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Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By uniongoon
Re: anybody know whats going on with Vaughncraft?

The repaired re-ring in this picture will probably play and survive just fine, I would be more concerned that it is two steam bent shells glued together to make one. I think I prefer my solid shells...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta back with Yamaha?

Why not mention him by name? I have bought some parts and have chatted back and forth through emails with him. He seems like a down to earth good dude. And his snare drums are some of the best...
Forum: Drums 11-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Premier Resonator snare drum liner?

I am intrigued Blackduck. post up some video and share.
In the 80's, I like probably hundreds of others, lusted over the black double bass resonator kit Premier had in their catalogue. Unfortunately...
Forum: Drums 11-29-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Solid shell snare?

A huge subject that would be really hard to define in a simple forum post.
para diddle Pete. I love those two snare drums. Especially the first with the little hotel logo.
Personally I will only...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,177
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Confusion on rolls - open or closed?

WOW! You should just call your buzz rolls the "closed mind roll"
Chad Wackerman explained in detail the lengths Murray Spivak went to instil the importance of building a buzz roll using 3 strokes...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Special Bubinga

Thank You. For now I am keeping it. I have a fellow builder who has offered to buy if I Name a price. I put so much time into this build, and this wood is so rare I doubt I can repeat it, So I want...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By uniongoon
Re: drum hardware sites

2 1/4" is not strange. If you step up and spend a little more for Allstar or in Canada, Champagne makes similar. The Posts are fully adjustable on the threaded tubes so they can be fitted to any hole...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,172
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Who does this, really?

Funny Andy should mention kicking down the stairs thing.
I used a set of Milestones on the road for a good 10 years, (later became Tempus). Those drums were indestructible and there was some icy...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Special Bubinga

I was at Century Mill Lumber at the right moment. They got in a load of Bubinga and only one board was like this. It sold for big money, and I got the live edge cut offs. (only $28!!!) The Lumber...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Special Bubinga

After brushing about 12 coats of Polyurethane, I let it dry for a month. I have a full shop with spray equipment, but as I am sure you will see, this does just a good a job. Secret is lots of wet...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By uniongoon
Special Bubinga

I was able to buy the cut offs from a spalted and worm holed slice of Bubinga. It was just enough to build a 13X7 snare. Hope you like as much as I do.
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Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By uniongoon
Re: I went away and everything changed!

I am 51, started playing clubs at 17 and I thought taking 1 whole year without a drumstick was such a radical idea. I did that once, my next gig came with no rehearsal not even a kit set up and warm...
Forum: Drums 11-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Die-cast or not die-cast hoop? Snare advice.

If you "break a hoop" I would love to see a picture of that.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By uniongoon
Re: I think I'm losing it

The voice is a muscle and controlled by other muscles. you may need to reach a point where you are not pushing to the point of straining? your ability should heal if it is strained. Singing takes...
Forum: Drums 11-10-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Ludwig Vintage(?) Snare Drum

Sold for $411. Not a bad investment.
Forum: Drums 11-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Vintage Snare Drum Collectors?

Here are a few I owned at one time. All three were playable gig ready snares.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2cxdvrm.jpg

Left to right, a mid 60's Sonor Beech 4X14
A 60's Premier and an early round...
Forum: Drums 11-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By uniongoon
Re: I re-cut my bearing edge today

Good for you, although a good edge can be had quicker and easier if you could put the router bit in an actual router.

And let us not underestimate the attributes of the chainsaw.
I did turn this...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Country drummers!

This post is a little late, the Country Revolution, that ship has sailed. I was on the circuit in Canada since about 1992? I find for the fall fairs, corporate one nighter's, that peaked around...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Hand-feet independency double bass drum

Yes, super slow so your mind can truly link the two limbs. If you don't really go turtle slow at first, you may just find one limb just sort of following along. Really getting the impact of both...
Forum: Drummers 11-07-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 48,773
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Phil Rudd

The internet has already found him guilty. He could be OJ's new cell mate.
Forum: Drums 11-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Maple custom absolute! wow!

A little confusing. Is it two 3 piece kits, 6 drums total? Or is it one set frankensteined using two lines, only 3 drums total?

For two kits with bags, sounds like a good enough deal. I am not a...
Forum: Drums 11-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Vintage Snare Drum Collectors?

I always enjoy seeing peoples collections. Personally, a snare that is not 100% playable, gig ready, does not rate very high on my "must have" list. Soul Drums and Just Drums in Toronto both have a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Virgil now playing DW

Cant say the brand makes a difference, snare is tuned to sound identical to his Pearl, but it sure sounds like he loved the Holdsworth gig.
Forum: Drummers 11-06-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 48,773
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Phil Rudd

LMAO, not to mention the enormous array of 4 on the floor rock beats.
Forum: Drums 10-16-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By uniongoon
Re: Value of a Yamaha Maple Custom Snare?

Die cast hoops on that drum should add some value to your snare. If someone tries to lowball you by comparing it to another drum, check the style hoop on the other drum. A set of triple flange hoops...
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