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Old 05-29-2008, 04:09 PM
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Default Metro Drums/Yamaha Recording Custom

Hello!

This is my first post. I thought I'd post a picture of my kit.

My bass drum is an 18"x18" Jarrah shell made by Paul Warry at Metro drums in Australia. The toms are 8"x10" and 12"x12" Yamaha Recording Customs (I also own a 10" and a 14").

I recently bought three new cymbals from www.cymbalsonly.com (if you haven't seen this site, you have to go and check it out!) and they're arriving tomorrow so I'll add a picture of them when they arrive. I bought a 22" Sabian AA Raw Ride, a 20" K Custom Dry Light and 14" K Custom Special Dry hats.




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Old 05-29-2008, 04:20 PM
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Beautifully classy set up there. Although some more pictures would be appreciated!

Cymbalsonly is an excellent website and that bass drum looks particularly nice.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:31 PM
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Great drums and great cymbals, but you need to show us more pics. Specially since you have such a unique bass drum.

What is the crash cymbal pictured here?
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:29 AM
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OK I'll post some more pictures tonight. The guy who made my bass drum can be found at http://www.myspace.com/metrodrums.

The cymbals pictured here are a 20" K Ride Brilliant and a 16" Zildjian crash - on which the badge says "Avedis Zildjian Co. Genuine Turkish Cymbal - Made in Canada". I'm pretty sure it's 1960's.
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Some interesting sizes you have, I really want to see some photos of the bass drum from up front. 18x18 would look like a tube. The toms are very small as well, I would feel like a monster playing on such a tiny thing. Great look though, very classy.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:57 AM
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It is a very long bass drum! I wanted something that would be versitile enough to use for fusion/rock and jazz so I figured a deep sounding 18" would be a good choice - though it took so long to find a hardcase that it would fit into!

I'd ultimately like to get a 12x8 tom and a 14x14 floor but the 12" of my recording customs is much too deep to be the first tom. Having small toms is good too because everything so nice and close together - very easy to play.

Anyway, off to work - I'll post some more pictures tonight.
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It is a very long bass drum! I wanted something that would be versitile enough to use for fusion/rock and jazz so I figured a deep sounding 18" would be a good choice - though it took so long to find a hardcase that it would fit into!

I'd ultimately like to get a 12x8 tom and a 14x14 floor but the 12" of my recording customs is much too deep to be the first tom. Having small toms is good too because everything so nice and close together - very easy to play.

Anyway, off to work - I'll post some more pictures tonight.
Very cool set, not the ordinary stuff we see a lot here. Please post more pictures and welcome to the forum.

I also play an 18 by 18 bass drum, also from Australia, and I like unusual sized drums as well.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:19 AM
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I used to be really keen on using small drums but now I'm not so fussed, though I do generally prefer the sound of smaller floor toms. The 12" drum's short decay when tuned low sounds so much cooler than my 14" to me but I guess it depends what you play. I'd really like to buy a 1960's Ludwig actually - 20x14, 12x8, 14x14 and a nice deep 7"x14" snare drum.

I'm studying jazz but I play fusion (ie trying to be Keith Carlock when he plays with Wayne Krantz), drum and bass, rock drums, pop regularly too so I want something that sounds as neutral as possible and something that's not too big, not too small.

I'll add some more pictures to my original post now.
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The first picture looks so tasty! Very nice set.
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The bass drum looks great, quality looking set. Would you recommend the K ride?

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I'd ultimately like to get a 12x8 tom and a 14x14 floor but the 12" of my recording customs is much too deep to be the first tom.
I have a 1x1' tom as my first. Then a 14"x14" as my second, over the kick. But i play metal so i suppose i would have massive toms. I actually would like to try out some shallower toms. Mine sound very "orchestral".
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:55 PM
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I have a 1x1' tom as my first.
Bet your stick mark grouping is nice and tight.
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Bet your stick mark grouping is nice and tight.
lol no i meant 1' as in one foot. Which is twelve inches. A one inch tom would be amazing though. It'd probably still be about 500 if DW made one.
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lol no i meant 1' as in one foot. Which is twelve inches. A one inch tom would be amazing though. It'd probably still be about 500 if DW made one.
And they'd still claim that it is an A-flat or something.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:25 PM
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Thats a great looking kit! It looks kinda dirty (in a good way!) a sort of earthy natural kit. I think the best complement I could give it that I could groove for hours on your kit and love every second!
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Although I'm not a fan of the tiny toms or the K ride, I love your compact setup and the drums look really great. Can't wait to see the new pies come in (cymbalsonly is a great place).
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:07 AM
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Drumbandit - I'm actually not a huge fan of the K ride. My mum bought it for me as a birthday present when I was 14 or 15 in high school. I've actually got 3 pieces of tape underneath it and it's still really bright. It's not terrible though! Just not my cup of tea. As far as brilliant rides go, it's nice! I'm still going to keep it on my kit when I've got new cymbals, but I think I'll use it as more of a crash cymbal.

I'm into very dark and earthy cymbals with very short decay and very woody/clicky stick sound (I love Brian Blade's cymbals). Part of me wants to buy a super trad. jazz set that sounds like Brian Blade or something, and another part of me wants to buy a bigger set that sounds like Keith Carlock's drums!

I can't decide!
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And they'd still claim that it is an A-flat or something.
it could be a very high a flat :p
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:38 AM
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My new cymbals arrived today and I'm so happy with them! I bought a 22" Sabian Raw Ride, a 20" Zildjian K Custom Dry Light Ride and 14" K Custom Special Dry hats.

I'll post some sound clips this week of my kit and cymbals..


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love your setup.

how do you like your new cymbals.
i especially would like to hear about the zildjians.

are they more brian blade'esque?
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:38 AM
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Thanks!

I love the new cymbals - I'm really happy with them.

The Dry Light ride is pretty Brian Blade-ish! I put two bits of tape on it as it was a little bit pang-y when I got it (though my ears are blocked as I'm sick) and it's now more of a short "tik" sound now which I love. The bell is cool too. The hats are really dirty but because they're lathed underneath they have a really clean "chik" sound.

Cool!
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