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Old 02-09-2007, 06:03 PM
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That's funny for me to see, I'm editing Billy's upcoming instructional right now, and I haven't seen that footage in a couple of years! The new video is all about jazz, so it's also different to see Billy rockin' out - he can do both equally well.

That is a KCon HiDef - it has a Trashformer underneath it and in person sounds fantastic! I thought it sounded a lot better with the Trashformer underneath - he varies the contact with the clutch on the Ride...
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Old 02-12-2007, 03:30 AM
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Call me crazy, but I prefer the sound of his Sabian set up on the MD fest a few years ago.

Another thing about Billy.

His "hybrid" crosshand technique drives me crazy. I've tried to imitate that technique plent of times because it frees up your left to really get power and articulation. It goes well for a little while, but I've smashed my right thumb so many times with my left stick, that I've given up. Wish I could pull it off, becuase it feels really good.

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Old 02-12-2007, 03:51 AM
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His "hybrid" crosshand technique drives me crazy.
What do you mean "hybrid" crosshand technique?
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:24 AM
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What do you mean "hybrid" crosshand technique?
Meaning, he doesn't actualy cross his hands when playing on the Hats and snare. He leaves enought space to let his left hand move as high, and freely as possible. No restrictions. Many have switched to open handed playing just to free up the left hand. Billy has found a shortcut.
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:49 AM
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pretty cool video. the youtube link was messing up on me (probably cause im on a wireless connection right now), but i found the original on drummerworld

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Meaning, he doesn't actualy cross his hands when playing on the Hats and snare. He leaves enought space to let his left hand move as high, and freely as possible. No restrictions. Many have switched to open handed playing just to free up the left hand. Billy has found a shortcut.
thats funny, i do that too. it just feels better. i dont have as much space between my hands as billy though
oh, and i used to have hitting my thumb problem as well, occassionally. hurts like crap. your comment just made me realize that its not happening anymore... sweet
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:43 PM
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As for the Ride cymbal he played in that video, I asked him at his forum and he wrote following:

"That's an A Cie 20" over a 12" china... or maybe it's over a trashformer....don't remember. I think it's the china - "

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:23 PM
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Billy Ward appearing at the Musikmesse Frankfurt!!

29.03.2007 - 13:00 - 13:30 Agora Stage

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Old 02-19-2007, 05:06 AM
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Billy Ward appearing at the Musikmesse Frankfurt!!

29.03.2007 - 13:00 - 13:30 Agora Stage

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Bernhard!... is this so? I knew I was playing (Third year in a row - I'm flattered!), but haven't yet been told when!

You've got the scoop on us all!
Way to go!

Will look forward to seeing you. Also Nutha - I apologize for not coming up with a list for you - I fully intend to get to it... it's just things are crazy busy right now-

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Old 02-19-2007, 07:31 AM
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You rock Billy! You're the Captain Crunch of hi-hat work.

Here's my question:
At your level are you really satisfied with your playing? I find that the better I get, the more I realize that I need to improve in. It's kind of haunting. When I first started drumming I didn't even really think I'd truly become interested in it, I played guitar and I played drums in the school band to pass time and secure my position as guitarist in the school Jazz band. When I got my first drum-set I went "Hey, once I can play basic rock stuff I'll be content!" But, now, a couple years later drums have become more of main instrument to me than the guitar and it seems like I can never reach a satisfying goal cause I'm always pushing myself to be better and better. I'm now at a level that I would have never dreamed of reaching when I started out, and when I look back at anything I've done in the past I cringe...

Is this something that even someone at your insane skill level deals with? Is it possible to be completely satisfied with your playing?

- David

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Old 02-20-2007, 06:24 PM
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Billy, just taken up drums after a long time out and bug is as big as ever. Amazed with the amount of instruction and videos available on the web and just watched your dvd last night - I wish there had been such dvd's etc when I was younger!!
Anyway I know the dvd is full of great technical stuff, but it is so musical and explained in such an easy way it seems do-able - so it is a great inspiration....although the doing will have to come later! My left foot is saying NO WAY as I write!!
My question since you speak of feel, colour, and experimentation on different instruments and with different 'sticks' (and also since I cannot get an accoustic set at home due to noise) I wondered if you had ever played on an electronic kit and what your opinion of them is. It is not a question based on the fact that I think you would be able to programme the kit to produce weird and wonderful voices, it is just the opposite - the fact that you may not be able to use different parts of the drumhead and invent different sounds the way you do manually on an accoustic kit and build up these colours.
Thanks - all the best!
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:51 AM
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You rock Billy! You're the Captain Crunch of hi-hat work.

