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Old 10-13-2007, 05:37 PM
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dudes, why not end this discussion or continue elsewhere? It's sad for WL's topic and it's gets kind of childish.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:56 PM
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dudes, why not end this discussion or continue elsewhere? It's sad for WL's topic and it's gets kind of childish.
That's why it's called a thread, so it can change and evolve in to other topics. We don't live in a perfect world where everyone agrees on everything, it's not childish to disagree.
For the sake of WL and his beautiful Kumu drums, I'll refrain from anymore comments.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:49 PM
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We don't live in a perfect world where everyone agrees on everything, it's not childish to disagree.
...I have often wondered

If we were all the same, who would we be the same as?

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Old 10-14-2007, 12:38 AM
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...I have often wondered

If we were all the same, who would we be the same as?

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That's simple, everyone would think like me......on second thought, if everyone thought logically, there would be no one to ridicule.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:33 AM
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Fantastic looking kit!

I'm such a sucker for wood hoops.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:16 PM
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WOW... that is one of the most beautiful kits i've ever laid eyes on.. luck you
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:26 PM
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That's simple, everyone would think like me......on second thought, if everyone thought logically, there would be no one to ridicule.
Not to mention life would get a little less interesting. DMC couldn't comment on hardware, you couldn't comment on ludwigs and DMCs opinions on hardware....
I'd hate it if everyone thought with utmost logic in mind. You'd have no Frank Zappas, no guys like Unix, no Britney Spears. (Hey, it wouldn't all be bad)
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:21 PM
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More sound bytes...

...with the Kumu snare, in a tight tuning.

...with a Ludwig Acrolite, in a loose tuning.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:31 PM
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Wavelength,
Could you repost or relink your pictures, I can't seem to get them to come up anymore.

Your Kumu's are still my personal favorite on this site with Unix's stave kit coming in a close second.

Once again, your drums sound incredible. I really like both snares. The ghost notes really shine on the Acrolyte. Excellent grooving too!!
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:43 PM
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Could you repost or relink your pictures, I can't seem to get them to come up anymore.
That's odd, they show up just fine on my web browser.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:33 AM
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It must be our web filter at work, now that I am home the pictures come right up!!
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:23 PM
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I finally got the opportunity to video my own playing.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lLlB2UdsE4A

Cymbals (from left to right):

-18" Masterwork Custom china
-16" Meinl Byzance thin crash
-20" Meinl Byzance thin ride
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:29 PM
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Nice, that's some pretty neat playing there! Inspiring, too.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:27 AM
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Drums sound fantastic!! Very nice dynamics. Neat solo/groove. I enjoyed it. Cymbals complement very well. Great sound for a 1 mic job too!!
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:00 PM
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Great dynamics...very impressive. I think I've already posted this before, but your kit is very unique and classy. Glad to hear you can use them to their potential!
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:06 AM
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Wavelength and Kumu...a perfect combination!

