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Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving in snow country, driving on icy roads, safety precaution
driving on icy roads, safety precaution, snow tires: Stephanie- Driving in snow has some unique challenges, doesn t it? Many people try to power their way through ice and snow by spinning their tires. Try to avoid this at all costs. Not only do you not get very far, but you melt the top ice. It then...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Technique Questions, automatic failure, s driver
automatic failure, s driver, tight turn: Jenny, Congrats on making your way to the driving test! I find driving WELL (meaning with courtesy, accuracy and skill, not at all related to going fast!) is very satisfying every day since I got my license. I will do my best to answer your questions:...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Test, uk licence, test sequence
uk licence, test sequence, driving test: Hi Rebekah, Sorry for the delay in replying, but I have just returned from Spain and should have been logged off AllExperts, Anyway, to your question. As Greece is a member of the EU you have the right to take your driving test in Greece - but remember...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Test -, illinois rules of the road, paul bates
illinois rules of the road, paul bates, driving test: Dear Kelvin, I m sorry but I am from the United Kingdom and and not familiar with Test Standards in Illinois. The Link below will take you to the Illinois Rules Of The Road Website. http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/rr/rrtoc.html ...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Test, state police station, connecticut driver
state police station, connecticut driver, basic logic: First, Go to the site below and you can get the drivers booklet, you can also get one at any DMV licensing station, and probably at any state police station. http://www.dmv.org/ct-connecticut/driver-handbook.php The booklet should answer any questions...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Test, institute of advanced motorists, unanswerable question
institute of advanced motorists, unanswerable question, driving test: Hi, Solitaire, Well, there s a question! Are you a good driver? You didn t say whether you actually passed the advanced test or not… I guess you mean it was the Institute of Advanced Motorists test? If you passed the test, then that makes you a seasoned,...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Times, crazy horse mountain, rapid city sd
crazy horse mountain, rapid city sd, computer software programs: Raul, I can t answer the question very well because I don t know where you are coming from and thus the miles involved or roads you will take. Assuming typical intestate travel, you should plan on about 50-55 mph average, if you stop every 2-3 hours...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Tips for Begginers, motorcycle license, department of motor vehicles
motorcycle license, department of motor vehicles, state universities: This is a bigger deal than I can possibly answer here. I will try some general advice. Try to find a motorcycle riding instruction course. Here in the continental US, these are quite often at Jr. Colleges or state universities. Sometimes the state will...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving test on thursday!!!!, intense course, words of advice
intense course, words of advice, driving test: shifting is best done one gear at a time, so as you approach the round a bout gear down to merge and gear down again if therre is a need to go a bit slower. the other driving that you mentioned are just driving skills that you must master with practice....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving test- tomorrow!!!!!, passing the driving test, test tomorrow
passing the driving test, test tomorrow, own car: Hi Kellyanne Here are a few quick tips, 1) Try not to put the examiner on a pedestal. He/she is not God, just a normal person doing a job. They don t earn vast amounts of money, they are just normal workers. 2) If you do make a mistake, forget about it....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving test, driving instructor, driving instructors
driving instructor, driving instructors, 8th april: Dear Debbie, I am a little confused, In your first paragraph you say you are clearly not ready but in your second you say you know how to drive. It is impossible for me to say if you are ready or not as I have not seen your driving. The best person to...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving tips, dmv ca, gov pubs
dmv ca, gov pubs, 20th of april: Each state has different tests. You should be there before the test starts. Dress well. Make sure the car is in good shape. Practice before hand. And I recommend doing a Yahoo search for tips on driving better. This site is for CA. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl22.htm...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving w/ my Junior License, full faith and credit clause, homestate
full faith and credit clause, homestate, full faith and credit: Jarret- Congrats! Welcome to the world of driving! You only stated one question specifically about your junior license, but let me answer that and give you a few tips. First, your license is good in any state; it does not matter that it is a junior...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving out of waterlogged camp sites, wettest regions, snow areas
wettest regions, snow areas, rear wheels: I don t deal with ran or mud much, yet if your cat gets caught in the snow, they recommend having a bag of sand. Of if no bag of sand, use your car mats. Just flip them upside down. Of course this is the way we do it in the US, in England, I don t know if...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving, experiance
experiance: Dear Deirdry, There is really no way of telling how long it will take. It really is dependant on the person. It is true that the older that you get the longer it will take to learn. This is really only a general rule and again is different for every individual....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: digital tacorath card, using computer software, commercial trucks
using computer software, commercial trucks, rpm: I think you mean tacograph. This is a device used in commercial trucks to plot speed over time, and can also capture rpm, braking, etc. about the truck as it is being driven. if it is a digital unit, the information has to be downloaded from the unit...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: dirivng test, first five minutes, benefit of the doubt
first five minutes, benefit of the doubt, driving test: Hi there, Sorry about the delay in responding, I am on vacation away from home and thought I was logged off the site… so I need to keep this brief. The first thing to consider is that the examiner is only concerned in how you cope with driving, that...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: i dont want to get hit by a car, police vehicle, traffic lights
police vehicle, traffic lights, pedestrian: There is no complete cure for this problem. Most driver s that run red lights will do so after it has been red for a short time (a fraction of a second), but there are instances of driver s running mid phase red lights. As a driver, even while cruising...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driver's road test, running light, queston
running light, queston, road test: usually not a hard test but there are things that will get you failed, unsafe movement/lane change, running light or stop sign, passing school bus unloading, etc. you have to talk to the individual examiners as to what issue got you failed. speed is usually...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving, follow ups, cityofcalabasas
follow ups, cityofcalabasas, traffic safety: You ask a good question. In simple, you should ask your parents or a driving teacher, for I am probably going to leave out some information. It also varies with states. Near the curb, you should see a sign. Even if no sign, the curb color tells something....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: My driving book says that..., simpathy, yield sign
simpathy, yield sign, york drivers: Dear Walter, I am from the United Kingdom and therefore not familiar with the driving habits of people from New York. You are absolutly right that within the state of New York Parking or Standing Within 30 feet (10 m) of a traffic light, STOP sign or...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving laws, driving laws, dmv
driving laws, dmv, good luck: For your great state, the laws have been changing and it s changing so it s hard for me to keep up to date with this. Here is a site at what s going on. http://www.libertarianrock.com/topics/driving/ca_driving.html I believe it was either 15 or...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving a lgv for a french company, thery test, ec law
thery test, ec law, french citizens: Dear Andy, I have not heard of this firmo paper. I have been doing some research on the Internet but I have come up blank (it doesn t help that I can t speak any French). I agree that in the European Union we should be able to work anywhere, but the French...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving test (behind the wheel), nerve control, code knowledge
nerve control, code knowledge, road hazards: Hi Rodolfo, I am afraid that this question is a rather too general to answer properly, I don t even know what country you are in or on which side of the road you drive on... do you mean in terms of knowledge, or practical application, tuition, control,...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving test nerves, driving test nerves, clutch control
driving test nerves, clutch control, leg muscles: Hi, This is a very common problem, indeed I remember experiencing it myself when I was learning to drive. The important thing to remember is that you are concentrating very hard on clutch control and are aware that super fine control is required and the...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving test, sports and games, driving instructor
sports and games, driving instructor, driving test: Dear Gail, Confidence and Nerves are one of the top reasons for people failing their driving test. The other main reason is that the candidate is simply not ready to take the test. The examiner is expecting you to be a bit nervous, and will make some...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving tips, little faith, junctions
little faith, junctions, next friday: Hi Harry, If your test is next Friday then nothing I can say will make any difference to how you do on the day. Your instructor will have taken you through all you need to know and presumably deemed you ready to go, just have a little faith in your instructor...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving, mom and dad, heavy traffic
mom and dad, heavy traffic, handbrake: Nitin- Well, I can understand getting used to a new clutch. The only thing I can suggest is taking the car to the parking lot and finding the friction point (the point where the gas and clutch are equal to keep the car from moving forward or backward)....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Engine running in., porsche cayman s, porsche engine
porsche cayman s, porsche engine, old adage: I won t claim to be an expert at breaking in a new Porsche engine, but I have read many magazine writers complain that they had to keep engine speed (RPM) way down for the first thousand miles or so. Don t take that number for gospel, see below. You should...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Engine warmup method, road traffic law, friends and neighbors
road traffic law, friends and neighbors, turbo charges: Dear Patrick, I am not really the correct person to be asking this question, you really need to ask a vehicle mantainance expert. I am more of an expert on driving and road traffic law (in the UK) As far as I am aware there could be some advantage to...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Expert tips, distilled wisdom, ignorance of the law is no excuse
distilled wisdom, ignorance of the law is no excuse, necessary job: Hi Phil, Yes, I guess I am a little jaded, and get too easily carried away on hobbyhorses. Of course your perception would be totally different from mine and for entirely practical reasons. I did spend time Instructing, but I have to say that I did...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: engine cut-off, work cars, nissan primera
work cars, nissan primera, simple tune: Computer controlled carburetors can be very expensive, be sure to get a firm quote before you decide to do this, depending on how nice the car it it could cost much more than the car is worth to replace the carb. On the other hand, even if your car may...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: How Fast?, manual tranny, level terrain
manual tranny, level terrain, accelerator: OK, I will tackle this one, why not just find a good deserted area and put the car in gear and see? It depends on gearing, and the idle speed. With a manual tranny, you can go faster if you can get the car into a higher gear than first without killing...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Fear of Driving in Heavy Traffic and Bigger Cities, different town, heavy traffic
different town, heavy traffic, honks: Jacey, You are not alone on that exit thing you mentioned. When I am in an unfamiliar area and am looking for an exit, I too slow down, it is natural. Just try to keep an eye on what is behind you, and if you are being pressed too much, try to relax and...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: accident reconstruction, preponderance of the evidence, reasonable doubt
Driving & Driving Test Tips: accident reconstruction, preponderance of the evidence, reasonable doubt, traffic collision

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Backing up my Camry, leather bottoms, wheel test
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Backing up my Camry, leather bottoms, wheel test, california regulations

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Behind The Wheel Test., road rules, wheel
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Behind The Wheel Test., road rules, wheel, signs

Driving & Driving Test Tips: backingup straight on test, footpath
Driving & Driving Test Tips: backingup straight on test, footpath

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Coasting in Neutral to Save Gas, modern cars, manual shift
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Coasting in Neutral to Save Gas, modern cars, manual shift, red light

Driving & Driving Test Tips: DMV, dear michael, happy christmas
Driving & Driving Test Tips: DMV, dear michael, happy christmas, penises

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Test -, driving test, wheel
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Test -, driving test, wheel

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Test
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving Test

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving w/ my Junior License, motorcycle, passenger vehicle
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving w/ my Junior License, motorcycle, passenger vehicle

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Driving

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving, mail
Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving, mail

Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving a lgv for a french company, professional diplomas, obligatory course
Driving & Driving Test Tips: driving a lgv for a french company, professional diplomas, obligatory course, fcos

Driving & Driving Test Tips: A few road test related questions., california drivers handbook, syman
Driving & Driving Test Tips: A few road test related questions., california drivers handbook, syman, roadway

Driving & Driving Test Tips: HGV licence, cat c, hgv
Driving & Driving Test Tips: HGV licence, cat c, hgv

Driving & Driving Test Tips: help with 5 cone driving test !, weather
Driving & Driving Test Tips: help with 5 cone driving test !, weather

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Idle mode on automatic driving, flick of the wrist, bridge
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Idle mode on automatic driving, flick of the wrist, bridge, neutral position

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Interstate Driving, illinois secretary of state, learners permits
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Interstate Driving, illinois secretary of state, learners permits, learner

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Getting a Learner's Permit, learners test, driving school
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Getting a Learner's Permit, learners test, driving school, 9 months

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Mini-roundabouts, mini roundabouts, mini drivers
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Mini-roundabouts, mini roundabouts, mini drivers, learner drivers

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Parking Brake., stop signs, nuts
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Parking Brake., stop signs, nuts, parking brake

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Pls reply ASAP, bicycle lane, speed 3
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Pls reply ASAP, bicycle lane, speed 3, driving test

Driving & Driving Test Tips: passing thr drivers test, index card
Driving & Driving Test Tips: passing thr drivers test, index card

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Question regarding snow chains, snow chains, winter tires
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Question regarding snow chains, snow chains, winter tires, four wheels

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Rear End/Merging Collision, tort lawyers, insurance premiums
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Rear End/Merging Collision, tort lawyers, insurance premiums, speed collision

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Road Test, cereal, wheel
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Road Test, cereal, wheel

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Road Test Help, maryland road, parallel parking
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Road Test Help, maryland road, parallel parking, high beams

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Rogue Traffic Lights
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Rogue Traffic Lights

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Roundabouts, law states, bouts
Driving & Driving Test Tips: Roundabouts, law states, bouts, cars

Driving & Driving Test Tips: RWD Driving techniques, advices, miata
Driving & Driving Test Tips: RWD Driving techniques, advices, miata, track driver

Driving & Driving Test Tips: You`re my last hope!
Driving & Driving Test Tips: You`re my last hope!

Driving & Driving Test Tips: front/rear weight distribution
Driving & Driving Test Tips: front/rear weight distribution

Driving & Driving Test Tips: roundabouts, driving instructor, first exit
Driving & Driving Test Tips: roundabouts, driving instructor, first exit, road users

Driving & Driving Test Tips: several driving questions, driver inattention, intersection
Driving & Driving Test Tips: several driving questions, driver inattention, intersection, traffic

Driving & Driving Test Tips: tips..., news agent, australian road rules
Driving & Driving Test Tips: tips..., news agent, australian road rules, local news

