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  1. PorkPieGuy

    A couple of rare snare drums

    I've written about my Legend, but I thought the story and pics are pretty cool, so here goes: So, a good friend of mine with whom I work let me borrow a rare, out-of-production Legend phosphor bronze snare drum. I play it, and I really like it. After a couple of attempts to buy it off of him...
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    rack tom size

    The ad says 13 x 9 rack tom. This has got to a 13 x 10 or 13 x 11, right?
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    eBay - why do I even try?

    Long story short - Ordered a small rack on eBay. Over-paid for shipping, but it's cool b/c I got a good deal on it. Shipping is just 2 states away (6-hour drive one way). I get a message from the seller stating that I have two options: 1.) Send him more money so he can buy a box to put it in...
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    From our gig last night (country music content)

    After months of hauling gear in the heat and humidity, we played in 53 degree temps with a very chilly wind. With that said, we were thankful to be able to gig yet again this weekend. Yes, we were on the back of a giant green military truck. I’m impressed yet again with my Pearl Vision birch...
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    For those who use backing tracks, show me your rigs!

    Looking at getting into the backing track game with IEM's. If you have a pic of your rig, please post a pic below. Thanks!
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    Snare wires with plastic strip vs string - any differences?

    If this has been discussed before here, feel free to leave a link below. My question is this: is there a difference in sound/response/sensitivity between snare wires that us string vs the strip of plastic? My experience with using both is limited. Thanks!
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    My snare likes cheap heads and snare wires

    I bought a Legend phosphor bronze snare drum, and it sounded great. I thought I could make it sound even better replacing the no-name snare wires with some PureSound wires and an Evans 360 300 snare-side head. Nope. It took away a lot of the sensitivity and just didn’t sound the same, even at...
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    Can micro-scratches be fixed?

    I picked up a Legend Snare drum with a phosphor bronze shell (shiny finish). It needed some love, and I was advised to use Barkeepers Friend for the shell in order to help it shine and clean it up. I followed the directions, and now my drum shell has micro-scratches all over it. A few feet...
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    A short video of us playing this past Saturday

    Someone out in the crowd took a short video of us playing this past Saturday. “In Color” by Jamie Johnson.
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    Which hardware pack to get?

    I've been doing this for a long time, and I'll be the first to admit that I should be able to answer this question myself, but I can't. So I need y'all's help. I need the following hardware: Kick drum pedal Two straight stands One boom Two snare stands hi-hat stand Here are some things that I...
  11. PorkPieGuy - Long time to ship?

    Note: This is not a bashing thread. I simply have a question... I ordered some drum heads on Thursday, Aug. 20th. I received a confirmation email that my order had been received. I emailed on Saturday, Aug. 22nd. about a track number/ship date. They said it would be "next week." No problem...
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    Which social media platform is best for promoting your drumming?

    I already have a drumming Facebook page, and it gets some traffic, but I’m ready to explore other options. I’m wanting to use it as self-promotion and to document where I’ve been as well. What other platforms do you use, and has it been a good experience for you?
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    What piece of gear has spoiled you?

    I'm curious if this has happened to anyone else. Maybe you finally get a certain piece of gear, and ever since, everything else just sounds sub-par to you now. Maybe it's a certain set, a snare, or cymbals, but ever since you obtained it, nothing seems to compare to it. Thoughts?
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    Killer deal on drum heads TODAY!!!

    I'm not affiliated with this site in any way. I just thought y'all would like a good deal on some drum heads if you need them. I just ordered two sets.
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    New-to-me Pearl Vision drums

    I needed a beater kit, so I called my dealer to see what he had. He said he had a couple of sets of Pearl Visions (Birch) sitting around and offered me to demo one of the sets. I brought it home and got to work on it. The kit sounded ok, but I traded out the coated Evans G2 for Remo...
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    What’s YOUR go-to for getting a good kick drum sound for rock, country, etc.?

    What’s your process for getting a good, solid thump from your kick drum. I always get a good sound, but I want a great sound! Thanks.
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    Ever make your own effects/eq rack for your drums?

    I know that you're thinking...more crap to carry around! Me too. But still, I wanted to see if anyone had done this. Disclaimer: My interest comes from not having a dedicated sound tech at every gig we play. Sometimes we have one and they suck. Sometimes we have another and he's awesome...
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    Single-point lugs / tuning question

    I just picked up a Spaun USA snare for a trial period. I noticed that the lugs are single point, as in, there is only one point of contact with the drum shell. Do I need to take any special precautions when tuning, or is it ok just to tune it up like normal? Not my snare, but mine has the...
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    PDP mismatched from factory?

    I'm looking into a set of these. Did this mismatch come from the factory like this?
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    I never see a lot said about the 7-ply Ludwig Classic Maple snare drums. Why?

    I'm a big fan on the Ludwig Classic Maple drum line. I have a set, and they are some of the best drums I've ever heard. With that said, there are so many threads about a wide variety of snare drums, and I appreciate them all! However, I don't think I've ever seen that many threads (or even...