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    Super Sensitive Struggles

    Pictures?
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    Largest big box retailer in the U.S.

    Guitar Center has owned Music and Arts since 2005, and their focus is the school band and orchestra market. Guitar Center is not dominant in the B & O market; they may be trying to squeeze a few bucks out of the market to stay afloat, but they are not taken seriously by the schools themselves...
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    Largest big box retailer in the U.S.

    In the world of Musical Instrument Retail, which is what we're talking about on this forum, it's considered a big box store. We're not talking about physical size, we're talking about product mix, number of locations and percentage of the market. If you want to talk about number of square feet...
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    Taxes for selling your gear

    I'm pretty sure that fits in the casual sales category, so not taxable since it would be hard to show a profit or loss.
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    OT: Bourbon drinkers? Favorite Bourbon...

    I mentioned in an earlier post that I had watched a documentary ("Neat") about Kentucky bourbon and that got me re-interested in it. One of the bourbons featured was Buffalo Trace. I hadn't had much luck finding it, but I stopped at the liquor store to see if I could find something else...
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    Taxes for selling your gear

    First, sales tax and income tax are two separate issues, and this thread was originally about 1099's for federal income tax purposes. Sales taxes are a state issue, and each state has different requirements for when sales tax needs to be collected. I believe most states don't require sales tax...
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    Buyer Beware - Cheap Aluminum Hoops

    I think what this comes down to in the end is: You get what you pay for. At best you're buying overruns, but it’s more likely you're getting rejects. It's like a trip to the Drum Parts Casino.
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    Gretsch G5 Hardware...

    Maybe an car manufacturer analogy will help - General Motors makes/made Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Pontiac but doesn’t make anything under its own name - unless you want to call GMC their own name. You wouldn't say that Chevrolet makes Buick or Cadillac even though they might...
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    Gretsch G5 Hardware...

    No, but as John DeChristopher said in a previous post, it's probably made by the same manufacturer that makes Gibraltar and dozens of other lines of hardware for a lot of other drum companies including Gretsch and DW. Not much of a secret, as secrets go!
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    Vintage Ludwig Snare - what is it and how much is it worth?

    Ludwig Acrolite. Aluminum shell. Made by the thousands in the 60's. Every drummer should have at least one.
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    Anyone recognize this throwoff?

    Thanks for the information!
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    Can there be too much sustain?

    I look at sustain as a quantity of sound. I look at resonance as a quality of sound. If you want to combine the two and come up with a term for it, fine, but I'm still going to think of them as two separate things. Kind of like pitch and volume.
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    Anyone recognize this throwoff?

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    Can there be too much sustain?

    Sustain? Yes. Resonance? No. Not the same thing.
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    OT: Bourbon drinkers? Favorite Bourbon...

    Related to this topic, has anyone else watched "Neat"? I watched it on Hulu a while ago. A really well made documentary on Kentucky Bourbon.
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