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    hey guys..been a while since my last posts

    Things been pretty great and busy for me. I hope you are doing all well. you and your loved ones.

    So, in the last few months I grabbed several snares like Tama Warlord Spartan, Yamaha Bamboo and Musashi, a custom bell brass snare.

    just last week, I came across a rare chance to snag a kit that I had been dreaming to have. A drum kit made by Craviotto. I really wanted to get their kit no matter its ply or solid. I just thought their snares are state of the art, and the kits must possess the same level of quality and craftmanship.

    Fast forward today, I managed to obtained the Craviotto Center Stage kit..which have SOLID maple shells (heckk yeaaaah!). Hte configuration is rather small, but I can live with it Kick is 20x12. Tom is 12x7, and Floor is 14x12.

    The followings pics are taken shortly after I opened the boxes in a rush - overflowed by excitement. I used my Iphone 6 cam. no filter. no edit. Havent got time to set it up and take proper pics with DSLR cam. I hope you can catch the "happy moment" level that I had through these pics! let me know your thoughts..

    I am sorry if my English is making no-sense. I am just way too happy and also proud! I almost cried.. :D

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    Man I love Craviotto… Post some pics when you’ve got it set up mate.
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    Wow!!

    I could really groove on those sizes.

    Love the inlay work...reminds of good acoustic guitars

    Enjoy!

    all the best...

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    you my friend are one super lucky man!

    Those are gorgeous!!!
    Now to pick up a matching snare.
    So jealous!

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    "my "final" kit"

    LMAO Too funny.


    Nice drums BTW; just beautiful.

    Acoustic & Electronic:
    Pearl Prestige World Series WLX 1988
    Tama Swingstar 1983
    Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch) 2007
    Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion 2005-06
    Ludwig Acrolite Snare 1976
    Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum 5.5" and 6.5" Snare
    Pearl COB Custom Deluxe [Gladstone] (75-76) Snare
    Love Drum Co. Hammered Steel 5.5" Snare
    Roland TD-1KV

    Paiste
    Accent 8"

    Paiste Signature:
    6", 10" Splash
    14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
    14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
    16", 17", 18",19", 20" Full Crash

    Paiste Formula 602:
    22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

    Paiste 2oo2:
    22" Ride
    16" Crash
    6",10" Splash

    Paiste Sound Formula:
    20" Full Ride (Frankenstein)

    Paiste Twenty:
    16" China

    Paiste Alpha (original Swiss made):
    12" Splash

    Paiste PST7:
    Medium
    16", 18" Crash
    20" Ride
    14" Hi-Hats

    Sabian:
    XS20 18" China
    AA 14" Fusion Hi-Hats


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    Very, very nice.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    Gorgeous................congrats

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    Congrats! Those are fantastic. That would be the sizes I would get.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Your enthusiasm is infectious - and for a good reason! That kit is simply gorgeous. I'll bet the huge sound will belie the sizes of those drums.

    EyePea is right, though. I've had my "last, ultimate kit" time and again. Every one of them was great and through the roof with rightness and luxury. And every one of them has been replaced by another.

    To me, there is no ultimate last kit. Just enjoy the heck out of the Craviottos!

    GeeDeeEmm

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    Congrats Michael! Always cool to see someone so excited by new drums - it's a great feeling. They don't get much better than Craviotto - enjoy!

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    Congratulations, Michael.

    All the forums I frequent have nothing but great things to say about those drums. I know they're not inexpensive, either.

    Enjoy, brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix View Post
    Man I love Craviotto… Post some pics when you’ve got it set up mate.
    Will do with 3 or 4 big Meinls. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by kay-gee View Post
    Wow!!

    I could really groove on those sizes.

    Love the inlay work...reminds of good acoustic guitars

    Enjoy!

    all the best...
    Thank you! the inlays are made of Walnut. Gorgeous indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    you my friend are one super lucky man!

    Those are gorgeous!!!
    Now to pick up a matching snare.
    So jealous!
    I got one 14x8 in CHERRY SOLID shell. with Wood hoops and inlays too! here is the thread..
    http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...9.html?t=32769

    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by EyePea View Post
    "my "final" kit"

    LMAO Too funny.


    Nice drums BTW; just beautiful.

    hahhaa yes..you are right. There are countless possibilities I might change kit again in the future. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by weezy View Post
    Very, very nice.
    Quote Originally Posted by longgun View Post
    Gorgeous................congrats
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    Congrats! Those are fantastic. That would be the sizes I would get.
    I am actually quite surprised given that I am sort of "okay" with the drums being this small..maybe because of age factor..haha. thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by gdmoore28 View Post
    Your enthusiasm is infectious - and for a good reason! That kit is simply gorgeous. I'll bet the huge sound will belie the sizes of those drums.

