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  1. Markkuliini

    Noble & Cooley SS love ("Phil Collins" snare)

    Holy moly, why didn't anyone tell me earlier how fantastic these are?! Just bought a N&C SS Classic single ply maple in 14" x 3 7/8" from a drummer who plays is Stockholm symphony orchestra (he also had 5" and 7" deep versions). Tested is briefly at his place and it was immediately clear that...
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    Problems logging in with mobile

    It's been really difficult to log in with my mobile phone lately. Yesterday I couldn't get it at all, had to check with my laptop if something weirdweir happened to my account. But with laptop it worked normally, but with mobile site keeps returning me to logged out state immediately. Anyone...
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    Gretsch wrap cut or not? Easy trick to tell from snares.

    Had been really liking Gretsch Broadkaster snares that I've heard on YouTube demos, so I decided to check if my local drum shop had any in stock. To my surprise they said on the phone that the have not one but two, so I went eagerly to test them. I was expecting to see 2 different sizes, or at...
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    NAMM 2018: LP/Zildjian silent cowbell aka Calfbell

    Wow, the silent trend is spreading in to the percussion world too! After the success of Zildjian's L80 silent cymbals, Latin Percussion came up with the idea of applying the same technique to the notoriously loud cowbells, and after joining forces for this project, now at the 2018 NAMM show they...
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    Gretsch bearing edges. When did they change?

    I bought a big pile of Gretsch drop G-era drums ('79-'81?) and noticed that they have cleaner looking bearing edges than my bit older stop sign era (around '77) drums. The older drums have the dye on the bearing edge too (so I guess the bearing edge was done before finishing), but on these newer...
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    It's raining Gretsch! 12,13,14,15,16,22 walnut

    Managed to score this kit locally. A studio owner was selling a 12,13,14,15,16,22 Drop G-badges in pretty damn good condition. I already had 13,16,20,22 walnuts from the same era, and I have been trying to find a 12" for that kit for a while now being prepared to pay for quite abit to get it...
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    Long Island drum center? Trustworthy? Dynasonic parts....

    I'm trying to find a reseller in US that would have new Rogers spare parts (dynasonic rails with snarewires, and would be willing to ship all the way to Sweden. Most of the shops I've contacted have sold out and are waiting to get more. Dennis from Long Island Drum Center answered in minutes...
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    Rogers tom, muffler on the reso side!

    Sorry for low quality picture! Considering giving an offer for a Rogers Holiday kit in 12,16 and 20 plus matching "a wood snare" which I assume is powertone (only picture I got so far was showing the clock face-strainer). The kit has some mods done at least an extra mount on the bass drum...
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    Gretsch bass drum back to life (20x14 SSB)

    Got this Gretsch SSB shell a month ago, it came with only the lugs and one hoop, so I had to order quite a bit of parts to bring it back to life. Finally today I got the last parts to make it playable, and oh boy, what a drum! It sounds incredible! Couldn't believe the low end, right out of the...
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    Gretsch vintage bass drum spurs wing nut size?

    Hi guys and gals! Trying to bring one 20" x 14" Gretsch bass drum from the 70's back to life, and I'm still missing 2 small parts: The wing nuts for the bass drum spur mounts (nr.20 in the picture). And I don't know the size and the thread count for them. Since I live here in the metric world...
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    Gretsch vintage bass drum spurs in modern use?

    Hi guys and gals! Just bought a 20" x 14" Gretch 70's shell, stop sign badge-era, that is missing some parts, and specifically bass drum legs. It has the receivers for model 4966 legs, check the picture below. I'm bit sceptical how if I should try get the original spurs (that are quite...
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    Stretching paradiddles (musical application)

    Made a lesson video of my recent workout for making paradiddles more musical and practical tool by stretching them longer. Got inspiration for this from Vinnie Colaiuta's and Steve Smith's ability to be free with these stickings. The stretching is done simply by adding different amounts of...
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    Angel hoop vs triple flanged hoop

    I finally took a dive and ordered a pair of 3 mm stainless steel Angel hoops, and naturally I took 2 days testing them to all my snares to see what the fuzz is about, and at the same time I did comparison videos hear how they sound back to back. Nope, they were not cheap, but I have to say...
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    Oriollo Mangana demo with 6 different tunings

    Made a demo for my new Oriollo Mangana 14" x 6,5" snare drum, with 6 different tunings from low to high. The shell is seamless manganese steel with Oriollo's new "light patina" finish that is absolutely stunning. This is really interesting snare drum, quite different from any other metal drums...
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    Rosanna-shuffle (for Finnish Rosanna competition)

    Believe or not, there is actually a Finnish official competition going on (with nice Zildjian price) that challenges you to play the famous Jeff Porcaro's beat from Toto's Rosanna as well as possible. What a wonderful, inspirational and CRAZY idea, I LOVE IT. :D They ask for 15 second sample...
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    11 Zildjian rides compared

    For once I had almost all my cymbals in one place at the same time, so I though that it's better to use the opportunity and capture the rides on the same video. Well some of them are technically crashes or crash rides, but since I use all of these for riding purposes, I wanted to include them...
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    Perfect snare shelves

    I finally got around to get some shelves to my practice studio, and while googling for options, I noticed that this one particular Ikea-shelf has dimensions just right for snare drums. Found out that it's a tv-unit from their Lack-series, but unfortunately it had been discontinued couple years...
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    Alternative note pyramids ("offbeats" and "only odds")

    Been really inspired lately my Mark Guiliana's playing, especially his exact note rate changes, and his views on using the note pyramid effectively. Wanted to dig bit deeper compared what Mark talks about in his new book, and create some alternative note pyramids. So I have been experimenting...
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    Buddy Rich style hihat "understicking"

    Been trying to learn the famous Buddy Rich's hihat trick where he is playing the left hand on the underside of the hihat. Cool trick and surely a crowd pleaser if the gig allows this kind of tomfoolery. :D Does anyone know who is the originator of this lick? I think I have seen Max Roach and...
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    Which lugs on Ludwig Element SE?

    Hi guys! I'm helping a club to restore a Ludwig Element SE kit they have. The small tom has some broken lugs that need replacing, and they were small looking classic type lugs, I'm just not sure which exact model they are since I'm not a Ludwig expert by any means. Didn't occur to me to measure...
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