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  1. troymiller

    Reso head recommendation for Kickport

    Hey guys- Gonna put a Kickport on a kit (had one laying around that I bought a year or two ago and never used), and looking for a reso head recommendation. All I've used reso-wise for years have been Aquarian Regulators - but I read that Kickports work better on a non-premuffled head. I'd...
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    Price check and info... Premier aisle...

    A pal of mine (with a music store) took these in on a trade. He shot me over this pic and asked if I was interested. I've never owned a Premier kit and know very little about them. I AM diggin' the color and sizes of these. Sizes are 22/10/12/14. I haven't gone over to check 'em out yet...
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    Price check - 60's Slingerland aisle

    Hey guys-- A buddy of mine is thinking about grabbing these and asked my opinion. I went and checked them out... and they're NICE. Very dirty, but otherwise very NICE. (Frankly, I almost doubt that they ever left the owner's house.) From the SN's, it appears to be a factory matched kit -...
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    Price check - Rogers (Cleveland) aisle...

    Hey everyone-- Looking for a price on these. 20/12/16, Cleveland tags. The pics don't do the BDP justice; it's QUITE nice in person, very minimal fade. Wrap in general is very good - minimal scratching, no rash, seams are tight. Interiors are NICE. Tags are intact. Minimal pitting on the...
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    Price check, 70's Gretsch aisle...

    A buddy of mine has these in his store. I haven't seen them in person myself, but another pal is interested in them and he asked me what they're worth - and I have no idea. The badge is the SSB #1, which puts these in the 1970-1978 department. They are black. The snare is a Premier. That's...
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    I am STOKED!

    I haven't posted much for quite awhile - family, music, and general busy-ness have taken the forefront for the last year+ ... but I am STOKED today and wanted to share! Rewind: When I first began taking drum lessons (late 70's), I had a friend who was a year older than me that lived up the...
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    My own big band drum porn

    I've been playing for over 30 years. I studied privately for about 8 of those, and all of the lessons I ever took behind a drum kit (versus just snare drum, mallets, etc.) were jazz based (starting with the Chapin book). My first paying gig was a jazz gig, when I was 15 years old (my mom had...
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    ForumFest 2011 - all posts merged into this one

    Just got home - a bang up job again, fellas! So nice to see familiar faces and BEAUTIFUL kits - thanks Chris et al!
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    Completely OT: VOIP phone service

    As a computer guy by day, I'm already a fan of VOIP phone service. I signed up with Comcast as soon as it was offered in my area and used them for several years (loved everything there - except the bill). In any case, when the wife and I sold our home about a year a half ago, we moved rural...
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    Price check...

    Recently, the bass player in my band began asking me various stuff about vintage drums. I asked why he was asking. He said, "Well, Alex [age 8 - his son] was starting to take an interest in drums, and I want to buy him a kit - but I'd rather buy vintage than new, just in case we don't end up...
  11. troymiller

    Indy guys - short notice, but...

    ME, at the Britton Tavern (14005 Mundy Dr., Fishers, In) tonight - festivities starting at 8:30p. If we’re Facebook friends, you already know this – but if not, here’s the scoop! There’s a little weekly competition that’s been going on in Indianapolis since the beginning of August, sponsored...
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    Price check - BDP Stewart kit

    Hey guys- Been out of my office for a couple of days, so posting from another computer (be back at my office later). Friend of mine called me up today - picked up a set of Stewart drums in BDP that he wants to flip. I was near his place, so I swang thru - snapped a few camera phone pics (which...
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    My new band, live last night in Marion, In.

    Played outdoors last night with the new project that long time musical compadre Mark and I have been working on - currently dubbed 'Souvenirs'. This was for a parks department music series that they do every year in Marion, In (hometown of our own Tommy Wells). They have a park stage with a...
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    This made me laugh this morning...

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    OT Product review

    So, they were on sale at Kroger last week for $3.88 for an 8lb. bag. I can't get enough of these things right now... meaty and perfectly sweet without adding any sugar at all. Not just for breakfast anymore, and wholly recommended. :)
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    OT - Digital tv antennas

    So, the wife, kids and I are getting ready to move into a home that we purchased fairly recently (got all the cleanup work done for move-in - hoping we'll be able to KEEP it that way... but I doubt it... :)) ANYway, since my wife's hours at a local school corporation were recently CUT IN HALF...
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    Where's AgDrumma07?

    Haven't seen Brent around here for a long time. Anyone heard from him?
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    Completely OT: Washers and dryers

    Long story short, my wife and I sold our house earlier this summer and bought (almost) another. The 'sell' part went fine... the 'buy' part, not so much. (a variety of unforeseen issues came up at the end of the buy, most notably a bad well - treated twice, and still tested non-drinkable...
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    A little cameraphone drum porn of my own.

    So, in responding to Ruanddu's recent threads regarding Arbiter drums, I sorta got the itch today to setup some of my 'odd' kits (including the Arbiters). As I mentioned in one of those threads, I keep most of my stuff at my office building. Well, as it would happen, I'm at work today... and...
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    Protect those ears!

    I've had a bit of tinnitus for several years, but it's never troubled me much. Playing with my full band, I've used IEM's for a number of years - but haven't protected myself as well doing my (amplified) acoustic gig. After a gig a few weeks ago that was really no different (or louder, etc)...
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