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Old 05-04-2007, 04:53 AM
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Hey guys just wanted to say what's up , I think this forum is badass because you get the oppurtunity to talk to a lot of different talented drummers, i'll be posting up pics of my kit soon.


real name? brandon
age? 17
how long been playing? About 3 and 1/2 years
origin of user name? static x wisconsin death tripp album
top 5 drummers? I don't know that many drummers but out of the ones i know in descending order: dom famularo, bob gatzen, mark wessels,
make of drumkit? pearl export
make of cymbal? Sabian
where do you practice? guitarists house
are you in a band/s? Yes
covers or originals? originals
what style of music? Punk
favourite take out food? taco bell
country? United States
one really odd fact about yourself? I eat eggs at 2pm
how did you start drumming? I tryed playing guitar but it just wasn't for me after a while i started getting into drums and eventually got a kit.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:14 PM
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My first post on this awesome site. Hey everybody!

real name? Jonathan Moe
age? 23
how long been playing? 6 1/2 years
origin of user name? My last name and what I do, haha ;)
top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Animal =), Abe Cunningham, Carter Beauford, Neal Peart
make of drumkit? Pearl Export Select (which I don't much care for any more, though it does what I need it to... provide rhythm) and waiting for a Sonor Force 3005 that is taking forever to get here. Also use a custom M.O.E. snare.
make of cymbal? Zildjian A's and A Customs
where do you practice? At church and in my basement
are you in a band/s? Church band
covers or originals? Both
what style of music? Anything but country
favourite take out food? Wendys, love their chili
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I am not me
how did you start drumming? I finally convinced my parents to let me get a set (Pearl's tiny little rhythm traveler to be exact), which I lugged around and annoyed people with, including my parents. The rest is history. Drummer for life! Hahaha! =D
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:34 PM
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real name? - Rick Marchand
age? - 35yrs old
how long been playing? - 21yrs
origin of user name? - I teach primitive living, survival, and animal tracking skills aswell as play/record drums. I'm creating a home business that includes both of these so... Drum Tracker it is.
top 5 drummers? - Ian Paice, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tim Alexander.
make of drumkit? - Premier Genista (Red Wine Lacquer)
make of cymbal? - Zildjian and Sabian
where do you practice? - Mostly in basements.
are you in a band/s? - Yes, I'm currently in two bands, plus fill in quite a bit around town.
covers or originals? - One is an original band called "Eye Of Charm" (Koch/Nevada)the rest are rock and jazz standard bands.
what style of music? - Jazz, rock, latin, funk, etc...
favourite take out food? - Chinese food (General Tao's chicken... hmmm)
country? - Canada, eh.
one really odd fact about yourself? I keep time with my breathing and often look like a fish out of water when I play.
how did you start drumming? I bought a kit (age 14) and taught myself by listening to deep purple albums.

Glad to be a member of the forums.
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:31 AM
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real name? Tim
age? 28
how long been playing? 6 years (just getting back into it after way too long)
origin of user name? The Big Lebowski.

top 5 drummers? Hard to say. After not playing for years, I stopped listening to music for the drums and now tend to appreciate more of a total band groove... a lot of the downbeat electronic stuff doesn't have much of anyone. But if pressed..
John Moen (Decemberists)
Bill Bruford ca. 1973-1975
Joe Morello - I could listen to Brubeck @ Carnegie Hall & be totally satisfied.
Ringo
Carl Turney (Clinic)
But 99% of what I listen to is Air, Royksopp, Zero 7, electrelane, a bunch of stuff that's totally not drum music.
make of drumkit? Starclassic (birch) piano white lacquer.
make of cymbal? Paiste
where do you practice? At the moment? On my legs. Drums are shipping out. Practice pad kit in the apartment, occasional rented space at a rehearsal studio. Looking for a decent lockout in LA.
are you in a band/s? No. Gotta get the chops back up before I subject anyone to it.
covers or originals? n/a
what style of music? Rock, jazz, downbeat, whatever.

