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  1. DavedrumsTX

    Pics of your sets on stage

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    OT: I've retired!

    Congratulations! I semi retired 2 years ago at 56 for the same reason. I moved from corporate to consulting and I am not looking back. The biggest challenge was learning to relax and to pause and appreciate the little things. in addition to strengthening personal relationships, I Successfully...
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    Do you prefer Lacquer or Wrap for your kits and why?

    I think it’s mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter. I have been playing for 50+ years and have heard this debate over and over. The player and their touch and approach to the instrument is far more important. Case in point. I took separate lessons with Danny Seraphine, Dave...
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    Rock Songs with Great Hi-Hat Work?

    Anything Manu Katche plays on
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    Grand Funk. Highly Underated!

    Growing up in the 60s and 70s, I learned to love Grand Funk. However, I never got to experience them live or see them on TV until YouTube. This video is a precious gem of how funky and tight they were as a band. Basically Sly and the Family Stone’s rock and roll cousin. They were a real band...
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    What is the Best Wood Shell Snare Regardless of Cost

    Best is a relative word. Favorite is probably more fitting. Mine is my 66 Jazz Festival. I’ve owned Craviotto, N&C, you name it. It’s my favorite. My favorite all around is my Joyful Noise Blackbird Studio Model
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    Buddy and Louie talk Gadd and Bonzo

    Just a side observation, Buddy passed away 34 years ago on April 2nd. Based on the spirited debate here, I believe he had an impact.
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    Buddy and Louie talk Gadd and Bonzo

    I agree with you, but do listen to the drum & bass break in the middle of the La Villa Strangiato. Neil and Geddy Swing
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    Buddy and Louie talk Gadd and Bonzo

    Comparisons of great drummers with unique voices using numerical values(e.g. #1, #2) or designations (e.g. the greatest) is illogical and pointless. This is art. Neil could never be Buddy and vice versa. What we all can agree is they were amazing artists in their own right and that they made...
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    How to get past a prejudice

    As someone who has professionally trained people to address bias, the answer is spend time with others that are not like you. Switching to drums, spend time with a Tama product. They make great equipment. These players seem to see or saw value in Tama: Billy Cobham Simon Phillips Lenny White...
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    Buddy and Louie talk Gadd and Bonzo

    I met Louie in 1976. He was the one who turned me on to Steve Gadd, even though Steve’s playing was all over the radio. I just didn’t know who he was. On a related note, I used love how Louie would call Rush, “The Rush Band”. When I met Louie he was endorsing Slingerland, the...
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    Sakae hi hat stand from DCP - am I wrong?

    I’ve been dealing with Shane at DCP for years and have never had an issue. I would definitely get with him.
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    SERIOUSLY, Just How Big Do You REALLY Want To Be???

    It’s clearly Spinal Tap. Amps that go to 11. Coming from someone who uses a 24” Paiste 2002 Crash as a ride for loud rock gigs.
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    Yet another Guitar Center visit thread

    This has been going on for years. The bankruptcy is just the latest chapter. When GC started it was pretty cool, but vibe faded quickly with rapid growth. I went the other day to buy some accessory clamps and the wall that is usually covered in odds and ends was bare. The staff completely...
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    "Cappella The Drumstick People"

    I cut my teeth playing jazz in the 70s and for some reason Cappella sticks always felt good when I played. Psychological perhaps, but they just felt great. Welcome back!!!
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    Neil Peart Cowbell Tree Project Part Deux

    Yes I did. Very slowly and carefully.
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    Neil Peart Cowbell Tree Project Part Deux

    For part 2 of my Neil Peart Cowbell Tree project I have constructed a working mock up. The bells are not mounted properly. I have ordered a modern vintage Tama stand to mount mount them so that they are aligned properly. The question is, should I have the stand bent like Neal’s?
  18. DavedrumsTX

    Favorite live album

    UFO-Strangers in the Night Rush-All The Worlds A Stage Kiss-Alive Deep Purple- Made in Japan Allman Bros-Live at the Fillmore Peter Frampton-Frampton Comes Alive Weather Report-8:30
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    Favorite live album

    Love that Abe album. I got to see the tour that supported it. Vinnie was amazing and saved!
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