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Drums & Percussion: Bearing edges, delta line, hole spacing
delta line, hole spacing, gibraltar: Paul, What makes you say that the bearing edges are not great? You can t tell about bearing edges by looking at them. Put the drum on a countertop--make the room dark--put a light inside--if you see light escaping from the bottom, then the edges are...

Drums & Percussion: Broken swivel nut, metal burr, tension rods
metal burr, tension rods, metal fatigue: Tony, You did not say what brand or model the drum is--- ANYWAY---it sure sounds like a case of metal fatigue. The metal just get old and all the vibrations weaken the swivel nuts further. I would get all new swivel nuts from Gibraltar and replace...

Drums & Percussion: brushes, sticks and brushes, custom tabs
sticks and brushes, custom tabs, drum tabs: Hi, Carl-- I could help you more specifically if I knew exactly what you are playing, but try this: http://www.omegamusic.nl/flix.html These are very interesting--a cross between sticks and brushes with adjustable tone rings. There are also several...

Drums & Percussion: CLick Issue, click track, muscle memory
click track, muscle memory, naturalness: Hi, Gary-- It is difficult to give you specific advice without hearing you play, but here are a few very general ideas: ***Try to start noting the similarities in the situations where you are successful. Also note any similarities in situations where...

Drums & Percussion: Cleaning a 70s Black Beauty Snare, 0000 steel wool, grease spots
0000 steel wool, grease spots, tri flo: Stephen, While the lugs are off the drum, you can clean the threads, then lube them. Do the same with the keyrods. I would rather have the hassle of a drum detuning, than to have a keyrod wedge itself in a lug because it had no lubrication. ...

Drums & Percussion: Converting my quad toms to quints, google search, quint
google search, quint, long wait: Eric, The model number does not matter. To convert a quad to a quint, you add a 6 inch drum, called a POPPER . You have 3 choices: 1--find a used one. 2--buy a new one from Yamaha.(very expensive and a long wait) OR from Pearl (recommended)...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Set Purchase, cb drums, free drum lessons
cb drums, free drum lessons, snare drums: Hi, Alysha-- I would grab the Tama set in a heartbeat. Tama is a reliable quality brand. The cymbals are Zildjian (although it doesn t say what model of Zildjians). You also get 2 snare drums. The piccolo snares are very cool for some applications. This...

Drums & Percussion: Drum stain-finishing, maple shell, furniture finishing
maple shell, furniture finishing, blow dust: Craig, You already know the basic steps. The BEST thing to do is either find articles on line about furniture finishing or go to the nearest library. THat way you can either print it out or have the book right there with you. Simple steps--...

Drums & Percussion: Drummer Manager, career path choices, studio htp
career path choices, studio htp, personal managers: Hi, Andrew-- Yes, you certainly can hire a personal manager. You may want to contact a local talent agency or several local agencies to find out about their services. They might have access to personal managers. It also might be that you could find a...

Drums & Percussion: The Duallist Pedal, double bass pedals, duallist pedal
double bass pedals, duallist pedal, modern drummer: Hi, Thad-- Very interesting! I assume you went to the website: http://www.theduallist.com/index.html I watched some of the videos and tried the Try it button. It certainly LOOKS like it works. I love new toys and new technology. I am wondering,...

Drums & Percussion: How to date Dw drums?, maple drums, birch shells
maple drums, birch shells, dw drums: Samuel, Once again, it should have a date stamp in it. Or you can contact DW with the serial number and they can tell you when it was made. If it is a birch kit, then it is newer. I was told that they only made maple drums for the few years-- they...

Drums & Percussion: drums, bass drum pedals, double bass drum pedals
bass drum pedals, double bass drum pedals, double bass drum: Sheri, It s near impossible to purchase a single bass drum, especially one of the chinese lower lines like CB. Plus - a second CB bass even if you can find one in the same color, would generally be poor use of your money. best to get a double pedal. ...

Drums & Percussion: drums sticks or rutes, steve weiss music, pearl drumset
steve weiss music, pearl drumset, vic firth: Carl, This depends on 2 things really: how good is your audio system form your computer and how loud do you play? Is it possible to use headphones from your computer? That may solve your problem. Rutes are less sound than sticks, but one could still easily...

Drums & Percussion: Front Ensemble Warm-Ups, warm ups, timpanist
warm ups, timpanist, mallet instruments: Heather, The best advice I can give you is to write parts for the timpanist and auxilary players. I have done that for drumset players, auxilary, and timpanists. It is not too difficult to have the timpanist playing the root notes for most exercises (for...

Drums & Percussion: First Drum Kit, gammon drums, sound retailers
gammon drums, sound retailers, pawn shops: Christian, My 1st advice is to take lessons from a good teacher. Drumming is so physical that if you get into bad habits that you can do permanent, serious damage to your hands, wrists and elbows. 2nd--go to the website for Music & Sound Retailers...

Drums & Percussion: 4 Mallet Solos, marimba solo, rosauro
Drums & Percussion: 4 Mallet Solos, marimba solo, rosauro, glockenspiel

Drums & Percussion: Front Ensemble Warm-Ups, timpanist, prof michael
Drums & Percussion: Front Ensemble Warm-Ups, timpanist, prof michael, trine

Drums & Percussion: Jenco Question, jenco, serial number
Drums & Percussion: Jenco Question, jenco, serial number

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig vistalite?, vistalites, eq3
Drums & Percussion: Ludwig vistalite?, vistalites, eq3, snare

Drums & Percussion: Recovering Ludwigs In Chrome Wrap, ludwig, cow
Drums & Percussion: Recovering Ludwigs In Chrome Wrap, ludwig, cow, drums

Drums & Percussion: restoring rare sonor phonic plus kit, beechwood, shells
Drums & Percussion: restoring rare sonor phonic plus kit, beechwood, shells

Drums & Percussion: getting the right sound, concert toms, s song
Drums & Percussion: getting the right sound, concert toms, s song, phil collins

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Echo Drum, drum center, ebay
Drums & Percussion: Vintage Echo Drum, drum center, ebay, business owner

Drums & Percussion: Gong Bop Congas, gon bops, best bet
gon bops, best bet, ebay: The only thing I can tell you is to look on ebay and other drum sites and see what Gon Bops congas are going for. If you cannot find any Gon Bops, then look at other high-end congas and add 10-20%. Then add a few dollars for the cases. Your best bet...

Drums & Percussion: Hitting my cymbals, crash cymbals, cymbal
crash cymbals, cymbal, wing nut: Hi, Eric-- These tips are from the Sabian website: # Play cymbals that are suitable for your playing style, sound and volume Don t play small, thin cymbals if you re playing hard in a high-volume rock band. Choose thicker, heavier models. # Use the...

Drums & Percussion: heat, yellow bubble, drumset
yellow bubble, drumset, drum kit: Marvin, The simple answer is YES! The average temperature inside a car in that heat is between 150 and 160. If your drums are wrapped, the heat will expand the wrap and it will never shrink bac. The you will have bubbles and wrinkles in the covering....

Drums & Percussion: JenCo Celeste, jenco, decent condition
jenco, decent condition, celestes: Mark, The 1st email was fine. Either way, it doesn t matter. Now what exactly do you mean by identifying it ? That confused me. I sent you an answer by regular email. Take as many pics as you can--inside out. Please reduce them by 50%. ...

Drums & Percussion: Jenco Question, jenco instruments, paint colors
jenco instruments, paint colors, vibraharp: Shawn-- I wouldn t know how to tell you to find out the year. If there is a serial number on the plate, then there MIGHT be a website that has the serial numbers and the corresponding dates listed. BUT---I do not know of one. Jenco s best era was...

Drums & Percussion: kick drum for percussion set up, brain boxes, professional comedian
brain boxes, professional comedian, internal mic: Mark-- No problem. There are a lot of companies that make a bracket to attach a tambourine or other percussion items to a pedal. Look at Toca,Pearl, LP and Meinl. These companies also make tambourines that attach to this bracket. Welding a section...

Drums & Percussion: Live Click Track Options, click track, track options
click track, track options, mike thanks: Chria, Most of the better drum machines can be programmed with the different tempos. They refer to these as songs or tracks, but if the click is the only thing on that track, then that is what you will hear. You just push a button for the next song...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig vistalite?, ludwig drum, blue badge
ludwig drum, blue badge, digit number: Mary--- Make sure that your daughter is VERY careful with those drums. THEY ARE VERY FRAGILE!!! The Rockers refer to the heads. Ludwig used different names for their heads. If it has the Blue/Olive badge, then it has to be between 1967 and 1983...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig restore, ludwig kit, cosmetic blemishes
ludwig kit, cosmetic blemishes, tension rods: Louie, 1st realize one thing- Drum kits with single heads do not sound very good and they have a limited tuning range---and they are LOUD! With us hearing drums with 2 heads for the last 30 years, I think that you will ve very disappointed in the...

Drums & Percussion: lug sizes, drum lugs, amdrumparts
drum lugs, amdrumparts, drill holes: Gary, I have lived in Florida since 1957 and I have not had any problems with the salt air doing damage to my hardware or lugs. Do you live at the beach or store your drums outside? I have never had anyone say something like that. I know guys with...

Drums & Percussion: Maple used in drums, acer saccharum, cheap drums
acer saccharum, cheap drums, chinese species: Michael, Here you go--- THe 4 factors: 1--Bearing edges-- the bearing edge refers to the thin circle of wood on the edge of the shell that makes contact with the drum head. Of course it has to be undamaged, but you cannot tell aanything about a...

Drums & Percussion: Marching Bass Drums, zip ties, bass drums
zip ties, bass drums, band director: Hi Tony, one of my best friend s has kinda instituted using this as a viable means of having multiple drums for a small line. What he did was do the 1st and 3rd drum together, then the 2nd and 4th together, that way it is not too heavy but it is still easy...

Drums & Percussion: marimba mallets, upper registers, marimba mallets
upper registers, marimba mallets, giff: A good starter set of Marimba mallets that you can buy are the Giff Howarth Series Marimba mallets from Vic Firth. Basically, there are mallets to suit any needs. Go to www.vicfirth.com and check out their line of marimba and vibe mallets. The ensemble series...

Drums & Percussion: New Ludwig Black Beauty snare or factory B stock?, exterior shell, drum companies
exterior shell, drum companies, thick coating: Joe, I really don t know without seeing it. At times, drum companies get careless about the plating on the inside and sometimes other parts. I would contact Ludwig and see what they say. This is a Black Beauty, so the shell is brass. There is...

Drums & Percussion: Part 2 of Maple used in drums, curve radius, eq 3
curve radius, eq 3, interior coating: I sent the reply, but for some reason, you did not get it. 1--Bearing edges---You cannot tell the condition of a bearing edge by looking. Take the heads off--place the drum on a countertop--turn off the lights--put a flashlight inside--if you see light...

Drums & Percussion: Pearl VBX 5piece fusion VS Pacific PDP FX 5 piece fusion, wood shells, dw drums
wood shells, dw drums, pacific hardware: Hi, Thad-- Here are my observations after examining each set: **The Pacific set has larger toms (12 x 9 and 10 x 8 ) than the Pacific (8 x 12 and 9 x 13 ). The Pacific offers a 8 x 10 add-on tom. (smaller tom good for Raggae) **The Pearl...

Drums & Percussion: Pit set up, mallet player, coming out of the pit
mallet player, coming out of the pit, doctor asap: From left to right, I would set it up this way in an arc: Vibe, Marimba, Xylo, Vibe, xylo, marimba, Vibe. Bells on one side behind the mallets, synth on the other side. This would be good because it would produce a decent wall of sound coming out of the pit....

Drums & Percussion: painting cymbols, paint formula, spray paint
paint formula, spray paint, zildjian: It is very difficult to paint cymbals as a do-it-yourself project. The paint formula cymbal companies like Zildjian and previously Paiste, use is specifically tempered for not effecting the sound and sustain of the cymbal AND not to chip off of dull with age....

Drums & Percussion: Record from Fruity Loops to my DR-3 Roland, roland drum machine, usb to midi cable
roland drum machine, usb to midi cable, logic studio: Octvio, Each piece of software handles this differently, also Macs and Windows computers are very different in how they recognize devices. I live in Apple Loops both in GarageBand and Logic Studio, so I can t say I have any experience with Fruity Loops....

Drums & Percussion: Recovering Ludwigs In Chrome Wrap, google search, precision drums
google search, precision drums, contact cement: Don, I know what you are saying about being obsessed about a drummers kit. One drummer has spent over $6000 in duplicating Neil Peart s kit. The kicker is that the drums are not DW, but PDP. Those sheets from McMaster will not work. They are not...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers R-360 drum kit, hi mike, drum kit
hi mike, drum kit, rough estimate: Danny, You told me NOTHING about the kit--- *How many pieces? *Condition? * Sizes? Any other hardware? I hope you did not pay a lot for it. They have a low resale value. THat is because they were imported and considered a student line kit. THey...

Drums & Percussion: restoring marching snare hoop, sand blasting machine, marching snare
sand blasting machine, marching snare, snare drum: Ben-- I don t recommend using the sand blasting on die cast hoops. You could try some steel wool but if the chrome is flaking off the hoops, you have to be REAL careful, because that flaking can cut you open like a scalpel!!! I would paint them...

Drums & Percussion: restoring rare sonor phonic plus kit, roll the fire, drum companies
roll the fire, drum companies, ebay: RT, YOu never know what is under the wrap. Usually the drum companies will use the worse looking wood because it will not be seen. Even on high-end drums,under the wrap, I have seen the wood be discolored, 2,3 or 4 different shades of wood and just...

Drums & Percussion: getting the right sound, phil collins genesis, snare drums
phil collins genesis, snare drums, bill bruford: ED, Let me start where you ended. It is very difficult to judge a drumset by what you heard on a CD or in a concert. There is so much processing and triggering and sampling going on that it is hard to tell what the real drum sound is. Whether it...

Drums & Percussion: rogers drum i.d., rogers drums, brass shell
rogers drums, brass shell, fullerton ca: Greg-- If my memory is correct, the drums with the script Rogers should be from the mid 60 s to the mid 70 s. The big R should be from the mid 70 s to 1983 (when Rogers went out of business) BUT--Rogers would find a box of old emblems or unused...

Drums & Percussion: rogers usa maple, rogers drums, rogers usa
rogers drums, rogers usa, paper tags: Kasko, How old are the drums that you want to buy? Can you send me any pictures? If you can, please send them to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce them by 50%. If you are talking about VINTAGE Rogers, then you need to do research, so you know...

Drums & Percussion: Shoulder Bruises, and Back pain., back pain in marching percussionists
back pain in marching percussionists: Hi, Akira-- Bruising and back pain are indeed often part of the package for percussionists who march. Fortunately the marching season is relatively short. The bruising is most likely caused by the abrupt edge of the harness. Try adding a layer of padding...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland 1970 Drum Set, gold series, insurance purposes
gold series, insurance purposes, type resource: Hi, Jason-- Pricing drums is difficult because there are so many variations in size, etc. that there is not Blue Book type resource. I did some checking and found 5 piece Black Gold series sets from the 70 s selling for $500. to $1000. My guess would...

Drums & Percussion: sonor, sparkle, glue
sparkle, glue, drums: RT, Recovering the kit is the best way to go. If you have never recovered a kit before, good luck. It is tricky. You have one chance to get the wrap on straight. BUT---go to precisiondrum.com and figure up the prices for the wrap, glue and shipping....

Drums & Percussion: To get speedy, good posture, wasting my time
good posture, wasting my time, wasting your time: Julio, You are not wasting my time. There are no shortcuts. Any drummer who knows what he is doing, can tell you. Here are the steps to play better & faster: 1--study with a qualified teacher 2--use proper technique 3--have good posture ...

Drums & Percussion: TUNING, tuning drums, choosing drum heads
tuning drums, choosing drum heads: Hi, Ray-- It just so happens that I have a whole page on my site about tuning drums and choosing drum heads. Please visit: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/tuning-drums.html Then if you have specific questions, go to: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/ask-drum-questions.html...

Drums & Percussion: Tuned drums in car., rack toms, drum lessons
rack toms, drum lessons, drum head: Hi, Eric-- The drums should be fine, especially for such a short time. You might have to tune them when you get there, but you probably fine tune each time before you play anyway. The only risk that I can think of is the possibility of puncturing the...

Drums & Percussion: tom shell out of round, steam treatment, tension rods
steam treatment, tension rods, shell out: Don, Your drum may NOT be out of round. A lot of those drums were made badly and have a fatter area than the rest of the shell. What Ludwig did for awhile was to wrap the shell when the shell was a flat piece of plywood, then bend it into a circle....

Drums & Percussion: Why use a drum machine?, alesis sr, practice tools
alesis sr, practice tools, drum machines: Tracy, Did not see this question until today. Drum machines used to be the enemy of ever working drummer because they would put us out of a job. That is still the case but much less so than it was 15 years ago when they first started showing up. Drum machines...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Echo Drum, modern drummer magazine, drum center
modern drummer magazine, drum center, harry hope: I only had the web site that I gave you. You can see if there is a new web site or phone number for Drum Center of Indianapolis. If there is no listing , then he has retired and sold the company. You can try to contact him through Modern Drummer magazine....

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Zildjian Hi Hat, istanbul turkey, hihats
istanbul turkey, hihats, ringo starr: James, You are really taking a chance buying your cymbals off ebay or any other place on the net. The best thing to do would be to take your ride to a music store or drum shop and hear what are buying and how ht hats sound with your ride. I would...

Drums & Percussion: Zildjian, wuhan china, ufip
wuhan china, ufip, paiste: Kim, There are a LOT of companies that make cymbals: Zildjian-Sabian-Paiste-Meinl--Istanbul--Ufip--these are the most well known--and a bunch more that you hardly ever hear of, much less see. You can ask a dozen drummers which cymbals they consider...

Drums & Percussion: 68' Premiers, pro percussion, georges music
pro percussion, georges music, music in ohio: Joshua, No I am not in Toronto. I am in Orlando,Fl. I have visited Toronto and went up in the CN tower. Had a great time and what a view!!! You can check with Georges Music in Ohio. He bought a lot of my inventory. YOu can also check with Explorer...

Drums & Percussion: advice on applying to music schools/professional music jobs, 3rd world countries, research avenues
3rd world countries, research avenues, bearer of bad news: Sarah-- I have traveled the world (46 states--22 countries and covered 1 million miles) and met thousands of people. I have friends working in the state department, Secret Service, Dept.of Justice,law enforcement, principals, teachers, professors,pastors,...

Drums & Percussion: bass drum technique on kit, bass drum pedal, double bass drum
bass drum pedal, double bass drum, spring tension: Andrew, I ll try and answer your question although there s no way I can make the best judgements about your feet and your preferences. I have the Pearl P-2000 on one of my sets. There are some similarities to the P-1000. Mine has an interchangeable cam,...

