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  1. Patrick

    ever use two different sticks?

    All the time. Way back I used a 5B for my right and a 2S in my left when I needed more oomph on the snare. Forever (country, jazz) I have used brushes etc in my right while working a stick with my left.
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    Top 20 Canadian Rock Bands and Musicians

    Good to see David Wilcox on the full list. I saw several gobsmacking gigs with Whitey Glann on drums. Curious that Motherlode doesn't make the list. Their song "When I Die" was a one hit wonder. But a really good one hit wonder. Goofy video, but there's the song:
  3. Patrick

    Show Off Your Entire Snare Collection

    I'm pretty happy with these. Front row (l to r). Tama Artstar White Piano Lacquer, Tama Mastercraft Rosewood 1980, Home built snare with Premier hoops (one of my go to's) Ludwig Supra 1966 refitted with P86 strainer and die cast batter hoop. (a constant, never fails) Carlton pipe band...
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    Bands with all of their original members

    Golden Earing were such a band up to the recent death of an original member.
  5. Patrick

    RIP Norm McDonald

    Norm was a great comedian. I loved how he turned seasoned talk show hosts into giggling heaps. Very sad news.
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    Carlton drums - Any one here familiar?

    Bobby Graham played Carlton drums. I've often wondered whether we heard his Carltons on early Kinks and DC5 records. I used to envy the pipe band with Carlton snares when my pipe band landed a deal for Ludwigs. I have one old black oyster Carlton that has the same dark interior finish...
  7. Patrick

    Rotator Cuff surgery and drums

    A lot of stuff sucked for quite a while. Driving, reaching above my head either for a crash cymbal or to get the mayo from a high shelf.
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    Rotator Cuff surgery and drums

    I was gigging light gigs with my arm in a sling at 4 weeks. I could not move my gear by myself. And I only started up again after my pt said just what I could do at that point. Things got back to normal gradually after that. Good luck
  9. Patrick

    James Brown and todays gospel drummers...

    I would expect JB to get exactly what he wanted from his drummer or he's off the bus. Such skills seem to be in the wheelhouse for most of the drummers I have seen playing gospel. If they want the gig. I had to learn similar lesson when I got good country gigs. Play less, don't crowd the singer...
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    OT - If you were to write a book...

    I tried to write on the road through the 70's. It was hard to write on the road and stay sane with all the stuff that went on day to day with a road band. Submitting stuff, I'd be using return addresses three gigs down the road. I never got anything over the transom during that time, but I got a...
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    Jerry Granelli

    Really nice guy. An inspired and inspiring drummer. From a gearhead vista, I saw him play one of those Yamaha pedal floor toms, he really knew how to have fun with that. I loved catching him whenever I could.
  12. Patrick

    What's the difference between a marimba and vibraphone

    I work with a guy regularly who plays marimba at our jazz gigs. Sounds great. Standards. I don't always like the mechanical sound of vibes which reminds me of bad plumbing or that one organ stop nobody pulls. Have fun and good luck.
  13. Patrick

    Internal Mufflers : A Bad Rap?

    I just reinstalled my old Gretsch mufflers that had been stuffed in a box for decades. The knobs look great though I don't know how much I will use them.
  14. Patrick

    What George Martin Really Thought of Ringo's Drumming

    I think Epstein, after hearing the Decca tapes, would rightfully be concerned about whoever the Beatles brought in. Hard moment for Ringo, or any of us who have been bumped as happens by times.
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    Percussion Items

    Agogo bell's mounted on the hi hat stand. (Easier position for me than regular hoop mounted cowbell holder. ) I always have a shaker and tambourine in my gig bag. Other stuff (triangles, bongos,etc.) comes and goes as needed.
  16. Patrick

    Rare production snare drums

    The Blacrolites with Imperial lugs And the two(ish) year run of the Rogers "Skinny"
  17. Patrick

    Does your taste in drums reflect your taste in cars?

    When I could still buy used Volvo brick wagons, my car and drums (used Gretsch and used Ludwig) came about as close to some sort of harmonic convergence. Now the drums are the same and I'm driving a (bought new) Caravan. Easy to load, boring to drive.
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    Pearl Floor Tom Rubber tips do anything?

    Ditto using them on Ludwig gullwings.
  19. Patrick

    Rotator cuff surgery and pain length

    I've had both my shoulders done. Pain wasn't a constant for me after about 4 days. I could easily induce pain driving, reaching up, etc. That calmed down with time and PT. Racked up shoulders can really mess with your sleep. Good luck.
  20. Patrick

    I finally get it. Caroline ASBA pedal.

    I use my Caroline in a rehearsal space and my Flying Dragon for gigs. Love them both but am starting to feel like I should put the Caroline in the gig bag. I may as well enjoy it.
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