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    What's better

    I always have fun when I’m practicing by myself. The stress kicks in when I’m playing a gig in front of people. Then after the gig, I realize no one in the crowd heard any of my multiple mistakes. Still hard to enjoy it because I heard the mistakes. So I’m harder on myself than anyone else is.
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    Disappointed with Pearl Roadshow

    Geez. That is super frustrating. Bad grade all around for Pearl and Sweetwater on this one.
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    Disappointed with Pearl Roadshow

    Ugh. Sorry to hear your story. You shouldn’t have to pay anything to ship it back. I’d also be leery of getting another Roadshow.....
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    [In Concert] Yamaha Stage Custom Bebop Kit - Beautiful Love (Victor Young)

    I’ve got an Aquarian Super Kick II on the batter of mine. Still experimenting with different resos. I’ve tried a ported reso with no muffling, ported reso with muffling, and lastly the stock Yamaha reso unported. I’m used to a ported reso as I usually bury the beater. But so far, the unported...
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    [In Concert] Yamaha Stage Custom Bebop Kit - Beautiful Love (Victor Young)

    I think the toms will hold their own. It’s more the bass drum. Wonder if micing it is enough.
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    [In Concert] Yamaha Stage Custom Bebop Kit - Beautiful Love (Victor Young)

    Awesome! Looking forward to it. I’d like to see if this can hold its own in a bar with electric guitars.
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    [In Concert] Yamaha Stage Custom Bebop Kit - Beautiful Love (Victor Young)

    Have you tried this kit in a pop/rock setting? Curious how it would pull that off.
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    What's your most important gear that is NOT drum set related.

    A small book light I clamp to my lyrics/setlist book, so I can see in the dark.
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    Any serious Lap Drummers?

    They have small pads that attach to your knee (or other part of your leg) so you don’t have to hit your leg.
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    What kit would you like to try that you've never played before?

    Ludwig Vistalites. Just for the hell of it.
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    Any advice for bop kit

    Yamaha Stage Custom Bop for $499 US. Done.
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    Bring back Big Sizes!

    Good luck to all of you who want huge drums. My back thanks me every time I bring a smaller kit to a gig.
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    TAMA Club-JAM Bop! 18/10/14/5x13

    Thanks for the quick reply! I’m looking at both (same price but the Tama comes with a snare), and trying to decide between them. I think I agree the Yamaha is better, especially the hardware.
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    TAMA Club-JAM Bop! 18/10/14/5x13

    Nice. Compared to the Yamaha Stage Custom Bop, which of the 2 did you like better, and why?
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