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Why You Are Unhappy With Your Gear, According to Science

by donbseattle on 07-09-2017 at 09:45 AM
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They have both been playing the same gear and cymbals for a long time. Relatively inexpensive sh*t. They both play ALOT of gigs and projects with some of the most interesting players and in some of the coolest jazz related projects in town. Not old guys. They are too busy playing music (and also TOO POOR) to worry about getting gear like Tony or Jack or Billy Higgins or Buddy Rich, etc.
This is the heart of things. I was having this same sort of discussion yesterday with a saxophonist

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What the heck are these cymbals?

by donbseattle on 05-28-2017 at 06:06 PM
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Jorge makes them sound even better. He played old A's with Mehldau a lot, sounded great, but it's mainly his touch. The guy is seriously good.
I agree with Mers. I saw Jorge live once in Vancouver BC in a quintet with Seamus Blake. Jorge played like Tony that night. Had a too heavy chain on one of his cymbals.....................and he made it sound GREAT. Badd dude!
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16" Gretsch Bass Drum

by donbseattle on 04-05-2017 at 07:59 AM
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convert a floor RB preferably

eh sorry answer no

this is the best answer! 16 inch RB Gretsch floor toms are not that hard to come by, because all the cool guys want 14 x 14's. Send it to to Precision, have them reduce the depth from 16 to 13 or 14 and do the bearing edges. Then shell out for hoops n spurs. You will never regret it. I have a freakin champagne glass glitter 16" RB Gretsch bass that I once accidentally scored on ebay. The deal of my life.

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My "new" Slingerland Kit

by donbseattle on 03-26-2017 at 12:06 AM
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I like the look with the logo present like this!
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22" Istanbul Agop SE TW Ride

by donbseattle on 06-12-2016 at 01:30 PM
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It works, Don!

Many thianks, "Sir Thomas"! (don't know how long I will be able to maintain this!)
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