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Old 11-28-2007, 07:24 AM
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real name? Matt
age? 25
how long been playing? 15 long yrs
origin of user name? noone else has it.
top 5 drummers? Mike Bordin, Sean Kinney, Chris Slade, Niko McBrain, and John Bonham
make of drumkit? Sonor
make of cymbal? Paiste
where do you practice? Garage
are you in a band/s? Been in 3, nothing currently
covers or originals? Both.
what style of music? Metal, Grunge, Classic Rock, Funk.
favourite take out food? no
country? God Bless Singapore...
one really odd fact about yourself? I love Meatloaf. -the music, not the food.
how did you start drumming? got two sticks and started hitting stuff.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:50 AM
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real name? Joe

age? 16

how long been playing? 8 years

origin of user name? Well it's my first name and my last initial lol

top 5 drummers? Gavin Harrison, Jojo Mayer, Gregg Bissonnette, Tim Alexander, Mike Portnoy

make of drumkit? Mapex Pro-M

make of cymbal? Sabian HHX/AAX

where do you practice? my music room, at school

are you in a band/s? yes, I'm in 2 bands

covers or originals? originals, one band's a funk/reggae band, and the other's a prog metal (Dream Theater-esque) band

what style of music? big band, jazz, prog, fusion, funk, metal (it has to be good though, I hate that screamo S#@&)

favourite take out food? Chinese

favorite country? Germany

one really odd fact about yourself? i like to write music for guitar/bass (and people love my stuff) even though I can't play a single note on them

how did you start drumming? on pots and pans :)
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:35 PM
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Hola, the name is Polsky, live in Barcelona area. Been playing since 9 yrs old ( I´m now a sparkling 53 ) have 2 vinyl records out ( Ibiza Sound Machine 1981, El El 1988 ) a recent Cd with Pulidos (2005), an andalucian rock band and currently in the studio recording a new Cd called "In-Pro-Visions" to be completed by end of Jan.2008. Ive finally made the switch from mercenary roles ( countless rock bands, hotels, banquets, etc ) to concentrate solely on jazz-fusion-trance-rock-funk own compositions. Not a single dream of R&R fame left in me, just play to improve my chops and have a good time. Someone said, I play for fun, but take my fun seriously, and along with my own motto ,PLEASURE NO PRESSURE, I enjoy playing more than ever.
I´d like to contact with barcelona drummers. Thanks DrummerWorld !!

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Old 11-29-2007, 09:37 PM
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Hey all

My name is Tony but people tend to call me 'T'! or Big T. I'm British Italian or Britalian! I live in the UK always have done. Been playing drums since I was about 12, I'm 30 now. I play in 2 bands at the moment: a covers band called The Inner Souls and an all out 'kick ya in the nuts' rock band called Claymonster. I have great fun doing both. My best friend is a bass player! I play a Premier Cabria kit 22bd, 14 sn, 10sn/tom, 12, 14, 16 tom. Paiste cymbals 16, 18 PST cr's, 13 Alpha hats and 20 Alpha ride. I'm also waiting on an 18 floor tom that I will be converting in to a bass drum for jazz gigs. I also play a Roland TD6 for practice and sometimes even studio!

I'm quite new to forums so be gentle. I'm looking forward to speaking to you all about DRUMS!!! and learning loads! Bernhard, this is a fantastic site.

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Old 12-01-2007, 02:02 PM
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Greetings, everyone. My name is Scott, and I am a 35-year-old electrician. I have been playing drums since I was about 14 years old. I started in my Junior High School Band, and I was "assigned" percussion because I couldn't quite get my mouth to make the right shape to play the saxaphone, which is what I really wanted. Fate had other ideas, though, and it has worked out for the best. I am not currently active in a band, but I have been in a few before, as well as almost every variation of "Band" a High School has, including a brief stint in a Drum Corps.

My current setup consists of Gretsch Catalina Birch drums and Sabian cymbals. The hardware is mostly Gibraltar (on a rack) with a few other things thrown in, most notably a DW double pedal and a Pearl remote hi-hat (which is actually used for my main hi-hat). I have snares from Pearl, Gretsch, and Mapex Black Panther. All this is set up in a spare bedroom in my house in Connecticut.

