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Old 02-14-2007, 05:21 PM
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Hey all I forgot how long I have been constantly on this website! Skip all this if you don't want to know the story behind the kit. Untill recently all I have had is a Peal Forum (which I both loved and HATED) so after spending the last 4 or so months of 2006 doing the most boring mindless job in the world I had saved enough money for a shiney new Mapex Saturn which made me super happy. BUT as I was going to buy it my Dad (who works in the music biz specifically a Tour/Production manager) says his best mate who is endorsed by DW has a kit that he doesn't need or want. Hes got no more room for it and stuff and would much rather it be played so he want to give it to me! WAAAH!

Anyways a few months later this is it. A very rough set up cos im new to racks and big kits in general. I may win the award for the filthy drum room but its my slightly damp garage (I wrap her up at night its all good) and its got all the rubbish from setting the kit up in there too so in a few weeks it will be all clean and happy. Wow I'm talking too much.

Please ignore the awful crash placement

















I do have a 8 inch tom which i really want to put up soon and a gong drum which I sadly have no room for.

So your looking at...

DW in a Sparkley Blue lacquer.

22x20 (or 18 not too sure) bass drum
Toms: 10 12 15 16 (the 16 has a clear Remo Ambassador to give a bit more diffrence in sound to the 15 which with all the others are coated)

14x6.5 Black Panther hammered bronze snare with Evans HD Dry (vents)

and I spent my saved up money mostly on getting rid of B8s

14" Paiste 2002 Crunch Hats
16" Sabian AAX Crash
18" A Custom Crash (second hand and lovely)
24" Paiste 2002 Ride
18" Sabian AAX China

Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide double pedal and 2 leg Hi Hat stand (with the bit of fabric not chain so its nice n smooth)

Cheers for looking and try your best to ignore the slightly rubbish setup as its a very rushed representation

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Old 02-14-2007, 11:33 PM
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Awesome awsome BLUE. And that Black panther snare is ROCKIN'!!!

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Old 02-14-2007, 11:44 PM
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Yeah I was blown away by the colour at first. It turns an amazing deep turquoise (sp?) in sunlight. I'll get some driver seat pics tomorrow. I really really want to get my little 8inch up for a driver pic. But yeah its a hard angle to get and im sure there are scary spiders by the window if I stand on the throne but I'll risk it for the good of drumkind!
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:50 PM
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very nice tubs. Black badge -- do you know when they were made? Keller shells? So you have an 8" tom and gong drum as well that match this kit?
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:57 PM
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very nice tubs. Black badge -- do you know when they were made? Keller shells? So you have an 8" tom and gong drum as well that match this kit?
What year did DW start making their own shells? Im not sure when they were made but they have toured the world a few times and been on many stages so I guess they are a good few years old. I know for a fact they are atleast 4/5 years old cos I saw the drummer (Garry Wallis) play them at a show about 2003. Is there any tell tale signs I can look for?

EDIT: yeah I have a 8 inch tom (you can see the rod I have on the rack ready for it to be attached. I'll take a pic of the screw im missing that I need to put it up) and a really nice gong drum that I have no room for but would love to have it up. All in that same blue.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:01 AM
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Wow, that is a beautiful kit! Blue is (one of my) favorite color(s). Don't worry about the crash placement, if you want it there then its a great crash placement! Haha, but on a serious note, that is one hell of a snare you have there!

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Old 02-15-2007, 12:02 AM
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What year did DW start making their own shells? Im not sure when they were made but they have toured the world a few times and been on many stages so I guess they are a good few years old. I know for a fact they are atleast 4/5 years old cos I saw the drummer (Garry Wallis) play them at a show about 2003. Is there any tell tale signs I can look for?

EDIT: yeah I have a 8 inch tom (you can see the rod I have on the rack ready for it to be attached. I'll take a pic of the screw im missing that I need to put it up) and a really nice gong drum that I have no room for but would love to have it up. All in that same blue.
there should be a date stamp on the inside of the shells when they were made. This will tell you. Im unsure when they started making their own, however i have some keller shells dating to 1995, so if its older then that, its keller for sure.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:04 AM
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Nice one i'll have a look tomorrow. Haha any excuse to play em
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:10 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but you picked up a 7 piece DW kit, black panther snare, and a rack for free?

