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1  General Chit-Chat / General Chit-Chat / Re: Whats up everybody on: July 01, 2007, 11:37:38 AM
Yea, nice idea for a topic  Wink

I've just finished school, and going to Loughborough University in September to do a BSc in Product Design. I like cartoons and graphic artwork. I also draw a little bit, do a bit of aggressive roller blading when i can be bothered. I also like carpentry and making things, a bit of Radio controlled cars too. I used to sail and took part in some national races, but quit that because i got a bit tiered of it. And i like computer games  Smiley

I love photography, not that I'm any good at it  Tongue
Yea, i like photography too, but i just don't have the patience to find a good picture  Cheesy
2  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Is drum mutes workable? on: June 28, 2007, 11:00:17 AM
The pads that Drummer Boy i think was talking about are mesh heads. They are just cloth with fine holes in them which replace your drum heads. And yes, they are a pain to change cos you have to retune to put the real heads back on.
The easier alternative to these are rubber silencer pads: (Click here).
They are simply disks of rubber that are the same diameter as your drums, and they just sit on top of your drum heads. To take them off, you just have to....well...pick them up and throw them aside (throwing not necessary). You also get a big foam one for your kick drum, and little triangle ones for your cymbals.

However, i hate them. I get no pleasure out of playing because it makes the sound so dull, and you dont get the rebound that you do on real heads. But you might wanna try them out. They are a solution if you don't mind the lack of noise (which...i suppose is why you want them anyway  Tongue).

As for manufactures, it really doesn't matter, cos all they are in the end are pieces of rubber. Vic Firth do a set (in the link above), but you could probably find some cheaper sets if you look around. Just make sure they fit your drums.

Then you can get the electric, but as you say, a bit out of budget for most people.

For snare technique, you wanna stay to your bouncy drum pad or a real snare, but if you wanna work on coordination around the kit, the silencer pads let you cheaply do that in (relative) quietness. 

3  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drum Talk - Drums and Drum Setups / Re: Practice pad .... Brand?? on: June 28, 2007, 10:43:39 AM
The cheapest pad i've found is Big Dog (clicky here), But they are a small British company, so im not sure if you can get them in america (im assuming you are from the US. Sorry if your not). But if you have trouble, you might as well get the good ol' Vic Firth Pads.

As for patterns, stick your chops into these - (CLICK)
4  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Looking for a deal on drumsticks? on: June 28, 2007, 10:34:23 AM
When I said completely mental, I meant the deal, not you... Wink Cheesy
lol, i no. We're having a bit of trouble understanding each other here!  Cheesy
5  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Looking for a deal on drumsticks? on: June 27, 2007, 01:15:31 PM
That is mental. And sorry, when i said 12, i meant 12 pairs....1 pair of sticks costs about that much here  Wink
Haven't got a reply yet  Angry
6  General Chit-Chat / General Chit-Chat / MOVED: Looking for a deal? on: June 23, 2007, 06:25:06 PM
This topic has been moved to Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General.

7  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Looking for a deal? on: June 23, 2007, 06:23:21 PM
Thats.....quite insane. Thats brilliant for you peeps in america, but for me all alone in the UK, the postage charges are a bit different. Although, I've emailed them asking what it would be. But anyhow...12 sticks for the price of one?! Thats just crazy talk!  Shocked

Thanks for the heads up! But i will move this to the Drumming section...
8  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Drummers : Please answer this survey ! on: June 21, 2007, 06:29:07 AM
meh, i could be picky and move it to the cymbal section...but i wont. You'll probably have more people take it if i leave it here....maybe I'm just lazy...
9  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / Re: need good cymbals on: June 20, 2007, 12:17:09 PM
oh, cool. I'll try that, thanks  Wink
10  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: A drummy summer on: June 20, 2007, 12:15:31 PM
jeeze...i think i'll be spending my summer working that one out! The BB is the bass drum doubles, yes?
11  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: How long have you been playing? on: June 20, 2007, 12:09:29 PM
I have been playing for 4 years this summer! Smiley
awesome, keep at it!  Smiley
Welcome to the forum, too
So I've been playing for 19 or for 21 years.  Lets say 19. (God, I'm old  Undecided)
heh, but im sure your wise! Bet you have plenty of stuff to teach us babies!  Tongue
12  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / Re: need good cymbals on: June 19, 2007, 06:56:36 AM
Personally I just search the net for best price of the item... - that gives me a pretty good clue of the price ranges...

