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Old 06-01-2007, 01:35 PM
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Working along the lines of double bass pedals, how did you come to a comfortable arrangement with your hi hat? i have 13" hats and after i bought a double bass pedal, they always felt too far away and my hand would cross over the other (causing the hazardous situation of having your hand over a drum stick!). I have been playing around with it for a few years, but i havent found a good solution yet.

do you have any insights you discovered? or is this just something you played with on your own for a while, like i am doing right now? or did you just find the least uncomfortable spot and just deal with it until it feels natural?

i noticed in the videos that are kicking around that you seem pretty comfortable with the location of your hi hats, so i was just wondering.

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Old 06-01-2007, 06:05 PM
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I had the same 'problem'.

I change or alter my setup regularly, making slight adjustments, just in order to hopefully stumble on the ideal setup, and I'm getting there gradually...
I useally start with just the snare, bassdrum (single pedal) and hihat, and nothing else to affect the placement.

I place them where they feel most comfortable, while playing the hihat, snare and bassdrum. Changing the placement and height of the hihat while playing for a couple of hours.
80% of the time I play the hihat so I want it to be in most ideal, relaxed place.
Then I put the leftpedal of the double pedal to the right of the hi-hat.
You might even put both pedals 2 inch to the left putting the ideal position between the 2 pedals.

I think there is no real ideal placement for both pedals. I think you allways have to make a compromise somewhere. But the pedals itself are not that mega wide so the compromise is probably minimal.

But my tip would be to just ask yourself which pedal is the most important for you and put that one in the best place and then find the most ideal place for the other pedal.

I once made this drawing to find/analyze the ideal placement of my drums.
Sometimes I have too much free time..... :)

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:57 PM
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wow, detail. thanks. what you are talking about is pretty much what i have been doing for the last 3 years. glad to know im not just spinning my wheels here.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:01 PM
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wow, detail. thanks. what you are talking about is pretty much what i have been doing for the last 3 years. glad to know im not just spinning my wheels here.
I guess it's a problem every drummer expierences when setting up.
Because you want all the drums and cymbals in an easy to reach and playable place.
And when you have a lot of drums and big cymbals there is useally not enough space to put everything so it's easy to play.

A couple of weeks ago I changed my setup (bought a new rack) and I put my toms in the best place possible. Then I had to find a place for my 20" ride cymbal so that the bell is easy to reach, I still haven't found it.....
Sometimes it's to far away or to ackward to play, and when I bring it closer it blocks to much of the toms.

Maybe I have to ask Terry Bozzio how he does it.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:18 PM
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Guys,
regarding pedal placement and hi hat position - if this is of any help - here's my kit shot from above

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Old 06-02-2007, 05:53 PM
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Hi Gavin,

Thanks for answering the question about that FOABP (solo) fill. I got to see it first hand last night at the Chicago show - I finally got it! Some other points of the show I really enjoyed were in "Way Out of Here" and "Halo". In WOOH during the heavy guitar riff section you break out into some amazing drumming. As you said in previous posts you like to spice things up to keep from going nuts, and you did that in this section. I was cracking up as I noticed Colin and Steve standing near your riser during that section (they looked at each other then looked at you) as if they hoped to find count "one"! Your fills were quite special there and I think they were amazed too! Steve also pointed at you when Halo started. Almost like he's saying, "hey man stop it! You're just messing with them!! I loved it!!

Seeing you in Milwaukee tonight. Last show for the US. Just wanted to say thanks for all the shows and the great drumming! You and the band are a class act all the way. Sorry for the long post - no real questions - just a sincere thanks and appreciation to you and your playing!

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Old 06-02-2007, 08:20 PM
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thanks for the overhead shot! you really do put alot of effort for us on here. it looks like your left pedal is tucked under the snare drum a little, which i did for a while. i might go back to that because my hats are way too far away.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:19 AM
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Hey Gavin! Quick question, what is the best way to practice with a metronome to get a better sense of time? I've been meaning to get a metronome but I keep putting it off due to the fact of not knowing how to properly practice with it? Thanks! -Josh
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:42 AM
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The man himself may differ from me, but here is what I know:

use headphones. preferably with some sort of hearing protection. this is assuming you are on your kit. it is just far easier to hear your met with headphones whenever you are making any more noise than a practice pad.

