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  1. carl from maine

    guitar forum most like DFO?

    looks like a chill scene, thanks! what else have y’all got?
  2. carl from maine

    guitar forum most like DFO?

    What are the good guitar message boards/classifieds? I love the vibe and ethos of the DFO community — where to find it in the guitar world?
  3. carl from maine

    Quiet cymbal

    agop signature?
  4. carl from maine

    Do you ever use a played-in head as a reso?

    thanks all — i’ve decided that since i like how my toms sound & play i’m not going to frig with them. tuning becomes a kind of mental illness for me, best not to begin again. love the animation of the shrugging guy
  5. carl from maine

    Do you ever use a played-in head as a reso?

    On purpose, I mean. Coated ambassador batters change a lot with use, and in my opinion are more tuneable, mellower, more at peace with themselves, etc. when broken in. Part of that’s the seating, but I think they are also less boxy/barky because the coating is worn and the head has less...
  6. carl from maine

    new to the clash/topper headon

    amazing drummer. is he alive/active? i am a late bloomer at the clash — can anyone recommend a good book? i picked up a london calling cd at an antiques mall today. what is known about topper’s drums and cymbals?
  7. carl from maine

    head/tuning recs: eames 13” and 16” toms

    coated both sides? that would be such a dream — i always like the most aesthetically simple solution
  8. carl from maine

    head/tuning recs: eames 13” and 16” toms

    Hey all, I play jazz, but the kit that fell into my lap is non-standard. 18x12 bass, 13x9, 16x14 toms. The drums are older Eames (80’s), birch, 9 ply, I think). I’ve fought against the drums to bring them up into bebop territory — sort of a falsetto sound — but lately I’ve been letting these...
  9. carl from maine

    Song where the drummer comes in on two

    So does Take It Easy. It sounds like Henley is turning the beat around, but that’s been the pulse since the beginning. The opening chord is on the & of 4 but I think we mostly hear it as 1. Treat the chord as a 8th note pick-up if you want to count along with the recording. There’s something...
  10. carl from maine

    accents/burying bass drum beater/moleskins

    You need to be able to get different levels of sound out of each element of the drumset (volume/timbre/decay). This is hardest on the bass drum, where the beater always hits the same place, from the same angle. Best way to get different voices out of the bass drum is to play both open (some...
  11. carl from maine

    Candidate for riveting? I need a jazz ride for brushes

    Fascintating ebay pies! I do have a 60’s A 22” at 2523g, drilled for 8 rivets. The rivets I have are pretty light and just clatter... I may need to get some that are meant for music, not fastening. The cymbal... it sings at rock volume (you wouldn’t think of it as a cymbal with a clear stick...
  12. carl from maine

    Candidate for riveting? I need a jazz ride for brushes

    I need a jazz ride that will react quickly and keep some definition when played with brushes — my Sigs are light and low, and I’d hesitate before drilling them. Something heavier/pingier? I’m thinking Sunday Afternoon at the Village Vanguard...
  13. carl from maine

    Three-dot A Zildjian 22” — what kind of damage is this?

    Thanks, Pounder and musicman. Maybe this cymbal is a second, then — I’ve heard they didn’t rivet their best pies. This cymbal has a swirling, out-of-phase wash — maybe the dent is why
  14. carl from maine

    What's going on with Paiste?

    The Drum Shop (Maine) has a very deep Paiste inventory.
  15. carl from maine

    Three-dot A Zildjian 22” — what kind of damage is this?

    Forumites, I picked up this cymbal few weeks ago, a Facebook Marketplace find for a fair price. I noticed this dent the other day. What’s curious about it is the way that it appears to be filled in with a criss-cross pattern like medical tape or something. It’s not obvious to me how this kind...
  16. carl from maine

    Your latest cymbal purchase.....

    60’s stamp A 22” @ 2523g = $50. Heavy patina/some corrosion, but not a trace of keyhole and a very clean edge given the age. Maybe a little out of round, but hey. Drilled for rivets, of which 2 remain. Wicked nice guy — picks up musical theater gigs and didn’t need something big and loud — just...
  17. carl from maine

    Your recs: mic for recording live drums on ipad

    I play in a drums/laptop duo, and we tape our rehearsals with the built-in mic — I’d like to do one better and get a zoom or something, but I have no experience with such devices... I don’t have a smartphone, just an old ipad air... if you have knowledge in this area, please share — thank you!!
  18. carl from maine

    Updated K Custom Special Dry Series

    Thank you both — exactly what I was looking for!
  19. carl from maine

    Looking for new cymbals---input?

    jbormann — a year+ ago i had a used cymbal shipped to a local GC. the shipping was cheaper than shipping to my home, a couple miles away, but i still had to pay in. I returned it, no questions asked, but of course I’d check before making the plunge. (someone else took a chance on that pie — and...
  20. carl from maine

    Updated K Custom Special Dry Series

    Forumites, I was just checking out a 22” Crash — don’t remember the gram weight, somewhere low 2000’s, making it more thin than extra thin, as this series goes. I didn’t love the look of the cymbal — the stark contrast between the dark, raw cymbal, and the bright scoring looks a little silly to...
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