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    Re: steel snare shells

    I stand corrected, it is a brass shell.. I should've remembered that..Doh!!!!!
    I like all the sensitones I have heard. The Big Black is a great snare for its price.
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    Re: steel snare shells

    Rick, don't disagree in the Black Beauty but I prefer the supra phonic. Super sensitive's tend to be go for orchestral and concert band but tend to choke out for standard use. I owned one of these...
  3. Thread: cleaning

    by DeathDrum
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    Re: cleaning

    I probably should clean mine. I have used the Paiste cymbal cleaner. It isn't a very abrasive cleaner at all. Try to tape off logos or avoid.
    I have also used "barkeepers friend" you can make a...
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    Re: New kit on the way

    I know the shipping isn't as much when a larger order is placed. Sometimes the dealer will wait to get free freight. Also NAMM is happening and the SO CAL's @ Oxnard aren't good at multi-tasking.
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    Re: DW snares, help me choose between the 2 !

    I own a 6.5"x14" Dw Aluminum and also the same in a knurled brass. I also have access to a bronze 6.5"x14" DW. If I could just have one I would take the Bronze. I like the other two but the bronze is...
  6. Thread: DW Kit Help!

    by DeathDrum
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    Re: DW Kit Help!

    Kind of a vaugue question.. What type of music are you going to be using this for? In general for DW the 18x22 bass 9x12 tom and 14x16 floor are pretty common. The true fast depth size for a 16"...
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    Re: The Dishwasher works!!!!

    I wouldn't worry about melting or warping the cymbals. Most Dishwashers run at 160 degrees fahrenheit. Melting points of brass- 1983 degrees, copper 1710 and tin 449 degrees..
    I would watch the...
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    Re: Istanbul Xist series... WHATYA THINK??!!

    I like the Xist series.. Not too hip on the ride for rock and metal.. the ones i have heard are a bit too washy. I have heard a 22" ride that sounded amazing.. If you are afraid of breaking these you...
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    Re: WOW! I Love pawn shops (sometimes)

    The lord works in mysterious ways. Great find... Now close the deal and take pictures..
    Did a cold sweat breakout when he said he would trade the EZ for the cymbals??? Hope you kept your poker...
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    Re: Coated resonants?

    I use and have used the coated ambassador with a coated top. I feel it gives more of a rounded sound as opposed to the attack of clear. I have also used clear tops (emperor 2 ply) with coated...
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    Poll: Re: Help me spend my $$$

    You might be able to make money off of the rack. Lowball the guy it comes with 9 clamps. Then flip it.. I sometimes flip equipment for extra cash.
    If you need bags go fer it
  12. Thread: Headphones

    by DeathDrum
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    Re: Headphones

    Now that's gangster. I've actually done that... Ended up buying a $50 set of Sennheiser headphones.. They work great.
  13. Thread: custom snare

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    Re: custom snare

    Would bass drum tension screws be long enough??
    You were making hybrids before making hybrids was cool.
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    Re: Double bass- Yes or no?

    It's quite respectable to not want to give in to the idea of a double pedal or two bass drums. You did state that " one foot isn't fast enough" so you kinda answered your own question.
    But seroiusly...
  15. Thread: Crappy Deals

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    Re: Crappy Deals

    Weezy-
    I saw the kit on e-bay it's actually is a DW- "Workshop" series. This pre-dated the "Pacific" line. The shells were 6 ply maple w/o re-rings and the bass drums were 8 ply. They were made in...
  16. Thread: My Left Hand

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    Re: My Left Hand

    Your left hand will get better. It will never be as fluent as your right. It may get close but you are right hand dominant and not ambidextrous so it will always feel a little off.
    Try basic snare...
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    Re: Remo black suede!!

    Just did my set with these. Emperor tops with Ambassador bottoms.. Kind of in between coated and clear heads.
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    Re: What is the best ride to crash on?

    [QUOTE=mr.mcguy;366681]go for a sabian omni! and then tell me all about it :)
    Drum store owner said the rep brought two in a 18" and a 22" said it was truly a ride and a crash. I have yet to hear...
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    Re: You don't need a high end kit...

    late 8 - thanks for the kind words
    1986TamaSS- Totally agree with the cost and sound of the vintage kits. Sometimes it takes a little work to get them fixed up as time takes it toll. The late 50's...
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    Re: You don't need a high end kit...

    Well this topic is of and running fast. The first thing to concentate on is the ability to play.
    I'm quite proficient at double bass and always have people asking me pedal questions, what type chain...
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    Re: Buying a new set

    The drumshop i teach at has a used Gretsch Catalina Ash in a blue finish for $499.00 with hardware and some lower line cymbals. Hi hat and crash ride. I think it's a 8-10-12 toms with a 14 floor and...
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    Re: Bass drum heads?

    I recently put on an EQ4.. Frosted.. With a EQ 3 front head.. The EQ4 is pretty much a Powerstroke 3, single ply 10 mil head. Not bad sound. I was using a Remo coated POwerstroke 3 with an Evans EQ3....
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    Re: Zildjian A Custom Swish

    The swish has been used as a ride and for punching horn stabs in big band and swing music. Always was interested the A Custom version of this but never got to try one. I would assume it has a lower...
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    Re: Alchemy cymbals?

    Istanbul Cymbals- Agop
    I own quite a few Alchemy's, used to have an endorsement from 2001-2003. Great Turkish cymbals, I think they are produced in the old zildjian factory in Turkey, but I'm not...
  25. Thread: X-hats

    by DeathDrum
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    Re: X-hats

    If you work out of the NEW BREED book there sre several applications for x-hats. Working through that book you can have two additional hi-hats locations as well as the main one. One on the left and...
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