....Is this something that even someone at your insane skill level deals with? Is it possible to be completely satisfied with your playing?

- David
Hi David,

It's good to be the "something " of hi hats! :D Though, I thought it was Cap'n Crunch (and NOT captain crunch) HAHA!!

And yeah... I pretty much always hate myself. I see flaws in everything. Though, at times, I enjoy the spirit of the music - which makes it (to me) a special drum track or music moment.
But I always wish to improve. Sometimes, the other band members are praising me and I'm cringing with disbelief - wondering if they are "having me on" as the Brits would say..

Thanks! -and keep it up!

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Old 02-21-2007, 12:59 AM
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Billy, just taken up drums after a long time out and bug is as big as ever. Amazed with the amount of instruction and videos available on the web and just watched your dvd last night - I wish there had been such dvd's etc when I was younger!!
Anyway I know the dvd is full of great technical stuff, but it is so musical and explained in such an easy way it seems do-able - so it is a great inspiration....although the doing will have to come later! My left foot is saying NO WAY as I write!!
My question since you speak of feel, colour, and experimentation on different instruments and with different 'sticks' (and also since I cannot get an accoustic set at home due to noise) I wondered if you had ever played on an electronic kit and what your opinion of them is. It is not a question based on the fact that I think you would be able to programme the kit to produce weird and wonderful voices, it is just the opposite - the fact that you may not be able to use different parts of the drumhead and invent different sounds the way you do manually on an accoustic kit and build up these colours.
Thanks - all the best!
In the mid 80s, I was ALL OVER electronic drums. I made my own pads (billy pads- like Billy Beer :D ) and bought one of the earliest simmons SDS7 elect. brains to enter the US. Boy, was THAT a Piece of &#@^!!!

Somewhere around 1985 or '86, I discovered ddrums and went on board with them as an artist (still paid for the stuff, which was ridiculously expensive back then). I enjoyed playing them - played a kti of ddrums on a tour with Bill ?Evans Supergroup. the electronics work best for me if they are doing electronic things - and NOT trying to sound acoustic.
Nowadays, it is always the real deal for me. Though I have a e-kit at my upstate house. it was sent in for an evaluation by me - and the bass drum pad broke before I could even play it! :D HAHA... I won't say the name because I don't want to cause any embarassment fro anyone.
for people who need to keep it quiet, pads are good. BUT... (and it's a big Sophie Tucker kind of but)...the real drum is completely different - so going back and forth could be weird/difficult. But e-drums are fun and they don't drive the other people in or near your house crazy- so I can dig them !!! With good programming skills on an electronic kit, the color concept can go WAY beyond anything that is possible acoustically - THIS is where the fun is for the e-drums in my case. I honestly wish I had a nice set myself for certain times.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:46 AM
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Hey Billy...

Nice your here to. Damn. I wish i could jam with you one time, you are one of my favorite
drummers...

Keep drumming billy, you are cool ;)
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:14 PM
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Hey Billy - I am not getting any acces to a drum set at the moment and it is driving me mad. Excuse my ignorance but can you explain how to play (what you call) the 28th (or 27th!) rudiment that you played on the dvd? I agree that it is so good that everyone should learn it - so I am (trying)!
On the practice pad I think I am doing it, but won't be happy until I know for sure.
It makes a difference to me when the sticking/technique is explained. For example, the reverse snare thing was fine - but even better when you explained the sticking (i.e. five stroke roll) then I knew it was correct. Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:49 PM
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Hey Billy - I am not getting any acces to a drum set at the moment and it is driving me mad. Excuse my ignorance but can you explain how to play (what you call) the 28th (or 27th!) rudiment that you played on the dvd? I agree that it is so good that everyone should learn it - so I am (trying)!
On the practice pad I think I am doing it, but won't be happy until I know for sure.
It makes a difference to me when the sticking/technique is explained. For example, the reverse snare thing was fine - but even better when you explained the sticking (i.e. five stroke roll) then I knew it was correct. Thanks.
Everybody does that differently. In my case - it is REALLY slurpy. I basically am playing a five stroke roll - but, instead of two strokes per hand, it is multiple buzzy notes so it's:

