Recent content by makinao

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    Show your Frankenstein kit

    All Pearl. 10" Decade Maple, 12" Prestige Series, 14" Competition Snare/Tom, 16" Midtown kick. Various snares.
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    Plastic straps verses strings to secure the snare wire

    I’ve had plastic straps forever. Some used drums came with strings or wires, but I replaced with straps because the strings were threadbare at the joints.
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    Recommend some new hi-hats for me

    My 70s New Beats are about the same age. Wasn’t looking to replace it. But I saw a used pair of sound edge 2002s at a giveaway price. They are like night and day. If you’re looking for a counterpoint to your new beats, get the Paiste’s.
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    How to combine cymballs

    My cymbal collection has different brands and types of cymbals. I feel each cymbal in a setup should be unique. For example, my current home setup has: 10” Armand splash 14” 70s New Beats 16” Turkish dark crash 16” Stagg Traditionals China 18” 2013 A Zildjian thin crash 18” Silken Trois crash...
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    I gave up on Snom

    I have an old Pearl Competition mahogany 8-lug 14x10 snare as a snom. It took me a year of experimenting to get it right. Right now it has an Evans hydraulic red batter and Remo ambassador snare side with everything tensioned low, and the 20-strand snares at medium tightness. Lastly, I stuck a...
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    How do you inventory your collections

    Spreadsheet. Fields are brand, model, description, serial #, size, acquisition price, source, comments.
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    Micheal Shrieves Auction drum kit

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    The ALUMINUM Snare thread.

    Has anyone tried a Tama hand hammered 3mm aluminum 14x5.5 (PA355H) ? Someone near me is selling one, and I'm intrigued. I've never had an aluminum drum before.
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    What's your latest purchase?

    Yes. I’ve seen the rings‘ order changed in YouTube , but haven’t tried it yet. I’m having too much fun with its stock setup. i want to try making a piccolo by using only one of the rings and 3.5” free floating lugs. I found a store selling a set of 10 for only usd45.
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    What's your latest purchase?

    Yes it is. 2 brass and 1 steel interlocking 3mm shells, SR-1000 strainer, Mastercast hoops, free floating frame, 7 kgs total weight.
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    What's your latest purchase?

    Just snagged a Tricolon yesterday. What a drum! HEAVY, LOUD, SENSITIVE, BADASS!
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    Getting to know the four piece drum set

    I played a 5-piece throughout the 70s to the 80s, then stoped playing in the 90s. When I went back to playing in the 2000s, I had a 4-piece. Aside from the ride being in a more reachable place, it felt uncomfortable. Fills became almost non-existent, and mostly played just snare and kick. It was...
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    Do people actually like the “ring” of metal snares?

    Is the answer in the heads? Possible. My Pearl Maple 10x6 Popcorn did not ring with an Aquarian Classic Clear Snare Side. But it does with a Remo Diplomat Snare Side.
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    Do people actually like the “ring” of metal snares?

    Three out of my eight snares are wood. With certain setups, they ring too.
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    What's your latest purchase?

    Nice. Are those "Brilliants"?