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    Re: Count down from 10,000

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    Re: The Five Word Story

    paths with an angry drummer!
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    Re: Remo Belli passes ...

    Not only did his innovative designs revolutionize set playing, it revolutionized hand percussion. Time was when you had to tune and re-tune the heads during an outdoor gig due to temperature or...
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    Re: The Three Word Story

    --or just itching?...
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    Re: DIY "old stool" percussion rig

    Clever! :icon_cool:
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    Re: Finish the sentence.

    rev it up with a few well-placed rimshots.

    The trouble was it made the alluring love song sound like....
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    Re: The "I WIN" Game

    Back to bangin' the congas, so I WIN!!!
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    Re: Count down from 10,000

    six...thousand...one...hundred...forty...three...

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    Re: The Three Word Story

    as my congas
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    Re: The Five Word Story

    from a crazy bongo player
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    Re: No questions, just a hello

    Welcome aboard, ImNotDedYet!

    You're never too old to pick up the beat, so to speak. And as a keyboard man early on, you were actually working with a percussion instrument (the piano) before you...
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    Re: Conga shell question

    Yeah, Joe, I've played some of the new CPs and they don't sound as good as the older models. Could be the skins, could be the shells feel lighter than mine--and the newer LP Aspires almost feel too...
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    Re: Soca or calypso

    Keish, my DrumChat nickname spells it out for ya. I can play both set and hand drums, but give me the choice and I'll sit down behind the congas and bongos every time. Must admit the St. Louis area...
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    Re: The Importance of playing fast

    Kinda late to the game, but haven't we left out an eight-letter word that fits here?

    "P-R-A-C-T-I-C-E"

    Even with the most basic talents with which we started, not a single drummer on this forum...
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    Re: Bucket hand drum project!

    Looks--and sounds--great, man! Excellent work!
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    Re: Conga shell question

    I'm answering the questions in reverse order because one leads to the other.

    8beat--you're right that (actually thousands of) years ago, the first bongo brothers stretched skins over barrels--and...
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    Re: Late8 and the great 12K saga

    Some people I've known consider 13 a lucky number! So 13,000 must be 1,000 times luckier!

    WTG late8! :ok:
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    Re: Answer with a question game

    Why, was there supposed to be one? :boom-crash:
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    Re: Finish the sentence.

    enough to cause violent physical reactions to those who survived it!

    Now if everybody wants to rule the world...
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    Re: The Five Word Story

    dishtowel lying on top of
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    Re: The Three Word Story

    It WASN'T butter...
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    Re: Car woes

    Hey, rick, the great underhood squeeze began about the time car manufacturers began downsizing their products in the mid-70's. FWD cars have all the driving and steering mechanisms up front to save...
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    Re: simple way to control conga overtones

    Welcome aboard, kdr!

    Sounds a bit like putting a pillow in a bass drum, but it's a cool way to do the job (not to mention you can't see it)!

    :ok: Glad to see another hand-drummin' brother in...
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    Re: To stand or not to stand

    You bet! And, if like me, you play hand drums as well as set, you'll be more comfortable playin' either way!
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    Re: Splinting drumsticks

    Surprised someone hasn't brought up this suggestion:

    Sticks break and splinter because of repeated hits against cymbals, rims, etc. The more the same spots get hit, the more likely you're gonna...
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