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Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By jaysticks
Sonor quality control problems!

Anyone else had quality control issues with Sonor recently?I bought a prolite six months ago that wasn't up to scratch (badly chromed lugs, metal wasn't great quality, wood filler in bass drum shell...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By jaysticks
Left foot clave, best pedal mounting?

Hi all!

After seeing Sonny Emory play the other night I was intrigued by his left foot clave in his solo. Can anyone offer advice on the best brackets for mounting a jam block, and playing with a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Novak moves to Sakae.

A very astute and knowledgeable reply, thanks for that. I was thinking that the quality of Yamaha's product might be in question, or the artists are getting a better product elsewhere, but as you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By jaysticks
Novak moves to Sakae.

Just found out one of my favourite players Gary Novak has jumped ship from Yamaha to Sakae, along with others such as Kirk Covington and Ndugu Chancler. Not too sure why, a few drummer friends have...
Forum: Drums 02-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Best maple kit on the market.

Apologies for the lazy generalisation of that question!

I will go into more depth for you. I have experience of owning many factory kits, and one custom kit . In my own experience of factory kits,...
Forum: Drums 02-01-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Best maple kit on the market.

Apologies for the lazy generalisation of that question!

I will go into more depth for you. I have experience of owning many factory kits, and one custom kit . In my own experience of factory kits,...
Forum: Drums 02-01-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Best maple kit on the market.

Apologies for the lazy generalisation of that question!

I will go into more depth for you. I have experience of owning many factory kits, and one custom kit . In my own experience of factory kits,...
Forum: Drums 02-01-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By jaysticks
Best maple kit on the market.

I'm looking for a new high end maple kit, what would you recommend?It has to have great build quality and construction!
Forum: Drums 01-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,042
Posted By jaysticks
Top end brass snare drum

Looking for recommendations on top end brass snare drums. I've been contemplating one of the new Dave Weckl brass signatures, but wondering if anyone can suggest anything better?
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,609
Posted By jaysticks
Yamaha Hybrid Maple 2014

Hi all,

Being a Yamaha fan, wondered if anyone saw/inspected and played the new Hybrid Maple kit at Namm 2014?
Like everyone at first I was concerned the build quality would suffer, with them...
Forum: Drums 12-05-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Brady drum kits - experience?

I appreciate the response, thank you!I've just read the testimonial, and I agree with the current owner, a great sounding kit!It was seeing that video that really attracted me to the sound, the only...
Forum: Drums 12-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By jaysticks
Brady drum kits - experience?

Has anyone got any experience of Brady kits on here?I love the sounds from what I've listened to on youtube etc, but wondering how the build quality holds up against other top line kits. Is Jarrah...
Forum: Drums 11-16-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By jaysticks
Re: SQ2 versus PHX

Appreciate your reply!Yea the PHX drums I have are spotless really in terms of build, so can't see it being that, but you never know!It's a design concept that does have it's clever points, different...
Forum: Drums 11-16-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By jaysticks
SQ2 versus PHX

Hi there, I own a four piece PHX and have recently ordered a Sonor Prolite. I'm a fan of both companies drums, and think Yamaha's hardware is the best, but am starting to thinking the Sonor shells...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 741
Posted By jaysticks
Best Sonor shell for bop kit

I'm thinking of getting a german made Sonor jazz kit, but wondering what shell they make that will best suit the sizes and style of a bop kit. Sq2 heavy beech (like a phonic), or a medium maple (like...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Yamaha oak versus Sonor Prolite

Yes I used to own a delite and loved the pure open tone it had, and it was one of the most consistent drum to drum kit I have owned (maybe this is down to the shell under sizing and ply formation...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By jaysticks
Yamaha oak versus Sonor Prolite

Hi all!

I own two Yamaha kits, a 6 piece oak and a 4 piece phx, after being inspired by Weckl's sound!Before purchasing these kits I almost bought a Sonor Prolite kit which I loved the tone of,...
Forum: Drums 07-02-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By jaysticks
Shell thickness revisited!

After just purchasing a new phx kit, and reminiscing over older kits I've owned, I've come to the conclusion that thinner bass drums work better than thicker ones, and thicker toms generally have a...
Forum: Drums 04-23-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Ludwig Acrolite versus 400

Thanks, and that's exactly what I was thinking!Right, looks like I need another acrolite then!
Forum: Drums 04-23-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By jaysticks
Ludwig Acrolite versus 400

Hi drumming friends!

Advice needed from all you Ludwig experts again!I currently own a Tama SLP aluminium snare, and have also owned a Pearl Sensitone Elite Ally, but after research I believe all...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Sonor sq2

Thank you for posting these clips, out of all them I really like the strong tone of the heavy beech newports!

Here's some other examples of the heavy beech shell:
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Forum: Drums 04-11-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Sonor sq2

That's brilliant, many thanks!But with excited anticipation I clicked the links and couldn't access the sounds, bummer. Any ideas, would really like to hear these!
Forum: Drums 04-11-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Sonor sq2

Smatch, just the person I was looking for!I was actually looking at one of your very detailed, and informative replies on a previous post I had made. They're much appreciated, as coming to a decision...
Forum: Drums 04-10-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By jaysticks
Re: Sonor sq2

Great info there, many thanks!Yea I owned a delite aswell, and had the same volume issues, and also had a medium birch for a brief period, which was a classy kit but didn't have the sustain like the...
Forum: Drums 04-10-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By jaysticks
Sonor sq2

This goes out to the Sonor experts!After deliberation between top end Yamaha and Sonor, decided on the more lively sounding Sonor shells!I tried out a prolite kit and was impressed but thinking I can...
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