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    Bands you used to love but, but not so much now.

    At first blush, Ted Nugent comes to mind.
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    Where can I get Regal 8A Maple

    Hope you're not playing extremely hard, especially rim shots, 'cause you'll most certainly break maple sticks in half. Just speaking from my own experience.
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    What’s your favorite part of a drum set?

    Hi-Hat, most definitely. Able to add so much nuance and subtlety, musicality and rhythmic texture. I still remember how excited I was at age 12 when I got my first professional high-hat stand: a Rogers Supreme. At 61 years old now, I still have it and still use it. After all these years and...
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    Coolest Drums I've Ever Heard!

    I've never heard the old, "traditional" iterations of this song until now. (Since I've been enlightened here.) Took a listen to them and, in retrospect, they sounded more primitive (but, albeit, classic performances).
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    Ludwig Raw Brass 8X14

    Thanks, guys.
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    Ludwig Raw Brass 8X14

    Not to take the focus away from your beautiful drum, but here's the closest thing I have to compare: My early 90s Premier Heavy Rock Nine. I love it! Both deep and guttural, but with superb articulation.
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    Coolest Drums I've Ever Heard!

    Paul Leim - drums
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    Where/how did the "dead drum sound" of the later '70s begin?

    Good point. Thank you. Rick
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    Where/how did the "dead drum sound" of the later '70s begin?

    About ten years ago I spoke with Bernard Purdie. I'm a huge Steely Dan fan and, as you know, Mr. Purdie played on a few of their tracks. I asked him if he was happy with the drums on these tracks. (Not the playing, of course, but the sound of the drums.) His response: a resounding NO! I asked...
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    bass wood drums

    Thanks. The pdf brochure was very informative. Rick
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    bass wood drums

    Tama manufactured bass wood sets in the early 2000s and maybe a couple years earlier. They were, of course, designated as something-Star. I believe Superstar. They were alright drums with good mounting hardware and appointments. They sounded okay for what you would expect of a six or...
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    "Paul Simon (& Garfunkel)" FRIDAY 10-fer

    Well said, bell. Steve Gadd in a nutshell.
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    "Paul Simon (& Garfunkel)" FRIDAY 10-fer

    A wonderful human being. Grateful for his talent and success, and very approachable -- humble and willing to share his knowledge and experience with his fellow drummers, or anyone else. Just a regular Joe.
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    "Paul Simon (& Garfunkel)" FRIDAY 10-fer

    The great drummer that Steve is (although I haven't seen him much since he and his family moved from Rochester to Arizona) he's also one of the greatest guys you could ever call your friend. Just sayin'.
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    If you were/are rich and old...

    A girl Friday, maybe? :D
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