(R) single hit on tom
and at the same time: (L) on snareLLLllllllll
followed by (R): (R) on snareRRRrrrrrrr
then: (single hits on snare) L R, R

sounds like - Booodabop Bop!
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:29 PM
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Really Slurpy sounds good to me!! Thanks a lot!
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:34 PM
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OOOOOO NICE!!!!
I like your drumming and your set =)

Keep swingin' man!

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Old 04-17-2007, 04:12 PM
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Billy:

I wanted to congratulate you on your most recent Modern Drummer article on independence. While I think this was the best MD, from an educational standpoint, in quite a while, it was your humble, honest and "truthful" article which struck the best note. The fact is that independence of limbs is really a myth - and everything is a pattern. You were the only drummer to actually state that.

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Old 04-18-2007, 02:51 AM
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Billy:

I wanted to congratulate you on your most recent Modern Drummer article on independence. While I think this was the best MD, from an educational standpoint, in quite a while, it was your humble, honest and "truthful" article which struck the best note. The fact is that independence of limbs is really a myth - and everything is a pattern. You were the only drummer to actually state that.

Thanks

Paul
What issue was this?

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Old 04-18-2007, 04:46 AM
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Hey Billy,
I am trying to find out how to gain an audition with a band that is on a national level,is there a certain circle that i need to get to be a part of to find these auditions? whats the scoop.
I know that i need to put together a press package, i just need to know how to get the package to where it needs to go.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:00 AM
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THANK YOU, PAUL! That means alot to me.

Phil, I've written alot about your question. Probably more on my own forum than here - but I'll try to give it up again:
There is no little black book - and there is no secret handshake. The people you are playing with THIS YEAR are the ones that will eventually lead you to getting a better gig. So impress your bandmates by making them inspired to be playing with you - and then, they will champion you when a gig opens up.

it is ALL personal. A press kit will get you a gig touring with a theater company or some other kind of mid-level thing... but you don't get to play with the musical giants because of a press kit.

GOOD LUCK!

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Old 04-18-2007, 03:23 PM
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Mike:

It is in the new issue - June 2007, with Marco Minneman on the cover.

Oh - and Thanks Billy!

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Old 04-19-2007, 12:17 AM
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THANK YOU, PAUL! That means alot to me.

Phil, I've written alot about your question. Probably more on my own forum than here - but I'll try to give it up again:
There is no little black book - and there is no secret handshake. The people you are playing with THIS YEAR are the ones that will eventually lead you to getting a better gig. So impress your bandmates by making them inspired to be playing with you - and then, they will champion you when a gig opens up.

it is ALL personal. A press kit will get you a gig touring with a theater company or some other kind of mid-level thing... but you don't get to play with the musical giants because of a press kit.

GOOD LUCK!

and thanks
I see, one gets to play with musical giants by some how getting themselves in front of those giants, am i right?
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:14 AM
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I see, one gets to play with musical giants by some how getting themselves in front of those giants, am i right?
From your wedding gig and onward! yes. i don't know of any other way. There mightbe some who get there other ways ...and God knows, I could have better gigs as well! :D

Play better - tape yourself, and it will come. You have to listen to the tape and judge harshly - then, you will get bettter - and then the gigs get better (unless you are an awful person! :D)
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:15 PM
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LOL! I understand now! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my lil question,now that i am pointed in the right direction,i can get moving, see ya in the big time cause here i come!!
BTW, I heard some of your playing on some of the Joan Osborne stuff, i like your playing,smooth & clean!!
Thanks again!!
Phil
P.S.Are there any plans to do a clinic close to the Northeast Louisiana in the near future?
Drum clinics are rare around here,the closest clinic featuring any clinician is in Nashville,i think!
Thanks one more time!!
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:04 AM
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THANK YOU, PAUL! That means alot to me.

