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bippy58

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About bippy58

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    bippy58
  • Birthday December 15

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    bippy58@yahoo.com
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    , an aquarian

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • Location
    tennessee
  • Drums
    Mapex
  • Cymbals
    Paiste

About this Drummer

  • Interests
    I live in the south so college football is one of my biggest interests. I also love to buy used drums, cymbals and hardware and selling at a profit and keeping what I want. I have sold 44 drum kits since 2010.
  • Bio
    science degree, was recruited as a running back for college but I got injured and never got on the field.
  • Current Band
    the archer band

Current kit Specs

  • Current Kit Specs
    Mapex Saturn 8-10-12 rack toms, 14-16 floor toms, 22x20 bass drum, 5.5x14 matching snare and a 14x6 black panther snare. Cymbals are paiste 2002's and signature. I use a pearl icon rack. I use mapex falcon pedals on hi hat and bass drum and use a roc n soc throne with back rest.

What I Like

  • Favorite Drummer
    neal peart, buddy rich, ian paice
  • Favorite Drum Brand
    mapex and natal
  • Favorite Drum Sticks
    vater 3a fatback, vater fusion sugar maple
  • Favorite Drum Heads
    remo coated emperor for saturns-remo clear emperors on natal ash
  • Favorite Bass drum heads
    evans emad 2
  • Favorite Snare
    black panther
  • Favorite Cymbals
    paiste 2002
  • Favorite Hardware
    mapex and pearl icon rack
  • Favorite BD Pedal
    mapex falcon
  • Single or Double bass
    single
  • Traditional or Matched grip
    matched
  1. Ideas for disabled or handicaped drummer's

    I should have prototypes in 2 weeks. I am using something I put together by trial and error and I know that it will help all drummer's not just someone that has obstacles. My wish is that this could inspire other innovations to help with disabilities on other limb's. I am not concerned with making money and I don't know if it has any potential to market. I have talked to a company about it and I might try to partner with them but that's all premature. Just because I think it's a good thing doesn't make it so. My inspiration for even thinking of this was set into motion 25 year's ago in Nashville. I took a trip to Nashville with some bandmates that we did on a regular basis and spend all going to music stores and pawn shop's and went into a place called DOG percussion and the first thing I saw a man doing rudiments on a practice pad doing a good job and he had one hand. He had made something to hold a stick near his wrist and it left an impression on me that you can overcome things with a good attitude and an open mind. It has stayed with me from that day on and a week won't go by that I remember that and use it to think of a problem or situation I run into. Powershack I am hoping that this could inspire someone to come up with something to help you in the near future and I admire your attitude. When I found out I was going to lose my leg I thought about the guy with one hand and I knew that I could overcome it. There would be challenges but I knew I could get past it as long as I kept the right attitude. Keep in touch guys and I appreciate your support and ideas
  2. I am trying wanting get some ideas on what obstacles that a disabled or handicaped drummer's have to overcome. I am handicapped having my left leg amputated recently. I am having problems using the hi hat pedal cause the i have no flexibility in the foot of my prosthetic leg..I have to shift my weight to favor the left to close it and when I need to open it I have shift back. I would lay in bed thinking of a way to make it easier to do and I came up with a solution that works well. I am not going to tell about what I made until I know that I can protect myself from someone looking at it and deciding to copy it. I also have a solution for someone that lost their right leg. If you know someone that is an amputee let me know and I will work on a solution for them. I spent 6 months in the hospital and I had time to think and never gave up on playing again in front of a live crowd again and that goal will come true in October. Thanks everyone maybe we can help someone to reach their dream.
  3. Grombal

    This is a product that fits in the hole in your cymbals to prevent key holes. It fits very tight that you don't need a wing nut to hold the cymbal on the stand. Also it makes setting up and breaking down so much easier cause you don't have to deal with a wing nut. I have been using these for about 4 years and never had an issue once. I order from Dale's drum shop.
  4. Falcon single pedal clamp

