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Old 05-09-2009, 08:10 AM
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real name?
Steve

age?
50... uhhhh something. I forgot! :-)

how long been playing?
I'm one of those "played when I was young then got back into it" guys. I'll say, if it was all together, approx. 9 years.

origin of user name?
The song "Toad".

top 5 drummers?
Ginger Baker primarily, arrrrg... hmmm... Mr. Bonham, Mr. Paice, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Rich.

make of drumkit?
Mapex QR. Double-bass, 2 mounted, 2 floor.

make of cymbal?
Zildjian ZXT all around.

where do you practice?
In the basement. Luckily it's decent, though.

are you in a band/s?
No. Have been though, twice very briefly.

covers or originals?
Have to say both, I guess.

what style of music?
Your various types of rock, some metal, a little oldies, a little 80's and whatever I like that I can handle. Cream, Jethro Tull, Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, KISS, Ted Nugent, Pat Benatar, Deep Purple, others etc. A little of each and heavy on the Cream.

favourite take out food?
Seafood!

country?
USA

one really odd fact about yourself?
I was born on Halloween.

how did you start drumming?
When I was a kid somehow I just kind of defaulted to drums, I'm not instinctively a "guitar man", always enjoyed the drums in songs on the records (I do play a mean air guitar though!). I used to play on cardboard boxes and sofas back in my teens, eventually my dad got me a used Slingerland 4 piece, champagne sparkle. Of course I was banished to the unheated cabin out back but hey, when you're 15 you don't care.

Boy, you guys' drummer tests are hard! *voice of Steve Martin in "The Jerk". :-)

P.S. I've been sneakin' around here for many moons, reading and reading. Thank you all for the WEALTH of KNOWLEDGE to be gleaned here. I figured the decent thing to do would be sign on.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:04 PM
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real name?
Rich Ashmore

age?
35

how long been playing?
I'v been plying every day since I was about 5

origin of user name?
about 5 years ago I played for a band called "Bluejay Way" (yes after the Beatles song).
When I first met the guy I turned up at the pub on my Indean motorbike. One of the guy start singing "get your motor running, get out on the highway etc" Stepan Wolf. so Wolfie kind of stuck, and it been like that ever since.

top 5 drummers?
Steve Smith, Gadd, Keith Carlock, Ari, and the great Gary Chaffee.

make of drumkit?
I've got 3, Yammy Maple Custom, Old Ludwig pro Classic, and Gretsch Catalina club jazz.
The Gretsch is the cheapest but I like it the most.

make of cymbal?
I've only used to use Ziljian, they either cracked or got stolen. I bought some TRX dark they were great but got stolen. so now I have gone Istanbul Mehmets and they are Amaising. I like the turk series.

where do you practice?
In my music/teaching studio at home

are you in a band/s?
I am currently playing for a punk/folk band called Kelly's Tattoo. And I run my Trio hard bop thing

covers or originals?
both.

what style of music?
I play anything but I draw the line at metal and all it sub style. but I listen to everything if it good music. I can't get enough Jazz.

favourite take out food?
Indean

country?
UK

one really odd fact about yourself?
I share the same last name as a carrictor on the star ship Enterprise

how did you start drumming?
My brother had a toy drumkit. He never played it. so I did. ha ha ha

I hope that gives you a little insight into my world. I wish I had some.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:09 PM
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real name?
Jeff

age?
38

how long been playing?
Since I was 10, lots of gaps, started playing again for real this year

origin of user name?
I have a "few" fish tanks

top 5 drummers?
John Bonham
Bill Ward
Elvin Jones
Johnny Fay
Martin Lopez

make of drumkit?
DW
Mapex

make of cymbal?
Paiste and Zildjian

where do you practice?
Home studio, teachers house

are you in a band/s?
Yes, play guitar in two bands

covers or originals?
both

what style of music?
hard rock ( covers )
alt country/roots ( original)

favourite take out food?
pizza

country?
Canada

one really odd fact about yourself?
I really like women's fashion, not wearing it, but really respect the art of it, nothing like a well dressed woman.

