What's your latest purchase?

samuikon

Junior Member
I like shopping, you know. I prefer to buy different kinds of tech gadgets. Few days ago I bought new Ipad Mic Stand Mount after reading one review https://whatever-tech.com/best-ipad-mic-stand-mount-review/ I choose The ChargerCity MT CLMT5+SW15+HLD5 which has stood out for the functionality and the design. It is constructed from durable alloy aluminum and this makes it much more durable than some of the others.
 
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Moejo

Senior Member
Wow. That's brilliant.

I love the finish. I want something like that. How'd you do it?
Thanks man. I happened to catch them as soon as they were posted for sale within 30 seconds. They're original '68 Slingerland 80N in Tangerine Satin flame. I just cleaned the finish with scrubbing bubbles and a toothbrush. Soaked all the hardware in Dawn soap and water, scrubbed with a toothbrush and polished with nevr-dull.
 

Ransan

Senior Member
Got this AAX cymbal pack Monday:
14” Fast hats
16” AAXplosion crash
18” AAXplosion crash
20” AAXplosion crash
I like how the top doesn’t have the Sabian on the half cymbal logo, makes them look sleek.6E2CF41C-8D6E-4EE3-B0CF-A65337DCEAA4.jpegFD1DD429-FE57-4ECC-A7E7-BBE1F0DDFB2F.jpeg
Also Pearl 6.5 x 14 free floater snare system
with a brass and ruby Crystal Beat acrylic ring.1C35BAB1-DC98-4133-867B-C2EBD0957B41.jpeg
 

vxla

Silver Member
Two items recently...

A vintage Austrian hoe blade to replace my existing guataca.
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DW 6.5x14 black nickel over brass snare.
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Both items sound fantastic.
 
How about a thread to celebrate and marvel at our newest purchases? I know I'll enjoy seeing yours.

Here's mine:

A mixed box of toys. Evans g2 over g1 coated for my yamaha kit, tight screws and trick quick release cymbal toppers.

A quick release hi hat drop clutch, some rods, some brushes, emperors for my saturn kit, and a 20" emad which could go on either of my 20'' kicks. Also a dw cowbell mount.

I'm so happy.

You must post pictures wherever possible.

Non drum related things are encouraged.
I bought a 26 inch PDP concept maple kick drum, goes new for 500 plus, got it for 220. it was a virgin but I successfully drilled one inch hole and added nice Tama omni mount. Put an old smooth black dot on front and it sounds like an electric bass note when struck. Hog heaven after all these years of playing crappy bass drums with pillows, etc. This is how a bass should sound.
 

Vintage Old School

Gold Member
Ever since I realized Neil Peart used a Yamaha Bamboo Snare Drum on several tracks of Vapor Trails the thought of a bamboo shell has peaked my curiosity. I recently located and just received this snare: DW Solid Shell Bamboo 5.5" X 14". It's a horizontal stave construction. Unique but versatile sound. Killer snare overall.

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larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Ever since I realized Neil Peart used a Yamaha Bamboo Snare Drum on several tracks of Vapor Trails the thought of a bamboo shell has peaked my curiosity. I recently located and just received this snare: DW Solid Shell Bamboo 5.5" X 14". It's a horizontal stave construction. Unique but versatile sound. Killer snare overall.

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Wait just a minute there Bucko. Horizontal stave. WTF is a horizontal stave? I need as many details as you can list on the shell construction. How did I miss this? It's solid shell? Can you compare it to anything? I imagine bamboo to be very alive and present, to the extreme even. Never heard bamboo yet. Tell tell!
 

lefty2

Platinum Member
Wait just a minute there Bucko. Horizontal stave. WTF is a horizontal stave? I need as many details as you can list on the shell construction. How did I miss this? It's solid shell? Can you compare it to anything? I imagine bamboo to be very alive and present, to the extreme even. Never heard bamboo yet. Tell tell!
Horizontal Stave,hummmm. You got me wondering
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
Wait just a minute there Bucko. Horizontal stave. WTF is a horizontal stave? I need as many details as you can list on the shell construction. How did I miss this? It's solid shell? Can you compare it to anything? I imagine bamboo to be very alive and present, to the extreme even. Never heard bamboo yet.
Info here. 🤔
 

Vintage Old School

Gold Member
Wait just a minute there Bucko. Horizontal stave. WTF is a horizontal stave? I need as many details as you can list on the shell construction. How did I miss this? It's solid shell? Can you compare it to anything? I imagine bamboo to be very alive and present, to the extreme even. Never heard bamboo yet. Tell tell!
Larry, I'm going off the way DW marketed the snare back in 2006. Here's a reference by Drummer's Cafe:

The vendor I purchased it from also referred to it as a "solid" shell and another source refers to it as a solid stave.

Most of my research was around the Yamaha bamboo snares and how they were made. To my knowledge--and I'm more than willing to be corrected on this--most stave shells have a vertical construction pattern "similar" to the construction of a barrel. But stave shells can also be constructed of horizontal blocks the circumference of the shell. When many, shorter horizontal blocks are used and built upon it's a segmented shell. Any builders out there, please feel free to chime in. I may contact DW this week to get more of the low down on its construction.

John Good claims sonically it falls in-between vintage metal drums and traditional maple or birch snares with high end crack but plenty of body. I need a lot more time putting it through its paces, before I commit to an assessment.
 

Vintage Old School

Gold Member
Can you compare it to anything? I imagine bamboo to be very alive and present, to the extreme even. Never heard bamboo yet. Tell tell!
Larry, just located this 2014 MDS video clip for audio reference. This is the same make, model and size as my bamboo snare, but it is not my snare.

 
Larry, just located this 2014 MDS video clip for audio reference. This is the same make, model and size as my bamboo snare, but it is not my snare.


Very nice 👍🏻. If that video is true to its sound (how it was recorded and largely unprocessed) then goode’s description is right on the mark I would say . It sounds great in all tunings and loses nothing IMO . I await your assessment and review and perhaps your own recording . Nice pick up 👌🏻. I really like this snare . Good luck with it !
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Larry, I'm going off the way DW marketed the snare back in 2006. Here's a reference by Drummer's Cafe:

The vendor I purchased it from also referred to it as a "solid" shell and another source refers to it as a solid stave.

Most of my research was around the Yamaha bamboo snares and how they were made. To my knowledge--and I'm more than willing to be corrected on this--most stave shells have a vertical construction pattern "similar" to the construction of a barrel. But stave shells can also be constructed of horizontal blocks the circumference of the shell. When many, shorter horizontal blocks are used and built upon it's a segmented shell. Any builders out there, please feel free to chime in. I may contact DW this week to get more of the low down on its construction.

John Good claims sonically it falls in-between vintage metal drums and traditional maple or birch snares with high end crack but plenty of body. I need a lot more time putting it through its paces, before I commit to an assessment.
Right, so it's a segmented shell, non ply...solid...is what I'm reading. Wow. A commercially available segmented shell. I missed that detail.

I'd love to see more of those in different woods.
 

slhanks04

Member
I got a killer deal on a Ludwig Centennial Maple Zep kit. It's mahogany burst finish, absolutely gorgeous, in my opinion. Sorry for the messy drum room in the pics.
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RickP

Gold Member
I picked up a Roland TM-1 and riggers for my bass drum and snare. I see a lot of potential in this trigger interface and I really like how robustly it is built. A little sound reinforcement and sample triggering can be a good thing. The TM-1 is very reasonably priced as well and can be left on the floor by your hihat to be controlled with your foot.
 
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