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  1. Re: Drummer, Eddie Villanueva on the Las Vegas shooting

    Hey drummer.........................

    The promoter at our Vince Neil gig last week told me that he declined to do that Vegas gig this year.
    He had done the same gig for the previous four...
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    Re: Your Best Snare Bag ???

    MUCHO thanks for all the input.
    After consideration (and of course a good deal on the purchase), I bought two Protection Racket bags.
    7X13 for the Ludwig Black Magic........................and...
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    Re: Highlights -- Fair Gig

    I took the wife back to the state fairgrounds last night to see the Ann Wilson Band's set.
    This gave me an opportunity to sit in the audience and get a good feel for the PA mains and the sound...
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    Re: Highlights -- Fair Gig

    Thank you, Rich.
    I have still yet to see any of the other vids and pics.



    Thank you Tex.....................it was huge fun
    VN came out and did a great set as well..................Zoltan...
  5. Re: What is your individual bio on your band web/fb page?

    Below is a cut-and-paste directly from my band webpage....................

    Drummer, RICHARD WILSON got his first set of drums for his 11th birthday and never put down the sticks. During his...
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    Ludwig Maple/Birch Shells

    I bought this set (2012) as a 7-pc. double-bass shell pack:
    Rack toms = 10 & 12
    Floor toms = 14 & 16
    Basses (2) = 18X22
    Matching snare = 6.5X14

    Shells are 2 plies of birch over 2 plies of...
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    Re: National Drumming Day

    I commit, swear, promise and affirm I will go all out to do # 6.
    Since I will be on vacation at the emerald coast beaches, I promise I will not be drumming, practicing, adopting students, etc.
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    Re: Highlights -- Fair Gig

    Back in 2011 or so, a guy I know became the general manager of the state fair.......................around that same time he saw my band perform a club gig.
    We talked it over and I told him if he...
  9. Thread: Gretsch G4169B

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    Re: Gretsch G4169B

    Yes -- in the third photo just above, you can see the thumb screw with the bolt through the center.
    On the other end of the bolt there is a male (conical shape) that is supposed to be forced into...
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    No -- I had the tools to do it right........................all is well.
    It was the surprise sound on the stage Friday..................all the band members loved it.
  11. Thread: Gretsch G4169B

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    Re: Gretsch G4169B

    Unboxing Continued.................................I replaced the batter head with a favorite Aquarian and started the tuning...................
    Tuned low it had distasteful...
  12. Thread: Gretsch G4169B

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    Gretsch G4169B

    Arrived last Thursday after a 4-month wait....................

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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    This is a G4169B Gretsch USA Custom, 6.5X14, Bronze shell, 20-lug, micro throw, cast hoops, 42-snare wires, and the traditional snap-in drum key.
    Ordered June 15, 2017 and arrived October 12, 2017....
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    Highlights -- Fair Gig

    Our load-in was set for 4PM.....................of course the stage faces due West and the temperature on this clear and sunny October day was (only) 91 degrees.
    So much for a cool Fall day.
    So...
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    Re: State Fair Gig this Friday

    Thank you gentlemen...............it was fun.
    I'm expecting better photos and videos at some point down the road.
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    Your Best Snare Bag ???

    My beautiful new snare drum needs a new snare bag.....................what is the best bag for the money ?
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    Re: State Fair Gig this Friday

    We had a photog-friend roaming around and also a video camera back at the sound booth.............so more to come.
    Also a GoPro (tinny sound) hanging on a truss at stage right.................this...
  18. Thread: Gentle Giant

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    Re: Gentle Giant

    Just finished listening to OCTOPUS for the first time in years.
    Sections of that release are beyond amazing.
    I also like ACQUIRING THE TASTE.
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    Re: State Fair Gig this Friday

    Really well.
    As you could guess -- the sound reinforcement was beyond excellent -- same for the stage lighting...............crowd was about 1500.
    The new snare drum was the highlight of the...
  20. Re: When a Hall of Fame guitarist asks you to be his drummer

    Sounds promising........................best of luck that it all works out well.
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    Re: State Fair Gig this Friday

    Thanks guys.......................we are looking forward to a short and lively set.

    The good news is the snare did show up at 5pm yesterday.....................and it is a bronze...
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    Re: State Fair Gig this Friday

    Thanks, Rich.
    To top it off, the new snare is expected to be on my porch this afternoon.
    If all is right, we will give her a memorable maiden voyage tomorrow evening !

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    Re: Delays with the Ship-Date

    In all fairness and transparency, the vendor did not charge my account until the drum was shipped. In addition, I had many opportunities to change my mind and get out of the deal.................the...
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    Re: Delays with the Ship-Date

    UPDATE:

    Monday I received the 16th ship-date delay notice...................this time an additional 5 week delay until Thanksgiving week.
    Then the very next day, I get a note from Gretsch...
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    Re: State Fair Gig this Friday

    Yep..............thanks spider....................I am looking for someone to shoot a video...................and others for still shots.
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