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Old 01-19-2009, 02:17 AM
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real name? Austin Iverson

Age: 33

How long been playing: On and off since I was about 10

Origin of user name: A band

5 drummers: Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd , John Bonham, Brad Elrod, Andrew Gormley

Make of drumkit: Yamaha

make of cymbal: Zildjian

where do you practice? Home

are you in a band/s? Maybe soon. was in past.

covers or originals? Originals

what style of music? Rock I guess

favorite take out food? Indian.

country? us

how did you start drumming? Other family members played so I grew up around them.

Thanks,
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:23 PM
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real name? Karla
age? 20
how long been playing? Very new
origin of user name? My red hair and personality
top 5 drummers? Jason Costa, Joey Jordison, John Boecklin, Dave Lombardo, Lars Ulrich
are you in a band/s? No
covers or originals? Would like to learn some covers then work into originals
what style of music? Metal
favourite take out food? Mandarin Cuisine
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I am 1/4 Japanese and am a natural redhead
how did you start drumming? I've always been fascinated by people who can play drums with all of the coordination involved. This is why I'm tryin to learn
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:08 PM
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Sorry for the intro delay

real name? Ken.
age? 45.
how long been playing? 38 years.
origin of user name? It's what I do.
top 5 drummers? Vinnie Colaiuta, Rod Morgenstein, Bill Bruford, David Garabaldi, Danny Seraphine.
make of drumkit? Ludwig Vistalite
make of cymbal? UFIP, Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian,
where do you practice? I have a small studio at the back of the house.
are you in a band/s? Yes.
covers or originals? Yes.
what style of music? Rock, Comedy Rock, Progressive, New wave western punk jazz.
favourite take out food? Pizza with artichoke hearts.
country? No just Western
one really odd fact about yourself? I often attempt to look through my eyelids without blinking.
how did you start drumming? Ringo

Just a bit more on my drum career:

I started playing drums at the age of 7. At that time I was learning concert snare but that soon evolved into drum kit at the age of 9 (thanks Ringo). I got my first kit at age 10 (Rogers) and got my first Ludwig at 15. I've been a Ludwig nut ever since and have several kits (including 8 complete Vistalite). Over the years I have played concert tympani, marched the trios in drum corps and played in several bands. I currently play bass guitar in the latest band and we are trying to get the originals on tape (I mean disc or whatever we call it now). Just the three of us but we're in the studio so tracks galore eh?

Thanks for taking the time to read if you got this far (if not then......I guess you would not be reading this last part) yet I ramble on...............................
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:21 PM
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real name? Igor Volin
age? 26
how long been playing? all my life :)
origin of user name? shortening from my first and second name
top N drummers? Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Dennis Chambers, Terry Bozzio, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang...
make of drumkit? Yamaha
make of cymbal? Istanbul Traditional & Alchemy
where do you practice? I have a small studio in my house and in any other place where I can.
are you in a band/s? Yes
covers or originals? orginals
what style of music? funk, jazz, blues
favourite take out food? Milk
country? Ukraine
how did you start drumming? when I was 6 years old I was presented with little drum by my father :)
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:10 AM
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Hi!! I am Ricardo from Portugal. I'm 21 years old. My drum is an REMO bravo, my set cymbal:
Hihat- Anatolian Kappadokia;
Crashes: Paiste Alpha, Zildjian K;
Ride: Zildjian Planet Z
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:27 AM
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Hi!! I am Ricardo from Portugal. I'm 21 years old. My drum is an REMO bravo, my set cymbal:
Hihat- Anatolian Kappadokia;
Crashes: Paiste Alpha, Zildjian K;
Ride: Zildjian Planet Z
Greetings, welcome to the forum!

