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Old 10-09-2007, 12:04 AM
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Ciao Gavin,

I've just received "Drop" and like it a lot, in particular "Where are you going?" is keeping my ears...busy.

By the way....where are you going ? Is there anything else out of PT or O5Ric collaboration that you are thinking about ? New projects, solo records, other band records ? (I liked your contribution to the 3 Blind Mice record, great groove on that song :-))

See you in Milan in a month.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:24 AM
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Gavin,

Just wanted to say that I've admired your drumming since I discovered Porcupine Tree and your other projects. You have a great creative edge in all of your work! You've been a big influence on my playing as well. Also, excellent work on GH&05Ric. That is some mind-blowing drumming!
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:08 AM
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Hi Gavin!

Just received the GH05Ric album in the mail and am listening for the thrid time! Still blown away completely by your playing on this work! It's incredible!

So, how did come to know 05Ric and how was the writing and recording process? Was all done via internet or did get the chance to meet in person to write some pieces together? Also, what was your approach to arranging the drum tracks for this work since you were working completely by yourself? Cause it's a bit dfferent from the "song-driven" frame of mind you have to use in PTree...

Now, just a fanboy question... I've been planning to lay down my version of "19 Days", just for fun and admiration of your work and this song specifically. Would it be all right to put it on YouTube so you could check it out and maybe share a word or two about my playing and recording? Maybe I'm asking too much of you, specially since you're on tour, but it is a dream to be able to talk so openly about drums and music in general with you and it would be an honor to hear something from you about my playing!

Hope the fall tour has been a success so far for you and PTree! Keep drumming!

Cheers from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:07 PM
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Hello Gavin how are you?
I look Zildjian site “oriental crash of doome” use you this with the Porcupine Tree?
I have realized 5 custom Bells but I have a problem
this cymbal sound is more splash sound
your cymbal have much more profile ,Why?
I would have to cut this much more big?
how calculation the measure?
this is my cymbal
i cut only bell is it correct?



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Old 10-09-2007, 08:33 PM
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Hi Heitor,

So, how did come to know 05Ric and how was the writing and recording process? Was all done via internet or did get the chance to meet in person to write some pieces together? Also, what was your approach to arranging the drum tracks for this work since you were working completely by yourself?

I met Ric through "MySpace". I really liked what he was doing and I found out that he lived close to a show PT were playing - so I arranged to meet up with him. We started sending each other files over the internet and one thing led to another. We didn't actually write in the same room - but it seemed that we were both heading in the same direction musically - so it worked out great for us. I arranged the drum tracks on my own - but that's what I do a lot these days anyway. I quite often record on my own.

Now, just a fanboy question... I've been planning to lay down my version of "19 Days", just for fun and admiration of your work and this song specifically. Would it be all right to put it on YouTube so you could check it out and maybe share a word or two about my playing and recording?

Sure, why not.

Hi angelo,

it looks like you've cut them smaller than mine. My bells start around 6.5" - there's always a bit more than just the bell of the cymbal. Also it might depend how thick the cymbals were to start with.

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:27 PM
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tobi283,
been playing a little bit of guitar, bass guitar and keyboards for the past 25 years - mostly for fun, and a bit for compositional purposes.

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Hi Gavin, how are you?

Just wondering if you have any input in PT's music in terms of writing Guitar parts, or Melodies (non percussive stuff) ?

Personally I play drums, but also compose; Guitars, Bass, Stings, Piano, Synth lead and pad etc...(although I don't play any of those instruments) and I'm currently in the process of composing my own album and I guess this leads on the another question; Do you think that having a more than basic knowledge of rhythm....maybe going as far to say the "specialist knowledge" that Drummers have, adds a "special element" to riffs/melodies that they write, that is lacking (not necessarily in a detremental fasion) in melodies/riffs etc, that non-drummers or musicians who haven't as greater an understanding of rhythm compose?

Hope you're well and I'm looking forward to the Nottingham gig in December,

Kev

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Old 10-10-2007, 12:05 PM
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Hi angelo,

it looks like you've cut them smaller than mine. My bells start around 6.5" - there's always a bit more than just the bell of the cymbal. Also it might depend how thick the cymbals were to start with.

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I look your cymbal bell
in this photo


Your bell is much more big
do you remember cymbal from cut down this?
which measures are now?
thanks a lot Gavin excuse me
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:15 AM
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Hi K.Howden,

Just wondering if you have any input in PT's music in terms of writing Guitar parts, or Melodies (non percussive stuff) ?

