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General Board / Re: Wise words from Dennis Chambers
« Last post by Chris Whitten on July 28, 2016, 08:58 AM »
Technique(s) / Doug Tann's Ostinato Challenge #1
« Last post by Bart Elliott on July 28, 2016, 08:48 AM »
Long-standing Drummer Cafe VIP member and contributor, Doug Tann, just shared a new lesson with our community — it's entitled Left-Side Double Ostinato Challenge.

I created an audio example of the exercise to help get a feel of what the end result should sound like.

If you are looking for a challenging exercise to work out your left foot and hand, this new drum lesson from Doug Tann is sure to keep you in the practice room awhile.

Technique(s) / Drum Lessons Benefit?
« Last post by Cynthia Myra on July 28, 2016, 03:30 AM »
Hello All,

Please share your experience, How Can Drum Lessons Benefit for us?
General Board / Re: Designing of a portable electronic drumming device
« Last post by drumandpace on July 26, 2016, 09:53 AM »
Hey Tom,

interesting idea! I don't quite see the pain this would solve, but still it could be a toy that people want nonetheless.

Have you gotten responses so far? Any new insights? (If not, PM me or answer here. I think I can point you to some resources to make the questionnaire more effective.)

Keep the ideas flowing! ;-)
General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by drumandpace on July 26, 2016, 09:48 AM »
Hey there,

I'm Yannick and I've started to play the drums at the age of 8 (makes it 19 years now). I'm very much looking forward to contributing and being part of this great community. Thanks to Bart and all others who've helped create all the amazing content here.

My passion besides drumming is writing and I've recently started to combine both on my drum gear review blog over at

You're most welcome to drop by, give it a read, and contact me here or over there!

See you in the threads!
General Board / Re: Johnny Craviotto - Rest In Peace
« Last post by Chip Donaho on July 18, 2016, 10:17 PM »
I was very saddened to hear this. I have two of his snares, plus a DW set built while he was still working there. He built some of the best drums the World has ever played/heard.   :(
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Double bass recommendations?
« Last post by metalshredder on July 18, 2016, 07:50 AM »
Yes I know this topic is a couple of years old, but I'm going to add my 2 cents anyway...

I'm a big fan of the Tama Iron Cobra.  While it hasn't had much updating over the years, I believe this is largely because the got it right the first time.  Infinitely adjustable, rugged and overall a great pedal.

Also, yes, there are better ones (nowdays) but those will also cost you $600+ for a double...

I'd seen some early Slipknot videos (pre-Pearl endorsement) where a closeup of Joey's feet show him stepping on Cobras.  Good enough for him, good enough for me.
It's been all about the 20" for at least the last ~17 years. 

I'd learned to play in school (it does seem like their ride was bigger) but got my own kit around 1999, and while they did have other sizes, the 20" was the predominant size ride by that time.
General Board / Re: Johnny Craviotto - Rest In Peace
« Last post by Chris Whitten on July 17, 2016, 04:07 AM »
Wow, just saw the news courtesy of the Drummer Cafe newsfeed.
I'm shocked.
Never met the man or knew anything much about him, but I have played many of his drums including kits and snares. His snares are my go to drums I have to say.
They just have that precious combination of versatility and high quality sound.
Very sad news. My condolences go out to his family and everyone who knew him.
General Board / Johnny Craviotto - Rest In Peace
« Last post by Bart Elliott on July 17, 2016, 12:51 AM »

I am saddened to have to report that legendary drum builder and Craviotto Drum Company founder, Johnny Craviotto, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016.
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