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by Matthijs Ament
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta
Replies: 1421
Views: 316522

Re: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta

I use to play with a variety of sticks. The Zildjian Colaiuta stick is the best allround stick ever imho. The sound you get is huge, lot's of low end plus attack. The feel of the stick is great, solid , no flex and the fastest 5B I've ever played with. The wood type is different from Vic Firth, hick...
by Matthijs Ament
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta
Replies: 1421
Views: 316522

Re: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta.

For some reason I never listened carefully to Carl Palmer, I'm not too much 'into' prog rock. When I was watching some ELM video's it reminded me of things Vinnie does. Maybe it is completely by coincidence. I never heard or read anything that suggests VC has been influenced by Carl Palmer.
by Matthijs Ament
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta
Replies: 1421
Views: 316522

Re: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta.

Thanks for the wonderful Vinnie footage! This is the first time I found the Paiste cymbals a great fit with Colaiuta. The ride bell is not loud and the bow not so washy. What an incredible communicator he is and what a great Tony Williams kinda vibe. I still love him on Yamaha drums with this more c...
by Matthijs Ament
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Could use some help...
Replies: 16
Views: 3204

Re: Could use some help...

Some thoughts: the brain will peak in learning ability for about 45 minutes, after that time it will work of course but it will be less effective in learning. The brain will not get tired as we feel fatigue but it will get bored after a certain amount of time. So it could be more effective to cut th...
by Matthijs Ament
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Steve Holmes vids
Replies: 91
Views: 16665

Re: Steve Holmes vids

WOW! That was excellent on every level. Watched all 3 of them in one go. You do everything right imho. Genuine, articulate, informative, clear, to the point, funny, inspirational and very , very useful ... you just make me want to practice and shed. Love your drumming, I really love it.
by Matthijs Ament
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Me Playing Live
Replies: 12
Views: 2157

Re: Me Playing Live

Nice! Your backbeat is already consistent en that snare 'cuts' great. Since you're looking for opinions, the only thing that stood out for me was the fills you played. They kinda 'lost' the energy of the beat in stead of emphasizing the moment. Anyway, I think you did a good job :)
by Matthijs Ament
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Peter Erskine now playing Tama drums
Replies: 20
Views: 5588

Re: Peter Erskine now playing Tama drums

That Tama-vid of Erskoman ...loved it! Big phat phrasing and deep pocket. The big kit is great with his style. Sweet!! I like it when Erskine goes 'big'.
by Matthijs Ament
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Jeff Watts masterclass Monday night in NYC
Replies: 18
Views: 4817

Re: Jeff Watts masterclass Monday night in NYC

That sounds like a board mix without the overheads or something. Really nice to hear the bass drum that upfront from a 'study' perspective. You can hear exactly when he buries the beater. I hate that sound when I do it myself on a open tuned kick and it is interesting to hear that even Jeff Watts ge...
by Matthijs Ament
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Frank Briggs
Replies: 21
Views: 4477

Re: Frank Briggs

I agree wholeheartedly with Pocketplayer, Frank Briggs is a fantastic world class drummer IMHO. The 20 year old video floored me, such great music within a drumsolo is the hardest thing to do. I feel kinda bad he was not on my radar before. I went to the first Zildjian Day of the Netherlands yesterd...
by Matthijs Ament
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gregg Bissonette
Replies: 71
Views: 11885

Re: Gregg Bissonette

Yeah! I've seen that Toto gig with Gregg in Ahoy-Rotterdam '95, loved it! I can remember thinking 'they should keep him' as he was subbing for Simon who had some serious injury at the time if I remember correctly. At this time Jim Chapin was in Holland and I attended one of his classes at Cesar's pl...

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