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Old 05-15-2013, 03:03 PM
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Real name? Ted
Age? 46
How long have you been playing? 38 years.
Origin of user name? Ride a sportbike (apparel mfr name)
Your top 5 drummers? Chad Szeliga, Neil Peart, Billy Cobham, Thomas Lang
Make of drumkit? Sonor
Make of cymbal? Zildjian
Where do you practice? Studio
Are you in a band? Yes, Driving Reign
Do you play covers or originals? Covers
What style of music? Hard Rock
Favourite take out food? Olive Garden
What country do you live in? United States
One really odd fact about yourself? ummmmm, too many to list
How did you start drumming? Horribly...lol
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:37 AM
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Real name? Sean
Age? 42
How long have you been playing? 30 years
Origin of user name? Drink Sugarfree Red Bull during shows
Your top 5 drummers? Neil Peart, Ben Seazer, everything 80's
Make of drumkit? Ddrum
Make of cymbal? Zildjian
Where do you practice? Studio
Are you in a band? Yes, 80 Proof ( www.80proofrocksyou.com )
Do you play covers or originals? Covers
What style of music? Everything 80's but mostly hair metal
Favourite take out food? La Tortuga Mexican
What country do you live in? United States
One really odd fact about yourself? I am 4 with a 9 month old!!
How did you start drumming? started in jr high band

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:39 AM
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hi all, been visiting from time to time, decided to join, thnx for the add.

Real name? Conrad
Age? 41
How long have you been playing? 25 yrs off and on
Origin of user name? luv to shoot stuff... with my camera :-)
Your top 5 drummers? jeff porcaro, chad smith, dave grohl
Make of drumkit? gretsch renown maple
Make of cymbal? zildjian and sabian
Where do you practice? home
Are you in a band? not at this time
Do you play covers or originals? covers
What style of music? mix
Favourite take out food? chipotle
What country do you live in? usa
One really odd fact about yourself? i get ocd at times
How did you start drumming? just formed a band with my high school friends, not a pro, just a hobby..

heres my kit:

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Old 05-20-2013, 06:58 PM
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Real name? Mike
Age? 43
How long have you been playing? 4 years (That was ages 11-15)
Origin of user name? Ice Hockey Goalie (Beer League pro)
Your top 5 drummers? Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Matt Cameron, Dave Abbruzzese, Ringo
Make of drumkit? 5pc Groove Percussion (got for free)
Make of cymbal? PowerBeat (OMG I think Pot lids & trash can lids sound better)
Where do you practice? Basement
Are you in a band? heck no
Do you play covers or originals? Covers
What style of music? 90's Grunge/Alternative
Favourite take out food? take out from my kitchen.
What country do you live in? United States
One really odd fact about yourself? Look like Robert Downey Jr.'s older, grayer brother.
How did you start drumming? Family friend bought a 5pc pearl set for me @ 11th Birthday. (I gave them away @ 15)
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:06 AM
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Real name? Joško
Age? 15,5
How long have you been playing? 1 year
Origin of user name? my nickname
Your top 5 drummers? Mike Portnoy, Mario Klarić, Stephen Taylor, Thomas Lang
Make of drumkit? Benston for now, but after some savings Yamaha
Make of cymbal? Meinl for now, but after some savings Zildjian
Where do you practice? Studio
Are you in a band? Yes, although we don't exist yet, we will definitely start very soon
Do you play covers or originals? Covers, but want play originals of course
What style of music? Funk,fusion,blues,Prog metal (just Dream Theater), even jazz..
Favourite take out food? Kebab
What country do you live in? Croatia
One really odd fact about yourself? I play the violin for almost 9 years
How did you start drumming? when parents finally bought me a drumkit
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:43 PM
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Real name?
Luke

Age?
35

How long have you been playing?
30 Years

Origin of user name?
A play on my surname

[b]Your top 5 drummers?]/b]
Mick Fleetwood, Nick Menza, Iggor Cavalera, Charlie Benante, Daniel Erlandsson

Make of drumkit?
Mapex Meridian Birch

Make of cymbal?
Sabian, with a Zing crash and Zildjian power ride.

Where do you practice?
A mill studio

Are you in a band?
Yes, a rock and metal covers band called Fretsaw

Favourite take out food?
Chinese

What country do you live in?
England

One really odd fact about yourself?
There aren't any

How did you start drumming?
I tapped on tables as a baby, grandparents bought me a drumkit at age 5. The rest is history.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:55 PM
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Real name?
Shane

Age?
35

How long have you been playing?
25

Origin of user name?
my dinky website

Your top 5 drummers?
Umm, who?

Make of drumkit?
Pearl Smx vintage fade...she's so sexy, I will fight to keep hands off her!

Make of cymbal?
Zildjian and more Zildjians....

