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  1. Nilsdrums

    Good cymbals for metal(Preferably Zildjian)

    Hi! I usually use A custom Hats, ride and a 16" K Dark thin crash together with an A custom 18" Crash. I absolutely love my K but it's too weak with the A custom when playing heavier music live. I'm thinking to maybe use the 18" A custom as main crash instead and pair it with a 19" A custom...
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    Heel Down Double kick?

    Hi! I used to play the heel up ankle technique when doing faster double kicks but since struggling a bit with it I've started doing heel down for mid-tempos (Around 150-190bpm) which feels much more comfortable. I used to think that this technique was not very good for metal playing as you...
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    Feel of a new pedal

    Hi! I just got a new Iron Cobra double pedal after playing on a cheap budget pedal for quite some time. It's really smooth but feels a little weird to me when playing certain things. I recently started playing with the ankle technique but struggle a little with it on this new pedal. But I have...
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    Feel of Roland Kd9 kick drum vs Real kick

    Hi! I have recently started playing with the ankle technique to play faster double bass parts. During the last month however, I have only practiced double kick on a Roland KD-9 kick(Picture bellow). Before I played acoustic like 90% of the time so I do know the feel of a real kick drum so it's...
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    Best mid-range double pedal?(Eliminator, Iron Cobra etc)

    Hi! I'm on the hunt for a mid-range double pedal (Pearl eliminator, Tama Iron Cobra, Mapex Falcon, etc) and would like to know whats the main differences between them? I know a lot is up to personal preference but I'd really like to know what the main differences of these pedals and other in...
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    Double kick fast and steady one day and sloppy the next

    Hi! I have this problem and wonder why, some days I can play double kick sixteenth notes in 145bpm after a little warm-up and one time a few months ago I could easily do 180 bpm for longer periods. But today when practicing I struggled to even play a few bars of 130bpm. I practice around 2-4...
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    Good second crash to pair with Zildjian 16" K Dark Thin Crash

    Hi! I'm looking for a good cymbal to pair with my 16" K dark thin crash. I mainly play rock/pop-punk and like playing beats/grooves on the crash but my 18" A custom takes over the sound a little too much compared to the K crash and it's a pretty weird sound combo. Any recommendations?
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    Zildjian A custom Z-Mac ride

    Hi! I am buying an A Custom 20" Z-mac ride which I have never heard of before. Anybody got any experiences with it? Is it any good for Metal? The bell and bow seem very cutting and good. I can barely find any info about it anywhere, very strange( I do know that the seller is legit though and he...
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    Paiste signature bright ride equivalent

    Hi! I have played a lot on a 20" Paiste signature bright ride at a studio and I love it! But I can't find it anywhere. Only signature full ride and some others, what current ride(s) would you consider similar to the bright ride that is available today?
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    Best mid-range kit?

    Hi! Just curious to see what all of you think is the best mid-range kit(Around 1-1,5k dollars). Im talking about your personal favourites and not what is objectively the best set as it's all individual. I have played a lot on a Tama Silverstar, Yamaha Live and PDP Concept Maple and I think the...
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    Mounting Cobra coil on a older Iron cobra

    Hi! I recently bought an Iron Cobra Hp900 Powerglide from the second generation(I think it is from 2010/11). To get the pedal smoother I want to mount a cobra coil on it. Is this easy to do on an older IC? It does seem to have a hole in the bottom that seems to fit a cobra coil. Also, I haven't...
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    Drum placements on stage

    Hi! I have been wondering this for quite a while, why do some bands make the drummer sit so far back on the stage? There are bands that put the drummer more forward closer to the audience(And some even at the front but thats very rare) but some seem to place the drums as far back as possible...
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    Taylor Hawkins ride cymbal?

    Hi! I've been listening some to the album "One By One" by Foo Fighters. On the track "All my life" it seems like he crashes pretty good on the ride and I have heard that he used to use the 21" A Sweet ride(In traditional finish?) but is that the ride he used on this album as well? I really...
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    Opinions on Tama 22" Powerpad Cymbal bag?

    Hi! I'm on the hunt for a new cymbal bag for my precious cymbals. I looked at a Zildjian bag but it was a little too expensive but the 22" Tama Powepad bag(PBC22), however, had a much more reasonable price. Does anybody have experience with this? Is it good quality of material that protects the...
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    Difference between cymbals of the same model

    Hi! This might be a stupid question but how much can individual cymbals from the exact same model/brand differ from each other in the feel of playing? I have fallen in love with a pair of regular Zildjian A custom 14" hi-hats(A couple of years old i would guess) at my music high school. I...
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    Cymbal temperature changes

    Hi! I've heard that it's not good with sudden temperature change for cymbals or to play cold cymbals. I keep my cymbals in a cymbal bag in regular room temperature at home but during winter it's usually cold when I transport them in the car or walk with them. It's usually a 10-15 min car ride...