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    DRUM Magazine Reveals Acoustic-Only Drummers are Piloting a Horse-and-Buggy in the Jet Age

    I was using an Octa pad ,Akail digital sampler and and Simmons SDS 1 back in the 80's. I miss some of the creativity,but like electronics in general,short shelf life. The SDS1 was pretty neat.
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    DRUM Magazine Reveals Acoustic-Only Drummers are Piloting a Horse-and-Buggy in the Jet Age

    The ye olde stealth marketing method. Not unknown in periodicals such as Stereo Review.
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    18” rides?…..who loves ‘em….who uses ‘em?

    Most belled 18's lack as a main ride. Flat 18's and some crash rides are OK as a secondary.
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    What drummer had the most affect on their bands sound / identity??

    Dave Clark Dave Clark 5
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    Favorite Drum Stick?

    Firth SD2 maple Ludwig 5A 5B hickory
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    Is cutting a snare bed as idiot proof as it looks in vids?

    Depending upon where you buy,the snares and head are returnable. If it doesn't work out,all you lost was some time. http://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_104_374_664&products_id=10087 The pitch is best for snare drums with shallow or no snare beds to...
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    Is cutting a snare bed as idiot proof as it looks in vids?

    My suggestion would be to change the bottom snare head with a Remo no collar . https://www.amazon.com/Remo-SA0314-TD-Ambassador-Marching-14-Inch/dp/B0002E3N3A And Fat cat pitched snares. I had a Rogers Dyna that had no snare beds and it worked quite well Once you cut ,there's no going back.
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    Is cutting a snare bed as idiot proof as it looks in vids?

    You sure it's the snare bed? DDdrum is not noted for their QA. What kind of snares are you using?
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    Ludwig chrome plating of aluminum snares QA

    I've got a Yammie SD-3455 COA that I bought a few years ago that has impeccable chrome coating and I was looking for a used Supra to add to my collection . Every used Ludwig COA I see under $500 has pitted and flaking chrome. Ludwig has never really fixed this issue over the decades after the...
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    Vintage Tama Snare

    Nothing like fashion,eh?
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    What's your latest drum purchase?

    Some CL bargains Zildjian Quick Beats. Yamaha Stage custom snare And a couple of these from Dubs Drums
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    It's Finished: The Top 25 Sitcom Star Drummers of All Time!

    Dan Daily The Governor and JJ.
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    FOGHAT: Friday 5fer

    Saw them with J Geils at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh Imagine an audience of underage girls hurling from consuming too much fortified bum wine in the seats in front of you. The narcs used to hide in the bathrooms awaiting to arrest suspicious concert goers. A friend of mine drank too much and...
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    Any love for Taye

    My Taye
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    USA Drum Shell Company?

    That's the problem these days with supply chain logistics. Had a Chevy that I tried to get brake pads for from a US factory. Could only buy from China (warped rotors/etc).
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