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Forum: Drums 08-05-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By conchrandy
Re: If you want to hear the new Yamaha Live Customs...

Thanks! Just received the Black Shadow Sunburst in bop size sans snare. Wanted a mid level set for a summer home. I suspected that Yamaha wanted to make some kind of "Made in China" statement and...
Forum: Drums 08-05-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 47,203
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Sonor Safari

Still love my Black Galaxy's a year later. Something nice about not having to live up to a mega buck kit. Ludwig 402 looks pretty cool with it. Easy to play too, no reach for stuff.

Sits in...
Forum: Drums 07-26-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 54,537
Posted By conchrandy
Re: The Best Drum Brands In Order Are????

Very subjective. Do I take off points from the Sonor SQ2 because of the Safari? Worse, how do you define the boutiques ala Brady, Crav? Generally speaking and this is based for the most part on...
Forum: Drums 07-23-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By conchrandy
Re: My new Craviotto drum set

Nice, and no upgradeitis that afflicts us all....
Forum: Drums 07-01-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By conchrandy
Re: 1963 Slingerland

As Steve would say. "Insane". Lot's of good and available names out there. WFL, Leedy, Slniglerland, Leedy and Ludwig. You would think somebody would run with these iconic brands.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Early 50's Rock n Roll - No Floor Tom?

First drum set (no "kits" back then) in the 50's was a wmp Slingerland with no FT. Thought I had it all. Haha, maybe with a double pedal that's all we really need.
Forum: Drums 06-22-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,179
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Yamaha PHX am i missing something?

Pulled up the PHX and the Sakae on MDS. Listened to both, 18/12/14 sans snare. The Sakae is about two grand less and imo sound better. Not to mention looks better.

Interesting, all kinds of...
Forum: Drums 05-25-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Drumset with small sizes

Interesting topic. I too have the Sonor Safari and except for the pretty much throwaway snare, absolutely love it Something about it that makes it so inviting to play. The hardware is excellent...
Forum: Drums 05-08-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,247
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Why no modern single/3-ply shells?

Sakae's Trilogy line might be worth a look. Assuming they are available. yet.

Shell 3 ply maple popular maple
60 degree edge

Interesting line of drums. Not a new company, just a new...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,023
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Emmanuelle Caplette is Getting Even Better

She's good, not quite Cindy yet but impressive, fluid. Is that a wig?
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,835
Posted By conchrandy
Re: What brand of kit do you play?

Tama-Japan. Quality, versatility, flat out looks. Old school here, got over the Ludwig, Gretsch, Leedy USA whatever. Their own fault. Tama is the safest kit, bar none.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Hand Injury Problems

Been there, all the above, chiro, massage, and a quack. You need a neurologist to conduct a nerve teat. Not much fun, but in my case she revealed CTS which was corrected with surgery. Different, is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,935
Posted By conchrandy
Re: If I wanted to get into Jazz Drumming what would be 3 great records to start with?

Real Jazz 24/7 XM.
Small's Jazz Club live stream
Jazz at the Pawn Shop cd

Bottom line-live, breathe.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,612
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Which is harder Guitar or Drums?

Guitar, not to mention wife said I had a horrible voice. So back of the band I remain.

As someone else said, it's a natural selection. I can play the drums, no problem. As for guitar, no way,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,857
Posted By conchrandy
Re: How often do you drop your sticks?

not enough times..........
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,187
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Greatest Classic Rock Song

Watchtower-Hendrix
All Over Now-Stones
Lay Down Sally-Clapton
In a Garden of Eden-Iron Butterfly
Bad Moon-CCR
Shout-James Brown
Piece of My Heart-Joplin
Forum: Drums 06-01-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,882
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Gretsch renown '57 or Tama superstar Hyper Drive or something else

Can't wait any longer for the 57 Coral and Gray version. About to pull the trigger on the red bop. Imagine with Sabian brilliants. Lot of sellers, but I am willing to pay a few more bucks to get...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,248
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Ringo Starr... Good or bad?

Amazes me he continues to make every GOAT list. Good groove and musicality but horribly deficient in raw talent. A week 7 out of 10.
Forum: Drums 01-10-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,945
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Gretsch Renown 57 in Red, and a bop kit!

Off the charts. The fusion kit was priced at $1957 (lol). So what's the deal on this baby?
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Am I suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

With all due respect for alternative treatments, you can get instant relief from surgery. Minimally invasive, go home same day w/o CTS.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,299
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Whats the song and drummer that made you want to play drums?

8 years old when my uncle showed me some drum and bugle corps stuff. Haven't been the same since.
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,138
Posted By conchrandy
Re: The five most important things about drumming?

Listen
Support
Humble
Swing
Watch the Bass
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Am I suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Well...I tried all the alternate stuff, the cats paw, chiropractors, yoga and then finally accepted the fact that I was in denial. Had the surgery 5 years ago with 100% recovery.

See the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By conchrandy
Re: Am I suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Likely, especially if the little finger feels normal. Go to neurologist who will give you a nerve conduction test. The only effective remedy that I've found is surgery.
Forum: Drums 08-26-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,061
Posted By conchrandy
Re: How can I buy individual Tama Starclassic toms? HELP!

Ordered an add on from GC last year with no problems, even got a discount. They called Tama while I was there. Be prepared to wait 4 months. Perfect match to a discontinued color. Nice thing about...
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