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  1. the_dude

    Share Your favorite photo of You playing live

    When I had much more hair on my head and one…
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    Do You Use Charts? Or All Memory?

    For the last decade I seem to end up joining already established bands and have to learn 3 or 4 sets worth of tunes fast. I copy and paste lyrics onto Notepad and then use my own made up color code to highlight words or phrases to cue myself for fills, crashes,etc. I only use these at rehearsal...
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    What's your listening gear set up? Turntable, speakers?

    My setup is in my drum room and it's pretty simple: Marantz 2220B receiver Fluance RT85 turntable with Ortofon blue cartridge Klipsch bookshelf speakers (can't recall model)
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    The Report of My Death was an Exaggeration

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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    Why does no one sell their Jenkins Martin / Blaemire drums?

    Bought a snare from Greg Mendoza on DFO. I don’t use it exclusively because I like to switch out gear a lot but it’s one of the best sounding snares in my collection and it’s not leaving my Arsenal.
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    Then...and Now

    60something 70something 80something now There are some holes in my photo collection
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    Wanted: Roland SPD-ONE Electro Pad

    PM sent
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    New Kit Day - Pearl President Sunset Ripple

    Love it! I really like the sound of those drums. I bought the snare in that wrap. The right tuning, snare tension and just a touch from the internal muffler and it sounds great to me even with the stock head. Gonna experiment with others though.
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    Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Drumming?

    That question was a film flam.
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    When You Brought Your First Drum Kit Home, What Was the First Record (song) You Played Along To?

    That would be 1966 or 1967 for me. Started out on a rented snare drum. I don’t remember when I got my first drum set after that so no way I remember the first song I played along with.
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    Zero confidence

    I was asked to sub for a guy I worked with back in the 80s. He was a great drummer. Never heard his band or met any of the players in it. No set list ahead of time as his father-law had just passed away that day so very last minute. Got to the gig and was very apprehensive when I saw the set...
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    Do you change cymbals at a gig?

    This^
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    Of all things, a hardware rant

    I’ve had one of these for years and had no issues setting up or otherwise.
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    To port, or not to port, that is the question!

    If I'm going to mic the bass drum I prefer a ported head so I can place the mic all the way inside. Used a short mic stand at one point but inevitably some stringed instrument idiot would run into the stand.
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    O.T. You Ever Had A Car Stolen?

    Yep and it was my own dam fault. At our previous house you could forget to shut the garage door, leave your keys in the ignition overnight and it would still be there in the morning. Had this house built and moved in 14 years ago. I'd pressed the button to shut the garage door but I'm guessing...
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    Thoughts on a Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 16/10/13 shell pack?

    Should I have need of a small set of drums again I’d but these in a heartbeat. Love my 22,10,12,14,16 Walnut\Birch setup.
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    “Just the drummer”

    Every band I’ve been in; cover or original, I’ve gotten paid an equal share but when I would suggest material to perform in the cover bands I was always ignored. So I left those bands. Both fell apart I left so there’s that.
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    Too short for search (fn)

    12X5 The Rolling Stones. User to save my lunch money in Elementary School until I had $3.33 (the cost back then) and ride to Kmart on my Schwinn 3 speed Stingray and make the purchase.
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    Show Us Your KITS!

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