Recent content by TomR

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    OT Lougheed Martin F 35

    I've been around fighter jets for over 30 years and I never get tired of them. A former coworker was flying this one.
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    Jenkins-Martin vs. good wood shelled drums: Need serious reviews and comparisons

    I agree with much of what has already been written. I love how the drums sound, look, and that neither heat nor cold seem to affect tuning like wood drums. If I had one minor complaint, it's that the spun fiberglass shells are on the heavy side. It's certainly not a deal killer. In fact, I...
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    Drum Mixer

    IMO the only reason to use a small mixer for your drums is if the FOH board doesn't have enough channels. That's it. I suppose you can make the case if the "sound clerk" totally sucks at the job and you want some control on the balance of the drum mix. But then, how would you know what it...
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    Rogers Hihat on Ebay

    JP2 Creations in Texas makes hard to find/no longer made drum parts. Jim made a Rogers cup seat flange bushing for my old Rogers HH stand and it fit perfect.
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    IEM personal amplifier?

    Other options to consider: Behringer Powerplay P1 or the Powerplay P2 IEM amplifiers. I have not use either, but hear good things about them from other sound engineers.
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    Competition in Music ?

    I think it's human nature to compare and contrast, but often it can be handled an immature way. For example, those who build themselves up by ripping into others. The way I look at it is simple: music is an art and we are all at different levels in our journey. I always look to learn...
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    Asking to be a drummer...

    I think it's important to operate on a high ethical level. There can be lasting consequences if you don't. I would never make known my desire to fill in or assume the drum position should it become open. What I do instead is get to know the bands and support them when I can. I play out with...
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    Lightweight drum set recommendations

    The lightest drums I ever held are Baltimore Drum Co. maple with billet aluminum lugs. Next, probably Tempus f/g so long as the heavy coffin lugs are replaced with tube lugs or something else that's very lightweight.
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    OT: musiciansfriend and taxes.

    That is correct. MF informed me of this fact.
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    Stupid question about stage monitors!

    Use a small monitor like a Galaxy hotspot. You said the sound guy could have easily set you up. Does that mean he can provide the monitor or set up one that you provide? If you provide it, ask the sound guy if he has an amp to power it.
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    praising the new Classic Maple's

    Good to hear how pleased you are with your new Luddies. My CM kit is the same configuration as yours, but has the Dunnett rail mount and is in champagne sparkle. I did a two-nighter last weekend in a small venue and just loved the way the drums sound. I love all of my kits (Jenkins-Martin...
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    Kick Mics

    You should be able to get a great sound out of any of the mics discussed. I didn't like the AKG D112 as much as the Shure B52 and Audix D6 when I ran sound at an events venue. I intended to purchase the B52 for myself, but the shop was out of stock the day I visited, so I left with the D6...
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    Gigs: Do the math

    Bar gigs in my area = 4 hours of playing. With travel, load in/load out, set up and tear down, the entire event is about 7 hours. This includes bringing your own PA as most bars here don't have them. Typical gigs pay $300 regardless of the number of band members. This is the same rate they...
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    The best kit I've heard/played

    Since this thread was brought back, I thought I'd share a link that gives some history on the Peavey Radial Pro drums: Keith is still in business with his Baltimore Drum Company. I own a maple set that was made prior to the name change...
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    Tune Bot

    JR is the guy who created/developed the Resotune. He's a former top engineer at Peavey and a really smart dude. I thought about buying one, but was put off a bit by the price. They've come down some since then, so I might consider it again. In case anyone is interested, here's more about the...