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    Ok, so here's the story...

    We (the band) have gotten so busy that I was looking to buy a beater kit to leave in my drum room at the house. It gets old setting up, tearing down, blah blah blah, every single week. The plan was to leave my Tama Imperialstars set up at the band barn, and leave my Gretsch Renown Maples packed up for gigging, and then have a used starter kit to practice on at the house.

    Well, it didn't go quite like I planned. Back up a few years and I remember someone posting a Tama Silverstar kit in satin cherry burst here on DC. The kit was drop-dead-gorgeous and I put it on my 'list'.

    So, I'm scouring craigslist and looking around for this 'beater' kit to bring home when I walked into a local music store and see the exact kit that has been on my 'list' for a few years...at an unbelievable price. This kit is in absolute perfect condition. The factory heads were barely played on at all.

    Now it's here at the house, outfitted with brand new heads, and going to my gig with me tomorrow..

    Here a few pics to prove that it in fact, did, happen...

    Tex

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    You'd have been Foolish not to.

    Beautiful.

    Congrats, man!!
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    That kit is too cool!

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    Beautiful kit. The dark brown/red/black satin burst finishes are my favorite. I like the Gretsch Satin Deep Cherry Burst. Doesn't the kit in your video have the same finish?

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    That's a very beautiful piece of art. The reso looks fantastic.

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    Thanks everyone! And yes, it's the same color but slightly different. The Gretsch is a gloss finish,, whereas the Tama is a satin.

    I must say, this kit tuned up very quick (10X easier to tune than the Renowns, for me anyway) and I'm already in love with the sound. Considering the price I paid for it, it seriously makes me question why I bought the Renown kit for as much as I did. And now my wheels are turning again...sell the Gretsch, hunt for another deal like this one, and have money left over for new brass, hardware, etc? Hmmmm......

    Thanks for all the comments. Can't wait to gig it tonight. We are playing in a very well know venue in South Texas. All the bands we follow, cover, etc play at this place. We are actually opening for one of them. Gonna be fun!

    Tex
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    Congrats thats a Nice looking kit, I would recommend waiting a few months before selling the renowns to make sure you still feel that way and wont regret selling them. It is nice to have a few different kits with different sounds rather than multiple kits that sound the same. IMO anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post

    I must say, this kit tuned up very quick (10X easier to tune than the Renowns, for me anyway) and I'm already in love with the sound. Considering the price I paid for it, it seriously makes me question why I bought the Renown kit for as much as I did. And now my wheels are turning again...sell the Gretsch, hunt for another deal like this one, and have money left over for new brass, hardware, etc? Hmmmm......

    Tex
    See, now that's what I'm talking about. The more kits you experience the more you see what is what and you can then justify how you spend your money. I think that's why I tried two Renowns, three Saturns and finally ended up with my 2nd TAMA BB's (amongst every other kit I tried out) as my kit of choice. After trying all the brands, the tone of the BB shells stuck in my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    See, now that's what I'm talking about. The more kits you experience the more you see what is what and you can then justify how you spend your money. I think that's why I tried two Renowns, three Saturns and finally ended up with my 2nd TAMA BB's (amongst every other kit I tried out) as my kit of choice. After trying all the brands, the tone of the BB shells stuck in my head.
    I see your point. I've never owned a Mapex kit and have always admired them. Stay tuned...

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    It is beautiful and a great kit too play all or any gig.

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    absolutely stunning! My favourite fade.
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    Yes the satin is very cool.I like it

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    Dang Tex.... With that fiberskyn reso and logo? Total cool and class.

    Beautiful! Congrats!!
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    wow those are beautiful.. the more TAMA i see the more i regret going with DW.. now those are on my list for someday

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    Those have a very high end look to them. I'd say you chose well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texdrumr View Post
    I see your point. I've never owned a Mapex kit and have always admired them. Stay tuned...
    Reason enough.
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    Great plan. That's what I did. Those look tremendous. Very classy.

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    that color is gorgeous! Wish it was a virgin bass drum though since you offset the toms. Time to make a custom cover for the BD

    Love the classic front head with your logo on it.

    What a beautiful kit man!
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    Tex :
    Congrats on a good purchase.
    I've seen that finish here in the local GC and, yes, it is eye-catching.

    Questions...................
    Who did your reso design and how much did a full sticker change your sound ?
    (I'm currently looking at all the options of reso design).............thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Tex :
    Congrats on a good purchase.
    I've seen that finish here in the local GC and, yes, it is eye-catching.

    Questions...................
    Who did your reso design and how much did a full sticker change your sound ?
    (I'm currently looking at all the options of reso design).............thanks.
    Good question . I was going to ask the same thing !

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    Beautiful kit Tex...................love the color

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    Very nice. That finish looks great in satin.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    Thanks again everyone. I truly appreciate everyone's comments.

    Tex

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Time to make a custom cover for the BD .
    Yep. You read my mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Tex :
    Congrats on a good purchase.
    I've seen that finish here in the local GC and, yes, it is eye-catching.

    Questions...................
    Who did your reso design and how much did a full sticker change your sound ?
    (I'm currently looking at all the options of reso design).............thanks.
    Thanks Ricardo! The band logo was done by a local marketing company; I think out of San Antonio. If you need the specific company name, I'll be glad to hunt it down. And, I personally can't tell any difference in the sound. However, I'm not sure if you can tell, but the sticker is JUST the black part - it's not a full sheet-type sticker. Hope that makes sense.

    Tex

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