    Has anyone had a problem with their falcon pedal not clamping to the bass drum hoop securely and the thumb screw working itself loose? I ordered an extra thumb screw because I know that I will lose one at some point.
  5. Back to Saturn

    You are correct. There is one double and one triple holder that came off stands I bought and when I switched to a rack I used them and that let me be free of cymbal stands. The only stands I use is a snare and hihat. I had an accident and lost my left leg about a year and a half ago and have problems using the hi hat pedal. The prosthetic leg I have prevents me from using it the way I used to and that was to lift the toe back on my heel. Now I have to lift from my knee and I have no feel but I have found a solution to that by making the surface of the footboard smaller. The band I am in starts playing again next month and I am going to see what other problems I might have being handicaped and then write something up to help a drummer that might have a similar problem. The only thing I know up to this point is don't give up. Does anyone remember what the finish of my kit was called? It is very nice and they are in pristine condition but I like a lighter finish or a sparkle finish. I would trade for another kit with a different finish but I really don't want to give this kit up.
  6. Back to Saturn

    After some thinking I decided to switch back to Saturn's. I have not back in mapex's corner however. Why give up on something that brought you there. I will probably not buy another new Saturn kit cause there are plenty of nice used kits out there such as the one I just bought. I have to give thanks to DW they have the best customer service in the business.
  7. Drop mapex

    I never thought the day would come that I would not want to play mapex anymore but it didn't. It has nothing to do with their products but the way they think of their customers. They have lost their way and I was treated with no respect so in the end I did the only I could and that not to use their products anymore. I made the switch and went to DW. I had an issue with my first kit with them and they took care of my issue and I got a replacement in a very short time. I owned 10 mapex kits 3 Saturn, 1 pro-m, 3 m-birch, 2 mars and several others and have been with them for 10 years they could less. I won't go into details out of respect for people that are not longer with us if you want details I will send you a pm. I wish good luck to all.
  8. Still a Saturn Man

    Even though I just bought a DW acrylic kit I am still a Saturn player and will keep them for as long as I can still play. The 2 kits are completely different and I can't replace the Saturn sound. I got the acrylic kit to play live for the looks and sound. I have a friend that get led strip igniting that can be cut and spliced and has a controller that will give me a choice of 6 colors and will strobe or stay at a single color. I will post pics and video when I get out of the hospital so it could be a while but I am very excited about it. The Saturns will always be in my collection and will be used they were my first top of the line kit and I still love them. Bip
  9. Still a Saturn Man

    Even though I just bought a DW acrylic kit I am still a Saturn player and will keep them for as long as I can still play. The 2 kits are completely different and I can't replace the Saturn sound. I got the acrylic kit to play live for the looks and sound. I have a friend that get led strip igniting that can be cut and spliced and has a controller that will give me a choice of 6 colors and will strobe or stay at a single color. I will post pics and video when I get out of the hospital so it could be a while but I am very excited about it. The Saturns will always be in my collection and will be used they were my first top of the line kit and I still love them. Bip
  10. If anyone thinks it would be helpful I will track my progress from losing my left back to being behind the kit again. I lost my left leg below the knee in January and have had several set backs but I will be back with a new prosthetic leg soon and will be back to playing as soon as I get out of the rehab center. My first issue to workout was attitude which was hard but, with help, I fought through it and that is harder than you might think. I did not lose an arm or hand so it could be much worse as Rick from def leopard knows and I have 2 other people that lost hands and it didn't stop them either so there is the inspiration. My first step was successful now my next step is going through physics rehab which is learning to live without my left leg and you have to strength them muscles that you normally don't use and I haven't worked out in 20 years so my body was so week before the accident I tried to make a free throw with a basketball and could not hardly get it to the rim so I was in trouble before the accident . That is enough for now before you get bored and stop reading. If you guys don't want to hear this I won't right anymore but if it helps someone I will continue as there is something to tell. Thanks for the good wishes they help more than you know. Bip aka Rick Henry If you have a personal story you want to share in private I will give you my personal email and cell number.
  11. If anyone thinks it would be helpful I will track my progress from losing my left back to being behind the kit again. I lost my left leg below the knee in January and have had several set backs but I will be back with a new prosthetic leg soon and will be back to playing as soon as I get out of the rehab center. My first issue to workout was attitude which was hard but, with help, I fought through it and that is harder than you might think. I did not lose an arm or hand so it could be much worse as Rick from def leopard knows and I have 2 other people that lost hands and it didn't stop them either so there is the inspiration. My first step was successful now my next step is going through physics rehab which is learning to live without my left leg and you have to strength them muscles that you normally don't use and I haven't worked out in 20 years so my body was so week before the accident I tried to make a free throw with a basketball and could not hardly get it to the rim so I was in trouble before the accident . That is enough for now before you get bored and stop reading. If you guys don't want to hear this I won't right anymore but if it helps someone I will continue as there is something to tell. Thanks for the good wishes they help more than you know. Bip aka Rick Henry If you have a personal story you want to share in private I will give you my personal email and cell number.
  12. DW acrylic kit