My influences have included a staggering number of drummers over the years, and my tastes in music fluctuate from time to time. Currently, I would list Jason Rullo (Symphony X), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Andreas Lill (Vanden Plas), and Jukka Nevalainen (Nightwish) among the top influences. I also enjoy listening to Daniel Adair (Nickelback) and Mike Wengren (Disturbed), along with a few others from that vein of music. And drummers like Tommy Lee, Lars Ulrich, Trot Lucketta, and Nicko McBrain have been influences since the frist day I sat behind a drum set.

I also play some guitar and bass, and have tried my hand at didgeridoo and bagpipes.

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Old 12-01-2007, 08:05 PM
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real name? Donald Keene
age? 42
how long been playing? Since 9th grade ummm.... maybe 38 yrs
origin of user name? Nickname
top 5 drummers? Peart, Rich, Bonham, Smith, Copeland
make of drumkit? Pearl, Gretsch
make of cymbal? Zildjian, Paiste
where do you practice? Home
are you in a band/s? Not at the moment
covers or originals? covers
what style of music? Classic Rock
favourite take out food? chinese
country? USA Baby!
one really odd fact about yourself? Ha! 3 yrs ago at a high school football game,(my son is on the drumline) None of the snare drummers showed up. Me and the drumline instructor strapped up and marched into the stadium and into the stands playing the cadence! I had attended most of the practices and knew the snare parts. My friends at the game about fell out when they saw me playing. Brought back memories of 25 yrs ago when I played on the drumline at that same stadium.
how did you start drumming? 9th grade school band
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:32 AM
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Greetings all from a wet and windy London, UK !

Just found this amazing site and forum ! which planet have I been on all this time I hear you ask ?
My names Mark, I'm 40 and have been playing since I was about 14 at school ! Been in a few bands over the years, mostly covers bands with a few originals thrown in, currently play in a covers band doing the usual weddings, pubs etc its a laugh but doesn't really stretch me as a drummer (when you've played a song a 1000 times you tend to go into autopilot ;) )

I currently play Yamaha 6 piece stage custom standard in natural maple, Zildjian crash,ride & China boy cymbals, Sabian hats. Also have a Yamaha DTX lll which I use for smaller venues and when im feeling to lazy to lug my acoustic kit around ;) (its my age)

Anyway glad to be hear and looking forward to picking your collective brains !

Cheers
Mark.

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Old 12-04-2007, 06:17 PM
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Hi All. Where to start!
My name is obvious, so no need for that! I'm 42, a family man, and haven't played for about 25 years! (Cars, Girls etc). I am about to change that, having just ordered (as a Christmas pressie from the Mrs and family) a nice new Hart Virtuoso E kit, with upgraded hi-hat and snare, a Roland TD6 Module, plus a very lovely Iron Cobra double pedal in chrome (which came today).
So.. it's gonna be a fun time over the next few months. I know my timing sucks big time, as I demoed a Roland TD3 a couple of weeks back, but I can still thrash around ok, so I'll get there!
If only ekits had been this good years ago, and I may have restarted sooner!
Anyway, my main influences vary because of ther big gap in my playing years, but Paice, Philips, Bonham, Powell from back then, and Portnoy, Paul Bostaph, Vinnie Paul, Dave MacLean, from the modern era.
I am a complete metal head by the way, and love the really heavy stuff in the main, but my metal taste is very wide. If it's good, I'll like it!
So, I look forward to being a member here, and hope to contribute, as well as pick some brains if needed.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:39 PM
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real name? David
age? 14
how long been playing? 1 1/2 years
origin of user name? old nickname
top 5 drummers? Dave Grohl, John Dolmayan, Abe Laboriel Jr., Trevor Lawrence Jr, Neil Peart
make of drumkit? Soon to be Sonor
make of cymbal? Currently Zildjian ZHT's but soon to be Paiste 2002's
where do you practice? Home
are you in a band/s? yep
covers or originals? both
what style of music? absolutly everything
favourite take out food? Indian
country? UK
one really odd fact about yourself? my aunts brother is on Trading Spaces (USA)
how did you start drumming? friends

Alright guys, im David, from Surrey, England. I would post my drums on the designated thread, but its not worth mentioning, when i get a new kit i will. Been playing aout 1 1/2 years, currently taking Grade 3, am a GCSE pupil and am in a band.

