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    Who has a Tama/Camco pedal the wish to dump?

    I'm looking for the original Hoshino Camco/Tama single chain pedal. Please leave a ms, and I'll call or contact. Thanks.
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    Choice of Jazz Hi Hat Cymbals

    With this modern plague going on, it's difficult to get out and try various hi hat cymbals. I think I have narrowed my choice. Being a hand-hammered fan and a jazz drummer, I'm thinking of getting a set of Agop 30th Anniversary 14-inchers, OR the Zildjian Constantinople "new and improved" hats...
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    Carter McClean Book

    I picked up Carter McClean's new book, "Drumset: Concepts and Creativity," after reading that it was voted top drum book by Modern Drummer magazine. It came in the mail today...and I must admit that I'm underwhelmed, less-that-impressed. It features and exercise called The Kaleid. oscope. Its a...
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    Any other owners of Canopus NV60s here?

    I'd like to be able to dish with other owners of Canopus NV60s for comparing notes, etc. Leave a note.
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    Canopus "Hazy" Snare Drum Head

    I recently got a set of Canopus NV60s, and they are terrific. The drums came with standared remo ambassadors, EXCEPT for the snare's batter head, which is stamped Canopus "Hazy." I'm crazy for the snare drum--it's sound and feel. But remo doesn't offer a "hazy" ambassador batter head. I'm a...
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    Remember: It's All About Emotion and Feel

    I often see impressive videos of drummers playing transcriptions of great solos, either on a kit or a snare. However, though many get the notes and technique spot on, they play completely devoid of musical feeling. Remember, no feeling, no music; no feeling, no groove. Also, drummers need to...
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    Agop 30th Anniversary Hi Hats.

    I'm after some thinner 15 inch hi hats. I was thinking about Zildjian K. Lights. Another I'm considering are the Agop 30th Anniversary hats. Anybody own the Agops? Never played them. Send me the report. Thanks.
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    Copped a Canopus NV60 Bop Kit.

    Took delivery last week of a new champagne wrapped Canopus NV60 bop kit, and I've never been happier with a set of drums. I'm an old bop drummer who's been with Gretsch since '75. I'm not like some of you--I've only owned one kit at a time, and had had only two Gretsch kits in the last 40...
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    Philly Joe Jones Solo

    I'm an old bop drummer, so I bought Joerg Eckel,s book of transcriptions of the solos of Philly Joe Jones. I've studied Joe's style or decades, along the styles of other jazz modernists, like Art Blakey, Max Roach, and others. Eckel's book is a gem. With so many solos transcribed, you get a...
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    Canopus NV- 60 bop kit coming in mid-April

    I've got a Canopus NV- 60 bop kit coming in mid-April. I'm quite excited. After talking to Eliot Zigmund, I applied for an endorsement and got it.
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    Zildjian Sticks...Quality and Consistency

    I use Zildjian's Dennis Chambers sticks. They fit my hands and my style of playing. They're also varnished, which I prefer. But today, I bought a couple pair at a retailer, and discovered after coming home that these sticks were not varnished. Not only that, but the quality of the wood was...
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    Remo Felt-Tone the Dunnett Resotone Version

    I'm going to purchase a Remo Felt Tone for my 18-inch Gretsch. I'm curious about the Dunnett Resotone Variation of that head. Any of you familiar? Fill me in.
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    Beyond the Metronome

    Beyond the Metronome: Becoming an Inchronous Musician by Malcolm “Mac” Santiago by Bill Stieger There has never existed a musician who has not, at least on occasion, struggled with keeping an even tempo, either as an individual performer or as a member of an ensemble. Whether tempo...
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