with all due respect, here are my responses to your reasons:
1) Any amount of practice on a non-instrument vs. an instrument is going to develop unmusical habits
2) see 1)
3) Take your kick foot off - or adjust beater angle until it’s buried in the head - when warming up.
Acquired over 20 years; when it came time to move I had three sets (one is a 12-pc CF) and over 100 snares. Slowly selling now; hope to someday get it down to “just” a set or two and a couple dozen snares. At the current rate it will be finished by whoever handles my “estate”!
A few years ago, when I was building snares, I was glancing through the PennySaver or Recycler and saw an ad saying “Snare drum shells. Raw, never finished. Single-ply steam-bent maple. $2 each.” I called right away, figuring some mis-print. The woman who picked up said no, they were her...
He’s got chops, no doubt about it. No idea if he can groove though.
Interesting, this piece he chose, he switched roles with the rest of the band: he’s playing all interesting parts, while they’re stuck with the mindless monotonous repetition.
Not the first time Luddie has screwed the marketing pooch. In the ’80s they went from #1 to #0 in field drums because designs changed and they never caught up. Their low-end brass snares use different brass shells than the BBs but still chew away at their market. Sounds like they’re doing the...