Please post photos in this section:
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:15 PM
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Well hello there, I'm new to the forum aswel (surprise surprise)

real name?
- Pete
age?
- 17, 09.06.1991
how long been playing?
- Umm about eight years now
origin of user name?
- Don't even ask :D
top 5 drummers?
- Gavin Harrison, Bernard Purdie, Benny Greb, Martin Axenroth and Jojo Mayer in order
make of drumkit?
- Currenlty Pearl, soon (hopefully :D) to be Sonor
make of cymbal?
- Sabian all the way
where do you practice?
- Hiukkavaara in Oulu, it's this old army base kinda thingy transformed to several practising spaces since it has been deserted
are you in a band/s?
- Oh yes, check it out @ www.veraciousmind.com
covers or originals?
- With band, never, independently yes.
what style of music?
- Our band plays hardis alternative rock but I'm trying to be as versatile as I can be, so I'm playing (when alone) funk, rock, jazz, d'n'b etc etc.
favourite take out food?
- Pizza
country?
- Finland
one really odd fact about yourself?
- I find cats to be the coolest guys on earth
how did you start drumming?
- It was a pretty basic situation, I was ten years and the just during one of our music lessons in school the teacher said I'd be on drums this time and now we're here :)

I'm hoping the best possible "foruming" time on this forum! :D
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:57 PM
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Hello, I just registered on the forum. For some reason, up until now I haven't really been too active with immersing myself in the drum world. I've never posted on a drum forum like this, i've never subscribed to a drum magazine, I've never really done anything more with my drums other then travel around and play shows as well as my practicing of course. So I am trying to change that.

real name? Alexander Scott Allen
age? 20
how long been playing? 5 years
origin of user name? Its just another way of saying Alexander. I like it, and use it on my inter-web adventures.
top 5 drummers? I don't have a top 5 as much as I have a group of drummers that really inspires. Dave Turncrantz is on the list, as well as a few others, AJ Barret, he was the reason I started playing, and Fred Brown.
make of drumkit? I am playing with a PDP CX series bass drum, and a Ddrum ash pocket floor tom, rack tom, and snare.
make of cymbal? Zildjian A Custom 16 crash, Z custom 19 rock crash, very old (but still my favorite) B8 Sabian 20 ride, and Zildjian A Custom high-hats.
where do you practice? My house.
are you in a band/s? Yes, I believe said tasty jams are in my signature.
covers or originals? We do a couple different American Nightmare covers, as well as Fall Children by AFI.
what style of music? My band plays hardcore punk. I would say i am currently a hardcore punk drummer because its my current music of choice, but I also first learned Jazz when I started playing drums. Eventually, my plan is to mature away from hardcore punk and settle down into playing just Jazz. I don't foresee this happening until i'm around 30 at least tho. I love playing hardcore punk; I have so much freedom.
favourite take out food? Tough choice, I would say Indian, but I really haven't found good Indian take-out anywhere. So I would say Thai, Japanese, or Korean food.
country? Country? I live in the states.
one really odd fact about yourself? I am training to start playing tournament level squash.
how did you start drumming? Like I said, I would say I first started playing because of a guy named AJ Barret. He was in my brothers band at the time, I saw him play, he was real good, we got to know each other a little better, I had been wanting to get a drum set for years, and then the rest is history. AJ has since then progressed significantly,hes a Ddrum endorse now, I aspire to progress beyond him.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:38 PM
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Hey,

I've been registered for a longer time and I think now it's time to present myself, so...

Name
David Floegel

Age
16

origin of user name?
Hm, what was my username?
Ah, right.. Kalma is the name of a death-god as wikipedia sais..

how long have you been playing
since i'm 6. in 2009 ~ 11 years..

top 5 drummers?
only 5? hm.. ok... gavin harrison, chris brien, thomas lang, danny carry, dave weckl and many more...

make of my drumkit:
Sonor Force 2001 with Sonor (Artist) Snares and other snares..
collecting money for a sonor sq2.

make of my cymbals
zildjian k-custom and avedis cymbals.
one paiste china, will be replaced..

where do you practice
my house, my room with a practice pad. the set is placed in basement.. (or so?)

are you in bands?
yes, one jazz-combo with musicians 30 years older :) :D
i'm looking for musicians for a progressive rock band...

covers or originals
jazz band: covers

what style of music
jaaaaazz

favourite take out food?
i believe it's pizza...

country?
Nottuln (Muenster), Germany
-> that's a reason for my (bad) english ;)

one really odd fact about yourself?
i'm a little perfectionist..

how did you start drumming?
when i was young (about 3/4 years old) i bashed on everything i found :) :D
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:00 PM
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Name
Robert D'Addario

Age
32

origin of user name?
xl120 - my dad signed up for aol in 1991-2 with the username xl120@aol.com...xl120 is the original item number for one of our biggest selling set of strings. I took over his account pretty quickly, and have carried the username ever since.