Yes I've come up with a few riffs and lines here and there. Having an ear for melodies doesn't necessarily rely on an advanced sense of rhythm - it can of course come in handy if the riff or melody is contributing to some kind of polyrhythm though.

Hi angelo,

the original cymbals were between 15" 17" regular Avedis Zildjians from the 1970's 1980's.

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Old 10-11-2007, 12:19 AM
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Gavin,

My wife is getting tired of your DVDs. I watch some of one or both of them nearly every day. Somehow I can't get enough.

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Old 10-11-2007, 10:46 PM
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Hi Gavin,

I hope the second leg of the tour is treating you well. Chicago fans will miss you this time around!

Anyway. In my studio at home we're trying to achieve a "skin smack" sound from the toms during playback. I'm using maple drums, remo white coated emperor heads on tops, clear ambassadors on bottom, sizes 8,10,12,14,16. We want the drums to cut through the mix. We do the usual rolloff of any unneeded low frequencies, then cut and/or boost in other areas to our liking. I think we've gotten some good results.

So my question: Do you use any EQ techniques? If so, where do you typically make a boost or cut for your toms? For instance, boosting the low-mid around 800 hz to get that "skin smack" in my application. Second, are you gating your drums at all?

Thanks!

p.s.: I just bought and downloaded Sanity & Gravity. Great work!!! Very emotional stuff.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:09 AM
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Hi Gavin how are you?
You often uses your version of swiss army triplet
can you talk about this?
What is it?
thanks a lot
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:19 AM
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Hey Gavin,

I just wanted to say I will be seeing you and the guys tomorrow at The State Theatre in VA. I know it's gonna be an AWESOME show and I can't wait, i'm getting there early to make sure I get up front. Good Luck tomorrow night man and with the rest of the tour :).

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Old 10-12-2007, 04:54 AM
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Hey Gavin, I dont know if this has been answered yet, but I was wondering if you had a transcription or tab or something of the pattern you play in "Lets Sleep Together." I think its coming out of the first chorus. Its a really cool and interesting pattern, but I cant figure it out. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:38 PM
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i'think that gavin cannot post trascriptions because he's on tour.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:23 PM
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Hi JeffV71,

Do you use any EQ techniques? If so, where do you typically make a boost or cut for your toms? For instance, boosting the low-mid around 800 hz to get that "skin smack" in my application. Second, are you gating your drums at all?

I use very little EQ if any - I use the bass roll offs on the Sennheiser 421's for the higher toms that don't need so much bottom end. Also I don't gate the toms at all.

Hi angelo,

You often uses your version of swiss army triplet. can you talk about this? What is it?

Basically it is a triplet with a flam on the first note. I quite often use it (and variations of it) inside 16th note subdivisions.

Hi franklinj,

As ItalianRicky mentioned - I can't really make transcriptions at the moment whilst I'm out on tour.
Maybe someone else on this board would care to try it?


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Old 10-14-2007, 09:51 PM
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hey gavin! just wanted to say i made the trip from philly with a friend to see you guys in NYC last night, and it was mindblowing! the band was incredibly tight! it was so cool hearing and seeing you play in a live setting. let steven know the fans really appreciate him letting you open up a bit more, live and on Fear of a Blank Planet, and that it should continue like that! you do it in a musical way and for the more musically educated/experienced fans, those "rhythmic illusions" really add a new level of enjoyment/enhancement.
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:02 PM
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hi...do you have any plans on making a new dvd with porcupine tree?
the last one was one of the best musicdvds i've ever seen...
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:33 PM
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Hi franklinj,

As ItalianRicky mentioned - I can't really make transcriptions at the moment whilst I'm out on tour.
Maybe someone else on this board would care to try it?


Cheers
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Ah, I didnt realize that. If someone else could try it, that would be awesome. I love that part of that song.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:25 AM
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Hey Gavin! I know I'll be beating a dead horse with this one, but I'll ask anyway (if you don't want to answer, I understand! :) What is the exact size (or close proximity) to your 5 bells. Reason being, is that I'm going to try to replicate them somewhat and don't want too much of a zil-bel or splash sound. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

P.S. I'll be seeing you guys in Atlantic City hopefully this Saturday, and was curious what the chances were of possibly meeting you guys. I know you're very busy and can't waste time, but I was just curious about this. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:52 AM
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Hi flugadaflum,

Glad you enjoyed the show last night.

let steven know the fans really appreciate him letting you open up a bit more, live and on Fear of a Blank Planet, and that it should continue like that!

I don't understand the statement. Steve doesn't give me any kind of permission. It's my decision what to play.

