Re: My Gear! (mostly Tama, Meinl and Bosphorus inside!)
Lets start with my Starclassic, I bought that brand new in store. It was $3,995.00 AUD. Very expensive yes, but it was my first pro kit, and I wanted to do it right, and I havn't regretted at all.
The Fibrestar (including vintage zildjian cymbals + an imperialstar king beat snare) I bought off a friend for $300, he bought it 2nd hand from an old music superstore that went bankrupt a year later or so. He never really kept playing drums, and he moved onto guitar, so this was a steal. The shells are all in round, and the bearing edges aren't damaged, and this kit is a monster! I use it as my gigging kit for fear of damaging my Starclassic.
The 12x7" Black Panther i bought off eBay many many years ago, it was my first pro drum. I think i ended up getting it for $250? It was in excellent condition, however i don't have the chance to play it these days as i sold my only snare stand that could fit this snare to a comfortable height for me, so i have to buy another snare stand.
The Starphonic Steel was brand new in store, the same one that got me my drum kit. At the time (2011) it was considered "Limited Edition" but this year Tama have brought that drum out as standard stock - and as they should have, it's a freaking BEAST!
The Disturbance Drums Oak Stave was custom made for me early this year.
...and finally, the Warlord! I bought this off a guy who was "upgrading" to the Bell Brass model. I found him through my lead guitarist - he was filling in Bass for a friends band and their drummer decided to sell it. If I recall correctly i bought it for $550. It was in excellent condition! I find it outrageous! I have not heard his Bell Brass warlord in person, but apparently it's much heavier than this drum (and trust me, this drum is really freaking heavy) and it has a bigger body and more crack too it... I'm playing a gig tonight supporting him actually so i'll get to check it out tonight!