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    Tight Tom Tops?

    I'm curious about other opinions and experiences here. I've done a lot of experimenting with tunings of all sorts, but always come back to tuning my toms with a tight batter and loose reso. I know this is not uncommon in the Jazz idiom (which is how I first came across this approach), and while...
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    Old vs. new K Con Hi Hats?

    I've been putting together a set of K Cons over the last year, and have already acquired a 22" MTL, a 20" Bounce (with 2 rivets added) and an 18" crash. I adore these cymbals, but the big hole in this set is obviously the lack of hi hats. I've found someone on my local Kijiji selling a pair of...
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    Die Cast Hoops on both sides?

    I have two snare drums: A 6.5"x14" hammered Ludwig black beauty with triple flanged hoops, and a 5.5"x14" Gretsch Brooklyn maple/poplar snare with 302 hoops. Both have 10 lugs. I recently decided to order myself a single Ludwig die cast batter side hoop, and will be receiving it soon. This...
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    Hand Made K Cons?

    Getting into K Cons lately, part of which has included ogling over the many different nuances in lathing and hammering from model to model (at least the two I have). I remember reading somewhere here that despite appearing to be hand-manipulated to some degree, even the indentations in the bells...
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    New Drum Room! Looking for set-up suggestions....

    Well, the time has finally come. I've been living in a townhouse for the last 10 years, and while able to play in the basement during the day, I had to make some serious modifications/accommodations to do so without upsetting my neighbours or my own family. To be honest, even with everything I...
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    K Con cymbal pairings?

    While I know the best way to pair cymbals would be to try them side by side, I'm in a situation where that isn't possible. I currently have a 22" K Con MTL at just over 2500 g. It's the only K Con I've got, and I absolutely love it as my main ride. Looking to acquire a LSR/crash-ride to...
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    Cymbal Pricing on Amazon

    Just writing to see if anyone can offer any insight. My only experience has been with Amazon.ca, but I've been finding that certain cymbals fluctuate wildly in price. I play Zildjians exclusively, and while some remain consistent in price, others seem to fluctuate by the day. I don't mind, as...
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    Riveting my K Custom Organic Ride

    Posting here to talk my decision out and get some feedback from all of you knowledgable people, so please have at it. I recently bought a K Custom Organic Ride, and have been enjoying playing it and watching the thing change colours by the day. I've also been listening to lots of the K Custom...
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    Preventing Hi Hat key-holing

    Just posting out of curiosity here, I know I always get plenty of useful answers on this forum, so here goes: I treasure my gear and do my best to take good care of it. I often play on backline kits, where I just bring my cymbals, snare and pedal. I've gotten into the practice of using grombals...
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    Best heads for a Black Beauty

    Sorry to be cluttering up the forums with my excited snare talk, but I'm thrilled to have acquired a new 6.5 x 14 hammered black beauty. I've been spending the last number of days just trying to get it dialled in, and am left wondering about head choice. I replaced the factory wires with a set...
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    DW 2003 Collector's Maple 4.5 x 14

    Posting this thread because I've been on the hunt for a new snare drum (I have a 70's Acrolite already). I love my acro, but am looking for something that will give me more crispness and articulation. This drum is for sale in my neck of the woods, just hoping to get some thoughts/feedback about...
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    Snare Suggestions?

    I'm writing because I'm considering a potential opportunity and would love some feedback from you fine folks here: I currently have only 1 snare drum (a 5.5 x 14 '76 Acrolite), and have multiple sets of cymbals. While I love the cymbals I have and the variety they provide me, I find myself...
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    K Custom Organic Ride Experiences?

    This ride looks and sounds very appealing to me, at least based on the youtube videos I've found. The problem is that even in a major city there isn't a single store that has one of these in stock to try out. I've negotiated with my local drum shop to order two if I promise to buy one, just so I...
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