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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:05 am

i don't think he'll fit.

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Post by dave watkins » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:58 pm

it's too bad it isn't just a few years ago... jello could introduce you to wesley willis, and more importantly you could mic the exchange of headbutts for even more drum sounds to play with.

"When he wants to make friends he takes the back of your head in his hand and stares deeply into your eyes; absorbing as much about you as he can, to find out if you're down with him. Or not...
'Say rauw...' says Wes.
'Rauw!'
-BONK!-
'Say rauw...' again.
'Rauw!'
-BONK!-
Usually two or three times before a big smile breaks out on his face."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1ToO-6Ue-U
the interviewer is pretty annoying, but if you skip ahead to about 5:30 you might be able to sample the actual sound of the headbutt. a little noise reduction, and maybe reamp that shit through a marshall stack... drumbeat supremeness!

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Post by TV Lenny » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:38 am

it keeps going and going and going...

if only my serious ones got this much attention. :shock:
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Post by shedshrine » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:43 pm

Hey man, stay on topic. If you don't have something useful to contribute than just sit this one out, okay? God, some people. :x :cry:

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Post by TV Lenny » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:49 pm

sorry..your right.

So anyway, tea towels are for sallies and girls with junk. I found a good welcome mat on the ol' snare works wonders for that 70's dead snare sound.
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Post by TV Lenny » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:57 pm

also while I'm thinking of it: Cymbal Brine

you don't really need to get the drummers permission for this because they will thank you many times over after the fact. Go ahead and mix warm water with Kosher sea salt (about a 2:1 ratio) and just a dab of extra virgin olive oil (evoo) and wipe liberally onto the top and bottom of cymbals.

This treatment will give the cymbals that classic "brown" sound.
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Post by the finger genius » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:02 pm

I hear some drummers soak their drumsticks in urine to get that extra "warm" sound.
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Post by dsw » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:03 pm

you don't really need to get the drummers permission for this because they will thank you many times over after the fact. Go ahead and mix warm water with Kosher sea salt (about a 2:1 ratio) and just a dab of extra virgin olive oil (evoo) and wipe liberally onto the top and bottom of cymbals.
OR, you can just pee on em.

This is easier to do AFTER you appy the "shoot the drummer technique."

It also relieves jelly fish stings.

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:17 pm

off topic...and apologies if i already told this story, my pot-addled mind is failing me, but the cymbals thing reminded me...

so the last drummer i recorded, couple weeks ago...he's setting up his kit, i'm getting the mics together, we're chatting...he mentions that one of his crash cymbals has a crack in it, i say he's welcome to use one of mine. he puts it up, sits down and plays for a bit, goes back and forth between the two crashes. says "yeah cool, sounds great, but i think it's a little dull compared to mine, so i'll just bring some polish tomorrow and shine it up."

ahem. as if "slightly dull cymbals" is a PROBLEM.

"you want to polish my cymbal?"

"yeah."

"no."

i was actually really annoyed that he'd just assume it was ok to polish someone else's cymbal (yeah yeah, your mom polished my yeah yeah) but i guess at least he mentioned it and didn't just go ahead and do it.

also on the subject of cymbals, does anyone care to discuss the proper manner for hitting them?

no?

it's a monologue then.

i have mine pretty much flat, i.e. parallel to the floor, and i hit them on the sides, with the stick basically perpendicular to them. they sound good when i hit them and they sound good recorded. other drummers i have recorded (playing the same cymbals) have them set up at an angle and they seem to hit them kinda flat across the top. oftentimes i don't think this sounds good. it seems a lot harsher and there's sometimes these crazy sharp transient spikes that are a pain in the ass to deal with later.

i'm not claiming i'm right or anything, in fact i've often seen "the angle method" described as the correct way. just curious, as my experience is the opposite.

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Post by shedshrine » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:19 pm

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Post by Gentleman Jim » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:28 am

masonpitzel wrote:
FILL. THE. SNARE. WITH. JELLO.
MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
i don't think he'll fit.

Dude... really?


THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR JELLO!

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Post by mixedupsteve » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:26 pm

THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR JELLO!
I can't believe I missed that one!!

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Post by TV Lenny » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:50 am

Thanks MoreSpaceEcho for the cymbal insight...I agree with your approach. (and liked the story)
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Post by casey campbell » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:10 am

i heard that you can achieve that much sought after snare "crack" sound from trading in your drumsticks with 10 pound mauls....

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