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Forum: Drums 05-07-2015, 10:50 PM
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Re: Yamaha Drums

...imho, the bca's are more resonant versions of the rc (yamaha's literature states that this was a specific design philosophy) through the use of thinner shells/lower mass hardware/die cast aluminum...
Forum: Drums 05-07-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
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Re: Tuning a Gretsch tom

...as an alternative, you may wish to consider changing drum heads that may yield a more focused tone...i understand the new classics use the same usa custom-formulated maple shells/bearing edges/die...
Forum: Drums 03-23-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
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Re: Maple kit alternative to yamaha MCA? Jazz/funk

...probably your best bet would be a vintage/semi-vintage maple sonor kit such as the designer series in maple light in bop sizes (or the hilite series or even the force maple series)...sonor has...
Forum: Drums 03-22-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By singing drums
Re: Who builds steambent snares to order?

...you may wish to consider purchasing a maple diamond cast craviotto 14x5.5 snare with bb/45 edges (special edition manufactured exclusively for maxwell's)...steve has them on sale for around $750...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
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Re: Is hard to make a living out of jazz? Are there any jobs out there?

...geez...and yet, the market for bop/jazz kits seems robust (for now at least)...
Forum: Drums 03-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
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Re: Show your kits that I don't know about

...very good advice, if you can get over the "tough love"...imho...
Forum: Drums 03-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By singing drums
Re: Santos rosewood - a difficult build, but -----

...wow!...beautiful collection of drums...and tastefully photographed in a manner that enhances the aesthetic appeal of the drums as a natural part of its overall surroundings; sort of like a visual...
Forum: Drums 03-13-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By singing drums
Re: Sakae Eco Friendly Snares

...good point...tho the broader issue would be that if a manufacturer makes a new drum to fulfill market demand, then the adoption of sustainable practices could prove beneficial...of course the...
Forum: Drums 03-13-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By singing drums
Re: Sakae Eco Friendly Snares

...definitely a self-serving move by sakae, tho, in rebuttal, a good move to educate/sensitize the buying public about the environmental benefits of using locally-sourced woods and other sustainable...
Forum: Drums 03-11-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By singing drums
Re: Asking your opinion.

...yes, indeed, and this point seems to be validated when you watch the jazzers creating beautiful drum tones from what looks to be decades-old drum heads...
Forum: Drums 03-11-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By singing drums
Re: Polishing drums

...thanks for the replies...

...it seems, tho, that natural/oil finishes run the gamut in terms of what one would be willing to expose to a dampened wet cloth/micro cloth...for instance, i would...
Forum: Drums 03-10-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By singing drums
Re: Polishing drums

...would you also recommend using dry microfiber clothes for "natural" (nearly raw wood) finishes such as the yamaha absolute-series drums in vintage natural finishes?...yamaha's vn finishes seem...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By singing drums
Re: DW Fans testers users, questions for you

...fair enough...

...one last suggestion: some retailers (such as columbus percussion) have liberal return policies (for instance, columbus permits you to try your kit for up to six month - i...
Forum: Drums 03-07-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By singing drums
Re: DW Fans testers users, questions for you

...some suggestions: if you are in the market for dw drums (performance or collector series) would it be such an inconvenience to merely ask your local store to set up the stock dw's for you to test,...
Forum: Drums 03-06-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By singing drums
Re: Walberg and Auge is back

...good point...hummm, a hardware company (albeit importer) wanting to expand to drum making by using the shells of an american oem source reminds me of another company that has since become the...
Forum: Drums 03-06-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By singing drums
Re: Drums built like guitars are built. . .

...thanks for posting...

...it is refreshing to see a cross-synthesis of music-making arts ideas filtering down to the percussive sector (drums)...indeed, the industry is evolving in the exact...
Forum: Drums 03-06-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,846
Posted By singing drums
Re: More Ludwig Signet porn

...here you go: an original 1960s "oaklawn" camco kit just listed by steve...

http://www.maxwelldrums.com/camco-201216-drum-1960s-oaklawn-kind-p-10919.html
Forum: Drums 03-04-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By singing drums
Re: A little thunderstorm - Tour zebrano video

...incredible power/projection/tone, imho...that said, your floor tom is exceptional and sounds a bit like a 14" broadkaster floor tom i heard recently...what bearing edges are you using?...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,408
Posted By singing drums
Re: 22" x 12" bass drum - 2015 Origin photo's / spec's

...as always, original thinking, design and execution...great job!...

...would you classify the design as a hybrid segmented/stave shell?...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By singing drums
Re: "New" kit arrived damaged - need advice.

...i believe reverb is affiliated with chicago music exchange, a large chicago music retailer...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,846
Posted By singing drums
Re: More Ludwig Signet porn

...great observations!...

...your new paiste gong (and stand/mallet) really completes the look...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By singing drums
Re: Give Bermuda Some!

...and vice-versa re your contributions to dw...congratulations!...
Forum: Drums 03-02-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,151
Posted By singing drums
Re: Walberg and Auge is back

...but i should think the life experience would be priceless (as mastercard notes), no?...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,366
Posted By singing drums
Re: Crazy hard work has it's compensations - my playground :)

...apologies...was just imagining the demographics of the "kids" leaving the guru playground with playground kits....
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By singing drums
Re: Brian Blade: The Bedrock Foundation for Everything I Do

...nice article, thanks for posting...
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