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Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By opentune
Re: Just saw "The Wrecking Crew" movie

great movie. Muscle Shoals has an even more a human story behind it......and they made hits in the middle of nowhere.
I think the great common thread of all these places, Shoals, Wrecking Crew, Stax...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By opentune
Re: Losing an eye to a hi hat rod, injury and prevention

agree with the last post.
but if you're truly worried here is an idea. bring a cork or tennis ball with small hole to place on tip of hi hat rod.
Forum: Drums 07-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By opentune
Re: Ludwig Drum I.D.

Agreed, a greta buy, but a few driveway scratches won't matter anyway. It's a great sounding drum.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 874
Posted By opentune
Re: Preparing for Cruise Ships. Some advice?

That would be 'Todd Bishop' I think...who posts pretty frequently. Pretty funny posts too!
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By opentune
Re: Bernard Purdie Tells His Story!

Thanks for posting this. Look forward to the other parts. This guy has seen and heard a lot.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-21-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 622
Posted By opentune
Re: Trouble playing rock stuff

Arguably not 'rock', but try any of these three, and work hard not to embellish anything.

Soul Man
Billie Jean
Green Onions
Forum: Drums 07-21-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By opentune
Re: Help with bearing edge damage?

Ahhhh...gettin' into those vintage drums I see.

Nice wrap. That shell ding would be a good bargaining point on a sale.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By opentune
Re: Outdoor Shows - Head and Humidity

OK (minor thread derail) but beware the rampant myths on hydration, promoted by bottle companies and eschewed by medical researchers. No need to drink if you don't have thirst. Your kidneys do their...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,289
Posted By opentune
Re: Timing test

854. It only improved when I hit my keyboard with a drumstick instead of finger.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By opentune
Re: News from the UK premier fans FB page

Yes all original wires. I bought it from the original owner. iI read somewhere to never fart around with them so never do. The parallel strainer beats Ludwigs but is a tight job to change the reso....
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By opentune
Re: Photo Essay: Ludwig Mfg Center in NC

Would love to work in the 'wave room'.
Ann Ross must have wrapped a lot of kits out there.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By opentune
Re: News from the UK premier fans FB page

Too bad to hear. I recently bought a 1971 Premier 2000 snare and am super impressed with its construction and sound. Have been showing more interest in this company since then and thought they were...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By opentune
Re: Info on this vintage Sonor kit?

Ahem....looking forward to the video in your practice space.

Do we know if Purdie used his own Sonor kit on all those records, or a studio kit? Should be in his new book.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By opentune
Re: Where's all the gear?

I think it is all a conspiracy. all old sets are being bought up and hidden by these companies. cymbals are bought and Bronze re melted.
Forum: Drums 07-15-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By opentune
Re: help me decide on vintage drums?

Ask why.

(1) Is it the mojo appeal, or (2) they suit your personality, or (3) do they have a sound you have in your head? If so, yes try them out.

As many on here will attest, without a doubt...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By opentune
Forum: Drums 07-15-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,149
Posted By opentune
Re: The ubiquity of smaller kits

You need data to say. Randomly access 100 youtube videos or 100 TV shows/appearances of bands and count up the statistics on 4 piece kits. Report back please.
Forum: Drums 07-15-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By opentune
Re: Blasphemy Snare

Well, it's not a "Slingerland' shell so no gods to be angered. It's a modern Stone Custom Shell.

But I agree, it's a modern build and you are spending the cash, so why not get some good modern...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 764
Posted By opentune
Re: 12x8 or 13x9 for single rack tom??

13-16-22 is my fave combination.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By opentune
Re: Advice please?

You married his sister, or he married your sister? If the former, be delicate, if the latter, tell him to p*ss off and grow up.

To my knowledge an acoustic guitar and a chair are pretty portable,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By opentune
Re: History of Ride Placement

I know what you mean by 'general placement' over the years but there is huge variation. looking at kits, placement went up with more toms added in 70's 80's, but in some ways now coming down last...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By opentune
Re: Too Old To Play???

I don't think one is ever too old for anything, except maybe running for president. Basically, your body will tell you when it is time to stop any activity of any kind. It simply gets too painful or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,196
Posted By opentune
Re: Drinking and Drumming

Not sure if your post was directed at me. If so, I was implying just what you said without the words 'judgmental asshat'.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,196
Posted By opentune
Re: Drinking and Drumming

OK, you're pretty down on having a couple beers before operating a calculator, holding scalpels or drumsticks. How will you get home after your rehearsal and the few Sam Adam's?

To each his/her...
Forum: Drums 07-01-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By opentune
Re: Help pinpointing an old Pearl Export's manufacture year

Nice find, that's a very good price where I live too.
Another nice thing about your find is it has some single-braced hardware which will save on weight lugging it around to gigs. I have those exact...
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