step 1: isolate what you need to work on like a rudiment or a musical passage/groove.
step 2: set your metronome to a tempo you think is comfortable and play to it. about 95% of the time, i find that i have set the metronome too fast (my playing is close, but not perfect). keep dropping the tempo until you have a tempo on which you cannot mess up.
step 3: play at that tempo for a while, then, when you feel you are ready, bump up the tempo up a bit (i usually use 10 bpm increments until i really start pushing myself). if you reach a difficult spot, try changing the way your nome plays subdivisions (i have a db-60 which has seperate pitches and volume levels for beat 1, the 1/4 notes, the +s, e and a, and 8th note triplets). i use this to make sure all of my notes between the beats are where they should be if it sounds funky.

you just repreat the process of perfecting (almost anyways) and speeding up until you are at a tempo that you find desirable (for me, this is usually 10-20 bpm above performance tempo).

this process is really for working on very specific things like etudes, rudiments, and particular licks, fills, and grooves. as he has mentioned in here, mr. harrison typically practices with the aim for creativity and sponteniety, so ill let him discuss the exact role of the metronome in that context.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:00 AM
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thanks man! i'm gonna get one as soon as I can. what is the best metronome for basically just starting out using one?
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:12 AM
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Wow Gavin, there are no words....I was at the Chicago show on Friday a few days ago and you were going nuts! It was my 5th time seeing you guys live, but man your solo during Hatesong was simply incredible. I also enjoyed your going out of time in a few different places (rhythmic illusions?), and also in Halo the double-time run you did towards the end was a nice little surprise. You just seemed to be having such a great time up there, even moreso than the Cleveland show a couple of weeks ago.

Any particular reason why you chose to experiment so much that night? Or have you been doing that every night? Either way, I really loved the performance.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:31 AM
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Oh! "gavinharrisonorchidia" I like..This is best drum song of GAVIN. Hey man...
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:12 PM
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thanks man! i'm gonna get one as soon as I can. what is the best metronome for basically just starting out using one?
your local shop should have a few $20 metrtonomes thatll get you through your life quite well (there is a grey Sabine one that i used to own, but i lost it. my instructor uses this one too since she lost her good one). these metronomes not amazing, but theyll do most of the time. essentially what you end up losing with the cheaper ones is fine tuning. they dont advance tempo one bmp at a time, but instead change by 2s and 3s, for example, but since the human ear should only beable to recognize a tempo change of 8 bpms at the least, this isnt a big deal.
my db-60 was about $60 dollars i think, but i felt the tap function and the subdivision adjustments justified the extra cost due to my tech position.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:51 PM
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I have a question for all of those reading, and specifically Gavin regarding programming the click for the live shows.

My band syncs with a sequencer and I do need a click for most songs. My plan was to use a Tama Rhythm watch but I don't want to be fooling with it during one of our MANY temp/time changes. My questions are:

-What is used to deliver the click to you with PT (software/laptop, a standard metronome, etc?)

-Do you just use a solid click with the temo changes or actually put an emphasis on beat one and change signatures? I think I read you play to just a click sound with the proper temp and keep where "1" is in your head - and that's good for me as well.

I was thinking maybe a drum machine I program or recording software like Logic to just program the click and the speed changes - that seem good?
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:58 PM
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Hi Gavin -

Looks like I'm a bit late to the party, but I've just recently discovered your drumming and PT and I just wanted to say that I can't remember the last time I was this excited and inspired to get behind my drums. I'm in my late 30's now and have been a bit skeptical of "new" music for a while, so I'm a bit disgusted with myself that it took hearing that Alex Lifeson had a guest appearance on your new CD for me to "find" you.
At any rate, I've bought just about everything PT related I could find in the past 3 weeks and I can't stop listening. Unlike every other band I listen to, every single song is great! It's amazing. I hear so many of my favorite drummers in your playing, but your playing is truly inspirational in a new and exciting way (for me anyway!).

Hope to see you in Minneapolis
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:24 PM
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Hi guys,
I used to write a column about timing issues and practicing with clicks - I'll try and find some of the material and post it up here soon.

The other issue is what sounds and how to program a click.

I wrote an article about that too - and here it is..

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug0...licktracks.htm

Attached below are the actual sounds that I use (and mention in the article) - feel free to use them and spread them around as you wish.


In Porcupine Tree the thing generating the click is Logic Pro on a Mac laptop. I use these sounds inside the virtual sampler inside Logic Pro.
I always use the same sounds and have eq'd some of the high frequencies out of them so they don't give me so much ringing in the ears at high volumes.

