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  1. egw

    Craviotto Diamond Series Drums - no longer taking orders

    Can't say that I blame him. I think selling (and buying) stuff is one of Dante's 9 levels of hell.
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    15 inch bass drum hoops?

    How thick was the shell you were using? And was it undersized? In my experience, Keller 10ply shell stock fits 1" smaller heads' flesh hoops. For obvious reasons, it's only useful for a handful of sizes.
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    15 inch bass drum hoops?

    16" shell stock would be the exact size you need for 15" hoops. Just call Precision, they'll get you what you need.
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    What size cymbal felt would I need for this one?

    Forget keyhole, that's a manhole!
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    SOLD 12” Paper thin Zildjian Trans Stamp hihats

    Wow, those are very cool. I have a pair of 12" trans stamps that are a bit heavier (416/710) that are simply killer for jazz playing. GLWTS.
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    Practicing feathering bass drum?

    If you're going to try it on a gig, yeah, get a soft beater. But if you want to work on improving your control in the practice room, get the heaviest, hardest beater you can find.
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    Bill Stewart Rides now being produced by Timothy Roberts

    It's interesting to hear Bill talk and open up. The couple times I met him, it was difficult to get more than a few words out of him. And I find it hard to believe that he only practiced 3 hours a day in college. I've heard from reputable sources that it was more like 8 or 9.
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    Jazz without washers

    I don't think there was much washing going on. Jazz musicians weren't nearly as hygenic as they appeared on album covers.
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    Where does this cymbal fit in Sabian history?

    Do you have a pic of the other side of the cymbal? The model designation on some (all?) Sabian hi-hat bottoms would be on the underside so as to be facing up when being played. The El Sabors are good cymbals. The first pro-quality cymbal I ever got was an 18" crash-ride, back around 1992 or 1993.
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    Where does this cymbal fit in Sabian history?

    That doesn't look like anything HH or HHX. It appears to be AA lathing with a raw bell, which leads me to believe it might be one half of "El Sabor" hi-hats.
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    Best Sabian ride

    One of the best cymbals I ever played was an 80's Sabian HH 20" with a bunch of paper clip rivets. I don't know the weight, but it was pretty thin and had a big umbrella taper. It had this amazing reedy sound, and did the old K thing better than a great old K. It was 20 years ago that I last...
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    What are you using to weigh cymbals?

    Doing great, Joe. Happy New Year to you, too. Been kinda marooned here in Japan for the past couple years, but am waiting patiently until I can make it back to the motherland.
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    What are you using to weigh cymbals?

    Good point, Joe. In order to weigh the larger cymbals on my little scale, I have to stack them bell-down on a plastic cylinder in order to get the cymbal up high enough to actually see the display. Then I subtract the weight of the cylinder to get the true weight of the cymbal. It's an annoying...
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    Old dog; new tricks: trying Remo Coated X-Ambassadors

    I've had great luck with the Ambassador X on brass snares.
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    Sabian AA Raw Ride 20"

    I had one years ago, but I sold it or possibly gave it away. I'd love to get my hands on another one, but they seem to be pretty hard to come by these days.
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    19” Smackdown…K Con vs Kerope

    I've heard those work great for polkas.
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    A yamaha brass question

    I have the 416, which AFAIK is the same as the 496 just with cable snare wires. Seamless brass, killer drum! What a tone. I've adapted a newer Yamaha strainer so I can use regular wires on it, but I'm always on the lookout for the strainer that's on the 496.
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    OT: Blow-Pops or Tootsie-Pops

    If I were a younger man, I'd say Tootsie, but at this point in my life, my teeth hurt just thinking about the question.
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    Hi guys,

    AA. AAX has finer lathing.