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Old 12-03-2010, 09:54 AM
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real name? Joshua Mutzelburg
age? 23
how long been playing? Somewhere between 8 and 9 years, can never remember.
origin of user name? Mutzy is my nickname i've had for years. Obviously based off my last name. :)
top 5 drummers?
Gavin Harrison, Benny Greb, Mike Portnoy, Carter Beauford, Simon Phillips.
make of drumkit?
I currently use my Church's Pearl Drumkit. For services and for band practices. I have a fairly low level rock kit (Percussion Plus? I think) that I don't use currently.
make(s) of cymbal? many, hahaha
Cymbals that the Church owns;
Paiste 2002 10" Splash, 15" and 16" crashes, 20" Ride, and 13.3" Zildjian A Hats

Ones I personally own:
Paiste 2002 18" paperthin Crash
Zildjian 13" K Hats, 6", 8" and 12" A Splashes, 12" Oriental China Trash, 8" and 10" Trashformers (usually stacked together, sounds kinda cool)
Sabian 7" Max Splash, 7"Radia Cup Chime, 14" B8 Crash (cracked; contemplating cutting down to a 10" splash or smaller), 16" B8 Crash.
Meinl 8" Filter China, 12"/14" Trash Hats, 8" Drumbal
Stagg 16" China

where do you practice? At the church, at home on my TD9 Electric kit and practice pads, and in my car on the steering wheel and footwell. :D
are you in a band/s?
I primarily play for my church (also doing drums+percussion for the christmas carols), but I also play in a band with some mates from church. Currently 2 guitars and drums, but possibly getting a bassist soon.
covers or originals?
Both. We have so far done covers of Eagle Eye Cherry's Save Tonight and Santana/Chad Kroger's Into the Night and about 4 originals.
what style of music?
Mostly rock, but with many other influences from blues, punk, hard rock and metal and prog (last part's mostly from me) oh and the odd polka muck- around.
favourite take out food? Subway or Pizza
country? Australia, Specifically Brisbane, Queensland.
one really odd fact about yourself?
Well, my day job is as a qualified locksmith, been in the trade for almost 6 years. As a result, I have quite an interest in physical security, safes, lock mechanisms and collect specialty locks and tools. My interest sometimes crosses into electronic security, i love listening to talks from security conferences, which have people from both industries.

how did you start drumming? They had a 'musician in training' thing when I was in like... grade 9 and i figured since i was driving my teachers insane from tapping so much, i might as well learn how to tap in time. :P And the rest as they say is history.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:02 PM
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real name?
Thomas Fijalkowski
age?
18 (19 in feburary)
how long been playing?
4 years and a bit
origin of user name?
hit my head on the keyboard, came up with jibu9, expanded that to jibunine, got rid of jib, god rid of e and put an extra i
top 5 drummers?
benny greb, gavin harrison, travis orbin, danny carey simon phillips
make of drumkit?
tama starclassic b/b limited edition (2010) in the red sparkle/black streaks
make of cymbal?
currently mix between sabian AA and zildjian zXt, but i am upgrading to pAisTe 2oo2 and signatures.
where do you practice?
home, TAFE (kind of like collage for you americans)
are you in a band/s?
just bands for my studies, currently making a metal project
covers or originals?
covers are easier, but im starting to play more originals (and enjoying it more)
what style of music?
progressive rock mainly. but as of late i have been listening to a lot of jazz (brubeck, miles davis etc) really enjoying that. i love old prog bands liek king crimson too.
favourite take out food?
i have mcdonalds most often, but i like subway the best.
country?
australia
one really odd fact about yourself?
i probably spend more time reading/researching gear or tuning my drums than actually playing my drums
how did you start drumming?
in school i had a natural talent for keeping good rhythm. soon after i started drumming i found out my dad wanted to be a drummer (never followed that career though) and my grandfather was a drummer.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:34 PM
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Hello everyone, I'm a 39 year old ex rock/punk/experimental drummer with a desire to finally get back into my old hobby and I've decided to finally get new gear and get my chops in order. I'll try and not bother you all too much with newbie questions and do my reading before I post. I'm not genre specific anymore and could be just as happy playing Foo Fighters, Led Zep or some old country basics.

I've just gotten a new Yamaha stage custom birch 5 piece kit, and I'm waiting on cymbals. I've always had trash drums and I'm excited to finally get some decent gear and learn to play it properly.

