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Old 03-26-2007, 01:06 AM
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Default Finally got a kit!!

Hi all,

I'm so happy to have pictures to post. I've been lurking for 2 years while soaking up the wonderful vibe and info on DrummerWorld. I've spent that time trying to get my groove back after a long layoff and a detour as a bass player. I was working with a borrowed DDrum electronic kit which is nice for an electronic kit, but it's NOT REAL.

A few weeks ago, my buddy wanted it back so I got busy and found these guys used. Let's say I'm happy with my deal. :-)

Specs:
Pearl Session Custom SMX 7 ply maple shells.
10, 12, 14 toms
22" bass
14" Pearl Chad Smith snare.
All Zildjian Avedis cymbals:
16" medium thin crah
14" new beat HH
20" medium ride
16" thin crash on the way from EBay
18" Wuhan china.
DW 7000 double pedal

I also have an 8x8 tom on the way from Pearl. Just changed the heads out. Evans G2s on top, G1s on the bottom. Bass has an Aquarian Super Kick 1 (Yikes!) and the Remo with the Pearl logo.

For playing for 2 years on an electronic kit, I'm doing OK with the real drums (I had a real HH), but the right foot is struggling a bit. I got in the habit of burying the beater and now have to stop that.

I'm also learning how to tune drums. Making progress, but I'm sure I've got more tone to wring out of these babys!!

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Old 03-26-2007, 01:14 AM
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Nice kit, I'm really digging the finish. It's great when you finally have a kit to call your own. How much did all this end up costing you anyways?
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:15 AM
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nice kit, i almost got one like that for my 2nd too
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:33 AM
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Well, that sure is a good-looking kit! And a nice choice of cymbals, too!
Congrats, man, I'm glad for you!
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:44 AM
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Very nice, I would not mind getting a set like that one bit. I love the finish to- I'm a sucker for any of those sunburst or natural type fades. Very clean setup too! You've done yourself proud with those.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:48 AM
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Hey, it looks just like mine did when I first started! You can see what mine's grown to over time through the link in my sig, but I have to agree, very nice choice. I thought they were 6 plys though, no?
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:35 AM
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From one recovering bass player to another, welcome back. That is a great kit you have there, and I really like the finish. It should serve you well for years......oh who am I kidding.

You, like the rest of us will get a case of G.A.S. and be compelled to buy more drums and gear, but those are great drums to play until the bug bites you. ;)

Congratulations on a sweet kit!
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Haha you guys talk about playing bass like its a disease.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:59 AM
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Haha you guys talk about playing bass like its a disease.
Just kidding around, I actually play bass nearly as often as I do drums, but bass just does not give me the satisfaction that drums do. It is a gut feeling kind of emotional thing, but then you knew that, didn't you. ;)
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Haha you guys talk about playing bass like its a disease.
Well, it is the 'dark side' of the rhythm section


AS for the kit, that's a great 1st kit. 2nd hand is the way to go I'm convinced. I wish I didn't buy my 1st kit new instead of scouring the trading post/ebay for a really good kit like yours for a similar price. You've done well. You'll get the hang of not burying the beater soon, and your kick will sound so much better once you do.
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:59 AM
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Thanks to all for the good words.

Part of the reason I went back to drums is that I never found a drummer who would play a groove the way I heard it. I like the fact that as a drummer you can drive the groove more than as a bass player. As a drummer, you can grab the band by the shirt collar and drag it where you want it to be! :-)

As far as the plys on the shells. I could be wrong, but who's counting? I looked it up and they are: 6-ply Maple shell kit. Shells are 7.5mm. So good call.

As to the cost....All the cymbals plus a cymbal bag and throne and jam blocks and agogo bells with the double pedal, excluding the Wuhan and the heavy boom stand was $900. The seller told me that and I peeled within about 20 seconds when I saw it in the flesh.

The seller was a college kid whose family had money and he got them at GC about a year ago for full pop retail. With all the stuff, he paid about $2800. He said that the reason he was selling them was that he sucked and wasn't getting any better. Cool, let me help. ;-)

I had a bass that had the same amber color. I just love the color.

I'll post some more pics when the 8x8 gets here and the new crash too.

I'm really fighting the GAS hard and I think I'm done after this round (yeah right). But I like the idea of a smaller kit.
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