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    I'm pretty much down to one kit; an MCX (bronze...

    I'm pretty much down to one kit; an MCX (bronze glass wrap). Sizes: 9x10, 10x12, 14x14, 16x16 and 18x22. I only play 4- piece so grab whatever toms depending on the gig.

    As for the 10" tom,...
  2. I think it's a good idea not to allow buying and...

    I think it's a good idea not to allow buying and selling on this site. Too many things can go wrong.
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    Time to pack up the drums and take a break. Let...

    Time to pack up the drums and take a break. Let them sit in cases for years if need be. One of these days you'll catch the urge. And if not, who cares? Spend your newfound time doing new things: ...
  4. Agreed. A rack makes sense for larger kits. For...

    Agreed. A rack makes sense for larger kits. For smaller ones, not so much. The last gig I played was with a 10, 14, 20 kit plus snare. One crash, one ride and hats. Stands worked fine.
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    Update: I'm having more fun playing...

    Update:

    I'm having more fun playing percussion in this band than drums in my other band. The drummer and I are still clicking well together. He lays down the groove and I "dance" around it. ...
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    You went through a lot; more than can be...

    You went through a lot; more than can be imagined. We are honored that you have chosen to hang with us. This is a good place to talk drums and forget about everything else.
  7. I have die cast, 1.6mm, 2.3mm and 3.0mm hoops on...

    I have die cast, 1.6mm, 2.3mm and 3.0mm hoops on my various drums. Honestly, I can't tell any difference in sound.
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    I had to laugh! My wife was born and raised...

    I had to laugh!

    My wife was born and raised in West Germany. I know all about "very direct people"! Yeah... I get yelled at in two languages! :)
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    The drum was out of warranty. If I were the...

    The drum was out of warranty. If I were the customer, I would have expected to purchase the lugs. Pearl covered it anyhow. I'm very impressed. This is one of the many reasons why 90% of my drums...
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    Same here. It's actually more of a challenge...

    Same here. It's actually more of a challenge doing weird percussion stuff. The guys are pretty good about helping me figure out what works and what doesn't.

    In the meantime I'm slowly...
  11. Very sad. He was my favorite drummer; mainly due...

    Very sad. He was my favorite drummer; mainly due to his classy demeanor. We lost another great one. The Rolling Stones will never be the same. RIP Mister Watts.
  12. I haven't sat on a motorcycle in almost 40 years,...

    I haven't sat on a motorcycle in almost 40 years, but bikers are my favorite people.
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    Thanks everyone! If nothing else, this new gig...

    Thanks everyone! If nothing else, this new gig is a great excuse to buy all sorts of rattles, jingles and clangy things! :)

    As for the storm damage, I've been working every day from dawn to...
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    Overall, I'm very happy with my Pearl drums. I'm...

    Overall, I'm very happy with my Pearl drums. I'm down to just one kit: an MCX and it does everything I need it to. My six snares are all metal shelled Pearls. I couldn't be happier with them. ...
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    Long time drummer becoming a PERCUSSIONIST!

    I just got hired on to a local classic rock cover band as a percussionist! I'm pretty geeked and am actually enjoying it as much if not more than drumming.

    Even though I really don't know what...
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    Too bad. The dude had more drumming talent in...

    Too bad. The dude had more drumming talent in his little finger than I have in my whole body!
  17. Thread: MCT vs MCX

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    I bought and sold off kits for decades. The only...

    I bought and sold off kits for decades. The only one remaining is an MCX. They're great drums.
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    I'd stick with a 14" snare if I am buying an...

    I'd stick with a 14" snare if I am buying an expensive custom drum. While the 13" size is cool and fun, there's a reason why 14" is the industry standard. It just "feels" right.

    No disrespect...
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    I like it!

    I like it!
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    Band practice was this evening. We played "Fool...

    Band practice was this evening. We played "Fool For Your Stockings" as the last song, even though it's not on our list as a tribute to one of the Greats.
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    You'll do fine. It's amazing what the body can...

    You'll do fine. It's amazing what the body can do in the heat if you eat a lot and hydrate.

    Congratulations on the gig. Many of us would love to be in your shoes.
  22. Agreed. Delete that crapola and start fresh.

    Agreed. Delete that crapola and start fresh.
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    Sounds like we need a new sub forum: "Political...

    Sounds like we need a new sub forum: "Political discussions".
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    How about you park the sour demeanor and just...

    How about you park the sour demeanor and just talk drums. Almost 20,000 posts on this forum. You have a lot invested. Why not use that energy in a positive way, instead of a negative way?
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    Nothing he said was in the least bit political. ...

    Nothing he said was in the least bit political. It was just a discussion about drums; the way this forum is supposed to be. You are the one bringing up politics. Personally, I'd rather hear about...
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