Where do you practice?
My basement studio of cables and humudity

Are you in a band?
Nope, wish I was

Favourite take out food?
Honestly quit eating out about 2 years ago. Ive worked too many kitchens..

What country do you live in?
United States of America.

One really odd fact about yourself?
My bio clock holds minimum 28-30hr days. I never wake at same time, always 6hrs sleep tho.

How did you start drumming?
Snare in elem at 4th grade. Excessive energy to pound on stuff .. "see odd fact above"

I Love to record and play with the digital side of drumming. I refuse to learn another instrument, if I cant hit it with a stick... I don't give a rats ass. 25 years of drumming, 5 yrs worth skill... I'm pacing myself.

Just got the vintage fade smx kit of my dreams, only took 9 years. Perhaps in another 20, i'll learn to play it.

I don't play covers much. I claim its because I don't like to, but the real reason is, I have crap memory and its more fun to improvise. What was I typing about here??

www.shanesplanet.com is my crappy site to learn html and escape youtube's madness..

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:15 AM
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Real name? Creighton
Age? 52
How long have you been playing? On/Off 42yrs. mostly off :-(
Origin of user name? My Name
Your top 5 drummers? Krupa,BR, Mr. Watts, Carmen
Make of drumkit? Slingy Radio King
Make of cymbal? Zildjian A
Where do you practice? Basement
Are you in a band? No
Do you play covers or originals? Originals
What style of music? Jazz/Swing
Favourite take out food? Taco Johns
What country do you live in? USA.
One really odd fact about yourself? I restore old Coke machines /anything coin operated.
How did you start drumming? Dad was a drummer
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:28 AM
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Real name? Vaidotas
Age? 26
How long have you been playing? 9.5 years
Origin of user name? That is how they called me at school :)
Your top 5 drummers? Gavin Harrison, Steve Smith, Todd Suchermann, Benny Greb, Simon Phillips, Steve Gadd
Make of drumkit? RMV Concept Exclusive Purpleheart, Premier Genista
Make of cymbal? Trexist
Where do you practice? Youth club where I teach
Are you in a band? Yes, 5 and other various projects
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Rock/metal/pop/r'n'b/and others
Favourite take out food? Hate take out food
What country do you live in? Lithuania.
One really odd fact about yourself? I collect snare drums
How did you start drumming? Saw a drummer playing in school and really liked
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:50 PM
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Real name? Sophie Revell
Age? 18
How long have you been playing? 5 months
Origin of user name? Just a nickname from school!
Your top 5 drummers? Joey Jordison, Ray Luzier, Roy Mayorga, Ginger Fish, Tre Cool
Make of drumkit? GD-5 Gear4Music 5-piece
Make of cymbal? Meinl
Where do you practice? My garage
Are you in a band? No, but I jam with friends occasionally
Do you play covers or originals? Covers
What style of music? Metal and punk
Favourite take out food? Chinese!
What country do you live in? England
One really odd fact about yourself? I watch Lord of the Rings at least once a week...
How did you start drumming? I can play guitar, and thought drums would be good too
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:00 PM
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Real name? Mark
Age? 27

How long have you been playing? Music for 20 years; Drums and percussion off and on for about 15.

Origin of user name?

Your top 5 drummers? Bonzo, Bermuda, Bellson, Weinberg, Animal, and Alex Van Halen. (If I could count, you'd know I'm not really a drummer).

Make of drumkit? Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 10,12,14, and 22. Tama Starclassic Maple 6.5x14 snare.

Make of cymbal? 14" A Zildjian quick beat hi-hats, 15" Sabian HH crash, 10" A Zildjian Splash, 20" K Zildjian ride are in the starting lineup. I have a 16" Zildjian A Custom Crash and 18" Zildjian field crash on the bench. Sounds crazy, but that field crash is an amazing crash/ride.

Where do you practice? My basement.

Are you in a band? I play concert percussion in a community band, but not current drum set gig.

Do you play covers or originals? Ideally, a mix. Or obscure covers that nobody recognizes.

What style of music? Ideally a bluesy southern rock style like the Allman Brothers or Molly Hatchett.
Favourite take out food? I'd rather cook.

What country do you live in? USA

One really odd fact about yourself? I have entered a few cake baking contests at the local county fair.

How did you start drumming? I was taking percussion lessons to join the high school band. The director sat me down at the kit for a lesson. I was hooked.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:17 PM
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Real name? Ned

Age? 33

How long have you been playing? 18 years - I got roughly to the level I am now about 3 years in, and have been on one long plateau ever since...

Origin of user name? I use it for all sorts of online stuff

Your top 5 drummers? Vinnie Colaiuta, Carter Beauford, Chad Smith, Aaron Comess, Gideon Letch (in terms of influence, anyhow)

Make of drumkit? Yamaha Oak Customs

Make of cymbal? Zildjian all the way

Where do you practice? I don't - used to have V-drums set up in the spare room but we've just moved stuff around, sad times...

