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    Ludwig Standard wood snare...

    I've been marveling at this Ludwig Standard wood snare that I have. I got it a number of years ago, it's just so great that the thrill still hasn't quite worn off! I bought it for all of $100 from a guy who collected lots of Ludwig Standard stuff. This snare was a little bit beat up, but just...
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    Yamaha Stage Customs... and what about the snare?

    Ok... a friend of mine has a home recording studio setup. It's really only to record his own stuff. He's a singer songwriter type (though his music runs to prog-rock, punk, all kinds of stuff so not really "singer songwriter" music necessarily) and he's a singer-guitarist, but also plays bass...
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    Hello... and one question...

    Hey there... It's been a while. I was a member posting just about every day for a decade or more but I dropped out somewhere around '14 and haven't posted since. I guess that I just got into other stuff... Anyway, lately I've been trying to track down one piece of drum gear and in calling...
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    Just Saw Zakir Hussain... with Steve Smith!

    Just saw an incredible concert last night. Billed as the Masters of Percussion it was Hussain, three other Indian percussionists, a sitar player, a player of the sarangi, which is a bowed instrument played a little like a cello (though sounds nothing like one).... and Steve Smith! The show...
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    Big Drum day for me...

    Yesterday I did a lot of "drumming stuff." More than it seems in just about forever. First off I played a morning gig (9am) playing a hand drum (an awful sounding Remo fiberglass djembe - I'm getting my hand made African style djembe re-headed after, it was sitting around for years) a couple...
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    OT-cell phones and plans...

    A friend of mine's kid is going off to college and they want to get her a smart phone... ordinarily I'm sort of the go to guy when it comes to devices and such, but I really have no idea about cell phones, plans and such. I'm on a plan w/ my girlfriend and she takes care of all of that. We...
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    Hal Blaine and...

    So I was hearing this tune White Rabbit by the Jefferson Airplane (I was wasting the show The Sopranos and it came was a part of the soundtrack). I was thinking about how nice that sort of bolero type rhythm that's on there is and how cleanly it's play. I have some JA stuff and I was thinking...
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    Fibes drums... want some?

    OK, I realize that folks might be saying to me "this post should go in the sales section." I get that, but the drums aren't quite ready to be sold (but they will) and so I'm just gauging/generating interest. Here's the deal: a friend of a friend is in a bit of dire straights with a very serious...
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    OT: A better experience with ebay

    OK... so I'm real into photography and I bid on this filter on ebay (incidentally one for doing infrared B&W work on my digital camera, which I didn't even think was possible until I read something about it on the net). The item was just an hour or so from ending and still at the starting price...
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    One thing that I noticed about DFO (a good thing)...

    I just registered at this other online forum, one for digital photography. With that one it seems that a team of moderators eventually (within a day, I think) read your post, OK it and then put it up on the forum. I do get that with any forum there are rules and that the discussions need to fit...
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    Jim Hall RIP

    Another great one gone...
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    here's something groovy...

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    Billy Ficca

    I've been a fan of Television for a long, long time. The focus for me has mostly been those really great songs and those great dueling guitars (with lots of great, really inventive counterpoint parts). I was listening to Marquee Moon though today and realizing just how genius Billy Ficca's...
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    Gonna be in NYC... what should I check out?

    Myself and my girlfriend are going to be in the city for a wedding and we'll got the evenings of Oct 3rd and then the 6th and 7th free... and most of the afternoons free during that time as well. I'm wondering just what should we check out? As many of you know, I'm a jazz fan. I tend to like the...
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    Allen Lanier RIP

    I'm a big BOC fan... especially of their early stuff and this is just sad. Seems that he was a heavy smoker... that stuff just aint good. Anyway, he will be missed. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5657564/blue-oyster-cult-guitarist-allen-lanier-dies
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    I like this drummer's feel...

    and the tune is really nice too... really hypnotic.
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    A Band Called Death

    Just saw this move and it was great! I dig the music, but the story behind the band is also really compelling and quite moving... I see a lot of music documentaries (and documentaries of all kinds) and even ones about subjects that I'm interested in can be pretty disappointing. This one was...
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    New movie about to be released about Big Star

    if you're a fan (like me) it might be worth checking out. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2290151/
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    Axis Pedal issue

    I have an Axis X pedal which I like but as I've been using it for heavier music (for a while it was my dedicated "jazz" pedal), I've been having an issue where the wing nut at the bottom of the spring tensioner works itself loose. The pedal will then go slack and in order to use it I have to...
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    Bush squeak...

    I've been playing with brushes a little bit more these days... it seems like its taking me a very long time to develop any sort of real facility with these things. Anyway, here and there I notice as I'm sweeping the brush that one of the bent wires will dig into the head in just the right way so...
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