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1  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drum Techniques / Re: Open Handed? on: January 10, 2015, 12:19:24 PM
I play open handed on some tunes and traditional cross hand on others.  My open hand playing seems to have a more loose feel, whereas my traditional cross hand style is more precise and tight feeling.

My set-up is based on the usual right hand drummer approach with the ride cymbal on the right side and hi hats on the left side.

I say that there are no empirical rules......just set up in the most comfortable way you can.
2  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / Re: Paiste Signature Rides on: January 10, 2015, 12:11:29 PM
I don't own or play either model.  They are both very heavy weight cymbal designed for very precise stick definition.
3  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: drum setup on: June 23, 2014, 05:21:14 PM
There is already some good advice written above.

My suggestion is to establish your "core" drum and cymbal positions.  I wrote a blog for begginers on that subject.

http://www.drumsoloartist.com/live/user/blogs/view/name_KenSanders/id_170/title_beginning-drummers-setting-up-your-kit/

Neil Peart has a huge drum kit, and he mentioned the concept of establishing your "main working area" first.
That will be where you spend most of your performance time and it, therefore, needs to be the most comfortable FOR YOU.

After that, you can find places to position other components.  You should be able to reach them when you need to play them, but they shouold not interfer with the comfort level of your "main working area".
4  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Performing outside in the summertime on: June 23, 2014, 05:11:54 PM
I believe planning for the obvious "outside venue" situations makes them much less of a hassle.....so you can devote your attention to the performance instead of moquitoes or thirst.   Cool
5  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Drumming injuries on: June 23, 2014, 05:07:46 PM
Wow, you guys really got hit with some bad luck.  I am glad you recovered.
6  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Transporting hardware on: June 23, 2014, 05:04:16 PM
That's a systematic packing system.

7  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Your favorite snare drum on: June 23, 2014, 04:58:56 PM
That Max Roach Model is an expensive collector's item these days.
8  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Your Experiences and Opinions About Specific Drum Heads on: June 23, 2014, 04:57:25 PM
I think we just keep experimenting until we find that drum heads combination that is "it" for us. 
9  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Booty Shakers on: June 23, 2014, 04:53:16 PM
The company does make a product for snare drums and/or rack tom topms mounted via snare stand. 
10  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Vintage Drum Kits on: June 23, 2014, 04:26:00 PM
That is a totally cool story!
11  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Do you modify your drum kit set-up very often? on: June 23, 2014, 04:24:24 PM
I play my main snare drum set up flat.  The reason is that I use both the matched grip and the traditional grip.  Positioning the snare drum "flat' is a reasonable compromise for me.  When I use the auxillary snare, I set it up to my left side titled slightly toward me.

As far as my set-up......everything it marked and it goes up exactly the same way every time.  It is not only a time saver, but I am always at home that way.
12  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Your preferred set-up on: June 23, 2014, 04:15:41 PM
Whew....I've kinda been out of commission with some sickness and injuries from a fall, but I am back in the saddle again now. 

oneolddrummer
Tthe set-up you have described is interesting and was, indeed, pretty much a standard five-peice kit sizes when I started drumming.  The Slingerland 20" floor tom immediately reminded me of Gene Krupa's use of one.  I've seen a few 20" floor toms, but not many. 
13  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Greatest invention since the Hi Hat? on: December 09, 2013, 12:30:25 PM
Well said Don.  I really like the feel of calf skin heads on the snare drum, but they are not a practical option for me as far a live performance situations (travel, climate changes, etc.).

 
14  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: What is your favorite bass drum pedal on: September 26, 2013, 12:14:30 AM
Cool Vista.......everyone has to find a pedal that works best for them.  I think back to the days when I used to break pedals, and have realized that it was before microphones for live playing were typically used.

Nowadays, I can concentrate more on the feel and set the pedal up for the fastest response because I can let the microphones handle the volume requirements.
15  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: What is your favorite bass drum pedal on: August 10, 2013, 04:32:46 PM
Carthage (Don),  I had similar experiences with straps and stopped using them for that reason.
16  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Your Bass Drum set up on: June 04, 2013, 11:53:13 PM
Very interesting.  Thanks for sharing.
17  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Transporting hardware on: June 04, 2013, 11:48:51 PM
Good strategy.  None of us want to hurt ourselves transporting hardware.  Looks like you have found a method that works well for you too.
18  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: What is your favorite bass drum pedal on: June 04, 2013, 11:35:32 PM
I advise everyone to use the pedals that work best for THEM.  As you point out, each person has a different feel and a different physiology. 
19  General Chit-Chat / General Chit-Chat / Re: Instantly recognizable drum intros. on: June 04, 2013, 11:32:41 PM
Those are some great ones!
20  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Top Ten Drum SOLOISTS of all time on: June 04, 2013, 11:31:26 PM
That's very cool.  Thanks for sharing.  Cool
21  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: 16" Bass Drum a very special animal on: April 10, 2013, 11:09:25 PM
Since I wrote this thread several drum companies introduced their super compact kits with 16" bass drums and showed them at the NAMM show.  Probably the most unique design is the Gretsch Catalina Club Street Kit that has an adjustable depth.

http://www.gretschdrums.com/?fa=clubstreet


I played this kit at Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville and was amazed with the tone of the mahogany shells.
22  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - REC Talk - Recording Drums / Re: Minimum mic'ing on: March 28, 2013, 03:24:10 AM
Just a update, I still use this method a lot in the work I have been doing in Nashville.  They sure can't replace your sounds when you record this way. Grin
23  General Chit-Chat / General Chit-Chat / Re: Jeff Porcaro on: March 28, 2013, 03:19:37 AM
We're approaching Jeff's birthday again.  His influence and his legendary genius lives on.
24  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / Re: Cymbal Brand Loyalty? Yes? No? Why? on: March 28, 2013, 03:15:30 AM
There are some new cymbal brands on the market now.  Seems overwhelming with all of the speacilaty models.
25  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - HardWare - Talk Drum Hardware / Re: What kind of hardware works best for YOU? on: March 28, 2013, 03:09:23 AM
Well Tomm, did you add some componets to your set-up?  Pictures?
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