Phil, I've written alot about your question. Probably more on my own forum than here - but I'll try to give it up again:
There is no little black book - and there is no secret handshake. The people you are playing with THIS YEAR are the ones that will eventually lead you to getting a better gig. So impress your bandmates by making them inspired to be playing with you - and then, they will champion you when a gig opens up.

it is ALL personal. A press kit will get you a gig touring with a theater company or some other kind of mid-level thing... but you don't get to play with the musical giants because of a press kit.

GOOD LUCK!

and thanks
And I would like to add to this, if I may, that being a professional doesn't necessarily mean a high level of technical prowess behind the drum kit. It means showing up on time (or way before, preferably), being prepared (knowing the songs) and being in shape (sober) to play the gig.

There many highly skilled musicians who aren't professional because they blow up when things don't go to suit them, or are always late. And some of these folks know it and admit that they just can't be that professional all of the time, so they prefer to do something else in life and play music as a hobby which there is nothing wrong with.

I have had to look myself in the mirror before many road gigs and do the gut check to make certain that I was OK with what I was doing, because this business is all about word of mouth, and that word of mouth is either going to be good or bad...

Sorry if I took too many liberties on your thread, Billy, I just thought that this would be useful info.....

By the way, I still have that K Mastersound that you guys signed for me!

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Old 04-21-2007, 03:21 AM
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And I would like to add to this, if I may, that being a professional doesn't necessarily mean a high level of technical prowess behind the drum kit. It means showing up on time (or way before, preferably), being prepared (knowing the songs) and being in shape (sober) to play the gig.

There many highly skilled musicians who aren't professional because they blow up when things don't go to suit them, or are always late. And some of these folks know it and admit that they just can't be that professional all of the time, so they prefer to do something else in life and play music as a hobby which there is nothing wrong with.

I have had to look myself in the mirror before many road gigs and do the gut check to make certain that I was OK with what I was doing, because this business is all about word of mouth, and that word of mouth is either going to be good or bad...

Sorry if I took too many liberties on your thread, Billy, I just thought that this would be useful info.....

By the way, I still have that K Mastersound that you guys signed for me!

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Hey Mike - there is absolutely NO REASON for you to apologize (apologise). This is a GROUP HANG! and that is what is fun about it. I love your addition!

listening to Rufus Wainwright right now -
Then I've got a baseball game to check out. I'm on vacation tonight! :D

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Old 04-27-2007, 09:36 PM
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Hi Billy! Could you 'splain the concept behind the signature stick that you had Truline design for you?
I went to the website and it gave me the basic concept behind the Power Grip series,what i am gittin' at is what does your particular design do for you? What led you to create a stick to those specifications?
I am considering buying a brick of these sticks,problem is, there is no dealer within 100 miles of me to go to and try them out,so, i kinda have to rely on word of mouth to get my info.
One last question, do you have any future plans to design a set of cymbals? I am sure that you have a set of sounds in your head that you can have someone like Mark Love @ Sabian create for you!
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:48 AM
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Hi Billy! Could you 'splain the concept behind the signature stick that you had Truline design for you?
I went to the website and it gave me the basic concept behind the Power Grip series,what i am gittin' at is what does your particular design do for you? What led you to create a stick to those specifications?
I am considering buying a brick of these sticks,problem is, there is no dealer within 100 miles of me to go to and try them out,so, i kinda have to rely on word of mouth to get my info.
One last question, do you have any future plans to design a set of cymbals? I am sure that you have a set of sounds in your head that you can have someone like Mark Love @ Sabian create for you!
Peace,
Phil Welch
hi Phil,

My Trueline signature drumstick exists because I wanted the size of their jazz model stick (like a 5a ize) in my hand, but the shoulder and tip of the their standard jazz model didn't hold up for me. I need particularly a thicker shoulder (this is the part that goes UP to the tip itself. With a stronger shoulder, I can be more naturally abusive and the stick will survive. So my model has the TG Jazz half in my hand and then going towards the tip it becomes a TG Rock. Simple as that!

I strongly suggest you buy one or two pairs of anything before you buy more! It would be terrible if you ended up hating a large purchase!

