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  1. Re: Member who makes these awesome Homemade Kits

    Pete lives on the Malaysian island of Labuan. I don't know how often he visits this site anymore. I keep in touch with him via Facebook, where he continues to post pictures & videos.
    (If you are...
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    Re: Christian rock band

    I would assume what most defines Christian music is the lyrical content. Is that correct ? Promoting music the basis of the words moreso than what the music sounds like, seems like a tricky...
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    Re: Let's talk tip jars

    Cape Cod musician Kami Lyle duct-tapes her tip jar to a Roomba robot vacuum, and adds some battery Christmas lights. It travels around the room, collecting tips from the customers, and brings the...
  4. Re: Band pictures with instruments - is it lame?

    I guess at some point music fans decided that if they were to go out to a club, it would be most ideal if they got beat up & mugged by a band member.
  5. Re: Band pictures with instruments - is it lame?

    Ha ! That's true. And don't forget trying to look tough, sinister and unfriendly. I see that a lot, and don't quite get it.
  6. Re: Band pictures with instruments - is it lame?

    with our band it helps tell people what we sound like: banjo, mandolin, washboard, fiddle..etc. Bluegrass, Americana.. instruments in picture telegraph that, I think. makes sense in our case,...
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    Re: Take THIS To Your Next Gig!

    Cool instrument.. played well... and the Moe Howard haircut really brings the act together.
  8. Re: Anyone Know What's Making This Click Sound in Early Elvis/Sun Recordings?

    Yeah, that's Rose. First time I met her, she was playing rhythm guitar in the OK Bayou Cajun Band. Several years later, I saw her onstage playing button accordion & clawhammer banjo with 'The...
  9. Re: Anyone Know What's Making This Click Sound in Early Elvis/Sun Recordings?

    I bet that was Rose Sinclair on the steel guitar.
  10. Re: Anyone Know What's Making This Click Sound in Early Elvis/Sun Recordings?

    There was no drummer on Presley's original Sun sides. N2Bluz is correct : It was Bill Black's slap bass technique.
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    Re: Why not mount Toms to bass drum?

    Because you want as many stands on the floor as possible, so that there is more for the other guys in your band to trip over.
  12. Thread: Cool congas

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    Re: Cool congas

    My cool voodoo conga... and friends. Old hi-hat stand re-purposed to shake rattles by foot.

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    Okay, the conga is not that cool. Just a cheap Cosmic Percussion that was originally...
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    Re: Saratoga and Adirondack Area, NY

    Adirondacks [update] - There was much delay in our purchase of our Adirondack camp. Sellers could not produce the abstract, had to get a new one done, etc. We finally closed last week, and now it's...
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    Re: Rock & Roll w/ "rootsy" percussion !

    Most of my public music career was as an R&R bassist.
    It's only been for the last 5 years, or so, that I have played the role of full-time percussionist in a band (since joining up with these...
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    Re: Rock & Roll w/ "rootsy" percussion !

    That's right. And as you may guess from the photos, my friend's band plays a blues/country-inflected style of rock w/ a twangy twin-telecaster attack. My friend, Brian, is on the right, in the photos...
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    Rock & Roll w/ "rootsy" percussion !

    As I have talked about before, my main gig is 'folk percussionist' in an acoustic/bluegrass band. But yesterday I had a rare opportunity to sit in with an old friend and former bandmate, and his...
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    Re: Trick Floor tom to Bass Drum conversion Kit

    Wow... that's something I don't see every day. Cool idea.
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    Re: Trick Floor tom to Bass Drum conversion Kit

    I bought one of those DW monstrosities a couple of years ago (second-hand, off Ebay --- paid about 1/2 the price of a new one).
    If there is such a thing as 'over-adjustability', this would be a...
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    Re: Saratoga and Adirondack Area, NY

    Exciting news. My wife and I are in the process of buying a camp in the Adirondacks. It's on Lake Algonquin, in the town of Wells, NY. Offer accepted, contract signed, setting up an inspection,...
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    Re: My Istanbul/Bosphorus cymbal tree

    You are a pack rat, my friend..... but a damned organized one !
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    Re: Song Titles Game

    The Street Parade - The Clash
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    Re: Best snare drum you've ever heard in a song

    Di ckie Harrell, on those early Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps tracks. The sessions recorded by Ken Nelson @ Owen Bradley's studio in Nashville.
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    Re: Song Titles Game

    The Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades
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    Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
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    Re: Song Titles Game

    Them Belly Full - Bob Marley
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