    No catagory for these yet but there should be. I now own one of these kits in a 6 piece which has been my set up for many years. They sound deep and big and are rock and roll to me. I am 100% satisfied and happy and feel great about my decision .
  13. Dw acrylic kits

    I have'nt been on here in some time because I was in an accident and lost my left leg below the knee. I went through feeling sorry for myself but my family told me how close I was to death and was told to make funeral arraignments I am lucky to be here. I am lucky it was not my right foot and with a prosthetic leg will have no problem working the hi hat. Since I discovered how easy it is for life to be taken away I am going to buy a kit that I have wanted for a long time simply for me and that is a clear acrylic kit and the Dw design kit is the one I have my eye on. If anyone has any input about the quality or if there is a better kit for the same money let me know. One thing I now know for sure there is a God and I will be back better than ever. Best of luck to you all Bip
  14. 2leghihat.zip 2leghihat.zip 2leghihat.zipif you are like me when you want something and can't afford it you either do without or figure out another way. I have made a 3 leg hh stand to a 2-leg with 2 different brands pearl and mapex and they both held up playing live and practice. the first thing is the stand must be at least a medium grade or above with legs that rotate. The pearl was an 800 series the mapex is a 750 and both were very sturdy. the first thing is take out the rivets either by drilling or using a dremel tool by drilling or grinding the side where the rivet is spread out and not the solid side and you need to grind out 2 rivets only. you can take a punch and knock out the rest of it. if your stand has a plate on the bottom it will save you a step but if it the heel connects with 2 round solid steel with 90 degree bends you will have to put something there so the footboard will not tip. I used a piece about an inch wide and attach it to the heel part of the footboard and then to the other end of the base where the chain pulls down to close the hats then you will have made it sturdy so it will not fall toward you when you use the foot board. if you have an old bass pedal with a bottom plate on it you can use it instead of the 1" wide piece flat bar I used. you will have to drill some holes to put either one on and you can use either a self tapping screw or some machine screws and nots with lock washers. what do you don't like it, save the leg and it will fit back by using a threaded post(see pictures) it looks like a rivet on one side and the other side has a slit to tighten it together and I leave those on the unused leg so you can keep up with them. I have also heard those called sex bolts which is and industry term and if you called a fastener business they would know what you are wanted. if you did want to put the third leg back it use loctiite on the threads and you still could take it off by using heat to losen it up. I will get the pictures in an order that it needs so it follows the sequence that you need to use. I spent about 5 bucks for parts and about 2 and one half hours in labor so it is not expensive or hard to do. this is a way you can have a two leg with out braking the bank. send me a message if you have any questions send me a pm and I will answer your questions. 2leghihat2.zip
  15. Natal Black Swirl-Ash

    I like their sound but I am experimenting with heads. the stock heads were aquarian galaxy which is a coated single ply and they had to go. I put on clear emperors and was much better. but now I have the evans onyx on them and I think they are the one's. something I found out while changing out all these heads was that remo pinstripes was the bast head for the floor tom but they don't give much tone on anything smaller it gives a thud sound.
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