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    WFL Auditorium magic

    YES!!! I have an 8x15 WFL natural mahogany stain with nickel hardware and NOB rims. I have nicknamed it "Levon" because I saw him playing one just like it at a session, and I fell in love with it. He asked me to sit down and play it, I did and as soon as he saw the smile on my face, he said in...
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    Summer Vacation - Gulf Shores Alabama

    I was in a touring band that played a bar-club-whatever down there regularly for ten years called The Florabama. It was right on the state line of Florida and Alabama. At that time it had 8 stages that all had live music simultaneously (!!!) It was-is a great place. I don't know what it's like...
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    What's Your Chosen Ride For Rock?

    I have 2 main rock rides one for larger rooms or outdoors, and one for smaller rooms. The large room ride is a Paiste 22" Medium Light Traditional, heard here... The small room ride is a 20" Paiste Dark Energy Light Dark Ride, heard here... Both have a wonderful combination of blend and...
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    OTish: roof rack or hitch platform transporting gear?

    Since we are talking about cars for drummers. Any opinions on Honda CR-V's? I'm leaning towards getting one, but (except for my wife's Honda that we have had for 7 years or so) don't have much experience with them. Any years to avoid? I have had American SUV's for years, (SUV's are great for...
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    20’s Ludwig NOB restored

    Halldor or anyone else? So would the inde strainer fit the old (vintage) strainer mounting holes that are usually found on old (20's) Black Beauty's and the like? (I've never actually seen one of those strainers in person.) Inquiring minds want to know, MSG
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    20’s Ludwig NOB restored

    VERY Nice job on one of the best sounding metal snares EVER. I've said it a million times, NOTHING beats vintage nickel over brass, with the 2 piece overlap and closed chamber edges! NOTHING!!!! Suddenly your other snares are going to start collecting dust. Did the inde strainer fit the old...
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    6.5” wood shell snare recommendations

    Nice pic Joe, I've never seen that one! I'll chime in again (I just realized that in my 6.5 "praise," I didn't answer the original question.) I found a great deal a while back on an old Cloud Badge 7" Radio King because it had been refinished (albeit very well,) so I took advantage of the "non...
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    6.5” wood shell snare recommendations

    I'll go against what most have said here, I like 6.5" for jazz. Why? The snares off sound is just warmer and so much more pleasing (warmer, fuller tone) to my ear. And as a jazz drummer you turn the snares off a lot (brushes, latin grooves, etc.) It's a slightly more legato sound. A shallower...
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    13 inch snare drums

    I love 13's for a certain thing, however that thing isn't cross stick sound, or brushes. If a gig needed either of those sounds I wouldn't ever bring a 13" snare. For "that" 13" sound the Musashi 13" Oak is a steal. However, for "that" classic 13" sound (for me,) you HAVE to have either the...
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    The tribute experience...

    As a member of a few tribute bands throughout my career, it can be fun, they do work a lot, and usually demand better money than a "typical" cover band. I played in a Blues Brothers Tribute right out of high school which was really fun because i was with a full horn section, and direct...
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    ‘66 Gretsch Progressive Jazz Set w/ Snare

    I don't know if this will make a difference to anyone, but I just had a wonderfully smooth transaction in person with Mr. Funky Crime, everything exactly as described and pictured. Just in case anyone was "on the fence." MSG
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    It's BLACK BEAUTY Time.. Lets see your pics!

    The real deal... Better picture on a gig... Altogether a different beast, but still nice... Wish I could find a gold Ludwig strainer (not the new one) for this drum. These drums need a cleaning. I also have a newer 5.5 with wood hoops, inspired by Gadd, pretty good combo, it's no big deal...
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    What's the largest crowd you ever played for?...

    I played Milwaukee Summerfest with a touring blues rock trio, promoter said there was about 15,000 there. We did big festivals all of the time, and a few big Easy Rider events. I remember the Buffalo Blues Fest was always pretty crowded. A few years ago, I played Musikfest in Bethlehem with the...
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    2-piece kit players

    Gio412, Welcome to DFO. There are no stupid questions, just stupid people that don't ask questions. That 18" Sabian Brilliant HH Flat weighed a mere 1465 Grams, and was identical in sound to Leon's (same model) which I heard live many times. As a comparison my Paiste 18" 602 Thin Flat weighs...
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    Shell Banks

    I stumbled happily into a few "shell banks." Early in my career I found that I really like 2 very different drum sets: The original (1980's) Yamaha Tour Custom's and Gretsch. So I made the commitment to have a set of each. At the time I heard the Yamaha's as my "modern" sound, and the Gretsch's...
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    Craviotto or Noble & Cooley... Help me decide!

    I'll throw my opinion in here. First, I have a bunch of snares. I could have bought a Crav SD any time in my career, and didn't. I do have a N&C 7x14 SS Maple, a cloud badge Radio King, and not to muddy the water but I have 2 solid drums (a cherry and a walnut) made by Neil Longo. Cherry and...
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    Pearl S2000 snare stand SOLD

    Dan, Is this the one that can easily (is designed to) do snares from 10" to 16"? If so, PM me your paypal, I'll take it. MSG
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    Show Off Your Entire Snare Collection

    Nice drums fellas! My main shelf... L to R top to bottom: 6.5" Brass Yamaha, 4.5" Erskine Sig, 5" Yamaha Steel, 5.5" Yamaha Copper Orchestral Strainer, 6.5" Pearl Maple Symphonic Triple Strainer, 5.5" Yamaha Bamboo, 7" 1940's Slingerland Radio King, 4.5" Brady Jarrah Ply, 4.5" Yamaha...
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    Michael Carvin Drum Solo : 1973 Singing into the drum

    That clip is from the amazing Jazz Icons Freddie Hubbard DVD I think. Carvin is in total beast mode in this clip. But he could tone it down too. Michael is on a swinging Frank Strozier record from 1976 called "Remember Me." His solo drums record on Mapleshade, "Drums at Dawn" (or something like...
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    Name some drummers who can play anything

    You said that PERFECTLY Joe! And both Smith (Ahmad Jamal, Y&T, Ray Price) and Vinnie (Megadeth, Commodores, Herbie) lived that approach before they became household drum names, so they had the musicality to later do those recordings-gigs (Ahmad, Ray, Megadeth, etc...) Both were walking in...
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