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Old 04-16-2019, 05:43 PM
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What if it enables you to practice for longer than you otherwise would be able to because of back pain?
Yup, anything but overrated! I even upgraded the one on my practice pad set, because I couldn’t sit more than 20 minutes with the old cheapo!
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:50 PM
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Yup, anything but overrated! I even upgraded the one on my practice pad set, because I couldn’t sit more than 20 minutes with the old cheapo!
AH: Which drum seat did you have at first and which one did you upgrade to that's improved your sitting time?
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:27 PM
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AH: Which drum seat did you have at first and which one did you upgrade to that's improved your sitting time?
I’ve been on a Roc n Soc saddle for better part of 25 years. Comfy, but feeling a bit restrictive lately. Had a PDP 800 series on the practice pad set. It was more of a mid evil torture device. Tried a couple of different ones from Tama, Pork Pie, but ended up with a Roc n Soc round for the drums, then moved the saddle to the practice pad set, where the restrictiveness is irrelevant.

Now, I don’t even think about what I’m sitting on anymore. They both have worked out great.

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Old 04-16-2019, 06:59 PM
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Rebound/bounce-based techniques are vastly overrated.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:51 PM
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My unpopular opinion is that I gave up caring about most peoples' opinions a long time ago. The list of people whose opinion I value is short.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:15 AM
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Keith Moon is over rated.
You don't need a fancy drum seat


Made me laugh - as edited, I wasn't aware there was a Moon seat option ;)

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My unpopular opinion is that I gave up caring about most peoples' opinions a long time ago. The list of people whose opinion I value is short.
With your level of scrutiny, I sometimes wonder if you even value your own opinion ;)
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:19 AM
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After a recent youtube rabbit hole into the world of live Jethro Tull in the mid 70's, a band I tragically missed out on back in the day, how, why, maybe i needed a little deeper musical palette and understanding than I had, I digress:

Lil tongue in cheek but enjoy:

Clive Bunker is the best early metal style drummer to come out of England.

Barriemore Barlow is the best rock /progressive rock drummer to come out of England.

If they both did in fact come from England, an obvious play off of Bonhams comment, but good god I have been loving me some Jethro Tull recently and Clive and especially Barrie are f'n incredible.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:53 AM
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With your level of scrutiny, I sometimes wonder if you even value your own opinion ;)
Of course I bloody don't!
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:11 AM
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After a recent youtube rabbit hole into the world of live Jethro Tull in the mid 70's, a band I tragically missed out on back in the day
Jethro Tull was one of my earliest concerts. Two shows, 4 Bucks each, at a community college gymnasium. I was 16 or 17. I was a fledgling drummer at the time. I didn't know why Clive was so good, I just knew I was in awe. I couldn't understand how he was playing all that "stuff".

It really wasn't until decades later when I revisited some old favorites that I could comprehend and appreciate what he was doing.

Great band, great drummer, great time to be a kid!!!
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Stylistically- I like Palmer better than Blaine.
I'll take that a step further Earl Palmer may be one of the greatest, as in most influential, drummers of all time and it is a crime how overlooked he is.

Boutique drums are vanity toys for collectors with too much money

There is no shortcut for playing softer, it takes work and proper technique, rods or brushes are not going do it.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:07 PM
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2. Investing in quality room acoustic treatment (not just cheap foam) can have a far greater effect on the quality of sound than investing in drums above a certain level.
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Please do an episode on that!

My unpopular opinions:
1. Guitarists seem uniquely incapable of noticing when they sound bad.
2. If you break heads and cymbals, you are doing something wrong.
3. Cover bands sound better if they play songs too slowly rather than too fast.
4. You only need one good snare drum.
5. TuneBots are better than tuning by ear, even if you have a pretty good ear, and especially if you don't.
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Please do an episode on that!

My unpopular opinions:
1. Guitarists seem uniquely incapable of noticing when they sound bad.
2. If you break heads and cymbals, you are doing something wrong.
3. Cover bands sound better if they play songs too slowly rather than too fast.
4. You only need one good snare drum.
5. TuneBots are better than tuning by ear, even if you have a pretty good ear, and especially if you don't.
I whole heartedly agree with all of these.....does that mean they're not unpopular after all?? :)
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I have a couple.

1) Playing with an auditable click-track makes you a better drummer.

2) All serious drummers strive to play in perfect time.

I've had one or more recording engineers superimpose a click track over my drum track using their DAW software. They would say it was bad for my timing to move around a bit. I play like that intentionally but I couldn't convince them.
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Ooh I just realized I have one.

If you’re regularly breaking sticks you’re hitting way too hard.
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The neighbors love my drums!
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