favourite take out food? Indian.
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? I live 1/3 of a mile from the ocean and have actually only gone swimming in the pacific when I was in Hawaii.
how did you start drumming? I wanted to play back when I was in grade school, got my first pair of sticks and a snare drum and started practicing while I had a broken arm. Then played in the school band & took lessons.
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:57 AM
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real name: derek
age: 15
how long been playing: about 2 years
origin of user name: danny carey
top 5 drummers: Jaska Raatikainen,Dave Lombardo, Danny Carey, Chris Adler, Jason Bittner
make of drumkit: percussion plus
make of cymbal: zildjan, sabian and wuhan
where do you practice: basement
are you in a band/s: currenly no i would like to be
covers or originals: none
what style of music: Rock
favourite take out food: Mexicana
country: US and A
one really odd fact about yourself: i like to eat cheese plain
how did you start drumming: I went to my freinds house and his brother had a drum set and i started hitting random drums and cymbals and then his brother comes downstairs and says move your ass you suck and hes younger than i was and i then i told my parents i wanted a drumset then they got me one.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:27 AM
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real name: Chris
age: 23
how long been playing: 11 years
origin of user name: i'm tall lol
top 5 drummers: Danny Carey, Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Grant Collins
make of drumkit: Yamaha
make of cymbal: Sabian
where do you practice: Studio
are you in a band/s: Fading Hour www.fadinghour.com
covers or originals: originals
what style of music: Rock, Alternative, Solo
favourite take out food: KFC
country: Australia
one really odd fact about yourself: I have "drummer" tattoed across my back!



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Old 05-10-2007, 11:01 PM
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hello to all, thought i'd say a hearty wassup to all my fellow head beaters.

22, just getting fully into drumming but have a very strong musical background based in engineering and keyboard production as well as helping get the best sound out of everything.

Just jumpin on here to make friends, learn, teach if i can and have a general good time.
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:19 PM
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:24 AM
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Hi Folks

Well... I guess it's time to do the "erk!" part and intro myself. I used to play the drums in the '70s (just good old pop at weddings, parties and functions etc.). My home was South Africa and my Yamaha kit went around the country. Gave it all up for 30 years but the "pull" to drum is in the soul. Now, at the ripe old age you see below, I've started up again. Been drumming for 4 years now and just realised that if I want to be a better drummer than I've ever been - it's back to school for me! So - with great drumming teacher in Reading, UK, I'm ready for it!!

real name: Chris Kenward
age: 53
make of drumkit: Roland mongrel Electronic kit with loads of extras and lately - a Pearl Reference kit in Crystal Rain - AWESOME... I love it.
make of cymbal: Zildjian
where do you practice: In the diningroom!
are you in a band/s?: Yes. I'm in a Shadows tribute band and we do Cliff Richard as well. (STOP laughing out there! ;) )
country? UK
one really odd fact about yourself? Some say I'm just odd! <chuckle>
how did you start drumming? See above

Hope to continue to enjoy myself here and on the drums. Drumz Rule!!
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:13 PM
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real name? Chris
age? 33
how long been playing? about 15 years
origin of user name? variation of my last name.
top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Neil Peart, Danny Carey, Benny Greb, Stewart Copeland. Too many to list. I believe you can learn something from every drummer, everyone is different.
make of drumkit? DW
make of cymbal? Zildjian, Paiste, Wuhan
where do you practice? my house
are you in a band/s? 2
covers or originals? one is a cover band and one is a original band
what style of music? rock
favourite take out food? pizza
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? I love playing drums, but I would like to be the lead singer for one show.
how did you start drumming?
Older brothers friend bought a set and I sat down and started playing. It came naturally to me.
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:18 PM
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hey chris, welcome to drummerworld!

what part of PA are you from? i live in Taylor, which is right outside of Scranton
(northeastern part of PA).

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real name? Chris
age? 33
how long been playing? about 15 years
origin of user name? variation of my last name.
top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Neil Peart, Danny Carey, Benny Greb, Stewart Copeland. Too many to list. I believe you can learn something from every drummer, everyone is different.
make of drumkit? DW
make of cymbal? Zildjian, Paiste, Wuhan
where do you practice? my house
are you in a band/s? 2
covers or originals? one is a cover band and one is a original band
what style of music? rock
favourite take out food? pizza
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? I love playing drums, but I would like to be the lead singer for one show.
how did you start drumming?
Older brothers friend bought a set and I sat down and started playing. It came naturally to me.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:26 PM
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hey chris, welcome to drummerworld!

what part of PA are you from? i live in Taylor, which is right outside of Scranton
(northeastern part of PA).

