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  1. antiunderscores

    some basic questions on snares

    these questions have been in my head for a while and i just wanted some of you wise and fine looking gentlemen (or ladies if your on here) to clarify. What does tightening the reso on the snare do for the crack? if i tighten the snare wires as well wont that just choke the drum because you have...
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    C1?

    so... i havent been on here for about a week because i've been on a little holiday and i got a message from a member going by the name of C1. He's asking me to record some samples for him because he's trying to make it as a hip hop producer. he also asked me for me msn, which im cautious to give...
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    playing evenly

    this is a very ambiguous question, but its something i cant get right. A lot of good players, specifically jazz, manage to play full sounding beat no matter what the part of the kit they play on and move seamlessly around the kit while keeping the groove. thats something i really want to master...
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    My first snare

    I've been meaning to post this for a while but for various reasons i've only got around to it now. Cutting Lets go a bit through the process first. To begin with i got pieces of timber that were about twice the depth of the snare and set up a jig which held it in place at roughly 10 degrees from...
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    help me rufus!

    So i was being an idiot and hammering my ride and i did 2 things: 1) hammering out my bell to make it larger and deeper (trying to make the bell louder) and 2) curved about 1cm/half an inch up on the outside edge so it kinda has a lip But now i have no "ping" im sure i could get it close to...
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    making a dark bell

    I have an old crappy ZBT ride hanging around and im looking to get a bit more character out of the bell so i was thinking of hand hammering the bell a little and/or attempting to "make" a dark bell. I know it will never be the same as a proper dark bell cause its totally different but... yeh...
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    i dont get it...

    i dont get how it works when people say "I was thinking about trading my zildjians for saludas." Do they just send them to Jamie and get saludas in return? or do they sell their old cymbals and then but saludas?
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    holes in cymbals

    whats with holes in hi hats? i've seen them on some and i've seen ripples on the bottom hat on some zildjians but how does it actually effect the sound? cheers
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    ska snare sound

    so im wondering how do people get that ska/reggae snare sound that just about every band of that style seems to have. If you have the chance listen to "Whats your name?" by Cypress Hill or "You Shit me to Tears" by The Tenants and you will know what im talking about but there is a multitude of...
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    bamboo drum

    Im thinking of trying this... i have nothing to loose. Any of you guys ever tried it/heard of anything like this? cheers.
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    shell construction techniques

    Im not sure if this should be in the drum making section. Anyway what different techniques are there to making shells? I know of: Ply shell- they are the usual ones right? Solid shells- where u steam bend a solid piece of timber into shape Carved shell- Where u carve out the inside of a solid...
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    zildjians being made...

    out of curiosity do zildjians make any cymbals in Turkey? and are they even owned by the turks anymore? Cause, i could be wrong here and this could be a pointless topic but, i thought the lower down ones, planet Z's and stuff are made in china and the higher up ones, customs and stuff, are made...
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    jason snare

    hey, i was just looking on ebay and came across a jason snare, its dirt cheap now ubt has 5 days to go and was just wondering if i should even be interested in it, u guys ever heard of that brand? its made in japan if that helps...
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    studio ring rattle?

    hey u guys. The other day i finally got a chance to get to a decent music shop and get some new skins (first time changing and never everything seems to sound freakin amazing) anyway i got some studio rings for my toms, just to try and although i know most u guys dont like idea on my toms...
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    has anyone ever thought of...

    has anyone ever thought of an add on to a cymbal stand, just above the cymbal (u could even apply this to a rim clip on device) that has a pad u hit and then a brush on the end so painlessly you can change from sticks to brushes on the ride and then with the left use a rim shot to lighten things...
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    weird recording techniques?

    hey u guys, i was just scanning through ebay and a thought occured to me. Although i dont think it would sound particularly good on regular toms or bass drum have any of u guys tried weird recording technique. At the moment i was concidering getting a harmonica/harp microphone for my snare, just...
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    what makes a cymbal? customising?

    heres a little question some of the guys with more knowledge of cymbals will be better at explaining. what makes a cymbal sound as it does. maybe it will help if i make a little list and feel free to add to it as well as explaining how this effects the sound. And how do professionals like saluda...
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    which bass drum set up is for u?

    what one do u prefer? u can explain why but when u vote it is all about what set up is for YOU! this ones going for a week and at the end there will be 2 results, amount of bass drums "1 vs 2". and a 3 way- "double bass drum vs. single bass drum with double kick vs single bass drum with single...
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    help! my snare doesnt have enough... snareness

    i cant seem to get enough cut with my snare drum. I made a new shell for my snare around easter and today took the skins off and worked on the bearing edges a bit, but now i cant seem to get enough "rattle" from the snare. the wires are the righ tway around and im just wondering what to do...
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    too many cymbals?

    general discussion on too many cymbals. I could go into detail about drummers i've known who seem to have fetish for more cymbals. And at the moment i have a crash, hats, splash, ride (which i want to replace with a good crash ride) and mini china and after i replace that ride i think anything...
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