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by bensdrums
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Instagram Drummers
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Instagram Drummers

TL;DR- Choose your information diet based upon your desired output, goals, or “purpose”. I’ve thought a lot about this subject over the past few years, and listened to a lot of discussion about the impact of social media on the overall creative output and intellectual capacity of society at large (N...
by bensdrums
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: So, racks. (DW, Gibraltar.)
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: So, racks. (DW, Gibraltar.)

I have the Gibraltar rack at home with DW booms and a couple stands to augment, kind of like Weckl does. It was ~$100 savings over the DW rack. Rarely on a gig would it be practical to drag all that out unless I a) needed a big kit for the music (often not the case) and b) had the load in time to me...
by bensdrums
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: I AM DRUMMER
Replies: 14
Views: 2054

Re: I AM DRUMMER

Hi Richie, My only criticism would be that the reverb makes it difficult to hear the total tone on the drums. There is significant air on the attack that interferes with the resonant tone of the drums. On a track or something this might not be an issue, maybe even a desired effect, but if you’re rev...
by bensdrums
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Up tempo comping
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Re: Up tempo comping

langmick wrote:This is pretty fast.



Max was a complete beast
by bensdrums
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Up tempo comping
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Re: Up tempo comping

John Riley’s bop books are probably the best if you’re looking for books, so you’re in the right place. His video The Master Drummer and its accompanied pdf material are very good too. This is all assuming a good teacher with a lot of bop experience isn’t available... that’s the most ideal IMO. In m...
by bensdrums
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: DAVE WECKL - The thread about Dave
Replies: 729
Views: 212956

Re: DAVE WECKL - The thread about Dave

Full TV concert from this trio. Spain 2018. [youtube_https:21tg2zrh]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-gA2pYa_N4[/youtube_https:21tg2zrh] Of all the music Weckl does, this is by far my favorite setting to hear him in. Chick brings out the absolute best in the musicians he chooses to work with, but t...
by bensdrums
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: DAVE WECKL - The thread about Dave
Replies: 729
Views: 212956

Re: DAVE WECKL - The thread about Dave

Weckl is definitely one of the best (and deadly accurate) at this kind of thing. It’s something I’ve always wondered myself, he really seems to get way inside a tune, especially syncopation-wise. I don’t know about Weckl specifically, but I do notice the players who can “sing” synchopation well seem...
by bensdrums
Tue May 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Can we just talk Gretsch drums a bit.
Replies: 50
Views: 14442

Re: Can we just talk Gretsch drums a bit.

I have 4 Gretsch kits. My favorites are NOT the flagship USA Custom. I have Gretsch New Classic, Brooklyn, Broadkaster (2016), and USA Custom (mid 2000s) kits. To my ears the Brooklyn is the most versatile in terms of tuning range. Broadkaster is a bop kit and sounds good tuned up high, which is whe...
by bensdrums
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Show me your Drum Room!
Replies: 91
Views: 29491

Re: Show me your Drum Room!

I'll post some when I finish some projects I'm working on.
by bensdrums
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Show me your Drum Room!
Replies: 91
Views: 29491

Re: Show me your Drum Room!

I built this room in my garage last year. I've messed around with how it's configured, so there's some different ones of different kits, but here's some pictures. The room is about 10' x 17' with sliding panels in between two sides; a "control" side with my mix desk and a "kit" s...

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