Cool!! I live in Scranton. Shoot me a PM, I have a show on the 25th. I'll give you the info.
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:28 PM
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real name: Adam Obr
age: 18
how long been playing: 2,5 years
origin of user name: Simply adding "B" to my name. "Bobr" = beaver.
top 5 drummers: Gavin Harrison, Nicko McBrain, Dave Lombardo, Martin Lopez, Lars Ulrich...there are more and more...
make of drumkit: Sonor
make of cymbal: Paiste, Magic...
where do you practice: in our rehearsal room
are you in a band/s: yes, called The Kitchen
covers or originals: originals
what style of music: called "indie" here
favourite take out food: hard to say...:-)
country: Czech Rep.
one really odd fact about yourself: everyone says the odd thing is my interest in biochemistry...
how did you start drumming: one band of beginners were looking for drummer, so I sat down and trying to hit something more than my leg...
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:28 PM
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real name? Nikolas
age? 15
how long been playing? for 5-6 years
origin of user name? some call me just "Nick" and I added the "de" (some Germans pronounce "the" like "de" or "se" and I always laugh at it^^)
top 5 drummers? Dave Weckl, Thomas Lang, Buddy Rich, Chad Smith, Zoro
make of drumkit? Pearl (export)
make of cymbal? Sabian
where do you practice? at home
are you in a band/s? unfortunately not
covers or originals?
what style of music? Rock
favourite take out food? Pizza:)
country? Germany
one really odd fact about yourself? I always talk about Drummers and drum on my legs, every time:)
how did you start drumming? I always looked at the drummers of bands (on concerts, on TV...) and drumed with pencil with them:D. My mom´s cousin played the drums so I sat behind the kit and startet just banging around. Less than one month later I went to a music school.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:12 PM
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HELLO FROM NYC!

First of all, I'm not a drummer at all, so I'm an oddity for sure. I used to play drums and the piano, but that went out the window.

I'm primarily a graphic designer by trade and I love my job. I saw Gavin perform with Porcupine Tree this past weekend. My boyfriend got me into them. I've never heard any of their stuff before, except most people always compare them to TOOL. All I know is two of my favorite musicians worked with the band: Richard Barbieri and Alex Lifeson. It should be good, right? I was blown away. My boyfriend gave me MP3's from the album Deadwing and In Absentia. My boyfriend told me that Gavin plays with them now.

Here's a little story for all of you:

I was the former web mistress of the now defunct Moving Westward - The Official Go West Site ten years ago. Peter Cox, the lead vocalist, came out with a solo album in 1997. I promoted his album on my site. I received an email from Gavin, completely out of the blue. He was nice enough to tell me about the recording and reheasal experiences performing with Peter Cox.

Fast forward ten years later, I finally saw Gavin play live for the first time this past weekend. Weird huh?

Here is a list of my favorite drummers/percussionists:

Josh Freese
Neil Peart
Budgie
Martin Atkins
Bill Bruford
Chris Vrenna
Jerome Dillon
Leonard Ito
Yoshiki Hayashi

If you're reading this Gavin, "HELLO", waves.

That's all for now folks.

:)
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:32 PM
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Great little forum you've got going here. There is some very good information all over the place, helps kill idle hours at work :D

A little about me, I am 18 and i've been playing drums for about a year and a half. I am currently with a band native to south and central florida which plays benefit events for the Rock of Love Foundation. I currently play a Pacific FS Birch 5 piece, and soon I am looking to upgrade to a custom DW, Spaun, or possibly a PEAVEY set, as I love their products very much.

Cheers,

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Old 05-24-2007, 02:21 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Got any pics of your kit or practice place? Be sure to post'em over in the "your gear" area so we can see em!

Tip: forum search is your friend. Use it before posting new questions, especially in general, gear, and technique.

