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Old 12-18-2008, 06:08 AM
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Unix staves shells, just for you and... you!! ( more pics on post # 31)


















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Old 12-18-2008, 06:13 AM
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Well well well...that's just beautiful! Welcome to the club! ;)

What are the specs, BTW? I'm guessing 22, 14, 12, 10?
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:21 AM
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Nice club to be in ;)

specs:
22x18
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14x5.5... but i don't have the snare yet, surely here soon!!!

and later for the sound description... :-p

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Old 12-18-2008, 07:10 AM
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I look forward to hearing it, I'm sure it's incredible. I've never heard an ash kit before. Out of curiosity, what made you choose ash as your wood type? I like the lugs too!

I have all the same sizes except I got a 16x14 floor tom (no 14") and a 14x6.5 snare, which should arrive sometime soon.

BTW - I forgot to mention, I have an ash stave shell on the way that I'm going to finish, drill and build myself...so I guess I'll know soon enough!

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Old 12-18-2008, 07:19 AM
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1. IS it ash stave???

2. Please upload a photo as an attachment...I have to see this!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:42 AM
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Great photo's, great kit! I am very curious about it's sound. Have fun playing!
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:27 PM
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Damn I wish I could join your club too All the Unix kits I've seen are amazing!
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:39 PM
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Out of curiosity, what made you choose ash as your wood type?
I've hesitate for the wood, so many choices; walnut, cherry, bubinga... but wanted an affordable wood but not the common maple. And also heard here and there that the ash have a lot of attack, can i say a LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but it keep a round warmness, just the warm touch we need and beautiful tone( i'll try to make a better and longer description of the sound later... don't forget that i'm not a professional drummer too)

Also, I like the classy straight line of the ash wood.

Definitly think i made a real good choice!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:01 PM
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Very nice kit. Paiste Twenty cymbals?
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:13 PM
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Very nice kit. Paiste Twenty cymbals?
Thx!, Twenty just for the hat, a 2002 20" crash and a 2002 poweride 22"

Can i say that all my kit is beyond my expectation... surely over my Roland td3, what a different feeling.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:16 PM
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WoooooWeeee!

Frank is really making a name of himself with these beautiful drums!
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:51 PM
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1. IS it ash stave???

2. Please upload a photo as an attachment...I have to see this!!
1. Yes ash staves shell

2. you don't see them??? ... i can send you some link in PM
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:50 AM
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my jealously runs deep for all who own these miraculous kits, so envious congrats!!!
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:03 AM
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1. Yes ash staves shell

2. you don't see them??? ... i can send you some link in PM
Stave ash??? That rocks!!

I can't see any "links" here in the middle east. All sites like photobucket are blocked. I can only see *some* standard websites, and attachments. :(
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:46 AM
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Man, all of the unix kits i've seen here are stunning, but yours is the first i can honestly say i can't tell where the seams are. Unix did one heluva job on it.
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Hey off-topic, can all you unix owners please pm me your kit specs and what you paid for your kits? I always thought that custom stave drums were waaay more than top-end factory kits but now i hear that they're not. I might have to consider an upgrade if it's within the realm of possibility.
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Wow Francis, c'est un ostie de beau kit ! François s'est encore surpassé !!!

Surely that's a lifetime kit.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:37 AM
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When I clicked on this thread, I didn't expect to be blown away.

Needless to say, I was.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:48 AM
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Wow Francis, c'est un ostie de beau kit ! François s'est encore surpassé !!!

Surely that's a lifetime kit.
Je suis d'accord!!! Ca c'est belle tambours!! J'espere qui je peux ils.

I hope my French was good and all the francophones (French speakers) could understand that! I'm learning French, and I have become half way fluent.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:55 AM
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Nice club to be in ;)

specs:
22x18
10x8
12x9
14x14
14x5.5... but i don't have the snare yet, surely here soon!!!

and later for the sound... :-p
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:55 AM
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Gorgeous pics especially with those paistes. Love at first sight...
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:56 AM
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uhh...wow..

i agree with 805....i knew the kit would look awesome cause Franky made it...but gah...
this is like orgasmic..

you are a lucky man..

audio? =)

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Old 12-19-2008, 11:53 AM
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For an audio... hmmm badly, i'm not equipped for that...

Doing a high quality audio that really deserve and do justice to the drum sound isn't easy(i think??)

Maybe i'll have one(?)... i'll look at some of my musicians friends, but to post an audio sample it have to be really great...

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Old 12-20-2008, 12:51 AM
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I don't normally post just to say that a kit is gorgeous.

But that kit is so gorgeous. Really really really gorgeous.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:29 AM
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I don't normally post just to say that a kit is gorgeous.

But that kit is so gorgeous. Really really really gorgeous.
If you say that, I take it as a credible Gorgeous call ! but i send all the credit to François at Unix...

Also, i'm trying to find the right words to describe the sound of my awesome sweet beast. I sincerely think this kit deserve some praise X 10. Not just because it's my kit, just because i'm totally astounding by the tone of the overall kit and particularly the INCREDIBLE bass drum... i just think i have to find other words than incredible but anyway i have to mention that it's incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now i go for some drum poetry composition to find the right words to describe my sweet beast... ( english is my second, so...)

