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Forum: Drums 03-29-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Pork Pie Beech snare no longer available?

Most Pork Pie snares are somewhat limited in production. The only one that I know of that has been in continuos production is the BOB.
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,865
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Endorsements retarded?

Dear Earth Drummer. No one care who you are and what you play. When tens of thousands do, you might get a deal. Should Porsche give big discounts on their cars because you are a good driver? At...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,123
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Ever see a 'big time' drummer before they were famous? Tell us about it!

Used to go to keg parties in Pasadena in the mid 70s and see Van Halen play on peoples patios until cops would show up....
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,505
Posted By gmrakich
Re: What do you do when the band pushes the beat beyond your ability?

Morph over into halftime, and then speed up until they can't keep up.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,176
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

If you have to ask, you have never played a set of them.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,468
Posted By gmrakich
Re: What Kit Do You Use?

I know a guy......and so it goes...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,468
Posted By gmrakich
Re: What Kit Do You Use?

Current set up is ...
Pork Pie Drums
14x 6.5 Pork Pie Aluminum snare
DW 5000 for the feets
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,724
Posted By gmrakich
Re: My dream kit, finally becoming reality!

Check out Pork Pie....I have 12 PP kits...all wonderful, and you can TALK IN ENGLISH to the guy making your kit when you custom order it.
Forum: Drums 05-04-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,782
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Yamaha Recording Custom Owners?

Great kits. Head selection will alter characteristics of attack, decay, sustain or "ring". These shells adapt extremely well to different head combos. They will produce whatever you want sound...
Forum: Drums 05-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,834
Posted By gmrakich
Re: 16x24 bass drum availability

any custom company can do any drum any size. Also Yamaha RC have a 24x16.
Forum: Drums 05-03-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,273
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Acrylic Drum Question

I think getting an "even look" is the issue and why this has never and will never be done.
Forum: Drums 05-02-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,828
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Rogers Londoner on CL. Priced right?

With the snare...maybe price is correct....if you are a Rogers freak and it is really that clean. Rent is due.....offer him $1400.....
Forum: Drums 04-22-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Where can I find a line with 22 x 16" Bass drum?

Yamaha RC offers a 22x16 kick....I have one.
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,824
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Buddy Rich - An octoban user?

None that I know of but I did see Buddy in 1981 or 1982 at Disneyland and he had a rototom set uo over his HH. He just kinda spun it while hitting it for 10 seconds or so and that was it for the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,824
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Buddy Rich - An octoban user?

This would not be unusual. Buddy also used roto toms a few times as "accent" pieces.
Forum: Drums 04-11-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,839
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Acrylic Drums

Acrylic is 18.876% louder than maple on the Diggler scale.
Forum: Drums 04-10-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,663
Posted By gmrakich
Forum: Drums 04-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,469
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Brady Drums...wow

Brady drums are great. They are expensive, but worth every penny. The sound is somewhere between angels singing and Zeus getting down.
Forum: Drums 04-03-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 31,351
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Vinatge TAMA Superstar Restoration

Your drum kung fu is very strong.

GREAT looking shells.
Forum: Drums 04-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,718
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Can anyone confirm the date of my Yammy 9000?

They did not start using those lugs until the merger with Premier I think.....early to mid 80s I would guess. Until the mid 80s or so they would finish the interiors same as exteriors on natural...
Forum: Drums 03-30-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Attention Vintage Japanese Experts

I think vintage is over 25 years old.

I had a friend in high school who had that exact same kit....about 1977 or so. It was old then. I'd buy it. I collect cheesewood kits.
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,048
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Ladies DrummerWorld Drummers?

Kelly is a bad ass too!
Forum: Drums 03-30-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,797
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Question on PDP X7

There is maple, and there is MAPLE.
Forum: Drums 03-30-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 41,904
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Pearl Export

My only complaint about Pearl Exports is their volume. Not a loud drum. If you are gigging and mic'd up, they will be fine, and you don't worry about them getting scratched or hurt,,,,,for...
Forum: Drums 03-29-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,338
Posted By gmrakich
Re: Mapex Saturn vs Yamaha recording custom

I have nine maple kits. The only non maple kit is a YRC. They are.....great.
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