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Old 03-05-2009, 09:07 AM
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Hey, I'm new here. A refugee from the Drums.com forum. I've been watching videos on DW for a while but never really knew that there was such a great forum lurking in the background. Seems like a pretty mature vibe here so far and tons of great info.

Anyway, figured I'd kick off with a post on my kit. It's a Maple X-Shell/VLT hybrid in exotic Mapa Burl with a lacquer Burst that I specced out in PhotoShop. Sizes are 8, 8, 10 , 12, 13, 14, 16, 18 & 20. All in standard depths except for the "little" 8, which is 5" deep. The matching snare is a 5x14 solid shell Maple. The second snare is a 5.5x13 solid bronze. The three octo's are part of a custom set I had whipped up by Fibes a while back.

Btw, I set the kit up like this for about a week or so before I decided that I really hate this layout and have changed it dramatically since. It has some merit, but having half your toms over the hats just blows rocks, IMO.




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Old 03-05-2009, 09:18 AM
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1.The finish leaves me speechless... it is absolutely stunning.

2.How do those overlapped rides sound?

3. Are those lil hats 10"s?

4.Great cymbals.. I like the fact that you don't have a misplaced sense of loyalty to 1 cymbal company and seem to have chosen what your ears liked..

5. Nice sneakers.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:39 AM
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I agree, absolutely stunning finish. Welcome to the forums by the way.

Great cymbal selection too, nice to see a lot of brand mixing. Looks like you have a very personalised setup. Cymbal specs?
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:24 AM
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That finish is simply awe inspiring.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:07 PM
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i have one thing to say...shiiiiny.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:27 PM
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*FROTHS AT MOUTH*

Yeah. Stunning.
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Your kit is amazing. Whats the new set-up look like??
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:05 PM
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Awesome............. I love the setup. Simply stunning.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:06 PM
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Ok...uhmmm....WOW!!!

However,....I don't spot an 18? or , is your kick a 20??
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:21 PM
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1.The finish leaves me speechless... it is absolutely stunning.

2.How do those overlapped rides sound?

3. Are those lil hats 10"s?

4.Great cymbals.. I like the fact that you don't have a misplaced sense of loyalty to 1 cymbal company and seem to have chosen what your ears liked..

5. Nice sneakers.
Hehe..., and thank you. I guess I could have PhotoShopped out my shoes, but they do add to the authenticity of the shot.

The overlapped rides are actually a 20" Mark II over a 22" Traditional Swish. They are just far apart enough that I can play each individually or crash the ride and get both.

Yes, the 'lil hats are 10. True to form, they are a Paiste Bell over a Sabian Mini-Fusion bottom. They have awesome projection for their size and don't sound like your typical "miniaturized hi-hats." The overtones are clean.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:25 PM
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Ok...uhmmm....WOW!!!

However,....I don't spot an 18? or , is your kick a 20??
Oh, crap! You got me there. My previous kit had a 20" bass so I'm just used to that number. So, the correction goes: The 18" floor is mounted "Gong Drum" style over the floors. The "20" in my list of sizes actually refers to my 22x16 bass drum.

Thanks for pointing that out!
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:27 PM
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Oh, crap! You got me there. My previous kit had a 20" bass so I'm just used to that number. So, the correction goes: The 18" floor is mounted "Gong Drum" style over the floors. The "20" in my list of sizes actually refers to my 22x16 bass drum.

Thanks for pointing that out!
Thanks for clarifying?!? Holy crap, I wish I had that kind of dough to throw at a kit!! JEEEZ OH MAN!!

What are your depths?!
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:49 PM
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Great cymbal selection too, nice to see a lot of brand mixing. Looks like you have a very personalised setup. Cymbal specs?
Cymbal specs have changed a bit since these shots, with a bit more of a slant toward Paiste in lieu of the new Reflector Full stuff they recently released.

And yes, I pretty much dispensed with brand allegiance as most people know it. When you have as many pies as I like to have, you really need each one to be as useful and flavorful as possible because space is at a premium. I think the whole point of having a big kit is to have as many useful sounds at your disposal as possible, rather than simply collecting everything from manufacturer X.