how long have you been playing
Since I was 11 - so 21 years - ouch that's painful

top 5 drummers?
Stewart Copeland
Ringo
Matt Chamberlin
Bernard Purdie
Ziggaboo

make of my drumkit:
DW - circa 1994-96 - 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 in fast sizes...18 and 22 inch kick, don't play all of them all the time...Noble & Cooley Snare 14 x 3 3/4, and a custom 12 x 7 inch snare.

make of my cymbals
zildjian k-custom darks, and Kanstantinopals (sp)

where do you practice
In my basement

are you in bands?
Currently no

covers or originals
perfer play originals, but these days I just enjoying playing.

what style of music
Rock; Singer/Songwriter; Funk; New Orleans Funk; Jazz, Fusion...

favourite take out food?
Chinese

country?
USA

how did you start drumming?
all of the other instruments were taken in my family...seriously it was more of an attraction to the instrument at a very early age

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real name? Robert-jan van Schoonacker
age? 36
how long been playing? 28 years
origin of user name? my nickname
make of drumkit? Mapex
make of cymbal? Masterwork
where do you practice? in my drumstudio
are you in a band/s? freelance
covers or originals? both
what style of music? pop jazz latin world
favourite take out food? greek
country? Holland
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:33 AM
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Hello, My name is xavier Rose, I'm drummer since I'm 16 years old, I've learn drum with many teacher, and I also take course in drumtech college of music in London!
I've play with several band, blues, rock, pop, jazz, metal, but I'm love playing prog.

I'm work as a drum teacher, and I want to pass professional, playing just music will be awesome . I've the project to create my own studio in few year to be able to create what I have in my head.

My favorite drummer are: Mike Portnoy, Virgil Donati, Mike Mangini, I love this three much but I have also Good inspiration when I see other drummer.

I play on a pearl mmx. Two bass drum, tom: 8' 10' 12' 13' 16' the snare is a melody master from Tama. Iron cobra for the pedal, And I love sabian for the cymbal.

You can also go on my myspace to ear what I do and see some picture of my kit!

http://myspace.com/xavierrosedrummer
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:39 AM
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Hello, My name is xavier Rose, I'm drummer since I'm 16 years old, I've learn drum with many teacher, and I also take course in drumtech college of music in London!
I've play with several band, blues, rock, pop, jazz, metal, but I'm love playing prog.

I'm work as a drum teacher, and I want to pass professional, playing just music will be awesome . I've the project to create my own studio in few year to be able to create what I have in my head.

My favorite drummer are: Mike Portnoy, Virgil Donati, Mike Mangini, I love this three much but I have also Good inspiration when I see other drummer.

I play on a pearl mmx. Two bass drum, tom: 8' 10' 12' 13' 16' the snare is a melody master from Tama. Iron cobra for the pedal, And I love sabian for the cymbal.

You can also go on my myspace to ear what I do and see some picture of my kit!

http://myspace.com/xavierrosedrummer
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:59 PM
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Real name? Kevin Howden

Age? 21

How long been playing? 6 years

Origin of user name? Initials

Top 5 drummers? Gonna change that to Musicians, seen as all but one of my favourite Musicians are not a Drummer; Gavin Harrison (Drummer), Thom Yorke (Radiohead; Song-writer, Guitar, Vox), Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree; song-writer, Guitar, Vox), Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins; Song-writer, Guitar, Vox), Matt Bellamy (Muse; Song-writer, Guitar, Vox).

Make of drumkit? Premier

Make of cymbal? Sabian

Where do you practice? Practice Room and Pad.

Are you in a band/s? Nay, well until I re-uinte with my old band members in Brighton this September.

Covers or originals? Originals

What style of music? Alternative, Ambient, Psychdelic, Progressive (Porcupine Tree, Radiohead stylee etc no Fret noodling).

Favourite take out food? Chinese
Country? England

One really odd fact about yourself? My Moustache has Celebrity status among my Friends......

How did you start drumming? Well I've always been interested in Rhythm, my report cards from Primary School mention that I was always attentive and keen on Rhythm in Music Class but I didn't actually take the plunge until I was in my Teens and got a friend to teach me the basics.

