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Old 12-16-2009, 03:28 PM
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OK, here goes. New to the forum, seems to be a great group of people and helpful resources/opinions.

real name? Bill
age? 44
how long been playing? On and off since I was 10, so 30+years.
origin of user name? Laziness - just my initials and last name
top 5 drummers? This is tough. Love Gadd, Bonham (the elder), Katche, ?uestlove, Laboriel, so many others.
make of drumkit? Allegra Mastercraft 6-piece maple, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 14X7 snare
make of cymbal? All Ziljian - K, K Custom, K Constantinople
where do you practice? In my home studio
are you in a band/s? On and off
covers or originals? Both
what style of music? Mostly blues and rock
favourite take out food? Pizza
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I really like playing guitar (but not as much as drums)
how did you start drumming? In elementary school, already into 60's and 70's rock thanks to an older brother, saw a kid in class banging on his books with drum sticks, thought is was cool, rest is history.

That's about it. Will be posting gear pictures in the proper thread very shortly.

Thanks!
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:40 PM
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Real Name: Jeff
Age: 36
How long been playing: 1 1/2 yrs.
Origin of user name: Nickname
Top 5 drummers: Sean Kinney, Scott Phillips, Dave Abrussese, Nicko McBrain, Mike Bordin, Ray Luzier, Danny Carey, Teddy Cambell and many more. I know that's more than five but i couldn't resist.
Make of drumkit: Pearl
Make of cymbals: Zildjian
Where do you practice: Room
In a band: No
What style of music: Rock, Grunge, Classic Rock and some Metal.
Favorite take out food: Chinese
Country: USA
One odd fact about yourself: Aren't we all a little odd?
How did you start drumming: Learning drums is something i always wanted to do. Now that i have the money to buy the stuff i need, i dove in with both feet and haven't looked back.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:27 PM
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Real name - Jim
Age - 33
How long been playing - 3.5 months
Origin of Username - My first to two cats.. Angel was my baby girl..oreo..well he looks like one..
Top 5 drummers - Neil Peart, Dave Grohl, Dave Lombardo, Carter Beauford, too many more..those are my most favorite.
Make of drumkit - Tama Rockstar
Make of cymbal - Zildjian A Customs and Wuhan.
Where do you practice - Basement.
Are you in a bands - I wish.
Covers or Originals - N/A
What style of music - Rock, Classic Rock, Metal, Worship
Favourite take out food - Chinese
Country - U.S.A.
One really odd fact about yourself - While I generally avoid being around people, I am told I am a great listener, and I give good, realistic, if not pointed advice. if if it may hurt your feelings. Apparently I screem talk me.. Did I miss my calling as I Bar Tender or Psycologist?
How did you start drumming - Uh Oh.. the question I feared.. I played the Rock Band game and found I was oddly good with out much pratice..So I tried the real drums.. Oddly enough..I do OK there too..not to say I did not try guitar.. wow.. was I bad at that..As stated before.. the real question is how do I stop?
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:47 PM
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Real name - Joe
Age - 15
How long been playing - about 9 months
Origin of Username - Well my name is Joe and i like drums
Top 5 drummers - lars ulrich, dave lombardo, paul out of cannibal corpse, joey jordison and dave grohll.
Make of drumkit - mapex QR but i have just added lots of odments of hardware and toms to it.
Make of cymbal - paiste brass 101s
Where do you practice - my converted garage that i call my groove studio
Are you in a bands - my band is called dead girls dont say no
Covers or Originals - both
What style of music - metal, death metal, goregrind and a bit of black metal
Favourite take out food - indian
Country - UK
One really odd fact about yourself - i once got kicked out of a concert for getting on stage then falling onto the lead singer, it was funny.
How did you start drumming - my freinds started my band and they needed a drummer and i sought of opened my mouth and said il learn because i have a garage to practice in. never looked back since.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:07 AM
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Real name - Raymond
Age - 17
How long been playing - 11 years
Origin of Username - my former bandmates called me that
Top 5 drummers - too many to count lol
Make of drumkit - Gretsch Catalina Club
Make of cymbal - Zildjian A Custom
Where do you practice - my room
Are you in a bands - used to be but looking again lol
Covers or Originals - i lke both
What style of music - everything except for country
Favourite take out food - Chinese
Country - U.S.A.
One really odd fact about yourself - i tend to count things in my head...alot
How did you start drumming - i was 7 and the church needed a new drummer, i was honestly a natural lol
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:06 AM
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Name - Steve Ballstadt
