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yeah , thanks for the feedback guys. eddah what kit you got ??
a sonor force 3005 with sabian cymabals
I always play with 5A wooden sticks. Sometimes though I play with 5B. The only real difference is that 5B is a bit thicker and fatter than the 5A sticks. Both get good rebound.
When you guys learn a song do you guys try to mesmerize it, or just read it from tabs? Cause i have a hard time mesmerizing tablature for a whole song. [editline]03:17PM[/editline] I use 5b drum sticks. I have large hands so they feel comfortable.
I mesmerize the most important pieces and just improvise on it. except when it's a song that does not allow that, then it's study time with taps or drum notes
Yeah i like 5bs nice and comfy But i also like really skinny and long ones , with nice grip. srsly get some regal tips there amazing.
When I learn a song I just try to get all the beats down, memorize the cues, and get the fills down, or improvise my own.
My favorite sticks are by far Pro-Mark 747s, nylon tipped. Right now I'm using Pro-Mark 420s (Portnoy Signature, nylon tip) and Vic Firth Dave Weckl nylon tipped sticks, and I love them. I use the Dave Weckl sticks for more jazzy stuff, and the 420s for everything else. My 747s have broken from using them so much :( they lasted almost 2 years though haha. As you can see, I am a fan of nylon tips. They just give a much better sound on the cymbals to me, you can hear much greater projection and articulation. Wood tips are pretty good for a dark jazzy groove sound though, on a good ride.
I used to use a pair of travis barkers but now I have a pair of Zildjan super 5B dips that I swear by, there used to be a rubber grip on the them but now its all but gone
Cool :D Good Stuff guys :buddy:
5a Sticks ftw. You guys aren't ones for simplistic sets, are you? [media]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a234/benjy355/100_0409.jpg[/media] Network double kicks are shit btw, I have one, doesn't work (simply put). Left pedal collides with floor/metal holder and the swing-space is less than a cm...
[QUOTE=Benjy355;15593292]5a Sticks ftw. Network double kicks are shit btw, I have one, doesn't work (simply put). Left pedal collides with floor/metal holder and the swing-space is less than a cm...[/QUOTE] You should switch those evan's to remo's imho
some of these drums look pretty nice! im in ragawagas band and he rocks love playing guitar as this is my instrument but drums seem (if im honest) way cooler (ie:get more chix) peace to all drummers!
[QUOTE=sedendogs;15594262]some of these drums look pretty nice! im in ragawagas band and he rocks love playing guitar as this is my instrument but drums seem (if im honest) way cooler (ie:get more chix) peace to all drummers![/QUOTE] Amen to that. Welcome to FP.
[QUOTE=Benjy355;15593292]5a Sticks ftw. You guys aren't ones for simplistic sets, are you? [media]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a234/benjy355/100_0409.jpg[/media] Network double kicks are shit btw, I have one, doesn't work (simply put). Left pedal collides with floor/metal holder and the swing-space is less than a cm...[/QUOTE] Normally that's a pretty easy fix just have to mess with your pedals settings, my network pedal is just fine. [QUOTE=eddah;15593593]You should switch those evan's to remo's imho[/QUOTE] It's really all about opinion on drum heads, I use to use strictly remo's but I bought a pack of Evans G2 drum heads and they are without a doubt my favorite heads. I'm going to try Aquarian heads next time I buy some I have been hearing alot of good things about them, but I will never use anything besides a Evans EMAD 2 on my bass drum that thing is godly.
Benjy that is a lush kit :D Nice and simple is how wee like them :D Keep them coming guys :D
Well, this is my kit: [media]http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4066/p150609172001.jpg[/media] sorry for the crappy resolution
that looks sexy , but why do people always take the left tom tom off ? I've been wanting to know that for ages :/
[QUOTE=eddah;15593593]You should switch those evan's to remo's imho[/QUOTE] Evans makes great heads, as does Remo. There's no specific reason to use either, besides personal preference of sound, and personal preference of quality/etc. [editline]05:53PM[/editline] [QUOTE=ragawaga;15597077]that looks sexy , but why do people always take the left tom tom off ? I've been wanting to know that for ages :/[/QUOTE] Mostly to have the ride cymbal closer, in the place of the 2nd tom. It's much more common on jazz kits, but it's all preference. Pretty much everything is just up to personal preference/comfort when setting up your kit. Shit, you can put your drums upside down if that's what works for you.
Whats the best way to learen a new song on durms and what is the best method for getting Quicker?
[QUOTE=Monkeytracks;15604951]Whats the best way to learen a new song on durms and what is the best method for getting Quicker?[/QUOTE] the way I speed up sticking is how my teacher taught me, say right hand is 1 and left is 2 go 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 11 22 11 22 11 22 11 22 111 222 111 222 111 222 111 222 1111 2222 1111 2222 1111 2222 1111 2222 111 222 111 222 111 222 111 222 111 222 11 22 11 22 11 22 11 22 11 22 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 just go up through the pyramid of singles, doubles, triples, quadruples then go back down basically edit: also I'm finding it really difficult to practise now that I got no band, I just have trouble finding what to play, because I'd usually just practise the songs we'd play. Any suggestions on good ways of motivating sans band? just until I find a new one
When I learn a song I learn a section, or a page of the song and play it over and over until I can remember it like it was coded into me (as in I don't have to think about playing it, I just do it). Then move onto the next section/page (depends if I'm learning from a book or by ear) and repeat. Once I've got most of the song I'll start just trying to play through.
[QUOTE=strayebyrd;15607134]the way I speed up sticking is how my teacher taught me, say right hand is 1 and left is 2 go 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 11 22 11 22 11 22 11 22 111 222 111 222 111 222 111 222 1111 2222 1111 2222 1111 2222 1111 2222 111 222 111 222 111 222 111 222 111 222 11 22 11 22 11 22 11 22 11 22 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 just go up through the pyramid of singles, doubles, triples, quadruples then go back down basically edit: also I'm finding it really difficult to practise now that I got no band, I just have trouble finding what to play, because I'd usually just practise the songs we'd play. Any suggestions on good ways of motivating sans band? just until I find a new one[/QUOTE] Practice strictly rudiments and warm ups and that kind of stuff. Trust me when you have a band to play with next time you will feel like you can play so much more.
^ what he said :D Keep it coming guys :D
Well I have been playing drums for a very long time and I have some advice for you all. Simple IS NOT stupid. [editline]11:49AM[/editline] Oh ya and play your strengths and practice your weaknesses.
I don't know what it is I own a 16 piece mapex pro m kit which is awesome ,but I have no earthly idea. I have this mad mad obsession with wanting to buy a Gretsch Catalina Club Mod 4 piece kit...
maybe because it's an aswome kit ?
[QUOTE=eddah;15610856]maybe because it's an aswome kit ?[/QUOTE] Yeah it is but for me I would be down grading.
[QUOTE=THE PEA;15611006]Yeah it is but for me I would be down grading.[/QUOTE] I personaly would rather have the Gretsch. I think I just don't like big kits
[QUOTE=gangsta;15610208]Practice strictly rudiments and warm ups and that kind of stuff. Trust me when you have a band to play with next time you will feel like you can play so much more.[/QUOTE] Right Left Right Right Left Right Left Left... [url]http://www.vicfirth.com/education/rudiments.html[/url] :D Also, I hate trying to play on someone else's kit when they don't have a second rack tom...
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