Drums & Percussion: black beauty snares, john aldridge, rob cook
john aldridge, rob cook, storage room: Bryce-- Black beauty s have always been pricey, but like a lot of vintage gear, some of the prices are just ridiculous. Especially now, that there are many companies making the exact same shells (maybe even better) as the Beauty s. My friend had a...

Drums & Percussion: Crash Cymbals, cymbal stand, crash cymbals
cymbal stand, crash cymbals, rubber washer: Eric-- All I can do is tell you about the correct technique, but you have to think about it, work on it and use it all the time and your cymbals will last a lifetime. I have a set of 6 Sabian AAX Studio crashes that are almost 20 years old. These...

Drums & Percussion: Drum kit set-up, set ups, concrete rule
set ups, concrete rule, playing the drums: Hello, That is a good subject to ask about, others have occasionally brought it up in the past, even some who wish to play right-handed with their hands while simultaneously playing reverse (or left-handed (technically left-footed ) with their feet, or...

Drums & Percussion: Drum problem, ottawa police department, drum silencers
ottawa police department, drum silencers, cement walls: Mike, I will answer these in order: * 1st--I suggest that you get at least 6 months -1 year of lessons from a qualified teacher. Drumming develops such force that you can do permanent, irreversible damage to your hands, wrists & arms. 2--Face...

Drums & Percussion: dating a 80's supraphonic, monroe nc, badges
monroe nc, badges, serial numbers: You might want to contact Ludwig and ask if they have records of serial numbers. If you know that it is after 1979, then it is probably 1980-1981 or 1982--and was built in Chicago. The badge was changed in 1983 to the black/white badge (same shape)....

Drums & Percussion: drum kit selection, pawn shops, kit selection
pawn shops, kit selection, gibraltar: Chris, I do not have a pic of his kit. I had all my pics stored on one of my hard drives and before I could download them, my computer took a bad voltage spike and I lost everything. BUT--I will see if any of my customers are around, take pictures...

Drums & Percussion: drum refinishing, glue residue, drum companies
glue residue, drum companies, snare drum: Jack, It is VERY difficult to remove a wrapped finish on a high end drum--especially a finish that is that new. The drum companies use a special glue, then put the wrap on the drum with a high pressure roller. When you take the wrap off, most of...

Drums & Percussion: Which drum set should I buy my kid?, cymbal packs, pacific drums
cymbal packs, pacific drums, decent sound: Alba, Hello and thanks for your question. I get this one many times and my answer is different based on how much you want to invest. My advice is to spend the money on a fair quality drum set that comes with cymbals and if she is serious and continues,...

Drums & Percussion: Going electronic, electronic drum kit, free drum lessons
electronic drum kit, free drum lessons, roland td: Hi, Randy-- You need a kit with position sensitivity --meaning that the triggers can sense the position of your stick on the pad. These sets do not come particularly inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. The Roland high end sets seem to be very...

Drums & Percussion: Which drum set should I buy my kid?, beginner sets, ol rock
Drums & Percussion: Which drum set should I buy my kid?, beginner sets, ol rock, high hat

Drums & Percussion: Gon Bops California Series heads, congas lp, gon bops
Drums & Percussion: Gon Bops California Series heads, congas lp, gon bops, ebay

Drums & Percussion: Groove Percussion vs. Starcaster by Fender Drum Set, sam ash, starcaster
Drums & Percussion: Groove Percussion vs. Starcaster by Fender Drum Set, sam ash, starcaster, reverberation

Drums & Percussion: Roland HD-1, compact kit, hd1
Drums & Percussion: Roland HD-1, compact kit, hd1, td4

Drums & Percussion: flam notation, keyboard entry, grace note
keyboard entry, grace note, notation program: You can manually put the flams in using 2 different ways: 1. You can manually put it in through the mouse (not the best way because even if zoomed in, this is hard to select the exact right spot). 2. You can put it in using the keyboard entry method (select...

Drums & Percussion: Gammon drums, gammon drums, hand drums
gammon drums, hand drums, drumming lessons: Patti, Gammon drums are one brand of entry level drums, out of about 30-35 brands,that are made in either Taiwan--Japan--China--Thailand-- Indonesia & Mexico. They all are equal in quality. THe heads will be junk, but will work for a while....

Drums & Percussion: Gon Bops California Series heads, conga players, real skins
conga players, real skins, california series: Mike, It will drive you nuts to try and duplicate the sound that you hear on a CD or DVD. You have to realize that the congas are processed to the Nth degree with Pro Tools, other recording software, plus all the studio tricks that experienced engineers...

Drums & Percussion: Groove Percussion vs. Starcaster by Fender Drum Set, starcaster by fender, paiste cymbals
starcaster by fender, paiste cymbals, musician s friend: Hi, Alon-- Funny thing--I was at Costco a couple of days ago and I saw the Fender set. One thing at the outset--Fender is not known for putting a lot of quality into their entry level guitars, so the quality of the drums might be less than desirable. The...

Drums & Percussion: my hi-hat, local music stores, hihat
local music stores, hihat, footboard: Deanna, There is probably 1 of 3 things wrong with your hihat. 1st--basic knowledge of how a hihat works. There is a rod that is in 2 pieces. You attach the top hihat cymbal to this rod. This rod attaches to the footboard. This rod is inside...

Drums & Percussion: Identifying a Ludwig snare drum, ludwig snare, brass shell
ludwig snare, brass shell, snare drum: Keep looking---I was tols that there are 2 or 3 web sites that have most of the Ludwig serial numbers listed. 2nd--take off one of the lugs--get a small round file--put the drum on a dark piece of paper--file a small amount in one of the lug holes. ...

Drums & Percussion: Jenco Vibraphone Motor, jenco, vibraphone
jenco, vibraphone, vibes: Brad, I have restored Jenco vibes before, but that did not include rewiring the motor. I always replaced it. Look around in your area. There probably are companies that repair electric motors. They can probably help you with that motor problem. ...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig heads, weather king, king ludwig
weather king, king ludwig, thwak: Bob, I would bet that the reason the set from the Jr.High concert band sounded like that was because the heads were beat to death and had no resonance left in them. It is almost impossible to duplicate the drum sounds that you hear in a concert or...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig drum dates, ludwig drum, sand color
ludwig drum, sand color, 3 pieces: Guy, In order to do this, I would have to see several pictures and ask you some questions. If you wish to do this, send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce them by 50%. Also, your badges should have serial numbers on them. There are...

Drums & Percussion: midi drums, midi drums, logic express
midi drums, logic express, midi drum: Joseph, Good questions - and you have already made some great decisions. Logic is an outstanding product and is one of the major programs used throughout the music industry. I personally do not use any electronic drums. All my work in my career has been...

Drums & Percussion: mondo, mondo drums, snare drum
mondo drums, snare drum, portal products: Hello, You might consider referring to Remo s pages for more information on Mondo drums and heads, including this page: http://www.remo.com/portal/products/3/12/115/195/fi_mondo.html Due to the collar on the Mondo head being so deep, it most likely...

Drums & Percussion: Need Crash/Ride, zildjian cymbal, crash ride
zildjian cymbal, crash ride, back stroke: Andy-- There are 3 reasons that a cymbal breaks: 1--it is mounted wrong. 2--it is played with bad technique. 3--there is a manufacturing defect. (this doesn t happen very often) So--are you mounting it wrong? all you need is a good...

Drums & Percussion: Painting drum shells at an auto body shop, auto body shop, kinds of lacquer
auto body shop, kinds of lacquer, ludwig drum: Andrew, Is is very possible that the paints used on drums, do have paint numbers, but since there is no universal paint numbering code, those numbers mean nothing to us or to professional painters. The paint colors used on cars, other vehicles and...

Drums & Percussion: Phil Collins' drum setup, rack toms, phil collins
rack toms, phil collins, bass drum: Ryan, The last picture I saw, Phil Collins set up was: Drums-- Gretsch-- Bass drum--20 Rack Toms--8 --10 --12 --15 Floor Toms--16 --18 Cymbals-- Sabian--all Hand Hammered Ride--21 Raw bell/dry ride Crashes--16...

Drums & Percussion: pacific drums, united arab emirates, pacific drums
united arab emirates, pacific drums, playing drums: Isn t all that construction amazing? World s tallest building--the ski slope--the hotel that looks like a ship etc.... I have had offers to go over and play there. Who knows what the future holds? Cymbals--I am not a big fan of cymbal packs, but...

Drums & Percussion: purchase, quality drums, money quality
quality drums, money quality, tama starclassic: AAron, I have been playing, repairing & building drums for about 45 years. In all that time, I have NEVER found a human being that can tell what type of wood a drum was made out of. Either the drum sounds good or it doesn t. I have made the cheapest,...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers Drum set, free drum lessons, studio music
free drum lessons, studio music, music lessons: Hi, Pam-- Drum sets are difficult to value because of the variation in the size of the drums. A drum set can include just about any sizes and size makes a difference in value. My advice is to contact http://www.vintagedrum.com/ They are experts...

Drums & Percussion: Roland HD-1, john thanks, kick drum
john thanks, kick drum, straight answer: John, Thanks for your question. I am writing back to you as soon as possible so that you might seek advice elsewhere. I do not own the Roland triggers and therefore cannot answer your question. Does Roland not have a support forum on their website that...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland set, black badge, kick drum
black badge, kick drum, drum kit: John, In order to do this correctly, I would need to see several pictures and ask you some questions. If you wish to do this, then send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com Please reduce the pics by 50%. Are you sure they are 70 s drums? 50 s have...

Drums & Percussion: sticks and mallets, good luck with everything, 6th grader
good luck with everything, 6th grader, time peter: Peter, first, thank you for being a great father by taking an interest in your son s music...I teach students all the time whose parents I have never seen. Anyway, here are some good links to check out. http://www.steveweissmusic.com/product/29462/stick-mallet-pack...

Drums & Percussion: Timbale lessons, newfound skills, drum lesson
newfound skills, drum lesson, senior citizen: Larry, This depends largely on what it is exactly you want to do with your newfound skills. There are few methods written on timbale playing, but any of them would require you to read music as well as have a certain amount of technique. I require snare...

Drums & Percussion: tuning Vistalites, tune drums, drum head
tune drums, drum head, open bottom: Mark, Your ears are tuned to drums with 2 heads. 99.9% of all the drums you hear, either live, on CD or DVD s, are using 2 heads. So, you are trying to get a 2 headed sound out of drums that have only 1 head. Good luck on that one. Everyone...

Drums & Percussion: Vent Holes, vent holes, custom drums
vent holes, custom drums, good customer service: Chase, It all depends on what size of vent holes and how many there are. If you mean a drum that has 2 holes between every lug, all the way around the drum, then I say DON T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! The only thing that those large vent holes...

Drums & Percussion: vintage vistalite reclaimation project, american thread, gibraltar
american thread, gibraltar, better hope: Aaron, I don t know off the top of my head what size the T -rods are, but you can go on drummaker.com or Explorers percussion and get standard rods for a bass drum. Just make sure that they are American thread --not metric. Gibraltar is the best...

Drums & Percussion: 1949 Gretsch snare hoops, lug bolts, steel hoop
lug bolts, steel hoop, playing drum: Josh, Is that a brass hoop ora steel hoop? How is it warped? Is is not a perfect circle or does it not lie flat? If it is not a perfect circle, then you can place it on concrete with a towel or cardboard under it. and gently press down where the hoop...

Drums & Percussion: ankle pain, ankle pain, volume levels
ankle pain, volume levels, seat height: James, I am not a double pedal drummer, never had a job I needed to play on that required it. Still, the technique is the same. First, let me say that ANYthing you do for hours over and over will hurt if you re using the wrong technique or not properly...

Drums & Percussion: Brass Snare Drum, kitchen counter top, snare drum
kitchen counter top, snare drum, batter head: CD, If the shell is not flat, brass, wood, or etc., there is a warping problem. With brass, however, it is easier to flatten out. I would take it to a machine shop (you could do this on your own at your own discretion) and have them flatten it out so that...

Drums & Percussion: Brass Snare Drum 4in, kitchen counter top, snare drums
kitchen counter top, snare drums, snare drum: CD, All metal snare drums SHOULD lie flat on a countertop. If that drum was wood, I would be recutting the bearing edge. Take off the Batter head and check the drum on both sides again. Occassionally during the rolling process or when the edges...

Drums & Percussion: Brass Snare Drum, kitchen counter top, snare drum
kitchen counter top, snare drum, tension rod: CD, I have a brass snare as well, so old, we cannot trace the company that made it. Tama is a very good brand and if this is new or close to new, there should be no issues with the shell. Realize that the bottom of the shell has bends by the strainer and...

Drums & Percussion: bass, passive subwoofer, blues men
passive subwoofer, blues men, sound men: Luke, I have never heard that expression. Sound men say that venue is bass heavy or that place is trebley Different rooms accentuate different frequencies. THe room where the blues group was playing, was over a basement. There was nothing down...

Drums & Percussion: Camber T-Tops, little rascals, wing nuts
little rascals, wing nuts, camber: AL, The Camber T -tops are still made and are the only thing I use. They are great. You are in luck. I am a distributor for those little rascals. They are not cheap though----they are only sold in sets of 2 and the last time I bought any, they...

Drums & Percussion: Classic Rock and Double bass drum, double bass drums, double bass drum
double bass drums, double bass drum, michael cartellone: Eric, Where to use double bass is usually dictated by the song, needed by the producer or asked for by the band. When you are doing your own practicing, you can experiment with putting some double bass patterns in different spots. Sometimes...

Drums & Percussion: Concert Snare Drums, snare drums, marching snare
snare drums, marching snare, snare drum: Actually no, Any snare drum could be used (and are used) in a concert. It all depends on the tone and sound that the composer is looking for. A friend of mine who was the drummer on the Lion King -- used 3 types of snares both on Broadway and on...

Drums & Percussion: click track, one man bands, cruise ship work
one man bands, cruise ship work, alesis sr: Sam, Your best choice is to purchase a drum machine. Sweetwater.com sells everything and the Alesis SR-16 is the best deal for the money. It s a great practice tool and many one-man bands use us as their drummer. It really is easy to use, has great...

Drums & Percussion: Drum ageing & series identification, pearl kit, c stewart
pearl kit, c stewart, thanks in advance: Stewart, Please send me pictures. I will try to identify them by the pics. Please send them to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce the size by 50%. I do not know of anyone who has the list of Pearl serial numbers. Mike PS---you could try contacting...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Mixer, powered mixer, powered mixers
powered mixer, powered mixers, sending signals: JOhn, NO-- your drum mixer can be unpowered. YOu are not trying to drive speakers. All you are doing is sending signals to another mixer. Use the best cables that you can get for the best sound. Also, think about getting an 18 subwoofer (or 2)....

Drums & Percussion: Drum tuning, guitar amps, circumfrence
guitar amps, circumfrence, tama swingstar: John, 1st, put the bottom heads back on. Single headed drums sound bad when your ears are used to hearing doublr headed drums. WE took the bottom heads off in the 70 s to try and compete with the huge guitar amps. Second, before you put the bottom...

Drums & Percussion: drum care, meguiars wax, province of quebec
meguiars wax, province of quebec, drum care: Ben, Congratulations on the new kit. 1st--what is the average humidity in the summer and the winter? If it is above 60%, then a dehumidifier is a good idea. 2nd--cover them with a king size sheet. 3rd--get some Meguiars wax (without silicone--carnauba...

Drums & Percussion: drum kit selection, kit selection, drum tuning
kit selection, drum tuning, nolly: Chris, I am glad that I was able to help and that you enjoy what you bought. Tuning: Get Drum Tuning by Larry Nolly and Drum Tuning & Design bt Bob Gatzen. Then practice tuning. Drummers practice playing, but do not practice tuning Heads:...

Drums & Percussion: Hi-Hat Repair, cymbal, clutch
Drums & Percussion: Hi-Hat Repair, cymbal, clutch

Drums & Percussion: old premier drumset, metric thread, snare
Drums & Percussion: old premier drumset, metric thread, snare, cheers

Drums & Percussion: Revere Drum set, maple shells, drum company
Drums & Percussion: Revere Drum set, maple shells, drum company, tonal qualities

Drums & Percussion: Rogers "Studio Ten"?, studio drummers, snare drum
Drums & Percussion: Rogers "Studio Ten"?, studio drummers, snare drum, rock jazz

Drums & Percussion: Rogers snare drum SUPERTEN serial number 0178, 0000 steel wool, dynasonic
Drums & Percussion: Rogers snare drum SUPERTEN serial number 0178, 0000 steel wool, dynasonic, sorry dad

Drums & Percussion: replacement parts for peavey wood drums, spanner nut, spanner wrench
Drums & Percussion: replacement parts for peavey wood drums, spanner nut, spanner wrench, drums

Drums & Percussion: flesh heads, roy burns, snare drum
roy burns, snare drum, skin heads: Bob, If you want skin heads, you have 2 choices: 1--Do what you said-- wet them real good with warm water, tuck them on the flesh hoops and put them on the drum to dry. 2--Contact Amrawco, send them your flesh hoops and have them put calfskin...

Drums & Percussion: Hi-Hat Repair, hat repair, footboard
hat repair, footboard, rubber washer: Austin, Let s take the hihat from the top down: 1--Make sure the clutch (that is what holds the top cymbal) is in good condition. Make sure there is a felt or rubber washer on top and on the bottom of the cymbal. Then you have the rod that goes...

Drums & Percussion: hi hat pedal, hi hat, air 3
hi hat, air 3, clap: Matt, Please try to use different words to describe your problem. 1-- the pedal won t work ...Does it go down? Does it go up? 2-- lift it in the air ...What are you lifting in the air? 3-- it just swings around ...what swings around? 4--There...

Drums & Percussion: hi hats, meinl cymbals, paiste 2002
meinl cymbals, paiste 2002, hihats: Kaleb, Since I do not know exactly what the Meinl hats sound like, I cannot answer your question. Each set of hats, even if they are the same size, weight, brand and series, will sound slightly different. Sometimes dramatically different. BUT--here...

Drums & Percussion: identifying drums, ludwig vistalite drums, restoration info
ludwig vistalite drums, restoration info, different colors: Clint, There were no lite series. There were just Viata-Lites. Thay had different colors and patterns. There are 2 or 3 sites that have Ludwig serial numbers and dates of manufacture. I do not have those sites. If the grommet in the badge...

Drums & Percussion: Kevlar or Mylar?, bullet proof vest, marching snare
bullet proof vest, marching snare, tick tick: Eric, Mylar is the plastic that is used for regular drum heads on drum kits. Kevlar is a woven fabric that is used for marching heads and can be tensioned very tightly. The kevlar heads usually have a thin layer of Mylar over it. Natural kevlar is a...

