The Troupe
This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Archive for November 2009

Gig: November 20, 2009

November 27, 2009

The Troupe took four drummers out to a new student hafla on Friday night. We had a great time, and simply let it all hang out for about two hours of solid drumming. Overall there were about twenty five dancers and in that groovy American Tribal Style the dancers all went in and out of […]

The Renovation Project: Part IV

November 25, 2009

Phase VIII (Paint and Clear Coats) Knowing how often I take this doumbek to gigs, and how often those gigs are outdoors, I went with exterior paints for my colors. I chose a textured paint in gunmetal dark grey for the exterior.  The textured paints are much thicker than normal and have a coagulent in […]

The Renovation Project: Part III

November 24, 2009

Phase VI (Sanding it all smooth…well, mostly) The bondo was finally dry and I was thrilled.   That is an indication of how depressing Phases I – V really were: I was happy the bondo was dry.   Pretty much sums it up for the project to that point… Now it was time to take this hunk […]

The Renovation Project: Part II

November 21, 2009

Phase III (Deep breaths and not giving up) Having stripped all of the pleather from the Red Neck Doumbek I was honestly horrified at the condition of the drum body itself, and despair was creeping up on me. Had I taken something that had sounded so good and ruined it by trying to fix it? […]

The Renovation Project: Part I

November 20, 2009

As most of you know I have a beloved doumbek that I refer to affectionately as, “The Red Neck Doumbek”.   It is a standard sized doumbek with an aluminum body covered in pleather.  (Upholstery vinyl.) It sounds fantastic, and it is very comfy. Tragically, the upholstery glue was finally giving up and the pleather was […]