S1 E9: Drummer's Weekly Groovecast Phil Smith and Jon Chalden

Mon Nov 06 2017 (54:09)

Drummer’s Weekly Groovecast is a podcast featuring two Atlanta-based working professional drummers, Phil Smith and Jon Chalden. DWG was hugely influential on me in starting Drum Showroom and I was thrilled they said yes to appearing on the show so I could say thanks… and geek out with them about gear! Show notes: •Jon Chalden and Phil Smith backgrounds •What I think makes DWG great •Being authentic •Jon’s top drummer influences: Jeff Porcaro, Al Jackson, Jr., and Steve •Gadd •Phil’s top drummer influences: Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, and Vinnie Colaiuta •We all pull out our Gretsch Drums Fan Club cards and nerd out •Jon’s favorite snare: a 60s Ludwig COB 5x14 Super Ludwig •Phil’s favorite snare: a 60s Ludwig 3x13 Bebop •Brass hoops and die cast hoops •Hoop height, material, and feel •Anti-detuning solutions: Lug Locks, Rhythm Tech Index Tension, Tight Screw, Bolt Tight, those Tama (?) counter-locking nuts •Pro drummer hacks! •Floor tom sustain management ideas •Spare drumheads on demand •New Drummer’s Weekly Groovecast shows every Monday on Apple/iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud and more •More at facebook.com/drummersweeklygroovecast and twitter.com/dwgroovecast Interested in checking out some of the gear we talked about in this episode? • Lug Locks http://amzn.to/2AwDndX • Rhythm Tech Index Tensioners -Short: http://amzn.to/2hqo8yG -Long http://amzn.to/2hpJlZl • Tight Screw -2-pack http://amzn.to/2yqnSTw -4-pack http://amzn.to/2zvL1HD • Canopus Bolt Tight http://amzn.to/2zvL1HD • Counter Locking Nuts https://tinyurl.com/tensionrodlocknut • Pearl Floor Tom Suspension Feet http://amzn.to/2zvGy7H • Ludwig COB 5x14 (modern version) http://amzn.to/2hpDNym • Brass hoops https://tinyurl.com/cobhoops