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    It's Raining Gretsch!

    Beautiful drums, very nice! It's been raining Gretsch at my house for the past couple of years, I love it.
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    New Gretsch USA Custom snare - Mystic Blue Nitrocellulose hi gloss (now with poll!)

    I feel confident that we will vote for you to order the kit. Restraint with other people's money is not DFO's strength. :) And it is stunning...
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    DW to start with Radio King snare drums

    It might as well be a done deal. As soon as they announce that they are taking orders, I will place an order. I own several Radio Kings of various eras, a DW solid shell, a DW/Craviotto, a Super Solid which I ordered the moment they announced them about ten years ago, and one of the new Super...
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    DW to start with Radio King snare drums

    I will be ordering one with a silver glass finish.
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    In Honor of the DW Acquisition, Lets See Your Slingerland Drum Pics!

    Here is a photo from 2008 of my 1975 "Blakrome" Slingerland kit. 12", 13", 16", 18" and a virgin 22" bass drum. I've owned it since 1992, but I saw this exact kit (It is sort of unique) in the window of a drum shop in 1975. It was my dream kit at the time. I still own it, but I have not played a...
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    Drum brands (starting over from scratch)

    I own and use primarily DW Collector's Series and Gretsch USA Custom kits. They are quite different sonically, but to me that was the point of having both. There are so many great choices out there today, far more than any time that I can think of. And as others have stated, there are amazing...
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    Two shell banks instead of eight different kits?

    I ordered a 24" x 14" Gretsch USA Custom bass drum in silver glass nitron finish today. I'm thinking of maybe an 18"x 16" floor tom and I'm done?! ;)
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    In Honor of the DW Acquisition, Lets See Your Slingerland Drum Pics!

    Here is my 1966 Slingerland Gene Krupa Model 1N drum set.
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    Me knew Gretsch custom kit

    Congratulations! I love my Gretsch USA Customs, you will too.
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    Should a 5" solid wood snare sound Louder than a 5" Supraphonic

    There are a lot of variables. I currently own ten single ply maple snare drums from various manufacturers. The depths vary, the bearing edges vary, the type of hoops vary. Every one of them is capable of being quite loud. Are they louder than my Supraphonic? I think so.
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    How Do You Market Yourself when You're Older (Mid 60's and Up) ?

    Until last month I've stayed busy in bands since the 1970s. I am now sixty years old and looking to dive back in after the first of the year. (I decided to take a small break.) I'd like to think that it won't be too hard to find another band, but now you've got me wondering.
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    Two shell banks instead of eight different kits?

    My 5" deep USA Custom snare drum came in a couple of weeks ago. Today I ordered an 18"x14" bass drum and a 14"x6.5" snare drum. The only thing left to order for this shell bank is a 24"x14" bass drum. Here is a photo of the snare drum.
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    22K? I guess so...

    I knew that you've owned a lot of kits, but 22,000? Seriously though, your contributions here are appreciated.
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    BREAK OUT THE PICS... Lets see your SOLID 1 ply Snare Drums!

    I love solid shell snares, have a few. I wish that I was a better photographer, but here we are... 1990s Nashville Radio King 1988 Noble & Cooley SS Maple. 2003 DW/Craviotto flame maple single ply. 2019 DW Supersonic. Gretsch Stanton Moore Signature. 2019 Gretsch Solid Maple.
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