I love medical tape!!! It's easier to get off then bandaids... I just get medical pads and make my own-on-the-spot bandaids! They work very well, I'm the best at first aid!
I had one pair of 7As and I snaped them after about the second time playing with them... I think i'll get another pair, they're a lot lighter so maybe i'll be able to play faster.
Tama Warlord Collection
Ok so Tama came out with their new Warlord collection. Personally I love the collection, all of these drums are amazingly beautiful. This is the kind of set you don’t want to play; every set has the signature Warlord lugs and genuine Swarovski crystals. They are all made out of the best hand picked wood (or metals). These are truly beautiful drums; Tama has done a great job.
I’ve seen the Exotix at my local drum store, Drum City, and it is amazing. They said they had already sold one set and was on the verge of selling another while they still had a third to show. They said that the set sales for ten thousand US dollars! When I researched the set I found out that only one hundred sets were made fifty of them went to the USA. Now when I grow up and have a nice house and a lot of money to waste, I want to buy a set like this. And I’ll set it up in my living room with nice looking cymbals and every thing, top of the line. However I would play it… Its just too beautiful, I think that would be pretty cool, to have a kick ass drum set like this set up in you living room for all your guest to look in awe and envy.
I've seen the Masai one before. I can only imagine how good those sound. I think more than that were made, though, because you can get it a musiciansfriend.com. Or at least you could last time I checked.
but OH MY GOD! I want that set. Now.
Hey, has anyone ever tried the Regal Tip Jazz Nylon series? They are absolutely amazing. No good for hard rock, obviously, but they give off such a nice sound for jazz. Seriously. Try them now.
Also, I was wondering if anyone here uses traditional grip? Since I started my jazz lessons, I have been using traditional grip more and more. I've actually gotten to the point where my left hand is faster in traditional grip than matched. Obviously not for sweeps, cross-overs, or rolls up and down my toms, but just straight 16th notes on my left hand or snare singles are much faster with traditional grip. This is pretty cool except my drumline marches matched grip, so I kinda screwed myself over with that one. Oh well...
Originally Posted by adombomb222
Time to change my pants.
That's what I was thinking. How much do you think they cost?
Originally Posted by Homer
I used to use 5B's, but I hit so damn hard I thought it'd be interesting to use 5A's. I never turned back. Nowadays 5B's just feel too big and cumbersome. Also, funnily enough, I break 5A's much less frequently than 5B's, so it makes financial sense as well.
Brand of choice? Vic Firth.
Yeah, overall, I am a Vic Firth guy, but those freaking Promark 2B's are just fantastic. And Promarks are by far the most durable stick out there.
Oh, and DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT buy the Vic Firth Extreme 5B's. Crappiest stick ever.
Hey, I have a question. I'm messing with my bass drum and I tried putting a pillow inside of it to muffle the ring a little bit. I have an Aquarian Superkick II head, so I actually don't need to muffle it, but I found that if I muffle it a little bit, it gives a bit more of a punch. The thing is, though, after putting a pillow in there, it made my bass drum about half as quiet as it used to be. I'm sure it won't be a problem as long as I always play with a mic on my bass in shows, but that's not always available. Any suggestions?
Is the pillow:
- Resting on the batter-side head?
- Filling up pretty much the entire drum?
- Thick and heavy?
All of the above!
I fail. :(
So get a smaller pillow?
I think all I have is a travel-size pillow. COuld i use a rolled up towel?