how did you start drumming
I heard Led Zeppelin II when I was 10, started a life long obsession with music
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:36 PM
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real name?
Chuck

age?
55 (soon)

how long been playing?
35 years

origin of user name?
Type of drum played

top 3 drummers
Neil Peart
Buddy Rich
Billy Cobham


make of drumkit?
DW 7 piece Maple Collector Series
DW 5 piece Collector Series
Pacific 5 piece X7 series

make of cymbal?
Paiste and Zildjian

where do you practice?
Home studio

are you in a band ?
Yes

covers or originals?
both

what style of music?
Classic Rock , Blues, R&B , top 40 70's rock, country, originals

favorite take out food?
Burger

country?
USA

one really odd fact about yourself?
my best is never good enough to suite me

how did you start drumming
one word - "In-a-godda-da-vida" - (which was originally "In-The-Garden-Of-Eden")
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:07 AM
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real name?
Neil

age?
40

how long been playing?
30 years

origin of user name?
Rap name my brother and I came up with

top 3 drummers
Mike Clark
David Garibaldi
Steve Gadd


make of drumkit?
Premier Artist Maple

make of cymbal?
Zildjian k
Amongst other Zildjians

where do you practice?
Practice space

are you in a band ?
No. I work with a guitarist.

covers or originals?
originals

what style of music?
fusion

favorite take out food?
Thai

country?
USA

one really odd fact about yourself?
I'm a bit of a a workout junkie.

how did you start drumming
The band teacher in 5th grade needed someone to play bass drum. I was reluctant to give up my tuba, but thankfully, I made the right decision and have been pounding the skins ever since. It's not too much of a stretch to say it saved my life.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:04 PM
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real name?
KLemen Markelj

age?
32

how long been playing?
14 years

origin of user name?


top 3 drummers
Simon Phillips
Terry Bozzio
John Bonham


make of drumkit?
Yamaha Stage custom

make of cymbal?
Zildjian

where do you practice?
Everywhere&
Practice space

are you in a band ?
Yes in two bands and a few projects, drum clinic,studio musician

covers or originals?
originals & covers

what style of music?
prog.rock-metal,punk-rock,fusion...

favorite take out food?
Pizza

country?
Slovenia

one really odd fact about yourself?

I cook, and then picture what I have done

how did you start drumming
i was playing on pots and pans since i was little but in 89 when we started with our fist band i play guitar until our drummer quit and that was in 95 so thats when i started to play real drum set he solded to me for one drink drums was old green and blue Trova (CH drums)
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:41 AM
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real name? Matias
age? 21
how long been playing? 8 years
origin of user name? Madagascar's penguin
top 5 drummers? Hard question, without top to bottom order: Danny Carey, Bill Bruford, ''El negro'' Hernandez, Thomas Lang, Vinnie Colaiuta
make of drumkit? Pearl
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? At home
are you in a band/s? Cruzdiablo
covers or originals? Both
what style of music? Stoner, Hard Rock, Metal
favourite take out food? BK's extra burguer
country? Argentina
one really odd fact about yourself? I used to do air drumming before actually knowing how to play
how did you start drumming? Like I said in the previous question, I started that way so once I got a real drumset in front of me I knew what to do, it was funny :)
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:13 PM
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real name? Greg Hann
age? 23
how long been playing? 6 years
origin of user name? its what i do
top 5 drummers? brian blade,billy martin, jojo mayer, tony wiliams, elvin jones
make of drumkit? 2 Gretsch kits,(catalina club jazz, catalina birch) both 4 piece, (ayotte snare, pork pie 10 inch snare)
make of cymbal? ISTANBUL AGOP
where do you practice? At home at the university, at the studio, on my legs
are you in a band/s? i play a lot of jazz with too many people to list but i do have a few concrete bands which are
the disengagement http://www.thedisengagement.com
The TZB http://www.myspace.com/tzband
deaF uncle tron http://www.myspace.com/deafuncletron
kim wempe http://www.kimwempe.com
i also run an indie record label MAKE Records http://www.makerecords.ca