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Old 06-05-2007, 07:00 PM
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Hello Gavin,

Since we're on the topic of clicks, I had a quick question: I saw the show in Boulder recently and you guys played without the visualizations. Since you didn't need to sync up with the visuals did you play without a click or did you still use it?

Thank you,
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:16 PM
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Hi mr.beefhead,
that night we did play all the usual 'film' songs to a click because -(although we couldn't project the films due to the fact that there was literally nowhere to hang our projector )- we were testing a new computer setup that has all the Logic stuff and Arkaos in one computer instead of two.

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Old 06-06-2007, 12:24 PM
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Hi JordanC,
glad you enjoyed the show. I try to improvise wherever I can - some nights are more 'successful' than others - such is the nature of improvising. The later half of Hatesong has become a good place to try and get outside the box. I'm hoping that you mean "going out of time" as a reference to playing odd rhythmic patterns - and not really 'playing out of tempo" !!

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Wow Gavin, there are no words....I was at the Chicago show on Friday a few days ago and you were going nuts! It was my 5th time seeing you guys live, but man your solo during Hatesong was simply incredible. I also enjoyed your going out of time in a few different places (rhythmic illusions?), and also in Halo the double-time run you did towards the end was a nice little surprise. You just seemed to be having such a great time up there, even moreso than the Cleveland show a couple of weeks ago.

Any particular reason why you chose to experiment so much that night? Or have you been doing that every night? Either way, I really loved the performance.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:58 PM
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Hey Gavin,

When you improvise, do you 'sing' it mentally to yourself just a second before you play the fills or do you just do it on the fly and see where it ends?

I allways think of the melody of the section and try to find some cool groupings and subdivisions around the drumset to create a (hopefully) cool fill.
Is this sort of the same way you do it.

The intro fill on Halo on the Arriving DVD (if you can remember) is that something that you just start and see where you end up in relation to the click track and then fill up the 'gap' , or do you mentally know that when I start 'here' and play 'these' subdivisions in these groupings I'll end up there and play this fill to resolve back to the 'one' of the beat???

I hope you understand the question.....

Greetz, Gavin
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:10 PM
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Hey Gavin

I was wondering what the reasoning behind FOABP not being available through PT's website/burning shed? I read that you guys were asking fans to buy the album from local record stores, but here in Calgary no store presently has the album. I have asked about getting the album in but no one can give a time frame of when it will be in. I really would rather buy the special edition and have looked online but prices range from $50-110 US. Obviously I don't feel good about buying any album at those inflated prices so where can I get the special edition without feeling like I should drop my pants and bend over? Please Help.

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:27 PM
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I was wondering what the reasoning behind FOABP not being available through PT's website/burning shed? I read that you guys were asking fans to buy the album from local record stores, but here in Calgary no store presently has the album. I have asked about getting the album in but no one can give a time frame of when it will be in. I really would rather buy the special edition and have looked online but prices range from $50-110 US. Obviously I don't feel good about buying any album at those inflated prices so where can I get the special edition without feeling like I should drop my pants and bend over? Please Help.

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Hi Daniel,

I'll try to help you with this one. I think the decision to forego selling through Burning Shed was made by Roadrunner and PT to get the album charting as high as possible by only selling through outlets using Soundscan. As far as the Special Edition goes, there were only around 5K made for Europe and half that for North America. Ordering very early was the only way to guarantee getting one, a lot of people missed out. I wouldn't pay the prices they are getting on eBay right now. The last I heard, PT will release a DVD-A of the album around September containing extra tracks. So you don't lose out if you buy the regular edition right now and wait for the DVD-A for your 5.1 needs. Hope this helps!

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Old 06-06-2007, 08:45 PM
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I'll try to help you with this one. I think the decision to forego selling through Burning Shed was made by Roadrunner and PT to get the album charting as high as possible by only selling through outlets using Soundscan. As far as the Special Edition goes, there were only around 5K made for Europe and half that for North America. Ordering very early was the only way to guarantee getting one, a lot of people missed out. I wouldn't pay the prices they are getting on eBay right now. The last I heard, PT will release a DVD-A of the album around September containing extra tracks. So you don't lose out if you buy the regular edition right now and wait for the DVD-A for your 5.1 needs. Hope this helps!

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Hey thanks Derek. It's kinda frustrating when you can order a cd from overseas for cheaper than you can buy it at your local record store. Oh well. Anyway thanks for the info!

Ciao
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Hi Gavin.
Im a huge fan of your playing style, im glad you generally aproach the doubble bass in the same way im attempting to now.

