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    Sticky: Re: Mapex Drums Discussion

    Alright alright alright! It's good to be back! I used to be a regular on this forum but haven't posted in over six years. At any rate, I just acquired a set of Saturn III's(see picture). I've been...
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Gretsch just launched the new 'Marquee' series. Looks like they are Renown shells without silver sealer and 2.3mm flanged hoops versus die cast. I bet this are going to sound stellar! I swapped out...
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    Re: Tom Tuning Preferences - Using Tunebot

    I tune my resos A LOT higher than the batters. I always start with my biggest tom(16") and work my way up. I tune the reso first and generally I go for 150 Hz or so at the reso lugs. I then flip the...
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    Sticky: Re: Pearl Drums Discussion

    No go :(

    The kick had a crack on the shell and, upon inspection, it was cracked through all the plies. Must've suffered some MAJOR damage. Might still see if I can knock him down to $450 or so and...
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    Sticky: Re: Pearl Drums Discussion

    Hi guys,
    I might soon be a member of the Pearl family! Saw a classified ad for a MMX Masters Custom shell pack and I'm going to check them out tomorrow. Here are the specs...
    Vintage Sunburst...
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    Sticky: Re: Show Us Your Drums!

    I think he has a Sabian cymbal tree placed behind the kit.
  7. Thread: snare drums

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    Re: snare drums

    Acrolites are very common in drumming circles. They started out as student models back in the day and came packaged with a case, stand and sticks. The 'drier' sound of the aluminum shell makes them a...
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    Re: The effect of good hoops

    To go into more detail...I started out by explaining how changing the hoops on my Renowns had a drastic effect on the sound. I wasn't saying flanged were better than die cast. That's what led me to...
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    Re: The effect of good hoops

    To be clear, this wasn't about die cast versus flanged. It was about cheapie hoops versus stronger, more resilient hoops. I simply told the story about the Gretschs as that's what led me down this...
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    The effect of good hoops

    Last year I swapped out the die cast hoops on my Renowns for 2.3mm triple flanged hoops and I'm VERY glad I did. The drums opened up considerably. More sustain, more overtones and just a richer, more...
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    Sticky: Re: DW Drums Discussion

    I bought it from Long & McQuade(largest Canadian retailer). From what I understand they came in the DW packaging although the boxes didn't have DW logos on them. Each drum was in a box inside another...
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    Sticky: Re: DW Drums Discussion

    Well, good new and bad news. The kit showed up in record time this past weekend. Pretty much a month after order. Record time for a Performance kit order according to my drum guy. The bad news...the...
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    Re: Spur of the moment purchase....

    I'm a coated 2-ply guy so that will most likely happen. The only exception is the 8". I find 2-ply heads choke on such a small drum. I'll put a single ply on it.
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    Spur of the moment purchase....

    Stumbled across these over the weekend. 8x8, 10x9, 12x10, 14x14 and 20x17.5 Sonor Force 3003's in cherry stain. Shells(maple and basswood) are in great shape with a couple of very minor dings in the...
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    Re: Just picked up a Catalina Ash - Score?

    I'd drop the idea of stripping the finish. Chances are the finish goes deep into the outer ply and you would risk damaging the structure of the shell sanding deep enough to remove all of it. An...
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    Sticky: Re: DW Drums Discussion

    Pulled the trigger today and ordered my Performance kit. VERY excited!!! 8/10/12/16 toms with 22 kick. White Marine FinishPly. Wait is expected to be 8-12 weeks. Hopefully I have it in time to place...
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    Sticky: Re: DW Drums Discussion

    Thanks for the response! If you don't me asking, I have a few questions...
    How would you describe them in terms of response, tuning range, resonance, projection, etc.?
    Did you ever have the...
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    Sticky: Re: DW Drums Discussion

    OK. I'm 95% sure I'm going to be ordering a DWPS kit in the next couple of weeks. Really having trouble deciding on a finish though. Of the lacquer/oil finishes on their site I'm not totally in awe...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bird's-Eye View/Driver's Seat Kit Pics!!

    have mercy!
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    Re: kick drum head question (batter side)

    A little trick I've done a few times is taken an old kick head and cut around the perimeter to make a homemade o-ring. I then tuck this under the dampening ring on a Powerstroke 3 to give the head a...
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    Re: Yamaha or Mapex kit?

    Saturns are considered to be some of the best drums around at ANY price point. I own a set of the older Saturn Pro's and they are great drums. Top notch in every aspect.
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    Re: kick drum head question (batter side)

    EMAD is a great head. Aquarian Superkick II is a strong favorite as well. Both have a fair bit of dampening built in. Sometimes it may be too much if you like a more lively, resonant head. Check out...
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    Sticky: Re: Sonor Drums Discussion

    If they're birch shells and are in good structural condition I would be all over them for $150. Slap some new heads on them and they should sound even better.
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    Re: DW Design Series

    Has anyone given the Designs a thorough try out yet? Seen them in a couple of videos obviously but most of them time the audio is heavily processed. Would love to hear some opinions if anyone has had...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bird's-Eye View/Driver's Seat Kit Pics!!

    Mmm...
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