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  1. Thread: John Densmore

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    Re: John Densmore

    Three facts true to me..................
    Densmore was great -- cool drummer;
    Manzarek made a great living from talking about "me and Jim";
    I can't play in a band without a bass player; that...
  2. Re: I've finally reach that point ,no more drum buying

    LOL -- that might be true.

    I occasionally buy a snare or cymbal to go with the same set I've played for 42 years.
    In 2012, I did buy a new shell pack and in less than one year I knew I made a...
  3. Re: Slingerland Project Progressing - Almost Done

    That wrap works for me.................beautiful.
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    Re: Heavy Loss of Bass

    Cancer.................69 years old...............just nine months after Emerson left us.

    Lake was the original lead singer for King Crimson and later, as we all know, Emerson, Lake and Palmer....
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    Heavy Loss of Bass

    I've been listening to a lot of my old prog stuff...........I still can't believe we lost three of the top prog bassists/vocalists in only 19 months:

    Chris Squire -- 6/27/15

    Greg Lake -- ...
  6. Re: Tips, Pointers, Advice and Forecasts Welcomed

    We are in the same boat, Zack...............I'm just further along.
    My wife will soon be 60 and my daughter will be 30; just take care of your girls and life will be fulfilled.



    Funny you...
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    Re: When a drummer records in a studio—

    I agree with the statement above...................and I don't like playing with a click, but I can do it when required.
    At one session I worked, the studio drum room had the option of using a...
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    Re: When a drummer records in a studio—

    I've done both.
    Usually the band plays the song just like you are at the practice hall................the engineer however is only interested in keeping the drum tracks.
    Once the drum tracks are...
  9. Tips, Pointers, Advice and Forecasts Welcomed

    Hello DC Friends:

    One month from today (after 37 years and two months), I will retire from full-time work.
    Emotionally, spiritually, physically, and above all, financially, I think I'm ready.
    ...
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    Re: Changed my set up a bit

    I've been looking at photos of that kit for many years in many configurations; it is still the coolest pdp set I've ever seen.
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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.
  15. Re: As promised....McGrath Harley Davidson and Radioface

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

    16358
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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...
  25. Re: Happy Birthday to our one and only Zack Attack

    ^^^ This, absolutely.
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