David
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:05 AM
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real name? Euan Osborne
age? 16
how long been playing? About 8ish years
origin of user name? It's because I'm so gangsta, holmes
top 5 drummers? Brann Dailor, Mario Duplantier, John Bonham, Max Roach and John Dolmayan
make of drumkit? Pearl Forum
make of cymbal? Paiste
where do you practice? Home
are you in a band/s? Two bands, and the concert band/orchestra
covers or originals? Both
favourite style of music? Rock, metal, progressive, a bit of jazz and latin
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? New Zealand
one really odd fact about yourself? Probably a few, can't think of any right now
how did you start drumming? Mucked around on a church kit and then somehow got signed up for lessons
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:58 PM
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real name? Esteban Martínez
age? 17
how long been playing? 2 years and 5 months
origin of user name? my friends started calling me Jimmy 'cause they think I'm intelligent like Jimmy Neutron :P
top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell, Ian Paice, Neil Peart
make of drumkit? Mapex
make of cymbal? Solar
where do you practice? Home
are you in a band/s? yes
covers or originals? covers, but trying to make our own songs
favourite style of music? classic rock, progressive...
country? Argentina

Hi, I'm Esteban, I'm from Argentina, I speak spanish so be patient with my english... and... well, I don't know what to say, hehe. Bye!
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:32 PM
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:36 AM
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real name? Alejandro Decap
age? 20
how long been playing? 5 years
origin of user name? I dont remember
top 5 drummers? Rune Solheim, Juanita Parra, Paul Thomson, Chad Smith, Graham Broad
make of drumkit? Pearl, Yamaha
make of cymbal? Zildjian, Sabian
where do you practice? Home, at school
are you in a band/s? Partially in one.
covers or originals? covers
what style of music? Rock
favourite take out food? Pizza
country? Norway
how did you start drumming? curriculum at school from 7th grade
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:19 PM
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real name? Patricio Lugano
age? 15
how long been playing? 12 years (not joke)
origin of user name? For my new snare heheh...
top 5 drummers? Bonzo Bonham, Ian Paice, Chad Smith, Zoro, Neil Peart
make of drumkit? Colombo, Mapex
make of cymbal? Paiste, Stagg, Orion
where do you practice? Home, at school too
are you in a band/s? Like in 3 or 4, I don't remember
covers or originals? both
what style of music? Hard Rock and Blues
favourite take out food? I don't know... yeah I like pizza
country? Argentina
how did you start drumming? When I was 3 playing... but now at 13 for curious
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:41 AM
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real name? Jay Swensen
age? 16
how long been playing? will be 4 years in February
origin of user name? its a song by The Vandals, its short for "Not In My BackYard"
top 5 drummers? Brooks Wackerman, Josh Freese, Mike Portnoy, Dave Weckl, Nicko McBrain
make of drumkit? right now, a Dixon Tempo, but in April, Tama Superstar Custom Hyperdrive
make of cymbal? Zildjian A Custom's and A's with a 2 ZXT's and ZBT's (getting replaced very soon)
where do you practice? in my Drum Room/Spare Room
are you in a band/s? yes, my band is called Sixgun
covers or originals? Originals, but if we have been known to do some covers every now and then
what style of music? Punk Rock
favourite take out food? hmm..,undecided
country? Awwstralia
one really odd fact about yourself? i have a bald patch at the back of my head that my hair covers
how did you start drumming? me and some mates just decided one day that we wanna be in a band, not the same mates i jam with now sadly :(
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:06 PM
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I believe I did this awhile ago, but it needs updating.

real name? Peter

age? 38

how long been playing? 23 years

origin of user name? I was the drummer in the Godsword band, thus Drumsword.

top 5 drummers? Terry Bozzio, Thomas lang, Nate Morton, Dave weckl, Vinnie Collaiutta, Alex van Halen, I could go on........

