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  1. sonusseeker

    New for 2018 -- Bettis Soft Top Cymbals

    ...hi matt...i purchased a 21" thin ride from you this past summer...nice addition to the sound spectrum... ...any difference in sound between turkish blanks and sabian blanks?...also, may i inquire where you source your turkish blanks from?...lauritsen's website notes that a particular...
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    1939/41 Gretsch Gladstone snare drum

    ...beautiful!...congratulations!...any story behind the drum?...any plans to use calf heads?...
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    Canopus drum set owners?

    ...the rfm series has re-rings, whereas the yaiba series does not...to my ears, this results in a slightly different sound (rfm more 'rounder-mellower' sound; yaiba more resonant/sharper sound)... ...the beauty of the rfm club kit: (1) light-weight and portable; (2) kit constructed as a unitary...
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    Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Leather cymbal bag

    ...my 20" 30th came with one...not really insulated well and suitable for transporting a cymbal or two imho...also, it may be imitation leather...
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    Independent Cymbalsmith Poll

    ...would you know why this happens?...i also had a bos 20th anniversary that sat on the stand at a permanent angle owing to a weight difference on one side...
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    Gretsch RB 14"FT lug casing size - technical question

    ...rob cook's "the gretsch drum book" talks about this (and other) 'variables' of RB floor toms... ...do they both sound similar?...
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    4 lug or 5 lug with 8" toms?

    ...the 4-lug 8" toms from sonor's designer series worked well and, at least to me, did not look cheap...
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    Rise of Istanbul Pre Splits?

    ...apologies for a related question: but would you know what type of ink was used to sign the old k's?...to me, the old k signatures appear to have been created by the use of modern ink (from ball point pens?) of the the sort that you would find to create signatures on modern cymbals such as an...
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    Chipping wood tips on new sticks. This is ridiculous

    ...thanks again for your reply...the older vater model 7A (circa 2000) has a smoother/more tight grain structure, compared to the newer model (circa 2015), and plays differently on cymbals... ...anyway, it's time to try your rich sticks!...
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    Chipping wood tips on new sticks. This is ridiculous

    ...thank you for your most informative posts!... ...for cymbal playing, i prefer older vater sugar maple 7A model sticks compared to the same newer model...the older model is a honey-golden color compared to the whiteish color of the newer model, and weighs a full gram less...these differences...
  11. sonusseeker

    Small bass drums.....

    ...here you go...a canopus rfm 15" bass drum.... This is just evidence that they can't to me. That drum is very thin and clicky to my ear even with the subkick. Could you do the gig? Sure but no one will mistake that for a 22 ...right...this was more of a 'tongue-in-cheek'...
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    Small bass drums.....

    ...here you go...a canopus rfm 15" bass drum....
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    An Open Letter to Drum Center of Portsmouth Regarding "Spizz" Cymbals

    ...just a thought: we have "k"s from istanbul and "k"s from the usa...the introduction of the latter seems not to have diminished enthusiasm for the former and, indeed, may have piqued interest in the originals...
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    Holy crap, that is a lot of moola

    ...have not heard this before...sonor has been using what it claimed was 'real' african bubinga since its signature series ('80s), then designer series ('90s), and, finally, sq2 series ('00s)...i was under the impression api-sourced veneers were used only post 2000s?.... Welcome to the...
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    Holy crap, that is a lot of moola

    ...have not heard this before...sonor has been using what it claimed was 'real' african bubinga since its signature series ('80s), then designer series ('90s), and, finally, sq2 series ('00s)...i was under the impression api-sourced veneers were used only post 2000s?....
  16. sonusseeker

    1942- SLINGERLAND 5 x 14 “ROOT BEER SWIRL” (UN-CATALOGUED FINISH) RADIO KING MODEL

    ...thanks for the reply... ...fwiw, i once did a casual search (in dfo) on radio kings and found an oblique reference to someone who met a guy who supposedly produced slingerland's solid shells (no info on whether this person worked for the company or as an independent contractor)...
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    1942- SLINGERLAND 5 x 14 “ROOT BEER SWIRL” (UN-CATALOGUED FINISH) RADIO KING MODEL

    ...thank you for posting pictures/histories of radio king drums from your extensive (and unique) collection... ...personally, i have only recently begun to explore/appreciate slingerland's rich history...would you happen to know who provided the radio king solid shells during the 40s/50s?...
  18. sonusseeker

    1950's Gretsch Snare Drum

    ...am no expert, but i would say that's an early 60s 8-lug renown snare ("skinny stick" badge + narrower snare gate)... ...3-ply RB snares have a slightly different sound than 5-6 ply post mid-50s snares; neither is inherently better than the other (as a note, 3-ply shells have a tendency to...
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    Elvin Jones's "78" Camco/Tama kit.

    ...yes indeed...in the belgium video, it looks like elvin played a mis-matched kit: gretsch snare (bmp?), BD/small tom (starlight?) and an unknown floor tom...
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    3pc vintage gretsch

    ...nice sounding drums, especially the small tom...3 ply or 6 ply?...heads?...a converted 16" bass drum?...thanks...
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