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Old 05-27-2007, 05:26 AM
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real name? Jon Walker
age? 26
how long been playing? 10yr
top 5 drummers? Steve Gadd, Charlie Adams, Eddie Bayers, Danny Carey, Billy Cobham
make of drumkit? Pearl
make of cymbal? Zildjian, UFIP, Wuhan
where do you practice? @ Home in Practice Room
are you in a band/s? No
favourite take out food? Fast and Cheap
country? USA
how did you start drumming? To avoid taking a sport I joined band
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:40 PM
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real name? Matthew
age? 16
how long been playing? 3 years
top 5 drummers? too many to count...
make of drumkit? Pearl (forum series)
make of cymbal? Sabian
where do you practice? in my semi-soundproof basement practice room
are you in a band/s? No, but am looking to join one
favourite take out food? japanese
country? CANADA
how did you start drumming? I tried out for the drum part in grade 7 but didn't get it because I didn't have a kit at home. In grade 8 I got my kit and have been banging on it ever since.
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:26 PM
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real name? Brock
age? 16
how long been playing? Almost 4 Years
top 5 drummers? I have 2, Leigh Pengelly from Horsell Common and Aaron Barnett from The Getaway Plan
make of drumkit? Mapex M Series
make of cymbal? Zildjian A and Z Customs
where do you practice? in my room, or at a small venue with my band our friend owns
are you in a band/s? yep, we're new (well its an old band with 2 ppl replaced. i replaced the drummer) need a new name
favourite take out food? umm, subway
country? Australia
how did you start drumming? well, ive apparently always had musical talent. i started piano at 6, was good at it, quit by 9 tho. then my parents were convinced me to find another instrument because i had talent. so i jus picked something at 12-13 which i thought was cool. i initially did it because i had to. now the drums is my passion!
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:02 PM
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real name? Gerardo
age? 17
how long been playing? 5 years
top 5 drummers? Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Dave Weckl, Virgil Donati
make of drumkit? Tama (Starclassic Performer0
make of cymbal? Sabian, Zildjian
where do you practice? in my drum practice room
are you in a band/s? Yes
covers or originals: originals
what style of music: Fusion, Latin Jazz
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? MEXICO
how did you start drumming? Moby Dick. Period.
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:02 AM
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real name--Michael Barton

age--47

how long been playing--35 years

origin of user name--a play on the word ambidextrous

top 5 drummers--oh boy...tough one...
1. Ringo Starr (for getting me started)
2. Buddy Rich
3. Stuart Copeland
4. Dom Moio (for teaching me to understand the drums)
5. and 500 others and don't have room for...

make of drumkit-- Trick

make of cymbals-- Paiste, Zildjian, Sabian and World Percussion

where do you practice-- On a practice pad set and on my drums in the basement

are you in a band/s--No...just studio projects

covers or originals--original music recorded in my studio

what style of music--all kinds right now

favourite take out food--Chinese

country--United States

one really odd fact about yourself--I am still alive

how did you start drumming--My oldest sister made me listen to the drum intro of Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band played by Ringo Starr
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:37 PM
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OK, Here goes...

real name--Gary Howe

age--40

how long been playing--26 years

origin of user name--A nickname given to me when I was 17. There is only one of me!

top 5 drummers--oh boy...tough one...
1. Neil Peart
2. Mike Portnoy
3. Stuart Copeland
4. Mickey Dee
5. and so many more...

make of drumkit-- Tama ImperialStar, currently building a SCM peice by peice...

make of cymbals-- Paiste, always Paiste....

where do you practice-- In Long Beach, CA

are you in a band/s--Yes, 2 and I have been asked to do several others...

covers or originals--Mostly tributes, Judas Priest and Queensryche. Originals again soon...

what style of music--Rock, Heavy groove or just about anything heavy!

favourite take out food--My Wife

country--United States

one really odd fact about yourself--Too many odd things to list I think!

how did you start drumming--My Uncle plays Harmonica and his band used to jam at his house. I always liked drums cause you were allowed to hit them and they were LOUD!

I have been a lurker here for quite some time. This is a GREAT site!!!!! Sadly I cant download anything to watch from work, it's all blocked....