age - 41
drums - currently Gretsch
cymbals - a mix of Sabian, Meinl, Paiste
styles of music - I like 'em all if they're creative and honest
bands - have played in a few but have mostly been busy doing Blue Man Group for the past 5 years
nationality - Canadian
living - I have been living in Europe and Asia for the past few years
practice - at work usually
favorite take-out food - Chinese
weird fact - I don't think there's enough room in this post
how did I start playing - I wasn't into school and once the music bug hit me when I was a kid, it was all over
Top 5 drummers - I like a lot of players and it's not fair to list just 5 but I suppose: Bonham, Gadd, Robinson, Garibaldi, Larry Mullen
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:02 AM
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Real name: Tom Coyne
Age: 42
How long been playing: 30 years
Origin of user name: It's a rudimemt!!
Top 5 drummers: Carl Palmer, Bonzo, Buddy Rich, Bill Bruford, Terry Bozzio, Budgie
Make of drumkit: Two Ludwig Kits, One DW
Make of cymbal: Zildjian (K's and A's) / Supernatural / Silken / Paiste Standards
Where do you practice: Teaching Studio's
Band's: 45 Grave / The Last Dance
covers or originals: Originals
What style of music? 45 Grave : PUNK/DeathRock TLD: Gothic Dance Rock
Favourite take out food: Thai, Italian
Country: USA
One really odd fact about yourself? Um, I play a kit with 4 hi-hat and no ride sometimes.
How did you start drumming? I started by emulating my older brother at age 4
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:05 AM
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Real name: Willis Mattei.
Age: I turned sixteen about two weeks ago.
How long been playing: Approximately four years.
Origin of Username: My name is my username and my username is my name. I frankly could not think of anything creative.
Top 5 drummers: In respective order: Keith Moon, John Bonham, John Densmore, Mitch Mitchell and Charlie Watts.
Make of drumkit: Yamaha.
Make of cymbal: Paiste.
Where do you practice: In a converted garage with my little brother on the keyboard.
Are you in a band(s) Technically yes, in a duo with my brother; though we have yet to play any gigs (we are planning to begin in January). However, I have performed on stage several times as part of a 'School of Rock'-style program.
Covers or Originals: Predominately originals with a few covers.
What style of music: Classic rock.
Favourite take out food: I rarely eat take out, but when I do I prefer either Thai or Indian.
Country: United States.
One really odd fact about yourself: When I was eleven years old, I was recruited by an online non-profit information database and worked on the server for a month before I informed them of my age (at which time my father sent a Parental Release message and I continued).
How did you start drumming: I honestly do not know. I had no childhood aspirations in music, exposure to drumming or role model drummers. In fact, the only drummer I personally knew was a schoolteacher of mine whom I did not get along well with. I took piano lessons for four years before deciding that I needed something different, so I guess I picked drumming at random. Of course, I am glad I did!
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:51 PM
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Real name - Richard Foster
Age - 20
How long been playing - about 7 years
Top 5 drummers - Jose Pasillas, Zac Farro, Aaron Gillespie, Dennis Chambers, Aaron Spears
Make of drumkit - CB shells and hardware, Remo Weatherking skins
Make of cymbal - Istanbul: 14" Mel Lewis hi-hats and 20" Sultan ride. Paiste: 10" custom splash. Zildjian: 16" K custom
Where do you practice - bedroom and church (driving everyone nuts I'm sure)
Are you in a band/s - play at church in a couple of groups, looking for a rock band at the moment.
Covers or originals - a bit of both, mainly originals but covers are good when you put a new spin on the song
What style of music - rock, metal, funk
Favourite take out food - Indian or Chinese, too close to call
Country - England
One really odd fact about yourself - I've got 7 pairs of trainers, and also play guitar, bass, piano and saxophone.
How did you start drumming - my brother got a drumkit, and I thought I could do better!
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:44 PM
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Real name - Evan Maslak
Age - 19
How long been playing - about 7/8 years
Top 5 drummers/percussionists - Keith Carlock, She-e-Wu, Stanton Moore, Kevin Bobo, Philly Joe Jones
Make of drumkit - Yamaha Stage Custom
Make of cymbal - Zildjian: 20" K custom dry ride, 20" constantinople, sabian: 14" aax hats
Where do you practice - practice rooms at umkc
Are you in a band/s - just ensembles at school: wind symphony, percussion ensemble, jazz combo
Covers or originals -
What style of music - jazz, classical, rock
Favourite take out food - Chinese, pizza
Country - USA
One really odd fact about yourself - the walrus is my favorite animal
How did you start drumming - started in fourth grade and wanted to be a rockstar, haha
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:41 AM
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Hi guys,