make of drumkit? I have 3. Gretsch, DDRUM, Keller

make of cymbal? zildjian

where do you practice? G/F's Parents barn right now.

are you in a band/s? @ moment, I am recording a new c.d. and putting together a new band, "Without Regard".

covers or originals? 95% originals

what style of music? contemporary Christian, country rock, funk rock

favourite take out food? Chinese

country? United States

one really odd fact about yourself? I lift cars for a hobby

how did you start drumming? Watching my brother play, and I was bitten by the bug.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:50 PM
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real name? - Adrian
age? - 17
how long been playing? - about a year
origin of user name? - cymbals......
top 5 drummers? - ryan tomas(asbloodrunsblack) jordan mancino(asilaydying) Matt greiner (augustburnsred) nicko mcbrain ( maiden ) and mike portnoy
make of drumkit? - shitty beginers kit that i jus upgrade slowly ( dynamics i think )
make of cymbal? - sabian , zildjan
where do you practice? - room basement
are you in a band/s? - yes
covers or originals? - both
what style of music? - METAL!!!!
favourite take out food? - chinese
country? - canada
how did you start drumming? - interested in starting
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:02 PM
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real name? - Trey
age? - 17
how long been playing? - 3 years
origin of user name? - Cast No Shadow by Oasis
top 5 influences? - Keith Moon (The Who), Reni (The Stone Roses), Alan White (Oasis), Steve White, John Bonham (Led Zep), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ronnie Vannucci ( The Killers)
make of drumkit? - Ludwig Fusion Custom
make of cymbal? - Sabian
where do you practice? - my little recording studio room
are you in a band/s? - yes
covers or originals? - both
what style of music? - Rock (mainly) with a hint of Funk and Jazz
favourite take out food? - chinese
country? - US
how did you start drumming? - Music runs in the family.. I was inspired by several bands to pick up an instrument and start writing songs.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:29 AM
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Hello,

My name is Tommy. I'm 26 years old, I'm from Kentucky, I've been playing for 14 years. I currently play drums at my church. I use the following equipment: Ludwig drums,
Zildjian Cymbals, Aquarian drumheads, Regal Tip drumsticks, and Rhythm Tech percussion
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:23 PM
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Hey Guys,

My name is Will Williams and I currently teach drum lessons in Chatswood, Sydney Australia to beginner and intermediate students. I have been playing the drums since I was 14 years of age. I'm now 26 so I guess that means I have been playing for 12 years. Wow, didn't actually realise it was that long...

Anyway, I absolutely love the drums, love playing them, love teaching them and love everything about them. Hang on, why am I here? I should be off bashing the drums somewhere :-)

Nice to meet you all. Looking forward to joining in on some of the discussions here...
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:35 AM
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Hello Drummerworld,

I've finally signed up after intending to do so for quite a while. I met one of your members, Jeff Johnson, at the store where I teach. Nice guy, and great player too. He came in for a lesson but we ended up chatting and exchanging ideas for an hour. I love that about drummers. There's never a bad time to talk shop!
Anyway, I filled in the little questionnaire as requested. Looking forward to being a part of the board.



real name? Roy Cameron
age? 33
how long been playing? 20 yrs
origin of user name? see parents
top 5 drummers? Tony Williams, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro, Ian Mosely, Steve Gadd
make of drumkit? Yamaha, Gretsch
make of cymbal? Zildjian, Istanbul
where do you practice? Home studio mostly
are you in a band/s? yes
covers or originals? both
what style of music? most styles, Celtic rock, trad Irish
favourite take out food? Indian
country? Scotland originally; been in the US since '98
one really odd fact about yourself? I'm from Scotland and I hate scotch
how did you start drumming? After becoming obsessed by Marillion and their drummer Ian Mosely
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:22 AM
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Welcome to Drummerworld Roy!

I was wondering if you can give me a name of a good Celtic rock band to check it out

And welcome again!
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:59 AM
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Hello guys and gals,

My name is Thomas and I live in Denmark.

I've been playing drums for around 6 years, yet I haven't received any education up until two weeks from now. I currently play in 3 bands. One is a Meshuggah and Dream Theater inspired band, where we just play metal because we want to be able to play some tricky odd time signature songs and so forth. The two others are just cover bands trying to make a living besides school and weekend jobs.