Hope that helps.
What, on price comparison sites? Or just searching yourself?
13  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: A drummy summer on: June 18, 2007, 07:03:41 PM
are you talking about his famous double stroke feet technique?
No, i cant remember what it was, but i thought it was kinda simple at the time, by just tapping it with my hands, but apparently not  Cheesy
Does he have a special foot technique? obviously missed that bit of the clinic  Roll Eyes

Yes, of course, he's the first drummer I fell in love with  Grin
Unfortunately I haven't got any DVD of him, but I've got lots of files with his exercises.
I tried to play them on drums, but it's impossible : what I have to do is playing step by step new things and technics. Virgil and his playing belong to another phase of my musical growing Smiley
Yea, his playing is somewhere on another planet. There is always plenty of other drummer's dvds to teach you new stuff if you get stuck for things to do.
14  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - HardWare - Talk Drum Hardware / Re: Do you think Resonant mounts work? on: June 17, 2007, 06:40:02 PM
Thats interesting, thanks. And yes, some drum manufacturer's mounts do attach directly to the lugs. Sonor, DW, yamaha to name a few (well...yamaha's mount still fixes to the shell, but on its "nodal" points).

Yea, i know what the kits look like (damn hot in my opinion), but i was just curious as to what you thought of the mounts appearance. I've heard some people call them 'an over-engineered support for a prosthetic limb'  Cheesy

Yea, i can understand the lower tom thing. So a wobbly tom anoys you?

Sorry for all the questions, just that I'm half kinda involved in a project related to this, and your opinion is useful  Wink
15  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / Re: need good cymbals on: June 17, 2007, 06:28:11 PM
ahh, sorry, i wasnt sure about your budget.

I honestly couldn't tell you. But if i ever want to see if anything's a good deal, i search for it on eBay on the auction section. If anybody is going to pay for anything, they aren't gonna pay more than it is on the shops. I've done a couple of searches so you get the idea...

14"aax hihats
Good price? You might wanna wait a day till the auction ends.

16" aaxplosion crash again...wait a bit

If your still not sure...look at some other shops to get a better comparison.
16  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: A drummy summer on: June 17, 2007, 06:14:03 PM
Yeah, some funky style in the summer isn't bad at all!

I'll do my best, I don't wanna spend the same boring summer as the others---
Thats a good plan, dont waste any second of it.

I see (from your myspace) that your a fan of Virgil Donati. Do you have any of his drum DVD's? I'm sure you could learn something from that. Although, i went to a drum clinic by him, and was blown away. I wanted to learn some of the stuff that he was doing, but my teacher wouldn't help me, saying "probably only a few people in the room could understand what he was doing, let alone do it".
Pretty negative, no?  Cheesy
17  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - HardWare - Talk Drum Hardware / Re: Do you think Resonant mounts work? on: June 15, 2007, 01:02:15 PM
Very interesting.
Even more so that you own a Premier.
What do you think of the Premier mounts? Do you have a problem with them on the lug bolts? (making you take your drum off the set if you wanna change a head?)
18  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / Re: need good cymbals on: June 15, 2007, 12:58:34 PM
well i was just wondering suggestions to some cheap good cymbals so that when i go to the store i can try those out and see which ones i like. 
Cheap cymbals can be good cymbals. When a cymbal gets cheaper, it mainly loses its consistency, so not all of them will sound good, but you might find one or 2 that will sound real hot.

