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  1. ineedaclutch

    Finding Proper Tube Lugs/Manufacturer Issues

    I’d like to echo what @MrInsanePolack wrote. Also, make sure the tension rods are entering the lugs straight. The hoops could be off or the lugs could need washers to push them out a bit.
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    New Tama Starclassic Performer line, maple/birch

    Like this. Not my pic, but same finish and model.
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    New Tama Starclassic Performer line, maple/birch

    The B/B I had was made in Japan and had a metal badge. My Starclassic Maple and the Starclassic Bubinga had the painted badge.
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    Who makes good floor tom brackets?

    I like my Tama Starclassic Maple floor tom brackets the most from my kits. They have hundreds of gigs on them and they are solid as a rock. They are not the quick release models. I did swap the legs to Dunnett R-Class for the extra height. Edit: @roncadillac mentioned something that slipped my...
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    Back beat dragging help (aka I can't seem to stop doing it)

    I really wouldn’t change much, as it feels good, but I believe your left hand is moving a little slowly on the upswing before you strike. JMO if you want to nitpick.
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    Is this Sabian splash the only one?

    The Splashiest splash award goes to: 10” Paiste Signature Dark Energy Splash
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    602 hats ringing?

    I had a pair of Paiste Signature SE hats that had that ring. I figured it was due to the rippled Sound Edge not having a lot of contact area with the top cymbal. They were not at all what I was looking for so the were sold almost immediately.
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    Tama Starclassic Maple for Jazz

    Their finishes and painted badges used to be gorgeous. Do they still do the wood air vent? My blue sparkle lacquer is beautifully done, and I was always blown away by the Marigold and Green Sparkles as well. Maybe it’s just cost prohibitive to shoot these finishes, but Tama needs to figure...
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    Tama Starclassic Maple for Jazz

    20x14, 12x9x 14x12. I cut the kick down from 20x18 to 20x14. Thin shells with die-cast hoops. What more can one ask for? They tune up into the typical bop range with no problem, and simply do not choke out.
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    RIP Ralph Peterson

    What a loss.
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    What's better

    . I do not know if you are feeling this, but I am in a similar state of mind. When I abruptly went from gigging several times per week to not being physically able to, due to back trauma/surgery, the fun was gone. I didn’t touch a stick for a year or so, and when I did I was not enjoying...
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    Dire Straits 'Calling Elvis' with Noble & Cooley/Istanbul Agop content

    Great video! Nice to have you around here.
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    Disappointed with Pearl Roadshow

    The tom arms are in charge now. ☠ This is a bad situation all around, but Sweetwater will take care of you. I have no idea what could be going on over there, other than the aforementioned tom arms seizing control, but it will get resolved.
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    Is that a tom?

    Some people do it to mix up tom fills without changing sticking, or to break up descending/ascending fills. I do it because I use the 12" more frequently than the 10" next to it. I want the sound I use more right in front of the snare for easier access.
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    Is that a tom?

    It is a side snare tuned up higher than the main snare. Quite common. As for the toms, I do that as well. It is simply a personal preference in my case.
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    What's better

    This would be my choice. I can't do it, but I wish I could.
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    Smaller diameter tom deeper than the succeeding tom...

    This gets my vote too. I usually play a 4pc, but if I do 2u/1d it’s 12/10/14, 12/10/16/, or 13/12/16.
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    Roommate plays electric drums

    I could not imagine living with a drummer.
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    Gretsch Renown - Issue with 20" Bass Drum

    Another vote for the Dixson lift here. While not necessary, it does make quite a difference in sound and beater placement.
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