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  1. Ptrick

    Duluth Brass Manufacturing Redux.

    First off, congratulations on getting your first build going. You will not be disappointed! I’ll do my best to answer your questions (I’m on build #6 currently, and have owned several other brands cast bronze snares). The treebronze 907 alloy is a great place to start. I like the size you’re...
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    Meinl 24” R&D Concept Model (Foundry Reserve Thin Ride)

    Great balance of stick, wash, bell, and crash! Nice pick up.
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    Your latest cymbal purchase.....

    Both. They actually sound great together, one is higher/trashier, the other smoother and lower. But they usually end up split up, because it’s a very specific sound when paired together.
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    Serious snare question - The actual sonic difference between 5 and 6.5

    This is how I tune mine. Shallower snares low/deep, deeper drums higher (but still retain body because of depth of shell).
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    The Cure Drum Tone

    Searched some other forums and found that Boris Williams, The Cure’s drummer used a Noble & Cooley solid snare with a Black beauty as a backup while he was with them. Kit was a Yamaha 9000 series. As far as production, sounds like 80’s gated reverb to me. (compressed reverb with a sharp gate...
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    Your latest cymbal purchase.....

    That’s my favorite Meinl ride. I have TWO!
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    DIY Clap Stack

    But they are no longer around...
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    Istanbul Ottoman or Sultan? UPDATE: solved By JDA

    I’ve never seen a non ridiculously heavy ottoman ride, so I’d go with Sultan.
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    DIY Clap Stack

    That sounds good. Curious how expensive that bending tool is. I did cringe every time he said “Stack clap”
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    That sharp snare crack

    There are several materials and ways of building that seem to have good crack. (My interpretation of crack is not just a high tuned snare, but one that simultaneously has a fat gut punch sound.) The best I’ve experienced are (no particular order) Cast metal shells-Bronze, steel, aluminum 3mm...
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    Thinking of switching to 20 inch rides

    I’ve been using finger cymbals, and thinking of going to just playing brass rivets, so....... ;)
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    So you're shopping for a new 14x6.5" brass snare [UPDATE: purchase made]

    Yep, designed by same guy (Josh at Inde )
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    Ride suggestions for using rods...
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    Testing Novelty Drumsticks

    I’ve been using several headhunters models for years. Before that, I had an endorsement with a stick company called Unigrip, which were made by headhunters! (Didn’t find out till much later).
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    "I make cymbals for people that don’t like beautiful sounds"

    Roberto was a master, and wonderful human being. Thanks for putting it back up.
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    Snareweight M1

    My favorite muffling technique for snares is my tape gate, a variation of the Akira Jimbo/Paul Leim coin or felt floppers. It’s very subtle. Drum opens up as normal, tape lands back and kills excess sustain. Here’s the thread. Used it yesterday in the studio...
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    To you Yamaha Stage Customs users, what heads are you likin'?

    I bought Nylok tension rods from drum factory direct for the top rods only, cost me $15 for 4 toms, tuning hasn’t budged since.
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    Snareweight M1

    They do get more pliable over time. But even my oldest one still has that problem, but in a pinch I’ll fold it over on itself several times to get it (mostly) flat on the drum (when I haven’t kept it flat for instance.)
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    Snareweight M1

    Ya, I have this issue with the M1. What I do is take it off the drum when not in use and store it flat. Then it sits flush next time I go to pick it up. Makes the easy release function a moot point, though.
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    To you Yamaha Stage Customs users, what heads are you likin'?

    Coated G2’s sound like butter. Coated Emps are also great. Coated 2 ply on birch shells really warms them up.