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Old 04-14-2011, 09:57 AM
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Great Site, awesome community, good to be a part of it!!!


real name? Jamie (go figure?)

age? 35

how long been playing? 20 years

origin of user name? Short version of Jamie

top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich, Mike Bordin, Rose Morgan, Jo Jo Mayer, Stewart Copeland

make of drumkit? DW Collectors

make of cymbal? Paiste

where do you practice? Home and rehearsal studio

are you in a band/s? yes 1

covers or originals? Originals

what style of music? This band is alternative rock, however all plays tickle me :-)

favourite take out food? Hong Kong BBQ

country? Australia

one really odd fact about yourself? I can speak like Donald Duck.

how did you start drumming? 12 years of age, neighbour played guitar and had a drumset, the rest is history.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:40 PM
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I am also Greek.Nice to find someone else from Greece here. :)
My name is Nick,nice to meet you.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:33 AM
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real name? Tim
age? 17
how long been playing? ±2 years
origin of user name? Ironic, becuase I dislkie typoes.
top 5 drummers? Mike Portnoy, Gavin Harrison, Mark Heron, Michael Roponus, Andy Edwards
make of drumkit? No particular preference, ddrum right now.
make of cymbal? Sabian
where do you practice? basement
are you in a band/s? No, but I'll jam with friends every now and then.
covers or originals? I like both.
what style of music? Rock in general, however I gravitate towards progressive.
country? US
one really odd fact about yourself? My drumming face is weird.

I'm also known as Typo on the Sabian forum.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:10 PM
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real name? Matthew
age? 19
how long been playing? 2 years
origin of user name? My initials with my favorite number
top 5 drummers? Way too hard to name 5
make of drumkit? DW - Yamaha, played on just about ever yamaha and they're easy to tune and sound amazing. Everyone in my area loves Pearls and I think they're the worst brand name drum set ever made(only my opinion)
make of cymbal? Zildjian A's and Wuhan
where do you practice? Room, Church
are you in a band/s? 2 bands, possibly a third soon
covers or originals? Half and half
what style of music? I play everything from death metal, to rock, pop, jazz. You name it and I bet one of my bands does it. My favorite would probably have to be rock though.
favourite take out food? Chinese
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself?
how did you start drumming? Had to do some type of music class in high school, so I decided band would be the coolest! Didn't really care for the drums while I was in high school though, but then one of my friends asked if I wanted to be in a band. So we started a band, and we've already recorded one CD that has sold about 500 copies in 4 months(not too bad for some new kids who don't know much ;) haha ) and my other band is about to record a CD as well, which should sell about double the copies my first cd did in the same amount of time. Needless to say, I now have a pretty big passion for drums and I'm constantly trying to learn, because honestly I don't know much at all!
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:51 PM
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real name? Greg
age? 59
how long been playing? 48 years
origin of user name? Anonymous Inventions is my recording project
top 5 drummers? Hard to name 5
make of drum kit? Ludwig Classic maple
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? Home studio
are you in a band/s? 2 bands, not related to Anonymous Inventions recording project: one in FL and another in MN
covers or originals? Anonymous Inventions records original jazz fusion; FL band is a funk/rock/blues cover bar band; the MN band is a 60s and early 70s cover band with 3 female back-up singers!
what style of music? Jazz fusion is my preferred style
favorite take out food? Chinese
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself? I've been an attorney for 31 years
how did you start drumming? My cousin bought a set of drums and I took them over

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Old 04-21-2011, 08:14 PM
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real name? Odd-Arne

age? 34

how long been playing? drums dabbling 10 years (seriously about 3 years), guitar 23, music 28

origin of user name? My mom and dad gave it to me

top 5 drummers? Hard to do, but right at the top something like Vinnie Colaiuta, Paolo Vinaccia, Trilok Gurtu, David Garibaldi & Jeff Porcaro

make of drum kit? Gretsch and Zildjian with Gretsch, Longo and G. Way snares

where do you practice? at home and at the schools I teach at

are you in a band/s? I gig in my old regular bands during my vacations. On regular gigs I still play mostly guitar.

covers or originals? both

what style of music? everything except metal

favorite take out food? thai

country? Norway

one really odd fact about yourself? To most people everything about me is odd. Hence my name is also Odd.

how did you start drumming? When I went to Players School of Music as a guitar student, I had the opportunity to get some lessons with the late David Via and just toyed around with it for a while until I lately have had the time to take it more seriously.

