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Old 11-16-2008, 12:50 AM
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"THE MIRROR KIT"




"THE CAFE' KIT"

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Old 11-16-2008, 01:16 AM
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Well aren't you in need of new heads and moongels!
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:24 AM
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Well aren't you in need of new heads and moongels!
LOL....yea man big time. I dont like moongels i had them before. i prefer the good old fashion duct tape.....
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:01 AM
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Is there a reason behind the naming?

Also: Your floor toms both seem to have a little too much muffling? Unless you enjoy that sound.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:15 AM
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I don't get the joke behind the second name...
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:56 AM
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dude, I can't even manage to find a comfortable way to set up my kit in one direction. You've managed to nail it backwards and forwards. Looks like a lot of fun to play. How do you like the octabons?
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:58 AM
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the first kit resembles the kit of Andrea Vadrucci, otherwise known as "Vadrum"

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:49 AM
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Is there a reason behind the naming?

Also: Your floor toms both seem to have a little too much muffling? Unless you enjoy that sound.
cafe is brown. if thats wat u mean. and i like my low toms to be muffled alot especially for recording. i hate the long as* ring. In recordings and live give me a very boomy sound rather than a booooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmm......
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:52 AM
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dude, I can't even manage to find a comfortable way to set up my kit in one direction. You've managed to nail it backwards and forwards. Looks like a lot of fun to play. How do you like the octabons?
its really fun to play this mirrored set. but its tricky when your a right handed drummer. I love doing rolls around the toms, going to octobans then finishing off with low toms...it sounds mean....and octo's are my fav. really enjoy them. they attract random audience and at the end of the gig's they tell me that those drums are fckn cool!
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:29 AM
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cafe is brown. if thats wat u mean. and i like my low toms to be muffled alot especially for recording. i hate the long as* ring. In recordings and live give me a very boomy sound rather than a booooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmm......
Itīs not about "muffleing" your drums to death, Itīs a question of learning how to tune them lol!

Spend some time with them, you will get great sounds out of your drums, thel look bloddy horrible if you ask me with all that tape.....!

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Itīs not about "muffleing" your drums to death, Itīs a question of learning how to tune them lol!

Spend some time with them, you will get great sounds out of your drums, thel look bloddy horrible if you ask me with all that tape.....!

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I agree entirely with this sentiment.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:44 PM
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what do you think of that AAX el sabor picante hand crash?

looks really bent in the first picture :o
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:50 PM
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I don't see why everyone is puzzled by the duct tape. It's very clear that he had stockpiled duct tape after the anthrax domestic terrorist scare back in the early 2000s and rather than leave it all to waste, he protected his drums by putting duct tape on them. All over them. In several places.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:55 PM
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Itīs not about "muffleing" your drums to death, Itīs a question of learning how to tune them lol!

Spend some time with them, you will get great sounds out of your drums, thel look bloddy horrible if you ask me with all that tape.....!

Cheers!
you still dont get it. Ive been drumming for 20 years, you think i dont know how to tune??? Im a certified music teacher, you really think I dont know how to tune. I said, I DONT LIKE AND I HATE the long overtones on the low toms, so thats why I muffle them with two three pieced-tapes. If only youu could hear them in person you would finally understand.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:58 PM
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what do you think of that AAX el sabor picante hand crash?

looks really bent in the first picture :o
that hand crash sounds really really nice on recordings and when miced. Its just a big ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......I love the cymbal but soon its going away, cause Im going to need a louder cymbal eventually. I bent the sh*t out of it already, its too light.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:45 PM
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you still dont get it. Ive been drumming for 20 years, you think i dont know how to tune??? Im a certified music teacher, you really think I dont know how to tune. I said, I DONT LIKE AND I HATE the long overtones on the low toms, so thats why I muffle them with two three pieced-tapes. If only youu could hear them in person you would finally understand.
Ok, take it easy.......... I didnīt say anything wrong, if itīs a matter of experience I have been playing drums for a los longer than you, but thatīs not the case man.
You will not see any of the profesional drummers in the entire world with their drum heads looking like yours, I was only given you my opinion on the pictures you have posted.
And YES my friend, you can get rid of the overtones by tuning properly!, but you should know that already if you are a certified music teacher.
have a good day and regards from Sunny Spain. ;-)
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:38 AM
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Why dont you just get some Pinstripes of EC2s or even hydraulics if you like a fat sound? It would look a hell of a lot better?
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:34 AM
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Why dont you just get some Pinstripes of EC2s or even hydraulics if you like a fat sound? It would look a hell of a lot better?
probably because G1s are about a 3rd of the price most places...that is my guess
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:58 AM
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Very cool setup, different from the rest of the stuff here. I would like to see some photos of you behind the set so I can see how you approach playing. Do you sometimes play open, left hand on hats and ride?

Your cymbal selection is excellent, lots of unusual types not often seen.

Please post specs, types and sizes and manufacturers. I would also like to check out the finish of the drums so I would like to see some shots from the front.

I have to agree that duct tape visible anywhere make a set look bad and low-end. Surely you could use some dampening rings, even make them out of old drumheads? Look in a crafts supply store and they may have sheets of sticky back foam you can cut. I use these adhesive foam strips from Gibraltar that do the same thing. There are also heads, like hydraulic heads, that kill overtones. I have no doubt about the ability of duct tape to get the job done - but it looks terrible. Just my two cents.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:20 PM
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Are your peal beaters on the second one the wrong way round?
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:02 PM
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Kewl Kit, it must be a blast to play...thanks for sharing...and as for the duct tape, well I think I am with most it looks tacky no matter how long you have played. Welcome to Drummerworld by the way.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:40 PM
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Hey man welcome and I also hate moongel !!! Moongel is the toy I used to get out of the gumball machine when I was a kid. It was like a spider and you would throw it on the wall and it would stick and when it got dirty you would wash it with soap and water. One of the biggest drum scams of all time!!!
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:21 AM
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Hey man welcome and I also hate moongel !!! Moongel is the toy I used to get out of the gumball machine when I was a kid. It was like a spider and you would throw it on the wall and it would stick and when it got dirty you would wash it with soap and water. One of the biggest drum scams of all time!!!

thank you. Im not the only one then...anyways Im getting new heads. What do you guys recommend?
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:04 AM
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Are your peal beaters on the second one the wrong way round?
Negative. I think those are actually DW two-way beaters turned to use the plastic side.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:45 AM
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the first kit resembles the kit of Andrea Vadrucci, otherwise known as "Vadrum"

nice kit!


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...who in turn copied his setup off Mike Portnoy. Two very Portnoy-inspired setups you have there.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:44 PM
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Very nice, looks like a big yet comfortable set-up. Are they Tama Rockstars? They look like rockstar or superstar lugs, and if I remember correctly some of the older lines of either rockstar or superstar had plastic bass drum hoops like yours. They were called Accu-tune hoops, right?

If you are going to change heads, try clear powerstroke 3 as batter heads and coated ambassadors as resonant heads.
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