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    Show your wood

    I always liked how the Penguin kits really show off the natural wood.
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    Looking at your foot

    I was practicing today and I was having some trouble doing 16ths in some tricky places with my bass drum. In frustration, I stared at my right foot and tried executing the patterns and it was actually much easier. I found I could control how far the beater traveled from the head between notes...
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    Guitarists not wanted

    I'm putting together a project with a bassist and a trombonist (both of them found on Craigslist). We want to get more melodic instruments, but specifically don't want any guitars. They're like the default white dude instrument. I've played with guitarists my whole life and I will play with them...
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    I hate Macs!

    But it's a lot harder now because I bought one. 2011 MacBook Pro on Craigslist for $500, including Microsoft Office for Mac and other accessories. I am starting a computer science program next month and everyone I talked to said Macs are best for computer programming, including Web development...
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    English drummer killed in attack.

    Incredibly sad.
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    Ironwood drum set

    Another view of the kit in my music room.
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    Tama Stagemaster hardware?

    I am looking to get a hihat for my cocktail set and I've located one on Craigslist locally. It appears to be an older Tama Stagemaster, single braced and light duty. That's actually what I am looking for, something lighter, and it extends high enough to play standing. But I've always used...
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    Not your typical drum solo

    Just too freaky for me! Must be Blue Men. If you're already seen it, say nothing and leave. Chances are it's been posted and deleted but I had to share it.
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    Downton Abbey

    Normally my tastes in cinema vary from horror to violent science fiction, but my wife got me into Downton Abbey and I really like it. Getting into the second season now on Hulu. Anyone else liking it? Duh, I misspelled Downton Abbey in the title of this thread!
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    Elvin Jones Wordpress theme

    For those of you who build Web sites, or need to build your own media-oriented site, check this out.
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    Woman death metal singer surprises talent show

    Hilarious! I wonder what the audience thought.
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    Is there such a thing as 1 time?

    I have wondered about this lately. Is there any such thing as 1 time - 1/1, 1/2, 1/4 time, etc. I suppose you could break anything down to 1, much in the same way as you could break down 4, 6, 8, 10, etc., into 2, or how you could break 6, 9 or 12 into 3. However, there is a difference in feel...
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    Let's see your home studios!

    This picture is a few years old but the setup is fundamentally the same. I have upgraded to JBL EON 15 powered speakers and a Mackie mixer. The ceiling-mounted mike boom stays out of the way, yet allows me to do pretty good band recordings.
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    Band photos

    Yours truly in the center. No brick walls, train tracks, nudity, scowing, distorted faces, indoor sunglasses, spikes, tattoos, blood or photoshop.
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    Show your wood

    OK, now you have inspired me to put up raw wood. This is Cooktown ironwood, from which my drums are made, show raw logs, lathing and unfinished shells :
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    hi hat distance over snare?

    My hihats are about two inches above and one inch over my snare. I play open (left hand hats and ride) so I keep my ride, snare and hats close to each other and it allows me to pull off some neat expressions.
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    Stacking a cymbal over main crash.

    I have an 8 splash stacked atop my 17 crash and a 12 splash stacked atop my 18 China. Best way to conserve space and gear.
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    Being a drummer

    I got a kick out of this.
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    Trading mics

    I have three Audio Technica PRO 35 mics I'd like to trade for a pair of Rode NT 5 overheads. How do I find someone who'd be able and willing to do this?
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    Repurposing drum gear

    I had this low-quality 10-inch cymbal laying around so last year I turned it into a clock for the music room. There's a lot of discussion about using non-drum items in a drum set. But I'd like to see examples of drums, cymbals, hardware, sticks, heads, etc., being used for non-drumming and...