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Forum: Drums 03-12-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Identify This 1995 Premier Kit

That's a 22", not a 24".

Two reasons, firstly you couldn't get APK/XPK drums like that in a 24" and secondly it looks like a 22, given the relationship between it and the 12 and 13" toms and the...
Forum: Drums 03-12-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By mpthomson
Re: DW construction Question

And just to add to Tommy D's explanation, it goes across 3 plies as that's how the sheets are laid up. So 3 plies together as one sheet. Not a drama and at least it's been shimmed.
Forum: Drums 03-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Who else uses a marching snare with a drum set?

Ahhh the late and great Michael Lee, also played for the Cult.
Forum: Drums 03-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Stave snare shrunk in size [photos] - seeking advice

Would a shell shrink absolutely evenly in this way and also leave the lacquer unmarked, as that wouldn't be able to shrink?
Forum: Drums 02-12-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Premier snare drums - Beatmaker & XPK Exclusive

BDC is a different proposition though, it's a high end bespoke kind of company (you'll be aware it's Keith et al who made the last British made Premier stuff). They're not competing in anything like...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Premier snare drums - Beatmaker & XPK Exclusive

If it's one of the older seamless brass Yamahas then no comparison at all. The Prem drum is OK but nothing special.
Forum: Drums 02-09-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Premier snare drums - Beatmaker & XPK Exclusive

No, unless you can find blowout stock. I think the marching side is still staggering along waiting for someone to put it out of its misery, but they haven't made anything kit related now since about...
Forum: Drums 02-06-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,083
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Ludwig Neusonic

Gear 4 Music are a UK based company that don't have a physical presence in the US. That is the kind of price you'd expect to pay in the UK/Europe.
Forum: Drums 02-05-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Premier APK 12 / 14 / 20

Hardware was identical on the A and XPKs originally (certainly in 1990) and both had black interiors as the wood they used was a version of luan called merranti.

The only difference was that the...
Forum: Drums 01-30-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By mpthomson
Re: How much for an acrolite?!?

None of them, they aren't currently manufacturing kits.
Forum: Drums 01-26-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,258
Posted By mpthomson
Re: NAMM 2018 New Gear Thread

Not sure about a technical advantage, but easier to adjust tension from the stool I think. Sonor and Pearl used similar designs in the 70's (to about 1995 for Sonor).
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By mpthomson
Re: mixing wood?

Steve Gadd's Absolute kits are maple BD and birch toms, if I remember rightly. The bass drum was the Yam RC 9000's weaker point, new ones are much better apparently.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Getting a band together to tour Europe

Throwing a band together under that set of circumstances for an overseas tour is asking for trouble unless ALL of you are good friends and, crucially, know you are going to get along well together...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,956
Posted By mpthomson
Re: What drum trends do you NOT miss?

That's what happens when it gets damp or wet sadly. I've seen an Acousticon snare stored in a damp atmosphere that was going through the same process on the bearing edges. Not as bad, but the same...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,956
Posted By mpthomson
Re: What drum trends do you NOT miss?

For me the best representation of this is on Two Princes by the Spin Doctors. Aaron Comess' feel and groove are great but that snare sound wrecks it for me, particularly that horrible intro....
Forum: Drums 01-16-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,567
Posted By mpthomson
Re: What drums do you wish they still made (or other drum trends you miss)?

Sonor Ferro-manganese steel spun shell snares, particularly the 6.5" D506.
Forum: Drums 01-16-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By mpthomson
Re: DW Deep Snare: Ordering New vs Refinishing Used?

You don't need to send the drum away to be re-wrapped, even if you glue the wrap all round. It's easy to do as long as you can follow instructions and are patient. Matt black wrap won't be expensive...
Forum: Drums 01-10-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,490
Posted By mpthomson
Re: The 23" bass drum

That makes absolutely no sense economically for a drum company. If there was any kind demand that would make money they'd already be making them.
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Thumb pain due to artrosis, how do I deal with it as a drummer?

The other thing to point out, and speaking as a medical professional, is not to take advice from anyone on the internet about what's best. All presentations are slightly different and the only people...
Forum: Drums 12-19-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Anyone recognize these drums?

They're generic Taiwanese lugs made to look somewhat similar to both the Tama and Sonor lugs but not the same as either. There's also a version of this lug that has a single dot above the lines,...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By mpthomson
Re: "Bell Brass" hoops

Neither of the above, the old style Tama hoops are simply cast bronze in the same way that the drums are.
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,651
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Keeping big band horns from dragging

This, I used a 20" Heavy K ride for years in a big band for precisely that reason.
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,486
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Dire Straits- Sultans of swing time sig

No it isn't. Dire Straits at the Time of Sultans of Swing were relative unknowns (though very talented ones) and used no session musicians.

The drummer Omar Hakim replaced was Terry Williams...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,614
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Bell brass and spun brass?

I've got a Full Range Bell Brass drum and it's 100% definitely bronze. It's a different colour to cast brass as well.
Forum: Drums 11-13-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,614
Posted By mpthomson
Re: Bell brass and spun brass?

So they do! I was referring to the earlier drums, as advertised by Josh Freeze. Some early ones are cast, but as DW themselves say, they are now rolled/welded.
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