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Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Preparing for Cruise Ships. Some advice?

Most of what you really need to know has been covered work wise.

Out of interest, can you swim? That isn't a trick question.

Also, do you have any secondary qualifications? Everyone, except...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: News from the UK premier fans FB page

It's a shame to hear this, but I have to say that the direction new Premier appeared to be making just didn't seem to sit right with me. I know they got a lot of critique from the US market about the...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,004
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Am I the ONLY guy that likes the sound of poplar drums?

A drum, is a drum, is a drum..... That great 'Gretsch Sound' was made by 'locally sourced hardwoods' and other manufacturers built their reputations on sourcing local materials.

There was a shift...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,206
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Drinking and Drumming

I never drink alcohol and play, and I wouldn't expect anyone else to do so. How would you feel if a pissed up paramedic attended a scene of an accident, your tax advisor smelled of beer as he was...
Forum: Drums 07-03-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,825
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: How many drum kits have you owned?

Hmmm....


In the last 35 years, kits I've owned to actually use in a live environment; five acoustic and one electric. It would have been six acoustic kits, but one of the bass drums on what...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Selling my Yamaha Beech Customs. What should I ask? (pics)

As a ballpark figure: I sold a Beech Custom in Green, 22, 10, 12, 13, 16 and snare with all mounts and holders for $845 a couple of years ago.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: What's your favorite drum related thing?

My drum throne.


The only piece of gear I use 100% of the time I play.
Forum: Drums 05-17-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Yamaha Detectives: Please Help Me Decode My Recording Customs...

For information and future reference.

I received this in 2010, and confirmed authenticity through a friend at Yamaha USA:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/gaaaz/img443.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By gaz farrimond
Recommended reading

An excellent article from Mike and I'd suggest everyone read it.

I love this sort of thing, it shows that you can have success without fame: http://tinyurl.com/la9z5sj


There are so many...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,793
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Forum demographic

Location: Outside Brisbane, Australia
Age: 47 going on 10
Status: Watch this space, interesting things happening: Why else would I move to Australia?

:-)
Forum: Drums 05-14-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Capelle Drums

I don't have much time at the moment, but I'll just put down a couple of things off the top of my head.

Quite a few new but yet unusual to many, (Especially across the pond) innovations were...
Forum: Drums 05-14-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Capelle Drums

The French made Capelle folded years ago. Design wise, typically quirky European: http://www.drumarchive.com/capelle/ I never got to see any of their gear in the flesh, but remember the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,557
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Incredible "policy" from Memphis Drum Shop

+1.


Another reason these caveats are being put into place by manufacturers is because of the internet and internet trading damaging manufacturers reputations.

I know of a couple of sellers...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Oops!

Is here anything protruding from the broken key section and do you have spare keys for after?

If so, do you have the following

Can WD-40
Gerber or Leatherman type tool (Others are available)...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Fraud Alert on eBay!

I sold a piece of militaria a few years ago. As it was packed in a box of other crap and would have taken quite a while to unpack I Googled for an image of the item, found one in similar condition to...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Premier Vintage Kit - Help me identifying it

So, what else is involved, as the 4 Premier shells you have described are probably worth Euro 150 max.
Forum: Drums 04-11-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Premier Vintage Kit - Help me identifying it

The Premier APK, over it's long (And recently resurrected) run had a number of different shell constructions. Heads and tuning are more important.

If you're looking for a workhorse kit, that works...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Premier Vintage Kit - Help me identifying it

It's a Premier APK in 'DW - Natural Walnut', entry level kit from the mid 1980's.
Forum: Drums 04-10-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 624,853
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Yamaha Drums

Unfortunately, wild tangent card being thrown in here, Yamaha have done what many a Western manufacturer did and moved production.

It will be interesting to see how (And BTW I have used Yamaha on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,107
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Acoustic Drums VS Electronic Drum Kits

Quite a few people have mentioned this: I set my e-drums up so the centre of the pad is where the centre of the relevant acoustic drum, or for cymbals the correct edge; would be.

20 minutes and a...
Forum: Drums 04-08-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Yamaha identification

BachBeat, that information there is only for the 9000 Recording Custom kits.


Militant, pictures of the lugs and tom mounts may help date the drums.

This is exactly the same style and...
Forum: Drums 04-07-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,426
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Brady drum kits - experience?

Kelly, I hope you don't mind my revisiting this thread.

Who, if any; are your Brisbane / SE QLD dealers?

Just for the sake of research and all....
Forum: Drums 04-07-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 624,853
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Yamaha Drums

I have a thing about Oak Customs:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/gaaaz/OakCustoms_zps47d71f56.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Thats interesting, from what I remember most of the six figure tax-payer paid
wasters wouldn't be seen dead north of Hillingdon.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By gaz farrimond
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Coming from Wigan and trying to promote bands in the 1980's with TW's help, I understand your cynicism mate, I really do as I understand nothing has changed.

But TAA it right, and mention...
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