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Who's fault and how, volkswagon jetta, hilly road
volkswagon jetta, hilly road, skidmarks: In California this would be a 21801(a) vc violation. turning left in front of on coming traffic. your circumstances it seems that you should have seen the approaching vehicle and should have timed your turn accordingly. it may be agued that the of other...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Am I at fault in your opinion, strain type, mr bell
strain type, mr bell, left turn: Mr. Bell, Any time you run a red light, in CA or any other state, you are at fault. In CA, a vehicle stopped in the intersection to make its left turn has the right of way when the light turns red and all traffic, including any cross traffic, must yield...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: is it my fault?, whos fault, intersection
whos fault, intersection, scratch: I need better information. Please describe the intersection or location of the collision, give the directions of travel prior to the collision, and the directions of travel just before the contact between the vehicles. Were you signalling your turn,...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: A few road test related questions., highway portion, rear wheels
highway portion, rear wheels, switch lanes: The answer is still the same, and even more simple, you turn into the driving lane. If the parked vehicle is blocking that lane, you should then signal and proceed just as if you are passing a car. Although there are no lines, be sure that there are also...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: foglights, oncoming headlights, dodge caravan
oncoming headlights, dodge caravan, fog lights: Anne- My apologies on my late reply. I was trying to find out more information before answering. As I read your question, your concern was about the glare of oncoming lights. The only way I know of is to slightly tint the windows. Fog lights would...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: gas mileage, best gas mileage, empty tank
best gas mileage, empty tank, full tank: It makes absolutely NO difference if you have the tank full or near empty, other than if you constantly run it empty, you will have to stop more often and THAT will reduce your mileage. Otherwise, it has no effect. the only other effect of running a nearly...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: gas mileage, honda civic dx, toyota camry hybrid
honda civic dx, toyota camry hybrid, mid size car: The highest MPG of all cars for 2007 is the Toyota Prius Hybrid. It gets up to 60 mpg in the city and 51 on the highway. That might sound backward, but the Prius as a Hybrid gets extra mpg from using its brakes, and you do more of that in town. Also, it...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: HGV licence, lgv licence, police checks
lgv licence, police checks, operators licence: Hi there, Yes, I can see your dilemma, and share in your concern for your children, however, it is not an easy question to answer. By virtue of the fact that a driving licence has only been held since Dec 2000, I would say that it is unlikely, but not...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: How did this happen?, campus security officer, screeching tires
campus security officer, screeching tires, line traffic: Just stick with your story and make sure that your insurance company knows what your version is. If there are no independent wits, it is your work against his, andinsurance companies tend to go 50-50 without any other proof. it would not be cost effective...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: help with 5 cone driving test !, driving test question, road test
driving test question, road test, best solution: I don t know every states laws, but I am pretty sure that you can use any vehicle you want, as long as you have permission to use it, and it is insured. A call to any local motor vehicle office in your state should answer the question for sure. Make the...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Idle mode on automatic driving, traffic intersection, automatic car
traffic intersection, automatic car, traffic signal: Joey- In an automatic transmission car, the park gear is designed to lock the wheels after you are parked and leaving the vehicle, so it probably is not a good idea at intersections. It also robs you of the ability to react quickly if you see a danger to...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Interstate Driving, secretary of states office, illinois secretary of state
secretary of states office, illinois secretary of state, responsible driver: To the best of my knowledge, all states respect and consider legal any other states drivers permits/licenses. So if you are legal to drive in Illinois, you will be legal in any other state. You must follow the rules of Illinois of course, and have a...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: icy roads, winter traction, pound chunk
winter traction, pound chunk, winter tires: ronn, I agree, extra weight in the car is of no use, and can actually be a problem. First, the heavier a vehicle is the longer it takes to stop, and the harder it is to get it to turn on slick roads. Really anytime, but you just notice it much sooner...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: What information can Iget off my MB EDR?, mercedes benz e350, mercedes benz
mercedes benz e350, mercedes benz, visability: No I don t think the CDR will have been active since there was no slowing by your vehicle that would have awakened it to start recording, but, if the semi drove up onto your hood, there is no way that he could claim you hit him. A passenger car can not push...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Junior driver's license, southwick massachusetts, american citizen
southwick massachusetts, american citizen, question thanks: Dominik- Thank you for being patient with me. You asked some excellent questions. I have good news and bad news. The bad news is you are not an American citizen, so if you are not residing in Massachusetts, they will not renew or reissue your JOL....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Getting a Learner's Permit, private drivers, ed course
private drivers, ed course, permit test: Just call the DMV/Secretary of State s office and ask. Most states these days require that you take the drivers ed class in high school, or you must take a private drivers ed course. Otherwise, you may not be able to get your license till you are 17 or...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: learning driving, impossible question, rule of thumb
impossible question, rule of thumb, cud: Hi, I am very sorry, but this is an impossible question. Every person is different in their ability to learn to drive and varies from as little as ten hours to as much as ten years or even more in exceptional cases. As a rule of thumb you could say...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: lgv test, relaxation techniques, tranquilisers
relaxation techniques, tranquilisers, c test: Hi, You have my sympathy! I have also suffered fron excess nervousness prior to, and during tests, but I made it through to Examiner! Tranquilisers are definately not recommended! The effect of those will make your reactions slow and make the situation...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: front license plate, traffic police, traffic laws
traffic police, traffic laws, license plate: Dear Breton, I am from the UK and am not familiar with construction and use regulations in the US. I have looked on the internet but unfortunatly I could find no relevant information. I also thought that they were not required on the front of the vehicle...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Mini-roundabouts, raf cardington, police driver training
raf cardington, police driver training, area supervisor: (Sorry for the delay-the website was down when trying to post this) Hi Phil, Well, I think that despite expressing a dislike of “Them” you still harbour a charitable attitude. It is in fact, the distilled wisdom of the likes of us that filters down –...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: medical, lisence, birmingham area
lisence, birmingham area, authorities: I didn t know what this is, so I googled it. Seems it has to do with commercial driving in the United Kingdom. Sorry, I am not qualified to give this kind of advice. I would assume you would contact authorities over there. I found lots of info just...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: merging onto highways, road space, oncoming traffic
road space, oncoming traffic, advanced driving lessons: Hi Joanne, Basically, before merging you need to make sure of a couple of things. If there is sufficent road space on the ramp. The best way is to match the speed of the traffic you are trying to merge with. If you can imagine the traffic on the high way...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: milage, gas milage, different roads
gas milage, different roads, air filter: Gas milage depends on where you travel. City is different than highway. It should also be noted you should change your air filter every once in a while and have the tires check. This saves gas. I am not 100 percent sure this is the way everyone recommends...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Nerves!!!, free trip to israel, jewish teens
free trip to israel, jewish teens, whish: Shalom. Well I would speak in Hebrew to you yet I am not sure if you will understand it. Basically there is no simple trick. Pratice works. Another trick like having your parents treat you like your the student and testing you out for a grade. My advice is...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Neutral to save gas - automatic transmission, 2007 honda odyssey, honda odyssey
2007 honda odyssey, honda odyssey, better mileage: It is entirely possible the savings you are getting from doing this is coming from your desire to get better mileage. SO you are driving better ALL the time. Probably comparing your mileage to some trips you took when you weren t paying attention so much....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: New Drivers Regulations, passing the driving test, concise question
passing the driving test, concise question, hotmail: Sir, Thank you for your clear and concise question. I must begin by stating that I am an EX-driving examiner, and therefore the following is to the best of my knowledge and belief. I have been aware for some time that there are proposals afoot to...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: narrow spot on roadway, cvc, roadway
cvc, roadway: 21661 CVC Whenever upon any grade the width of the roadway is insufficient to permit the passing of vehicles approaching from opposite directions at the point of meeting, the driver of the vehicle descending the grade shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: what do i need to practice most?, emergency flashers, loud song
emergency flashers, loud song, parent guardian: Each state is a little different, but I would think every state offers a drivers license handbook that goes over everything on the written test, and probably everything on the driving test. Call your local drivers license facility and get the books (usually...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: I need some tips on the driving test, wheel test, oncoming cars
wheel test, oncoming cars, teenadvice: Everyone makes mistakes. Just drive the way you were taught and do not be afraid. I recommend reading this web site and reading your handbook for your state on driving laws. http://teenadvice.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.idiotsguides.com%2FQuick-Guides%2FMG_Driving_Test%2Ffile.htm...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: PARKING HELP, fear nothing, t park
fear nothing, t park, driving test: Have your parents help you. Pratice makes perfect. The thing with me helping is really hard for I can t show you. I can t draw pictures either. Best if anything I could do is recommend a website and usually it explains it better in books. Just watch your parents...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Parking Brake., stop signs, parellel
stop signs, parellel, driving test: Dear Eloise, You should always apply the handbrake whenever you have stopped for 2 or more seconds. You will also need to apply the handbrake BEFORE placing the vehicle in neutral, so yes, you will need to use it when parking on a hill, or anywhere else...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Passing on Interstate Highway, poor impulse control, nascar races
poor impulse control, nascar races, teenage driving: Dear Edward- Your question is a great one because it addresses a couple of issues. First, I have a firm belief that teenagers are being taught the correct techniques in driver s education. It is poor impulse control and bad role models that have the...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Passing then turning, lane changes, question concerns
lane changes, question concerns, safety issue: For the specific situation you mentioned, there is no specific law against it, only that you should not make those kind of lane changes with 100 ft. But as a safety issue, you are right; it is foolish to go to all the trouble of a lane change if you are...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Pls reply ASAP, bike lane, licensing department
bike lane, licensing department, california dmv: I can t believe that any test book would advocate using the bike lane to drive in! In general you should not cross a solid white line defining the main road, but of course there are solid white lines that make up things like crosswalks. If in making...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Prima facie speed limits, thumb nail sketch, speed surveys
thumb nail sketch, speed surveys, residential occupancy: the speed limit as determined by the roadway and usually speed surveys. a street may have a 50 mph limit based upon it being in a wide street with minimal residential occupancy, and a survey found that 85 percent of motorists drive between 40-60 mph along...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: passing thr drivers test, test anxiety, studient
test anxiety, studient, road signs: Tonya- I hope I can help and I do have several suggestions. -The test is not stupid and it is possible to pass. -Very rarely is poor performance due to test anxiety. -Therefore, the best thing to do is learn the material. In making these statements,...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: pulling off interstate in heavy rain, safe spot, heavy rain
safe spot, heavy rain, blinkers: You should pull off the interstate on to the nearest safe spot to park off the road. then you turn off your lights. only if you get caught on the shoulder of the highway, turn on your emergency blinkers to alert other motorists of your location. if you...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Question for a driving test, parallel parking, driving test
parallel parking, driving test, ace: Sad as it is, I know of no easy way to explain to you the best way for you to park. This type of parking even I have problems with. And I am not going to show you, yet I recommend your parents to show you and try to help you learn this way. However, remember...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Question regarding snow chains, snow questions, snow chains
snow questions, snow chains, santa fe nm: Good question. All wheel drive and 4 wheel drive help in the snow, yet the best advice is not to drive in the snow if you can help it. Chains are in some states illegal to use on public roads. Depends on how bad the roads are and that would tell you if four...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: question about driving, brake shoes, brake fade
brake shoes, brake fade, mechanic: Dear Joe, I am not sure if it is bad for the car to be in neutral as I am not a mechanic, but it could be bad for you as when the engine is in gear you have more control over the vehicle. The engine can help when braking and if in neutral all of the effort...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: questions, prepaired, driving test
prepaired, driving test, open question: Dear Kaiser, This is a very open question. If you have practiced everything that you need to and your instructor thinks you are ready to take a driving test, there is nothing you need to worry about. Don t drive any differently to what you have been doing...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Radar Guns, radar guns, radar units
radar guns, radar units, factory calibration: K and X band are just different types of traditional radar units. Send out a radio wave and determine the speed by the return of the signal from the object. The x band units have a narrower beam so that they focus more closely to the object it is pointed...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Radar Guns, radar guns, radar units
radar guns, radar units, laser units: Radar units (guns is politically incorrect) are calibrated at the factory on a prescribed schedule of maintainence, or if the unit its not working properly. The tuning forks are used to assure that the unit is reading properly at the time of use prior to...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Rear End/Merging Collision, wilshire boulevard, airbag deployment
wilshire boulevard, airbag deployment, fraud claim: No you do not have any claim against the other driver. you will probably be found partially at fault in that you did not clear traffic in front of you before you started to move. remember civil is not guilty-not guilty it goes by percentage at fault. you...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Road Test, road test, bits and pieces
road test, bits and pieces, spite: To be honest I can t say. First I do not know where you live and second I am not sure what your doing wrong for sure. I recommend trying to master it the way the master does it. Your teacher may not be the best at driving, yet he can still teach you a thing...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Road Test Help, road test, driving test
road test, driving test, turnabout: Dear Sade, Unfortunatly I am not familar with the test procedures in Maryland as I am from the United Kingdom. If you goto http://mva.state.md.us/Resources/DL-02BMVAGuideBook2.pdf (page 12) you will get some advise of what to expect, but the best way is...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Road Test, turn signals, lane changes
turn signals, lane changes, mr baker: Tab- A signal is required for a Y turn or curve. If your test is on a course, it isn t likely that you would see that anyway. Common reasons why students lose points: Failing to check the blind spot on each and every right and left turn as well...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Rogue Traffic Lights, bizarre accident, mr winter
bizarre accident, mr winter, traffic lights: As with all devices there can be a malfunction. The area s traffic engineering department monitors and maintains the lighting systems. Check with them to ascertin if there was any malfunction to the lighting system at the date and time of this collision....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Rough Estimate of Vehicle Speed - MVA, lapd report, varience
lapd report, varience, nicb: Way too thin to make a good calculation. if the drunk had been stopped and accelerated forward at the normal acceleration rate of 5 feet per second squared then he would have attained a speed of only 26 mph. using a simple momentum calculation for your...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Roundabouts, left hand side, westbound
left hand side, westbound, many thanks: In a round about all traffic is going in the same direction. I suspect that the instructor wants you to enter the round about and take the third road out of the round about. I.E. if you enter heading northbound into the round about, continue until you can...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Roundabouts, taking time, few days
taking time, few days: Hi Karen, Sorry but my husband was taken into hospital a few days ago and is not available to answere the question in person, however I printed it out and took it in to him when I visited today and he says that he does not know of any limit to how often a...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: RWD Driving techniques, mazda mx 5, miata clubs
mazda mx 5, miata clubs, bmw clubs: I drive both RWD and FWD cars on the track, and really, unless you are over the limit, they drive pretty much the same. Yes, they ARE different, but the basic rules are the same, there is only so much traction, and the good driver manages that traction better...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: You`re my last hope!, florida dmv, road test
florida dmv, road test, last hope: Nili- Thank you for waiting for me to get the correct answer for you. In the state of Florida, you may get a learner s license at age 15. You must hold that for six months. Once you are age 16 and have had your learner s license for six months, you...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: front/rear weight distribution, wheel drive car, road racing cars
wheel drive car, road racing cars, weight bias: Usually, 50-50 weight distribution is the best you can get. This applies to road cars and road racing cars. But for drag racing, up to a point, more rear weight bias is better. Example: Top fuel cars have the engine almost on top of the rear axle, and...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: right hand driving, buggy drivers, google search
buggy drivers, google search, horse drawn wagons: A quick Google search led to this very complete and logical reply: http://users.pandora.be/worldstandards/driving%20on%20the%20left.htm Seems that it has to do with the way horse drawn wagons were driven in the past. The US started out driving on...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: roundabouts, disapline, o clock
disapline, o clock, road layout: Dear Sara, Lane disapline can be a very dificult thing to understand and get right, especially approaching and negotiating roundabouts. I generally use the information on the road traffic sign rather than the actual road layout to determin which exit...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Scooter Ticket, dusk times, time conditions
dusk times, time conditions, driving at night: this is an infraction but could lead to your not obtaining a license for the scooter (M if in CA). you should check the dqwn dusk times for your area to see if the time of the ticket was properly written. if it was still dusk or dawn (30 minutes prior to...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Speeding ticket, doppler shift, brian stephens
doppler shift, brian stephens, passing train: Dear Brian, There are basically two types of speed detector, Radar and Laser. A Radar detector uses a principle called Doppler shift. This is the same principle that makes a passing train/motorbike etc sound higher in pitch when it is moving toward you...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: SpeedingTicket, radar unit, radar gun
radar unit, radar gun, radar detector: there is no law that the radar unit has to be shown in CA but I don t know about SC. you can gon online or to the library to get the SC vehicle code to research this point. you can always fight a ticket. many times the officer doesn t show up and you...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Spin out causes?, honda civic hatchback, winter driving conditions
honda civic hatchback, winter driving conditions, blizzak tires: Chet- I have some ideas for you and I totally understand your irritation. Being an instructor, I like things in the car under my control! My thoughts tend to go with the car on this because you were saying that others were able to handle faster speeds...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Start & drive off?, 2006 nissan altima, nissan altima
2006 nissan altima, nissan altima, fuel spray: Greg, My 96 Taurus SHO drops below 1000 rpm easily within 15 seconds or so, and most cars/trucks I have had do so. But waiting 4-5 minutes for the car to drop is waiting too long in my opinion. If our car (automatic transmission I assume?) doesn t slam...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: safer, everyday driver, professional type
everyday driver, professional type, skip barber: Sometimes kids just scare their parents no matter what. You mom may be unused to riding with anyone else? Also, you could be doing things that she might consider scary. Do you wait longer than she does to brake for a stop or turn? Do you like to push...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: several driving questions, driving questions, exact rules
driving questions, exact rules, follow ups: The school zone warns you where children are. In simple when the school is in section, the lights in many towns are on. If they aren t I would still recommend to slow down. Please ask your DMV your town laws with this. As for the stop light, if there is...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: the show me tell me part of the driving test, compulsory basic training, hi chris
compulsory basic training, hi chris, driving test: Hi Chris, This is a vague question. What is This part of the test ? You do not specify whether you are taking your part one theory or part two practical test or even compulsory basic training, advanced level testing or compulsory re-testing. You haven...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: sidelights, low wattage lights, pilot lights
low wattage lights, pilot lights, driving at night: Hi Nella, The sidelights, (or riding lights, marker lights or pilot lights) on a vehicle are the four corner (or more on some vehicles) low wattage lights, usually 5 watts, that mark the outline of a vehicle. They are white at the front and red at the...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: skidding, al brown, stopping power
al brown, stopping power, eachother: This question is quite complex. In simple, you should try to drive your car the way you want to go, for if you go the way the skid is, you could hit another car or other things, yet some experts I have heard recommend going the way of the skid to avoid a turn...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: how to stop my nervousness, driving test, nervousness
driving test, nervousness, google: Believe you can ace it and you will. I would be there before it starts. Half an hour at least. Practice. Have people test you like the offical test. Dress well. Have the air on correctly. You can ace it. Believe you can and you will. Good luck and ask follow...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Towing a caravan, towing a caravan, snake bar
towing a caravan, snake bar, trailer tent: Hi Paul Your 1600cc engine should be fine however one important aspect of towing a caravan is to make sure that it is properly packed. The caravan floor space should be used evenly when loading up with the items you are taking. The caravan when being...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: TRAFFIC, chevy el camino, slamed
chevy el camino, slamed, operater: in civil cases there is no 100%, usually, found at fault, it is usually a percentage at fault. clearly the other driver will be found at fault for driving too fast for conditions, but there may be fault found against you, in that, why didn t you attempt to...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Traffic accident causes, joke question, cause of accidents
joke question, cause of accidents, popularity thanks: 1. Age does come into play with older drivers, in that, many start to loose good driving abilities as they get older and can cause accidents. But this skill is dependent upon the individual. Many people age well and don t loose their skills as fast as others....

Driving & Driving Test Tips: teenage drving, correct answer, state laws
correct answer, state laws, cell phone use: the same holds true for cell phone use as well as obtaining a license. each state makes the rules pertaining to thier state therefore there are different rules for the individual states and you have to go to your particular state laws that cover these issues...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: test, productive study, parent guardian
productive study, parent guardian, turning corners: HArd to answer when I can t see the exact situation. Arguing the examiners points after the fact isn t productive. Study the driving manual and practice. It sounds to me like you are giving too much room when you turn or go by parked cars. This is...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Even though the minumum age..., driving in france, provisional licence
driving in france, provisional licence, uk licence: Hi, Driving in France. The rules are relevant to the country in which the licence is issued. I assume that you have a UK licence? If it is a full group B Then you are entitled to drive your car anywhere in the EU on it. However if it is a provisional...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: tips..., 2pass, driving tests
2pass, driving tests, state tests: You can read what other experts have said on this site. http://experts.about.com/q/2382/ Try this site also http://www.2pass.co.uk/ It all depends on where you live for me to give you more advice. Try a search on google.com for driving tests and...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: towing limits, caravan towing, northumbria police
caravan towing, northumbria police, certificate of conformity: Hi Mal, I have no idea what the Police Officer means by that statement, but this is the general situation with licences obtained from 1st January 1997. A group B licence authorises the driving of a vehicle with a total unladen mass not exceeding 3.5...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Unsafe Backing., chevy avalanche, age discrimination
chevy avalanche, age discrimination, 14yo: I don t know about AZ law, but usually there can not be a ticket for driving on private property. the vehicle code only applies to the public highway. I also don t understand why you are being held liable. you were working as an employee at the location...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: underage driving`, driving without a license, state laws
driving without a license, state laws, consequences: That depends on your state laws. In California your car would be impounded for 30 days (approximately $1200+ to get it out after 30 days), and your record would reflect that you were driving w/o a licanse, thus you would not be allowed to get your driver...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Volume of vehicles on U.S. highways, county engineer, tune ups
county engineer, tune ups, auto fuel: vehicle estmates are best found though the U.S. dept of transportation. I can tell you the amount saved by not using head lights is miniscule compared to the safety of friving with them on. you would be betteroff to make sure all vehicles got proper tune...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: whos at fault in a city park, dodger stadium, traffic collision
dodger stadium, traffic collision, sports activity: There is no specific law that I know of that addresses this issue. It is common sense that if you drive near a location where balls may fly through the air your car could get hit. this even happens a Dodger Stadium when a ball goes out of the stadium and...

