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    Bop kit for jazz? Not here!

    From previous threads I've read, it sounds like Joe also doesn't care too much about cymbals he use. He'll play whatever is available that night. The videos out there seem to prove that as he always seems to be using a different ride for each gig. This week at Small's, it looks like a 21"...
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    18 14 12 14 kits... Snare tuning question

    This sounds great! How do you like it? How is the feel? Your drums are singing! What's your batter:reso relationship?
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    18 14 12 14 kits... Snare tuning question

    I must thank @Seb77, as well. He is the tuning guru. I found the C/F/G combo for floor/rack/snare on my own. Then it was Seb who told me to bring my bass drum to an F. That seemed way too high to me; I was much lower in pitch with some muffling (more of a thud). It has taken a while, but...
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    18 14 12 14 kits... Snare tuning question

    How do you tune batter vs. reso? Your drums sound great! I remember you telling me a couple years back that you thought my snare was a little too "wet" on a recording I shared. I've tried bringing it higher like you, but haven't been able to adapt to that tighter feel.
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    18 14 12 14 kits... Snare tuning question

    Yes sir!
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    18 14 12 14 kits... Snare tuning question

    I think your toms are WAY lower than what I get. It almost sounds like an octave lower than mine, but I could just be picking up overtones. In the end, the fundamentals of each drum are F/C/F/G, but to get there, the lug pitches of each head are completely different pitches. This won't get...
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    18 14 12 14 kits... Snare tuning question

    NO! There's that damn 6th between the floor tom and snare!
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    18 14 12 14 kits... Snare tuning question

    I turn my snare off for a majority of my solos that are at least one time through the tune. When trading 4s or 8s, maybe 50/50.
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    18 14 12 14 kits... Snare tuning question

    Bass (18"): F (root) Floor (14"): C (5th) Tom (12"): F (octave) Snare (14"): G (9th) Can also look at it like this: Bass (18"): F (octave below 4th) Floor (14"): C (root) Tom (12"): F (4th) Snare (14"): G (5th) So, I put the snare a whole step above the rack tom. Here's my homemade...
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    Stick sizes

    Do you specify weight when you order, or are you able to go to a shop and weigh them yourself? I used to prefer my sticks on the light side, but have since moved heavier. Right now, I am using the heaviest pair of SD4s I've ever come across (45 grams per stick). At that weight, they are near...
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    21 Minute Jazz Ramp by Tommy Igoe?

    Just a hair over 300 bpm.
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    Mark Giuliana Switches to Zildjian

    I am with you. I feel nervous, irritated, and ultimately need to hit "stop" before I go insane. And that's not because odd times, polyrhythms, and metric modulation are something I dislike. It's just that nothing in the music resonates with my biology (perhaps that is the definition of soul).
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    Coated reso heads

    I also use Coated Ambassadors on the top and bottom of my toms. I like the idea of having the exact same head on both sides as it removes another consideration when trying different tuning schemes. Generally speaking, both heads will be at the same pitch when tensioned equal to each other. If...
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    Carter Mclean online course/tuning vid

    Dig through the tuning videos by Kenny Sharretts on youtube. He is a drumtech for many touring groups and is very detailed on his techniques and various tuning schemes. He definitely doesn't give the flippant response of, "I just tension them until they sound good."
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    Mark Giuliana Switches to Zildjian

    For those who think the gear is a part of his sound, how do you feel about the snare he is playing in the video above? Looks more like a Yamaha than a Gretsch to me.
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