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    Should I save up to buy my dream drumset, even if the finish isn't in good condition?

    Remember, we listen to drums, when the player is good, not because he's playing a good looking set, but because he's a skilled player. ! I would much rather listen to a tremendous drummer on a crappy, rusted set, than listen to a mediocre drummer on a beautiful set. Control what you can. Right...
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    Gary Burton - Vibraphonist

    I bet I'm older, I heard "Inna gadadavida"(sp?) when it was new (I'm not saying it was good, but it was one of the only rock solos, OLD). Have you heard "Crystal Since", a duet album with Gary Burton and Chick Corea? It's one of my favorites!
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    Not one, but two 1980 Tama Bell Brass Snares!

    Many thanx to all of your responses and info. Much love, JM
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    Acknowledgement

    Beam me up, Cauldroics and DFO!
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    Acknowledgement

    Arm, shoulder, and hand injuries?
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    Not one, but two 1980 Tama Bell Brass Snares!

    Thank you. I don't have a bill or note describing the swap, I don't even have the serial number. He's a bum, too. No apparent income or effort. He starts out with "I help drummers". I knew the 80 TBB was a very good drum, I'd played it for 40 years. I didn't know it had the terrific value till...
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    Acknowledgement

    Succinct and appropriate. Again, Much love
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    Acknowledgement

    I'm brand new here. I realized all of you guys and girls allowed me to share with an incredible group of skilled and knowledgeable drummers. I've never been in this wonderful place. You folks don't owe me anything, but you let me IN. Yesterday I had the opportunity to kick around many...
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    Not one, but two 1980 Tama Bell Brass Snares!

    I had one. I got careless and trusted the wrong guy to hold it a couple weeks while I tried his recommended swap. He took it and didn't answer my texts or emails for 4 years. It's on ME that this happened, and I think I hate to accept that I'm ultimately responsible for losing my best drum...
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    Can I reduce the heavy wash of a very heavy ride (holes, putty, chewing gum, I dunno)

    Very good. I can try many variations, cheap, without any damage or permanent change. thanx
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    Can I reduce the heavy wash of a very heavy ride (holes, putty, chewing gum, I dunno)

    Please help me a little more there. Like a tennis ball, a piece of rubber or fabric. I think you may have given me a link. I'm a cyber dinosaur, I'll see if I can open it. Thank you very much
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    Can I reduce the heavy wash of a very heavy ride (holes, putty, chewing gum, I dunno)

    Thank you. I'll keep learning more about the options. I won't go with any mod till I'm a lot more certain and confident. I don't know if I can sell it (not for $300 anyway). I've had that chunk of bronze for 40 years. thanx again
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    Can I reduce the heavy wash of a very heavy ride (holes, putty, chewing gum, I dunno)

    Wow, I'd like to learn more about that. How and where? I'm not far from Chicago. I could ship it elsewhere. I don't know what I could ask for, not familiar with cymbal smithing, but I'm going to learn. thanx very much
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