I've just posted pictures of my set and everything in the "Your Gear" section.

My Gear

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Old 12-20-2007, 12:15 PM
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I've been trolling here for a while, and I finally decided to jump in - so to speak. I would say I am a punk and jazz lover. before you read too much into that - let me just explain.

oh wait - hi. my name's Aaron. My name here is an inside joke between me and a buddy from college. we didn't do any drugs or alcohol and even if I was to explain how this name/phrase came about you wouldn't believe the previous sentence.

I was drawn to punk because of the energy and the "rawness" of it. part of that brought me to jazz. my mother was very much into jazz and I got into it through her Coltrane records. "Sunship" was my starting point into jazz. If you know that album, then you know what I'm talking about. growing up I played with some people with guitars who knew a few chords but could rock a stage.

I haven't played out in a long long time, but I keep practicing. I've been in Los Angeles most of my life, and most of the people here are flakes. I may need to move to another city to find any semblance of what I'm looking for...a good friend just moved to San Fran who is an amazing singer/guitarist, so I contemplate, but a move more than 5 blocks is a big deal to me...I like a lot of indie rock/punk/etc - if I could combine the Ramones' energy and passion with some of the montreal scene...d

I play Pork Pie drums. got a great deal on a 5 piece, and I think they sound amazing. any drums at that price should sound good, but I just really like the look and sound and feel of them. money well spent. The owner of the company is a great guy too.


I am barely internet savvy so when I finally play some music with people I will try and put it up somewhere so you can here it. I'll get a picture of my ugly mug up in the next week or so.

Aaron
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:29 AM
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real name? Rahul Gopal
age? 31
how long been playing? 10 years
origin of user name? ex-girlfriend stuck me with that one
top 5 drummers? Dave Weckl, Gavin Harrison, Steve Smith,Rodney Holmes,Billy Ward
make of drumkit? Mapex
make of cymbal? Sabian
where do you practice? Home
are you in a band/s? Yes
covers or originals? Originals
what style of music? http://www.myspace.com/noideaind , you tell me
favourite take out food? Pizza
country? India
how did you start drumming? Thanks to a really bad guitar teacher and slow fingers
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:03 PM
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Hello from Atlanta, Georgia. My name is Jay. I'm a jazz drummer and composer.
My kit consists of three 1989 Ludwig maple drums, 10" and 13" toms, 18" bass drum, all with the "keyhole" badge, a 5"x14" DW Craviato solid-shell maple snare that matches the Ludwigs, just got that this year, 20" K Custom medium ride, 18" K medium thin crash, 16" A thin crash, 13" K hats, and DW hardware. I play Vic Firth 5A sticks.
Snare has coated Ambassador and resonant Ambassador, toms have coated Emporers top and clear Ambassadors bottom, bass has Remo pinstripe batter and coated Emporer front, no hole. All the drums are tuned high and open.
One funny thing about the Ludwigs. Supposedly Ginger Baker's signature is on the inside of the bass drum and the 13" tom. Anyway, somebody signed it, and the date is written the way the British write dates, which is month/day/year.
You can hear some of my songs at http://www.myspace.com/21bop.

