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  1. MrDrums2112

    LTE3/Portnoy

    During the pandemic, I fell down the Neal Morse Band/Transatlantic/Flying Colors/Sons of Apollo rabbit hole. I have really grown to like Mike Portnoy's playing in all of these bands. I find him very musical and tasteful, even when he's hitting hard. The new LTE3 album is quite a display of chops...
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    The Joy of Playing Drums...

    Over the past year, I have been able to do a lot of deep listening to so much music. I have bought tons of CDs (yes, I still buy CDs when I can find them) and downloaded so many iTunes albums that I haven't yet gotten around to listening to some of it. This has led to a lot of inspired drumming...
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    Vinnie Appice

    Just listening to some 80s metal this morning and was reminded just how great Vinnie Appice is. He had a way to swing these heavy tunes that was so much more musical than other drummers at that time, IMO. Such a powerhouse.
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    Covid!

    Well, as careful as I have been since this pandemic started (yes, I'm one of those people who has stayed in, taken every precaution, etc..), I just recovered from Covid. It started as a mild fever and fatigue on January 18th, and progressed to 17 straight days of high fevers, intense aches...
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    New Snare Day...

    Well, thanks to Murat up at Drummer’s Hangout for the great deal on this one (and thank you, Rick) - I picked up the new version of the Gadd Signature snare. It represents a grail of sorts to me. Early opinions - it’s fantastic. And not surprisingly - it sounds like Gadd (the DRUM - certainly...
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    Morning Rehearsal....

    Well, there have been no gigs since March - none at all. Even the weekly church gig is shut down until further notice. However, my guitarist and I have been getting together weekly to just play and learn some new music - mostly jazz. To be honest, I have been enjoying it just as much (well...
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    The One Piece Of Gear You'll Never Part With...

    Since 2012, when I really became interested and obsessed with vintage drums, I have been on a tear. I have bought and sold several great vintage drum sets from Slingerland and Rogers, as well as snare drums from all eras (Slingerland, Rogers, Ludwig, N&C, TRS, Pfeifer). I love the drums and...
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    **SOLD**Yamaha EAD10

    For sale is a Yamaha EAD10. I have never really had any occasion to use it. The firmware is up to date, and I have the original box and packaging. $250 shipped.
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    **SOLD** 5.5x14 Purple Heart Snare

    Here’s another great drum, made by Daren Pfeifer. 9 ply Purple Heart in a unique “night fade” finish. Flanged hoops, 3 position Trick strainer. Nice bright tone. It’s got N&C wired on it now but I do have the Puresounds it came with. No issues. $250 shipped.
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    **SOLD** 6.5x14 Brass Snare

    This is a 6.5x14 beaded brass shell - nickel over brass. Die cast hoops, brass tension rods on the snare side for a nice aesthetic touch. Great sounding drum from Daren Pfeifer - no issues at all. $250 shipped.
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    Your Signature Sound

    The thing that has always drawn me to certain drummers is not necessarily technique, but sound. Some (perhaps most?) drummers just have a very distinctive sound, and you just know who is playing as soon as you hear the music. John Bonham, Charlie Watts, Buddy, Phil Collins, Art Blakey, Ringo...
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    The “Perfect” Drum Set...

    So, Rick’s post on a dream snare inspired me to start this thread. I really love the drums I am playing right now, but I also have my favorite pieces of the different drum sets I have played over the years. If you could piece together the perfect drum set from all the drums you’ve played over...
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    A Noble & Cooley Thread...

    Well, I’ve been inspired lately. For years, my favorite modern drums have been N&C. I first discovered them at Bob Gatzen’s old shop in the late 80s, and bought a maple solid shell snare in 91. That drum served as my only snare for 20 years. Through all that time I played a lot of different drum...
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    **SOLD** Rogers Dayton Era Gold Sparkle

    For sale is my 22/13/16 Dayton era kit in gold sparkle, including an extra 8x12” matching tom. Swivo Tom mount included. Wrap is tight, vibrant and consistent across all drums, very little fade, if any. Some typical dark splotches (mottling) most noticeable on the bass drum. Chrome is in good...
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    *SOLD*. Noble & Cooley SS 5x14

    This is a 1996 SS Maple 5x14 in a red wash gloss finish. The finish is hard to capture in a picture, but you can see the grain through it. It is in fantastic condition - no cracks, checking or scratches in the finish, just a couple of areas on the brass that show oxidation/wear. Die cast hoops...
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    OT - Dealing with a loss

    Well, 2020 has just not started out like anyone has hoped it would. A week ago yesterday, I lost one of my dearest friends, Shelley. Ironically, she suffered from glioblastoma, the same type of brain tumor that took Neil Peart from us. She battled hard for almost 2 years. We have been close...
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    *TRADED* N&C SS Walnut Piccolo

    For sale is a solid shell walnut piccolo snare. This particular drum really shines at lower tunings. Oil finish, burned logo, no issues at all. $780 shipped, price is firm. More pics available upon request.
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    Walls...

    I’m fortunate enough to have a music room in my house. Over the past couple of years I have been interested in collecting pictures, artwork, memorabilia...I have my own little wall of fame/zen garden here. Hoping to add a few more pieces this year. Post your own music room walls here - I’d love...
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    Sabian Hats

    So I had a day off today and decided to pack up my ride (Paiste Masters Medium) and a couple crashes (18 & 20 Giant Beats) and headed up to DCP to pick out a set of 15” hats I’ve been saving up for. For over an hour, I Tried Giant Beat SE, K Sweet, K Light, Masters Dark, and then just happened...
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    PA Drum Show

    Anyone headed to PA this coming weekend? I'll be with JoeyBoom at his booth. Stop by and say hello!
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