Hi 12:5,

do you have any plans on making a new dvd with porcupine tree?


not at the moment - but we will be recording the audio at a few concerts for a possible live record of this tour.

Hi XboxIsAGodToMe,

What is the exact size (or close proximity) to your 5 bells.

I don't exactly know - I'll need to measure them. I cut them just instinctively so they are probably quite odd sizes.

cheers
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:56 AM
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Gavin then ignore what I just said. My friend told me it was "like that." Just keep doing what you're doing!
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:32 AM
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Hey Gavin,

Excellent show Friday night at the State Theatre!!! Sorry if this is a dumb question but on a different note, I was talking to my friend recently and he mentioned that he was able to meet you and the rest of the band back on May 19th 2007 at the Nokia Theatre in NYC. And at that meet n greet after the show he got a Drumhead signed by you and the guys that was used during practice sessions earlier that day. But he never asked if you personally played on it, though that is the assumption, but he and I are now curious.

If you cannot remember that is cool, either way he is going to get it framed and was gonna have the frame say the show date, etc and if you played on it he is going to write that down on it too.

Thanks again for a AWESOME show friday night!!!!

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Old 10-15-2007, 05:37 PM
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Hey Gavin;
My son and I saw you with PT at the Beacon in NYC- this was our third time and you guys just seem to get better each time, always a fantastic show with things we haven't heard before. I was surprised and happy to see Will Calhoun in the opening band- those guys really cooked- are they touring with you or do you have different openers at each show?
Is there any chance you'll be touring with 05ric?- I would love to see that.

Also, I was wondering what your feeling was on open playing- I saw you doing it on part of "Sleep Together" during the concert. I know some drummers like Carter Beauford and Billy Cobham have been very successful with it- I just can't seem to get the same feel ( although my skills come nowhere approaching yours or theirs) , I suppose it's just a matter of practice.
Thanks, looking forward to whatever you do next, enjoy the rest of the tour.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:28 PM
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Hi Hoofbite,

...a Drumhead signed by you and the guys that was used during practice sessions earlier that day. But he never asked if you personally played on it, though that is the assumption, but he and I are now curious.

Yes I had played on it.

Hi jr100,

I was surprised and happy to see Will Calhoun in the opening band- those guys really cooked- are they touring with you or do you have different openers at each show?

Yes they were great - I watched them from the side of the stage. That's the only date they're doing with us.

Also, I was wondering what your feeling was on open playing- I saw you doing it on part of "Sleep Together" during the concert.

I occasionally attempt it so that I can play extra things on the toms or extra ghost notes that I can't get with my left hand. But generally I can't make it feel as good as when I play the old right over left.

Glad you enjoyed the show.

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Old 10-17-2007, 12:08 AM
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Hi Gavin, How are you?

Im sorry if this has been asked, but...

How do you go about writing drum parts for new songs? Im in a band and i'm trying to vary my drumming a bit now, trying to add more interesting beats, using Funk styles and maybe Jazz aswell (Indie/alternative band). When i improvise along to my iPod i come up with really good stuff, but i find it hard to use those idea in my bands songs.

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Old 10-17-2007, 04:15 PM
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Hello.....Gavin,

Saw you guys last year at the Nokia. Now your playing in my back yard in Albany.
I would like to offer to take the band out for dinner before the show.

I sent Andy L. and e-mail as well.

Also will you have any of your latest recordings available for purchase at the
show? 05ric I have to get me some of that.

thanks
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:16 PM
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Hi Gavin:

I just watched you in Toronto, Ontario's gig last night and both my 19 year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed the music and namely as my son would put it "the sickest drummer that he has ever heard".

We both noticed that there is very little interaction between the musicans when you are playing as you seem to intuitively know where everyone is. (I guess thats what rehearsal is all about LOL)

My question to you is what do you have in your in-ear monitor mix? Do you have guitar/vocals and at bit of drums? Does it change from show to show?

Amazing concert and I immediately came home and watched the Rhythmnic Horizons DVD that I bought last night.


Cheers,

BTW, those pesky cymbal stand nuts always loosening up after playing! frustrating sometimes eh?
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:12 PM
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Hey Gavin,
I just caught PT's performance at the Beacon in NYC. Outstanding performance (as always). I also managed to pick up the LAST copy of Rhythmic Horizons. I enjoyed watching this DVD more than any other instructional drum video! I especially enjoyed the excersise on groupings of 5 over 7 and 7 over 5 (ba ba, ba ba ba....) That's the sort of thing I've been trying to enhance my skills with.