covers or originals? love to write music, but music is music either way!
what style of music? Jazz, indie rock, latin/world, classical
favourite take out food? Pizza
country? Canada
one really odd fact about yourself? i study jazz performance at St Francias Xavier University..... but since starting a music education have realized that a love to just play, practise music, and perform. but having a degree is not a bad thing right?!
how did you start drumming? got into music by playing the trumpet, then guitar..... bought a kit cause i thought it was fun, then it consumed my life, just like the most of us :) i still do play guitar tho, have a martin acoustic and play it every day. i also play piano(they make you at university, but give in, cause it is the ultimate percussion instrument, and you will love it as a drummer) i stresss this to all my students, or any musicians who dont play the piano, the best!
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:12 PM
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real name?
Eric
age? 21
how long been playing? 8 years, 9 this October.
origin of user name? What my friends and I named a giant lobster on a high school marine biology field trip to the aquarium. Not sure how the actual name came about, but I've been using it ever since.
top 5 drummers? Gene Hoglan, Derek Roddy, Bobby Jarzombek, Mike Portnoy, Janne Kusmin
make of drumkit? Mapex Saturns
make of cymbal? All Paiste, which is just sort of a coincidence.
where do you practice? In my parents living room, bless them! And soon in my apartment with an e-kit.
are you in a band/s? Climhazzard (Melodic Death Metal), and Sinister Mephisto, an Arch Enemy cover band on indefinite hiatus while the second guitarist attends college.
covers or originals? Originals, although we've done a few covers in the past.
what style of music? Anything ridiculous.
favourite take out food? Don't eat out much, but when I do it's usually burgers.
country? No thanks, I prefer metal.
one really odd fact about yourself? I've seen every episode of Pokemon ever created.
how did you start drumming? It just kind of happened one afternoon. I'd been entertaining ideas of starting an instrument now that I had quit playing soccer, and since I figured everyone plays guitar I'll go a different route and play drums! My dad got me a practice pad and my first pair of sticks soon after that and I've never looked back.

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Old 05-20-2009, 02:18 AM
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real name? Peter
age? 19
how long been playing? 9 years come July
origin of user name? Part of my last name.
top 5 drummers? Jon Theodore, Keith Carlock, Max Roach, Thomas Pridgen, Mike Pedicone
make of drumkit? POS Ludwig Accent
make of cymbal? 1/2 Zildjian, 1/2 Sabian
where do you practice? Mostly-soundproofed room built in my garage.
are you in a band/s? Not so much anymore, but I'm going to start playing with one of my friends more often, so we'll see where it goes.
covers or originals? Originals ideally, when I have someone to work with, but can't go wrong with covers for practice/fun.
what style of music? Mostly The Mars Volta-type stuff it seems, these days. I'm still doing my best to get a more solid grip of other genres.
favourite take out food? Take out is not for me usually. But I do love a slice of pizza from a specific place every once in a while.
country? Vague.
one really odd fact about yourself? I seem to know more about movies than I do music, but I spend way more time involved with the latter.
how did you start drumming? "Hey Mom, I think I want to play the drums." "..OK.. we'll look into it."-- When I was 10 years old, been my biggest passion ever since.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:28 AM
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real name? Ian Williams

age? 39

how long been playing? 23 years, with intermittent playing.

origin of user name?Name after my father.

top 5 drummers? Bill Ward, Carmine Appice, Cozy Powell, Ian Paice, John Bonham

make of drumkit? Peavey.

make of cymbal? Same as drumkit.

where do you practice? At home, in my dedicated room.

are you in a band/s? No.

covers or originals? ----------

what style of music? Mainly Rock (all styles), Instrumental (drums, bass, piano, acoustic guitar and saxophone), Trinitarian Calypso and Steelpan, Jazz and R&B bits, Venezuelan creole.

favourite take out food? Venezuelan creole (pastelitos, empanadas, tequeños) and pizza, but usually I eat at home.

country? Venezuela

one really odd fact about yourself? Extremely disciplined.

