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  1. MrDrums2112

    PA Drum Show

    Anyone headed to PA this coming weekend? I'll be with JoeyBoom at his booth. Stop by and say hello!
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    **SOLD** TRS 6x14 Snare - LOWER PRICE

    For sale is a beautiful TRS Custom Craft series 6x14 snare. The shell is maple/mahogany, the finish is called “Caribbean Blue”. 8 lugs, Trick throw, PureSound wires and maple hoops. Serious deep tone on this one, especially with the wood hoops. I have not tried it with flanged hoops, but you’d...
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    Paiste Sig Trad Medium Light Hats

    I picked up a pair of these (used) at the CT Drum Show. Wow! These hats might be the best I have ever played. I don’t know much about them at all - I do know they are the sound I think about when I consider the “perfect” hi-hat all around sound, if you know what I mean. Anyone else playing these?
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    Nicko McBrain & Iron Maiden

    Last week, I went to see Iron Maiden (Hartford, CT). I had last seen them back in the 80s. They were absolutely fantastic. I'm not sure I was expecting them to be as good as they were. It was 2 hours of on your feet intensity and tons of fun. And Nicko McBrain, character that he is, was just...
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    Paiste Bell Ride

    Thinking of pulling the trigger on the 22” Reflector Bell Ride (Nicko McBrain signature ride). Anyone have one of these? Thoughts?
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    **SOLD**Amedia 20” Flat Ride

    For sale is a Dervish series flat ride, 20”. Beautiful and shimmery. No issues at all. $185 shipped. In another thread I’ve got the 15” hats to go with it, and would be willing to do a package deal.
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    **SOLD**Amedia 15” hats...

    For sale is a set of 15” Amedia Dervish series hi hats. The bottom hat is flat with 4 holes (from factory - these have not been modified). I am the original owner - there are no issues with these cymbals at all. These are dark and dry, and the holes in the bottom cymbal allow for a quick, dry...
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    **SOLD** Paiste Masters Dark Crash

    For sale is a Paiste Masters 18” Dark Crash. At 1300 grams this is a fantastic sounding cymbal, great swells, dark and slightly trashy. No issues whatsoever aside from some stick marks. $285 shipped.
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    New Snare...

    Thanks to my good friend (and fellow N&C enthusiast) RickP for this one - a 5x14 Maple Solid Shell Classic. I had one of these in piano black for about 20 years. I let go of it a few years back to a forum member (can’t remember who - if you’re out there give me a shout!). It’s the only drum I...
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    NO LONGER FOR SALE - Noble & Cooley Alloy Classic

    For sale is a 4.75 x 14, 10 lug, Alloy Classic snare. It is a cast aluminum shell. This shell dates back to 2001, I believe, and it had powder coated hardware on it at one time. All of that was replaced and updated by Nick Jones at N&C. It now has black chrome, triple flanged hoops and black...
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    **SOLD**TRS Piccolo Snare

    For sale is a TRS Studio Series Maple Piccolo Snare (3.75 x 14). Lacquer finish in “midnight stain” - it is purple-ish / blue-ish, you can see the wood grain through it - very classy looking with the black chrome hoops. Painted white interior, wooden badge, sharp and precise bearing edges, great...
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    Small changes...

    I play a 4 piece set up these days, with drums and cymbals in the usual places. Today I made a small change. I moved the rack tom over to my right, where the ride usually goes. I moved the ride to where I’d normally place the rack tom. Although it seems strange (and my OCD is making it tough...
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    State of the Snare Collection

    The snare arsenal has undergone several changes over the past 3 years or so. Yes, they all get played. First up are the Slingerlands - ‘59 Capri Pearl and it is indeed a Radio King. Next to that is another RK, a ‘49 BDP. The COB Sound King has many battle scars and is slightly out of round, but...
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    New Snare Day!

    So today I picked up this beautiful N&C Walnut Solid Shell piccolo (from Nick Jones at the N&C shop). What a fantastic drum, I am really excited to play this one. Also, earlier this month, RickP and I made a trade - he now has a killer 5x14 solid shell tulip, and I have this amazing 6x14 TRS...
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    **SOLD** 15" Paiste Giant Beat Hats

    For sale is a set if 15" GB hats. There are no issues at all with these. The top cymbal is more of a brown-ish color than the typical green GB tint. Hard to tell from the pics. These are not particularly loud hats, but they are very musical and blend well with such a wide variety of other...
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    **SOLD** 14" Die Cast Snare Hoops

    I believe these are DW hoops. Chrome, die cast, 14 inch 10-lug snare hoops, top and bottom. No issues at all with these. $85 shipped for the pair.
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    **SOLD** 2 Paiste Sound Formula Splash Cymbals...

    12" Sound Formula Splash - no issues, great little cymbal - $85 shipped. 10" Sound Formula Splash - has some minor dings, no cracks. Nice splash - $30 If you want the pair, I'll do $100 shipped.
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    No Longer For Sale! N&C Solid Shell Tulip Snare

    For sale is a 5 x 14 solid shell tulipwood snare - gloss finish, 10 lugs, die-cast hoops. This is a great drum - I find it to be very full and lively. Tune it up high and it is like a gun shot, and tuned low (which is where I really prefer it), it has incredible depth and body. It is quite...
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    **SOLD** Noble & Cooley Walnut Ply Snare

    This is a 4.75 x 14 walnut ply snare, natural matte finish, brass lugs (8 lugs), and it is in great condition - no issues at all. Usually these come with black chrome hardware - this is one of the first batch of the walnut ply snares that N&C made. I bought it directly from them as a "web...
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    OT - Depression & Anxiety

    So, like a lot of people, I usually go through a "winter blues" period right after the holidays - from January until about March or so. It has never really been something that I have not been able to plow through before, and once the weather warms up a bit I am good to go. However, this year, it...
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