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  1. Hewitt2

    COVID Bucket List!!

    Doesn't need to be drums-related, but do any of you have things you want under your belt once this COVID clusterf*&k is mercifully behind us? Here are some of mine! 1) Go vegan (I'm 95% of the way there!) 2) Read Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (never made it all the way through. It's...
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    Runaway Drumstick Never Coming Back

    Anyone ever have a drumstick go completely off the grid after they drop it? It’s not like I play on a big footprint; I spent a good 30 minutes looking for it high and low just on a matter of principle and I’ll be damned if the little sumbitch managed to elude my grasp! Goodbye my precious...
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    Tambourine Throwdown!

    Let’s give it up for that sonic Wunderkind, the cowbell’s percussive brother-in-arms: the tambourine! Can any of you name popular songs where the Tambourine plays a key role? Here are some of mine to get the thread going: - Rolling stones - satisfaction. That iconic tambourine part is so...
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    Extended snare help!!!

    Hi everyone I have an early 80s pearl blx 14 x 6.5 birch snare that I have brought back to life. My only problem is that I have zero experience with these old school snare mechanisms (extended free floating snare) and for the life of me I can’t get the snares to remain flush on the head. I...
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    Fave Live Albums

    What are you three faves and why? Is it the drums or something else? Here are mine: Genesis, Seconds Out: changed my approach to playing drums and kickstarted my appreciation of prog rock and Collins’ drumming. A desert island disc for me. I literally could listen to this everyday. Ahmad...
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    Vinyl Aficionados??

    Any in the forum that would qualify as such? I’ve been going back-and-forth over the last few years on whether to build a vinyl collection but always get overwhelmed. It doesn’t help that the hobby is filled with audiophiles who are very passionate and it can be intimidating to ask newbie...
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    Igoe 14-day Challenge

    Any of you doing it? I did day 1 yesterday and watched his livestream via Instagram. If you missed it he left it up on his feed. Each day has its own assignment with a daily requirement to do the lifetime warm-up 3X daily at slow/middle/fast tempos. Looks like the lessons are structured so that...
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    Jam Space Etiquette

    Hi everyone - not sure if this has asked before but I don't know if any of you have experience dealing with a band member who is complaining about the sound of the drums. This all started when he came to a jam session a few months ago without hearing protection and positioned himself close to my...
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    Acrolite P85 woes

    Like clockwork, every few days the top screw of my late 70s Acrolite P85 pops off, resulting in the strainer being barely affixed to the drum. It’s getting really frustrating as I have to take off the top head, re-attach the nut to the screw and tune the drum again. Anyone else have this...
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    Recording Yourself

    For those of you lucky enough to practice for 2+ hours per day, do you record and listen back to your entire practice session or only what you’re extra focused on? it can be hard enough to find a good amount of time to practice. Finding more time outside of that to listen to my entire practice...
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    Breaking-up Practice Routine

    For those of you that practice 1+ hours per day, do you prefer to break up your routine or do it all in one continuous session? I’ve done both at different points of my career (sometimes out of necessity). I find that the optimal point is practicing in 45-minute blocks which keeps me focused...
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    Best Approach to re-build kit

    I've been out of the game for a few years and looking for the optimal and most cost-conscious way to re-build a good sounding and practical kit. My approach is to prioritize my spend to the most critical items first and work downwards from there. There is obviously some subjectivity to it, but...
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    Stick Control Flam Beats Section

    Not sure if it’s ever been asked here before, but anyone know why there are so many different flam exercises in the book, especially when compared to the other sections? I don’t know, is ~200 different flam exercises overkill or is there some hidden benefit to working through each and every one?
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    My Playing - The Horror!

    Hi everyone - I took the plunge and started more consistently recording myself playing and listening to the results a few months ago. While my sense of time is generally ok when playing along to music or a metronome, drumless tracks are a massive challenge to me. This is a little surprising as...
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    Tom stand help

    Hi team, Are any of you aware of Tom stands that don't leverage a conventional mounting system and do not attach via the holes of the shell? Reason being, I own a Sonor Sonic Plus kit where there is no shell-to-tom mount contact ie the holder is screwed onto the lugs (I can attach a pic if...
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    When to Use Metronome

    versus drumless tracks versus complete songs. Any thoughts or advice? I'm heavy on the metronome practice. I also play-along to album tracks to help to keep my musicality up as I am not currently playing with others. But I'm not sure whether any of you guys have a more formal methodology as...
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    Selling my drum gear

    Hi everyone, Due primarily to worsening financial pressures, new baby on the way, less and less time to play, etc. it looks like I am going to have to sell my gear. To say this is depressing is a definite understatement but it is what it is. I have several drum sets, about 15 cymbals or so...
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    Ludwig LW4322 question

    I am looking for a plain coated Ludwig batter head for my bass drum. Coming across the Ludwig site this looks to be a potential candidate, but upon closer inspection, there is a massive script of Ludwig emblazoned at the middle of the head. Are any of you aware if there are Ludwig bass drum...
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    Jamming with new band questions

    Hi all, I know this topic has been done to death. I looked at a few past threads but wanted your insights as to my situation. In short, after a 20+ year break, I have been playing again for the last few years and am looking for some people to jam with. So I answered a recent Craiglist ad by a...
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    What's Your Signature Fill?

    Realizing that a drum "fill" is a bit of a four letter word around here (ha!), I think we all have that one drum fill we strategically keep in our back pocket until we let loose and totally wow and astound our family, friends, loved ones, soon-to-be girlfriends/boyfriends, and/or sworn enemies...
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