I do have two questions though: 2) You play the breakdown for "Halo" on the DVD on bass with a drumstick and then loop it whilst playing your kit over it. Its a quite simple pattern to understand, but I can't seem to be able to keep the 4/4 china hits over it like you do on the album version. Any suggestions?

and 2) On the equipment info section of the DVD, it says your 12X5 snare is a Designer snare, but does that mean it's a DeLite maple or an S Classix birch?

If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be so obsessed with drumming!

P.S. I've seen PT three times in here America already and you've yet to play Shallow...What Gives?
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:25 PM
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Damp :

The designer series was sonor's old custom drum line, which are now the SQ2. I do believe you would get a similar sound with the Delite series, seeing as they are vintage maple shells.
I have a 14" Delite and i've fallen in love with it. So much that my other hi-end snares sound rubbish in comparison.

Gavin :

Great show in Quebec, it was very cool to see the band 3 in it's entirety this time ( Even if Joey alone was amazing )...definately the best opening gig i've seen to date. You guys played a very long set!! I was stoked and really happy about it, even if alot of the people in the room looked tired at the end, meh, if we're up to me, I would have had a giant sign written "Play never enough", like in the past Dream theater show I had seen ! haha

Cheers

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p.s I'm really glad I picked up the next volume of "Rythmic Horizons", your concepts are very interesting...there's definately alot of work to be done on these!
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:10 PM
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Hi volume_3,

How do you go about writing drum parts for new songs?

It depends how much the song is already written. Maybe it's still in a skeleton form or maybe it's fully formed. Like you, I jam along and see what ideas come to me. I record them, listen back and decide what works and what doesn't (in my opinion and based on my personal taste). Sometimes if there's a producer present they may have an idea of what's working that is maybe different to mine. Maybe we discuss the options. Having experience in this line of work really helps. You might spend ages coming up with (what you believe to be ) a killer drum part and the the producer says "nah, give me something else". You have to find ways of generating lots of different ideas - even though in a session situation you might not like the parts that the producer wants you to play - you might even think the song sucks too.
Having an ability to manipulate feels and rhythms and a sense of what is right for the song (not necessarily what is a great show off drum part) is the key thing.

Hi fearofflying,

Also will you have any of your latest recordings available for purchase at the
show? 05ric I have to get me some of that.


Yes my CD with 05Ric will be there - and my DVD Rhythmic Horizons too.

Hi Drumkill,

My question to you is what do you have in your in-ear monitor mix? Do you have guitar/vocals and at bit of drums? Does it change from show to show?


Yes we all have in-ear monitor mixes. I listen to a mix of everyone's instruments. We carry our own digital monitor desk (Yamaha 02R96) so it's pretty much the same night after night. Some minor tweaks are sometimes necessary depending on the room.

Hi Damp,

I do have two questions though: 2) You play the breakdown for "Halo" on the DVD on bass with a drumstick and then loop it whilst playing your kit over it. Its a quite simple pattern to understand, but I can't seem to be able to keep the 4/4 china hits over it like you do on the album version. Any suggestions?


You tried playing 8ths and accenting every other hit?

and 2) On the equipment info section of the DVD, it says your 12X5 snare is a Designer snare, but does that mean it's a DeLite maple or an S Classix birch?

As Tyrnox mentioned "Designer" was an older model range of Sonor. I believe it's 6 ply maple with no support rings inside.

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Old 10-18-2007, 11:40 AM
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Hi Gavin,

I'm really glad PT is playing Norwich soon but it also really sucks as i'm gigging that night! I love gigging but it would have to be the only friday that month I am! ARGH!

Anyway, you seem to have immaculate gear and you obviously experiment a lot with your cymbals so I was wondering what/how you clean yours? There is a thread on drummerworld and everyone swears by certain methods that other people will swear that they are crazy for using!

I have also started experimenting with cutting down cymbals the first one of which is now a 7.5" ride cymbal. Luckily I have a friend who is a metalworker and he cuts them down to
size for me! :) I have a small selection of broken/cracked cymbals to try out I was just wondering if you had tried anything that really didn't work at all or if you had any that really surprised you? (I'll try and post pictures and some recordings of these experiments once they are done).

Also kudos on your Rhythmic Horizons DVD, it's been melting my brain for quite sometime now however I am (most) of the time able to play Halo with those accented quarter notes, it did throw me for a long time. Also is that section different on the live DVD to the original recording? By this I mean it sounds like you accent all the quarter notes on the china in the "heavy section" but in the original recording it sounds as if you accent those quarter notes then you do 2 crashes with the snare and continue on the beat whereas on the live DVD instead of carrying on the beat you seem to play the china on the off beats as if you were carrying on the accented quarter notes as you play them on the hi hat. Of course you then up it again the second time round and play all this on 2 chinas instead of the ride and a china! ARGH!

