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  1. Thread: Superstitious?

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    Re: Superstitious?

    Remember " Don't step on a crack or you'll break your moms back"? We were overly obsessed as kids walking down the sidewalk with this. It's been stuck back there in my head since and it's like...
  2. Thread: Arms in or out?

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    Re: Arms in or out?

    I guess I'm alittle confused after reading a few posts. Some are talking about flailing with your arms and some are talking about using wrist over arms which agin is different than the way I'm...
  3. Thread: Kickport Help?

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    Re: Kickport Help?

    I have to agree that they do work. I had a stock reso on my kickdrum and it just sounded flat no matter what I did. It was in my estimation the room I was playing in. The room was twice as long than...
  4. Thread: Moving on.

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    Re: Moving on.

    Really the point I was trying to make in my last post was anytime you deal with a number of people and money is involved or investment in equipment or both, have alittle agreement written up and like...
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    The New Chevelle Album.

    I know it's been out for awhile but I just got my hands on thier new album "Hat's Off to The Bull". I guess this could be a review but I'm not much on writing reviews so....... All I can say is if...
  6. Thread: Moving on.

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    Re: Moving on.

    Here's my viewpoint. As with anything you venture into, the minute you step into it, yo always look for the doorway out. Thats number one. You never want to get into anything financialy with others...
  7. Thread: Drum Tuning

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    Re: Tuning

    I do agree with PB in the case of youtube tutorals on tuning. If your just learning, it can be a valuable tool in just watching someone either tune or replacement of drum heads. This will get you...
  8. Thread: Drum Tuning

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    Re: Tuning

    I have to agree with Rick. Venues or areas are one of the most overlooked and less talked about influences when it comes to drum tuning. You can work your butt off learning to tune your kit and...
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    Re: Going in for surgery tomorrow

    Good luck yohin.
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    Re: Don't Ignore Your Body's Warning Signs

    I just wanted to let people know to not ignore that constant joint pain or constant fatiuge, stuff like that. It's just not worth puting off if you have insurance. I feel for the folks who can't get...
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    Re: Don't Ignore Your Body's Warning Signs

    Trickg, I'm basicaly 43 this June. It decreases over time but mine took a nose dive in a short time.

    I deal with alot of stress, I'm a Union shop steward, I sit on several commitee's where I...
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    Re: Don't Ignore Your Body's Warning Signs

    I don't mind alittle sarcasm, but I have only one reply to a statement like that..... Just keep livin you'll be where I'm at soon enough, so enjoy your youth as much as you can.
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    Don't Ignore Your Body's Warning Signs

    I've been battling something for the past two or three months. I couldn't quite figure out what was going on. I would go into some wierd mental modes and do some uncharactaristic things. Not to...
  14. Thread: Proud Dad

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    Re: Proud Dad

    Wow, all I can say besides....... congrats!
  15. Thread: Drum Fills

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    Re: Fills

    I use the bass drum in every fill in some manor. Along with puting in some cymbal shots during fills too. This breaks up the "generic" fill sound of just toms. I've used the bass in my fills since I...
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    Re: What level is your playing?

    Well, right now being I have maybe one rudimemt down, don't play as much as I need to and I'm terribly out of shape, stamina is at an all time low. I'd put myself at a 2 or 3.

    When I was playing...
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    Re: Bono makes $1.5 billion overnight

    An the rich just keep getting richer. :) I guess were all rich in our own ways though.
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    Re: 16th note song problems?

    I've got a few Foo songs under control myself. Foo songs are pretty taxing, meaning they keep you active through the whole song at least for the drummer. Hey why you think Taylor is so skinny?
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  19. Thread: Summer Plans

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    Re: Summer Plans

    Dito here.....:icon_sad:
  20. Thread: My Book

    by jafo
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    Re: My Book

    Oh boy. Best I can offer is contacting music chains and tring to sell to them. I don't think your going to find to much help here on marketing literature. Sorry.....
  21. Thread: another loss

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    Re: another loss

    What a shame. Always seemed to be a genuine stand up guy and always had the right advice.
  22. Thread: Shoeless drummers

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    Re: Shoeless drummers

    I had to edit my response above after re-reading it. So I clarified.

    I've always played barefooted, cold or hot weather. It just always feels more natural. But I always try to go barefooted as...
  23. Thread: Shoeless drummers

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    Re: Shoeless drummers

    Guess I should edit this:

    Always have, always will. Playing barefooted that is........
  24. Thread: clean cymbals

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    Re: clean cymbals

    This topic seems to come up once or twice a year...... every year. Nothing wrong with that. I'm personaly in the "clean my cymbal" catagory.

    But after trying both ways, I don't feel there's a...
  25. Re: The Passing Of An Era: Mum's finishing up a life-long nursing career today.

    Wish your mom a happy retirement for me, sounds well deserved.

    Sounds like my kinda person too, I like it straight forward. I like talking to older folks like that. This world would be a better...
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