Driving & Driving Test Tips: Is this worth fighting or just pay the ticket?, other vehicles, first mistake
other vehicles, first mistake, light traffic: This ticket is a matter of how much time you are willing to take to fight it. First, what section did he cite you for, if this is a California case. Second, if this is a moving violation in your state, then you can check to see if it can be expunged...

Drug & Health Stores: help please!-interesting question, good liar, message to my girl
good liar, message to my girl, friends birthday: Hi Billy----this is not my department but let me give you something to think about. First, I don t know what effect valium would have on her nor what else was in her system when she supposedly took it. But there is a bigger picture here. First, how does...

Drug & Health Stores: help please!-interesting question, good liar, message to my girl
good liar, message to my girl, friends birthday: Hi Billy---well this is outside my area and I would suggest you drop by a local pharmacy and ask the druggist his or her opinion. However, keep in mind, from the lawyer s standpoint, neither you nor she know what exactly she took; someone may have TOLD her...

Drums & Percussion: 1940's tenor drum, vintage drum center, tenor drum
vintage drum center, tenor drum, snare drum: Hi Felice and thanks for your question. No need to apologize for the email. To be honest with you that is a tall order to try to fill but not impossible. Im going to give you some phone numbers and web sites where you may beable to find a drum like that...

Drums & Percussion: 1940's tenor drum, tenor drum, ebay
tenor drum, ebay, hoops: Felice--a very pretty name. Let s see if we can make you a hero. We will need some information. #1--the brand #2--the color (also the color of the hoops) If I don t have it in my shop,I can create one. I have over 400 drums to pick from and WE can get...

Drums & Percussion: 1957 slingerland drumset, pearl color, crash ride
pearl color, crash ride, slingerland: Nathan--asking that question is like asking a used car dealer what your used car is worth. I can t tell you much. I would need to see several pictures and have you answer about 10 questions. If you want to do this,then send me an email to drumdoctor@att.net...

Drums & Percussion: 1960-63 ludwig 6.5 x 14 snare drum with super sensitive throw off, ludwig snare, ludwig drums
ludwig snare, ludwig drums, snare drum: Jay--you can go on the Ludwig website (ludwig-drums.com) and look at pictures. Then you can order the parts from an authorized Ludwig dealer. Remember to write the part numbers down. Some of the parts are a little pricey. *NOTE:instead of standard snares,I...

Drums & Percussion: 1965 Ludwig Shells, old paint, vintage sound
old paint, vintage sound, countertop: Bob---it s hard to do by hand. The edge has to be sanded or cut so the drum is flat -- some call is being square . Then the angle cut is done. Then the wood is sealed. You can try doing it by hand and probably can get fairly close. Put it this way--it...

Drums & Percussion: 1972 Rogers Drumset, playing the drums, metal shell
playing the drums, metal shell, remo heads: Jeff---There is no way that I can do an accurate appraisal without seeing pictures. That is like asking your mechanic to diagnose your car by telling him it s making a noise. I would need to see several pictures and ask several questions. If you wish to...

Drums & Percussion: 1980 Ludwig Drum Set, ludwig drum, cymbals
ludwig drum, cymbals, mechanic: Lindsay-- that is the same as asking a mechanic what is wrong with your car over the phone. I would need to see several pictures and ask you a few questions. If you want to do this, then send the pictures to drumdoctor@att.net and please reduce them by...

Drums & Percussion: 2 collets for a Rogers, collets, collet
collets, collet, drummer: THose are hard to find. Those collets should be steel--so they can be welded. One drummer here in Florida plays nothing but Rogers. He took a collet down to a machine shop and had some made from stainless steel,then polished. Those should never crack or...

Drums & Percussion: 11 piece Slingerland drum kit, ball park, serial numbers
ball park, serial numbers, sparkle: i would have to see the pics if you wanted a price range to sell them. But my guess would be that they are maple as well. Maple is pretty much the standard wood for drums. But send me the pics and I will be able to help you further. send them to: kastanis_john@yahoo.com...

Drums & Percussion: 1960's slingerland drums, slingerland drums, serial numbers
slingerland drums, serial numbers, 1960s: Hello Amy, There is probably no way to tell the age of your drums simply by looking for a date of manufacture on your drums. If your drums were indeed manufactured in the 1960’s, the date of manufacture can be narrowed down by examining the style of badge...

Drums & Percussion: Brand question, pearl forum, toy kit
pearl forum, toy kit, gammon: gammon is more of a toy kit and not a real quality drum set. for beginners I generally advise the pearl forum drum set. It is nicely priced and well built, it should last him for a few years. if you want though, give me a price range and I will find some...

Drums & Percussion: Broken Hi Hat Mechanism, adjustable clutch, clutch assembly
adjustable clutch, clutch assembly, height settings: Hi Tom, well the hi-hat tends to comprise of the following parts: You got the foot pedal which is fixed to a rod (which goes inside the bottom tube,in between a spring assembly is attached to give tension when u depress the foot pedal, then a long metal threaded...

Drums & Percussion: Broken tension rod, tension rod, screw hole
tension rod, screw hole, spring tension: Well JoJo, u need to take off the tension rod casing from the shell usually fixed with screws from the inside) then u mite be able to take out out the spring tension assembly and free the bolt, u can get bolts or threaded rods from ur local drum dealer....

Drums & Percussion: Cleaning Ludwig Speed King, ace hardware stores, mineral spirits
ace hardware stores, mineral spirits, pain in the butt: Hi Travis here are a few comments from other users, u mite have these already The Speed King is a great pedal. It is unchanged since 1948,but that does not make it a dinosaur. It was so far ahead of it s time and remains a solid pedal today. Just think--the...

Drums & Percussion: Click Track Sync, click track, metronome
click track, metronome, menus: Hello Luke, It depends upon the software/looping device you are using. If you are using a software-based product it should be as simple as adding in the metronome sound from one of the sub menus. If you are using a stand-alone looping machine, it would...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbal Bell, wet grinder, metal alloys
wet grinder, metal alloys, rock crash: Hello Alexander, Can you grind it down yourself? You probably can if you have the proper equipment. You will need a wet-grinder. I would begin with a hand-held Dremel tool (using a coolant to keep the bit wet) to make the initial cut to remove the bow....

Drums & Percussion: Drum Kit Brand Information, ludwig snare, ride cymbal
ludwig snare, ride cymbal, snare drum: Robert---I would bet that you will not be able to find an Anthony tom. Your best best is to find any tom in the size that you want and have it recovered. BUT---it will be red sparkle but it will be a lot brighter than the drums have now, because your drums...

Drums & Percussion: DW Craviotto maple snare, snare drums, drum shells
snare drums, drum shells, drum companies: Hello Mike, These snare drums were made by the Johnny Craviotto drum company and distributed/issued by the DW drum company. As far as the age of the drum, I would suggest you contact DW directly. I would also suggest you contact the Johnny Craviotto...

Drums & Percussion: DW snare or Ludwig snare, ludwig snare, snare drum
ludwig snare, snare drum, ebay: ok, well after looking over them a bit I came to this conclusion. Your choices are between (essentially) the same drum in either a poppy snare sound or a beefy snare sound. The dw is a thinner snare and will offer great high end and a good cutting pop...

Drums & Percussion: DW snare or Ludwig snare, ludwig snare, snare drums
ludwig snare, snare drums, alex holy: Holy moly, those are two sweet snare drums. Normally I would buy DW stuff as I have always trusted the company for their quality control. However the Ludwig obviously is no average Ludwig. Unless there is something specifically defective with either drum...

Drums & Percussion: DW snare or Ludwig, ludwig snare, snare drum
ludwig snare, snare drum, strk: Hi Alex, the only way u will know what is best is for u is to try them side by side, but as there both on ebay, that is not option at present. A side by side comparison is the only way to determine is best for you. So if your looking for the ideal answer...

Drums & Percussion: dating a ludwig snare drum, ludwig snare, snare drum
ludwig snare, snare drum, acrolite: I could give you a decent price to sell it at but I need to see it. as for dating it through the serial number, I can t help much there. try www.vintagedrums.com they might be able to help with that. but send me some pics and I will tell you what i would...

Drums & Percussion: double bass technique, double bass technique, drum tab
double bass technique, drum tab, rudiments: Treat your feet just like your hands. Learn all the rudiments with your feet. Everything that you can play, learn it with leading with the left foot. Be able to play every pattern foward and backward. There are also some great DVD s and books out that...

Drums & Percussion: drum tunning, tune drums, head tension
tune drums, head tension, drum shells: Hi isa,here are various methods and techniques used in tuning drums, I ll describe mine and also include a few sites giving alternative ways. First of all, I put on the head, then the rim, then put the tension bolts on and finger tighten them, now I carefully...

Drums & Percussion: drums???, professional pianist, playing the drums
professional pianist, playing the drums, immortal words: Hello Bailey, Playing the drums is no harder than playing any other musical instrument. In fact, it is no harder than playing baseball, running, or playing a video game. However, doing any of these things WELL involves daily dedicated practice. To answer...

Drums & Percussion: electronic drums for beginner, ludwig accent, yamaha dd
ludwig accent, yamaha dd, drum silencers: Hello Perri, It seems as though your budget is between $300 - $800. For that kind of money, you could buy your daughter a real acoustic drum set including cymbals and sound silencers (for your sanity). I would recommend this route for several reasons. ...

Drums & Percussion: Finger injury/tendonitis, single strokes, stroke roll
single strokes, stroke roll, playing drums: Your Remo pad is fine. Keep in mind that rudimental drummers use an entirely different size stick - the family of sticks which are in the class of the old Promark 3S family. I play with DC10 s, a stick designed by the snare teacher of my period in the Santa...

Drums & Percussion: Brand question, teenage son
Drums & Percussion: Brand question, teenage son

Drums & Percussion: Broken Hi Hat Mechanism, upper tube, cymbals
Drums & Percussion: Broken Hi Hat Mechanism, upper tube, cymbals, sponge

Drums & Percussion: DW Craviotto maple snare, plywood shell, snare drums
Drums & Percussion: DW Craviotto maple snare, plywood shell, snare drums, dw drums

Drums & Percussion: double bass technique, horacio hernandez, dave dicenso
Drums & Percussion: double bass technique, horacio hernandez, dave dicenso, movement of a hand

Drums & Percussion: recovering my 1961 Ludwig Super Classics
Drums & Percussion: recovering my 1961 Ludwig Super Classics

Drums & Percussion: Gretsch Catalina Ash drum kit, maple shells, drum kit
maple shells, drum kit, pdp: with an ash kit the tones are going to be a bit higher and will tend to really cut through everything. You will be able to get a good rock feel with a bit of tuning but you will definitely notice the difference between ash and maple. Gretsch makes a great...

Drums & Percussion: Hoops Difference, wood hoops, thin shell
wood hoops, thin shell, cast aluminum: Well Alex, here it is: 1. Die Cast Hoops: Thicker and stronger then triple flanged stamped hoops with an ability to allow more even tuning of the head and as a result, the head is usually more responsive throughout the tuning range with less varied...

Drums & Percussion: Hoops Difference, wood hoops, best of both worlds
wood hoops, best of both worlds, thanks in advance: wood hoops add a bit more warmth and punch to rimshots and will not stay in tune as well as a standard hoop. diecast I have never played and know of no one that does so I am sorry but I can t answer that part. And standard hoops will offer a brighter sound...

Drums & Percussion: Hoops Difference, wood hoops, rim shots
wood hoops, rim shots, that would make sense: I m a rim player. I play rim shots as my primary beats most of the time. Rims are very important to me and years ago I noticed that Die-cast had a very heavy clonking sound. I ended up with a heavy stamped rim on the top of my snare, and a die-cast on the...

Drums & Percussion: JENCO Marimba S/N 74464-2, jenco, suitable substitute
jenco, suitable substitute, xylophones: Jenco s time frame was mid 40 s to early 70 s. The frame design usually tells the era. Jenco products (xylophones-marimbas--vibes & symphonic chimes) had better sounding bars & tubes (especially the metal stuff). A lot of symphonic players will have a...

Drums & Percussion: Looking for a smaller drum set, rhythm traveler, electronic sets
rhythm traveler, electronic sets, compact kit: electric kits are hard to get used to for some, and unless you spend $1000 on one then you will eventually have problems with it. Also, I am going to go ahead and assume your price range is between $600 and $800 and not $6 and $8. not much i could help you...

Drums & Percussion: Looking for a smaller drum set, electronic sets, drum sets
electronic sets, drum sets, drumset: Hello Jennifer, I’ve answered a similar question in a previous post so I will include a copy of that answer for you. In short, I always recommend to beginners that they start on an acoustic drumset. Here is some info: It seems as though your budget is...

Drums & Percussion: Lugs, beavertail, lugs
beavertail, lugs, rogers: I would not know what to tell you. There were very few Beavertail copies made. You just have to keep searching like everybody else does---OR-- find some lugs that have the same spacing and use them instead of the Rogers lugs. Go to all the drum websites...

Drums & Percussion: large bass drum tuning?, rehearsal studios, batter head
rehearsal studios, batter head, kick drum: Well Paul, a 28” marching isn t designed as a kick drum as it wasn meant to be hit with a beater on a drum pedal thats y it don t sound like one and the 20” kick drum does. With careful tuning you can get a wide range of sounds with a conventional kick,...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig speed king bass drum pedal connecting link replacement, bass drum pedal, rivet gun
bass drum pedal, rivet gun, plumbing industry: Hello Mark, You will need either a flaring tool (which is commonly used in the plumbing industry) or a flaring bit for a drill press. Of the two, the flaring tool will probably be easier to find and use. The flaring bit is a specialized type of tooling...

Drums & Percussion: PA System for drums, garage band, style of music
garage band, style of music, several factors: Hello Clay, The answer depends upon several factors: 1) your budget; 2) the style of music; 3) the venues you typically perform in. For a modest budget ($700 – $1,500) you can get a pair of powered monitors and enough microphones to reinforce the important...

Drums & Percussion: Pedal issues, snare drum, playing the drums
snare drum, playing the drums, three voices: Hello Tony, Sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but I had to sit down at my drums to see for myself! If you were to slope your thigh in any position it could be sloped downward toward the bass drum. As far as heel down or heel up, I find that it...

Drums & Percussion: Possibly playing with an injury?, playing drums, doubt in my mind
playing drums, doubt in my mind, answ: when it comes to me and heels I say the only way to be the best is to live in both worlds. heel up and heel down should not be separated like so many drummers do. I use both in different situations, I primarily play heel up but for softer or more intricate...

Drums & Percussion: recovering my 1961 Ludwig Super Classics, ludwig drums, oyster pearl
ludwig drums, oyster pearl, silver sparkle: Well Brian, the short answer is no! You have to completely remove the old covering or u may not be able to fit the heads back on!. I am not familiar with Ludwig covering processes, so you could end up taking a layer of wood laminate off the shell in an...

Drums & Percussion: Single chained or double chained?, double bass drum pedals, bass drum pedals
double bass drum pedals, bass drum pedals, double bass drum: That is something I don t know, but it leads me to a piece of advice I have never given here before. There are so many parts to a double pedal that I can promise at some point in time you will have to fix something on it, and most pedals are put together...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland snare, tama superstar, option worth
tama superstar, option worth, strainer: well there are a few things you can do. One would be to contact slingerland and ask them about a replacement part. They will need to know the approximate year the drum was made to be able to match it up and it might get kind of pricey if it is a really old...

Drums & Percussion: TD6KX with Reason, yamaha psr 275, midi connectors
yamaha psr 275, midi connectors, basic midi: Hello Anthony, Sorry it has taken so long, but I’ve been doing a little research. As far as the internal sub-menu switches, there are a myriad of tiny details which could effect the final MIDI route of a signal. With so many possibilities, I feel it best...

Drums & Percussion: TUNING DRUMS!!!!, remo ambassador, bottom head
remo ambassador, bottom head, tension rod: To properly tune drums you simply need to remember a few things. The main one being that the resonate head (or the bottom head) controls the pitch of the drum. Start out by tuning the top and bottom heads to an equal tension, i usually go 3 full turns in...

Drums & Percussion: tama rockstar, maple shells, playing the drums
maple shells, playing the drums, best bet: to find out the exact year of the drum set you will have to contact tama themselves. vintagedrums.com might be able to help with that, but I think asking tama directly would be your best bet. and rockstars come with maple shells...generally. unless it was...

Drums & Percussion: How many timpani?, size preferences, timpani
size preferences, timpani, timpano: Hello Dick, WOW! What a great deal for you! If this school has any other timpani they need to get rid of, email me and I will give you my address! (just kidding!) As for recommendations, a “typical” set of four timpani includes a 32”, 29”, 26”, and 23”...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Rogers set -- Rare? Valuable?, bass drum pedal, high hats
bass drum pedal, high hats, fullerton california: Chuck---Even though yout drums were bought as a set---they were NOT built as a set. Serious collectors want all the drums to be of the same place and the serial numbers close. Your drums were put together by the music store. They are a rare color and...

Drums & Percussion: value of drums, pearl 5, midnight pearl
pearl 5, midnight pearl, pair of drums: Hello Jean, There are several factors which would contribute to the value of the drums you describe: 1) The size and condition of each drum; 2) The total number of drums; 3) Were cases included in the price?; 4) Were stands (hi-hat, cymbal, snare drum,...

