you start drumming? just bought a kit and continued what I had been doing in the air :)
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