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Old 04-23-2011, 04:11 AM
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Also, I live pretty far away from the cities where music stores exist and where I could probably get a permanent teacher. I don't think my parents have enough time take me on a 2 hour drive to the cities every weekend, though. And I have school and all too, so...

Yeah.

What else is there to......Oh.

I guess I am playing snare for marching band this summer, if that means anything. I first learned how to hold the sticks right from my band teacher, even though I play clarinet in band haha.
That reminds me I also am taking piano lessons from a local teacher, and have some xylophone experience, because I play the xylophone in our school's upcoming play.
So, I guess I'm somewhat multi-instrumental if that's even a legitimate word, lol.

I wonder if finding some jam partners would help widen my perspectives as to drumming? Probably...

Anyway, sorry for the double post, lol.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:23 AM
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Hello all,

My name is Adam, and I'm from West Virginia. I'm 23, been playing for 10 or 11 years, mostly in rock/punk/hardcore/metal settings, but I love tons of musical styles, a lot of folk and bluegrass, etc. I'm a Ludwig enthusiast, and I love huge drums. Glad to be here!
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I'm a Ludwig enthusiast, and I love huge drums.
Welcome to Drummerworld. You've come to the right place ... lots of Ludwig fans ... and lots of big drum fans. My Luddie kit 26, 13, 16, 18 (B/O badge 6 ply).
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:11 AM
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Welcome. Well I won't hold the Ludwig thing against you, but I agree on the huge drums. :)
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:30 AM
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Real name? Bab
age? 19
how long been playing? 7-8 yrs, seriously for 4 yrs
origin of user name? Really?
top 5 drummers? Fave drummers include Steve Jordan, Mitch Mitchell, Jimmy Chamberlin, Chris Dave.
make of drum kit? Gretsch Blackjawl
make of cymbal? Zildjian
where do you practice? Home, churcch, on stage, and in your living room.
are you in a band/s? I play w/groups of ppl.
covers or originals? Both
what style of music? Rock, African, Neo-soul, Jazz, w/e
favorite take out food? Pizza
country? USA
one really odd fact about yourself?
how did you start drumming? I feel in love (5 yrs after my dad forced me) by hearing Mitch Mitchell
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:54 AM
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Hah, thanks guys!

My current two sets are a Ludwig Classic Maple in Champagne Sparkle, 26x16, 14x11, 18x16, and a Mapex Pro M in natural, 24x18, 13x10, 16x16 and 18x16. I just like that big thunderous sound I suppose!

I'm very jealous of the 6 ply, I've never got the chance to play one myself, but they sound awesome in everything I've heard.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:02 PM
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Hey yall, i first want to state that i came to this forum like 6 months ago and left.. I now feel drums are happening thing with my life and there is no return, so why not be around others who feel the same!

Well a little about me, I'm 18, still id consider myself a noob drummer, but i do have a great desire to excel. Ive been on/off playing drums since 16 and tbh, its all i want to do these days. I'm not sure if i can really contribute to these forums so ill mostly be lurking and reading.

Drums, I have a 1980 something standard Pearl Export.

Cymbals: I have;Paiste 2002 15" sound-edge hats, Paiste 2002 24" ride, Paiste 2002 18" medium crash, Paiste 2002 16" crash, and am in the market for a Paiste 2002 20" medium.

My biggest Inspirations have to be, Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham, Bill Ward, and Nick Mason.

Anyways, ive got to go now, it will be nice seeing yall around!

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Old 04-27-2011, 03:36 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I just got here a few months ago, great place great people and a wealth of information.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:52 PM
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Real name? Luke
Age? 18
How long been playing? since Oct '08
Origin of user name? Nickname
Top 5 drummers? Joey Jordison, Keith Moon, Kevin Sawka, Ryan Richards, Mike Pendicone/Bob Bryar
Make of drumkit? Mapex Horizon HX
Make of cymbal? Paiste, Stagg, Zildijan, Pearl
Where do you practice? My garage and my band's studio (Bok Studios, Sheffield)
Are you in a band/s? Yes: http://www.myspace.com/chroniclesofgraham, http://www.myspace.com/vagrantkingmusic
Covers or originals? Mainly originals in the bands, some covers, some to youtube sometime hehe
What style of music? Name it
Favourite take out food? Chinese, Pizza or Kebab
Country? England
One really odd fact about yourself? Nothing about myself, just myself
How did you start drumming? Got to sixth form, offered free lessons, then just started playing along with whatever was on my MP3 player...
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:45 PM
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Hey ho,
I am from germany and music is my greatest hobby.
I'll buy a drum kit in the next few weeks and I hope to find some help here. .

