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    FYI: Sabian cymbal refresh now only supports "new" logo

    Whenever I finally end up with a 22” hhx complex thin crash, the logo is coming off pronto
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    Cleaning sharpie off old K signature

    Didn’t want to name drop but yeah
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    Cleaning sharpie off old K signature

    The signature would never play into my decision of buying an old K, sound and price would. But since I’ve got this old k and the signature is there. Might as well preserve it. I don’t care much for the sharpie on top of it. I’ll try to do some work on it this weekend
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    Cleaning sharpie off old K signature

    They sounded awesome! The center hole are still small though. Is there a hi hat sleeve they work best with, minus drilling the holes
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    Cleaning sharpie off old K signature

    I hear ya! I was at the beach last weekend and found a drum shop. Went in just to check it out and stumbled upon an old Ludwig kit on consignment with a pair of 14” Intermediate stamp hats. The owner wanted to sale everything together but I’ve got a decent offer in on the hats, waiting to hear...
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    Cleaning sharpie off old K signature

    Yeah that’s kind of my thoughts. I got it from a pretty reputable drum dealer too. I’ve seen all his old Ks numbered and labeled this way under the bell. Hopefully he is a little more careful on the others... kind of tells you they’ve got a stock pile of old Ks just sitting numbered in a...
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    Cleaning sharpie off old K signature

    Yeah the sound comes first. But the signature is a piece of the history
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    Cleaning sharpie off old K signature

    When I bought this old K the weight was written under the bell in sharpie almost directly over the original signature from the foundry. what’s the best way to try to remove the sharpie without danger of losing the signature as well?
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    6” LP Rancan Bell

    Wanted a 6” Rancan Bell
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    Do other people gear choices and usage bother you?

    That’s horrible about the 55 Broadkasters :( the reason I want to do a bop Bkaster kit is my other 2 are rock sizes 22,10,12,16. I think a bop kit would be a nice change. it’s funny you say that about the Ludwigs because my single work horse snare I own is a Ludwig 14x8 Oak/Maple hybrid. I still...
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    Do other people gear choices and usage bother you?

    Agreed completely! I did the majority of my gigging with my old Gretsch Catalina maple. A beginners kit I bought in high school after first getting into playing on borrowed Pearl Export from my cousin. At that point in time switching from that pearl to low end gretsch as well as his B8s to a...
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    Paul Francis left Zildjian?

    I’ve never seen the word “inchoate” ever!
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    Do other people gear choices and usage bother you?

    I could careless the amount of gear someone acquires. But learn to play it, isn’t that the whole point? You don’t even have to play it that well, none of us are as great as we wish we were, but everyone of us who cares enough about drums to join a forum like this ought to care as much if not...
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    Gretsch Swamp Dawg

    Nice. I crank my Ludwig up high and it has a great tone. I get compliments on it from other drummers almost every gig.
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