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Forum: Drums 03-24-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,175
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Ever have a drums finish sway you away from purchasing it?

Yeah, I think the Signets are ugly too. Great concept though.
Forum: Drums 03-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,175
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Ever have a drums finish sway you away from purchasing it?

PDP snares are awesome! I own 2. I disagree about the kits as well. Next kit I get will be a Mapex Armory or a PDP concept
Forum: Drums 03-23-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By metallitroy
Re: buying all new

I think those are the superstars from a year or two ago. I remember looking seriously at them, and REALLY digging the die cast hoops and full length lugs
Forum: Drums 03-23-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By metallitroy
Re: New Snare ??

I was looking for an aluminum snare last year, and had pretty much settled on an Acrolite. Then, in a drum shop, I played the Afro and the Pearl Sensitone side by side; the Pearl was the hands down...
Forum: Drums 03-23-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Sakae Eco Friendly Snares

I would guess the compression would increase density, possibly making a hardwood from a softwood. Even so, there are drum makers making snares out of pine these days, a notoriously soft wood. ...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Video Demo: Mapex Versatus Snare

I agree. I liked it immediately upon release, but would never buy it for that price. Maybe $300 tops.....
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,175
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Ever have a drums finish sway you away from purchasing it?

Taye studio maple wood hoop. They aren't cheap, but it's the best drum I own. Check it out.
Forum: Drums 03-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,440
Posted By metallitroy
Re: I like cheap snares

I agree with the Taye. (I own one), I also own a few low end, some mid-priced, and one or two "high" end snares, but the biggest surprise of all of them is a CB-700 Steel snare I bought used at a...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,308
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Best snares on the market

For wood, the best I've played is a Taye studiomaple w/wood hoops. I have a 14x8, and it has everything. I can tune and muffle it to sound vintage, or not. Best rimshot I've ever heard, too!
Forum: Drums 01-29-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By metallitroy
Re: BP Velvetone Price Check

Goes for between $3K and $3500 new
Forum: Drums 01-22-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,919
Posted By metallitroy
Re: NAMM 2015 - what do you expect to see?

I agree. While Ludwig's quality can't be disputed, most of their wraps and finishes look.....old. Completely not to my tastes.
Forum: Drums 01-15-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By metallitroy
Re: 42 Strand snare wire experiment

One warning: you have to leave an even number of wires on each side to ensure even tension. So if you remove , say 5 wires from the left, you must remove 5 from the right.
Forum: Drums 01-15-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Double Snare Day

That MPX really looks sweet! Love almost anything Mapex. I Also had my eye on those Gretsch retro-luxe snares, been waiting for the price drop. Then I played one in a local drum shop. Hated it. Just...
Forum: Drums 01-03-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,919
Posted By metallitroy
Re: NAMM 2015 - what do you expect to see?

Me too. I played them at a GC once. The worst looking and sounding drums I have ever laid a stick on. And I have my doubts about the durability of their screwless lug system.
Forum: Drums 12-06-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 981
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Which Snare Wires to Get

I have to disagree with most everyone here. I have puresounds I put on a Black Panther snare of mine, and I don't like them at all. Can't get rid of a sloppy snare noise. Tried some others, and...
Forum: Drums 12-03-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By metallitroy
Re: DW snare drum ID

Magnets don't stick to Stainless Steel.....
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,918
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

I disagree with most on this thread. I have had several items from Gibraltar that were good quality. I am generally impressed with their construction and quality. I also think that items like the...
Forum: Drums 05-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Input on PDP concept series welcomed.

I was in a GC recently, and played a Mapex Armory, Gretsch Maple Catalinas, and the PDP Concept, and the Concepts were far and away the best. Sounded a lot like a high-end set of Prfemiers I played...
Forum: Drums 05-01-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Tuning help for 18" floor tom...

It sounds like you are talking about sustain or resonance. Good tuning will help these, but on a floor tom, resonance is affected by how they sit on the floor more than you might think. There is a...
Forum: Drums 03-18-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Finding the value of this snare

I'd like to offer an addendum:

If it's STAINLESS steel, the magnet still won't stick......
Forum: Drums 02-11-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,535
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Yamaha Rock Tour--Holy Guacamole!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The rock tour snare drums have just gone on sale on Musician's Friend for $99!!! I ordered one and it should be here in a few days. I was looking at this when it was $230 (seemed like a decent deal...
Forum: Drums 02-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,222
Posted By metallitroy
Re: Do You Like Metal Snares?

I recently picked up a vintage cb 700 steel snare at my local drum shop. I normally don't like steel snares much, but this one has such tone and warmth. I put a triple threat on the top, and away I...
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