I've been drumming since I was 9 years old, and always prided myself on the fact that I was a 'natural' from the get go, and could play along with most anything outside of hardcore double bass speed metal. I can play as loud or quiet as need be, I never trashed heads and broke sticks and could keep a solid tempo forever.

What I always lacked is pure technical prowess and knowledge of certain basics as I never took a lesson, and I feel it's held me back. Now that I'm all grown up I want to address these problems and become a truly better drummer, since I live in a remote rural area, I'll mainly be reliant on online lessons, and you good people here to steer me straight.

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Old 12-06-2010, 08:20 PM
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What's up everyone? I'm Matt. I'm 26, and have been playing for about 10 years. I played pretty seriously for my first few years and then joined the military and didn't play much. I have rekindled my passion now though and I'm loving it again. I recently bought a new kit and cymbals. I got a DW Collectors Series kit in Broken Glass Finish with 10, 12 and 14" toms, 22x18 kick, and 5/14 snare. I'm playing on all Zildjian A Custom cymbals now. I have 14" hats, 16" fast crash, 18" crash, and 20" ride. It all sounds amazing together although the 16" crash still needs a little breaking in.

I play a lot of different styles. My earlier drumming focused on jazz and rock, but I've branched out a lot. I play at NewLife church in Slverdale Washington. I love playing there because all the musicians are top notch and it provides me a great chance to sharpen my skills.

I'm here I guess just to meet other drummers and hopefully have a place to ask questions when needed. Thanks for listening!
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:49 PM
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Greetings!

My name is Fred Dunlap III. I am 23 years old and a first Grad Student at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS under Mr. Ricky Burkhead. I did my undergrad under Dr. Don Parker at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. I am a all around percussionist and have been playing for about 10 years. I am joining to recieve and share information about drums and percussion and to Network. Network NETWORK!
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:12 PM
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real name? Bryan

age? 36

how long been playing? 6 months

origin of user name? my name

top 5 drummers? Dennis Chambers, David Garibaldi,Benny Benjamin, Steve Gadd


make of drumkit? mapex meridian birch

make of cymbal? zildjain

where do you practice? I practice in a RV beside my house.

are you in a band/s? no

what style of music? rock, oldies, junk, jazz

favourite take out food? pizza

country? USA

one really odd fact about yourself? Use to be a bass player!!! HAHa

how did you start drumming? I hurt my hand and cant seem to get the feel of my bass
anymore. But i seem to be able to hold drum sticks so
drums was a natural progression since i was a bass
player.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:39 AM
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Hi all, just joined the forums hoping to learn some new things and have some fun.

age: 15
playing for 4 years
Origin of user name: idk sounds cool i guess
top 5 drummers: mmm... in no order, Dennis Chambers, John Bonham, keith moon, mike portnoy, and steve gadd. also david garibaldi, neil peart, mike clark, harvey mason, cylde stubblefield, and many more.
drumkit: pearl visiom
cymbals: sabian
practice in my house
band: yes
Music style: all types of rock, funk, fusion, a bit of jazz (just rock with my band)
country: usa
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:15 AM
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just started drumming at 47.....real late start, been playing guitar about 38 years, back in october I traded a guitar for a simmons electronic drum, not knowing if i would even try it...I did, and was hooked, now looking at acustic kits...dream set would be a yamaha hipgig, but will probably get a gretsch club, with the 18" BD. no particular favorite drummer...but I watch hours of drumming on youtube. I live in Ventura California, my landlord is a working musician, so this house always has something going on, and pretty well known musicians stop by sometimes...looking forward to reading and posting in here...I got a million questions. thanks
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:29 AM
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real name: ... Wom
how long been playing: 3 yrs.
origin of user name: Long story
top 5 drummers: Lester Estelle Jr., Benny Greb, Aaron Gillespie, David Morrison (For Today), Mike Johnston
make of drumkit: Gretsch Catalina Maple
make of cymbal: Sabian 14 inch xs20 hats | Sabian 20 inch xs20 medium ride | Paiste PST 5 16 and 18 inch thin crashes | 16 inch Wuhan china
where do you practice: Basement
are you in a band/s: No
covers or originals: Both
what style of music: Post Hardcore, Metalcore, Rock, Alt, Punk, Gospel, Jazz, Folk, Worship.
favourite take out food: Too many
one really odd fact about yourself: I have a very one- track mind.
how did you start drumming: As noob as it sounds I was actually getting into Rock Band when my landlord offered me an old beat up set. Thinking it would be cake ( cause, you know... I played Rock Band, man!) I took his offer. I got my butt kicked. But I liked it so I stuck with it.