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Old 02-15-2007, 12:13 AM
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lol I payed for the snare and all cymbals (still not easy for a teen like me I packed thousands of CDs for that for a horrible man named Kevin lol) but yeah amazingly (is that a word?) everything blue in that pic was given to me for free and the rack. I can't belive how kind it was of the guy to just give away such an amazing kit. I still don't belive it.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:14 AM
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lol I payed for the snare and all cymbals but yeah amazingly (is that a word?) everything blue in that pic was given to me for free and the rack. I can't belive how kind it was of the guy to just give away such an amazing kit. I still don't belive it.
well, i think you just won the "what's the best deal you ever got" contest.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:20 AM
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I know not many people get their dream kits at 17. Im super lucky.
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:51 AM
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well, i think you just won the "what's the best deal you ever got" contest.
Haha, yeah I second that!

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Old 02-15-2007, 12:54 AM
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Insane finish. Ive never seen one like that, that looks really amazing.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:57 AM
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Yeah I like the subtle sparkle best. No idea what you would call it tho.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:08 AM
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absolutely gorgeous drums man


hows the hammered copper snare? would it produce a nice sensitive warm sound?
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:10 AM
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would it produce a nice sensitive warm sound?
Spot on. The bronze give such a wood-like tone to the drum. Even more so hammered. Yet it still cuts like a metal snare. It really is the best of both and you can bring out a more metallic or woody sound with diffrent heads.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:49 AM
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wow, it looks really good. and dang are you lucky! well, have fun with it
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:01 PM
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WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x ?

You went from a forum to a DW for free? You, my good man, are the luckiest person i have ever met. OMG.

The kit looks awesome, btw. ...
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:06 PM
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Wow, what an incredible story. The guy that gave you the kit is just an awesome human. You are indeed very lucky. Now did you pay it forward and give away your old kit to somebody else???

By the way, I am a little concerned about this kit being in a "slightly damp garage" even if you do cover it. Is there nowhere else you can put it?
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:37 AM
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Wow! That's so cool that it just fell in to your lap. Now you need to devote your life to it. hahah! I love DWs. When I can afford a top of the line kit I'm going to get me a DW in emerald green to match my eyes (HAH!). Of course, I will also have to save money for the walk in shoe closet my wife will quite rightfully demand.

I would say I'm jealous but I can't complain. I got my late 30's / early 40's Slingerland Radio King set for $5, including vintage Zildjian hats. The $5 was for the guy's trouble in going up into his attic to get it for me. That kit changed my life. I still own it and love it and plan to be buried with it. hehe

I also agree you should get it out of the damp garage. Unless you are sealing it up tight, I think the moisture will still get to it. Concrete absorbs moisture as well- so if you just have a throw over it may not be enough.

But seriously, if you don't devote your life to this kit I think the rest of the forum will hunt you down. :)
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:32 AM
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man...

that's some luck, good job!

I hope you're cranking on that thing constantly, otherwise I think it would be better off in my house. Hahaha!

just kidding, but seriously that is an insane deal.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:40 PM
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yo mate i love that finish. Man you lucky.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:01 PM
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Man, you really got lucky. Now you should indeed give your Pearl Forum away ;). And you should get it out of the garage, or isolate the garage, it's really a waste of a great kit if you leave it there..

Have fun playing!
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:43 PM
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Yeah im using all the methods I can to keep it safe. Its only really damp for a few weeks around this time of year really. The little Forums has a little more life it in it yet for the odd rubbish gig where I dont want to take the lovely DW but once it has done its job i'll def pass it on to another drummer (didnt sound half bad with coated G2s)
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:14 PM
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man all i got to say is that is a very nice kit! its a dw... enough said! lol so how much money did you have to save to get taht!? and oh the snare is awsome too! great kit man
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Sweet drums...Sweet finish....SWEET SNARE!!!! must sound great!
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:31 PM
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yeah, about the snare, please visit this site - http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=14013

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