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    The Big Roundhouse Fill--recorded examples?

    Okay, I'm usually a 4 or 5 piece guy but on occasion I will bust out my Pearl "Octaplus" for some old-school fun in the drum room and it got me to thinking--assuming the big 'round the kit fills really got going with the advent of the Octaplus and Hal Blaine, how many records actually have that...
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    Bottom hi-hat cymbal as a Ride?

    Has anyone ever tried this here? The only time I ever saw it was in 1991 I saw Marty Stewart in concert and his drummer had what appeared to me a 14 or 15 inch very heavy cymbal as his only Ride. I came to the conclusion it had to have been a heavy Bottom because it was VERY pingy. I have...
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    Drummers With Multiple Kits: Ever an Issue With Family / Friends?

    For those here with multiple kits, do you ever get negative feedback/comments from family or friends? I ask because I proudly own 6 kits and have had at least 3 at a time since 2006. I have a family member who, for reasons I cannot understand, always has to make comments (when the subject of...
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    When (and why) did the 8 inch tom fall out of favor??

    It seems like everyone had and used an 8 inch rack in the 70s and 80s (90s?), but it seems I have read thread after thread about how nobody uses (or even likes) an 8 in the mix anymore. I have never owned a true double-headed 8 (I do own a few as concert toms) so I personally can't speak to...
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    Anyone here remember Drum World in Pittsburgh?

    Anyone here remember DW? It was actually in Castle Shannon just south of PGH...it closed around 2 years ago and I still cannot believe it's gone. My job requires me to literally drive right past it several times a day and it used to be so convenient for me to pop in real quick if I needed...
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    Playing "Don't Stop Believing" tonight for the FIRST time! Is it okay to just fudge it?

    Hard to believe I know--been drumming since late '86 and somehow have never had to play/learn it. Have played plenty of other Journey tunes but never this one. So my question is--is it okay to just "get by" and play it kind of generic? I know all about SS iconic parts and all but just never...
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    Why Don Henley Switched to Tama in '78-'79

    Odd question I know, but I've always wondered why Henley switched after spending close to a decade with Ludwig? Did he approach Ludwig about a bigger kit and they declined, or did Tama come to Henley? To add to the confusion, on the inside photos on the 1980 Eagles Live album there is a pic of...
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    Nice Winery gig tonight!

    Busted out the Mapex kit for the first time in quite a while!! Beautiful scenery and weather for a change around here.
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    Outdoor gig at the pool last night!

    Busted out the Crystal Beats to help beat the heat yesterday!!
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    Discuss Don Henley strictly as a Drummer....thoughts??

    So my current band has decided to add Hotel California to the set. I'm a pretty big Eagles fan already, so it's just fine by me. But I never really listened THAT closely to everything he does on that song--it's pretty awesome actually. He purposely (I'm betting) leaves LOTS of space between...
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    Odd/Weird songs you have had to play?

    In the spirit of "fave/least fave" cover songs, how about odd/unexpected songs that you would never expect to have to learn/play for a gig? Here's a couple for me... --Safety Dance (Men Without Hats)--for some reason, the guitarist in a past band REALLY liked this tune. It actually didn't...
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    How many of us gig our Beater/Practice kits instead of our "Good" kits?

    Got a gig coming up this weekend where it's a multiple band thing (we play last, luckily), but it involves schlepping gear up steps and moving stuff around quickly without a ton of room to spread out for set-up, so I have decided to bring out my Ludwig Accent (without cases), instead of one of...
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    New Linda Rondstadt album--Live in 1980!!

    Just picked this baby up for 10 bucks at Target--Russ Kunkle is ON big-time!! There is some Youtube footage as well that are from the same gig...4/24/80. He is playing a white Yamaha 1up/2down kit and it sounds awesome. The snare is just perfect--not the expected late 70s mush-fest, or the...
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    What's the largest crowd you ever played for?...

    Just wondering because it seems I always end up playing for a very small amount of people, regardless of the quality of the band I am in. I have to admit it gets a bit disheartening after a while--I always joke that if I joined the Rolling Stones, the next stadium we played would be nearly...
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    Buddy's snare drum prowess...championship level??

    Hey folks, the latest Buddy thread pop-up got me to thinking about this--forget about Buddy on the whole kit for a minute. How would his incredible snare technique match up with world-class snare drummers like Jeff Queen for an example? I've always wondered if Buddy would be considered in...
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    Question for DanRH...

    Dan, I always wish I could play in a band like the Big Jangle and wish you all the success in the world,BUT... Everytime I hear you talk about it, I always wonder--do you prefer the Stan Lynch or Steve Ferrone era? I assume they are both enjoyable, but I am a HUGE Stan guy (no knock on Steve...
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    Blue/Olive or Keystone Badge---which is more iconic?

    I keep going back and forth on this one...at first I was thinking Keystone due to it's long history, but I grew up in the 70s and early 80s, plus my reissue Vistas have B/O, so I'm really drawn to them as well. But...my BB and Classic Maple snares have the keystone......I just can't pick a...
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    For the Gigging Drummers here--anybody solo on a regular basis?

    I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of drum solos, but I don't really mind them either. Some nights I feel really good at a gig & kinda feel like taking a solo at some point in the night, but never want to suggest it or push the issue. I realized it's actually been since 2001 that I was in...
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    Just for the heck of it today...

    Happen to be on vaca the next few days (yay!) & so after I got all my chores done today, I decided to get my Vistalite kit out for some cleaning and general tlc. I'm so busy most of the time that unless I'm gigging one of my kits, I don't even see it--it's resting safely in cases in the...
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    Too much time between songs on stage?

    Sorry, but I need to vent. Anybody else here who plays out regularly have this problem? My band is pretty good & I like everybody well enough, but it drives me INSANE when it takes us what feels like forever to start the next song on the list. I can understand giving the guys a chance to...
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