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Old 02-22-2009, 02:11 AM
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Real name: Chris
Age: 40
How long been playing: On & off for 30 years (unfortunately, way more off than on)
Top 5 drummers: Rob Hirst, Doug Falconer, Stewart Copeland, Nick Mason, Mark Kingsmill
Make of drum kit: Pearl Maxwin (old kit)
Make of cymbal: Paiste
What style of music: Rock, jazz, classic
Country: Australia
How did you start drumming: At school.
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Real name: Chris
Age: 40
How long been playing: On & off for 30 years (unfortunately, way more off than on)
Top 5 drummers: Rob Hirst, Doug Falconer, Stewart Copeland, Nick Mason, Mark Kingsmill
Make of drum kit: Pearl Maxwin (old kit)
Make of cymbal: Paiste
What style of music: Rock, jazz, classic
Country: Australia
How did you start drumming: At school.
A Pearl Maxwin!!! Wow that was my first kit back in 83. I still own it too sitting up in my garage attic!!!! At one point it was 2 bass, 2 mounted toms, 2 concert toms, 2 floor toms and one 5.5inch by 14 snare. Memories!!!


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Old 02-22-2009, 02:54 AM
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Real name: Chris
Age: 40
How long been playing: On & off for 30 years (unfortunately, way more off than on)
Top 5 drummers: Rob Hirst, Doug Falconer, Stewart Copeland, Nick Mason, Mark Kingsmill
Make of drum kit: Pearl Maxwin (old kit)
Make of cymbal: Paiste
What style of music: Rock, jazz, classic
Country: Australia
How did you start drumming: At school.
Welcome Chris.

I too began with a Maxwin in black finish. :-)
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Thanks for the welcome guys. The Maxwin is a black 4 piece & is looking a little tired (it matches the owner) but for now it'll be fine. Right now I really need to get some decent hats, a crash & a ride.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:07 PM
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Greetings Fellow Drummers!

I'm Chris, a 23 year old drummer from Orlando, FL. I started at a young age, when my Dad bought me my first junior kit probably shortly after I started to walk and talk. After outgrowing my junior kit, I started hopping up on Dad's kit, making all kinds of noise that made my mother hate drums even more. In my teenage years, I was too busy partying to continue drumming, so I gave it up before I even really got started playing seriously. After a freak accident on Turkey Day of '05, I endured 4 long months of recovery at home and not long after the first few days home alone, I became bored senseless. When I visisted my Dad shortly after Christmas, he gave me a practice pad and drumsticks to cure my boredom, and soon after, I was addicted to drumming again. Today, with a little more know-how and a decent kit purchased back in March of '08, I am back on the drums and I am addicted. My kit is a 5 piece Pearl Forum Series complete with 14" B8 Hi hats, 16" Pro Sonix Crash, 18" Pro Studio Crash, 20" Pro Sonix Ride, and my newest addition, a Neil Peart Paragon 10" Splash all from Sabian. Soon, In due time, I will be tossing my B8 series cymbals out the window and upgrading to Sabian AA's. Although I am still an amateur, I am interested in joining a band that is interested in learning to play together and just have fun doing it. So, to all fellow drummers, rock hard, rock heavy, rock on!
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:53 AM
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Hi Fellow Drummers

My name is Rosemarie and I live in east London (United Kingdom). I only started drumming about 3 years ago and am still very much a novice. I practice on an Arbiter flats kit at home. I am 45 years "young" and wish that I started a long long time ago. I've always admired drummers because they have such amazing timing and skill. I would love to play in a band but I've never been involved in the music industry so have no idea where to start. My question to you experienced drummers who are playing in a band, what advice can you offer me please? How do I get my skills up? How do I go about looking for a band that I can develop my skills with? Is there such thing as drummers meetings/events?

I particularly like reggae music but am open to most kinds of music. Would love to meet up with other drummers to learn more and get involved in some way. I have worked as a secretary/P.A. for more than 20 years so am open to helping anyone out if required. I just want to immerse myself in the industry to learn how it all operates.

I look forward to hearing from you. By the way, if I've posted this in the wrong place then please let me know.

Best regards.

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Old 02-23-2009, 01:55 PM
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Hello everyone!

