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    Vic Firth brushes... turned to goo in my hands

    Was rehearsing a nice ballad, and when we finished my hands felt sticky. Looked down and they were smeared with tar. The rubber seal on the "pull rod" side of the brush housing had disintegrated into goo. You can see a big gob of it towards the triangle end of the pull rod. Hadn't used these...
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    OT - Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip?

    Neither. Next time you make tuna salad, use olive oil instead of mayo. You might never go back!
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    What is your unpopular drum opinion?

    Danny Seraphine overplayed to the point of obnoxiousness.
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    OT: Science Experiment Looks Like Cymbals

    Check this out from Dutch artist Loes Modderman. She mixes chemicals and minerals and then photographs them through her microscope. She's made some amazing, world-class art! https://www.scienceart.nl/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/Amateur.Microscopy/permalink/1802124499968957/
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    Shipping whole drumsets

    No, you missed the point.
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    Shipping whole drumsets

    Just received this feedback from a buyer: "packaging was excellent, it took me an hour to open." Priceless. Reckon I did this one about right. ;)
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    We've Never Tackled The Greatest Drumming Movies of All Time?

    This one is tops. Great, compelling plot, film noir style shot in black and white. Shelly Manne has a cameo role drumming in a studio scene.
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    Shipping whole drumsets

    What JP said. I just spent six hours packing a 13/13/16/22 kit for shipment to the UK. I couldn't nest the two 13" toms for obvious reasons. To get the package under the USPS 108" maximum dimensional (girth + height) limit, yet still provide a bulletproof pack job, I had to trim off the box...
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    Working Past Gear Acquisition Syndrome

    Man, you nailed it.
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    Working Past Gear Acquisition Syndrome

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    I Stink at Painting Hoops

    I'm using Ace lacquer primer + gloss paint, allowing a full week to ensure previous coats are completely dry. I've been advised to sand it down again and make sure that no finger oils taint the surface. Then apply shellac to seal any previous coats, so that a fresh coat of paint won't cause a...
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    I Stink at Painting Hoops

    What is causing the rough spots? There are several layers of primer and paint on this old hoop. Before spraying, I sanded it completely smooth using 400 grit paper followed by steel wool, then wiped it down carefully with a dry cloth. The rough spots appeared immediately upon spraying. Is it a...
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    WTB: 16" Slingerland COS sticksaver rim

    Hi, I'm looking for one 16" Slingerland COS sticksaver rim from the 1960s or 70s. Anyone?
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    Relaxing Music with Tabla • 9 hours

    Zakir is an absolute master! If you prefer a fusion of traditional and electric instruments, check out 24-year-old bassist Mohini Dey. She is an absolute monster! Jaco who? "Musicians such as Guthrie Govan, Dave Weckl, Jordan Rudess, Steve Vai, Mike Stern, George Brooks and Narada Michael Walden...
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    Relaxing Music with Tabla • 9 hours

    Welcome and thanks for sharing. I've developed a strong affinity for Indian classical music. Takes me to a different, peaceful place.
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    OT: Paintless Dent Removal (Automotive)

    That would be fine until I had to deal with “Karen.”
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    OT: Paintless Dent Removal (Automotive)

    I am leaning towards the pros. I could probably get a junker hood or trunk lid to practice on, but I don’t really have the time to perfect the technique.
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    OT: Paintless Dent Removal (Automotive)

    My minivan has some door dents that might be suitable for paintless dent removal. I'm considering getting one of those kits on Amazon and trying it myself. Has anyone had success with DIY? Or better left to the pros?
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    I think I need a new snare drum

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    WTB: Ludwig 5/16" curved spur

    Great, thanks!
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