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Vegas Island 10-01-2011 06:51 AM

Johnny's DW kit!!!
 
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I just got this today after months of waiting. I love it!!! Introducing my DW kit, nicknamed "Mojlnir" aka Thor's Hammer! 18x26 bass, 9x13 rack tom, 12x14 & 14x16 floor toms, Tama 6.5x13 snare. More pics to come very soon as I'm still setting up and tuning.

Pass.of.E.r.a. 10-01-2011 07:26 AM

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Sweet kit! I must say I'm suprised that you went with a 14 & 16 for floor toms. Usually you see a 16 & 18 with a 26" kick!

Cymbals specs please? And is that an SSC kit?

-Jonathan

Vegas Island 10-01-2011 06:26 PM

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I'll have better more detailed pics up later today. But to answer your questions...

DW gets a LOT of boom out of their toms. I was nervous at first but now am thrilled that I went with 14 & 16 inch toms. They sound INCREDIBLE. Very deep. Also easier to carry due to a slightly smaller size. They also make the 26" kick look even bigger.

It was a custom ordered Collectors series maple kit. I placed the order in late July and got it 09/30/11. It came out even better than I thought it would. The phone pic I published doesn't really do it justice. The 13" rack tom is a VLT, 14" floor is a X, 16" floor is a VLX, and the bass is standard.

My cymbals are all Zildjian: 14" A Mastersound hi-hats, 20" A ping ride, 18" A projection crash, 16" & 18" Z Custom Crashes (not pictured yet). I'm picking up stands for them today. The snare is a Tama 6.5x13" Metalworks in brushed nickel and it sounds GREAT!

More pics to come soon... and THANKS!!!

Vegas Island 10-02-2011 02:09 AM

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Here are some more pics!

Vegas Island 10-02-2011 02:11 AM

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more shots of the kit...

Vegas Island 10-02-2011 02:13 AM

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and more in this ongoing photo process....

GRUNTERSDAD 10-02-2011 02:21 AM

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Absolutely love the white. Nice purchase for sure.

Vegas Island 10-02-2011 02:32 AM

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as I keep adding to the kit, I'll keep updating. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. THANKS!!!

Chaos_Inferno 10-02-2011 02:52 AM

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Love the hammer... haha. Very nice kit.

Vegas Island 10-02-2011 03:24 AM

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Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments.

sticks4drums 10-02-2011 04:09 AM

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Got to love the black hardware on white. I am a little biased. :) Very fresh looking.

Vegas Island 10-02-2011 04:14 AM

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That black nickel hardware is phenomenal! It also matches very well between the DW kit and the Tama snare.

sticks4drums 10-02-2011 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Vegas Island (Post 897202)
That black nickel hardware is phenomenal! It also matches very well between the DW kit and the Tama snare.

Have you seen my little black and white kit.

uniin 10-02-2011 06:05 AM

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how do you like the pitch progression between 13->14->16? i'd thought something more common with that size bass drum would be 13->16->18, or 14->16->18.

looks beautiful though!

thunderstruck 10-03-2011 02:25 AM

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Beautiful kit. I bet it sounds as good as it looks.

JimboJim 10-03-2011 02:35 AM

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Awesome; what kind of Tama snare is that. You thinkin about a DW to go with it?

inky 10-03-2011 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Vegas Island (Post 897180)
and more in this ongoing photo process....

Very nice, good job, You must be married THE GARAGE

Jeremy Bender 10-03-2011 03:56 PM

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Love the twisted white silk. You're in good company! http://www.moodybluestoday.com/moody...dianapolis.JPG
http://www.moodybluestoday.com/moody...dianapolis.JPG

Zickos 10-03-2011 04:00 PM

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Man, I wish my garage was that clean!

Vegas Island 10-05-2011 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by inky (Post 897576)
Very nice, good job, You must be married THE GARAGE

You got THAT right!!! But hey, the garage is my man cave! I even have it air conditioned. NO BS!

Vegas Island 10-05-2011 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by JimboJim (Post 897463)
Awesome; what kind of Tama snare is that. You thinkin about a DW to go with it?

I LOVE the Tama snare! Its a Metalworks 6.5"x13" in brushed nickel and its sounds awesome. Maybe next year I'll get a 6 or 6.5x14 DW bronze snare. Right now I'm thrilled with the Tama. It's comfortable at 13" within the set up.

Vegas Island 10-05-2011 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by uniin (Post 897219)
how do you like the pitch progression between 13->14->16? i'd thought something more common with that size bass drum would be 13->16->18, or 14->16->18.

looks beautiful though!

