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  1. diosdude

    Mind Blowing value on my Monster 10 pc ddrum dominion Birch kit

    Hi drummers! My kit arrived on Friday, a ddrum Dominion 10 pc Birch kit in Brushed blue wrap. 2x22x18" 8ply kicks, 7x13 8ply snare, 8,10,12,13" 6-ply rack toms, 14,16,18" 6-ply floor toms. I'm pretty sure it has 2.3 mm triple flanged hoops. The drums have solid weight, i owned a ddrum diatribe...
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    Why put your name on a product if you're not using it??

    We've all seen them, signature snare drums, signature sticks, signature kits. But then you see your hero live playing something else and you're like, "s/he's not using his signature item!!!!!" Why don't these artists just pick out the gear they like to use, go back to the manufacturer, ask...
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    Do drummers make good dancers?

    Okay, i'm not a social dancer 'cause i'm , well, FAT, not P-H-A-T, I'm F-A-T and i get all sweaty after a while on the dance floor. I have had numerous ladies say laughable comments to me like "wow, you're such a great dancer!!". I kinda just thought to myself, "eh... she's just being nice i...
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    Tom sequences

    Lately i've noticed more and more drummers arranging their multi- tom arrays in haphazzard order from left to right. The only odd thing i do is swing my biggest floor tom over to the far left side to encourage ambidexerity (also, i played the tri-toms, quads and quints back in High school...
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    tom arm help

    Do any brands/ manufacturers use a 1" tom holder?
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    $900 axis pedal

    New axis laser double pedal? Debut @ NAMM 2010. Looks like the same old design with reshaped foot plate to me. Anyone know anything about it?
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    yamaha remote hi hat help?

    I've had the remote hi hat for a year now as my primary hi hat on my monster kit and it is driving me up the wall that the cymbal rod is so short that i barely have enough room to mount the clutch at the interval i want. There is literally only about one and a half centimeters left on the top of...
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    theatrical attire onstage

    Am I totally crazy? I'm just frustrated every time my band plays out that we look like a bunch of dorks in black jeans, black concert t-shirts. There is nothing unique about the look of anyone in my band except me; I have a pretty radical looking traditional shao-lin hairstyle (like chow-yun-fat...
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    ddrum pocket configuration bags

    Anybody got these bags? I need to know if the floor tom bags will fit 14" deep toms. They're advertised as custom fit for the 12" deep floor toms so i need to cram my drums in tightly, if they will fit.
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    This forum is rampant with heroes

    As corollary to my rant thread, i'm posting a rave thread also, because from what i've seen so far, Bernhard, NuthaJason and Dogbreath run the best drum forum on the web but it's the insights and help from some great forum members that make DW a place i can call my own. There are some great...
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    Idea? Drummerworld fantasy camp

    So i was checking out the link to drum fantasy camp '09 from the main DW website and i was thinking, "hey that's perfect for my vacation, right in the middle of August". Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Peter Erskine, Dafnis Prieto are all going to be there, what a great way to spend my vacation. Went...
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    least resource intensive virtual percusion program?

    Hey guys, i'm seriously thinking of jumping back into electronic drums, but i don't want to get a traditional console based kit. I want to run off of a notebook, like a dell inspiron mini or an acer aspire one interfaced to an alesis trigger i/o. The problem i'm finding in my research is that...
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    alesis trigger i/o

    Anyone use it? it looks pretty cool, i'm wondering if it uses the same fuctions as the d4 or dm5/ dmPro. I was tossing around the idea of getting a Dell inspiron minibook, loading it up with FXpansion BFD2 and triggering it with the trigger i/o. With redshots mounted on all of my drums i'd have...
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    very distraught

    I don't know what to do. My heavy metal band has beat the "moar cowbell" skit like a dead horse so much so that any time i throw in a cowbell pattern in any song the guys bust out laughing and can't play and then they insist that i leave it out. There are times when my...
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    Farthest commute to band practice

    Just curious if there are any gung-ho drummers like me out there who commute very far to band practice. I live in a daggum swamp called Clewiston on the southern shores of Lake Okeechobee in Florida. It's a tiny town of about 5000 people so when i moved here, i was bummed to see that there were...
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    Vater "Mike Wengren" (from Disturbed) signature sticks

    So I'm at GC in West Palm Beach, like an hour before my gig and i need to get some sticks, something around a 2b in size and i see the 4-pack of Vater Mike Wengrens for like $22. Really good priced compared to the other ones in stock. They look really cool and they are just about perfect length...
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    thoughts on recording drums with internal microphones

    I've been intrigued by May electronics internal microphone system and have devised my own makeshift internal microphones for my toms for some upcoming recording. Right now, i've got small-diaphragm cardioid mics in each tom with the element about 1 1/2" from the head. My bassist, who is an...
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    Regal Tip Quantum 9000

    Does any other manufacturer make a stick that is as long as these? I love the weight and the length of them but i'm not a big fan of the huge rounded tip. These would be my ideal stick with a little more taper and an almond shape tip.
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    Posthumous all star band

    I often have this same discussion with other musicians Mine would be: John Bonham drums Cliff Burton bass Dimebag Darell guitar Randy Rhodes guitar Freddy Mercury vocals and piano/keys Gene Frenkle More Cowbell
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    My metal band from back in the day

    Here's a myspace for my old industrial-groove-thrash band from '94-'98. Good times. Cheers. Comments welcome.