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Agent_drew 05-03-2008 03:11 AM

Show off your Peavey!
 
There is my set....and me

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...w/DSCF1383.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...w/DSCF1384.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...w/DSCF1390.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...w/DSCF1393.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...w/DSCF1394.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...w/DSCF1395.jpg

These are really amazing overhead mics...

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...w/DSCF1388.jpg


Still miss a ride but will coming soon

-Nirvana- 05-03-2008 03:40 AM

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hey man amazing peavey's!!! I own a peavey set and i really like them even thought they are considered cheap drums. But mine do not look like that, were do/did you get peavey like that!!!!

burnthehero 05-03-2008 03:48 AM

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Don't see these very often. But I love that natural finish!

Sizes? Type of wood?

Drum-Head 05-03-2008 03:50 AM

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Another guy with Radial Pros who I must officially hate! ;p

Those are awesome sounding and rare drums. You must enjoy playing on those. They seem to be in excellent condition too. May I ask how you got your hands on those beauties?

Red Hawk 05-03-2008 08:51 AM

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there was a kit just like that a handful of years ago in a pawn shop here in fargo...

I wish I would have bought them, but at the time had no idea that they were as cool as they are. It was a 6 piece kit and if i remember right the price tag for the whole thing was 700 bucks.

If I could kick my own ass, I would.

Awesome kit... I'm envious. I know how good those drums sound now, and wish I would have known years ago.

Agent_drew 05-03-2008 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by !drummer! (Post 435878)
hey man amazing peavey's!!! I own a peavey set and i really like them even thought they are considered cheap drums. But mine do not look like that, were do/did you get peavey like that!!!!


I trade it with someone near my place. He tried to sell the drum for a long time but nobody wanted it because for a lot of us, peavey is a (maybe soso) guitar maker but certainly not a valuable drum maker.

The sound produced by this beast is amazing.....I love this drum (but the snare is...euh....a bit ugly).

Un petit bonjour du Québec!!!!

-Nirvana- 05-03-2008 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Agent_drew (Post 435988)
I trade it with someone near my place. He tried to sell the drum for a long time but nobody wanted it because for a lot of us, peavey is a (maybe soso) guitar maker but certainly not a valuable drum maker.

The sound produced by this beast is amazing.....I love this drum (but the snare is...euh....a bit ugly).

Un petit bonjour du Québec!!!!

really awsome peavey's same thing on my peavey set up (but its not nearly as nice as yours) the toms and the bass drum soud good but the snare is abit "ugly" as you put it lol.

mind_drummer 05-03-2008 03:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Agent_drew (Post 435988)
I trade it with someone near my place. He tried to sell the drum for a long time but nobody wanted it because for a lot of us, peavey is a (maybe soso) guitar maker but certainly not a valuable drum maker.

The sound produced by this beast is amazing.....I love this drum (but the snare is...euh....a bit ugly).

Un petit bonjour du Québec!!!!

Magnifique Radial Pro. Je ne pensais pas que "Peavey's shell" était si epais.


I consider Peavey Radial pro as the classy "mystirious" great sounding drum kit.

Un petit bonjour de Rouyn-Noranda...

-Nirvana- 05-03-2008 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mind_drummer (Post 435996)
Magnifique Radial Pro. Je ne pensais pas que "Peavey's shell" était si epais.


I consider Peavey Radial pro as the classy "mystirious" great sounding drum kit.

Un petit bonjour de Rouyn-Noranda...

do they still sell peavey radial pro?

Drum-Head 05-03-2008 03:37 PM

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Ben en fait, à part la snare, normalement c'est de l'érable trois plis. Mais c'est vrai que la snare est moche... C'est le seul truc que j'ai jamais aimé, en plus ça doit prendre de la place entre les jambes!

You were lucky to find one of these kits, most people I have seen with one have the same story - they kinda found them by accident. It's just so sad they discontinued them, the Radial Pro 1000 was my dream kit...

Un petit bonjour de Toulouse, France. :)

Agent_drew 05-03-2008 03:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mind_drummer (Post 435996)
Magnifique Radial Pro. Je ne pensais pas que "Peavey's shell" était si epais.


I consider Peavey Radial pro as the classy "mystirious" great sounding drum kit.

Un petit bonjour de Rouyn-Noranda...

Justement non, les shells des Radial Pro n'ont que 3 plis, sur lesquels sont apposé des "bridges", c'est ce qui fait qu'ils on l'air si épais, mais au contraire, comme je disais, ils sont vraiment très minces (et probablement plus fragiles que des shells régulier).

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...rew/shell2.jpg

The Peavey Radial Pro shells are only 3 plies thin.

MadMax 05-03-2008 04:39 PM

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I use to own a Peavey kit years ago in white pearl. They sounded ok, but after awhile I couldn't handle the look of a kit with no lugs. The round wooden hoops that take the tension rods made the kit look like it was swelling up from an infection. One thing nice however, without the rims I could roll them across the floor.

katman 05-06-2008 03:15 PM

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Man, I love your drums. Wish they were mine. I've seen these Peaveys before, but never in natural wood. They look fantastic. What are the sizes?

