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  1. Merlin5

    OT: 'Jimi: All is by my side'

    I just watched a movie biopic on tv about Hendrix during 1966 to 1967 leading up to the famous Monterey pop festival. Was pretty entertaining, quite heavy and even a bit violent at times. Highlights were moments showing actors playing Ginger Baker on a twin bass drum gold sparkle kit, Mitch...
  2. Merlin5

    Facebook groups for drums

    Thanks guys. I've listened to pretty much every aluminium snare out there, including Inde. They all sound really excellent and I'm sure I'd enjoy any of them. But there's something about the Tama Super Aluminium that has something extra for me. Thanks for the amazon link, however, it says he...
  3. Merlin5

    Star Drummer Accused of Embezzling $750,000 from Homeless Children

    That's a shocking story. By the way, I saw the name Dimaggio and was thinking, oh, isn't that the famous association with Evans drumheads, but then realised I was getting confused with D'Addario.
  4. Merlin5

    Interesting Jim Keltner video - Jim Keltner At Guitar Center

    Very cool. I learnt recently Keltner played drums on Lennon's Jealous Guy. Also, Vistalite. I wonder if his was this size and colour. https://www.drumshop.co.uk/products/ludwig-14x-6-5-vistalite-snare-drum-in-amber-acrlyic
  5. Merlin5

    Drum Intro

    J.R Robinson Steve Gadd Steve Ferrone
  6. Merlin5

    How many of you sing?

    Actually, I think every drummer should have a go at singing, even if just BVs. Gives you another musical perspective outside of just being the drummer, another arrow in your quiver, (or your quaver), plus it's fun. Here's a few seconds of me singing a few weeks ago for the first time in ages...
  7. Merlin5

    How many of you sing?

    I've started singing again in my band, haven't done it for years. My current spot is 'Come On Over To My Place' which I do in E flat, 'Wonderful World' in F ("don't know much about history, don't know much biology", etc), and my latest one just learnt which I did for the first time last night is...
  8. Merlin5

    Facebook groups for drums

    Thanks for all the replies guys! Actually, I'm looking for a Tama SLP Super Aluminium snare. I can't say I can really afford one at the moment unless I sell one of my snares, but then, I like all my snares, lol. Although I must admit, I'm deciding on whether to keep or sell my brass piccolo...
  9. Merlin5

    Facebook groups for drums

    Thanks very much guys! Regarding the name, I suppose I could use my middle name and surname, that way I'm not lying. And I don't think anyone knows my middle name. But if you think it would be ok to make up a name, I'd be much happier with that. This is what I found on a site about FB names...
  10. Merlin5

    Facebook groups for drums

    Many thanks for that advice, Nacci. I suppose it's a case of meeting face to face when buying/selling?
  11. Merlin5

    Facebook groups for drums

    If we're not allowed to discuss this, apologies and please feel free to delete. I've never joined Facebook, but I hear about these groups where you can sell and buy drums. How good are these places, are there real bargains to be had? I'm not interested in chatting and socialising on Facebook...
  12. Merlin5

    Let’s hear your band!

    Oh thanks Dan! Here's a function band I used to be in, this is taken from about 2003. Me in white t- shirt. A little bit of Sway with my finest Steve Gadd Mozambique and 8 bar drum break imitation lol, going into Let me entertain you.
  13. Merlin5

    Tama SLP Super Aluminium

    Well, I've been listening to the INDe and the Pearl Sensitone. The Sensitone is really nice. I've been thinking, all these shells seem be about 1.2mm, but the Tama SLP is 1.6mm. Maybe that's why I prefer it? Perhaps that extra thickness makes a difference? And the Supraphonic shell is 1.7mm thick.
  14. Merlin5

    Tama SLP Super Aluminium

    Yeah. I've heard the Oriollo Phantom and that sounds really good. I've heard of INDe but not heard one so I'll check it out. I've also not heard what the Sensitone sounds like so I'll have a listen. Thank god for youtube!
  15. Merlin5

    Tama SLP Super Aluminium

    I've been listening to sound samples of the Acrolite and the Aluminium Supraphonic LM400 for ages and overall prefer the Supra. But then I discovered the now unfortunately defunct Tama SLP Super Aluminium which I really like, probably more than the Supra. But the only SLP Aluminium that Tama...
  16. Merlin5

    Let’s hear your band!

    This is a few minutes drumcam (just my Zoom Q3HD recording audio and video) from a gig last year with a band I'm still in. 1990's Yamaha Recording Custom 12/15/20, Ufip 13" Class Series hats, Sabian Evolution 18 crash and 10 splash, 20" K dry light ride, 18" K custom ride, and Sakae Trilogy 14 x...
  17. Merlin5

    Ringo talking about his 'silly drum fills'

    I'd like to know
  18. Merlin5

    Ringo talking about his 'silly drum fills'

    Yes, I see what you did there too. :D
  19. Merlin5

    Ringo talking about his 'silly drum fills'

    Has this been posted here before? If so, I couldn't find anything. It says rare early interview, but in the comments it's apparently from a 1997 Jay Leno Tonight show.
  20. Merlin5

    September EW&F

    Thanks very much guys :) That splash, oh, I love it to bits, it's my favourite, a Sabian 10" HHX Evolution. It's quite thin and very fast with a little bit of trashiness to it. Ah yeah, that's similar to those classic fills you often hear at the beginning of Motown records. It's a 6 stroke...
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