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  1. MrDrums2112

    Hired gun question

    It’s the artist’s name on the album cover and the concert hall. Unless he/she hired you specifically for your sound, then play the equipment they want you to play, or there likely is someone else who will.
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    Drummer autographs

    Steve Smith, Louie Bellson, Simon Phillips, Dave Weckl, Neil Peart.
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    Summit vs. N&C

    The finish options and the in-house hardware sets N&C above others. They set the bar for solid shell snares, IMO, not to mention their ply snares. They also have a long tradition. They use the same equipment to make their snares today that they used in the 1860s. They really make “modern...
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    Any lars Ulrich fans here?

    Of course he’s a good drummer. It’s perfectly OK if you do not care for the music (I don‘t) but still respect the playing.
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    What would you do?

    I am a very lucky man - my wife knows that drums are part of the package with me. She understands how important they are to me. A couple of years ago, I went through a major bout with depression and anxiety. My wife knew something was very wrong because during that period I stopped playing my...
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    Nicko Mcbrain's Drumming

    I saw them on their last tour, 2019. Nicks was fantastic and non-stop. What a great band, truly at the top of their game. I’ve got his Paiste Signature Ride - best rock ride I have ever played.
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    How low (volume) can you go?

    A lot of drummers, IMO, just don't realize they are hitting so hard. After a while, the heavy hitting becomes unmusical, at least to me. I try to play with dynamics - listening to the rest of the band. Sure, there are times when we just rock out and really lay into a song. Just not on EVERY...
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    Noble and Cooley Horizon ***SOLD *****

    Great drum, great price, great guy to buy it from!
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    Drum Solo Time

    It takes guts to play a drum solo - it is really putting yourself out there. I will say this one went on a few minutes longer than it should have - who is the drummer? Doesn’t look familiar to me.
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    Live From My Drum Room With Ash Soan!

    This is great. I only discovered him a year or so ago when I came across a snare tuning video he did. He's got such a great touch on the drums and seems like such a great person. Heck of a combination there.
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    Lug Gaskets- Yes or No

    Some drummers don’t like the look of the gaskets. Personally, I never noticed until someone pointed it out to me. I’m in the minority for sure, but I like the look. I have never been able to tell any difference in sound or resonance.
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    What is your favorite badge ?

    Slingerland cloud badge.
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    PWR\UP Album

    I love this album - very solid from start to finish. 12 songs, 42 minutes - it’s a rocker for sure.
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    George Hooks hold on to your kippah

    Thanks for posting - I have been looking for this one but never knew what his name was. So fun to watch him play.
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    Pat Torpey

    He was a fantastic drummer - really drove that band.
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    Gergo Borlai and the way he mounts his toms (R.I.M.S. mounts upside down)

    ^^This. Took the words right out of my...hands.
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    During the pandemic, I fell down the Neal Morse Band/Transatlantic/Flying Colors/Sons of Apollo rabbit hole. I have really grown to like Mike Portnoy's playing in all of these bands. I find him very musical and tasteful, even when he's hitting hard. The new LTE3 album is quite a display of chops...
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    Great recorded drum sounds

    Dave Weckl’s drums always sound amazing.
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    Dave Weckl Is Backl in the Newls

    I have seen Dave a few time - always incredible, and his drums sound perfect. I’ll take that elevator music any time, if that’s what it’s being called. Not many play with as much taste and skill as he does.