The set sounds and looks great. The cymbals also sound great. Your technique brings out the best of your set. Not over done, just good sound and groove!
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:29 AM
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Love the kit...wouldn't mind having one of them around.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:18 AM
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I missed this kit somehow until now. If the pictures don't do it justice, then it must look phenomenal in person. Because it looks excellent in these pics.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:09 PM
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Here's a new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZnCt_B4s_o
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:17 PM
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very nice,
How are the wood hoops holding up ? do they mark when you do rimshots ? Are wood hoops supposed to last long ?
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:58 PM
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Your playing always sounds great, WL. That snare sound was nice and fat, and was perfect for the second line playing. Also, love the sound of your cymbals, they were really nice and "clicky".
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:04 PM
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Love the new video. Better camera angle too. Keep making vids cos i'll always be watching them!
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:04 PM
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How are the wood hoops holding up? Do they mark when you do rimshots? Are wood hoops supposed to last long?
So far I've only managed to remove some paint coat from the snare drum's hoop with loud rim shots -- no dents or any structural damage. Normal hits cause light stick marks but won't make the finish chip off. Wood hoops will probably last forever on tom-toms, and many, many years on a snare drum. Of course, it all depends on the player and his technique: some drummers have managed to destroy even die-cast hoops with their rimshots.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:09 PM
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So far I've only managed to remove some paint coat from the snare drum's hoop with loud rim shots -- no dents or any structural damage. Normal hits cause light stick marks but won't make the finish chip off. Wood hoops will probably last forever on tom-toms, and many, many years on a snare drum. Of course, it all depends on the player and his technique: some drummers have managed to destroy even die-cast hoops with their rimshots.
I just saw your new YouTube video and left a comment. I love your tom sound. How much of it do you attribute to the wood hoops? I'd love a set for my NC's if they're tonally worth it.
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:39 PM
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I commented before the clips, love the playing buddy! The drums sound great...so does the drummer!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:46 AM
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I love your tom sound. How much of it do you attribute to the wood hoops? I'd love a set for my NC's if they're tonally worth it.
They certainly have an effect. Steel hoops tend to ring a bit when drums are struck, which adds some high frequencies into the sound. Wood hoops don't ring per se, but add to the drum's overall resonance -- they are almost like an extension to the drum's shell. I've had the opportunity to compare my kit to my friend's Kumu kit that features flanged steel hoops, and there's a clear difference. The steel hoops give more attack, projection and high-end clarity, while the wood hoops give more roundness, warmth and darkness -- in a word, more "wood". Both kits sound great, of course, so it all comes down to personal preference. Darker sounds appeal to me, so I went for the wood hoops.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:11 AM
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Here's yet another clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uge6t07jvWM . I decided to try a bit different cymbals this time, and also used the Acrolite as a side snare.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:13 AM
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Sounding good, really good (as always). I prefer this camera angle too.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:26 AM
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Yeah, once again great playing, steady as could be (were you playing to a click?). That acrolite sounds really nice (like the rest of the kit but I already knew that ;) )
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:52 PM
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Were you playing to a click?
Nope, but something's just bound to click after playing to sequenced tracks for an hour... :-)
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:03 PM
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Nope, but something's just bound to click after playing to sequenced tracks for an hour... :-)
click... or snap? ;)
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:46 PM
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Nice groovin', as always. The camera angle pretty cool, too, but mostly I liked your fill ideas and groove.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:34 PM
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Beautiful drums, i checked out the vids and really enjoyed your playing and their sound. amazing. Arent Meinls the best cymbals?! = )
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:38 AM
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1.00 EUR = 1.35317 USD

Visit http://www.xe.com/ucc and bookmark it for future reference.
just wanted to revisit and say, nice drums.. crappy economy still.

from this evening:

1.00 EUR = 1.46537 USD


<sigh> :( :(
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:13 PM
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beautiful. they sound great too. I'm now tempted.
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beautiful looking and sounding set. id also like to say you have perfect rhythm.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:43 PM
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What nice drums you have! These kumu do sound dark but it is a beautiful sound, they look gorgeous, and you seem to draw the best out of them. I liked your New Orleans 2nd line-oriented drumming video. Great playing!
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:59 AM
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id also like to say you have perfect rhythm.
I'd also like to have perfect rhythm, but alas...
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:15 PM
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just wanted to revisit and say, nice drums.. crappy economy still.

from this evening:

1.00 EUR = 1.46537 USD


<sigh> :( :(
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:23 PM
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They certainly have an effect. Steel hoops tend to ring a bit when drums are struck, which adds some high frequencies into the sound. Wood hoops don't ring per se, but add to the drum's overall resonance -- they are almost like an extension to the drum's shell. I've had the opportunity to compare my kit to my friend's Kumu kit that features flanged steel hoops, and there's a clear difference. The steel hoops give more attack, projection and high-end clarity, while the wood hoops give more roundness, warmth and darkness -- in a word, more "wood". Both kits sound great, of course, so it all comes down to personal preference. Darker sounds appeal to me, so I went for the wood hoops.
I have thought of getting some wood hoops for my drums as I do like a darker, mellower sound. I think you made a good choice getting the wood hoops. I have a feeling that on some sets, you wouldn't notice much of a difference and you would on others and I wonder what influences that.

I wonder what it would cost, though, to outfit my snare and toms with wood hoops. They aren't cheap I hear but I haven't priced it out.
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