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Forum: Drums Today, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By flurbs
Re: How to place air vents on my 3 ply African Mahogany Shells

Pearl ISS are notorious for choking the drums - clamped to the batter hoop and then grounded straight into the floor via the mount. What did it sound like in the snare stand - crucially WITHOUT the...
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By flurbs
Re: How to place air vents on my 3 ply African Mahogany Shells

What's your mounting hardware? All other things being equal, 'choking' is much more likely to be due to your mounting setup and resonance grounding than it is anything to do with vents.

The only...
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By flurbs
Re: 2 ply resonant heads

Title says 'resonant' but post says 'batter'. Assuming you mean the tom undersides...

Yes, loads. I find them a little too tubby on rack tom sizes but fantastic on floor toms - in terms of the way...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By flurbs
Re: Pearl eliminator pedal adjustment

1st info - it's not an Eliminator, it's a bog standard Pearl pedal. Eliminators have double chains and replaceable plastic cam shapes.

Anyway, it's an easy problem to fix. The two castings (chain...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By flurbs
Re: how much was this kit?

If you're enquiring about the red kit you've purchased, it will have been a 5pc with two toms added on. If you have 8/10/12/13/16 toms it will originally have been 12/13/16 and the 8 and 10 were add...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,756
Posted By flurbs
Re: Tee Drums / Alan Tocknell anyone know 'em ?

If they are not even, then they are certainly not Very Good.

This is actually standard, most kits with mounted rack toms come with a badge on each panel either side of the tom mount - it's...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,159
Posted By flurbs
Re: rare yamaha stage custom ive bought

Just because they don't make them in Japan any more doesn't mean they are rare. There are TENS of THOUSANDS of 1st generation Stage Customs out there, because it was a great kit for the money from a...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By flurbs
Re: Spent a few hours in Drum Shop (Washington, UK) today

Indeed, but 3000 is including VAT in the UK, and US prices are considered as the net price without the sales tax. So in a relevant USD amount, it'd be 3000 minus VAT = 2500 net = ~ $4000
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By flurbs
Re: USA drummers: paying import duty on drums?

You pay the seller the goods price plus the shipping cost. When the goods arrive in the UK, there will be customs charges from HMRC (4% import duty on most musical instrument items, 20% VAT like...
Forum: Drums 02-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,515
Posted By flurbs
Re: Sakae Brings Back the "Recording Custom"

I can't find any precise claimed specs from a quick search online, but I've heard from several sources that they are in fact the same shells - early Birch Absolutes even had the matching internal...
Forum: Drums 11-19-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,236
Posted By flurbs
Re: Ludwig 2014

Sym-bols!?!? (Take a bow eBay/Craiglists/Gumtree)
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By flurbs
Re: Guitarists - Marshall DSL40c

The 15c will depend on quite how loud the drummer is - there's loud, and then there's Travis Barker... If it's 'normal' loud, it should be just enough to compete - if the drummer is attempting to...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By flurbs
Re: Yamaha Beech Custom versus Bop Kits

Yes you are.

(character count filler)
Forum: Drums 06-03-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
Posted By flurbs
Re: Sonor S Classix or Sonor Prolites

Between the two I'd take the Classix, it'll give you a larger tuning range and more versatile sound options depending on head choice - the only reason they're discontinued is they didn't sell, and...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,227
Posted By flurbs
Re: Shopping for a used mid-price kit: When did this fad for deep bass drums start?

Don't bet - find out! Gareth at HighWood drums does BD cut-downs every week, cost for a bass drum cut-down, re-edge and re-drill is from 40. Even if you're not near them, a stripped bass drum shell...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,424
Posted By flurbs
Re: is there an 'industry standard' studio monitor?

I'd say Mackie 824's would be the starting point. But it's not as wide a spread as SM57/SM58 mics. Or Pearl Exports! There are lots of very good, equally valid monitors out there, none have absolute...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,894
Posted By flurbs
Re: List - MRSP - etc :(


20 character post stupidity
Forum: Drums 02-22-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,894
Posted By flurbs
Re: List - MRSP - etc :(

Andy, the trouble here is that numbers alone won't suffice, you need the context. I would try and do something like this, and insist that the publication prints it all.

"Actual Price: $xxxx. Guru...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,989
Posted By flurbs
Re: an interesting read about Guitar Center.....

I take it you mean markup %age, not profit margin %age? Anyone in the UK who thinks they can get to make that sort of margin on a big ticket item in the UK is in cloud cuckoo land, you shouldn't even...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,190
Posted By flurbs
Re: Mapex Horizon Big City kit/ Limited Edition Bopset

If your kit is a Horizon series and you paid EUR750 for it, then yes, you got hosed by the seller (although it's not straightforward arithmetic as you DID trade in a 2nd hand kit against it).

Forum: Drums 08-30-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 20,180
Posted By flurbs
Re: First pictures - Guru Origin series - Drummerworld exclusive!

I've never understood why this is an issue for some drummers. I've changed 1000's of heads, it wouldn't even occur to me to try and do this with a tom whilst still on the mount. I don't think I could...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 20,180
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Forum: Drums 07-27-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,215
Posted By flurbs
Re: Snare hugely out of round....

You paid 600 in the first place for a Keller-shelled snare drum?!

Actually, there's not a risk of that here so long as the minor enlarging is done well. If the lug screws on your DW backed...
Forum: Drums 07-17-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,068
Posted By flurbs
Re: Sonor SQ2 shell thicknesses. Help!

Come at it from the other angle. What are your Sonorlites NOT delivering, what sound are you looking for that the Sonolites AREN'T giving you.


Are you absolutely thrilled with the sound of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By flurbs
Re: I want to build a custom kit.

With the greatest of respect, if you don't already know the answers to these questions then you are not ready to make a custom kit...

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