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      Hello OfficialDrummers, Today we are releasing the new Interactive site index. From our new site index you can get everything  you need you need upon entry into our site plus some. A new feature on our site index is Status Updates for one. Here you can update your status right on our site index instantly. Along with this, anything recent you post whether it be in our our community forum,,, galleries, blogs, classifieds, events .... it hits the front page first and foremost, bright and center for maximum exposure.

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    • OD's HOT new features...   08/09/2015

      Along with this outstanding new design OfficialDrummer.com has gotten we've ha d a little time top start adding all the features with our new software.

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      New kit Of The Month sidebar feature. The return of KOTM has finally returned!
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    • No kit for 2 years-Not now...
      By OfficialDrummer · Posted
      As very few of you may know, I got sick a while back. I was in a situation where I had no choice but to try a experimental drug that was outrageously priced in hopes it would basically save me. Insurance the little I had at the time would cover nothing. I was forced to pay thousands basically for a prescription. I got hit twice with that bill and it was enough I had to sell off all my beautiful drums to pay for it. I had a choice of course to sell the drums, Since I preferred to live I got rid of them to pay for meds. The way I got my drums before was by saving money monthly like everyone else to get what I needed. I saved a long long long time for my last Saturn kit. After I got better I again had another choice, take the money I saved back monthly again for new drums or shut this site down. I couldn't do both. Well, the sites still here so you all can guess my choice That choice meant no drums for me. Fast forward now to a couple of weeks ago. In the mail came the most beautiful Mapex Meridian kit, big bass 24x16, 12x9 tom, 14.5 snare, and a 16x16 floor tom for the drums. Sent along also was a cymbal stand and snare stand. All this was like brand new. Not a scratch, dent anything, like getting a brand new kit. The incredible part here is I did not pay for any of this including shipping and where they came from. A member here named Speedninja(Mike) sent these to me.How beautiful of a human is this! That's not a question, I already know... Pretty awesome in my book.

      I'm forever in debt to Mike. What a person to do something like this. What a sacrifice on his part to part with these awesome drums. I'm used to being the one that does things like this, very odd feeling to have this done for you by someone else. It makes you feel guilty of something, what I still haven't figured out. At this point however, I will live with the guilt My 6 old has tinkered on these, I can't wait to get them set-up so I can get started teaching him some stuff.

      I can't thank Mike enough here, words don't put into place how I feel here. All I can say is imagined this happened to you, then you'll know how I feel. Mike is a wonderful human. He made my sacrifice worth it for sure. At a time when I didn't have the money to do this too, he's my savior here.

      Thank You Mike, very very very much again. The world needs more Mikes.

      Kindest Regards Augie   PS- Will get some pics up in the next week of just the drums.
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      Excellent player. Strong independence for sure.
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      By DiehardDIYer · Posted
      I saw these awhile back. From Italy. I came upon the concept again in view of a guy who made his own version of a snare drum like this, which Hinger also made. Pretty cool concept for these drums. They do sound nice, though I imagine they tend to sound dry. On the other hand if the reso head is being excited (and it amazingly is as you watch the video) the total sound would be similar to a regular drum. The snares do all kinds of crazy things owing to sections you can sandwich in between. This is the image page doing a search. Gives you an idea of what they look like in a "catalog" sort of view. https://www.google.com/search?q=rotodrum&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAmoVChMIy5Pd9ujLxwIVEeqACh0VWgfL&biw=1093&bih=506&dpr=1.25  
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