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Old 08-11-2017, 05:02 AM
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Default Where do you go for used gear?

Aside from CL, Reverb, Guitar Center, Sam Ash, and eBay, what are some of your favorite places to find used gear? Looking for some Mapex Orion add-ons, and need more options.

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Old 08-11-2017, 05:05 AM
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Music shops, garage sales, pawn shops...
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:10 AM
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Reverb.com
Guitarcenter.com
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:17 AM
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Ah, yes... Forgot to include a few in my list... Original post has been edited
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:33 AM
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Where did I used to go?..Pawn shops that specialized in musical instruments. There used to be lots of them in the downtown areas of big cities..most are gone now.
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Mapex Orion add-ons are just hard to find. They were a series released by company that was not well received when they came out. Mapex 15 years ago is not what they are now. The Orion series were not big sellers because they were the same price, if not more, than established brands. Aside from the outlets you mention, I wouldn't even know where to look.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:14 AM
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Mapex Orion add-ons are just hard to find. They were a series released by company that was not well received when they came out. Mapex 15 years ago is not what they are now. The Orion series were not big sellers because they were the same price, if not more, than established brands. Aside from the outlets you mention, I wouldn't even know where to look.
Absolutely! Especially since they offered 3 different hardware finishes. I've found a few bass drums, but they all had black or gold hardware (I need chrome). The shell finish itself doesn't even matter, since I'm piecing the whole kit together from orphans, then refinishing everything to match. Such a pain, but I'm almost there.
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What are you looking for so I can keep an eye out?
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Aside from what has been mentioned try musicgoround.com
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:24 AM
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What are you looking for so I can keep an eye out?
15" tom or floor tom; 22" bass drum; possibly 20" bass drum, if the price is right. Any depth and finish. Shell finish can be in any condition, so long as the chrome still looks good, and everything is structurally sound. I've attached a picture of the badge, because I know the Orions have gone through many changes over the years.

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I'll keep an eye out for any Orion series in those sizes with chrome hardware. They really are good drums, but they weren't sold in big numbers, and the majority have the gold hardware. I have a Brass Master 14x6.5 snare with the 24k (afaik) plated lugs and die-cast hoops from that era. It's an absolute killer.
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I'll keep an eye out for any Orion series in those sizes with chrome hardware. They really are good drums, but they weren't sold in big numbers, and the majority have the gold hardware. I have a Brass Master 14x6.5 snare with the 24k (afaik) plated lugs and die-cast hoops from that era. It's an absolute killer.
Thanks a bunch!

They really are awesome. I picked up a used kit off CL a while back from Brian Setzer's former drummer (he switched to Saturn when the Orion was discontinued) - 10x8, 12x8, 13x10, 14x14, 16x16, 18x16, 24x16, 24x16, and 14x5.5 snare - for $750! The drums are in great condition, but the finish is pretty jacked on some of the drums, and custom, so I wouldn't be able to find matching drums anyway. So I decided to just finish it off with an 8x8 (got one off Reverb), and the other drums I mentioned, and then have them refinished. Figured I could just build a full shell bank to suit whatever gig I get called for.
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Dang! That's a hell of a deal, especially from the BSO. You will find what you're looking for eventually, and I'll try to help you out. That is a great shell bank.
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Dang! That's a hell of a deal, especially from the BSO. You will find what you're looking for eventually, and I'll try to help you out. That is a great shell bank.
That's awesome, thanks!
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:55 AM
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Small country so ebay is my general choice. When buying used I'm usually looking for something that's hard to find, certainly not available around here and it might take a while before it even pops up on the web.

For cheaper stuff and finding a first kit for a student there's usually something available locally if we ask around. As long as the drum sizes are ok we get the lowest Pearl throne and I might take the saw to some of the hardware. Mainly the hi-hat stand.
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Craigslist ,GC and there's a few consignment stores in San Jose and Santa Clara I go to.
Just got this set of Paiste Sigs for $129 bucks yesterday.
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