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  1. Old PIT Guy

    Ordered a pair of...

    I was a maple guy for a long time - liked the extra girth and less weight. I got around to thinner, longer hickory and prefer it. When I pick up a pair of maple sticks now it feels like playing hardball with a whiffle bat.
  2. Old PIT Guy

    How would you have handled this?

    It's not so bad. Seems as though the B-20 'Bjorn Ironsides' picked up a few Shield Maidens in the fray :p
  3. Old PIT Guy

    How would you have handled this?

    I'm not sure which is more considerate, calling you a lazy motherfukker or offering you 10% off to travel 5000 miles to pick it up. He's a charmer and in need of a lot more vacation time, that's for sure.
  4. Old PIT Guy

    A particularly hard latin foot ostinato for me?

    Context really does help, but you can glaze over if it's not something you really like. In school, the instructor played Latin music with lesson samples and none of it had a drummer. We'd identify the clave and various percussion instruments and learn those parts. And we'd occasionally construct...
  5. Old PIT Guy

    Your opinion of NICKELBACK

    Technically, yes, you've described cancel culture. I made sure to prefix it with 'prototype' because I realize hating something doesn't quite fit the definition. But I do think cancel culture evolved from a general meme hate that spreads like a crowd wave through social media where dislike or...
  6. Old PIT Guy

    Edges w/o a router?

    It would be time consuming done by hand, but possibly worth the experience. If I were going to try it with, say, a vintage round-over, I'd first make a check guide. A properly measured and well-cut mated notch in a piece of wood would work. Then it's sand, check, sand check ... it's a good deal...
  7. Old PIT Guy

    A particularly hard latin foot ostinato for me?

    There should be a book "101 ways to play a songo" The key to this stuff is sound levels with style. This is from a lesson with Mark Craney way BITD. It reads mundane but if you'd heard him play it you wouldn't think it was.
  8. Old PIT Guy

    Tommy Aldridge

    His pedal fulcrum is closer to the hinge than most.
  9. Old PIT Guy

    Your opinion of NICKELBACK

    It's an internet meme, and probably an early prototype for what's become the current cancel culture. My only experience with this band was watching their live at Sturgess thing over a decade ago. I don't know whether the final product was doctored, but for what they were doing they did it...
  10. Old PIT Guy

    FedEx delivered my C&C kit to the wrong address! UPDATE: They found the kit but the bass drum is cracked

    Everyone reuses boxes for perfectly good reasons. That doesn't change Fedex's stated policy, and it's their right to deny claims on shipments not in compliance. It's no different in principle than PayPal refusing to deal with a customer who takes the friends & family route to bypass the vig...
  11. Old PIT Guy

    FedEx delivered my C&C kit to the wrong address! UPDATE: They found the kit but the bass drum is cracked

    I should clarify that I'm not calling the OP a liar. I just don't see a new box when I look at that picture, so maybe it's my old eyes with the problem. I haven't shipped all that much, but I do know what a brand new box looks like because that's what I began using after Fedex wouldn't insure...
  12. Old PIT Guy

    FedEx delivered my C&C kit to the wrong address! UPDATE: They found the kit but the bass drum is cracked

    Not wanting to be difficult, and I hope everything turns out for the best, but I've never seen a new box look like this right after packing.
  13. Old PIT Guy

    Matt Chamberlain On New Bob Dylan Album

    People say this a lot. So much so that I think it qualifies as a trope. Interestingly, Pat Hicks liked to tell graduating classes to "forget everything you've learned here and go out and make music" which also sort of qualifies as a trope, though certainly a less common one. Without droning on...
  14. Old PIT Guy

    FedEx delivered my C&C kit to the wrong address! UPDATE: They found the kit but the bass drum is cracked

    A good outcome might be if that after contacting C&C with a link to this thread they said 'yes' to reusing the parts from the damaged BD and building the buyer another one to match. Whatever that cost is, and maybe a little something on top for the wait and inconvenience, seems fair.
  15. Old PIT Guy

    What's The Story Behind The Profile Icon/Pic You Uploaded?

    I'll probably remove it because it makes a lousy avatar, but it's a drummer guy cut from thick plate steel with a torch. I bought it from a picker who said it was a scarecrow in a garden somewhere in the deep south. He sawed the long steel rod off used to jam in the ground. I'm not sure what...
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    FedEx delivered my C&C kit to the wrong address! UPDATE: They found the kit but the bass drum is cracked

    Devils advocate here. And the devil says that while some delivery personnel may be careless, most likely aren't because they'd like to keep their jobs. Packages can shift around and fall from heights, and heavy, large things dependent on a single person, in the last miles sense, are sometimes...
  17. Old PIT Guy

    Marijuana and Drumming ?

    Abuse could be a factor. No one I knew had the means for that, and most didn't want to. So the context for what I'm saying would be a low buzz, not gakked up. And not all that often.
  18. Old PIT Guy

    Marijuana and Drumming ?

    Weed was a no-no for me. I'd get uncomfortable with my time and then paranoid and I was cooked. Blow was the opposite. But it was unaffordable, and a long time ago.
  19. Old PIT Guy

    Do you know anyone who can play fast DD with HeelDown technique?

    "Short bursts" - Initialization can be a b*tch with the twitch. I can usually get a 4 or 5 note flurry as a lead-in to something with the hands for a fill or short solo motif, but I need to be good and warmed up. I've had the same problem initializing 4 limb quads at speed (RH-LF-LH-RF)...
  20. Old PIT Guy

    let´s pretend we´re on cymbalholics...

    This is somewhat OT, but whenever I see a cymbalholics thread I fondly recall when a guy got into it a little bit with the membership over something to do with guys 'obsessed with splang-a-lang' and asked if they ever played songs. This was back when the forum was open to the public, I wasn't a...
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