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    Sure we've kicked this one around from time to time......I'm just wondering though.....Who still sings on a band drum? I was tweaking the ole brain and nada? Couldn't think of anyone.....The old man said band drums were "acquired" from the bluecoats.....These drums were captured and had a trophy like sense to them. Used a couple over the years. Nothing like that cho sound when you use the right stick.....Was looking at some pics of Mandaree back in the day. Good ole fluffy sticks and a band drum. Haystacks had a good one....It was a band drum with rawhide....well the band drums in general have that thin layer of hide on them with that synthetic backing....This drum was straight up rawhide.....The deals were you tighten the hide were made of wood as well as the hardware....That drum sounded good...On a light note....One of my older bros took a band drum we had and painted a logo.....Well he used a paint that was not going to withstand the wear and tear....So we set up and take off with a tune.....The very 1st downbeat paint chips everywhere....Wongeh we had paint chips all over us, and we laughed all day.....
    "She also has a very soft skin. The only trouble with snake women is they copulate with horses, which makes them strange to me. She say's she doesn't. That's why I call her "Doesn't Like Horses". But, of course, she's lying."

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    We were singing with a band drum with our logo on the drum head. My cousin did it in what he thought was permanent marker. This was in the 80s, so we had the fluffy sticks. the night got humid, and every time we sang more of the logo came off on the fluff. My stick was all red and orange, and the logo was gone but an outline of the logo by midnight. I still have 3 or 4 of those band drums here at the house, you're right, nobody wants them anymore. Good times.

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    • #3
      Minneapolis Buckaroos

      Johnny Smith-Red Lake Singers
      Still rocking on that same lil blue drum. I heard that was captured many moons ago. I've often pondered the irony of how older singers around my parts were criticized and even publically scolded and shamed for using those band drums when they were younger, but nowadays, you bust out a bass drum and you're "old school." My oh my how times have changed. I also remember seeing Battle River jam on a bass drum not too long ago, and Southern Boyz for crying out loud. lol You coyote, member P.I. that year SBZ ruined Uncle Beav's bass cannon. lol

      Anybody remember "Stu-Man" and his rawhide bass cannon? Whatever happened to Stu-Man anyways? Last I heard he was trampled by a horse in Oklahoma or something like that? Pretty bad arse singer anyway...

      Our group has a bass drum, all spray painted up, looks crazy as hell! Its just too damn loud for us. lol What about Tito's little bitty one? HaHaHaHA Buch of phat doods around a lil bitty bass drum!

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      • #4
        badazzbassdrum

        our little singing groups uses a bass drum rebuilt it myself (shop class was good for sumtin) made it tall enuff so no stand and jus one side got a head so we can stuff things in it for more room to travel. just sumtin bout the song of a bass drum that makes you all tingly and warm on the inside. look fer da plainz drifterz if i can ever get off of work once in awhile.

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        • #5
          Me and my lil bro still use the bass drum. Between me and him and our pa, we got about 5 of 'em. Then our uncle Jr. Slimjohn still rawks the bass. We are the dying few. When we're gone, the old ways will go with us!

          ...that's so true....so, so true...

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          • #6
            Some local boys were jammin on a bass drum... had to be 25 years ago... anyhoo... these boys we're rockin some ol skool chippewa songs when somebody's drum stick went right through the head off the bass brum!!!

            We all thought "Aw chyt... we're done!" Well... someone run in the house and retrieved the "sacred silverish grey tape" did a quick repair and them boys we're rockin again!!

            I don't think anybody uses a bass drum in these parts anymore...
            I'm innocent I tell ya!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shinobmatt View Post
              our little singing groups uses a bass drum rebuilt it myself (shop class was good for sumtin) made it tall enuff so no stand and jus one side got a head so we can stuff things in it for more room to travel. just sumtin bout the song of a bass drum that makes you all tingly and warm on the inside. look fer da plainz drifterz if i can ever get off of work once in awhile.

              shinob,

              Does the Red Land drum still use a base drum? I know they still use them ol' timey horn speakers from the 70's.
              Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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              • #8
                Good reading.....

                Johhny Skunk.....The 1 N only.....The old man had some good stories about Johnny Skunk.....Ironwood had a nice bass drum years back....I think Porcupine rocked on a Bass or two....? Can Am had a tough bass drum in da late 80's early 90's....Red Bull had a cho drum.....

                YES! I remember P.I. when SBZ rocked with Unlce Beav's Bass. 2003!....Da wuz 2 much....They sounded tough....

                Ikce Wicasa (The People) Earl Bullhead and da boys jammed on a Basser @ Dartmouth PW '91'

                Got me thinking now.....
                "She also has a very soft skin. The only trouble with snake women is they copulate with horses, which makes them strange to me. She say's she doesn't. That's why I call her "Doesn't Like Horses". But, of course, she's lying."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WhoMe View Post
                  shinob,

                  Does the Red Land drum still use a base drum? I know they still use them ol' timey horn speakers from the 70's.
                  naw they got a tied hide drum last time i saw em. but they still got the cannon i think jus dont use it much.

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                  • #10
                    I remember.....

                    Originally posted by WhoMe View Post
                    shinob,

                    Does the Red Land drum still use a base drum? I know they still use them ol' timey horn speakers from the 70's.
                    1989 Shawnee OK.....Redland was rocking....

                    Red Earth used to use a bass.....

                    Still thinking...
                    "She also has a very soft skin. The only trouble with snake women is they copulate with horses, which makes them strange to me. She say's she doesn't. That's why I call her "Doesn't Like Horses". But, of course, she's lying."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by opwaaganasin View Post
                      Johnny Smith-Red Lake Singers
                      Still rocking on that same lil blue drum. I heard that was captured many moons ago. I've often pondered the irony of how older singers around my parts were criticized and even publically scolded and shamed for using those band drums when they were younger, but nowadays, you bust out a bass drum and you're "old school." My oh my how times have changed. I also remember seeing Battle River jam on a bass drum not too long ago, and Southern Boyz for crying out loud. lol You coyote, member P.I. that year SBZ ruined Uncle Beav's bass cannon. lol

                      Anybody remember "Stu-Man" and his rawhide bass cannon? Whatever happened to Stu-Man anyways? Last I heard he was trampled by a horse in Oklahoma or something like that? Pretty bad arse singer anyway...

                      Our group has a bass drum, all spray painted up, looks crazy as hell! Its just too damn loud for us. lol What about Tito's little bitty one? HaHaHaHA Buch of phat doods around a lil bitty bass drum!
                      yup........the ol man still uses that blue bass drum.....he has all kinds of drums but thats his fav to sing on.....jus thinka how many songs are in that lil' blue drum!!......seen a vid of yellowface using a ill *** soundin bass drum.....dakota travels too.......a yellow n black on one side n black n yellow on the other side wikked lookin bass drum!!.......our bros from here str8 across have a dope bass drum too......jus depends on the time n place i guess!!

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