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Old 05-17-2007, 03:42 AM
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Hey All,

I'm new to this forum and thought i'd post my setup.
A little bit about me; I'm 17 from the Gold Coast in QLD, Australia.
I started playing drums in primary school for the school band, but when
i hit high school my interest switched to guitar. After 4 years of guitar
i got back into drums. I'll cut to the chase, here we have my second kit... =)

7-Piece Mapex M Birch "Studio": Transparent Sapphire

Stock Remo UT kick (batter/resonant)
Stock Remo UT snare (batter/resonant)
Evans G2 Coated toms (batter)
Stock Remo UT toms (resonant)
Mapex 550A Series Hardware
Assorted Pro•Mark Hickory Sticks

8x8 Rack Tom
10x8 Rack Tom
12x9 Rack Tom
14x11 Floor Tom
16x13 Floor Tom
14x5.5 Snare
22x18 Bass Drum

Sabian 14” B8 Hi-Hats
Sabian 16” B8 Crash
Sabian 20” B8 Ride

The cymbals i picked up really cheap, but eventually i'll add.

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Old 05-17-2007, 04:14 AM
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Very nice. I really like the last photo, sort of artistic. Is every thing new? Everything looks so squeaky clean. And most importantly WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:06 AM
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I own an M Birch kit as well and I think they are great drums. Your set looks great. How do you like the G2 coated heads on the birch?
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:10 AM
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Default Re: Mapex M Birch

SWEET finish.
not a fan of b8s but whatever (ahhh im such a hypocrite!!)

I think you can fine tune your tom angles soo things might be a little more comfortible but hey, whatever works for you man.

Interesting- 16x13, not used to seeing that...very different.

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Old 05-17-2007, 05:20 AM
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Thanks guys, yeah everything is brand new, they arrived this morning.
Stilling fine tuning angles and which feels comfortable. As for the B8s,
i got them for 1/3 price with the kit which is great to muck around all but
once i repatch the hole in my pocket ii'll be checking out the AAX's and the K's.

As for heads, I had a listen to most of the evans stuff, these were my favourite for toms.
Eventually i'll upgrade the kick and snare when needed. In which i'll probably
go remo ambassdors or emperor on the snare and super-kick II for well the kick.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:02 AM
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Cool blue. I'm hoping to get an M Birch myself when I get the money with AAX. Cool little rec room you have too...must be fun for jam sessions with friends. ;)
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:49 AM
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Your gonna love those drums more everytime you play them. Enjoy. They look great!
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:30 PM
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Here are some new pictures of the kit in my studio.



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Old 07-20-2007, 03:06 PM
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That looks like a very nice studio. Is that bad boy in your house?
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:13 PM
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Yeah it is built in the basement - room within a room concept. Its about 34sqm / 370sqf.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: Mapex M Birch

hey how'd you get the last picture? is it a certin lense or is it some application in photoshop?
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:40 PM
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Yes, it is a "Fisheye" Lense.
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:09 PM
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A few cosmetic ideas:
I don't know if you care, and it doesn't really matter, but I always line up my drumhead logos with the mount on the tom. I think It looks good that way.

Also, It may be worth a try, and increase your mobility around the kit to lower your rack toms a bit.

Nice kit though, and sweet studio.
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:11 AM
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Yes i agree, when i bought the kit they put the new heads on for me
and since then i haven't had the chance - since building the studio.

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Old 07-21-2007, 02:48 AM
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Pretty. That's the finish I would get. Enjoy it!
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:28 AM
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Hey that's a great kit. I have the same kit in the same finish but in Fusion. Yeah I'm thinking of getting coated G2s next as well, would you recommend them?

Oh and do you find the hanging floor toms are a little unstable? My 14" is a bit wobbly and everything is as tight as they go...
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:34 AM
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mickeyman: Thanks =)

Celereon: Yes for sure, i tried most of the evans and they were my favourite.
I didn't have the chance to try out the coated emperors or ambassadors thou.

No, they were fine - i've adjusted them since that photo was taken when i first
set the up in the studio. =)
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:25 AM
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Thank you, I will try them. I'm not going to go with Remo coated heads because I know that the coating wears out quickly.
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Old 07-21-2007, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: Mapex M Birch

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Your gonna love those drums more everytime you play them. Enjoy. They look great!
I second that notion.

How do those g2's fare on the birch kit?

Im going to get some for mine.....
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:36 AM
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I prefer the coated heads; i find they are a bit more controlled as far as overtones
as well as they sounded a bit "drier" with more attack / tone and they record easy IMO.
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:40 AM
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wow! awesome kit, i wish i had your basement lol.
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:59 PM
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Oh wow, im so jealous of your studio!! A studio is what i long for so much!


I'm looking at the Mapex kits, looking at getting a 6 piece one in Honey Amber. I hear they're pretty great!
Very nice, it all looks brand new.

Ive been looking at getting Coated ambassadors aswell, they sound great to me.
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