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    Making of Aja

    Johnny D on the case!!!!!! On a related (and aforementioned) subject. Paul Humphrey is one of the most overlooked GREATS in drum history. He is the quintessential professional. Greasy funk, authentic and convincing swing, nice musical and unobtrusive backbeat, musicality for ever, and I'm sure...
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    Vintage Remo 16” Remo Rototom, or is it?

    Hey Ryan, If I remember correctly, there is a circular piece in the middle of the frame below the head, that is now covered by the black dot head, that says Remo. But yes, other companies did make "imitation" (knockoff) roto toms, at least in the 6, 8, 10, sizes. Hope all is well, Mark
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    SOLD Cogs Custom Drums Walnut Bop Kit 12/14/18

    Are they solid walnut, I can't tell? If so, that must be a GREAT sounding set of drums. And... Is that a Gary Chaffee BD Muffler on the BD? Wanna sell it? Just wonderin' MSG
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    AVH Drumming on “Jump” Solo

    Don't forget Group 87, that's where Steve Smith got the inspiration for "Don't Stop Believing." Mr. VB, Outlandish??? Open your mind up a bit. Dave has clearly stated that his biggest "musical influences" are dance (and disco) music (imagine that?) So to think that Al couldn't be aware of...
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    70's cymbals - Bill Maxwell

    I interviewed Bill for the Percussive Arts Society's "Percussive Notes" a while ago, I LOVE his playing. He was in town producing-arranging-conducting for the Elton John, Leon Russell record. I don't know if the interview was ever published. He's a very nice guy, and yes, as previously mentioned...
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    Hearing protection

    MBB, My audiologist and Ear Nose and Throat doctor both told me that YES your ear canal can DEFINITELY change shape every 10 years or so. I found out this a little too late though, because my custom (Westone) plugs were not really making a good seal and I put off getting new molded plus made...
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    Gretsch questions

    In retrospect I 'll say this. I have never heard the ringing of the springs in the lugs, as I said I do all of the above mentioned work "pre-emptively." Because I never want to be in the position where any of my equipment is "a problem" (in any way.) Throughout the years though, I have had a...
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    Gretsch questions

    It's a common problem, so when I have gotten a "used" 60's through 80's) Gretsch drum in the past, I do a few things pre-emptively: Pack the lugs with cotton, take out all mufflers (pratt, snare, and tom,) replace tom mounting hardware with RIMS and Yamaha mounts, and have the edges done. Then...
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    Buyers/Sellers Feedback

    Just did a sale with Ptrick last week on a snare I can vouch for great and smooth dealings and communication. His packing was perfect and shipping was ultra quick. There should be no worries for any future dealings, top shelf seller!!!! Thanks, MSG
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    14x6.5 Ludwig Black Beauty-SOLD

    After just doing a sale with Ptrick last week on another snare, I can vouch for great and smooth dealings and communication. His packing was perfect and shipping was ultra quick. There should be no worries for any future dealings, top shelf seller!!!! MSG
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    Turning my 14 inch Floor tom into a Snare - DIY Snare Beds?

    If it's a drum you really like, and want the project to succeed, send it to a pro (and recoup the money by not drinking Starbucks for a few weeks. HA!) Have a professional (like Precision Drum or any other professional builder) do the cuts, edges, beds, and drill the holes for the lugs and...
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    14x7 Keplinger Black Iron Snare

    PM sent! Thanks, MSG
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    Finally scored a vintage Black Beauty!!!

    BIG Congrats on the 1920's BB!!!!!! I remember playing mine for the first time. Don't worry about the little "imperfections" they won't matter after you hear it. There is NOTHING like that shell design combined with 1920's NOB (which just ISN'T the same as todays NOB!!!!) I wonder if maybe...
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    Turning my 14 inch Floor tom into a Snare - DIY Snare Beds?

    Yeah I thought about that, and was ready to do it, but (from what I remember) the best way to do the conversion was to take a few inches off of each end (for some reason, I forget why.) At the time I had four 4" snares so I didn't really need another, so that idea was scrapped. I tried to get...
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    Turning my 14 inch Floor tom into a Snare - DIY Snare Beds?

    I had a Black Nitron 10x14 Gretsch tom a while back. In my opinion the 10x14 size is useless, I could't get it low enough for a floor tom, or high enough for a rack tom. And the depth made it very hard to position. I gave it to Precision to make onto a snare. I told them exactly what I was...
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