Sometime lurker on this forum, really enjoy the threads and learn a lot here, so finally decided to join :)

real name: Antonio
age: 28
how long been playing: 12 years
origin of user name: A great song by Mother Love Bone
top 5 drummers: John Densmore, Billy Conway, Thomas Wydler, Dave Abbruzzese, Matt Chamberlain
make of drumkit: Yamaha
make of cymbal: Zildjian
where do you practice: At home
are you in a band/s: Yes - Bad Sign Blues Band
covers or originals Covers and 2 or 3 originals
what style of music: Blues / Rock / Soul
favourite take out food: Pizza
country: Portugal
how did you start drumming: Not really into music until age 15, but then a friend of mine gave me a cassette of The Doors 'In Concert' and well... nothing was the same after that :)

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Old 02-23-2009, 07:05 PM
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real name? Chris Johnson
age? 23
how long been playing? About one year (seriously)
origin of user name? I like to drum
top 5 drummers? Hmmm...
make of drumkit? Pearl Forum Series
make of cymbal? Sabian
where do you practice? Home
are you in a band/s? No, but looking for one
covers or originals? None
what style of music? Rock, Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Alternative, Southern Rock, Blues, Metal
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? U.S.A.
one really odd fact about yourself? Too many to count
how did you start drumming? Inspired by my Dad
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Hi, I'm a new member, and drummer for the Norwegian progrock band Magic Pie.
I take the liberty to use information from my websites for more details:

Birth: 16th December 1960

Hometown: Moss, Norway

My gear: Pearl acoustic drums, Roland digital drums, Arbiter flat drums
More info...


Favourite drummers:

Ian Paice, Buddy Rich, Terry Bozzio, Ginger Baker, Mike Portnoy, Jeff Porcaro, Billy Cobham, Virgil Donati, Graham Lear, Pĺl Thowsen


Musical influences:

Deep Purple, Baker Gurvitz Army, Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Santana, Toto, Earth Wind & Fire, Gary Moore, Saga, 10CC, Level 42, Koinonia, Supertramp, Michael Jackson, Chicago, Queen, Al Jareau, Stevie Wonder, Billy Cobham, Abba, Beatles, Tower of Power, David Bowie, Chich Corea, Al di Meola, Andrew Loyd Webbers productions + various Jazz (quite universal....)


Favourite bands:

Deep Purple, Santana, Saga, Baker Gurvitz Army, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Frank Zappa, Dream Theater, Transatlantic; ELP, EW&F, Level 42, 10CC


Favourite albums:

Deep Purple: "Made in Japan", Santana: "Moonflower", Saga: "In Transit", Pink Floyd "Dark Side of The Moon", The Baker Gurvitz Army", Zappa: Sheik Yerbouti, Dream Theater: "Scenes from a memory", Transatlantic: "SMPTe" , Beatles: "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", 10CC Live and let Live
Essential LP's

My Websites:

Magic Pie

MySpace

Beyond Appearance (Personal website)


E-mail: JT@magicpie.net
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:33 PM
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real name? Bryan Curtis
age? 16
how long been playing? about nine years
origin of user name? cymbals
top 5 drummers? not by order....steve gadd, tony williams, steve jordan, ed shaughnessy, max roach
make of drumkit? sonor force 2003
make of cymbal? bosphorus
where do you practice? Home
are you in a band/s? No, but looking for one...problem is my age!
covers or originals?...........
what style of music? funk, blues, jazz, rock, latin, b-bop, jazz fusion, soul....the list goes on!
favourite take out food? pizza
country? Ireland
one really odd fact about yourself? me
how did you start drumming? a teacher in my old school told me i had rythem, i didnt know what rythem was at the time!....but then i took lessons from (if anybody is from cork) shaun forde!
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real name?-Angus (or Gus for short)
age?-14
how long been playing?-Since April 2008
origin of user name?-My name...But with a Z and a number! Genius, no? :-P
top 5 drummers?-Keith Moon, John Bonham, Nicko Mcbrain, Clive Burr, Dave Lombardo
make of drumkit?-Roland
make of cymbal?-Roland also. But I dream of Paiste...
where do you practice?The attic
are you in a band/s?-Kinda...Occasional jam sessions with different peeps.
covers or originals?-Haven't tried either, really...
what style of music?-Rock and METAL!! :P
favourite take out food?-Pizza...Or curry (but not too spicy :-P )...Or Chinese...I can't decide!
country?-United Kingdom
one really odd fact about yourself?-I LOVE IRON MAIDEN! :D
how did you start drumming?-Keith Moon.
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real name?- Anne Bucko (Beeche is a stage name)

age?-16

how long been playing?- I'll let you know once I start.