Drums & Percussion: knee and ankle pain, ankle pain, seat position
ankle pain, seat position, knee pain: Greg, The best advice I can suggest is to find a qualified teacher and the both of you can work on technique and position. You can also lower your seat a little and see if that does anything. By sitting so high, you are not using any ankle, but...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig speed king pedal, charlotte north carolina, speed king
charlotte north carolina, speed king, ludwig: Pat, Yes I can recommend someplace to have your Speed King pedals refurbished. It s ME!!!! I charge $25 per pedal or 2 for $40. This does NOT include any parts. Included is: teardown--cleaning--inspection--lubrication & assembly. I will contact...

Drums & Percussion: metal tuning, free drum tabs, studio music
free drum tabs, studio music, drumset: Hi, Anthony-- Of course those drummers have extremely expensive sets that were made for them BUT-- Is it the ringing that you don t like? If so, you can try Rem O s. See them here: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/RemoRings I would also...

Drums & Percussion: micing my drums with triggers, snare, mic
snare, mic, drums: Glenn, although I cannot tell you precisely why they do that, my guess is that they sometimes switch back and forth between acoustic and digital, but I might be wrong. Sorry if this is not as helpful as you wanted, but I do not really know too much on the...

Drums & Percussion: mix, ring modulators, snare drums
ring modulators, snare drums, phase shifters: Luke, You write English very well. Better than a lot of people where English is their primary language. What they are talking about is that all the drums have microphones on them. All these mics have cables which go to a box on stage called a Snake...

Drums & Percussion: old premier drumset, premier drums, tension rods
premier drums, tension rods, img url: Dave, Why can t you take a tension rod off and measure it? That will give you the length of the keyrods that you need. Just make sure that there is at least 1/4 --3/8 of rod inside the lug. BUT---you also have to make sure that if you replace any...

Drums & Percussion: Pedal parts., drive shaft, gibraltar
drive shaft, gibraltar, man sam: Sam, I think you are talking about a double pedal, right? You have the primary pedal (the one you play most of the time with your right foot--if you are right handed)--- then you have the secondary for the left foot. Then what connects them is...

Drums & Percussion: Percussionist cymbals, cymbal companies, soft brushes
cymbal companies, soft brushes, cajone: Mike, IN order to be played at low volumes,and with brushes or hands, a cymbal has to be thin or extra thin and usually a smaller size. All of the cymbal companies (Sabian,Zildjian,Paiste,Wuhan)make thin and extra thin cymbals and they even have cymbals...

Drums & Percussion: Playing to Click Track, free drum tabs, cruise ship work
free drum tabs, cruise ship work, headphone jack: Hi, Sam-- You can purchase recording software that has a click track option, but if you just amplify your metronome and set it for EXACTLY the tempo of the song and then use headphones for both the song and the click track, you will be able to practice...

Drums & Percussion: playing base drum, double bass pedals, jazz fusion
double bass pedals, jazz fusion, foot position: Steve, I ll give this my best shot. My life on drums is mostly jazz/fusion and some rock. That being the case, I am not a student of double bass pedals. In my 30 years of playing, I ve never had the need to learn the technique and as such, do not own a...

Drums & Percussion: purchasing a drumset, full time job, garbage cans
full time job, garbage cans, bass setup: Jay, 95% of the sound of a drum comes from the heads. If this is the drumset that you think is the most visually appealing, then get it. Put the same heads on it that Joey plays and tune it carefully. DDrum has a kit with spikes all over it...

Drums & Percussion: RE: hi, free drum lessons, new beats
free drum lessons, new beats, playing drums: Hi, Keith-- If you did not play for a year while in the DR, you can expect to be a bit rusty. Get back to playing and practicing and you will be in shape before you know it. As for catching up with your friend, my advice is to stop comparing your self...

Drums & Percussion: Revere Drum set, beginner student, great shape
beginner student, great shape, revere: Phillip, I do not think that Revere is still made. They were/are an import set that came either from Taiwan or Japan. Made from Phillipine Mahoganny, they were a beginner/student kit. All of those kits usually go from $150-$200. Hope this helps....

Drums & Percussion: Rogers, rogers drums, snare drum
rogers drums, snare drum, grey granite: Jay, Just because the snare did not come with the kit, it still would add to the value and make the set more desireable, because the set would be all Rogers. Some collectors would even try to collect all the hardware (snare stand-hihat stand--cymbal...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers snare drum SUPERTEN serial number 0178, rogers drums, professional drummer
rogers drums, professional drummer, snare drum: Gary, There used to be 2 or 3 websites that had the Rogers serial numbers that corresponded to the date of manufacture. THe rust probably could be removed with #0000 steel wool & chrome cleaner. It probably is a 5x14. They weren t that expensive....

Drums & Percussion: Rudiments, free drum tabs, free drum lessons
free drum tabs, free drum lessons, stroke roll: Hi, Sean-- Of course, ALL of the rudiments are important, but if I had to choose 10 to begin with, they would be: long roll 5 stroke roll 7 stroke roll 9 stroke roll triplets ruff paradiddle flam 15 stroke roll flam tap As far as sounding...

Drums & Percussion: Rudiments, free drum lessons, drum rudiments
free drum lessons, drum rudiments, drum tabs: Hi, Tony-- You will find the rudiments in order plus practice techniques here: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/drum-rudiments.html You may also want to check out our guaranteed accurate drum tabs at: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/drum-tabs.html...

Drums & Percussion: replacement parts for peavey wood drums, hurricane katrina, tension rods
hurricane katrina, tension rods, lugs: Mike, If I remember correctly, there were actually no lugs on the Radial Pro kits. There were metal inserts in the Radial bridge and the tension rods screwed into those. You DO NOT want to try to remove those inserts. They were Am I correct?...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland drums, slingerland drums, blue satin
slingerland drums, blue satin, seventies: Heath, There was only Blue Satin Flame . However--the shades could be slightly different from year to year. PLus that finish could look darker with age because of the dust & dirt getting into the texture of the finish. Hope this helps. Mik...

Drums & Percussion: session drumming, session drummer, bucky covington
session drummer, bucky covington, playing drums: Dave, first thing I would suggest is to pick up some method books for sight-reading study. One of the first things they ask of somebody wanting to be a session drummer is if they can quickly read the pages of music put in front of them. Next, find somebody...

Drums & Percussion: How to shorten the ring on my cymbal, sabian xs20, thin crash
sabian xs20, thin crash, cymbal: John, There are a few old tricks that work well. If you are on the cheap, duct tape actually does a good job. You take a piece about 3 long and tape it half way in on the underside of the cymbal. You can use 2 or 3 pieces to get it where you want. Moongel...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland kit, ballpark estimate, time carl
ballpark estimate, time carl, air vents: Carl, 1st-- a question----Are the 15 drums the same size? 1--NO, those sizes were never part of a catalog set. 2--Authenticity--If the badges look like they are from the factory. If the air vents look like they are prefect and installed by the...

Drums & Percussion: soundcheck jam, gold platinum, hi mike
gold platinum, hi mike, hit songs: Luke, It could mean several things, bit it all comes out the same. You don t pretend to do a sound-check unless you want to sound terrible. As you know, each instrument has it s own soundcheck, starting with the drums. If the drums are not in good...

Drums & Percussion: Tension Rod Size for Vintage set, music in ohio, tension rods
music in ohio, tension rods, tension rod: Allan, My 1st kit was a Zim Gar kit. Does your kit say Mexico or Japan? From what I can figure out, they made the drums in Japan, but to avoid import fees, some drums assembled in Mexico. All the thread sizes should be metric. It is possible...

Drums & Percussion: Toms falling down, rims, ludwig
rims, ludwig, locks: Josh, I really nned to see what type of mounting system is on that set. Is it possible to send me a picture of it? If so, send it to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce the size by 50%. THere should be momory locks to help stop that alo9ng with...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning a marching snare, pearl marching snare, ringy sound
pearl marching snare, ringy sound, bottom head: Eric, This is real hard to do without having the drum in my hands. If the heads are in good shape and they are tensioned evenly, then there has to be something else going on. Go over the drum very carefully and see if any parts are loose. If...

Drums & Percussion: tanned drum, polishing compound, smoke filled room
polishing compound, smoke filled room, drum kit: Kaleb, It would be great if I could see some pictures. Was your drum kit outside in the sun? Was it in a smoke filled room? I don t know why it would tan for no reason. You can try polishing compound. If you can handle an electric buffer, that...

Drums & Percussion: tom part, bass snare, kick in the ass
bass snare, kick in the ass, new melody: Luke, That is more studio--drum speak. All the musicians have their part in the band. THey have their part in the song. A drummer has a lot of parts because of all the pieces in a drum kit. The drum part has all the parts of a drum kit--bass--snare--toms--hihats-cymbals...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Rogers Drum Value Question, minor scratches, paper tags
minor scratches, paper tags, value question: Michael, Yes I would really need to see some pictures, especially of that hole in the bass. The serial numbers should be on paper tags that are inside the drums. After you send the pi9ctures. I will ask you some questions and we ll determine a market...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Yamaha Drum Set, lacquer finish, bass drum
lacquer finish, bass drum, double bass: Ric, That kit was a special order or part of a double bass kit. Yamaha never offered that kit in a catalog. Most drummers today are going for smaller drums, so you might have some trouble selling that kit. You will have to find the right person to...

Drums & Percussion: value of kit, mapex orion, smoke chrome
mapex orion, smoke chrome, black panther: Ryan, I would do a real good search of the net--look on ebay, craigslist, etc... You bought it new correct? What did you pay for it? Here is one way to look at it-- Lets say that you paid $1500 for it. The $1500 was for a kit that was basically...

Drums & Percussion: water damaged drums, insurance appraisals, drum companies
insurance appraisals, drum companies, bass pedal: Jack, I think what the problem is that the drum companies do not use any type of sealer on the lower line drums. Or if they do, it is very thin or there is no sealer on the edges, so the bass drum acted like a big sponge. Maybe if that drum was...

Drums & Percussion: through or out, professional drummers, bottom head
professional drummers, bottom head, sound quality: I m not really sure what they mean by out of the drum, but through the drum means to strike past the head like you would if you were karate punching a board. If you rebound the second you connect with the head, your sound quality is not as great as if you...

Drums & Percussion: 1967 Ludwig Blue Oyster w/2 mtd Toms, blue oyster, speed king
blue oyster, speed king, hi mike: Terry, I would need to see a few pictures. The drum sizes should be 8x12--9x13. A far as a hoop goes, you can take any vintage Ludwig hoop and get hoop inlay from precisiondrum.com. IN fact, you can use just about any older hoop. If you cannot find...

Drums & Percussion: 1990s Tama aw-216 Snare Drum, snare drum, rough value
snare drum, rough value, value estimate: Lunden, The best thing to do is to contact Tama directly. I don t remember that exact snare--which strainer it has or other features, so it is hard to give a value. A picture would have helped. What some people call perfect, others call it something...

Drums & Percussion: 82-84 Ludwig Rocker tom parts, contact cement, plastics company
contact cement, plastics company, rockenwraps: Don, 1-Spacers--floor tom leg spacers--contact Ludwig directly. They should have that part. If not, you can find a plastics company and have the part cut out of plastic, the thickness that you need. I cut a couple of them out of wood. That s great...

Drums & Percussion: Becoming a private drum tutor, music notation software, rewarding occupation
music notation software, rewarding occupation, software finale: Hi, Ashley-- Congrats on your decision to become a drum instructor! I think that you will find it a very rewarding occupation. While you do not need a degree in music, it is important that you continue your own musical education in some way--private...

Drums & Percussion: buying, pearl export series, local music stores
pearl export series, local music stores, happy hunting: Ross, if this is a fairly new drum kit, individual toms can usually still be ordered from Pearl in the color you have. Most local music stores can order if they are Pearl dealers (just about everyone is). If it s more than a few years old, that may not be...

Drums & Percussion: Change of Drum Module, roland drum, dear sir
roland drum, dear sir, technological advances: Well Francis, as u know the TD-3 has been discontinued, as well as the TD-8 and the TD-10, there is of course still the TD-9.the TD-12 and the TD-20 available. As there are more technological advances, the likelihood of the older kits being compatible,...

Drums & Percussion: Click Track, percussion track, modern drummer
percussion track, modern drummer, precise answer: Mark, I think that there are 2 maybe 3 of the better metronomes that do that. A few of the programable drum machines also do that--AND---you can advance to the next tune by a foot switch. THe drum machine is the best way to go because you can always...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbals, free drum tabs, cymbal packs
free drum tabs, cymbal packs, traditional notation: Hi, Jeff-- The way to go at this point would be a cymbal Pack --meaning that you can all the cymbals you need for one price. Here are a couple of ideas: --The Zildjian ZPB Pitch Black Pro Cymbal Package Includes 15 inch Mastersound hi-hats, 18...

Drums & Percussion: Double Bass Pedal, double bass pedal, double bass drum pedal
double bass pedal, double bass drum pedal, bass drum pedal: Well Mel, Here some choices: This ones only RRP: $799.00 20% off RRP http://www.drumpower.com.au/store/gibraltar-gi9611dc-db-intruder-double-bass-drum_pedal.html You could also try bidding on e-bay, heres some current offers: http://shop.ebay.com.au/i.html?_nkw=double+drum+pedals&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_sop=2&_odkw=drum+pedals&_osacat=0...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Tuning, studio music, music lessons
studio music, music lessons, music studio: Hi, Robert-- Please visit: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/tuning-drums.html There you will find helpful hints and books as well as recommended resources for tuning your son s drums. Best Wishes, Lynne May Music Studio http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.co...

Drums & Percussion: Drumming Finger Control, free drum tabs, free drum lessons
free drum tabs, free drum lessons, finger control: Hi, Ling-- The best explanation of this technique can be found at: http://www.drumskillz.com/cont_view.php?cont_id=36 Follow the instructions very carefully and above all, be PATIENT! By the way, Have you checked out our Almost Free Drum Tabs?...

Drums & Percussion: drum pedels?, bass drum pedals, rogers drums
bass drum pedals, rogers drums, john aldridge: Kevin, Any documentation you can provide that will pinpoint the original date of sale or manufacture will add to the provenance of your set if you sell it. As for making it rarer or more valuable, it won t have that much effect unless the set is truly a...

Drums & Percussion: drum tracks, correct tempo, different tunes
correct tempo, different tunes, playing drums: Bob, this is a very vague question so if I do not answer completely please send me more information. The best resource I can give you is to go to http://www.seventhstring.com/metronome/metronome.html and use the tap feature to find out the bpm for the drum...

Drums & Percussion: Export badges, export kit, ebay
export kit, ebay, luck chris: Dan, sorry to say I do not have any badges for your kit, nor do I know anyone who might. There is a local vintage drum dealer here in town that might have those, but was not aware of any the last time I was there. You can email him to check (drumaddic@aol.com)....

Drums & Percussion: Export badges, export kit, ebay
export kit, ebay, art charge: Dan, Sorry--I cannot help and probably no one can help you either. The companies do not sell their badges. You might find 1 or 2 of the collectable badges like Ludwig Blue-Olive or Keystone or Chicago Slingerland on Ebay, but I really doubt that...

Drums & Percussion: Identification of Premier kit, lugs, projectors
Drums & Percussion: Identification of Premier kit, lugs, projectors, floor tom

Drums & Percussion: VINTAGE LUDWIG CONCERT TOMS, blue oyster
Drums & Percussion: VINTAGE LUDWIG CONCERT TOMS, blue oyster

Drums & Percussion: Giving lessons, teaching things, irreversible damage
teaching things, irreversible damage, proper position: Kaleb, WEll--I have a problem with you teaching someone. Because of your lack of experience, you could be passing on bad habits. Have you ever taken lessons from a qualified teacher? IF not, how do you know that you are playing correctly? If you...

Drums & Percussion: Hi hat technique, Hi Hat Sound, Hi Hats
Hi Hat Sound, Hi Hats, Click Sound: Hello and thanks for your question. Prior to a final answer I would need so more information in regards to your current set up, playing style and type of sticks you are using. I will offer some suggestions that will help with your question. So if you...

Drums & Percussion: heads, drum mics, ear plugs
drum mics, ear plugs, remo: Tyler, Any 2 ply heads would be good for thrash metal. Because you are playing hard, you need heads that will hold up. Any of the 2 ply Evans or Aquarian or Remo, would do fine. If you have a good set of drum mics and tune the drums well, then you...

Drums & Percussion: Identification of Premier kit, maple shells, maple shell
maple shells, maple shell, thin veneer: Marko, It could be from the 70 s,or early to mid 80 s--- but with the better hoops and hardware, I think that it is either a Projector or Resonator kit. If that is the case, then it would have maple shells with either a mahogany stain on the maple...

Drums & Percussion: Learning to Play Jazz Drums, free drum tabs, jazz drums
free drum tabs, jazz drums, drum sheet music: Hi, Hallie-- Start by listening to a LOT of jazz recordings. There are many types of jazz and extensive listening will help you to determine what type suits your tastes best. Next, try to get a basic understanding of how jazz differs from other types...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig super classic, ludwig drum company, modern drummer magazine
ludwig drum company, modern drummer magazine, william ludwig: Kerry, Since your kit is only 10 years old, it s still too new to have appreciated beyond it s original retail price. In light of the current state of the economy, that s about where I d put it. Whatever you paid for the set new (up to retail) is about what...

Drums & Percussion: Mics..., micing drums, tune drums
micing drums, tune drums, microphone kit: Julio, I have worked with some great sound engineers. I have friends that are great sound engineers and recording engineers. I have read many articles about how a lot of drum kits were miced. BUT--I have never heard of a drum kit miced like that. ...

Drums & Percussion: Modern Spurs and mounts, luck chris, hole spacing
luck chris, hole spacing, best bet: George, not sure I can assist with your question. Your best bet is to contact Precision Drum to fin d out spacing on the mounting screws for each set of spurs. Most sites like Precision drum and Drummaker.com don t list hole spacing on drum spurs. Personally,...

Drums & Percussion: percussion plus snare, ur pic, shop images
ur pic, shop images, lugs: Looking at the logo, it looks like the American version, the Uk one is different. http://www.percussionplus.co.uk/images/pp_logo.gif Theres also this one. http://www.hixbrosmusic.com/shop/images/PercPlus_logo.jpg These are the only spares avaiable...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers Ultra Power IV set, istanbul turkey, insurance value
istanbul turkey, insurance value, collets: Barb, My advice is to sell that kit. IF this Rogers kit is your only kit and you are still playing and gigging, then this is not the kit to be using. If anything breaks, you will have a hard time finding replacement parts and when you do, they will...

Drums & Percussion: Rudiments, free drum tabs, accurate transcriptions
free drum tabs, accurate transcriptions, stroke rolls: Hi, Sean-- You could maybe spend about 20 minutes practicing rudiments.Practice only 2 or 3 per session and practice each of them open (slowly with perfect form) to closed (as fast as you can do it perfectly). As for the other aspects, I am a believer...

