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Old 05-27-2007, 01:43 PM
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This is my new Tama Starclassic Performer EFX with Liquid Metal finish. I kicked my old blackhawk out, but the hardware still is the same. (Now I just have to get rid of the blackhawk snare and the B8 crash and I'm good.) And perhaps a 16x16 Ft...

What do you guys think? I know I LOVE this kit!

specs:
TomTom: 13x10"
FloorTom: 18x16"
BassDrum: 24x18" (yeah)
SnareDrum (Blackhawk): 14x5.5"

cymbals:
Paiste 2002 14" Medium HI-hats
Sabian B8 16" Medium crash
Zildjian Avedis 24" Medium Ride

hardware: all Gibraltar
Hardware on drums: Die-cast hoops + Star-cast mounting system

heads:
TomTom: Pinstripes on top, Clear ambassadors on reso
Floortom: Pinstripes on top, Tama stock head (= Evans) on reso
Bassdrum: Tama stock heads (Evans EQ1 batter and reso head)
Snare: Remo Coated Ambassador batter, Blackhawk stock reso

there, am I missing something?

here are the pics:





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Old 05-27-2007, 04:35 PM
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Looks so awesome. Finally you got some pics...how does such a deep rack tom sound??

Great!

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Old 05-27-2007, 04:41 PM
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As karl said: It looks really awesome. I like especially the finish. But why do you use a 18" floor tom instead of a 16"?
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:49 PM
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Wow! Big drums! They must sound amazing....where did you find that 24" ride?- cymbal cellar?
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:18 AM
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Looks so awesome. Finally you got some pics...how does such a deep rack tom sound??

Great!

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Indeed! And the deep rack tom sounds amazing, I'm going to change heads though, because I think they can sound even better with some coated evans on them.

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As karl said: It looks really awesome. I like especially the finish. But why do you use a 18" floor tom instead of a 16"?
Well... I bought it second handed, so I hadn't really much of a choice, but I'm glad I wnet for it, because I love the sound. The guy I bought it from also had a 16x16, but he wouldn't sell that one. I'm thinking maybe in the future, I'll get the 16 too. We'll see;)

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Wow! Big drums! They must sound amazing....where did you find that 24" ride?- cymbal cellar?
I love them, we're going to record an EP this summer, so you then you yourselves can hear it. And the 24 inch zildjian... I found that on marktplaats. It's a Dutch site. I trusted that one better then all the international websites, with the long distance and all. Worked out quite fine. Still love it, now just the crash and we're cool.

@ all: thx for the comments
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:45 AM
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Indeed! And the deep rack tom sounds amazing, I'm going to change heads though, because I think they can sound even better with some coated evans on them.
Cool! Which particular Evans would you like to use??
I think Coated G2 would work well...what do you think/like?

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Old 05-28-2007, 12:50 PM
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Nice kit man ! I love the finish !
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:17 PM
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Cool! Which particular Evans would you like to use??
I think Coated G2 would work well...what do you think/like?

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I was thinking exactly the same thing. I already tried Coated Aquarians with satin finish (on my previous set) and they worked out pretty well, but I think the Evans will do even better.

Do you have any suggestions for the reso? or do you think the current will do fine?
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:48 PM
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I was thinking exactly the same thing. I already tried Coated Aquarians with satin finish (on my previous set) and they worked out pretty well, but I think the Evans will do even better.

Do you have any suggestions for the reso? or do you think the current will do fine?
Yes, I think that Evans Coated G2 will work very well for you.
Although I am more into Remo. I still have some Coated G1 on my gig kit but I like the equivalent Coated remo Ambassador much more. I had both on my Tama Superstar Custom and yeah, Remo is my favourite.

Maybe give Remo Coated Emperor a try?

As for the reso: Pintripes are said to be the secret tip if you wanna have a very warm short sound. But I`m not sure with that. Maybe ask YAMAHA DRUMMER here, he should be able to tell you. :-)
I would go for some clear Ambassadors or Diplomats on the reso side. Also Tama`s stock reso heads work well.

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Old 05-29-2007, 04:59 PM
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Thnx, I'll ask yamaha drummer...

