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Jublian
10-10-2005, 12:51 AM
this is using the awful school pearl exports i mentioned in the school kit thread.

http://i.pbase.com/v3/84/593984/1/50506167._MG_2232.jpg

http://i.pbase.com/v3/84/593984/1/50506168._MG_2238.jpg

it really technically wasn't a gig, more of a performance, at the school.

We played I'm the Highway-Audioslave and Waiting-Greenday.

rockindrummer
10-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Looks pretty sweet man. That first pic looked really sweet :thumb:

Mista Bob
10-10-2005, 12:58 AM
Awesome pics.
Those tom angles scare me though. :p

Jublian
10-10-2005, 01:05 AM
i sort of like it like that.
my toms look a bit better though.

you can see the damage the rims of the rack toms have done to the bass drum in the second photo, *cringes*

Double Bass Jim
10-10-2005, 01:27 AM
Picture quality is great, excellent photos.

Josiah
10-10-2005, 01:42 AM
Great photos..

But man that looks so horrible. Some serious leg/arm interaction there.

breakster
10-10-2005, 02:10 AM
trust josiah to try and help someone's technique whenever he can.

Josiah
10-10-2005, 02:19 AM
trust josiah to try and help someone's technique whenever he can.

Heck yes. Because bad technique equals injury, sufficated playing skills and general discomfort.. not to mention, serious injuries. In this case.. some nasty back injuries. We all hate to see someone get hurt in a car accident right? Well it's the samething watching a drummer play with bad technique, because I know and have seen the future reprocussions of such. Check out Andy's thread on the main page for posture specific things.

This is actually, and it's not ment as a personal insult, but one of the worst cases of bad posture/ergonomics playing drumset I have ever seen. I'm actually tempted to print out these photo's for students to see exactly how you should not look when playing.


For the threadstarter, in all seriousness, you could be a much much better player, save yourself some serious back issues later in life and a host of numerous other thigns by sitting up straight and getting that snare out from under your legs.

DxRocker
10-10-2005, 02:29 AM
Dude... It looks fun but, excuse me for saying:

- sit higher
- raise the snare, hats... hell, raise the whole drumset. You do NOT look comfortable in those pictures.

In that second pic it even looks as if your left arm is resting on your left leg, that can't be good....


EDIT: apparantly I'm repeating what others said, sorry. :p

yourstruly
10-10-2005, 02:33 AM
Yeah, that does actually look pretty uncomfortable, but the photos are really good.

RichHunt
10-10-2005, 02:36 AM
trust josiah to try and help someone's technique whenever he can.

It's true though, raising the snare is great, I used to play it pretty low and your arm hitting your leg is very annoying. I've since moved it up, but probably could move it up a little more.


Btw, Nice jacket Jublian. :wave:

Josiah
10-10-2005, 02:50 AM
I actually really dig that jacket myself... but i wasn't going to say anything unless someone else did.

breakster
10-10-2005, 06:19 AM
Josiah: just so you know - that was a compliment earlier about the helping technique thing.

hey jublian. i think you have the same name as me.

real_low_mind
10-10-2005, 06:25 AM
he looks bored in the 2nd picture haha

n!ch
10-10-2005, 06:32 AM
^^^true dat
Nice pics though.
Good song choices too. :thumb: hope you guys played well!

:evil:

billdrum
10-10-2005, 06:40 AM
For further help regarding posture:

http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400627

TerranCmdr
10-10-2005, 01:14 PM
great pictures looks fun

blujelly
10-10-2005, 01:16 PM
wow i wish my school done this as good as that. i mean they do let us do gigs but your gig looks pro

breakster
10-10-2005, 01:18 PM
i played a show at my school like that the other nite. was really cool - the drums sounded amazing and i got my own smoke machine :)

Rayne264
10-10-2005, 01:23 PM
audioslave kicks ***

styler
10-10-2005, 01:29 PM
when you raise yourself up abit youll be able to change the angles on those toms, like you said its not your set, but you should tell whoever is in charge of the music program about that...thats really low....kool jacket too

Janeway
10-10-2005, 01:29 PM
How do you drum with Doc Martins on?

Brokensticks
10-10-2005, 01:30 PM
Sounds like fun man great photo quality. Was the first picture taken by somone lieing on the ground??? lol

Plan B.
10-10-2005, 01:52 PM
Looks like you're playing on a mini kit.

:lol:

I bet you rocked it well though.

Parradiddle Pete
10-10-2005, 02:13 PM
holy tom angles batman!

bobby__johnny
10-10-2005, 02:29 PM
interesting photo angles though. i like it

AMAC
10-10-2005, 05:46 PM
Oh shut up, I think the tom angles are fine. Let him do whatever is comfortable to him.

Looks like it was a good show buddy.

TTTSNB
10-10-2005, 07:00 PM
Sounds cool man, but serious posture problems, haha. You'l want to raise your snare and flatten your toms a bit, then you'l be fine.

Sonor3k1
10-10-2005, 07:14 PM
Haha....leave it upto MX to tell you your teeth need to be brushed, or your one hair is not combed the same way as the others.

