Recent content by ARGuy

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    Thoughts on DW drums!

    I'm standing by what I said as well. I am speaking knowledgeably and intelligently but it appears to go over your head. You're one to talk about casting aspersions . . .
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    Thoughts on DW drums!

    Here's some advice for you - read through a post at least twice before you attempt to put words in somebody's mouth. Here's what Jazzhead wrote: Also, I recently read on the forum that the quality of their drums has dropped for some reason, not sure it that is true or how that’s happened...
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    Two Snare drums

    Dunnett products are available under his own name through Big Bang Distributing.
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    Snare Stand/Tom Tuning Issue

    I've used the GPI Flex Frame.
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    Two Snare drums

    I'm pretty sure the Trick hole spacing is the same as the Nickel. There is also at least one model of Dunnett throw that has adjustable spacing, if you want to keep the drum all Dunnett. I'll second the Inde throw - adjustable spacing. Buy a two pack! Another throw that doesn't get mentioned as...
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    Thoughts on DW drums!

    I would not put any stock in any posts on any drum forum about a supposed drop in the quality of DW drums. Some drummers don't like the look, some don't like the sound, some don't like their image and marketing, but anyone that's claiming that the quality is lacking is not to be taken seriously...
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    Premier '90s strainer problem/question

    How about running the tape under the clamp, then straight up and through the clamp from the front? It seems like having a double bend would help.
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    Does bearing edge conditioner actually work?

    I'm sure it works. Is it necessary? That's another question.
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    "Low" "Medium" "High" Snare Drum Tuning

    I think those ranges are determined just as much by your age group as by any kind of measurement. I watch the Sounds like a Drum videos and consistently find that what they label as Low would be unusable for anything I play, and what they refer to as High or Really Cranked is the range that most...
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    What Is A Professional Musician

    Being a professional musician is as much about attitude as about whether you get paid. By attitude, I mean things like you show up for whatever it is you're doing on time and prepared. If you're part of a group you put the needs of the group and whoever is paying the bills above your own. That...
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    What is the Quality of Heads from DFD

    The country of manufacture is a big factor.
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    Am I the only one who had been unaware of Anika Nilles?!

    So, you're a mind reader? Or you have proof that that was his intent? If the answer to both of those questions is "no", then the best you can do is say that it was unintentionally misleading. Unless you're just trolling.
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    Quality of Recent Mapex Drums

    Mapex USA means that Mapex set up a division of the company that is in charge of operations within the US, rather than trying to run the US operations from their Asian headquarters. Yamaha has had a Yamaha USA division for decades. So has Pearl. It has nothing to do with where the products are...
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    Gretsch Brooklyn Chrome over Hammered Brass?

    Yes, that's the one!
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    Gretsch Brooklyn Chrome over Hammered Brass?

    A friend of mine has a 6.5x14 with the 302 hoops for sale locally. Anyone owned or played one?