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    So for Christmas I was blessed by one of my students who bought me a Zikit snare drum kit! If you are scratching your head and wondering what the Zikit is, you were not alone! Turns out, this kit turns your single 14" snare drum basically into three! a 14", 12" and 10" snare with the flip of a lever!! So i couldn't get this installed fast enough to try it out!! So far I have some tweaking and tuning to do but man is this fun!!! I've been playing with lower tuning (which is newer for me since i prefer a snappy cranked tuning) because with the way it functions, I don't want to put too much pressure on the head!
    Take a watching and let me know what you think! I'm absolutely loving it and super exciting to try it in one of my next drum covers!

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    First time Ive heard of this system and it looks very cool! Great gift! I liked the jig for drilling the hole. A flick of the switch and you have a 12 or 10 snare drum added to existing 14. Cool tool! Thanks for the vid. It came out great!

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    I remember seeing a vintage system that used one inner ring (at each end) that pushed internally to the heads for tuning. I believe it was called a Reno pressure ring system. Made in Manchester England.

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    That's pretty cool. Nice job on the install.

    I think I would swap that head with something that doesn't have specialty dampening. I think it hurts the 10" setting as its mostly a dampened head at that point.

    All in all it seems like a great option if you use smaller snares.

    Thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olimpass View Post
    I remember seeing a vintage system that used one inner ring (at each end) that pushed internally to the heads for tuning. I believe it was called a Reno pressure ring system. Made in Manchester England.

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    wow now that is crazy!!
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    My lord I almost stopped the video and deleted it before you drilled that hole in that gorgeous shell, Not sure I could do it...LOL!!! In All honesty it sounds ok but not gonna show it too my wife as I don't I need a reason to buy less snare drums
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    A new affliction. We have ADD, OCD, and now a new 1. It does have more letters as is befitting a problem such as this. HMSDCIOBMWGLBOM. This will probably hit all the medical journals before 3/1/2022.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

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    How many snare drums can I obtain before my wife goes(Linda Blair)? on me. New avatar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    wow now that is crazy!!
    I dont think its that crazy. It may have been what spawned the Zikit idea?
    How about this drum which has a higher pitch at one end vs. the other?

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    Wanted to mention. Good call on lightly sanding the bearing edges that were a little sharp at the parting lines of the mold or were a little bit of flash (plastic leak) possibly.

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    Olimpass, do you have any info on that monstrosity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slanddad View Post
    How many snare drums can I obtain before my wife goes(Linda Blair)? on me. New avatar?
    The avatar is the same girl. It's a long story!!! It isn't Linda Blair but someone else with the same initials.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

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    VAE VICTIS

    ONCE YOU HIT A CERTAIN AGE, YOU BECOME PERMANENTLY UNIMPRESSED BY A LOT OF CRAP.

    I HIT THAT AGE 20 YEARS AGO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olimpass View Post
    Wanted to mention. Good call on lightly sanding the bearing edges that were a little sharp at the parting lines of the mold or were a little bit of flash (plastic leak) possibly.
    thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    The avatar is the same girl. It's a long story!!! It isn't Linda Blair but someone else with the same initials.
    Not Lorena Bobbitt.Ouch!
    Rick


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