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Forum: Drums 06-17-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By pgm554
Re: Die cast hoops

DW,Pearl and Gibraltar make die cast,but are not cheap.
But are cheaper than Yamaha as a 14" DC aluminum Yammie is about $115 and a DW is about $45 US.
DC hoops in general have become very...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By pgm554
Cascio flash sale

Got an offer for 22% of anything over $299 today.

Not one item I tried to buy would take the coupon.

We're talking Paiste,Sabian,Zildjian ,Tama ,Pearl,Yamaha and DW just to name a few.
After...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 205,089
Posted By pgm554
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Picked up 8 cheap Remo snare heads on sale.

4 Yamaha branded Ambassador @$3.60 per and 4 hazy snare side @$7.31 per.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By pgm554
Bill Ludwig III and new Ludwig kickstarter snare drums

Whatever became of that?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/735294170/wfliii-drums-resurrecting-the-ludwig-family-legacy
Forum: Drums 06-09-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By pgm554
Re: New wood DW True Sonic snares

For a mere $759 bucks,it can be yours:

https://www.thedwstore.com/collections/snares/products/5x14-maple-true-sonic-snare-drum-natural-satin-oil-with-chrome-hardware-so-1081128
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,296
Posted By pgm554
Re: I'm tired of standard drumkits. Need inspiration and ideas

Check out the guy from Kinky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tGhgajBJRU
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By pgm554
Re: World's first bionic drummer

Deja vu.
I was at a Guitar Center the other day and spotted a drummer with a missing left forearm playing.
He had the stick taped to his stump and was actually quite adept at laying down a groove.
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By pgm554
Re: Trainwrecks anyone?

Played at a club called the Alpen Glow in Hayward back in the day.
A bar that folks like Santana and Eddie Money once played.

We show up at 7 to do a sound check as we were scheduled as an...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,116
Posted By pgm554
Forum: Drum Technique 05-27-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By pgm554
Re: Hand goes numb

As pointed out ,it could be a nerve issue that is being aggravated over the years by playing.
Phil Collins has it ,and it ain't pretty.
Forum: Drums 05-24-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By pgm554
Re: GRETSCH RENOWN MAPLE?

Was there ever a Renown 13x5.5 maple snare? All I see in google are 14s. The seller hadn't answered my PM. This is a picture.

Does anyone here have one? How is it. I'm choosing between this (not...
Forum: Drums 05-22-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By pgm554
Re: The longest wait?

Talked to one of the sales guys at a local drum shop and places like Gretsch have only one drum builder on custom kits .

When asked why not add another drum builder ,he was told it wasn't...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,562
Posted By pgm554
Re: Top 10 drummers you've seen in the flesh?

Best I've ever seen live is Michael Walden with Warriors at the Keystone in Berkeley.

Also rans are:

Gadd with Al DeMeola.
Tony Williams.(his band)
Jack DeJonette.(his band)
Peer...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 987
Posted By pgm554
Re: 24x14 vs 22x16 - Can't Decide!

I like the 22 as it gives you more flexibility in tom mounting.

You can go lower with a 22 ,you can't with a 24.
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By pgm554
Re: Working at a music store

I knew a couple of guys that worked GC.
Lousy pay and bennies with no job security.

I read one of their sales training brochures and it was about selling the dream.

If you're any good at...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,393
Posted By pgm554
Re: Drumming foot injury - advice?

Sounds like you've got Metatarsalgia,

https://runnerunleashed.com/2013/11/19/running-with-ball-of-the-foot-pain/
Forum: Drums 05-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By pgm554
Re: New wood DW True Sonic snares

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

They copied the Jasper shell formulation in their jazz series and pretty much copied Slingerland Radio King snare drums too.

Just wondering how much...
Forum: Drums 05-06-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By pgm554
New wood DW True Sonic snares

You knew it was coming .

Move over reissue Rogers wood Dyna's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP7vfuQ7QEw
Forum: Drums 04-30-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,378
Posted By pgm554
Re: Good Ole American made Ludwig Quality Assurance

Ludwig has been hit and miss for a very long time.

I had a Carl Palmer Venus snare that was so poorly designed that the snares wouldn't properly disengage.

As for the Copperphonic,lot's of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By pgm554
Re: DFO hacked again

They have technical issues over there that need to be resolved.

It was inferred that I started a witch hunt and the site is clean.

However ,if one does a blacklist lookup on the site ,it is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By pgm554
Re: DFO hacked again

If you're going to be the sysadmin of a site ,it's your obligation to maintain it.
There are some fundamentals that need to be observed such as keep it up to date with the latest Wordpress patches...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By pgm554
Re: DFO hacked again

drumforum.org

An adblocker does not block scripts which do something called cross site scripting(like the old java bomb attack)

I used to use a script blocker all the time ,but since Firefox...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By pgm554
Re: DFO hacked again

I went there because somebody on a different forum was having member registration issues.

As soon as I got there ,it was the red screen of death.

Never go there on a regular basis anymore.
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By pgm554
DFO hacked again

To you folks using or about to use DFO ,be aware it's hacked with a XSS script attack(again).

So you have been warned.
Forum: Drums 04-13-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By pgm554
Re: Yamaha SC snare upgrade

You should be able to order the set with a steel snare too.

https://www.drumshack.co.uk/yamaha-sss1455-stage-custom-steel-snare-14-x5-5-10-lug-snare-drum/p/11181
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