origin of user name?- I hated my normal surname, so I decided to translate it into English Zivojinovich-Lifeson style. I have no idea what language Bucko is, but I'm positive it's related to the Slavic root word 'buk' for 'beech tree'. I stuck an e at the end of it and there you go.

top 5 drummers?- Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Rick Allen (I admit, I admire him because he has one arm), Keith Moon, and John Dolmayan (System of a Down).

make of drumkit?- Haven't decided yet.

make of cymbal?- Haven't decided yet.

where do you practice? Practice pad in my room, will put my drums in the basement.

are you in a band/s?- No, but I want to lead a band named The Jackets.

covers or originals?- I can't drum yet.

what style of music?- Hard rock, metal, jazz, blues, African folk, reggae, hip-hop

favourite take out food?- Mack's West Pizza. (of course you haven't tried it. It only exists in my town.)

country?- Dumbblonde Polak born in the United States. =3

one really odd fact about yourself?- I have an insane Alex Lifeson obsession. Funny how my favourite musician turns out to be a guitarist and not a drummer.

how did you start drumming?- I realized I was a really crappy pianist and composer, so I looked at what I could do. While my melodies do suck, I liked the rhythms. I was getting to know Neil Peart's sexy beats at the time so I decided I'd make a better percussionist than any instrument that sings.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:43 PM
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hi,
my name is viraj bharat. i am sixteen years old and i live in india. i started off playing the violin but got bored of it at a certain stage. then i tried out the guitar. i could not get the finger coordination right so i gave it up. then all of a sudden an urge to play the drums came son i went to a music school in my city and enrolled myself for the drum classes. i started off and picked it up very fast too. ive been playing for the past one and a half years and well according to me have improved alot. at the moment i am using a chancellor drum set (made in china). i like listening to rock, jazz,blues, reggae and fusion rock.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:44 PM
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hi,
my name is viraj bharat. i am sixteen years old and i live in india. i started off playing the violin but got bored of it at a certain stage. then i tried out the guitar. i could not get the finger coordination right so i gave it up. then all of a sudden an urge to play the drums came so i went to a music school in my city and enrolled myself for the drum classes. i started off and picked it up very fast too. ive been playing for the past one and a half years and well according to me have improved alot. at the moment i am using a chancellor drum set (made in china). i like listening to rock, jazz,blues, reggae and fusion rock.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:59 PM
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Hi Drummerworld,
Rick Drumm Bio Highlights
2006 – Present - President of D’Addario & Co. – D’Addario brands include D’Addario guitar, bass and bowed instrument strings, Evans drumheads, HQ Percussion, Puresound, Rico reeds and Planet Waves.
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1982 – 1993 – Director of Sales & Marketing – Remo Inc. – started as a customer service representative and worked my way up through a variety of positions inclusive of artist relations manager, national sales manager and the director of sales and marketing.
1980 -1981 – Taught percussion privately
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1974 -1977 - Percussionist with NORAD Band (U.S. Air Force)
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:30 PM
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Hi Drummerworld - What a cool find to come across this website. Huh...whoda thunk? Glad to be here.