Are you in a band? A rock covers band that actually gigs, and a proggy band just to get stuff out of my system

Do you play covers or originals? Covers, lots of originals in the past with old bands and I miss it

What style of music? Rock for these ones, previously played drum & bass, and swing

Favourite take out food? Pizza

What country do you live in? England

One really odd fact about yourself? I'm descended from criminals - my ancestors were in the first convict fleet from England to Australia!

How did you start drumming? I saw Vinnie playing on the Sting Live in Olso gig when I was about 15, and though it was the greatest thing I'd ever seen...
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:34 AM
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Real name?
Justin

Age?
19

How long have you been playing?
I have been seriously playing the drums for five or six years roughly.

Origin of user name?
My band "Half8n".

Your top 5 drummers?
Danny Carey, Dave Grohl, John Dolmayan, Josh Freese, and Sean Kinney. :)

Make of drumkit?
I have a Chinese oak PDP 7 piece set. It includes a 14'' Snare, 8'',10'' and 12'' mounted toms, a 14'' and a 16'' floor tom, and a 22'' Base drum. 14'' Zildjian High Hats, including a High Hat lock and a DW 5000 release pedal. DW 9000 Double Base pedals, 3 DW Straight Cymbal stands, 2 DW Boom Cymbal stands and 1 DW Dual Cymbal Multi-Stand.

Make of cymbal?
I have 7 cymbals A 20'' Zildjian Ride Cymbal, an 18'' Paiste Rock Crash, a 17'' Paiste Thin Crash, a 16'' Sabian Thin Crash, a 14'' Paiste Medium Crash, a 12'' Meinl Splash and finally, a 12'' Meinl China!! :D

Where do you practice?
My Living room

Are you in a band?
Absolutely! I am the drummer of Half8n! - www.half8n.com

Do you play covers or originals?
Both! You can find me and Half8n on Youtube. we play a variety of covers on stage, such as Too many puppies by Primus, and Beer by Psychostick. We also play a lot of our own songs. You can find video of that too, or download it from our Reverbnation page! http://www.reverbnation.com/half8n!
http://www.youtube.com/Half8n

What style of music?
Mostly Rock but we prefer not to limit ourselves.

Favourite take out food?
I prefer something home cooked! ;)

What country do you live in?
I live in the United States of America.

One really odd fact about yourself? Nothing about me, but my band Half8n Recorded our First Ep CD in 2011, when Serj from System of a Down referred Sylvia Massey of RadioStar Studios to Half8n. Thus creating the Ep CD "We Were Here", also downloadable from Itunes or the Half8n Reverbnation page!

How did you start drumming?
I've always been full of energy, tapped on everything as a kid. Annoyed everyone. Music seemed fun and interesting enough to stick with. So one day my family was at guitar center, and my brother got a bass guitar for his first instrument, so when asked what i would want, i chose the drums.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:03 PM
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Real name?
Henrik

Age?
35

How long have you been playing?
Started taking lessons at age 13, so 22 years..

Origin of user name?
I have an interest in the occult.

Your top 5 drummers?
John Longstreth, Steve Asheim, Cozy Powell, eerrrhmmm... I like a lot of drummers.

Make of drumkit?
Mapex M birch, 8, 10, 12, 16 inch toms. 22x18 inch bass. The 8" is a Meridian tom that I added and I have a 13" also which I don't use.
Addiction Drum Design 13"x6" segment snare made of bloodwood with oak linings and also a Premier Heavy Rock Nine (14x9") brass and birch snare. It weighs a ton.
Pdp B.O.A. double pedal. The best I've had.
Proud owner of a 28x14" Ludwig marching bass drum that I've put legs on. I'm a bit of a drum hoarder, I admit.

Make of cymbal?
14" Sabian HH hi-hat, 16, 18 & 19" Paiste Thin Rude crashes for rehearsal and live purposes. 14, 16, 17" Meinl Mb10 Medium crashes for recording. 13" TRX ICON extra hi-hat full of rivets. 18" Paiste Visions medium china, 20" Meinl Classics Custom Extreme Metal ride AND a 20" Meinl Mb10 Bell Blast ride that I use only occasionally.
Like I said. Hoarder...

Where do you practice?
Tables and knees when at home. My rehearsal spot is in the neighbouring town, 30 mins. drive from where I live.

Are you in a band?
If you would call a duo a band. Me and a long time guitarist friend have played in various constellations together since forever. Right now there's just the two of us but where looking for personel.

Do you play covers or originals?
Mostly our own stuff but of course, striking up a great cover every now and then is great fun.

