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Old 06-25-2018, 09:19 AM
Mr.Toast Mr.Toast is offline
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drum bug,
What part of Oregon? I lived there most of my life and I dearly miss all that natural beauty.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:58 PM
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Salem, Oregon. One exit south of The Enchanted forest exit at the 5 freeway. Gimme a call if you want to swing by: 971 388 2571
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:36 PM
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Still here, in and out. 60 I have been playing in a R&B band and also have a jazz gig I have been playing every Sat. Night for a year. I have 11 vintage sets and two modern sets. Going to star thinning the herd soon. May let my Premier Resonators and Big R Rogers go first.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:01 AM
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We decided to sell our large house in 2013, and downsize our retirement life into a cozy Craftsman cottage that would be built for us. Part of the downsizing was a much easier decision than I thought it would be. I prioritized my thirteen vintage drum sets into two categories: the drums I wanted to keep forever and the drums that I really liked, but could be OK with selling off. The eight sets that I sold were mostly different versions of the keepers--just different colors or sizes. My prioritizing left me with my favorite Slingies, Leedys, and Walberg & Auges with drum sets centered around bass drums of 18", 20" or 22" diameters. I held on to all of my vintage A Zildjian cymbals, a half dozen spare snare drums, and a ton of vintage hardware. I have subsequently acquired a Gretsch round badge cocktail outfit. When I see a vintage drum set that I would like to have, I ask myself which of my current drum sets am I willing to sell to make room for it. So far, the only one that I'd sell or trade is the Gretsch cocktail set.
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