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    Bronze Snares - what the hell happened $$$???

    I wasn’t aware of that. Anybody know why they discontued the bronze snares?
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    What snare drum really stands out for you?

    I used to have a 5”, 5-1/2” and a 6.5” Zelkova!! I fell in love with them when I played one at a Drum Show and acquired these one at a time over a couple of years. They have a “gut” to them, a punch of gusty air right in the belly, in addition to the most amazing response and voice I’d ever...
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    Removing Zildjian ink logos

    They're your cymbals. You want the inked logos off? Do it. Tama CW has a good point but I say make them yours if that's what you want. Get a can of acetone. Soak some paper towels in the acetone. Lay the soaked towels on top of the logos. Come back in 20 minutes with some dry, fresh paper...
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    Recommend a DIFFERENT snare head

    Last year I retrofitted some of my snare drums with Steve Gadd’s snare head choice, the Remo coated Powerstroke 3. Worked SO well on my COB Supraphonic and also on some snare drums I found to be too ringy or thin sounding. Another discovery I’ve made are SnareWeight drum dampers - they are...
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    Heavy hardware

    Tough to roll up steps, though.
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    What cymbals you have never tried but would you like to try ?

    I bought a 22” Byrne ride a few months ago and it is fantastic. I want to play more of his cymbals. And I’ve heard some Funch videos and want to hear (or preferably play) more more.
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    ENDED: Bosphorus 18" Syncopation SW (sandwashed) Series Crash cymbal - 1402 grams

    Sorry, I'm looking to divest, not to accrue.
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    SOLD: Bosphorus 16" Syncopation SW (sandwashed) Series Crash cymbal - 934 grams

    SOLD: Bosphorus 16" Syncopation SW (sandwashed) Series Crash cymbal weighing in at 934 grams. Superb response with fairly short sustain and an effortless, great sounding swell and peak. This has also been one of my favorite crash cymbals. It's in excellent condition. To paraphrase a quote...
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    ENDED: Bosphorus 20" Syncopation SW (sandwashed) Series Ride cymbal - 2030 grams

    SALE ENDED: Here's a truly nice dry-ish Bosphorus 20" Syncopation SW (sandwashed) Series Ride cymbal weighing in at 2030 grams. Beautiful and prominent woody stick response with controlled, pleasing wash and no funky undertones nor hums. Shoulder and edge crashes are wonderful with this...
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    ENDED: Bosphorus 18" Syncopation SW (sandwashed) Series Crash cymbal - 1402 grams

    SALE ENDED: Here's a very nice Bosphorus 18" Syncopation SW (sandwashed) Series Crash cymbal weighing in at 1402 grams. Beautiful response with moderately short sustain and an effortless, great sounding swell and peak. This has been one of my favorite crash cymbals. It's in excellent condition...
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    SOLD: GreTsch USA 6"x14" Square Badge 20-lug COB Snare Drum

    Thanks, Piggpenn!
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    SOLD: GreTsch USA 6"x14" Square Badge 20-lug COB Snare Drum

    GreTsch USA 6"x14" Square Badge 20-lug COB Snare Drum Here's a GreTsch square badge chrome-over-brass snare drum in very good condition featuring: 20-GreTsch mini-lugs GreTsch die cast hoops GreTsch centered handle Lightning strainer w/fishtail butt piece GreTsch tone control w/knob GreTsch...
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    Aquarian DeJohnette Drum Heads

    I feel that the Modern Vintage heads are "dulled" compared to the DeJ's. - less feeling of higher frequency. Bit stiffer to the stick. They are warm sounding as are the DeJohnettes but the latter doesn't seem to cut off the brights as much it introduces a feeling of depth and "gut". Just my 2...
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    If Only 1-2 Snares For Gigging-That’s it! What Would They Be?

    Responding to this hypothetical, in that I own quite a few snare drums, if I had to choose just two snare drums to cover all needs they would be: - 6.5x14 Ludwig hammered bronze with tube lugs - 6.5x14 Longo single ply steam bent walnut That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
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    Aquarian DeJohnette Drum Heads

    The Aquarian DeJohnettes are great heads. I always keep some around, especially the 14”s. I especially like them on selected snare drums. They add “guts” to snare drums which could use a bit less ring and more “bottom” or “punch”. They feel to me more like coated Emperors than Ambassadors...
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