What style of music?
Heavy metal, to not get too detailed or sub genre specific.

Favourite take out food?
Indian, but a home cooked meal is hard to beat!

What country do you live in?
Sweden!

One really odd fact about yourself?
What an odd question. Some say I resemble Gary Busey. Is that a compliment?

How did you start drumming?
First time I saw a drum kit was when my late dad took me to his job. He was an arts teacher at a school and he showed me the music class room. And there it was, in all its might, the drum kit! I was hooked from second one. I must have been about five yo, so I started beating on the livingroom sofa with butter knives to my mom's ABBA records!
I was soon presented with my first pair of sticks but it took years before I got a set.

One more thing that really made me choose drums instead of guitar was that I thought that Peter Criss had the coolest looking make-up of Kiss...

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Old 05-31-2013, 06:30 AM
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Real name?
Brian Marcinkiewicz

Age?
37

How long have you been playing?
22 years

Origin of user name?
I'm Polish, and a bit looney

Your top 5 drummers?
Animal, Steve Smith, John Bonham, Ted MacKenzie, John Longstreth...in order of inspiration

Make of drumkit?
Without right now (crashing economy is to blame, will have one again soon), previously had CB 700, Slingerland, Pearl with custom maple 22x22" kicks

Make of cymbals?
Sabian man all the way

Where do you practice?
My living room with a pad, my chest while walking, any other surface I can put my hands on

Are you in a band?
No. Was the original drummer for Vore from 1994-2002. Have also done some side work for others' projects

Do you play covers or originals?
Both, though I mostly play for my own personal enjoyment anymore

What style of music?
Mostly metal, although I love playing jazz (it's what I studied)

Favorite take out food?
Wendys, Subway, Taco Bell, any pizza, but I hardly eat out anymore

What country do you live in?
United States of America

One really odd fact about yourself?
I'm obsessed with dachshunds

How did you start drumming?
I have been surrounded by music my whole life. I decided at an early age that drums were for me, it just took me until I was 15 to save the money to buy my first kit. Until then, my drums were pots and pans, the sofa, cardboard boxes, my desk at school, etc.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:02 PM
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hello all. i'm glad i was able to come to this site. through this site i hope to gain enough information, as well, i'm excited to meet new friends.
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Heyo! I'm excited to have finally taken the time to join this forum. This site has always been a favorite, now its personal! Looking forward to meeting anyone, and everyone!
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:36 PM
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Hello everyone in the world of drummers!
I'm very happy to finally be a member of this great forum.
My real name is Adi and the origin of my user name is from a song.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:47 AM
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You know, I just realized that when I joined, I forgot to introduce myself. How rude of me!

Real name? Tony Columbia

Age? 21

How long have I been playing? Off and on for 5-ish years. All in all, less than a year of actual playing within that amount of time

Origin of my username? First letter of my first name, followed by my last name, and some random numbers

Top 5 drummers? That's a tough one to answer. If I had to pick five, right now, I'd go with Mike Johnston, Josh Freese, Aaron Spears, Dave Grohl, and as cliche as it may be, I HAVE to throw Cobus in there, as he has always been a huge inspiration throughout the learning process.

Make of drumkit? Ddrum

Make of cymbals? Sabian/Paiste

Where do you practice? My basement, usually

Are you or were you in a band? I'm the guitarist of a band by the name of As You Were. Not drumming for a band.. YET

Covers or originals? Originals

Style of music? Punk Rock, with the refreshment of a female singer, who can really belt it.

Take out food? Please?

Country? United States

How did I start drumming? Just messing around on friends kits here and there. Then an old friend of mine moved into an appartment, where he couldn't play his drums, so he let me keep them at my house to play with. He took it back, and I got a Tama Swingstar as my first kit. I don't even remember what I did with it, now that I think about it. Then upgraded to a crappy Peace entry level kit. And believe me, that WAS an upgrade. Then bought a Tama Rockstar kit later. Hated that thing. Now I've got a Ddrum Diablo kit, wrapped in pink camo kevlar. As ugly as the thing is, it's the best sounding kit I've owned so far, and the sizes are just perfect.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:44 PM
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Real name? Mr Jonny Sumo
Age? 50
How long have you been playing?
since I was 10, but I stopped at 25 and restarted at 40...
Origin of user name?
I was a doorman/bouncer and the other guys called me 'Sumo' cos I was 350lbs...a much slimmer 260lbs these days
Your top 5 drummers?
Cozy Powell, Buddy Rich, Bobby Rondinelli, Bonzo and Ian Paice
Make of drumkit?
Yamaha DTXtreme IIIs
Make of cymbal?
Where do you practice?
spare bedroom
Are you in a band?
not currently
Do you play covers or originals?
any
What style of music?
rock, surf, etc
Favourite take out food?
any....
What country do you live in?
UK
One really odd fact about yourself?
appeared as a doorman in a bbc drama....
How did you start drumming?
always tapping, bashing stuff; we lived next door to a guy called Harry Webster who let me play his drums when I was 10 and he told my mum I had 'something'....
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:50 PM
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Hi! I signed up to here in 2010 but now I would like to begin to show some activity. :)

