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  1. Omega27

    Just Because...

    Just piggybackin' off an old thread I started- "Too Many Cymbals"- I thought I'd share with all my DFOer's some thoughts. Going into the studio this weekend to record not only a demo but anything our trio might come up with in the hopes of not only landing a few gigs but ultimately having a...
  2. Omega27

    Less is more only if...

    So, I recently went back to 3 up 1 down and 5 cymbals, not including HH, after spending a lot of time playing a 4 piece. I still have a 4 piece bop kit set up for private lessons and solo practice and future gigs but decided I might as well set up my other kit to full capacity. It's not going...
  3. Omega27

    OT: Summer Reading

    School's out! English teacher here. Just thought I'd start this going to see what my fellow drummers are reading this summer. Recently started Toms River, a disturbing look into the chemical industry's effects on a small town in NJ and finally made my way into Peart's first book on his travels...
  4. Omega27

    Modern Drummer Woes

    Just received my October 2021 Charlie Watts issue. It's March. 'Nuff said.
  5. Omega27

    Cymbal Symmetry

    Unintentional but I guess it speaks to some part of my self that needs order... Just set up my cymbals again(!!!) and realized how aesthetically pleasing it looks as well as being completely functional to my style of playing. Just wanted to share and wonder if any of you do anything similar...
  6. Omega27

    Tried and True!

    So I spent the last year switching over to various UFIP cymbals, which all sound incredible, and I've realized that my one go-to Ride will forever remain my go-to Ride. I've been playing an old 90s Sabian 21" Dry Ride for years and, try as I might, I can't find anything close to the sound and...
  7. Omega27

    Early Catalina Gretsch Question

    Hey all. I'm looking to sell my early 2000s catalina bop kit. It's single lug, WMP with tons of sun stain but still sounds amazing. I can't seem to find any comparable prices for it online and was hoping the accumulated wisdom of DFO would help me out! Here's a few pics. Thinking I would ask...
  8. Omega27

    Ruh Roh!!! Scooby!!!

  9. Omega27

    Desert Island Drumming Book

    Ok. Ulterior motive here. I'm going on vacation for two weeks and wondering which book to bring along with me to keep my chops going. In the interest of saving space, I only want to bring one and that got me thinking about that common question regarding one book you would take on a deserted...
  10. Omega27

    Holy Grail!?!

    Hey everyone. I just literally found a Slingerland student snare (stamped M, black gold logo with loop on the S) which I dated to 59-61! It was wasting away in someone's wooden cabinet and they were willing to part with it! There's a pretty nasty crack inside and they had replaced the original...
  11. Omega27

    Too many cymbals?

    So here's where I'm at right now. Just loving the palette but still feeling like it's a bit too much. In the end, it doesn't matter because it's just me and my friends in the basement. Share your pics and breakdown. BTW Really digging all these UFIPs in the past few months! 21" Sabian AA Dry...
  12. Omega27

    Way too much time on my hands!

    Howdy all. Just thought I'd share some pics of a lazy Friday project with all of you. Had some old 8" MIJ toms that were in really bad shape and figured I'd just paint one to match my Catalina Elite with a white marine pearl wrap. Just some acrylic paint and gloss spray paint and it's not such...
  13. Omega27

    Unknown Zildjian Help!

    Hey all. I have two old Zildjians I've played since at least the nineties. One is a 20" crash/ride and the other an 18" crash. They both have hollow logos on the underside but other than that, I have no way of identifying when they were made and what series. I would love any info you can provide...
  14. Omega27

    Drum Bag Size?

    Hey everyone. I need to buy some drum bags and this is a first for me after almost 30 years of just lugging them around in the trunk every now and then. My question is- do bags account for lugs, spurs, mounts, etc. ? I have a catalina maple- 20x16, 7x10, 8x12, 14x14 and 5 1/2x14. Do I get the...
  15. Omega27

    Sounds Good to Me!

    Hey everybody. So I set up my old Catalina Elite (which I refuse to part with) after recently purchasing a new Gretsch Maple and I was simply too lazy to move cymbals from one kit to the other and decided to shop a little. I happened to find an old made in Germany Camber II 20" ride for $30 and...
  16. Omega27

    Need Help Fixing Wrap

    Howdy all. I have a Catalina Club Elite from the early 2000s, white marine pearl wrap and I'm noticing the wrap on the floor tom is starting to bubble a bit by the seam. I have no intention of getting rid of these babies and I would love to keep them as solid as possible. Was wondering if you...
  17. Omega27

    Settin Up Second Set?

    So, a little history. I've spent most of my life thinking that one drum set was the norm and now, at 51, I not only have the space and funds but also the knowledge that drummers, like all other musicians, usually have more than one instrument at hand. After purchasing a Catalina Maple 5 piece...
  18. Omega27

    Hi Hat Angle Screw Placement

    Howdy all. Quick question. Do any of you play your hi hat with the angle screw closer to the snare/stick side? Played my entire life with it on the opposite side of my foot but started messing with it tonight, reversed it and liked what i heard and felt. Preferences?
  19. Omega27

    Hi Hat Cymbal Switch

    Just bought a pair of used UFIP Natural Series (white logo) 1060/1190grams. Obviously put the lighter one on top at first but then switched them since they were so close in weight just to experiment. Lo and behold- I think I prefer the heavier on top. Much cleaner sound and better...
  20. Omega27

    One of Those Days!

    Just sitting behind the kit playing some stuff alone and wanted to share this with all of you. Just had one of those moments where it all just clicked, sorta out of body, totally lost in the sound and feel of the drums and wondering how my limbs are doing that! It's moments like this that make...
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