INTRODUCTIONS: Please Use This Thread To Introduce Yourself!

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New member
Michael Carpenter •38• currently based in Houston Tx, USA • in a project called Negative[-i] hence the user name • an affinity for experimental progressive playing • all else is a secret • nvm....been playing for 20 years. Did the whole marching band and concert band thing but bailed on all that to do prog bands and art. Currently repping solo drum stuff in the vein of Bozzio and Grant Collins but with a big ass Yamaha PHX hybrid kit.
 

rickprins

New member
Rick Prins - 55 - living in Grand Haven, MI - starting to play with an all adult fun marching band... mostly parades - also assist the HS drum leader at sectionals and full rehearsal (I'm basically his b*tch!).
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
Rick Prins - 55 - living in Grand Haven, MI - starting to play with an all adult fun marching band... mostly parades - also assist the HS drum leader at sectionals and full rehearsal (I'm basically his b*tch!).
is it a senior corps? I am also a percussion instructor/asst. band director for my 9-5!! Our school is a DCI/WGI type drumline program, with concert and jazz band as well. I coordinate the whole program, write the music etc...
 

Mezto

Member
Real name? Art Hayes
Age? 53
How long have you been playing? 42 years
Origin of user name? Too many beers while registering for Warcraft and I misspelled 'Metzo' as my user name. I will forever be known in WoW as 'Mezto'
Your top 5 drummers? Peart, Rich, Portnoy, Carey, Morten Løwe Sørensen
Make of drumkit? Yamaha
Make of cymbal? Zildjian
Where do you practice? Basement
Are you in a band? Not currently
Do you play covers or originals? Always covers
What style of music? All styles, mostly jazz
Favourite take out food? Chipotle
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? I have a music education degree but I've been a mailman for 27 years!
How did you start drumming? 5th grade band circa 1975.
 

doggyd69b

Active member
Real name? Arturo
Age? 49
How long have you been playing? 31 years
Origin of user name? I like dogs, I wanted doggy as my username, yahoo made it doggyd69b which i kept not realizing it sounds kind of sexual..
Your top 5 drummers? Hard question I tend to go for speed and stamina so they are mostly extreme metal (David Diepold type).
Make of drumkit? Current sets are a Premier 5 piece, with 5 cymbals, another one is a Mapex 7 piece with 9 Meinl cymbals, and finally a Roland TD11 with 7 electronic cymbals.
Make of cymbal? Zildjian, Wuhan, Meinl, Roland, Alesis, Pintech.
Where do you practice? Home.
Are you in a band? Not currently
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Mostly rock and Metal but play anything.
Favourite take out food? Mmm nothing too messy i am a simple guy
What country do you live in? U. S
One really odd fact about yourself? I constantly have a soundtrack in my head which allows me to learn how to play songs without needing to practice them too much. (Note the videos I posted in YT I did not practice a single one of them I just winged it and it shows).
How did you start drumming? I blame my grandfather, he gave me a small drum when I was 4 y/o and I have loved drums ever since, I was not able to get my first drums until the age of 18 but that was sometime ago.
Currently I have a YouTube channel under the username of Lucyferina where I have posted some badly played covers, I promise to post better ones in the future.
 
My name is Mikai, 20, U.S., and I have only been playing for less than a month. My username originally comes from another online forum; Talkbass.

I don't have many drumming influences. Mainly Cobus Potgieter and a friend in my band (in which I'm a bassist).

Since I'm just starting out and can't get a full acoustic kit, I play on a cheap electric kit (Alesis Nitro), that is currently in my bedroom.

In my short time of playing, I found myself gravitating towards funk/gospel music. Don't have the chops, but a straight beat and 8th note builds still sound great over gospel/funk lol

Favourite take out food? I'd say a restaurant called Freddy's. 'Burger and fries' place.

I started drumming because I've always wanted to be a drummer ever since I was little. But drums are loud, and so I traded the loudest instrument for the quietest instrument haha
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
My name is Mikai, 20, U.S., and I have only been playing for less than a month. My username originally comes from another online forum; Talkbass.

I don't have many drumming influences. Mainly Cobus Potgieter and a friend in my band (in which I'm a bassist).

Since I'm just starting out and can't get a full acoustic kit, I play on a cheap electric kit (Alesis Nitro), that is currently in my bedroom.

In my short time of playing, I found myself gravitating towards funk/gospel music. Don't have the chops, but a straight beat and 8th note builds still sound great over gospel/funk lol

Favourite take out food? I'd say a restaurant called Freddy's. 'Burger and fries' place.

I started drumming because I've always wanted to be a drummer ever since I was little. But drums are loud, and so I traded the loudest instrument for the quietest instrument haha
sweet!!! I am on Talkbass as well sometimes. xUpTheIronsX over there...both areas of playing will improve by getting versed on both instruments!!
 
Real name? Scott

Age? 51

How long have you been playing? First started 41 years ago, but took several breaks in there, some of them quite lengthy indeed—the most recent lasted about 12 years, I think. (During which my chops apparently left me for a younger, undoubtedly better looking guy.)

Origin of user name? Love Gretsch and I think one of the newer Star Wars films had just come out, and it made me think of the line in the original film, "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy" — which was just supposed to be a funny(ish) play on words and not meant to cast aspersions on anyone here. (It also got me caught in the spam filter, for some reason, when I first registered after lurking for years, and Bernhard had to manually free me.)

