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Old 12-30-2007, 03:36 AM
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Here is my 1996 Dw kit, laquer finish 6 piece. 8,10,12, 15, 13 snare with a 20x18 kick. I have used these for a variety of styles and they sound so damn good. Never a show without many compliments. I have since addes 9000 series dbl pedal and 2 leg hi hat and a few new cymbals. Not a scratch on them, which is amazing as much as they are on the road.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:38 AM
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they look amazing. why do you play behind plexi glass?
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:50 AM
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Those drums are amazing.

96's and not a scratch.

I wish i had a throne that comfortable.

I'm digging the drink cup in that picture too.

What kind of cymbals do you use?
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:05 AM
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Very nice kit, love the color. Those are Keller shells, right? What heads are you running?
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:42 PM
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Beautiful drums!! Got to love those DW's!! I was going to ask the same thing as Mendozart about the Keller shells. It's around that time that they started making their own. I bet those gigs were alot of fun too!!
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:10 PM
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Default congratulation ...

... and a interesting setup (i mean your 12" tom).
the snare is a 5"x13" all-maple 10+6?
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:34 PM
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Awesome kit, but I tend to be partial to DW ;-)
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:18 PM
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Nice kit, don't like DW's normally because of the "bling-bling"-status they tend to have sometimes, but I like the look of your kit. The kick looks like a canon.
Why the 15" floortom instead of the usual 14 or 16"?
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:38 PM
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Nice kit, don't like DW's normally because of the "bling-bling"-status they tend to have sometimes, but I like the look of your kit. The kick looks like a canon.
Why the 15" floortom instead of the usual 14 or 16"?
I'm willing to bet he uses a 15" for the sing factor. It isn't as thuddy as a 16" can get but it isn't as thin or high pitched as a 14" can be when you need the low end.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:58 PM
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Thanks for liking my baby! I chose the 15" floor because I heard another guy in Vegas with one and it is just so musical. I can tune it down to play more heavy stuff, but for that gig, it was a little higher for playing Motown type stuff. The 12" was just a wish for a smaller height without going to the short stack drums. Yes, that kick does sound like a cannon and has no pillow or anything and I am using a Beyer M-88 tg mic on it. For heads, i prefer just Remo coated Ambassadors on all tops and a superkick II on the kick. I also usually carry the studio-x heads for toms as a backup. My cymbals are all Zildjian and am using 13"k/z hi-hats, 21' rock ride, 2-18" A crashes, 2-19" A crashes, 20" A china, and various splashes. That drink glass is actually the keyboard players and his rig was right behind my sequencer rack, which is ancient but works. I have to play to a click and sequence many of the parts as the guys out front would sing and do Coreography(sp). Since I am using a wired psm 600 in ear and a crown cm-311 headset mic, I am pretty wired in and go though a ton of batterys.ha ha! Luckily, a lot of the showrooms we play the sound guys would load us up on pro cells. I was a total metal head when I joined this band and NEVER thought I would get hired and then BOOM, we leave Monday. It has really opened my eyes to so many other types of music and Changed my life for the better. The drums came from Mahoneys music in vegas which is now closed(bummer). I have considered buying a second kick for the future just for fun, but as you guys know, they aren't cheap and I have to send a tom for the color match. Maybe a Woofer to make it the kick from hell? ha ha! If you have ever doubted about these drums, don't! I played lots of other companys and while they were very nice, there is just something magic about these. No lie, I really do play better on these and can't explain it, but the bands I play with say it also, and as I mentioned earlier, the sound men dial it right in ! Take care, Arthur Kitchen

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Old 12-31-2007, 12:08 AM
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here are a few more pics and a couple of my older Pearl Prestige session select kit.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:16 AM
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very nice kit. Is the snare dw as well?
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:26 AM
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Yes it is a 13" DW snare that came with the kit. Oh and I almost forgot the most important thing. I use the Alex Van Halen Signature sticks. Yes they are huge, but damn once you get them going they freakin' rock. Just love 'em!
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:49 AM
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If you have ever doubted about these drums, don't! I played lots of other companys and while they were very nice, there is just something magic about these. No lie, I really do play better on these and can'r explain it,
I agree with this statement. Every time I play my drums they really sound great. Even if my son or daughter is beating around on them and I am in the other room they still sound great.
Now if I can get my wrap fixed I'll be set!!
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:58 AM
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Does that sticker on the cowbell say "I <3 Orgasms"? That's awesome.

Love the kit, Love the setup, hate the glass.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:33 AM
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UUUHHHH!, Yes that does say that on there. Sorry if that offends anyone, thought it was funny at the time. that pic is 3 years old I believe. As for the glass, god yes i hate it also and it isn't mine it's the casinos. They keep it at a certain level without a doubt but that particular band was well liked so we got a lot of freedom to turn up a bit. Even with the glass it was good and loud. You do get the "our drummer used to be the drive through guy before this gig" stuff from the lead singer though. Ha ha ha! All good though.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:45 PM
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For heads, i prefer just Remo coated Ambassadors on all tops and a superkick II on the kick.
That's the exact same set-up I'm using on my 89' DW's, except I'm running coated Emperors on my 16" & 18" floors. If I'm playing outdoors, unmiced, I put a PS3 batter on the kick, otherwise the SKII is a beast on the bass drum. Are your drums keller shells?
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:09 AM
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yes they are keller shells, although I for one can't tell any difference.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:17 PM
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Very nice I have a DW with the same blue but with a fade into a darker blue and a few sparkles. Colour looks great on stage. It's always great to see high end kits gigged.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:26 PM
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I really like the finish of your kit. It kind of looks like a hard satin in the top pics. What is the name of the finish? It looks opaque rather than translucent. Does the wood grain show through? Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:30 PM
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Cool set-up! Very similiar to something I would like to get size-wise. Do you have any trouble getting the heads for your 15" floor tom?
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:41 AM
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As for the finish, I am not sure of exactly what it is called and no the wood grain does not show through. Getting 15" heads isn't a problem at all. Most stores carry them, certainly GC or any 5 star drum shop. i used to shop at The drum center in Indy and stock up but now use Rupps in Denver or any GC. The drum guys at the GC in greenwood Indiana are actually super cool and helpful. Thanks, Arthur
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:55 AM
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I was looking through an older dw catalog and spotted your finish. It's called Lazer Blue Custom Lacquer. Mmmmm...Lazer.
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