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  1. Thread: Waffling....

    by Ricardo
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    Re: Waffling....

    It was a hybrid kit:
    The acoustic snare and cymbals were heard thru good microphones.
    The toms and basses were the top-shelf Yammy triggers available at that time.
    We had a monster PA -- the...
  2. Thread: Waffling....

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    Re: Waffling....

    I bought and played a top-of-the-line Ekit at the peak of their popularity............'88 thru '98.
    I just can't go back there.
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    Re: You're too old to play gigs when.....

    For drummers, number one has always been true.

    The standout for me was number five.............funny.
  4. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

    by Ricardo
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    Re: RIP Lyle Mays

    Yes -- killer lab band too.
    Last I heard from Steve, he made Full Professor, School of Music @ Indiana University.
  5. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    RIP Lyle Mays

    Lyle Mays, jazz pianist extraordinaire, died yesterday at age 66 after a "long illness".

    My jazz set teacher in college, Steve Houghton, played in the One O'clock jazz band with Lyle Mays in the...
  6. Re: My wife and I just returned from vacation.

    Mike..............I think this is that same door a few years back.
    The building and/or grounds were not marked or identified in any way.

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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Hey 5359..................I did that tour a few years back.
    Paul Cooper went out of his way to give us a personal tour that took a little over an hour.
    Old fashioned...
  8. Thread: Newly inspired

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    Re: Newly inspired

    I love hearing my kit through a good PA..............it is inspiring..............good move.
    Sadly, over the last 6 years, the best two clubs around here with the best two PA systems have closed...
  9. Thread: Carl Palmer

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    Re: Carl Palmer

    Due to your comments, I had to go find the Palmer statements and read for myself..........he certainly could have been a bit more respectful of the situation and not made it "about me" so much.
    I...
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    Re: Neil Peart has passed away

    I never heard anything about brain cancer but a news story I saw reflected he has been battling for three and a half years.
    RIP NP.................what an in credible drummer/lyricist/man.
  11. Thread: Frosty

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    Re: Frosty

    Oh wow, we hate to see threads like this one.
    Very sorry to hear your bad news, Rick.
  12. Thread: Ot -- hny

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    Ot -- hny

    Wishing all of our friends here at DC a Happy New Year...........cheers to a healthy and productive 2020 !

    Keep drumming.................
  13. Re: "I'm going to shoot myself out of a f'ing cannon" - Tommy Lee

    Nothing limited in that statement.............
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Lovely !
  15. Re: "I'm going to shoot myself out of a f'ing cannon" - Tommy Lee

    I've never been a big fan of Motley Crue.
    Some of you may remember my band was hired as an opening act to Vince Neil two years ago when he was touring with the backing members of SLAUGHTER...
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    OT -- Beach Trip

    The wife and I end an extended beach vacation tomorrow.
    Our greatest enjoyment is sitting on the back deck (almost too) close to the Gulf of Mexico and reading books (mostly biographies).
    Here is...
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    Re: Without a band, it feels weird.

    Hang in there Mike................as we have all experienced, these things tend to cycle back around.
    The fact that you got beyond the stroke and the divorce is testament that you can handle...
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Thanks GDM..............below is the Gretsch marketing photo.................

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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    The first was a 1954 Round Badge (3 ply) maple WMP..............maybe the best snare I've ever played.
    I sold it back to the original owner because he found a near-match kit.............otherwise I...
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    Re: DW buys Slingerland

    Great post Mike -- we have a lot in common.
    My very first kit was a used Slingerland set my Dad bought for my 11th birthday...............they were black and gold duco and I believe were built in...
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    Sticky: Re: Sonor Drums Discussion

    Nice acquisition.
    I enjoyed playing Sonor shells in all of the percussion practice rooms in music school at university.
    Great drums.
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Beautiful, as expected..............congratulations.
    I am currently gigging with my third USA snare drum -- it is outstanding in every way.
  23. Re: Latest song you have added to your arsenal?

    In my band, we added a 10-minute McCartney/Wings medley:

    Venus & Mars - Rock Show - Jet

    Good stuff and fun to play................crowds like it.
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    RIP Ginger Baker

    See my post as a reply to the "hospital" thread in General Drum Chat.....................
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    Re: Ginger Baker in the Hospital

    RIP Ginger Baker.
    During the Summer of Love (Summer, 1967) I bought a number of albums, some of which became cornerstones in prog-rock history.
    Two of those were Sgt. Peppers and Disraeli...
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