Drums & Percussion: Yamaha Rydeen Drum Wraps, stock
stock: usually if you are looking for a discontinued wrap or color you have to contact the manufacturer and they will send you some of their back stock. they always keep a few sheets laying around for this specific reason. if not try www.vintagedrums.com and they...

Drums & Percussion: 1st drum set - electric or acoustic, free drum tabs, free drum lessons
free drum tabs, free drum lessons, amplification system: Hi, Karen-- I would go with the PDPz5 set because it is made by DW drums which are TOP of the line drums. The set you are looking at is their low-end set, but the quality will be superior. Lynne May Music Studio http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.co...

Drums & Percussion: 70's Slingerland Drums, slingerland drums, silver badges
slingerland drums, silver badges, maple shell: Steve, Slingerland drums from the 70 s will have silver badges with black lettering and say Niles,IL on the badge. I understand what he is saying, but obviously he does not know how drums are made. YOur drums have some maple in them. They probably...

Drums & Percussion: Age to start drumm lessons., free drum lessons, mark knopfler
free drum lessons, mark knopfler, top hats: Hi, June-- That s great! Some people are just born drummers! I got my first drum set when I was his age and have continued playing and teaching for my whole life. If you can find a teacher who is patient and willing to be flexible, definitely get him...

Drums & Percussion: Bass Drum, pucillo, bass drum
pucillo, bass drum, lugs: Danny, 1st--you have a rare drum. 2nd--not many people want a single headed drum. 3rd--a lot of drummers think that those drums are extremely ugly. It is what it is. I have only seen one other drum like that. It was a 22 and sold for $260. So I...

Drums & Percussion: Book to learn about jazz comping, free drum lessons, jim chapin
free drum lessons, jim chapin, modern drummer: Hello, Hirak-- The two books you mention are good. I also found this system which looks exciting-- http://cgi.ebay.com/JAZZ-DRUM-LESSONS-DVDS-1-BOOK-3-DVDs-PLAY-ALONG-CD!_W0QQitemZ140274972964QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20081014?IMSfp=TL081014112004r34780 ...

Drums & Percussion: brass refinishing, premier signia, premier snare
premier signia, premier snare, sweat years: Mark, I doubt that there would be any pieces for your Premier snare. So, it looks like replating is your only option. A good plating company should be able to take care of the brass and the chrome pieces as well. You will have to REALLY take care...

Drums & Percussion: Care of battery instruments, teflon spray, aluminum piece
teflon spray, aluminum piece, tension rods: Deborah, One fact that you have to realize is that it takes some money to keep drums, cymbals, hardware and accessories, in top playing and looking condition. If you don t have any money for maintainence, then what happens if something major goes wrong...

Drums & Percussion: cleaning Ludwig Speedking pedal, teflon spray, mineral spirits
teflon spray, mineral spirits, triflo: Rick, Once the chrome starts to act like that, there is nothing that can be done--Actually--the ONLY thing that can be done is to have it rechromed--BUT---the drum is not worth it. Get a new or different snare and play away!!! Hope this helps....

Drums & Percussion: Drum College?, head honcho, drum builders
head honcho, drum builders, different drum: Stephanie, I have been in the business of repairing, recovering, refinishing and building drums for 42 years +. I do not know of any schools that teach about building drums. Maybe there is a new school out there, but I do not know of it. To be...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Kit for Beginner, apples to apples, percussion techniques
apples to apples, percussion techniques, assistance feedback: Chris, Before I get into the drums themselves, I have give you some advice. Even though he is playing with a school band, he needs to be taking lessons. His band director may be helping him, it takes a PROFESSIONAL, QUALIFIED teacher to impart...

Drums & Percussion: Drum wood, african mahogany, tight grain
african mahogany, tight grain, drum wood: Anne, Osese is also known as African mahogany. It is a durable wood and has a tight grain. Don t worry about the sound--there is no human being on the planet that can tell wood apart from their sound. But my question is are you going to buy one...

Drums & Percussion: Drumlines and Physical Science, duts, drumline
duts, drumline, physical science: Angel, this is a very loaded question. I will give you one scenario for you to study and let you take off with the rest. Say you have a drum line in the back hash on the 20 yard line. They are playing a small 8th note passage to compliment the pit which is...

Drums & Percussion: What drum kit for Xmas ?, discount drums, ebay
discount drums, ebay, studio music: Hi, Alison-- You could look for a used or new set on Ebay. I have a live feed on my site that is up to date with drums sets available on Ebay: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/discount-drums.html I just saw several sets there for around $300....

Drums & Percussion: Feeling nervous in the stage while performing, playing drums, hand signals
playing drums, hand signals, professional musicians: Karan, 1st--make sure that you know the music very well. YOu have to know it to where you don t have to think about it--it just flows out of you. 2nd--you have to be warmed up almost to the point of sweating. 3rd--you have to be in shape. Drumming...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Chicago Badge, holiday season, ludwig
Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Chicago Badge, holiday season, ludwig, ludwig drum co

Drums & Percussion: measures, simplistic answer, accents
Drums & Percussion: measures, simplistic answer, accents, accent

Drums & Percussion: Premier Signia Value
Drums & Percussion: Premier Signia Value

Drums & Percussion: slingerland drumset, frank marty, slingerland
Drums & Percussion: slingerland drumset, frank marty, slingerland, gault

Drums & Percussion: Tuning, marching drums, prefrence
Drums & Percussion: Tuning, marching drums, prefrence, dynasty

Drums & Percussion: Gammon Drums, gammon drums, talent portion
gammon drums, talent portion, miss georgia: Kim, I answered a question about these same drums a while ago--they are an import--made in either Taiwan, Japan,China,Thailand, Indonesia or Mexico. Probably made of Phillipine Mahogany--or luan. These drums, along with about 30-35 other sets like...

Drums & Percussion: GRETSCH BLACKHAWK DRUMS, gretsch blackhawk, local music store
gretsch blackhawk, local music store, snare drums: Michael, I try to do my best and help drummers when I can. Blackhawk drums: I 1st saw them in the late 70 s. A typical import set made in either Taiwan--Japan or China. Made of Phillipine mahogany, just like any other entry-level, import drum...

Drums & Percussion: Hand Drum, ethnic percussion, percussion section
ethnic percussion, percussion section, world percussion: Kim, I don t consider myself an expert on ethnic percussion and hand drums come in many forms from many cultures. My best advice is to check out the website below. I have a link to the World percussion section and in fact, it s also the best place to...

Drums & Percussion: How to identify when the Snare side head needs a change?, mapex m series, minor dents
mapex m series, minor dents, snare drum: Hirak, I change my snare side heads at least once a year. Use a good one like Evans or Aquarian. Before you put any more heads on that thing, check the bearing edges. Take off both heads--place it on a countertop--put a flashlight in it--make the...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Bronze shell?, john eldridge, shell question
john eldridge, shell question, 4th contact: Damo, All the serial number will tell you is when it was made. Just find those websites with the serial numbers and you will know the year of manufacture. Just Google one of those 3 BB experts. Most of the BB snares back then were brass.A small...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Chicago Badge, monroe nc, chicago usa
monroe nc, chicago usa, keystone: Dean, You were confusing me by saying the Monroe badge. The 1st Monroe badge was the same shape as the Blue/Olive badge, but was Black & White. Then the switched to a large Keystone badge in the early 90 s. IN 1960,Ludwig used a large keystone...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Classic Maple Drum Shells, maple drums, drum shells
maple drums, drum shells, e bay: Bill, I was on several websites and they all said that those drums are 7 ply and 6mm thick. However, we all are human and can make mistakes. The Ludwig site was down so I could not check what it says on their web site. I think that Ludwig did make...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig badges, ludwig drums, snare drums
ludwig drums, snare drums, ludwig drum: Jerry, Sadly, there are crooked people out there. Even usually good people, sometimes feel the need to rip someone off. Lesson #1--Don t trust anyone!!!! BUT--unless he is a long time drum repair expert, the grommet that is in the badge, will...

Drums & Percussion: measures, free drum tabs, how to read drum music
free drum tabs, how to read drum music, free drum lessons: Hi, Steve-- You can figure out the time signature from accents. The accent will occur on the 1st beat of every measure. In 4/4, you can clearly hear ONE two three four. In 3/4--ONE two three. You start the counting on the accent, which would be ONE....

Drums & Percussion: Need help to identify Premier series drumset, premier drums, mile radius
premier drums, mile radius, deb: Deb, You can send pictures to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce them by 50%.---BUT--- I would recommend that you don t do that. There are several reasons: 1-you really want to inspect any drums that you want to buy. 2--Parts are almost impossible...

Drums & Percussion: New Drummer, auto parts store, tuning wrench
auto parts store, tuning wrench, taiwan china: Sean, Several suggestions: 1--GO TAKE LESSONS!!! It doesn t matter if you are the most gifted drummer on the planet. Drumming is so physical and powerful, that if you play incorrectly, you can do PERMANENT, IRREVERSIBLE damage to your hands,wrists...

Drums & Percussion: About The new YAMAHA TOUR CUSTOM, walt disney world, good customer service
walt disney world, good customer service, drumkit: Carlos, 1st--95% of the sound comes from the drumheads. So do not worry about what type of wood a drum is made out of. There is no human being that can tell what type of wood your drums are made of. Your drums either sound good or they don t. ...

Drums & Percussion: Premier Signia Value, premier signia, maple shell
premier signia, maple shell, worth 1000: JImmy, Like I said before, you can figure out all the rest of the values of your equipment by going on a music equipment website like Interstate Music--Explorers Percussion or something similar, find the selling price and multifly the current price by...

Drums & Percussion: percussion mp3, orchestral auditions, percussion section
orchestral auditions, percussion section, google: Hi Matt, I m sorry - I have no idea - this is more of an internet search than a percussion question. Ask.com, Yahoo or Google would be your best source. I doubt though it s ever been multi-track recorded this way, most orchestras are recorded on stage...

Drums & Percussion: about my practice kit, electronic drum kit, electronic drums
electronic drum kit, electronic drums, ebay: James. I never had this question before. I am doubtful there is a solution. The only possibility are a se of triggers. Go to this link and click on Drum Triggers link at the top. http://www.ddrum.com However, until you buy these, plus a sound module...

Drums & Percussion: Refinishing Old Pearl MLX- Natural, bar gigs, black lacquer
bar gigs, black lacquer, tung oil: Bill, If you use a stripper yourself or have a friend do it, then you do not have to refinish the inside. Just be careful that none of the stripper gets on the inside. Follow the directions on the can. Wear chemical gloves and eye protection. ...

Drums & Percussion: Replacing a P87 strainer on Vintage WFL, adapter bracket, marc marc
adapter bracket, marc marc, thin piece: Marc, I understand that---BUT-- a few facts: 1--I could be wrong about the mounting holes 2--the drum wasn t a Barrett Deems model to begin with. 3--wouldn t it be better to make that drum (which is a fine drum) more functional by putting on a...

Drums & Percussion: Is my Rogers R380 kit vintage, premier snare, beavertail
premier snare, beavertail, r380: Damion, Anything that is over 30 years old is considered vintage--BUT--- it may not be collectable. If those are REAL beavertail lugs, then those lugs are worth more than the rest of the kit. Those kits came out in the mid 70 s and lasted to the early...

Drums & Percussion: refinishing, luck mike, bare metal
luck mike, bare metal, krylon: Jules, That is not paint, but Powder Coating You can try taking it to a powder coating place and see if they will strip it. I don t think that strippers will affect it. Maybe a commercial stripping place might be able to do it. Or you can...

Drums & Percussion: sewer damage to canwood drums, maple shell, insurance expert
maple shell, insurance expert, insurance adjuster: Hi, Dennis-- Sorry about your drums! I am not an insurance expert but I wonder if it would be possible to do one of the following: 1. Have your drums inspected by a local expert and obtain a written estimate of the damage. 2. Delay settling the claim...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland drumset, wood hoops, maple shells
wood hoops, maple shells, ebay: Jim, Yes I received the pics. Strange kit. You ordered them that way? To sell them, there is always ebay. Pluse there is several drum sites that have classified ads. You could put them on there also. BUT---here is what you will run into- ...

Drums & Percussion: slingerlands, 300 nights, shell thickness
300 nights, shell thickness, e bay: Jim-- So all you are wanting from me is places to advertise your drums for sale, correct? If you send me your email address, I will send you some websites where you can do that. My email is drumdoctor@live.com. Best wishes. Mike ...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning, marching snare drum, free drum lessons
marching snare drum, free drum lessons, studio music: Hi, Jules-- These are really nice drums! A tuning key is a tuning key--use any one that works. You should tune your new drum as you would any other drum--use the amount of tension that provides the sound that you want. Lynne May Music Studio http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-drum-lessons.htm...

Drums & Percussion: Value of drums, john jacobs, parish member
john jacobs, parish member, beginner student: John, That bass drum could be from the early 60 s also. Yes I would need pictures. Send them to drumdoctor@live.com--please reduce them by 50%. Also, look inside the drum. There should be a paper tag with the date and city of manufacture. ...

Drums & Percussion: whitehall drums, whitehall, 8 years
whitehall, 8 years, serial numbers: Probably not. I know of no one that has a listing of the Whitehall serial numbers. As I said before, your drums were made from the mid 60 s to the early 70 s--- So if we take 1966 to 1973, that is 8 years. So your drums were made within those 8 years....

Drums & Percussion: Antique single headed snare, jw pepper and sons, mahogany veneer
jw pepper and sons, mahogany veneer, rosewood veneer: Ron, I have only seen 2 of these drums and both were in bad shape. I was told that those drums were also used in band machines . A box like device that had a piano, banjo, drum,cymbal and sometimes other instruments inside that played when you put...

Drums & Percussion: being better at wat ii do, free drum lessons, professional drummer
free drum lessons, professional drummer, playing the drums: Hi, Deandra-- You can get free drum lessons here: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-drum-lessons.html There are many aspects to being professional drummer, but the first steps are becoming VERY good at reading drum music and playing various...

Drums & Percussion: Career opportunities for percussionists, percussive arts society, american federation of musicians
percussive arts society, american federation of musicians, graduation project: Andrea, THere are a LOT less opportunities for percussionists than you think. I don t know of any books or magazine articles that deal with this subject. I think that books and magazine articles are not that good of a source in this case. I would...

Drums & Percussion: Cleaning Old Drums, 0000 steel wool, warm soapy water
0000 steel wool, warm soapy water, radio kings: George, That finish is called WMP--White Marine Pearl. Well, you actually have some choices: 1--the best job is done by taking off all the hardware. then you clean the covering with warm,soapy water and then dry very well. 2--for a light...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbals, drums percussion, crash cymbals
drums percussion, crash cymbals, playing drums: Gage, A few things for you to consider when you ask about building up your set. What kind of music are you planning to play? Are you currently taking lessons from a qualified teacher? If not, are you planning to? What you describe is a standard...

Drums & Percussion: Double pedal hardware, friend clark, gibraltar
friend clark, gibraltar, discount music: Kevin, Yes I do. You can contact my friend,Clark who ows Discount Music in Jacksonville,Fl. He should have both new & used parts. Email is discountmusic@comcast.net. Please tell him that you got his email from me. Or you can order a Gibraltar...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Gig bags, gig bags, drum tabs
gig bags, drum tabs, studio music: Hi, Abi-- Although I could find no drum bag SETS which included a 20X22 bass drum bag, I DID find a bass drum bag that is available (or rather soon WILL be available) in that size. You can pre-order it and it will be shipped as soon as it becomes available....

Drums & Percussion: Drumlines and physics, homework question, straight shape
homework question, straight shape, flat shape: Angel, Sounds like a homework question. They relate in so many ways that we could write a book on the subject. 1--the drum itself--the head--how & why why does it react the way it does? The axiom--for every action, there is an equal and opposite...

Drums & Percussion: drum mic hole in custom snare, wooden hoops, elvin jones
wooden hoops, elvin jones, letterman show: Aldan, Some pretty creative stuff here. cutting holes larger than the air hole in shells does change the sound of the drum quite a bit. Anton fig on the Letterman show uses wood rims, as do I, and I believe Elvin Jones does as well. I don t think there...

Drums & Percussion: drum triggering, steve weiss music, remo powersonic
steve weiss music, remo powersonic, jazz drummers: Jack, I personally do not use triggers although I have no problem with them. The ddrum seem to be the most popular. The SR 16 is a great drum machine, although Alesis just released a higher model. As for the EQ, bass drums tend to be below 100hz, so boosting...

Drums & Percussion: How to make my drums sound poppy, how to make a snare drum, 1 million dollars
how to make a snare drum, 1 million dollars, bass drums: Dominic, LIke I said before, if you take some good heads and experiment with different tunings, that you will probably find the sound that you are looking for. That sound probably is single ply heads, but with either Moon gel or sound rings for...

Drums & Percussion: First electronic drum kit, electronic drum kit, bass drum pedal
electronic drum kit, bass drum pedal, free drum lessons: Hi, Michelle-- I did some looking and most of the sets that are of a quality that you would want are more expensive. I WAS able to find one set for $599 (regularly $999). It looks really good and the reviews are good plus the shipping is free. You can...

Drums & Percussion: Lugs for TDR 100 Slingerland snare drum (15"), lugs, drums
Drums & Percussion: Lugs for TDR 100 Slingerland snare drum (15"), lugs, drums, rob cook

Drums & Percussion: MalletKat-software-backup, mallet kat, mainstage
Drums & Percussion: MalletKat-software-backup, mallet kat, mainstage, differente

Drums & Percussion: Premier XPK or Projector Drums?, finnish birch, premier drums
Drums & Percussion: Premier XPK or Projector Drums?, finnish birch, premier drums, reinforcement rings

Drums & Percussion: fibes snare, blue sparkle, slingerland
blue sparkle, slingerland, snare: Joe, I would need to see pictures in order to give you an average market value for those drums. If you wish to do this then send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce the size by 50%. There used to be 3 sites for Ludwig serial numbers, 2...