You can see more of me here:

http://www.myspace.com/thegare
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:27 AM
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Been lurking & posting for a while, thought it was time:

age? To quote a country wanna be rocker "Too young to feel this damn old!"
how long been playing? 25 years
origin of user name? nickname & part of name
top 5 drummers? Only 5!?! All...few names that come to mind.. Peart, Bonham, Rich, Portnoy, Aldridge, Weckl, Krupa, Hamilton, Morgenstein, Smith, Ken Mary, Animal .... is that five?
make of drumkit? 6 Ludwig, 1 Tama, Hart Electronic, about 20 snares
make of cymbal? Zildjian, 1 Larrie London Sig Ride (Sabian)
where do you practice? Basement
are you in a band/s? Not presently
covers or originals? Both
what style of music? Mostly rock (prog, metal, pop, classic, etc.) country, dabble in others, but NOTHING beats a big fat groove!
favourite take out food? Free
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? Almost all of my drums were bought used for a sweet "deal" (cheap)
how did you start drumming? Started in on snare in school, got a set, heard "Tom Sawyer" and the rest is.....
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:16 PM
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age--27

how long been playing-- 2 months



top 5 drummers--
Bill Ward
Stevie Wonder
Dale Crover- I for some reason, forgot him.. sorry dale..



make of drumkit-- Tama SwingStar

make of cymbals-- Sabian

where do you practice-- az

covers or originals--Never Covers

what style of music--Anything



Ive been playing guitar for about 20 years and i cant stand the lack of good drummers in my area. im just doing my part to fix that, so i cant bitch about it anymore.

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Old 06-05-2007, 06:03 AM
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i am 17 and a beginner drummer i have been playing for half a year now

i am new to drummer world
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:23 AM
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:40 AM
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Age = 23

Been playing for 6 years now, but still doesn't own a kit :(

Loves to play funk, rock, and a little bit of Jazz

Top 5 drummers:

Mike Portnoy
Dave Weckl
Lars Ulrich
Jose Pasillas
Buddy Rich (it's great to be old school!)

Desperately wanting a good drum teacher, and saving up for a Yamaha kit!

Wish me luck!
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:55 PM
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Hi everyone. My name is Tarek, I'm about to turn 19, and music is my passion! I live in a town called Boring, which is just outside of Portland, OR. I've been drumming for about 4 years now. I also play guitar and have been doing that for 5 years, and I was in choir all throughout middle and high school, which is how I got started with music. I started playing drums for somewhat of an odd reason. I played guitar in a horrible punk band in the beginnings of high school and our drummer left. We couldn't find anyone to play, so I finally said screw this, I'll play... because we had another guitarist. So I borrowed a kit from someone and taught myself to play! I sucked immaculately of course in this band, but we only played for a short time before going our seperate ways, which is when I actually started learning some technique and stepped away from the classic punk boom-chuck. I now consider drumming to be my main concentration, though I still play guitar every day of my life and I write all sorts of crazy music, ranging from jazz to acoustic to metal to idie and some grind core! I love technical music with odd times and innovative harmonies, basically I aim for creative unique music with no boundaries. If you haven't listened to them, check out Between the Buried and Me. They are phenomenal musicians who have inspired me in many ways, and if you're open minded, their music will blow you away! Anyway, I play a Pearl Masters Studio 6 ply birch 22x18 10x8 12x9 14x14 16x16 with a Yamaha brass 13x6.5 snare and mostly Paiste cymbals. I'll post pictures and stuff in the "your place" section when I get a chance. Some of my drumming influences include Danny Carey (of TOOL), Blake Richardson (of Between the Buried and Me), Josh Freese, Akira Jimbo, and many others. Anyway, I guess that's it.

Peace.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:38 PM
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I live in England, been at it for about 6 years now. Should be getting my 3007's very soonish!

Love Pearl's hardware!

I'm from musicianforums too. Used to go there a bit now and then

Favourite drummers!? Hmm; in no particular order..