Your top 5 drummers? Oh boy. Bruford and Collins are definitely my top two, followed by, I guess, Ringo and Bonham, and then...hm...I guess I'll say Bill Berry, or maybe Dave Grohl. (Although if there is such a thing as a Greatest of All Time, I think it's Tony Williams)

Make of drumkit? Gretsch Catalina Birch

Make of cymbal? Zildjian

Where do you practice? In my basement

Are you in a band? Nope

Do you play covers or originals? When I was in a band, both, but more originals

What style of music? This was way back, but we were sorta kinda alt-country before that was really a thing. Which is to say, most of us grew up on classic rock and punk and were into alternative/college rock at the time, but the guy who wrote most of our stuff wrote countryish stuff, but then tried to sorta alternative it up, making us sound a little bit like if the Cure were covering Nashville tunes poorly.

Favourite take out food? In order: Pizza, Chinese, and shwarma

What country do you live in? USA

One really odd fact about yourself? I've met two different Nobel Peace Prize winners, and neither of them were or had ever been President of the United States

How did you start drumming? Poorly, a tradition I've sadly kept up. [rimshot] Parents wanted me to learn an instrument, but the school didn't offer drums—something I'd always wanted to play—so first I took flute lessons, then clarinet and then finally the school added drums as an option. A half dozen of us immediately signed up, but I was the only left after a few weeks. Started with just sticks and a practice pad, which was pretty boring but to the surprise of my parents, I stuck with it. So after a few months, they got me a snare. A few months after that, my uncle gave me my cousin's old MIJ drumset from the 60s, with cymbals that would dent if you even looked at them.
 

TK-421

Senior Member
Real name? TK-421
Age? 48 of your Earth years
How long have you been playing? About 37 Earth years
Origin of user name? It’s just the name the Empire gave me
Your top 5 drummers? Believe it or not, Lord Vader was pretty killer behind the kit. Luke? Not so much. But he gave it the ol’ Jedi try. As far as Earth drummers, I’d say Vinnie Colaiuta, Gavin Harrison, Antonio Sanchez and Elvin Jones top my list.
Make of drumkit? A brand made by the Empire called Dark Force 3000. They look and sound an awful lot like Gretsch.
Make of cymbal? Lately I’ve been using disembodied bits of protocol droids—like C-3PO, but not him specifically—as cymbals.
Where do you practice? The Death Star. The new one, not those first two that got blown up.
Are you in a band? Yup. Emperor Palpatine slaps a mean bass, so it’s him and me plus a few other stormtroopers. We're called Lightning Hands.
Do you play covers or originals? Mostly originals. But we do cover the Imperial March by request.
What style of music? Mostly progressive rock, but some jazz as well
Favourite take out food? Pizza the Hutt
What country do you live in? Does the Death Star count as a country? I also have a condo in LA.
One really odd fact about yourself? I’m one of about 500,000 clones. Sometimes I run into a clone brother in the Death Star cafeteria. It gets really awkward.
How did you start drumming? Needed something to pass the time between slaughtering Jawas and searching for those stolen plans. Which we never found, by the way.
 
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Hi everyone! Nice to see this forum is still around! I think I made an account like 8-9 years ago but I can't remember it haha. I'm Rick, originally from AZ but now living in Brooklyn. I grew up playing concert percussion but drum set was always sort of a hobby for me. Now I go to NYU studying film scoring.

Real name?-Rick McGuire
Age?-23
How long have you been playing?-10 years
Origin of user name?-n/a
Your top 5 drummers?-Jason McGerr, Steve Smith, Steve Jordan, Nate Smith, Steve Gadd
Make of drumkit?-Roland TD-1
Make of cymbal?-n/a
Where do you practice?-My apartment
Are you in a band?-Nope
Do you play covers or originals?-Covers
What style of music?-Indie Pop
Favourite take out food?-Dumplings
What country do you live in?-USA
One really odd fact about yourself?-I can clap with one hand
How did you start drumming?-Signed up in 5th grade band. The rest is history
 

Good Karma

Well-known member
Real name? TK-421
Age? 48 of your Earth years
How long have you been playing? About 37 Earth years
Origin of user name? It’s just the name the Empire gave me
Your top 5 drummers? Believe it or not, Lord Vader was pretty killer behind the kit. Luke? Not so much. But he gave it the ol’ Jedi try. As far as Earth drummers, I’d say Vinnie Colaiuta, Gavin Harrison, Antonio Sanchez and Elvin Jones top my list.
Make of drumkit? A brand made by the Empire called Dark Force 3000. They look and sound an awful lot like Gretsch.
Make of cymbal? Lately I’ve been using disembodied bits of protocol droids—like C-3PO, but not him specifically—as cymbals.
Where do you practice? The Death Star. The new one, not those first two that got blown up.
Are you in a band? Yup. Emperor Palpatine slaps a mean bass, so it’s him and me plus a few other stormtroopers. We're called Lightning Hands.
Do you play covers or originals? Mostly originals. But we do cover the Imperial March by request.
What style of music? Mostly progressive rock, but some jazz as well
Favourite take out food? Pizza the Hutt
What country do you live in? Does the Death Star count as a country? I also have a condo in LA.
One really odd fact about yourself? I’m one of about 500,000 clones. Sometimes I run into a clone brother in the Death Star cafeteria. It gets really awkward.
How did you start drumming? Needed something to pass the time between slaughtering Jawas and searching for those stolen plans. Which we never found, by the way.
Vinnie Colaiuta (y)
 
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