Now i just fear that nothing but drumming make my day :-P
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:59 PM
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My misfortune this weekend turned into a benefit.

The entire area in the military middle east is without government internet and there are no morale phone calls until?

I was able to find a 64K wi-fi connection, and finally see this magnificent kit. This connection isn't as heavily filtered.

I was impressed by the GMS white ash kit (Keller shells). It's still a nice kit. But it's nothing compared to this. If given the two at the same price it's no contest. This stave kit is superior.

I have no doubt it's more powerful along with being more beautiful than the GMS in every way.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:55 PM
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Wooooa...One of the most beatiful I've ever seen, the pictures are great too. What kind of camera are you using?
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:27 PM
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Most unix kits make me drool. This one made me drool more! Absolutely beautiful finish.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:30 PM
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Wooooa...One of the most beatiful I've ever seen, the pictures are great too. What kind of camera are you using?
I use a Canon 40D (I just have one lens yet, 28-135 mm IS usm), a great tool! but i'm not a pro photographer... I know that my pictures have some flaws( if a critic eyes look at them)

I surely take some more pics when my kit will be complete( with my snare and ride) and take the time to do a background without distracting thing, also trying to do better angle shots... but hey! that's for your eyes pleasure :-) ... and my proud pleasure lol !!

Again thanx all for your kind words about my lovely kit, always sweet to have good comments ;-) ... if i can invite all of you to try it you'll certainly be impressed with it's sonic capacity too...
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:31 PM
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I use a Canon 40D (I just have one lens yet, 28-135 mm IS usm), a great tool! but i'm not a pro photographer... I know that my pictures have some flaws( if a critic eyes look at them)

I surely take some more pics when my kit will be complete( with my snare and ride) and take the time to do a background without distracting thing, also trying to do better angle shots... but hey! that's for your eyes pleasure :-) ... and my proud pleasure lol !!

Again thanx all for your kind words about my lovely kit, always sweet to have good comments ;-) ... if i can invite all of you to try it you'll certainly be impressed with it's sonic capacity too...
Nice...I'd love to get a DSLR someday. You know, your pictures made me go downstairs and retrieve the old Yashica TL-Electro SLR Camera from the depths of some cupboard, I just gotta get me a film and I'm off to take some pictures - old school style! Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:40 AM
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Some new micellaneous pics...

























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Old 12-22-2008, 03:01 AM
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...I can't think of any other way to say it.

Those drums are simply beautifull, and the more Unix kits I see, the more convinced I am that I am going to have one built for me.

My only fear is that it would be an insult to ask Francois to wrap a kit for me.

I hope that you get many years of non stop giggery out of those.

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:08 AM
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My only fear is that it would be an insult to ask Francois to wrap a kit for me.

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You surely can ask a special finish, there's not just woody looking kit he can make... for the wrap maybe he'll be willing too ??? ask him, nothing to loose... if you REALLY want a wrap and the full sound flavor of a Unix kit...
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:35 AM
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...salut' Francis.

Every Unix kit I have seen looks as though it would be at home in the National Museum of Modern Art. I would be less anal playing on a white marine pearl wrapped kit than I would be playing on one of his satin, or high gloss kits.

When I see the art and the pride that goes into a Unix finish, I would be ashamed to ask for a wrap. I would worry that asking Francois to wrap me a mahogany kit woukd be like asking the head cheff at the Waldorf Astoria to make me a bologna sandwich.

One day I will ask though...

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The Unix kits are bueatiful a work of art.
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Un-freakin believable. What's the word for something that just keeps getting better and better?

Oh yeah, Unix drums.
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...salut' Francis.

Every Unix kit I have seen looks as though it would be at home in the National Museum of Modern Art. I would be less anal playing on a white marine pearl wrapped kit than I would be playing on one of his satin, or high gloss kits.

When I see the art and the pride that goes into a Unix finish, I would be ashamed to ask for a wrap. I would worry that asking Francois to wrap me a mahogany kit woukd be like asking the head cheff at the Waldorf Astoria to make me a bologna sandwich.

One day I will ask though...

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Unix's kits are indeed unusual and beautiful.

I look forward to the day, however, when non-ply wood construction is so common that no one would think twice about wrapping a stave kit. Objectively, a stave kit is not inherently any more or less beautiful than a ply kit; we just aren't accustomed to seeing wood displayed in the stave fashion, which makes a stave kit all the more exotic.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:25 AM
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Unix's kits are indeed unusual and beautiful.

I look forward to the day, however, when non-ply wood construction is so common that no one would think twice about wrapping a stave kit. Objectively, a stave kit is not inherently any more or less beautiful than a ply kit; we just aren't accustomed to seeing wood displayed in the stave fashion, which makes a stave kit all the more exotic.
...that is the dilema.

A stave kit is as much a thing of beauty as it is a functional instrument. To cover it with a wrap would hide one of the key features that make these drums unique. It would no doubt still sound great, especially with the round over edges.

I know that you are a true believer in virgin shells, I want to have a rail mount and cymbal arm mounted on my bass drum, and the rack tom mount bolted directly to the shell.

It feels almost sacriligious.

Francois. If you are lurking here, I am hoping to get in touch with you.

Some time in the new year.

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