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    Sticky: Re: DW Drums Discussion

    Just scored a DW Collectors kit in black oyster glass. 20/10/12/14 maple. As a mostly Tama guy, I've been very impressed by this kit.

    Had my first band rehearsal and received very good feedback...
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    Sticky: Re: Posting Pictures

    I'm unable to post pictures here. I used to have photobucket, but have elected not to pay for their service. I do pay for MS OneDrive, but that's not working here. I also tried linking to Flickr...
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    Re: New Kit Recommendations?

    I bought a birch/bubinga Tama Starclassic kit in Molten Brown Burst. Trying to post pictures, but that's not working out ...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/192040131@N02/shares/vjcv07
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    Re: New Kit Recommendations?

    You're right that I'm biased toward the SC bubinga. But, I already have 2 SC kits and should try to broaden my horizons. I like the saturn iv exotic maple burl (with walnut) kit more than expected....
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    Re: New Kit Recommendations?

    I’ve not checked out Armory’s yet, but they do sound and look great.

    I checked out a used Saturn iv kit today and loved it. The 20” kick was louder than I expected but I think I prefer a 22” still...
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    Re: New Kit Recommendations?

    I found a great deal on Starclassics Bubinga kit. Not my first choice on color, but very nice, and reasonably priced. This kit will sound awesome and be easier to sell if or when I'm ready.

    Also...
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    Re: New Kit Recommendations?

    Thanks. I am very interested in the Pearl Masters...
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    Re: New Kit Recommendations?

    I'm thinking used, primarily, and my budget is a max of about $1000. At the moment, my top choice is a Mapex Saturn kit in natural burl. Great looking kit, but I've never played one. I've gone...
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    Re: New Kit Recommendations?

    Thanks, I've not considered Ludwigs but will definitely research the Ludwig CMs now.
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    Re: New Kit Recommendations?

    Yes, and I think especially the older models "made in mexico" that eventually became part of the official DW line.

    During the past year, I picked up a pdp 13x7 maple / walnut snare (wanted the...
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    New Kit Recommendations?

    I sold my Gretsch Renown maple kit a few months ago and am thinking of getting another kit.

    I'm toying with the idea of a Mapex Saturn (iv or v), but also thinking about a pdp cx, platinum or x7....
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    Re: New Snare Recommendations Please ...

    Still loving the new pdp 13x7, but I couldn’t resist and ended up buying a PDP Eric Hernandez 13x5 piccolo snare.

    Black maple shell with gold hardware and hoops. Great punchy side snare for funk...
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    Re: Trying to decide on a new throne

    I’ve never considered anything other than roc n soc nitro.
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    Re: New Snare Recommendations Please ...

    There was a lock washer, which should keep it in place, but I will keep an eye on it.
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    Re: New Snare Recommendations Please ...

    So, I was playing my brand new PDP snare tonight and heard this strange rattle sound that seemed a stretched snare wire. Upon turning the drum upside down to inspect, I noticed a nut and washer...
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    Re: New Snare Recommendations Please ...

    Sonor has never been shy about charging top dollar. But, great gear ...
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    Re: I know, I know what I said....but.....

    Beautiful kit. The finish is very similar to my Tama Starclassic B/B Indigo Sparkle Burst kit.
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    Re: New Snare Recommendations Please ...

    That's a beautiful snare. I'm sure it sounds great, coming from Sonor.
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    Re: New Snare Recommendations Please ...

    I bought the PDP 13x7 maple walnut and received today. I love this snare. Sounds and looks great!
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    Re: tunebot vs drumdial

    I've been using a tune-bot for 3 years and love it. Store my preferred settings in it for multiple kits to get repeatable levels quickly.
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    Re: Why not mount Toms to bass drum?

    Half of my kits have a virgin bass and others have tom mounts. I'm on the fence ... While I definitely prefer my toms to the left of the bass so that my ride is lower and to the right (where the 2nd...
  22. Re: It's happening! My Dream Kit arrives in 36 Hours

    WOW, that's an awesome kit!!
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    Re: That one crash cymbal

    Zildjian A Custom 16 crash is my favorite. I have 3 of them although each sounds a little different. So I have my favorite among the 3.
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    Re: Which compact Drumset?

    I bought a Sonor Martini 8"/13"/14"/5x12" 4pc Champagne Sparkle kit in December (Xmas present from my wife picked out by me) and just sold it. The snare sounded great, rack tom rather dead, floor...
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    Re: New Snare Recommendations Please ...

    I really wanted the PDP 13x7 maple BUBINGA version, but they're discontinued and impossible to find. I wonder how much of a difference there is between the walnut and bubinga.
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