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    Gretsch Renown - Issue with 20" Bass Drum

    Well, maybe because: (i) not everybody wants to strike a bass drum in the center and (ii) it is always possible to adjust the beater's height ...
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    Show us your SEVEN piece kits

    Sometimes I use the 18" bass drum you see in the back and an 8" tom, but currently this is the setup I prefer.
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    Intermediate Jazz Independence Ideas

    Love your touch!
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    Can anyone ID this kit, or just eyeball the diameter of the bass drum?

    As somebody already said, the set is an Amati from former Czechoslovakia. Have a look here Amati - Kraslice, Czechoslovak Drums and Percussion and here Amati: Once, an object of desire. Based on what I know and read about Amati, I think the diameter of their drums was in inches and not in cm...
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    AE Hybrid | Drums - new electronic drum company from Germany

    Quite impressive! The demos are nice and convincing. May I make a suggestion? Open a thread under «Drum Gear - Recording - Mixing» => «Drums» and/or «Electronic Drums».
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    New Gloryhammer live video

    Definitely not my cup of tea, but extremely well done and excellent, solid drumming!
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    8" Toms

    I've been using an 8" tom since 1991 and I like it very much, even if I recognise that it is not always easy to tune it so that it does not interfere too much with my snares ... Tamburo Original maple stave set - 18" BD - 8" - 10" - 12" - 13" - 14" and two 14" snares (6.5" and 4.25").
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    Gretsch was good enough for Remo.

    Have a look at this article: nice picture of Belli playing a Gretsch kit in 1947 as well as interesting infos about the first plastic drumhead, that was not a Remo! https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/business/remo-belli-developer-of-the-synthetic-drumhead-dies-at-88.html
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    DS Rebel Custom Shop wood comparison

    ... and there is also an interesting bass drum comparison: DS Rebel BD comparison
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    DS Rebel Custom Shop wood comparison

    I stumbled on this video, made by Italian drum builder DS, which compares various woods used for their Rebel Custom Shop models, and I found it quite interesting (headphones recommended): DS Rebel Custom Shop Comparison By the way: their website really deserves a visit: DS Drums.
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    Jazz lovers here?

    Really great, your playing is absolutely outstanding! And your right hand grip is fantastic: I'm still trying to figure out how you use your little finger ...
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    Want your input on steel snare drums.....

    About a year ago, through Facebook's market place, I happened upon a Tama King Beat with parallel thow off that was sold for the equivalent of about 90 USD. The snare was pretty used, but I told myself that in the worst case scenario I could keep the two die cast hoops. Anyway, after I gave it a...
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    Sheffield Songo - (Peter Fernandes)

    Bravo Fabio, very nice, great playing!
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    50 songs in 2 years

    I sincerely invite everybody here to watch that video, which is definitely quite different - in a very positive way - from what we normally see / hear today. And beside the interesting compositions CYP's drumming is really excellent!
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    50 songs in 2 years

    Oh, I did not intend it as a criticism: at the opposite, I find it very interesting that somebody try to keep Zappa's aesthetic alive in new forms!
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