Originally Posted by Miguero
Man, those kits are gorgeous... Specially the silver sparkle one.
What are the specs of this silver monster, if i may ask?
i dig the hot-rodish skull; it really goes well on top of this giant bass drum.
The specs on the Silver Sparkle are;
20x26 bass drum
6.5 snare (various--Brass BB's, Bronze BB, wood, 6.5 Acrolite...)
9x12 tom (there's an 8x12 on the kit now)
13x15 hat side ft
14x16-16x18 floor toms.
Same specs for the RS kit too (with a few other sizes available)
Cymbals are Sabian (and the odd OLD Zildjian's) 24" ride (various models, most have 3 rivets), 15" sizzle hi hats, 19" AA med, or med thin crash, 20" Vault crash, 20" AA Orchestral Suspended, 2-21" custom AAX Chinese w/rivets.
The hot-rod skull "hood ornament" is a tribute to my dad and his brothers that were all race car drivers. They did very well, and were well known in the area (and pretty much all over Michigan in the 50's-early 80's). Lot of fun memories at the race track and pits from when I was a kid.
Even though I wasn't into cars (it was always drums!), I've always thought of my kit as my hot-rod because I was always modifying and making custom hardware parts and stuff to tinker and tweak to make things the way I want for as long as I can remember.
Thanks for the nice words!