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  1. evilg99

    How many of you drummers can play the guitar.

    Yup, been playing for about 35 years (started playing at about age 15) and own 5 electrics, a bass and 2 acoustics. Have even played gigs as both a bassist and a guitar player. Still will always be a drummer first , starting at age 7. Learning guitar and bass taught me a lot about playing...
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    New Set Landed

    Congrats! 18x12 is a great size!
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    Future 'Vintage' Drums

    Signed Craviotto will def be sought after ...already are.
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    Let's see your Remo Colortones !

    Put 'em up! Especially matching resonant bass drum heads! I want to see an orange Colortone on a maple drum kit....or anything! Lots of interesting possibilities...
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    Would a 20x10 bass drum work for small gigs?

    Yesssss. 20x12 is the magic size ! Just right.
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    Hi hat foot chick volume

    Have you tried throwing one of those ching rings on the top hat? Maybe the flexible ones that Big Fat Snare Drum makes? Not exactly a hi hat foot sound but you will defintely hear it. I use one when I really need the 2 and 4 to cut through...
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    What’s the “Supra” of Piccolos?

    That ^^ snare sounds so good I want to cry. Piccolos are , it seems snare drum that most drummers at least try. I tend to only like piccolos that sound good tuned medium-medium low (not cranked up high) . These are the ones that I have crossed paths with : I used to own one of those wacky...
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    Yamaha Maple Custom 30th Anniversary

    Stunning kit you have there, and amongst the finest sounding drums Yamaha has ever made. That finish is 'jar of unicorn tears' rare ! I'll bet there aren't more than 10 of those ever made.
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    Sabian - NAMM 2020 - more new Complex models

    The "picture or it didn't happen" :
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    Sabian - NAMM 2020 - more new Complex models

    I know, not something I've ever done but they are that good, really.
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    Sabian - NAMM 2020 - more new Complex models

    I just picked up two of the most exquisite Sabian rides I have ever heard. Got these last week, even before the NAMM announcement . Complex thin rides - in 21" and 22" . Exactly what you would expect, like the Complex medium rides but lighter and lower pitched, a bit more wash but never out of...
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    Breaking news : Neil Peart dead at 67

    BRAIN CANCER. What hugely influential, epic, yet tragic life. RIP. A huge part of my drumming formative years.
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    Breaking news : Neil Peart dead at 67

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/neil-peart-obit-1.5422806?fbclid=IwAR0z-PiH0EowCDDzyPR6xVjPawRVAntGAtBAKkq7KT3ht21HR4brBmbhJH8
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    I'm out of gift ideas for myself

    My standard smart ass answer to "what do you buy someone who has everything ?" is....something to put it all in. So maybe cases/bags/briefcase/backpack etc ?
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    Are we living in a "Buyer's market?"

    Well...I think you can't paint the entire new/used drum market with one brush. I think certain for certain things, yes it's a buyers market. For others - it's sellers market or somewhere in between. Used low end is flooded with gear, - so is the mid line, depending on where you are. But...
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    What is one thing you HAVE to have on your kit?

    Absolute minimum -four piece kit with one mounted tom, one floor tom, one bass drum, one snare drum, one crash, one ride, one pair of hi-hats. If there is a second crash, the bigger one HAS TO go on the left (hi hat side) .
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    Yamaha signature snare drums

    That's really good info. Thank you for that. I have a seamless copper snare that still has all of its small square chrome lugs intact, I'm going to do this upgrade before it ever becomes a problem.
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    Let's see your Gretsch kits (saved the best for last!)

    Feeling incredibly lucky to have not only the 135th bop kit , but also the 135th rock kit , both in Emerald Green. Here is the bop kit with the snare from the rock kit. These don’t sound like normal broadkasters..more resonant/ open .....maybe it’s the single flange hoops? You wouldn’t think the...
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    My new Gretsch drums

    Well...I've cut down two burst finish bass drums, and honestly you don't really notice that much....it's just that the bass drum will now be a fade instead of a burst. No biggie, I'm sure it will still be a nice finish after the trim. Do it!!
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    My new Gretsch drums

    Yeah, I started that back in 2014 of course....because I was having a cut-down festival that year, I think I did three bass drums from 18" down to 14". Still my preference.
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