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  1. Iristone

    10 Classic Rock Songs Powered by Drum Machine -- TP, U2 and Phil Collins

    Queen - Radio Ga Ga written by Roger Taylor the drummer!
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    Question about traditional grip

    I began learning on matched grip, but quickly switched to traditional because I thought it was traditional and "cool", but also a practical concern since doing cross-stick on my e-kit with matched grip tend to tangle the cables with the tip of the stick. Later on I learned to do much more...
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    Favourite lacquer finishes currently

    I've come to like natural maple/birch, black-to-something duco, and anything Gretsch offers (offered). I'm not a big fan of burled/birdseye wood. But I still prefer a good ol' WMP to any lacquer. :)
  4. Iristone

    Tuning 13x9 3-ply Ludwig

    It may depend... on my 12" the mount has never been a problem. OTOH, my rail consolette is a rigid more modern design, so it may absorb less of the vibration.
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    The Social Distance Concert Festival

    Well said!
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    The Social Distance Concert Festival

    Human immunity doesn't work that way. This virus will cause cytokine storm, which is a bit like allergy but far more deadly. Will you train your nose with pollen so it doesn't respond to it anymore?
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    The Social Distance Concert Festival

    The last time I saw this thread, that guy in your quotes were the last reply, and I was like, "I don't wanna die!" Glad to see the thread becoming a lot saner since then!
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    "Holds Its Tuning Well"

    Modern lugs have a piece of plastic insert to grab the tension rod and prevent loosening. Not sure if it was devised by Ludwig, Sonor, or someone else. A nice side effect is eliminated spring rattle.
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    Drumsets you'd hate to own that pros use(d)

    I wouldn't bet my money on playing this Roger Taylor special kit:
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    Drumsets you'd hate to own that pros use(d)

    I think the inclusion of double-headed floor toms make for a more balanced kit. Now where's the kit for sale? :love4:
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    Drumsets you'd hate to own that pros use(d)

    Phil Collins' kit'd have worked for me... Flipped mirrorwise. :hello2:
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    Do Not use this material for shipping!

    When I was young there were people selling colored packing peanuts as toy... called Magic Corn IIRC. You dip one in water and press it against another and it will join together. You can build models of houses, people, etc. with them. :icon_lol:
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    Two Boxes of Wine Lands Miami Sound Machine Drummer in Jail

    IIRC The Who used to get arrested in Canada. The Stones used to be tax exiles. Relax.
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    Perception of Sound Between Brands

    Oh, regarding recordings and videos (I've never heard some brands in flesh): Gretsch - more pingy than Ludwig. A bit boxy under high tension. I own an RB snare with the most impressive woody crack, but haven't played any acceptable kit (I don't tend to consider Energies as real Gretsches)...
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    Perception of Sound Between Brands

    To me Ludwig and Slingerland sound "round". Maybe because their edges are round, too. A bit like Ampeg's "Round Sound" but even rounder. I'd liken them to an Acoustic 360 for the bass amp analogy. There's something expansive, more than just a pure fundamental. Premier - slappy. Cuts through real...
  16. Iristone

    Question about traditional grip

    I mostly put the flag between my thumb and index finger so both of my hands have the same lever length and thus balanced velocities. Sometimes I put the flag under the thumb just for fun but then it feels a bit powerless to me.
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    What drum hardware have you been surprised by?

    Ludwig Classic bracket. Reasonably sturdy for me (except the gull-wing spurs which tend to splay), and doesn't really choke a 3-ply shell.
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    Question about traditional grip

    Long time trad grip player here. My preferred right hand fulcrum point is right where the flag logo on a Vic Firth stick is. Mostly I put the flag logo between the thumb and index finger like you do. Sometimes I grip a bit forward and put the logo under my thumb. Occasionally for more power I...
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    Help me decide on 3-ply or 6-ply! 20 or 22

    Or you mistakenly hit on the perimeter of the drumhead and... Oops. :blackeye:
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    Latest snare - OMG it's ugly and scary.......I present the Black Ugly!

    To prevent another shell from cracking may I suggest a Snareweight M1 or M80. By far my favourite muffling device on a non-internally-muffled drum. In fact I think I prefer it to Ludwig and Gretsch mufflers too (i still like the Premier muffler). :)