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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Went and played as a two piece "band". Guitarist/singer with a twelve string acoustic and me on kick, snare, hats, ride and a crash. It went over well.
    Rich, was this a gig, or are you still practicing together?

    Eight years ago, a group of us pastors got together and formed a band, with me on the kit. Gradually, pastors were assigned to other churches, and we got down to me on the kit, and a singer/guitarist. We played a couple of years like that and it was still fun, and it got to where we could practically read each other's mind/movement to know where we were going in a song.


    So what drum stuff have I done today? Well in between watching the grandkids, I'll continue working on getting boxes out of my room so that I can get the kit set up (in a small configuration). I've been about 6 weeks without playing now, and I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms.
    Quoting gonefishin: Just have some bacon with ya when you go pick her up..........youre an instant chick magnet.





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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    Rich, was this a gig, or are you still practicing together?

    Eight years ago, a group of us pastors got together and formed a band, with me on the kit. Gradually, pastors were assigned to other churches, and we got down to me on the kit, and a singer/guitarist. We played a couple of years like that and it was still fun, and it got to where we could practically read each other's mind/movement to know where we were going in a song.


    So what drum stuff have I done today? Well in between watching the grandkids, I'll continue working on getting boxes out of my room so that I can get the kit set up (in a small configuration). I've been about 6 weeks without playing now, and I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms.
    Hi Pastor Bob. This was a gig at a neighboring church that provided their sanctuary as a meeting place for "Celebrate Recovery" which is a faith based 12 step program to sobriety . We played a four song set from our Sunday service after which we sat and listened to a speaker give his account to his path to sobriety. It was a very uplifting event.
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    Swapped the reso to an Evans EQ3 with a Kickport to give kick some umph since it will not be micd for the gig coming up on Monday. Id forgotten how well the Kickport helps the bottom end.



    The Kickport has a known issue that the inside rubber gasket that holds the port in place against the inside of the reso slips loose during play which creates a rattle. Did a search and found this fix.

    Used 5-6 rubber bands around the base of the gasket:

    Last edited by late8; 08-01-2019 at 07:15 PM.

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    Just put up my new Tama Imperialstar and plan to fine-tune today. I think I'm in love.


    I play:

    Drums & Hardware: Tama Imperialstar 5pc. Chad Smith Signature Snare by Pearl.

    Cymbals: Paiste PST. 14' HH, 16' Crash. Meinl. 20' Ride.

    Heads: Evans ST Dry. 14' Evans Hydraulic batter. 8', 10, 14'. Evans Black Resonant and 20' EMAD Black Onyx bass batter.

    Sticks: Vic Firth 7A, 5A, 5B. Nylon. Wood.

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    Changed the 2 up 1 down from 10, 12 to 12, 14.



    Pro: Digging the 14 on top rather than having it down next to the 16 on previous set ups.



    Con: Had to raise the throne to keep off the rim on the 14 and not much room below before it bottoms out on the kick.



    Last edited by late8; 08-16-2019 at 11:23 AM.

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    Restored this lovely. Pearl World Series (WLX) in Natural Matte Lacquer. Second one I have had in two weeks

    9Y0A6453 by Kevin Frost, on Flickr
    The Varukers.

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    ^^Wow lovely finish!! Nicely done.

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    ^^Wow lovely finish!! Nicely done.
    Thank you. Such a lovely kit
    The Varukers.

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    I've been having issues with my left hand, loosing some flexibility with it. It was damaged in my motorcycle accident in 1991, it is sort of impressive that it has worked as well as it has all of these years.

    I recently wrapped up long runs with two different bands. I'm focusing on improving my technique while I'm off. Part of this is figuring out how to work best with mobility that I have in my left hand. The practice pad is my friend.

    The short answer is that my wife is out of the house today, going to a meet up with some friends. I'm catching up on laundry and sitting down with a practice pad between laundry loads. I practice daily, but when I have the house to myself it is easier to focus.
    -Mike


    "We don't stop playing because we grow old.
    We grow old because we stop playing."

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    It isn't drum related but today I shipped a guitar I'd owned for 52 years.

    Last month I sold my Rogers "Big R" drum throne that I'd had since 1976. Those were the two oldest pieces of gear I still owned.

    Kind of a sad day...
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    Decided to restore my Premier 1036 Snare to go with my Projector kit

    IMG_1238 by Kevin Frost, on Flickr
    The Varukers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevaruka View Post
    Decided to restore my Premier 1036 Snare to go with my Projector kit

    IMG_1238 by Kevin Frost, on Flickr
    My eyes!!!!!

    Warn a guy, huh?

    I think I can see a reflection of the ocean.
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    Looks great Kevaruka.

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    it's so shiny!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor |5pc PDP Concept Maple Classic | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 58 Snare drums and growing!

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    Cheers all. Amazing what brute force & ignorance can achieve
    The Varukers.

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