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Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,489
Posted By barryabko
Re: Bid like a man!

Exactly! Bidding before the last few seconds of an auction only serves to make someone else counter with a higher bid which ultimately drives up the winning price.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By barryabko
Re: Preparing for the first gig

+1 That will be very helpful. Along the same lines is to be very well practiced individually and as a group. Muscle memory is very important as it helps to overcome possible mistakes made from...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 53,014
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ringo Starr... Good or bad?

That site is by my friend Gary Astridge. He is considered the world authority regarding Ringo's Beatles era drum kits.
Forum: Drums 05-30-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By barryabko
Re: Pearl free floater snare question

Yes. The actual shell needs to be 1.5" shorter than overall height you'd like the snare to be. You will need to change to longer tension rods with a taller shell.
Forum: Drums 05-28-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By barryabko
Re: Unknown brand drumkit - Can You help me please?

I don't know what brand that is but an actual vintage kit (1960s or 1970s) would have handles on the kick drum tension rods.
Forum: Drummers 05-27-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By barryabko
Re: Alex Acuna

Yes, Alex is a great player. I have a Gon Bops Alex Aacuna Special Edition cajon which I like very much.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,590
Posted By barryabko
Re: Forum demographic

I live in the Los Angeles area and played professionally for twelve years starting at age fifteen. I'm fifty eight but I'm sure that must be some kind of mistake on my drivers license!:-)

I would...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By barryabko
Re: Here's an idea!

Would it be possible for the moderators to create a new section where all the threads about first time purchases can be placed? Newbies can be referred to that section for more info that can help...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By barryabko
Re: Cast metal snares.

I have the Drumcraft cast aluminum snare in both the 5.5" and 6.5" sizes as well as a Sonor D508 (ferromanganese) and many other metal (and wood) snares.

The 6.5" Drumcraft is currently my...
Forum: Drums 04-07-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig Snare Find....worth anything?

The top rering looks a little wavy, like it was recut but not as well as it could have been.
Forum: Drums 03-28-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,255
Posted By barryabko
Re: Top 5 Metal Snares

Of the snares I own my favorite metal are (in no particular order):

Ludwig Spraphonic 6.5" bronze (keystone badge) with a wood batter hoop.
Rogers Dyna-Sonic (1971).
Sonor D506X...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By barryabko
Re: Warning, imminent British invasion of New Jersey & New Orleans!

Hi Andy,

Have a great trip! If your plans change to include Southern California, let me know.

Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By barryabko
Re: Why do the wooden hoops on this snare have flat straight sections?

IMO, It is a tom hoop and someone cut the gates into it.
Forum: Drums 03-13-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By barryabko
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,782
Posted By barryabko
Re: Blurred lines ripped off the "feel"

Most of the top songwriters in the pop music industry have special insurance for lawsuits regarding copyright infringement.

Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By barryabko
Re: ID this really weird snare drum????

That parallel strainer is very similar to the one used in TAMA King Beat snares.
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By barryabko
Re: Give Bermuda Some!

Congratulations, Jon!
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 30,179
Posted By barryabko
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,041
Posted By barryabko
Re: Drummers you thought sucked,but...

Also, listen to Watcher of the Skies.
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,041
Posted By barryabko
Re: Drummers you thought sucked,but...

Just to clarify: The drummer on almost all of the Carpenters' studio tracks was the great Hal Blaine.

There are many clips on a YouTube of Karen playing live in which she showed her drumming...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,041
Posted By barryabko
Re: Drummers you thought sucked,but...

Karen was a terrific drummer! Even though she was one of the most popular female pop singers she thought of herself as a drummer first.
Forum: Drums 02-03-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By barryabko
Re: Sonor Vintage Series-2015

They looked very nice at NAMM.
Forum: Drums 01-27-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 50,029
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

I saw them at NAMM and they looked the same as I remembered.
Forum: Drums 01-26-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 50,029
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

Out of curiosity, has anyone tried putting a gloss or semi-gloss coating on the Signet drums. I think the Ebony finish, for example, might perk up quite nicely.

I have heard them on store display...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By barryabko
Re: Hilarious! Gretsch/DW

Ha! That is SO funny!!

Thanks, Jon. I hope to see you Fri at 11:00 at NAMM.
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