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Chris Hutchinson

  • Hi Paps. Thanks for the words of encouragement as ever. Great to hear from you. but whats this ailment. And where is The Captain. Have to admit finding it a bit of a job finding my way round this new forum. Glad I have mind. But not sure if I prefer the old one. But as I said great to hear from you again.

  • Thanks to all. This snare thing is getting deeper. Let me try to centralise a few things. I am not a very good drummer,I am in a position to buy a kit for my 60th and if never played would be passed on to my daughter. but as a teenager would have killed for a metal shell snare. When I started playing again a couple of years ago the kit I bought…[Read more]

  • Hi all. looks like i have chosen a 4 piece shell kit . With Bass mounted toms. The pearl Masters is looking like the one. Now for the snare….. 14 x 5.5 or even 6.5 I throw this open to you. Think it will probably be Maple, but really I look forward to your suggestions. Cheers.

  • Thanks lads. To prove I listen to the advise you all give, I was very much leaning towards rack toms. Purely because of the brining the Toms closer aspect. MarkW explained the ease of set up which at me age is very important. Thanks all .

  • Hi all. Thanks for the advice so far. The next question. And its quite a big one. Do I go for Bass drum mounted toms or Rack toms. I am only on my second kit and have always had Bass mounted Toms. However my drum tutor has been explaining the mereits of the racked Toms. And how you can adjust them closer to you. So no over stretching …..…[Read more]

  • I got blisters when I was about 15/16 and have since been told it was probably because I was nervous and that I would grip the stick to tightly. I have been ok this time round up to now, and have been using almost exclusively Zildijan sticks. Give Mike Micalkow a watch on Utube, he does a very interesting thing on picking up the stick and the…[Read more]

  • Hi Hector. Thanks for the advice. Snare size will probably be 14′ X 6″. I have Pearl, Ludwig, Yamaha in my head. Excellent idea on the carbon fibre. Get a patent slapped on it. Anything to make the load lighter. Its like moving a small village.

  • Thanks to the lads for the advice regarding “Bags or Cases ” Here’s the thing. For my 60th at Christmas I am going too treat myself to a brand new kit. But I have a lot off questions to ask. The way I would like to play it is to by a good intermediate 4 piece shell. But then really go all out for a snare and cymbals. There is no time line on this…[Read more]

  • Hello All. Some of you may remember me from around this time last year. I had a stroke. And with the help of some people on this site, got through it. I had only been playing the drums and having lessons for a few months when this happened, and to cut a very long boring story short used the drums as part of my rehab. I joined a band in December of…[Read more]

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