:eek: :thumb:

Josiah
10-10-2005, 07:45 PM
Haha....leave it upto MX to tell you your teeth need to be brushed, or your one hair is not combed the same way as the others.




I can assuredly say that the person pictured in those photos will have SERIOUS, possibly chronic back injuries resulting from such playing technique, or lack there of.


Yellow teeth and bad hair don't amount to slipped disks, dibilitating pain and untold doctor bills.

Playing drums with bad technique does.

drumbum562
10-10-2005, 07:50 PM
How do you drum with Doc Martins on?
Those are comfy

Voodoo
10-11-2005, 08:49 AM
The man has style. What else can be said about that?

It appears as if he just had to sit down and play for 5-10 minutes. So telling him to adjust that set is just silly, as it's not even his gear, and I'm sure the school doesn't provide more than a few minutes for setup/teardown.

Why don't you post some pics of you playing your kit, then we'll be able to more accurately help you.

Janeway
10-11-2005, 01:18 PM
Those are comfy
Comfy, but with little ankle movement and extreme weight.

MatthewMeredith
10-11-2005, 01:56 PM
I can't believe no one commented on how your schools drumset has paiste cymbals..... weird..... and amen to that "Holy tom angles, batman".... whoever said it..... Cool pics though! (thumb)

milkmit
10-11-2005, 04:11 PM
wow pretty good lighting for what I assume is a standard flash...? looks like the stage lights helped too.. great photos..

and as was said...I know a lot of drumming is a matter of preference....but between the boots, the low seat, the posture, and the silly tom angles...methinks you could make some small changes that would make a huge difference in your drumming.. :)

Jublian
10-15-2005, 01:19 AM
wow, i left and the thread exploded.
I need to address a few things.

As some one said it was the school kit i had no time to adjust anything but the distance the crash was from the toms.

The lighting was fantastic, the photographer too was pretty awsome, he's a year 12 student and he does commision work, as a matter of fact he's doing the spazzys and bodyjay tonight.

My posture, erk, i saw the photos and *gulp* i know i don't sit up as straight as i should, i have a pretty major case of scholiosis that developed when i was going through a growth spurt so it doesnt feel very natural to sit up straigh, i try but AAAGH!!

Drumming in docs is like drumming in school shoes, plus my docs are really comfy :)
i do it all the time.

and that green thing i was wearing is a shirt :P not a jacket

RichHunt
10-15-2005, 04:11 AM
I can't believe no one commented on how your schools drumset has paiste cymbals..... weird..... and amen to that "Holy tom angles, batman".... whoever said it..... Cool pics though! (thumb)

Mainly because the only paiste you can figure out is a 402.. >_>

So another Aussie hay Jublian? G'day.

pearlmark
10-15-2005, 07:41 AM
Awesome pics.
Those tom angles scare me though. :p

It's actually really hard to get good tom angles, I'v tryed everything on my export and just gave up. Altho even tho my angles suck, they are comfortable to me and thats the most important thing i think. :thumb:

MeaninglessPhoto
10-15-2005, 08:35 AM
holy tom angles batman!

****IT you beat me.

Jublian
10-15-2005, 07:44 PM
Mainly because the only paiste you can figure out is a 402.. >_>

So another Aussie hay Jublian? G'day.
Yeah, another Aussie.

And the 402's, whats every one saying about em. is it good that we have paistes :confused:

i personally don't like em.

rockindrummer
10-15-2005, 07:46 PM
^ Well the high quality paistes are awsome, but the 402's are just like every other begginer cymbal except a bit better than the others.

Jublian
10-15-2005, 07:48 PM
so whats the big deal!??!?!?

obscene army
10-15-2005, 08:22 PM
Everything has been said, so uh... the guitar player is pretty fat.

AmericanIdiot72
10-15-2005, 09:12 PM
yO HOW DID THE DRUM ROLL ON WAITING take with the crowd when you played it?

Jublian
10-16-2005, 12:09 AM
How did the crowd take it?

Not really sure to be honest i couldn't see or hear much of em while i was playing

puppet.master
10-16-2005, 12:17 AM
awsome looks like you had fun

BFdrummer
10-26-2005, 10:44 PM
man you remind me of the lead vocalist of ill nino

thenewguy515
10-27-2005, 05:17 PM
holy tom angles batman!
lol pete....tom angles look strange, almost Lars-ish? but too much angle

lewisniven
10-27-2005, 05:25 PM
people say do what is comfortable, but, im a strong beliver is rasing everything much higher: heres why:

about a month a go, i had my first lesson with mr edwards here (got another next thursday), lol. as soon as i sat on the kit he had me bringing the snare, stool and toms all right up, bring the snare up to waist height, then a little higher. if its a tad too high than is comfy, it forces you to sit right up with a straight back. it took me a while to get used to but has done wonders for my playing, raising ur body so ur leg angles down slightly also seriously helps with double bass, mine has improved 40 times over.

White
10-27-2005, 05:39 PM
Pretty nice pics, looks like it was fun, are school jsut had a coffee house last night it was pretty wicked awsome lol.

oliv_da_skinmasher
10-28-2005, 06:34 AM
Comfy, but with little ankle movement and extreme weight.

If i have to wear shoes for a gig I wear DM's, I play better in them than trainers