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#21 Jack Aubrey

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:20 PM

View PostNate2112, on 20 September 2017 - 03:12 PM, said:

I've been working with electronic, post rock, black metal and Christmas music in a sort of eclectic blend lately, and I'm growing sort of sick with it, so the project (in my bio) is gonna go on hiatus.

As for right now, I've been wanting to work and rehearse with people. I really am done for the moment with solo work and I want to work on some more rooted metal work in Atmospheric Black and a more sludgy doom laden post metal approach on another.

I've been hanging flyers like crazy in my University, I'm dying to write and rehearse, as well as release and go live again. Plus with the size of my apartment and the walls of brick that contain it, I'm gonna use it for some nice writing and recording space
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

View Postgoose, on 23 September 2017 - 03:23 PM, said:

It seems I may be going from playing no drums in the past five years to some, as a former band is about to sack their drummer.
Wow! Keep us abreast of things as they develop, please, and go out there and ROCK!

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:47 PM

I got a Sonor "popcorn" snare at Guitar Center the other day (it was $20 off because it was a demo model) and boy does she sound sweet!! She's got a chromed brass shell (and matte-black rims and lugs so she looks as sexy as she sounds) which gives her a really sharp crack! Size-wise it's about halfway between a standard snare and a piccolo snare, which is why I suppose they call her a "popcorn" snare. Regular price on 'em is $99 so they're very affordable. If you're a drummer, you owe it to yourself to check one out, they sound great! I'll put up a pic soon.

I also have seen in a few drum magazines that you can buy a length of chain that mounts on your cymbal for a "sizzle" sound nuance. Well, I have a bunch of standard dog-tag chain sitting around so I broke out the wire cutters, cut some loops to size, and secured them under the felt washer on top and they work and sound great!

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:20 PM

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View Postgoose, on 23 September 2017 - 03:23 PM, said:

It seems I may be going from playing no drums in the past five years to some, as a former band is about to sack their drummer.
Wow! Keep us abreast of things as they develop, please, and go out there and ROCK!
...and roll the bones?

:P

Today I took apart the e-kit I had set up (but never played) and put together my acoustic set.  I wish I'd learned guitar!  :lol:  An hour later I played an acoustic set for the first time in five years.  I'd forgotten how physically demanding playing drums was.  I actually sanded an entire deck today with a palm sander, and drumming was tougher!

I ended up doing three practice sessions today, each one feeling better than the first. Can't wait to jam with my old band...

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:24 PM

View PostJack Aubrey, on 29 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I got a Sonor "popcorn" snare at Guitar Center the other day (it was $20 off because it was a demo model) and boy does she sound sweet!! She's got a chromed brass shell (and matte-black rims and lugs so she looks as sexy as she sounds) which gives her a really sharp crack! Size-wise it's about halfway between a standard snare and a piccolo snare, which is why I suppose they call her a "popcorn" snare. Regular price on 'em is $99 so they're very affordable. If you're a drummer, you owe it to yourself to check one out, they sound great! I'll put up a pic soon.

I also have seen in a few drum magazines that you can buy a length of chain that mounts on your cymbal for a "sizzle" sound nuance. Well, I have a bunch of standard dog-tag chain sitting around so I broke out the wire cutters, cut some loops to size, and secured them under the felt washer on top and they work and sound great!
Now that's creative thinking!

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

View Postgoose, on 29 September 2017 - 11:24 PM, said:

View PostJack Aubrey, on 29 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I got a Sonor "popcorn" snare at Guitar Center the other day (it was $20 off because it was a demo model) and boy does she sound sweet!! She's got a chromed brass shell (and matte-black rims and lugs so she looks as sexy as she sounds) which gives her a really sharp crack! Size-wise it's about halfway between a standard snare and a piccolo snare, which is why I suppose they call her a "popcorn" snare. Regular price on 'em is $99 so they're very affordable. If you're a drummer, you owe it to yourself to check one out, they sound great! I'll put up a pic soon.

I also have seen in a few drum magazines that you can buy a length of chain that mounts on your cymbal for a "sizzle" sound nuance. Well, I have a bunch of standard dog-tag chain sitting around so I broke out the wire cutters, cut some loops to size, and secured them under the felt washer on top and they work and sound great!
Now that's creative thinking!

Well thank you, sir! I thought about making a video and starting a YouTube Drum Hacks page. :D

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:23 AM

View PostJack Aubrey, on 30 September 2017 - 09:21 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 29 September 2017 - 11:24 PM, said:

View PostJack Aubrey, on 29 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

I got a Sonor "popcorn" snare at Guitar Center the other day (it was $20 off because it was a demo model) and boy does she sound sweet!! She's got a chromed brass shell (and matte-black rims and lugs so she looks as sexy as she sounds) which gives her a really sharp crack! Size-wise it's about halfway between a standard snare and a piccolo snare, which is why I suppose they call her a "popcorn" snare. Regular price on 'em is $99 so they're very affordable. If you're a drummer, you owe it to yourself to check one out, they sound great! I'll put up a pic soon.

I also have seen in a few drum magazines that you can buy a length of chain that mounts on your cymbal for a "sizzle" sound nuance. Well, I have a bunch of standard dog-tag chain sitting around so I broke out the wire cutters, cut some loops to size, and secured them under the felt washer on top and they work and sound great!
Now that's creative thinking!

Well thank you, sir! I thought about making a video and starting a YouTube Drum Hacks page. :D
Great idea!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:21 PM

So, now that I have some basic muscle memory back, I spent some time today on basic rudiments.  Paradiddles, Swiss triplets, swing 8th notes.  I'm more of a groove than power player, so it was fun to get that feel back through rudiment drills.  It made for a fun hour-long session.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

I finally changed my drum heads, does that count?

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

View PostDel_Duio, on 03 October 2017 - 03:41 PM, said:

I finally changed my drum heads, does that count?
What are your new heads?




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