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    Paiste Formula 602 and Masters Dark Hats ... have a future

    Interesting, I may have to try pairing my Masters Dark 15 with my 602 ME 15. I dig my Masters Dark 15's on their own though so have never bothered...
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    OT-I bought a new bicycle - accessory recommendations?

    Got a specific bike seat rec for a road bike?
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    OT-I bought a new bicycle - accessory recommendations?

    I got hit by a bus once biking to work. Side-swiped more accurately. Knocked me off my bike and into the curb but thankfully I ended up with nothing but some (huge) bruises. That whole incident scared me off from bike commuting for like 10 years. But I'm back at it again if you can believe...
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    After 57 years of burying the beater…

    I buried the beater forever until finally a few years ago noticed I was switching it up as felt appropriate. It wasn't even a conscious thing. I think this happened because of work I was doing with the Bass Drum Control book. Highly recommend that book to anyone... Anyway, I think it's handy...
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    Yamaha EAD10 official thread

    I use my EAD10 almost every day. It's a fantastic practicing tool. If there's a downside it's that you get spoiled by a mic'd, slightly reverbed / compressed sound so when it's time for real-life rehearsal drums can sound uninspiring! I really should record and listen to myself more with...
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    Suggestions for a new cymbal bag

    How comfortable are the backpack straps these days on the BP1? I have an older version and the straps are thin and dig into my shoulders.
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    Asking why you are selling

    I don't ask why someone's selling if I really feel like I know what the item brings to the table, but I *might* ask why someone's selling if I don't. In other words, basically I'm asking find out if there's something lacking in the item (sound, quality, whatever) that I don't know about.
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    If Only 1-2 Snares For Gigging-That’s it! What Would They Be?

    It's been these two for several years: BUT! This one has the potential to knock one of the above out of my top 2, although admittedly I'm still very much in the honeymoon period with it:
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    Disoriented while playing?

    Agreed. As an aside, and maybe getting off topic a bit, it's been shown that you can improve your performance (in whatever) just by telling yourself you're excited whenever you're nervous. I think saying it out loud even is important. I've been doing it for a while and it's not...
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    Best drummer headphones in 2021?

    Good pair of ear buds (Sennheisers in my case) underneath a set of 3M earmuffs has worked well for me and is cheap to boot.
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    New snare day! Gretsch content inside...

    I guess I was under the impression the lock was for times you needed extra security or something. But I'm sure I'll get used to operating it. A much bigger concern for me would be that it always holds in the 'on' position while locked, which @DamnSingerAlsoDrums reports isn't always the case...
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    New snare day! Gretsch content inside...

    Ah, I see. Thanks for that. Kind of a weird design for anyone needing to throw off the snares once in a while, especially if you need to do it quickly. You have to get your hand on the lever like any other throw but also depress a tiny button on the lever at the same time. I use snares on...
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    New snare day! Gretsch content inside...

    So the intention was that you have to lock it using the button every time? I was under the impression that using the lock button was optional, for when you really wanted to know it was securely 'on.'
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    New snare day! Gretsch content inside...

    I've had a chance to play on it at home a couple times now. The first time was getting acquainted, and adjusting to how different it is from my Yamaha RC aluminum 6.5" which has been my #1 for years. It's such a different drum obviously. But my second go with it today I'm starting to see what...
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    New snare day! Gretsch content inside...

    Got it off Reverb actually. Took a while for one to come up. Like a few months. Although I missed out on one or two.
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    New snare day! Gretsch content inside...

    New snare day! A Gretsch G4160B, which is the bronze version of the 4160. Not the super pricey phosphor bronze model, the 1-mm shell one. Got it used. I'm excited! I haven't treated myself to a new snare in 2-3 years. I've only been able to tap on it a bit since it's still early but will...
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    New kit day! Ludwig Classic Maple Mod Orange

    The bass drum was the star of the CMs I had. It was a 14x24" and was a MONSTER.
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    Practice pads

    I have 3-4 pads and use the Reflexx exclusively at this point. It's quiet and the feel is nicer than any of my others. I'd be curious to hear others opinions on this but I'd say the deader side of the Reflexx is roughly like playing a floor tom or maybe even a loosely-tuned floor tom. The...
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    Speed Cobra Beater

    I eventually swapped the rubber beater out on my Speed Cobra for a Tama Cobra felt beater. I can't even remember why exactly-- the rubber one wasn't sticking to the head for me. I do remember that the rubber one sounded better on one of my bass drums (Yamaha) and the felt better on another...
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    OT: Cell phones - iphone vs. Android

    I was iPhone for years but switched to a Google Pixel in 2018(?) and now have a Pixel 5. I like its day-to-day use better, plus I have a Chromebook for work and personal use and it ties in well with that. The biggest downside is not having iMessage and turning my friend's bubbles from blue to...
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