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Forum: Drums 04-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By larryz
Re: Gretsch Renown Maple vs PDP Concept Maple

My Renown babies. Sweet. Don't delay. Go get em.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By larryz
Re: Double pedal - on it's way out.

I was unaware your tumor but glad to hear the good news. Personally, I pray to the gods of natural health. The body is a living thing and can heal itself if given the proper nutrition, etc.. Anyway,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 897
Posted By larryz
Re: College- What do i do!! :(

Yes to the above response. Also inquire as to whether there are any other students in your town commuting to the school. perhaps you can carpool or just pay someone gas money. Or get a cheap used...
Forum: Drums 04-15-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By larryz
Re: Gretsch Renown Maple vs PDP Concept Maple

My Gretsch Renown 57 bop kit will probably be the only "new" kit I'll ever own. Basically a USA kit assembled overseas. It's criminal what I paid brand new ($740 total). The kit is total class. The...
Forum: Drums 04-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By larryz
Re: Help date these Ludwig Rockers, please

The only Rockers worth seeking out are the black & white Ludwig badge (the won't have "Rockers" anywhere on them) - which were made in USA in North Carolina through late 1980s. Interiors will be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By larryz
Re: Tips on Selling a Drumset?

I have only come across one Manu K. set sold in my city over the last 5 years on Craigslist, so they aren't common. I'd go $400 if you have the matching snare. Good luck.

p.s. The kit also goes...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By larryz
Re: What Haven't You Played Yet but Really Want To?

A Guru anything. Maybe someday Andy ... :)

A vintage Camco kit as well.
Forum: Drums 04-03-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By larryz
Re: Joey Kramer joins Pearl Drum Company

I always liked looking on the back of a baseball card and seeing a player's commitment to a team that he played with for years and years. Like Willie Stargell, the old Pirate - like

1966 ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 730
Posted By larryz
Re: Will anyone ever write another 'classic'

Not at the rate the 1960s-70s were churning out hits. I've heard the argument that radio today just doesn't play the good stuff but it's still out there. I don't think so. I listen to independent...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By larryz
Re: Where do all the drum sets go?

Funny. Bermuda went on record last year I believe as stating when his birthday cake has 65 candles on it the vintage kits will be on the auction block. I'm waiting :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,622
Posted By larryz
Re: ARE 13" TOMS OBSELETE?

I'm with you. I have no use for a 10" tom. It's 12 & 13 all the way too. I quickly disposed of my Catalina "Euro" kit because of the darn 10" size.

I'd look vintage if I were you. Ludwig...
Forum: Drums 03-26-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By larryz
Re: Why so many plies?

Don't forget Ludwig's "The Brick" snare. 20 plies and definitely for the macho man, construction worker by day, drummer by night kinda guy.
Forum: Drums 03-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By larryz
Re: "That Great Gretsch Sound...."

What is the Motown Sound? Or the Philly Sound? Memphis? Heartland Rock?

Renowns are great and affordable. you won't be disappointed.
Forum: Drums 03-25-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,208
Posted By larryz
Re: Sakae drums

Has anyone shelled out the megabucks for a kit yet? I'd like to hear from anyone on this. Yes almighty they are. Just have to figure out how to afford.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,293
Posted By larryz
Re: Better than the original??.....Noooooo!!!!!!

It's actually a compliment to the Beatles. Most, if not all, cover songs the Beatles recorded were much much better than the originals.

Even friggen "Til There Was You" from that lousy musical...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By larryz
Re: Best vehicle for a gigging band?

"Gonna love her in my Chevy Van and that's alright with me..."

Oh Sammy Johns. You were so misunderstood. I hope that one hit wonder is still paying the bills.
Forum: Drums 03-19-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By larryz
Re: You gotta use the right heads on that tiny bass drum!

Informative post. Thanks. Yeah. I still haven't found the time to get my 18" Renown bass where I want it. This helps.
Forum: Drums 03-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By larryz
Re: This kit vs. this other kit

Get the Renown but talk the seller down $100. The burst finish isn't one of my favorites though. But sound-wise Gretsch wins. Made from USA shells but assembled overseas. Closest to US made as you...
Forum: Drums 03-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By larryz
Re: Affordable drum sets - Which one?

I'd recommend a used Gretsch Renown kit. Good luck.
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 706
Posted By larryz
Re: My Camco Refurb with pix!

Beauties! You should be gigging the coffeehouse circuit with those...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,177
Posted By larryz
Re: Feel good drumming photos

Some DW'er posted this a few years ago. I forget his name. If anyone can recall give him props.

Love it!
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By larryz
Re: Uh Hum .... Hemorrhoid

Remember too that hem's start from within. Topical stuff like this is good but fix the problem from within the body. Get the bioflavinoids as well. Your butt veins will thank me later
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,272
Posted By larryz
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By larryz
Re: Uh Hum .... Hemorrhoid

Easy fix.

Take a bioflavinoid supplement. It works wonders.
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Forum: Drums 03-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 464,123
Posted By larryz
Re: Yamaha Drums

You could've done better until I opened my big mouth and asked MF a question about this insane listing. $414 free shipping for 5 piece Stage Custom shell pack! Could've had it until they realized an...
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