how did you start drumming?
1st - With two pencils beating on a cushion - when I was a toddler.
2nd - On my Uncle's drum-set (Premier 7-piece) were my real beginning steps.
3rd - Continue playing on my own kit, up to date. (Basically I am self-taught).
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:14 AM
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Real name?- Christopher
Age?- 18
How long been playing?- 6 years
Origin of user name?-My name haha.
Top 5 drummers?- John Bonham, Matt Sorum, Ginger Baker, Buddy Rich, Animal (in no particular order)
Make of drumkit?- Epiarch Custom
Make of cymbal?- Paiste
Where do you practice? my room or at church
Are you in a band/s?- at church, nothing to serious tho.
Covers or originals?- Covers.
What style of music?- Alternative/Rock/Hardcore/Worship/Praise/
Favourite take out food?- Bahamian food.
Country?- Bahamas
One really odd fact about yourself? I live in the bahamas and I have Cable!
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:01 PM
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Real name?- Christoffer
Age?- 30
How long been playing?- Feels like forever..haha...well...since I was 4
Origin of user name?- From school....no-one knows the origin
Top 5 drummers?- Roger Taylor, Ian Paice, Phill Rudd, John Bonham and Ian Haugland
Make of drumkit?- Yamaha Stage custom
Make of cymbal?- Sabian
Where do you practice? At my bands practice place and at home. not to loud though..dont want to mess with the neighbours.
Are you in a band/s?- Yes, Unspoken is the name of the band.
Covers or originals?- We make our own songs....damn good ones too.
What style of music?- Rock
Favourite take out food?- Pizza
Country?- Dont know...never been out of Sweden sadly....but anywear its warm I´ll guess
One really odd fact about yourself?Used to be really good at magic tricks
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:25 PM
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Hi guys, (and girsl)! I'm new around here! I'm from Portugal, city of Leiria. I play the drums since the age of 16. Mostly in covers bands. Also had two or three original projects in the base of Metal/Hard/Alternative.
I have a Sonor Force 3003, full maple shell. I use Paiste 2002 in all my cymbals but also two splashes of 8" (Zildjian A Custom) and 10" (Sabian HHX), respectivelly.
I'm a member of the only portuguese drummer site, (www.bateristaspt.com) and now I am glad to be a part of the international drummer site.
Top drummers for me:
-Danny Carey;
-Mike Portnoy;
-John Bonham;
-Mike Terrana... so many of them, but for now Danny Carey is my favorite.
Best regards to all of you and keep on drumming HELLYEAH!
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:05 PM
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real name? Doug Austin

age? 24

how long been playing? 20 years (first 5 were toy drum kits/pots and pans)

origin of user name? first initial, last name, birthday

top 5 drummers? Buddy, Dennis Chambers, Bernard Purdie, Jojo Mayer, and Max Roach

make of drumkit? Pair of Pearl kits.

make of cymbal? Zildjan

where do you practice? When at home, just on my lap. Otherwise, at my band's two practice spaces.

are you in a band/s? A couple, Via Regia (myspace.com/viaregia) and Light of the Sun (no site yet)

covers or originals? Mostly originals, but I do enjoy splashing in covers every now and then.

what style of music? One band does a funk/rock/r&b thing, the other is strictly hard rock. Personally, I enjoy playing all styles, just as long as I can groove to it.

favourite take out food? Dont do the takeout thing very much, trying to stay health concious, but I'll grab McDonalds if I'm in a hurry.

country? Haven't traveled much, although here's to hoping music can help change that.

one really odd fact about yourself? I want to do just one show wearing Hammer pants.

