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    Specials Drummer Passes away

    Very sad news: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35194738
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    Djembes, Traditional or Modern

    Sat in with a group of friends this last weekend and had a blast playing percussion, including a djembe, which I had not played a lot until now, it took a while to get the hang of playing, but now of course I am online "just looking" I played a borrowed rope tuned traditional style drum, but...
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    Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    This is mainly for the Brits amongst us, but please bear with me, I was reading an article about Frankie Goes to Hollywood this morning which took me to this you tube, with Trevor Horn, Ash Soan and some other very talented musicians as they discuss, and then play the Frankie Goes to Hollywood...
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    Kudos to DW, Sabian and Guitar Center

    Don't know if this has been posted yet, a great story: http://www.thv11.com/story/news/2014/06/19/mayflower-teen-drummer-tornado-survivor-gets-surprise-of-his-life/10998951/ I might have gotten a little dust in my eyes after watching.....
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    Bonzo snare to be auctioned

    I just noticed this in an upcoming auction at Christies, one of John Bonham's Vistalite snares is up for auction: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/musical-instruments/led-zeppelinjohn-bonham-5810790-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5810790&sid=b2976735-3cd1-4bef-84a9-40552b25e26c...
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    Steve White back to Premier

    I recently noticed that Steve White has returned to Premier Drums from Mapex, I believe this is a pretty big deal as, if I recall, he left for Mapex when Premier started to lose their way a few years ago. As well as being a phenomenal drummer Steve is also a huge champion of music education...
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    Vintage/Antique heads, experience, feedback?

    Could anyone kindly explain, give any feedback on these types of heads? I notice that in some cases/manufacturer they seem to be designed to fit older drums, slightly larger drums shell, and some seem to be to replicate calfskin heads, but what do they sound like as compared to the 'standard'...
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    Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

    I haven't seen this anywhere on DW, but it is doing the rounds on other drum forums, Greg Bissonette has amicably left Mapex, and according to some posts will be joining Dixon drums. (I have absolutely no confirmation of this, merely reporting on what I have read elsewhere).
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    Tips for finding add on drums for kit

    I have been trying to locate extra toms to add to my kit, and have tried stopping by my local drums stores frequently, looking at e-bay and craigslist, but all to no avail. Has anyone else had experience of this? I'm starting to think I need to be more flexible, not worry about colour or...
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    What to add to my cymbal stable?

    I'm getting itchy fingers to add to my cymbal collection, at present I have Sabian AA hats, and two Sabian XS20 crashes, a Sabian XS20 ride and a Sabian XS20 splash. I'm thinking to add a China cymbal next (either AA or XS20) is this a good use of funds? Any thoughts/advise? Thanks
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    The Drum Thing: A kickstarter campaign.

    I saw a reference to this project in the Guardian newspaper: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thedrumthing/the-drum-thing I have no affiliation to this person/project, it just looks intestering
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    FYI for all Chris Adler fans in and around NY

    Chris will be at the Sam Ash store in NYC, this Friday! http://samashmusic.com/events/event/chris-adler-meet-greet-2/
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    Guiros, buying advice please

    I'm looking to add a guiro to my percussion stable, but will be the first to admit I am not very familiar with different types, different materials etc. Any thoughts or observations? Thanks
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    Rocking Grandma

    Sorry if this may be a re-post, just came across this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRhoHN8x_00 Enjoy (The way I've been playing lately, I think I'll be asking for lessons!)
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    Man of Steel soundtrack, video

    Whilst reading the endorsement article recently posted I came across this video, quite a collaboration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QTOMIyynBPE#at=201
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