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Old 12-17-2010, 06:16 AM
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real name? Dan
age? 19
how long been playing? 1 year
origin of user name? just thought it made sense
top 5 drummers? Neil Peart, Elvin Jones, Dennis Chambers, Billy Cobham, David Garibaldi
make of drumkit? Tama Imperialstar
make of cymbal? Meinl HCS
where do you practice? basement
are you in a band/s? Not atm, definitely next year
covers or originals? covers
what style of music? jazz, rock (classic), funk, fusion
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? my last name means "big gut" in Russian
how did you start drumming? got bored with rock band and wanted to learn the real thing. Now I think this is what I should have been doing all along instead of guitar (which I still play, although it's nowhere near as exciting to me at the moment as drums)
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:57 PM
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real name? Dave Winters
age? 47
how long been playing? played when I was a kid and now just got back on the throne
origin of user name? I have Taye drums... they are my taye drums and I like Mai tais
top 5 drummers? hmmmm spending too much time on this one.
make of drumkit? Taye
make of cymbal? Paiste
where do you practice? Garage
are you in a band/s? not right now... was in a band called "headrush" when I was a kid
covers or originals? both
what style of music? RAWK
favourite take out food? Bentos
country? I can"t listen to that stuff
one really odd fact about yourself? I justed asked my Wife and she gave me a look like there was too many to list
how did you start drumming? on quaker oats boxes when I was 4
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:28 AM
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real name?
Austin Wagner
age?
21
how long been playing?
about 2 years seriously. off and on for about 10 years
origin of user name?
title of a song from thousand foot krutch plus my birth year
top 5 drummers?
jeremy hummel, michael thomas, the rev, joey jordison, derek roddy
make of drumkit?
pacific x7 maple black on black
make of cymbal?
all sabian ranging from b8 pro's to xs20's to aax
where do you practice?
in the man cave at my house
are you in a band/s?
not currently but have previously
covers or originals?
an even mix
what style of music?
mostly alt rock
favourite take out food?
chinese
country?
U.S.A
one really odd fact about yourself?
i probly spend as much money adding to my kit as i do on regular bills each paycheck
how did you start drumming?
been a music buff for years and always caught myself playin the air drums constantly(i.e. in school as a kid and now on my steering wheel in my truck..got my first kit at 12 and have been dreaming of being a drummer since..im addicted to the max
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:16 PM
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real name? Ermin
age? 36
how long been playing? 6 weeks
origin of user name? Dad called mr Tyger as a kid, it stuck on the net
top 5 drummers? I'll get back to you but Mike Johnston is awesome!
make of drumkit? Probeat (not Ludwig, cheap but does the job for now!)
make of cymbal? Sabian Solar...I know, crap!
where do you practice? Basement
are you in a band/s? played giutar before for a garage band, currently no
covers or originals? both
what style of music? Classic Rock, funk, metal, quite a wide variety
favourite take out food? depends on the day
country? Canada
one really odd fact about yourself? I have a third nipple...hehe not really!
how did you start drumming? always wanted to learn as a child, my wife bought me a used set for my bday recently. It's been fun so far!
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:31 AM
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Name: Peter Kay
Age: 24
Years Playing: 13 years
Country: New York, New York, USA
Origin of Username: http://peterkaydrums.com
Website: http://peterkaydrums.com
Sponsors: Shine Custom Drums & Percussion, Vic Firth, Ultimate Ears, Orange Amplifiers, Kurt Mangan Strings, Hartke Amplifiers
Some of Your Fav Drummers: Gavin Harrison, Stanton Moore, John Bonham, Danny Carey, Chad Smith, Gil Sharon, Benny Greb, Dom Famularo, Marko Djordjevic, Many more
Your Kit: Shine Custom Drums & Percussion Birch Definition Series, 5-piece in Root-beer Walnut Finish.
Cymbals: Sabian
Sticks: Vic Firth, American Classic, HD4, Hickory
Where do You Practice: Band rehearsal studio on Long Island & Teaching studio in Brooklyn.
Bands: http://testing4echo.com (all original music- rock)
Tours/Festivals: 2010 Vans Warped Tour, Great South Bay Music Festival, Big Giant & The Extravaganza, Many more.
Favorite Quote: "We must be willing to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become."
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:00 PM
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real name? Mike
age? 20
how long been playing? 5 years
origin of user name? I just love to barbecue in summer ;-)
top 5 drummers? George Kollias, Derek Roddy, Inferno, Tim Yeung, Thomas Lang
make of drumkit? Sonor
make of cymbal? Paiste
where do you practice? Rehearsal room
are you in a band/s? 2 bands
covers or originals? Originals
what style of music? Mostly Metal
favourite take out food? Different
country? Germany
one really odd fact about yourself? Too much festival wristbands on my arm
how did you start drumming? I was on a visit to a friend and discovered my talent
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:23 PM
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Age? = 49
How long I've been playing? = 37 Years
Origin of my user name? = Worm has been my nickname since grade school
Top 5 drummers? = 1. John Bonham, 2. Gavin Harrison, 3. Stewart Copeland, 4. Vinnie Colaiuta, 5. Bun E. Carlos
Make of drum kit? = Sonor Delite and Spaun Custom Series
Make of cymbal? = Paiste, Zildjian K/Z Hats
Where do I practice? = Practice Room, Band Practice Room
Am I in bands? = 725 Band
Covers or originals? = Both
What style of music? = Rock
Favourite take out food? = Chinese
Country? = USA
How did I start drumming? = My sister got a piano and I decided I wanted drums
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:36 PM
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Real name?
Silvio da Silveira Dutra Junior

