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Old 11-23-2009, 10:30 PM
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Default Limited Edition Tama Warlord Masai Kit.

Hello y'all, This is my pride and joy, my Limited Edition Tama Warlord Masai Kit, which I nick named "The Masai Monster"

Only 100 of these have been made and out of those 100, only 3 are in Canada (Calgary, Vancouver and My house). They are 100% Bubinga Shell with a Quilted Bubinga outer ply in African Twilight Finish with Antique Black finish Hardware and Black Diamond (Jet Black) crystal in every lug. These pictures do not do it justice, to truly appreciate them you'd have to see them in person ;)

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Bass Drum 9ply/8mm
Snare 12ply/10mm
Toms 9ply/7mm

Drums: Tama Warlord Masai
-22"x18" Kick Drum
-14"x6" Snare Drum
-8"x7" Rack Tom
-10"x8" Rack Tom
-12"x9" Rack Tom
-14"x12" Floor Tom
-16"x14" Floor Tom
-280mm Octoban
-301mm Octoban

Cymbals
-Zildjian A Custom/Z Custom Hats 13"
-Zildjian K Hats 13"
-Zildjian A Sweet Ride 21"
-Stagg Chime 6"
-Sabian Max Stax 8"
-Wuhan Chinese 16"
-Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash 17"
-Zildjian A Custom Crash 16" (my favourite, but unfortunately cracked)
-Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash 18"
-Wuhan Chinese 12"
-Zildjian Oriental China Trash 16"

Hardware
-Pearl Icon Curved Rack (Used by Virgil Donati during his clinic in Edmonton June 09')
-Pearl Remote Cable HiHat Stand
-Tama Iron Cobra Velo Glide Hihat Stand
-Pearl Demon Drive Double Pedals
-Tama Roadpro Omni-Ball Snare Stand
-Tama Short Tom Arms (x3)
-Pearl CH1000 Cymbal Arms (x8)
-Pearl PCX100 Clamp (x9)
-Pearl PCX200 Clamp (x1)
-Pearl UX80 Extension (great for Remote Cable hihat)
-Tama 2 Piece Octoban Stand
-Vater Drink Holder (favourite piece of hardware)
-Tama Wide Rider Trio Cloth Top Throne


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-Vic Firth American Classic 3A Sticks
-Vic Firth American Classic 2B Nylon Tip Sticks
-Pro-Mark Hot Rods
-Vic Firth SD6 Swizzle Mallet/Stick
-Vic Firth Alex Acuna Conquistador Timbale Sticks
-Pro-Mark Brushes

I'd love to get some feed back on my set up!
I haven't gotten around to recording any sound clips yet, but i do have a video on youtube playing a cover with my kit all mic'd up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEDqNX4lPOU

-Jonathan
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:09 AM
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Default Re: Tama Warlord Masai Kit. Thats right, Kit. Not just snare :)

I saw on of those up at Dales before it looks like something out of dungeons and dragons. Nice drums man.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:26 AM
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Default Re: Tama Warlord Masai Kit. Thats right, Kit. Not just snare :)

BEAUTIFUL kit man! I like the set up a lot... and those cymbals are killer!


Good job on the youtube video too!


Do the drums tune up well?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:03 AM
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BEAUTIFUL kit man! I like the set up a lot... and those cymbals are killer!


Good job on the youtube video too!


Do the drums tune up well?

Thankyou!!

like you wouldn't believe, thanx to tama's die cast hoops it's a breeze to tune; super responsive, nice and stiff (which prevents it from warping) and so on.

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Beautiful kit Man! That really is the top of the line Tama. Good on you! Great cymbals too. I bet it is hard to drag your self away from her.
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Great job on the you tube clip. The different camera angles were great. The kit sounds unreal. Man your keeping up with Thomas Pridgen and doing a great job of it too! Love the set up and keep up the good work mate.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:45 PM
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Wow that's like what? 5000 or something? Amazing kit mate you must be loaded dude.
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Wow that's like what? 5000 or something? Amazing kit mate you must be loaded dude.
well, the kit itself (no hardware/cymbals/heads) was only about 3800 (or approx. $6800 canadian).

Hardware was approx. 850 (or $1500 Canadian). that rack+ cymbal arms was not cheap...

and cymbals were 1000 ($1800 Canadian). for a grand total of 5700 ($10000 Canadian).

wow. i never realized how much it was till now.

lol I'm not loaded, I'm 17 (I was 15 when i purchased the kit) and live at home, so i have very few living expenses, so all the money i saved from working could go towards my drums. then over a year later i purchased the rack, and for the last few years I've been collecting my assortment of cymbals. I don't think I would of appreciated my kit as much if i had purchased everything at once.

oh and i almost forgot, my awesome Dad, (as my christmas present) took care of the down payment. words cannot express how much i love him! I'm really truly grateful to have such a loving supporting Father.