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Old 12-23-2007, 01:15 AM
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real name?
Nathan (Nate)
age?
32
how long been playing?
I have been playing 14 years now.
origin of user name?
Paradiddles are such a great rudiment ! :-)
top 5 drummers?
This is a really tough one. I couldn't give a top 5 as my influences are way too varied.
make of drumkit?
Tama Starclassic in Ultraviolet Sparkle (Heavy Metal Pink as I call it! haha)
make of cymbal?
Paiste - but I do have 1 pair of Sabian Hats and a Zildjian Zilbel I use.
where do you practice?
At my work. I run a drumshop so sometimes I get paid to practice (does that make
me professional ??? haha)
are you in a band/s?
I play in a metal band named Fracture and an Iron Maiden Tribute band named
"Coffin With Spikes". Soon to be starting up a jazz/blues covers band.
covers or originals?
Both
what style of music?
Varied - mainly rock/metal.
favourite take out food?
That's a toughie, but I do like foreign (to New Zealand) foods.
country?
I'm a kiwi from New Zealand.
one really odd fact about yourself?
Well I play drums in 2 bands. I drumtech for international touring metal acts who
come to New Zealand (I have teched for Nile, Decapitated, Napalm Death, The Black
Dahlia Murder, Cephallic Carnage, and Behemoth so far - Amon Amarth in 3 weeks!),
and I run a drumshop, so I'm totally surrounded by drums. Not so much odd, but cool!
haha
how did you start drumming?
I always loved the drums, but didn't start playing until I was 19 and could afford a
drumset (thanks to New Zealands Student Loan System! haha). As soon as I heard
Metallica's Black Album I developed a real desire to buy a drumset!
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Old 12-24-2007, 04:49 PM
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Victor-

Wolfstone, Runrig, Thin Lizzy, Moving Hearts, Clannad, Planxty, Off-Kilter (the band I sub with) are a few bands definitely worth checking out.

Thanks for the welcome!

Roy
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:18 PM
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I'm an old guy, and finally bought a set after wanting one for 30+ years. Looks like things have improved since my days of active playing. I remember the 26 rudiments, looks like there's a few more these days.

I played in high school band for 8 years back in 1965-1972 (Yea, 8 years - the school was so small that we had to add grade school kids to fill the ranks.) Been a way from playing for a few years, so I'm gonna be a bit rusty.

I'm pretty spry for my age - I lead a Search and Rescue team, and volunteer as a fireman and rescue technician. (Gotta keep in shape since I retired from the Army)

I bought a six drum set, 22x18 base w/ double pedal, 8x7, 10x8 and 12x9 toms, 16x16 floor tom and snare, hat and two cymbals I'll be setting this up at home, with no plans to move it for gigs. My challenges are that I'm a lefty, and I stand 6' 6". I'm looking for any lefty or tall guy hints that others can share to save me a the hassle of figuring it all out by myself.

Littledenny
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:29 PM
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6' 1", and lefty, right here. Sound like a good plan, LD, I like your sizes. No advice to offer here just a little hint that works for me, which is to sit up high with my hands low.. legs perpendicular to the pedals, with the least amount of arm-flailing keeps my posture good..which means you play longer practice longer and it all feels good.

its all about posture.

Enjoy your re-entry into the drum world.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:32 PM
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I'm an old guy, and finally bought a set after wanting one for 30+ years. Looks like things have improved since my days of active playing. I remember the 26 rudiments, looks like there's a few more these days.

I played in high school band for 8 years back in 1965-1972 (Yea, 8 years - the school was so small that we had to add grade school kids to fill the ranks.) Been a way from playing for a few years, so I'm gonna be a bit rusty.

I'm pretty spry for my age - I lead a Search and Rescue team, and volunteer as a fireman and rescue technician. (Gotta keep in shape since I retired from the Army)

I bought a six drum set, 22x18 base w/ double pedal, 8x7, 10x8 and 12x9 toms, 16x16 floor tom and snare, hat and two cymbals I'll be setting this up at home, with no plans to move it for gigs. My challenges are that I'm a lefty, and I stand 6' 6". I'm looking for any lefty or tall guy hints that others can share to save me a the hassle of figuring it all out by myself.

Littledenny
Welcome!
Dunno about lefty tips but being tall is good becuse you do not need to angle your toms so much. Thats just my opinion, mind.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:50 PM
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Hey guys...

Thought I would take a moment to introduce myself. I'm a professional drummer living in Mechanicsburg, PA (right outside of Harrisburg). I recently took a day job after getting married...however, I still make the bulk of my living off drumming, and before getting engaged, was living JUST off that. I am 26 years old, and have been playing since I was 2. That's not a typo...dad was a drummer. Anyway, I have had a ton of awesome experiences while drumming, and look forward to sharing some advice, tips, hints, etc, and getting the same from the other drummers here.

Rock.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:35 PM
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Born in Istanbul, 1977. My interest in drumming goes back to my junior high schoool years but for a precise starting point I would take my first year in high school cause that was the first time I have ever taken my interest to one step further and grabbed drumsticks instead of watching my seniors play in school bands and such.

