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    Why All Drummers Need a 14x8 Snare...

    Since the DW and Supralites were mentioned, I have to point out that the Tama black steel 14x8 is a decent deal and a good sounding snare, too.
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    Using the stock snare drum?

    I've always been on the hunt for bargains, and have definitely read about how little people like those PDP wood snares. I've asked about Pro M/birch Mapex as well and was told they are only OK. I had that same Tama snare and could. not. sell it. It got to the point that I was finding it super...
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    Using the stock snare drum?

    I wouldn't pay top dollar for it (I'm cheap and might want something different) but is it a rare color? Midrange/pro Gretsch IMO doesn't say to me 'bad investment'. Can I get different drums of similar quality for less if I'm flexible on things like color and age? Yes, I assume so.
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    Metal Snares

    Did we discuss your price range? Why not try a seamless Tama steel? The inexpensive ones tend to be labeled Swingstar and Imperialstar (there are othersas well) and can be found for $100ish. If you love it, you can explore if the fancier ones do the thing you like (King Beat and Powerline = more...
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    Anyone play a 15" snare drum?

    For all of the stables of brass/aluminum 12-13-14-all depths...I would much rather have a 15" than a 13" (I have 14s and a 12") and also would rather add a 15" (and a 16") before another metal snare, or a 14" piccolo, or any number of options. It's horses for courses, obviously, but when...
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    What's the difference between a SM57 LC and a SM57 LCE?

    I always think a 58 is a better snare choice (or even some non Shure mics...) because of the ball grill. The Sm48 is also a good budget option, I've seen those as low as $29.99. Just my 4 cents.
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    Want to hear the snare shell? Use a snare wire with less strands. Your experience?

    I think 12-16 is perfectly valid and kinda that it should be more popular. I feel like I read Clyde Stubblefield used either 12 or 16 on a Ludwig for Funky Drummer and/or other JB hits.
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    Strainer upgrade/install/review putting Ludwig P88 on MPX 14x8 snare.

    Strainer upgrade/install/review putting Ludwig P88 on MPX 14x8 snare.
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    Favorite Splash/I need help finding one and need opinions.

    Yup this, and some of the cheaper lines of Meinl (not necessarily current) have caught my ear for not sounding terrible. Its also a great way to see if it gets used.
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    What Kind Of Crash Do I Have? Help Identifying 16 Sabian

    Similar, but is the large hammering an only an AAX trait?
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    What Kind Of Crash Do I Have? Help Identifying 16 Sabian

    I tried to get a better picture of the hammering:
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    What Kind Of Crash Do I Have? Help Identifying 16 Sabian

    My other two cymbals I plan to sell are a 16 AAX and AA X-Plosion, both nearly 400g lighter.
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    What Kind Of Crash Do I Have? Help Identifying 16 Sabian

    I got this in trade, I am currently selling a few cymbals and would love to know what this is. I was told it is an AAX Stage Crash, if memory serves, but looking online, a 16 would weigh maybe 1100g, and my kitchen scale puts this closer to 1400. Any insight as to hammering or if that is a...
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    Insurance on drums

    State Farm specifically insures individual possessions (the product name escapes me but its personal items or something) based on the value on receipt or appraisal. I work in insurance but this is not my realm of expertise...but I am always available should you have any questions, if I can point...
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    Your Experiences Getting Fed On Gigs

    Also a nice area, I have friends from Wayne.
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    Your Experiences Getting Fed On Gigs

    Tenafly? Cresskill? Upper Saddle River? Alpine? I grew up in Tenafly so people there being gross is funny to me. I think cold bacon sounds just fine, but I am not the one who had to eat it. Def been the owner of a bus stop cigarette, another rider thanked me for lighting it as the bus came...
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    Good Bass Drum to compliment Gretsch Brooklyn

    I rarely tell someone to buy twice, but as the owner of a $20 bass drum, I think this is quite good advice.
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    Sky Blue Pearl Ludwigs. Mmmmmm!

    Ditto, it has the Ringo look. I would not be able to resist a matching snare for this, even if it means wrapping a non Ludwig or rewrapping a snare you will not devalue, etc.
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    Sizzling hats

    M2, M2.5, or M3 screws could fit, T pins also would probably work.
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    Custom stick bag

    Make sure to wax it, you can use a candle, old Chapstick etc.