I've set up a blog to document my progress through the Trinity Guidhall grading exams, and wondered if anyone here would be interested in taking a look.

It's at http://drumstudent.co.uk

Not much up there yet, except a review of the Moongel practice pad (no flaming please, I know opinion is divided on the "moongel versus pillow" debate :) )

Would be great if the blog turns out to be useful to someone! :)

Thanks,
Iain
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:31 AM
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Cool blog. Nice practice pad. Welcome to Drummerworld. Hey, Dennis Chambers swears by pillow practice, and he ain't no sluff. Cool your girlfriend bought you gear. Even "if" the present really was for her. You may know the old saying, "Happy wife - happy life".
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:44 PM
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:) cheers Harry; thanks for your comments.

I ain't going to start dissing Dennis Chambers!!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:02 AM
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Blogs can be cool. I've got one. My wife has one. You can really make it into anything you want. Like a "poor mans web site". She puts way more time into hers than I put into mine. But, hey, at $5 a month, I am the king of my own domain!
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:30 AM
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Real name:
Nick Bedford

Age:
22

How long have you been playing:
Ten years

Top five drummers:
Jose Pasillas, Dom Howard, Neil Peart, Chad Smith, Steve Gadd

Make of drumkit(s):
5-piece TAMA Starclassic Birch/Bubinga Performer EFX (Black Gold Glitter)
Yamaha DTXPRESS IV Electronic

Make of cymbal(s):
Sabian 14" XS20 Regular hats
Sabian 16" Paragon crash
Zildjian 20" K Ride
Zildjian 18" A Custom crash
Zildjian 10" A Custom splash

Where do you practice:
Rehearse with band at a rehearsal studio
Practice drumming on my electronic at home

Are you in a bands:
Alternative rock band "Ludavico" (www.ludavico.com)
Rock 'n Roll cover band "The Blue Cats"

Covers or originals:
Originals in Ludavico
Covers in The Blue Cats

What style of music:
Most forms of rock, funk and swing.

Favourite take out food:
Noodle Box

Country:
Australia

One really odd fact about yourself:
I'm a programmer? Lol.

How did you start drumming:
Chose drums in primary school music class of 2000. Never looked back. Consequently its easy to figure out how long I've been playing :P

This is me on my kit:
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:18 AM
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real name? Zach
age? 24
how long been playing? Four days loln00b, whatever.
origin of user name? When I was a kid I couldn't say "Mr Mxyzptlk" right.
top 5 drummers? Flo Mounier, Gene Hoglan, George Kollias, Marco Pitruzella, Inferno
make of drumkit? Pulse, with Evans G2 and Remo heads
make of cymbal? Zidjian
where do you practice? My attic.
are you in a band/s? Not yet.
covers or originals? Covers for the time being, though I keep a catalog of beats I've made up.
what style of music? Metal/rock/punk
favourite take out food? Chinese, no doubt.
country? I've only been in the USA, it's pretty awesome.
one really odd fact about yourself? I was interviewed by People magazine at a juggling convention.
how did you start drumming? Short answer: Rock Band. Long answer in the thread for it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:55 PM
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Real Name:
The Drum Ninja (alias Chris Peacock)

Age:
30

How Long Have You Been Playing:
15 years

Top Five Drummers:
Omar Hakim, Dennis Chambers, Gerald Heyward, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith

Make of drumkit(s):
5-piece Yamaha Stage Custom. Nothing fancy but It does the job and it's survived trips round europe and Japan.

