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  1. musiqman

    Upper Tier Snares and the Veblen Effect?

    That was a interesting and proper written essay on 9 am. A bit of an eye opener too. After spending 6k on a kit with custom snare and having spend 1600 on a custom Crav last year, but also enjoying my 180 bought beaten up supra from 61-63 and beaten up Jarrah Block from 1991 im probably...
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    Nicko leaves Sonor for British Drum Co

    And the link BDC - Remo / EMD (Distribution) certainly helps.
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    How Do You Store Your Cymbals?

    Expensive but killer rack. Up close. I store them in the Protection Racket AAA cymbal case, when not in use
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    The High End Yamaha Pedals? FP9?

    Buy the fp9500 (direct, strap or chain), be done with it and thank me later
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    Vocal mic with lesser bleed through

    Shure Beta 56 or Sennheiser 604/904. Or a SM57 with A2WS windscreen.
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    Helluva Unboxing Video: Tama Star Maple

    I can relate to him. I bought and sold for over 15 years, and now I can say I found my dream set to the last depth size. If the other two shells come in it will be a 6 piece and I have spend about $6230 on This custom baby. It started as a 4 piece a few weeks ago and was “used” by...
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    A new size for me - 8x14

    I ordered a 15x10 snare. Looking forward to receive and play it.
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    Duluth Brass Manufacturing Redux.

    These old true cast (Pre 2003) Bronze models sound pretty damn good to me though.
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    Duluth Brass Manufacturing Redux.

    So back in the 90’s DW had production and one off special artist (like this Aswhon Sood 12x6,5 model https://reverb.com/item/10710674-dw-12x6-5-collector-s-series-cast-bronze-snare-drum?utm_source=ios-app&utm_medium=share) bronze snares. Were these made by Duluth too?
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    Favorite Wooden Snare You Have Ever Played or Heard

    My 12x7 1991 Jarrah Block. Versatile, compact, and powerful.
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    dw True Cast bronze snare

    Probably a custom Dave Elitch spec’ed Duluth. Ive read they already sold out. If it wasn’t for the high price tag, I would snap the 6,5. https://www.guitarcenter.com/DW/True-Cast-Bell-Brass-Snare.gc I can see why the price is high, as the first runs always are more expensive. For now it is...
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    Gong Drums

    I had a 20'' over 20'' gong in my Oak rig and a 22'' over 21'' gong in my second DW kit. I also had a red 22'' over 21'' for a short period. I will order one for my new and probably last kit too next year.
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    Gong Drums

    The true size is a single 22'' head over a 20'' shell. Tama started with these and DW followed quickly. this most likely because of Pink Floyd, as Gary Wallis was a Tama guy (and Nick Mason a Ludwig guy) before they both switched to DW for the Division Bell Tour. DW changed to a 22'' head...
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    PINK FLOYD "Alternate Versions" Friday 5-fer

    I'm still bummed that I missed the 1994 tour. My favorite maybe of all next to Pompeï. Glad I saw David Gilmour in 2016 in Tienen: And Nick Mason with ''Saucerful'' Last year in Amsterdam. I did get to meet Gary and Floyd tech Clint two years ago on the Musikmesse, and kept in warm touch with...
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    Hate For 18" Deep Bass Drums. Just Me?

    The last few kits I switched from 18'' to 17'' to 16'' Now the Maple/Mahogany 22x16'' sounds deeper and feels more responsive than my 22x18 Birch Custom Absolute, and that the biggest, deepest sound I ever played.
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    ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Friday 5-fer

    My dad’s wanted funeral song. Love APP
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    Cool Finishes

    Candy Black Fade over Feathered Mahogany for the win.
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    a low volume bass drum beater/recommendations

    Not at all. As it strikes against the head straight. A hard beater does more damage.
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    a low volume bass drum beater/recommendations

    The Akangtide Hickory Rod Heavy, by far. And it still feels solid as heck, not floppy. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Akangatide-Brushes-107255110042524
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    Modern Pop/Rock/Country Drummers That Play a 20/14/12 Setup?

    Steve’s main JM kit is MC in 12/14/18/24 and he used a smaller 12/14/20 outfit of this and a CC (Clapton) too. On the last toir his JM3 kit was a Rogers in 12/14/20.
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