I have intermittent tinnitus. I tend to notice it when it temporarily stops. I took a break from gigging in 1999 through 2005, when I joined a ska band. They were loud and I found that between sets and talking to someone, I just couldn't hear what they were saying. I found myself doing the...
It's funny but reading this thread takes me back to when I was just getting to grips with drums and drumming and had the choice of only Zildjian or Paiste, as they were the only major players at the start of the 1970's.
Almost fifty years on and there is now a plethora of major players.
I remember seeing Roy Burns do a Rogers clinic in London in the very late 1960s. He did a single stroke roll from slow to blisteringly fast, then did a double stroke roll from slow to the same blistering speed, and yep, then he did exactly the same with a three stoke roll. It took me a few...
Hey Steven - I'm good thanks and how about you?
I tend to use FB for drums and stuff these days, but
recently I started getting DFO notifications and that
awakened my curiosity.
PS I'm Al Dente Falmouth UK on Facebook if you are
Hi I am selling my collection of these hand made and hand hammered Turkish cymbal ranging from Zilciler (Z) Istanbul initial black stencil logo (BSL) Green Logo (GL) and the final black logo (BL)
2 x 8" Splashes (BL) £60GBP each
1 x 10" Splash with hairline cracks at the bell £40GBP
I love 8” toms and for the last 3 years I’ve been using it as my first rack tom with a 10” in second position. I have a 12x10 and 14x12 mounted in the normal FT position. Being thin maple shells i can get a nice low tone with reasonable stick rebound.
I did the same pretty much the same age as you (66) and tried matched after many years of Trad. I got matched t down pretty good between 190 and 1999. Then took a break from gigs for a while and was watching Weckls 'How to Develop Technique' DVD and started messing with Trad again. Well that...
Louis is great, been through a few brands over the last couple of years but seems satisfied now. He's been gigging with Mike Stern so his star is firmly in the ascending movement. He's one of the few YT drummers that never fails to keep my interest, and that really is saying something.
I bought my last big batch of sticks from Jeff Rich - now igendrumsticks - around 10 years ago and like Mike and Louis, I have many left and they are showing no signs of degenerating any time soon. I have played Maple sticks for the last 15 years and am not particularly a hard hitter. I cannot...