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    Need a better solution to lugging stands

    This is the best answer :cool:
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    Need a better solution to lugging stands

    I think I may give the Yamaha hw kit a try. It sounds like exactly what I need.
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    Ratio: gigs you enjoy vs gigs you don't enjoy

    I'm the same way, I never go to the places I gig at, except to play the gig. I don't really like going to bars any more, and the casinos we play at are depressing.
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    Need a better solution to lugging stands

    I just mentioned in another thread how moving my gear to and from gigs is starting to become a big pain. Traditionally, I throw all my stands into a hardware bag, but as I get older and saltier it is taking more and more out of me to move that heavy SOB. In an effort to make it easier over the...
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    Ratio: gigs you enjoy vs gigs you don't enjoy

    I enjoy the playing part of the gigs almost 10/10 of the time. I don't care about the size of the crowd, I just like playing my drums in the band and laying down a groove. I even have fun playing songs like Billy Jean that are dead simple. I play it like the original recording with no...
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    Post your Tune-Bot settings

    Yeah for that style of music, you want lots of attack and a short sustain. So that seems like a good place to start. And then if you find the batter to be too loose at 50Hz, you could gradually increase it until you get the sound and feel you like. Low bass drum frequencies are hard to hear...
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    Post your Tune-Bot settings

    Nice! Yeah I'd try to go as low as possible without it sounding like a paper bag :)
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    Post your Tune-Bot settings

    For Sad But True I'd probably use the D minor tuning I mentioned, it should harmonize quite well with that song. And with a lot of other hard rock and metal songs as well, since drop-D tuning and minor chords are pretty common in that genre.
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    Post your Tune-Bot settings

    Very late reply here, sorry. No, if you keep the same frequencies on top and bottom, then the fundamental frequency will also stay the same. But if you change heads, it will change the tension on the heads required to reach those frequencies (heavier heads requiring more tension than lighter...
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    Post your Tune-Bot settings

    I think the theory of maximum resonance also includes using identical heads top and bottom. If you use different heads, this might no longer be the case. A double-ply head will take more energy to vibrate at the same frequency as a single-ply head, for example, because it is heavier. So if...
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    Time to work on fingers!

    I like Rick's videos, he explains things very well and he obviously knows his stuff. I bought one of his books.
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    Sound Guy Trouble

    I admire the tenacity of those of you who would pull out all the stops to make the show go on in spite of the soundman who's intent on nose-diving his business. But if it were me, I wouldn't have played the gig. As a member of a band, it's our job to provide music, not sound reinforcement...
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    what cases to buy?

    I have a set of SKB cases that I've been using for years. They protect the drums well, are durable, and are stackable. But they are heavy. For soft cases, I have Ahead Armor and Protection Racket and would recommend them both.
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    Vic Firth - Stories Behind The Sleeves

    I love that they're doing this. I do hate the name, though. "Stories Behind the Sleeves"? Ugh.
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    Scaling down your kit. Experiences and thoughts?

    I have the 21" as well, it's a versatile cymbal.
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