I wonder why the snare is built differently from the rest of the drums (with the tension rods connecting to the thickened shell, as opposed to the wooden rings top and bottom).

Agent_drew 05-06-2008 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by katman (Post 436726)
Man, I love your drums. Wish they were mine. I've seen these Peaveys before, but never in natural wood. They look fantastic. What are the sizes?

I wonder why the snare is built differently from the rest of the drums (with the tension rods connecting to the thickened shell, as opposed to the wooden rings top and bottom).

The size of the drums are: snare, 14, toms, 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", bass drum: 22"

Drum-Head 05-06-2008 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by katman (Post 436726)
I wonder why the snare is built differently from the rest of the drums (with the tension rods connecting to the thickened shell, as opposed to the wooden rings top and bottom).

My guess on that is because of the strain that would be put on to the shell from the high tension people usually have on their snare drums. The shell might collapse constructed with wooden rings...

Drew, do you know the depth of those shells? Again congrats for that kit, I really envy you. :)

tard 01-14-2009 10:06 PM

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if you own a set check out:

Peavey Radial Pro Owners Worldwide
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/g...id=22647984016

may be reserrecting the radial bridge drum, check it out at
Peavey Radial Pro Drums Owners Club
www.peaveydrums.moonfruit.com

pass it on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ferret 01-15-2009 11:07 AM

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My first kit was a Peavey, it was a lil 5pc with a throne, cymbals, stands and the whole thing was 300 bucks. It sounded awful. I hated that thing right up until I got my pork pie snare and a set of steel mini-tymps (which meant I could just click pad the bass drums and use the tymps for ALL tom work)

I stopped hating it when I got my Tama rockstar, and now have finally put it to good use as an 8 track recorder stand. (using the pearl style tom mounts backwards so the real long end points horizontally giving the recorder a place to sit up against the wall)

I don't think I have ever hated anything as much as that kit, and that stupid hihat stand that lacked the strength to hold up the Z customs I put on it (sacked it for an iron cobra stand as soon as I got my first job)

If Peavey makes a quality kit, that's news to me. I hated that damn thing.

tard 01-15-2009 05:30 PM

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must have been a peavey international kit for that kind of cash, and forgive me for asking but why would you buy it if you thought it sounded awful? i went to the store at least a half dozen times or so and played several kits each time before surrendering the cash



PS: anyone know where there is a matching 8" and/or 18" tom, or even an 18" bass drum, i can change the hoops, bass drums are 5 ply instead of 3 ply but should still work good, plus i could use it as the kick for a compact 4 piece as well.

Reo Fendel 02-08-2011 06:23 PM

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Please, don't say you weren't warned when everyone & their grandmothers were gleaming at the DW's and (cough cough) pearls. Glad to see there are a few people that can hear.

bonzolead 02-08-2011 08:08 PM

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Like the sound, not so much the looks.

Bonzolead

keep it simple 02-08-2011 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Reo Fendel (Post 799969)
Please, don't say you weren't warned when everyone & their grandmothers were gleaming at the DW's and (cough cough) pearls. Glad to see there are a few people that can hear.

Now that is one piece of stunning drum design. Yes, the look isn't great, but the principal of construction is totally fantastic. Actually, I think the finish on your kit is beautiful. Those tubs are rare, & yours must be the nicest example I've ever seen

Peavey did a good job on these guys. This is not the cheap rubbish that many associate the Peavey name with. The Radial Pro is a breath of fresh air in drum design. The concept is completely correct, & they sound superior to almost anything out there IMO.

As some of you might know, I'm in the process of designing a leading edge drum kit, & It's being built by Dean at Guru Drumworks. Our design echos some of the Radial Pro design principals, but takes them to a whole new level.

Congratulations on your stunning kit. I'd buy them in a heartbeat!

Lex 02-08-2011 10:21 PM

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Peavey drums look very typical, a look I like. They sound nice as well. here in Europe, you don't come across a lot of Peavey drums... Their guitars and amps are more popular here in Holland.

Deathmetalconga 02-09-2011 12:31 AM

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I have always like the Peavey radials but I have never seen them in natural finish. Really beautiful drums!

Reo Fendel 02-09-2011 10:33 PM

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Congratulations on your stunning kit. I'd buy them in a heartbeat!

Thanks. These other photos are not shot with the best background, but it shows it from the front & behind. Below are the RP 500's I had to sell in order to get the violet gloss kit. In a sound comparison, they came in a very close second. From a tuning standpoint, they blow away my other Gretsch kits and old BOP Ludwig. But sonically, each of my older kits has it's own appreciative character.

tard 02-20-2011 03:14 AM

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sweet kit, is that an 8" i see there? im still looking for an 8 and 18 in blue for my kit although i have replaced the 13 pearl brass piccalo snare shown in the pics above with a matching 12" blue rp1000 snare, im not sure in your on facebook or not but theres an owners group there.

pearlygates 02-28-2011 03:49 AM

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I played at a Christian music fest and the headliner band's drummer had his Peavey Rad pro as the main kit.. WOW.. LOVE at fist strike!

