09-29-2011, 08:13 PM
(09-29-2011 11:06 AM)Gnawin Nawlins Wrote: [ -> ]Right you are there Vincent! I got a DW7000 double pedal after replacing my set last year, and it still plays and looks like new! I'd tried the Tama Cobra, and even the old Ludwig "Squeak Kings" our host used to use, but NOTHING compares to DW, hardware or drums! Though I must confess, the drums are still WAY out of my price range! (Still, got the Tama's!)
Tama is great too. My brother Joe plays a Star Classic maple kit and it sounds fantastic. I have a vintage Speed King; obsolete but totally cool!
(09-29-2011 11:26 AM)Nung Wrote: [ -> ](09-29-2011 11:06 AM)Gnawin Nawlins Wrote: [ -> ]Right you are there Vincent! I got a DW7000 double pedal after replacing my set last year, and it still plays and looks like new! I'd tried the Tama Cobra, and even the old Ludwig "Squeak Kings" our host used to use, but NOTHING compares to DW, hardware or drums! Though I must confess, the drums are still WAY out of my price range! (Still, got the Tama's!)
Truly, DW hardware is superb. I have a smattering of their gear on my mondo-set. Their pedals are perhaps the best products they make. Their remote hat is one of my favorite pieces. But, they don't cover every angle. After trying for years to master their two pedals/two beaters on one bass drum approach (I never tried two bass drums) I switched over to the SONOR Giant Step pedal. It has two beaters but only one pedal...the front part of the pedal operates one beater and the heel portion is hinged so it can operate the other beater. Presto! One pedal allows not only double whammys but also seems more intuitive to me. The concept of using only the right foot seems so much easier and the toe/heel concept is already sort of familiar to most of us. It allows some really fun approaches to "double bass.' Yes, there is a learning curve but it seems easier than training Mr. Stupid-Left-Foot to move back and forth between a hat and a bass drum. I encourage you to check it out. And it is very well made...those Germans KNOW hardware. They also have other versions of the pedal that take you to crazy-land (like THREE beaters/two pedals).
What is better than drumming? (Yeah, I know but we cannot talk about THAT here!)
My son told me about the "triple pedals" totally "off the cuff."
(09-29-2011 07:56 PM)Scythe Matters Wrote: [ -> ]Okay drummers, I have a question - and bear with me now, because I don't know the proper terminology....
I was listening to Bubba and the Boys' version of Crossroads last night (LOVE that song!!) and there's a fill Bubba plays just after Lerxst's second shredding session to get them back into the verse. It's a series of doubles: 1--2, 1-2, 1--2, 1-2... (my descriptive prowess is woefully lacking here). I've heard this fill before in R&B music but the only one I can remember clearly is during the Blue Brothers movie: Jake & Ellwood crawl behind the drum riser during the big show, talk to the Willie Hall and, as they crawl into the trap, Willie plays this fill.
So I figured that if anyone could tell me about it, it's the drummers here at the B&G.
I think those might be classic triplets if it's what I'm thinking. That version of crossroads was better than Cream and Summertime Blues was better than the Who version. I wonder what it feels like to outperform your influences...