Make of cymbal(s):
Zildjian 14" Mastersound Hi-Hats
Zildjian 14" A Custom Crash
Zildjian 20" Ping Ride
Zildjian 18" A Custom Crash

Where Do You Practice:
At home or at Banana Row Recording studios in edinburgh

Are You In bands:
Yes, drummer/programmer/producer for The Samuraiz (www.thesamuraiz.com)
Have gigged, toured recorded with tons of dudes including Gillan Edgar, Jeurgen Kerth, Hookt Up, and award winning composer Jim Sutherland.

Covers Or Originals:
All originals these days but have done my fair share of covers gigs in pubs, clubs, restaurants and at weddings.

What Style Of Music:
Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop & Electro

Favorite Take Out Food:
Chinese fried chicken and veg

Country:
Scotland/Japan

One Really Odd Fact About Yourself:
I talk in my sleep, well shout actually!

How Did You Start Drumming:
High School music class sat down and it seemed pretty natural and a whole bunch of fun...the rest is history!
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:29 PM
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Real Name:
Jade Heraz

Age:
16

How Long Have You Been Playing:
6 years

Top Five Drummers:
Matt Greiner, Hector DeSantiago, Daniel Williams, Tim Yeung, Terry Bozzio.

Make of drumkit(s):
5 piece Pearl Export.

Make of cymbal(s):
Zildjian 14" Zbts
Zildjian 18" A Custom Crash
Zildjian 20" Zbt Ride
Sabian Xs20 18" Crash (yes two 18" crashes -_-)
Paiste 18" 502 China

Where Do You Practice:
At home

Are You In bands:
I've been in bands. And right now i'm trying to get something started.

Covers Or Originals:
Originals

What Style Of Music:
Metalcore, Death Metal

Favorite Take Out Food:
Carl's Jr. :)

Country:
U.S.

One Really Odd Fact About Yourself:
I don't like things that many people have.

How Did You Start Drumming:
A band director came to my middle school and wanted to start a band. And he needed drummers :)
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:45 PM
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Hello al ! I'm new,here, I love vintage Ludwig drums....I'm currently playing a Ludwig Standard blue strata kit. I'll get pictures soon, thanks.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:13 AM
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Default Hey everybody.

Yeah I'm new to the site so I just thought I would say hey.

I'm just a 16 year old guy who fell in love with drumming at a early age and have loved it ever since probably like most of you guy/girls here.

I'm currently in a band named The Strobe Light Fiasco (hence the username.)

So feel free to check us out at www.myspace.com/thestrobelightfiasco
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:56 AM
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Hey Strobe, welcome to drummerworld. I gotta say, i like the band. I listened to the song renegade and i love the chorus. It's actually something i would probably pick up.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:17 AM
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Default Hey Drummers

I have been a viewer of this forum for a long time and thought it was time i registered myself as the more advise that can be spread around the world the better, dont you think?

Been playing for almost 7 years now and druming is a huge part of my life. check out my band at www.myspace.com/heathenzoo

