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Forum: Drums Yesterday, 11:26 PM
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Posted By KlarkKent
Question about Snare Beds

I have a Pearl Omar Hakim mahogany snare and really like it, and I'm thinking of getting a Masterworks snare made with somewhat similar specs: 5.5x14 snare, 8 ply, 4 inner mahogany, 2 middle birch, 2...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By KlarkKent
Pearl Crystal Beat Updates?

Has anyone by chance played the new Pearl Crystal Beat acrylic kits? Thoughts? They seem well made (strong cast shells, and Pearl's usually pretty good at building strong shells) from what I've...
Forum: Drums 10-29-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: Tom Mounts on George Way Kit?

Update: I've heard that those Gibraltar mounts pictured on the Way kit and being used by Purdie in the video (both in this thread) are actually not that great--that they tend to choke the resonance...
Forum: Drums 10-28-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: Tom Mounts on George Way Kit?

Thanks for the clarification, guys, and double thanks for the photo, Art.

It looks like the Gibraltar two-lug RIMS mount:
Forum: Drums 10-28-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By KlarkKent
Tom Mounts on George Way Kit?

Can anyone tell what kind of tom mounts Bernard Purdie is using on his George Way kit in this video? It is from the Regina Drum Festival 2014 (footage uploaded by Ronn Dunnett):
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Forum: Drums 10-18-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By KlarkKent
George Way Drum Kits?

Are there any thoughts or personal reviews of Dunnett's Way kits from forum members here? I seen various demos online of the maple/poplar/maple, cherry wood, and walnut wood kits, but I was...
Forum: Drums 06-17-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: Allegra Big Baby...

Well, Gretsch and Slingerland were both doing 10x20 and 10x26 or 24 bass drums years ago. And I believe Allegra's founder, Dave Peterson, worked for Slingerland back in the day. So, not so sure about...
Forum: Drums 06-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: Allegra Big Baby...

Cool drums and sound pretty good. Also awesome hardware--solid aluminum lugs.

Anyone "worried" about the thinness of the tom shells? They're 6-ply maple but only 4 mm (3.87 mm actually) thick. A...
Forum: Drums 03-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By KlarkKent
Mapex Armory vs. Yamaha Stage Custom?

Anyone have any insights into which kit would be the "better" purchase? Both are evenly priced, both have 8-lug bass drums, the Yamaha has a "rounded bearing edge" while the Mapex has the rounded...
Forum: Drums 02-18-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: GMS & Ludwig

Thanks for the feedback. Bermuda, Andy kind of mentioned something I mean by "quality" when he stated, "The only thing I've found with all swivel barrel type insert lugs, is that the very shallow...
Forum: Drums 02-18-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By KlarkKent
GMS & Ludwig

Is there a significant quality difference between Ludwig Classic Maples and GMS SE maple drums? The GMS lugs are handmade of solid brass, I believe, and leave a small footprint compared to the...
Forum: Drums 11-13-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By KlarkKent
Gigging Kit: Taye or Pearl SSC?

Looking for a decently priced gigging kit--something that will sound very good but without worries about possible dings, etc.

Which is the better quality kit for such purposes?

1. Taye...
Forum: Drums 04-30-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By KlarkKent
GMS Grandmaster (used) or Tama (new)?

I've been looking into folks' suggestions about Tama Starclassic B/B kits. Most folks here seem to like them, they sound good overall, and the mounting hardware is pretty cool/user friendly.

I...
Forum: Drums 04-08-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By KlarkKent
Pearl Session Studio Custom

Does anyone have any thoughts on the new Pearl SSC kits? They seem good, especially for the price. Are they worth an investment, or is the quality really not there?

Thanks.
Forum: Drums 03-20-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By KlarkKent
Pre-2009 Starclassic Performers

Were the pre-2009 Tama Starclassic Performers (the birch kits, before the B/B kits were developed) made in Japan? The SC B/B are made in China, but I think the original Performers (birch) may have...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: Help Decide: Saturn or Starclassic B/B

Mike,

You touch on an issue that makes this question difficult. I have a nice birch kit but do still like the Tamas, but the maple/walnut of the Saturn seems to offer a punchy sound with more...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: Help Decide: Saturn or Starclassic B/B

Thanks for the opinions, all. Think I'm leaning more towards the Tama--I like the mounting devices and hardware better, for one. Sound on both is pretty good.

Just found a Japanese-made SC Maple...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By KlarkKent
Help Decide: Saturn or Starclassic B/B

I like the sound of both of these kits, so does anyone know if either kit has a quality or hardware edge? I've heard some complaints about the air vents on the B/B kits rattling (can be easily...
Forum: Drums 05-02-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,111
Posted By KlarkKent
Birch Bop Kits: Pearl vs. Tama

Does anyone know how the quality compares between the Tama Silverstar birch bebop kit and the Pearl Vision birch bebop kit? Tama has done way more marketing for the Silverstar--I have yet to see...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,147
Posted By KlarkKent
Pearl MCX or Mapex Saturn?

If one likes the sound of both, which is the "better" option? The Pearl MCX or the Mapex Saturn? Quality any better of one vs. the other, etc.?

Thanks for opinions!
Forum: Drums 02-29-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,191
Posted By KlarkKent
Good Online Drum Shops?

Does anyone have experience with any really good, well respected online dealers? Are Midwestpercussion.com, Drummersuperstore.com, any good, for example?

Not really interested in guitar center or...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By KlarkKent
Kit Advice

I'm considering getting a kit in fusion/rock sizes. Which is the wiser or more sensible thing to do?

- upgrade a Mapex Saturn kit* by adding a rock-sized bass drum (20" or 22" inch) and...
Forum: Drums 08-09-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: Yamaha or Allegra?

Thanks for the continued feedback, folks.

Their finishes are interesting. They don't use traditional wrap finishes; instead, they use "laminate veneer" and seal that into the shell of the drum...
Forum: Drums 08-01-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By KlarkKent
Re: Yamaha or Allegra?

Allegra kits are actually not that expensive. A three-piece jazzy kit, for example, runs between $1700 and $2200, depending on the finish selected and flanged vs. their wood hoops. I think people...
Forum: Drums 07-30-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By KlarkKent
Yamaha or Allegra?

Any strong votes or advice to offer? I'm looking at a used Yamaha Maple Custom from the '90s (good condition) versus a new Allegra kit (private shop based out of Portland, OR).

I'm on the fence...
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