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  1. troymiller

    Which cymbal topper do you use?

    Historically, Tama (which I STILL like), until I went to DW hardware. Currently, the DW wingnut with the felt attached. (Perusing thru here, I saw mentions of a quick release DW with the felt attached... I didn't know those existed. Gonna have to order me some of those...!)
  2. troymiller

    OT: I need to lose 40 lbs

    Here's my story... I'm just a tick under 6' tall, and have a slender build. 5 years ago, at 47 years old, and I had hit 190 lbs. FAR too many weekends of drinking too much beer and eating garbage, and not adding ANY physical activity (other than regular gigging). High cholesterol and sugar...
  3. troymiller

    Your favorite cheap pedal

    Another vote for the old Tama Flexi Flyer here...
  4. troymiller

    Feeling Toward Red Sparkle Drums!

    I've been playing for 42+ years... and I have a LOT of vintage kits... (it's not 'hoarding' if your stuff is cool!)… and I LITERALLY picked up my very first red sparkle kit about 2 months ago. Pal of mine owns a music store. I walked in, and he said "I'm glad you're here - I was going to call...
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    What Is Your Most Played Snare and Why?

    I haven't even read thru all the responses here... but as for me, I'm a sucker for a Supra. I prefer Ludalloy over brass. I've got 6 or 8 of 'em... but for many years running now, I have a 1968 400 that gets 99% of my attention. It's just got a mojo about it, and it does everything I need it...
  6. troymiller

    Conway Slingerland

    Lord have mercy... (*drooling*)
  7. troymiller

    SOLD Zildjian 6" Zil-Bel

    PM sent...
  8. troymiller

    Reso head recommendation for Kickport

    Hey guys- Gonna put a Kickport on a kit (had one laying around that I bought a year or two ago and never used), and looking for a reso head recommendation. All I've used reso-wise for years have been Aquarian Regulators - but I read that Kickports work better on a non-premuffled head. I'd...
  9. troymiller

    1968 Ludwig Acrolite Snare 5x14" Excellent Condition! SOLD

    Is this one date stamped?... and if so, what's the date?
  10. troymiller

    SOLD - Low boy beaters

    PM sent on the metronome...
  11. troymiller

    Price check and info... Premier aisle...

    A pal of mine (with a music store) took these in on a trade. He shot me over this pic and asked if I was interested. I've never owned a Premier kit and know very little about them. I AM diggin' the color and sizes of these. Sizes are 22/10/12/14. I haven't gone over to check 'em out yet...
  12. troymiller

    Price check - 60's Slingerland aisle

    Hey guys-- A buddy of mine is thinking about grabbing these and asked my opinion. I went and checked them out... and they're NICE. Very dirty, but otherwise very NICE. (Frankly, I almost doubt that they ever left the owner's house.) From the SN's, it appears to be a factory matched kit -...
  13. troymiller

    Gretsch Catialina Maple any good?

    You're right, Eddiej -- and I wanna think that I remember seeing them down around $650 myself... and I was awfully tempted...!... Now, that being said, I'm a reasonably new Gretsch convert. I've had a (new) Renown kit for 2-3 years and it really sold me on Gretsch. Since then, I acquired what...
  14. troymiller

    Price check - Rogers (Cleveland) aisle...

    Additional 12?... I don't think there was. My Cleveland kit is identical to this - just WMP - and I bought mine from the original owner.
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    Price check - Rogers (Cleveland) aisle...

    Hey everyone-- Looking for a price on these. 20/12/16, Cleveland tags. The pics don't do the BDP justice; it's QUITE nice in person, very minimal fade. Wrap in general is very good - minimal scratching, no rash, seams are tight. Interiors are NICE. Tags are intact. Minimal pitting on the...
  16. troymiller

    Price check, 70's Gretsch aisle...

    Thanks, Jerome. The seller has $1100 on them. I thought that was a little long, but your comment kinda supports that -- if... IF... he can find the right buyer. I'm sure he's got some wiggle room in there, though. I thought about trying to grab that snare from him. It's a Premier Olympic...
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    Price check, 70's Gretsch aisle...

    A buddy of mine has these in his store. I haven't seen them in person myself, but another pal is interested in them and he asked me what they're worth - and I have no idea. The badge is the SSB #1, which puts these in the 1970-1978 department. They are black. The snare is a Premier. That's...
  18. troymiller

    I am STOKED!

    Snare is done. :) The hardware didn't clean up as nicely as I hoped, but it still looks very decent. There was more pitting on it than I initially thought. Someone earlier suggested Noxon - Ace Hardware sells that, but ours here didn't stock it any more. The fellow there liked Flitz better -...
  19. troymiller

    I am STOKED!

    Oh, no worries, Gary! :) No... NO power tools on the shell! -- I was just contemplating using the buffing wheel and some jewelers rouge on the lugs and hoops. :) (and no... you didn't downplay my elbow grease at all. :)) That being said, Rich K. mentioned Noxon - which I've seen, but never...
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