I wish to speak to you all in the near future about the love that binds us together :)
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:05 AM
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real name? H
age? 45
how long been playing? 32 years
origin of user name? It's the latin word for drunk, which is how I spend more time than I should (but never playing live)
top 5 drummers? In no particular order: Danny Carey, Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr, Jimmy Chamberlain, Brian Bennett
make of drumkit? Sleishman Maple kit with 12"x5" Jarrah snare I built myself (see avatar), which also has Sleishman free floating hardware
make of cymbal? Sabian AAs (14" Fusion Hats, 16" Ultra Thin Crash, 18" Thin Crash, 21" Raw Bell Ride) until I can afford my coveted Paiste Dark Energy cymbals. Mind you, the AAs are VERY nice cymbals and I won't be selling them once I get my Paistes
where do you practice? Electronic drum kit in spare room
are you in a band/s? Working on a couple of projects.
covers or originals? Both
what style of music? Project 1: mellow jazz, Project 2: rock
favourite take out food? Thai, Indian
country? Australia
one really odd fact about yourself? In a working career spanning 25 years the longest I've been in any one job is 3 1/2 years.
how did you start drumming? Inspired by Ringo Starr & Brian Bennett as a kid. Played woodwind instrument in a brass band but got lessons from one of the snare drummers. Subsequently played drums in a variety of bands covering punk to jazz.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:55 PM
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real name? jordan
age? 19
how long been playing? one week
origin of user name? Helter Skelter!
top 5 drummers? at the moment - Ringo Starr, Moon the Loon, Bonzo, Jim Fox, Patrick Carney
make of drumkit? Ludwig
make of cymbal? Meinl
where do you practice? garage
are you in a band/s? no sir
covers or originals? one so far
what style of music? rock, jazz
favourite take out food? noodles
country? usa
one really odd fact about yourself? i love lint!
how did you start drumming?
by putting the sticks to the heads.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:59 PM
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real name? Steve Smith
age? 30
how long been playing? aprox. 25 years
origin of user name? not to hard to figure out.
top 5 drummers? Joey Jordison, Danny Carey, Lars Ulruch, Vinney
Paul, and Steve Smith of course.
make of drumkit? Tama Rockstar(old school) Mapex Maple Sanre.
make of cymbal? Paiste and Ziljian on a Gibraltar Full Rack System.
where do you practice? At the band room
are you in a band/s? One band now Black Friday
covers or originals? Use to be all original but for the past year in a cover
band.
what style of music? Perfer Hard Rock/Metal
favourite take out food? Pizza
country? U.S.A.
one really odd fact about yourself? Every band I play in I try to play bass and always end
up on the kit.
how did you start drumming? Cousin (about 8 years older than me) played guitar
Put me behind a kit at the age of 5 to keep time for
Him and been playing ever since.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:52 PM
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real name?
Prigoana Cristian
age?
17
how long been playing?
5 years
origin of user name?
my real name
top 5 drummers?
Danny Carey, Jojo Mayer, Jim Chapin, Dave Weckl, Ian Paice
make of drumkit?
20 years old Pearl
make of cymbal?
Sabian AAX X-Plosion 18" crash
Sabian B8 16" crash
Sabian B8 14" hats
Sabian B8 20" ride
Meinl Classics 18" china
Meinl Classics 12" china
Meinl Classics 10" splash
where do you practice?
everywhere ...
are you in a band/s?
One band now Flirt in Lust
covers or originals?
all originial, have a look pls www.flirtinlust.com
what style of music?
from Jazz to Hard Rock
favourite take out food?
i like any kind of food :D
country?
Romania
one really odd fact about yourself?
i "play the drums" with teeth
how did you start drumming?
my brother put the sticks in my hands
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:37 PM
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Real name? Let's just say Bop ;)
Age? 16
How long been playing? 4-5 years
Origin of user name? I like bop, and I like to pretend I'm gangstah-like, which I clearly am not :P
Top 5 drummers? Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Stanton Moore, John Riley.
Make of drumkit? Gretsch!
Make of cymbal? Zildjian and Diril
Where do you practice? My room dedicated to drumming, school and a youth club
Are you in a band/s? Yes, I have many projects going ;)
Covers or originals? At the time cover-based, but I'm hoping to get some originals going
What style of music? Jazz, blues, funk and some light pop
Favourite take out food? Kebab
Country? Norway
One really odd fact about yourself? Well, I like drums. That's pretty wierd, I guess
How did you start drumming? Those buckets with plastic on them looked like fun, so I started playing them. Best impulse descision ever.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:34 AM
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real name: Erasmo Abel Soto Amézquita
age: 22
how long been playing: 7 yrs
origin of user name: Wolf is my favorite animal
make of drumkit? Sonor
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? My room
are you in a band/s? Yes
covers or originals? Originals
what style of music? Progressive metal
favourite take out food? anything Italian or Mexican
country? Mexico
one really odd fact about yourself? My friends call me Hobbit cus im short =p (about 1.64m)
how did you start drumming? I always had an interest in drums but my dad didn't want me to play them. Some years later I learned to play guitar so I could be rythm guitar in a band formed by all my friends. The band broke up and the other guitarrist and me formed a band, but we didnt have a drummer nor a drumset. He had recently bought a used drumkit, I wanted to play drums since I was a kid and my girlfriend at that time liked drummers so..yeah lol =p
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:42 PM
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real name? Ricky
age? 45
how long been playing? 2 years
make of drumkit? Ludwig Accent
make of cymbals? Paiste
where do you practice? In spare bedroom and/or garage
are you in a band? No
covers or originals? Covers
what style of music? classic rock 60's/70's/80's
favourite take out food? Papa Johns or Churches Chicken
country? Near Savannah,GA. USA
Been playing guitar for 25 plus years....decided to take up drums for a new instrument and diggin it! Just for fun...play along to cd;s, Word got out that I play,,,and now play Sundays in the Church.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:02 PM
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Real name? Sean Williams
Age? 16
How long been playing? 4 years
Origin of user name? hmmm
Top 5 drummers? Assaf Seewi, Mitch Mitchell, Martin Lopez, Nick Mason, Dennis Chambers
Make of drumkit? Tama
Make of cymbal? Zildjian and Pasite
Where do you practice? In my lush little studio outside.
Are you in a band/s? Yep
Covers or originals? Mostly covers at the moment we've started doin some originals now though.
What style of music? Rock, Latin, Alternative
Favourite take out food? Chinese ;)
Country? Scotland
One really odd fact about yourself? Have the scottish red hair! not that odd considering im from scotland..
How did you start drumming? My friend bought a kit and i started playing it, and eventually i got into it so much i bought my own. Things carried on from there. :)
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:58 PM
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real name? Adam Dycus
age? 28
how long been playing? 18 years
origin of user name? First name and fav #
top 5 drummers? Keith Moon Dave Grohl Gavin Harrison Rick Allen Vinnie Colaiuta
make of drumkit? Gretsch USA Custom
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? at home
are you in a band/s? not at present
covers or originals? both
what style of music? Rock
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I once tried to eat a drum.
how did you start drumming? school band
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:23 PM
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name: Peter
age: 24
how long been playing: 5-6 years
Jedi masters: Bill Brudford, Jojo Mayer, Danny Carey, Karol Ludew
drumset: Mapex M Birch Studio (6225)
cymbals: awful:(
band? - yes - mogłobybyło
style of music: hard to tell...hmmm...post sludge something:) heh. (it's just words)
favourite food: gołąbki:)))
country: Poland
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:22 PM
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Default Lo guys