Age?
26

How long been playing?
15 years

Origin of user name?
Inspired by one of most incredibles drummers of the world, Dave Weckl

Top 5 drummers?
Dave Weckl, Buddy Rich, Benny Greb, Jojo Mayer, Vinnie Colaiuta

Make of drumkit?
RMV Concept Neo and YAMAHA Stage Custom All Birch

Make of cymbal?
Meinl and SABIAN

Where do you practice?
Room, drums institute (BATERASBEAT) and gigs

Are you in a band/s?
Before yes, a lot, but now I'm free

Covers or originals?
Both, depend of the moment and of musical proposal

What style of music?
Jazz, fusion, samba, afro-cuban and MPB (Brazilian Popular Music)

Favourite take out food?
Barbecue, sushi and pizza

Country?
Brazil

One really odd fact about yourself?
I smell like cheese, according my friends

how did you start drumming?
Because my father was a drummer and I think it's genetic. When I was 12 years, attended several bands playing and all I heard was the sound of drums. I loved it!
So I told my father that my dream was to be a drummer and wanted to start studying drums, and was when all begin.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:28 AM
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real name?
Greg IS my real name.
age?
43
how long been playing?
33 yrs
origin of user name?
ambient describes a sound,and light and atmosphere in a room, all of which I'm into musically.
top 5 drummers?
Peter Criss, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, John Bonham, Billy Martin.
make of drumkit?
Yamaha Recording Custom
make of cymbal?
Zildjian, Paiste.
where do you practice?
on the gig, on the dashboard, practice pad for now.
are you in a band/s?
Yes/s.
covers or originals?
Yes/s.
what style of music?
The gig I'm on is improvisatory classic rock ,blues,oldies,southern rock all with an oldschool country vibe.
favourite take out food?
Mediterranian
country?
U.S.A.
one really odd fact about yourself?
I'm almost sure I misspelled mediterranean.
how did you start drumming?
As the little drummer boy in my 5th grade CHRISTMAS play. ( ;
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:48 AM
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real name? Joe
age? 15
how long been playing? Properly, for around 1 year
origin of user name? My name with 'Drummer' on the end haha, simples :)
top 5 drummers?
make of drumkit? All different!
make of cymbal? Sabian/Zildjian
where do you practice? I have my own practise room built in my garage
are you in a band/s? A band called 'The Aftershock' but also do session work for other bands
covers or originals? Both!
what style of music? Alternative Rock in the bands, like to play any style in practise
favourite take out food? Random haha, Pizza :)
country? England
one really odd fact about yourself? Can't think of one at the moment
how did you start drumming? Started drumming after going to my first live gig and being inspired!

