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Gearhead

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Gearhead last won the day on August 30 2015

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About Gearhead

  • Rank
    Sorry, I'm no help there :-(
  • Birthday 11/25/1970

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Drums
    Mapex
  • Cymbals
    Sabian
  • Sponsor
    Donated 2012
  • 5000 Post Club
    Accomplished

About this Drummer

  • Interests
    Drums, music, keyboard, motorcycles, boating. In all of it, living the life God has for me.
  • Bio
    Learned to play drums at 35 starting on Christmas '05. Love it! I get to play at church nearly every week, and played in a Christian rock band for a year and a half. Drums have inspired my passion for music in other areas as well, like playing the piano more. That and my 7-pc M-birch are more than I deserve, really. Beautiful wife and 4 kids - God's been good to me.

Current kit Specs

  • Current Kit Specs
    New! Gretsch Renown 57 Bop in Motor City Blue with a Benny Greb Sand Ride - Sweet! Mbirch 7pc, trans cherry, 22x18, 14x5.5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, Ludwig Acrolite 14x5 snare, BP 12x7 maple/cherry snare, PDP 14x5 hammered phosphor bronze snare, Pearl 14x6.5 Artisan poplar/mahogany snare, PDP 10x6 side snare, 6-8-10 roto-toms, cymbals bountiful and varied.

What I Like

  • Favorite Drummer
    Benny Greb, Bernard Purdie
  • Favorite Drum Brand
    Ditto, but love the Mapex
  • Favorite Drum Sticks
    7A
  • Favorite Drum Heads
    Gplus coated - well, any coated single ply
  • Favorite Bass drum heads
    EMAD
  • Favorite Snare
    Dunno, but of my selection the 12x7 BP is my fav, or is it the Acro? Or the Gretsch? hmm
  • Favorite Cymbals
    AAX, K, Byzance
  • Favorite BD Pedal
    Falcon!
  • Single or Double bass
    Double, improving REALLY slowly
  • Traditional or Matched grip
    Matched
  1. Beautiful kit!
  2. True dat...he has a definite feel, even while being able to play anything!
  3. That's cool stuff
  4. Hey brothers, I've been busy with other stuff for a few months and not on here. Glad to see everyone is still alive and kickin', Glen is still perpetually waiting for a new kit, etc, so it's business as usual! I just played my Mbirch kit this week. First time in probably two or three months. I'm in a different mode now. My bride and I are leading worship together at church every week and I'm playing acoustic guitar in an acoustic setting. So I am getting a bit better at guitar But a bit rusty on drums Jeremy
  5. At the beginning of this vid he demonstrates it in the context of a regular beat. Wish I could do it.
  6. Me too, he's been one of my favorites for quite a while now. Plus, I kinda like his dorky sense of humor
  7. You're right DIY, that was awesome!
  8. Lovely!
  9. A throne is just a stool, about anything will work. However, nicely padded thrones are much more comfy for long practice sessions. I'd get something economical with some padding and see how he likes drumming. In my opinion, 5B might be big for a 9 year old. They are a little on the fat side. But that's coming from a guy who plays 7A's (skinny jazz sticks) to keep the volume down. 5A is in between those and is a nice average size.
  10. Ho do you like 'em?
  11. The distance doesn't seem to be a problem for him! Most of the song in in 11/4 (or 11/8), which just feels so weird. It' builds this tension in my mind such that it's almost a relief when they go into the 4/4 part!
  12. Welcome, nice chops!
  13. Nice grooves. I'd like to learn to play reggae.