Drums & Percussion: Garage band drums, playing the drums, garage band
playing the drums, garage band, drum kit: David, THe low temperatures will do almost nothing to the drums, but if you come out and stsrt playing them, you might split a head. BUT--I have heard of the cold making the covering split. Heat & humidity is a different thing--it will make the covering...

Drums & Percussion: groove drums, sam ash, drum head
sam ash, drum head, drumheads: For the money it is definitely worth it. I do not think it would be worth it for more than $500 but 319 is a steal. Then, I would invest another $60 for some good drumheads. The remo suades or the Evans G1 coated heads work very well for the toms and snare....

Drums & Percussion: hi hat, rechroming, snare drums
rechroming, snare drums, ziljian: Carl-- #1--Hihat--- The reason the rod does not hold is because either the wing nut is stripped or the hole where it screws in, is stripped. You can retap it to the next larger size wing nut. #2--Rechroming--- Unless you just won the lottery,...

Drums & Percussion: Ian Paice signature snare, ian paice, rhythm tech
ian paice, rhythm tech, batter head: Nick, You have me confused. How can a snare be high & tight, but have a lower tone? It s either one or the other. If the bottom head is more than a year old, replace it. I prefer Evans heads. Try either an EC Reverse Dot or a Power Center Reverse...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig & Ludwig Rosewood Marimba, brazilian rosewood, ebay
brazilian rosewood, ebay, marimba: Kane, Of course,like all things, the better condition it is in, the more it is worth. You have a LOT going for you. 1--the rarity--I have only seen one of those,but it was 3.5 octaves. It sold for $2850. 2--the age of it. 3--Rosewood is EXTREMELY...

Drums & Percussion: Lugs for TDR 100 Slingerland snare drum (15"), georges music, music in ohio
georges music, music in ohio, drilling holes: I think that I sold some of those lugs to Georges Music in Ohio. Other than that, I really don t know what to tell you. If you can t find any, you have 4 choices: 1--Replace the Slingerland lugs with another brand. This will probably involve drilling...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig restore, drum companies, mineral spirits
drum companies, mineral spirits, date stamps: John, You are probably right when you guessed that your drums were made in that order---BUT---it is possible that one or both of the other drums had their badges put on before the snare. Drum companies did all kinds of things like that back then. Anything...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig snare, ludwig snare, antique music
ludwig snare, antique music, odd sizes: Michael, try to find a local antique music store...that is your best bet on the snare. As far as the cymbals go, I would definitely keep those because those are odd sizes so they might be valuable. Email Zildjian for more info. Hope this helps Justin...

Drums & Percussion: MalletKat-software-backup, logic studio, parallel backup
logic studio, parallel backup, music projects: Enrique, WE had a MalletKat at a university I used to tech at. At that time, we had the Alesis S4+ sound module for the sounds. I also have Logic Studio, part of which is an application called MainStage. I have not started learning how to use it yet, but...

Drums & Percussion: Marching Snare Exercises, concord blue devils, winter drumline
concord blue devils, winter drumline, buzz notes: Daniel, The best advice I can give you is to simply work on the basics and ram them until they are unbelievably fast. A simple 8 s exercise, a double beat exercise, and BD triplet diddle are good chop builders. Also, Another chop builder is to play exercises...

Drums & Percussion: Old 1930's Leedy Bass Drum, metal fatigue, tung oil
metal fatigue, tung oil, rare collectable: LInda, All I am doing is guessing at what you are meaning because we are not on the same page for speaking Drumese Is it possible for you to send me a few pictures--like the outside, the inside, the badge, the drum band and the piece of wood?...

Drums & Percussion: old ludwig drum, tension rods, serial number
tension rods, serial number, ludwig: Jamie, IN order to do this, I will need to see a few pictures. If you wish to do this, please reduce them by 50%. Send them to drumdoctor@live.com THe badge is a blue/OLIVE and that is from the 70 s. Hope to see those pictures. MIk...

Drums & Percussion: Premier XPK or Projector Drums?, reinforcement rings, great drums
reinforcement rings, great drums, premier xpk: Marlene, I do not remember XPK drums having any reinforcement rings. At the time, there were APK & XPK--same drum--same shells--same wood (meranti, I believe) APK s had a wrapped finish and XPK s had a lacquer finish. Great drums!! The next...

Drums & Percussion: Recording Cymbals, audio engineer, china boy
audio engineer, china boy, cymbals: Jake, ANY cymbals of any brand and any series can be used for a good recording, if they are miced correctly and there is a good audio engineer behind the board. BUT a word of advice---don t be stuck on one brand of cymbal. There are some great sounds...

Drums & Percussion: Rewrapping a early 70's Slingerland drum, slingerland drum, repair technician
slingerland drum, repair technician, black chrome: Dave, There are all cons and no pros for doing it. Here are the facts: 1--the black gloss scratches so easily that I try to steer drummers away from it. 2--IT will cost you more than a standard wrap because removing a steel wrap...

Drums & Percussion: rogers dynasonic snare, dynasonic, snares
dynasonic, snares, snare: Troy, I really don t fully understand your question about the missing parts. If you will send me a picture of that area, I will look at what you have. Send the picture to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce the size by 50%. Basically, the snares...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland base drum, dbl, tom tom
dbl, tom tom, good luck: Dave, Slingerland s been out of business so long, I can t remember. There s really no way to tell why the mounts were positioned where they were. There are a few places for recovering your drums that do a great job, also one place that sells the materials...

Drums & Percussion: seam repair, oyster pearl, contact cement
oyster pearl, contact cement, office supply stores: Bill, Whatever you use, be VERY careful. Wrap that ols is usually very brittle. Choices: 1--Contact Cement--Oil based 2--Contact Cement--Water based 3--Commercial 2 sided tape-sometimes office supply stores carry it. Put in where you want it...

Drums & Percussion: shells discolored, how to use a car buffer, fiberglass shells
how to use a car buffer, fiberglass shells, pearl kit: ED, Fiberglass does that. I have never tried to clean those drums, but I have haerd people using bleach and also polishing compound or rubbing compound. If you know how to use a car buffer, that will work a lot better than your arm. Chances are that...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland serial numbers, black chicago, date city
black chicago, date city, slingerlands: Phil, There used to be 2 or 3 sites that had Slingerland serial numbers that corresponded to the manufacture date & city. I do not have this info. Basically here are the badges: 1-Gold & Black--Chicago--50 s 2-Gold & Black--Niles--60 s 3-Silver...

Drums & Percussion: make of snare drum, snare drum, drummaker
snare drum, drummaker, gibraltar: Rick, 1st question is how do you know that it is chrome over brass? The only company that I remember named Star was an import company from Taiwan or Japan and sold only student line-beginner drums. They had no cob drums. Can you send some pics?...

Drums & Percussion: Tama Toms, rack toms, rack tom
rack toms, rack tom, customer relations: Jake, I would contact Tama directly and see what they say. They have matched drums for customers here in Central Florida, so I would think that they would do it for you. They would want to keep customer relations and customer service on a high level and...

Drums & Percussion: touching up a sparkle finish., sparkle finish, tiny dings
sparkle finish, tiny dings, food coloring: David, NO you can t use clear coat + red food coloring--unless if you want a royal mess. Food coloring is water based--clear coats are usually oil based. BUT---there are water based clear coats. You best option is red fingernail polish. If you look...

Drums & Percussion: tuning, sympathetic vibration, studio music
sympathetic vibration, studio music, snare: Hi, Kevin-- The problem may be with the tuning of the Toms and not the Snare. Try experimenting with tuning the toms differently. It sounds like you are getting a sympathetic vibration in the toms--meaning that there is some note in the toms that is resonating...

Drums & Percussion: Warped Drum, tama swingstar, bass drum
tama swingstar, bass drum, flatness: Angelo, I do not know of any way to do this. I have tried everything and I have never had success once the wrap had bubbled. The problem is that the heat made the plastic expand and it won t go back to it s original flatness. Basically, it has...

Drums & Percussion: 18" out of round, bottom head, car bottle
bottom head, car bottle, crestar: Tony, 2 things: 1--If you have a good head on it and good hoops (2.3 mm), then it will gradually & eventually pull itself into round. 2--If you want to be more active---you can take a car bottle jack and place it on a concrete block inside the drum...

Drums & Percussion: Beginner Drum Set, pacific drums and percussion, drums percussion
pacific drums and percussion, drums percussion, drum companies: Sandi, This question I get all the time, and I usually have the same answers. You first need to decide on a budget and it appears you have done so. I have been playing drum for 40 years and teaching and performing professionally for 30. Lots of companies...

Drums & Percussion: Buying Used Drums, free drum tabs, series drums
free drum tabs, series drums, piece yamaha: Hi, John-- A new 5 piece Yamaha Stage set retails for around $1,149.99. That is with the stock cymbals. Considering the 7 pieces, Zildjians, and roto toms plus extras, it sounds like a good deal. If the cymbals are also older, that might be a plus because...

Drums & Percussion: Buzzing small tom tom, worse case scenario, sonor drum
worse case scenario, sonor drum, reinforcement ring: Rich, Most Sonor kits are very heavy. Anytime someone complains to me about buzzing, I immediately think bearing edges . You can check them for yourself: 1--Take both the heads off. 2--Place the drum on a countertop. 3--Make the room dark....

Drums & Percussion: bass drum sound, evans emad, batter head
evans emad, batter head, bass drums: Hmmm - tough one there. Pillows or anything else that sits in the drum does make it more quiet because it absorbs much of the sound of the head. I think you lose much of the character of the bass drum this way. The Blackhawk is fine so it comes down to what...

Drums & Percussion: Getting better sound from my toms., fender starcaster, drum tuning
fender starcaster, drum tuning, nolly: Mike, 1st--everything about a drum adds to the sound--BUT-- the heads are responsible for 98% of the sound. Being those are entry level drums, I would suspect the bearing edges are bad. Take all the heads off--put the drum on a countertop--make...

Drums & Percussion: Cocktail Drum Set, club jordan, yamaha club
club jordan, yamaha club, good furniture: Ed. This is a very nice drum set. Hard to say what he is asking for it/ However, it s NOT what drummers refer to as a Cocktail set. THIS is a cocktail set below. http://cgi.ebay.com/Yamaha-Club-Jordan-Cocktail-Drum-System-w-Soft-Case_W0QQitemZ140290498356QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item140290498356&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50...

Drums & Percussion: Converting a DW 7000 double pedal into 2 single pedals, double bass pedals, tension rods
double bass pedals, tension rods, drive shaft: Nick, Sorry about that---I forgot to tell you about that. You need to buy the beater holder. Order this from DW when you order the spring assembly. On your left pedal,the beater holder goes where the the drive shaft slides on. On that pedal, you...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbals, zildjian zbt, thin rubber
zildjian zbt, thin rubber, sticky residue: Colin, you can use Gaffers Tape or this stuff called Moon Gel . You also can use other things like Duct Tape or masking tape, but when you want to take it off, there will be the sticky residue left from the tape. You can have your dad cut a small...

Drums & Percussion: cymbal dating, holy grail, paiste
holy grail, paiste, product specialist: JOhn, Some drummers will buy anything---either because that cymbal reminds them of the one that their father bought them, or the cymbal that was stolen or broken or their 1st real cymbal or..... There is value and covetedness is almost anything pertaining...

Drums & Percussion: Double Bass Pedal Help, double bass drum pedal, double bass pedal
double bass drum pedal, double bass pedal, bass drum pedal: Austin, I don t use double pedals but generally Pacific/DW pedals have have spikes on the front of the plate (left pedal only on the 402) that you screw down into the carpeting. Also, under the plate, there should be a strip of the looped velcro. If not,...

Drums & Percussion: Double Bass Pedal Step up, drum shop, fastners
drum shop, fastners, double bass: Jade, Not knowing what pedal you have, it is real difficult to tell you what is wrong. If you look around carefully on your pedal, you will find either screws,bolts, allen screws or drum key screws. Check to see if any of those are loose and tighten...

Drums & Percussion: Dynasonic marching snare project, marching snare drums, bottom rim
marching snare drums, bottom rim, georges music: Marcus, I have no idea about the serial number. There are 2 or 3 sites that have the serial numbers listed and their corresponding manufacture dates. Rogers marching drums were big in the mid 60 s to mid 70 s. I have seen Rogers marching snare drums...

Drums & Percussion: drum corps, memorial day weekend, drum corps
memorial day weekend, drum corps, proctors: If you get accepted into SCV, you do NOT automatically move to California. Most drum corps sites explain exactly the commitments, but here is a GENERAL rundown (some corps, like the Blue Devils, have sections move in asap to have sectional time). Monthly...

Drums & Percussion: drum laquering and detailed artwork, custom paint work, paint expert
custom paint work, paint expert, enamel paint: Benjamin, There is no need for this anger and hostility. I am sorry if I offended you in some way. I get many letters asking almost the same thing and 99% of them do not have the experience or equipment that you do. The painting is there to help...

Drums & Percussion: drumming knee pain, double bass technique, drum room
double bass technique, drum room, knee area: Myself and a lot of drummers use a sports rub BEFORE we play. It helps us warm up and makes playing easier. It seems that the stronger it smells, the better it works. It still sounds like maybe your technique is stll no right on. Look around and...

Drums & Percussion: drums, incorrect angle, ok bob
incorrect angle, ok bob, drum set: Bob, If you are using natural wood sticks (not the painted ones), then there should be no marks from those type of sticks. If you mean dents in the heads, then that is from incorrect technique or the toms are at the incorrect angle. The angle of...

Drums & Percussion: Dynasonic marching snare project, clear lacquer, lacquer finish
Drums & Percussion: Dynasonic marching snare project, clear lacquer, lacquer finish, e bay

Drums & Percussion: hardware powder coating
Drums & Percussion: hardware powder coating

Drums & Percussion: hi-hat sticking, adjustment screws, couple inches
Drums & Percussion: hi-hat sticking, adjustment screws, couple inches, wing nut

Drums & Percussion: Snare Drum bag / case, protection racket, wingate
Drums & Percussion: Snare Drum bag / case, protection racket, wingate, punch

Drums & Percussion: Good Brands of Drums, wuhan cymbals, drum throne
wuhan cymbals, drum throne, drumset: Hi Melissa, Metal guys tend to play loud and hard so you cannot plan on a cheap drum set as it will fall apart. In my opinion, beating up the drums just to play loud is not wise, but it seems to go with the turf. That being said, the very best built drums...

Drums & Percussion: need more speed, ludwig kit, chrome nickel
ludwig kit, chrome nickel, coating business: Usually when cramps are involved, improper technique is to blame. You probably don t know it, but I would think that you ARE gripping too tightly. I would suggest that you take a few lesons from a qualified teacher and focus on your grip & technique. ...

Drums & Percussion: hi-hat sticking, hihat, hi hat
hihat, hi hat, moving parts: Brett, It sounds like there is something wrong inside. THe hihat stand need to be taken apart and looked at. Lack of lubrication would not cause this--it would just make it a little hard to push and be slow. If it is less than 3 years old, you bought...

Drums & Percussion: Jenco Vibraphone Repair, parachute cord, tung oil
parachute cord, tung oil, nylon cord: Craig, Any type of nylon cord will do--as long as it doesn t stretch. I should be a little smaller than the holes on the bars-- around a 1/4 . It is good to replace the felt washers. Sometimes you can find felt washers at different places. THin rubber...

Drums & Percussion: kick drum technique, doush, minimal stress
doush, minimal stress, drum tabs: Hi, Doush-- When using the heel up technique, there should be minimal stress on your knee. In fact the knee is involved only insofar as it allows the leg to bend so that your toes can rest on the pedal. The movement is with the TOES only--a bouncing...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig marching snare repair, marching snare, pieces of wood
marching snare, pieces of wood, calfskin: Vickie, 1-- Bands -- If you are meaning the Hoops or Rims --the things that hold down the heads, then there is no problem. Take 3 pieces of wood or flat metal, slightly larger than the hoops--make a sandwich of the hoops and pieces of wood...

Drums & Percussion: learning the drums, ludwig drum company, free drum lessons
ludwig drum company, free drum lessons, dw drums: Hi,Joel-- While you can learn to play drums without actually owning a drum set, it is a lot more fun to learn on a set. There are many choices of basic inexpensive sets for sale, many of which include cymbals and basically everything you need to get started....

Drums & Percussion: Odd Ludwig Snare Drum, ludwig snare, snare drums
ludwig snare, snare drums, snare drum: John, I totally forgot about the anniversary drums. Why your s has no number? Go figure. When they are making a bunch of drums and a special edition it to come out, they have to pick a place to start, so your badge could be a prototype that was...

Drums & Percussion: obtaining a good sound response inside tired old tomtoms, export kit, sound response
export kit, sound response, flight of stairs: Robin, The MAJOR factor in a drum s sound is the heads. #2 factor is the bearing edges. You can check them yourself. *--take the heads off--place the drums on a countertop--make the room dark--put a flashlight inside-- If you see light escaping...

Drums & Percussion: Pearl MMX Midnight Fade removal, pearl mmx, piano black
pearl mmx, piano black, professional painter: Josh, It all depends on how your drumd were painted. Some companies use some type of sealer before painting. If Pearl did that, then you have a better chance of getting MOST of the paint off. If the 1st coats of paint that they used, had the sealer...

Drums & Percussion: Pulse percussion color schemes, pulse percussion, pulse drums
pulse percussion, pulse drums, fire engine red: Mark, I don t know about Pulse drums and their color names and shades, but I can give you an explanation of what you are running into. 1st--A few questions: 1--where did you buy your kit? 2--are you buying the expansion pack from the same dealer? ...