how did you start drumming? I saw an episode of sesame street when Ernie got a drum kit, and I was like "I want to do that." Years of annoying my parents later......
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:13 AM
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real name? Lance
age? 38
how long been playing? 29 years
origin of user name? Given name
top 5 drummers? Ringo Starr, Jim Fox, Doug Clifford, Al Jackson, Joey Kramer
make of drumkit? Remo
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? Church
are you in a band/s? Not currently
covers or originals? Have done both
what style of music? Rock, blues, jazz, country, praise & worship
favourite take out food? Lung Fung (Chinese)
country? U.S.A.
one really odd fact about yourself? Some say my head is shaped like a large corn kernel
how did you start drumming? On the downbeat
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:53 AM
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real name? Thomas Hellenbrand
age? 21
how long been playing? Going on 17 years
origin of user name? I love turbos. From the turbo button on old computers, to twin t88 turbochargers pushing 40+ psi.
top 5 drummers? JoJo Mayer, Johnny Rabb, Benny Greb, Buddy Rich, Virgil Donati
make of drumkit? Gretsch.
make of cymbal? Zildjian.
where do you practice? The garage.
are you in a band/s? Yes.
covers or originals? Originals.
what style of music? One is a hard rock band, one is a live drum n bass project.
favourite take out food? Noodles & Company. Mushroom stroganoff!
country? United States of America
one really odd fact about yourself? I wear hooded sweatshirts even if it's 105 degrees outside.
how did you start drumming? My aunt sat me on the throne of her Yamaha kit. I grabbed a pair of sticks and started making somewhat almost kinda rhythmic...um....noises. I started learning to read music the next day.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:38 PM
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Real name - Antreas
age - 33
how long been playing - 18 years
origin of user name - My name and dr from drums....
top 5 drummers - Mike Kapilidis, Ringo Starr, Stene Gadd, Steve Smith, Billy Ward
make of drumkit - Gabriel (Greek hand made drums)
make of cymbal - Zildjian
where do you practice - Home
are you in a band/s - yes
covers or originals - both
what style of music - Greek folk rock
favourite take out food - Souvlaki
country - Greece
one really odd fact about yourself - Nothing special... i like to drink milk! is this ok?
how did you start drumming -
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:29 AM
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real name? Mike
age? 42
how long been playing? 30 yrs, or so.
origin of user name? First name last initial
top 5 drummers? Terry Bozzio, Dave Grohl, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Neil Peart
make of drumkit? one of them Keller-shelled local made jobs (Garcia).
make of cymbal? Zildjian/Paiste/Sabian.
where do you practice? One of those warehouses with dozens of band rooms built into it - hot sweaty firehazard/death trap.
are you in a band/s? Yes.
covers or originals? Originals.
what style of music? Joy Division meets Pink Floyd meets Killing Joke.
favourite take out food? Anything vegetarian.
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I quit my last band because they were threatening to tour. I wonder if they said that just to get rid of me...
how did you start drumming? I got hooked on the Beatles at a very young age and thought that drums were the coolest thing since doughnut holes.

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:43 AM
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real name? Charlie
age? 15
how long been playing? 1 1/2 years
origin of user name? random name.
top 5 drummers? dave ghrol, Clyde Stubblefield,
make of drumkit? crap stagg beginner kit atm, getting pdp 805 series
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? at home.
are you in a band/s? not yet.
covers or originals? covers mostly atm.
what style of music? like to play? rock, i like jazz, funk.
country? U.K
one really odd fact about yourself? i cant stop tapping, anything that i am near, i just tap. i could just be sitting here and ill start hitting anything in a matter of seconds at any time. is that odd?
how did you start drumming? well i got a drum kit when i was likeee, 11 because i wanted to play an instrument and i wanted to learn the drums because i thought they were cool, then never played them again till i was 14. i just wanted to play because i like tapping and i enjoy good grooves or beats.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:49 AM
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Hello! I'm New here. Been a long time viewer of the site. This is my secret handle so my girlfriend can't track me on Drummerworld. Long story...If I spend more time here than with here I'm in the doghouse!
I'm a drum collector and only buy the best cymbals. I've had custom cymbals made for me because I can't get what I want in the marketplace. I go for vintage and new cymbals from Turkey. I like the heavy Rock cymbals for my kit. I don't use my vintage K's. They are only for certain aplications plus they cost a ton so I keep them in a box for just when I need them. I love going to drum shows and flea markets to look for drum stuff. It's harder now due to Ebay and Craigslist. Glad to be here!
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:46 PM
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Real Name? Almeida Ngoca

Age? 38

How long been playing? 11 years

Origin of user name? my prefered drum stiks

Top 5 drummers? Omar Hakim

Make of drumkit? Tama Rockstar

Make of cymbal? Zildjian

Where do you practice? at home.

Are you in a band/s? yes i am.

Covers or originals? originals.

What style of music? like to play? worldmusic.

Country? Mozambique
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:25 AM
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Hi all, I've decided that it was time for me to expand my knowledge on drums and percussion, so I decided to join a forum. This one looks like its a great place!

I am 19 years old and have finished my first year at college. My major is journalism and my minor is anthropology.

I am from Pittsburgh, PA and attend college in Clarion, PA.

I am a born and raised major Steelers and Penguins fan. So GO PENS! Game 7 tomorrow!