I'm a guitarist, but I really like playing the drums of our drummer, so I decided to buy one.

I like ska, punk, rock and some metal stuff (especially symphonic metal)

Glad to be here!
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:26 AM
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I have been in the forum for quite some time,but never really introduced myself.So:
real name? Nikolas
age? 17
how long been playing? 5 years
origin of user name? Well my name
top 5 drummers? Buddy Rich,Jack Dejohnette,John Bonham,Nicko McBrain
make of drumkit? Yamaha Rydeen
make of cymbal? Zildjian K custom dark
where do you practice? Home
are you in a band/s? I am in a band,we are called Collateral Damage,we don't have myspace or something,we play for fun and maybe a gig sometimes
covers or originals? Both,have a few originals,I may post some when we record them
what style of music? Almost everything
favourite take out food? Pizza,Chinese,Burger and of course Souvlaki
country? Greece
one really odd fact about yourself? If it is odd that I smoke a pipe at my age,but nothing else
how did you start drumming?Well my mother asked me when I was 12 if I wanted to start lessons for an instrument and I told her I wanted to learn drums.I really thank her for that and haven't regret my choice.

This is me.Nice to meet you all. :)
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:47 AM
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Hello everyone,
My name is Mike and I am just 26 years old..!!
I am from New York city and running my own software house..!! I have very much interest of playing drums..So I am here for getting interact with other drummers here and want to collect some useful tips,suggestions and other value able information..I hope you guys will enjoy my company here...!!! :)
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:45 PM
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Hi
Just registered here and thought i would give a brief self intro-

My name is John (original username!), I live in Tamworth UK with my partner. Children have left home now so just the two of us and our faithful bull terrier `Jack`.

I started playing on and off through school years then seriously with a a couple of bands from around 18, with the final band coming to an end in the late 80`s after becoming disillusioned with the whole music business thing and all the promises and expectations that never came to fruition. Although I would have continued with the band but the other guys just seemed to run out of steam and enthusiasm.
I have never lost my desire to play drums and music being my all time greatest mistress, vowed that one day I would return to the `throne`........Well, after over 20years of raising kids and doing the `grown up` stuff I finally bought a Roland TD12 last November for my birthday (49). Have played consistently for the last 6months and am enjoying it more than ever!!!!! (the advantages of e-kits).
The kit has grown somewhat since and through all its changes and permutations is now somewhere close to what I want in relation to gear, playability and how I like a kit to look. It`s a bit of a mutant with acoustic bass drum converted to `e`s, also a couple of converted acoustic toms, one to my left and one right as low floortoms. Hart dynamics and Roland toms with assorted Roland cymbals all running through 2 TD12`s and a TD6 brain and a Mackie proFX12. Not to everyones taste but I love it.
So, more of a musical intro (pun unintentional) to what I have read so far on here a great site for like minded people.
Looking forward to posting and spending some time here.

Cheers
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:28 AM
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Hi
I think I may have posted this in the wrong place initially!

Just registered here and thought i would give a brief self intro-

My name is John (original username!), I live in Tamworth UK with my partner. Children have left home now so just the two of us and our faithful bull terrier `Jack`.

I started playing on and off through school years then seriously with a a couple of bands from around 18, with the final band coming to an end in the late 80`s after becoming disillusioned with the whole music business thing and all the promises and expectations that never came to fruition. Although I would have continued with the band but the other guys just seemed to run out of steam and enthusiasm.
I have never lost my desire to play drums and music being my all time greatest mistress, vowed that one day I would return to the `throne`........Well, after over 20years of raising kids and doing the `grown up` stuff I finally bought a Roland TD12 last November for my birthday (49). Have played consistently for the last 6months and am enjoying it more than ever!!!!! (the advantages of e-kits).
The kit has grown somewhat since and through all its changes and permutations is now somewhere close to what I want in relation to gear, playability and how I like a kit to look. It`s a bit of a mutant with acoustic bass drum converted to `e`s, also a couple of converted acoustic toms, one to my left and one right as low floortoms. Hart dynamics and Roland toms with assorted Roland cymbals all running through 2 TD12`s and a TD6 brain and a Mackie proFX12. Not to everyones taste but I love it.
So, more of a musical intro (pun unintentional) to what I have read so far on here a great site for like minded people.
Looking forward to posting and spending some time here.

