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    Breakdown Pearl Eliminator, to remove legs?

    I love the help everybody offers. I'd like to remove the 2 legs from my hi hat, so I can sneak it closer to my L bass. I'd rather not drill out the rivets. The top legs would have to telescope off the top. That looks probable. The bottom 2 would have to telescope off the bottom of the main tube...
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    Wrapping concert toms

    The chrome wrap is gone. It was held with 2 strips of dbl sided tape, which was failing, allowing several chrome wraps to loosen and partially unwrap. It was incredibly rusty, and out of position/alignment. GONE
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    Wrapping concert toms

    dtk- I need a few more clues to determine which "protective vinyl" product is on the bottom edges of your concert toms (there are dozens available). Is it clear or colored? Is it "painted on" . Will I brush it on, or do I need to spray it?, or is it a tape? The hardware store I visited is a good...
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    Wrapping concert toms

    Sorry, my 1st response was to dtk. I'm not sure if that's clear. (thanks) to CWORRICK & KO: Wow! You have my interest. I have a few questions: Clear? so I don't stain anything green? Did you spray or roll? I don't have spray equip, or experience. Apply to all the wrap pieces, let them dry, then...
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    Wrapping concert toms

    It sounds very good. Is it tape or liquid? Is it clear or colored? Do you know what it's called? ...or what it's typically used for? Thank you
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    Wrapping concert toms

    A couple months ago I asked for help reducing wash on an 18" gong, mounted like a cymbal, on a center-hole. I've tried most of the suggestions. I don't know if I'll get a "friendly" sound for stage play, but I sincerely appreciate all the help. MY MORE URGENT DILEMMA: In 1980 I ordered 6...
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    Anyone store or play their drums in a shed?

    Indiana likewise
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    Anyone store or play their drums in a shed?

    In my experience, sound absorbing materials reduce noise and volume INSIDE the room/shed. reducing volume OUTSIDE the room/shed requires mass (brick, block, several layers of sheetrock), and no openings. We had neighbors attached on each side. We lined the walls and ceiling with 3 layers of 5/8"...
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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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