Pretty boring, but does the job haha

Joe
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:19 AM
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Real name?
Jay English

Age?
20

How long been playing?
A year

Origin of user name?
I always use it
I've always been a smart ass so I guess I thought it was apropriate

Top 5 drummers?
Chris Adler - Lamb of god
Brann Dailor - Mastodon
Jason Bittner - Shadows fall
Mike Portnoy - Dream theater
Matt Greiner - August burns red

Make of drumkit?
Tama Starclassic Performer Birch/Bubinga
6 piece with limited edition Black clouds and silver linings finish

Make of cymbal?
Sabian and Paiste

Where do you practice?
Home, Guitarists home, La Studios

Are you in a band/s?
A band called Plagued by torment

Covers or originals?
Originals with the occasional cover

What style of music?
Melodic Metal / Groove Metal

Favourite take out food?
Pizza, chinese and kfc

Country?
Australia

One really odd fact about yourself?
I have a phobia of tape measures

how did you start drumming?
I was originally a guitarist for about 6 years
then one day I played my friends electronic kit and I fell in love with it
I only played for about an hour doing basic beats, it was my first time playing but in that hour I had more fun on that kit then my whole 6 years on guitar.
So I bought myself a drum kit and basically all I did for months was play drums all day.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:57 AM
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Real name?
Ian H.

Age?
17

How long been playing?
Started in '06 stopped in '07.... Now im back at it

Origin of user name?
My first love is flying airplanes,
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http://www.pilotian.com
Top 5 drummers?
Carter Beauford - Dave Mathews Band


Make of drumkit?
Mapex V - Birch Coffee Finish - 5 piece..... + an extra snare I use for another tom sound, hihats, crash, ride.... (for now)

Make of cymbal?
Zildjian ZBT's

Where do you practice?
Home - Basement

Are you in a band/s?
Nope, perhaps a casual one soon..

Covers or originals?
Covers

What style of music?
Rock (Dave Mathews Band)
Basically anything I like to listen to a lil bit of everything.... Oldies as well

Favourite take out food?
Pizza

Country?
USA!

One really fact about yourself?
Hmmm.... I fly airplanes

how did you start drumming?
Well I first was interested when I was about 10-12ish and started taking lessons from a my friends dad... then I think being young I got frustrated with HAVING to practice, I didnt really love it totally I guess.
Then month ago a girl that I was into, is a singer and a dang good one... Anyway as I started chilling with her it got my musical juices flowing again and I went downstairs and started practicing and now Im addicted and want lessons again. :/ god dang women!
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:39 PM
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Real name?
Jordan Bible

Age?
14

How long been playing?
4 years

Origin of user name?
I've Always used it. And monkeys are my favorite.:-)

Top 5 drummers?
Mike Portnoy
Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)[R.I.P.]
Neil Peart
Buddy Rich
Phil Collins

Make of drumkit?
Mapex Pro M
Blue Metallic 7 toms 1 snare, 26" virgin bassdrum

Make of cymbal?
Sabian B9 Pro

Where do you practice?
Home, School

Are you in a band/s?
No
Covers or originals?
Covers w/ some originals

What style of music?
Metal, Progressive Rock

Favourite take out food?
McDonalds
Country?America

One really odd fact about yourself?
I Dispise Needles

how did you start drumming?
My father marched Snare drum in high school so I took up Percussion in 6th grade. I started playing set in seventh grade. I am now a freshman who is in marching band who plays Vibraphone. My goal is to march snare soon.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:35 PM
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Hey everyone!

My name is Joshua Hughes. Lover of alls tyles of music, and currently in a progressive metal project called "Artilect". Check us out at www.theartilect.com to hear more!!! Hope everyone enjoys it, and constructive criticism (both positive and negative) is welcome!

Thanks for reading/watching/listening,
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Hey everyone!

My name is Joshua Hughes. Lover of alls tyles of music, and currently in a progressive metal project called "Artilect". Check us out at www.theartilect.com to hear more!!! Hope everyone enjoys it, and constructive criticism (both positive and negative) is welcome!

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Welcome Josh, I will check it out.
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Thanks! I'm looking forward to hearing some feedback!

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Wow! What did you find was the best rhythm to keep for the longest period of time?
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:49 PM
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Wow! What did you find was the best rhythm to keep for the longest period of time?
That's a good question.

What happened was >> My body fell into a steady rhythm - not too slow or too fast. Too slow slow or too fast would make me tired.

I remember getting off the set to use the mens room (this was after days of playing) and the beat that I was playing was in my steps as I was walking - I felt like I was in a cartoon (I was really wiped out the first week, after that it was much easier).

