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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: I bought a drum Reply with quote

I bought a drum, a bodhran, but I don't like using the tipper cuz I want a different sound, so I've been using brushes on it for a lot of tunes. But last night I decided I wanted drumsticks for a particular tune, so I made some. They had to be sorta big and soft to get the right sound, so I cut pieces off my favorite old shirt and tied them to the end of the desired stick, and they work a treat. They look pretty stupid, but they work. I'll go down to the music shop and see if I can find something better, but in the meantime, homegrown cottage industry did the trick.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey cool. I almost bought a bodhran for a project I was working on last year.

May yet, although I've got my mind set on lapsteel for some reason.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've got my mind set on a bass, a lapsteel, another electric guitar or two (so I can do alternate tunings at the drop of a hat Cool Cool Cool) and a better ukulele, but I *needed* my own percussion so that's why I bought the drum. Sometimes it's just irresponsible to try to farm a job out to collaborators. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of the drumsticks that come with Indian-style drums have padded leather ends. They might work if you're looking for an upgrade to your shirt strips.

Lapsteel rules though. I'm still learning on my homemade V.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emeric wrote:
Hey cool. I almost bought a bodhran for a project I was working on last year.

May yet, although I've got my mind set on lapsteel for some reason.


Emeric -- If you get a lap steel, you should get a volume pedal for it, too. I saw a guy the other night using one, and it sounded just like a pedal steel. Very cool.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You ever seen someone use a wah with one?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep -- saw Ben Harper at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam fairly well shred some wah'ed out lap steel. Then he did Good Times, Bad Times with John Paul Jones on bass -- very nice!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and they also did The Ocean and When the Levee Breaks with Gov't Mule...
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