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#1694583 Who came up with the term "shell pack" ?

Posted by FloydZKing on 13 July 2018 - 05:47 PM

It vexes me when young gentlemen still green to the trade refer to their charlestons as 'lo-boys.'  Terribly undignified and destined to leave us bound to our role as trap artists and noisemakers indefinitely.  

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#1665107 OT: Oklahoma Tickets Drivers Cruising in the Passing Lane

Posted by FloydZKing on 03 April 2018 - 07:48 AM

1 - Using Atlanta as an example, a large percentage of the in-town interstate is 50mph speed limit.  Actually driving slower than 70mph is prohibitively dangerous and during peak hours there is no enforcement - they just clear wrecks and keep traffic moving.  Not unusual, but I particularly dislike that it systemically creates a situation where police can pull over absolutely any car they want because they are all driving 15-25 mph over the speed limit.  By not enforcing the speed limits they avoid having to bother with things like probable cause and profiling violations.  I don't particularly notice ATL police abusing it, but I've been places where traffic is a main source of revenue and local PDs do abuse it and feast on the interstates.  I spend a lot of time in NC near where I-77 and I-40 converge and the local PD are flat out pirates.  And no, it's not about enforcing traffic laws, they are using it for entree for search and seizures.  Again, not focusing on enforcing the laws but rather looking to seize cash, weapons, drugs, cars, boats etc.


2 - Our interstate design is foolish.  Multi-lane highway should have appropriate speed limits for each lane.  Slow on the right for school buses, bread trucks and merging.  Progressively faster in the middle lanes for cruising and top speed on the left for passing only.  The only way this works is if these limits are consistently and strictly enforced because the brilliant, new (duh/obvious) concept here is that you get in the correct lane, drive the correct speed and freaking stay there until your reach your exit. 


     For real, like triple duh.  Almost all accidents are caused by simple disparity of speed.  If we could somehow stop pretending it's a race - mindlessly passing every car for no reason and driving like water runs down hill - and just drive the same (and appropriate) speed...


     Aw never mind...  Murca, BOOM, git outa my way! :violent1:  

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#1656943 TRADED SOLD 70's Slingerland 10x15 snare, root beer sparkle!

Posted by FloydZKing on 08 March 2018 - 03:03 AM

Confirmed.  I just received a root beer sparkle 14x20, 3 -ply chocolate milk interior.  It has zero fade and is brown through and through.  It's another uncatalogued finish.  

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#1607744 Who's currently playing a Jenkins-Martin Drumset?

Posted by FloydZKing on 11 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

^^^ You're both right.  Everything TDM wrote above is true, yet my 14x20 does indeed produce the lower tones expected from a 14x22.  OK, mine's an original Blaemire and not a J/M, but Scott is correct that these shells do sound bigger than their actual sizes.  Similarly, the toms range lower than expected, so much so that I can't even fathom adding a 16x18 FT.  The 16x16 is already subsonic.  My concert tom row stops at 9x13, which should be somewhat unsatisfying - you'd think a 10x14 at least to make a convincing end to the row, but the 13" delivers adequate whompus that belies its dimensions.  

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#1607685 Metal Shell -- Best Choice

Posted by FloydZKing on 11 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

Bronze, and not necessarily seamless.  I've had both regular and hammered bronze Supras and loved them but they didn't beat out the lowly LM306 which has a seamed, imported shell.  (People call them Rockers because of the B/W badge.  Is an blacro a Rocker too?  No.)  


I'm a huge fan of the seamless, beaded Ludwig shells and fully expected the LM306 to disappoint by comparison, but it has soundly defeated the last few supra variants to come through my hands.  I duded mine up with tube lugs, a P-83, diecast hoops and 42-strand wires.

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#1590993 Can Anyone Identify This Vintage Drum Set?

Posted by FloydZKing on 19 August 2017 - 08:36 PM

Yes, early 60s Sonor.

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#1589766 Where did all those Concert tom kits go ?

Posted by FloydZKing on 16 August 2017 - 12:34 AM

I think CTs are sort of like china cymbals.  Wonky and wild, probably not the best thing to use exclusively.  Chinas are best when mixed with regular cymbals.  Same for CTs, but they were usually sold by the 4-pack and that didn't leave much space for regular toms.  Too bad - they are as apt as tympani in the right application.  Just keep the regular stuff nearby...

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#1587816 Clickbait titles - STOP IT!

Posted by FloydZKing on 10 August 2017 - 02:10 PM

Please stop with the topic titles that give no indication of their content.  It's L-A-M-E and you are wasting people's time.


Please make a title that is descriptive of the topic's contents.

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#1585438 Rogers and Slingerland fans relish the term "glitter"

Posted by FloydZKing on 03 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

I can't verify this but I think Ludwig used MIJ wraps for the Standards, (tri-flange hoops too.)  Examining MIJ strata next to Standard I find no difference.  

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#1580008 Which vintage hardware is the most under-rated?

Posted by FloydZKing on 19 July 2017 - 04:00 PM

70s Sonor

70s Premier Lokfast

70s Pearl

70s Yamaha

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#1578817 dFd on DFO

Posted by FloydZKing on 15 July 2017 - 10:14 PM

Ok, for the sake of our new listeners, how about telling the folks what DFD stands for?

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#1575263 Spirit of '76 bit, Stan Freburg

Posted by FloydZKing on 04 July 2017 - 05:44 PM

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#1567128 If this floats your boat for three grand, I'd be concerned about you

Posted by FloydZKing on 10 June 2017 - 02:34 PM

Cobbling old marchers together into a precision instrument is a fair bit of work.  Fun for me, so yeah I wouldn't pay someone else to do it, but it's not as simple as buying old snares and setting them up like Levon.  You gotta fill the snare beds if you're even remotely serious about tuning them and while single-tension sounds great to me, those stock alignment studs and the claws can rattle like crazy at lower tunings.  The hoops are almost always warped and if you want separate tension you need to buy lugs and new rods.  Rattles everywhere.


Fun for me (I just got a 40s WFL 14x16 with a solid maple shell) but no walk in the park if you are wanting a quality instrument.

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#1552647 o.t. - I know there are fans on here.

Posted by FloydZKing on 03 May 2017 - 11:31 AM


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#1541742 Beethoven's Fifth - cymbals

Posted by FloydZKing on 03 April 2017 - 11:49 PM

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