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  1. Re: If you could have a private lesson with a legend who would it be?

    Cool.......................below are photos from that day in the back room..................

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  2. Re: If you could have a private lesson with a legend who would it be?

    During the late 80s, I was a part-time (side-gig) reporter for a local music rag.
    The largest music store in town was endorsing and promoting a drum clinic with Ginger Baker.
    I called the store and...
  3. Re: Drum Stuff For Sale.............Need to Move

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    Sticky: Re: Ludwig Drums Discussion

    I am happy you are happy...................very cool.
    As you can see in my initial post above, I certainly thought the shells were wrapped.
    As for the quality -- I was blown away with the...
  5. Thread: Sold my Gong

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    Re: Sold my Gong

    I had a Zildjian gong during the mid-70s...............I'd guess it was approximately 40 inches...............I saw it on the floor of a mom & pop music store in Dallas and the sales clerk told me he...
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    Sticky: Re: So what drum related stuff did you do today?

    My band (in its new configuration) has a (debut) gig this Saturday; we have two new members and because the last gig was SO POLISHED, I'm a little anxious over this one.
    I put in about 4 hours over...
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    I sold my Gretsch 5X14 COB 4000 series snare last week (see three posts above)...............some guy in Brooklyn (home of Gretsch) got a great deal.
    I ordered the BRONZE version on June 15th and I...
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    Sticky: Re: Ludwig Drums Discussion

    Sounds like a good risk -- I've never tried them but I do like the old rail-type system.
    I play 1-up, 2-down but I just put my small tom in a snare stand.
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    Sticky: Re: Ludwig Drums Discussion

    I heard a band not long ago at a local club and the drummer was playing a Centennial Zep kit.
    The drums sounded better than the player.
    I like those Centennials....................nice shells for...
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    Re: Upgraded my bass pedals!

    In the past, I used to play the 5000 series....................nice pedals.
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    Re: Vater drumsticks

    I see they make a 3A with a nylon barrel tip...................I'll have to check it out.
    I thought I had found my "go to" stick in the VF 3AN.
    I love them but, on average, I go through a pair each...
  12. Thread: Dd-65

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    Re: Dd-65

    Back in the late 80s and early 90s, I was playing a Yammy ekit that had midi capability.
    We used it to hook into a Yammy DX-7 keyboard and during my drum solo, I would trigger the keyboard and play...
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    Re: Super deals ... look inside ...

    Both TAMA kits are wrapped with beautiful stuff......................
  14. Thread: StickTwirl?

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    Re: StickTwirl?

    Honesty/Integrity are always very much appreciated................and I will add the following:
    The t-shirts I have purchased from Drum Bum are of very good quality at a good price.
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    Re: Craiglist Tom Angles enjoyment.

    Never heard of them.
    A quick google search turned up a white 5-pc. kit complete with throne, sticks, cymbals and hardware.
    And imagine this...............their marketing claims the shells are "wood...
  16. Thread: StickTwirl?

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    Re: StickTwirl?

    Agree with Spaz.
    I've never bothered to learn any of the conventional showy twirl stuff because I'm too busy doing my job; making my rig and my band sound good.
  17. Re: Drum Stuff For Sale.............Need to Move

    The Gretsch snare drum has been sold................thanks for all inquiries.
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    Re: Kick drums: To pillow, or not to pillow?

    The advice you got is true and unique to each PA system/bass drum combo.
    I worked pro sound for a couple of years with a famous touring company based in Dallas.................with every bass drum...
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    Re: Dang near pulled the trigger tonight

    GC will not give you a decent deal on the trade-in....................I sent you a PM.
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    Re: Peter Criss Retiring

    I absolutely intend to play when I'm 71...............hopefully with the same firm touch and the same enjoyment.

    I never got into KISS at all.
    They were an up-and-coming band when I was playing...
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    Re: Kick drums: To pillow, or not to pillow?

    Aquarian makes some great products these days....................with number one being the bass batters.
    I started with Superkick II and now have moved to the Superkick 10..............very good.
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    Re: Kick drums: To pillow, or not to pillow?

    I use the Evans EQ pad....................I'll also note that my bass drum is the old conventional 14" depth.
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    Re: stage communication

    This is what I tell my band members...................

    "You might have the steering wheel, but I've got the gas and the brakes".
  24. Drum Stuff For Sale.............Need to Move

    I have all prices reflected here at 50% of purchase price..................

    18 inch "A" Zildjian thin crash.............almost new..............$125;
    16 inch "A" Zildjian medium...
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    Re: Finally had a "break-out" gig!

    Back in the 70s from their 2nd album, a band called Jo Jo Gunne recorded a song called "Sixty Minutes to Go".
    It tells the story how every gig-night at about one hour before show-time, all the band...
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