Drums & Percussion: reattaching snare to 60's Ludwig snare drum, ludwig snare, curling ribbon
ludwig snare, curling ribbon, snare drums: Frank, I have the same drum. I actually changed heads and converted mine to one of my concert snare drums. I strung steel cable snares through the holes and clamped together on the but side of the drum. For your drum, you probably don t need that. You need...

Drums & Percussion: rogers 360, decent kit, budget line
decent kit, budget line, drum pedal: Mick, Here is a helpful link. Recovering drums is pricey. You first need to strip all the hardware off the drums to just the shell, then ship them out to any number of recovering services. they will pull the old finish off and replace all badges, airholes,...

Drums & Percussion: rogers badge, dynasonic, ebay
dynasonic, ebay, best bet: Max, your best bet on finding one is either ebay or an individual collector. I don t have anything Rogers right now, but there are many guys who collect them. The only one that comes to mid that might have one is a guy near me...Dave Bosier. You can contact...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Copper Wrap Drums, quality hardwoods, mahogany
quality hardwoods, mahogany, ludwig: Michael, No--Slingerland was like Ludwig & Rogers--they used whatever wood was handy. So some of the plies could be maple, mahogany or poplar. But that really does not matter. All those are quality hardwoods and you can tell no difference in sound....

Drums & Percussion: Snare/Quads, how to play the snare drum, finger strength
how to play the snare drum, finger strength, quints: The main thing in playing quads (most have to switched to quints or 6 s) is being very precise in where you hit. Some of the patterns are very fast and some are very complex. You have to do a lot of practicing to do a good job on the quads. With the snare...

Drums & Percussion: Starting on mallet percussion, concert percussion, educational kit
concert percussion, educational kit, xylo: It would be much easier in the long run (in my honest opinion) to start on a larger instrument such as a xylophone or even a marimba. Bells or Glockenspiel as they are called have a limited use in concert percussion and they are also more harsh to the ears....

Drums & Percussion: Super Sensitive Cam Slides, snare drum, old cam
snare drum, old cam, soultion: Bruce, If you take all the pieces apart on that strainer, you should be able to get those out. Make sure everything is well lubed and take your time. If the strainer is not staying in the locked position, then either some parts are worn or bent....

Drums & Percussion: Tama king beat snare drum lugs, drum lugs, google search
drum lugs, google search, tama drums: Ron, I m not familiar with that lug or series of Tama Drums. A quick google search produced an image of a chrome plated snare drum that looked remarkably similar to a Rogers Dynasonic. Copying successful American drum designs was very typical of Japanese...

Drums & Percussion: Teaching drums., music notation software, software finale
music notation software, software finale, excellent schools: Ashley, Thanks for the note and background here. Being a teacher has many different interpretations. If what you want to to is just teach lessons, then you need to build a resume of playing and studying yourself. Students tend to be attracted to teachers...

Drums & Percussion: Thumb Joint Hurts When Playing Drums, free drum tabs, playing drums
free drum tabs, playing drums, snare: Hi, Sam-- Not being a physician, I cannot give you a diagnosis. It could be a number of things. The only thing simple thing I can think of is for you to make sure that you are holding your snare stick with your palm facing down. A lot of drummers play...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning Timpani, many different reasons, entire band
many different reasons, entire band, timpani: Geoff, since Timpani are more of my forte, I believe I can answer this answer completely. 1. It is better to learn how to tune by ear in case you have a gig that the gauges do not work such as a concert band adjudication. 2. Bands tend to tune towards...

Drums & Percussion: VINTAGE LUDWIG CONCERT TOMS, oyster pearl, two drums
oyster pearl, two drums, concert toms: While Serial numbers are not the most exact way to determine date of manufacture, the other features you described put your drums around (within a year either way) 1974. The two drums with the stand would probably be worth around $300 on the current vintage...

Drums & Percussion: 18x20 slingerland floor tom., reinforcement rings, casual buyer
reinforcement rings, casual buyer, inner shell: Hey Ken, An 18x20 floor tom is an odd sized drum for the time period when your drums were built (mid 1960s). If it s all original and in excellent condition, it could bring as much as $600 from the right buyer. But a more realistic estimate to a casual buyer...

Drums & Percussion: 1952 Slingerland Radio King, radio king, ballpark figure
radio king, ballpark figure, slingerland: Ron, If there are no modifications or alterations to the drum and they re in excellent condition, they should bring between $1,000 to $1500 for the three drums. If you had a snare drum with the kit it would be more like $1500-$2500, again depending on the...

Drums & Percussion: 2 Questions, chris adler, abigail williams
chris adler, abigail williams, lamb of god: Chris, I do not know much about this type of music, but if it is like other forms of music, then the majority of it is recorded live. When that certain group plays out live, the drummer has to be able to play the songs really close to what is on the...

Drums & Percussion: Carl Palmer's stainless steel drum set, modern drummer magazine, collectibles market
modern drummer magazine, collectibles market, carl palmer: Dear Joe, The last time I spoke to Carl, I think he told me that Ringo had bought his stainless steel drumset. What the price would be now is purely a matter of how bad someone wanted the kit. I don t believe it s for sale, but if it was, I d bet my last...

Drums & Percussion: Click Track machines, pro tools software, time signatures
pro tools software, time signatures, meter changes: I am afraid I a not aware of any drum machines that do this, however Apple s Logic and Pro Tools software is fully capable of multiple tempo changes and meter changes within a project. Also - try calling the guys at Sweetwater Sound http://www.sweetwater.com/...

Drums & Percussion: Cutting down drum shells..., drum shells, guinea pig
drum shells, guinea pig, knowledgeable answers: Steve, if you have never done this before---OR---- you do not have an experienced woodworker that could help you--- PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS!!!!! I have seen what can happen when the shell binds up and comes off the table saw at 150 mph!!!!...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbal mold, severe rainstorm, night gigs
severe rainstorm, night gigs, kaleb: Kaleb, I need to know what brand & series of cymbals that you have. I don t know how they could be affected in such a short time. I have had my cymbals get soaking wet when a sudden, severe rainstorm came up suddenly. I did not get to wipe them...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Identification, vintage drums, slingerland drums
vintage drums, slingerland drums, vintage drum sets: Hello Kevin I can help you with the identification and history of your drums but I need more information. 1. All of the drum sizes. 2. Which Slingerland Badges do they have? Look at my Slingerland Badge section of the web site for helping with...

Drums & Percussion: drum software, drum software, free loops
drum software, free loops, computer windows: This depends on what computer you have. If you have a Mac, there are hundreds of drum loops built into GargageBand, which one of the iLife of applications that comes free on the computer. Windows is not as nice, although you can also get loops for what you...

Drums & Percussion: First timer, first timer, welcome steve
first timer, welcome steve, drum sound: Steve, The ddrum brand is a good set. Spend as much as you can on cymbals. You can make any drum sound good, but bad cymbals always sound bad. I hope that you are taking lessons from a qualified teacher to make sure that you will not develop any...

Drums & Percussion: jenco vibes, jenco, vibes
Drums & Percussion: jenco vibes, jenco, vibes, hometown

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Drum Set, exact kit, ebay
Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Drum Set, exact kit, ebay, slingerland

Drums & Percussion: Gene Krupa/Radio King, vintage drum center, gene krupa
vintage drum center, gene krupa, silver sparkle: Frank, This sounds like a great set, however I am not expert at vintage stuff. You should contact Ned at Vintage Drum Center for an accurate appraisal. It s not free, but he is as good as anyone with pricing these vintage sets out. http://www.vintagedrum.com/drum_appraise.ht...

Drums & Percussion: headphones for drums, local music store, quality headphones
local music store, quality headphones, open ear: Seb, That is a great thing that you can control your dynamics. THat is a sign of a good drummer. But I don t understand why you are having trouble hearing the music, even when you are playing softly. I use a very cheap pair of headphones at church...

Drums & Percussion: Jenco celeste, jenco, black paint
jenco, black paint, octave: Bonnie, Yes your 3 octave Jenco celeste is somewhat rare and are worth some money---BUT--- Are you wanting to restore the celeste to keep or to sell? IF you are planning to keep it, then why bother with the trouble and expense of restoring it? ...

Drums & Percussion: jenco vibes, damper pedal, aluminum bars
damper pedal, aluminum bars, wooden keys: Denny, Thanks for your question. First of all, what you describe are not Vibes, (vibraphone), instead it sounds like a xylophone or possibly a marimba. Jenco made both. Jenco was based in Decatur, IL and went out of business in the early 80 s. The company...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig drums, ludwig drums, reinforcement rings
ludwig drums, reinforcement rings, thin shell: Greg, At that time, Ludwig only made 2 types of drums: A 3 ply,thin shell with reinforcement rings and a thick, 6 ply shell. YOu could get any color that they offered and get them with or without bottom heads. The coating was actually paint---TRUNK...

Drums & Percussion: Martin Chambers drum stick, famous drummers, martin chambers
famous drummers, martin chambers, dean markley: I had the pleasure of seeing Martin Chambers play a couple of years ago when the Pretenders were on the same bill with the band that I work with as a drum tech (REO Speedwagon). While he s stopped launching drumsticks off the snare, Martin s still got a killer...

Drums & Percussion: Need to find Accessory Boom Attachment for 1 1/8" Rack Tube, conga drums, dozen names
conga drums, dozen names, gibraltar: Hal, Verve is a a company only in name. They are made in some factory either in Taiwan, China, Japan, Indonesia or Thailand. There are about a dozen names of companies that make either Latin, African or Carribean instruments or accessories. THere...

Drums & Percussion: Old Drums & Their Value, wiggle room, tama drums
wiggle room, tama drums, minor dings: Dennis, The easiest way to put a value on these drums is to find a similar, new Tama Swingstar kit and multiply the cost by .5 and .6. This will give you an average market value. Example. Let s say that a new Tama Swingstar kit sells for $400. So multiply...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers Drums, rogers drums, rogers parts
rogers drums, rogers parts, rogers hardware: Hey Dan Thanks for the question! Which stand exactly? I happen to have a Rogers double tom stand in the office that is going to be going up on eBay. I would sell it direct. Also, in regards to the hoop, I do not have any Rogers hoops. Your on what...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Drum Set, deb deb, google search
deb deb, google search, odyssey series: Deb, In that picture, on the 2 toms that are on the bass drum and on the bass itself are air holes. Above each hole there is a label. What does that label say? Here are the problems with what you told me: I was a full line dealer and repair center...

Drums & Percussion: Snare drum part, snare brook, snare drum
snare brook, snare drum, air vent: Brook, 1 or 2 holes, the size of small bolts will have no affect on the sound of the snare. In fact, sometimes it helps the snare breathe better. If you play really hard, you should put another air vent in the shell, opposite the original vent. If you...

Drums & Percussion: tuning., free drum tabs, clean as a whistle
free drum tabs, clean as a whistle, trapset: Hi, Malcolm-- You will be happy to know that this is a situation which is not difficult to correct. There is a detailed discussion about elimination unwanted ringing at: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/tuning-drums.html Once you are on the...

Drums & Percussion: value of vintage snare drum, snare, mother of pearl
snare, mother of pearl, mahogany: David, Unless this drum has a badge on it that says Ludwig -- then it is NOT a Ludwig snare. It looks like an import snare from the middle to late 60 s. The color is White Marine Pearl. This drum was made either in Taiwan or Japan. Look inside...

Drums & Percussion: 1984/85 LM-400 Chicago Keystone Badge, ludwig snare, snare drums
ludwig snare, snare drums, vent hole: Billy, Without seeing it, I have to go by what you say. You have to follow your gut feeling. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it s a duck. It sure sounds like someone replaced the badge & grommet. Also sounds like someone was trying...

Drums & Percussion: My 6 yr old "drummer", snare drum, beginner music
snare drum, beginner music, drumsets: Leah, thanks for the question. Since your son is 6 years old, I would not recommend getting a true drumset yet, mostly for the points you already made regarding his potential interest level. Also, regular drumsets will be a little too large for him to play...

Drums & Percussion: anodizing vs. rechroming, nickel brass, metal drums
nickel brass, metal drums, chrome nickel: Gary, The exterior methods of plating hardly affect the sound of the metal drums. Just find a reputable company that stand behind their work and that can offer several options. There is shiny chrome--satin chrome--black chrome--nickel--brass--copper...

Drums & Percussion: Beginner Drum Set, arbiter flats, google search
arbiter flats, google search, drum companies: Hello, You can purchase an inexpensive off-brand drum set and it will have served its purpose within 6 months to 1 year of playing. By that time it will start falling apart. If you are interested in getting a drum set that will last longer, one that is...

Drums & Percussion: Current value of Slingerland 5-pc. drum set, Slingerland drums, slingerland 2 to 1
Slingerland drums, slingerland 2 to 1, slingerland kit value: Hey thanks for your question and I would like to make sure I premise this with the fact there are no photos to review. So I have to go on your assessment of the drums that you have and the condition based on your description. I also like to value the drums...

Drums & Percussion: Custom drums, custom drums, quality price
custom drums, quality price, mrp: Brian, Contact each company and tell them that you are looking to buy a new kit. Have them send you as much info & literature as they have---THEN--- have the companies compete against each other to get your business. I would leave out Spaun. I have...

Drums & Percussion: conga, latin percussion, google search
latin percussion, google search, hand percussion: Luis, There used to be a school in Miami that taught Latin percussion, but that is the only one that I know of in Florida. I know that there is one in Cuba. I would just ask the guys in the different music stores in your area. Also, do a Google...

Drums & Percussion: cymbals, john aldridge, sampling system
john aldridge, sampling system, bass amp: That would depend on what kind of jazz you re looking to play. I played for several years on a modern set of K/Z Zildjian 13 hats with my big band and combos, and they were ideal for straight ahead jazz. If you re looking for something a little warmer, you...

Drums & Percussion: cymbals, pawn shops, metal fatigue
pawn shops, metal fatigue, recommended places: I have been to the UK 3 times, but I have no idea where to tell you to look. You have heard that the best jazz hats are old K s? Says who? I have heard a lot of old K s that sounded horrible. PLus, they could break or crack at any time because...

Drums & Percussion: Drum mic, desk mic, bottom head
desk mic, bottom head, kick drum: Julio, You can mic your drums from the bottom, but you lose a lot of the attack. As soon as you make a hole in the bottom head, you will lose a lot of the tone. Several companies make clips for the mics that clip on the top rim and point the mic at the...

Drums & Percussion: DW 9002, allen wrench, best bet
allen wrench, best bet, perfect fit: Hello, Sometimes when a hex key (allen wrench) is required to make adjustments, yet there is no indication (in a manual or otherwise) on the specific size required, it requires trial and error with multiple keys/wrenches. There are two standards for sizes,...

Drums & Percussion: drum tuning, quality drums, birch shells
quality drums, birch shells, youtube: Jamie, Actually, I do not play guitar or bass. I play lots of band instruments and piano, but no string instruments. If your question is about recording gear, then I can help a bit - if it s specific to guitar and bass, I cannot be of any help. You can...

Drums & Percussion: Electronic drum kits..., electronic drum kits, dm6
electronic drum kits, dm6, repair technicians: Kacee, Electronic kits are fine---as long as they are working. But when they go bad and they are not covered by the warranty, you have to take them to a repair technician and the cost could be more than what you paid for the kit in the 1st place. Electronic...

Drums & Percussion: 1984/85 LM-400 Chicago Keystone Badge, fellow musician, true heads
Drums & Percussion: 1984/85 LM-400 Chicago Keystone Badge, fellow musician, true heads, lil brother

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Premier Kit, character number, drumset
Drums & Percussion: Vintage Premier Kit, character number, drumset, digits

Drums & Percussion: groove percussion, free drum tabs, sam ash
free drum tabs, sam ash, traditional notation: Hi, John-- Since you have already ordered the set, my advice would be to check out the set when it gets there and if you like it, keep it. If you aren t satisfied with it, you can always return it. I looked at the set at Sam Ash, and it seems OK for...

Drums & Percussion: Hi-hat repair, adjustable clutch, clutch assembly
adjustable clutch, clutch assembly, wont move: Hi Tristan, 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...

Drums & Percussion: history/value, tama usa, professional drums
tama usa, professional drums, maple shells: Greg, THey are not that rare--especially overseas. They are worth right around what you paid for them. Possibly a little more. THe import drums do not have values like older drums made in the US. Sure, there are drummers who are Tama crazy...

Drums & Percussion: know the carrer, building your own website, music circles
building your own website, music circles, professional musician: Shashank, This is a question I get a few times a year and it s different for each person. It depends on many factors: where you live, are you looking at college study, are you wanting to play in a band, what types of music do you consider yourself expert...

Drums & Percussion: Leedy&Ludwig Broadway Kit, vintage drums, snare drums
vintage drums, snare drums, leedy: Judy, I am not as experienced at estimating value of drums. My best suggestion is to check a few auction sites to see what similar items are going for. Now matter what price range I give you as an estimate, it only matters what someone is willing to pay...

Drums & Percussion: How Do You Play Agogo Bells?, agogo bells, drum stick
agogo bells, drum stick, studio music: Hi, Michelle-- Hold the bells with the small bell on top. Grasp them with your left hand so that part of your hand serves as a partial mute for each of the bells. Then strike them with a drum stick. Best Wishes, Lynne May Music Studio http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com...

Drums & Percussion: Playing Drums Left Handed, free drum tabs, playing drums
free drum tabs, playing drums, traditional notation: Hi, Heni-- You should continue to play drums left-handed if that is what feels comfortable to you. I think that you are concerned because when you go to jam somewhere, the drums are always set up for a right handed drummer. There is a very simple fix...

Drums & Percussion: Should I play Drums Left-Handed?, quaver, hi hat
quaver, hi hat, drum kits: Hi, Olly-- My advice is to try playing left handed with the HH still on the left--open handed position. This way, all of the drums can remain in the same right-handed position. The main reason that Left Handed drummers have sometimes changed to right-handed...

Drums & Percussion: Refinishing bass drum, oyster pearl, snare drum
oyster pearl, snare drum, oil based paint: John, THe USA made Zildjians are worth something because they are a pro line cymbal. It all depends on their size, condition and how well they sound. The set is better to sell complete. You should sell the Ludwig s as a set--then sell everything else...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Magnum, magnum series, thick shell
magnum series, thick shell, thin shell: Steve, At that time,Slingerland did not offer any low end drums. They only had 2 lines of drums--a thick shell and a thin shell. THe Magnum line was made to compete with the volume of the the amps on stage. The drums were larger and the hardware...

Drums & Percussion: Snare drum, snare drum, drum companies
snare drum, drum companies, laquer: Don, Yes--it is worth aomething. It is rare and collectable---HOWEVER---the paint & replacement parts have devalued it. I assume that because of the parts that were replaced, extra holes were drilled into the shell. The value would be around half...

Drums & Percussion: Software for constructing complete drum tracks?, bass rhythm, lead guitars
bass rhythm, lead guitars, audio engineer: Hank, There are a number of options at various levels of sophistication. GarageBand can do this to some extent as it already has good drum sounds on it, you just need a controller to play the sounds and record them. You ll have to step record the tracks...