Cheers
John
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:20 AM
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Hello. New to the forums.

Name-Robert
Started playing when I was 21, now I'm 24.
Kit- frankinstien of sorts. Started with an off brand crap set and I've bought and collected different drums and cymbals over time.
Style of choice- metal, heavy metal, metal core also love to dabble in blast beats
I love to talk/watch/play/and buy drums.
Fav drummers-Derek roddy, Neil peart, meytal Cohen, buddy rich
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Hi Guys,
I've been using the site or a while but never joined the discussions so I decided it was time to join up and introduce myself!!

Real name? Mike McQuillan
age? 22
how long been playing? about 8 years
origin of user name? Nickname
top 5 drummers? Jojo Mayer, John Bonham, Nicko McBrain, Animal, Jungle Drummer (Jungle Drummer could be a bit controversial but then again he is probably the best known drummer in the UK Drum n Bass Scene.
make of drum kit? Premier Olympic
make of cymbal? Mostly Sabian
where do you practice? Home, University, Local Pub
are you in a band/s? Yes, UK heavy rock band Sons of Icarus, and also started up a Jungle Drummer style DnB project for University
covers or originals? Originals, but also do pub gigs which is mostly covers
what style of music? Heavy Rock with Sons of Icarus, Drum n Bass for University project but I listen to anything from Jazz to Dance
favorite take out food? Chrispy shredded beef in chilli sauce.
country? UK
one really odd fact about yourself? only 2 of my toes work properly, and I'm not really sure why!
how did you start drumming? Started playing bass but had no idea about theory or the technicalities of what I was playing so started from scratch on drums with formal tuition. I did this so that I could actually understand what I was playing and I would ultimatly have a greater appreciation of the music. Plus drums is more fun.

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:13 PM
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Real name? Sarah Chatt

Age? 24

How long been playing? 5-6 years on and off

Origin of user name? Isn't it obvious?

Top 5 drummers? John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Cindy Blackman, Dave Groel...I don't know John Bonham is the main dude. I need to listen to more drummers I think!! :D

Make of drumkit? Roland TD-6V with a Pearl Eliminator.

Where do you practice? In the spare room :D

Are you in a band/s? No but I'm hoping to get into one this year (New Year Resolution)

Covers or originals? Hopefully both!

What style of music? Ideally classic rock.

Favourite take out food? Chinese

Country? UK

One really odd fact about yourself? Ehh one? Apparently I'm very cat like. I smell everything but I eat it, I'm always touching things and I'm always curious. Plus I can make convincing cat sounds which freak my cats out...Actually my last name means cat like person. Pretty weird.

How did you start drumming? Once upon a time I was listening to pop music, but I was really bored with it. I started going through my Dads cd collection and the first I picked was Led Zeppelin Physical Graffitti (I liked the name!). This was the first time I'd ever thought about the drummer in a band! Never gave any thought to drummers before this. Anyway, my birthday was a couple of days after (same day as Bonzos!!) and I bought the Led Zep DVD and was blown away. I try and think about that moment when drumming is getting annoying for me (like when I'm trying to fathom single stroke rolls....easy?! Yeah right haha).
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:38 PM
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real name: Bryan

age: 24

how long been playing: 10 years

origin of user name: We have a flag football team named Inferno, one of the guys from the other team that was setting up scrimmages decided to put me in his cell phone as this name, kinda liked it so I stuck with it.

top 5 drummers:
Chad Szeliga
Neil Peart
Derek Roddy
Carter Beauford
Thomas Lang

make of drumkit: Using a Pearl kit right now, going to be moving out of state soon and picking up a better set up - debating on a PDP maple?

make of cymbal: Sabian

where do you practice: Use to practice in a rental space in San Diego, moving to Rhode Island, got a place we will be using there.

are you in a band/s: Stealing Gadsby (http://www.stealinggadsby.com)

covers or originals: Originals

what style of music: Hard Rock / Alt Metal

favourite take out food: Papa John's Pizza, cannot get enough of that stuff!

country: USA

one really odd fact about yourself: I have a weird mix of interests. I am an IT consultant who loves to watch and play football and use to play in death metal bands bwhaha.

how did you start drumming: All of my friends in High School were picking up instruments. Since I was very young I was intrigued by the drums, it just made the most sense.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:58 PM
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My name is Dave, about to turn 23 in June
Been drumming for close to17 years now.

