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    I guess I always assumed one of the DW toms was of "floor tom size" without the floor tom legs......................sounds like that is not the case.
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    I mean, I'm over here rocking my mid-grade Mapex kit, and you guys are making me jealous lol. I do love my kit, though. My next upgrade is cymbals. I want to get a more "professional grade" set.
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    say Picasso did the artwork .... might work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    I guess I always assumed one of the DW toms was of "floor tom size" without the floor tom legs......................sounds like that is not the case.
    Yes, that's right. It's a 11x14" rack tom. Apparently, John Good decided to outfit a whole production run of kits aimed at the "fusion" crowd. I don't know why but he grouped these kits with rack toms only which forced me to hang the 14" tom down low to fill the void.

    I took a 5 1/2 hour road trip to Fresno yesterday afternoon and picked up the floor tom at one of the only "drums only" stores in my neck of the woods, Bentley's Drum Shop. I know you paid them a visit when you took your trip to Napa a few years ago right? We don't have a store like this in Sacramento and it truly was an eye-opener when I walked in.

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    Gretsch was prominently displayed right up front and it was obvious the owner is a huge fan of the company. I saw more Gretsch kits than any other company on the showroom floor. It felt like I died and went to heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumWhipper View Post
    I mean, I'm over here rocking my mid-grade Mapex kit, and you guys are making me jealous lol. I do love my kit, though. My next upgrade is cymbals. I want to get a more "professional grade" set.
    Your Mapex kit rocks DrumWhipper! The hunt for the right combination of cymbals is always the challenge for me and I felt overwhelmed went I walked over to this shop's cymbal section. Holy smokes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    say Picasso did the artwork .... might work.
    Wasn't he the painter that cut his own ear off? Man slinky, don't give my wife any ideas brother lol!
    Last edited by late8; 11-09-2017 at 12:39 PM.

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    I met the owner Dana. He's a very friendly guy and was impressed I made the long drive to his shop from Sacramento.

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    There were a few DW kits stacked up right next to the front door and you couldn't miss them as you walked in.

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    I went straight to my buddy's home studio after leaving the drum shop and swapped out the 2-ply batter head for a single ply stock DW head.

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    With the flash from my phone:

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    Last edited by late8; 11-09-2017 at 10:10 AM.

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    In my opinion, on a dark stage, the mismatch will go unnoticed.

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    My first impression of the tone from the floor tom was...WOW! Not too boomy like the 16x16" floor toms I'm used to hearing. I'm totally satisfied with this purchase and I now have some bottom end. I need to swap the black multi-clamp with a chrome one but the kit is pretty much dialed in.

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    "the mismatch will go unnoticed."

    Let us hope that the mismatch from your wife will also go unnoticed. I guess it all comes down to where she relocates 1 of your drumsticks.

    As a side note, where the hell is Bish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    "the mismatch will go unnoticed."

    Let us hope that the mismatch from your wife will also go unnoticed. I guess it all comes down to where she relocates 1 of your drumsticks.

    As a side note, where the hell is Bish?
    hahaha! That's pretty funny! Where's Bish? I don't know. He literally gave up on gigging and had a fire sale on all of that new gear he just bought. I remember reading his "Swan Song" thread.

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    Yeah, where's Bish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumWhipper View Post
    Yeah, where's Bish?
    I sent him a PM about snares a few weeks back and hadn't heard back. I was wondering where he was and how he was doing as well.
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    I hope the wife doesn't notice the mismatch or it just might be your last drum purchase LOL. Beautiful drum my friend enjoy.
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    Beautiful drum, but the mismatch would make me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Yes, that's right. It's a 11x14" rack tom. Apparently, John Good decided to outfit a whole production run of kits aimed at the "fusion" crowd. I don't know why but he grouped these kits with rack toms only which forced me to hang the 14" tom down low to fill the void.

    I took a 5 1/2 hour road trip to Fresno yesterday afternoon and picked up the floor tom at one of the only "drums only" stores in my neck of the woods, Bentley's Drum Shop. I know you paid them a visit when you took your trip to Napa a few years ago right? We don't have a store like this in Sacramento and it truly was an eye-opener when I walked in.

    41A7F33C-2CFE-4953-959C-480CED04185E_zpssgbr8zm8.jpg

    Gretsch was prominently displayed right up front and it was obvious the owner is a huge fan of the company. I saw more Gretsch kits than any other company on the showroom floor. It felt like I died and went to heaven.

    BF1380A7-FB7D-4642-9663-ADD9312E4BBF_zpsugnoxgdt.jpg

    Your Mapex kit rocks DrumWhipper! The hunt for the right combination of cymbals is always the challenge for me and I felt overwhelmed went I walked over to this shop's cymbal section. Holy smokes!

    DDAD9C47-8E53-40F9-A36D-4F82C620868C_zpsfrjqtabb.jpg

    Wasn't he the painter that cut his own ear off? Man slinky, don't give my wife any ideas brother lol!
    Hey late! I just ordered a Mapex 7X13 maple Black Panther Blaster snare drum from that same store! I didn't realize until after I ordered that it was the same store.

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    That's like putting a alcoholic in a liquor store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    That's like putting a alcoholic in a liquor store.
    That would be an alcoholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vlopez1130 View Post
    I hope the wife doesn't notice the mismatch or it just might be your last drum purchase LOL. Beautiful drum my friend enjoy.
    Thanks man. I haven't told her yet. I don't have the guts; too busy having fun at the studio. Made some modifications. Extended the 11x14" rack tom closer towards the snare:

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    Here's how it looks from out front:

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    Beautiful drum, but the mismatch would make me crazy.
    Yeah, it drives me nuts too but I don't have to look at it everyday. The kit's 45 minutes away at my buddy's home studio. It will be a "garage queen". We've been recording with the new tom all weekend and it sounds great; fit's in the sonic range of the other shell's very nicely. We had to make a slight adjustment on one of the overhead mics and aimed it more towards the floor tom:

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerMD View Post
    Hey late! I just ordered a Mapex 7X13 maple Black Panther Blaster snare drum from that same store! I didn't realize until after I ordered that it was the same store.
    Cool!! Congrats!! They had a big pile of empty boxes behind the store. Was that from all your new stuff you've been buying lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    That's like putting a alcoholic in a liquor store.
    It was a very "sobering" feeling to walk along the isle and realize it was the stuff I really don't need (right now).

    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    That would be an alcoholic.
    Bravo! Well played...
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    Ok...here's how I handled it with the wife:



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    Smart man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldeEnglishD View Post
    Smart man!
    Let's hope so...

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    The "....." at the end is a little scary. Like waiting for the fuse to burn down. Personally, I'd rather see "!" Or better yet ""
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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Ok...here's how I handled it with the wife:


    Assuming your wife doesn't know the value of your drums, I suggest listing that kit at about $1500. If it sells, great - you just made out like a bandit. If not, then " I guess the economy just isn't good right now but I'm trying honey"...

    Tex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    Assuming your wife doesn't know the value of your drums, I suggest listing that kit at about $1500. If it sells, great - you just made out like a bandit. If not, then " I guess the economy just isn't good right now but I'm trying honey"...

    Tex
    lol!! Brilliant idea Randy! Thanks buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    That would be an alcoholic.
    It appears that both are acceptable depending on how 1 interprets the sound of a vowel or a consonant.

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