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    What Are You Doing While Riding Out This Period Of Social Isolation?

    An author. :p Congrats. I've got the chapter titles for mine sitting on the back burner for about 10 years now. :oops:
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    How to tell if drums are damaged.

    Most guys selling drums aren't going to want to have you completely disassemble them. You're going to have to mostly go by what you see from the outside - scratches, dings, rust, general condition, and so on. Approach it right and you'll probably be able to pull off a head or two without...
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    Some General Ludwig Questions

    Ludwig Rocker drum set. They're usually pretty inexpensive nowadays.
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    Sweetwater sale?

    There are currently 3 different Masters Maple lines - complete, reserve, and gum, and they're all at different price points: https://pearldrum.com/products/kits/drumsets/masters-maple-complete/ https://pearldrum.com/products/kits/drumsets/masters-maple-reserve/...
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    Trying to decide on a set in big sizes...

    Yes. Possibly a budget breaker, but for that PERFECT kit - exactly to your specs, that's the way to go. It might be a long wait, looking for a used one in those sizes too.
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    Evans ST Dry Snare Head

    I use HD Dry on a couple of my snares - brass and oak. The ringing and overtones were pretty ridiculous before. They still ring a bit, but they sound more in the normal range now.
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    Trying to decide on a set in big sizes...

    Seems like it's a set that's missing a drum. 12 to 18 is big jump. Is there any chance you can try the kit first?
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    One or two air toms? Are air toms difficult to buy separately?

    This is their main site for drums: https://www.musicgoround.com/products/PEDK/drum-kits?sortBy=xp.Price&page=1 They currently have 384 used drum sets ranging from about $30 to $4,000. But they're scattered around all over the US, and the shipping is usually pretty high too. I've bought a lot...
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    One or two air toms? Are air toms difficult to buy separately?

    A used one here for $349, but shipping is almost as much as the kit. Not sure if they ship outside of the US either: https://www.musicgoround.com/product/40112-S000142958/used-yamaha-3pc-sage-custom-birch-drum-kit-blue
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    One or two air toms? Are air toms difficult to buy separately?

    Yamaha Stage Custom has a 12/16/24 shell pack: https://www.cymbalfusion.com/yamaha-stage-custom-pure-white-3pc-12-16-24/
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    One or two air toms? Are air toms difficult to buy separately?

    All the kits you're looking at have 24" bass drums, so I think you're right to go with one tom and one floor tom. Mounted toms above a bass drum that big will sit pretty high. So your options would be to use a single tom in a snare drum stand, double toms one on each side mounted on cymbal...
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    My Pearl arrived!

    Nice looking kit. But man, those cymbal stands are sure getting a workout. Looks like a bear to set up too. Looks good though.
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    One or two air toms? Are air toms difficult to buy separately?

    When it comes to air toms, the sky's the limit.
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    Casio (Interstate Music) News

    I've looked around a bit at them, and I'm still not real sure exactly what it means for the whole thing. https://genevasupply.com/geneva-supply-acquires-cascio-interstate-music/
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    Casio (Interstate Music) News

    They found a buyer: http://3aqkz4lvqur27ewat2bbqoku-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/PressRelease_CascioAnnouncement_2020_FINAL.pdf https://interstatemusic.com/ Their ebay store now shows no inventory with the new owners name alongside. Probably will be changing soon...
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