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  1. Peedy

    Older 40's and 50's Zildjian A (USA) Stamp Question

    Prob an TMI post. Pics of a 1932 (upside down), 1953, 1958 and 1960 stamp. The 53 Trans stamp and 58 have pretty much none while the 32 and 60 make it easy to find the stamp in total darkness. Pretty sure the 58 is an aberration given that is was from the estate of a jazz pro and could be...
  2. Peedy

    You know you’re getting old when...

    You know you’re getting old when you DON’T think every police car you see is about to pull you over.
  3. Peedy

    Does Thin = Washy?

    Um, thanks . . . I think. Regardless, they look like this. Seems like they're grouped in about 1958 to 1962 and only on some from that time. Probably a response to the changing music scene. They sound more rock than my jazz cymbals but they don't quite get all the way to that classic 60s...
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    My first teacher had me just count the accent stroke. First stroke in the classic paradiddle. 1 - - - 2 - - - 3 etc. worked for me though everyone’s different. Pete
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    Older 40's and 50's Zildjian A (USA) Stamp Question

    Yep, that's kinda the deal. I love those lumps, those lumps, those lovely. . . well, you get the idea. I do have some vintage cymbals of about the same weight and age as others but with a much less pronounced hump. My best guesses are that Zildjian either played with ways to reduce it after...
  6. Peedy

    Does Thin = Washy?

    Very tough to gauge a cymbal just by it's weight. It's probably the MOST important thing but doesn't overwhelm the other combined factors. I tend to use and buy 40s and 50s jazz cymbals. And just off the top of my head, the factors that matter are (not necessarily in order of importance)...
  7. Peedy

    You know you’re getting old when...

    You know you're getting old when . . . you totally identify with the title character rather than the Neil Young's perspective at the time. Pete
  8. Peedy

    You know you’re getting old when...

    I'm gonna call a lower case bs on this one. I would claim that it's WHEN you're older, if you use such things, you've become wise enough to understand the importance of integrating the two. But OF COURSE, I'm not talking from experience. Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, say no more.
  9. Peedy

    Favorite Songs?

    Even after listening to music from all over the spectrum, it’s always this obscure number. Still gives me chills 45 years after first hearing it.
  10. Peedy

    Best music documentaries

    Sorry, says I. Not a good documentary for drummers, though.
  11. Peedy

    Best music documentaries

    This Is Spinal Tap. BOOM! Shut this thread down, beehutches. Pete
  12. Peedy

    Brady Drums ... I'm letting my set go

    I think I just soiled myself.
  13. Peedy

    Ginger Baker in Bad Shape

    Ginger Baker The King is dead. Long live the King.
  14. Peedy

    Is it me, or do those sticks look gigantic?

    Nope, those are tiny. THESE are gigantic sticks. Ignore that price. They’re about 35 bucks.
  15. Peedy

    Name a band(s) and the song that made them the most money

    No brainer. Lennon–McCartney. Beatles - Yesterday. 2200 cover versions and counting. Edit - should also mention that Ringo had the B side to that and so got half the single’s royalties. Bank!
  16. Peedy

    Is it true that 70's and 80's zildjian cymbals sound better than the ones made today?

    Fair enough. I leave details out all the time. That’s why they invented the edit button, which I use often. Edit - I totally thought that song was written by Isidore Phineas Freely. My bad. Edit II - plus even I’M wrong sometimes!
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    Is it true that 70's and 80's zildjian cymbals sound better than the ones made today?

    Um . .ok. . . wait. I hope you’re not talking about those cymbals. First, in the video they’re not actually playing what you’re hearing, almost certainly including the instruments. There’s no way a band would consider dragging the drums from some recording studio to a river for a film shoot...
  18. Peedy

    Drums in Church - Are You in the Monitors?

    As I said in the other thread, no drum mics in either of the two rooms we play in. However. . A few weeks ago our worship leader instructed me to play one song she wanted to rock out “really loud” in our normal smaller room. It was the last song in the set and the pastor had requested it. While...
  19. Peedy

    So... I cracked a major one last night

    I’m sorry for your loss. My two left stands are always sans the wing nut. Only my ride stand has one with a top felt. Pete
  20. Peedy

    Everything Hi Hats

    Must. Not. Comment.