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Georgous kit. I love the finish.
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Mmmm... that is nice. Nice touches on the lugs, great finish, interesting cymbals choices, cool set up. Grats.
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Wow! You own one of these at 17? Count your blessings man! It looks wonderful!
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Are those G1's or G2's on the kit?

Sounds AND looks awesome man. Great playing too... The Mars Volta is a blast lol
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lol nice dad.

im 17 as well im trying to convince my dad to buy me a dw for my 18th. its second hand but only the 10th birch kit dw ever made apparently for only 1200

but nice kit im jelous
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Wow! Congratulations. I'm sure having such an special kit makes it an absolute joy to practise. If you're 17 and you've already had the kit for 2 years, I'm scared to think how far all that practising will take you in 2 more. Thomas Pridgen in no time. Keep rocking man.
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amazing finish, but ugh i hate tama lugs
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Just watched your video. That's great playing man!
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well, the kit itself (no hardware/cymbals/heads) was only about 3800 (or approx. $6800 canadian).

Hardware was approx. 850 (or $1500 Canadian). that rack+ cymbal arms was not cheap...

and cymbals were 1000 ($1800 Canadian). for a grand total of 5700 ($10000 Canadian).

wow. i never realized how much it was till now.

lol I'm not loaded, I'm 17 (I was 15 when i purchased the kit) and live at home, so i have very few living expenses, so all the money i saved from working could go towards my drums. then over a year later i purchased the rack, and for the last few years I've been collecting my assortment of cymbals. I don't think I would of appreciated my kit as much if i had purchased everything at once.

oh and i almost forgot, my awesome Dad, (as my christmas present) took care of the down payment. words cannot express how much i love him! I'm really truly grateful to have such a loving supporting Father.

-Jonathan
yeah well stuff is cheaper over there. It was about 4.5 on thomann, and that was before the pound crash! Also wow 17 mate you're so lucky to have that stuff, and i'm glad to hear you worked for it too, that's really impressive because obviously most teenagers (EH included) would save up like 50 and spend it on a load of crap lol.
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dont you wish now though that they made an iron cobra remote hat :P
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i like the cup holder.
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Just watched your video. That's great playing man!
Thankyou very much for watching!!

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Are those G1's or G2's on the kit?
Sounds AND looks awesome man. Great playing too... The Mars Volta is a blast lol
Coated G2 Batters, Clear G1 Resos on the Toms, Power Centre Reverse Dot/Hazy 300 on the Snare and Remo Clear PowerStroke 3Batter /Evans EQ3 Reso on the Kick. Thankyou!
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Wow! Congratulations. I'm sure having such an special kit makes it an absolute joy to practise. If you're 17 and you've already had the kit for 2 years, I'm scared to think how far all that practising will take you in 2 more. Thomas Pridgen in no time. Keep rocking man.
It's hard to not practice to be honest, due to my very flexible school schedule, i'm able to practice 4-6 hours a day. So yeah that's (hopefully) in the realm of possibility.

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amazing finish, but ugh i hate tama lugs
What!?! Blaspheme! although I guess you are entitled to your opinion, no matter how wrong it may be...... ;)

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dont you wish now though that they made an iron cobra remote hat :P
Like you wouldn't believe, even if i could find some of the previous models Tama had produced I`d be happy. (the kind Mike Portnoy used on his Siamese Monster). although I`m not complaining, the Pearl RH-2000 is wicked. (and cheaper than the DW version)

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i like the cup holder.
It`s my favorite piece of hardware. So convenient. Even though I do have a table right behind me. Lol.

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I can haz?
That is absolutley beautiful. The snare must be good as a lot of big names use it so I can only imagine the kit is great.
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recon you could email tama for a custom order :P
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It's hard to not practice to be honest, due to my very flexible school schedule, i'm able to practice 4-6 hours a day. So yeah that's (hopefully) in the realm of possibility.
wow, 4-6 hours a day. That's more than i can be bothered to do on a good week!
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Hi! I would like to congratulate you on making me cry!
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Geez man, that's insanely expensive.

I'm jealous, I just have my Pearl Exports and not even half the stuff you have.

Congrats either way.
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Hi! I would like to congratulate you on making me cry!
hehe sorry ;)

Speaking of crying, when I first got them, I was playing so much, my stepmother was practically in tears, not in the good way, I was driving her up the wall. Good times.