Drums & Percussion: pdp drums scratches, pdp drums, doc rock
pdp drums, doc rock, bass drum: Mike, OK--you have scratches in a PDP bass drum. This is a lacquered finish correct? What products does DW have that will allow you to fix those scratches? You can either go to a refinisher of antiques and have him touch those scratches up or use...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers drums, brook mays music co, brook mays music
brook mays music co, brook mays music, beginner drum kits: I will give you the short version of Rogers history--I do not remember anything about the association of Brook Mays and Rogers, so I am taking it that was after the company closed around 1984. If that is the case, then those are imported drums. Founded...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers kit - Ludwig snare, ludwig snare, marching snare
ludwig snare, marching snare, straight cymbal: Greg, I would need to see some pictures in order to help you properly. If you wish to do this, send pics to drumdoctor@live.com Please reduce them by 50%. BUT---I would bet that the Rogers kit is from the 70 s. That is when concert toms were in...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers R-360 Bass lugs, georges music, music in ohio
georges music, music in ohio, ebay: Marty, Go to drummaker.com and look at the lugs on there. They have the measurements, but they are metric, so you will need to convert from inches to metric or the other way. For USED lugs of all different kinds you can try: 1-Georges music in Ohio...

Drums & Percussion: Snare Drum bag / case, free music lessons, snare drum
free music lessons, snare drum, recording engineer: Hi, Tom-- An 8x14 size bag will work just fine. Here is a link to a high quality padded snare drum bag that is available in that size: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/SnareDrumBag Best Wishes! Lynne May Music Studio-Home of Absolutely FREE...

Drums & Percussion: Tom, free drum lessons, snare drum
free drum lessons, snare drum, gretsch catalina maple: Hello, W. Charles-- This is a pretty common practice with drum manufacturers. It allows the air to escape more quickly and thus gives the drum a crisper sound. It also allows for the drum to be used in various positions on a rack mount. The set you got...

Drums & Percussion: snares, luck chris, bottom head
luck chris, bottom head, snare: Hey Chris, the obvious thing to look at is the snare mechanism. If you tighten the knob, the snares go up towards the head. Sometimes, if they are too tight, then it muffles it to much. Experiment with the knob until you come up with the desired sound. ...

Drums & Percussion: Used Roland Kit, percussion world, electronic set
percussion world, electronic set, rubber pad: Justin, I follow the developments and products in the electronica percussion world casually. I do not own an electronic set since I never had a need for one. I think they re great for practice and the few jobs you might get where you need one. Roland and...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Snare, bass drums, drum hardware
bass drums, drum hardware, calfskin: Dan, I have never seen a light bulb mounted in a snare, only bass drums. The light bulb was to help with the humidity of the calfskin heads. If there was a lot of humidity, your drum sounded horrible and was like playing on a wet cracker. There...

Drums & Percussion: Warped cymbals, metalsmith, drumkit
metalsmith, drumkit, happy holidays: Rogier, The cymbals on most of those type of drum kits are made from brass. The cymbals are not warped, but have been beaten out of shape. The metal is bigger than it was because of the beating. Unless you are a skilled metalsmith, there is no way or...

Drums & Percussion: 91' DW Collectors Series, maple shells, snare drums
maple shells, snare drums, collectors series: Value---find out the price now for that kit and subtract about 20%. Ding--fix it with nail polish. Hope this helps. Mike The same goes for the snare--find out the current market price new and deduct around 20%. Those snare drums were on a limited...

Drums & Percussion: artwork over drum wrap, custom airbrushing, mess on your hands
custom airbrushing, mess on your hands, luck mike: I am not an expert painter, but remember that you are painting on plastic. So you would need a good sanding, then you could do your artwork, then you would have to reapply a clear coat. If you aRE doing the artwork, then you need to do research to see if...

Drums & Percussion: Black Panther covering, reinforcement ring, upholstery shops
reinforcement ring, upholstery shops, black panther: Ron---yes you can send the drum to me. BUT---before you do, do some searching for that covering material. You might have to contact some guitar or amp technicians and ask them where they get their covering material. Go into a couple of the bigger music stores...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbal choice, sabian b8, jazz gig
sabian b8, jazz gig, pawn shops: Don t worry about your inexperience. Minor defects are just that--minor. They shouldn t affect the sound or the durability. Just make sure that the cymbal is mounted correctly, that you use sleeves and that you use proper technique when hitting the cymbal....

Drums & Percussion: Drum tabs, drum tabs, drum machine
drum tabs, drum machine, cheers: Tom--I don t know of any sites like that.----BUT--- the best way to do that is to buy a programmable drum machine. YOu can layer the parts and hear how it is supposed to sound. I found it a great help. Plus you can pull the volume down of individual parts...

Drums & Percussion: Drums at church, electric drums, acoustic drums
electric drums, acoustic drums, electronic drums: Jennifer--I know what you mean! The electronic drums have no life--no feeling--no spirit in them. Only if you get the high end (expensive) electronic drums, do you start to see a real difference. I play them occassionally and feel like 45 years of...

Drums & Percussion: evans bass drum heads, shure sm 57, virginia beach virginia
shure sm 57, virginia beach virginia, vent holes: Brian--I am not really sure what you are asking. If you are asking about your choice of heads, that sounds fine--if that is the sound you want. All the mics do is make your sound louder and put it in the mix. You will need to have someone play your drums...

Drums & Percussion: Drums at church, acoustic drums, playing drums
Drums & Percussion: Drums at church, acoustic drums, playing drums, acoustic panels

Drums & Percussion: Staining the inside of a drum shell, smooth interior surface, wood hoops
Drums & Percussion: Staining the inside of a drum shell, smooth interior surface, wood hoops, lifetime guarantee

Drums & Percussion: left hand - right food, worst case scenario, snare drum
worst case scenario, snare drum, left hander: Hello, From what I see in your message it looks like you d like to set up the drumset with the hi-hat on the right and, by playing cross hand , use your left hand on the hi-hat; and you d like to set up the bass drum so you can use your right foot. One...

Drums & Percussion: Left handed drummer, double bass pedals, worst case scenario
double bass pedals, worst case scenario, snare drum: Hi Tom, From what I see in your message it looks like you d like to set up the drumset with the hi-hat on the right and, by playing cross hand , therefore using your left hand on the hi-hat; and you d like to set up the bass drum so you can use your right...

Drums & Percussion: making a double pedal from two single, dw pedals, bass drums
dw pedals, bass drums, double kick: Jeremy---I will have to look at my DW catalogs and my DW pedals and see what can be done---if anything. Problem is--by the time you add up the labor charge for converting those pedals and maybe some parts, you would be spending more money than if you sold...

Drums & Percussion: In the market for an intermediate kit, wuhan china, sabian aax
wuhan china, sabian aax, straight boom: Brian--that seems like an OK deal. BUT always try to get the price down. You could resell the Wuhan China cymbal and the DW timbale and claves. THis should help pay for a pedal and throne. There is no drawback for birch when you do rock. It doesn t matter...

Drums & Percussion: Re: Rogers / date of mnfg., serial number tag, snare drum
serial number tag, snare drum, dynasonic: No I did not include any of those websites. I do not have that info. sorry. Mike THis is a free service and you gripe about an answer? So what if I do not have the information that you want? So what that you have to go and do a little research...

Drums & Percussion: Restoring an old Rogers Wood DynaSonic, serial number, idea what kind
serial number, idea what kind, mahogany: Matt-- 1--I do not have the chart that tells the years according to the serial number. There are 2 or 3 sites that have that information. 2--Value--$1500-$2000--possible slightly higher. 3--Clean the wrap with Meguiars Cleaner Wax 4--Shell--could be...

Drums & Percussion: Santa Clara Vanguard, santa clara vanguard, nuts and bolts
santa clara vanguard, nuts and bolts, rob carson: Holy crud - this is not an easy question. SCV s drumming style has changed through the decades as the staff has changed and developed. The snare style we played had just switched from traditional to matched grip, but more importantly the nuts and bolts...

Drums & Percussion: Snare drum ring, pro tools software, snare drum
pro tools software, snare drum, drums: Alex---I don t understand why that wasn t heard when you were recording the drums and I don t understand why the other instruments wouldn t cover it up when you record them. If you have the master recording, then if you find someone with Pro Tools software,...

Drums & Percussion: Staining the inside of a drum shell, drum corps world, mapex saturn
drum corps world, mapex saturn, mapex drums: Hi Davis - I m an old guy. My years of customizing drums is mostly over. I like playing what I have, or what I buy just as it is. That being said, here is my words of advise, based on some painful experience. Tread carefully. Mapex drums are pretty darn...

Drums & Percussion: Switching from brushes to sticks, swing tune, snare
swing tune, snare, brushes: Michael--the best thing that I can tell you is to think where you want to do the change and prepare for it. I hang one brush on my floor tom and the other on the left side of my snare. Then I change one hand at a time. Bend the loop in the brush so you can...

Drums & Percussion: Which set is better? Rogers/Ludwig/Groetch?, cymbal stand, ride cymbal
cymbal stand, ride cymbal, minor scratch: All those sets that you named are about equal BUT--- Good luck trying to get warranty work done or spare parts on Gretsch or Rogers. You can t judge the sound of a kit from the original heads that come on them and how they are tuned sitting on the floor....

Drums & Percussion: speedking posts have seperated, replacement warranty, zip tie
replacement warranty, zip tie, speed king: The only thing that I can think of is that Ludwig has changed the alloy in the pedal or made it thinner. I knew drummers that played them for years and were VERY heavy footed,yet never had a problem. If you are having that kind of a problem with a new...

Drums & Percussion: staining the inside of a drum shell, mapex saturn, series drums
mapex saturn, series drums, saturn series: Putting a stain ONLY, on the inside of a drum will NOT affect the sound. BUT---most drums already have some kind of a sealer on the inside, so the only way to put a stain on the inside is to strip that sealer off. Gretsch uses regular paint on the inside....

Drums & Percussion: sticks, bass pedal, wood tip
bass pedal, wood tip, medium weight: Glenn--yes it is about what feels comfortable---BUT---you also have to have the right tool for the job. For instance: I use a medium weight stick with a ball end and a wood tip for the smaller venues. I use a 5B with a nylon tip for the larger venues and...

Drums & Percussion: tension, hands and fingers, bass pedal
hands and fingers, bass pedal, percussionists: Hello, You asked: 1. ...on a scale of one 1-10, 10 being the tighest hand/forearm tension apllied, how much tension should be involved when playing? On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 referring to the most tension, you should strive for achieving a...

Drums & Percussion: timpani bowl restoration, tinted lacquer, clear lacquer
tinted lacquer, clear lacquer, kerry kerry: Kerry---I know of no tinted lacquers. They make a bowl out of copper and then shoot it with a clear lacquer. You could be seeing some kind of oxidation or something. You might have to have the bowl replated. You could try to contact Ludwig with your question...

Drums & Percussion: On the topic of drumsticks..., nylon tips, drumsticks
nylon tips, drumsticks, personal choice: Ryan--you need sticks that are comfortable feeling. Not too big--not too small. THe tip depends on whether you need or want the cymbal sound to be bright (nylon) or not so bright (wood). I use both--depending on the gig. The tip is a personal choice....

Drums & Percussion: how do u avoid people?, evelyn glennie, school drumline
evelyn glennie, school drumline, snare drum: You tell everyone who opposes you to grow up! Seriously, I ve known some awesome female percussionists on many great drumlines through what is called drum corps. Do a youtube search for the blue devils, phantom regiment, Cadets, bluecoats, carolina crown,...

Drums & Percussion: venting an acrylic snare shell, snare drums, jazz trios
snare drums, jazz trios, vent holes: BK--I ll answer the questions in order: 1--Pitch--if you had 2 identical snare drums and one was 1/4 and the other was 1/2 and you tuned them the same, the pitch would be not that different. Once you get to a material that is hard as acrylic, it really...

Drums & Percussion: vintage ludwig drums, vintage ludwig drums, blue sparkle
vintage ludwig drums, blue sparkle, vintage sets: Just about all the Ludwig sets are fine. Every company has a hiccup now & then.The 70 s stuff is fine. BUT---the newer a drum is, the better made it is. They have computer controlled equipment,better glues and laser quality control. With a vintage set, there...

Drums & Percussion: 2 year old, percussion lessons, mallet percussion
percussion lessons, mallet percussion, musical prodigy: I would find someone who has a PHD in percussion or education and talk to them. Maybe someone who is a child specialist in early development. I am not sure. You will probably have to do some research to find the right person or persons. My youngest student...

Drums & Percussion: 60's Slingerland Drum set value, orange swirl, black god
orange swirl, black god, decent shape: I would need to see pics and ask a few questions. If you want to do this, then send pics to drumdoctor@live.com Please reduce the pictures by 50%. If your drums have a black & god badge that says Chicago then they are from the 60 s. If the badge is...

Drums & Percussion: Adhesive, contact cement, drum companies
contact cement, drum companies, barnards: Bill--the 3m-30-NF is fine--it is what the drum companies use. It is the ONLY adhesive that will NOT void your warranty on the wrap. If you use any other glue, and you have problems, you are out of luck. The company that makes the wrap changed their formula...

Drums & Percussion: Building a drum kit, snare drum, thanks a million
snare drum, thanks a million, anywho: Conor- The new heads are the way to go. Plus you can use them on the new kit. Here is the normal progression of a drum kit: 1--Pedal--buy the best pedal that you can afford.Buy used. 2--Hihat stand---same thing. 3--Cymbals--buy good, pro-quality...

Drums & Percussion: bass drum pedal, bass drum pedal, dales drum shop
bass drum pedal, dales drum shop, cam shaft: Most of the pedals in the price range are made in China, and likely in the same factory, so my guess is you just need a drum key. From what I can see on Ludwig s website, all the pedals except the ancient Speed King use drum keys to adjust the locking ring...

Drums & Percussion: bleeding, snare drum, mic placement
snare drum, mic placement, bass sounds: Byron, if you mean that your snare buzzes or rattles when you hit the snare, there are a couple of things to consider: 1--experiment with tuning. The bass & the snare are resonating with each other. 2--Check your mic placement. You should not hear...

Drums & Percussion: broken snare drum, pearl forum, forum series
pearl forum, forum series, lugs: Tom---you can order that part from Pearl and replace it yourself. While you are at it---I would order a few extra bass lugs, tom lugs and snare lugs. Also order about 12 swivel nuts. I like the Forum Series. I have had 2 or 3 of them and used them for...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbal makes, cymbal manufacturer, educated guess
cymbal manufacturer, educated guess, zilco: Hello Earl, El Rajah was a cymbal manufacturer popular in the US in the 1930’s. The logo you describe sounds exactly like the logo used by a company by the name of Zilco, which does have a Zildjian connection. I am not sure if Rajah and El Rajah are connected,...

Drums & Percussion: Assistance needed with Paiste cymbal repair, cymbal companies, crash ride
cymbal companies, crash ride, hi team: Stephen-- 1st--cymbals CANNOT be repaired. If it is cracked on the edge, then it can be cut down and made smaller. If it is cracked in the hole or on the bell, it is junk. 2nd--If it is mid-line or pro-line cymbal, then that is OK. But it is not...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Kit Volume Problems, crash cymbals, www myspace
crash cymbals, www myspace, loud thanks: Samuel--the problem you are having is based on technique. I am very physical also--I weigh about 210 and play with everything from a duo (2 pc) to a 33 pc.orchestra. But I use Sabian AAX Studio Crashes whic are very thin. And I have been playing for 45 years...

Drums & Percussion: Drumming video game, video game question, metal drummers
video game question, metal drummers, arm muscles: Hello Don, Assuming your grip is correct and there are no other kinesthetic flaws, I can’t think of anything else you can do physically. All the medical experts I have dealt with tell musicians to simply stop playing immediately when they feel pain. Also,...

Drums & Percussion: DW Craviotto snare drum, snare drum, ugly color
snare drum, ugly color, excellent condition: Ryan---you have a gem. That snare drum is great!!!! If you can t make out the name, then send an email to DW and give them the serial number. They can tell you more about it. BUT wouldn t Craviotto be a lot longer than Good? Find the value of a new...

Drums & Percussion: double bass drum, jazz fusion drummer, double bass drum
jazz fusion drummer, double bass drum, dw pedal: Well, you have the best pedal in the business so it s clearly not your equipment. I am more of a Jazz/fusion drummer myself so I play a single pedal. I think you need to try some different practice techniques. Without seeing you play, I would say it s likely...

Drums & Percussion: double pedal, steve weiss music, pot metal
steve weiss music, pot metal, ball bearings: Yes, it matters quite a bit. Cheap pedals are exactly that. They are made of cheap pot metal, little or no ball bearings and fall apart after heavy use. If these are used pedals on e-bay, that may be a different story. To be sure, stick with one of these brands...

Drums & Percussion: drum kit, ludwig drum company, bass drum pedal
ludwig drum company, bass drum pedal, percussive arts society: Kellie-- You haven t looked hard enough. I assure you that there are sites out there about drums. Check out the PAS (Percussive Arts Society). Use different search words. THis subject is so broad that it would take several pages. As slow as I type,...

Drums & Percussion: dw wrap, silver sparkle, shape id
silver sparkle, shape id, pro drum: Chris---if you sent them to a pro drum repair tech, chances are that it would be the same wrap that came on it---unless it was a special color. Most of the wrap comes from the same place. If you take the lugs off anf try to line up the holes again after...

Drums & Percussion: Equipment needed for drum mic'ing, head mics, batter head
head mics, batter head, best bet: Cameron-- if you are playing with a band, then you just plug your mics into the snake or mixer and there you are. If the snake or mixer doesn t have enough channels to handle all the drum mics, then you need to get a small mixer and sub-mix the drums. It...