My setup is a PDP FS birch kit, sizes 10x8, 12x9, 14x12, 22x18. The snare is a 13x6 Tama maple, and I have a poplar 16x16 floor tom from my first kit. Heads are Evans EC2 Clear over G1 clears, and a Remo Emperor X on the snare over a Hazy 300. The bass is an EQ3 over an EMAD resonant. The cymbals are:

Zildjian 10" A Custom Splash
Zildjian 14" A 70s Hats (Almost like new beats, but darker and crisper, they're amazing)
Zildjian 17" A Rock Crash
Zildjian 18" A Rock Crash
Sabian 18" B8 Pro Crash
Zildjian 18" A Brilliant Chinaboy High
Zildjian 22" A Custom Ping Ride
Saluda 14" Voodoo China
Saluda 6" V-Bell

I recently won a single Axis AX-X pedal on ebay and am waiting for it in the mail. Maybe tomorrow!?!

This is my second kit and I have only been playing about 3 and a half years.

I mostly play a lot of classic rock and modern rock, but listen to one of the widest ranges of music imaginable. (Everything from Dvorak to Eminem to Ace of Base to Godsmack to Whitechapel)

Anyway thats me so I'll see yunz around the boards!
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:29 AM
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Welcome!!! I absolutely love your name.. its a real drummer name!
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:58 AM
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Congrats on the Stanley Cup! Welcome
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:53 PM
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real name? rob wolfenden

age? 26

how long been playing? 13+ years

origin of user name? a nickname i've had since i was a kid

top 5 drummers? john bonham, billy colbham, mitch mitchell, earl hudson, buddy rich

make of drum kit? tama rockstar custom (12x9, 16x16, 22x18 ), pork pie snare 13x7. i also have a shitty koncepts electric kit. not really a fan of electric kits, but i live in an apartment so at least i can play when i want.

make of cymbal? zildjian

where do you practice? on my electric kit in my apartment, hellhound rehersal studios in rahway, nj with my original band. and red bank rehearsal & the jam room (howell, nj) with my cover band

are you in a band/s? 2

covers or originals? one of each

what style of music? original is a rock fusion band, cover band plays everything, set list depends on the type of gig

favorite take out food? pizza

country? USA

one really odd fact about yourself? i have a harder time playing the simpler grooves as opposed to the challenging ones

how did you start drumming? i started off playing guitar but i didnt like it. i was always into music even as a young kid. my dad got me into some great bands very early on so my mothers taste in music wouldn't infect me. she thought my taste in music was awful but oddly enough when i was 13 my mom got me a drum set for my birthday. a shitty maxx, but i loved it. joined my first band at 14 and was forever changed.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:32 AM
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real name- Alex Skov
age- 14
how long been playing- 5 years
origin of user name- saw a scooter and then RF is an abbreviation for my film studio.
top 5 drummers- Buddy Rich, Philly Joe Jones, Gene Krupa, Jojo Mayer, Tony Williams.
make of drumkit- 5pc. Rockwood (I got it when I was 9 and I did not know any better)
make of cymbal-Sabian, Zildjian
where do you practice- in my basement
are you in a band/s- 2 Jazz combos, Jazz group at school, and with my brothers at home.
covers or originals- Both
what style of music-Jazz, Latin
favourite take out food-Chinese
country-USA
one really odd fact about yourself- Two different color eyes
how did you start drumming- both my brothers played instruments and I wanted to play along with them.

