Recent content by mkelley

  1. mkelley

    Two music stores today

    The badge gives it away, they're late 90's but still the same shell composition as the late 80's XPK - merranti and euculuptus.
  2. mkelley

    Two music stores today

    I saw that Premier Cabria online. it's a good deal for a lacquered kit.
  3. mkelley

    Not Sure What Happened to the Old Drummer, But Sting has a New Sticksman

    Until the pandemic, Josh Freese was in the chair. Probably cheaper to have someone new than to pay enough to cover Vinnie or to pay for Josh to fly between gigs to fill in for other drummers.
  4. mkelley

    Photos of drummers in movies

    Behold “Gonks Go Beat”
  5. mkelley

    What is the dumbest wrap finish by a major drum company?

    According to Geoff Nicholls' "Drum Book A History of the Rock Drum Kit", Premier wrapped the kit in real tartan fabric using Stewart patten plaid.
  6. mkelley

    Dave Krusen sits in with Pearl Jam

    I don’t know, I would be excited to see Bernard Purdie
  7. mkelley

    Update: Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Plays First Paid Show in 31 Years

    Dave K also was in the short-lived "Unified Theory" with the Blind Mellon guys after Shannon Hoon died.
  8. mkelley

    The Blackest Beauty!

    A “rat rod” Black Beauty, paint pinstripes and the shell would appeal to me.
  9. mkelley

    I love watching cymbal demos on YouTube until they start doing this...

    Hit the cymbal on the absolute edge at a 90 degree angle. That is a dangerous way to play any cymbal.
  10. mkelley

    Ludwig Hollow body strange snare drum

    Ah the old Ludwig Slotted Coliseum. Interesting snares, here’s an old thread about them. https://www.drumforum.org/threads/ludwig-coliseum.72339/
  11. mkelley

    Update: Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Plays First Paid Show in 31 Years

    My enjoyment of different drummers doesn’t minimize your enjoyment. Can we not enjoy different drummers?
  12. mkelley

    Update: Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Plays First Paid Show in 31 Years

    Yes, absolutely. Dave Krusen's work on Ten was good, Dave put a less refined version to emulate it. I thought Jack Irons was a better fit but Matt Cameron is just a better all around drummer.
  13. mkelley

    Update: Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Plays First Paid Show in 31 Years

    I will still rank Dave Abbruzzese at the bottom. Nice guy but just not the drummer the band needed. Arroyo did a heckuva job.
  14. mkelley

    Comparing aluminum snare drums

    I'm currently rebuilding a 70's 14x5 2000 and can't wait to try it out vs an Acrolite. I love the Acro so it should be a fun try out.
  15. mkelley

    16" Hi Hat players ---> Care to, uh, weigh in?

    I did it by weight. I have a 16” 2002 thin crash as a top and a power crash as a bottom. I know the range of weights for those two models and paired from there. They’re about the same weight as many 14” hi hat sets.
Top