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    Your personal least favorite set you actually owned.

    Low hanging fruit first: 1990's Pearl Export I bought in 2002 for $200 They were a wreck and sounded like everything that's ever been wrong with every kit on the Bojangles Tom Angle thread. Yikes. Granted they were abused and beyond redemption. New heads did nothing for them. I bought the...
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    Everything Hi Hats

    Hi Guys. It's been a while since I've posted. Missed you all. Larry, great thread topic. I have a love/hate thing going with my hi-hat experience. Sometimes they are like comfort food for most of the music we play and other times, they are the most satanic impossible frustrating (can't get...
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    Drummers We Should Know?

    Gary Mallaber is a very interesting player. I read an article on him years ago where he said that he was very interested in playing many of Steve Miller's songs because he knew they would be hits. He is/was a very thoughtful and deliberate arranger of his drum parts. He sure did love his...
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    What would be your dream kit?

    Dunnett Titanium Shell Kit including the Ti snare. Since there are so few of them, I would be able to have a relatively unique sound.
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    Can we have a "Hall of Fame" section?

    Can I nominate the thread where I post my famous 24 inch hats 8 inch whisper ride and "inverto crashes" That's a classic
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    Inexpensive Bass Drum Art Option

    Well, nothing really ingenious here, but I thought I would share. For those of you that have access to imaging software and you want to do a line art style bass drum designs, this one cost $11 not including the cost of the head. Before I plunk down more money to get a full color properly...
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    New Zildjian Cymbal Pack

    Hey Fellow DW Gearheads, Just got my new Zidjian Cymbal Pack off some dude on Craigslist yesterday. They are really new and interesting cymbals from Zildjian. The seller said it's the new "Trendsetter Starter Set" First picture is of the New 8" Whisper Ride. It is everything the seller...
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    24 K Light Ride - Rivets?

    Here's a question for you all out there that either play this cymbal or have an opinion. I haven't been using my 24 K Light ride that much in the last couple of years. It is a wonderful cymbal and sounds great but it doesn't cut it for most of the music we've been playing lately. I've either...
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    Benny Greb

    Benny Greb is so good. I like his drum and cymbal sounds. Did you see that splash fly off the kit later in the video? Cool
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    Played with a Throne Butt Kicker for the First Time

    I played with a new group last night for the first time and the drummer I sat in for had a Butt Kicker mounted on his throne. It was fantastic. I could feel every thump from every stroke in the seat and my wife said that she thought my playing seemed much tighter than in other situations I get...
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    Brisbane: Clean Up Status and Concerns

    This thread goes out to my Australian DW friends. My daughter is in her third year at college and is scheduled to leave for Brisbane in a few weeks. As her second semester, study abroad term approaches, naturally we have been tracking the conditions in Brisbane since the flooding. My heart...
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    Joey Lee Plays at a Show! COMMENTS?

    PQleyR has some good suggestions. If you like to practice to recorded music, it will help you smooth out your groove to play along some music that has solid 2 & 4 with a thick back beat. Think Steve Jordan, Matt Flynn, Gadd, etc.. Practice to a metronome and some hip hop. I get bored to tears...
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    Visiting Memphis Drum Shop

    After many years of visiting their website, perusing their YouTube vids, and reading about the place, I finally got a chance to stop by there while I was on a two day business trip to Memphis. Nice store and friendly people. Maybe a half dozen kits set up but dozens of kits stacked everywhere...
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    Show us your Largest Venue!

    Lyric Theater, Stuart, Florida Seats 500 great sounding theater
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    Paiste 2002, B8 but why do they sound so good?

    Paiste 2002s sound great. I think it's not the alloy copper to tin ratio so much as the hammering and lathing that defines their sound. Usually Paistes are brighter than B20 bronze but that's certainly not always the case. A 2002 ride and 18" and 19" 2002 crashes with some sound edge hats...
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    Considering a New Kit - WWDWD?

    So I have some money saved to buy some new gear and I was wondering what you guys would do? Here's my choices so far: I've got $2,200 to spend. I have an 8 piece maple kit 22/8/10/12/14/16/18 + various snares I have a 4 piece mahogany kit 18/12/14 + snare I've been considering getting a Tama...
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    Terry Bozzio

    I love when this happens. There are several drummers, like Bozzio, that fall into the category of "Their drumming is larger than my musical listening experience". Colaiuto, Steve Smith, Dunsbar and Bruford come to mind. I'm sure there are many others. My first experience with these drummers...
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    Terry Bozzio

    I like Bozzio. His more orchestrated work and monster kit pieces are less appealing to me but his playing in a band context is really good. In the late 80's, he was out on the road with Jeff Beck. I saw him in concert on a tour where one night Beck opened for Stevie Ray Vaughn and then the...
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    Drum Gloves

    I don't wear gloves when I play. I don't like the feel. I read once that Dave Grohl wears them because he said, "..[he] sweats like crazy and it's like acid." A lot of pros wear them. Carter Beauford wears golfing gloves (footjoys) and guys like Jason Bittner of Shadows Fall and the drummer...
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    Cymbal Angles !!

    I like changing my set up all the time. I've posted this before but I think that I get a fresh musical experience from having my set up slightly different every gig. Also, when I sit in on someone else's kit, I feel more confident. Along that line of reasoning, I change my cymbal angles for...