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    There are no good replacements for a metal brush....

    There are no good replacements for a metal brush. Nylon brushes sound like crap. Pro-Mark Broomsticks are great for super low volume stick style playing, but nothing sweeps like a regular brush.
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    The biggest problem with Guitar Centre, from a...

    The biggest problem with Guitar Centre, from a verified source, is that staff turnover there is ridiculously fast, so they don't bother with investing into training their staff. Staff training goes a...
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    You are a bad, bad man! Amazing.

    You are a bad, bad man!

    Amazing.
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    Yes! Came here to add The Clash take on "I Fought...

    Yes! Came here to add The Clash take on "I Fought The Law" specifically, but both of these covers are awesome.

    I'll also add that I prefer the Lauren Hill version of Frankie Vallie's "Can't Take...
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    Great topic! 1. Did you get support from a...

    Great topic!

    1. Did you get support from a parent or guardian?

    Yeah. My dad is a drummer, so he offered lots of guidance, and let me borrow gear. He'd drive me to shows before I drove, and...
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    At least with Rotos, it doesn't look like you are...

    At least with Rotos, it doesn't look like you are trying to make up for length you may be lacking elsewhere!

    Hey hey, that was crass... watch it, now!
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    Hells yeah. Opinions, right? I think Stewart...

    Hells yeah. Opinions, right?

    I think Stewart Copeland used Octabons to great effect live, with The Police. That said, they look - to me - pretty hilarious hanging off of a drum set - very Spinal...
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    I think Rototoms look way cooler, and will give...

    I think Rototoms look way cooler, and will give you a greater contrast in sound from your standard toms.
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    Ha ha... Good eye!

    Ha ha... Good eye!
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    A different take on the one-up, one-down:

    A different take on the one-up, one-down:
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    Drivers seat for the Hybrid kit I'm taking out...

    Drivers seat for the Hybrid kit I'm taking out for some clinics this month:
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    Here is the setup I'll be using for some Hybrid...

    Here is the setup I'll be using for some Hybrid Drumming clinics I'm doing this month.

    I'm using the SPD-SX to demo one-shots (percussive or otherwise), loops, backing tracks, live FX control,...
  13. I use standard fit in-ears, and keep the click or...

    I use standard fit in-ears, and keep the click or music I'm working with at a low volume so I can still hear the drums well. I don't think I'm compromising my sense of dynamics. You're always going...
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    On my first day playing, at age 12, my dad showed...

    On my first day playing, at age 12, my dad showed me a few things - the standard 8th note backbeat groove, heel up on the bass drum, drop-pick up on the hi hat, and double strokes. Mainly, he...
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    I would be inclined to do the 14" on the left,...

    I would be inclined to do the 14" on the left, and the 16" and 18" in the standard spot... I think using the bouncier\rounder timbre of the 14" would make for an interesting tone to sneak into some...
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    Whether your band makes no money, some money, or...

    Whether your band makes no money, some money, or a lot of money, everyone needs to be on the same page about where the finances both come from and go to. In some bands, some people make more money or...
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    Still bummed I missed that show! Thanks for...

    Still bummed I missed that show! Thanks for posting!
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    Thanks for mentioning, I had a lot of fun making...

    Thanks for mentioning, I had a lot of fun making both of these... Unbuttoned was my band for 8 years, this was near the middle of our run. Danelle's thing was a one-off. I did a show with her, shot...
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    I saw Pat Mastelotto do something similar with...

    I saw Pat Mastelotto do something similar with King Crimson, but it was a china (maybe an 18" or 19") under his ride cymbal, on a cabled x-hat. He had three sounds: traditional ride (fully open),...
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    Check out the Roland TM-6... Six dual-zone...

    Check out the Roland TM-6... Six dual-zone trigger inputs, so you can have up to 12 sounds per patch. There are controllable multi-effects built in, assignable to different pads. You've also got the...
  21. I took a one-off drum lesson with Steve Hass when...

    I took a one-off drum lesson with Steve Hass when he was in Toronto two years ago. It was a lot of fun... I did realize if I'm going to study with someone again, it should be at least for a 4 or 5...
  22. I use to agonize over cymbal heights and angles,...

    I use to agonize over cymbal heights and angles, but after years of playing on backline kits with less than "optimal" placements, I've realized that my playing doesn't suffer or benefit in any...
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    Agree with that observation - one of the things...

    Agree with that observation - one of the things that drew me to the previous two iterations of Yamaha foot pedals were how solid and simple they were. They just felt super reliable, and you didn't...
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    I guess what I was trying to express in my post...

    I guess what I was trying to express in my post is that you could, in fact, play something like "Jesus Christ Pose" on a kit with just a floor tom. It might require a little more ingenuity and...
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    How you sound as a musician is the sum total of...

    How you sound as a musician is the sum total of your
    1.) ingenuity
    2.) influences
    3.) sense of melody and rhythm
    4.) community
    5.) "chops" \ physical capabilities.

    ... which are all...
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