Real name?
Valtteri Paakkari.
Age?
I was born in 1996.
How long have you been playing?
Since 2003.
Origin of user name?
Sounds cool. :)
Your top 5 drummers?
Derrick McKenzie, Mikko Kaakkuriniemi, Steve Jordan, Benny Greb, Jojo Mayer.
Make of drumkit?
Yamaha.
Make of cymbal?
Zildjian.
Where do you practice?
At home.
Are you in a band?
Yes.
Do you play covers or originals?
Covers.
What style of music?
Rock. Though, I like also funk and jazz.
Favourite take out food?
Indian.
What country do you live in?
In Finland.
One really odd fact about yourself?
I'm afraid of snails. :p
How did you start drumming?
I beated every pillow when I was little. And so it began!
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:39 PM
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Real name: Greg Johnson
Age: 44
How long have you been playing: off and on for 30 years
Origin of user name: yahoo gave it to me when signing up for an email account
Your top 5 drummers: Nicko McBrain, Neil Peart, Steve Gadd, Nathaniel Townsley, Jim Chapin(this should be the top 10-20, there are too many good ones)
Make of drumkit: Premier
Make of cymbal: Paiste
Where do you practice: room above my shop
Are you in a band: No
Do you play covers or originals:
What style of music: Metal
Favourite take out food: Chinese
What country do you live in: USA
One really odd fact about yourself: I love model trains
How did you start drumming: I was inspired to play by Vinny Appice back when Dio was formed. I love his style of playing and took interest in drumming.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:54 AM
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Hello everyone, I'm new here.

Real name? Ignas Genys

Age? 26

How long have I been playing? I've been playing various percussion instruments for around 10 years. Drumkit - only occasionally due to changing living locations.

Origin of my username? Translation of my surname

Make of cymbals? Toca, african djembes, various handmade instruments, including my own Woodpecker's Balafons.

Where do you practice? Various locations

Are you or were you in a band? Only temporary occasions

Style of music? Intuitive music

Country? Lithuania

How did I start drumming? I've liked playing rhythms since my teens, when i would play around with different objects and surfaces. Later I started inventing 'rhythm kits' (one of those was my famous bucket and pot kit :) I also invented a folding xylophone kind of instrument for my street performances and my travels. I call it Woodpecker's Balafons and that's what i'm working on at the moment. I have intentions to make larger instruments such as a mini marimba or a full 5 octave marimba.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:30 PM
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Real Name?
Arnaud Terrade

Age?
35

Origin of my username?
Arsenal FC

How long have I been playing?
25 years on and off

Top 5 drummers?
Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson
Chad Smith
Jojo Mayer
Zoro
Philip 'Fish' Fisher

Make of drumkit?
Yamaha (what else?)
10, 14, 18 Stage Custom birch
3.5x14 Brass David Garibaldi signature snare

Make of cymbals?
Zildjian
13 K hi-hats
20 A Crash Ride

Where do you practice?
Soudproofed cast-concrete garden shed

Are you in a band?
No. Play with different groups/artists

Do you play covers or originals?
Both

What style of music?
Funk, Jazz, Soul, hip-hop

Favourite take out food?
Pizza

What country do you live in?
Ireland

One really odd fact about yourself?
while in college, I worked in a morgue.

How did you start drumming?
My old man was a jazz fanatic and brought me to see Louie Bellson who was headlining a local jazz festival when I was 10 years old. I' d never seen anything like it: the double bass, huge cymbal set and the octopus-like Bellson play made me fall in love with drums right then and there. Joined the local music school and its marching band, learned the rudiments, joined my dad's big-ban, played for a few punk-rock bands in my teen and college years then went back to jazz & funk. Bob's your uncle!
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:09 PM
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Real name: Zack Lawlis

Age: 22

How long have you been playing: About 10 years now

Origin of user name: well... It's my name

Your top 5 drummers: Marco Minnemann, Neil Peart, Carter Beauford, Jim Chapin, Jojo Mayer

Make of drumkit: Gretsch

Make of cymbal: Sabian (and one Zildjian)

Where do you practice: My guitarist's house (acoustic) my apartment (electric)

Are you in a band: yes sir, we are The Mojo

Do you play covers or originals: originals with the occasional cover

What style of music: hard rock - metal

Favorite take out food: Babylonian

What country do you live in: Canada

One really odd fact about yourself: At least once almost every day the Flinstones theme song (but sung by homer simpson) will pop into my head for absolutely no reason.