Drums & Percussion: Sound proof, sound proof a room, home recording studios
sound proof a room, home recording studios, egg boxes: Hey Tristen, there are various ways of doing that. You can build an isolation platform, using 2 sheets of ply with tennis balls sandwiched in between, this achieved by making the holes smaller than the diameter of the tennis balls, the top sheet simply rests...

Drums & Percussion: Staining new keller snare shell, keller shell, liquid dyes
keller shell, liquid dyes, shell question: Sanding sealer is just one type of sealer. There are about 10 or 11 different types of sealer, and they are adding more all the time because of the switch to water base products. The order of the process is: stain--sealer--poly. For the interior,...

Drums & Percussion: snare drum head, calfskin heads, calf heads
calfskin heads, calf heads, snare drum: Chet, In order to get a head tucked with calfskin, you have to have a hoop that the head is tucked onto. Some drummers used Timp heads, others used the bottom head on the top.---BUT--- This in only for very light playing and low volume jobs. Plus,...

Drums & Percussion: "transition" Ludwig badge, Ludwig Drums, Transition Badges
Ludwig Drums, Transition Badges, Ludwig drum badges: Hello and thanks for your question. When Ludwig changed ownership, they needed a temporary badge to put on drums. So this temporary badge is called a transition badge . This is the transition from the old owners to the new owners. You find less drums...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Leedy Chimes, skilled craftsmen, metal fatigue
skilled craftsmen, metal fatigue, milwaukee symphony: Ray, You have a VERY rare instrument. Value: $2500-$3500 (Average market value). Could be higher. I have seen chimes go to a little over $4000. Contact either coepercussion.com or jarvisonline.com. They both make a complete frame WITH a dampener...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Premier Kit, premier drums, vintage premier drums
premier drums, vintage premier drums, premier drum set: I have seen this drum set before on the vintage drum forum and the general consensus was all the same with a range of years. This is how vintage drums are usually dated. Unless of course they are date stamped. In rare cases when people order a set as...

Drums & Percussion: Bowed Vibraphone, high school symphonic band, emotional song
high school symphonic band, emotional song, heart strings: Aryien, you are precisely right, it is a bow from a violin. To perform this technique, apply rosin to the bow and bow the key that is needed (for diatonic keys, just go down the back, for accidentals, reach over). You need to make sure you have the pedal down...

Drums & Percussion: Bunch of Random Percussion Questions, drumstore, drum techniques
drumstore, drum techniques, percussion: Hiya Cole, I don t no if ur in the States, I guess u r. Heres some links to help u: MY THANKS TO PROF SOUND FOR THIS. http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/id5.html Online drumstore https://www.drumworld.com Drum fills http://216.103.111.115/perl/drums/index.cgi?Action=OnlineLessons&Skill=Intermediate&SubCategory=Drum%20Fills&LessonID=Intermediate8...

Drums & Percussion: bass line/groove, band mates, drums and bass
band mates, drums and bass, bass line: Luke, It sounds like the bass player played a bass line that caught the ears of his band mates and they wrote (built) the song because of the bass part. Any instrument can play a groove,--the drums and bass are the bottom & anchor for any band. ...

Drums & Percussion: building a drum room., egg carton, sound proofing materials
egg carton, sound proofing materials, high pitch sounds: Hello, There are various approaches to containing the sound within a room. You can opt to go with professional sound proofing materials or you can do the on a budget thing but without as much security in sound dampening. You may consider if you want to...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbals, free drum tabs, hot chili peppers
free drum tabs, hot chili peppers, crash cymbal: Hi, Doug-- I think you might want to take a look at the new Joey Jordison Paistes. They come in different sizes and weights and as an added bonus, they are very eyecatching. The starter pack includes 14 in. Sound Edge Hi-Hat Cymbals, 18 in. Rock Crash...

Drums & Percussion: carter beauford, free drum tabs, carter beauford
free drum tabs, carter beauford, dave matthews band: Hi, Juan-- I would recommend that you try Ants Marching from the album Under the Table and Dreaming . It is probably the most accessible song by the Dave Matthews Band--as far as drums go. Then, after you get a little experience with the Beauford...

Drums & Percussion: cheap snare to sound good, snare drum, zero ring
snare drum, zero ring, batter head: Bob, I use an Evans HDD for a batter head and Gibraltar snares with 20 strands. If it rings too much, then use some type of ring on the head. You can even cut one out of an old head. If you need more volume, then use the 40 strand. Take you time...

Drums & Percussion: click track, track pitch, midi track
track pitch, midi track, click track: Rene, I THINK I understand what you are trying to do. Although it s not the pitch you want to control but the tempo. I believe you have your terms mixed up. I suggest you contact Sweetwater Sound, the largest pro audio dealer in the US. I think there might...

Drums & Percussion: Drum configuration, dave weckl, rock drummers
dave weckl, rock drummers, mike portnoy: Jon, I actually never heard of reversing the set up for left handed drummers being called the open layout. That often refers to mirroring your set up on each side. Dave Weckl, Mike Portnoy and other fusion drummers tend to use this, which was actually...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Prices., economical approach, beginner kits
economical approach, beginner kits, tom bass: Morgan, that is a tough question given the sheer number and quality of drums being made these days. My questions to you would be: - is there a strong interest level in the beginner - is there desire to play out with these drums, or just practice -...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Set-up, free drum tabs, double bass pedal
free drum tabs, double bass pedal, real drums: Hi, Bill-- I suppose you could set your drums up with the HH pedal on the right and play it with your right hand and right foot. Maybe you should just get a regular double bass pedal and then use the left pedal as your main pedal. Then with your HH on...

Drums & Percussion: Drums., karate students, playing drums
karate students, playing drums, different types of jobs: Morgan, It is never too old to start something that you are interested in. I have had drum students start lessons at 55. I have had karate students start lessons at 65! Would it be worth it? Would you enjoy it? I d bet that you would. Would you...

Drums & Percussion: Drums, yarn mallets, snare drum
yarn mallets, snare drum, playing the drums: Mariah - This is a fairly big question that has lots of answers. Rolls, whether on a drum or cymbals take lots of practice and are very specific to technique, grip, etc. It s not something you can teach someone online without a 2 way video feed. Cymbals...

Drums & Percussion: The Drums, missing the beat, headphone jack
missing the beat, headphone jack, drum player: Hmmm =- That s not an easy thing to address. You need to practice with a metronome or a CD of the music you are playing to keep the beat steady. This is not a skill everyone can do - but it is what drummers get paid for. Metronomes are around $20 at any...

Drums & Percussion: DW drums - real or fake, dw drums, small screws
dw drums, small screws, head screws: Keith, DW drums have a note and a date printed inside the shell. Most of the badges are attached with very small screws. The air vents are put in very carefully. Contact DW and ask them what to look for. Also, give them the serial numbers of those...

Drums & Percussion: demo/write, rough demo, learning math
rough demo, learning math, wild horses: It sure sounds like you are a big fan of U2-- you are reading a book on them! Chicago is my favorite group---but I have never read a book on them. A bunch of articles sure, but not a whole book. If you read something in there and did not understand...

Drums & Percussion: drum heads, pawn shop, stock heads
pawn shop, stock heads, key bit: Kaleb, That is not a bad idea, but it sure is a lot of work plus the different sound between the practice heads and the performance heads. That head changing will get real old after a while. You can leave the head on the bass drum. BUT---my question...

Drums & Percussion: Excelsior Snare Drum, snare drum, modern drummer
snare drum, modern drummer, drum center: JOhn, I know less than you about that drum. I have only seen one of them. You need to contact Harry Cangany. THe best way would probably be through MOdern Drummer. He used to own Drum Center of Indianapolis, but I think that he sold it. He...

Drums & Percussion: Drum configuration, handed person, time mix
Drums & Percussion: Drum configuration, handed person, time mix, hi hat

Drums & Percussion: hip pain, playing drums, teacher practice
playing drums, teacher practice, kick drum: Greg, The best advice I can give you is to go take 6 months to a year of lessons from a qualified teacher. I don t mean the guy down the street. A good teacher can watch you and fix those bad techniques. I would take at least 3 months of lessons...

Drums & Percussion: Jenco vibe,Bodine motor worm gear, bodine motor, worm gear
bodine motor, worm gear, jenco: Edwin, You can check shops that repair electric motors. They usually have some of those in stock. Or check with the Mallet Shop in Florida. I think they are in Ft. Lauderdale. They have a repairman that has sources for a lot of those hard-to-find...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig snare drum, ludwig snare, wooden shell
ludwig snare, wooden shell, snare drum: Marc--I would have to see some pictures and ask some questions. If you wish to do this, send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce the size by 50%. You can also contact Modern Drummer and they will pass the info along to Harry Cangany. ...

Drums & Percussion: Music business, open mic night, drum mics
open mic night, drum mics, playing the drums: Samuel, You and 500,000 others want to do the same thing. Let s take this in steps: 1--keep taking lessons. You have to be as versitile as possible. Do not lock yourself into one kind of music. Make sure that you can play ANYTHING. Get...

Drums & Percussion: music making software, time college student, logic studio
time college student, logic studio, logic express: Kaleb, There are many - and it depends on what you want to do with it. The best in my opinion are in order of cost and features are: GarageBand = Apple (part of the iLife suite that comes on every Mac. http://www.apple.com/ilife Logic Express -...

Drums & Percussion: Practice, free drum lessons, studio music
free drum lessons, studio music, music lessons: Hi, Sean-- By all means, take the weekends off. Many times we learn more while NOT practicing because our brain is busy absorbing the new info and skills. Solo as much as you like. The technique work that you do will slowly seep into your playing automatically....

Drums & Percussion: RIMS to LUDWIG, l arm, thick plate
l arm, thick plate, lateral support: Bill, You either take the Ludwig tom bracket off the tom or buy another one. Then this Ludwig bracket bolts to the Rims plate just like it bolted to the tom. YOu might have to drill 1 hole. If you go to Ludwig website, they might have a picture...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers Holiday, silver sparkle, vintage drums
silver sparkle, vintage drums, holiday kits: Chris, Because Rogers moved so much, it was very common to see drum kits with labels from different cities. It is a good thing that the finish matches. THat is not the case all the time. As far as the badges, those could have been done ahead of...

Drums & Percussion: restoring keystone ludwig kit, ludwig kit, ludwig drum
ludwig kit, ludwig drum, tension rods: The value was already hurt by the idiot who painted them black. All you are doing is restoring them back to original condition. TO be honest, I would not try to remove the black paint--UNLESS it was latex. You will need to determine if it is latex or...

Drums & Percussion: Slinger drums value, zildjian cymbals, gibson guitars
zildjian cymbals, gibson guitars, leedy drums: Well - hard to tell from pictures Andrew. if they are close-ups, then you have to hope that they are not touched up. Slingerland s value changed over time. The company closed decades ago in Chicago and was sold to Gibson guitars later on, then died and recently...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Drumset, georges music, great drums
georges music, great drums, vintage drums: Layman, That drum kit is a Super Rock outfit. That badge is from the 70 s. That drum kit was offered from late 1974-1979. To find parts, you just have to hunt and you can also place Wanted ads . You can contact vintage drum websites and stores...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Snare, good shape, white pearl
good shape, white pearl, lugs: JIm, Here are the badges: 1--Black & Brass-Chicago= 1950-1959 2--Black & Brass-Niles= 1960-1969 3--Black & Silver-Niles= 1970-1983 Other things help determine the age: the strainer--type of hoops--covering etc... 6 lugs drums can sound great....

Drums & Percussion: selling drums, rack toms, toms 2
rack toms, toms 2, hardware cases: David, Basically, you can find a set like yours with the same number of drums and the same kind of finish and then divide that in half. If your kit is in better than average condition, you can add 10-15%. If you are selling hardware and other items with...

Drums & Percussion: shell de-laminating - early 60's gretsch floor tom, wood glue, synthetic type
wood glue, synthetic type, gretsch: Bill, 1st--get some wood glue (yellow) and something flat (like a kitchen knife) Make sure you get glue on ALL the surfaces and then put clamps on to hold it overnight. Make sure you do not do damage with the clamps. You need to have ALL your bearing...

Drums & Percussion: snare drum probs, snare drum, frequent occurrence
snare drum, frequent occurrence, snares: Peet, thanks for the question. I can tell you that snare bleed to other toms is a frequent occurrence and for the most part cannot be eliminated completely. Your toms are essentially in the same resonate frequency as the snare side head of your snare drum...the...

Drums & Percussion: Things that i cant seem to find written anywhere, snare drum, jj johnson
snare drum, jj johnson, cardboard boxes: Travis, Sure I answered the questions. Bottom heads, sub-frequency etc. You are exactly right about the snare size, the bigger the snare, the more snare sound and a lot of drummers think that is sounds a little louder. When you say that your...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning a marching snare, free drum lessons, marching snare
free drum lessons, marching snare, batter head: Hi, Eric-- This is a difficult question to answer without being able to see and hear the drum. I m not sure what you mean by dingy sound. The relationship between the tuning of the two heads has a lot to do with the sound, but I am sure that you knmow...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning snare, tuning snare, snare drum
tuning snare, snare drum, head tension: Hi Laurens, 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...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning A Yamaha SFZ, snare drums, snare drum
snare drums, snare drum, correct pitch: Hi, Toby-- The sound of your snare drum depends on several factors: choice of heads, tuning, and snare tension, to name the most important. 1. Choice of Heads: Either a plastic or Kevlar head is recommended for the SFZ series. Here are the pitch recommendations:...

Drums & Percussion: tapeing sticks, medical tape, sound engineer
medical tape, sound engineer, drum stick: Kaleb, Well I do not know of anyone using gaffers tape to wrap their sticks. My suggestion is to use bigger sticks or not to hit so hard during practice. If you are playing that hard all the time, I hope you are using some kind of hearing protection....

Drums & Percussion: tom mounts, aircraft grade aluminum, snare drums
aircraft grade aluminum, snare drums, gibraltar: Hi Bill. I will try and answer these questions although the suspension system question is a bit vague. Most good drum sets (intermediate to professional) have the toms mounted in a suspension system. Some older sets obviously can be converted using RIMS...

Drums & Percussion: tom mounts, drum sound, experience thanks
drum sound, experience thanks, suspension system: Hi Bill, Personally I would use rims, I no longer have an accoustic kit. I have no experience on using cast rims on mounted toms. I did find this however: http://www.zweersmusicimport.com/rims_alloy.htm Drums with die-cast rims are usually...

Drums & Percussion: tom mounts, experience thanks, hi mike
experience thanks, hi mike, tone ring: Bill, I have used every type of tom mount that is on the market. I would use any of them except the Tama Star system. You cannot tell any difference between any of the mounting systems. Our ears are not that sensivive. It does not matter if the tom...

Drums & Percussion: tuning toms, drum tuning, nolly
drum tuning, nolly, drummers: Johnny- You need to start out with good heads. If they are old or have dents in them, then you need new heads. The best answer I can give you is to pick up the following: 1--Drum Tuning--by Larry Nolly 2--Drum Tuning & Design--by Bob Gatzen These...

Drums & Percussion: Value of Drum set, pearl drum, slingerland
pearl drum, slingerland, zildjian: Peter, Yes, I will need to see pictures and ask some questions. Please send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce them in size by 50%. Please list every item and condition that it is in. Be realistic about the condition. Use a...

Drums & Percussion: Value of Rogers set, good shape, dingwall
good shape, dingwall, serial numbers: Rick, All the serial numbers do is tell you when & where they were built. There are 2, possibly 3 websites that have a listing of Rogers serial numbers and the dates & cities where they were made. I do not have this info. I will need to see pictures...

Drums & Percussion: vintage slingerlands, ludwig snare, slingerland drums
ludwig snare, slingerland drums, sabians: Thom, Sadly, your modifications have devalued the set a lot---to collectors--but not to a player. You made a Players Kit out of it. You up graded the bad legs and spurs for modern ones and actually made it a better kit. You have Slingerland drums--your...

Drums & Percussion: Wrap, proper glue, split shell
proper glue, split shell, maple shells: Bill, Actually, the split shell is NOT good for recording or mic placement. The snare sound goes all over the place and gets into other drum mics and live it gets into other instrument mics and vocal mics. Probably one of the best ways to mic a snare...

Drums & Percussion: Yamaha Stage Custom vs. Pearl Vision VBX, pearl vision, warranty issues
pearl vision, warranty issues, recording engineers: Dan, To tell you the truth, I havent t looked closely at either of these kits--BUT-- A drum is round and it goes BOOM!!! I would buy the Pearl. Why? I have had very good luck with Pearl--they took care of warranty issues, I could get parts,...

Drums & Percussion: argent drum kit, ludwig accent, ludwigs
ludwig accent, ludwigs, drum kit: Ken, Don t knock the Taiwan kits. There are fine. Put good heads on them and play away. The Taiwan Ludwigs are fine also. Look at the Argent kit. They are either made in Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand,China or Mexico. I would buy the Ludwig...

Drums & Percussion: Buying, cymbal stand, high hats
cymbal stand, high hats, cement block: Austin, 1st, what series are these? What cymbals are included? 2nd, Sabian cymbal packs are Sonically Matched . So all the cymbals in a pack are similar in overall sound. That means that the ride isn t real loud and the crash is soft and .... The...

Drums & Percussion: cymbal problem (hi hat), hi hat, drum kit
hi hat, drum kit, clutch: Tanner, You can try to unscrew the top cymbal, the clutch and the top section of the hihat rod and take that to a machine shop, drum repair shop or send it to me. MAKE SURE THAT THE ROD IS NOT UNSCREWING FROM THE BOTTOM (NEAR THE FOOTBOARD) Hope...

Drums & Percussion: double bass pedal, tama iron cobra, double bass pedal
tama iron cobra, double bass pedal, spring tension: Connor, If you look carefully, you wil see that there is a spring for the right pedal and a spring for the left pedal. Determine which spring is used for the left pedal and tightn it up. Make sure all the moving parts & joints are lubricated. ...

Drums & Percussion: drum finish, indigo blue, rubbing compound
indigo blue, rubbing compound, paint body: Ronnie, It could be from sun exposure or from polish. Was it in the sun? Did you polish the kit? You could try some rubbing compound on a spot where it doesn t show. This is labor intensive. See if the rubbing compound does anything. If it...

Drums & Percussion: drum lugs, drum lugs, gasket material
drum lugs, gasket material, resonence: Joshua, If it does anything at all, it would be so minute that you would not be able to hear it. If you have put that much time, effort and money into redoing your kit, did you check the bearing edges? I don t mean if they LOOK OK, but are they REALLY...

Drums & Percussion: in ear monitor, wireless earphone, ringling circus
wireless earphone, ringling circus, tight blend: Luke, Most venues are multi-purpose. THey do concerts one weekend, a rodeo the next, monster trucks after that,then the Ringling circus, then an ice show, etc..... BUT--in those venues, a very experienced audio engineer has determined the best place...

