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Old 04-23-2014, 09:45 PM
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I started playing in the fall of '77 at the age of 8, so 37 years now. My first kit was a sparkle blue Stewart. None of my kits have been "world's supreme quality" since

Seriously though, I feel very thankful that my parents found me good teachers, furnished me with drums, hauled bands around in the station wagon and let our rec room become a rehearsal space. I owe them big time!

What a long strange trip it's been! I'm enjoying your stories! Wayne, I figured you for a young whippersnapper!
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:39 PM
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You are right John.
I once heard a wise baby say, "just keep sucking, eventually you will get something out of it"
I`m still laughing on this one DRUMR69...
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:46 PM
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Oh I should also mention that in the past few years I sing backing and when needed lead vocals while playing.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:01 PM
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I started playing in the fall of '77 at the age of 8, so 37 years now. My first kit was a sparkle blue Stewart. None of my kits have been "world's supreme quality" since

Seriously though, I feel very thankful that my parents found me good teachers, furnished me with drums, hauled bands around in the station wagon and let our rec room become a rehearsal space. I owe them big time!

What a long strange trip it's been! I'm enjoying your stories! Wayne, I figured you for a young whippersnapper!
funkypoodle-i can relate to your parents being so very supportive to your ambitions even tho` they didn`t understand it?Mine also found a good local drum teacher for me, furnished me with drums,hauled bands around and let our home be a practice pad.And as far as owing them big time goes...consider the debt paid, as they`ve seen how much happiness, drums/music have brought to us.

Ps-i`m still a young whippersnapper in mind and i attribute that to drums and music.

Wayne
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1980 Ludwig B/O badge 14x 6.5 Black Beauty Snare.
1980 Ludwig B/O badge Red Cortex
22,22,18,16,15,14,13.
1988 Sonor "Horst Link" HLD 590 14x8 Bronze Snare
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:30 PM
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I started when I was 11 and I am 32 now. I took some breaks when I was in the Army (the whole being in combat in the Infantry in the middle of no where) and also a few years after the Army. I got seriously back into it again about 2009. Although when I was in the Army I did play for church and actually in some places in Afghanistan and Iraq.
airborne-great that you have hung onto drumming thro` thick and thin all these years-it`s just meant to be a part of you and sounds like it`s not going to go away any time soon.We`re so lucky to have the drum bug,lol.

Wayne
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1980 Ludwig B/O badge 14x 6.5 Black Beauty Snare.
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22,22,18,16,15,14,13.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:22 AM
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Since '82.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:34 AM
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Started playing in a band when I was 12. I'm 74 now, so 62 years. Still gigging and a session every week. Bought my first base drum at a salvation Army store for $5.00. Took it home on the bus, .05 cents.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:48 AM
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Started playing in a band when I was 12. I'm 74 now, so 62 years. Still gigging and a session every week. Bought my first base drum at a salvation Army store for $5.00. Took it home on the bus, .05 cents.
You win!

Would be cool to see a video of your current band. Il bet you have a ton of stories ! What type of music are playing now?

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Old 04-24-2014, 08:27 AM
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Got my first Pro set in summer of 1968....a BDP Radio King 26,13 and 5-1/2 by 14 solid maple with 3 point... out of the paper for.......$75!
No FT though :-(

Haven't played non stop through all the years....but still..messing with them for goin on 46 years!
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:37 AM
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Good to go 10 lug!
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