Discussion:
Props to Rob Schuh/Hard Bop drums
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bjisteve
2005-03-01 00:21:51 UTC
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I just wanted to put in a plug for Rob and his drums. I recently bought
Rob's first stave set from him - walnut with a maple stripe, 8x12, 12x14,
13x16. I also bought a new 6.5x14 cherry stave snare. The drums are
everything Rob claims them to be - very full, warm, and round sounding. Each
time I play them I enjoy them more. My Gretsch are sounding a bit
cardboard-y in comparison.
And at least as important, Rob has been a stand-up guy to deal with. As is
not uncommon, there have been a few small things in the transaction that
needed attention. Rob has addressed each of them, and at his own expense.
I recommend Rob and the stave shell drums to any and all.
peace
Steve
e***@yahoo.com
2005-03-01 02:23:13 UTC
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word to all that.

rob is a stand up businessman.

and he is a true asshole for not selling me those drums ;-)

peace

ethan
Jack Butler
2005-03-01 19:01:20 UTC
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Post by e***@yahoo.com
word to all that.
rob is a stand up businessman.
and he is a true asshole for not selling me those drums ;-)
peace
ethan
ditto to all that - rob, i think you could have had a small scale open
auction on rmmp for that walnut kit!

Jack
BKO
2005-03-01 21:19:57 UTC
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Post by Jack Butler
Post by e***@yahoo.com
word to all that.
rob is a stand up businessman.
and he is a true asshole for not selling me those drums ;-)
peace
ethan
ditto to all that - rob, i think you could have had a small scale open
auction on rmmp for that walnut kit!
Yup! Beautiful kit. Wishacoulda :(

brent
Dan Radin
2005-03-01 23:12:55 UTC
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Post by e***@yahoo.com
rob is a stand up businessman.
I'll ditto that too. I bought a Walnut stave drum of Rob's from Nick a while
back. I liked the drum but it didn't blow me away. I mentioned the drum to
Rob when we were talking about something else unrelated, and he offered to
take the drum back to put on new edges, snare beds and finish.

I sent him the drum and he unfortunately left it on his car and drove away,
splitting the shell into chunks. To replace it, Rob offered me my choice of
essentially whatever I wanted. He had a gorgeous 12" Mahogany shell with
some wild deep figuring and coloring, so we went with that. I was looking
for a 12" drum I could actually use as a main drum, not just for the coffee
can effect, so I thought Mahogany's warmer, darker sound (as well as the
depth) would help me in getting some fatness out of a 12" shell.

The drum arrived complete with die cast and triple flanged batter hoops as
well as an extra batter head -- no charge. So far I've only played the drum
at low volumes, but I'm really impressed with everything I've heard. I'm
looking forward to putting this drum through a proper test drive, but I have
no hesitation in recommending Rob as a businessperson.

Rob's drums are less expensive than the competition, offering the customer
essentially any option on the market. I think his stuff is priced comparably
with DIY project drums, particularly considering that having somebody else
do the building takes the screw-up factor out of the equation -- I don't
build drums because other people do it better than I.

Yes, he's obnoxious, rude and offensive on Usenet. But he also makes a
beautiful, well-crafted instrument and he's willing to go far beyond the
"extra mile" to make the customer happy.
Robert Schuh
2005-03-02 05:27:43 UTC
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Post by Dan Radin
Post by e***@yahoo.com
rob is a stand up businessman.
I'll ditto that too. I bought a Walnut stave drum of Rob's from Nick a while
back. I liked the drum but it didn't blow me away. I mentioned the drum to
Rob when we were talking about something else unrelated, and he offered to
take the drum back to put on new edges, snare beds and finish.
I sent him the drum and he unfortunately left it on his car and drove away,
splitting the shell into chunks. To replace it, Rob offered me my choice of
essentially whatever I wanted. He had a gorgeous 12" Mahogany shell with
some wild deep figuring and coloring, so we went with that. I was looking
for a 12" drum I could actually use as a main drum, not just for the coffee
can effect, so I thought Mahogany's warmer, darker sound (as well as the
depth) would help me in getting some fatness out of a 12" shell.
The drum arrived complete with die cast and triple flanged batter hoops as
well as an extra batter head -- no charge. So far I've only played the drum
at low volumes, but I'm really impressed with everything I've heard. I'm
looking forward to putting this drum through a proper test drive, but I have
no hesitation in recommending Rob as a businessperson.
Rob's drums are less expensive than the competition, offering the customer
essentially any option on the market. I think his stuff is priced comparably
with DIY project drums, particularly considering that having somebody else
do the building takes the screw-up factor out of the equation -- I don't
build drums because other people do it better than I.
Yes, he's obnoxious, rude and offensive on Usenet. But he also makes a
beautiful, well-crafted instrument and he's willing to go far beyond the
"extra mile" to make the customer happy.
Dan,
Aren't I supposed to make a comment about a cum guzzling ape or
something to that effect? :-) I have to admit that I have proved myself
wrong with the 2 12" snares I have built. Both were 12x6.5, one solid
Bubinga and the other solid Mahogany. Both had amazing tuning range and
a fatness that was surprising as hell. :-)
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Robert Schuh
"Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and
intimidates the neighbour is henceforth called evil; and
the fair, modest, submissive and conforming mentality,
the mediocrity of desires attains moral designations and honors"
- Nietzsche
Robert Schuh
2005-03-02 13:20:39 UTC
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Post by e***@yahoo.com
word to all that.
rob is a stand up businessman.
and he is a true asshole for not selling me those drums ;-)
peace
ethan
Ethan,
You can buy my Zebra kit! I need a kit with an 18" kick, so
I can give you a great deal.


