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Old 04-20-2014, 12:16 AM
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Default I am now an official Sabian Endorser. :D

After a long, long time of searching for a "cymbal family", Sabian has opened up their door to me and now I'm an official artist. Yay for me.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:27 AM
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Congrats! For as many Sabians as I have bought, they should give my a free one. Oh wait...they already did, an AAX 10" Splash. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:39 AM
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Congratulations! So we'll start seeing ads with you in them?
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:45 AM
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Congratulations! So we'll start seeing ads with you in them?
One can hope! :D

Just to reiterate to the world...I don't have a bone through my nose or other strange piercings, opulent tattoos, weird haircut, and don't do drum covers!

I'm sure there's some place they'll find for me.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:52 AM
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Awesome! How long until we see a Bill Ray signature line?
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:55 AM
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Congrats Billy Ray!

BTW, will you be at the Chicago Drum Show with Stone Custom? If so, I'm sure we'll get to chat a bit. We'll be right next to you at the J-M booth. ;-)
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:20 AM
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Congrats Billy Ray!

BTW, will you be at the Chicago Drum Show with Stone Custom? If so, I'm sure we'll get to chat a bit. We'll be right next to you at the J-M booth. ;-)
I don't think I'm going to make it this year but certainly next. My gig schedule has been getting a bit hectic out here and I think that's going to preclude my attendance.

But hey! Stranger things have indeed happened. :D
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:09 AM
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Yay for you is right. From what I've seen you're endorser material. Congratulations.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:26 AM
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That's great, Bill. Are they letting you into their factory to hand pick your set?
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:00 AM
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That's great, Bill. Are they letting you into their factory to hand pick your set?
I'm quite certain I could make a trip up to Meductic, Canada to pick out a set, but I believe I'll just get started with a "stock set" that shall consist of 17" and 19" AAX V-crashes, 21" HH Vintage Ride, 8" 10" and 12" AAX splashes, a set of 13" AAX Evolution hats and an 18" HHX China.

That will do we rather well, methinks. :D
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:05 AM
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The V-crashes are just wonderful! I have the original Vault versions in 15-20", and they go with me on every local gig and in the studio.

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It couldn't happen to a nicer guy, Billy Ray. Good for you.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:49 AM
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Congrats, that's very cool.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:53 AM
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Congrats Bill!

Enjoy the new cymbals.
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I'd love to see some video sometime, Bill. Congrats on your new family!
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Well-deserved, man. Congratulations!
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:22 PM
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I'm quite certain I could make a trip up to Meductic, Canada to pick out a set, but I believe I'll just get started with a "stock set" that shall consist of 17" and 19" AAX V-crashes, 21" HH Vintage Ride, 8" 10" and 12" AAX splashes, a set of 13" AAX Evolution hats and an 18" HHX China.

That will do we rather well, methinks. :D
Hubba hubba... are you getting a custom AAX-produced set of Evolutions or is that a typo?
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:45 PM
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Billy Ray Valentine...Capricorn..... (obscure movie line, any guesses?)

and now Sabian endorser. Progratulations.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:49 PM
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Congrats!!

Stanke hooked you up I take it.

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:50 PM
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Excellent news! Good choices both ways methinks :)
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:59 PM
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Billy Ray Valentine...Capricorn..... (obscure movie line, any guesses?)

and now Sabian endorser. Progratulations.
Trading Places!!! Awesome movie!!

He's a karate man...karate man bruises on the inside...
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:12 PM
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Hubba hubba... are you getting a custom AAX-produced set of Evolutions or is that a typo?
No, here's what I'm thinking. I'm not a real "custom shop" kinda guy. I play 2Bs for the sole reason that *if* I run out, it's more than easy to find a set of Pro-Mark Hickory 2Bs SOMEWHERE on the planet! Conversely, I used to use the Pro-Mark 740 model (Evelyn Glennie signature) but you cannot buy them anywhere.

So with that in mind, I like to get things that anyone could easily run to the store and pick up. "Yo, while you're on that beer run, pick me up a 3-pack of splashes, willya?" ;)


http://sabian.com/en/cymbal/21302xl-...celerator-hats
http://sabian.com/en/cymbal/12178-21...h-vintage-ride
http://sabian.com/en/cymbal/mp0905-9...ult-max-splash
http://sabian.com/en/cymbal/11005xn-10-inch-hhx-splash
http://sabian.com/en/cymbal/21360-13...r-salsa-splash
http://sabian.com/en/cymbal/v1706b-1...-vault-v-crash
http://sabian.com/en/cymbal/v1906b-1...-vault-v-crash
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:36 AM
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Trading Places!!! Awesome movie!!

He's a karate man...karate man bruises on the inside...
Lol. That movie had some great quotes.

Who put their coals out on my carpet? WHO HAS PUT THEIR COALS OUT ON MY CARPET?

1st guy: When you came in here, you was crying like a pussy.

2nd guy: Yeah.

He's wearing my Harvard tie, my Harvard tie! Like, oh sure HE went to Harvard...

Great movie.

2nd guy: Yeah.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:43 AM
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Congrats to you Bill. You're a helluva player and its about time Sabian took notice.

Now lets get down to brass tacks here, what non-Sabian pies will be finding their way to the auction block. I don't suppose you have a single 13" hi hat top that need to go?
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:42 AM
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You're livin my dream. Congrats for sure.

I followed Phil C and Chester T on the endorser roster back in the day.

Except I wasn't on it. 32 years of Sabian loyalty and they don't even know me!!
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:45 AM
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Congratulations, Bill! What a cool milestone.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:12 AM
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After a long, long time of searching for a "cymbal family", Sabian has opened up their door to me and now I'm an official artist. Yay for me.
Congratulations Billy! I don't even need to hear you play to say that... your video from months back is still freshly in my mind!!!

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