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Forum: Drums 05-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,047
Posted By ron pangborn
New Pearl Wood Fiberglass

Anyone heard the new Pearl Wood-Fiberglass drums? They were shown at the 2015 Namm show but I've yet to see or hear anything about them beyond a few print ads and some Namm vids.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,637
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Hilarious! Gretsch/DW

Oh my Gawd!! That was really funny! ...."I'd rather play a banjo....." Thanks for posting Berm.
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Photo: A. Zildjian Hall of Fame 1971

Another great post. Thanks Scott. You must have the most amazing library of drum lore. It's cool to see Dino Danelli and Bobby Colomby in there with cats like Connie Kay, Don Lamond, and Sonny Igoe...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Not used to seeing him play like this

loved it! thanks for posting.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,529
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

Yea they've addressed that quick realease clutch issue.... and made it annoyingly similiar to Bermuda's issue. Now the threads don't go down far enough for the cymbal to be somewhat tight. Makes me...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,706
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

I was a #1 for most of my adult life. Came off the road and got into producing TV and video. I still play almost every weekend and often during the week. More folks know me as a musician than...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: There's no way David would be this shameless, but I will ;)

Thanks for chiming in Ron. Long time no hear :(

Sorry bout that..I am guilty of lurking a bit...I do visit multiple times every day....
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: There's no way David would be this shameless, but I will ;)

Good stuff David. Nice sounding kit too (Guru guys!)
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By ron pangborn
need a new cymbal boom arm

One of my old Pearl boom arms just gave up the ghost. Anyone have a suggestion for what I should get to replace it? I liked the non-rachet style tilter on the Pearl boom arm. Who makes a good one?...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,894
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: The worst drum /cymbal purchase you ever made

A Pearl Vari-Pitch snare drum. Complete garbage from top to bottom....don't know what I was thinking.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Protection Racket cases 20th Anniversary

Congrats on 20 years in the industry!! Love your cases, use them everyday....The logo continues to give me a chuckle every time I see it! Good on ya, fellas!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,479
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: What's the oldest drum gear you own?

Ludwig & Ludwig solid shell 6.5x14 snare. Aug. 1940. I also have some Radio Kings (28", 14" 12") that could be from the 30's.
Forum: Drums 05-30-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: 4x14 brass snare

here's a Supralite 4x14. Swapped the triple flange hoops for die cast, and changed the heads to a Vintage Amb batter and Amb clear reso. Nice drum for less than $150
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,854
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Super proud :)

Congrats Andy, you should be super proud. Great article. Looking forward to watching the YouTube clips of the drums. Very interesting concept,.same diameter different length......
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,476
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Some thoughts on keeping time

Two words: Al Jackson
four more: Benny Benjamin- Pistol Allen

From where I sit, keeping time and making the music feel good IS the gig. I've been blessed to play music on a professional level for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,236
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Is Vic Firth's New Lacquer Bothering Your Hands?

Just bought a few pairs of VF SD2's and did notice a difference. Thought it was just me...glad that others are noticing this too and I'm not just crazy....well maybe I am, but at least not about the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 66,680
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

I'm in. Play more than just jazz, but I do a fair amount of it around Detroit. Mostly organ trio stuff lately. I enjoy the r&b, funky aspect to organ trio jazz. Just led a trio at a great place here...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Levon Helm Fans

This is a photo from what was possible the musical highlight of my life..playing on Levon's kit at one of his Midnight Rambles about 3 or so years ago. I was there gigging with Detroit legend, Mitch...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,057
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: What's with the who?

[QUOTE=WhoIsTony?;1216723]put on Live At Leeds....and if you don't hear one of the most amazing explosive rock bands in the history of recorded music ....then you and I have a completely different...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,727
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: The Drum Set Recipe/Formula

Drums: Radio King or 60's Ludwig
Snare: Ludwig Supra, Dunnett SS, Radio King solid shell
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Gibraltar
Pedal: DW
Groove: good
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,106
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: What drum/cymbal/piece of gear have you owned the longest?

the bass drum reso head from the Club Dates my parents bought me for Christmas in 1964. Wish I still had the drums....................
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,587
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Do you keep adjusting your kit?

I've been playing drums most of my life, professionally since age 15 (I'm 58). It always seemed like my set up morphed based on what gear I currently felt like using and the requirements of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,773
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Who's Gigging Tonight for NYE?

Country club jazz gig. Mostly brushes, piece of cake. 5:30 till 9:00. Loaded out by 9:30 and I still get to ring in the new year with my one and only....
Forum: Drums 12-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,839
Posted By ron pangborn
Re: Does anyone make a "quiet" snare drum?

I recieved in a trade a 13x6.5 Ludwig Centeniall maple snare and it's become my "quiet" snare. It has a wonderful full tone and can be cranked up to really pop, but tuned med to med-high, it sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,250
Posted By ron pangborn

Seriously...carpet squares? Take everyone's advice and get a cheap indoor - outdoor carpet at walmart.
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