*Scroll down, get jealous*
*Scroll up knowing it's a location that's too hot for me*
I just finally got a good charcoal-n-gas setup that I hope to use at least twice more this season. Nice rig there.
My kid bro got the grilling gene from our pops, everything I've learned has been a hard-fought...
I know oak can tend towards loud, and Dynas aren't made for the Volume Wars.
I'd lean towards the Ludwig, or the Canopus (a company I know nothing about beyond reputation).
Or I'd throw a curveball and ask why a 402 isn't a contender?
That is totally Wite-Out (their spelling, not mine).
Paiste's top lines are hammered by a machine controlled by the foot while the hands spin the cymbal. So a human chooses the strikes and pattern, but the machine does the thwackin'. And RUDE's were very much a top line - we forget just how...
Not a slight against Ludwig, but if there was a so-so plating shop in-house or a block away, and an incredible one 10 blocks away, there's no doubt as to which they'd use. Efficiency & profitability was the name of the game, and travel time helps neither.
Of course now, it's cheaper and easier...
I think I've read that the top 2 holes with a little bending/filing/blasphemy can line up, and just snap a little plastic thingus (like the screw hiders from flat-pack furniture) to go between the vestigial bottom leg and the shell.
Dude breaks something replaceable, he'd better have cash. If he doesn't tell him it's a good thing you happen to have makeup and a wig, and then all of a sudden he'll magically find some cash.
The list of people I'd let use the irreplaceable stuff is shorter than the list of people I'd lend...
It's actually amazingly interesting, and I'm glad to read these kind of stories. Ultimately, it's a job that has a lot of moving parts, many more people want it (or think they want it) than will ever be needed to do it. No matter who you are, you have to show up and do your job (well, except for...
Check out the forum at reranch.com. People (me included) love it for guitar necks, or to bring out the figure in a shell. You'll need to either stain, stain and sand-back, or tint the tru-oil itself. It builds quite slowly if applied by hand. I use it under nitrocellulose lacquer.
I ordered a guitar bridge from a specialty maker in the UK. He drops it in his postie box at the end of the lane, then it goes
Heathrow, 3 weeks
O'Hare, 1 week
Palatine IL, 1 day
Peoria IL, 2 days
O'Hare, Palatine, my local P.O., all same day
"Out For Delivery"
"Delivery Attempted" (Delivery...
And if you get paid to do it, you're a pro. There is no arbitrary level of skill or tricks you need to be able to pull off. Plenty of professional musicians "can't" play or sing, but people enjoy what they do and pay them for it.