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    Re: My latest GAS attack remedy

    Like !
    The first set of pro-level drums I ever saw (Ludwig) were red sparkle.
    I've always loved that wrap...…...
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Drum Fill? Solo?

    I was born in 53....so Elvis, Gene Pitney, and Roy Orbison were on the radio......and The Beatles were an early influence.
    But when I heard Dave Clark for the first time, it was more...
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    Re: Huge life changing move to Florida!

    Glad to hear you are taking some time to be thinking this over again.
    Perhaps there is a better time (or place) down the road for your big move. (?)
    The housing market is in seller's skew right now.
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    Re: First band rehearsal in months

    Yep -- now that the vaccines are becoming more common, my band will get together in 3 weeks when everyone is comfortable with the idea.
    We are already working on the same list of tunes so we can...
  5. Re: Biggest Mistake You've Made in Your Drumming Career

    You got the autograph -- you got to have a chat -- and you made the correct choice...…...great memory.
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    Re: Huge life changing move to Florida!

    Congrats, MDK.
    I live in Florida one month each year -- almost always in November when she has glorious weather.
    The water is still warm and the air is in the 70s every day.
    We love the Emerald...
  7. Thread: New floor tom

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    Re: New floor tom

    I guess I have to be a bit different.
    Along with the 24 bass, my 1up, 2down set-up is 13/15/18.
  8. Thread: New floor tom

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    Re: New floor tom

    I've used the 18X16 FT for over 40 years.
    More difficult to tune, but once you get there, you will love it.
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    Re: 22x20 bassdrum too big ?

    I have heard (and discussed) an argument from a leading American custom drum manufacturer that there is a physical/acoustic limit to the "good" sound one receives when the reso head gets too far from...
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    Re: Chicago Drum Show a GO

    GC is almost just a music store.
    MDS is an exceptional drum shop, as is Fork's.
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    Re: Chicago Drum Show a GO

    You might be better off at the Memphis Drum Shop...……...no entry fee either.
  12. Re: and How many Gretsch players are on this Forum?

    Hello Kona...………….nice find on the SSB snare...………...and surprising finding this old thread.
    I custom-ordered and received my SSB shells in 1977.
    Still playing them exclusively...…....awesome drums...
  13. Re: When the universe speaks , I listen. Could it just be bad luck?

    Lots of good news here.
    Happy to know you can get back on the kit when you feel like it.
    Also happy to know this steel gig can let you transition smoothly into retirement when that time comes....
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    OT: RIP Chick Corea

    The definition of MUSICIAN.
    This guy was one of the big ones....any style, anytime....he had joy you could see as he performed.

    I just happened to be in college studying music when the three...
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    Re: January 1, 2021 ... Resolutions?

    Fantastic debut album from some good players.
    Drums by Bobby Caldwell...…….extraordinary percussionist.
    DMB opens with a strong 5/8 rock groove -- good stuff.
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    Re: January 1, 2021 ... Resolutions?

    I made it a point to play my drums on January 1st (it had been a while).

    I played along with a CD of a few classic rock favorites:

    THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (Led Zepp)
    PORTRAIT (Kansas)
    THE...
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    Re: Happy 2021 everyone

    Happy New Year and best regards to all you guys.
  18. Thread: Arkansas

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    Re: Arkansas

    Little Rock -- since 1982.
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    As I can see by your list of past kits, you know what you are doing.
    You have ordered an awesome shell pack; I've had mine since 1977 and will never let it go.
    We have so much in common..........I...
  20. Poll: Re: How many gigs are you playing a month during this Covid pandemic?

    ZERO !
    We had some great gigs on the calendar in early March.
    All of them were cancelled and we have no offers since.
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Hello DC friends.........
    Today is August 26, 2020.
    I received my USA Custom shells in Dallas on August 26, 1977 -- 43 years ago today.
    They sound better than ever.........

    17047
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    Re: PDP 20th Anniversary Kit

    Hey Spaz.........I have a vintage 14-inch bass drum.
  23. Re: When the universe speaks , I listen. Could it just be bad luck?

    WOW NPYYZ.................
    That is a rough fall........glad you are doing better recently.
    Take all the recovery time thankfully and don't sell any gear...........time will heal the body and the...
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    Re: Joe Porcaro Passed Away Yesterday

    Sad news........son Mike passed about 5 years ago as well.
    Son Steve is still around.
    What a fantastic family of great musicians.
    RIP
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    Re: First practice since lockdown

    Not one member of my band has even mentioned practice yet.
    I thought of trying it with masks but have made no suggestion.
    The lead singer sets up right in front of the practice kit and we face each...
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