Stagg do cymbals. Their cheap. But i have heard some really nice cymbals from them. I have also heard horrible cymbals, but its just the luck of the draw.

The cymbals i know best are zildjian, and I quite like them. They have some cheapish box sets. ZXT's, ZBT's are their low range. Give them a go.

Maybe we should start a revolution. Let's all go to our local stores and demand that they give us a better selection. (High hopes heh?) 1 or 2 selections just don't cut it. Even if you can"t afford the higher priced ones at the time, it will give you something to work towards.
I second that, altho i have 2 shops near me that have a good range, so i cant really complain.

There is another solution....try your mate's set 
19  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: A drummy summer on: June 15, 2007, 12:48:50 PM
cor...where to start?

Rudiments? thats always a winner, but not always interesting.

I'm finishing my final exams, and one of the things I'll b working on is some independence of limbs. Mainly my right hand. I've been doing exercises trying to get clave and cascara rhythms (african patterns) on my right hand but continuing a beat with snare and bass and hihat. It can make some real funky beats, and whats better than some funk in the summer?!

if you want videos, we have a video thread that you can have a look at here

Welcome to the boards btw  Wink Always happy to welcome female drummers, there needs to be more of them. Many more...
20  General Chit-Chat / General Chit-Chat / Re: In the News... on: June 11, 2007, 02:06:37 PM
 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Blind man builds a bridge...wanna guess what happened to it?
21  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / Re: need good cymbals on: June 11, 2007, 01:37:16 PM
I cant comment on them because I've never played them. Pasha might have tho (he's got so many cymbals that one of them must be a B8 pro Tongue)

But this is the point I'm trying to make, our opinions mean nothing if you (don't) like them.
Its not like drums where we can say if the tone is warm, or the hardware stands up to bashing. Cymbals come in so many different sounds, we cant advise you on much. Even 2 cymbals of the same make and type might sound different, so it can also depend on what you find at the shop.
22  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / LOOKING FOR ADVICE ON BUYING CYMBALS? READ THIS... on: June 11, 2007, 01:27:02 PM
If your looking for a new set of cymbals, or a new crash, ride or hi hats, then WE CANT HELP YOU.

Cymbals are very personal things, and everyone has different likes and dislikes when it comes to sounds. So we cant give you advice on decent sounding cymbals and be sure that you will like them.

If you want to find a good sounding cymbal, go to your nearest drum/music store and hit things untill you find something you like and is within your budget. Then buy it. That way, you are more likely to not waste money on something you don't like.

However, if your looking for TRASHY chinas, splashes or crashes, take a look at Wuhan Cymbals
(I can give advice on trashy stuff because you only get one kind of trashy...and that's trashy. Anything else comes in huge different kinds and types)
23  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Cymbal Talk - Drum Cymbals / Re: need good cymbals on: June 11, 2007, 01:08:07 PM
There is the wuhan option, but that will pretty much only cover your chinas, splashes and trashy crashes.

You seem to know what you like and don't like when it comes to cymbal sound. The best advice i can give you is to go to your local drum/music store and hit some stuff, and see for yourself.

Most drum stores have a rack of cymbals hung up ready for people to hit them. Go to the store with a budget, and find a combination that you like and fits in your budget.

The only real difference between different cymbals is their sound, and the only person who can say what sound you want is you.

Good Luck in your quest  Wink

I might sticky a topic about this to save me saying it again
24  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Your favourite drummer on: June 10, 2007, 06:51:48 PM
I just wish I had half the talent they did and do! Life has taken over and prctice has disappeared.
Thats the way it is unfortunately!
The people who have the most time to practice and play are the professional drummers, but they aren't in as desperate need of practising as us! Hard life  Embarrassed
25  Drum Forums / Drum Forum - Drummers Discussions - General / Re: Jam Tracks for Drummers? on: June 10, 2007, 06:49:26 PM
Yep, "Turn it up, Lay it down" is the best one i know.

There is 3 volumes of it i think.

Check it out
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