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Forum: Drums 05-15-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By crispycritters
Re: WorldMax snare?

I have a vented steel Worldmax Snare and the strainer is shit - it gave up within seconds of the warranty expiring (and I seldom use it). The rest of the drum is well made and I have no other...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Entry level kit for home practice

I recommend you scratch the D2 from your list - they are pretty nasty.

I'd go for the Pearl Roadshow. Many don't like the tom mounts, but I believe that is for aesthetic reasons - I've found that...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 03-29-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,323
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Neighbor complaints about subwoofer

Headphones are a great option for apartment dwellers - I used to work a regular 2 - 10 pm shift and frequently listen to music or watch action films between midnight to 3 or 4 am and never had any...
Forum: Drums 03-21-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,728
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Re-buying drum gear, biggest bang for smallest buck?

I like the current Mapex Mars - they are as good as any other similarly priced birch sets IMO, but the finishes are rather drab and the standard heads aren't great. If you're considering buying new...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,018
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Booted out of band, advice needed

I wouldn't stress for a single second about any impact on your reputation. Mr Primo wanted you to leave because your change of work pattern means you can't be available 24/7, that's all it was - his...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,441
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Rack Toms Angled or Flat

Look at the pics of Charlie and Ringo again - although they both have single RTs mounted as low as they go when BD mounted they are both angled towards them
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,441
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Rack Toms Angled or Flat

I'm 6 foot tall and have my toms slightly angled towards me because that is the most comfortable position. If it was more comfortable to mount them flat then that is what I'd do, but it isn't, so I...
Forum: Drums 03-04-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Tom reso head for "dead" sound

I'd try removing the reso heads as others have suggested.

If that gives you the sound you are looking for I'd cut holes in the reso heads, leaving an inch or so around the head and refit them so...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,882
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Where Do You Position Your Beater

Centre on my 22, 18 and 16. I've cut down the beater rod and use a different pedal for my 16. The centre of the head of my 18 is at exactly the same height as the 22 because of the riser - I've not...
Forum: Drums 02-27-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,931
Posted By crispycritters
Re: I'm surprised there are no NEW road worn drums like guitars

I agree with DaleClark - your Ludwig has aged gracefully without looking abused or neglected. Some of the artificially aged finishes are OK, but some give the impression that the owner just doesn't...
Forum: Drums 02-17-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Your opinion. Gold drum hardware with chrome stands

I'm not a fan of any hardware finish except chrome. IMO gold hardware on shells is ostentatious - adding gold stands is overkill.
Forum: Drums 02-13-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,447
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Ergonomics of Playing a Kit

I can see how your system could work well for you but I'd have problems with tom 1 taking up any space hanging behind the bass drum - it would push my snare too close , I'd happily sacrifice your...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Sonor essential force vs pearl decade

Lots of people who are happy with mid range drum kits tend to upgrade the snare and sell the stock one via eBay etc.

I bought a Tama Superstar Birch snare on evil bay for 50 (which was great...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,834
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Does this sound like a lack of professionalism?

If this jam session is something he has been actively involved in for a period of time (and its the last one) perhaps you are overlooking how important it may be to him.

As, at the moment, it...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,697
Posted By crispycritters
Re: What should I look in a used kit?

Asking a broad question like is this kit reasonably priced on a forum with members from countries all over the world, living in countries with differing rates of sales and import taxes - also vastly...
Forum: Drums 01-22-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,697
Posted By crispycritters
Re: What should I look in a used kit?

I mentally price a used shell pack at 50% of the price of a new one. However, for a half price set I anticipate that it will be several years old, come complete with a few minor chips and scuffs to...
Forum: Drums 01-15-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,319
Posted By crispycritters
Re: What drum trends do you NOT miss?

Removing Bass reso head to display 18" of chrome tom mount post and a heap of laundry.

Cymbals mounted so high you need a step ladder to reach them.

Flat cymbals, flat toms.

Deep bass drums....
Forum: Drums 01-08-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By crispycritters
Re: DW Design used 1400?

If you intend to fit silentstroke heads for quiet home practice I'd buy a cheaper, older set - I'm sure the DW Design are good drums but if you fit them out with mesh heads they will sound no better...
Forum: Drums 01-07-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,393
Posted By crispycritters
Re: The difficult sub 1200 range

Don't discount the Mapex Mars Series, - in your original post you mentioned you liked the sound of birch drums.

In the UK they are offered as shell packs from around 500 or complete with...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 01-01-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,062
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Is Netflix killing nightlife?

The change in nightlife in the UK is nothing to do with Netflix/Social Media.

The major change in the UK in the last 10 years is the end of the draconian licencing hours where all pubs had to...
Forum: Drums 12-28-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Tama Superstar vs Mapex Armory

I don't know if it is important to you but the Mapex Armory is a Maple Birch Hybrid, not 100% Maple. The inclusion of a snare would probably swing it for me - especially if Mapex still allow you to...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 12-22-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Ebay 'Dealers'

I can't get too excited about dealers who trawl eBay for cheap items to resell, I regard it to be no different to any store selling used goods - they will generally offer half of the price they...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Wrap vs. Stain

+1. Get the bass hoops to match and give it a good clean if its been stored for a few years. I'd only rewrap a drumset if it looks bad - yours looks fine to me.
Forum: Drums 12-11-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,135
Posted By crispycritters
Forum: Drums 12-10-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,135
Posted By crispycritters
Re: Why are Stage Customs so popular?

What design flaw? Please enlighten me. I've owned a Sonor set for 5 years and haven't yet discovered it, perhaps I'm doing something wrong, or right, right?
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