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    Oh how I’ve changed

    Ah, be careful there, Bo. There was a time when I was a young 20-something and I thought I wanted to listen only to jazz from then on, so I dumped a whole chunk of my rock collection, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, etc. And then decades later when I realized how naive and stupid I was, I had to buy...
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    How to make an unported bass head as quiet as possible?

    Vater Vintage Bomber. https://www.vater.com/#!/product/281 Nuff said.
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    The Perfect Movie

    The Big Lebowski!
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    NOTHING TO FEAR but fear itself...

    Not referring to fear about performing, but fear for my drums! I'm bringing my Purewood Mahogany kit out for a gig tonight. Their first gig ever. I bought them way back in 2006 and so far they have never seen a stage. Which is a dirty shame on my part and really kinda stupid, because they sound...
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    Andy Ramsay of Stereolab

    Anyone else dig his playing? He's gotta be one of the most unsung drummers of all time. I can't find a mention of him anywhere on the site. Maybe there's not many people here that even listen to Stereolab? He's a real subtle drummer, and that might be why he doesn't stand out and get noticed...
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    My band's website... any comments or suggestions?

    Hi folks. Would anyone like to check out my band's website? It's been up for a while, but I just finished some improvements. Sometimes it's hard for me to know what works and what doesn't, I'm too close to it, so I'd welcome and appreciate any feedback you'd like to give...
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    Check out my Remo Acousticons....

    Hey boys and girls... I'd like to show you some pictures of my newest acquisition. You don't see too many of these. I've been doing some reading up since I got them about a week ago. They are early 90s Acousticon 516 shells, with Mastertouch lugs. 22x16, 12x10, 14x14, 14x5 snare, and another...
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    Can a mediocre drummer start silly/pointless threads on Drummerworld?

    There. Someone had to say it. So I said it.
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    criz p. critter's excellent Ludwig adventure...

    Maybe some of you remember my post from about 5 weeks ago concerning my brand new Legacy Classic snare that had a number of flaws.... I'm really happy to say that within a day or two of complaining to the local Ludwig rep, I received a call from Ludwig's head of Quality Control. She was super...
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    Anyone seen "white rust" inside their drums?

    I just recently purchased two drums off ebay, 1976 white cortex Ludwigs. They are both is amazing condition, literally not a mark anywhere on them. However, both drums had "white rust", a thin layer of white powdery oxidation on most of the galvanized steel mounting screws and washers inside the...
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    My horrible Ludwig experience...

    Hi everyone. I wanted to do a follow-up to my original thread (link at the bottom) from back in April... Brief recap: Original order for my Legacy snare was 1/21/55. When I received it at the end of April it was configured wrong. That turned out to be the shop's fault for specifying the wrong...
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    The Squeak King in action...

    Hey boys and girls, I got an idea for a fun game whilst driving in my car the other day. How many songs can you think of that feature the Squeak King, front and center, doing its thing? I'll start: Cissy Strut by the Meters and of course the most (in)famous of all... Since I've Been Loving You...
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    Questions for the Ludwig gurus, re: Legacy Classic

    Hi all... Brief back story: after searching 1-1/2 years in vain for an early 70's 14x6.5" snare in White Cortex (or something suitable I could rewrap), and buying/returning 2 ebay snares that were badly misrepresented, I finally decided to order a new Legacy snare. That was on 1/21/13. The snare...
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    Gretsch experts, please help ID this kit

    A friend of mine is considering buying this kit. Owner says they are USA Customs. Can anyone tell me what year this would be? What shells it has? I'm thinking it's pretty modern, based on looking at the tom mounts, the bass claws, and the badge. But the badge worries me, because it doesn't say...
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    68 Ludwig snare: question about scarf joint

    I'm thinking of buying this 68 Ludwig snare that has been re-wrapped by the seller. I've never had a snare with a scarf joint, so I don't know what to look out for. In this pic the joint seems pretty messed up. Is that normal, or does this snare look like trouble?
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