I laid low and minded my own business from 1993 to 1995 playing in the high school orchestra and then came the 1994 Hurriyet Altin Mikrofon Second Prize. (Hurriyet is a national paper and the competition was sponsored by it and it was aimed for young audiences and the competitors were high schools from all around the country. That was the first time I had ever played with an e-drum set. The hexagonal pad Roland. :) )

In that very same two years I also worked with my beloved friend Emir ISILAY and had the chance to be a guest drummer in two of his solo concerts. Then we formed a band called PHARAOH with Emir and Evren GULCIG(Bass Guitar - Gripin). Evren was playing guitar and my sister Zeynep was our bass player at that time.

From 1997 to 2000 I was involved in rehearsals and recording sessions of a funk-rock band from Izmir called FOURMATION and I played in a jazz band in Smyrna Hotel's jazz bar as a guest musician for two months in 2000.

From 2000 to 2004 I could say I haven't touched a single drumstick. Then in 2004 I met Tunc DEMIRTAS(bass, back vocals) and Uygar SAKARYA(vocals, guitar and harmonica) and formed NANIK ATAK. After a long rusting period it took me several months to get in proper physical and musical shape to catch up with the guys. It took the band two years to get to the level of recording a demo and in April 2006 we recorded NANIK ATAK's first demo. Three of the songs in my profile are from that 2006 demo.

The overall production progress for the album was far from what we all have expected so we decided to leave it at that. Then we entered Nokia Super Sound 06 and made it to the first 40 among 750 songs unexpectedly.

In 2007 we had released a music video for the song "Doner Miydin Geriye" in cooperation with Digital Film Academy Istanbul and had really positive feedback for that.

Still being unsigned at the moment and having several changes in the band's line-up, the original band members of NANIK ATAK haven't lost their enthusiasm and still trying to work on recording sessions and trying to find a way to share their music with the audience. We had several live performances and concerts in the past couple of years.

My Influences

Drummers:

Gavin Harrison - Omar Hakim - Dave Weckl - Dennis Chambers - Bobby Rondinelli - Mike Portnoy - Simon Phillips - Wolfgang Haffner - Akira Jimbo - Keith Carlock - Steve Gadd - Steve Smith - Vinnie Colaiuta - Jeff Porcaro - Cozy Powell - Carmine Appice - Vinnie Appice - Dom Famuloro - Terry Bozzio - Buddy Rich - Tony Royster Jr - Kenny Aronoff - Jeff Porcaro - Jack DeJohnette....

Bands:

Thunder - Winger - Mr.Big - Dream Theater - XYZ - Tora Tora - Liquid Tension Experiment - Rush - Yes - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Company - Megadeth - Extreme - Foreigner - TOTO - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Black Sabbath - Tesla - Whitesnake....

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Old 01-04-2008, 04:37 AM
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real name?
Kenn
age?
42
how long been playing?
a mere 2 years
origin of user name?
it says it all

