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  1. MusicianMagic

    Studio reference monitors? Looking for recomendations

    That's an almost endless journey. There will always be an upgrade...That's "Probably worth it for the upgrade"
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    Anyone here have experience with Audimute products? Or soundproofing a basement for drums?

    The very first thing you should do is, have someone play your drums (they don't need to play music, just the individuals: cymbals, snare, toms & bass drum, while walking around outside. You need to locate what sounds & where they are leaking. Treat the actual problems. You may not even need to...
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    Studio reference monitors? Looking for recomendations

    People as you see can only post what they own. But there is no correct monitors that works for everyone. You really need to bring music you are familiar with to a store and listen for yourself. I have four different pairs of monitors in my studio. What works for me (Focals & Yamaha MSP) some...
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    Cymbals to be used with drum mutes

    I already had regular rubber drum mutes on my drums but I took your idea for the cymbals. I had some old thin car mats I was saving for some reason. They work fantastic on cymbals! Actually have them upside down, carpet side against the cymbals. Don't completely kill the sound or the decay but...
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    Cymbals to be used with drum mutes

    These cymbals I wouldn't even call "entry-level" I have frying pans that sound better Anyone ever try a Farberware non-stick skillet as a Ride Cymbal? one of the reasons for putting the mutes on this kit is I don't want to discolor or mess up anything.
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    Cymbals to be used with drum mutes

    I want to setup my first drum set with rubber drum mutes for quieter practicing. I don't want to move the cymbals from my main kit. So that means using either the starter cymbals that came with that kit (which don't sound as good as trash can lids) or purchasing some better used cymbals just for...
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    Drumming Headphones Advice

    I go a different route I use my IEM's (Westone UM Pro 50 but cheaper ones would work) & wear rifle earmuffs over them. My drum kit is always mic'd using cheap mics into my mixer & I plug my phone or iPod in the mixer as well. I hear very little of the drums directly. Get to keep volume way down...
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    When should I change my bass batter head?

    If you do not know how good or bad it sounds, then I'd recommend NOT changing. This goes for all music equipment: drums, heads, cymbals, guitars, amps, etc. If you can't tell if it sounds good or bad than it creates two issues: 1) You will probably not replace it with what you will end up...
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    Pet peeve "The audience can't tell the difference"

    Someone I always known to play Zildjian A or Paiste Alphas in the studio or when I've seen her play live. Two weeks ago someone else posted a video of the band on youtube and she was playing ZBT's (except for one Alpha crash) so I emailed her about it. Turns out when she travels by air she takes...
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    Tell me what to buy to record my drums

    "Cheap" is extremely subjective. If you want real cheap, just get a 1/4" to 1/8"(3.5mm) adapter for that EV 644 mic and plug that into your computer's soundcard input. If you want to use the second mic (the round plug w/3 pins is called XLR) you can get a converter to convert XLR to 1/4" male...
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    Iron Cobra Confusion! 600, 900, Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3

    That's why I ask. Often what manufacturers call "upgrades" is just a marketing tool for selling a new model. Some things can even be considered downgrades, not upgrades. Which is why people often seek older models. I am not even sure the 900 has many improvements over the 600 but I'm not...
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    Iron Cobra Confusion! 600, 900, Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3

    Thanks. That helps me identify them better. What about from a functionality standpoint?
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    Iron Cobra Confusion! 600, 900, Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3

    I own an Iron Cobra 900 Single Pedal (HP900RN) but now looking for an Iron Cobra Double pedal. My 900 is the newest version as I got it new about a year ago. Actually was going to buy the lower model but got it with a big discount (it was open box, missing the paperwork & the drum key but I...
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    ??? on cracked bass drum hoop

    I fixed my bass drum hoop! In case it helps anyone else. I used Titebond (original) and instead of clamps I used a tie-down strap. Put the glue in the cracks both just with my fingers & from the top using a medicine syringe, adding a little extra at the top so it would get absorbed or seep...
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    ??? on cracked bass drum hoop

    What I was going to try instead of clamps was a small cargo tie-down strap around the circumference of the hoop. I can't even find nail polish syringes on Google but I have medicine syringes, just have to see if the small ones glue is not too thick for. Thanks, didn't think of that.
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    ??? on cracked bass drum hoop

    That kind of perplexes me. Sorry. If I remove material where the crack is, it would be creating further distance between the surfaces. The glue (guess that is what you are calling a bridge) by itself, which would be the only thing filling that space, has no strength by itself. Unless I...
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    ??? on cracked bass drum hoop

    Thanks for the reply. I'll soak the crack in petroleum jelly so I can get rid of the glue (i think its regular white glue) that's on it. I have titebond. Just need to figure out how to clamp it to get the crack closed. Bought it from a Guitar Center store & shipped to me. Did call & ask...
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    ??? on cracked bass drum hoop

    I just bought a used set of Tama Silverstar drums. The bass drum hoop has a crack. Its not all the way down but it looks like for half the width of the hoop it is thru to the other side. Also you can see that they did put glue on the crack. Like they just dumped the glue into the crack. They did...
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