--
Robert Schuh
"Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and
intimidates the neighbour is henceforth called evil; and
the fair, modest, submissive and conforming mentality,
the mediocrity of desires attains moral designations and honors"
- Nietzsche
D2
2005-03-01 16:25:40 UTC
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Post by bjisteve
I just wanted to put in a plug for Rob and his drums. I recently bought
Rob's first stave set from him - walnut with a maple stripe, 8x12, 12x14,
13x16. I also bought a new 6.5x14 cherry stave snare. The drums are
everything Rob claims them to be - very full, warm, and round
sounding. Each
Post by bjisteve
time I play them I enjoy them more. My Gretsch are sounding a bit
cardboard-y in comparison.
And at least as important, Rob has been a stand-up guy to deal with. As is
not uncommon, there have been a few small things in the transaction that
needed attention. Rob has addressed each of them, and at his own expense.
I recommend Rob and the stave shell drums to any and all.
peace
Steve
Harrumph!

Everything I've heard about Rob leads me to believe that he is
veracious and punctilious with a trenchant and waggish nature.
Furthermore, he seems to be very prescient with regards to drum making
and his efforts appear to be paradigmatic to some people.

So there!
Dan R H
2005-03-02 03:40:50 UTC
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Word to all except D2. I've got two of his drums (walnut and zebrawood
stave's) and will have more!
Thanks Rob!
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Dan Hertlein
http://danhertlein.com/
http://mixednutsband.com/
http://danhertlein.com/dansdrumpage.htm
Post by bjisteve
I just wanted to put in a plug for Rob and his drums. I recently bought
Rob's first stave set from him - walnut with a maple stripe, 8x12, 12x14,
13x16. I also bought a new 6.5x14 cherry stave snare. The drums are
everything Rob claims them to be - very full, warm, and round sounding. Each
time I play them I enjoy them more. My Gretsch are sounding a bit
cardboard-y in comparison.
And at least as important, Rob has been a stand-up guy to deal with. As is
not uncommon, there have been a few small things in the transaction that
needed attention. Rob has addressed each of them, and at his own expense.
I recommend Rob and the stave shell drums to any and all.
peace
Steve
Robert Schuh
2005-03-02 05:29:18 UTC
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Steve Hirsh wrote:

I just wanted to put in a plug for Rob and his drums. I recently bought
Post by bjisteve
Rob's first stave set from him - walnut with a maple stripe, 8x12, 12x14,
13x16. I also bought a new 6.5x14 cherry stave snare. The drums are
everything Rob claims them to be - very full, warm, and round sounding. Each
time I play them I enjoy them more. My Gretsch are sounding a bit
cardboard-y in comparison.
And at least as important, Rob has been a stand-up guy to deal with. As is
not uncommon, there have been a few small things in the transaction that
needed attention. Rob has addressed each of them, and at his own expense.
I recommend Rob and the stave shell drums to any and all.
peace
Steve
Thanks Steve!!
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--
Robert Schuh
"Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and
intimidates the neighbour is henceforth called evil; and
the fair, modest, submissive and conforming mentality,
the mediocrity of desires attains moral designations and honors"
- Nietzsche
Steve Turner
2005-03-02 14:03:07 UTC
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Post by Dan R H
Word to all except D2. I've got two of his drums (walnut and zebrawood
stave's) and will have more!
Thanks Rob!
Actually, the words that D2 (Donn) used to describe Rob were quite
complimentary, in a twisted sort of way... :-)
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Donn Deniston
2005-03-02 21:20:39 UTC
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THANK YOU STEVE!

I was hoping I wouldn't have to explain my little joke.
Post by Steve Turner
Post by Dan R H
Word to all except D2. I've got two of his drums (walnut and zebrawood
stave's) and will have more!
Thanks Rob!
Actually, the words that D2 (Donn) used to describe Rob were quite
complimentary, in a twisted sort of way... :-)
--
Free bad advice available here.
To reply, change the chemical designation to its common name.
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