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  • Definitely prefer hardcases.

    I only own one right now though, for my kick drum. The rest are bags, and will continue to be until I find deals on them like I did with the kick drum case.
    Don't Sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things
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    • I have a small car and I handle my own drums, so I use soft cases. This is just fine for me. If I had other people moving my equipment or I was shipping them I would go with hard cases.
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      • I have a small car and I handle my own drums, so I use soft cases. This is just fine for me. If I had other people moving my equipment or I was shipping them I would go with hard cases.
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        • Today's Question: What is the best sounding room that you have played in?



          I just did a gig inside of the local church and it was easily the best sounding room I've played to date. Everything in that building sounded rich, warm, and just absolutely perfect. Music may be one of the only things to get me inside of a church on the regular.
          www.kindbeatsdrums.com

          "Don't live in a world presented to you. Instead, become a creator of worlds."

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          • Today's Question: What is the best sounding room that you have played in?



            I just did a gig inside of the local church and it was easily the best sounding room I've played to date. Everything in that building sounded rich, warm, and just absolutely perfect. Music may be one of the only things to get me inside of a church on the regular.
            www.kindbeatsdrums.com

            "Don't live in a world presented to you. Instead, become a creator of worlds."

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            • i played a Blues Bar in Pell Lake Wisconsin that had a tin roof. The sound was way too cool!
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              • i played a Blues Bar in Pell Lake Wisconsin that had a tin roof. The sound was way too cool!
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                • Today's Question: Can you think of any grooves that help to build independence? List one at a time!



                  I'll start by choosing "Latin Shuffle" by Medeski Martin & Wood. The drummer is Billy Martin.



                  Edit: I guess if you break it down, the drum part in "Latin Shuffle" is a variation of a mambo along with bembe and mozambique voicin
                  www.kindbeatsdrums.com

                  "Don't live in a world presented to you. Instead, become a creator of worlds."

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                  • Quote Originally Posted by kindbeats
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                    Today's Question: What is the best sounding room that you have played in?




                    Live gig= The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, NYC



                    Studio gig= Electric Lady, Studio A, Greenwich Village, NYC
                    "If you can't SAY something with your instrument, try sellin' cars."-
                    The late, great Tony Williams

                    www.russleonardi.com
                    www.zephyrsound.com
                    — Sonor Designer Maple shell (heavy) 8 pc. for studio
                    — Premier Genista 7 pc. for live gigs
                    — Tama Silverstar "Metro" 4pc. for certain live gigs.
                    — Paiste, Bosphorus and Sabian cymbals, depending on what I'm doin'.
                    — Small collection of assorted snare drums to suit my mood.

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                    • I have a mix of Zild, Sabian and a Paiste. Picked them for how they sound, not brand loyalty. Works for me!


                      Good playing can hide a crappy drumset, but even the best drumset can't hide crappy playing.

                      Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.- Salvador Dali

                      Some of the best players that I know really can't play the drums well, but they play music superlatively well. - Jim Chapin

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                      • fusionfunk
                        fusionfunk commented
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                        kindbeats wrote:
                        Well it took long enough but my account is finally back here at HC! Thanks for keeping the thread alive in my absence guys!

                        Welcome back!!!


                      • FitchFY
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                        zildjian@consol wrote:

                        todays question.....Any food that you stay away from before a gig? I stay away from greasy  food and I really eat after the gig.


                        I'm VERY fastidious about my diet when about to play! No greasy foods/ anything fried goes in - I sweat it out, and then I'm dropping sticks and all kinds of nonsense. I also skip on anything spicy - mainly quality carbs and protein to make sure I've got the energy.

                        I always drink a coconut water, too - the potassium and electrolytes really help keep me loose and energetic, and I like having a Gatorade G2 on hand if I start feeling slow. Bear in mind this was for 4-hour hard rock cover gigs, so I needed to have it all up!

                        Beer is a must. For a 9-1 show, I'd probably have 6 or 7 with that band... the new band will be more like 3-4. I like beer.

                        Post gig: Imma wanna face me a pizza.


                      • SYMBOLIC
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                        melvinspeed wrote:

                        SYMBOLIC wrote:

                        I before and after the gig. I'm diabetic, and I play death metal, so I don't need to die during/after the gig.


                        Dieing during the gig is SO metal!  \''/


                        Waking up to EMT's isn't fun.  I've done it twice, and don't care to do it again.  Both times my blood sugar was in the low 20's.  Those didn't happen at a gig though, they were the day after.  The first time it was 2 days before I got married.:catsurprised:


                    • I try not to eat right before a gig- if I do, it is usually some plain protein or something like an energy bar.


                      If I am singing back up, I may have a shot of 'Jager' just to open the pipes, but typically, no drinking on the gig for me.