2 quick questions, im sorry if they have allready been covered, but it would apear you are that popular, and reading 33 pages of slow loading posts would take forever on my computer! :S

so in the drummer world video 'plasson' could you tell me what snare you are using? its gorgeous? any tips on tuning to get that sound? cheers :D

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Old 06-07-2007, 07:11 PM
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Hi JordanC,
glad you enjoyed the show. I try to improvise wherever I can - some nights are more 'successful' than others - such is the nature of improvising. The later half of Hatesong has become a good place to try and get outside the box. I'm hoping that you mean "going out of time" as a reference to playing odd rhythmic patterns - and not really 'playing out of tempo" !!

cheers
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Yes, you were most definitely in time and I was referring to your playing in one time signature against another. :-)
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Hi Gavin.
Im a huge fan of your playing style, im glad you generally aproach the doubble bass in the same way im attempting to now.

2 quick questions, im sorry if they have allready been covered, but it would apear you are that popular, and reading 33 pages of slow loading posts would take forever on my computer! :S

so in the drummer world video 'plasson' could you tell me what snare you are using? its gorgeous? any tips on tuning to get that sound? cheers :D

Benji

I know the feeling about reading so many pages. The search option in the forum doesnt do a damn thing either.

I dont remember the page it was on, but snare sound has been touched upon on this thread (I did go through a read the first 30 pages about 2 weeks ago).
The drum you are talking about looks like a 12x5.5 sonor snare. probably the delite or designer series. It sorta sounds like a maple snare, but being that detailed is impossible with recorded drums. Mr. Harrison has mentioned that he tends to use thicker heads for the batter side (2 ply or reverse power dot heads). Harrison has also mentioned that he uses modified 8 strand snares.

I also remember something along the lines that the snare sound comes more from how you hit it than how you tune it or something like that. I could be wrong. My memory is good, but not that good.

Its mostly speculation, but I hope it helps. If I have anything lethally wrong, I'm sure someone will correct it.
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:41 PM
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It's a 14x6 Sonor Artist Cottonwood actually. Check the last 5 pages or so, I'm pretty sure someone asked that a short time ago.
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:09 AM
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Hi dancing with his ego,
the snare on Plasson is a quite old Sonor Designer 12x5 maple. Unusually for me it has an 18 strand snare on the bottom. All my other snares have 8 strands. It has a regular Remo Ambassador on the top. Tuning wise - it's hard to say - I think the head is kind of medium tension - not as high as you might think for a piccolo type of drum.

The snare drum that Holomorph is referring to is the one I play on "Futile".

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Old 06-08-2007, 01:51 AM
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Hi Drizzle,
sometimes an idea pops into my head a couple of seconds before a fill - other times I just take a chance on the moment.
The fill in Halo that you're referring to - I just started those groups of 5's in triplets and waited to see how they panned out - I hadn't figured out the mathematics of "if I start here I'll end up here" - Having a strong sense of where the beat is and where the downbeat is at all times really helps - plus when I'm feeling comfortable I like taking chances. There's nothing nicer than playing a fill you've never played before in your life....and that's only going to happen if you take a risk every now and then. I have - of course - played that grouping of 5 before - but I don't think I'd played it in that song (in that place) and starting in a random kind of way before.

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The intro fill on Halo on the Arriving DVD (if you can remember) is that something that you just start and see where you end up in relation to the click track and then fill up the 'gap' , or do you mentally know that when I start 'here' and play 'these' subdivisions in these groupings I'll end up there and play this fill to resolve back to the 'one' of the beat???
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:15 PM
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Hi Gavin,

I wanted to share something with you that might amuse you.

I have been a big PT fan since the early days. A few years ago, just after you joined the band, I stumbled on a video on the PT website showing some of the recording process. I remember seeing you playing something as part of the recording process and was just amazed at the power of what you came up with. At the time I had never touched a drum set and had no idea who you were. I thought you must be some amazing and unknown young drummer SW had found. You were completely inspiring and the thought popped into my head about how great it would be to play drums.

It took some time but eventually I did buy an old drumset, take lessons and become fairly proficient. Apart from my family, it has become the love of my life. Only very recently did I come across this site and this thread and now know that you are not really that unknown drummer I saw in the video but someone with great experience, teaching and musical skills.... It's been nice to come full circle and I thought it might bring a smile to your face to know that you inspired some guy who had no idea who you were...