Virgil Donati
Gavin Harrison
Andy Edwards
Dave Weckl
Jason Bowld
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:45 PM
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real name? Aaron
age? 18
how long been playing? 1 year
origin of user name? rock smiley BB code from another forum
top 5 drummers? uhh...not really sure. 2 of my favorites are Morgan Rose and Dave Lombardo
make of drumkit? Silvertone Pro
make of cymbal? Silvertone...still need to buy some new ones
where do you practice? home
are you in a band/s? no
covers or originals? little of both i guess
what style of music? rock, hard rock, metal
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? uhh...ive been told i look 12...guess thats odd
how did you start drumming? beating on empty potato stick and pringles cans when i was about 10...joined band and fell in love with the set but never got to play...finally bought my set a while back and ive been playing ever since
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:34 AM
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real name: Diego Durán
age: 13
how long been playing: 1 year... almost
origin of user name: murdeder's second names
top 5 drummers:Joey Jordison, Mike Portnoy, Matt McDaughtt or something like that(Mudvayne), Lars Ulrich & Paul Koehler
make of drumkit: Mapex VX
make of cymbal: Zildjian
where do you practice: Home, Sessionsroom
are you in a band: Yes, and a proyect
covers or originals: Both
what style of music: Rock/Metal/Punk/Punk Rock/Emo(hard to explain)/70's to 90' also
favourite take out food: Empanadas :P
country: Chile, Tarapaca State
one really odd fact about yourself: hummm... 16 cm d*ck
how did you start drumming: lookin at a Joey's solos y started to like drums... thinkin it was easy to play.. learning alone, at first not a realy good drummer, but with time I started to became better and bitter
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:46 AM
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real name? Luis

age? 21
how long been playing? about 6 and a half years

origin of user name? I taught myself how to play and am now bitterly regretting never finding a proper teacher. the search began yesterday actually.

top 5 drummers? Not sure about 5, although Jojo Mayer is definitely up there along with Steve Gadd. don't know about the rest.

make of drumkit? Yamaha Stage custom

make of cymbal? Sabian aax series stuff

where do you practice? In the Rec room in my parent's basement :-)

are you in a band/s? Yes

covers or originals? A little bit of column A, a bit of column B. more originals than covers.

what style of music? I practise to whatever music happens to be in my mp3 player which is all styles pretty much, from slipknot to the red hot chili peppers to James brown etc. My favourite style is funk.

favourite take out food? pizza, definitely pizza.

country? Canada

one really odd fact about yourself? I want to make drumming a living and I'm currently studying Accounting :-) how do THOSE go together??

how did you start drumming? I saw my cousin play in Argentina when I was 11, begged my parents for a drum kit for 3 years or so, and finally got a westbury 5 piece kit with a ride and hihat, and banged away. the first cd i fully learned was our lady peace, happiness is not a fish that you can catch.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:33 PM
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real name? Andrew
age? 15
how long been playing? 4 years, maybe 5...
origin of user name? First and middle name initials and last name.
top 5 drummers? Chad Smith, Bonzo (naturally), Ian Paice, Simon Phillips and Omar Hakim.
make of drumkit? Pearl Export. Just Export in fancy writing, no EX, EXR, etc.
make of cymbal? Paiste PST3s
where do you practice? My room.
are you in a band/s? Yes.
covers or originals? Originals as much as possible though some songs we find too good not to cover.
what style of music? Well there's some funk... and some rock... and sometimes metal through the guitarists. And a little bit of grunge too.
favourite take out food? Pizza, no two ways about it.
country? Ireland.
one really odd fact about yourself? I have an outtie, it's reeeally out.
how did you start drumming? Joined the local samba group that my friend was in when I was 8 or so and after 2 or 3 years I just thought "I think I really, really like this..."
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Old 06-16-2007, 01:24 AM
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real name? Gordon
age? 46
how long been playing? Actually played 'em hard for 7-8 years and sold out thinking I would get some more drums in a couple of years. Next thing ya know, its been 23 years! :|
origin of user name? From the 1930's comic-book character, Flash Gordon. I was called that from time to time growing up. Later, it evolved into The Flashman for originality and it became my alter-ego.
top 5 drummers? Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl, Neil Peart, Zacky Tsoukas
make of drumkit? Previosly Pearl and Tama - Now outside lookin' in
make of cymbal? Previously Zildjian and Paiste - Now outside lookin' in
where do you practice? On a practice pad
are you in a band/s? no
covers or originals? no
what style of music? 70's 80's rock. Will pick up Jazz now
favourite take out food? Pizza
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I'm a bizzarre individual. You can't narrow it down to one odd fact!
how did you start drumming? To impress the girls :)
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:51 AM
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Real name? David
Age? 20
How long been playing? I don't really remember but I'd say at least for 13 years
Origin of user name? My familyname
Top 5 drummers? Difficult question, I'd probably change my mind as I hit the button...
Make of drumkit? At home: Roland, V-drums module TD-V6.
Real drums: Pearl with an added Sonor drum
Make of cymbal? Ride: Invader(that's all it says), Crashes: Stagg, China: Wuhan, Splash: Zildjian, Gong: Wuhan
Where do you practice? at GMG studios
Are you in a band/s? Crescent Sun & Flitwik
Covers or originals? Originals
What style of music? Mostly rock and metal but also some bossa nova and jazz.
Favourite take out food? Pizza
Country? Sweden
One really odd fact about yourself? I'd say I'm pretty normal but my friends wouldn't...
How did you start drumming? My parents saw a talent in me when I was drumming on the fryingpans in the kitchen when I was a kid
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:58 AM
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real name?
Jesse

