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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Either size will sound great.
    If you have a choice of lightning or micro throw, the new micro is awesome.
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Nice -- IMO all Gretsch USA snares are remarkably good -- I am now playing my third one.
    is that the 6-ply or the single ply ?
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    Re: Ludwig Maple/Birch Shells

    Yep -- it is in a climate-controlled storage unit.................mint condition.................shell pack with or without matching snare.
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    Re: Help choosing Ludwig set

    According to the Ludwig website (about), the Ludwig "Classic Maple" series shells were introduced in 1998.
  5. Re: As promised....McGrath Harley Davidson and Radioface

    I did a Harley gig a few years back with SHIPP................

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    Re: Gone Waaay Too Long

    Hey Bob...………...welcome back...………..wow, 8 years, really ?
    And congrats on your retirement.
    I'm right behind you -- my retirement date is August 31st.
    After 37 years I've decided it is time.
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    Re: Kit you've had the longest?

    I had a floor tom muffler (which I never use) that used to rattle.
    I took the batter head off -- wrapped the muffler in an old soft cloth -- used white medical tape to wrap the cloth and keep it...
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    Re: Starphonic Copper Snare

    I was on the fence trying to decide between the copper or the bronze shell when I ordered my USA series snare.
    I decided on the bronze................which I really love.
    I did find an analysis...
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    Not Your Typical Jazz Concert

    https://youtu.be/qr6mTloYJJs


    Above is a link to some concert footage of one of the many versions of a Zappa band.
    This specific band had some great players (Ruth and Ian Underwood, the three...
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    Re: This is very frustrating

    NP -- I really agree with Tom's advice -- you are not done yet.
    I'll be 66 in August and I'm gigging all I can...............I confess it is harder than it used to be.
    We have a private party...
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    Re: Kit you've had the longest?

    Beautiful blue/olive Luddies ! WOW that brings back some memories.
    I bought a Yammy ekit from Manny's around 1988.
    At the time it was the top of the line in terms of technology -- and...
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    Re: Kit you've had the longest?

    I've had my kit 42 years; Bish has had his oldest kit 42 days.
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    Re: Kit you've had the longest?

    Gretsch USA Customs -- ordered March, 1977 -- received shipment August 26, 1977 (exactly 10 days after the death of Elvis).
    This August will be 42 years and I'm still gigging these drums as...
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    Re: Nightmare room Saturday night

    We played a private gig in our National Guard Armory a few years ago -- this building is round and the walls are glass -- the acoustics are so bad, if you go down there today and step inside, you...
  15. Re: Happy Birthday to our one and only Zack Attack

    ^^^ This, absolutely.
  16. Re: Attended Todd Sucherman's Master Class last evening

    Cool that you got to do that...................I saw where he did two similar appearances in Denver recently.
    STYX is a much better band these days................IMO.
  17. Re: DCP 10th Anniversary Sonor Cast Bronze Snares

    Wow, NP................what a killer trade.
    That Ludwig shell pack is great; I would have done the same thing (without any hesitation).
    That shell pack had to have cost twice that snare price.
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    Re: New Ludwig Snare

    Oooooo.........I like that one -- good job.
    Back when I had my Legacy kit (before they were called Legacy), all the kits came standard with a Supra 400.
    I didn't want a COB snare -- years later...
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    Re: How computers killed rock music

    Everything about that sound is 1975.................hydraulic batters and no resos was definitely the cool thang.................I can dig it.............. at that time I played an 8-pc. set of...
  20. Thread: 5 Years

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    Re: 5 Years

    I can remember the first time Rick told us here that he would be having that procedure................can't believe it has been five years.
    I have another friend that went into emergency triple...
  21. Thread: 75 years

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    Re: 75 years

    He was such a hot-head, I wouldn't do it either -- you saw how he reacted when DW took over marketing for Gretsch.
  22. Thread: 75 years

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    Re: 75 years

    Two nut-sacks (Tojo and Hitler) were in a race to take over the World.
    Even though Churchill thought the mission would fail, somebody had to step up.
    Many current leaders of nations were not alive,...
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    Re: Fire by Jimi Hendrix

    I saw Hendrix on May 9th, 1970 in Ft. Worth, TX.
    Four months later he was dead.
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    Re: Curious...

    My collection:

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    J/K -- that is a photo of the old Fork's snare room.
    Right now I have 4 snare drums:
    Ludwig birch 6.5X14/1964 Slingy maple 5X14/Gretsch USA bronze 6.5X14/Ludwig Black...
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    Re: Things not to do.

    On the wound or down the hatch ?

    (Yikes, Rick...…………….not good),
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