Lo guys,
I'm a 19 year old drummer from the Netherlands and I figured I should make better use of the forums and the internet, so I signed up and I hope I can learn a lot from your guys and this site.
Tom
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: INTRODUCTIONS - Please use this thread to introduce yourself

i have been a lurker (i read the forums but do not post/register) here for a while now... so, it's about time i introduce myself.

real name? chad
age? 28 and counting
how long been playing? complicated question. i got my first kit when i was 16, then i played everyday. moved away from home into an apartment at the age of 18, played once a week usually when i drove home to practice with my band. around age 20, i brought my kit home with me, where it collected a little dust in the closet for a couple of years until i could afford practice space. i kept the space for a few months, trying to get a band together that fell through. dropped the space and sold my kit. been drumming on everything except drums until recently when i purchased my new kit... which is still in the works. so, off and on since i was 16 years old.
origin of user name? the kit i purchased is a 7 piece pearl vmx 100% maple in glacier white
top 5 drummers? my current favorites are blake richardson (of between the buried and me) and tomas haake (of meshuggah). others include mike portnoy, neil peart, gene hoglan, vinnie paul, danny carey, terry bozzio, mike mangini, todd sucherman, chad sexton, ringo starr, john bonham... anybody that drums is awesome in my book, even little jonah.
make of drumkit? pearl vision maple
make of cymbal? i am buying these next. i do not have them currently. i will buy all sabian (HHX, AA and AAX).
where do you practice? my office right now... rarely as it is not a very acoustic room and they are loud. i will be renting a practice room/studio once i have purchased my entire set or i am close to completing it.
are you in a band/s? not at the moment.
covers or originals? i will play covers or originals.
what style of music? i will play anything in the area of rock. i prefer something heavier or like the above mentioned two bands (between the buried and me, meshuggah).
favourite take out food? chinese food from this local chinese place down and street... and pizza.
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? umm... i don't find anything i do odd. just being myself. i drum on everything, to everything...? maybe that's odd.
how did you start drumming? sophomore year in high school. we had an outstanding drum lime. they got me interested in drumming. later on, i was at a friends house one night. he played guitar/drums/etc and had a set at his house. he suggested we go play some music for the heck of it. i had never really played before but i sat down on the drums and just started playing. it all just made sense to me. that's how it all began.

see you around the forums!
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:49 PM
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Default Intro from a Mountaineer

Hello all. I've been lurking for a few weeks, after sitting behind a rock band drum kit and playing some cool songs, I realized how much I'd like to buy another kit. So I found this place and been reading about what you all think of the various low end name brand kits, watching the drum videos and really am excited about this resource to learn new music and share with other drummers.