Drums & Percussion: ethnic drum metal rims, lugs and plate, drum shells, eye bolts
drum shells, eye bolts, conga drums: Frank, I have been in the drum repair & custom building business for over 43 years and I do not know of anything that deals with that subject-- HOWEVER---that does not mean that there is nothing out there. I would do an extensive search of the web...

Drums & Percussion: Faster Hi-hats, stroke roll, single stroke
stroke roll, single stroke, playing drums: Hi, Mark-- Use a metronome and a practice pad. The rudiment that you are practicing is the single stroke roll. Start at 2 notes per beat at 100 beats a minute and gradually progress to 200 beats a minute. Then set the metronome back to 80 and start practicing...

Drums & Percussion: Hi hat repiar, pet peeve, good options
Drums & Percussion: Hi hat repiar, pet peeve, good options, hi hat

Drums & Percussion: Milestone drums, bass drum, milestone
Drums & Percussion: Milestone drums, bass drum, milestone, good luck

Drums & Percussion: stewart drums, oyster pearl, aqua marine
Drums & Percussion: stewart drums, oyster pearl, aqua marine, sentimental reasons

Drums & Percussion: Hi hat repiar, 3 legs, hihat
3 legs, hihat, gibraltar: Tanner, One thing that I suggest is to learn all the parts of your drum kit. That way you can talk and sound like you know what you are talking about. Let s go over the name of the parts: WE will start from the top down 1--Clutch--the thing that...

Drums & Percussion: head differences, studio microphones, stock heads
studio microphones, stock heads, raw wood: Kaleb, *Bearing edges--you can have the best new heads and be the best drum tuner in the business, but if you have bad bearing edges, your drums will be hard to tune and not sound as good as they can. Take all the heads off--put the drum on a coauntertop--make...

Drums & Percussion: Kick pad suggestions, kick pad, sam ash
kick pad, sam ash, kick pads: Hirak, I have played a bunch of kick pads, but not all of them. My favorite is the kick pad made by Hart Dynamics. Unless they changed their name, they are called AcuPads . I kicked the heck out of it for 5 years and never had 1 problem. PLUS--they...

Drums & Percussion: Which kit to buy?, warranty work, time joe
warranty work, time joe, mcx: Joe, Let me ask you some questions: 1--Pearl is in Nashville--Sonor in in Germany. There are not that many Sonor dealers. If you need parts, where would you rather have your parts coming from Nashville or Germany? 6 weeks vs 6 months. 2--If...

Drums & Percussion: Milestone drums, ludwig vistalites, tempus drums
ludwig vistalites, tempus drums, fibes drums: Andrew Some background at http://www.tempusdrums.com/lndex.html This is now Tempus drums. The fiberglass drums are a but unique, they are not at all like the old Ludwig Vistalites or Fibes drums of the 70 s. The current pricing on Tempus drums is very...

Drums & Percussion: Practicing Rudiments, slow tempo, minute intervals
slow tempo, minute intervals, hands and fingers: Hello, A good starting place for learning the rudiments: Practice at a slow tempo at first; repeat, repeat, and repeat; memorize; when the slow tempo is so natural you can play it in your sleep add 5 clicks to the metronome; repeat. Starting at quarter...

Drums & Percussion: refinishing a drum set, dry in the sun, wood filler
dry in the sun, wood filler, minwax: Dakota, Yes, there should be wood underneath. If the set is an import and lower line kit, there probably won t be any glue or very little. There probably will be 2 sided tape where the seam is or maybe a little strip on the top & bottom edges. THe...

Drums & Percussion: Snare drum, vic firth, liquidation sales
vic firth, liquidation sales, sam ash: Hey Veronica, sorry that I didn t get back to you sooner. I went to submit and it must have not gone through. I am going to save you a ton of money today! First, unless the instructor requires a snare drum, there is NO NEED to buy one. My mother bought me...

Drums & Percussion: stewart drums, stewart copeland, accurate appraisal
stewart copeland, accurate appraisal, endorser: The Stewart snare is very likely part of the Stewart Copeland signature drums from Tama. Copeland, the drummer for the Police, is Tama s longest running endorser and they now have a complete signature set they made for him. http://www.harmony-central.com/ProductImages/Large/000029741.jpg...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning toms lower, free drum tabs, hydraulic heads
free drum tabs, hydraulic heads, info thanks: Hi, J.T.-- Have you tried adjusting the tuning on the bottom heads? These are called resonator heads because they will bounce the sound up. If they are a lot tighter than your batter (top) heads, then you will get a higher after tone no matter how low...

Drums & Percussion: upgrading?, free drum tabs, tama drums
free drum tabs, tama drums, playing drums: Hi, Niki-- The Tama drums are good quality. In particular, I found a really nice set that is on sale right now. Check them out: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/TamaSuperStarCustom Let me know what you think! Lynne Almost Free Drum Tabs...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Ludwig drums, vintage ludwig drums, veneer finish
vintage ludwig drums, veneer finish, ludwig drum: If they are in good shape, all complete and have that Pearl snare, they are worth $600 MAX. You should be able to make some money on them---BUT----with a double headed kit, you will be able to flip it quicker. Hope this helps. Mike I would pass...

Drums & Percussion: Vintage Ludwig Marching Bass Drum, calfskin heads, authentic civil war
calfskin heads, authentic civil war, war drums: Don, based upon what I see on some of the music auction sites, your bass drum s value may be anywhere within the $100-$300 range. As with most vintage items, value depends on the condition, completeness or originality of the item, and it s historical significance...

Drums & Percussion: vintage badges, vintage drums, origional owner
vintage drums, origional owner, decent shape: Joe, thanks for the email. There may be more sources for vintage drums badges than this, but I have found a few badges that are worthwhile on ebay. There are a few web sites with forums on vintage drums that you could check out as well, and occasionally...

Drums & Percussion: beginner drum question, local music store, rob silverman
local music store, rob silverman, tension rods: Hello, Either way should be fine (bottom rims on or off). You asked if it is good or bad - it is neither good nor bad, though you might want to make adjustments in the tension rods if rattling occurs. With the style of music you are considering learning,...

Drums & Percussion: what to buy, gp kit, pearl kit
gp kit, pearl kit, pawn shops: David, $500-$1000 for a drumset isn t a lot. I would go for the Pearl for 1 main reason--------------------------- You can get parts for the Pearl kit----but not for the GP kit. Here is my reasoning. Get the least expensive kit that you can and...

Drums & Percussion: CYMBAL HELP!, local pawn shops, decent quality
local pawn shops, decent quality, best bang: Haley, Mounting a cymbal that big and heavy, on a drum hoop, is NOT a good thing to do. It can bend the hoop. The company the has the best bang for the buck is Wuhan. They have the S series that are just fine. Most dealers are Wuhan dealers. ...

Drums & Percussion: Cymbals, zildjian cymbals, pawn shops
zildjian cymbals, pawn shops, hhx: Tyler, Why only consider Zildjian? There is Sabian, Paiste and Wuhan. They all make fine cymbals. I have played all the bottom line cymbals from all these companies and they are all fine. Of course, some cymbals sound better than others and everyone...

Drums & Percussion: the cold, cement floor, degree weather
cement floor, degree weather, dry environment: Thanks for the question. Those types of temperatures should not be an issue for your drum kit in moderation. Everything in moderation, right? The drums will obviously sound different at those temps compared to a warmer room (60-80 degree stuff), and there...

Drums & Percussion: Drum heads, free drum tabs, remo ambassador
free drum tabs, remo ambassador, diferent kinds: Hi, Haley-- Before you spend money on new heads, or even AFTER you get new head--have you tried using the REM O s ? They are plastic rings that you set on top of each tom head and they do wonders for the unwanted ringing of the toms. The Ambassador...

Drums & Percussion: Drum shells in Portland, wood shells, drum shells
wood shells, drum shells, wood moisture: Andrew, Who made these drums? I don t know of any company just doing a stain and no kind of a sealer on the outside. Take it to an expert at a furniture refinishing place. They can tell. If there is nothing over the stain, then you can get some Wipe...

Drums & Percussion: drum history/drum values, pearl kit, history and value
pearl kit, history and value, mid line: Scott, As you can see by the badge, this is a mid-line Pearl kit. I believe this line was maple. I would really need to see a few good pictures in order to help you. After I get the pictures, I will have to ask you some questions. If you...

Drums & Percussion: drums, degrees celsius, raw wood
degrees celsius, raw wood, drum kit: Hi, You only mentioned what the temperature was during the day. What are the temperature ranges during the night? As long as the drums are not in the direct sun, they should be OK. But if it gets real warm during the day and drops very low, very quickly...

Drums & Percussion: drums., maple shells, painting cars
maple shells, painting cars, kinds of lacquer: Serge, Greetings from the States. Vaughncraft is a very fine company. BUT---there really is no need to spend that kind of money on a drum kit with steam bent shells. ON the snare drum, it is a good idea to use a steam bent shell, but for the rest...

Drums & Percussion: drums, cb700 drums, craigslsit
cb700 drums, craigslsit, drums sets: Tommy, CB700 are considered entry level drums, made in China and typically sell new for under $300 with the hardware. Depending on the condition of the drums, you ll likely get no more than $200 for them plus shipping. Craigslsit or your local newspaper...

Drums & Percussion: dw drums-stave snare, ovation guitar, dw drums
ovation guitar, dw drums, collectors series: MIchael, If you really love this snare, I would upgrade the strainer. I (and many others) feel that the DW strainer is the weakest part of any DW drum. I would put a Trick G007 strainer & adapter on it. You would not believe the difference. ...

Drums & Percussion: dw drums-stave snare, modern drummer, raw wood
Drums & Percussion: dw drums-stave snare, modern drummer, raw wood, interior wood

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Stainless Steel Drums, rare piece, octa
Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Stainless Steel Drums, rare piece, octa, floor tom

Drums & Percussion: peavey drums
Drums & Percussion: peavey drums

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Drums & Percussion: Rogers Superten Vintage, early 1970, snare
Drums & Percussion: Rogers Superten Vintage, early 1970, snare, rogers

Drums & Percussion: slingerland magnum series, rack system, magnum
Drums & Percussion: slingerland magnum series, rack system, magnum, emperor

Drums & Percussion: slingerland set o matic tom mount, snare stand, gibralter hardware
Drums & Percussion: slingerland set o matic tom mount, snare stand, gibralter hardware, mother of invention

Drums & Percussion: jenco vibraphone belt attachment, jenco, plastic sleeve
jenco, plastic sleeve, pulleys: Frank, The belt (which is nothing more than an O ring) should go over the motor and the 2 pulleys that rotate the paddles (the round parts that are in the resonator tubes). Nothing should be in the way of this belt. If there is, it doesn t belong....

Drums & Percussion: kick drum-ankle problem, tendon arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome
tendon arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, syndrome tarsal tunnel: Hello, Number one: go to a doctor, immediately. If you are unable to lift your toes or move your foot at a decent speed, especially if it just dies as you stated, then there is cause for concern. When you see the doctor, demonstrate the foot movement,...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Drum ID and appraisal, ludwig drum, cymbals
ludwig drum, cymbals, serial numbers: THat is why they made 2x4 s. Yes I would need to see pictures. Send them to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce the size by 50%. Please answer these questions when you send the pictures: 1--What color and shape are the badges? 2--What are the serial...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Stainless Steel Drums, stainless steel drums, bass drums
stainless steel drums, bass drums, 123456789: ERic, If your drum kit is an octa-plus, it has to have 8 racktoms-- the sizes would be--6 -8 -10 -12 -13 -14 -15 & 16 THe 6&8 and 15&16 go on a stand. The other drums go on top of the bass drums. IT would have 2 floor toms-16 & 18 (the 18 should...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Supersensative Snare Parts, retail customer, don don
retail customer, don don, snare: Don, I believe that they are available separately. Ludwig will not talk directly to a retail customer. Any authorized Ludwig dealer can get them for you. I am a Ludwig dealer. If you want to get them from me, I will need a good picture of the snare...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig snare/Rogers Drum kit, ludwig snare, snare drum
ludwig snare, snare drum, original drum: Stan, I will need to see some pics. I will also need for you to answer some questions. Send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce them by 50%. That is a great kit and an even neated snare. Send a few more pics of the snare also. ...

Drums & Percussion: open handed playing, ride cymbal, physical coordination
ride cymbal, physical coordination, intermediate player: Hello, I ll give you a short and concise response, as it really doesn t require over-thinking. Open-handed playing is becoming a more common approach on drums these days, yet it is not currently a standard. It might be some day, just not yet (if ever)....

Drums & Percussion: Pearl Parts needed, surface rust, chrome cleaner
surface rust, chrome cleaner, tension rods: Jefferson, If is is just surface rust, then steel wool (#oooo) and chrome cleaner, will do a good job. Put the keyrods (square end) in the drill, put a glob of chrome cleaner on the steel wool, grab the rod with the steel wool and turn the drill on.Be...

Drums & Percussion: peavey drums, leg support, broken leg
leg support, broken leg, bass drum: Karen, I have no idea where you would find any parts for this drum. Peavey hasn t made drums for years and when they did, they made almosy NO replacement parts. If you send me a picture, maybe I can recommend where to get something that would work....

Drums & Percussion: Rogers 9 piece set Slingerland snare, vintage snare drums, rogers drums
vintage snare drums, rogers drums, fender guitars: Hi Sam, yeh the kit looks nice, why du wanna sell it anyway. you bought it without know much about it, so are u just selling it to get some extra cash or u wanna sell to get a better one huh. Without seeing a badge or logo style its a bit difficult to advise...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers floor tom date?, s rogers, covington ohio
s rogers, covington ohio, beavertail: Adam, I think that you pegged it very well. There used to be 2 or 3 websites that had the Rogers serial numbers listed and their manufacturing dates. The problem with that is that the shell could have been made 1-3 years before that sticker was...

Drums & Percussion: Rogers Superten Vintage, snare drum, ebay
snare drum, ebay, craigslist: Jay, there are not that many of those drums around. BUT---you have to do like everyone else does---SEARCH!! Look on ebay, craigslist, and anywhere else you can think of. Just googele Rogers Super Ten and go from there. Good hunting! Mik...

Drums & Percussion: removing blue stain & lacquer from shells, smooth satin, premier xpk
smooth satin, premier xpk, tung oil: Ali, thanks for the question. While I have removed factory applied lacquer and re-stained drums, I have not attempted to do so on a drum that was previously stained, only on drums that were a natural finish to begin with. I m afraid the blue stain on your...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Drum Set Price, niles illinois, pipe clamp
niles illinois, pipe clamp, leg mounts: Maria, IN order to do this right, I would need to see a few more pictures and ask some questions. If you want to do this, send the pictures to drumdoctor@live.com Please reduce them in size ny 50%. How did you mount the 2 toms? Let me...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland value, calf skin, skin head
calf skin, skin head, hihat: James, I would need to several pictures and ask you some questions to do this. If you wish to do this, send the pics to drumdoctor@live.com. Send the answers when you send the pics. Please reduce the pics by at least 50%. Pic I need-- 1--of all...

Drums & Percussion: Snare lug design, pearl drums, gibraltar
pearl drums, gibraltar, minor upgrades: Anderson, There have been a few companies that made snares that had nothing bolted to the shell, but all of them had some kind of problems. In the 70 s a company called CB 700 made a snare called the Free Floater . The CB stood for Coast Bruno...

Drums & Percussion: Snare throw off switch, drum company, outrageous price
drum company, outrageous price, snare drum: Jake, You might be able to get that part from the drum company who made your drum, but you really do not need it. If you or somebody you know is real handy, then you or they can make one. I have made quite a few. OR you can just use string and...

Drums & Percussion: Snares, gibson guitars, snare drum
gibson guitars, snare drum, deagan: Tom, The reason that you can t get thru to Slingerland is because they are out of business--for the 3rd or 4th time. Last I heard they were in receivership and the bank was holding the papers on them. A little history if you don t mind: 1st they...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland drums, drum mics, slingerland drums
drum mics, slingerland drums, cardboard boxes: George, I used to work for Slingerland. Chances are they rebuilt nothing--they probably took all your hardware and put it on new shells. You were real lucky with the timing. They went out of business in 83. MY opinion of concert toms?-- They...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland magnum series, magnum series, great drums
magnum series, great drums, export kit: Jess, I think (and a LOT of other experts do also) that the hardware--- ESPECIALLY the tom mounting system was one of the main reasons for Slingerland biting the bullet. LIke so many drummers said back then Great drums--Lousy hardware THey have...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland set o matic tom mount, ludwig drums, great drums
ludwig drums, great drums, o matic: Rick, It is no bother to help out a drummer with a problem. The way I look at things is that I want to do something 1 time, and know that unless something weird happens, it will outlast me. BUT---if something does happen, it can be repaired and parts...

Drums & Percussion: snare differences, snare drums, apples to apples
snare drums, apples to apples, snare drum: Kyle, It all has to do with hardness of the materials and how much reverberation there is inside the shell. WE will talk about standard snare drums, not anything exotic. THe sound in a drum begins when the drum is struck. The air column is slammed...

Drums & Percussion: the staining part of refinishing, sponge brush, two drums
sponge brush, two drums, minwax: Yes, that is right. One thing to keep in mind---the high gloss finish is the hardest to do. An easier finish is the semi-gloss. Remember--the more coats that you put on, the deeper the finish looks. Take your time, follow the directions. PLease...

Drums & Percussion: Tube lugs for Ludwig Black Beauty, ludwig 2, nickel brass
ludwig 2, nickel brass, drummaker: Alden, You basically have 3 choices: 1--you can order new Imperial lugs from Ludwig. 2--You can get tube lugs from Ludwig, drummaker.com, Explorers Percussion or precisiondrum.com. 3--you can put other lugs on there. Get them from the companies...

Drums & Percussion: vintage drums, yamaha drums, series drums
yamaha drums, series drums, vintage drums: Steve, not sure if I can give you an estimate of value based on the information. The line of Yamaha is not listed, so it is hard to give you any sort of value. Many of the older Yamaha drums had full-length lugs (high end series) and have higher resale values...

Drums & Percussion: vintage premier?, reinforcement rings, snare stand
reinforcement rings, snare stand, rack tom: Luciano, I still think that it was a double bass kit. That 8x14 rack tom just doesn t fit. That drum is usually a 9x13. Or--it was a 2+2+2--double bass--double rack tom--double floor tom. The rack toms usually are 8x12 & 9x13. Or 9x13 & 10x14. The...

Drums & Percussion: 1984 Chicago Supraphonic?, ludwig supraphonic, anomoly
ludwig supraphonic, anomoly, lugs: Greg, By referring to the Monroe badge, you mean the Keystone style, then what you probably have is a Supraphonic with the Transition badge. That is 1959 & 60. The transition badge and the Monroe badge are bigger than the Keystone badge. Ludwig...

