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Forum: Drums 08-27-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 756
Posted By barryabko
Re: Naked shell porn - Old school finishing.

Hey Andy,

Those look beautiful!

I've done a fair amount of wood finishing with lacquer, shellac, poly, tung oil, etc. My favorite visual finish is 100% pure tung oil but "doing it right" takes...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 900
Posted By barryabko
Re: Does anyone actually like big finales?

Hate them but I'll do them if the song requires it or if others in the band want to.
Forum: Drums 08-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By barryabko
Re: Which is/was heavier - Sonor Designer or Yamaha RC?

I don't have a Sonor Designer but I do have several other Sonor kits: Phonic Plus (9 ply beech square depth), Phonic (9 ply beech standard depth) and Performer (6 ply beech power depths) and my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By barryabko
Re: Moody Blues’s Graeme Edge: A Responsibility to Play the Hits

I saw the Moody Blues a few years ago at the Nokia in L.A. They played most of their big hits and were just amazing! Justin Hayward was particularly impressive!
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 834
Posted By barryabko
Re: something I am building

Hi All,

Yes, of course without the lug being held in place somehow, as the top T rod is tightened it will pull up and add tension to the bottom head. My suggestion was to use locking nuts to keep...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 834
Posted By barryabko
Re: something I am building

Locking nuts on the T rods should work. Loosen each nut one at a time to tighten the T rods. The tightened nut on the opposite side of the floating lug should hold it in place while adjusting.
Forum: Drums 08-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By barryabko
Re: SUPRAPHONIC WOOD HOOPS

I use a wood top hoop on my 6.5" bronze Supra and like it VERY much! It retains all of the wonderful original Supra sonic qualities while warming it up somewhat. The cross stick is amazing.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By barryabko
Re: Trusting others with your kit?

On the few occasions I let others used my kit some kind of damage (usually unintentional) has occurred - scratched/dented wood hoops, scratched tom shell, scratched chrome, etc. I no longer let...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,678
Posted By barryabko
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

Congratulations, Bermuda! Very cool.
Forum: Drums 07-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 509,764
Posted By barryabko
Re: Yamaha Drums

The prices I see on eBay for used Stage Customs makes them look like a great value. If anybody knows about an 18" tom or kick in the older style (full length lugs) in the dark red (not cranberry...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By barryabko
Re: Anyone ever try to poach your seat?

I agree. Letting the band management know your available if circumstances change with the current drummer is a pro-active approach that may pan out in the future. Putting down the current drummer...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,389
Posted By barryabko
Re: Another Band Drama Thread

The "naturally" loudest instrument in most bands is the drums. The drummer should, IMHO, keep his/her volume level in check as is appropriate for the venue and style of music. All of the other...
Forum: Drums 06-26-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By barryabko
Re: Playing With No Wraps

As others have said, it is not a "problem" and the drums may actually sound somewhat better as the wood shells are not being damped by the wrap covering so they can resonate more freely. Unfinished...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,210
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ghost Drummer for Kiss, Jimi, Alice Cooper etc

Hi Steve, thanks for your reply.

Even though I'm a huge Beatles fan, and Ringo has been a major influence on me, until I started reading about their recording process I must admit that I was...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,210
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ghost Drummer for Kiss, Jimi, Alice Cooper etc

Hi Steve,

I have read that the end of Dear Prudence had McCartney, Lennon and Harrison all playing on the same drum kit at the same time. If true, my guess is that Paul was sitting on the throne...
Forum: Drums 06-13-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,723
Posted By barryabko
Re: Pearl or Gibraltar drum rack?

I've used Gibraltar round tube racks for many years and presently own five of them. I have never had any slipping issues. I tighten the clamps properly and use memory locks to assure exact...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,730
Posted By barryabko
Re: Finally!

Really nice, Andy. You should be proud!
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By barryabko
Ringo / Beatles AWESOME drum head on order! Other items also available.

I have commissioned artist Russ Lease to recreate for me an exact replica of what is probably the most famous single item in all of pop music - Ringo’s drum head from the Beatles’ first Ed Sullivan...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By barryabko
Yamaha Recording Custom - 22" kick head/tuning advice please

Hi All,

I recently purchased a mid 1980s Recording Custom kit in Cherry Wood. Sizes are: 8" x 10", 8" x 12", 14" x 14" ft, 16" x 16" ft, 16" x 22" kick. I added a 9" x 13" tom made in 2000 and was...
Forum: Drums 06-04-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By barryabko
Re: Deal of a lifetime or ripped off for being gullable

"Scratch resistant" is not the same as "scratch proof".

I own quite a few Sonor drums (but not an S Class) and this kit would have very limited resale ability IMHO without proper badges and...
Forum: Drums 05-25-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By barryabko
Re: Combining Different Hoops..Anyone Tried Doing This?

I generally use the same hoops on top and on bottom. One exception is on a 6.5" x 14" Ludwig bronze Supraphonic keystone badge I own. I purchased it new and played it with the supplied hoops for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By barryabko
Re: How long could you do it?

I'm still keeping perfect time since I started reading this thread yesterday. Sure - in my dreams! :-)
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By barryabko
Remo Emperor vs. Emperor "Batter" - are they different?

Hi All,

I recently purchased a 1980s vintage Yamaha Recording Custom kit (standard depths - Cherry Wood). Most of the heads on it are in pretty good condition and I also replaced a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By barryabko
Re: The Muscle Shoals Sound

Hi Gruntersdad,

Thanks for the link.

This Saturday I was at one of the regular jams I attend here in L.A. with an array of amazing players (studio and "civilian") playing a wide selection of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By barryabko
Re: The Muscle Shoals Sound

Hi Gruntersdad,

Thanks for the link but I I had found that previously and it seems to only list the albums and not individual sings.

Barry
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