Except from somebody like our idol Buddy Rich, I do not enjoy dedicated drum solos. Most of what is "said" in a fifteen - thirty minute solo could have been wrapped up in a much nices solo under the three minute mark.
But, what I enjoy the most are solos that take place within a song and...
I have the Medium version of this cymbal, and it's my favorite ride cymbal of all times. Drilled for six rivets, as well.
Guys, I'm telling 'ya, these are some of the nicest rides ever made. At least, mine and all the others I've heard are. And the price is AWESOME.
When you said "bike," I thought you meant "motorcycle." 547 miles on a bicycle? No way, Jose! Nope. Your ass must be made of high-carbon steel.
Not just no, either . . . . give me a motor, two-wheels and a foot-wide saddle, and maybe. A bicycle? My hat's off to 'ya, sir.
I wouldn't let their daddy (whom I've never heard of till now) reflect unduly on Dawes. I bought one of their CDs and just watched some live performances, and they are a perfectly good band with good musicianship and vocals. What's not to like there.
I can't even call myself a fan, 'cause I...
You know, I bought a set of 16" die cast hoops that were unused, and I think I remember the source being DFD. I bought them from a gentleman who purchased them but ended up never using them. He never even unwrapped them.
But one of those hoops shows the same chrome defects that you are...
After a six-week wait, I finally received the cast hoops that were noted in another thread here. These are 14" ten hole hoops, and I like what I see - so far. Unfortunately (bad word choice!), both of my ten-lug snares came from the factory with cast hoops, so I have nowhere to install these...
Well, there was a set of Ludwig drums that I was sure I'd hate to own: the 1971 Ludwig Carioca:
In those days, I was a hard-core collector of drum magazines, and I specifically remember immediately dismissing the Carioca as a kit I hated. Then, in 1975 I had a chance to play this very kit while...
I've never done brand new, undrilled shells, but this looks like the safest, simplest, and most logical way to do it. Drill the holes, install the wrap, then open up the holes in the wrap. Just seems to make the most sense - for the reason given.
Dear Carter McClean,
Your playing simply astounds me. And I'm deeply humbled, which, I suppose, makes the Lord happy, at least. But, I'm tired of feeling so inferior. So lackluster. So unrefined. All the things that you aren't. You seemed to never play the same thing twice throughout that...
What do we think? I think I love the fact that so many people, like you, are going back to mounting their toms and cymbal arms to the bass drum where they belong!
And I wish that my drums had everything on them made from aluminum. I'm too old to be lugging this stuff around.
Ptrick, you need to go into business tuning drums, my friend! That snare, along with the rest of your kit, sounds . . . killer? I just can't think of a good word to express how right-on-the-mark your tuning is.
I wish you and the OP could get together somehow.