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  1. bbunks

    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    The other one is Bruges, Belgium. Besides good beer, you have another reason to visit!
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    What was your favorite music store as a kid?

    Fred Pierce’s Studio Drum Shop
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    I think you had a bad sales associate and… …have you given any thought to sharing your feedback with the manager? If this were my business, I would want to know (and I regularly solicited client feedback - and a few times for an earful). But for all the time writing and thinking about this, go...
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    OT - bands or artists you’ve soured to.

    I’ve often wrestled with the “Art vs Person” question, and wondered if someone’s excellence as an artist contributed to their deficits as a good human. But I think we all have the capacity to be difficult humans, some just more so. That said, my interest and respect in the art increases when...
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    Copper Snare - Limited Projection on Stage

    what drum do you have these on?
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    For you Fusion Fans - RTF and Headhunters, 1974

    From Soundstage. I think my head would have exploded if I had seen them at this time
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    Best Quick Release Cymbal Nuts

    B But they’re not “Bill Proof” - I’ve whacked them a few times when I went for my ride bell and had them fly off the stage. I can be an excitable boy. I added a set of Inde “gummies” to the Crosstown stands I bought this year. Overall, I like them a lot. I will say they were tough to put on...
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    A&F at GC - update

    I’m biased, but I like ‘em ‘cause they’re pretty. Plus, after silver, exotic wood is the loudest finish.
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    Your personal gig dress code

    With my former band, it was usually black jeans and a funky shirt, in this case, a Rockmount western shirt. The band I joined last summer looks like old guys at a bbq, and my goal this year is to spruce us up a bit.
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    The Greatness of Art Blakey

    Love Art! I had the privilege of meeting him twice and recording the Messengers in 1980 for the NPR station I worked for. It’s an okay recording - no sound check as the Messengers were walking onto the stage as the last mic was put in place - and it sat in a cassette for 20 years before it got...
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    How MUCH Gear Do I Need?!?!?!?!

    My motto is never confuse need with want
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    Craviotto 7X13 Snare Drum

    I owned a walnut 7x13 Craviotto that was nice. I ultimately sold it because I like 14” drums better.
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    Aluminum snare drum

    Welcome to OpinionLand - you’ll get lots of them! So here’s mine: if you want an inexpensive one, look at the old Slingerland student models. It’s the fifth drum on this video
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    Anyone play Led Zep’s “Rock and Roll” at tempo?

    Well…that’s what I’m trying to do
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    Anyone play Led Zep’s “Rock and Roll” at tempo?

    This is my current challenge. Can’t get it to 170-172 bpm - low 150s is pushing it for me. Remaining relaxed at higher tempos is tough.
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    Who is your favorite drummer demo-ing on videos for their shops?

    Chris is good and I really enjoyed George Sluppick doing demos for Memphis.
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    What's Your Latest Drum Purchase?

    Pre-loved PDP Concept Maple bop kit
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    What have you got on order now ?

    A 5" Joyful Noise Standard is in the pipeline to be made by Curt.
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    Most expensive kit?

    The most expensive new is going to be with something custom, and you could quickly spend a bunch with DW, Tama, Craviotto and Sonor before you finished a cup of coffee.