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by bensdrums
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: When drummers change
Replies: 6
Views: 1899

Re: When drummers change

Toss Panos is a drummer that comes to mind on this subject. He's way greasier, more NOLA-influenced now than early on. Based on his I'd Hit That interview, it was a decision based on how he wanted to sound... the feeling he wanted to communicate with his playing.
by bensdrums
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Assorted videos / YouTube thread
Replies: 1619
Views: 390549

Re: Assorted videos / YouTube thread

Saw this on Frank Briggs' FB page... he shares a lot of cool stuff.

by bensdrums
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: iPad mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: iPad mounts

I just use a music stand to the left of my hi hat. Almost all of my fakebooks are in iBooks as well, so it kind of suits the purpose. I tried the DW iPad mount (which I think is now discontinued) and it was sort of handy to be able to put it on a cymbal arm, but I came to the conclusion that it was ...
by bensdrums
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: NAMM TOPIC OF MADNESS
Replies: 19
Views: 5052

Re: NAMM TOPIC OF MADNESS

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Nothing has changed with the American made shells. Same Keller made stuff, finished in South Carolina. I got the joke... and it's a fair shot, since I'd agree there's probably way too much marketing noise about drums today. It's just that DW's "corporate acquisition s...
by bensdrums
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: NAMM TOPIC OF MADNESS
Replies: 19
Views: 5052

Re: NAMM TOPIC OF MADNESS

Paul Marangoni wrote:
bensdrums wrote:just curious if anybody knows what the real deal is.


They're being made by descendents of Vikings in Newfoundland now.


Somehow I knew I'd regret asking this question here.
by bensdrums
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: NAMM TOPIC OF MADNESS
Replies: 19
Views: 5052

Re: NAMM TOPIC OF MADNESS

[youtube_https:7g5s8smk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu7_iau8b7Q[/youtube_https:7g5s8smk] Does anybody know what the real deal is with Gretsch now? As in, is DW making their shells? I know Hal Leonard and DW recently came to an agreement on distribution rights, but is Gretsch still making the hi...
by bensdrums
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Jojo Mayer
Replies: 132
Views: 64360

Re: Jojo Mayer



Cool breakdown of simple concepts and thinking in melodies and "shapes" versus patterns and exercises. The whole thing is available at PASIC's website but I haven't checked into it yet.
by bensdrums
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: DAVE WECKL - The thread about Dave
Replies: 739
Views: 248794

Re: DAVE WECKL - The thread about Dave

Another Oz play along track, Steroids, at Weckl's site:

http://www.daveweckl.com/instructional.htm
by bensdrums
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gary Novak
Replies: 26
Views: 14261

Re: Gary Novak

Paint the World, Time Warp, (Chick) and Another Standard (Bob Berg) are my favorites to listen to when it comes to Gary Novak. There's a lot of pretty phenomenal playing and musicianship on those records. Was looking at Novak's AllMusic credits... he has a bass credit on Weckl's Heads Up record--? S...
by bensdrums
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta
Replies: 1928
Views: 647728

Re: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta

The one I meant is at 4:22, same link. It's a different fill too, though. I just remembered it as being one of the few things I liked about that record... it's not Tom Scott's best work.

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