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    09-13-2021, 08:38 AM
    That has to be a QC issue; I think that hoop was out-of-round before it was installed. The history of Gretsch reflects that cast hoops were...
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    09-09-2021, 01:39 PM
    Yes...…..sad. Bad feet; bad hands...…..not good news for a drummer. Retire and try to enjoy a quiet life well earned.
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    09-01-2021, 03:04 PM
    Thanks......I'll check it out. Me and the wife really enjoyed all 6 entries of McCartney 3-2-1. A lot of fun to see what pops into his mind the...
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    08-31-2021, 02:45 PM
    Spaz...………. I like to play gigs with new sticks...……..I use Firth. The lacquer coat on brand new Firth sticks will give me blisters and my hands...
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    08-29-2021, 11:47 AM
    I agree with these guys. If you want Mapex, think Saturn; if you want Tama, think Starclassic. You will not appreciate the lower lines of either...
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    08-27-2021, 04:56 PM
    Ricardo replied to a thread Ssb/usa in DRUMSET
    Love those similar sizes, Rick. During the 70s, those oversized shells were the norm. Glad we both stuck with them all of these years. I still...
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    08-27-2021, 08:41 AM
    Ricardo replied to a thread Ssb/usa in DRUMSET
    Yes -- main kit.....13/15/18/24
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    08-26-2021, 08:46 AM
    Ricardo started a thread Ssb/usa in DRUMSET
    I received my shipment of Gretsch USA shells 44 years ago today (8/26/77). The lacquer coat is all spider-webbed but otherwise, good as new.
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    08-21-2021, 08:36 AM
    As of yesterday, this kit is no longer available. Since buyers expected me to just give it away, I decided to do that. It was donated to the music...
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    08-20-2021, 04:48 PM
    Ricardo replied to a thread UGH ! Selling Gear in DRUMSET
    Ludwigs delivered yesterday...…..the Dept. Chairman was very happy to receive donated equipment. In turn, I received a tour of the music school and...
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