Recent content by jimzo

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    Why do threads start from the bottom?

    So this drummerworld site is in permanant backwards mode unless you log in? I have to go all the way to the end and scroll all the way down to enjoy ? HUGE fail ! I absolutely refuse to go backwards in this process. I don't want to sweat or do somersaults visiting.... Less visiting and input...
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    It's 2019. Perhaps it is time for a secured "https" server, no?.....
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    Reinforced Symbol bag

    ha ! made ya's look! ;-) okay, For gigging, going the extra mile on protection; Who would make a 24" padded cymbal bag on vitamins; that has a hard-type bottom (that would be opposite the handle). Something that would prevent an accidental edge drop where it would normally get damaged. Would I...
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    Practicing at home trying out different tunings

    I have always tried tuning to an arpeggio and have had very good success with this type of note separation between the toms. With my recent *quiet-kit layout (*for practicing at home), the kick drum likes to live at a certain note when played. I am tuning around that. So,now instead of my usual...
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    Been trying out a new tuning

    edit...................delete thanks
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    Sitting at the helm of Pro's

    Some time ago, I have taken good looks at overhead views of Pro drummers and their kits, and realized that (for some) there is an alignment to their symmetry, or layout to each drum from where they sit. The relationship lies between several things. The throne - where you sit. The snare - in...
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    New "quiet" drum kit !

    After some hard thought and a little help from several DW members I think that I may have made a very good decision :-D Contemplated financing e-Drums and with similar funding this was more of a sound choice and conducive to my needs. It is soo great that I can have a full acoustic kit to...
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    26" silent drum head?

    Remo Silentstroke heads offer up to a 24". Where does everyone go to get a 26" silent type bass drum head?
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    Advice for dialing in 'both' heads.

    I have been using coated Emperor's & Ambassador's for the past three years and I think I do a good job tuning these heads with a 26" kit. I have a predetermined pitch that starts with my Snare and then to the single mounted Tom. Then down to both the floor Toms. I have been dialing in the all...
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    Yamaha DTXtreme III Special - What do I need ?

    Yamaha DTXtreme III Special Looking to pick up the lower line of this series without the higher price tag. Which one from this series should I be looking at? • Snare • Kick • Hi Hats • Ride • Crash - two (if possible) • Toms - three (if possible)
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    rear crash cymbals try outs (video)

    Hello drummerworld members :D, I have been hacking away for nearly three and a half years and finally completed my second drum kit. I'm trying to incorporate the newly added rear crash cymbals. I have no technique yet, but after work I decided to build on that and have at it. I will have to...
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    Jeff Porcaro on Studio / Sound Engineers

    (From my alma mater M.I./G.I.T. from P.I.T.) I subscribe to this !:
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    swivel nut replacement sizes

    Looking for the longest shaft swivel nut replacement size for vintage Ludwig classic lugs. Trying to replace the original short shaft. Although have the longer shaft; the original Ludwig swivel nut has a square base and is wide, designed to catch the internal chassis wall to keep it from...
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    GAS & acquisitions

    GAS & acquisitions -In the same length of time as my experience, that is visible by my join date, I am nearing the end of my gatherings, that has taken 3.2 years. Utilizing the same hardware & cymbals for both, this endeavor has left me with two respectable and fulfilling kits. Although...
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    Re-learn snare position

    Buddy Rich plays his hybrid. Both leaning forward and to the right. Waist high Bonham plays tilted back and raised up. I am tall and I badly picked up executing the rimshot and it is three years deep... I like the sound of Bruford's when he uses it, but tend to have my snare at crotch level...