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    Lambs wool cover for Trick beaters?

    I really like my Trick pedals, but I do play some very low-volume gigs. Does anyone sell covers that might fit well over the Trick beaters?
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    The importance of being realistic about time frames

    I have observed that real, deep improvements in my playing have taken many years, and have often happened so slowly that I didn’t even notice day-to-day (or even week-to-week) progress. Learning a song or a piece of music can happen in just a few days if I’ve got a gig coming up and am really...
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    What is wrong with my Funky Drummer groove?

    Something’s wrong around beat 4, but I can’t tell exactly what it is
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    I bet you never heard Purdie SING though

    Awesome gig.
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    Drumming and martial arts

    Has anyone studied both, and got thoughts about the differences/sameness between them?
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    You need to watch the movie “Soul”

    Dude. It’s the first time I’ve been able to pay attention to a movie all the way through in probably 6 or 7 years. Or longer. I even cried. It’s all about a guy and his sort-of-failed music career, and larger soul-purpose stuff.
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    Book Report for xstraightedgex

    It’s not perfect, but it’s more or less up to tempo. Lol
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    Anybody play the Sabian Sabor Picante hand cymbals?

    I have ordered a 16”, I really like the sound of the 16” and the 18”. I’m planning on using the 16” as a top hihat and crash on low-volume gigs where I play with my hands and brushes.
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    Watching “A Christmas Story” with the kids for their first time

    It’s so much fun to be able to introduce them to it.
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    Exercises to help aging drummers carry heavy kits

    LOL just thought I’d post this in response to all the threads about lighter kits. But it’s sort of half-serious
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    This drum goes to 11...

    So I got a used Oriollo Bellmaker cast bronze 15x6.5 last week, 8 lug with 2.3 mm hoops. It was really super-loud when I got it, so I swapped out the power dot head for a coated Diplomat and the Puresound snares for some Grover cable snares. It still blows me out of the room every time I hit...
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    Does anybody use a tilting hi-hat stand?

    I’ve been thinking about getting the Tama Iron Cobra Lever Glide so I can play heel down on the hats without reaching (it can tilt). Any ideas? Are there others that tilt?
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    Why is everything that came from the blues... much more drum-heavy and rhythmic than the blues? Blues drumming is very straight-ahead/simple, with few fills, and is strictly supportive, not the center of attention. But every other musical style that the blues “gave birth” to has more involved/dynamic drumming, with more fills, solos...
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    Is there such a thing as a dry ping ride?

    I’m looking for a ride with a clear, high-pitched ping, and very little wash. What wash there is should be mid-range, or mid/high range. Any ideas? Does this even exist in nature? Lol
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    Slow practice really works

    So for the last couple months I’ve been playing things like the Morello Stone Killer exercise, the money beat, etc. really, REALLY slowly, with big motions. I raise my arms all the way above my head between notes. I’m usually playing the the Stone Killer about one note=20 bpm. And the money beat...
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    The harmonies of the blues

    A really good article Blues harmony/scales
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    Why is “White Marine Pearl” so popular?

    Does it show up on any another consumer goods, historically?
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    Who was the first drummer to use a side snare?

    Anybody know? I’ve often wished Buddy Rich had used one, I think it would have given him more options since he was SUCH an active player and hit his snare a LOT. It would have been nice to see what he would have done with one.
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    Just ordered Trick Dead Blow Beater

    I couldn’t find many reviews online, but I’m really hopeful that this will be a lot of fun to play with. Anybody have any thoughts on these?
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    Metal fans, what do you think of Trolls 2?

    The movie that just came out this year, not the one from the 80s.