How did you start drumming: In grade 7 our librarian (who was a drummer) put together a school percussion group based on stomp. We played on trash cans and I have been hooked on smacking stuff with sticks ever since.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:15 PM
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Hello all, long time browser of about 8 years, first post ever.

Real name: James Agusta
Age: 19
How long have you been playing: 8 years
Origin of user name: My middle name
Your top 5 drummers: Blake Richardson, Billy Cobham, Alex Rudinger, Travis Orbin, Neil Peart
Make of drumkit: 6 Shells Pearl Vision, Strata Red Finish. Snare Drum: Pearl 13x7 African Mahognay & Poplar
Make of cymbal: Zildjian, do love some Paiste Alphas though
Where do you practice: My house
Are you in a band: Yes, we are called Anamorph
Do you play covers or originals: Originals
What style of music: Progressive, Experimental, Heavy, Instrumental, Eclectic
Favourite take out food: Anything vegetarian
What country do you live in: The 'murica
One really odd fact about yourself: All facts about me are odd
How did you start drumming: Pots & Pans at the age of 6 according to my parents
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:44 PM
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Real name? Jason

Age? Middle

How long have you been playing? 17 to 30, started again 3 years ago

Origin of user name? It's a play on one of my favorite albums w/ one of my favorite drummers. Thought "gut_pageants" might be too gross and inside

Your top 5ish drummers?

80s/90s:
DJ Bonebrake
Dave Narcizo
Andrew Paresi
John Stanier
Dave Lovering

90s/on:
Britt Walford
Zach Barocas
Adam Wade
Damon Che
Kevin Coultas

Make of drumkit?

Yamaha

Make of cymbal?

Zildjian

Where do you practice?

At home

Are you in a band?

Yup.

Do you play covers or originals?

Originals w/ occasional covers

What style of music?

Vaguely gaelic rock

Favourite take out food?

Subs

What country do you live in?

USA

One really odd fact about yourself?

I am pretty normal!

How did you start drumming?

I lied to get into a band. Apparently I faked it really well
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:49 PM
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Real name: Zack

Years playing: unofficial/official 20 years

Age: 24

Origin of username: something I came up with cause I'm a professional drummer and my names zack haha but in no way am I into drugs it's a play on words

Inspiration: saw my first concert at 4 yrs old and fell in love with drums

Top influences: Matt Greiner, Neil Peart, Tom Knight, Chris Tyrell, Craig Wright

Play with a band: yes every weekend just about I'm touring
Most of the southeast

Home: Georgia USA

Farthest place played a gig: in the USA, North Dakota, farthest period Europe for a military USO tour in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo and holland

Kit make: custom kit by trick drums 5 piece 10,12, 14, 22 and 6.5 x 14 snare

Cymbals used: paiste 2002 18"wild crash, 18" power crash, 16" china, 15" hats, zildjian 21" A custom ride.

Recording history: drums on our bands cd, Christmas song sung by niki haris who is background vocalist for Madonna and the girl singing the part in that song "I've got the power!" And the horn section in this song is done by Wycliffe Gordon.

Major artists shared the stage with: Lee Brice, Jerrod niemann, Tracy Lawrence, locash cowboys, the LACS, Ashton Shepard.

First band ever played in: church band at 11 years old

Favorite genre: country and southern rock
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:02 PM
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Real name: Traci H.
Age: 22
How long have you been playing: Started playing when I was 12, been on and off since then.
Origin of user name: If I remember correctly, I was born with it.
Your top 5 drummers: Of course Neil Peart, Josh Freese, Danny Carey, Mike Portnoy, Ben Gordon. (Favorite bands/music to jam out to)
Drumkit: This is what I currently have to work with, need to clean the rust off and probably tune.(Part of an old set given to me).... I am purchasing a double pedal and cymbals my next paycheck.
Where do you practice: Garage usually, bongos and djembes at drum circles
Are you in a band: Not at the moment, but as soon as I get my kit together, I will jam with my best friend and her band. =)
Do you play covers or originals: Both.
What style of music: Listen to? Almost everything. Mostly electronic and alternative/metal though.
Favourite take out food: Take out? I absolutely love sushi, take-out, dine-in, home-made, etc. =P
What country do you live in: 'Merica
One really odd fact about yourself: I'm a competitive and passionate paintballer, I travel the country and world(soon) to play.
How did you start drumming: My Dad was my inspiration, plus I've always just drummed on desks at school.


I am SO excited to join these forums, and extremely determined to play again.

Thanks for reading!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:22 AM
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Real Name: Harlen S

Age: 19

How long have you been playing: I started drums when i was 6

Origin of Username: The make of my kit.