Started out marching (snare) for 8 years, then moved on to the drumkit.
My "forte" is metal and funk, (I know, very different from eachother)
and just about everything in between.

I play on a 7 piece Tama Silverstar (1 snare, 1 bass, 5 toms)
and I use Sabian XS20 cymbals
For sticks, I go with Vic Firth Rock
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:06 PM
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Even though I have some 3000+ posts on here, I've never actually posted an introduction.

Better late than never!


My name is Ian

On the business side, I have worked at
Drum World in San Francisco, CA
Guitar Center in San Francisco, CA
B Street Music in San Mateo, CA
West LA Music in Los Angels
I have a degree in Business Administration with option in Finance, and additional education in accounting.

On the playing side,
I went to P.I.T. 1991-1992.
I’ve done my fair share of pick up gigs, but mostly focused on original bands.
In the late 90’s I played in front of at least one person from just about every record label that existed at the time, but none of the bands I was with quite got over that hump.
A few years ago I put out in independent CD, that sold copies from Japan to the Netherlands, to Brazil.
More recently, I have switched my focus to song writing, and recording in my home studio.

I am a drum gear geek, and my head is full of random drummer facts and trivia.

My website: http://www.drumeatdrum.com/

My day-job profile can be found here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ianwmayer
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:37 PM
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Even though I have some 3000+ posts on here, I've never actually posted an introduction.

Better late than never!


My name is Ian
Hey Ian, never made an introduction huh! Hmmm, come to think of it-----------

Cool to know a bit about your background. That "hump", man, that's a bitch, & so far outside of your control, it's untrue! Kudos to you for penning your own material. Super satisfyng.

Welcome to the forum, lol!!!!
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:32 AM
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Real name? Jon

Age? 23

How long been playing? 7 years maybe? Lost track

Origin of user name? It's been my DJ name since I started scratch DJing at age 13... check out my website if you'd to see some scratch videos

Top 5 drummers? Neil Peart, Danny Carey, Tim Alexander, Tony Royster and Blake Richardson

Make of drumkit? Currently have a 5-piece acoustic kit (it's been refurbished and painted so I don't know what make) pieced together with my old Roland TD-3 pads to make a hybrid kit

Where do you practice? My living room has become a full out music studio

Are you in a band/s? I jam with several different groups of people and always have several projects going at a time, but no I'm not really in a band

Covers or originals? Both, I only enjoy covering songs that are at least somewhat tricky

What style of music? Everything from funk to metal

Favourite take out food? Thai or Mexican

Country? US

One really odd fact about yourself? I have an extremely odd sense of humor.

How did you start drumming? After playing violin and piano for a short while when I was young, my parents switched me to drums which I enjoyed playing and seemed to have somewhat of a knack for. I hated going to lessons though because I didn't like making any kind of weekly commitment so I ended up losing the drum set. Many years later in high school, I wound up getting a great deal on an electric kit and held on to that until it started to die out on me. Just recently bought a new acoustic kit and here I am.

I've learned a lot and been able to help many people out on djforums.com, I'm hoping to have a similar experience here. Looking forward to whatever I can learn and however I can help. :)
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:03 PM
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Hi guys, I introduce myself....

Real name: Mattia
Age: 32
How long been playing: 15 years
Origin of user name: from the film Million Dollar Hotel
Top 5 drummers: Manu Katché, Larry Mullen Jr., Dominic Howard, Matt Cameron,
Make of drumkit: Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 1998
Make of cymbal: all Paiste Signature
Where do you practice: with my friends in studio
Are you in a band/s: Yes (www.noline.it)
Covers or originals: U2 Tribute
What style of music: Pop Rock
Favourite take out food: Spaghetti alla carbonara
Country: Italy
One really odd fact about yourself: I’m crazy about women…
How did you start drumming: when I was young I played the guitar and the drummer in my first band was always late, so until he arrived I started to play drums...
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Born in Montreal Denis grew up in a musical environment including listening to his mother playing well known blues songs on the family piano. It was at this time at the age of 10 that his musical career began by playing on a home-made drum set which he made himself from metal cans and drum sticks sculpted from tree branches. At an early age he was surrounded by the sounds of his parents listening to Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, John Bonham and Neil Peart.
After mastering playing the drums he went on to play the piano, the guitar and a host of other musical instruments. In his 30 year musical career he has played many styles of music. He has been greatly influenced by the Rock and Blues styles from the 70’s and 80’s. His studio experience - his experience playing popular festivals and numerous tours of Quebec and Western Canada have made him a seasoned musician whose performances on stage are always filled with high energy and good vibrations.

