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  1. Well,at least this subject is better than an old thread here in which people described whether they scrunched or folded their toilet paper.
  2. Ross62

    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    That stuff is a drummer's bread and butter as far as I'm concerned.And you can make what you're playing sound special by throwing one or more of those in. Have fun,it's got to be good to keep the brain active.
  3. Ross62

    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    Oh yeah,it's a curse being OCD and researching a lot of things but the band appreciates beats played right too.
  4. Ross62

    Random Thoughts v.3

    New drum gear is exciting.I bought an as new 2018 Pearl export 2 weeks ago for less than 1/2 price.A bloke had bought it for his son 4 months ago who played it for a while and now wants to play guitar.I got hardware and cymbals plus a Demonator kick which I'm now using instead of my Eliminator kick because it reacts better. Sizes are 10" 12" 16" 22" x 18".I'm happy!
  5. Ross62

    The Evolution Of The Drum Set

    ^Funky. I was asked to play the Bo Diddley beat recently and thought I had a fairly good idea of how to play it but it just wasn't sounding right. So I found this..
  6. Ross62

    Random Thoughts v.3

    Very nice! And hey,get a pair of these on before you open the box 😋
  7. Ross62

    What's the Last Concert You Attended?

    Good to know. Ok.
  8. Ross62

    What's the Last Concert You Attended?

    ^ Well,despite the video sound which was out of your control,how was the actual sound? I enjoyed the circular vid of the crowd and venue. Andrew's hair just gets bigger 😃
  9. WOW,I haven't heard of Wolfmother for some time. Have fun!
  10. Ross62

    Jimmy Page interviews,2018.

    1 Jimmy Page has reflected on the year Led Zeppelin formed (Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) By Associated Press Reporter October 30 2018 3:32 PM Guitar guru Jimmy Page said his life was like a roller-coaster ride as he looked back to the formation of Led Zeppelin 50 years ago. Page said he was bursting so much with creative inspiration at the time that he felt compelled to pick up a brush and use his skills from art school to decorate his favourite instrument, a 1959 Fender Telecaster, with a psychedelic beast. He calls the guitar “the Excalibur”. He wielded it through the wildly eventful year of 1968, when his old band the Yardbirds crashed, and his new band Led Zeppelin was born just two months later. “My whole life was moving so fast at that point,” said Page, now 74. Page said he had Led Zeppelin’s sound, and first songs, fully formed in his mind before the Yardbirds were even done. “I just knew what way to go,” he said. “It was in my instinct.” Jimmy Page has reflected on the year Led Zeppelin formed (Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) He found his first ally in singer Robert Plant, whom he invited to his house to thumb through records and talk music. Page said he used an unlikely bit of folkie inspiration – Joan Baez – to show Plant the sound he wanted, playing her recording of the song Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, and telling him to emulate the way she sang the top line of the song. Zeppelin would put the tune on their first album. Page still marvels at how fast the whole thing took off after Plant brought on drummer John Bonham and Page pulled in his friend John Paul Jones to play bass. “The whole journey of Led Zeppelin and the rise of Led Zeppelin, each tour was just extraordinary, and the growth and the respect and love of the band, and the people that were flooding to see us,” Page said. The first record also included Dazed And Confused, with Page famously using a violin bow on the guitar, which he played on every electric song on the record. The guitar had been a cherished gift that guitarist Jeff Beck had given Page to thank him for recommending Beck for a job in the Yardbirds, which had brought a handsome payday.“He’d bought a Corvette Stingray, and came roaring up my driveway with it,” Page remembered. “He said, ‘This is yours’. I was absolutely thrilled to bits. It was given to me with so much affection.” Page said he made immediate and intense use of the instrument, and wanted to “consecrate” it, so he went at it with paints that were used at the time for psychedelic posters, and summoned the dragon. Page later left the guitar behind at his home in England on an early US tour with Led Zeppelin in 1969. He would come to regret it. When he returned he found that a ceramicist friend who had been serving as his house-sitter had painted over the dragon in his own mosaic style as a “gift” for Page. “It was a disaster,” he said. Page angrily stripped off all the paint and it sat in storage for decades. Flash forward 50 years, and Page was assembling a book for the band’s anniversary, and the dragon guitar kept popping up in pictures. Page felt that maybe it was time to bring it back to life. He worked with a graphic artist who helped illustrate the book, using photos to repaint the guitar, and recreate its old look. He loved the result so much that he approached Fender, and the guitar maker happily signed on to make an anniversary edition for the public. “It’s absolutely identical,” Page said. “You wouldn’t see any difference. If anything, the colours were just slightly richer.” Four different versions of the guitar will be released next year. Along with the book, the instruments are a tribute to the band’s 50-year legacy. Asked what kind of gift one might get for his bandmates for such a milestone, Page said: “I might give them a paintbrush, and the body of a guitar, and see if they can do something with it."