Category Archives: Music

Goodbye old music equipment

I write a lot of posts in this blog about making and acquiring new music equipment, but this time I’m writing to say goodbye to a few pieces. I’m donating four pieces of well-loved but lightly used equipment to a … Continue reading

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24″ Pancake Monster

As much fun as I’ve been having with my pancake drum kit, I keep wondering how it would sound with a huge bass drum. One feature of a pancake rack tom is that it leaves plenty of room for big … Continue reading

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Pancake drum kit

Ever since my trashcan bass drum project I’ve been trying to find the minimum requirements for making a drum. After a few sessions of use, the trashcan “bearing edge” started getting a little warped so I went back on the … Continue reading

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Updated busking kit

Using my new bass drum I updated my busking kit for playing on the street.  The requirement is that the hardware and throne have to fit in a rollerboard suitcase and the cymbals have to fit in the bass drum. 10″ … Continue reading

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Trash can bass drum

I’ve been looking for a portable bass drum for busking for month now and I finally have a solution.  I had some spare 18″ bass drum hardware and figured if I went to the hardware store I could find something … Continue reading

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Cymbal journey…

After a few weeks of exhaustive research and constant product returns I have assembled my new set of cymbals for my drum kit.  I purchased all of these online as used cymbals and let me tell you these guys rock! … Continue reading

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Rocking out in Campbell

Me and the band were down to two members, but we took to the streets anyways!  Here’s midnight busking in Campbell, CA. Struggle – “Lung is full”

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E-drums

I’ve been trying to find a good way to practice drums in my house, but drums are LOUD.  I’ve been interested in electronic drums for a long time, but never figured out how to choose which kit to buy.  Eventually … Continue reading

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Struggle in China!

Hey guys, me and the band came back from the craziest trip to China to play at the Hanergy new year’s party!  I still can’t believe this happened! Here’s some shots from backstage and rehearsal: And also a montage of … Continue reading

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Busking kit

I’ve been working on a good configuration for playing drums on the street, and I think I’ve got my formula: This configuration has a 13″ snare, 14″ hats along with my favorite tiny crash: the 14″ Paiste fast crash Signature … Continue reading

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