WWW.ROCKROULETTE.COM

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Old 05-14-2011, 01:42 AM
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Above: Deep Blue Sky, from right to left: Alex Troke (Me, guitar player), Tim Hamlyn (Singer), Brandon Burge (Drummer), Jordan Legge (Bass Player)

Real name: Alex Troke
Age: 13
How long been playing: 3 years, kinda fiddled around here and there before that
Origin of user name: Obviously, my name, and 2099 is just a number I use for everything, for some reason. I can't remember where it came from exactly, but I think it may have some relation to the Marvel universe based in 2099. There's some comics on it. :P
Top 5 drummers: John Bonham, Neil Peart, Tomas Haake, Dave Grohl, Danny Carey
Make of drumkit: Don't really have one right now, but should soon have a Gretsch Catalina Maple.
Make of cymbal: Again, don't have any, but the next ones will probably be either Sabian Xs20, or HHX, all depends on the cash.
Where do you practice: 3 places mainly; in a friends shed, at my school, and in a building that also has a restaurant in the same building, next door. That way, I can eat and play music. :D
Are you in a band/s: Yes. Deep Blue Sky as of now. We're a hard rock/heavy metal band. We play stuff like Marilyn Manson, Rage Against the Machine, Murderdolls, and a lot of original stuff. We are all multi-instrumentalists. My main instrument is guitar, but also play bass, keyboards, and drums. Our singer's main instrument is drums, but he also sings, plays guitar and bass. Our drummer also play bass, but he is mainly a drummer. Our bass player's main instrument is guitar. I've been in many beforehand too, and I'm also looking into being in another band or 2, to satisfy my need to play a plethora of musical genres. :)
Covers or originals: Both, tbh. I like covers, because the crowd can get into it more, because they know the song, and they're extremely fun to play. But covers show the audience that your capable of even more than just ripping off another band.
What style of music: A lot of different genres. :P Blues, Funk, Jazz, Grunge, Alt Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal, Soft Rock, just, a lot of stuff.
Favourite take out food: CHINESE FOOD X9999999999999999999
Country: Canada
One really odd fact about yourself: If there was one person in the world I would kill, it is Justin Bieber.......I am not a Belieber....
How did you start drumming: Really, I just eased into it. I played in a band on guitar, and every once and a while, we'd all take a brake and eat. I was usually the first one finished, so I'd ask the drummer if I could play his kit. I still do this today. :P
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:59 PM
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Real name: Gavyn
Age: 15 (going 16 this Sept)
How long been playing: 6 months
Origin of user name: My favourite candy . Sour Skittles , the green packet .
Top 2 drummers: Bernard "Buddy" Rich , Dylan Elise
Drumset: Doesn't exist ... Yet .
Where do you practice: In a small studio taught by Mr. Jenson Koh .
Are you in a band/s: Not yet .
Covers or originals: None yet .
What style of music: Pop Rock
Favourite take out food: Anything . I don't call for food , the food calls for me .
Country: Singapore
One really odd fact about yourself: I go crazy over Filipinos .
How did you start drumming: Obsession with rhythm and beats .
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:26 PM
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Hi : Phil Kelly here -former big band and studio drummer here ( until arthritis stopped the playing part of my career ) Since them , I've been a professional composer /arranger and jazz recording producer. Below is a condensed resume:




In addition to more than 40 years as a composer / arranger for film, TV, and other media applications, I've written for bands like Bill Watrous' NY Wildlife Refuge, the Old Tonight show band , Doc Severinsen, Si Zentner, as well as functioning as arranger/ conductor / drummer for vocalists Buddy Greco, Julius LaRosa, Frank D'Rone, Sylvia Syms, John Gary, Jenny Smith, and Al 'TNT' Braggs among others..

Early on in my career, I also logged several years as a jazz drummer with artists such as Terry Gibbs ,Red Garland, and Denny Zeitlin as well as years of work as a studio and recording drummer. In addition to his film and TV writing, I've written music for over 500 national commercials , ESPN, ABC Sports , NFL Films, and industrial films and shows for Cadillac, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, American Airlines and Zales Jewelers.