There were bands playing at the other side of the night club every night so I had to keep quiet and slow when they played.
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Real name: Victor
Age: 15
Country: Sweden
How long been playing: 4 - 5 years, I think.
Origin of user name: Actually I don't know...
Top 5 drummers: Neil Peart, Dennis Chamber, Dom Howard, Dave Weckl, Dave Grohl
Make of drumkit: DW Mini Pro (yeah!)
Make of cymbal: HHX Evolution 13" hats, Avedis 21" Sweet Ride, K-Custom 16" Fast Crash
Where do you practice: Library/Pianoroom. Will turn it into a drumroom now.
Are you in a band/s: No. But soon I hope.
Covers or originals: Both
What style of music: Rock, Progressiv, Jazz, Funk. Everything except metal.
Favourite take out food: D'unno.
One really odd fact about yourself:
How did you start drumming: Played at school and really liked it. So I bought a set continued playing.
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real name? Mark.
age? 32.
how long been playing? About 17 years on and off.
origin of user name? Similar to my name.
top 5 drummers?
Tough one.. off the top of my head:
Tommy Igoe
Steve Gadd
Dave Weckl
Nicko McBrain
John Bonham
make of drumkit? Premier
make of cymbal? Paiste
where do you practice? At home.
are you in a band/s? Yes, 2.
covers or originals? 1 covers, 1 originals.
what style of music? Pop, rock, metal.
favourite take out food? Indian or Thai
country? England U.K.
one really odd fact about yourself? Slightly crazy and a complete geek.
how did you start drumming?
I've always been drawn to drumming. I remember getting those old clear plastic margarine tubs and whacking the crap out of them. When I was around 14 we had a second music teacher start at our secondary school who was into rock and pop music. One day he had the drum kit set up, and I just sat down and could immediately play a straight rock groove and even do a basic fill. He let me borrow the kit over the summer holidays which was great fun - I remember jamming with some friends in my bedroom. After that I brought a cheap red Hohner kit - I remember denting the skins a lot, no idea how I managed that now I look back. I also managed to break the foot pedal in half; it was only a cheap thing! It went from there really. I just wish I'd studied it properly in the early days like I'm just starting to now. I've spent years just "ticking over" every couple of weeks in a covers band, and other not very demanding bands - but now I've joined a more rock/metal oriented band where I need speed and power, I find I'm seriously having to work at sorting myself out, and I've gone back to the pad and started working on rudiments again from scratch. I'd love to make a career out of drumming, hopefully it's not too late.
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real name- Jacob
age- 22
how long been playing- 4 years
origin of user name- Name of a song by the Italian band Raein
top 5 drummers- John Bonham, Dave Weckl, Justin Graves, Buster Ross, Steve Gadd
make of drumkit- DW
make of cymbal- Zildjian/Paiste
where do you practice- Storage facility that offers band rooms
are you in a band/s- Diving (http://www.myspace.com/divingmusic)
covers or originals- Originals
what style of music- Indie/emo/I hate genres
country- US
one really odd fact about yourself- Banker during the day, musician at night (That's the best I got!) Also I'm missing three limbs? Okay, not really.
how did you start drumming- Drug my girlfriend along to buy a drumset on valentines day. Obviously that led to a "discussion" of sorts. Woops.
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real name? röss alexander parker ;3

age? 15

how long been playing? coming up to two years

origin of user name? lyrics from my favourite band, afi

top 5 drummers? travis orbin, andy hurley, adam carson, ray luzier, aaron spears

make of drumkit? tama superstar!

make of cymbal? sabian hhx <3

where do you practice? in my bedroom on my electronic kit, in my friend's garage on his mapex kit when we're rehearsing in the band

are you in a band/s? yeah, my voodoo nightmare, pop punk band

covers or originals? mainly originals...we do a beast cover of hit me baby one more time though

what style of music? anything really, i love everything from deathcore to bluegrass, dubstep to reggae

favourite take out food? pizza!

country? jolly olde england <3

one really odd fact about yourself? i can also play ukulele and cornet hahaaaa

how did you start drumming? was reading a local newspaper and there was an ad for a rock school that was starting up, went along to the taster session cos drums were the only instrument i'd never tried and i had a natural talent ;3
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real name: Sticking-in-Hair

age: 41

how long have you been playing? 25yrs on and off.

top 5 drummers: Charlie Watts, Levon Helm, Bernard Purdie, Keith Moon, Clyde Stubblefield

make of drumkit: SIH Custom Drums. I make my own!

make of cymbals: Zildjian new beats, Armand 16" crash, Sabian 20" Jazz Ride

where do you practice? basement on one of my kits, on e-drums or p-pad at night, with sticks on my legs in the study, with my fingers and toes on the bus, in my head when I go to bed.

