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#1148294 Whitney Nesting Penguin in da House !!!

Posted by mountainhick on 21 September 2014 - 07:53 AM

Interesting, maybe the time has become right.


I still have never seen or played them first hand , but saw Whitney's website years ago and immediately loved the concept. Forum threads on the them come and go. The first such thread I remember people mostly hating them because they didn't look traditional/familiar and people even said ugly. It is really good to see minds opening towards them. I have always felt that traditional drum design is not user friendly, and fraught with set up take down and transport issues. The one area I think they could use improvement is with finishes. A lot of their stain work looks amateur. The shells without all the lugs and junk allow an artist's canvas of sorts, allowing potential for really cool/beautiful art.


I would love to have a nesting kit like the Whitneys, I think the concept is just excellent!


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#1124985 What the heck is with buyers these days ?

Posted by mountainhick on 01 August 2014 - 09:30 AM

CL sellers can be trouble, too.


Last winter, on a Sunday night...I had arranged to buy a kit for an agreed price and pick it up on the upcoming Saturday at 1pm..


On Saturday...halfway into my 4 hr trip to pick them up.. I finally get a response to my request for his address.



"I'm sorry, but I sold them Wednesday to someone here in town."



You seriously can't expect ANYONE these days to stand by their word of a future sale if someone else puts the cash in their pocket. I have had this happen numerous times buying on CL. I have lowered expectations accordingly, and know that if I don't complete a purchase right away, it will probably be gone by the time I can make it. And likewise, there are so many dead beat tire kicking looky loos I tell all prospective buyers that I won't hold anything. The cash in my hand is the only thing that secures the sale. Difference is I tell people up front.


Main thing to me is to have integrity, be honest and above board with your own terms and intentions, but don't expect integrity in return from anyone else! It is a rare treat when others have that kind of integrity.

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#1088108 My Cherry Steam Bent Vaughncraft Project ...Ongoing thread.

Posted by mountainhick on 11 May 2014 - 08:57 AM

Just to give an idea of VC shells with inlay, here is my set with an inlay I made. Still haven't built them out yet. Probably going for wood lugs after I complete a parts carver/duplicator (On the to do list :icon_e_wink: ).



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#1084435 DFO addicted me to hunting and gathering drums

Posted by mountainhick on 02 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

I used to think the same. I have really enjoyed the experimentation, but when gear piles up and is no longer used or appreciated things change. It is not healthy when the outflow is too slow to balance the inflow. It has negatively affected me, my family, our quality of life. After getting a real wake up call a year ago, the possibility of my demise would mean my wife having to deal with this stuff after my passing. My job now is to put things in order to live life unburdened and not place it on others. Damn this GAS!


Buy my stuff!

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#889284 OT. Never ignore pain

Posted by mountainhick on 09 April 2013 - 09:26 AM

Indeed, welcome! Reintroduction to the club OF THE LIVING!!!  So glad you are writing to us today!


Serious time of reflection for me, and even possibly a turning point for some aspects of how I have been living life. The biggest one, how to deal with stress. Of all my low risk factors that is the single biggest.


Good vibes Mudjacker2! I am grateful for your survival!

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#886277 OT. Never ignore pain

Posted by mountainhick on 02 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

Had my day today. Was able to move my qppointment up, raun the stress test/echo, and there were problems needing immediate fiing. athey send me steaioght ti the hospital where I goy an abgio. 90% occlusion of main descending aqrtery, a big one, so I have a big new stent and loys of blood thinners pn board. .  m in over night. Prognosis good. They found no oyher plaques. I am so glad to have caugh this. The doc said withoutnthe intervention I was fixin to have the big one. In infart there could easly have been deadly.


I can't reinforce the title of this tyread enough.

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#700847 WAY OT: What I do for fun

Posted by mountainhick on 01 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

Just had a few days of great climbing at Indian Creek UT last week. Now back at home trying to get out from under the grindstone...

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#666299 Vintage Avedis Zildjian set

Posted by mountainhick on 30 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

Here some nice swiss knockers....

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Sorry, couldn't resist. :rolleyes:

Um, while I like the pic and the sentiment, are you bad at geography?

They are Swedish.
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#665303 Ugly E-mails of an Ebay Dispute

Posted by mountainhick on 29 December 2011 - 11:03 AM

AJ, what's your ebay user name?
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#635604 Can the flaking finish be stripped off a Supra?

Posted by mountainhick on 17 October 2011 - 09:42 AM

I did two supras. Paid about $40 each to have them de-chromed at a plating shop, then polished from there. The polishing is a chore! If i were to do it again, I think I'd use a sander and save the deplating cost:

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#585558 Cymbals you miss the most

Posted by mountainhick on 02 July 2011 - 10:51 PM

No regrets. There is an awful lot of circular bronze in the world to keep one happy.
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#562008 autograph help.....

Posted by mountainhick on 15 May 2011 - 07:47 PM

UFIP brands. Note the constantinople like stamp fourth from the upper left. there were several variations like this from UFIP, including some with "constantinople" made to mimic real turkish cymbals, though made in Italy:

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Another one:

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#484137 OT- Cat Problem(s)

Posted by mountainhick on 01 January 2011 - 06:29 PM

:shock: :shock: :shock: TOO MANY CATS!

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#480249 Remo vs. Evans - the Ultimate debate

Posted by mountainhick on 25 December 2010 - 09:07 AM

Remo vs. Evans - the Ultimate Pointless debate.

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#431853 Ebay multiple listing nonsense

Posted by mountainhick on 29 September 2010 - 11:08 AM

I use seller blocking in advanced search and save the searches as bookmarks. My blocked list is around 100 sellers at this point and I typically add new ones every couple weeks. It is really nice to not have to look at all the superfuous garbage.
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