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    Looking for Focusrite interface .......

    Hello, all - Wondering if there is anyone out there looking to upgrade who might want to sell a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface? Thanks, Mike
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    '70s Gretsch tom muffler assemblies

    Anyone got a couple of these rattling around in the parts bin? I know ..... they rattle all by themselves (!), but I have an application that would be less critical. Prefer the entire assembly w/ hardware, but bits are OK too ......... Mike
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    WAY O/T ....... (or is it?): earwig in my headphones!

    A new one on me ...... and I've been on the planet for nearly 79 years ......... Whilst listening to the demo of the ASBA snare drum a minute ago with my Bose bluetooth phones, I felt a peculiar pinching on my left ear ........ gentle, but insistent. Upon investigation, I discovered the...
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    Heard Kendall Kay last night .......

    with the Ernie Watts Quartet - Ernie on tenor sax, Marc Seales on piano, Bruce Lett on bass, and Kay on drums - great group, and incredible drumming! I was impressed with Mr Kay's drive, groove, and imagination ..... but especially with his touch and the resultant dynamics. Coincidentally...
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    Meinl Percussion "pickup" cajon and snare

    Wondered if anyone has messed with one of these? As a longtime experimenter/constructor of electronic percussion devices, I'm well aware that a "bare" piezo sensor is a stand-alone generator of a signal ..... in response to physical shock or vibration. Usually, these are used to provide a...
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    I need a serviceable 20" bass drum bag ........

    doesn't have to be pretty, just intact ....... and hopefully without the "foam cancer" that has overtaken the bag I donated to our local jazz festival several years ago. I'm in NorCal, Healdsburg to be exact ...... and the drum in question is a Pearl "World Series" 18x14". I like the bass drum...
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    Grombal user? Here's a "hot" tip .......

    ...... I happened upon today ..... after a frustrating series of attempts to install one of these nifty devices in a new cymbal. I don't know exactly why, but the last couple of times I've done this I've really had to struggle. Getting old, for sure ..... but my hands just don't seem strong...
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    Looking for a Gibraltar Linear Motion "Catapult" Bass Drum Pedal

    Hello all - Anyone out there have one of these contraptions sitting around? I'm curious to give the concept a try ..... but they were probably discontinued for a good reason! Open to good used condition, or even one needing repair of some sort. Gotta live up to my moniker .......... ...
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    Meetup and hang in sunny AZ

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting DFO brother musicman64 down here in the outskirts of Tucson AZ. Only the second time I've met a fellow Forumite in person ...... and all because of a Craigslist ad! So, in addition to a couple of hours trading pix and war stories, I came away with a...
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    RIP Joe Smith

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/arts/music/joe-smith-dead.html One of the icons of the "golden age" of the music business ..... or did it just seem that way because it was "my" period? I remember listening to Joe on the radio in Boston during the '50s; he was my favorite DJ, even more than...
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    Gretsch "Monster Mount" retrofit

    Well, I finally got around to doing something about the unsightly W & A mount on my '70's Gretsch 12x8" tom. After (1) trying to actually use it, and (2) using a RIMS mount, and (3) replacing one of the tension lugs with the swell INDe BR-3 combi-mount ....... I got sick of staring at the...
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    "Guilty" - Streisand/Gibb duet

    Anyone remember this song from 1980? Or better yet, tried to cover it? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ltwhdIjAHqU I was "free associating" last night on YouTube, listening to 70s and 80s pop stuff; a group I play with has been "tasked" with adding more recognizable pop to our repertoire...
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    Anyone heard young Elé Howell?

    Wondering if any SF Bay Area drummers have seen this 17-year old phenom? He is the son of veteran sax player Richard Howell; I saw him last night sitting in for a couple of tunes with Babatunde Lea's group in Healdsburg (Sonoma County). This is the second time I've seen this kid ....... he...
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    Any Bill Frisell fans in here?

    I just had the great privilege of hearing Bill with the legendary Charles Lloyd .... not with the entire recorded group, but just the two of them. Intimate and inspiring ..... and right here in my little hometown of Healdsburg CA. So that in turn sent me to the computer to fill in the vast...
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    Rogers swivo-era floor tom/bass drum conversion

    Hello all - Not really sure if this belongs in the Builder's Workshop as opposed to the Vintage Venue, but thought I'd start here. I own a Rogers swivo-era 18x16" floor tom that was re-purposed by a previous owner; it is really a pretty decent sounding bop bass drum now (in one of my practice...
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    Axis hardware

    Anyone out there using Axis Vortex hardware ....... particularly snare and cymbal stands? I've recently picked up on this stuff, after years of familiarity with the Axis bass drum pedal. I really dig the light weight and precise feel of the stands; admittedly, the price is a downside. So I've...
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    Wanted: drum rental - Boston Area in May 2014

    Hello all - I am returning to Boston in mid-May for my (yikes!) 50th College Reunion. We are putting on a Revue show; I'll be playing in the onstage combo (trio or quartet) backing some of the musical numbers. I'm in California, so I'd like to find a decent bop size shell pack in the Boston...
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    Hello All!

    Another refugee from Cymbalholic here ........ Thanks for the updates on the status of our beloved "addiction enabler" ........ perhaps Drumforum will become one also! Mike MacKenzie Corte Madera CA drumgadget
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