Drums & Percussion: electronic drums and garageband, electronic drums, electronic set
electronic drums, electronic set, shortcoming: Hello James, Unfortunately, of all the software I use to record electronic drums, GarageBand is not one of them. Here is a forum I have used to help navigate GB when I was learning how to use it: http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1195 ...

Drums & Percussion: PULSE 8-piece double bass kit, musician s friend, drumsets
Drums & Percussion: PULSE 8-piece double bass kit, musician s friend, drumsets, shipping

Drums & Percussion: Recovering materials, plastic drum
Drums & Percussion: Recovering materials, plastic drum

Drums & Percussion: Rogers Vintage Drum Wraps, oyster, ludwig
Drums & Percussion: Rogers Vintage Drum Wraps, oyster, ludwig, rogers

Drums & Percussion: r.o.c. drums and percussion, south san francisco, sawdust
Drums & Percussion: r.o.c. drums and percussion, south san francisco, sawdust, kwan

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Rogers 5-piece kit, last sunday, snare
Drums & Percussion: Vintage Rogers 5-piece kit, last sunday, snare, ebay

Drums & Percussion: vintage Hamma drums, international music festival, supreme drums
Drums & Percussion: vintage Hamma drums, international music festival, supreme drums, homage

Drums & Percussion: Yamaha Turbo Tour Custom value.
Drums & Percussion: Yamaha Turbo Tour Custom value.

Drums & Percussion: Good Practice Set for Son, acoustic drums, practice pad
acoustic drums, practice pad, drum lessons: Hello Shannon, Many of my younger students are quite good players and they have no acoustic drums at all at home. They simply practice on a single practice pad at home, then transfer that to the drum set at school when they are able. The fact that you have...

Drums & Percussion: Gretsch Silver Sealer, silver coating, renown
silver coating, renown, closer look: If the drums that are natural wood, have no type of clear sealer on them, then Silver Sealer drums will be a little louder and have a little more projection. But if the clear wood does have some type of sealer, then there will be NO difference. All that...

Drums & Percussion: Heavy weight drumsticks, mike mangini, hickory sticks
mike mangini, hickory sticks, finger and thumb: Generally speaking, using a heavier stick for practice, specifically on a drum pad, is a sound strategy. I ve played rudimental with large sticks my whole life, Promark 3S and then the Promark DC10. It really has to do with what you want to accomplish....

Drums & Percussion: Heavy weight drumsticks, mike mangini, drum and bugle corps
mike mangini, drum and bugle corps, drum and bugle: Hello, Good question, not many people ask about that. The answer s easy: It s really up to you. You can use almost any kind of drum sticks and it is completely okay. The pros or cons to any drum sticks, based on how heavy or light they are, length, type...

Drums & Percussion: Heavy weight drumsticks, mike mangini, hickory sticks
mike mangini, hickory sticks, zildjian: Alex---I would not use heavier sticks for regular playing on the kit. But I do use them for practice and for warm up. Play the stick that feels the best to you. I would stay away from Oak because that transmits a lot of shock into your hands. Sticks...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum Restoration, snare drum, randy eliot
snare drum, randy eliot, brass shell: Randy-- I have to ask you a few questions: 1--is the black finish that bad that you want to have it redone? 2--It is cheaper to buy all new hardware than have it rechromed. 3--If you just have to have the shell redone, you can take it to a place...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Rockers Drum Kit, ludwig drums, monroe nc
ludwig drums, monroe nc, basswood: Andy-- I would need to see pictures of the badges on the drums and a few pictures in general. If you want to do this, then send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com Please reduce them by 50%. They were NOT custom built. If they were built before 1983,...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig chrome snair 5 1/2x 14, ludwig snare, iowa city iowa
ludwig snare, iowa city iowa, rechroming: William-- The chrome process wasn t as good as it is today, so the chrome over aluminum always pitted. I have seen drummers do everything from rechroming to powder coating to painting it. BUT---you don t want to spend very much on it, it s only...

Drums & Percussion: Phosphore Bronze Black Panther snare cleaning..., black panther, snare
black panther, snare, drummer: I have not heard anyone say anything like that. It all depends on whether or not the snare has a clear finish applied to it or not. But like anything, if you keep after it and don t let it get too funky, then it should not be a big deal. I would contact...

Drums & Percussion: PULSE 8-piece double bass kit, musicians friend, drummaker
musicians friend, drummaker, musicorp: Michael-- What you have here is a generic set that is made for Musicians Friend. All the big music stores have their own brand . Sam Ash has Groove --Tropical Music has Biscayne --Musicorp has Percussion Plus and so on. There are 6 or 7 factories...

Drums & Percussion: price on 70's DW kit, maple shells, logo info
maple shells, logo info, original look: WAY TOO MUCH!!!!! You see 5 piece kits advertised for $2895.NEW!!! He is out of his mind. And with stupid hardware to boot!!!! I wouldn t do it. I bought a 6 pc. for $2100. Needed some work, but was all original. Look around. Deals are out there....

Drums & Percussion: Recovering materials, marching drums, drum maker
marching drums, drum maker, good luck with everything: Hello Chuck, here is what I came up with for your question. I do not know where you could get the actual drum wrap material unless you actually email pearl and ask for purchasing options. I am including some links to help you out and ways to wrap them. ...

Drums & Percussion: Refinishing, maple shells, dream kit
maple shells, dream kit, beginner kit: Scott--A few things to consider: 1--what kind of drums are they? Are they mid-line or pro-line? If they are just your average Taiwan beginner kit, then it is not worth it to spend that kind of money refinishing them. 2--Repairs isn t the same as refinishing....

Drums & Percussion: Rogers, snare drums, shell material
snare drums, shell material, air bubbles: Yes--I believe that the snares had the same edges. When you buy shell material from precisiondrum.com, it comes with dorections. They also might have it on their website. One thing that is critical is making sure there are no air bubbles under the...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers Vintage Drum Wraps, rogers drums, oyster pearl
rogers drums, oyster pearl, seams: Jim---there are 2 or 3 sites on the web that have the Rogers serial numbers and their corresponding dates. I think that Rogers DID make an Oyster black wrap in the 60 s. I had an Oyster Blue set, so why wouldn;t Rogers offer an oyster black? Also, they...

Drums & Percussion: r.o.c. drums and percussion, drumset, percussion
drumset, percussion, drums: If it is the same r.o.c that I am thinking of, you can t get parts from them. Go to drummaker.com and see if there are any parts that are similar. If by 11pc, you mean 11 drums, then probably around $550-$650. More if you can get it. Hope this helps....

Drums & Percussion: rewrap, little bit at a time, metal pan
little bit at a time, metal pan, black diamond: No you cannot wrap over a wrap. It makes it almost impossible to get heads on & off. YOu can get a metal pan and soak the shells a little bit at a time in Lacquer thinner and it will lossen up the glue. It takes a lot of work, but can be done. Why...

Drums & Percussion: rogers drum set, rack tom, cymbal
rack tom, cymbal, bass drum: Tara-- I have been told that there are 2 or 3 websites with the Rogers serial numbers and dates. I do not have them. What model is the floor tom? Send pics (reduce them by 50%) to drumdoctor@live.com After I look at the pics,I will ask you...

Drums & Percussion: rusty washers, high humidity, condition thanks
high humidity, condition thanks, mike thanks: Tom-- It probably was exposure to high humidity that caused that-- If you bought them used, you have no way of knowing where they were stored or set up at. Look them over REAL good. If you find nothing else wrong, then you should be OK. If you are...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Drum Set, niles illinois, snare drum
niles illinois, snare drum, manufactor: David----YOur drums were made in the 70 s-- I do not have a chart that tells the year according to the serial number. I think that there are 2 or 3 sites out there that have that info. Before I can give an estimate of value, I would need to see several...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland kit, gibson guitar company, modern drummer magazine
gibson guitar company, modern drummer magazine, rebeats: Hello Oliver, Slingerland serial numbers are a little tough to figure out. When Slingerland moved to a new location while in Chicago, for some reason the serial numbers jumped out of sequence. Then there was a brief hiatus while Slingerland was in limbo...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland floor tom, town tomorrow, sentimental value
town tomorrow, sentimental value, matte finish: Barry--- I am open by appointment. Email me at drumdoctor@live.com or call 407-647-0589. YOu will get an answering machine. Just say who you are and I will pick up if I am here. Or I will call you back. I am leaving town tomorrow to play some shows...

Drums & Percussion: snare drum, wire snares, snare drum
wire snares, snare drum, tension adjustment: Hello Connor, I’ve addressed a similar issue in a previous post. I’ve included a copy of that post here: … the bottom head is usually much thinner than the top head, and therefore much less durable. Generally, when there is no snare sound, the snare...

Drums & Percussion: tuning drums for metal, pitch range, drum companies
pitch range, drum companies, low pitch: Joe, I have a number of students in your situation although I am mainly a jazz/show drummer myself. DW is the only drum company that uses timbre matched shells that I am aware of. Certainly Mapex is fine, just that they do not use the same specs for their...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Rogers 5-piece kit, hex bolt, thumb screw
hex bolt, thumb screw, snare stand: Bill---you have very rare kit and very valuable kit on your hands. There are several vintage sites like drumforum and cymbalholic plus others. I would try these. You will need several pics of the kit and several of the snare itself. That snare is...

Drums & Percussion: Vistalite amber snare seam, vistalites, ebay
vistalites, ebay, wonky: All the VistaLites that I have seen (I had my own amber snare) have a smooth joint and there was no haze anywhere. It sounds like the snare and the seam were repaired to me. Though with VistaLites, anything is possible. BUT---how would we really know if...

Drums & Percussion: vintage Hamma drums, copper color, professional quality
copper color, professional quality, rims: Rich- I have never seen nor heard of those drums--and I have been in the drum business since 1966. Why would Premier supply someone with a brand of drums, other than their own? THat makes no sense. Their were many brands of drums that were meant...

Drums & Percussion: vintage Ludwig snare, ludwig snare, snare drums
ludwig snare, snare drums, vintage drums: Ludwig had a few levels of drums from that period of time. Ludwig Standard was their student line and would be worth no more than $100. It depends on the shell material, the size, the condition, etc. Generally, Ludwig had nothing exceptional for drum set snare...

Drums & Percussion: Yamaha Turbo Tour Custom value., wiggle room, custom drums
wiggle room, custom drums, realistic hope: Tracy---find out what a comparable set is going for, then divide by 50%. Then add a little for wiggle room. Example: say you found out that a PDP (Pacific)12 pc. kit is $3600. 50% of $3600 is $1800. So start at $2000 and negotiate till you get to the loewst...

Drums & Percussion: yamaha sfz marching snare sound/ tune, marching snare, bottom head
marching snare, bottom head, star pattern: For the Top head: Definitely do the star pattern, any other way will warp the rim. I use four quarter turns the first time, 3 the second time. Now, tune the head lug to lug to make sure that they all sound the same, then let it sit for a while (30 minutes...

Drums & Percussion: 1980's Era Ludwig Maple 5 Piece Drum Kit, maple 5, drum kit
maple 5, drum kit, optional equipment: Adam--- sorry---I don t have the time to cut & paste in order to look at pictures. If you want me to look at pictures, please send them to my email-- drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce them by 50%. If you don t send pics, then you need to determine...

Drums & Percussion: attaching snare to drum, marching snare drum, mechanisms
marching snare drum, mechanisms: I would need to see 2 or 3 pictures to know what you are talking about. There are a lot of different snare mechanisms,so I can t make any suggestions because I do not know what you have. You can send pics to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce them by...

Drums & Percussion: Bass Drum Pedals, bass drum pedals, double bass drum pedals
bass drum pedals, double bass drum pedals, double bass drum: Joe-- I have never heard of anything like that in all my years of doing repairs. My 1st comment is to get an Axis pedal. I have had mine for 15 years and have had no roubles at all. The winners for the World s Fastest Feet all played Axis pedals for...

Drums & Percussion: Beginner drums, abcdefg, piano music
abcdefg, piano music, sheet music: You should start out on a 4 or 5 piece kit--with a ride, crash and hihat cymbals. Drum set sheet music does not use musical notes--only notes for rhythm. But if it is written out drum charts, each line can refer to a different sound or drum or cymbal....

Drums & Percussion: balancing the body using double pedals, dave weckel, double pedals
dave weckel, double pedals, friend phil: Hello Chuck, Make sure to balance your legs so that there is no over-bend with your knees, know what I mean? A way you can tell: you are able to use the ball of your feet without any stress to your knee when using the bass petal. Check out Dave Weckel...

Drums & Percussion: chime tuning, percussion companies, free tuning
percussion companies, free tuning, robards: Unfortunately, I do not know how you would retune chimes. After a while, they simply get out of tune. You can check the company that makes them and ask if they have a free tuning service...some other percussion companies do that. Sorry for not being able...

Drums & Percussion: comparison between pacific mx series drums and pearl vmx series drums, series drums, mx series
series drums, mx series, vmx: Both are fine sets. Which is better? That s a personal opinion. Put the same heads on them and you can t tell the difference. Make a list of all the pros & cons of both kits and go from there. If they are very close, go with the least expensive one....

Drums & Percussion: cracked bass drum, drum premier, lacquer finish
drum premier, lacquer finish, wood glue: Use yellow wood glue-- use something thin to make sure that you get glue as far into the crack as possible-- get a layer of glue on ALL the wood surfaces--place a piece of sturdy wood on the inside and outside with the shell in the middle of these-- clamp...

Drums & Percussion: Drum kits, drum kit, drumset
drum kit, drumset, drum kits: I will be happy to answer your question: Check this link out: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Sonor-507-Force-Combo-5Piece-Drum-Set?sku=446784 This is an excellent deal for an awesome! drumset. If I didn t have my own set, I would hit this deal...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Sets, playing the drums, electronic set
playing the drums, electronic set, pearl export: Kimberly---Percussion Plus set are OK, but the problem is that you cannot get replacement parts. It is what we call a Generic set . Look around for a good USED PDP--Pearl Export orTama set. Put Evans--Aquarian or Remo 2 ply heads on ALL the drums. Where...

Drums & Percussion: drum grommet, ludwig drum, chisel
ludwig drum, chisel: There are a few ways: All done from the inside 1--you can drill it out 2--you can use a knife and pry it out 3--you can use a chisel and work your way around it. BUT---be prepared to replace the grommet. Almost no grommet comes out where you can use...

Drums & Percussion: drum help, sigler music, sandy feldstein
sigler music, sandy feldstein, ebay store: Sierra, I do not think drums will cost as much as a car! I think it s great you want to learn. If you read music, basic rhythms I mean, that would be great since there are thousands of drum set books out there for you to learn. I suggest starting with...

Drums & Percussion: drum manufacturing, rocken wraps, patent pending technology
rocken wraps, patent pending technology, drum companies: Sorry---they are the only ones. Mainly because there is only one company that makes the wrap--they are located in Italy. I hope that you have a VERY big warehouse and that it is air conditioned and that you have a very large bank account because in order...

Drums & Percussion: drum tunning, drum tunning, song in c
drum tunning, song in c, b chord: Yes & no. Everything in the world had a resonant frequency. If you take a drum (with the heads taken off) and hit it with the palm of your hand, you will hear a note. If you determine what note that is and tune the drum to it, then that is the fullest...

Drums & Percussion: Experienced 50yr old Seeks Used Kit; Mapex Venus, Tama Rock/Swingstar, 70's Tama/Camco, Pearl Export, camco, pearl export
camco, pearl export, quality kit: 1st---don t worry about the isolation stuff. Drummers usually end up putting some damping or muffling on the drums anyway, so why make them MORE resonant when you are going to take some of it away? KInd of like fighting yourself. Out of the kits that...

Drums & Percussion: chime tuning, harmonic overtones, nodal points
Drums & Percussion: chime tuning, harmonic overtones, nodal points, nodal point

Drums & Percussion: drum manufacturing, reaserch, laminates
Drums & Percussion: drum manufacturing, reaserch, laminates, patents

Drums & Percussion: Hi-Hat Assembly, high hat, kick drum
Drums & Percussion: Hi-Hat Assembly, high hat, kick drum, clue

Drums & Percussion: hinger, timpani mallets, hinger
Drums & Percussion: hinger, timpani mallets, hinger, snare drum

Drums & Percussion: jenco vibe repair, jenco, celeste
Drums & Percussion: jenco vibe repair, jenco, celeste, holland

Drums & Percussion: Live performance with backing tracks, need click track for drummer, click track, wavelab
Drums & Percussion: Live performance with backing tracks, need click track for drummer, click track, wavelab, backing track

Drums & Percussion: ludwig black beauty, black beauties, aluminum alloy
Drums & Percussion: ludwig black beauty, black beauties, aluminum alloy, shell material

Drums & Percussion: mallets, quality yarn, yarn supplier
Drums & Percussion: mallets, quality yarn, yarn supplier, robards

Drums & Percussion: Please Help Evaluate Used Kits; Mapex Venus, Tama Rock/Swingstar, 70's Tama/Camco, Pearl Export, basket case, scratches
Drums & Percussion: Please Help Evaluate Used Kits; Mapex Venus, Tama Rock/Swingstar, 70's Tama/Camco, Pearl Export, basket case, scratches, thirty years

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland bass drum repair, double bass pedal, external stretch
Drums & Percussion: Slingerland bass drum repair, double bass pedal, external stretch, cam shaft

Drums & Percussion: HB Predator 12 Elite Double Bass Drum Set, double bass drum, best quality service
double bass drum, best quality service, great drums: HB are OK drums. Trouble is getting replacement parts. Almost impossible. BUT--$1500 for a 12pc kit is probably the best value on the market. BUT--I would not buy a drum kit that has the most pieces---I would buy the set that has the best quality--service...