I went with smaller tom sizes to reduce cost. I don't regret it one bit! They sound much deeper than they look. I actually did some research and got the sizes from Vince Neil's former drummer Vik Foxx (Modern Drummer, Nov. 1993) who had the same size floor toms on both sides but actually played a 28" bass drum. His rack tom was a 10x12, while mine is a 9x13.

Vegas Island 10-16-2011 08:37 AM

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Gonna start building a drum booth soon. Pics to come.

larryz 10-17-2011 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by inky (Post 897576)
Very nice, good job, You must be married THE GARAGE

+1 and amen to that.

(a/c in a garage? nuts !)

Vegas Island 10-18-2011 07:03 AM

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+1 and amen to that.

(a/c in a garage? nuts !)

The house came that way.

Cadet311 10-21-2011 05:33 PM

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If I may inquire, what was the cost?

bonzolead 10-21-2011 05:48 PM

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love the kit but gotta admit the bass drum makes those floor-toms look really tiny..lol

congrats on the purchase,
Bonzolead

Vegas Island 10-22-2011 01:57 AM

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love the kit but gotta admit the bass drum makes those floor-toms look really tiny..lol

congrats on the purchase,
Bonzolead

Thanks dude! LOL!

Oh and by the way... BONHAM RULES!!! Just got back from seeing the Jason Bonham Led Zep Experience. It was AMAZING!!!

Check out the link to the video I took.
http://youtu.be/ZQOJ1qWN07A

Vegas Island 11-24-2011 05:40 AM

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I took over the kid's lounge (she NEVER used it) and turned it into a mancave/woodshed. My drumkit "Mjolnir" now has a new home. I had to pull it out of the warm garage as the wrap/finish ply started to slightly bubble on the top of the bass drum.. Luckily, I was able to work the bubble out to where you can't tell at all. I decorated the room as well as I could and YES, I know the walls are purple. I will repaint them when I have the time. For now, it's good enough.

Vegas Island 11-24-2011 05:52 AM

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A few more pics of the room....

HipshotPercussion 11-27-2011 05:06 PM

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Beautiful kit.

I'm impressed with the name you've given it too. Names scare me. I'm afraid that if I name something it'll start getting its own ideas and rebel.

I salute your drumming and your courage.

eric_B 11-27-2011 05:45 PM

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Great looking kit, if it sounds as great it looks, then you must be very happy man :-)

Just wondering, I recently got the same Tama snare, how do you tune it?

Vegas Island 11-27-2011 07:25 PM

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The kit sounds absolutely AMAZING! I had a real pro come over and help me tune it. The bass drum sounds as big as it looks. As far as the snare, it is incredible. The crack sounds much better than I ever thought it would for a metal snare drum. I though about getting a DW brass snare in the future, but as of now I placed that idea aside because I'm so happy with the Tama. We started out a little on the high/tight side for the snare and then slowly tuned down a bit to where we thought the crack was just right. Eventually, I'd like to get some recording software so everyone can hear how well it sounds. Thank you all for your compliments. I appreciate them as I am really proud of my kit. Having something this special makes relearning that much more fun.

larryz 11-28-2011 06:15 PM

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Actually I really like the room's color. I'd call it lavender, not purple:)

And, ok so the car can now be put back in the garage..

longgun 11-28-2011 06:34 PM

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Beautiful DW's...too nice for the garage.

Vegas Island 11-29-2011 05:00 AM

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Cars always were in the garage. My garage is HUGE and air conditioned too. But ya can't beat having your own jam space in the house. Especially when ya get to make it your own mancave.

Vegas Island 12-04-2011 06:23 AM

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Still working on "Valhalla" my drum room/man cave. Looks like I'll paint over the Christmas Holiday, but in the meantime I added more goodies...

The art work is by one of may favorite artists, Dave Stevens. That cup that says "Sixx" was Nikki Sixx's water cup from the Greatest Hits Tour. It holds all the tickets to every concert I've ever been to. The open drawer has my stash of old magazines including VH Inside, Circus, etc., and finally there is my stash of Modern Drummer magazines.

Vegas Island 12-04-2011 06:25 AM

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Can't wait to paint...

Cameo 12-04-2011 07:14 AM

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Have you finished Brütal Legend yet? Haha!
Really nice kit, really nice!

Vegas Island 12-04-2011 08:41 AM

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Have you finished Brütal Legend yet? Haha!
Really nice kit, really nice!

Ha! Great game, loads of fun, but I'm taking my time with it. Looking forward to Gears of War 3.


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