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    New "Crosstown" lightweight stands from Yamaha

    Our band is back practicing weekly - no marks on mine from loading in and out. I do use the bags that came with them though.
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    Hendrix - Fire drum cover

    I remember - great job!
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    Hendrix - Fire drum cover

    Nice - well done, its a busy song!
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    Best piece(s) of advice you've gotten from this forum?

    There has been a lot of really great advice across a broad range of issues , but the one thing foremost for me is that the trials, tribulations and challenges I face as a drummer are shared by many across the world - I am not alone.
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    The Beatles- Music Theory?

    Good one John! They had formal training just like "Keef. For anyone interested, the most well known example of a self taught Aboriginal musician ( in Australia at least) Is an Aboriginal bloke Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. Google him - outstanding.
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    The Beatles- Music Theory?

    Up until a couple of years ago I visited a remote Aboriginal Community in central outback Australia every few months for 6 years. English is their second and sometimes their 3rd language. I had the priviledge to jam with a lot of the community musicians on occasions , bass, 6 string electric or...
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    Non-standard heads for Acrolite

    I did exactly what Dirtysticks mentioned a couple of months ago with my Acrolite. Cut the control ring off the bottom of the Genera Dry. Sounds good to my ear.
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    My Most Sincere Apologies to All on DW!

    I've always believed that making mistakes was part of life - it's what we do about them that counts. Well done Az .
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    American football!!!

    You could also try Lids or I get MLB Merchandise sent to Oz by Lids. They carry NFL Merch as well .
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    American football!!!

    I've been involved in the game since I was 12 and I'm now 67 and still coaching so I know a bit about the game. Its a minor sport in Australia so I'm in a real minority. There are a lot of complexities in baseball and even I think its a really hard game to understand . This is one of the very...
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    American football!!!

    I should add - only in relation to this rule.
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    American football!!!

    The pitchers is excluded from this rule - he/she is not considered to be an " infielder".
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    American football!!!

    MMm - don't think so. If the batter hits a runner with the ball the runner will be out - providing the ball hasn't passed an infielder. Sorry to be pedantic.
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    Question for the People Playing 4 Piece Drum Sets- Sizes

    I play 22, 16, 13. I play in a classic rock band and those sizes just match with the style of music IMV. I have always liked 13 “ toms and think the 13 pairs really well with the 16. The 22 gives me enough grunt and is not too cumbersome to lug around.
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    What ultimately made you decide on the brand of drums you play?

    Nostalgia and emotion really , but with sound quality in there as well. Like others here I grew up in the 60's and all my idols played Ludwig and Gretsch. When I came back to playing after 40 years off, about 5 years ago I played Tama, Yamaha and Tama - all really good kits, nothing wrong with...
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    Yamaha Crosstown Lightweight Hardware

    I bought a set a few months ago and love them. Would like a lightweight boom stand someday - maybe DW ultralight/ I wonder why Yamaha don't make one. There is a thread on here that describes how the response / tension on the hi hat stand can be adjusted by taking it apart and adding some...
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    Hello from Italy!

    Hi and Welcome . Hope you are doing well in the current circumstances.
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    Leland Sklar....The best ever

    I recently stumbled onto Lelands YT channel last week via Rick Beato. I'm addicted. Wonderfully talented and humble man. His session on Steve Porcaro is great.
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    My First Booking of the Covid -19 Season

    Sorry for your loss , IMV an honour to play for him and his loved ones at his funeral service.
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    Puresound Snare wires

    I bought a set of Puresound 14 " 20 strand Brass snare wires to try them. I notice the end plates are slightly angled so when they sit on the snare head the end of the wires sit slightly raised above the snare head. I note the info from Puresound says this is to prevent the snare wires choking ...