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  1. Re: Yes another new drum set for MDK..blah, blah, blah...

    That has to be a QC issue; I think that hoop was out-of-round before it was installed.
    The history of Gretsch reflects that cast hoops were originally introduced as a way to create a physically...
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    Re: Phil Collins can't play drums anymore

    Yes...…..sad.
    Bad feet; bad hands...…..not good news for a drummer.
    Retire and try to enjoy a quiet life well earned.
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    Re: Count me in (Netflix)

    Thanks......I'll check it out.
    Me and the wife really enjoyed all 6 entries of McCartney 3-2-1.
    A lot of fun to see what pops into his mind the second he is played a Beatles tune from studio tapes....
  4. Re: How much is to much?! Gigging in one weekend that is...

    Spaz...……….
    I like to play gigs with new sticks...……..I use Firth.
    The lacquer coat on brand new Firth sticks will give me blisters and my hands really hurt (almost always on the snare/left side)....
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    Re: which should I get and why?

    I agree with these guys.
    If you want Mapex, think Saturn; if you want Tama, think Starclassic.
    You will not appreciate the lower lines of either for long.
    Between the two, my choice would be Tama.
  6. Thread: Ssb/usa

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    Re: Ssb/usa

    Love those similar sizes, Rick.
    During the 70s, those oversized shells were the norm.
    Glad we both stuck with them all of these years.
    I still believe the 24 bass is the bomb.
  7. Thread: Ssb/usa

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    Re: Ssb/usa

    Yes -- main kit.....13/15/18/24

    17516
  8. Thread: Ssb/usa

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    Ssb/usa

    I received my shipment of Gretsch USA shells 44 years ago today (8/26/77).
    The lacquer coat is all spider-webbed but otherwise, good as new.
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    Re: Ludwig Maple/Birch Shells

    As of yesterday, this kit is no longer available.
    Since buyers expected me to just give it away, I decided to do that.
    It was donated to the music school I attended in the 70s; they were very...
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    Re: UGH ! Selling Gear

    Ludwigs delivered yesterday...…..the Dept. Chairman was very happy to receive donated equipment.
    In turn, I received a tour of the music school and it is still impressive.
    I got to see the rooms...
  11. Re: Charlie Watts out, Steve Jordan in / Rolling Stones tour 2021

    The Stones have never sought the most musical or technical approach.
    They (to me) are more like the World's most famous and successful garage band.
    In that context, there are thousands of drummers...
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    Re: UGH ! Selling Gear

    Many thanks to my friends here at DC.

    I remember many wonderful faculty members and fellow students at this college/music school.
    Along with the usual music theory, piano class, music lit and...
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    Re: UGH ! Selling Gear

    I have confirmation from the Foundation of the College that I am providing a gift in kind of $X,XXX.
    I will deliver the shell pack in person at the campus in Dallas on August 19th.
    I'm feeling...
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    UGH ! Selling Gear

    I know many people at this site get frustrated finding out how difficult it can be to sell gear...…...especially shipped gear.
    I know a few at this site that have sold a lot of gear at a lot of $$$...
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    Re: Describe you Drumming in 3 words

    Tempo -- Cues -- Fills
  16. Re: Playing a Crashable Ride (or a Rideable Crash)

    "You buy a Ride you like and buy a crash you like."

    AMEN !

    When I need a wash (seldom), I use a crash.
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    Re: The Best Crash Cymbal Ever Made

    I would never categorically deny any brand as inferior.....you need to hear the cymbal itself with a kit involved.
    Real drummers go to the cymbal room at Memphis Drum Shop......not YouTube.
  18. Re: Looks like Drumming is the Healthiest of the Performing Arts

    Thanks for posting this article.
    A confirmation of the benefits in which I have always believed.
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    You.........Dad !

    Happy Drummer-Father's Day everyone.
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    Re: Will Concerts ever stay the same?

    It is so simple to see the enthusiastic fans in the first few rows.
    I'm not talking about the drunk/high idiot trying to attract attention...…...I'm talking about the true fan.
    You can recognize...
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    Re: Shout out to Roc N Soc Customer service!

    Thank you for posting this info -- good to know.
    Best throne I've ever had...…...without question.
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    Re: My latest GAS attack remedy

    That is a good looking kit.
    Tonight is the first practice for my band in almost 14 months; will be fun.
    I'm still playing all my old gear because I'm convinced it can't be improved; enjoy all that...
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    Re: My latest GAS attack remedy

    Like !
    The first set of pro-level drums I ever saw (Ludwig) were red sparkle.
    I've always loved that wrap...…...
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Drum Fill? Solo?

    I was born in 53....so Elvis, Gene Pitney, and Roy Orbison were on the radio......and The Beatles were an early influence.
    But when I heard Dave Clark for the first time, it was more...
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    Re: Huge life changing move to Florida!

    Glad to hear you are taking some time to be thinking this over again.
    Perhaps there is a better time (or place) down the road for your big move. (?)
    The housing market is in seller's skew right now.
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