If the above doesn't make sense i'll understand as my knowledge of musical terms is not great, i've been much more of an emulator than a reader! Something I MUST change eventually!

Thanks again for being on here and answering all these questions, i'll do everything I can now to get you a damn clinic tour in the UK! Can't believe no one has asked!

Gav
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:35 PM
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Check out Samples from the great new CD "drop" - published by Gavin himself:

gavin harrison & 05ric



Great Music - great Drumming.....

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers..._Harrison.html

...ahh, and there is also a new live Video of PT


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Old 10-18-2007, 09:42 PM
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Hi Bernhard,
thanks for the update.

Hi GavManB,

you obviously experiment a lot with your cymbals so I was wondering what/how you clean yours?


I never do.

I have a small selection of broken/cracked cymbals to try out I was just wondering if you had tried anything that really didn't work at all or if you had any that really surprised you?


A couple of them didn't turn out that great, but they we're broken to start with so I didn't really lose anything.

for quite sometime now however I am (most) of the time able to play Halo with those accented quarter notes, it did throw me for a long time. Also is that section different on the live DVD to the original recording?

It may well be different on the live DVD to the CD - I can't quite remember. I also play more double bass drum stuff through the 'heavy part' in the live shows that I don't think I did on the CD.

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Old 10-19-2007, 03:58 AM
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Hello Gavin!

I was wondering, which 6" splash did you use on In Absentia?Precisely, in The sound of muzak?It is 6", isn't it? :P

Thanks and keep on grooving!
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Hey Gavin,
Great show at the Egg tonight in Albany. Had a wonderful time, hope you guys come back soon. Take care and God bless.

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Old 10-19-2007, 02:27 PM
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Hi Master!!!! How are you??

Finally, one week ago i have received the "Rhythmic Horizons" DVD !!
I'm still without words :) :)

I must see it at least once time at day :) :)

It's Faaaantaastiic!!!!!

Now, i try to study on mp3 song and PDF documents..
Really special thanx Master!! Thanx for your patience and fundamental instructions, that give us.. :) :)

Special salutes from all G.H.F.C. WE WAIT TO ROME!! :) :)

Good Work Master Gavin!! and Good concerts with P.T.

Cheers

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Old 10-20-2007, 03:24 AM
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Hi Bube,

I was wondering, which 6" splash did you use on In Absentia?Precisely, in The sound of muzak?It is 6", isn't it?

Yes it's a 6" A Zildjian splash.

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Old 10-20-2007, 06:27 AM
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Hello.........................Gavin,
You guys sounded great last night. Great opener as well.
I purchased 05ric it is an amazing piece of work.
In the true fashion of Gavin Harrison. I just want to say to all the drummers
out there you have to get this. It is a awsome piece of work.
There are no mediocre tracks. A wonderful drumming experience.
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Hello Gavin!

To get the gushing out of the way ... like many here I consider you to be one of the most talented and tasteful drummers ever. As much as I am in awe of your technique, I *really* love the fact that you exercise it in a musically responsible way, playing just what the song needs. Hats off... :-)

I do have a question, if you don't mind...

I am in the market for a new kit after a few years away from the drums (it's been murder, I tell ya!) and am planning to start a project that will draw stylistically from jazz/fusion with pop sensibilities and the occasional heavy influence. The kit I am currently favoring would be composed like so:

20" kick
10", 8", 13" 15" mounted toms (in that order left to right, 2 up, 2 down)
13" primary snare (medium tuning)
12" secondary piccolo snare (high tuning)

I plan to tune the toms with a medium tension with single-ply coated batters ... do you think the 13" tom would service me well as a floor tom? I am concerned if I go to a 14"/16" combo for the floors that the gap between them and the 10"" rack would be to great...

Given the styles I must cover (and the fact that this will most likely be my only kit for the foreseeable future) it is kind of difficult to keep the kit on the small side and still find a good balance of sounds. What do you think?
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Hi gavin, how're you?
I gat a question.i recently buy a Dw maple 12"x5" snare.
I've heard your designer 12x5 that you've used on RH clinic tour here in Italy.
I need some informations:
1 - have yout cutted away some snares on that drum?
2 - you've mounted an emperor coated, right?
3 - you'll keep this snare with an high pitch?

thanks a lot and i'm awaiting for Milan concert of PT!

cheers!
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