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  1. Sirraf

    Daily Practice Regiment Critique

    I wanted to post what I have being doing as far as a practice regiment. I usually practice 5 days a week. I sometimes practice for 30-45 minutes, other times I break it up into 2 segments about 10-15 minutes a piece. Regiment: Warm Up: 3-5 minutes. Just hit around on the kit and loosen...
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    Callus/Blister on Right Index Finger

    I play 100% match grip, and I feel that I have decent form with the sticks. I have a callus that has started to develop a slight blister on the outside of my right index finger near the middle knuckle. That is the only spot on my hands. Am I holding the stick too loose or is this normal in...
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    Dark Cymbals for Heavier Rock?

    If I am playing in a heavier rock genre and covering songs from Breaking Benjamin, Seether, etc., would it more beneficial to use a darker cymbal set? If so, how dark would be an optimal range? I am not gigging yet, but maybe a year or so down the road. I have searched through old threads...
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    Preparing Spare Room for Acoustics

    I have 2 spare rooms in the house that are not being used. One is where I have my kit currently. The room is about 13'x16' shag carpeted. Walls are bland so I am gonna throw some nice dark blue paint on it. I have one single window that I am planning on putting some sound dampening curtains...
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    Cool Bosphorous Video: Handmaking Antique Series
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    Any Hard Rock/Metalcore Fans?

    Are some of you guys into the heavier style of rock such as mild as Breaking Benjamin, Slipknot, Seether, to Periphery, Bring Me the Horizon, I Prevail, etc? Curious to the various tastes on the forum.
  7. Sirraf

    Received the Mapex "Wraith" Pics

    This thing is LOUD. I just unboxed it about 15 minutes ago and wanted to post it here. I noticed there isn't much info on the web about this snare with the exception of a few videos. Here is some snare porn
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    Getting Destroyed by Linear Beats

    I have been practicing linear beats, and I can never seem to get them down consistently. This is by far the hardest thing for me so far that I have been drumming. Has anyone else struggled with linear beats For example KRRK LRRL -italicized is accented.
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    Any Mapex Wraith Owners Here?

    I scooped up a Mapex Wraith today. I am a fan of the dry sound this snare has for a metal drum. Waiting for it to get here sometime next week. Anyone else have this snare?
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    Will The Off Hand Always Be Slower?

    For those of you that have years of experience, is your off-hand still significantly slower than your dominant, or has it been brought along enough to not notice a difference? I have been practicing with my left, but when I play with the right and switch to left, it feels like the left hand...
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    I Have Found My Next Kit

    After doing research for the better part of a month, I think I have landed on a solid kit, the Mapex Saturn Exotic Maple/Walnut. I have been hearing very positive reviews for the Mapex Saturns, and I think I will give them a shot. I fell in love with teh Deep Water Blue finish on the shells...
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    Played K Dark HH for First Time

    I went to a great drum shop in Nashville today and finally go to play some awesome cymbals. I thought I was dead set on A custom mastersounds, but after playing the K custom dark hats beside the A customs, the K's were so awesome. The A's were a bit louder, but the K's just seemed so clean...
  13. Sirraf

    Issues With Tom Positioning

    Hey guys, I am having issues with getting my rack toms in a good position to do any sort of fill. I am a newb and have only been playing for a few weeks. I have a used Pearl Export 5 piece kit. The only way I can get the toms in a semi usable position is if I put them both at nearly a 45*...
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    Worth Buying Cymbals as a Beginner?

    I have a set of B8 cymbals with 1 B8 pro for my ride. I just started a few days ago, so is it worth looking to upgrade to something like an XS20 or XSR? I thought that I shouldn't worry about cymbals for a while since I can barely make sense of a beat, but I figured I would ask you guys. Thanks!
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    Newbie Checking In

    Greetings. Glad I found this forum! I just bought my first drum set, a 5 piece alpine green Pearl Export kit with B8 crash, B8 pro, and B8 hi hat and Evans heads for $425 used. I am as green as the grass, but excited to get started. I've hired a drum instructor in Nashville, TN in hopes to get...