Hey folks -
Looking for a pair of concert toms for my kid's 9th birthday.
We're slowly working up his kit to match Dave Grohl's in his "Play" video (Almost done with cymbals - better shells will be last and probably not for a few years).
We don't need high-end concert toms, but any decent 12"...
Hey all - would love some suggestions for some basic drum tracking with limited gear.
I've got a 2 input interface (Audient iD14), an sm57, a Beta 87a, and a nice large diaphragm condenser with a tube preamp
I don't yet have a proper kick drum mic.
I also don't yet have a USB mixer, so I at the...
Love this thread. Drums are not my primary, but I'm having a blast trying to improve on them while my 8 year old learns.
I'm definitely heel up (hi hat heel down - guess that's obvious?)
But my struggle right now is with the Bonham style triplet kicks (doubles). I'm experimenting with a slide...
I tried searching the General cat before posting this - but didn't see a very in-depth conversation.
What are the impressions on acrylic snares?
I confess that the aesthetics of snares like the DW seaglass acrylic have me drooling - but I'm interested in what the tonal characteristics are...
Ok - I promise this my last round of Acro questions, and then I'll stop pestering y'all.
1) I picked up an Acro with a serial of 2207779. Not all that important - but can anybody date this? The info out there makes my tiny brain hurt.
2) There's a rubber grommet on the throw off that's pretty...
Love that DW!
One more question - I know there are a tone of threads here about hoops - TF vs S vs Die cast.
I assue this
Ok - I ended up grabbing a 70's acro from Musician's Friend for $149
Should I just live with it for a bit, or would it make sense to go for some S or die cast hoops...
Apologies for these questions and thanks in advance for advice --
1) I am seeing used (70's) acrolites listed at both 5 and 5.5"
Is this just incorrect information, or did they make both sizes?
Are there any particular vintages to avoid, or are they pretty consistent?
2) What would be some...
As a guitar player (drums secondary instrument) - I love these conversations. I have a good friend who is a tremendous guitar player with a deep understanding of gear and the quest for tone. He loves buying cheap guitars and amps and figuring out what that gear does and does not do well.
Ok - I need some knowledgeable input here - and I suspect there might be differing opinions.
Subject: Bonham's fill into the 1st verse of Good Times Bad Times.
As you might guess, there aren't many youtube videos breaking this down very well.
I think this lefty does a pretty good job (see from...
For rock and pop, I've always thought 1971 was particularly prolific. Sure enough, a book came out in 2016 by David Hepworth, called Never a Dull Moment - arguing that 1971 was THE year for pop and rock. Doesn't matter if you agree or not, it's a really entertaining read.
I'm going to swallow my pride and throw myself at the mercy of you folks. I just changed the heads on my son's cheap pdp snare, and I just don't understand the logic behind the tensioning of the throw off. I'm attaching a photo to explain - but basically, when it's in the fully up/locked...
Acrolite it is then! - last question: Some had internal mufflers while others did not? If the muffler is desirable, I'll be sure to inquire about that.
If there's anything else I should be mindful of while buying one on these semi-blind over the net, please lay any last bits of wisdom on me...
Wow - thanks for all of the feedback - this is great! I don't even see any markings on the drums other than the black PDP res head on the kick.
The snare measures 14 x 5.5" from outer edge of the hoops (is that how to measure?).
I suspect the heads are stock. Top looks like a coated ambassador...