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  1. gmiller598

    For the Noble & Cooley fans

    Looks like they did a run of some special snare drums for Columbus Percussion to celebrate 40 years in business. I'm curious to see what they are. I may need to swing into the shop and see one in person. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYSOGUkMuAv/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CYSOGUkMuAv/
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    Sabian cymbal stamp?

    Does Sabian still stamp a logo on the Cymbals near the top? I have some Crescent Stanton Moore models right when the logo changed and they still have the old logo still stamped in the cymbal. Not sure if they still do any stamping or not. When I looks a photo of newer cymbals it is hard to tell...
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    Ludwig Blue Diamond Brass Snare

    Stumbled across this late last night. Is this new or did I miss this? I've seen their recent white and red snare drum releases. Had I not just picked up a Black Magic with die cast hoops I'd be extremely jealous of this drum...
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    Advantage/disadvantages of a 13” snare?

    I’ve only ever owned 14” snares and I’m curious about other sizes. What would be noticeably different about a 7x13 compared to a 6.5x14 for example assuming the shell construction was the same?
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    Anyone use the Evans Genera?

    I'm curious to try one. I'm not talking about the HD/SD or Dry versions. Just the regular 1 ply with the sound control ring underneath. I'm switching everything in my set over to Evans right now and I love the UV1 and UV2 heads. Much better than my previous experiences with the G1 and G2 heads...
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    How heavy is too heavy for a tom mount on a cymbal stand?

    I‘m set up in a stripped down setup right now but when I have all of my toms set up my 13x9 is on an atlas clamp connected to a cymbal stand. It seems to weigh down considerably more than my 12x8 does. Maybe I need a stronger clamp, maybe I should find a different setup method. I have a virgin...
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    Carter McLean is now an Evans Artist

    Discuss.
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    Anyone ever bought a B-Stock Sabian?

    I came across some B-stock Complex Thin rides on reverb and I was wondering what actually constituted a "B-stock" cymbal. I can only assume this is minor flea bites or misprinted logos that might otherwise never be noticeable. What is everyone's experience with buying a new but "B-stock" cymbal?
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    Ludwig tone control

    Looking at a picture of an Acrolite, I see the screw underneath the tone control know but I see replacement items on Reverb and newer Ludwig drums have the screw on the top of the knob. I googled around and see photos of other acrolites where the screw position is reversed. I assumed this was...
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    Quick Dfd mounting screw question.

    I'm about to order some lugs off of Drum Factory Direct. For lugs on a 1/4" thick shell, should I order the screws that say up to 1/4" or go up a size to the 3/8" shell screws to be safe?
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    How tall is your snare and floor tom?

    This is an interesting question to me as I play with different things to try and find the most comfortable settings for flow and not hitting rims, etc. I just measured mine and from top rim to floor I'm as 26" for them and I'm 6'2". I'm constantly shifting things to try and find the right...
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    Preferred snare hoops

    So what is everyone's hoop of preference? I'm piecing together the parts for a steambent cherry shell I purchased from Fat Drummer and I noticed the differences in many of the available hoops from a price perspective? What are thoughts on the Gibraltar triple flanged? They are considerably...
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    Sabian Snare Wire

    https://sabian.com/product-category/sabian-blend-custom-snare-wire/ Has anyone ever tried them? Thoughts? I'm considering giving the phosphor bronze 20 strand a try.
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    2.3mm or 3.0 triple flanged hoops

    Anyone have any thoughts on the difference between the 2? I know the 2.3 is pretty common but I'm not sure I've heard a drum with 3.0 hoops. The closest I've owned is a Gretsch New Classic kit with die cast hoops but I'm assuming 3.0 aren't as dry. Just curious if anyone has recent experience...
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    What do you do when you see the most beautiful drum you've ever seen...

    ... and it is exactly what you are looking for but you aren't sure you can afford it or should spend the money? Such a dilemma.
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    Best drum wrap companies

    So who offers the best quality drum wraps? I’m looking on customizing a snare drum from a raw shell and i’d like to do something unique with it. It sounds like Precision drum seems to be the standard but are there others that offer an OEM quality product that isn’t some cheap covering? I see...
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    8 Lug Black Beauty

    I recall some people talking about these recently and I own a 5x14 and love it. Sweetwater just posted a video of them with Nick D'Virgilio playing them if anyone wants to check them out.
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    Anyone else having issues with the USPS right now?

    I know it is the holidays and I'm sure they are overwhelmed since the government decided to try to kill the postal service but I have 2 packages with tracking numbers that are now late arriving according to their tracking numbers. 1 is a purchase from Reverb and the other is a cymbal from DCP. I...
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    Ludwig stock reso heads on Classic Maple

    Are the stock reso heads on Classic Maple toms the same as the off the shelf clear Ambassadors? There is no markings on them other than the Remo logo and the Ludwig logo so these definitely shouldn't be the Chinese made heads from the lower end sets. I got 1/2 of my add on toms today since...
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    Question for the double bass guys who play Hot for Teacher

    I'm trying to work on my feet since they have always been weaker than my hands from many years of concert and marching percussion. I'm trying to work through the shuffle pattern slowly on my feet for evenness between my left and right. My question for those who play it, do you do the shuffle...
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