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veecharlie last won the day on November 24 2017

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About veecharlie

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About this Drummer

  • Current Band
    CLC Rotterdam

Current kit Specs

  • Current Kit Specs
    Gretsch: 12 14 16 20
    Surprise kit: 24 8 10 12 14 14 16
    Cymbals: TRX and Sabian

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  • Single or Double bass
    depends the situation
  • Traditional or Matched grip
  1. For those who are going to get a first gig

    yep!! Completely agree!! well said! yea those are the kind of "move on" types of mistakes. After I have been so much off stage, when it was like the 3rd time or so, we were playing a song at 84bpm. I can't handle slow songs very well and at that time even worse. I got off tempo so bad that it was really unrecoverable, so what I did the next time it happened was to take off the click and lead the band instead, without having those "stutter" moments. I have seen drummers do such mistakes and instead of recovering they would just stop playing.. and that's when the real issue happens.
  2. An electric kit for a beginner?

    mesh heads are definitively something you want to have as a drummer. Alternatively you can buy a not to expensive kit, put silent stroke heads and some silent cymbals. It's very important you learn a good technique and since the beginning have a good feel for dynamics have fun !
  3. Hey guys, Here is a video sharing tips for those who are going to perform for the first times. I would also kindly ask for feedback, I don't know if I will continue doing this videos, depending on the interest around. Let me know.
  4. Rising Prices

    I have to agree with logogogue. I have the same kind of terms with many brands in my webshop (even not listed brands). Many times has happened that customers ask a certain product/brand and they complain is too expensive. Most of the time is not the shop's fault for such prices.
  5. My method for improving with few time available

    THAnk you so much!! It’s such a marathon lol
  6. Hey guys! I just wanted to share my latest video... I know there is a lot of people, just like me that has few time to practice or even wonder what to do next... so I did a lot of research on this for some other studies I follow and then applied them to drums. The principle is everywhere the same, so feel free to try it !! Besides, as it is 2018, still January.. it's my annual time of the year to plan what I'm going to spend my time on what. So here is my commitment to music: My plans/goals for 2018 (I tell more on the video) Archive 1000 subscribers on YT Get the drumkit so much I have wished for Complete module 2 of my "to work on" list on drums Grow my small webshop focused on "luxurious" drum products, especially cymbals Complete the studio stuff I'm working on, record video and audio I hope you guys found it useful...
  7. Should I order my drum shell with veneer or do it myself?

    I'll ask about the video, I think is possible.
  8. Should I order my drum shell with veneer or do it myself?

    Thank so for your reply! That doesn't sound complex at all. Maybe I should indeed do it myself.... foe the holes and such, I am putting the shell straight to a multi-axis CNC. This machine is super precise and will make all holes exactly where they should be, all equal and nicely finished. I also think the same as you. That's why I am doubting. As there is risk always something goes wrong, am I taking an overdone risk on thinking to add my own veneer? I am just doubting...
  9. Hey drummers! Well... I'm at the moment to order my awaited snare from a drum builder. I asked to add a veneer layer with macassar ebony but I am wondering if I shouldn't be doing this myself for less money or is it really so much worth to let somebody else do it? Seems anybody can replace wraps and veneers with not so much effort. What concerns me is the wood supply for this and precision (can't put the veneer on a CNC). They charge me quite expensive for this add. The shell without any drilling will cost me around 200 euro. It's a 14x8 maple shell. Without would be around 100. I'd like some intelligent input here. I can describe myself handy at hobby projects and eventually can ask help. I understand about drum shells, bla bla. Thanks a lot in advance
  10. Who has animals?

    I have to cats.. they are super weird, love them as if they would be my children. One is an European short hair and the other one... well I don't know. I rescued them from somebody that didn't want them anymore. They are often in my videos as sneaky criminals and many times i have to re record some parts b3cause they miauw in between. LoL Besides, I rescued my dog, a mix between a german shepperd and probably a dalgo.. but she is now living with my mother.
  11. Are click tracks overused?

    I totally agree that the times change and to add to what you said about let it breathe, I think we have to, until a certain limit obviously when it starts to sound non-musical then we have a problem lol. I record guitars without a click. I get confused... however I prefer to follow a click when drumming. I have had times in a gig (the first gigs) I would just turn off the click if we would play a too slow song because I am not good at slow tempos (something to improve he) Interesting opinion. It's indeed nowadays underdeveloped, and that's what I talk on my vlog.. in a track you can have as multiple time signatures as slow down or hurry up the song as you want. Depends how you make a track, but you can really do anything you want if you know how. That's the great thing of Ableton for example.. you split your songs in parts, normally by sections of a certain song like chorus, interlude, instrumental, bridge, verse, etc. and you can even change the pitch separately. Ableton is really super advanced on such things, and I got really surprised by it. I have seen Anika Nilles at drumeo triggering her songs from Ableton and I'm sure Dream Theater has some kind of tracks like that. Playing such prog I hardly believe they are so perfect and knowing Petrucci is a metronome geek. David Gilmour doesn't use click/metronome. Hear live in Gdanks (sorry is written wrong) and you will notice on the first song (clastellorizon) he doesn't use anything at all, still sounds awesome and gives me goose bumps everytime I hear it.
  12. Ply shells glue vs paperglue curiosity

    lolol. Well.. apparently that kind of papermill is very common.. the only not common part is that is normally not used for drums... I guess it has a logical reason. I would think of strength and tone. But.. I have heard that SONOR and some other brands "glue" shells without any use of glue. So I'm now wondering.. did I discover the trick?
  13. Hey drummers, I really want to know your thoughts. This question normally makes up a fight but I hope everybody can behave here and I'm curious about your opinion about click tracks being overused. I have seen this topic in another forum and there were some interesting answers. I made a video instead.. so I can visually show what I mean with my opinion... Remember is just opinion by the way... no hard feelings.
  14. Ply shells glue vs paperglue curiosity

    I'm sorry I am confusing... I contacted a bunch of luthiers and carpenters and selected one guy to work along with me. Yea.. a drum luthier.. specialized in making drums, yea. The carpenter wants to use the "paper glue" that comes very often with veneers and make the shell in two pieces... two pieces of 180° each (a semi circle) yea the luthier would be building this in the traditional way This is what I wanted to hear. I also found it weird and stupid to split the shell in half. Glad I get some opinion about it! On how the "drum luthier" is going to make the shells, he will make them in the traditional way, for ply shells.
  15. Ply shells glue vs paperglue curiosity

    Hello drummers, I hope you don't missunderstand me. I am building my own kit, together with a drum luthier, however I recently went to a carpenter and asked him a quote for the job and I found out he was going to make the shells split in 2 parts and glued via a papermill glue instead of "woodglue". I selected the drum luthier just because he builds drums the whole day, but my question here is: How does this papermill affect the sound instead of the typical glues used for drum building? Also, I wonder what people thinks of a shell made out of two parts glued together? I can't resist the curiosity lol. thanks in advance