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If you dont mind me asking, how did you afford this and how long did it take to save up?

its beautiful
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After the first couple of pics i thought to myself, "wow, tama has really outdone themselves, totally invisable drums". :-)~
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Awesome Kit, Awesome playing. Awesome all around. Nice man
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UPDATE: Received a Wuhan 12" China and a Zildjian A Sweet Ride 21" for Christmas, In addition, with some of the money I received I placed an order for some Pearl Demon Drive Double Pedals!! pics will be up as soon as the Pedals come in! (should be sometime this next weekend)

and thankyou all, for all the wonderful comments!!

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That is one of the most beautiful drum kits I have ever seen! TAMA make incredible drums. I nearly bought a Warlord snare a couple of weeks ago but ended up getting a Starclassic Bubinga Exotix Koa instead.

I will never forgive myself for selling my Starclassic maple kit. It was a foolish move but I learned from it. Before you ever sell that kit, think long and hard.

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That is one of the most beautiful drum kits I have ever seen! TAMA make incredible drums. I nearly bought a Warlord snare a couple of weeks ago but ended up getting a Starclassic Bubinga Exotix Koa instead.

I will never forgive myself for selling my Starclassic maple kit. It was a foolish move but I learned from it. Before you ever sell that kit, think long and hard.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Well I always hear about how people regret selling their first kit, so I'm gonna learn from their mistakes and NEVER sell it. the cymbals and the rack maybe, but not the drums. thankyou for taking the time to look at my kit!! I'd love to see some pics of your LE koa. then we should start a Tama Limited Edition Kit Thread, and take over Drummer World. Muhahahah!!!

......oh and i have some pics of my new pedals and cymbals ready to put up.....

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Well I have yet to take photos of my new snares. I recently got three. I have around 32 or 33 snares. I cannot really remember. I took some photos of ones I own one day when I borrowed the shop's digital camera and went to the studio where I stored some of my gear. I ran out of room on the camera, but you can see some of my snares in the Good Snare thread. My other equipment was kept in another studio so I have no shots of that gear.

My first kit was a maxwin. I have no regrets about selling it. ;-)

Again, lovely, gorgeous drums!
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So this years Christmas was a very good haul for me. My mom and step dad (who finally seems to be supporting me by doing more than just putting up with alllllll the racket) bought me a wonderful Zildjian Avedis Sweet Ride 21" and I must say, that is the dream ride cymbal sound I've always had in my head (for a crashable ride). Its wonderfully diverse.

My best friend and roommate went and got me a wicked little 12" Wuhan china that is the perfect cymbal for quick trashy accents. It's much better than my Max Stax by a mile. I have it similar to Gavin Harrisons 12" china placement and I've been having fun doing alternating china patterns (now i have 3 of 'em).

And my Pops (whom I truly love very dearly) and his girlfriend went and paid for part of my brand spanking new Pearl Demon Drive Double Pedals. (They just came in today and i picked 'em at late this evening so I'm still dialing them in). The DD's are by far the best pedals I've played so far, in all my 16 years of playing. Super customizable and the Z-Link is outta this world. I literally cant feel any difference between my right and left pedals. No lag what so ever. Its like Pearl designed a custom set of pedals for me.

I also filmed a quick video giving a short tour of my kit so you can get a better idea of how I have it set-up. As soon as it's up on youtube I'll post the link here for those that are interested.

Alright so enough yapping, here's some pics! (also I've updated the specs at the bottom of the page)

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Old 01-08-2010, 09:38 AM
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Is it wrong that I want to have sex with it?
No, it is perfectly natural. And it wont nag you. ;-)

Glad you like the DD pedals P. Pearl has done well there. Mate that kit is something else!

Want to swap it for a couple of nice snares? They are very nice. ;-)
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:40 AM
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Is it wrong that I want to have sex with it?
ahhhh... not really, but you may have to wait in line.

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Old 01-08-2010, 11:47 AM
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So this years Christmas was a very good haul for me. My mom and step dad (who finally seems to be supporting me by doing more than just putting up with alllllll the racket) bought me a wonderful Zildjian Avedis Sweet Ride 21" and I must say, that is the dream ride cymbal sound I've always had in my head (for a crashable ride). Its wonderfully diverse.
Hey mate, sorry if i'm hearing this wrong but it sounds like you're being a bit ungrateful to your step dad here, i mean surely the most you can ask of anyone is to put up with the racket? You're very lucky to have got all this stuff on top of what you had already, i mean hell my friend got little better than a CD for christmas one year.
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