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    Morello – I Never Use Half the Technique I Have

    Rol Rolex did a line of flat watches called “Cellini” it could have been one of those. To be honest you were spoiled for choice back then for slim “dress” watches as they were known. Very hard to discern the make/model unless you get a good , clear dial shot.
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    I hate touching cymbals with my bare hands

    I look after them the same as my drums. Pack well and carry carefully to the gig. Set up and play them. Pack away and next day give them a wipe with a micro fibre cloth. So, understand they’re going to age but look after them at the same time.
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    nickrobotron's Paiste setups. (Do you play Paiste?)

    1. Loud Set! 16” Big Beat HH 18” Big Beat 10” 2002 Splash 24” Big Beat 20” Big Beat. 24” 2002 JR Swish. Regular Set. 16” Giant Beat HH 18” Giant Beat Thin 8” 602 ME Splash 24” Giant Beat Multi. 20” Giant Beat Thin. 22” 602 ME China. Small Club Set. 15” Signature Dark Energy HH 18” Masters...
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    Morello – I Never Use Half the Technique I Have

    On the Conan O Brien show it looked like a steel and gold Rolex Datejust, with a Jubilee bracelet.
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    Morello – I Never Use Half the Technique I Have

    When I got into Paiste in the 70’s this was the photo in the bookle. Morello AND Bonham! What a great bunch of endorsers across the spectrum
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    Thanks , I’m very conservative when it comes to finishes but that I love.
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    Morello – I Never Use Half the Technique I Have

    Post as clear an image as you possible , I can probably tell
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    I love that finish, I’ve seen it a lot of times. What is it called?
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    Thanks, I’ll look at that.
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    It’s definitely an age thing being concerned about weight. 40 years ago our bass player had an Acoustic set up with a 4x15 cab, seriously! He’s playing guitar now and has a Quilter amp which sounds great and you can carry it under your arm
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    I Id like to hear how that works out for you. I have a Roc n Soc with a back rest and it’s the one piece of kit I really don’t mind lugging about. Lower back issues are something to be avoided at all cost.
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    The DW 6000 UL set I bought was a waste of money for me. The guy I sold it too already had a couple of sets and he loved it.
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    Funnily enough that’s a set I borrowed, I’ll dig out a photo of it. It was great product but for me almost the same weight as the 7000 series and setting up 3 cymbal stands on my right 24” 20” 22” plus 2 mic stands was a problem.
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    I think that looks well on your kit. It still didn’t look right to me on my Gretsch kit, I need a boom cymbal too
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    Lightweight but stable hardware.

    Here’s a question I’ve wanted to ask for awhile. I gig and rehearse a couple of times a week and I always use my own kit. I’m also in my mid 60’s now and humping one large hardware case around is out of the question. So I use 3 hardware cases , 2 of which have wheels . Great in a car park or a...
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