I reconfigure marching snares for use as drum kit snares and those are usually 10 or 12 lugs.
8 lugs is my comfort zone for a 14" snare. But 6 will get the job done if needed.
So when I tune a snare with 12 lugs, I mark the top of every other tension rod with a Sharpie.
I bring the head up to...
Alcohol removes Sharpie readily.
Start conservative with isopropanol. I have commercial grade isopropanol but it's essentially the same thing as drug store rubbing alcohol.
Rubbing alcohol typically contains additives like lanolin so I avoid it if possible, but it works. The stronger percentage...
As a list, it's a good start. Thank goodness it's "favorites", not the usual Rolling Stone "Best" by imperious decree.
But 1971 was so rich that they're gonna need a bigger list.
The problem is that they restricted submissions to member stations.
If they had included submissions from other...
Both my roto cuffs are goofed up and at the point where there's no good reason to just keep administering steroid shots.
They just have to decide which one to do first.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying the benefits.
No one asks me to play keeper at weekend old men's soccer games.
No one asks me to...
Hopefully any beech sticks are made of European beech, as domestic beech can be pretty miserable material.
I always wanted to rive some straight grain oak stick blanks, air dry them, and send them in to get turned. Or turn them myself. Same with ash.
I don't know how the stick companies buy...
Gary paid open mindedness forward. Stan Getz was supportive of him turning off his resonator fans as he was creating his signature sound, and he in turn was supportive of Steve Swallow's transition to electric bass.
As people have mentioned, a very bright and astute person. Funny story from...
I always liked the Blues Project. There's that word again.
Pip Pyle is one of those drummers that got my attention from the very first note.
I was fortunate to see the original Happy The Man lineup a few times with Michael Beck on drums.
In the mid 1970's not every band had a drummer playing...
A few years back, our middle school band director wanted his kids to do something a bit special at the regionals.
He pulled out some Duke Ellington charts and had the kids watch clips of the Ellington band on YT. Especially the sax section.
The kids practiced hard, did a good job and blew...
If I go visit his site, trouble awaits. That's my crack house. He's always got something that I seem to end up craving.
He got me to the point where I wouldn't buy a cymbal without hearing a sound sample.
Used to be I'd buy a cymbal if a similar cymbal sounded good five years earlier at the...
When Musician's Friend put Road Runner tom bags on closeout, I got a few at 14.99 a pop. For cords and cables. They have 9x10 and 10x12 at that price.
I cut circular dividers out of double wall cardboard or 1/8" ply so I can stack cables right up to the top of the bag like IHOP pancakes.
I like Bill Hader's impressions of Arnold. A lot of people do that voice but he gets me laughing the hardest.
I'm old enough to remember when Arnold was competing in shows as Arnold Strong.
He was sure that he had no chance of becoming famous as Schwarzenegger.
But he's taken it to the point...