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    Sonor Vintage vs SQ2 Thin/Medium Beech

    It is close , for sure, but there are subtle differences. :)
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    OT - dealing with self centered friend

    I would look at a couple of things. Is this person genuinely happy for you when something good happens to you or does it end up being about him again? Or , is this person genuinely sad for you and caring when something bad happens to you or is it about something similar that happened to him in...
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    Tama Star - Walnut or Maple?

    Ever since Tama and N&C introduced Walnut, I have been sold. That wood is magic :) I have this beauty that I admire every day at the shop.
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    OT What's Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal?

    I did not grow up with the cereal culture and if you did not have 3 different kinds of eggs, 4 different kinds of cheeses, 5 different kinds of meat and 6 different kinds of bread it was not called breakfast. :-) However, I learned to like the Raisin Bran cereal here.
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    Getting a modern workhorse kit, which one should I go with?

    Stage Custom being the number one selling set at the shop, I am always comfortable recommending it. And the white finish is beautiful. If you were to up the budget just a tiny bit and get a Sonor AQ2 Studio set though, I think you would be very satisfied with it in every way. If someone has...
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    Favorite Drum Stick?

    It has been the Jeff Porcaro signature from Regal Tip since as far as I can remember but now that Regal Tip is, well, Regal tip, I am always looking for the closest thing with no firm favorite yet. Gadd is close with the barrel tip and all...It is fun experimenting with other stuff though.
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    If You Were Going to Buy a New Drum Set, What Would it Be?

    I just separated from my dream set , the Tama Star Maple in Wild Sea Blue Bosse...It was tough. It was love at first tune. We thought we were going to be together forever. I do not want a "rebound" set right now...It would not be fair to her or me. I will know when the right one comes along.
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    What do you think of this Thomas Lang piece?

    "Surely You Must Be Joking..." ;-) One of my favorite books of all time !
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    What do you think of this Thomas Lang piece?

    He does break the Spandex Rule sometimes but when you have so much in your tool box... :)
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    What do you think of this Thomas Lang piece?

    I love Lang. He shows you what is possible on the drum set. It is not about your situation or what you want to play or whatever...He is basically saying, this is what can be done on a drum set if you put the time and correct practice in. It is up to you how much you want to push yourself.
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    What should I do with this kit? (90s Ludwig Rocker, Taiwan)

    I have a drum shop and every year, I try to give away 4-5 sets like this. They won't make me any richer or poorer but some kids will have fun. That is a good feeling :)
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    What should I do with this kit? (90s Ludwig Rocker, Taiwan)

    Music programs , at least where I am from, are suffering at schools. Donate it to a school nearby and let many kids enjoy it for years :-)
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    First look at the new Rush pinball machine

    That is super nice of you to say, thank you so much !
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    First look at the new Rush pinball machine

    I so want one of these for the shop...
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