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                      •           

                        "If you can't SAY something with your instrument, try sellin' cars."-
                        The late, great Tony Williams

                        www.russleonardi.com
                        www.zephyrsound.com
                        — Sonor Designer Maple shell (heavy) 8 pc. for studio
                        — Premier Genista 7 pc. for live gigs
                        — Tama Silverstar "Metro" 4pc. for certain live gigs.
                        — Paiste, Bosphorus and Sabian cymbals, depending on what I'm doin'.
                        — Small collection of assorted snare drums to suit my mood.

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                        • fusionfunk
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                          race81 wrote:

                          I now have too many pies.  Im thinking I can make enough to cover 5 sets of drums.  Two sets of Zildjians, two sets of Paiste, and a few Sabians....gonna have to sell some...come to think of it..I have three sets of new beats....I mean really, who needs that?


                          Oh, come, come now! If women can indulge themselves with more pairs of shoes than they can possibly wear in two lifetimes, drummers are therefore allowed to indulge in excess equipment!!! LOL!!!


                        • race81
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                          fusionfunk wrote:

                          race81 wrote:

                          I now have too many pies.  Im thinking I can make enough to cover 5 sets of drums.  Two sets of Zildjians, two sets of Paiste, and a few Sabians....gonna have to sell some...come to think of it..I have three sets of new beats....I mean really, who needs that?


                          Oh, come, come now! If women can indulge themselves with more pairs of shoes than they can possibly wear in two lifetimes, drummers are therefore allowed to indulge in excess equipment!!! LOL!!!


                          If you would change shoes for guitars......that would be my wife!!


                        • Merlin Coryell
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                          zildjian@consol wrote:

                          Mondays Question: Do you have different cymbals for different kinds of music?

                          I don't,but would like to.


                          I have my array, that lends itself to all kinds of music. Currently I have 18 cymbals or bells mounted, and 2 more in reserve. This setup, which is mostly for the 3 metal acts I work with, also lends itself to the rock/blues fusion outfit I play with. Of course, when its gig time with the rock guys, much of the kit gets left at the studio room, but its nice to not have to change stuff out depending on the band at day to day practice.


                      • which brand drumer is best 

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                        • SYMBOLIC
                          SYMBOLIC commented
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                          Victor Delorenzo or Guy Hoffman.


                        • danrothmusic
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                          kindbeats wrote:

                          Today's Question: Can you name some drummers that play on a minimalist set up?


                          Mike Mangini


                        • FitchFY
                          FitchFY commented
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                          danrothmusic wrote:

                          kindbeats wrote:

                          Today's Question: Can you name some drummers that play on a minimalist set up?


                          Mike Mangini


                           

                          Ba dump chingadawhackwhackthumpitysmackabzzzzzzzthubbadath ubbadathubbadakaBOOM.

                           


                      • Today's question: Do you prefer doing studio work, or playing live, and why?

                        I love to do both, and there are aspects of each I absolutely enjoy. I love the challenge and creativity of studio work, but I also love the adrenalin rush, audience response and spontaneity and improvisation of live performance.

                        "If you can't SAY something with your instrument, try sellin' cars."-
                        The late, great Tony Williams

                        www.russleonardi.com
                        www.zephyrsound.com
                        — Sonor Designer Maple shell (heavy) 8 pc. for studio
                        — Premier Genista 7 pc. for live gigs
                        — Tama Silverstar "Metro" 4pc. for certain live gigs.
                        — Paiste, Bosphorus and Sabian cymbals, depending on what I'm doin'.
                        — Small collection of assorted snare drums to suit my mood.

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                        • fusionfunk
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                          the DW wrote:

                          Today's question: Have you ever been "shafted" by a band, only to watch said band get the shaft themselves somewhere down the road?

                          Yep. I've been involved in that scenario. Quite comical, actually.


                        • FitchFY
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                          Today's question: Have you ever been "shafted" by a band, only to watch said band get the shaft themselves somewhere down the road?

                          A local guy I know said to me Saturday night that I was the "band maker," and went on to say that when I joined an existing band, they flourished, got more money and gigs and fans, and then when I left, the went back to obscurity and doing nothing. It takes a lot to make me want to quit a band, so I guess you could say "yes, I've gotten to watch a few ships sink."

                          Dark question indeed! Mwahahahaha! Eeeeeeeeeevil. There's a lesson to be learned here:

                          Don't &#$% with your drummers, bands!


                        • the DW
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                          FitchFY wrote:
                          ...There's a lesson to be learned here: Don't &#$% with your drummers, bands!


                          BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! 


                      • On tour or studio?

                        Tour. During the 90's, I thought playing drums for Living Colour would be my dream gig. Unfortunately, they'd have to give up the moniker of "black rock band". 

                        I always thought I play better with people than with tracks, so I suppose in my dream world, I'd be on tour.

                         

                        If you could, would you play drums all over again (or something like that)?

                        Absolutely. I'm not sure I'd play an instrument at all if it wasn't drums.

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