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  1. beatsmith8

    Amazon deals thread

    Hail Mary packaging - so true!
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    Yamaha Club Custom Black Swirl

    Agreed, great sounding drums. Prefer over USA customs and my previous DW kit.
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    Amazon deals thread

    I have bought about 30 mehmets (returned quite a few) since December. Pricing gets randomly stupendous/silly, but agree the resale market isn’t great. Can’t beat the value though. Someday this loophole will close and the value may increase once again. Until then, I have a sh*tload of cymbals.
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    Anyone have a bass drum head made with your band logo on it?

    Drumart here also - work product was great
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    New at YouTube

    Tried a new angle - prefer the old angle. Going to work on a multi angle vid next week!
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    Any long term Iron Cobra / Speed Cobra users here?

    I own both, actually bought newest IC a couple years ago, but recently switched back to speed cobra. On balance, think I prefer the speed cobra. Both are great pedals.
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    Ideal Paiste Masters Swish Weight?

    I had the 22 and I now regret selling it. Amazing.
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    OT Isolating my IEM mix

    X2 on the limiter - nothing worse than getting blasted in your IEMs mid-song...
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    Thinking bout Aux Hat Choices.

    I’ve been using a 12” pair of Istanbul mehmet traditional hats with a zildjian spiral stacker on top, pretty cool! I like 12” for aux.
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    "ZORO" (The Drummer) Is a Bad Man

    Saw a GC clinic with Zoro years ago. Really great groove. Was also super positive and a good clinician.
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    New at YouTube

    Thanks for the kind words. I have a ceiling cloud hanging (basically a bunch of owens corning 602 insulation in a wooden frame) and I clipped the camera to cloud structure using a 12" gooseneck clip from amazon. The clip has a thread for camera mount assembly on the end. Really handy...
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    New Paiste cymbals revealed

    Hahaha I spent six months collecting the mellow crashes used earlier this year. Sound great, good choice to reissue...
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    OT: What’s your exercise routine?

    Also play hoops 3x a week. Even with stretching starts to get tough in your 40’s. Hard to stop when it’s so much more fun than running!!
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    Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals

    Over the decades, I’ve gone from Zildjian to Sabian to Masterworks to Sabian to Zildjian to Paiste and now Istanbul. I’m not sure it will ever stop! I do really like the Istanbul stuff and the amazon pricing was ludicrously low. Will stick with mostly Mehmet and a few Paiste splashes/hats for...
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    New at YouTube

    Hahaha got it. I’d probably post an article about small room drum recording before I ventured into video tutorials but let me try to figure it out and we’ll go from there!
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    New at YouTube

    Hey, those are Adidas jogging pants (basically pajamas). Have you been talking to my wife? Are you my wife? Hahahaha Going to try to figure out multi-angle in the short term. I have three of these cameras and an SLR. Need to learn how to edit video, though! Thanks for the kind words...
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    New at YouTube

    Thanks for the nice words! The ride is a Istanbul Mehmet 61st anniversary ride, 22". It is very dry and not very loud. I probably need to spot mic it or raise it closer to overheads. I have a few more pingy, louder rides that are probably better for this type of playing. Will work on second...
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    New at YouTube

    Got a couple of cheap cameras, first shot at it today...
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    Blind Recording - Paiste v Ist Mehmet

    Ended up with mostly a Mehmet rig, but kept some paiste splashes and hats. Put together a quick recording today while wife was away (Andre Forbes drumless track I first heard today). Pretty happy with the sound.