Larry's snare givaway, the eternal gratitude!

Rotarded

Senior Member
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Larry's grand gesture in gifting me the LB417BT Black Beauty. It came at a time where my world, which I felt, was in shambles. I was wrapped up in my own "problems" , which in the grand scheme of things were far less than many others have. Larry's gift has made me realize that I am blessed in many ways, and that I need to see the " bigger picture" and pay forward what I can as well.

Yes, I gave away 2 snares to some fantastic people, but I knew I have more to give. When I finally dug out of my work obligations I began by hosting Friday drum cave jams with a local drummer who had no place to play/practice due to his apartment living, and young children. Also, I have procured a rough '64 Supra which is being refurbished and will be given to a less fortunate drummer when finished.

My band is now back out gigging with a new guitarist, my work schedule has relaxed, and I debuted the Black Beauty last week at our first gig in 5 months. It went absolutely fantastic, and the BB just made a huge splash.

I didn't get any video, but I'm sharing a couple of pictures. Again, thank you Larry. Your gesture has affected me more than I can ever express.

Thank you Larry, from the bottom of my heart!



 
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larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Isn't this nice to come home to after a gig. You're welcomes man. Many happy returns. I'm surprised that this is it's first gig, it seems like forever ago already lol. Thanks for following up. The snare looks much better with you than it ever did with me. Seriously, I took a picture of my shelf with the 4 snares before I sent them out, and looking at that picture is just as satisfying as actually having them and not playing them.

It must feel strange to have a guy you've never met give you something. I think it would make me feel all squirmy inside.

Hey you gave 2 snares away too, so you did pay it forward. Good on you for keeping that going.

Maybe try and get a set of brass 2.3 mm triple flanged hoops for that drum, they're not that much. Heck chrome even.

It would be a whole different drum, more lively. It would be nice to have both sets of hoops, it would double the possible tones/usefulness.
 

Magenta

Platinum Member
The cockles of my heart have been well and truly warmed. What a beautiful photo: the snare certainly looks fantastic with your kit.

Best of all of course is the paying forward. People don't forget when you've done something good for them; they may not be in a position to give stuff away, but doing good is as much about the things that you can't put a price-tag on as it is about the things that you can.

I really hope that what goes around comes around and that Larry and you get the wonderful karma you deserve.
 

BruceW

Senior Member
#1 - its nice to be reminded of the awesome gesture that Larry made with those snares, and so very cool of folks to make it a point to properly thank him here.

and

#2 - that kit is effing gorgeous! Wow! Drum porn on a Saturday morning....
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Yes Andy, great guy that he is, booked me a great room at the Manchester Drum Show venue in September. Thank you again for that man. Then Madge graciously offered me an invite to stay with her and Glyn for a few days at Stardust Towers after Andy's stay! They're going to take me horseback riding and castle touring! Woo Hoo! I love the castles on horseback!
 

Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
Yes Andy, great guy that he is, booked me a great room at the Manchester Drum Show venue in September. Thank you again for that man. Then Madge graciously offered me an invite to stay with her and Glyn for a few days at Stardust Towers after Andy's stay! They're going to take me horseback riding and castle touring! Woo Hoo! I love the castles on horseback!
When you get back, you have 48 hours to change your avatar to a picture of you riding a horse past a big castle shirtless. Or perhaps one of the famous blue t-shirts. I wear those, by the way. They didn't go to the trash after I unpacked the drum!
 
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