Real name?- Brad
Age?- 44
How long been playing?- A loooooooooooong time. Since age 12.
Origin of user name?- Instead of "dummy", "drummy"
Top 5 drummers?- Steve Gadd, Neil Peart, John Bonham, David Garibaldi, Taylor Hawkins
Make of drumkit?- Yamaha, Maple Custom Absolute
Make of cymbal?- Paiste, Wuhan (12" China)
Where do you practice? Upstairs.
Are you in a band/s?- Was until I moved....had to. (urgh!)
Covers or originals?- Both
What style of music?- Rock. (I enjoy all styles of playing)
Favourite take out food?- Chinese
Country?- USA
One really odd fact about yourself?- That I've been an active musician and married to the same woman for over 18 years.(faithfully)
How did you start drumming?- My Aunt (a real ex-hippie) had this "8 Track" tape of Led Zeppelin. From there, I knew what I had to do. Play drums.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:11 AM
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real name? - Tracy ( I'm a guy to avoid any confusion, lol)
age? - 33
how long been playing? - Since age 15
origin of user name? -No idea, it just sounds cool
make of drumkit? - Pacific LX (aztec finish)
make of cymbal? - Mostly Sabian AAX's
where do you practice? - Home
are you in a band/s? - Not really, but have a guitarist for a roommate to jam with alot.
covers or originals? - prefer originals
what style of music? - funk influnced rock, progressive
one really odd fact about yourself? - I can't swim and never taken a drum lesson
how did you start drumming? - guy moved in next door to us when I was a teen who had a drum kit in his garage. He let me play on them a few times, got my own that coming x-mas.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:17 AM
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real name: Julian

age: 42

how long been playing: Started when I was 12.

origin of user name: Toward the end of the movie The Fly, the computer refers to Jeff Goldblum's character as: Brundlefly.

top 5 drummers: Stewart Copeland, Gavin Harrison, Tim Alexander, JoJo Mayer, Dave Weckl and of course, Neil Peart.

make of drumkits: DW Collectors Maple VLT/X-Shell hybrid in custom finish and a Roland V-12/20 combo.

make of cymbals: I don't really subscribe to just one brand. I try everything possible and whatever sounds best is what I buy. That said, lately, I've been buying a lot of Paiste.

where do you practice: At home.

are you in a band: Currently, no. My day time gig takes up too much time for that, ATM.

what style of music: Mostly prog rock, but I like to practice lots of styles.

one really odd fact about yourself: I get paid to make blood, monsters and explosions. Seriously.

how did you start drumming: Grew up in a musical family. Farther and brothers played guitar and bass. When asked what I wanted to play, I remember always saying, "Drums!" My parents tried to dissuade me with other instruments until I reached Junior High, where I was allowed to pick my own elective courses at school. I decided to take Band Class and picked drums as my instrument so that my parents would be forced to support me. I got a Blue Ludwig Vistalite snare drum for Xmas that year. Wish I still had that drum.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:30 PM
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Hey all,

My name is Brian and I am from the Charleston South Carolina area. Thanks for all the great info on this site. It has answered many questions and steered me in the right direction for quality gear. I am hoping to get some pictures of my new kit up today. I have been a drummer at heart for about 25 years but just now getting my first kit. I am loving it and have started a practice regimen so I hope to improve quickly. Thanks again and please keep the info flowing.....
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:25 AM
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real name: Lee
age: 35
how long been playing: 23 years (3 snare, 20 on a kit)

top 5 drummers:
- Danny Carey
- Mike Pornoy
- Eric Carr
- Aaron Gillespie
- Stuart Copeland

make of drumkit: Pearl Session Custom (Cranberry Fade)

make of cymbal: Zildjian Custom A

where do you practice: Anywhere I can, but mostly home

are you in a band/s: Yes, but just for fun

covers or originals: Currently covers, but I've done plenty of originals as well

what style of music: Prog Rock, Alternative Rock

favourite take out food: Good Burgers, Wendy's

country: Currently in Japan (military)

how did you start drumming: I've been into drumming since the first time I saw a drumkit. I started playing on the snare through the school marching band. I eventually bought my first kit off a friend who didn't have the patience to learn. It was a piece of crap but I probably cherished that kit more than any other I've had since. I'm on my 5th kit now.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:56 PM
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real name: Brian

age: 42

how long been playing: about 1 year (with my own kits. I used to jump on other peoples kits and play for about 25 years)

origin of user name: My family jokingly calls me "The Brain" instead of Brian due to some knucklehead things I do and the fact that I surprisingly do really well in school so I usually incorporate "Brain" into my user names....

top 5 drummers: Clive Burr, Bill Ward, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Bobby Blotzer,

make of drumkits: Mapex, Roland (traded)

make of cymbals: Sabian, Zildjian

where do you practice: Home

are you in a band: No (I wish)

what style of music: Hard Rock, Metal, Christian Rock Anything with good drums and bass lines....

one really odd fact about yourself: I am a stay at home dad and ex submariner....

how did you start drumming: I hung out with some really cool bands in the 80's and one of my best buddies was a drummer and I was just naturally inclined and drawn to it. (just never thought I would actually ever get a kit and start playing but here I is!)

