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  1. TrickRoll

    Old school Yamaha was on another level!

    I had this kit in 14x20, 14x14, 9x13, and 8x12 sizes. Wonderful drums. The bass drum punched above its size. A friend and former student has it now and he continues to use it as his primary gigging set. Thanks for the memories!
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    10 Most Important Developments in the History of the Modern Drum Kit

    Zildjian’s development of cymbals for jazz drummers in the 1920’s
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    Calfskin/Rawhide Drum Heads... anyone use them?

    I have used them on the top of my snare and toms quite a bit. They sound wonderful at high, low, and medium tunings. These days I use them on my snares for jazz gigs. Weather is a factor as others have noted. I recently played an outdoor gig next to a lake. It was warm and humid, and by...
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    How many drum sets have you owned in your lifetime?

    1967 Ludwig Club Date; Pink Champagne; 20, 14, 12 with Acrolite 1973 Slingerland; Natural Dark Walnut; 24, 18,16,14,12 (2 up 2 down) 1970's Gretsch; Burnt Orange; 20, 14, 12 1970's Gretsch; Walnut; 18, 14, 10, 8 1950's Slingerland; Mardi Gras Pearl; 22, 13, 16 1940's Leedy/Radio King; 18, 14...
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    Steve Smith doing Steve Smith things!

    Such beautiful hands He seems like the 21st century version of Jo Jones
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    K Cons vs Paiste Trads

    My experience is that the CONS [that I've played and heard] were clanky and harsh compared to the Trads. Nice cymbals but not suited to acoustic music. However, they seem to vary A LOT like all Zildjian products. So I believe there are some very sweet ones out there - it's just tough to find...
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    ***SOLD***Slingerland 1973 80N Buddy Rich Set WMP

    I was the original owner but no longer have the set, and don't know the serial numbers. I do know who has them, though.
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    ***SOLD***Slingerland 1973 80N Buddy Rich Set WMP

    My 73’s didn’t have the vent holes/badges up high like that. I agree it is a cool set.
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    No Work

    I’ve tried retiring a couple times. Just started back with my consulting business. My observations/advice: (1) make sure ‘things’ are in a good state before you retire. Replace devices at end of life, upgrade computers, upgrade/renovate the house, take care of car maintenance, etc. before...
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    From The Practice Room: Base Five Rudiments

    Thanks, Kevin I would love to see your variations. These are really opening up my playing, i.e “shakes things up”! In regards to the 10 stroke roll exercises, I think I goofed up. They should have been rrllrrllrl/rrllrrllrl or llrrllrrlr/llrrllrrlr and rllrrllrrl/rllrrllrrl and...
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    Flat rides

    Nope Love it!
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    Buddy Rich Knew About the Tapes: Trombonist Recounts Bus Firing

    You have to have a sense of humor to be a professional musician.
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    Buddy Rich Knew About the Tapes: Trombonist Recounts Bus Firing

    I imagine Buddy spent a lot of time on the phone with the accountants and booking agents trying to keep his band going day to day. And then having to keep a bunch of young men focused on the job. Yikes. Once upon a time I think I was one of the ‘a**holes on the bus’, too - at once immature...
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    Nels Cline 4, Holy Cow!

    Yowza
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    2002s...what styles do you use them for?

    In the 70’s, Jack DeJohnette used a lot of 2002 cymbals. His recordings on ECM provide some good examples of those cymbals in a progressive Jazz context.
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    Songo beat

    http://www.freedrumlessons.com/drum-lessons/songo-drum-beats.php
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    Foreign car, foreign cymbals..?..

    Old K’s and an Anadol sedan?
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    Elaine Elias w Rafael Barrata Brazilian Jazz

    Excellent. Thanks
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    Eames Owners!!! Show Yer Stuff!

    Very nice!
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