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Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,235
Posted By TMe
Re: This was a topic of discussion the other day

Pfffttt.... old people. Who cares what they think?

FYI, I'm not offended by people on either side of the debate. I just find it interesting the way we tend to undermine our own arguments by...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,235
Posted By TMe
Re: This was a topic of discussion the other day

That's from Paul Giammatti as Limbo, the human salesman in Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes.

Another good line from him, about humans, "The young ones make great pets. Just make sure you get rid...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,235
Posted By TMe
Re: This was a topic of discussion the other day

I'm all for free speech, I just wish they'd shut up about it.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,235
Posted By TMe
Re: This was a topic of discussion the other day

There seems to be a lot of that going around. People are offended by something, so they respond by giving offence.

To use another old saying, we become what we hate.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By TMe
Re: Lots of zombies recently

You mean "geezer gear"? (Apparently it's a big hit with guys my age so that's what salespeople are calling it.)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,235
Posted By TMe
Re: This was a topic of discussion the other day

You're complaining about someone casually giving offense, possibly without even realizing it, because of their ignorance.

As the saying goes, if you listen closely to the accusation, you'll often...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-18-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By TMe
Boodala's (Bonham Triplets)

My first drum teacher taught me how to play what he called "boodalas". That was his name for what a lot of people call "John Bonham triplets":
LRF LRF LRF LRF etc.

I decided that three-limb...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 672
Posted By TMe
Re: Tom Sawyer was easier for me to play than Son of a Preacher Man. How can I develop better "feel?

That's the illusion I try to create. In actual fact, I'm just not a great drummer and the simpler I keep things, the better I sound. So I might as well sell that as an artistic choice and dig into...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 802
Posted By TMe
Re: When do you replace drumsticks?

+1

Good sticks gradually become more flexible, defective sticks break.

At least that's my theory. I prefer to think broken sticks aren't the result of my bad technique.

What's annoying is...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 672
Posted By TMe
Re: Tom Sawyer was easier for me to play than Son of a Preacher Man. How can I develop better "feel?

+1

Fills resolve tension. Sometimes it's better not to resolve the tension.

If you maintain a solid groove while the band is ramping up tension before a transition, sometimes that can be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By TMe
Re: recording

I'm gearing up to start recording. I'm thinking simpler is better, since I don't know what I'm doing.

I got a little Presonus two channel Audiobox and it seems to work fine as long as I don't try...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 605
Posted By TMe
Re: How often do you tune?

I've finally realized that, after playing around with a tunebot.

My toms sound like a million bucks if I tune them nice and low, but go out of tune after about two minutes of playing.

If I...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 05-31-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,307
Posted By TMe
Re: Feeling old

I'm getting ready to start dieting, after procrastinating for WAY too long. Long gone are the days when I could eat whatever I wanted.

What I'm reading is that the most important thing is to...
Forum: Drums 05-27-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By TMe
Re: Do you use those low noise cymbals and sound dampening for quiet practice?

I use brushes on a regular kit. I use zero rings on the snare and toms to dampen them a bit, fill the bass drum completely with pillows, and play lightly. That's the best solution I've found for...
Forum: Drums 05-24-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By TMe
Re: Bizarre experience with Ludwig...

Since we're talking Ludwig, I have a question about the B-stock drums.

If I'm buying a drum where the serial number has been cut from the badge to mark it as B-stock because of slight defects, how...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By TMe
Re: "Dude your drums sound like cardboard"

I'm embarrassed to admit that I bought a used "Remo Legero 5-Piece Portable Drum Kit" on impulse.

I kept the stands and the 14" x 3.5" Mastertouch snare, but threw the rest away. The stands...
Forum: Drums 05-24-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By TMe
Re: Bizarre experience with Ludwig...

If it was an olive and blue badge, and one corner was nipped off, and there was no serial number, I think it was a "B-stock" drum and should have been discounted accordingly.

Anyone else know more...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By TMe
Re: "Dude your drums sound like cardboard"

Don't be dissing my Acousticon snare drum, now.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-23-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By TMe
Re: Beginner - Stickings or Fills.....

I think everybody starts out that way, wanting to do as much as they can as quickly as they can.

The more time you spend on the basics, the more quickly you'll progress later. I think that's true...
Forum: Drums 05-20-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By TMe
Re: Buying drums without hearing them first

Thanks. Right now I'm feeling a bit like a guitarist who just bought an amp that's way too big for him. Hopefully I can get this beast under control.

I've never been able to tune drums worth...
Forum: Drums 05-19-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By TMe
Re: Buying drums without hearing them first

I found a B-stock Supraphonic at Soul Drums in Toronto. https://souldrums.com/

I hate shopping, as a rule, but those guys were great. They explained up front that the drum is B-stock (and priced...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By TMe
Re: Buying drums without hearing them first

That's about an hour's drive from Toronto. It seems there are a few good drum shops about an hour outside of Toronto. I might have to break down and do some driving if I don't want to buy online.
...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By TMe
Re: Buying drums without hearing them first

I'm trying to find one snare that can do it all (more or less). My research suggests the 402 is the front runner, but when I listen to recordings online, the Yamaha RLS1470 sounds comparable.
...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By TMe
Re: Buying drums without hearing them first

Thanks, I'll check out the store this weekend. I've never bought anything from them before. Online, everything's in stock, I'll have to see what they have in-store.
Forum: Drums 05-17-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By TMe
Re: Buying drums without hearing them first

Thanks for the suggestion. They don't have any right now, but they do rent them. I'll wait till one's available.

I've only ever seen entry level drum kits rented from L&M, so I thought that's...
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