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real name: Chris

age: 21

how long been playing: 9 years

origin of user name: Nothing special, just something I made up the other day.

top 5 drummers: George Kollias (Nile), Martin Skaroupka (Cradle of Filth), Frost (Satyricon), Adrian Erlandsson (At the Gates/ex-CoF), Mike Smith (Suffocation)

make of drumkits: Tama Starclassic Performer b/b and yamaha dtxpress... my previous kits were a 3 piece Ayotte custom, yamaha yd and stage custom.

make of cymbals: Sabian and Paiste

where do you practice: Bully's rehearsal studio in new west

are you in a band: No

what style of music: Metal, death/prog/black metal. Some chaotic stuff like dillinger.

one really odd fact about yourself: I've been playing guitar longer than drums.

how did you start drumming: when I was in grade 7, my best friend started learning to play drums and I chose bass. A year or so went by and I really wanted to learn to drum. It looked as cool then as it does now!
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Hello. My real name's Verity.

age: 26
how long have I been playing? 4 Days
I'm the newest of the new.
origin of user name: It's Old English for Truth.
top 5 drummers: Mooon....
hm. See I usually listen to the guitar...
Moon, Gary Powell (Libertines), Gordy Foreman (Frenzal Rhomb), Meg White (WoT?! sometimes it's nice to keep things simple) annnnd Nicky "Topper" Headon.

make of drumkit:
Pearl
make of cymbals: Pearl
where do you practice?: Home
are you in a band?: Not as a drummer. Yet.

what style of music: 60s R & B, Rock, Skiffle, Folk
Country: Australia
Favourite Take Away: fishnchips
one really odd fact about yourself: I dunno what's odd and what's not
how did you start drumming?: on Thursday I gotta Who dvd, on Friday I gotta drumkit

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:05 PM
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real name -Todd Henderson
age- 22
how long been playing- 12 years
origin of user name- nickname and dw for drum workshop obviously ha
top 5 drummers- carter beaufort, buddy rich, neil pert, chad sexton, travis barker
make of drumkit- dw
make of cymbal- zildjian Z customs, paiste china
where do you practice- home
are you in a band/s- yes, band called Counterpoint
covers or originals- originals
what style of music- rock/pop (foo fightersish)
favourite take out food- anything spicy
country- usa
one really odd fact about yourself-
how did you start drumming- started playing on just a snare drum for 3 years, was in the marching band. I wanted to eventually get into a professional drum line but then I started playing drum set and got into the band scene. I still love drum lines and love the sound of a marching snare!!
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:18 PM
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real name? Darren
age? 41
how long been playing? 28 yrs off & on
origin of user name? Last name
top 5 drummers? Bonham, Peart, Copeland, Palmer, Simpson lmao
make of drumkit? Gretsch Catalina Maple
make of cymbal? Sabian/Zildjian
where do you practice? Guitarists house
are you in a band/s? Yes
covers or originals? Covers
what style of music? Rock, Classic Rock......Halen, The Who, Zep, ZZ, etc...
favourite take out food? Korean
country? Canada
one really odd fact about yourself? I have six nipples! lmao....
how did you start drumming? My brother ended up with a double bass Tama with 7 roto toms and I was taking guitar lessons when I was 12, when I saw it and heard it, I was done, guitar was sold, and the drums played every single night........
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:01 AM
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real name -Gaz Walsh
age- 20
how long been playing- just shy of 5 years
origin of user name- i opened an account on another website the day i finished my exams a while ago so freebird seemed appropriate
top 5 drummers- Dave Grohl, John Bonham, John Fred Young, Travis Barker, Joey Jordison
make of drumkit- Premier
make of cymbal- premier, paiste
where do you practice- at home
are you in a band/s- no but looking
covers or originals- mainly covers but i do enjoy making originals
what style of music- hard rock
favourite take out food- Indian curry, maybe a balti.
country- England
one really odd fact about yourself- I was mad on hip hop but one day my brother brought a tenacious d record home and so my love of rock music began.
how did you start drumming- incidentally the same brother started having drums lessons but gave up so i decided to take his place just to try it out, the rest is history :)
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