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Old 06-16-2009, 07:46 PM
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real name: Diego
age: 25
how long been playing: 1 year
origin of user name: "nolon" is Diego in quenya, the elven language invented by Tolkien. "x" is just an added letter :P
make of drumkit: Sonor
make of cymbal: well, everything really.. I still don't have a favourite brand
where do you practice: at my father's house, in a garage
are you in a band/s: yes, one
covers or originals: covers
what style of music: mainly rock, but I do enjoy also funk, fusion, jazz.. oh well everything, music is beautiful
country: italy
how did you start drumming: I've been playing my desk and just about everything since I remember. Then a year ago I decided to start taking lessons and get myself a kit. Also I've been an electric bass player for 10 years now.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:51 PM
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real name? Dan
age? 58
how long been playing? Not long enough.
origin of user name? Need a price?
top 5 drummers? Vinnie Coaliuta, Buddy Rich, David Garibaldi, Steve Gadd, Keith Moon
make of drumkit? Yamaha MC and Ludwig
make of cymbal? Zildjian A customs/Paiste/Sabian HHs
where do you practice? Garage Recording Studio
are you in a band/s? No
covers or originals? Originals and a few covers
what style of music? Rock, Pop and Jazz
favourite take out food? Thai
country? California
one really odd fact about yourself? young mind in an old body
how did you start drumming? Played drums as a teenager then switched to guitars, now back to learning drums again
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:04 PM
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real name? John
age? 40 something
how long been playing? 30 years (on and off)
origin of user name? initials and my favorite number
top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, Mitch Mitchell, Dave Grohl
make of drumkit? Ludwig
make of cymbal? Paiste
where do you practice? Basement
are you in a band/s? not currently
covers or originals? -
what style of music? -
favourite take out food? tie: mexican/pizza
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? too many to choose from
how did you start drumming? Started taking lessons in elementary school
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:30 PM
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real name? Aubrey Wright
age? 21
how long been playing? 8 years
origin of user name? I am a drum tech & my last name
top 5 drummers?
make of drumkit? Pork Pie / DW
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? On the road or home
are you in a band/s? Nope, I work for them. Currently 3 Doors Down
covers or originals? Originals
what style of music? Rock
favourite take out food? Mexican
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? Nickname is Urkel
how did you start drumming? I always hit things...
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:55 PM
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age? 31

how long been playing? newbie :(

origin of user name? radio...? Don't know

top 5 drummers? Ian Paice, Daniel Adair, Jukka Nevalainen and more :)

are you in a band/s? I wish

what style of music? Rock, Folk, something like this

favourite take out food?
sushi

country? germany

how did you start drumming? My Father had a drum when I was a little girl.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:39 PM
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real name? kris
age? 29
how long been playing? 14 years
origin of user name? surname and first letter of my first name
top 5 drummers? Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Josh Freese, Danny Carey, Tony Royster Jr
make of drumkit? Pearl Reference Purple Craze
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? Studio
are you in a band/s? yes
covers or originals? - originals
what style of music? - rock
favourite take out food? - pizza
country? Poland
one really odd fact about yourself? i play drums... :D
how did you start drumming? My father had an old kit and one day... ;)
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:06 PM
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real name? Ryan
age? 28
how long been playing? 17 years
origin of user name? name
make of drumkit? DW collector maple
make of cymbal? sabian currently
where do you practice? home or jam
are you in a band/s? not currently
covers or originals? - jam session trio
what style of music? - blues/rock/jazz trio
favourite take out food? - pizza
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? i like to play for free
how did you start drumming? bought a really old beatup kit for $300 in 5th grade
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:00 AM
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Real Name? Craig
Age? 16
How long have you been playing drums? 5 years
Origin of Username? Nickname and birthday
Top 5 drummers? Neil Peart, Justin Foley, Chris Adler, Ian Paice and of course, Buddy Rich...
Make of drumkit? Peavey
Make of cymbal? Undecided (probably will end up with meinls)
Where do you practice? Garage!!
Are you in a band/s? yes, one, Failure by Design
Covers or originals? Covers
What style of music? Punk, metalcore, all round hard rock.
Favourite take out food? Pizza
Country? The Republic of South Africa
odd fact about yourself? when a good song comes on, i start air drumming no matter where i am...
How did you start drumming? bought a busted $100 kit from my cousin...
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:06 PM
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real name? Ben
age? twenty something
how long been playing? about 13 years
origin of user name? I live in Vancouver, Canada

top 5 drummers? Carter Beauford, Billy Martin, Keith Carlock, Vinnie Colaiuta, Matt Cameron.

make of drumkit? DW Collector's Series, Maple, White Sparkle Wrap Finish
make of cymbal? Zildjian (all K and K Custom)
where do you practice? anywhere my hands can tap out a beat
are you in a band/s? yup: see www.wfsmusic.com
covers or originals? both
what style of music? indie folk rock (with a little dance rock for good measure)
favourite take out food? late night pizza spot called "Megabyte"
country? Canada.
one really odd fact about yourself? I dream nightly about playing for large crowds.

how did you start drumming?