Your top 5 drummers: Mike Portnoy, Buddy Rich, Ben Carter, Neil Peart and Jeremy Spencer.

Drum Kit: Pearl Export Series Gold Sparkle

Where do you practise: My House

Are you in a band: Yes we are called Terebos check us out! https://www.facebook.com/TerebosUK?fref=ts

Do you play covers or originals: Originals

What style of music: Groove Metal, Thrash Metal! Metal mainly but i like other styles too!

What country do you live in: England!

How did you start drumming? i was round my mates house when i was 6 and my mates brother was around 16, he went to the shop so i went on his drum kit! and surprisingly i could play haha so my parents bought me my first drum kit when i was about 7 before that i used my friends haha
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:15 PM
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Real name? Robert
Age? 22
How long have you been playing? Six years
Origin of user name? Roco is my nickname from childhood.
Your top 5 drummers? JoJo Mayer, Mike Portnoy, Vinnie Colaiuta, Joe Morello, Marco Minneman.
Make of drumkit? Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute, Steve Gadd Signature Snare
Make of cymbal? Sabian HH Raw Bell Dry Ride, Paiste Sound Formula Crash, Zildjian ZBT Crash, Bosphorus Traditional Crisp HiHat.
Where do you practice? At nearby village.
Are you in a band? Yes. The Sparks, Standard Procedure, Music Academy Band.
Do you play covers or originals? Covers and originals.
What style of music? Jazz, Funk/Soul, Rock
Favourite take out food? Pizza, I guess.
What country do you live in? Croatia
One really odd fact about yourself? The most of my fingers on hands were broken or cracked, and there's no consequences for playing(thank God)
How did you start drumming? Tried to play, liked it, and my parents bought me first drumset.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:55 PM
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Real Name? Erin
Age? Middle
How long have you been playing? I wouldn't call it playing, but about three days...
Origin of user name? It's what my husband calls me - from the old Allman Brothers tune.
Your top 5 drummers? Daniel Adair, Greg Upchurch, Shannon Leto, Joey Kramer, Meg White
Make of drumkit? Pearl Rhythm Traveler
Make of cymbal? Zildjian A
Where do you practice? In my bedroom
Are you in a band? no
Do you play covers or originals? I'm lucky to get through a basic stick drill, but will be playing covers....eventually.
What style of music? Rock - Classic, Hard, and Alternative
Favourite take out food? Pizza.
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? I am a delegate of our local Girl Scout Council for the National Girl Scout Council.
How did you start drumming? No Joke...I started listening to music with over ear headphones instead of ear buds. What a difference! Then I noticed the music Spotify was picking up for me all had the same theme...DRUMS. My husband noticed my increasing and frequent air drumming, and suggested I learn how to play for real. (awww...) Six months later I finally have my kit!

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Old 07-23-2013, 05:59 PM
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Real name? Reinder
Age? 41
How long have you been playing? 2 years on edrums, a few weeks on a real kit
Glad to see I'm not the only one here that started on the brink of 40's...Was it hard to learn starting so late? I'm afraid my hands are already trained to do the same thing at the same time, and making them work together yet independently is giving me big trouble!
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:58 AM
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Greetings, fellow drum bretheren!
Real name? David
Age? 44
How long have you been playing? 30+ years
Origin of user name? nickname
Your top 5 drummers? Just 5? Impossible... Gary Husband, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Novak, Keith Carlock, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones, Terry Bozzio, John Bonham, Munetaka Higuchi, Kenneth Schalk, Sean Reinert, Neil Peart, Elliot Hoffman, Bill Ward, Phil Ehart... that's enough for now!
Make of drumkit? custom (shells by Keller, hardware from John Riolo, finish by Mark Ross / MRP Drums)
Make of cymbal? Zildjian & Sabian
Where do you practice? currently nowhere (no time or access to soundproofness)
Are you in a band? solo project
Do you play covers or originals? originals
What style of music? anything except most pop
Favourite take out food? pizza
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? my favorite song of all time is "Bang The Drum" by Todd Rundgren
How did you start drumming? The drumming in the music I was listening to started to catch my ear, especially Led Zeppelin, Kansas & Rush; tried it and loved it.