age?
16

how long been playing?
7 months

origin of user name?
It came to me one day

top 5 drummers?
Neil Peart
Steve Gadd
Buddy Rich
I only have a top 3.

make of drumkit?
Pacific by DW

make of cymbal?
Sabian

where do you practice?
My room

are you in a band/s?
In a jazz band

covers or originals?
both

what style of music?
Rock, metal, jazz

favourite take out food?
pizza

country?
USA

one really odd fact about yourself?
I'm random?

how did you start drumming?
I started because of my ear problems with wind instruments and I needed to find a new instrument to play. I found this instrument that I really love to play now. I think it might be called drums. I'm not to sure.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:38 PM
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real name? Cory

age? 25

how long been playing? Rudimental snare- 13 years Drumset- 4 years

origin of user name? my name.... TACP-my job in the Air national guard. Tactical air control party.. we're forward air controllers.

top 5 drummers? Dave Weckl Vinnie C. John Bonham Marcus Baylor Neil Peart Rod Morgenstien. I know its six.

make of drumkit? Pacific FS

make of cymbal? Sabian/Wuhan splash

where do you practice? My climate contolled storage building

are you in a band/s? Church praise band...if that counts.

covers or originals? Covers

what style of music? Rock and Jazz.

favourite take out food? Mexican

country? USA

one really odd fact about yourself? Now days being a Christian is considered "odd" so I'm proud to say that I'm "odd"

how did you start drumming? Marching band and because my dad played.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:20 PM
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Hey, I played Drums in College. It was pretty neat but my main instruments are piano & organ.

Glad to meet all of you.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:50 PM
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real name? Joe

age? 14

how long been playing? 10 years.

origin of user name? it's an acronym - The Almighty Joseph Tyler Oakes.

top 5 drummers? in no particular order: Tony Williams, Al Jackson Jr., Dennis Chambers, Bernard Purdie, Chad Wackerman

make of drumkit? Pacific CX Fusion, soon to be Taye Rockpro Classic.

make of cymbal? Zildian ZXT, soon to be Zildian K Customs

where do you practice? Basement. Ugh.

are you in a band/s? http://www.myspace.com/bluelightdistrict, ska-punk-reggae.

covers or originals? mainly originals.

what style of music? Jazz, reggae, ska, punk, avant-garde.

favourite take out food? chinese, all the way.

country? USA

one really odd fact about yourself? Color-blind part-Black Jew with perfect pitch who plays guitar, piano, trumpet, and regular and electric bass in addition to drumming. I'm a statistician's nightmare.

how did you start drumming? I lived with my grandfather, who was originally a band director and had a master's from the Boston Conservatory. He heard me banging on crap and got me a practice pad and trained me non-stop. At 6 I got a student drumset, and that was the beginning of the end.
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