are you in a band? 60s-70s classic rock cover band

style of music: 60s rock, funk, soul, blues, jazz

favorite take out food: hamburger with grilled onions, tomato, fried egg, beetroot, and pinapple

country: grew up in Sydney, Australia, now live in Boston, USA

one really odd fact about yourself: my hair sticks out but people call me Sticking-in-Hair

How did you start drumming? I tapped on the toolbox I made in woodworking class, finding all the different tones I could get out of the wood. I watched a police marching band and was riveted by the sound and rhythm. Brrrat, Brrat tat Bratatatat...man I wanted be one of those guys! Tapped on every surface of the house driving my family nuts. Bought a crappy kit from a guy who wrapped his drums with linoleum kitchen flooring. Made a lot of noise without the discipline to learn how to play. Picked up bongos and congas later and got a better sense of rhythm and time. When I got back on a kit I picked it up much more easily. Now I'm obsessed with all drums and percussion, with tone and timbre and groove.
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real name? Evan
age? 29
how long been playing? on and off 13 years
origin of user name? character from the video game, he was a carpenter
top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Bill Ward, Jeremy Taggart, John Densmore, Rich Beddoe
make of drumkit? just replaced my Pearl Rhythm Travelers with Mapex Saturns
make of cymbal? sabian, zilco
where do you practice? basement
are you in a band/s? nope
covers or originals? covers
what style of music? rock
favourite take out food? Pizza
country? Canada
one really odd fact about yourself? I'm stuck in a hotel as I write this
how did you start drumming? bought myself a kit when I had enough money. Haven't stopped tapping yet.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:48 AM
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Name; Isaac Astley.

im 18 years young.

my inspirations are: Simon Phillips (main) Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Aaron Spears, Dave Weckl.

i practice at home, downstairs just outside the sound room.

im not in a band but id rather be a fill in drummer (or session)

style metal my favorite is fusion because it can be challenging.

i eat sushi if i can, um not much of a take away fan, i do eat abit of junk every now and then, im trying to keep healthy lol.

im in Australia, in a small town about 1 and a half hours away from sydney.

odd fact: well i cant use someone elses drumsticks i rather my own i think its because im abit of a clean hand freak, and a cant go anywhere without a bottle of water lol.

how did i start drumming: well it all started when i was living in sydney i had just finished kindy and was nearly ready for year 1, my uncle had a wedding and a live band playing too, i saw a drummer there and i was enthralled by the bass drum, how when you hit it the skin mooved, and so i saw a little kid on a toy drumkit just off the stage having a bash, i asked for a go and bashed it myself, lucky enough for me my dad told me he knows how to play drums, so he grabbed me hands and mooved them for me like i was playing a basic rock beat, i was impressed and bugged my parents to get me a drumkit, my dad thought ok if you learn how to do a drumroll you can get one, he showed me what to do, so i spent all my time practicing on anything bouncy, i mastered it 5 months into my new year at school and got my first drumkit at the age of 7 2 weeks before my birthday i was very impressed and played it all night, my dad tought me a basic rock beat surely the next morning i had mastered that, my dad showed me all of the things i needed to start from and i thank him for he's support and stuff, but eventually i tought myself new things and so did my boss, he is a session drummer and he has taken me under hes wing to learn new things, so i hope i can go somewhere with this :)

also i have passed all my AMEB (Australian board of music) certs each of which passed in 1 year.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:36 PM
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real name? Andy

age? 26

how long been playing? 7-8 years

origin of user name? NIckname and Birthday

top 5 drummers? Adam Gray, Matt Griener, Mike Portnoy, Chris Adler, Grant McFarland

make of drumkit? PDP X7

make of cymbal? Sabian HHX and Paiste China

where do you practice? Friend/guitar players house

are you in a band/s? Kinda sorta, being in the military its hard to sometimes play but yea
we play, our band name is FROM THE SILENCE

covers or originals? originals

what style of music? rock/southern rock/alternative

favourite take out food? pizza

country? Italy but im in the US Air Force stationed here

one really odd fact about yourself? Uhh im self taught? yea thats the best i got.

how did you start drumming? I use to watch my pops play all the time and just always wanted to play. One day i just picked up his sticks and started to play.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:32 PM
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real name: Frank

age: late 40 sumpin

how long have you been playing? Since I was 9.

top 5 drummers: Steve Gadd, Paul Wertico, Keith Carlock

make of drumkit: Gretsch Cats and just a couple of days ago: Sonor Safari low end kit

make of cymbals: Sabian AA's

where do you practice? Wherever there's space. These days, I'm embarrassed to say - in my bedroom.

are you in a band? Was last year - a dance/party cover band. Had to put it on pause because of a job change that threw me into working around the clock. It's under control, and I'm now looking for my next band.

style of music: Jazz, rock, blues, just about everything. I really like instrumental jazz-rock.

favorite take out food: White Castles

country: U.S.

one really odd fact about yourself: you'd have to spend time with me to figure this out.

