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Toadroller last won the day on April 15 2014

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About Toadroller

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  • Birthday 06/20/1968

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    Standard, Special, Special, Special, Daytona, Artist Anny, SATP90, Monaco III, Cruisebass

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  1. Great price and the bridge can be replaced.
  2. Big Cheap Trick fan since Budokan, when I was in, oh, 5th grade or thereabouts. One of my faves has always been "Speak Now" which I only found out in the last few days is actually a cover:
  3. HEL Custom Order

    More, dammit! More!
  4. More from the Ebay "really" files.

    Couple of things. Andy Tailor is in that shot! Was it Baretta that had the tag-line "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime?" I was but a wee toadroller when Baretta was on. Maybe second or third grade. I also recall that when the Hawaii 5-O theme song came on, it was time for me to go to bed.
  5. 0075...

    I've heard of scalloped necks, but scalloped bodies? That's awesome!
  6. Doug Pinnick

    ^^^ This.
  7. Is it possible to learn the drums at 48?

    When I learn something through the process of repetition, variation on something I already know, and observation, like, say, a golf swing, I invariably come to a new insight in fundamentals of how it works and add that to my arsenal. "Oh, that's balance; that's a release!" When I learn something that is a completely new coordination, such as drumming or a juggling trick or a new guitar riff, it's an entirely different experience. Even going slowly, my mind does NOT want to process it and it fights back. It's almost physically painful, and I can only put up with it for a few minutes at a time before I have to stand up, walk away, pace, whatever it takes to shake it off. Then I have to come back to it and try again. Lather, rinse, repeat. When the breakthrough comes- and it does come, eventually- it is such a mental release; very euphoric. I think at that point, it moves into my first category- it's a coordination I now understand and possess, and can go about observing variations on the theme. Learning is tough work, but the payoff is huge. That said, I will never get to this level of paradiddle, though I did once achieve, for a brief, shining moment, the process he starts breaking down at 1:51.
  8. Is it possible to learn the drums at 48?

    I'm forgetting stuff faster than I can learn new stuff to replace it.
  9. Is it possible to learn the drums at 48?

    I got an electronic drum set for Christmas 2016. It took time and patience, but slowly these new coordinations came in to the point where I can drum along with the music played through the headphones. It has really improved my enjoyment of music- I'm listening for and hearing the drummer's perspective. Plus I can now properly air-drum while sitting at stoplights! The 17-year-old Toadroller, however, dove in deep and kicks my ass. Kids are amazing.
  10. Daytona, Standard, and the Ibby Firemen are always out A bunch have long term rotations, like the Monaco 3, a G&L Asat, Peavey Firenza A bunch come and go, like my Specials and the Artist A bunch are closet queens which I should pay attention to more often.
  11. I'm thinking if you put "Long Time" to a Reggae beat... that would work.
  12. Best book shelf speakers?

    I was thinking of the Andrew Jones Pioneers for you myself. I picked up the matching Pioneer 8" sub (this: http://a.co/iKM5T2V ) a few years ago for my home office (maybe 10x12 in size?) and just a few months ago got the bookshelves (these: http://a.co/fpl86av ) to go with them. To be perfectly honest, I didn't realize they were the same brand, much less designed to go together. A combined total of approximately $250 and certainly good enough for real listening sessions or, more to the point, just enjoying music. That said, my brother is currently winning the decades old sibling rivalry "who's got the best sound system" contest. While we both have a pair of Snell B Minors, he's got a dedicated listening room with a pair of Nakamichi PA-5s powering them, fronted by a Classe Audio pre and a VIP jr turntable. I'm trying to combat that with a hopped up Hafler from the 80s and/or an Aragon 4004 (which doesn't hold a candle to the warmth of the Hafler but could beat it up in a fight) and a bottom end Rotel pre and a decent Denon turntable. Don't think I'll be making any investments to compete any better when I'd rather get a VFR in the garage.
  13. Dire Straits - Love Over Gold

    I was at my buddy's house during Live Aid, because he had cable and I didn't. We were tuning in for Queen, because to see Queen in those days was a complete rarity in the US; yet we were blown away by Dire Straights. Those are the only two acts I remember from Live Aid. Making Movies is one of the LPs I love to play. Sure, I've got the CD, but the LP is meant to be an LP- bringing the topic back to the fun of listening to records (and Dire Straights!)
  14. Here's a rocker we used to feel pretty cool playing on our boombox at the beach: