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Old 03-28-2007, 08:19 PM
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Default The fijjibo monster setup - downscaled?

UPDATED PICS!!!! POST NUMBER 4!!!!

Before I start I would like to say that I did feel it necessary to start a new thread because I wanted to show how my style and setup have changed.

The specs are the same as before, but just to repeat:

20x18 bass
10, 12, 13 toms
16 floor
14x5 snare

and the same old cymies.....


What I have changed relates to my change in style.
What happened was that my prog-metal project band split - so I was stuck with no band.....
I decided that me and my bass player friend (who have been jamming and having fun for a couple years) should try to make something out of our partnership.

I play a kind of funk-rock-jazz-fusion stuff, and the main aim of the band is to have fun.....

When I first picked up the sticks I was in a jazzy souly type band, which dis-banded for personal reasons, and now two years later, after playing metal I discovered my groove, and realised how much I missed it.

so, thats just a little story, heres the kit.....







Heres the hi-hat arrangement, which will interest DeathMetalConga....

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Old 03-28-2007, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: The fijjibo monster setup - downscaled?

I liked it better before. The toms seemed to flow when they were in a row. Although I do like how the smaller China occupies the space were the 10-incher would go. The 10-inch tom just seems out there with no relation to anything so I would pitch it and go with a five-piece. What matters most, though, is how it feels to you.

Cool mod on the hihat. I believe in putting as much stuff as possible one each stand to mimimize hardware. I see kits with a double-braced boom stand to hold a splash cymbal and you know it could reduce clutter and setup and back strain to clamp the splash to some other stand. Looks like you clamped a China to your ride stand also.

I don't understand how you are able to get your right leg between the snare and floor tom, unless you are exceedingly skinny.

How do you like the adjustable Evans muffling finger? I was checking them out but I'd like to hear from people who use them.

Sorry to hear about your band. But sometimes it's good just to do music with no band expectations, just to have fun and develop things.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:38 PM
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I liked it better before. The toms seemed to flow when they were in a row. Although I do like how the smaller China occupies the space were the 10-incher would go. The 10-inch tom just seems out there with no relation to anything so I would pitch it and go with a five-piece. What matters most, though, is how it feels to you.

Cool mod on the hihat. I believe in putting as much stuff as possible one each stand to mimimize hardware. I see kits with a double-braced boom stand to hold a splash cymbal and you know it could reduce clutter and setup and back strain to clamp the splash to some other stand. Looks like you clamped a China to your ride stand also.

I don't understand how you are able to get your right leg between the snare and floor tom, unless you are exceedingly skinny.

How do you like the adjustable Evans muffling finger? I was checking them out but I'd like to hear from people who use them.

Sorry to hear about your band. But sometimes it's good just to do music with no band expectations, just to have fun and develop things.
Thanks man.

Firstly, the floor tom is like that because I didnt have enough room when taking the picture, lol

The evans muffling device, the "min-emad" is great. It is just the right amount of muffling to take off the excess ring, but without killing the drums.
I would reccomend you trying them, cos their really cheap.

About the ten inch, I was thinking that i have the 10 + 12 on the bass, with the 13 and 16 as floor toms?

Ive seen people do this, and I think that I could try it.

I totally agree about cutting down on stands.....

Finally, I think that getting together with a bass player and just jamming it out is the best thing a drummer can do.

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Old 03-30-2007, 08:00 PM
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Hello again.

Ive changed the setup back to how it was, but figured out a way to get the hihat as low as possible!!!

I used to play it real high, but was suffering wrist problems, so ive lowered it somewhat (alot actually)

Heres a bunch of pics, with some from the front, and some vater and pro-racket promo pics for entering into "Young Drummer of the Year" in England.











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Old 04-02-2007, 07:49 PM
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Anyone out there who has thoughts to offer?
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:09 PM
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Default Re: The fijjibo monster setup - downscaled?

to be honest with you....i dont really consider your kit to be a "monster" as per say...sure its not small...but when i hear monster setup...i think anywhere from 10pce beyond...not 6...but nice kit anyway...i considered one of them but i think i got better bang for my buck with the tama superstars
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:59 PM
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Thanks.

Your right about the kit not exactly being a "Monster", but thats just what I call it - misleading sure, but after coming off a 4 piece, this is the biggest kit ever. lol

I was considering superstars, but I literely got more bang for my buck:
- full birch shells
-laquer as apposed to superstar wrap
-free tom
-etc

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Old 04-05-2007, 06:17 PM
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yea...that is good...i got the superstar custom...with the lacquer...i was also interested in the hardware too...and thought that tama were better quality...that was a turning point for me...and the die cast hoops and starcast mounts turned me straight away
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:20 PM
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Very fair point.

I actually fell in love with the superstar lugs, and I admire the mounts.

I thought you were on about the standard kit, the custom is much better.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:04 PM
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Nice set man. Up close that finish looks amazing.

Im likin your snare head. Its really good.
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Thanks man - I love the outside pic - it really shows of the finish.

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Old 04-15-2007, 12:37 AM
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Thats a nice mapex set but may I suggest that you get rid of your planet Z's and possibly upgrade to zbt rock. I have a zbt rock set they could all easily pass for pro cymbals. The downside is that the crashes only last for about a year. If you show them respect perhaps they will last for a 1.5 of a year. There amazing cymbals. Its deffinatly worth your money.
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:05 PM
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Very true, but im saving up for perhaps a set of ZHT'S to keep me going, and then replace each cymbal individually.

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Old 04-15-2007, 04:24 PM
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you have a verry nice kit. does that wuhan bend at all?
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:42 PM
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you have a verry nice kit. does that wuhan bend at all?
Thanks.

The wuhan doesnt bend, but under heavy playing, it flexes, but so do A customs....

Ive heard that they break, but for 12 who cares, they sound great
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:06 PM
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Heheh you had exactly the same kit and setup as me - except i think you have the fusion sizes. You have more imaginative cymbals than me though. Nice kit all round.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:52 PM
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Thanks man.

Nope my kit is in rock sizes, but still they are great kits - I will go and look at yours now.

Planet Z's imaginative?

well, their not as bad as people on here say they are, but ive had mine for two years and they still stand and deliver every time I deiced I want to batter them...

I will still upgrade when I can, but they suit me fine now.......
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:00 PM
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Well, you have a couple of china cymbals in there, better than me...

I had planet Z for a bit, they were ok, but I went second hand from ebay and got some cooler stuff.
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Thanks again, I am in love with china cymbals!!!!


My kit isn't in fusion sizes - fusion kits run 8, 10, 12, 14

mine is rock sizes - 10, 12, 13, 16

easy mistake to make though......
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How do those planet Z's sound. Sense their so cheap I might consider to get some. Are any of them cracked?
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: The fijjibo monster setup - downscaled?

They are OK for the price, and mine have held up for two years, so they arent that bad.

Many on this site will disagree, but they're not that bad.

Ive recorded many local hits on them, but Im upgrading now.....
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Thanks again, I am in love with china cymbals!!!!


My kit isn't in fusion sizes - fusion kits run 8, 10, 12, 14

mine is rock sizes - 10, 12, 13, 16

easy mistake to make though......

Heheh I said that twice sorry! You were right (twice). Great choice, anyhow. I do love extra toms.
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Heheh I said that twice sorry! You were right (twice). Great choice, anyhow. I do love extra toms.
No worries man

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Very true, but im saving up for perhaps a set of ZHT'S to keep me going, and then replace each cymbal individually.

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Sorry dude, I don't think the ZHT's are worth it. I played all kinds of things looking for the right cymbal setup. The ZHT's are what they are, Sheets of metal. I reccomend you go on and buy nice stuff. Go out and try EVERYTHING. Don't just stick to Zildjian, look around and try to broaden your horizon, you really can find some beautiful cymbals for a low price. I don't have a single thing that matches on my kit and I'm very happy with that.
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Thanks man, Ive changed my mind.....

I went to a drum shop and bought a meinl splash, and I love it!!!

Im going to check out their cymbals instead, I cant afford zildjian.....
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