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    I received the pedal and have been using it a...

    I received the pedal and have been using it a bit. The spring on my old one creaked a bit and the new one is nice and silent. I seem to be able to do my heel/toe double taps a little easier. ...
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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I went with...

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    I went with the black one. Seems like the red one is for speed but I'm not at that skill level so chose black. It should arrive Saturday and I'll post my...
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    P1030 bass pedal

    I wanted to see if anyone has an opinion of the P1030 bass drum pedal. It was introduced early this year but there is really nothing to be found about it on the web. I just bought one but have not...
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    I saw on the RTOM website that they are creating...

    I saw on the RTOM website that they are creating a normal mesh head version of their Black Hole with the patch on it. Sounds like it will basically be the same as why I created above. Will be...
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    I've been playing a little over a half a year now...

    I've been playing a little over a half a year now and try to play for around 1/2 hour every day. That isn't enough to get really good but its better than nothing. I still have a long ways to go but...
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    That's interesting. How does it sound compared...

    That's interesting. How does it sound compared to a full size bass of the same diameter?
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    My left elbow area hurts all the time unless I...

    My left elbow area hurts all the time unless I take a break from playing for awhile. I think it is because my hi hat technique sucks.
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    Here is yet another update regarding my quiet but...

    Here is yet another update regarding my quiet but not too quiet drum heads. Up until now I have been going with the solution that I described above. It has been working out pretty well for me but...
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    Oh yea, I have some of those. They do reduce...

    Oh yea, I have some of those. They do reduce sound a little but not enough to prevent my neighbors from hearing my drums in their house. :)
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    Which rings? The ones that sit on top of the...

    Which rings? The ones that sit on top of the heads or those remo muffl things that go inside the drum? I have some of the ones that sit on the heads but they just change the tone a bit without...
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    I might try the Black Hole pad for the snare...

    I might try the Black Hole pad for the snare sometime but for now I think I got it dialed in to an acceptable point.

    Things I tried that didn't work:
    1) Creating a 6" diameter circle out of...
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    Update: I finally received the 14" Remo silent...

    Update: I finally received the 14" Remo silent stroke head for my snare and tried the above method with a 6" circle of built up spray adhesive in the middle. It was a total failure. It has a weird...
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    Update: I finally got the 22" mesh head for my...

    Update: I finally got the 22" mesh head for my bass drum in the mail. This is one not a Remo Silent Stroke but a prism 2 ply. I actually ended up cutting out one of the plies with a razor blade...
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    Thank you for the ideas. I appreciate them!

    Thank you for the ideas. I appreciate them!
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    I don't think the double layer would work. The...

    I don't think the double layer would work. The problem with painters tape is that it is designed not to be too stiky. I'd probably have better luck with duct tape or gaffers tape but I don't want...
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    My Silent Stroke heads arrived and basically I...

    My Silent Stroke heads arrived and basically I hate them. They do what they say they are supposed to do but I was hoping they would have more tone, but basically have none to speak of. I tried the...
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    Follow up: I received the Chang cymbals today and...

    Follow up: I received the Chang cymbals today and played them a bit and I am super happy with them. They have a really nice tone. Real cymbals have a 'ching' sound, these have more of a 'ting'...
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    OK, thanks for chiming in. I wondered if it...

    OK, thanks for chiming in. I wondered if it might be played by hand but had no idea. I'll probably not worry about it in that case.
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    How do I get this tamborine sound?

    I'm a newbie so I don't know a lot. :(
    I am learning to play Everyday is like Sunday by Morrissey. It has a tamborine sound in it that has double sound to it. It starts off light and then ends...
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    I just bought a new set of Chang J series low...

    I just bought a new set of Chang J series low volume cymbals from a guy on Ebay for $170. It has 14" hi hats, 16" crash, 18" crash, and a 20" ride. The guy I bought them from is a drummer and then...
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    Awesome. Thank you!

    Awesome. Thank you!
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread but I was looking...

    Sorry to dig up an old thread but I was looking at some stave snare videos and as a woodworker I could pretty easily make one out of some really nice hardwood. But, I have to ask myself if it would...
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    Thanks everyone for the advice and words of...

    Thanks everyone for the advice and words of encouragement. I copied the head recommendations for future reference in case I lose this thread.

    Right now I am a bit frustrated because I am having...
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    I took the pillow out tonight. It definitely...

    I took the pillow out tonight. It definitely increased the resonance but it makes it have a bit of a vibrating sound. I laid the pillow up against it so that it is blocking the hole a bit. It...
  25. Interesting. Seems like it might be good for pan...

    Interesting. Seems like it might be good for pan handlers.
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