I’ve had a pair of Mike Portnoy signature Pro-Mark sticks which are now so worn I don’t play them because they’re about to break, but today I played with a new pair.
I love how these feel, they’re thin and light, but very long and with a big tip, so they get a bigger sound than you’d expect. Also, I just love nylon tips.
When I want to play louder I usually go with Neil Peart’s Pro-Marks; Steve Gadd’s black Vic Firths when I don’t want to be too loud, and Danny Carey’s monstrous Vic Firths for pad practice.
Do you have any favorite sticks? And what scenarios would you recommend them for?
I have something most of you will like though.
I’m sure most of you would know, but Sonor recently released a new drumline: Prolite Series.
Second only to the close to perfect SQ2 Series.
Oh, I meant Travis’ work with electronic man. I just didn’t think they were any good.
I have absolutely nothing against the genre.
I know most of electronic is set up with drum machines, but if you want to try and play ts in a drum set you get a lot of really cool polyrhythms going on.
Don’t worry, I don’t see why everyone couldn’t express their opinions openly.
As I said, I agree, he’s very very overrated, but he’s an ok drummer for me.
It’s worth bringing up that this was in fact the first Travis Barker post I’ve ever reblogged.
Sorry guys, I just thought it was a cool gif.
I do agree with most of what you’ve said, but I think there’s something to learn from most drummers. Personally, Travis was a big figure when I started drumming. Not so much now, but Blink 182 can be fun to play and I started playing covers with a band for other teenagers our age.
That’s the sort of music they wanted us to play, so we did.
I think he couldn’t get any more overrated, but he’s ok.
At least until he starts doing electronic music. That is not ok.
Well I’ve actually bothered myself watching Justin Bieber play drums, and all he plays is this one beat that most people learn within a few months of playing that sounds like it’s a big deal because you’re hitting the snare between hi hat marks, but it’s pretty basic if you know drumming.
If I sat down and played Mary Had a Little Lamb in a piano, technically I can play the piano, but I wouldn’t call myself a piano player.
So no, I don’t consider him a drummer. Therefore, not drum tag material.
Just my opinion though.
Tag him under the band, his name and that’s it.
It’s the type of post only fans will like.
If he was a drummer any casual drummer would like, feel free to add ‘drums’ to the tags.
But he isn’t. Thanks.
Queuing a lot of posts because I feel terribly sorry I haven’t had many posts lately and I love you all.