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    Factory Remo vs EVANS EQ3 & Center Mic'ing vs Ported Mic'ing

    Today, we tried a new reso head on my new DW Smoke Glass Contrails kit. I received this kit with a factory white semi ported remo head. Now, me personally, I am an EVANS drum head guy.. but I thought I would do a three point comparison. 1) Factory Semi Ported head with the mic set to center2)...
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    Radiohead - Creep

    I'm filling in for this 90s band again next week and while I was just running through some of their songs I just felt compelled to turn on the mis and camera and record this drum cover. It's such a simple straight forward song but I just love it. What do you think?
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    Gigging with my 72yr old dad on the accordion

    Had a hell of a weekend hanging out with the old man.. 72yrs young and still slinging that accordion!! We played 4 shows this weekend. Didn't do much for video recording but here's one of the two I'll share! "Baby Why You Been Gone So Long"
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    my new DW Kit has arrived!

    This is my new DW kit. It's a 6pc, (1up and 3down setup) 12" Rack tom, 14",16",18" floor toms. 20X18 kick and 14x6.5 single top edge snare! I'll of course post more pics and videos once I get a chance to set it up and tune her up to my liking! So stay tuned! **UPDATE** Got the kit all setup...
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    Spaz Cam lol

    Here are two Drum Cam videos from our show last weekend. We had a blast up in Marshfield WI. Thanks for watching! Never Change Mountains Cry
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    Paper Wolf by VOLA

    This song has my daughters soooooo excited! They literally run around the house all day everyday singing this song and it drives their mom nuts and makes me smile :) plus, check out the break down it's killer! one of those songs that will stick in your head all day long! Let me know what you...
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    10.5lbs... 8" Power Bell.. the Override by Sabian!!

    This is my beast of a ride cymbal. SABIAN calls it the "override" and it's a Limited Edition signature series for Jimmy Degrasso! This cymbal weighs in at 10.5lbs!! It features a Raw 8" Power Bell! Intense hammering from both HH and HHX this thing cuts through any mix! Check this monster out!
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    need opinions on new song before studio!

    My guitarist came down and we came up with this for our band. We are heading to the studio in two months This is just him and i, no vocals or bass but what do you guys think?! Would love to hear some input! I also get a small fill/solo around 3:00mins. I'd love to hear your thoughts on that...
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    24" Sabian AA Bash Ride!

    Finally got my 24" AA Bash ride! This thing is a beast!!!
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    Building a Snom! DW Floor Tom/Snare Drum conversion

    Had a guy reach out to me and asked if I could make him a Snom! I said ship it my way and say no more! Here is a my build video with sound clips of the finished drum! Thanks for watching
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    So how did I do?!

    So I put together a video of all 14 drum covers I did in 2023. It's pretty cool to see and hear them back to back and the changes made and etc. I did roughly 30 seconds from each drum cover and mashed it together. Thought I would share! Here's a list and time stamp for the Artists! 0:00...
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    Drum Key Display

    So I had the day off today and I enjoy the day in the tool shop... and this is what I came up with! What do you guys think! It's a 16x20 and holds 20 keys. Also made a video DIY
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    DW Super Solid Edge: Cherry/Walnut/Cherry!!

    This is truly one amazing drum. My friend Chris brought this over and I learned some really cool new things I never knew about! First, this wood is literally compressed from a large piece of wood into a smaller piece to make the wood as dense as possivle second, there's only two machines in...
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    V-Tanium snare drum! Titanium with a Zebrawood veneer!

    Welcome to a very special Three Part edition of The Sounds of Snares! My friend Chris made the drive out to visit me and brought Three very special snare drums with him for me to try out and for you to learn about! Each one has an amazing story behind it and here we are diving into each one...
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    You need this for your kick mix!!

    This is an absolute game changer in my opinion. I'm super stoked to record my next drum cover now!! I just upgraded my internal microphone with the Kelly Shu kick drum shock-mount system! What an absolute night and day difference from how i was recording with just a mic inside the kick. It was...
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    Favorite Go to Bass drum head? EMAD/GMAD for me!

    my personal favorite bass drum head is the Evans EMAD or the GMAD. I love a super fat slappy punch of a kick and this head delivers that perfectly. Almost like a triggered kick tone but with depth and tone. What is your preference?!
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    Sabian AAX X-Plosion 16"-20" Comparison!

    I recently picked up all new AAX X-plosion crashes and decided to make a comparison video. I compared the bells, rolls, crashing and playing If you are in the market for a great all around cymbal, this AAX might be your cymbal! let me know what you think!
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    Signed with Sabian Cymbals

    I couldn't be any more proud to say this out loud and share it with everyone! I have official signed with Sabian Cymbals!! I am a proud new member of the...
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    My Best Drum Cover Yet?! This Is War

    This honestly, I feel may be my best video editing to date! Had a horrible realization my main front camera was out of focus and I did not want to re-shoot the song and I think I pulled it off amazingly. But I would love to know what you guys think! Please take a moment to check out my latest...
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    I had them backwards! Much Better now - swapped hihats

    I've been playing my new 15" hats for a bit now and was struggling to get comfortable with them on the kit. And as simple and as stupid as it sounds.. the issue was I was excited to make the 15" my main hats but honestly they are best as aux hats. Amazing how such a simple change can make so...