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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    I appreciate your feedback and am not trying to be argumentative. Maybe I'm frustrated because I know how I felt that day. My wife knows how utterly disappointed I was when we met up at our car. Just a couple counter points... For background, I am 58-years old and have been playing drums since...
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    This guy has been on me since he badmouthed my Terry Bozzio/Missing Persons share. He's just a keyboard warrior who has no idea how bad he's coming across. Some people just have to be negative all the time.
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    Congratulations on your Dali! I love his works. I'm fortunate to live near St. Petersburg, FL where one of the two Dali museums in the world is located. Amazing place and a must visit for anyone visiting St. Pete.
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    But I wasn't there to tinker. I wasn't even given the chance to try out a +$400 bass drum pedal on an actual bass drum sitting in an actual thrown. If I wanted to buy a bass pedal without trying it, I could do that online. I went to the store with three primary objectives: 1. Try out bass drum...
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    Definitely sounds like a place I'd want to go to, over and over again. Seems to me you're doing it totally "right".
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    It ended like this. I was in the cymbal room, after having been in the vintage museum/snare room trying out a snare and looking at pedals. I spent about 30 minutes in the cymbal room(s). The associate walked in and said (paraphrasing) "so what about that snare drum, are you interested?". I said...
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    I've thought a lot about your question and discussed it with my wife who was with me some of the time and who knew how excited I was for visiting Memphis Drum Shop on our trip (she even went shopping somewhere else because she knew I was planning on being there a while). I guess I was looking...
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    I bought a bass drum pedal for $150 and was interested in other items. I wasn't given a chance to even think. But obviously I'm in the wrong here based on your responses. I guess I thought there was more of a brotherhood vibe in a drum shop, like how it appears at drum shows. Now I know better.
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    I'll totally agree with your last point. But what's wrong with tire kicking? Isn't that part of shopping? It appears you're suggesting I may have brought it on myself. Absolutely not. I was polite right up until being walked out of the store. I guess the only thing I'm looking for is to know if...
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    Good points all around. And to be honest, I wasn't that put off by him shadowing me. I get that they don't know me. But right off the bat I told him what I was interested in. Yes, there were multiple items. I don't see that as an issue and/or justification to run me out. There was hardly anyone...
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    I live in a fairly sizeable market (Tampa Bay...which includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota) but there are no large drum shops in our area. We have a Guitar Center and a Sam Ash Music Store but the drum departments are not stocked very well especially for Paiste cymbals and...
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    "MISSING PERSONS" (Bozzio) Friday Five-Fer

    Terry Bozzio doesn't need me to defend his performances or career decisions. My comments (prior to the insults and negativism) have always been about TERRY'S performance, not Dales voice. I don't care if she posed in Playboy or if her singing isn't great (neither was Bob Dylan's or Jimi...
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    "MISSING PERSONS" (Bozzio) Friday Five-Fer

    What??? Obviously there's a language gap here, but I understand enough of the gibberish you wrote to get what you're saying. I didn't listen to Missing Persons' music because I was a dirty old man. I was 18-years old when Spring Session M was released. I was listening to nothing but Led...
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    "MISSING PERSONS" (Bozzio) Friday Five-Fer

    It's one thing to hate the music, but "cringe" and "embarrassing" are not necessary. Unless, of course, you are deliberately trying to insult the person who shared it, which is me. So yeah, good going bro.
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    "MISSING PERSONS" (Bozzio) Friday Five-Fer

    Once again I find myself bumping this old thread. Apologies to those of who who dislike Missing Persons (I do "get it"). 40 years later I'm still a fan. Even to the faithful, their second full length LP, Rhyme & Reason, was a turn off. While Spring Session M is my favorite album of theirs, I...
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