I also was the primary arranger for the Fort Worth (TX) Symphony Pops series for more than 25 years,and has been commissioned to provide custom pop symphonic scores for Doc Severinsen and Peter Nero. He has had arrangements played by the Houston , Dallas, Detroit, Cincinnati, and North Carolina Symphony orchestras.

Now semi-retired and residing in Bellingham WA, I still writes jazz and pop orchestra arrangements for publication and on commision, and is beginning an auxiliary career in the educational field as a clinician in film scoring and music for the media at various colleges around the USA , as well as a big band coach at the Bud Shank Centrum Jazz camp in Port Townsend WA. in 2002 -2003

My first big band jazz album under his own name, "Convergence Zone" was recorded in 2003 for release on Origin Records. Since then, I've recorded two more Origin CDs:
"My Museum " ( 2005 ) with an LA band and "Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles" in 2008.








Phil Kelly




SELECTED RECORDINGS: ( as arranger and/or composer)
Tis the Season Forth Worth Symp. Orch Radio Shack
Night Dreams Doc Severinsen Mercury (?)
Tiger of San Pedro Bill Watrous Columbia
Manhattan Wildlife Refuge “ “
Bigfoot Lou Fischer Big Band Seabreeze
Constantly John Gary Pye
Prairie Portrait Don Edwards/ FWSO Shanachie
Germaine Bazzle NO Jazz heritage fest. Rounder
Terry Gibbs Sounds of 52nd St Mack Ave
Phil Kelly / NWPW Convergence Zone Origin *
Phil Kelly /SWSAW My Museum Origin **
Phil Kelly / NWPW Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles Origin
* 2004 Grammy nominee -Best Arrangemet
** selected as one of “ Top 50 new jazz releases of 2007
by JazzTimes magazine
Primo Kim "Make it right " ( 2008 )
Stix ( Crusaders ) Hooper " Many Hats ( 2010 )

more info at my website:

http://philkellymusic.com

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Old 05-15-2011, 06:23 PM
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Real Name: Alex
Age: 25
How long been playing: 14+ years
Origin of user name: I used to be partially fluent in Japanese, used the name, it's stuck ever since
Top 2 drummers: Derek Roddy, Morgan (Henker's drummer)
Drumset: Explained in a thread, for your convenience
Where do you practice: At friends' houses
Are you in a band/s: None right now, but looking at a speed mathcore industrial metal band soon
Covers or originals: Originals
What style of music: Metal
Favourite take out food: Whatever the craving calls for
Country: USA
One really odd fact about yourself: There's a few..
How did you start drumming: Jealousy over people who could play music, and admiration for drumlines (which is where I started this journey)
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:23 AM
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New member, old drummer.

I've been playing drums since the late '50s. Got my first kit, a brand new WFL Buddy Rich Super Classic as a "You escaped from junior high" gift from worried parents. Kept it until last year.

I play rock, blues, jazz and have gigged with people no one ever heard of and also with names way too well known for their own good. Always the substitute when someone got sick, disappeared, or O.D.ed because my major job has been as a TV writer and producer.

My first paying writing job, in fact, came out my love for music: I wrote a film at MGM for one of the too-famous guys. He left the country, then died, before it could be shot, but I already was a pro drummer, and the script made me a pro writer too.

Although I'm not writing much these days, I'm still playing. I've been lurking in this forum for about a year. Great place. I look forward to knowing everyone better.

Be warned: I'll probably post pics of a couple of my kits.

Thanks for being here,

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Old 05-16-2011, 06:43 AM
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Real Name: Mike

Age: 24

How long been playing: About 8-9 years

Origin of user name: It's my name.

Top 2 drummers: Too many to pick from.

Drumset: A rockwood shell set (First one still), Evans heads & rings, Sabian B8 cymbal set, a wuhan china, zildjan splash, Remo pinstripe bass head with a muff'l ring, PDP double kick, Stock hi-hat stand, Some extra boom stands and floor mount toms.

Where do you practice: In Pop's garage

Are you in a band/s: None right now

Covers or originals: Originals

What style of music: Metal, Progressive, Indie, Folk

Favourite take out food: I don't eat.

Country: USA

One really odd fact about yourself: I am into Cavaliers haha.