    EyePea is right, though. I've had my "last, ultimate kit" time and again. Every one of them was great and through the roof with rightness and luxury. And every one of them has been replaced by another.

    To me, there is no ultimate last kit. Just enjoy the heck out of the Craviottos!

    GeeDeeEmm
    Indeed my friend. Thanks a lot for the kind words. and I love the positivity of this forum by the way reflected with your response above as well as others'. Many other forums only have trollings and flaming for no matter how positive your post is! Thanks again man

    Quote Originally Posted by ludleg View Post
    Congrats Michael! Always cool to see someone so excited by new drums - it's a great feeling. They don't get much better than Craviotto - enjoy!
    yea man..like I said I almost cried this time..the looks of the shells while they are still in the box..the smell..the feeling when I lift them up..hugging them..just wow! Thank you!


    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Congratulations, Michael.

    All the forums I frequent have nothing but great things to say about those drums. I know they're not inexpensive, either.

    Enjoy, brother.


    Thanks a lot, brother! much appreciated. yep. as Ludleg said..They don't get much better than Craviotto !

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    I think you'll really grow to like those sizes. Great for gigging. Craviotto brags about the tuning range of their shells, so you should be in great shape.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Beautiful, I know exactly how the "smell" thing works. I still remember the smell of my new Gretsch kit back in '82.

    However, I agree with GDMoore, you have a psychological condition, you crave things and once you satisfy the craving, it may last a couple weeks, but there will be a "next must have" on your list. Look forward to seeing it.
    click to see my kit re-veneer/finish
    http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...168#post379168

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    Those are magnificent. I've always wanted a Craviotto kit. So pricey, but, I'm sure well worth it. If I ever did spring for such a kit, it would never leave the music room. Enjoy!

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    Congrats that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Ludwig Classic Maple 22x16,10x8,12x9,16x16
    Tama Starclassic B/W 22x16, 10x8, 12x9, 16x16
    Sabian HHX Legacy

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

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    No words to describe when I saw your beautiful Craviotto kit man WOW beautiful Michael. They blend well with your floor tiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post
    Congrats that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    No words to describe when I saw your beautiful Craviotto kit man WOW beautiful Michael. They blend well with your floor tiles.
    ah yes..I just noticed haha..thanks a lot bro

    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    Those are magnificent. I've always wanted a Craviotto kit. So pricey, but, I'm sure well worth it. If I ever did spring for such a kit, it would never leave the music room. Enjoy!
    Indeed bro..thank you very much for the kind words


    Quote Originally Posted by signia fan View Post
    Beautiful, I know exactly how the "smell" thing works. I still remember the smell of my new Gretsch kit back in '82.

    However, I agree with GDMoore, you have a psychological condition, you crave things and once you satisfy the craving, it may last a couple weeks, but there will be a "next must have" on your list. Look forward to seeing it.

    dang..you pinpoint at it flawlessly hahaha just like a very senior medical practitioner :p aye sir I am suffering of such illness and there is no cure. Period! Thanks a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    I think you'll really grow to like those sizes. Great for gigging. Craviotto brags about the tuning range of their shells, so you should be in great shape.
    thanks bro for the 'encouragement'. as I grow older (and more mature), probably (i said probably) it automatically link with smaller size for drum shell preference --> not a valid theory but can be considered..LOL Thanks!

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    "......my final kit."


    HAHAHA !


    In all seriousness.............those are beautiful.............enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    "......my final kit."


    HAHAHA !


    In all seriousness.............those are beautiful.............enjoy.
    Oh well..hahaha...

    thanks!

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    In all seriousness, if you have the Rolls-Royce of drum sets, where can you go from there?!
    Even the classic Cadillac's like Gretsch and dW aren't going to cut it any more.

    I suppose

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kay-gee View Post
    In all seriousness, if you have the Rolls-Royce of drum sets, where can you go from there?!
    Even the classic Cadillac's like Gretsch and dW aren't going to cut it any more.

    I suppose

    all the best...
    I was thinking that to. It's like climbing a mountain, reaching the peak and then....now what?.
    One thing we all learn; GAS doesn't go away. It can't be bought. It can't be reasoned with. It will never stop until we're all dead, broke, divorced or all three . My suggestion would be to buy a cheap old kit and have fun restoring/customizing it.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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