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    I am exceedingly fortunate. A year ago my wife...

    I am exceedingly fortunate. A year ago my wife and I sold a bunch of stocks to pay 100% of a 65 acre Northern Micigan forest with pond and trout stream. She is currently staying up there to stay...
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    Beautiful collection. If I had to pick just one,...

    Beautiful collection. If I had to pick just one, I'd vote for the Oriollo bell brass snare. I'm a sucker for metal snares. Don't even own a wood one any more.
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    Thanks guys. Update: I might just move to...

    Thanks guys. Update: I might just move to another job. I am interviewing with two very cool employers. Decent pay and very cool work hours. No 70 hour work weeks.
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    Funny you say that. I got "called in" a couple...

    Funny you say that. I got "called in" a couple days ago. My boss didn't even have the guts to join the meeting and instead; had a couple guys from a different division do the dirty work. I...
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    Thanks guys. I'm staying in the US. Our big...

    Thanks guys. I'm staying in the US. Our big expensive property is near Grand Rapids MI. We're selling that. Our retirement property is in the deep woods, large acreage, small house, South of...
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    Thanks guys. Next year at this time I plan to be...

    Thanks guys. Next year at this time I plan to be retired and crazy busy with various music projects! I'll keep you posted.
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    The bass player and I are still real close. ...

    The bass player and I are still real close. Nothing changed that. Quitting the wasn't a huge surprise. They all knew my crazy work schedule was making things very difficult.
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    Quitting Drumming For A While

    I haven't touched a drum stick in almost a year. Sold all my kits but one (Pearl MCX), quit my band.

    Reason: In the next 6 to 12 months I'm planning to downsize, quit my high stress management...
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    You're welcome. Troll

    You're welcome.



    Troll
  10. I prefer legged floor,toms for ease of...

    I prefer legged floor,toms for ease of positioning and stability. Mounted 14" and 16" bounced too much for my taste.
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    I just sold a Gretsch Renown shell pack: 24, 10,...

    I just sold a Gretsch Renown shell pack: 24, 10, 14.

    Likes: All drums sounded great. Bass drum was particularly good; probably the best kick drum sound I've ever owned.

    Dislikes: Floor tom...
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    My Pearl limited edition steel snare has 8 lugs. ...

    My Pearl limited edition steel snare has 8 lugs. It's a 7" x 13" model. All my other Sensitones are 10-lug models.
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    As for hunting, I have never actually hunted for...

    As for hunting, I have never actually hunted for sport or food; just varmit control of living out in the country. Frankly, I never enjoyed the killing part. It was always a chore.

    Next deer...
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    There's actually a used 20" stage custom on EBay...

    There's actually a used 20" stage custom on EBay right now for a great price. That said, 22" is gotta be the best size in terms of sound and portability. I played a 20" for years and loved it...
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    I plan on staying very productive. The small...

    I plan on staying very productive. The small house we own has 65 wooded acres in a beautiful part of northern Michigan. The honey-do projects are endless. I also will get a humble part time job...
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    Agreed. Great advice. Time is more important to...

    Agreed. Great advice. Time is more important to us than objects and money.
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    Thanks Bro. Mathematically, I can do it. The...

    Thanks Bro. Mathematically, I can do it. The biggest challenge is getting rid of all the crap we've accumulated in 30 years of marriage. The only drum set I'm keeping is a Pearl MCX. Everything...
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    House will likely be ready to list in a couple...

    House will likely be ready to list in a couple months. We're moving forward.
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    I quit drumming for a while

    Life just got in the way. My new job as a salaried manager in a "high speed environment" pretty much killed everything. No time for gigging, practicing, jamming. I haven't touched a drum stick for...
  20. Thread: RIP Neil Peart

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    Very sad news. NP was a class act. A great...

    Very sad news. NP was a class act. A great drummer and a great person. He will be missed.
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    So sorry to hear the news. Not only was he a...

    So sorry to hear the news. Not only was he a monster on the drums, but also a very nice guy as well.
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    Half the fun of playing drums is adjusting to all...

    Half the fun of playing drums is adjusting to all sorts of crazy drum setups. Today I can be Neil Peart. Tomorrow I can be Charlie Watts. The next day; Gene Krupa. In my opinion, that's money...
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    Dumb idea, but... The thing that's preventing...

    Dumb idea, but...

    The thing that's preventing the younger student from really LAYING into the drum, is the drum's volume. It hurts his ears. Muffle the kid's ears with plugs and headphones. ...
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    Unless you can identify the problem with this 12"...

    Unless you can identify the problem with this 12" tom and fix it for good, you'll never be happy with the kit. No matter how beautiful it is, or how good the other drums sound; it will always bring...
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    In its current condition (made in China, no...

    In its current condition (made in China, no hoops, strainer or tuning lugs) it's worth about $50.00.
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