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  1. mattmalloy66

    New kit. Sadly, not mine.

    Wow! What a great finish. Those are special.
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    excellent Canopus!

    Canopus makes / made some impressive drums. Never owned any, but played some, and wanted some.
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    Karen Carpenter on drums

    I know that as a kid I was influenced by all the music on TV in the `70s. There were so may mainstream prime time network shows centered around performing music. Even Hee Haw , Lawrence Welk, The Mandrell Sisters, The Tonight Show, The Carpenters, Sony and Cher etc.. The theme song for Hawaii...
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    Progress As You Age

    My age, and my appreciation of a growing number of genres, is the only thing that has progressed much.
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    Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute ** New price and lowered shipping

    Those deserve a wow response. Really beautiful, top notch drums.
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    A bargain!

    You have to give him credit. He is not afraid to embarrass himself. That's thousands of dollars of sentimental value right there.
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    Poll: What Size Bass Drum do you Prefer?

    I played a 22" for years, then I bought a vintage Rogers kit with a 20. I have 18", 20", and 22" drums. 20" is perfect for me. Sounds great and the 12" tom is at a better height for me.
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    Cymbal Sound Videos - Alone or with Drums?

    I am very hesitant to post sound clips of cymbals, because when I try to do it with my phone, I always think it makes the cymbal sound worse. Sometimes much worse.
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    Vintage Gretsch bad years/eras?

    I have seen some early `80s top of the line Gretsch drums with bad bearing edges. Nothing that couldn't be fixed, but not level from the factory.
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    The Report of My Death was an Exaggeration

    Despite all the things that can be bad and even harmful about social media and online forums, sometimes it really is a place of comfort. I think we all are members here partly because of that.
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    DCP visit, finally!

    I have a 20" Zildjian ride that DCP had made with their logo, and to their specs for their 10th anniversary. Inspired by Buddy. It's a 2154 gram ride with the label "The King" on the underside, along with the DCP logo. Fantastic cymbal. It hasn't been taken off the stand since I bought it, and I...
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    DCP visit, finally!

    I have to avoid stopping in sometimes because I just can't resist the temptation to buy things on impulse. Every time I go, I find myself saying "I want that". Do I need it, no, but I want it. Great shop, great people. Every drummer should go there at least once. Seeing their stuff online is...
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    70’s Slingerland Stageband kit

    That is a nice looking kit. Classy, and probably sounds better than kits at much higher prices.
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    Snare Stand & Cymbal Arm Pet Peeves!

    I am a fan of 8 lug 14" snare drums, and the fact that they do usually fit the stand better is just one of the reasons.
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    OCDP Custom Drum

    That was really good. Thank you for sharing that. I'll bet your father inspired other young future drummers that you may never know about, but he did.
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    RIP Charlie Watts

    So many comments here that I don't know if this has already been said. I hope this is true, because it's great. I once read that Mick Jagger said something like "Charlie Watts is my drummer". Charlie replied " I'm not your drummer ,you're my singer". Charlie Boy was reluctant rock royalty. He...
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    Heads and Muffling for a 20" Bass Drum?

    Well, I use an Evans EQ4 batter with an Evans EQ3 unported resonant head on a 14x20 Rogers bass. The reality is that almost nobody has enough time money and energy to try all the suggested head combinations. At some point you settle with something that sounds good, because you run out of money...
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    Tool, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame worthy?

    I like Tool, but I think there are certainly others more deserving at this time. Some bands may just need to wait a little longer and get in line.
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    Any stick-shift drivers in the forums?

    The very first vehicle I ever drove was a military surplus Deuce and a Half 6x6 truck . I was maybe 12-13, and my friends father worked for the Army Corp of Engineers. Our parents were not happy with that joyride. I learned to drive on a stick shift Toyota in `82. I clearly remember they made me...
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    Advice needed: 20" vs 22" based upon cymbal set/music style

    I like 20" bass drums. If you are not in a d***k measuring contest, you will find they work with the same cymbals. 20, 12, 16, drums and 18" and 20" crashes. Perfect for me, maybe not for everyone.
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