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    What's your latest purchase?

    I just picked up a set of 15" Byzance extra dry thin/medium hats, 20" Byzance extra dry thin crash and a 22" dry dark ride.( not in production)
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    saluda cymbals

    I have Saluda cymbals. I got 18,19, 20 Ambiance crashes. They are dark, the decay is pretty quick and they were hammered to a semi dry tone. The hats are the Symbolic series. They sound pretty good. Medium in weight with a vented bottom. I had those made semi dry as well. My Ride is an...
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    Replacing Stock Heads

    Snare drum batter-G1 Toms-G2 clear top, G1 bottom Bass-EMAD heavyweight moon gel only if necessary.
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    Cymbal recommendation

    Have you thought about a stacker?
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    Meinl Byzance Extra Dry 22" as all-rounder ride? Other suggestions?

    I'm in the same boat as you. Looking for a new ride. I've been looking into the Byzance Vintage Sand ride, or the Byzance Raw Bell Dark ride and the Byzance Jazz Medium ride, all in 22". From what I have herd online (no music store here carries these cymbals) it is a hard choice. Give these a...
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    High Hat Cymbals

    Jazz thin from the Byzance line by Meinl. They sound amazing.
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    Advice on odd pairings for hi-hats

    I would have the 16 cut down to a 14 and match it up that way. It might sound good.
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    which loudest/projection for piccolo snare?

    I had a pearl 14 x 3 maple that would cut through the loudest guitars. No microphone necessary.
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    Byzance vintage pure or vintage sand hats?

    I'm looking into getting one of these sets of hats. I have watched videos on both, but would like some of your personal input. I play in a rock cover band and an original pop rock band.
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    List your equipment failures

    At one show I put a hole in my batter bass drum head. Another show I blew out the bottom snare side head. Of corse many broken sticks, and one cracked cymbal. I also forgot my drum throne once. The one I borrowed was set really low. I was asked not to change the height, so that show was rough.
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    Live Queen cover - Now I'm Here

    Here is a recording of my band (No Good Deed) performing Now I'm Here by Queen. I hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/mtRW28Q5Z4Q
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    Mapex Falcon Pedal Cam Cracked!

    I purchased a Mapex Falcon bass pedal a few months back. I got to practice a few times with it before a show. I got to the show, set up, and was checking the lock screws on the pedal to make sure they were snug. I went to tighten the one that adjusts the throw angle and it ended up cracking...
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    Saluda Ambiance or Symbolic Cymbals

    Just curious if anyone has tried these Saluda cymbal lines or know anyone who has. I'm looking for a back-up set of cymbals that isn't a big three and fairly inexpensive. Thanks
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    Thoughts on the Saluda Ambiance Line

    Hello folks, I have heard some good things about these guys and was curious if any of you have played the new Ambiance line that was released last year. From what they say on their site the cymbals are supposed to be fast and kinda trashy. Sounds intriguing to me. Plus they can customize them...
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    Hand goes numb

    Hello fellow drummers. I've been playing for about 30 years now, and in the past few years when playing shows my right hand starts going numb about two-three songs into the set. Then I have to concentrate on gripping my stick so it won't fall out of my hand. The numbness does go away after a...
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    DW 5000 vs. Mapex Falcon single pedal.

    Hello folks, I'm in the market for a new bass drum pedal and would like to know your honest thoughts on the two mentioned pedals. I've played the older single chain version of the DW 5000 and liked it. But I have read some really good reviews on the Falcon pedal. Yore thoughts?
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    Ludwig snare drum serial #

    I took some pics. When I have the time I am going to disassemble and do my best to restore this old girl. Thanks again gents.
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    Ludwig snare drum serial #

    Hello folks, I have an old Ludwig snare drum I tried looking the serial # up for, but the Ludwig site was really no help. It's a metal snare. 14x5, blue and olive badge. The serial # is 1686372. It has the internal muffler as well. I acquired this snare back in '94 and used the heck out of it...
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    Paiste Ride Cymbal Input

    Hello everyone. I am looking for a new Paiste ride cymbal and would like some input and suggestions. I am going to sell my Paiste Sound Formula Full Ride because I am looking for something a bit drier and with a more defined bell that isn't to aggressive. Thanks in advance for any advice. Peace.
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