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Old 01-13-2007, 01:36 AM
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I just got back from Alto Music in Middletown, NY and on a whim I picked up a pair of Johnny Rabb RhythmSaws.

WOW. Although they looked kinda corny at first, these things are really awesome. Not only do they function as a good pair of sticks (5As) but the guiro section allows for some *VERY* interesting patterns. Since I'm not around my kit until next week I won't be able to test these out on cymbals, but I'm sure they'll amaze me even more.

Anyone else own a pair? Share some experiences!
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:47 AM
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I just got back from Alto Music in Middletown, NY and on a whim I picked up a pair of Johnny Rabb RhythmSaws.

WOW. Although they looked kinda corny at first, these things are really awesome. Not only do they function as a good pair of sticks (5As) but the guiro section allows for some *VERY* interesting patterns. Since I'm not around my kit until next week I won't be able to test these out on cymbals, but I'm sure they'll amaze me even more.

Anyone else own a pair? Share some experiences!
These sticks have always intrigued me as I like anything out-of-the-ordinary. I won a set in a wager with larlev and they should be arriving any day now.

What do you play the ridges on? The rims? I'd think you'd get a "reverse" guiro effect. In a normal guiro, the sound chamber is ribbed but in this case the sound chamber is smooth and the rubbing stick is ribbed.

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Old 01-13-2007, 02:52 AM
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Ive never heard of them, and i cant seem to find a pic on google images anywhere, would you mind posting a picture?
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:02 AM
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These sticks have always intrigued me as I like anything out-of-the-ordinary. I won a set in a wager with larlev and they should be arriving any day now.

What do you play the ridges on? The rims? I'd think you'd get a "reverse" guiro effect. In a normal guiro, the sound chamber is ribbed but in this case the sound chamber is smooth and the rubbing stick is ribbed.

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You should have them soon....The wife mailed them 2 days ago(she thinks)....hope you enjoy...
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:11 AM
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Obviously, the 'saws are the bottom 2 pairs.
Since all I have at my immediate disposal is my pad, I've been using them with my pad. Dragging the guiro end on the rims gives a more open "grating" sound, however stick on stick allows for a traditional, great sounding guiro "zzzzzhik!" They're nice for adding additional percussive patterns. With only a pad and these sticks, I've come up with some cool latin samba and mambo rhythms. I know you guys may not initially be impressed.. but this is one of those toys that you really need to get a hands-on experience with.
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Old 01-13-2007, 04:48 AM
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I tried to order a pair of these two years ago and I couldn't find them anywhere. I just figured that they were no longer available. Guess I better get back to it. For you guys who have purchased them recently, can you point me in the right direction (without me having to drive to Middletown, NY)?
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I tried to order a pair of these two years ago and I couldn't find them anywhere. I just figured that they were no longer available. Guess I better get back to it. For you guys who have purchased them recently, can you point me in the right direction (without me having to drive to Middletown, NY)?
Yeah these seem really cool and i would love to get a pair. Anyone know i site i can find em at? couldnt find them at musiciansfriend.
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Old 01-13-2007, 04:49 PM
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I can't help you......I had mine for 2 years, never thought of playing them.

I had them put up in the collectors box...

found this.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-last-Johnny-...QQcmdZViewItem
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You should have them soon....The wife mailed them 2 days ago(she thinks)....hope you enjoy...
You are a man of your word. They arrived today. I look forward to giving them workout tonight!

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Old 01-15-2007, 06:44 PM
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I can't help you......I had mine for 2 years, never thought of playing them.

I had them put up in the collectors box...

found this.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-last-Johnny-...QQcmdZViewItem
wow that kinda seems like a really good deal, getting Rabb video, and a few paris of sticks along with it.
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:17 PM
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Thanks for the eBay link, larlev. The prices are steep, but maybe in a couple of weeks I'll check back and see if they have any left. I just spent a bunch of money in preparation for going to NAMM in two days. If I had known about those maybe a month ago I could have brought them with me to the show and had Johnny himself sign them. Ah well, next time.
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