New drummer here, tell me what this is.

Terry1013

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Greetings one and all. 30 year keyboard player here just started playing drums. Last week I bought my Maypex M's. Great kit and they sound great out live. Now I've been told of a mount on item that I can buy to use instead of using rim shoots on my snare. I've looked and searched and can't really identify what it is. I want it to have the bright click used on slow stuff. Can someone here clue me in? By the way, this looks like a great forum with lots of good info with a lot of knowledgable people. :!:
 

TheYardstick

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Terry1013":2njpuxza said:
Greetings one and all. 30 year keyboard player here just started playing drums. Last week I bought my Maypex M's. Great kit and they sound great out live. Now I've been told of a mount on item that I can buy to use instead of using rim shoots on my snare. I've looked and searched and can't really identify what it is. I want it to have the bright click used on slow stuff. Can someone here clue me in? By the way, this looks like a great forum with lots of good info with a lot of knowledgable people. :!:
It's sort of a wooden ring that you can attach to your rim to hit instead of your rim. It sounds orgasmic in bossa nova beats.
 

rufus4dagruv

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Hmmm....I'm not 100% sure, but are you referring to a <a href="http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-Russ-Miller-Groove-Wedge?sku=404107">Groove Wedge</a>? If this isn't it, I'm not sure what you are looking for. Do you know of any high profile drummers that use the item you're talking about? If so, post a pic, and I'm sure we'll figure out what it is.
 

Terry1013

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rufus4dagruv":1pyf7pi6 said:
Hmmm....I'm not 100% sure, but are you referring to a <a href="http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-Russ-Miller-Groove-Wedge?sku=404107">Groove Wedge</a>? If this isn't it, I'm not sure what you are looking for. Do you know of any high profile drummers that use the item you're talking about? If so, post a pic, and I'm sure we'll figure out what it is.
No pictures or help here. The way it was described to me is its like a plastic block that mounts onto snare rim to hit.
 

drastic

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A plastic temple (no, not tempo!!) block. Made by LP or anybody else. Who's that Foo Fighters drummer?? I noticed him using one in a Live DVD, and it sounded awesome and looked cooler.
 

dammow

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taylor hawkins uses a 'LP jam block' you can get different colours for different pitches, he uses a red one. i too have one and they are great. very loud and strong too!!!
 

screamkevin

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What you're looking for is one of two things...

Either the Yamaha Russ Miller Groove Wedge, pictured here:



Or...

"Jam Blocks" made by Latin Percussion, pictured here:




The Groove Wedge attaches to your snare rim, the Jam Block attaches to a holder that you'll need to purchase seperately.
 

JasonS2C

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Check em' both out. It all comes down to your personal taste in sound. the wedge sounds a little more "natural" but you'll get more cut and projection from the jam block. I have a Blue LP jam block that I use mounted on my hi hat and positioned next to my snare for exactly that reason.
 

screamkevin

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The Groove Wedge sounds more like a Rim Click. (which is actually the correct term for cross-sticking on the rim. A Rim Shot is played striking the snare drum so that the tip of the stick hits the drumhead and the barrel of the stick hits the rim simultaneously, creating a much louder, more powerful tone than the snare drum alone.) The Jam Block is simply a plastic version of a woodblock, with a lot more cut and presence.
 
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