Tama Stageset (jazz set) Blue
make of cymbal?
Paiste (ride)- the rest are Zildjian
where do you practice?
In our Master bedroom.
are you in a band/s?
no
Both
what style of music?
Varied - mainly rock/Christian Contemporary Rock.
favourite take out food?
Quiznos
one really odd fact about yourself? not sure
how did you start drumming?
I learned while I was in Iraq in 2005. I would practice at a chapel in a base camp in central Iraq. I tried to practice at least a few hours a week. When I returned home a year later, my wife bought me my first drum set as a Christmas present. I'm pretty much self taught and now I want to take it to the next level and take lessons.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:28 PM
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real name?
Randy
age?
53
how long been playing?
40 years, off an on
origin of user name?
Cymbal preference
top 5 drummers?
Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jack DeJonnette, Ginger Baker
Drums?
Garcia custom (Keller 6 ply maple shells), Steve Peteson Custom (maple true butcher block construction
make of cymbal?
K Zildjian (the real ones and the ones made by Avedis), Sabian, Bosphorus, Istanbul, Ufip, Wuhan
where do you practice?
In my basement. Where else?
are you in a band/s?
I play in an original modern jazz quartet and a 60s, 70s and 80s rock cover band
covers or originals?
Both
what style of music?
Jazz and avant garde prog are my faves.
favourite take out food?
Curry
country?
USA
one really odd fact about yourself?
My wife and I own an apartment in Budapest, Hungary
how did you start drumming?
When they were passing out instruments in school band, I asked for a trumpet but they didn't have one. I got stuck with the drums and loved it!
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:08 AM
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whats up everbody, im new to this forum, i think its the 4th drum forum im a part of now, haha. anyway my name is eric, im 27yrs old and i live on long island..which is in NY for those of you who dont know. im an auto mechanic and i been playing drums since 1993. currently i have a 95 pearl export (22x18, 16x16, (2) 13x11, 12x10) and a couple snares (pdp and porkpie). ill post some pics in the correct section. in a few days/weeks im picking up a tama superstar efx kit.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:56 AM
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Welcome to Drummerworld. Saw your kit (other post), and once you swap out the Exports for the Superstars, very cool. Your hardware and cymbals are rockin' already.
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:21 AM
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thanks harry, i appreciate it. i worked and spent alot of nights staying home to get that hardware and those cymbals, haha. although Ebay is a wonderful thing! once i get the new kit and its all set up ill post some pics. thanks again
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:37 AM
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real name? Scott
age? 16
how long been playing? About three years or so
origin of user name? An old Simpsons episode
top 5 drummers? 1)Danny Carey 2)Gene Hoglan 3)Flo Mounier 4)Dennis Chambers 5)Martin Lopez
make of drumkit? Groove Percussion :( Hopefully Oak Custom soon
make of cymbal? 20 Z Custom Ride, 16 crappy stock GP crash(big crack too), 14 crappy GP stock hats, 10 K splash
where do you practice? In my room
are you in a band/s? Yes
covers or originals? Starting out with covers at the moment, then moving on
what style of music? Alt rock and jazz
favourite take out food? Cheesesteak
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I always need to take a shower after practising because I end up drenched
how did you start drumming? Started on snare in Elementary school and moved on from there
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:56 AM
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real name? John N
age? 46
how long been playing? couple of weeks
origin of user name? part of my very first E mail address, on a Mac Power PC computer, it had a full 250 MB's of storage
top 5 drummers? Bonham, Alan White, Carl Palmer, Nick Mason, Roger Taylor (An a side note, I have seen every one of these guys live)
make of drumkit? That is my question
make of cymbal? Zildijian or however you spell it are on sale right now
where do you practice? The carport garage
are you in a band/s? Just the Army, kind of a gang
covers or originals? NA
what style of music? Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Rap in that order
favourite take out food? White Castle Hamburgers in Rahway, NJ
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? I rode a bicycle from Seattle to Atlantic City
how did you start drumming? When I was in the 6th Grade, I was in the band, only thing the teacher would let me do is wail on the big cymbals during a Sousa March, said I had no stick to it ness for the drums. Plus Ray Triola was really good so I quit.

Turns out, I have always wanted to play again. I am what they call "adult learner". some old guy with a mid life crisis. But I cant help it, I dig the drums, started taking lessons, bought a practice pad and sticks, got a video or two and I am learning the rudiments. Feels pretty good on the brain.

So far, I have only practiced on a kit at the music store where I take lessons, I dont knwo what I am doing yet but that has never stopped me in the past.

I am not financially stupid, like Ritchie Rich, poor little rich kid but I am a working professional. I plan to get into the sport so which kit should I buy?

From what I have read, and being a traditional guy, I know I want maple. I like Pearl and Ludwig, obvioulsy the big brands. I have had luck wiht spending a little more in the beginning and it saves time later. I am into Bicycling, I would advise a new cyclist, buy a bit higher end and you wont buy twice. I dont want to go crazy or give the impresison that i will show up on a club ride on a 8000 Colnago and not make 30 miles, it is that kind of scenario. So any advice from this group would be most appreciated.


Oh, Kieth Moon was pretty good too but I missed the concert, he died the next year.


John
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