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  1. Drumming Since 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    Wow. It’s not even one from his videos.
    AND it’s a Rockstar. That’s akin to an Export of the same era.
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    Haven't the companies been messing around with the names for a long time though? I read somewhere that 80's Swingstars were actually some sort of mid-line, even "quality" drums but some time later they were THE cheapest crap available. Not really sure, but something like that. Which begs the question now... what does an Export of that era really mean? I have a Swingstar snare that I think is from the crap era, but it actually sounds pretty good. It sounds no more and no less like you'd expect a regular size steel drum to sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Sure!
    Lovely. I forgot how good that satin hardware looks on there. You play it or just display it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by therocker View Post
    Lovely. I forgot how good that satin hardware looks on there. You play it or just display it?
    The story of getting this drum in playable condition is long, ridiculous and expensive. I’ve played it once and it was... ok. Gotta figure the tuning out better. The thing is an inch thick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    The story of getting this drum in playable condition is long, ridiculous and expensive. I’ve played it once and it was... ok. Gotta figure the tuning out better. The thing is an inch thick.
    So the snare itself was expensive? Shouldn’t be that hard to get a snare tuned up. Whether it’s thick or thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    The story of getting this drum in playable condition is long, ridiculous and expensive. I’ve played it once and it was... ok. Gotta figure the tuning out better. The thing is an inch thick.
    Try cranking up the reso head and tuning the top head for tone. It's how I do it and it never disappoints with any drum

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWH View Post
    So the snare itself was expensive? Shouldn’t be that hard to get a snare tuned up. Whether it’s thick or thin.
    I suppose telling the story of what happened doesn’t much matter at this point since Jeff is gone from the PDF and we no longer have contact.
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  8. NO KIT TOO BIG

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    I suppose telling the story of what happened doesn’t much matter at this point since Jeff is gone from the PDF and we no longer have contact.
    You have us intrigued now JY
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    4 Kits and 8 Snares, and I still don't have enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    I suppose telling the story of what happened doesn’t much matter at this point since Jeff is gone from the PDF and we no longer have contact.
    Well if you're ever interested in getting rid of it, definitely let me know.

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    Did anyone else watch the Deadwood Movie last night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushDrums24 View Post
    You have us intrigued now JY
    When i get home, I’ll write it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchLyons View Post
    Try cranking up the reso head and tuning the top head for tone. It's how I do it and it never disappoints with any drum
    It's interesting how so many people do that. I think I first noticed it on toms, when some said "tune the bottom head higher to lessen the sustain" etc., whatever ( ;---D ). I noticed it does nothing to the sustain and otherwise makes the drum sound like crap. So I thought why would the snare be different? I sort of always just leave it like it is after putting on new heads, and then after time I notice the drum starts sounding better. Must be the heads stretching and getting to a blissful state of less tension.

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