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    How much does your Swish Knocker weigh?

    Speaking of Swish Knockers, check out this one Buddy's playing here, with a chunk cut out of one side. I seem to remember having heard a story about that one, but can't recall at the moment. Did he get/borrow it from Mel?
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    How much does your Swish Knocker weigh?

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I guess I had assumed that the major change when the 2010 remodel happened was the weight, but it seems that probably isn't really the case. It looks like most of the weights are in the general vicinity of 2500g. I just picked up a 2424g SK with an AI stamp, so from...
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    Yamaha strainer extension

    I've got sort of the opposite problem. I've got a Yamaha SD416 that has the potential to be a killer snare, but has these dumbass extended gut snares on it. I'd love to retrofit a normal strainer, butt, and wires on it using the original holes, but the 4-hole strainer I'm after is long out of...
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    How much does your Swish Knocker weigh?

    Do you have a 22" Zildjian Swish Knocker? I'm trying to figure out the relative weights of the old ones versus the new ones. From the info I can find it seems like a pretty big difference (like 3000g and above for the older ones, and 2400-2500g for the newer "Vanguard" version), and I'm just...
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    18" Crash to match K Cons for low volume situations

    18" A Custom Crash. I know it sounds like an odd choice, but the A Custom Crashes work perfectly with "jazz" rides. It's sort of the Keith Carlock setup.
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    Hens Teeth DO Exist!

    Good for you, Mark! I remember you telling me about that quest a ways back and am glad to hear you finally found what you needed.
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    Tube Lug Mounting Screws...

    So it turns out that the new Worldmax/DFD tube lugs and screws are in fact a standard M4 x 0.7 thread. I was mistaken. The old type may or may not be M3.9, but are very close to UNC 8-32 thread. An 8-32 nut threads onto the old-type screws just fine. But an 8-32 machine screw is just a hair too...
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    Tube Lug Mounting Screws...

    I have no way of measuring them either. The 3.9 figure came from Worldmax's website, as well as DFD's website. And I know they're not a standard M4 because a standard M4 nut won't thread onto either of them. For what it's worth, I'm in Japan, so if it's some odd metric thread, I'll probably...
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    Head recommendation for 30's Radio King snare

    Good to see you here, Mark. Yes, I'm good. Thanks for asking. Well, as I said above, I'm not really after a jazz sound here. I guess the problem that I'm having is that I'm not really used to the sort of sound that this drum creates. Dry and dark, but with a bright side at the same time. I'm...
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    Tube Lug Mounting Screws...

    Okay, this is all getting very confusing. So, neither the old Worldmax tube lug screws, nor the new ones I got from DFD are a standard 4mm. Am I correct in understanding that the old type is M3.9 of unspecified pitch, the new ones are M4 x .75, and a standard hardware store one is M4 x .7? So...
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    Head recommendation for 30's Radio King snare

    Thanks, Joe. I actually have one of those heads kicking around, so I'll give it a shot when I have a few minutes. I also have an Aquarian American Vintage which I'm going to try. I think I'm going to end up with a heavier head though. I recall reading somewhere that the Suede Emperor was a good...
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    Tube Lug Mounting Screws...

    I guess what is not clear to me is this: "The pitch is M4 x .75, but I always tap mine out to M4 x .7 as this is the standard lug screw pitch." The pitch is M4x.75, of what? The old lugs? The new screws?
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    Tube Lug Mounting Screws...

    Bumping this 9 year old thread as it's exactly what I'm trying to find out. I have a bunch of old (purchased in 2003 or so) Worldmax tube lugs, and a handful of lug screws that I just got from DFD, assuming they'd be the same, but they aren't. From what I can tell, the older lugs take a 3.9mm...
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    Head recommendation for 30's Radio King snare

    Modern heads seem to fit okay on this particular drum. On the bottom, I've always had an Ambassador snare side, and before I started using calf, I was using an Aquarian texture coated on the top. Here's what the drum in question looks like.
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    Head recommendation for 30's Radio King snare

    I've got an old Radio King snare drum that used to belong to my grandfather. 6.5x14" WMP with the engraved double-flanged hoops. I've had a calfskin batter head on it for years now. But I'm not playing much jazz these days and I'd like to try it with more of a backbeat setup. I'm thinking maybe...
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