Cymbal wise, I am very very happy with what I am playing - and I have been happy for a long time. Back when I was with Sabian, I loved their cymbals (though I was never enthralled with thier jazzier lines). Sabian makes great cymbals. For several years now I have been playing Zildjians and am overwhelmingly happy with their sound and feel. I do experiment quite a bit with Paul Francis, the resident genius of the Z-world. I feel very fortunate to be able to play instruments as good as those.

Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:11 PM
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Hey - I've been remiss in keeping the dWorld cats up on my comings and goings. Please forgive! I'm not sure where I should post this, so Bernhard, feel free to move this post if it should be somewhere else... (your copy of the CD is in the mail!)

here is some news:
My jazzy record (Billy Ward Trio -"Out The Door") is done and OUT. I am VERY happy with this record. It comes in a groovy digipack for only ten bucks. Guitar trio.

It will accompany an instructional DVD about jazzy-ness (titled "Voices In My head"). The DVD will be out in two months - maybe less. Click here to download a free trailer from this DVD.


I hope you like it!

PS - there wil be free downloads/play alongs... all kinds of stuff.
So check it out!

Here's the link to the trailer of the movie and where you can buy the record.

http://www.billyward.com/whatsNewOTD.html

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Billy
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:17 PM
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Thank's Billy for the update.

I'll look forward to this Jazz-iness instruction DVD.

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Old 06-02-2007, 06:06 AM
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Hey BillyW, I got a hold of a pair of your sticks from Drum Authority,and i have to say that these sticks FIT my hand perfectly, they are such a comfort and joy to play!
The concept behind these sticks are truly realized,especially at the end of a four hour gig,usually my hands are tired from gripping the stick so tightly,not with these,i can play all night!!
Thanks Bill, for designing such a tremendous stick!!
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Hey BillyW, I got a hold of a pair of your sticks from Drum Authority,and i have to say that these sticks FIT my hand perfectly, they are such a comfort and joy to play!
The concept behind these sticks are truly realized,especially at the end of a four hour gig,usually my hands are tired from gripping the stick so tightly,not with these,i can play all night!!
Thanks Bill, for designing such a tremendous stick!!
Cheers!
Sweet! I'm glad it isn't just me that is happy with these sticks!

Enjoy and tape yourself -
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hey billy

i just had listen to border town linked here:

www.drummerworld.com/drummergroove.html

just lovely. your cymbals as so present so wonderfully silvery and gritty. makes me feel like i'm standing in the rain with mud slashing up on my ankles. in fact i've had the track looped for more than 20 minutes and it is not growing tiresome at all...it just feels like a great sound track to life.

well done

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hey billy

i just had listen to border town linked here:

www.drummerworld.com/drummergroove.html

just lovely. your cymbals as so present so wonderfully silvery and gritty. makes me feel like i'm standing in the rain with mud slashing up on my ankles. in fact i've had the track looped for more than 20 minutes and it is not growing tiresome at all...it just feels like a great sound track to life.

well done

j
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it's beautiful
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me too!!!!!
it's beautiful
Thanks guys - I hope you get the record! I love this record. You won't believe the drum sounds!

But it here:
http://www.billyward.com/whatsNew.html

Download play-alongs for free (password is "chicken") here:
http://www.billyward.com/otd/

-Billy
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this second link is very generous...thanks billy.

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Thanks Nutha -
This DVD was made for lots of guys like yourself! I hope it helps to remove the doubt and fear about jazz. It is designed to help you.

Let me know how it goes with the downloads-

tomorrow, here in America, it is Fathers Day. I would like to wish all of you who have children a big Thank You for your sacrifice and gifts. If you folks have your father still with you on this planet, wish him well today.
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Thanks guys - I hope you get the record! I love this record. You won't believe the drum sounds!

But it here:
http://www.billyward.com/whatsNew.html

Download play-alongs for free (password is "chicken") here:
http://www.billyward.com/otd/

-Billy
Thank you ,i like it ,great man!great music!

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Hey Billy Ward, one more question. I was reading in the May 2006 MD magazine where you wrote an article for the home studio recording drummer, and noticed that you used the Beta 52, SM57 and an AKG condensor of some sort. I am going to purchase the Beta 52 and SM57, but am wondering what you would recommend for a condensor mic that is cheaper. My budget is fairly low now and am looking for the best bang for your buck at a limit of $175 per condensor. Cheers man.

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