Posts Tagged ‘Bass drum’

Q: Do you feel any pressure when recording to make an album as commercially successful as your previous one?

A: After Dave Navarro left the band and John came back, no one really knew what was going to happen. We just started making (more…)

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drumcool.com - Daniel Rodriguez Guitar Center Drum Off 2006 Champion

Well, not so much time has passed, we know… 2006 was ‘yesterday’ but some groovers must be reminded and never forgotten! With some close attention to his solo, we feel a bit of  the classic Tito Puente‘s (more…)

Q: How about a complete break down of all of your Dream Theater touring drum kits?

A: I’m using either a Pearl Reference Pure kit or a Pearl Masterworks kit. The two 22″ center bass drums are identical in size in order to play typical double bass patterns and to be able to play single kick patterns with either foot. And sometimes I want to free (more…)

Q: How do you tune your drums?

A: Until the thing’s about ready to pop. Because I discovered two things – first, the response is much better. And also, when you have the drums tuned to a high pitch, there’s still in that sound a lot of low end. Your ear responds to the high end, but the low end is still in there, and since it still exists, through equalisation of the PA you can can roll off a lot of the high end and roll on a lot of bass, and you can get that thick boom, but still have that attack, that cut. (more…)

Once again, Ahead brings a totally new product from what we’ve been used to see. Quite associated with drumsticks, and recently with earplugs now they bring a cool looking line of cases as well. (more…)

Dave McClain Machine Head (Rotterdam 2009)

Q: How did you develop you double bass drum technique?

Dave McClain: “I practice a lot just by myself. When we’re home, I practice at least three days a week, usually four or five. I’ll play our songs or geek out and play solos or just work on things. I’ve had this double bass breakthrough in the last couple of years. I started doing heel-toe doubles on the kick drum. On our last Machine Head album, Rob wanted me to (more…)

One of the most famous drum battles ever! Two legends on the same stage!

Funny is that it seems that on that particular day, Buddy Rich was showing absolutely no (more…)

Q: What, in your opinion, are the most important technical aspects to know as a drummer?

A: It’s important to really understand that technique is only a means to an end. I’ve heard that phrase over the years but the older I get, the truer it seems to ring. Everything we learn as a drummer from the (more…)

As a tribute to the drums that changed the industry Yamaha announces a limited-edition reissue of the classic 1980s version of the original Recording Custom.
For over 30 years, the Recording Custom has set a benchmark for excellence. It might be the most (more…)

Hello drummers! Stanton Moore Video Contest is on!

Submit your video performing one of Stanton’s  tunes from Groove Alchemy and enter your chance to win amazing prizes from Gretsch, Gator Cases, DW, Bosphorus Cymbals, Audix, Vic Firth, Zoom (Samson) Remo, Drum Channel and Hudson Music.

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