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    Yamaha RC kit - Piano Black or Natural Wood?

    Yeah, I'd go with the Stage Custom for the gigging kit, but I hate the 17" deep bass drum. I can get the RC with a 14" deep BD. I had an Absolute Hybrid Maple for a little while, but sold it. I just didn't like it as much as the RCs. Probably had to do something with the aluminum rims, but I...
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    Yamaha RC kit - Piano Black or Natural Wood?

    It does look a little dark to be "natural wood", doesn't it?
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    Yamaha RC kit - Piano Black or Natural Wood?

    I think the only other finish choices for the current line are walnut and surf green. I don't like the walnut, and I already have the surf green kit.
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    Yamaha RC kit - Piano Black or Natural Wood?

    This would be a kit for gigs.
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    Yamaha RC kit - Piano Black or Natural Wood?

    I'm thinking about going after another Yammie RC kit. Would you choose Piano Black or Natural Wood? The black is classic, but the natural will hide smudges, fingerprints, and dings better, imo.
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    Any Pearl drums enthusiasts? What’s your opinion on Pearl?

    Agreed! I have DW Performance, Tama Starclassic, Yamaha RCs, and Pearl Session Studio Select with Sensitone snare. My Pearls are equally as good as the others.
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    Recommend a snare drum between $200-$300

    Pearl Sensitone (newer version with tube lugs). DW Performance.
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    One drum company for all of your drumming needs?

    Are you "all Yamaha" guys using their bass drum pedals too? Which models?
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    One drum company for all of your drumming needs?

    No love for Pearl, anyone?
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    One drum company for all of your drumming needs?

    This type of thread has probably been done before, and I didn't search. But I have some time to kill, so I'll start this up and see where it goes. One drum company for all your needs, who would you pick? I'm talking hardware, toms, snares, everything (except cymbals, of course). I realize this...
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    Cover Tunes and original tempo (too slow?)

    My biggest issue is when the song starts with guitar. Our guitarist gets excited and starts songs too fast. What I started to do is give him a stick click tempo or hi hat before he starts to reign him in a little.
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    Cover Tunes and original tempo (too slow?)

    Let me also note that when I hear the original band playing their own song live, the tempo often seems faster than the recording as well.
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    Cover Tunes and original tempo (too slow?)

    I'm playing drums in a rock band doing cover tunes. I often find that the band, as a whole, is pushing to play the songs a bit faster than the original recording, especially on recordings that are not fast originally. Do you, as the time keeper, try to slow it down, or give in and accept that...
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    Gibraltar rack clamps

    Photo added.
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    Gibraltar rack clamps

    I have a whole bunch of Gibraltar rack clamps that I'm not using anymore. Plus the 1-1/2 tube connectors, T-leg connectors, and 1-1/2" memory locks. All are black. I recently converted my rack connections to chrome finish. I don't really want to sell these parts one at a time, but if you need a...
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