Enough rambling. The cymbals in these shots are:

Chinas: 22" Wuhan (left), 22" Paiste Traditional Swish (right, between both rides)

Hats: 13" Sabian AAX Fusion (left), 10" Paiste bell over 10" Sabian Mini-Fusion bottom (right).

Rides: 22" Sabian AAX Metal Ride, 20" Paiste Dark Energy MK II

Splashes: (left to right) Sabian 8" and 10" AAX, Paiste 11" Traditional, Zildjian 10" A Custom

Crashes: (left to right) 19" Paiste Dark Energy MK I, Zildjian 16" A Custom medium and 18" A light, Sabian 19" Vault.

Not shown: Sabian Radia cup chimes in sizes 5" - 10"
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:53 PM
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Absolutely stunning ! Beautiful, wonderful, amazing, awesome... Name it !


I dig everything. PERIOD !


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Old 03-05-2009, 05:01 PM
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*FROTHS AT MOUTH*

Yeah. Stunning.
Welcome.
Your kit is amazing. Whats the new set-up look like??
Thank you. Really, thanks to everyone or their kind comments (and corrections). I don't yet have any newer shots. But the new set up attempts to cram as many toms up front as possible and I have it all miked up and running through a Tascam board. I'll take some snaps soon as I get the new cymbals integrated.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:01 PM
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Wow, that is one great looking kit! Awsome to have so much possibilities. Let us hear you play it!
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:16 PM
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I mostly specced standard sizes except for the second 8" tom, which is 5" deep. So, I think that goes something like 5x8, 8x8, 9x10, 10x12, 11x13, 12x14, 14x16, 16x18 and 16x22. The octo's run 6x6 (not shown), 12x6, 18x6 and 24x6.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:53 PM
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That's one of the nicest kits I've ever seen, and I like your drum room with the acoustic foam. I find setups more ergonomic when cymbals are positioned high and at steeper angles, your kit looks very comfortable.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:22 PM
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Damn what a bee-you-tee-full drumset. Great photography too. And your handle made me chuckle. Just gorgeous. A better color to highlight the mapa burl I have not seen.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:17 PM
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i wouldnt know what to do with all that ahaha
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:41 PM
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i wouldnt know what to do with all that ahaha
Oh, sure you would. Just close your eyes and swing away. Pretty much anything you hit will sound good. :)
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:00 AM
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That third pic is now my desktop background..

The finish is heart stopping! and the best part is that it's all yours!
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:58 PM
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I can't get enough of that finish! Wonderful kit, you're a very lucky man to have a piece of art like that!
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Oh, sure you would. Just close your eyes and swing away. Pretty much anything you hit will sound good. :)
I don't doubt this to be true! IMO You get bonus points for setting everything up without a rack :) It must be nice to live in the same state where your drums are made. Did you pick them up from the factory in Oxnard or is that too far of a drive?
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:49 AM
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Oh, wow! That's a true beauty of a kit. It really seems to be pushing the limits of your drum room.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:54 AM
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ya ahaha, it does seem to be pushing the limits of that room man haha. What a beautiful kit you have, must sound amazing eh. Beautiful.

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You need to post those beauties here

http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34373
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:15 AM
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It must be nice to live in the same state where your drums are made. Did you pick them up from the factory in Oxnard or is that too far of a drive?
Yes, it's only a few hours away. This kit was my second trip out there. The first one was a few years back to get a color matched 18" floor for my birch kit and to take the factory tour. That's where I got to play some VLT kits they had in the show room. Walk in that room, I guarantee that your bank account will be significantly depleted within a very short amount of time.

Looks like I get to drive out there again in a few months to pick up some Octa-Rata-Decca-Tom thingies too.

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It really seems to be pushing the limits of your drum room.
I'm surprised it fit at all. Which is one reason why I'm building a new room.

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You need to post those beauties here

http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34373
Ohhh, a DW thread. Well, if you say so.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:26 AM
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I think Neil Peart is somewhere in here...
Beautiful set!!
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Looks great! I'd be lost wouldn't know where to begin or end, but I'd have a blast!
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:18 AM
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I think Neil Peart is somewhere in here...
Beautiful set!!
Thank you, and ummm... yah. There was some NP influence here (among many others). I admit it. That said, if ever you see a video of me on YouTube demonstrating my Limelight or Tom Sawyer skills with one of those goofy looking hats on, you have my permission to shoot me dead.
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