How did you start drumming? The first time I saw someone play drums live - that was it - I Had to do it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:28 PM
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real name? Damien
age? 23
how long been playing? about a year full on, sneakin onto step dads kit for 2 years beforehand!

origin of user name? Not to sure but its never taken.
top 5 drummers? Bryan Mantia, chad smith, Gavin harrison, Martin lopez, Danny Carey
make of drumkit? currently premier but soon to be a mapex
make of cymbal? Sabian
where do you practice? Rehearsal studios and at home on electric kit
are you in a band/s? Yes
covers or originals? Originals
what style of music? Rock/heavy rock/metal/ others no doubt
favourite take out food? Indian
country? England
one really odd fact about yourself? Im a new transformer
how did you start drumming? Had a passion for drums but never released it. Now i have and i cant stop drumming.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:46 PM
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Real name? Dave

Age? 42

How long been playing? About 2 yrs spread out over 8.

Origin of user name? THC - stands for The Headless Children, which was a band name I came up with way way back. Then WASP came out with the album, and song, named the same, and I LOVE that album.

Top 5 drummers? Bill Ward, John Bonham, Tommy Lee, Danny Carey, Peter Criss (huge influence when I was a kid) Currently I'm into Tommy Igoe's videos.

Make of drumkit? Pearl Export

Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Sabian, Wuhan

Where do you practice? Basement studio under constructuion

Are you in a band/s? No. I'm saving that for when my mid-life crisis kicks in through retirement. That's why I'm starting now. :)

Covers or originals? If I was, probably covers

Favourite take out food? Chinese

Country? USA

One really odd fact about yourself? Even at 42 years old, I will almost pass out when I get a shot. Sad thing is, it really doesn't hurt. It's just an anxiety thing I've never overcome (how embarrasing)

How did you start drumming? Something I wanted to do since I was a kid, but circumstances in life always seemed to prevent it. Finally made the decision not to make excuses anymore. Also want to get my daughter into music and percussion. Hopefully one day I'll be able to live my rock-n-roll dream through her.
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real name? Clemens
age? 15
how long been playing? 6 Months (a month now on a real kit, e-drums before)
origin of user name? I created it when I first registered at YouTube
top 3 drummers? Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Dale Crover
make of cymbal? Paiste
where do you practice? In my room
are you in a band/s? no/currently forming one
covers or originals? mostly covers
what style of music? Grunge, Alternative
favourite take out food? Italian
country? Germany
one really odd fact about yourself? I'm a Nirvana and Eminem fan at the same time
how did you start drumming? Watching a Nirvana concert (Reading) on DVD "inspired" me
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Real name? Dennis Nilsson

Age? 24

How long been playing? Since I was 9

Origin of user name? Well... I used to make up all kind of names when me and my brother played dungeons and dragons when I was a little kid. He came up with ZpiTz and I came up with ZidjAn wich I thought was the correct spelling of Zildjian cymbals. I was wrong but I decided not to change it =)

Top 5 drummers? Benny Greb, Jojo Mayer, Virgil Donati, Morgan Agren, Gavin Harrison

Make of drumkit? Tama Starclassic Performer

Make of cymbal? Meinl

Where do you practice? Basement at my parents place, in my bands practice room, at the local music store etc

Are you in a band/s? Actually, I`m in 3 bands at the moment. Not only as a drummer but also as a Co-Writer and producer. Differ from Funk/Blues to Progressive Rock. I dream of playing in a big fusion band Dave Weckl style =D

Covers or originals? Only originals

Favourite take out food? Chinese

Country? Sweden

One really odd fact about yourself? I`m a fisherman's friend junkie and always carries like 4 pack on me. I even did get the nickname "fisherman's friend" at my last work.

How did you start drumming? My brother started and got a beginners kit from my parents when he was 10. I used it more than my brother and I liked it so much so I kept playing and playing. Drumming have always been a big part of my life. I always make drumming my top priority in life and I think that`s the reason why I still play today.
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