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    Cowbell Mount

    ^ I would probably use what's posted above but in the meantime at home I've used a tom arm clamped to a cymbal stand. I have the dw hoop clamp but can't bring myself to risk my drum hoop, despite it having a soft protective surface.
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    A stray stick into your rack tom

    I don't think I've played any of my kits at length without poking my stick straight into the shell of the rack tom directly in front of my snare, and either leaving a pockmark or small scratch. I'm really bummed about doing it to my new kit, it's the tiniest little spot but now I know it's there...
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    Negative effects of positive feedback.

    It's really weird but when I first started playing gigs people would come up to me and compliment me all the time. I think I was playing okay but in hindsight there may have been a degree of encouragement in their compliments, like "you're almost there buddy, keep up the good work!" Then I...
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    Making Some Progress

    Rock and Roll is a tough song! That intro confuses most drummers and the double handed (unisons) on the snare and hats are very fast. Attempting songs that may be a little too difficult can teach you what your weaknesses are, so it's never a waste of your time. Maybe try a 6/8 tune like "since...
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    A solo

    Good to see some familiar faces are still around, thanks fellas :D
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    A solo

    Been a while, I miss checking out all the cool players in here so I'm gonna share the last thing I recorded - a little solo on my sakae kit The snare is a mapex nomad and I cranked it up ala Two Princes style
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    12" snare volume is enough?

    I think Loveshack was recorded with a 12x7 Brady jarrah block snare, it’s definitely going to be loud enough if you go for the right construction. I took a 12” mapex phantom snare to a rock gig once, at the end of the night I noticed how much it chewed my sticks. Either I was hitting harder to...
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    Help purchasing Mapex Saturn V MH Exotic

    I have 2 Saturn kits and some add on drums mostly in studioease sizes but I’d be keen to try the fast set. Reasons for this: I recently bought a sakae kit with the same Tom sizes and the 10x7 and 12x8 are so nice and easy to setup over the kick and speak very clearly, it’s a refreshing change...
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    Hardest “simple” things to play on drums

    I don’t know if you’d call it a disco fill but playing the snare on 3 +a like in this somg
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    Pearl or Mapex

    I have put together and tuned a pearl export at a shop I used to teach at... I just couldn't get the floor tom to tune up with the stock heads, I felt like maybe that drum wasn't perfectly in round or the bearing edge was dodgy, or perhaps it was the head? It was otherwise ok, the snare was...
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    Using metronome smarter way to develop time

    I just started mucking around with this too. To start off I just set a timer and do 5 minutes at 70 bpm of each (1, e, + and a). Haven't tried triplets yet. I'm hoping it will clean up all my timing in between the quarter note clicks, as I think I am confident at hitting those quarter notes...
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    Great grooves to work on

    Medicine by 2 ton shoe.
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    And just like that, you hate your current gear...

    No, but I kinda wish I did. I’ve got a room full of kits, snares and cymbals I haven’t touched in years, I feel a bit guilty having this hoard of stuff. It’s just not worth selling any of it as I know I’ll lose too much $$$ on much of it, and if I free up space I’ll probably be more likely to...
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    Revisiting the music you played with in your formative years?

    Bit of a rant/ramble ahead, as per title, when I started out, the only way I knew how to learn how to play drums was playing along to records. I've progressed from there and learned to practice using systems/metronomes but I still like to play along with music and I feel like I've gone a bit...
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    20x20 bass drum?

    Personally I like them, the only thing that would turn me off is if I had to transport it to gigs all the time, then it would be a space/weight issue, but if it's just for home I find they have a lot of depth and power that shallower kicks don't have.
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    What's your latest purchase?

    Hey guys, long time no speak. This year I got a Sakae Almighty Birch in 10, 12, 14, 16, 22 sizes. It's mostly the same as the old japanese recording custom.
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    Did Russia hack drummerworld?

    That's twice I've seen the site down... Cyber attack?
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    Black Cow

    Hey guys, I haven't done much with youtube lately and I haven't done anything on the new dw kit so here's something mediocre. I had a strong coffee at 8pm and was full of energy so I setup the camera and tried to nail this old song. It's so bloody hard to play with a record and be note perfect...
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    Tempo difficulty

    I think I am noticing myself having some problems with tempo lately, and even losing the pulse a bit. For those that don't know me as a drummer, I think timing and feel are important and I put time towards practicing them. Here is a random video of me playing a song to give you some idea (I...
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    DW ebay disaster

    I have done plenty of online trading, usually within Australia, but I finally ran out of luck the other week, it turns out the local drum repairer would find this too hard to colour match so I think I'll just play the drum and enjoy its sound rather than cry about the condition, which kinda...