Drums & Percussion: Hi-Hat Assembly, base tube, hihat
base tube, hihat, hi hat: There is the base unit. This has the footboard on it. Then there is a steel rod that is either hinged in the middle or it screws into the top portion of the base tube. Then there is a tube that is inserted into the base unit. The clutch holds the top hihat...

Drums & Percussion: hinger, snare drum, timpani
snare drum, timpani, garage sale: I would really have to see a couple of pictures to be able to tell you anything. If you want to do this, please send pix to drumdoctor@live.com Mike Stani-- You really need to lighten up on people. 1st--this is a FREE service. 2nd--I was...

Drums & Percussion: jenco vibe repair, jenco, repair question
jenco, repair question, question thanks: Julie, Did you look carefully under the bars? Was there a piece that was broken off? If nothing was broken off, then the part or parts had to be screwed or bolted into place. If you get too much heat near those bars, that will cause the bars to lose...

Drums & Percussion: Live performance with backing tracks, need click track for drummer, trusty mac, viable idea
trusty mac, viable idea, click track: EJ - I am sorry, I am unaware of any way of syncing the iPod of Mac with your click track. That would have to be done within the file, (i.e.) GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, etc. I would not know of anyone in UK in terms of a supplier. if you are anywhere near...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig black beauty, black beautys, screw hole
black beautys, screw hole, black beauty: Not to my knowledge--no nickel plated Beauty s were made--BUT----. If it was nickel plated--it wouldn t have been called a Black Beauty, would it? Some of the older Beauty s were bronze. Besides weight, you can tell if a drum is brass by taking off...

Drums & Percussion: mallets, quality yarn, musser
quality yarn, musser, robards: The best answer that I can give you is that, a long time ago, mallets were all handmade. Their choice of yarn, therefore, had to be more durable to deal with the hand manipulations being done by the assembler. Todays mallets are machine made using the best...

Drums & Percussion: New Kit, monster kit, monster trucks
monster kit, monster trucks, dream set: Hi James. Good choices - good questions. First a very brief discussion of wood. Birch, like Maple and Walnut and Cherry, is a specific family of trees. While there are a number of types of Birch trees, Sweet Birch is most likely what is used for drum...

Drums & Percussion: Painting over DW Finishply, contact cement, auto paint
contact cement, auto paint, quality auto: The paint over a wrap will not last. Finishply is a wrap--it is glued on the shell. It is NOY part of the shell. It can be taken off. BUT---in order for the finish to be smooth enough to paint over it is a very expensive and time consuming job. It is...

Drums & Percussion: Pearl MLX series, maple shells, loud drums
maple shells, loud drums, thick shell: Tom-- That was done to increase the attack, projection, volume & sustain. Those are LOUD drums! The thick shell also helps with those characteristics. All the drums you mentioned are top of the line drums and built really well. Hope this helps....

Drums & Percussion: Please Help Evaluate Used Kits; Mapex Venus, Tama Rock/Swingstar, 70's Tama/Camco, Pearl Export, pearl export series, musicians friend
pearl export series, musicians friend, default chrome: Hello Rich! I started at about 9 years old playing on pots and pans. Anyway to answer your question: The pearl export series is an intermediate set that is not worth the $. I m not bad mouthing pearl; I have a masters custom. The snare is default chrome...

Drums & Percussion: Please Help Evaluate Used Kits; Mapex Venus, Tama Rock/Swingstar, 70's Tama/Camco, Pearl Export, playing drums, pearl export
playing drums, pearl export, matirx: These are all entry level sets. The Pearl Exports are not good, basswood shells mostly crap. The Swingstar was recently rebadged as the Imperialstar - and has Mahogany shells, which are slightly better than the basswood. There is not much information on the...

Drums & Percussion: Radio King, radio king, calf skin
radio king, calf skin, e bay: If I remember correctly, it should be mid 40 s to late 50 s. There are 2 or 3 sites that have all the drum badges listed that show when they were used. If you would like to send me a couple of pictures, maybe I can give you more information. If you...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers Drum Set, drumcenter, broken glass
drumcenter, broken glass, sparkle: I had heard that same thing--- That Rogers wanted to make that set REALLY special---BUT--- was told by someone who worked for Rogers, that so many people wanted those sets that they made more of them. To find out for sure, please send your question...

Drums & Percussion: rogers vintage bass pedal, vintage bass, bass pedal
vintage bass, bass pedal, time hope: I believe that your pedal is early to mid 60 s. BUT---just because the factories decided to change the logo, did not mean that they stopped using the old logo immediately. They used up the old logo stuff before they put the new logo into use, so there was...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland bass drum repair, maple shells, mid seventies
maple shells, mid seventies, bolt holes: I remember that pedal. They did not sell very good and were discontinued and I think the Yellow Jacket pedal took it s place. They are hard to find parts for. I would not recommend it. I would either play the Axis or the Speed King. Hope this helps....

Drums & Percussion: Snare Drum Assistance Needed, snare drum, musician friend
snare drum, musician friend, sam ash: Cool, a couple of things: -Make sure the tension on the snare (chain) is not too tight. I ve had that problem before and loosened it to solve the problem. Also, check the chain itself, and see what kind of ware is on it. If it is older, buy another at...

Drums & Percussion: Snare Problem That Apparently can't be fixed, drum shop, snare
drum shop, snare, strainer: THis is hard to do, not seeing the snare. Is everything installed properly? Are the snares right side up? Is the strainer working properly? My suggestion is to take it into a music store (maybe where you bought the heads & snares) or a drum shop and...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland drumset, drumset, plastic wrap
drumset, plastic wrap, drums: I need a lot more information to be able to help you. 1--did the drums have a plastic wrap on them or were they stained or painted? 2--What badge is on the drums? 3--What are the sizes? Can you send pictures? If so, please send them to drumdoctor@live.com...

Drums & Percussion: slinglander 7 piece set, intelligent answer, sincerley
intelligent answer, sincerley, storge: Shannon-- 1st--it is NOT oak. It is either maple, mahogany, poplar or a mixture of those woods. I would need to see a few pictures in order to give you an intelligent answer and a realistic value. If you want to do this, send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com....

Drums & Percussion: Timpani Questions, proper motion, timpani
proper motion, timpani, robards: To make sure that your rolls are even, you must check three things: 1. Make sure you are using the same velocity for each mallet (Check your heights and that would solve that problem) 2. Make sure that you have identical mallets (even the slightest alteration...

Drums & Percussion: Triplets, note triplets, john bonham
note triplets, john bonham, ginger baker: I’ve racked my brain thinking of a song(s) that may help you, but the only thing I came up with is the classic “Toad” solo by Ginger Baker. He uses triplets all throughout. As a rudimental drummer we played exercises such as the following to play our triplets,...

Drums & Percussion: technique, stroke rolls, traditional grip
stroke rolls, traditional grip, muscle memory: Tom-- You did not say if you were playing traditional grip or matched grip. There are no shortcuts. The rudiments, accents and stick control come just by repetition. It s also called muscle memory. To help out, try doing everything left-handed,that...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage supraphonic repair, gibraltar, piece of glass
gibraltar, piece of glass, smooth surface: It is doubtful that the shell is out of round. If it is, you can just squeeze it or even sit on it to bring it back into round. Those shells can take a lot. Get 2.3mm Gibraltar hoops, good heads and tune it up good. If there is any out of round the hoops...

Drums & Percussion: B.D. spurs, straight shaft, thin shells
straight shaft, thin shells, cracked shell: Bob-- The drum spurs that I am referring to are the type that are a straight shaft around 1/4 --3/8 in diameter. You find these on older drums from all the brands and most of the lower line drums. The drummers today are kicking a lot harder, so...

Drums & Percussion: Choosing a drum for beginners, mapex drums, warranty problems
mapex drums, warranty problems, cymbals: Bubu-- I wouldn t buy either. I would take my time and look for a good,used pro kit or if you have to buy new, I would buy a PDP-made by DW. Those other drums are fine, but Peavey has gone out of the drum business twice before and even though I like...

Drums & Percussion: Custom Wrap, ludwig kit, rockenwraps
ludwig kit, rockenwraps, drawing software: Aaron-- RockenWraps can make anything that you want. BUT---you have to have a sample of what you want. They will make the wrap from this. Find some good drawing software and design your perfect finish. Then have this printed on a laser printer, then...

Drums & Percussion: Drum lugs, drums, lugs
drums, lugs, shells: Sheila, Drums have had lugs for 100 years. You have favorite bands and groups, right? You listen to their CD s & watch their video s & DVD s, right? All the drummers sound really good, right? Well--all those drum kits have lugs on them!!! So...

Drums & Percussion: Drum MIC TiP, drums, drum mics
drums, drum mics, micing: My favorite mics are Sennheiser 604. BUT---I have used the Samson mics are they are fine. They make a mic set and it is real reasonable. They also make a set of 2 overhead mics for about $120. You could use one for overhead and one for the high hats. ...

Drums & Percussion: Drums and Acoustic Triggering, drums, micing
drums, micing, triggering: Craig- 1--Every drum module has settings for crosstalk. You will have to experiment with those settings to see if that helps with the problem. 2--you can also try changing the tuning on the snare or the rack tom that is doing the false triggering. YOu...

Drums & Percussion: dating drum set slingerland, oyster pearl, gene krupa
oyster pearl, gene krupa, quality drums: Your English is fine. Your drum set is probably from the 60 s. The pink oyster finish is extremely rare--BUT--- is is very difficlt to gice an estimate without seeing a few pictures and asking you a few questions. If you wish to do this, send them...

Drums & Percussion: drums, drugs and alcohol abuse, professional drummer
drugs and alcohol abuse, professional drummer, jazz publications: Hi Bob, Let me give this a try, not questions I normally get for sure. Well let s see. I am a drummer, a percussionist, an author, composer, arranger, conductor and recording artist. I have 3 degrees in music and have many publications. I suppose that...

Drums & Percussion: WHAT are my drums?!, gibson guitar company, krupa kit
gibson guitar company, krupa kit, serial number plate: Ron, Thanks for your question. Your set is from around the very last Slingerland sets before the company closed. About 10 years or so later, Gibson Guitar Company purchased the trademark and began selling Slingerland drums through their dealers, although...

Drums & Percussion: Drum lugs, drums, huge sound
Drums & Percussion: Drum lugs, drums, huge sound, lugs

Drums & Percussion: Pearl drums (World Series), white frost, blingin
Drums & Percussion: Pearl drums (World Series), white frost, blingin, starclassic bubinga

Drums & Percussion: pit orcstr, radio city music hall, radio city music
Drums & Percussion: pit orcstr, radio city music hall, radio city music, kurzweil pc2r

Drums & Percussion: Shoulder pain, best medicine, ache
Drums & Percussion: Shoulder pain, best medicine, ache, medicine

Drums & Percussion: Gretsch Catalina Jazz Kit in garage - sound not so good, plastic brushes, sax player
plastic brushes, sax player, star method: Craig, As far as sticks go, it depends on how it feels when you play, the most comfortable, lightest, and the best grip for you hands. If they are guitar center sticks, awesome! A little about myself: I don t compete when it comes to playing drums, and...

Drums & Percussion: how do I identify my Ludwig set?, medium crash, brass shell
medium crash, brass shell, thin crash: Paul-- It looks like the drums have black & white badges on them. They also have the Rocker lugs on them. So you have a set of Ludwig Rockers dated between 1983 & 1992. Made in Monroe, NC. That was a great buy!!! Basically, you bought the cymbals...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig, pearl kit, oyster
pearl kit, oyster, many thanks: Yan---I woold need to see some pictures and ask you some questions,in order to determine the value. If you wish to do this, please send the pix to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce the size by 50%. Please do not ask me to go to another site to look...

Drums & Percussion: music production, burt sugarman, berry gordy
burt sugarman, berry gordy, phil spector: John-- THanks for the compliment, but aspire to be yourself. It is OK to use what people have done as a guide, but you have to be yourself. You are the only one like you on the planet, so just be you. Go to the library. Read about the big names in producing:...

Drums & Percussion: Pearl drums (World Series), pearl drums, xp8
pearl drums, xp8, point style: Mike--- I think that the World series was made of maple. I would have no idea what the exact year would be. I think that you are right about them being late 80 s to early 90 s. Older is not better. That is a personal opinion. I would rather have...

Drums & Percussion: Percussion Tech, marimba lessons, money issues
marimba lessons, money issues, marching percussion: Hello Elisabeth, the best advice I could give you is to just get your name out. Try teaching at as many different schools as you can. If you can get positive results and build up a rep for being a good tech, things will happen. Also, if you can, get involved...

Drums & Percussion: parts, local music store, straight shaft
local music store, straight shaft, drummaker: YOu can try explorerspercussion.com or drummaker.com. Or a local music store or drumshop Shaft for the bass--If it is a straight shaft about the thichness of a pen and about 7 or 8 inches long, then you can get a piece of raw steel at a home center-cut...

Drums & Percussion: pit orcstr, pit musicians, malletkat
pit musicians, malletkat, orchestral percussion: I have 3 friends who have MalletKats and 2 of them stopped working. It is rare, but it happens. All 3 percussionists do have a backup MalletKat and a brain. Sometimes, those are used for other sounds. All depends on how involved the percussion charts are....

Drums & Percussion: Reggae/Latin/Afro-beat kit, quality drums, different pitches
quality drums, different pitches, afro beat: Carly--- Please do not be offended by my answer--- ANY drums can be used to play ANY type of music. Any brand--any age--almost any condition and any sizes. Cymbals--you probably should use smaller, lighter cymbals for that type of music. You should...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers xp8 thickness(millimeters), great drums, shell thickness
great drums, shell thickness, xp8: Mike-- Shell thickness---If you measure your shells, then you can convert that number to millimeters. It is best to use a pair of calipers for the measurement. Bearing edges--take of both heads--place the drums on a counter top--make the room dark--place...

Drums & Percussion: Shoulder pain, light weights, dull ache
light weights, dull ache, muscle rub: Carly-- 1st--you are using muscles that you have never used before. 2nd--you need to make sure that are as relaxed as possible. 3rd---do some stretching before you play. 4th--start working out with light weights or on a machine. 5th--use a muscle rub...

Drums & Percussion: Tom is broken, drums, repairs
drums, repairs, parts: Ben, If you mean the screw that holds down the rim, that is called a keyrod and can be just screwed in. If you are meaning the piece that the keyrod screws into, there are 3 different things that can be wrong: 1--the screws that hold that to the shell...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning 5 marching bass drums, percussion instructor, drum companies
percussion instructor, drum companies, caption head: Hi Kate, I get this question at least monthly from band directors and drummers online. Here is my stock answer. Every percussion instructor and DCI Caption head has their own formula for tuning a drumline, not just basses but the entire voices of the section....

Drums & Percussion: White Marine Pearl Yellowing, contrasting colors, polishing compound
contrasting colors, polishing compound, rubbing compound: Dave-- I have never had good luck restoring the finish that was that far gone. Yes you can wet sand the finish to remove the discoloration--and then restore the gloss with Krylon Clear. You can also polish the finish with rubbing compound, then finish...

Drums & Percussion: Bongo Maintance and repair, Bongos, heads
Bongos, heads, warped rims: Sean-- a lot of the time, the rim can be straightened out. You have to clamp it in a vice--(remember to protect the chrome from being scratched) and use a piece of wood to twist the rim back into shape. After you think the rime is straightened out,...

Drums & Percussion: Choosing drum set, pacific drums and percussion, wuhan cymbals
pacific drums and percussion, wuhan cymbals, sigler music: Tam, GP are Chinese, like about 80% of all cheap sets. Percussion Plus is based in England, however I suspect the drums are also Chinese. Both sets will be the same quality with the following features. PowerTom sizes, which are no longer in favor with drummers,...

Drums & Percussion: Covering Rogers drums, Drums, Rogers
Drums, Rogers, Recovering: You realize that you will be lowering the value of your kit--a LOT!! Have you ever recovered a vintage kit? Some of them used a VERY strong contact cement and is EXTREMELY difficult to remove. When you try to remove these finishes, you usually tear up...

Drums & Percussion: cymbals, cymbal cleaning, hardwater
cymbal cleaning, hardwater, fire hose: 3 products I would try: At most stores Noxon (not for polished brilliant finish) Brasso Sabian/Paiste?Zildjian cymbal cleaner. Link below http://www.explorersdrums.com/shop/index.php?page=shop/browse&category=gifts/accessories_cleaners...

Drums & Percussion: Double-Bass Precision and Agility, snare drum rudiments, double bass pedal
snare drum rudiments, double bass pedal, digital metronomes: Hi, Sterling-- It is difficult for me to give you specific advice when I don t know exactly at what level you are stuck . I can give you some general ideas for practicing, though. 1. Use the metronome. I know that this can be difficult for drummers...

Drums & Percussion: DRUM SHELL, ludwig vistalite, paint type
ludwig vistalite, paint type, definite answer: Hello, The pain will most likely stick. A definite answer could only be given if all the details - materials used, such as paint, type of wood, etc. - were mentioned. There generally isn t enough vibration, from playing alone, to cause a disturbance...

Drums & Percussion: Drumless backing tracks, modern drummer magazine, drumless tracks
modern drummer magazine, drumless tracks, drum machine: Derek, There are drumless tracks called Music Minus One and another one that I can t remember the name of. For the correct information, I would contact Modern Drummer Magazine . I am sure that they can help. Another option is a drum machine--especially...

Drums & Percussion: my dream, practice pad, robards
practice pad, robards, second nature: Hello Michelle, The best thing for you to do is to practice with a metronome and a practice pad, moving your feet, to any and all snaer exercises your band program uses. This will help you feel the pulse better and make it second nature to move your feet...