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  1. drumdevil9

    Peter Criss grooves like crazy...

    As a kid his performance on this song always fascinated me (and the whole album actually) and it still does to a certain extent. I now think Bob Ezrin did a disservice to Peter's style on Destroyer. This is more representative of the way Peter played and there are many other examples of his...
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    Playing softly; taught by a MASTER

    Playing softly comes up a lot. Rick Dior is one of the smoothest cats I've ever heard.
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    Back after 20 months of COVID apathy

    When the Covid-19 lockdowns hit and I lost all my gigs, my interest in drums and drumming mostly vanished. I guess without an outlet to play in front of an audience I just didn't care. I think I welcomed the break actually. Didn't miss it for a long time. Did other things. Played guitar, bass...
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    Strange tom phenomenon

    I recently got a vintage 70's Pearl wood-fiberglass kit 12-13-16-22. It sounds great but there's this weird thing with the toms. It has the old hex-rod holders. When both toms are on the mounts they sound great. The 12 has nice tone, fundamental rings out. When I remove the 13 the 12 goes dead...
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    Made X-hat out of spare parts

    I wanted an x-hat for a duo gig where I'm forced to play standing (bandstand is tiny) but didn't want to buy one for a gig I may only do once or twice next year. Time to rummage the junk box! I have a couple of old Gibraltar stackers that I don't use one of which became the basis for the x-hat...
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    Ludwig P88AC Dilemma

    The other day I bought the new P88AC strainer for my '79ish LM400 Supra. I was excited to install it but was disappointed to discover that the holes in my snare are too small for the mounting screws. I have a newer LM400 that I acquired with a drum kit that I plan on selling and of course it...
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    Keeping Things Light

    A lot of us want to keep our gigging gear as light as possible because, you know, we have to carry it ourselves. I often get to the gig first which means I have to bring in my stuff by myself unlike the old days where it was a team effort out of a van. Although that sucked too but anyway...
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    A whole set

    If you're on Facebook here's a whole set of me playing a pub gig a couple of months ago. I just thought it would be fun to go live. Enjoy, hopefully.
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    Got a used Brooklyn bop kit

    Went a bit nuts and bought a used Gretsch Brooklyn bop kit in grey oyster. Private sale. It's in immaculate condition and looks stunning. Also came with a Ludwig LM400 Monroe keystone badge. Looks fairly recent. I already have a Supra in that size so I may sell it. Gonna gig with these puppies...
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    My Zildjian Low Volume Cymbals Demo

    I just bought the Zildjian L80 cymbals and thought I'd shoot a short video demo. The "if you're not interested in drum stuff" comment is because I also put it on Facebook. Obviously you guys are interested in drum stuff. These cymbals are awesome and are a godsend to us apartment dwellers...
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    Need help: Is this a real Supra?

    Is this legit? Something seems too good to be true. Seems to have 8 lugs??? Thanks.
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    Drum Xmas Trees

    Anyone else do this? Post your drum tree pics!
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    Ludwig finally design new throw-off So you can replace your dreaded p-85. I would imagine that this throw will become the standard on at least some new snares.
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    Flat-base hi-hats...meh

    I really like flat base stands, especially cymbal stands. Wanting to keep a consistent look, I bought a flat-base Gibraltar hi-hat (used) a few months back. It works fine and is light enough but the action is a little stiff and the design is just a bit weird. I've come to the conclusion that...
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    Ludwig Club Date NOT discontinued

    Not yet anyway. This week on Facebook, Ludwig posted a bunch of pics of the Club Date SE and wrote, "see your local dealer". I went to a shop today to pick up a head and they confirmed it, having just put in a bunch of orders. Rejoice! Not that I need any more but thought I would share the good...
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    Roland FD-8 hi-hat controller volume fix

    I thought I would share this fix for the FD-8. It is notorious for having a very low volume chick/splash sound. They may have since fixed the issue but the older ones are a real problem. Adjusting the setting in the module does not help. Luckily it's really easy to fix. First, take out the...
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    The most badass Club Date you've ever seen

    I've been thinking of getting another Club Date shell pack in the bigger sizes (13-16-22). I went to a downtown store to check out the deals and there it was on the shelf. Silver sparkle and everything. Now, I will probably never set it up like this for a gig but I thought it would be fun to...
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    Club Date SE snare...forgot how awesome it is.

    Last night I brought out my Ludwig Club Date SE to a party gig and decided to use my Club Date snare (14x5) with it. I had been using my Blacro for the past few months. The party was in a hall and we were not mic'ed. I shared my kit with another drummer friend and when he played I couldn't...
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    Voodoo Shango Experience Live

    Here's a video from our last show. This is an instrumental called, "Chasse À L'Homme" which means manhunt. It's only on Facebook for now but it should be visible even if you don't have an account.
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    Going to Dave Weckl clinic

    I'm going to get my soul crushed :) at a Dave Weckl clinic this evening. I've never seen him live in any setting so it should be a great experience. Hopefully I can meet him and have him sign my Master Plan booklet. Have any of you been to see his clinics? Are they instructive or just...