I already have a coated dotted emperor for my snare as a back-up head (not sure the current ambassador will last for much longer) but haven't thought to give them a try on the toms actually...

I always figured ambassadors and emperors were more of the snare-heads, but when I think about it, that sounds quite silly doesn't it.. :)

anyway, thx again
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:28 PM
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I really like how huge those drums are. The bass drum must shake your house. I had a fusion sized Performer a while back, they are really high quality drums for the price. Congrats!
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:53 PM
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I always figured ambassadors and emperors were more of the snare-heads, but when I think about it, that sounds quite silly doesn't it.. :)

anyway, thx again
ha! No, actually that is not "silly". Just a personal preference...maybe give it a try with your Emperor you already have. I`m pretty sure that you`ll feel and hear a difference.

Whatever you choose, take what you like best. :-)

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:59 AM
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Looks amazing, great sizes. You sure thats a 13"x10"? It looks massive!
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:22 PM
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Wow, forgot to look at my thread for a few days, I'll catch up!:

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I really like how huge those drums are. The bass drum must shake your house. I had a fusion sized Performer a while back, they are really high quality drums for the price. Congrats!
Indeed, I like 'em very much, especially the bass as I already said.. I find them expensive enough though!

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ha! No, actually that is not "silly". Just a personal preference...maybe give it a try with your Emperor you already have. I`m pretty sure that you`ll feel and hear a difference.

Whatever you choose, take what you like best. :-)

Karl
Thx, really helping me out Karl :) Actually I was saving the emperor for when I get a new snare, but then again that can take another while, you think I should put it on now?

if not - or anyway- do you have any snaresuggestions?

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Looks amazing, great sizes. You sure thats a 13"x10"? It looks massive!
Yeah man, pretty sure:) less wide then my 14" snare, and not much bigger then my old 12x9 tomtom, so guess so... looks nice doesn't it? and sounds as well i assure you
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:19 AM
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Here are the updates:

Zildjian Avedis A Custom Crash 18" - no further explanation needed, amazing, solid rock crash.

Pearl 14x8" Brass Shell snare with a new "Brushed gold" finish. If anyone knows the exact type of this snare, please don't hesitate to let me know! I bought it second handed and I all know is that it sounds great!
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:34 PM
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my new Brass Pearl Snare (14x8)

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Old 06-28-2008, 01:47 PM
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and my new Zildjian A Custom: finally some pics (18")




It's a fairly commonly used cymbal, but I really like it. What are your thoughts?
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:19 PM
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my new Brass Pearl Snare (14x8)

Wow, very nice!
Did you put on your Emperor?...this looks like a Emperor X or Controlled Sound.

However, very nice free floater! How do you like its sound?

PS: Nice choice with that 18" A Custom as well. Played one once, loved its sweet crash sound!!

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Nice new additions! How are you tuning the snare? Good sound? Those lugs look totally sick.
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wow...that looks great!...i love the sizes you have on it...that is what i would have if i could get it..

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Old 06-29-2008, 01:19 AM
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Wow, very nice!
Did you put on your Emperor?...this looks like a Emperor X or Controlled Sound.

However, very nice free floater! How do you like its sound?

PS: Nice choice with that 18" A Custom as well. Played one once, loved its sweet crash sound!!

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you remember :o! indeed I put on my coated emperor X. I didn't even know it was a free floater... just loved the way it looked, went to check it out, and knew I had to have this one!
it's over a ten years old, but still in very decent state. had to change the snares and a couple of screws though, but hey, who cares, love it

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Nice new additions! How are you tuning the snare? Good sound? Those lugs look totally sick.
I have it tuned pretty thight on the bottom head and a little bit more loose on the top. gives me a very loud, open sound, really great to play live. it has a little too much overtones, but that's really the only negative thing about it in my opinion, and hey, no snare is perfect. besides, it doesn't bother me live anyway, and for recordings i muffled it a bit. the lugs are killers indeed :)

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wow...that looks great!...i love the sizes you have on it...that is what i would have if i could get it..

Alex
thanks! if it makes you feel better, I had to do vacation work for 2 years to be able to pay it, but it's a great thing to work for isn't it? my next update will probably be a cowbell and/or a second crash. with a new vacation comming up and all... hehe

thx for the replies guys
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