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  1. RickTriesToPlayDrums replied to the thread Premier XPK kit anyone?.

    Yup. Upon further investigation; Merranti isn't even Mahogany. As you say, Mahogany in name only.

    Jan 22, 2019 at 1:03 AM
  2. RickTriesToPlayDrums replied to the thread 24 vs 22".

    Looks like the bass drum that Leedy built many years ago for Purdue University. [IMG] Oh, and as I said before; I love my early '80s...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 9:32 PM
  3. RickTriesToPlayDrums replied to the thread DFO Hack Saves Gig.

    Out of my 40 plus years of jobbing I've only forgotten something one time, knock on wood: a drum key! Luckily it wasn't needed for...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 8:43 PM
  4. RickTriesToPlayDrums replied to the thread Are Endorsements "All Lies"? Buddy Rich Quote of the Week.

    An interesting tidbit: As we all know Buddy Rich was a no nonsense guy, and didn't care who he miffed. The story goes that he was...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 8:07 PM
  5. RickTriesToPlayDrums replied to the thread Sleepers.

    Along with the Catalina Maples, I'd say the discontinued Catalina Birch. I have a set that I'll use on jobs and it performs very well....

    Jan 20, 2019 at 6:44 PM
  6. RickTriesToPlayDrums liked JDA's post in the thread Premier XPK kit anyone?.

    ^ That's the clearer explanation of the two XPK

    Jan 20, 2019 at 2:27 AM
  7. RickTriesToPlayDrums liked Elvis's post in the thread Premier XPK kit anyone?.

    ..man, the prices you guys are quoting....I sold Premier in '98 and '99. A 22-5 Standard kit was priced around $1400 MSRP. GC price...

    Jan 20, 2019 at 2:27 AM
  8. RickTriesToPlayDrums replied to the thread Premier XPK kit anyone?.

    Exactly what I was gonna say. The "Mach Lugs" were actually called Hi-Ten (Tension). Why Premier would call them Hi-Ten, I don't know....

    Jan 19, 2019 at 3:25 AM
  9. RickTriesToPlayDrums liked Pimp-a-diddle's post in the thread Premier XPK kit anyone?.

    Great quality, great kits at that price point. An especially good kit at the price you are getting them for. that series of drums was...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 10:27 PM
  10. RickTriesToPlayDrums liked Vistalite Black's post in the thread Are Endorsements "All Lies"? Buddy Rich Quote of the Week.

    Buddy Rich was interviewed by Larry King on November 25, 1985. Here's what he had to say about endorsements: Larry King: What kind of...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 9:57 PM
  11. RickTriesToPlayDrums liked DrummerJustLikeDad's post in the thread Shell Banks.

    Exciting to see those. Those were my dream kit for quite a long time, well after production ceased.

    Jan 17, 2019 at 2:01 AM
  12. RickTriesToPlayDrums replied to the thread New/used kit advise: Keystone vs 3 ply Butcher Block.

    I have an early to mid-'80s Butcher Block kit fitted with the Modular Hardware (6 or seven ply maple-conflicting information as to...

    Jan 16, 2019