How did you start drumming: Started playing violin in 4th grade, And got my first guitar in 6th. My brother got his first bass that same year and we always traded back and forth learning both of them. He went on to do orchestra bass and then we got an electric organ. Later got the drum set and I picked up on that fairly easily. My brother ended up with all the stringed instruments and now has quite a collection. I'm still kicking it on the drums. Looking into a new kit though. Time to upgrade from my starter kit..

Pics

Old pic, A few new cymbals since this pic.



A small part of my brother's rig and a couple of his axes :). He has more now.


Our best friend and fellow jam buddy playing one of my brother's other guitars. He has a matching bass in black too.


Looks like a cool site. Hope to gain some good information
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:47 PM
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Real Name: Dave
Age: 27
How long been playing: 17 years
Origin of user name: Drums by Me
Top 2 drummers: Bill Bruford, Stanton Moore
Drumset: Custom keller maple drums, 16"x20" kick, 8"x10" tom, 13"x15" floor tom, 5"x13" Pearl Omar Hakim sig snare. Sabian cymbals- 14" AAX Stage Hats, 16" HHX Ozone, 18" AA El Sabor, 21" HHX Groove Ride, 18" Signature Garibaldi Jam Master Crash/Ride.
Where do you practice: Home, rehearsal studios, the space where I teach privately
Are you in a band/s: Yes
Covers or originals: Originals
What style of music: Fusion/Progressive
Favourite take out food: Pizza
Country: USA
One really odd fact about yourself: I'll have to check with my wife - she notices my quirks more than I do...
How did you start drumming: Parents complained I had too much energy - a friend suggested I learn percussion.
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I've been lurking around here for a little bit, finally signed up. I spent a lot of time at the old drumset.com BBS way back around '97-'02, if there's anyone here from that place....

Real Name: Russ
Age: 35
How long been playing: 24 years
Origin of user name: nickname since I was 13
Top drummers: Neil Peart, Charlie Benante, Wil Calhoun, Gavin Harrison
Drumset: '62 Ludwigs I spent a summer restoring about 10 years ago. 22, 13, 16, 14. Those have just been retired to "practice only" status, and have a Tama '85 or '86 Swingstar that I use for playing out (same drum sizes). My main snare is a '74 Supra. Cymbals are mostly Sabian, with a few Zildjians and Wuhans.
Where do you practice: Guitarist's house (aka our rehearsal space)
Are you in a band/s: Yes - Tide of Empire http://www.tideofempire.com
Covers or originals: Originals
What style of music: indie alt pop dad rock
Favourite take out food: Chinese
Country: USA
One really odd fact about yourself:Don't know if it's "odd", but I have the same exact warmup routine I play before every show, and have done so since I was 15 or so
How did you start drumming: Dad took me to see Van Halen on the 5150 tour, but waited too long to get tickets so we ended up behind the stage. Bad seats for the most part, but I had an excellent view of Alex Van Halen. I was 11 years old and watched him the entire show. The rest is history.

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Old 05-20-2011, 04:31 PM
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Real Name: Jesse
Age: 19
How long been playing: 6 years
Origin of user name: FarFromTheTruth
Top 2 drummers: Travis Smith Derek Roddy
Drumset: Ddrum Diablo Death Punxs, Zildjian cymbals, pearl hardware and Axis pedals
Where do you practice: At home in my music room
Are you in a band/s: No
What style of music: Anything
Country: Australia
How did you start drumming: I used to sit in on my dads band practices and thats where i really became interested in drumming
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:05 AM
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Real Name: David
Age: 28
How long been playing: 8 years
Origin of user name: My nick name with my band - when we started I was the only non-spanish speaking person in the group so I was the outcast, or "Frastero"
Top 3 drummers: Rick Shadrach Lazar, Mark Kelso, Giovanni Hidalgo
Drumset: I'm a latin percussionist so...Mountain Rhythm Congas (9" quinto, 10" conga, 12" tumba)
Where do you practice: Home, rehearsal studios, one of my band's rehearsal space
Are you in a band/s: Yes - www.babalaostereoclub.com, www.sambasquad.com, and recently quit www.chasingeve.com
Covers or originals: mostly originals...but some covers make it into the repertoire.
What style of music: BSC - Latin Funk, SSQ - mostly Brazilian Samba, but also Afro-Cuban, and African
Favourite take out food: Pizza
Country: Canada
How did you start drumming: 8 years ago I took a class at university and things just took off from there!
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