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Forum: Drums 01-22-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By petrez
Re: Tama SC maple vs Mapex saturn IV exotic

Ah, sorry about me being incorrect on the made in China part :). Then my local shop at least have misinformed me, as that was my main base of information... At least in my part of the world, it seems...
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By petrez
Re: Tama SC maple vs Mapex saturn IV exotic

Well, since I've owned both kits (still own a Saturn IV exotic), I will chime in and say they are both high quality, and it really comes down to personal preference. I ultimately sold my SC Maple...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,683
Posted By petrez
Re: Great car for a drummer

http://www.bengrymotors.co.uk/cardata/VO14BNE_I01.jpg
My car (not exactly the one on the picture, but same model and finish), a 2013 Mazda 6 Estate, 2.0 petrol engine, 145 BHP. Really love this car,...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,135
Posted By petrez
Re: Let's Talk Snare Drums

Sadly never had too much experience with Ludwig snares myself, only one I've tried over a longer period was a 14x5,5" Supraphonic Hammered Bronze, which was owned by the studio my band recorded our...
Forum: Drums 12-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 234,651
Posted By petrez
Re: THE GOOD SNARE THREAD

Right now I have two "good" snares, and one slightly inferior backup, but still usable (14x6,5" Mapex MPX Hammered Steel). My two favorites at the moment (of course, since I own them :) ):

14x6"...
Forum: Drums 10-20-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,533
Posted By petrez
Re: How sentimental are you about your drums?

I kinda wished I had more sentimentality with my drums, then I might not feel the need to get new drums so regularly :(. It has been a bad habit of mine (I've had about 20 drumkits, since I started...
Forum: Drums 08-31-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By petrez
Re: Yamaha Power V Special Heads

I had the same kit as my first kit in the 90's, pretty good sounding when tuned right with good heads. I would suggest that you get rid of those old Yamaha reso heads, even though you don't hit them...
Forum: Drums 08-12-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By petrez
Re: Help me find a good Drum Kit

If those are your 3 options, I would go for the Sonor, even if it stretches the budget a little. The two others are beginner kits, the Sonor is 100% birch shells, more in the mid-level segment...
Forum: Drums 08-07-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By petrez
Re: Mapex saturn iv exotic ir tama starclassic maple

Well, I have owned both kits you describe (still own the Saturn). In my opinion, as far as quality go, there is no big difference at all. They are both well made pro-kits. But as others have said,...
Forum: Drums 03-13-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By petrez
Re: Tama Starclassic Bubinga vs Mapex Saturn IV Exotic

Well, I have owned both these kits (now own the Saturn IV), and allthough the Bubingas might have a bit more expensive features and are regarded as a bit higher up on the quality scale (the made in...
Forum: Drums 02-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,185
Posted By petrez
Re: How many drum kits have you owned?

Past kits:
1970's unknown brand (Brown Oyster), 5 piece
1994 Yamaha Power V Special (Black), 6-piece
2002 Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute (Cherry Red), 5 piece
2003 Tama Rockstar (Black), doublebass...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,833
Posted By petrez
Re: The biggest gear hoarders in DW

Hmm, I thought I had an extreme hoarding/gear mover thing going on, apparantly not comparing to some in this thread :). People I know do look at me weirdly when I tell them I got new drums on order...
Forum: Drums 12-29-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By petrez
Re: Best Mapex series?

I own the Black Widow kit myself, and can't really put into words how satisfied I am with them ;). Very resonant sounding and excellent build quality. I however wish to own a Saturn IV kit as well, I...
Forum: Drums 10-13-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

Well, I always had a soft spot for the Black Panther kits and snares, but somehow did not consider them at first when I was looking for a new set. Lookwise I like the lugs and logo more than the...
Forum: Drums 10-12-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

I'm not sure, they call them Sonic Savers, I think they are 2,3 mm. Supposedly close to the sturdyness of diecast, but with more open tone...
Forum: Drums 10-12-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

I'm sorry not to have updated this thread in a while, things turned around after I got the message a couple of weeks ago that the Sonor kit would take up to 3 months more to get (in the finish I...
Forum: Drums 10-02-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor essential force stage 3

I guess it depends on what you compare the hardware with. I've owned Visions, Superstar and now this Essential Force kit, and unfortunately I would say that the hardware on the Sonors are the...
Forum: Drums 10-02-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor essential force stage 3

Hello, I have an Essential Force kit myself (Stage 3 is referring to the setup configuration (22/10/12/16), they have Stage 2, Studio 1 and 2 as well, different sizes). As others have said, it's an...
Forum: Drums 08-19-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

Seems I made the right choice then :). And I definately agree with the statement that sound goes before finish, it's just that when getting into this expensive category, you should not need to...
Forum: Drums 08-17-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

Thanks, I definately will post pics when they arrive. Currently they don't have them in stock, but supposedly it should not take more than a couple of weeks (according to their website). Seeing as...
Forum: Drums 08-17-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

I just ordered the kit described in the post above :). So yet again, thanks for all the replies, it will be really nice to finally have a nice german made Sonor. Now the waiting game begins...
Forum: Drums 08-16-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

On the other hand, the Starclassic Maple have very thin maple shells as well, and has been the main kit for many high profile heavy drummers for decades now, so I think it only really matters if you...
Forum: Drums 08-16-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

Yes, the depth was an issue on my SC Maple kit, it was a 22x20" though. I've been used to playing 22x18" for a while, but those 2" more really made a huge impact on the sound, it was just way too...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

Thank you for your post, but this isn't a valid topic for me, because in Germany (where the webshop I'm buying from is located), the cheapest Prolite kit is just a couple hundred euros more then a...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,830
Posted By petrez
Re: Sonor, Mapex or DW...

Thanks for the info :-). I will take some time to think this through, don't really need the kit right away. I haven't completely ditched the Saturn route yet, because in my situation (not playing in...
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