Hellwyck 02-28-2011 05:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Agent_drew (Post 435988)
peavey is a (maybe soso) guitar maker

They're more famous for their superb amps.



Nice kit anyway

jfarrell 05-04-2011 08:48 PM

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i'm keeping my eye out for one of thes kits

Deathmetalconga 05-05-2011 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Agent_drew (Post 435876)

I encourage you to re-post this in the "Show your wood" thread, which is exclusively for drums with natural wood finishes (no stains). These are beautiful natural wood.

tard 07-16-2011 07:16 PM

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i finally found the matching 8", has anyone seen an 18" in this color?http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1566503_n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5430032_n.jpg

keep it simple 07-16-2011 10:23 PM

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As a complete aside, but very much related, I had a great conversation yesterday with Steven Volpp, the inventor & patent holder of the radial bridge system. We discussed potential next generation concepts. Not only a really smart guy, but a total gentleman too.

ZildjianRock 07-25-2011 11:49 PM

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I'll never forget playing a set of those Radial Pro Peaveys at a Guitar Center in Atlanta years ago. They were easily the loudest and most projecting toms I have ever played. They sounded great! I had a set of sweet Tama Superstar mahoganys with the extended shells, and until I heard the Peaveys, they were the loudest. The Radials weren't cheap though- I think they wanted like 4k for a six or seven piece set.

tard 08-17-2011 01:48 AM

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just replaced all the heads and picked up a black 750 series 18" floor tom and a 13x7 metal shelled prototype snare, cant wait till they get here.......

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2227310_n.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._6723926_n.jpg
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tard 11-01-2011 11:40 PM

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The 13x7 has a brass shell and is missing the original logo but turns out its a Bobby Rock signature series snare, I found a picture of them in an old radial pro brochure.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...26768694_n.jpg

LoneWolfDF 11-03-2011 10:33 PM

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Selling my kit

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pm...665092549.html

tard 11-08-2011 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by LoneWolfDF (Post 908937)

Nice sizes, btw the color is called "clear red gloss", I also posted the link on the radial pro owners group on facebook, hope this helps.

Statskeeper 06-07-2012 03:51 AM

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Hi, I'm new to the forum so thought that I would show you my Peaveys. The pics are before and after shots of my refurbished RP 501 kit. I acquired a 5-pc kit (12,14,16,22 & 14sn) in March 2009; added two more toms (10,12) in October 2010 and decided to remove the wraps, then stained and clear-coated it in March 2011. While not RP1000's these 501's still sounds better than the Ludwig and Pearl kits that I've owned in the past. The colour is not everyone's cup of tea and is not quite the burnt orange shade I was looking for, but I can safely say that it is definitely different and unlike any other kits in the area.

Statskeeper 06-09-2012 04:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Red Hawk (Post 435949)
there was a kit just like that a handful of years ago in a pawn shop here in fargo...

I wish I would have bought them, but at the time had no idea that they were as cool as they are. It was a 6 piece kit and if i remember right the price tag for the whole thing was 700 bucks.

If I could kick my own ass, I would.

Awesome kit... I'm envious. I know how good those drums sound now, and wish I would have known years ago.

Don't feel bad, I missed out on a kit in 2010 - (10,12,14,16 fl, 22 bass +14sn), hi-hats, ride, crash and splash cymbals (not the greatest pies - but even so), stands, throne and double kick pedal = $900.

So, when it comes to kicking one's own ass, your not alone. I've been looking for a set ever since, but in the meantime, make do with my RP 501's.

Statskeeper 06-29-2012 03:50 AM

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Don't feel bad, I missed out on a kit in 2010 - (10,12,14,16 fl, 22 bass +14sn), hi-hats, ride, crash and splash cymbals (not the greatest pies - but even so), stands, throne and double kick pedal = $900.

So, when it comes to kicking one's own ass, your not alone. I've been looking for a set ever since, but in the meantime, make do with my RP 501's.

Just two weeks after the above post, I managed to find a 5-pc RBS-1 kit (10,12,14,16,22) that I could afford. No snare, but that's something to keep the hunt alive. The colour of this kit was originally a transparent black, but as per the history of these drums outlined on the drum owners website (see the link in Tard's post #16 - 01-14-2009) some of the units have taken on a brown colour (more exposure to the sun than the others I guess). All to say I 'm now looking at another refinishing project that hopefully will result in a lighter coloured kit.

Now July 23 and, after 100 hours of work, I'm happy to update this post with pictures of my refurbished kit........

Statskeeper 10-29-2012 11:02 PM

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Further to post #39, I was able to get the snare that matched my kit in September. Refinished it in no time, so now I have a complete set.


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