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Forum: General Drum Questions 08-23-2019, 09:47 AM
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Posted By J!m
Re: Can We Talk Sticks?

No problem!

I'm sure someone can help.
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-22-2019, 07:26 PM
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Posted By J!m
Re: Can We Talk Sticks?

Are you using hickory? Have you tried oak? I find the oak is very lively- it has a great bounce (with the long taper) and a bit more mass than hickory so the stick feels longer than it is. I donít...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-22-2019, 06:37 PM
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Posted By J!m
Re: Can We Talk Sticks?

When I first started playing, I was using an ottoman as a stool. As I grew, encyclopedias were added to raise my height. I think I got up to three before I got a Pearl throne. That was a big deal!
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Forum: General Drum Questions 08-22-2019, 03:34 PM
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Posted By J!m
Re: Can We Talk Sticks?

Well, Iím playing my little bop kit, but even with that, Iím using stupid-heavy 900 series Yamaha hardware. Nothing moves. Other than the discs in my back lugging them of course.

I set all my...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-22-2019, 12:00 PM
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Posted By J!m
Re: Can We Talk Sticks?

Try experimenting with the height of your hats, once you have optimized the footboard position:

Place your right foot on your bass pedal board, paying attention to the natural angle (side to side)...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-21-2019, 07:38 PM
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Posted By J!m
Re: Can We Talk Sticks?

Well, buddy played with a big band, not a jazz trio in a club. If you watch him play, you also notice is a friggin animal on the kit, and the larger diameter was probably just to withstand his abuse...
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