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    Who plays/played K custom dark rides?

    My 20” Dark Custom ride at 2262 grams is the ride I keep going back to for big band and jazz medium volume work.
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    The "graveyard" subforums

    You didn’t look far enough. It’s under Racks and Other Hardware.
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    Drummer autographs

    Bill Ludwig II and III. Craigie Zildjian. Les deMerle, Daniel Glass.
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    Help with kit for 3 feet son

    If you can find another kid with one leg, you’re set for shoes. What? Oh. Never mind...
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    Neil Peart, Greatest Drummer Of All Time

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    ‘The Boy With a Drum’ – An Inspiration

    No one yelled at him? Obviously fiction.
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    Playing along to records

    A great jazz practice tool is the video list by mrsunnybass on YouTube. Lots of jazz tracks with just expert bass to lock in to. He uses a variety of tempi and provides lots of chorus to comp to. Includes jazz bossa, too. A sample: .
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    Ear protection- what do you use?

    Yes. They work well, but my ride cymbal sound oscillates...wawawawawa. Very distracting.
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    Any Update on Chicago Show?

    They just posted that masks will be required. Even though I’m fully vaccinated, that’s the final straw. The 8 hour drive, the lack of master classes or lessons, the fewer number of vendors, the money for hotel rooms and meals, the fact that I don’t really need anything just pushed me...
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    Russian Cover Band - Leonid & Friends

    My big band is playing a few of these Chicago numbers arranged for big band...not easy charts to play and sound tight!
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    Russian Cover Band - Leonid & Friends

    я бы, конечно, так сказать!
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    Can there be too much sustain?

    In a live, unmic’d situation, resonance/sustain helps the sound carry out to the audience. Think timpani in a symphony orchestra.
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    "Sound of Metal" drummer movie

    FWIF: both my audiologist and ENT have separately told me that dB reduction numbers are widely exaggerated as a selling point. Anything is better than nothing, though.
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    Any Update on Chicago Show?

    Nothing new on the Rebeats page. Is Illinois open? Any changes on your plans to attend? I’m fully vaccinated and a month out. Still trying to decide if I’ll go or not. I’ll have to make a decision soon.
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    Thin felts for vintage cymbal stands - Solution

    Ok. Felt thickness still not satisfactory. The bottom felt is the “short one” and the top felt is what I want. I put a short bolt and nut through the original felt and tightened it down. I placed the short bolt in the chuck of my drill press and tightened it. Using a new blade in an x-acto...
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    DW Buddy Rich Snare drum

    Buddy did very briefly play a DW set. I have a DW Buddy Rich Commemorative set that is much more like a true Buddy kit than this snare-with-his-face.
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    Thin felts for vintage cymbal stands - Solution

    It has original wrapping with very little wear...perhaps a bit of shelf contact wear. Clean, crisp stamp. It is still malleable with slight pressure. I might not call it noc (new old candy), but it is clearly near mint. I might have to keep this one. I will trade it for an 20 or 22...
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    Box for a 24" BD?

    I have a local company that will make any size double or triple thickness cardboard boxes. They’ve done some odd sizes ( like 32” diameter timpani head protector) for me at a low cost. Look in your area for container companies...
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    Floor tom suspension mount

    I use this for my undrilled 14 and 16 toms to make them floor toms. Very reliable and sturdy.