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    Re: Practicing drums

    I don't have a set practice routine but here's a rundown of a couple different things I do:

    WARMUP:
    RLRLRLRL 16ths starting at 120 bpm for about a minute then increasing the bpm in 10 bpm...
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    Re: Evans Drum Torque Key

    I use my Evans Torque Key for tuning up my drums when I put new heads on and for when I tune up my drums before a long rehearsal or gig it's great for quickly getting all the tension rods to ABOUT...
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    Re: Back in the studio...again

    The last two times I've been in the studio my band has recorded the drums and guitar tracks live then put bass, guitar leads and vocals on after so there wasn't much standing around for me, we...
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    Re: First Drum Set: Percussion Plus

    There's no rules on how to setup your kit it's all about what feels right to you.

    When I'm setting up my kit I start with the kick drum, snare and hi hats I adjust the height and placement of...
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    Re: The House Kit................meh !

    Playing the house kit is the most conveniently inconvenient situation!
    The last time I had to use the house kit at a gig the tom heads were beat to **** and surprisingly they sounded terrible, the...
  6. Re: Double Bass getting worse instead of better?

    Instead of trying to play along to the song try doing steady 8th notes on the kick with a quarter note pattern on the hi hat and snare at around 180 bpm, if you're having issues it could be caused by...
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    Re: Opinions on GarageBand?

    I use GB to EQ and mix drum tracks that I record on my Zoom R16 for YouTube drum videos and demo drum tracks for some songs I've been working on and for me it's great, it's extremely easy to use and...
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    Re: One Microphone Drum Recording?

    Try putting the mic above the drummer's head facing the snare drum you should get a good mix of the whole kit from there, you might have to mess with the height and angle of the mic a little bit so...
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    Re: Cymbal cleaning issues

    You have to rinse the cymbal really well after polishing it to make sure you didn't leave any residue on the cymbal, I've noticed streaks and inconsistencies in the finish when I don't rinse the...
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    Re: Cheap gear isn't always cheap

    I got an old Gibraltar Intruder single pedal off CL for $20 a few years ago I planned to use with my practice kit but I ended up using it as my gigging pedal for 2-3 years, it was smooth and...
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    Re: Thinking about trying new batter heads

    If you're a heavy hitter I'd say go with either a 2 ply batter head OR a thicker 1 ply head, "standard" single ply heads are 10 mil. Evans makes G12s which are 12 mil single ply heads and they make...
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