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Old 07-28-2013, 12:09 AM
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Whats up guys? Never fully introduced myself, so here goes.
Real Name? Nathan
Age? 15
How long have you been playing? about 6 years
Origin of user name? Spongebob, of course!
Your top 5 drummers? This is hard to narrow it down, but I'll do one of each genre: John Bonham, Carter Beauford, Keith Moon, Matt Halpern, Gene Krupa.
Make of drumkit? PDP Concept Maple CM7
Make of cymbal? Zildjian and Sabian
Where do you practice? Basement
Are you in a band? Yes
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Indie, Rock, Grunge, Metal, Blues, all the good stuff
Favourite take out food? Hot Wings
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? I have two fake teeth. Long story.
How did you start drumming? My brother got his first kit when he was in seventh grade, and I just grew up in my household around drumming because my family is so into music. Picked up the sticks myself, played the 5th grade talent show, and I was hooked.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:22 PM
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Real Name? Carlo
Age? 24
How long have you been playing? Seven years
Origin of user name? chrl is an abbreviation of my nickname, Charlie, and 71 comes from my first band's name, Skate71
Your top 5 drummers? Travis Barker, Tony Royster jr, Chris Coleman, Eric Moore, Thomas Pridgen
Make of drumkit? Stocco Drums, an Italian handmade
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Sabian, and some Ufip
Where do you practice? At home with electronic drums, and in the drum school in my town.
Are you in a band? Sometimes... :D
Do you play covers or originals? In the bands i always play originals, but i post drum covers on youtube
What style of music? Pop punk, Funk, Rap, R'n'B
Favourite take out food? Pizza!!!
What country do you live in? Italy
One really odd fact about yourself? My job is driving trains... :D
How did you start drumming? It's strange, but i didn't decide anything, two drumsticks came to me at a rehearsal day of a band in my town, i tried the drums, and my life changed from there on.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:37 PM
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Real name: Dominic Rivas
Age: 28
How long have you been playing: 18 Years
Origin of user name: First initial, middle initial, last name (Crazy Original!)
Your top 5 drummers: Thomas Pidgen, Chad Smith, Carter Beauford, Dennis Chambers, Dave Grohl
Make of drumkit: Yamaha, Roland, DDrum
Make of cymbal: Zildjian
Where do you practice: Drum room or at my bands practice space
Are you in a band: Yes
Do you play covers or originals: Originals
What style of music: Blues/Rock
Favorite take out food: Crab Cheese WonTons
What country do you live in: USofA
One really odd fact about yourself: I had open heart surgery @ 10 yrs old
How did you start drumming: My uncles were in bands and I would constantly beat on my Uncles Pearl. After I took his Chad Smith VHS "Red Hot Rhythm" it was on!
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:45 AM
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Real Name? Mike
Age? 46
How long have you been playing? Maybe 6 years
Origin of user name? bastardization of my company name
Your top 5 drummers? Stewart Copeland, Dave Naves, Pete Thomas, Kenny Aronoff, Jim Keltner
Make of drumkit? DW
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Istanbul Agop
Where do you practice? At home
Are you in a band? Not really; various recording/jamming projects
Do you play covers or originals? both
What style of music? power pop
Favourite take out food? Pizza
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? everything about me is odd
How did you start drumming? playing Rock Band with my kids
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:13 AM
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Default O, hai there.

Real name: Jim H.

Age: 14

How long have you been playing: Just started, about 3 weeks.

Origin of user name: Just two words I came up with while changing my Steam username.

Your top 5 drummers: I don't really know a lot of them, but two are; Neil Pert, and Kim Scifino.

Make of drumkit: GP Percussion, I really do not like it.

Make of cymbal: Same as above.

Where do you practice: In my basement. :)

Are you in a band: No, but me and my dad play together.

Do you play covers or originals: We really just do covers.

What style of music: Really anything. So far we have played: Classic Rock, Punk, Blues, and a little Hard Rock.

Favourite take out food: Chinese.

What country do you live in: USA.

One really odd fact about yourself: Nothing really odd.

How did you start drumming: I was interested when I saw my uncle's drum-kit, then after playing the drums on rockband, and beating the set to death I was hooked. Just a little while ago, me and my mom where at a music store, and she decided to buy a drum-kit.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:36 PM
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Hi all, allow me to introduce myself.

Real name: Adriaan
Age: 22
How long have you been playing: 8 years, I think
Origin of user name: My late goldfish was called Stella. She in turn was named after an Interpol song.
Your top 5 drummers: I don't know that many. But I absolutely love Bryan Devendorf's drumming. Other than that, I used to be a fan of Herr Benny Greb, but haven't seen anything of him or his work for years.
Make of drumkit: Beverley kit from the 70's.
Make of cymbal: Amedia and Paiste 3000.
Where do you practice: During band repetitions. At home on an improvised smaller electronic set up.
Are you in a band: I play in a post punk / new wave band called Stillwave (www.facebook.com/stillwavemusic)
Do you play covers or originals: Originals only
What style of music: press has used terms like post punk, shoegaze, new wave and post rock.
Favourite take out food: not a fan
What country do you live in: The Netherlands
One really odd fact about yourself: When I wake up and walk to the shower, I wear my clean boxershorts on my head. I have been doing that for four years now and it still feels like the right thing to do.
How did you start drumming: On a set of pans to practice for a recital in secondary school when I was 14.
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