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    Ed Thigpen brushes

    ah, I misread your comment. VF does make a brush in this style, they call it the Legacy Brush. I had a pair, but stopped using them, the bottom brush part fell out. Maybe just a wonky pair.
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    Do High-End drums drive company innovation?

    The short answer to your question is: Yes. The way to see the innovation is to look back in decades, specifically the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010s. Trends come, go, then come back again(great to see you 14” depth bass drums, we’ve missed you so). But I really love the offerings I’m...
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    Ed Thigpen brushes

    Vic Firth made Ed Thigpen brushes? I thought it was Regal Tip.
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    Why would someone choose not to wear hearing protection?

    Have you heard recordings of Elvin when he’s playing? I dig it.
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    Zildjian Pre-Aged Dry Light Ride 20" 2250G

    pics and a sound file would be beneficial, as the PADLR Ks were hit or miss amongst the cymbals produced. Thanks!
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    What would be, for lack of a better term, the "big fifth" of cymbal companies?

    I could never talk global numbers, myself. The only numbers I can talk are my local drum store. They sell so much Zildjian, it’s crazy how quickly it sells. Sabian doesn’t do as well because of its distribution system, and he rarely stocks Paiste because if I or a handful of paiste guys don’t...
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    Did you ever own your “dream” kit ?

    I have my dream kit, c/o NobleCooleyNut, his PHX kit. It’s a great way to get a high quality drum set without the hefty price tag. What I thought was my dream kit: back in 2015, I bought a fantastic looking set of Yamaha Birch Custom Absolutes in Vintage Natural. This was the last iteration of...
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    Learning a set of original songs quickly-- what are your methods?

    At one point in my music playing “career”, I was up to three or four projects, having to learn anything from 3–10 songs in the span of 4 or 5 days. Even without the day job, there’s just not enough time to memorize that much material, so I’ve adopted a method very similar to what Kenny Aronoff...
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    15" toms - Which famous drummers use them?

    Billy Cobham has a 15 next to his ride cymbal. Simon Phillips mounted tom set up is 10-12-13-14-15-16 I like 15, very often I find the 16 going to high or the 14 going too low, past each drums useable tuning range. Funny that my favorite brand of drums no longer makes 15” drums.
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    Fantasy Fill-In, One Song, Which Band?

    A tie between: Synchronicity II - The Police or Tripping Billies - Dave Matthews Band
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    Vic Firth supply chain problems?

    Stop eating crappy fast food, you’ll live longer… As for VF, my local store told me they were suspending some models in order to prioritize more popular models. The one model I use frequently, the BR sig, is a popular model that they will still make. The JD sig however, is not. So I stocked up...
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    SOLD!!Recording Custom Drum Kit 8,10,12,15,16,20,22 in Surf Green 3500 for everything

    1. How much for the lot? 2. Can I ask why you’re selling? thanks