Best wishes

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Old 06-08-2007, 12:28 PM
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Hi Gavin,
I'm embarrased to say that I am a bit out of touch with alot of today's players. I am an older drummer (49), and I do sessions and dates with a country artist. I recently discovered your playing on this site via watching some videos and my jaw just dropped in amazement. You truly are blessed with an enormous talent and your drumming is world class. After reading some of your posts, you also seem to be a very genuine, "down to earth" person. I respect that just as much as your incredible talent. I really just wanted to say "hello" and tell you that your playing is incredibly enjoyable and an inspiration.

I'm a "gear freak", especially with tuning drums and stuff and was curious if you tune your drums to actual notes or just intervals that sound good to you. Also, do you tune your bottom heads tighter than the top and if so, is there a specific relationship you use between the bottom and top heads (i.e. minor third, third, etc.) Thank you for taking the time to reply to these posts. You are a true artist and the drumming community is very lucky to have such an incredible talent to be inspired by and learn from. Thank you and God bless.

Clint
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Hi cdrums21,
here's the tuning of my toms from a couple of months ago

tom 5 lowest
tom 4 augmented 5th above tom 5
tom 3 augmented 5th above tom 4
tom 2 perfect 4th above tom 3
tom 1 perfect 5th above tom 2

So tom 5 seems to be G
tom 4 Eb
tom 3 A
tom 2 D
tom 1 A

I think the bottom heads are a little tighter than the top ones.

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thanks! i love that sound, may well be looking into getting one!

another question, from the mikedolbear forum, it was reported you likes the sticking patern
RLR RLR LRR LRL RLR
any chance you could let me know how you use it? i have taken it as 5 sets of tripletts, but which beat of the bar would you normaly start it on?
thanks so much for being down to earth enough to answer questions from us meer mortals :D
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Will you be playing your new SQ2 set on the European shows.

And what brand cases do you use while on the road?

I'm in the process of buying some cases for my new drums which will be coming somewhere in november. :(

And finally I totally agree with cdrums21, we are very lucky as a drumming community to have you as an inspiration. You're such an incredible drummer, and to be able to ask you questions is so great.....And I have about a million....:)

It's like a computer freak having a direct line with Bill Gates....
or a priest with the Pope...........sort of....

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we definitely appreciate the time you take to answer questions here, Gavin~

I was wondering if there are any particular artists you'd like to work with in the future.
You seem to have collaborated with a very eclectic variety of esoteric artists-
would like to know who you'd really go out of your way to make music with if you had the opportunity.

thanks
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Hi dancing with his ego,
that been taken a little out of context - that was part of a transcription of a fill from "Gravity Eyelids" and I think I started it on beat 2 & (as they are 16th note triplets).

The R L R R L combination is a favorite of mine and I use it many different ways and start from any point that inspires me on the moment. It might be in any subdivision too - or maybe I would start it in 16ths and then at some random point change up to 16th note triplets and keep the same sticking but change voicing on the drums or cymbals.

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another question, from the mikedolbear forum, it was reported you likes the sticking patern
RLR RLR LRR LRL RLR
any chance you could let me know how you use it? i have taken it as 5 sets of tripletts, but which beat of the bar would you normaly start it on?
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Hi Drizzle,

Will you be playing your new SQ2 set on the European shows.

And what brand cases do you use while on the road?


Yes I'll be playing my new SQ2 kit on the European tour - I love it - I played it this afternoon at the Download Festival and it sounded great !!!

The cases I normally use are "Hardcase"

http://www.hardcase.com/

It depends on the situation - I also have a set of flightcases for the whole kit - but I still use some of the "Hardcases" to supplement those flightcases - and some stuff goes insides the Hardcases and then inside the flightcases.

Hi xush,

I was wondering if there are any particular artists you'd like to work with in the future.

It's a good question and I'm probably going to have to think about that one. I'd love to work with Fredrik Thordendal (the guitarist from Mesuggah) I love the stuff he did on his solo album. Joe Zawinul would be great to work with too. I'm sure there's hundreds of others - I just can't think straight at the moment.

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The snare drum that Holomorph is referring to is the one I play on "Futile".
Ah, sorry about that... I should have read the post more carefully.
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Hey Gavin,
Just wanted to let you know that you are an incredible drummer and a HUGE influence on my playing! Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us and answer these questions. It really means alot to me personally that you would do that. I missed PT when they came to the States, but there's always another time I'm sure. Thanks again for all you do and please keep it up!
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For everyone who's interested, another Musikmesse video on the Vic Firth Site.

http://vicfirth.com/features/MESSE07/harrisonHQ.html
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