I had a drumkit all through high school, jammed hair band and classic rock with a group of friends, never played a gig or knew anyone that would sing with us. We lived in a pretty small town and there wasn't anyone to take lessons from other than an independent study class I took from the band teacher. But never really excelled enough to learn more than parts of songs.

After I sold my kit for money to rent a place and ski bum at Big Sky. I ventured into hand drums and have built a few ashiko type drums, and a dundun set out of recycled douglass fir staves. Then I bought an Ivory coast djembe shell and put it together with the help of a friend and played with an African dance and drum group in Missoula, MT. It was great fun but I moved to WV and only play the Djembe occasionally.

So here I am in WV I've been exposed to bluegrass picking and am very impressed with how traditional music is spread throughout the community, and friends. I really appreciate the fact that most the people I know here can play and sing a tune. I do feel a little out of place, it seems like I'm the only person in WV that can't play a stringed instrument.

Anyway thanks for checking out my mini blog, I'm heading over to the drum gear section to see if anyone has any suggestions for helping me find a kit to suit my needs.

Joey
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:16 AM
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Default Oh hello.

Heads up people. I'm Lowell, I've been playing Drums badly for a couple of years, but I don't worry about it too much, My main instrument is Seven-string guitar.

The current agenda is finding myself a drummer, so is there a musicians classifieds section anywhere? I couldn't find one? :S

In future I hope to learn as much as I can about the world of drums - I'm constantly trying to further my musical knowledge about everything.

Hope to see people around.

~ Lowell
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:14 AM
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Default Re: Intro from a Mountaineer

You can probably get away with just a snare drum, as I've seen several "blue grass" minimalists do just that. Add a kick drum, and a hi-hat. Build from there. Welcome to Drummerworld.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:09 PM
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hey there guys, there you go, my first post:

real name? Joseph
age? 21
how long been playing? 13 years, wow.
origin of user name? nickname
top 5 drummers? Jojo Mayer, Dave Weckl, Dave Grohl, Mike Portnoy, Chad Smith,
make of drumkit? Pearl
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? in my room, or at our bands rehearsal space
are you in a band/s? yes
covers or originals? originals and a cover when the time is right
what style of music? alternative rock
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? Austria
one really odd fact about yourself? two eyes
how did you start drumming? my parents wanted me to have music lessons, asked me what instrument i would like to play... and the rest is, as they say, history.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:37 PM
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real name? Jeff
age? 23
how long been playing? 5 yrs
origin of user name? name of this awesome surf shop I used to go to
top 5 drummers? Travis Barker, Shannon Leto, Lars Ulrich, Jen Ledger, Chad Smith
make of drumkit? Sonor Force 3003
make of cymbal? Sabian B8 Pro
where do you practice? band's practice spot
are you in a band/s? yes
covers or originals? originals
what style of music? rock/ alternative metal
favourite take out food? italian
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I'm scared of heights but not of flying.
how did you start drumming? my highschool teachers got annoyed with me beating on the desk and one finally said to get a drum set and do it on my own time. I did.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:46 AM
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Default Re: Intro from a Mountaineer

Not really intending to join any bluegrass sessions right now, but it is in the back of my mind to learn how to get there some day. Mostly I just want to jam to some of my music and learn to play some swing grooves.

I already have a start on a kit, I'm just trying to decide to fill in the pieces with new or used.

Maybe I should post a what heads, snare wire and throw to put on my old wooden 15in Ludwig snare.



I haven't had time to formulate my which drumset question. Still haven't narrowed it down myself. Really thinking of saving for a nice new kit with rim mount hardware.

Meanwhile I could make a list of what I need.
1. Refurb My snare
2. Snare stand
3. Hi Hats and Hi Hat stand
4. Bass drum
5. Floor tom
6. Rack tom

Here's my brass collection.


16" rock crash (thinking of selling to generate Capital)
20" jazz ride
18" dark crash
16" China High (thinking of selling to generate Capital)
busted sabian
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