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  1. DonS

    What do you consider "New"??

    Anything built after 1969...... regards Don
  2. DonS

    How About Songs w/Ride Cymbals That We Liked?

    Tony Williams “Sister Cheryl”.
  3. DonS

    Define Bop size drums

    Any combination of sizes smaller than 20/12/14. Don
  4. DonS

    Slingerland snare 1-ply maple or 3-ply? Possible Radioking?

    Looks like a 3-ply Student model snare. Same shell as the 8-lug three ply Hollywood Ace etc. They are fine drums and very affordable. regards don
  5. DonS

    Why do people play such bad Cymbals?

    High end kits sans high end cymbals; might be looks rather than sound? Cymbals are an acquired taste and evolve as you develop skills and age. Regards, Don
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    OT: Your Favorite War Movies

    The Best Years of Our Lives.
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    How Does Rewrapping a Vintage Drum Affect Value

    Amosguy that red sparkle Rogers rewrap is drop dead gorgeous, you appear to be a true craftsman! I wrapped a Slingerland set of orphans and made a be-bop kit. I had no problem re-wrapping as not one drum/shell was worth anything in the condition I got them. they’re my one kit now and don’t plan...
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    How Does Rewrapping a Vintage Drum Affect Value

    Amosguy that red sparkle Rogers rewrap is drop dead gorgeous, you appear to be a true craftsman! I wrapped a Slingerland set of orphans and made a be-bop kit. I had no problem re-wrapping as not one drum/shell was worth anything in the condition I got them. they’re my one kit now and don’t plan...
  9. DonS

    Down Beat Readers’ Best Drummers 1969

    Bobby Colomby was my gateway drug into jazz. I saw him a couple times Summer of ‘69 with Blood Sweat & Tears. He blew me away, crispest snare tuning I ever heard and he made those Fibes sing. His dynamics in Smiling Phases still makes me pause and smile to this day. Don
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    Internal Snare Mufflers

    ” Cause everything old is new again”......... Regards Don
  11. DonS

    Would you buy a new Slingerland kit?

    I agree with DTK’s automotive reference, let Slingerland be to DW what SVT has been to Ford. I’ve only played Slingerland since 1/9/65, day I bought my first kit, Dorn & Kirschners in Newark NJ. I built my current kit from orphan shells in ‘08, there are plenty of old Niles and Chicago out there...
  12. DonS

    How many cymbals do you really need?

    As many that come your way and speak to you. Regards Don
  13. DonS

    What tune bot are you using?

    My Earbot......
  14. DonS

    OT: Your Favorite Scary Movie

    The original Thing.
  15. DonS

    OT: What Was The Last Concert You Saw?

    David Byrne American Utopia in Tucson......seems a couple lifetimes ago. Regards Don
  16. DonS

    Why are all the small drum sizes so popular

    Believe it was Peter Erskine who said, “ it’s easier to make small drums sound large than to make large drums sound small.”
  17. DonS

    Carry As Little As Possible

    PS: SO sorry about the triple image, apparently I have a visual stutter. regards Don
  18. DonS

    Carry As Little As Possible

    Timely thread, I just put this kit together yesterday for playing acoustic jazz. I still have to deal with the throne issue. I haul a Roc n Soc with a backrest, the weight equivalent of carrying around the bumper off a ‘58 Ford. So far too comfortable not to.
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    What does everybody think of the new Rogers

    I have been playing Slingerland since my first kit in 1965. Now they’re vintage, how’d that happen? I watched two demo. videos on the new Dynasonic last night, a 5x14 and a 6-1/2 x 14. I was blown away by the dynamic range and sensitivity of each. It’s the first time I’m seriously considering a...
  20. DonS

    quieter jazz ride?

    Dynamics and a flat ride. Don
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