I grew up listening to my Dad play classical music- but he was self taught- while for me and my brother he insisted that we both become professionally trained at the RCM- so I did up to Grade 8 piano and then was attracted to the powerful rhythms coming from the percussion studio just down the hall from where I would have my dreaded classical piano lessons.

I then went on to play percussion in a percussion ensemble for a few years- learning african style drumming, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, timpani, concert snare, bongos and tons more percussion. Then I got into high school- and it seemed that the next smart move was to learn drum kit. I convinced my parents to buy me a lovely black Pearl drum kit- the kind you see in every rehearsal studio.

I never took formal lessons back then, but I have in recent years. But back then, it was all about jamming and playing live. I went to an arts high school, so performance ran in my blood and in the blood of my high school. There I learned about playing jazz on the drum kit... and playing rock and hip hop beats on the drum set... loud noisy all over the place rock drumming never appealed to me- I always admired drummers who hold back a lot, and play loud just a little.

I learned about playing with other musicians during high school- as I was in a crap load of bands. Every couple of months there were concerts- where dancers, musicians, artists and drama students put on their best- so I performed with any and every musician at my high school who needed a drummer. I didnt always dig the track- but I loved to perform.

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Old 06-25-2009, 04:18 AM
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Hey Drummerworld'ers.

In addition to the question and answer, I've written an extended 'about me' on my blog, in three parts. The first two I've posted here already, and here's the third (and final!) installment:

The Paradiddler, Origins - Finale

If you missed them, you can link back to the other two parts from the article above. Anyway, my story on how I got started with drums. I hope you enjoy!
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:31 AM
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real name? Steve
age? 20
how long been playing? 4 years
origin of user name? Awesome TV show + my name.
top 5 drummers? Carter Beauford, JoJo Mayer, Buddy Rich, Aaron Spears...uhh... Carter Beauford.
make of drumkit? Not entirely sure... I bought it cheap. It doesn't have any branding. <_< Snare drum is a Premier, though.
make of cymbal? Paiste PST5s and Alphas. Meinl Classics and Mb10s.
where do you practice? Large garden shed semi converted into a studio.
are you in a band/s? Not a serious one, no.
covers or originals? Both.
what style of music? Funk, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Alt
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? England
one really odd fact about yourself? Uh... I drink more juice in a day than is probably healthy...
how did you start drumming? Started playing on the desk with pencils...
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:34 AM
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I've just realised that I've not partaken in this, so..............

real name? Martin
age? 39
how long been playing? 29 years
origin of user name? My surname is Osborne
top 5 drummers? Phil Gould, Aynsley Dunbar, Gary James, Tico Torres, Todd Sucherman
make of drumkit? Mapex Saturn (the best!!)
make of cymbal? Sabian throughout with one exception, a Wuhan china
where do you practice? I have an E-Kit, so any room in the house really.
are you in a band/s? Yes and I do some session work too
covers or originals? Both.
what style of music? Funk, Rock, Blues
favourite take out food? Indian
country? England
one really odd fact about yourself? Built like a brick sh.... house
how did you start drumming? my school friend wanted to play but was too scared to take lessons at school on his own so he asked me to go with him until he felt safe, he lasted two weeks..................
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:36 PM
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real name? Devin
age? 14
how long been playing? 10 years
origin of user name? just a few random words
top 5 drummers? elvin jones, dennis chambers, john bonham, thomas pridgen, zach hill
make of drumkit? 4 piece starter kit, yellow, no logos or anything, but has a tama snare snare that's in yellow spakle ( i've never seen anything by tama in yellow sparkle), and the floor tom is also in yellow sparkle. Got it for $250. guy i bought it from said its not a tama kit, and that he ripped the logos (which he said where stickers), so he doesn't remember what brand it is.
make of cymbal? one hi hat, one flat ride, and one crash, none have logos.
are you in a band/s? yes, two.
covers or originals? originals
what style of music? free jazz? and math rock, metal, rock, and funk
favourite take out food? chinese
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? i have a nasty burn on my arm that looks like a fish (complete with eyes and a smile) chasing after poo
how did you start drumming?parents bought me a junior kit for christmas when i was four, i broke the heads and cymbals, so they threw it out. I got a snare from my uncle a few months later, and for my 5th birthday, i got another set, and practiced a lot (i might not have been practicing right, but i practiced)
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