R.I.P. Rob Schuh

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Wow, just heard now that he passed away this morning. Rob, if you don't know was an excellent drummer and owned his own drum Company. He was not without controversy and had many demons I'm sure. He was from the old RMMP days and if you belonged to that forum you'll know he had quite a few ongoing "disputes" with people but I always treated him with respect and he reciprocated. I believe his disease (bad kidneys or liver) got to him. I've bought a few of his snare drums.

I've heard a few of his recordings and he was an excellent jazz player.

RIP Rob.
 

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Thanks for posting this Dan. I cannot share the same good feelings about the man, however I will pay my respects. RIP Rob, your drumming with the greats now.
 

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Yeah this was a shock, I knew he was sick & that it was just a matter of time for him. I think the Roids did a lot of damage over the years, but that's a decision body builders make for instant fame. He showed up on my FB Page several weeks back, talking about being stalked...really weird stuff considering that's what he did to me for a while. I couldn't prove it, but it's over & Rob is gone...I know that he'd been a tortured soul for many years, really sad. RIP Rob, no hard feelings sir.
 

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Rob was an interesting cat. I got to know him a little bit over the years, my late wife and he shared similar medical issues, both having Kidney transplants. One thing I will say about Rob, is that he was a very passionate and well accomplished Jazz drummer. Rob had some demons that proved to be a little too much for him to handle at times, I wish him eternal rest. RIP Rob
 

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I knew Rob from back in the RMMP days. Very opinionated guy with lots of health problems. I bought a few jazz cymbals form him through the years, always a pleasant transaction.
RIP Rob!
 
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I remember Rob as well, he made beautiful drums with fantastic wood veneers and lovely satin finishes. I recall seeing a few people with issues with him at the old DCI forum as wells as drumsmith.com. I never had any issues with him.

R.I.P. Rob.
 

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I've known Rob online for 15 years or so. Yes he could be very abrasive at times. His battles on on rmmp were legendary: "Butch up, choad", "Eat a gun, Lardo". All that aside, he was a very passionate musician who didn't suffer fools readily. We sparred several times about "the business" of music vs. "art". No hard feelings though. I feel fortunate to have known him. I bought a copy of his Bob Ravenscroft DVD when it was released and it opened my eyes to his abilities. I'm sure he led a tortured existence over his last few years. Now he's without pain and jamming with the greats.
 

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I remember him from the early days here and on other forums. I know he made a lot of nice drums too. I didn't know he was sick. Sorry to hear the news.
 

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I seem to remember his name being mentioned (not always in a warm and fuzzy way) over at DCI. Could be wrong, but I don't really recall him posting there much.
 

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RIP Rob. Never knew him but read many of those legendary flame wars in the early daze of the internets. Wonder what happened to his nemesis from RMMP, the aforementioned "Lardo" ?
 

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Controversial is an understatement; so is calling him an excellent drummer. He was much more in each category, but is not at peace. I cannot say that I personally cared for him, but, like others, I had a lot of respect for him. For those who did not know him, here is a summary that is 13 years old: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1999-11-25/news/drum-drummer/

Rest in peace.
 

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I remember emailing him out of the blue with a Gretsch question, about 2001 or so. He responded with rmmp-style paranoid craziness, "who are you? Are you dennis?" That kind of stuff. Hostile and nutty.

In my reply I just...ignored that...and went on with my Gretsch question. He lit right up and we had a very happy and informative exchange. Makes me think peace actually is a possibility for him, so RIP Rob.
 

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With his health problems it was just a matter of time. I as many others did witnessed his controversal posts from time to time. I owned a very cool and great sounding Hard Bop kit that he built from vintage keller shells. 13x16 kick, 14x14, 8x12, 6.5x14 in a beautiful natural maple satin finish. I was going to have him build me a 14x20, I talked with him several times, he was really easy to work with. His health issues got in the way around that time and I went another way with the kit.

Rest in Peace Rob!
 

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This is way one of those moments for me when I'd love for common decency and all the things I've been taught to be made naught so I could have at it.

So, because that's a pipe dream ... RIP.
 


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