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  1. fibes3

    Non-original drummers who contributed a lot to a band

    Alan White of Yes replacing Bill Bruford.
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    Is there a shell construction that is forgiving to temp change?

    Fibes fiberglass has held up for me in Northern California with triple digit summers.
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    Show off your piccolo snares!

    Ludwig Carl Palmer Venus piccolo and Ludwig Maple piccolo refurbished (not an OEM finish).
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    DrumHead magazine subscribing: Beware! *** update posted below ***

    Unfortunately I gave up trying to get the magazine halfway through my subscription. There used to be a customer service rep named Josie who was excellent but she's gone. I was able to download all the older issues before my subscription started. I hope they can make it. I enjoyed the magazine...
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    zzzzzz... seriously sleeper snares... zzzzzz

    Anyone remember when these were being auctioned on Ebay a few years back? Not a bad sounding drum. They benefitted from different heads. Any ever play a full set of Ming/Mair?
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    Long Beach California Drum Shops

    Definitely go to Pro Drum. If you're not familiar with Los Angeles traffic, give yourself plenty of time. Traffic can be a nightmare! Also if you're a fan of artery clogging chili burgers, go to Tommy's Original Burgers in Hollywood at Beverly and Rampart streets. There's also a Tommy's in Long...
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    Drummers who are band kings

    Bill Bruford Simon Phillips Gene Krupa Jo Jo Mayer Carl Palmer
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    OT: Summer Reading

    Just finished Mel Torme"s biography of Buddy Rich: "Traps. The Drum Wonder". I understand that Buddy Rich wanted Torme to write his biography. It was well done and told by an old friend, warts and all!
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    Odd floor tom sizes - 15 and 17

    Back in the early 80's I had Eames Drum Company make a 15 x 15 floor tom. It had very good tone and depth. If someone starts of post of drums you parting with, that Eames tom is it!
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    Family Portrait - Picture Is Now Up

    Great photo! Is that a Gretsch Birdland cadillac green reissue in the front?
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    O.T. And the scams are a-coming…

    I miss the mid 70's Honda that got easily 40-50 mpg....in California .
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    Favorite aftermarket strainer mech for snare

    INDIE or RCK
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    What's the latest status of the Paiste Cymbal Cleaner and Protector?

    Kinda of sounds like the product will be available when Fibes starts up again.
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    Rattle can for Cadillac Green?

    Here's a photo of a refurbished Ludwig piccolo 3 x 13. I painted it with Rustoleum Hunter Green gloss. Sorry I don't have any more photos and I have since sold the snare.
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    Let's See Those Brass Snare Drums! (now updated with totals by brand... so far!)

    Ludwig Carl Palmer "Venus". 4 x 14 Green lacquered brass.
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    Sweetwater Ads in posts

    Starting a day or 2 ago, I've been seeing ads from Sweetwater in all posts. Anyone else been getting these?
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    RIP Alan White

    Just read about his passing on Faceplant. One of my all time favorite drummers. First saw him on the Tormato tour and several others. Seemed like a class act and one very underated musician. May he and Chris Squire have good times! RIP Alan!
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    Drums that were discontinued you miss

    The reference to Tempus reminded me of the 14 x 10" tom you sold me a few years back . Still sounds good. Thanks again! Had a set of North drums back in the 70's. And I'm really not sure if I miss them! Do you read Milestone was bought by Ron Dunnett and he's going to start with the snare...
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    Drums that were discontinued you miss

    Fibes fiberglass era. Slingerland with Copper finish. 18" Remo rototom. (All the other sizes are still made.) I'll live!
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