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    Natural Talent / Lessons / Desire …..

    Hm...didn't think of it like that. Good point
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    Natural Talent / Lessons / Desire …..

    This may have been mentioned but Benny Greb has stated emphatically that he had absolutely no natural talent whatsoever. He wanted to learn it and did whatever he had to. I'm pretty sure it was part of his Drumeo lesson years ago. Point is, if there's no desire, what does the talent matter?
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    Help with Ludwig kit

    Lol...that would be great...don't thing the wife would be too happy about it...
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    Help with Ludwig kit

    Yeah I don't think I will. It was up for debate when I thought it was a Classic Maple set, but not so much now.
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    Help with Ludwig kit

    Yeah, after it being a Clubdate was mentioned I've found a good bit on them. Some places online claim the blue oyster finish was exclusive to the UK, a particular drum shop there that escapes my memory now. I am quite intrigued by rounder bearing edges, have been for a bit. Not sure if it's...
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    Help with Ludwig kit

    I haven't heard back but I think your right. The Club Date SE seems to be the only kits I can find elsewhere with that same finish (Blue oyster?) and that tom mount
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    Help with Ludwig kit

    I'll ask if he can send one. Said he traded it for an old guitar and basically doesn't use it.
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    Help with Ludwig kit

    Can anybody help me identify this kit? Mainly possible year? Guy said it's a Ludwig Classic and doesn't know much else. Considering trading my Starclassic B/W in the same sizes. Is that foolish?
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    Drum Confessions Thread

    I never learned a thing about the my drums (head choices, bearing edges, cymbal alloys, etc.) for the first 6 or 7 years. Only playing metal to a bunch of drunk ppl in a friend's garage I never really needed to...
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    Mehteran Cymbals

    That's new. Only place I found them was also on Reverb but it was called Mugan Music Group out of MI I think. Better prices than Sounds Anatolian but less selection. I did ask about some hats and he said he can order whatever you want.
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    Mehteran Cymbals

    Hey all. I just discovered a new Turkish brand called Mehteran Cymbals. It was started by one of the Diril brothers who used to work with Meinl (as I think they all did) on the Byzance line. I'm not affiliated or anything but just figured I'd pass it along. They have a line called Rain that seem...
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    Heads and Muffling for a 20" Bass Drum?

    I've got a 20x14 Starclassic B/W that I decided to try Aquarian Force 1's on. Both batter and reso. I like it. About a medium tuning on the batter and low on the reso with an empty drum. If I want to add some more low end I just roll up a towel and put it at the bottom of my batter head between...
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    Time for a new cymbal bag -

    I just got this one recently. For the money you can't beat it (I know this is a 24"). Very sturdy and the zippers are built like a tank. I was shocked at the quailty/ price ratio. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000T02VZI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_V4PPRV9KR12TNXK220Z9
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    Show Us Your KITS!

    Only one I have pics of. Finally got the Starclassic B/W in and set up. Sounds fantastic with the Texture coated single plies.
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