Drums & Percussion: 5pc. to 4pc., jazz gigs, best choice
jazz gigs, best choice, fusion: Greg, You say that you have a 5pc fusion kit consisting of 10-12-14 toms, then you ask if you should use the 8 tom. Where did the 8 tom come from? Anyway, the 12 & 14 toms are probably the best choice. Depending on head choice & tuning, those...

Drums & Percussion: Advice on what Drum Heads to buy (Classic Rock), piece drumset, ludwig accent
piece drumset, ludwig accent, evans ec2: Andreas, Please explain what you mean by the sound that this kit produces is quite heavy and it has quite a heavy rock sound to it For a lot of music, putting Evans EC2 clear on the batter and Evans G1 on the bottom, is a great sound. If you...

Drums & Percussion: Begining, free drum lessons, playing drums
free drum lessons, playing drums, drum music: Hi, Jack-- DO IT!!!!! Learning music is NEVER a waste of time. Playing drums is incredibly enjoyable and VERY good exercise. Learning to play an instrument is good for your brain. I could go on and on with reasons why you should GO FOR IT! If you would...

Drums & Percussion: Black Slingerland Snare, slingerland snare, snare drums
slingerland snare, snare drums, slingerland drums: Maria, The Slingerland drums from that era of Slingerland are really not very collectable. So basically, you are looking at just a nice drum. Look around and find snare drums that are similar to it-- same size,maple shell,same hoop, etc. Then take...

Drums & Percussion: Clevelander Drums, snare stand, snare drum
snare stand, snare drum, great shape: Blair, They are a small company, so there are not many of those drums around. That drum was meant as a starter snare drum kit. It came with a snare stand, and a case. The shell looks like it is well made. Is the chrome good on it? Do the lugs...

Drums & Percussion: Custom Set, reinforcement ring, reinforcement rings
reinforcement ring, reinforcement rings, gauge brass: I m looking for a deep and punchy bass drum with strong attack and virtually no sustain Hi Dan, well one way to get that sound, would be to fit this: Aquarian IMPI18 Impact 1 Clear 1-Ply 18 Bass Drum Batter Head Eliminate the need for pillows,...

Drums & Percussion: what cymbals for what styles, cymbal technique, condenser mics
cymbal technique, condenser mics, snare drum: Kaleb, If the sound company has pro quality drum mics, then I ll let them use all their mics--except for the snare. Most companies want to use a boom stand for the snare drum and it either looks bad or they have a hard time with the positioning. ...

Drums & Percussion: Drum heads, bottom head, panty liners
bottom head, panty liners, drum heads: Joe, by removing the bottom heads, you lose all the fullness and resonance that a drum has. Removing the bottom head just makes a drum louder. We did that in the 70 s---no need to return to that time. Almost anything will work to reduce the amout of...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Stuff, georges music, music in ohio
georges music, music in ohio, drum stuff: David, Sure I remember you. There is just one slight problem------------------------------------- I have nothing left. I sold 98% of all my inventory. I sold most of it to Georges Music in Ohio and the rest to Discount Music in Jacksonville. ...

Drums & Percussion: Drummers, reverse psychology, kind manner
reverse psychology, kind manner, drum tabs: Hi, David-- That is a tough one! It sounds like he is being extremely defensive about his playing--one mark of a very inexperienced musician. I teach a lot of drummers and I KNOW that it is difficult for a less skillful drummer to play quietly. While...

Drums & Percussion: Drumming through the years, drum companies, dance swing
drum companies, dance swing, guitar amps: Samuel, Besides myself, I suggest that you look at other sources. I have seen a few books that were excellent on this subject. Music did not change like a clock every 10 years. It was a gradual thing sometimes it was shorter than 10 yrs---sometimes...

Drums & Percussion: Drums, guns n roses, steven adler
guns n roses, steven adler, appetite for destruction: Thomas, A drum set that is used by a band ? Aren t all drum sets used by bands? That is the 1st time that I have ever heard that before. The 1st thing is to get lessons from a qualified teacher. Then you get an inexpensive drum set. The drum...

Drums & Percussion: difference between a ride and a crash/ride, crash ride, cymbal
crash ride, cymbal, hearing protection: Either cymbal is OK to use. You can use almost any cymbal for almost any job. Use your ears to determine which cymbal would do the best job. The best cymbal would be a ride---a rock ride would be better yet. A crash ride is usually a little thinned...

Drums & Percussion: drum depth, professional drummers, maple shell
professional drummers, maple shell, fundamental note: Well Red, the main difference is the lower frequencies that the 24 x24 produces, the 18x24 will produce a higher but much tighter sound. Of course it all depends on the following: My thanks to Wiki for this info. The standard bass drum size of...

Drums & Percussion: drum heads, studio music, music lessons
studio music, music lessons, music studio: Hi, Kyle-- Please visit http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/tuning-drums.html for a detailed discussion of different types of drum heads. There you will find an explanation of each type of head as well as examples of each type. Best Wishes, Lynne...

Drums & Percussion: drum personalazation, stm system, suspension systems
stm system, suspension systems, drummers: Kaleb, Taking the badges off will have no negative effect. The suspension systems are really not needed. They increase the resonance and sustain and 99% of drummers use something to remove the increased resonance and sustain. So it is like you are...

Drums & Percussion: drums, free drum lessons, best drummer
free drum lessons, best drummer, drum tabs: Hi, Prabhu-- Why not check out our Absolutely Free Drum Lessons: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/free-drum-lessons.html Or if there are specific songs that you want to learn, try our Drum Tabs: http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/drum-tabs.html...

Drums & Percussion: electronics, electronic drumset, midi signals
electronic drumset, midi signals, snare drum: This was all tv magic . Hypothetically, a notation program such as finale or sibelius accepts midi signals so you could possibly configure a computer to read from an electronic drumset. The problem is it wouldn t be as perfect as it looked in the movie. ...

Drums & Percussion: eletronics, notation package, acoustic drums
notation package, acoustic drums, virtual drum: Brett, I do not use VDL - although it appears to rely on Kontact Player in Sibelius. The only other software that may work with it is Finale. They have a small number of products that are stripped down versions of Finale for less $$$. Far more than Sibelius....

Drums & Percussion: Floor Tom Parts, drum shop, lugs
drum shop, lugs, explorers: You do not need to replace the whole lug. All you need is the small threaded part that is in each end of the lug, called a Swivel Nut. You should be able to get these at any music store or drum shop. If not you can order them online at drummaker.com...

Drums & Percussion: Begining, spelling error, relevant point
Drums & Percussion: Begining, spelling error, relevant point, beer gut

Drums & Percussion: what cymbals for what styles, doom and gloom, style song
Drums & Percussion: what cymbals for what styles, doom and gloom, style song, cymbal

Drums & Percussion: Simmons SDS-9 Electronic Drum Brain, harness connector, joints
Drums & Percussion: Simmons SDS-9 Electronic Drum Brain, harness connector, joints, bass snare

Drums & Percussion: Hi-hat stand, two legs, drum shop
two legs, drum shop, hihat: Mitzi, In order for a hihat stand to do that something is out of line or bent or tweaked. Put it on a hard surface, like a piece of wood and see if you can figure it our. Do some close visual checking and take some measurements. If you can t figure...

Drums & Percussion: Hole in Bongo Skin, cigarette ash, latin percussion
cigarette ash, latin percussion, animal skins: John, As real animal skin ages, it gets dried out, so I recommend that BOTH skins be replaced. Animal skins also react to the weather, moisture, temperature, humidity etc. I would recommend that you get synthetic replacement heads. The skin changes...

Drums & Percussion: hi-hat repair, hat repair, upper tube
hat repair, upper tube, hihats: ADry, I will try. These details are for most hihats. There are a few of the better quality hihats that use different methods of making the rod go up & down. 1st,I( will describe the parts and their names, so we can be on the same page. Starting...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig '68 bass drum, lacquer thinner, rubber gloves
lacquer thinner, rubber gloves, inch strip: Ronny, 1st, your bass drum should be 14x22,not 12x22. If you get some lacquer thinner and a plastic bottle with a pointy end, then you can put the lacquer thinner in the bottle and squirt lit in between the wrap & the wood. If you take your time and...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Hammered Bronze Shell value, lacquer finish, great shape
lacquer finish, great shape, body shop: Jim, I would need to see pictures of that shell. Almost anything is repairable. If you took it to an old school body shop or to a custom bumper shop, they can probably fix that shell. If all that fails, then that shell is irreplaceable, so the...

Drums & Percussion: Mufflers, evans drum heads, d addario
evans drum heads, d addario, drum pad: Michael, Unless I am mistaken, this is a discontinued product. HQ percussion and Evans drum heads are owned by Daddario & Comp. You can reach them at D Addario & Co. PO Box 290 Farmingdale, NY 11735 631-439-3300 or by e-mail at http://www.daddario.com/DaddarioContactUs.Page?ActiveID=179...

Drums & Percussion: mic a drum set for live gig., condenser mics, miking drums
condenser mics, miking drums, condenser mic: Hi Lou, heres some infofor you. My thanks to: http://everything2.com for the following. Miking a drum kit is a daunting task that leaves even the most experienced studio engineers scratching their heads when asked about the perfect method. There are...

Drums & Percussion: Pacific drums, pdp drums, pacific drums
pdp drums, pacific drums, pacific drum: Mark, Pacific Drums (PDP) are made under the license of and distributed by Drum Workshop. All the series of PDP drums, are made in Taiwan--EXCEPT the top of the line series, which is made in Mexico. Every drum should have a badge. If he could not...

Drums & Percussion: Pearl Export 12inch Tom, pearl forum, pearl export
pearl forum, pearl export, google: Hey Allen yeh ur rite, its difficult. I dunno if this will help. http://www.drumwrapshop.co.uk/ http://www.gordonlasalle.com/catalog/21%20copy.jpg http://www.pearldrum.com/products/drumsets/forum/features.aspx http://www.drum-stop.co.uk/-drums-pearl/pearl-forum-fz.html...

Drums & Percussion: Question re: used Premier marching drum, marching snare drum, african mahogany
marching snare drum, african mahogany, mahogany wood: Hi, Denver-- The wood of the shell will be visible from the inside of the drum. If you have access to the drum, take it to a person knowledgeable in wood types and see if they can identify the wood. Mahogany has a distinctive color and grain pattern which...

Drums & Percussion: reading matierals, devil book, blue devil
devil book, blue devil, robards: Those are the two best books to buy in my opinion. There is a blue devil book called The Blue Devils book of Drumming (http://www.lonestarpercussion.com/Categories/System_Blue_BD/Johnson) that has some serious chop builders. Good luck! Justin Robard...

Drums & Percussion: remo, knoledge, point thanks
knoledge, point thanks, drum heads: This is a good question that I absolutely have no idea about. I did a search through a few websites and had no luck, except for history on the weatherking heads. I did find one that you could probably post this question on. The site is http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/....

Drums & Percussion: Simmons SDS-9 Electronic Drum Brain, electronic drum kits, drum pads
electronic drum kits, drum pads, electronic instruments: Greg, I do not work on electronic drum kits. You need to find someone in your area who repairs electronic instruments. Look in the Yellow Pages, ask around, call a music store and ask them if they know anybody or call Simmond directly. Hope this helps...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland set value, slingerland snare, slingerland drums
slingerland snare, slingerland drums, purple satin: Blake, I really need to see some pictures. Send them to drumdoctor@live.com. Please reduce them by 50%. After you send them, I will ask you several questions. The single headed toms (concert toms) bring less money than the same set with double...

Drums & Percussion: sliding double bass pedal, free drum tabs, mettalica tabs
free drum tabs, mettalica tabs, double bass pedal: Hi, Tristin-- Unfortunately, most drum tabs on the internet are not worth having even if they ARE free. The ASCII for mat makes drum tabs nearly impossible to write accurately and even more impossible to read. I have been writing drum transcriptions...

Drums & Percussion: slinderland snare drum, snare drum, cat gut
snare drum, cat gut, synthetic material: Jessica, I doubt that the snares are cat gut. They are some synthetic material. THe serial number was probably on a badge. What color is that badge? There should be 3 choices: 1--Brass & Black--says Made in Chicago -These were made in the 50 s....

Drums & Percussion: How much is my snare drum worth?, starcaster by fender, snare drums
starcaster by fender, snare drums, snare drum: Me, I have never seen a set of these from Fender. Looking at the very limited information on their website, I can tell you the sets are chinese, likely made of basswood and are considered entry level sets. That being said, the snare itself will fetch no...

Drums & Percussion: tama iron cobra rolling glide pedal setup, iron cobra, youtube
iron cobra, youtube, drum head: Ethan, thanks for the question. I have never used an Iron Cobra pedal with the power glide cam, so I may not have the best answer for you. I did check out a good product review of the pedal on YouTube by Ryan Coyle (search for Tama Iron Cobra Pedal review)...

Drums & Percussion: Alesis D4, medeli, ebay
medeli, ebay, lengthy response: Alex, I answered this question the other day, but just got a notice it never went through. It was a lengthy response, but I will give you the short version. For what you stated as your intended use, the Alesis D4 would get the job done, and a used kit...

Drums & Percussion: Alesis D4, drum sound, protools
drum sound, protools, drumset: Alex, I have used the Alesis Drum modules in the past, although not this model. I do have one of their drum machines though. Their sounds are great and I love the drum machine. I would say it s a good purchase for you. I have not used before with a computer....

Drums & Percussion: How to assemble Starcaster drum set, fender website, flick of the wrist
fender website, flick of the wrist, snare drum: Hi Howard, First of all here is a review of the kit, it shows a picture of how the kit should look when set up: http://www.amazon.com/Fender-Starcaster-Drum-Set-Black/dp/B0019421FI If u click on the second pic, it shows u what looks like from the playing...

Drums & Percussion: bass drum., free drum tabs, razor blade
free drum tabs, razor blade, evans emad: Jacob-- Try cutting a round hole about 4 with a heated razor blade. That will eliminate the sharp edges, but you have to go slowly and keep reheating the blade. A lighter will work. Take the head off of the drum and draw a perfect circular pattern...

Drums & Percussion: bearing edges, snare drums, furniture factories
snare drums, furniture factories, bass drums: Mike, thanks for the response. Not sure what shape your bearing edges currently are...such as if they have small dings or major chips missing...but my prices for bearing edge recuts are as follows: Toms and snare drums = $12 per side ($24 total) Floor...

Drums & Percussion: bottom drum heads, ludwig drums, marshall amps
ludwig drums, marshall amps, georges music: Phillip, OK--here is the way that we will do this: 1--I need your full name & address 2--I will contact Ludwig and find out what the current price is for the lugs. 3--I will contact Gibraltar and find out what the current price is for the...

Drums & Percussion: Determining cymbal info for re-sale purpose, pitch tone, bell sound
pitch tone, bell sound, drum shop: Rich, 1st describe all the things that are obvious: overall sound, bell sound, weight, pitch & tone. If you have trouble, then take it in to a drum department of a music store or a local drum shop. Ask them for help. 99.9% of drummers will help you....

Drums & Percussion: Discription, playing drums, christian belief
playing drums, christian belief, paradiddle: Hi Kaleb, The Philosophy of Drums (their true meaning and use) As in all things, there is a philosophy for drums, without which nothing would be accomplished. To find out the the philosophy let us proceed. A clue is in the original reason for drums...

Drums & Percussion: DRUM MIC ING PLEASE HELP ME!!! I NEED THIS SO MUCH, drum mic, computer acid
drum mic, computer acid, best drummer: Nick, Very late here and you have lot of questions, so let me give you a few things that may help. Check this package out: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/7DrumMicKit/ This is a great package but only with a mixer. The Handy Zooms cannot nuilti...

Drums & Percussion: Drums, double bass drums, double bass drum
double bass drums, double bass drum, budget kit: Hi Thomas, its not the type of kit that makes a difference, its how its tuned, what the material is made of & what heads u use for it. Theres many variables, eg. after a brief time using a electro pad kit (1980s) I decided to trade it in for an accoustic...

Drums & Percussion: drums, cb percussion, quality brands
cb percussion, quality brands, robards: I have not heard of Westbury but CB percussion has some nice drums. They are generally a mid-level company but it really depends on what you are looking for. I have heard many drumset players play on crappy drums but they sounded amazing due to head choice...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Rocker II Drumset, double bass drums, ludwig drums
Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Rocker II Drumset, double bass drums, ludwig drums, drums two

Drums & Percussion: Quiet Drumming, relaxation techniques, staring you in the face
Drums & Percussion: Quiet Drumming, relaxation techniques, staring you in the face, drumkit

Drums & Percussion: Heads, cypress gardens, evans ec2
cypress gardens, evans ec2, batter head: Sure, If you have that kind of money, go right ahead. That is for the big name,touring drummers who play full tilt for 90 minutes 2--5 times a week. OH yeah----they either get their drum heads for free or for real cheap. BUT---this is still an OPINION....

Drums & Percussion: Help., reinforcement ring, maple shells
reinforcement ring, maple shells, cheap drums: Jake, Some answers to your skins question. I have 3 drum sets, have played on hundreds over the years. I am convinced that the heads are 50% of the formula for the overall sound. It is easier to get a cheap set of drums to sound good with great heads than...

Drums & Percussion: help., drum tabs, sound characteristics
drum tabs, sound characteristics, studio music: Hi, Jake-- Of course the quality of a drum set, DOES make a difference, but you can optimize the sound of your drums by choosing the right heads for the sound that you want AND by tuning those heads. If you will visit http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/tuning-drums.html...

Drums & Percussion: jenco vibes, jenco, auto parts store
jenco, auto parts store, o rings: Measure how big the belt is/was, then go down to an auto parts store or something like that. Buy 2 or 3 O rings. That is what your belt really is. Make sure that it is not too tight. If you can t find anything, contact malletshop.com. They can...

Drums & Percussion: Long Gig, relaxation exercises, google
relaxation exercises, google, drummers: Well Sam, first of all loud doesn t necessarily mean playing harder, it means that u can hear ur playing, I assume that the band and especially ur kit is miked up. If so ask ur sound guy to put more drums (you do have ur drums coming thro ur monitor dont...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Rocker II Drumset, wood hoops, vintage drums
wood hoops, vintage drums, snare drum: David, No offense, but your drums are really not worth putting all that money into it--- buying lugs,hoops,claws etc... The amount of money for all that hardware for all those drums, would be equal to the cost of another drum kit. As for the wrap, you...

Drums & Percussion: Lugs and keyrods, tension rods, gibraltar
tension rods, gibraltar, sum reason: Phillip, I have no website---so the website you went on was the experts website. YOu say that you were not planning to put bottom heads on the drum--But you bought some of the parts before you contacted me. Right? But then you also said that you...

