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  1. Lazmo

    NBAD...

    Well, my mates trusty Fender Bassman, which has lived in my music room for many many years, won’t be available soon, so I needed to get a new bass amp. So, after much research, I picked up a Warwick Gnome 200watt Class D head today. It’s about the size of a paperback, and although it is quite...
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    Doing guitar and bass setups… and I’m getting pretty comfortable with it

    A few years ago, while researching setting up my own guitars, I stumbled across a website on the subject by Bryan Kimsey. The information he provided was invaluable, and the fact that he measured the guitars vital statistics using automotive feeler gauges, which allowed a significantly higher...
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    Sun guys have all the Luck...

    Howdy, Well I hope this doesn't get any noses out of joint. While digging around on my computer I discovered a text file I had saved, of a DCI drum-forum discussion about SunLuck drums. Although it was posted 20 years ago, it wasn't the first thread on SunLuck drums, but it has some funny...
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    NGD...

    Recently, due to some other stuff going on, I bought an inexpensive Artist MiniP (3/4 size) Bass and it is great. It has exceeded my expectations and is all I need from a bass at the moment. Sounds and plays great, is well built and looks good. That’s enough for me. Anyway, while searching the...
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    3D --- back in the saddle... it's been a while

    Tonight, at my place... I got to play with some youngies. It was rad, awesome, and totally power to the max. Some very nice grooves across a few different genres... just the four of us. Three of us who drummed (3D) - three who bassed - two who guitared - one who sang. Each approach had it's...
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    Play along at home… headphones or PA ?

    For an eternity I played along to music through headphones… and it does sound good… to me. Then one day, twenty years ago, I put the music through a homemade 50watt guitar amp, with EQ set flat. And straight away Sue was happier. She could now hear the song and the drums at the same level… and...
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    I got to hear my own drums played by a great drummer…

    Usually, we are playing our own drums. And from the drum stool our own tuning sounds pretty good to our own ears… otherwise, why would we tune that way… and I think that’s normal. Anyway… last night, a good mate came around (we are finally out of c19 lockdown… hey, hey, party, party… sorry, I...
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    OT ... Officially Old

    Our eldest daughter had a baby boy this morning... our first grandchild. He's cute as... It feels surreal... could just be the lack of sleep.
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    Wet Dry guitar amps… wow

    So, I am in the middle of building up a new pedal board, and while researching guitar pedally stuff, I discover Wet Dry guitar amps. This is where you run your guitar through your “drive” pedals first and then split the signal, with one signal going to the Dry (overdrive only) amp and the other...
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    Floor Tom rumble… 2 ply reso head to the rescue

    The 16” floor tom on my Tama kit sounded good, but had a bit of a rumble that spoilt the party. It was not so noticeable when playing with people or to music, but mainly when playing just the drums on their own. Besides trying a stack of different batter heads, I’ve been using a zero ring to...
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    Lockdown Rock…

    Well, it’s the weekend, and other than local urban mtb rides, we are all home, can’t go out, and can’t do our usual outdoorsy stuff, so after a marathon game of Monopoly, it was clearly time for some Lockdown Rock. All my girls partners are guitar players, so it doesn’t take much to get...
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    Low snare stand that would work to use a 12" or 13" power tom as a floor tom?

    I searched, I failed. I'm thinking of going back to 1up 2 down again, and I'm looking for a low (snare type stand) that would work to use a 12" or 13" power tom as a floor tom? I have only two snare stands, and neither of them go low enough. Well? I can't be the first?
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    Your Drum Room

    Mine is modest, but has what’s required. Have had and are still having some great times here. Show us yours.
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    10" tom identification…

    Ages ago I picked up this orphan at a thrift shop for a song. In the shop it sounded good even with the very well worn heads. The batter head on it was a Premier CL Extra Batter, and it had some sort of Evans on the reso. I've recently got into the 22/10/16 thing, so I’ve decided to add it my...
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    Four piece with a ten up and sixteen down…

    I have been soaking up Benny Greb (my favourite drummer) and the recent Zappa thread had a Vinnie video… and both are playing four piece kits with a 10 up and a 16 floor tom. The last few years, I’ve been playing both my kits as a four piece, with 22, 12, 16 and snare, but tonight on my Tempus I...
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    … my Tempus return home …

    My Tempus are back. They were on vacation, and getting a good clean and service, while I got my Tamas into a gigable state. The Tamas are now sorted and have played out once, sounded great and are now in bags ready to go out again. So, it’s back home for the Tempus. And they can stay put...
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    Close Mics…

    The core of one of our old original bands is trying out a new singer this week. We’ve a rehearsal studio booked and we’ll see how it goes. I’m hoping it gets up, as I’m keen to start gigging the local original band circuit again. Anyway, when we use a rehearsal studio, it's much louder than...
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    Bought my first brand new snaredrum today… and it feels good.

    For some reason, my Supra sounds a bit sharp with my old Tamas, and it’s just not doing it for me. So, I have been using my Tempus 14x6.5 instead, as it seems more woody and fits the kit better. Anyway, today at my LDS, I tried a Tama Soundworks 14x6.5 maple 6 ply snaredrum. It had body and a...
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    polish/cleaner/protectant spray

    Does anyone use, or have a preferred spray can of polish/cleaner/protectant to clean their drums, and keep them from deteriorating? I’ve been dusting them with a feather duster for years, but I just noticed that they are starting to look second hand. I’d like something to spray onto a soft rag...
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    Partial OT - Drum Pads cool down

    Cold winter or Im getting old, but I havent been able to face my usual mid week urban mtb rides, maybe the nightly open fire is to blame. Anyway, I was losing fitness so I dug out the mag trainer and have been doing nightly spin sessions, twenty to thirty minutes. The bike is in the same room as...
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