Category Archives: Drum

wall clock

Been a while since I worked on any project … but this clock project had always been in the back of my mind. Finally found the time and parts to do so. Overall dimension 14″ x 4″ Stainless steel shell Triple … Continue reading

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Cocktail drums – first gig

8×5 snare , 10×5 tom, 15×24 bass, 10″ hihats, 15″ crashride. Worked pretty well for my friend’s wedding yesterday. The wooden church acoustics certainly helped. The bass sounded especially good, high ceilings ftw. Right leg took some getting used to. … Continue reading

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Review – Mapex Black Panther Velvetone & Kickports.

Had a chance to play a very nice set of Mapex Black Panther Velvetone (maple/walnut/maple shells) this past weekend for a conference, and the drumkit was loaded with kick ports on all the toms and two kickports on the bass drums. … Continue reading

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Recording.. The lo-fi way

Click track from the phone mp3, prerecorded piano on garageband, Drum audio out to garageband input, Play along to click track with no sound and magically turn into drum tracks on garageband . Then match it with piano track on … Continue reading

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Best gear, wrong sound

G Stone 10th anniversary and singer Ludia Li. Classic Chinese pop tunes, proved to be too much for the A Customs . they wash out too quick and all blended in and sounded the same. Should’ve brought the Sabian AAX’s. … Continue reading

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Purity..

I’m a sucker for conformity and I used to go out of my way to get gears from the same brand. (Once waited 16 months for a Tama multi clamp..) Just realized last week that my current set up is … Continue reading

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Templates.

A template a day keeps the guess work away! Much drilling to be done..

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Mapex … Getting there

Found this new piece of Mapex hardware at the store today : quick release clutch / cymbal topper: See how big that thing when put beside the common sized Pearl one. That is HUGE and not a lot of finesse … Continue reading

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Good to be with the pros

Did a charity concert last weekend and brought out the Gibraltar flat based stands , held up my 10″ Tom no problem, the built-in secondary lock at the tripod base came in handy. But the flat legs , although being … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Simmons DA200S Drum Amp

Finally got an amp to go with my Roland TD-9KX2 electric kit. I’ve been searching for a few months and everyone had great things to say abou the Simons, the fact that other amps are twice as expensive and require … Continue reading

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