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Offline Last Active Jun 14 2018 05:26 PM

Avoiding splay

17 April 2018 - 06:21 AM

I am going to build a snare drum starting with a shell I bought from Bernie Stone a few years ago. It is a 4 ply shell 4.25" x 14". I have been looking around for lugs, hoops and strainer and was curious if all lugs work with all hoops available. In other words is the distance from the center of the insert to the mounting surface of the lug the same on most lugs? Can you simply pick out any lug and hoop and assume you wont have an issue with splay? 


Thank you!

Jeff C

A rare drum set for cheep ( at the moment)

23 March 2018 - 04:08 PM

A friend on VDF is selling most of his drums for health reasons. Here is a link to a very special drum set he is selling, please take a look.



OT Best phone for music

18 March 2018 - 06:22 PM

Last week my the ear phone jack on my cheep Samsung phone stopped working, other than that the phone works great. But this is a big deal to me because I use it to listen to all of my music, especially  when I am learning new songs, I just put on the head phones and play along.

I have done some research on best phones for listening to music and keep getting the HTC U11 as number one. Problem is it cost too much, I am looking for something offered by Verizon so I can pay monthly. I refuse to pay 7-800 dollars for a phone, so Im asking advice for a phone 400 or less.

I do not use online services for my music, I either load the files from my pc or purchase from Amazon then down load to the phone. I do not want to rely on the internet to listen to music. Maybe I should just get a good mp3 player, but would prefer one device. It would be nice if the new phone had a place for a SD card since I have over 1200 songs loaded on the one I have now.

So Im looking for a phone under 400.00 that has excellent sound quality ( not  talking speakers here) and good camera, my current one is 6 mp, I would like to drastically improve  that. Any advice would be appreciated. 


Jeff C

Percussion rack

05 March 2018 - 03:35 PM

I have been wanting to mount my tambourine, cowbell and (plastic) wood block on something so I can use them when needed. I have two racks in mind that fit my budget. I plan to mount one of these to a cymbal stand.


First one,








The Gibraltar make most sense being it holds up to 10 instruments correct?


Anyone using these products? Pro's, con's ?


Thank you!

Jeff C

Ferry across the Mercy

28 February 2018 - 06:58 AM

I am learning the song Ferry Across the Mersey by Gary and the Pacemakers. Question is, at the beginning it sounds like brushes then after the first verse it immediately turns to cross stick. How does the drummer switch from brushes to sticks so fast?