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    Finally dragged my drums out of storage, added a 2nd bass drum and a few other accessories.





    Other stuff I try to play but totally suck at..



    Hoping to get some chops back and maybe find some other geezers to jam with this summer.

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    My studio looks more like my bedroom and a zoom h2n mic haha. It works really well for what I do though. The recording quality is insane for what it is.

    Here are some recent recordings! I'll take some pictures of all my guitars in another post.





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcGLBgZwHso (Can't post more than one video apparently)

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    Dude Keith Moon called and he wants his drums back.

    Lately I've been practicing about 4 hours a day when I'm not hanging out at my girlfriends house. I'm also becoming a total fanboy of tc electronics toneprint pedals.
    "Before diagnosing yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes," William Gibson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev J View Post
    Dude Keith Moon called and he wants his drums back.

    Lately I've been practicing about 4 hours a day when I'm not hanging out at my girlfriends house. I'm also becoming a total fanboy of tc electronics toneprint pedals.
    Keith Moon played Primiere. Neal Peart played Slingerland Chrome over Wood before the Tama kit..

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    Now he's playing DW. I know a recording engineer who worked with Zigaboo Modelsete who said he went to DW headquarters where they have a whole museum type of hall with a bunch of famous drummers kits. He said that Neil Pert and Terry Bozzios kits each had their own rooms due to the sheer size of them:

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    The scary part of that is that it is set up to be a melodic instrument and each of the 54 pieces is tuned to an actual pitch. Steve Vai said that there is a passage on "Sex and Religion" where he gave Bozzio the guitar transcription and he played it as a complete unison with the guitar.
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    Big FAT ginormous 22" Zildjian 1970s Earth Ride Cymbal arrived today (bottom right of photo under China). Drummers call these things manhole covers, thickest, heaviest cymbal ever made.
    Since bringing the drums out of storage in February and adding a matching 2nd bass drum and 12" tom to my 1970s 5 piece Slingerland kit I've added a 3rd cowbell, 2nd China cymbal, fat wood matching snare (would run the Gretsch as a side snare if I had room), Ice Bell, HH Drop Clutch (needed for double bass), and now the bigger, fatter bad ass ride... and a bunch of Star Wars toys/memorabilia for random decorations since it is in the living room/home theater/studio/main room of the house.


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    Damn! My 2 latest music related purchases were a new set of bass strings and Berklee College of Musics Jazz composition book. I'm grateful for my previous formal music education since now I can work through these books without a teacher.
    "Before diagnosing yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes," William Gibson

    I'm trying to be more Zen. What is the sound of me not giving a fuck?

    C/S,
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    Random thoughts?

    I always get a kick out of the low-end gear that national touring acts use. At a show yesterday, I saw a Yamaha acoustic guitar, a Fender acoustic guitar, a couple odd Partscasters, and a Silvertone Telecaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockst*r View Post
    Random thoughts?

    I always get a kick out of the low-end gear that national touring acts use. At a show yesterday, I saw a Yamaha acoustic guitar, a Fender acoustic guitar, a couple odd Partscasters, and a Silvertone Telecaster.
    Working musicians who aren't loaded with endorsements get tired of tearing up their good gear gigging with it. Leave the vintage, irreplaceable good stuff in the studio and take a semi decent but expendable rig on the road if the costs to maintain that gear are coming out of your own pocket.

    Another big problem with touring with your good gear is every other year or so the truck/trailer gets stolen or broken in to with your gear in it. That sweet 65 ax is GONE!

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    Nice gear is a double edged sword though. I have a Fender that is worth about $5000 now that's pretty much irreplaceable. It plays great and is home now. I've tried cheaper instruments that don't feel nearly as good. Taking the Fender out makes me kinda paranoid. I've been looking at a Carvin/Keisal online and am kind of up in the air though.
    "Before diagnosing yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not just surrounded by assholes," William Gibson

    I'm trying to be more Zen. What is the sound of me not giving a fuck?

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