Drums & Percussion: Just a little help, please., apples to apples, playing the drums
apples to apples, playing the drums, sound of a drum: Jake, yes the bottom heads have a lot to do with the overall sound. It s the combination of the top head and the bottom head. When tuning the drums,I start with the bottom heads. I put all the drums on carpet. I loosen all the heads to nothing, then...

Drums & Percussion: lubricating ludwig speed king pedal, silicone grease, bicycle type
silicone grease, bicycle type, silicone spray: Geoff, thanks for the question. You will definitely need to lubricate around the bearings at the top of the posts. I m not a fan of wd40 for any situation, and silicone spray lube may not work the best for bearings. My suggestion is to use a slightly heavier...

Drums & Percussion: ludwig 1969, reinforcement rings, professional drummer
reinforcement rings, professional drummer, dec 69: Joseph, THat is a good price. The definitions were all about the things that I said to keep an eye on. The main thing that goes wrong with the reinforcement rings is the place that they are joined together, comes apart. When you go to get new hoops...

Drums & Percussion: paramount, music 123, beginner kit
music 123, beginner kit, pressed wood: Danny, thanks for the question. I had to look up Paramount since I am not familiar with that brand. It looks like it is an import beginner kit sold thru Music 123 and possibly similar sites. Whether the brand being a good brand, that depends on the...

Drums & Percussion: Question, double pedals, bass pedals
double pedals, bass pedals, drum shop: Hi there! Yikes- good question, never had this one before. I am going to suggest you contact the experts at Dale s Drum shop on this one though. I do not use double pedals and as a result am not qualified to answer this question. Dale s is one of the largest...

Drums & Percussion: Quiet Drumming, electronic drum kit, kit tyler
electronic drum kit, kit tyler, electronic drums: Tyler, My best advice is to take 6 months to 1 year of lessons from a qualified teacher. Without proper technique, you could do permanent, irreversible damage to your hands, wrists or arms. THere are PLENTY of good,used drum kits all over the place....

Drums & Percussion: Rare? Marching Snare, online auction sites, marching snare
online auction sites, marching snare, wood shells: Wade, I hate to say it but the drum may not be very rare/desireable. I could be wrong on that, since I have not searched for one in any online auction sites, but I don t believe they are in demand. My guess the snare is a slotted Coliseum marching snare...

Drums & Percussion: ReRings, reinforcement rings, drum shells
reinforcement rings, drum shells, shell building: Bill, thanks for the question. The usual 2 places I get drum parts from (Drummaker.com & Precision Drum) do not list pricing for reinforcement rings, but offer them as an option on smaller ply drum shells. You may be able to contact them to see if they will...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Drums what year?, slingerland drums, red satin
slingerland drums, red satin, silver black: The badge is a ballpark way to put a Slingerland drum in a decade. If the badge is: 1--Brass & black= 50 s--made in Chicago. 2--Brass & black= 60 s--made in Niles 3--Silver & black= 70 s--made in Niles. If you could send me a few pictures, maybe I...

Drums & Percussion: Snare buzz, retrofit snare mechanism and a black beauty, sympathetic vibrations, harmonic guitar
sympathetic vibrations, harmonic guitar, bottom head: Well Stephen, sometimes its easier to search for the answer, so: My Thanks to Tomás Howie for the following............ The snares buzz when a tom is struck because the tom s pitch is related to the snare s pitch: it s either the same or off by an...

Drums & Percussion: Snare rattling, snare drum, actual sound
snare drum, actual sound, drum shop: John, Fact #1--Snares rattle! Fact #2--Drums ring! 2 things cause the rattle: 1--either there is something wrong with some part of the snare drum--OR-- 2--The tuning. There could also be a combination of the 2. You could have bad bearing edges,...

Drums & Percussion: slingerland drums, asian drums, slingerland drums
asian drums, slingerland drums, guitar company: Hi Brian, I m afraid I need much more information to help you. There are dozens of drum set companies in the world and sadly. many are made in China. The Asian drums from China and Japan include Mapex, Pearl, Tama and Yamaha. All of these companies use...

Drums & Percussion: Tempro Pro drumset, pink sparkle, metal fatigue
pink sparkle, metal fatigue, vertical grain: Since you are not a kid --and as one professial musician to another, I would advise you to pass on them. There are too many unknowns and negatives for this kit. Bearing edges-dry wood--dry plastic (wrap)--metal fatigue--no parts available-- THat is...

Drums & Percussion: Toms, drum shop, lugs
drum shop, lugs, pitch: Yeh well Jake, Small toms - higher pitch? Bigger toms - lower pitch? Thats the norm, it depends on how thick the head is, what the shell is made of, the number of tension lugs, in fact many variables.......... If ur not sure how to do it, ask...

Drums & Percussion: toms, toms hope, proper tools
toms hope, proper tools, professional tools: Andrew, Your toms can be cut down---BUT---unless you are a skilled woodworker and have all the proper tools, you could really mess up your drums. After they are cut down,you have to recut the bearing edge. This is another operation that could lead...

Drums & Percussion: 1960 Ajax Snare, oil soaks, rogers drums
oil soaks, rogers drums, oil varnish: Gavin, I have not seen Woodoc, so I am not familiar with it. If I use oil on the inside of a shell, it will most likely be tung oil. That seems to be easy to work with, and you are able to build up layers with it. When I say build up layers, it doesn t...

Drums & Percussion: 1972 Ludwig Kit Cost, ludwig kit, oyster shell
ludwig kit, oyster shell, ludwig drum: James, Check your math. If your drum kit is a 1972 model, then it is 37 years old. In order to do this, I would need a few pictures and would ask you a few questions. If you wish to do this, send the pictures to drumdoctor at live.com Please reduce...

Drums & Percussion: alternative equipment to replace the drum pedal(s), drum pedal, bass part
drum pedal, bass part, bass drum: Hello, One alternative would be to play the bass drum parts with a hand, yet the goal should be to keep the bass part separate. I am looking into this and will get back to you once I have an update. UPDATE: Here is a helpful source: http://www.drummerstix.com.au/...

Drums & Percussion: Battery/Pit Warmups, percussion section, exercise work
percussion section, exercise work, warm ups: Allen, Just write something easy, yet fun that will help stretch out each players hands the same way. Don t have the mallets play nothing but runs while the battery is playing their 8 s or legato exercise...Work it all in together. Best piece of advice...Keep...

Drums & Percussion: CD 700 Drums, sigler music center, kenmore appliances
sigler music center, kenmore appliances, woodwind brasswind: Cory, I cannot be totally certain, but believe there is no such company. Many of the chinese produced drums are made by Pearl and Mapex for specific dealers. For example, Pulse is a brand made for the Woodwind Brasswind. OSP is made for Sigler Music Center....

Drums & Percussion: Click Tracks, click track, monitor sound
click track, monitor sound, eighth notes: Matthew, I m not aware of any cd tracks of click tracks, since a click track could be set for any tempo you needed in a particular song. We may be talking about two different items, but if so, I just haven t heard of a cd available that has just click tracks....

Drums & Percussion: Crash cymbal technique, crash cymbal, studio music
crash cymbal, studio music, music lessons: Hi, Kaleb-- This technique is performed by doing a crash and then instead of pulling the cymbals apart immediately, keep them close together so that they continue to vibrate against each other creating a sizzle sound. Best Wishes, Lynne May Music...

Drums & Percussion: cracked cymbal, 18inch, similar sound
18inch, similar sound, magic trick: Hi Nahashon, first of all you dont mention where the crack is, on the edge. in the the middle, near the bell. So your question is a bit vague. So.............. Repairing Cracked Cymbals Just cracked your favourite cymbal(s)?Hoping there is some...

Drums & Percussion: cymbals, wuhan china, ebay
wuhan china, ebay, best bang: John, I can give you my recommendation, but it will be very slanted. I play ONLY Sabian cymbals and have sine the company was founded. In fact, I am a dealer. Since you play rock & metal, you should stay with the heavier lines that say Rock & Metal...

Drums & Percussion: Drum Sizes, free drum tabs, bottom head
free drum tabs, bottom head, half steps: Hi, Greg-- A few ideas: 1. You might be able to get the 12 a bit higher by tuning the bottom head 2-3 half steps higher than the top head. 2. You could tune the 10 down just a little and the difference between the two would be less. 3. You could...

Drums & Percussion: Drums., free drum tabs, music studio
free drum tabs, music studio, favorite song: Hi, T-- I think that as time goes on, you will find that you start remembering beats, then parts of songs, then entire songs. It just takes a little time. If you have a favorite song that you want to learn, you might want to try our Almost Free Drum...

Drums & Percussion: DW Drum buzz, dw drums, repair technician
dw drums, repair technician, bottom edge: George, 1st--Contact DW and see what they say. 2nd--take the drum off the holder and hold the drum by the tom bracket--then hit it. Is the buzz still there? Check out the STM to make sure that all the rubber grommets are in good condition and no...

Drums & Percussion: different kinds of rock drumming technique, free drum tabs, kinds of beats
free drum tabs, kinds of beats, drum rudiments: Hi, John-- I think that in the case of drums, the situation is a little different than with guitar. There are many kinds of beats and combination of beats, limited only by the skill and creativity of a particular drummer. Flashy fills are created by...

Drums & Percussion: dominant right hand, drum rudiments, free drum lessons
drum rudiments, free drum lessons, learning to play drums: Hi, Trevor-- The best thing that you can do to help your hands to develop evenly is to practice the drum rudiments and make sure to practice starting on both hands. You should practice them slowly with the metronome and perfect them at each speed level...

Drums & Percussion: drum amplifiers, playing drums, concise answer
playing drums, concise answer, phantom power: Hello, Here is a short and concise answer: Your mics can go into a mixer and you can use either headphones and/or one or more stage monitor speakers. Mics can simply be hooked up to the sound board, if you need a boost you can use phantom power. Best...

Drums & Percussion: drum modules, yamaha dtxpress, roland td
yamaha dtxpress, roland td, alesis d4: Hirak, I prefer the Roland TD 9--BUT---have heard that there is a lot of trouble with the 3 zone triggering. I had the earlier versions of the Yamaha stuff and had nothing but trouble with them. One unit totally died within one week and the other would...

Drums & Percussion: drum preference, hollywood black, tama superstar
hollywood black, tama superstar, personal preference: Hello, You might consider the following for your classic rock set-up... 1. Your Tama kit 2. Snare head - Remo Powerstroke 3 (or 4 if you want a darker tone) 3. Toms & bass, batter heads - Remo Pinstripes 4. Toms, bottom heads - Remo Ambassadors 5....

Drums & Percussion: dw drum lugs, drum lugs, dw drums
drum lugs, dw drums, drum company: John, DW used the round lugs from day 1. They never stopped using them. The round lugs came from the Camco Drum company. DW bought out the Camco drum company. Before that, those lugs were invented by George Way. Camco bought him out. So the round...

Drums & Percussion: CD 700 Drums, cb700, octave
Drums & Percussion: CD 700 Drums, cb700, octave, snare

Drums & Percussion: cracked cymbal, symbal, dremel
Drums & Percussion: cracked cymbal, symbal, dremel, sharpie

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Chrome Drum Set, plastic chrome, slingerland
Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Chrome Drum Set, plastic chrome, slingerland, tom toms

Drums & Percussion: slingerland drum kit, catologue, drummer
Drums & Percussion: slingerland drum kit, catologue, drummer

Drums & Percussion: Gretsch Champagne Satin Flame finish?, nanaimo bc canada, rare reasons
nanaimo bc canada, rare reasons, pink satin: Gary, I have been involved with vintage drums since 1966 and I have never seen that finish before. Please send me whatever pictures you have. I would really like to see that drum kit. If you ever find that finish on another drum kit, you better put...

Drums & Percussion: heels up problems, double bass drums, real bass
double bass drums, real bass, studio music: Hi, Ling-- You must make sure that your toes stay in contact with the pedal at all times. Let the pedal follow your foot. The playing of the extra note most likely happens when you have raised your foot sway from the pedal. Regarding the double bass,...

Drums & Percussion: hi hat cymbal repair, free drum tabs, local music store
free drum tabs, local music store, bar moves: Hi, Steph-- The wing nut strips after a while, especially on less expensive clutches. Just go to your local music store and buy a new clutch. It is very inexpensive and easy to install. Best Wishes, Lynne Almost Free Drum Tabs http://www.almost-free-drum-tabs.co...

Drums & Percussion: Jenco Vibraphone, automotive store, jenco
automotive store, jenco, simple computer: 1. Goo-gone. It s a simple cleaner that is not very abrasive. My opinion (and it is only my opinion) would be to use that...Just make sure to wipe it off completely. You can get it at an automotive store such as Autozone. 2. WD-40 3. I would use a simple...

Drums & Percussion: Ludwig Snare Wires, ludwig snare, intricate passages
ludwig snare, intricate passages, georges music: I have none for sale. You can try Georges Music in Ohio or Discount Music in Jacksonvile,Fl. Both of them bought all my inventory last year. Or you can go to an authorized Ludwig dealer and possibly they can order those for you. 2 things though-- 1--they...

Drums & Percussion: older dw drums, portwest drive, dw drums
portwest drive, dw drums, pdp drums: Hi John, check these sites out: http://www.thedwdrumexperts.com/ http://www.dwdrums.com/fa/index.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum_Workshop...

Drums & Percussion: Problem with my music performances, snare drums, drums solos
snare drums, drums solos, college auditions: ERic, 1st--Take lessons from a qualified teacher. 2nd--practice every day--do rudiments, reading, everything... 3rd--relax. WE are all human and mistakes will happen. I saw Buddy Rick drop a stick. Don t beat yourself up if you goof up. Know...

Drums & Percussion: painting drum shells flat black, drum shells, light coats
drum shells, light coats, paint gun: Glenn, thanks for the email. Painted drum shells are usually done in the manner you described. Most drum makers use a compressor and paint gun, similar to what is used to paint cars, as well as automotive paint. If you are going to tackle this yourself,...

Drums & Percussion: premier "resonator" drums, pain in the butt, morganstein
pain in the butt, morganstein, best guess: Ken, The Resonators did not sell very well,so there are not that many running around. They were expensive and if they had to be worked on, the inside shell was a royal pain in the butt to remove and put back. Most drummers that took out that interior...

Drums & Percussion: Raw wood to drum construction, shell thickness, alder trees
shell thickness, alder trees, tree trunks: A primative drum is possible---BUT---the prep is too complicated and lengthy for here. Do research (library, internet etc...) to learn how to dry out the wood. Then about what to put on it, to preserve it. Then the interior needs to be hollowed out...

Drums & Percussion: rock drumming techniques, drumming techniques, video podcasts
drumming techniques, video podcasts, music thanks: John, There are actually hundreds of fills based on the 40 rudiments. In fact, there are 3 different types of rolls. The drum gallop, something that is just a name, as a technique , no such thing exists. Here are some resources for you that you can...

Drums & Percussion: Slide technique, free drum tabs, iron cobra
free drum tabs, iron cobra, slide technique: Hi, Ling-- I have had the same problem and I solved it by removing the toe guard from my Iron Cobra. I think it has a lot to do with foot size, though and even with the shoes that you wear. Try removing the toe guard and see if that helps. Lynn...

Drums & Percussion: Slingerland Chrome Drum Set, chrome plated steel, metal fatigue
chrome plated steel, metal fatigue, bass drums: ED, A few facts-- 1--Slingerland is no longer in business. 2--The chrome that is on your drums is actually chrome plated steel. This finish is no longer made. Other companies do make a chrome finish, which looks exactly like yours, but it is plastic....

Drums & Percussion: slingerland drum kit, vintage drums, serialnumbers
vintage drums, serialnumbers, ludmilla: Ludmilla, I have been involved with vintage drums for 43 years and have never seen any Slingerland kit that looked like yours. So, there are a few reasons for this: 1--It was a special order. 2--It was made for an endorsee. 3--It was a prototype....

Drums & Percussion: starter drum set, electronic drum kit, percussion kit
electronic drum kit, percussion kit, percussion lessons: I think you will find most starter kits that include snare drum, stand, case, and practice pad are going to be around that $200 range to buy. Renting is sometimes a better option, but as I described, it s not very cost effective if the student stays with...

Drums & Percussion: Timing Issues!, high school marching band, pep band
high school marching band, pep band, garage bands: playing with a metronome over time will help you more than anything else. I would play 30 minutes a day playing whatever you want at a certain tempo next day, push up the tempo 12 clicks, and so on and so forth This will help you develop the ...

Drums & Percussion: Tuning a snare for metal music., free drum tabs, batter head
free drum tabs, batter head, tension rod: Hi, Trent-- There are so many variable at play here--snares, heads, tuning, etc., but I will try to give you a couple of ideas: 1. Adjust the tuning of the resonator (snare) head so that it is 2 or 3 half steps higher than the batter head. The tuning...

Drums & Percussion: Yamaha Drums, quality control issues, custom drums
quality control issues, custom drums, yamaha drums: Ron, The Yamaha drums that were made in England were made in the Premier factory when Yamaha was trying to get around the import taxes. The English government finally stopped them from doing this and Yamaha left. I have never compared any of those...

Drums & Percussion: Bearing Edges, slingerland drums, ludwig drum
slingerland drums, ludwig drum, collectability: Thanks for the follow-up. If I were to have those recut, I would find someone with experience at it. The issue i find with older Ludwigs and Slingerlands is the inner hoop. The thickness on those is not consistent when they cross over seams on the shells...

Drums & Percussion: Bearing Edges, ludwigs, repair technician
ludwigs, repair technician, pros cons: George, Let s look at the pros & cons: 1--they are your drums. 2--the drums will probably sound better. 3--you lose money if you ever want to sell them. 4--if these are NEW Ludwigs, then chances are that they will not be a collectors item. If you...

Drums & Percussion: beginner snare drum, local music store, snare drum
local music store, snare drum, music classes: Dana, There are sites all over the web,where you could hear a good sounding snare drum. BUT---take that cymbal off the snare drum and do not let your child use it. It is not needed and will be a distraction. The student needs to concentrate on...

Drums & Percussion: busted lug, drum lugs, local music store
drum lugs, local music store, ddrum: Robbie, most drum lugs are different in shape and hole spacing, so my recommendation is to get a ddrum replacement lug. You have some options there...either getting it from a local music store that is a ddrum dealer (the list of dealers is on their website)...

Drums & Percussion: buying drum set for beginner, free drum lessons, studio music
free drum lessons, studio music, ddrum: Hi, Becky-- I looked at the Cannon sets and the only ones I saw for under $300. were the junior sets. These sets are made for small children--say 5 or 6 yrs or younger. They are not especially well made and are not very durable. A 10 year old would beat...

Drums & Percussion: Double bass pedal problems, double bass pedal, free drum tabs
double bass pedal, free drum tabs, maintence: Hi, Jeremy-- Your pedal can be easily adjusted, but all pedals are a bit different. If I knew the brand and model of your pedal, I could look for specific information. The best thing to do would be to look at the instructions that came with your pedal...