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Old 04-28-2010, 12:20 AM
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...I just realised that this thread has been viewed almost 24,000 times. That's just off the wall insane!
Aside from the actual Kumu website, this thread is the first listing on google when I search "Kumu Drums." They should give you some free goodies. I know I've directed people to this thread when they've asked, "Anybody ever hear of Kumu Drums?"
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:39 PM
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People, I have a confession to make.

I've done it... I've ordered more drums from Kumu: a 12"x9" rack tom, a 16"x14" floor tom and an 18"x16" bass drum. I guess this is the end of this thread -- and the beginning of a new thread called "Kumu two-by-four piece"!
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:35 PM
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The big question- Why?

PS- are you going to use the two Bass drums together?


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Old 05-04-2010, 07:12 AM
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The big question- Why?
The big answer -- 'cos I wanna!

To further elaborate, getting these extra tubs will make my kit extremely versatile and malleable: there's the original pop kit (20-14-10), the new bop kit (18-14-12 or 18-14-10), a very small kit for small gigs (18-12-10), a small rock kit (20-16-12), a medium rock kit (20-16-14-12), a jazzy-fusiony kit (18-16-14-12-10), a rocky-jazzy-fusiony kit (20-16-14-12-10) and a weckly-funky-jazzy-fusiony kit (20-18-16-14-12-10)... and maybe more. I can also have two Kumu four pieces at my disposal if need be, and I won't have to tear down and pack up my entire setup for a small weekend gig.

...but really, I just wanna!
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:38 AM
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Our band's latest rehearsal room demo "Pull the Plug" can be heard here:

http://www.mikseri.net/artists/?id=125126

The drums were recorded very spontaneously in one take, and the rest of the tracks were laid on top of that. It's a bit rough, but I like the song...

In other news... my new tubs are going to be here next week!
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:28 PM
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So, I went to my practice booth to get my daily dose of woodshedding. As I opened the door, to my suprise, there were mysterious Hardcases on the floor...



Where did they come from? And more importantly, what's inside them?



Let's see... Oh, they're full of drums! Who would've known?



Let's take these babies out of their boxes, shall we...



Nice! How about adding them to the kit?









Then I went a bit crazy with the bells and the whistles...















I was utterly intoxicated by this madness, and started seeing everything in double...







Here's the jazz side: 18x16,14x12,10x8.



...and here's the rock side: 20x17,16x14,12x9.



But what kind of a rock kit doesn't have two floor toms? Let's fix that...







In the end, I left the new kit as God intended...



By the way, here are some pictures for anyone who's interested in wood hoops' durability. First, my snare drum's top side hoop.



It's all cosmetical. The wood hasn't chipped at all, just the paint. Next, compare a three-year-old tom hoop to a pristine one:



Those marks are barely noticeable, and virtually invisible from a larger distance.

Sound clips are coming later. 'Til then!
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Wave,

Awesome Drums! No 360 degree kit ala Neil Peart?
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:31 PM
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What a blissful story ! Your drums look and sound wonderful ...
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Our band's latest rehearsal room demo "Pull the Plug" can be heard here:

http://www.mikseri.net/artists/?id=125126

The drums were recorded very spontaneously in one take, and the rest of the tracks were laid on top of that. It's a bit rough, but I like the song...

In other news... my new tubs are going to be here next week!
It's quite good and I dig it !
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:45 PM
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SOmething wrong with my eyes.. why am I seeing double??
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:57 PM
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hmm, i know ive had a little too much to drink following england going through. but wave you surely cant have 2 kumus? :D
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Wave, the connecting strip that goes from top lug to bottom lug...functional or purely cosmetic?
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:00 AM
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Wave, the connecting strip that goes from top lug to bottom lug...functional or purely cosmetic?
The lugs are essentially tube lugs which have been camouflaged with wooden strips. They're definitely functional... but they're quite pretty, too!
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Classiest lugs I've ever seen. Wood grain on the lug and the connecting strip? Great design. Love the floor tom leg brackets too, overbuilt.
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What heads are you running now on the toms. Are they ambassadors or emperors?
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:16 AM
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Just a beautiful kit. The things I like are the hoops, the lugs, the mounting system that's also hidden by a wooden piece...and the sound. Very cool drums indeed. When you mic the drum, do you just put the mic in the hole in the bass drum and point it toward the batter head? If so, that would be so easy. Have you played them miked up in a larger venue? If so, how do they compare in sound to a traditional kit with traditional micing?
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:28 AM
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Wavelength, your kits are my favorite on the forum. just outstandingly beautiful. cant get over the pics on this thread. wow.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:37 AM
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Those look fantastic Wavelength! Conga-rats!
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Wavelength, you're a bastard, let me tell you that. Now I want two extra toms as well :-)
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I never realised you were a rock drummer as well. Awesome looking kit. As i say, should be really versatile with all those extra drums and that, not to mention looking good whatever the situation. A versatile kit for a vertasile drummer.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:26 PM
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In the end, I left the new kit as God intended...

Why the second bass if this is what God intended??? :-)
This really rocks!!!!

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Old 06-24-2010, 05:26 PM
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:24 PM
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This thing sounds great, and looks even better! Does the bass drum project in a live setting?
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:14 AM
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Why the second bass if this is what God intended??? :-)
This really rocks!!!!
God intended to allow drummers to choose between several different bass drum sizes to go along with four tom kits. :)

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Yes it does, when you tune it right. All drums project when you tune them up!
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lovely, just... .....lovely!
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:16 PM
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There are very few kits here on DW that I desire more than my own. With the addition of the new drums, your kit is now on that list.

Any comments on your findings between the 18" and 20" kick? Is there enough of a difference for your liking?

Congrats on a beauty kit that sounds as good as it looks!
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Wavelength, what's the unlathed k custom ride on your left?
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:58 PM
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Wavelength, you're a bastard, let me tell you that. Now I want two extra toms as well :-)
I know. I just wanted to mess with ya! ;)

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Any comments on your findings between the 18" and 20" kick? Is there enough of a difference for your liking?
I haven't tried different tunings with the 18" yet, but at least in the pre-tuned higher (bebop) range it works a lot better than the 20". The larger drum is better suited for punchy pop/rock sounds -- it works well in a round funk tuning, too -- but I may still be in a market for an even bigger bass drum... maybe!

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Wavelength, what's the unlathed k custom ride on your left?
You mean on my right? :) It's a 22" Zildjian K Custom Dry Light Ride, which has been discontinued. The sound is pure candy, and you can check out my videos for sound clips.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:53 PM
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never put you down as an oriental china person dosent look right with the classy Kumus
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I think the oriental looks awesome with the kumu's, dont listen to jack, he knows nothing ;)

Other than having mostly the same taste in gear as me that is :P

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What heads are you running now on the toms. Are they ambassadors or emperors?
Ambassador batters and clear Diplomat resonants.

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never put you down as an oriental china person dosent look right with the classy Kumus
What do you mean? Even the color of the logo matches! ;)
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You mean on my right? :) It's a 22" Zildjian K Custom Dry Light Ride, which has been discontinued. The sound is pure candy, and you can check out my videos for sound clips.
On your right. got it :)
Ill be sure to check it out. i have a k custom 20" dry ride. i should've checked out that one...
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Awesome!

I like how the wood hoops match the finish of the drums, like they are a part of the kit rather than accessories.

...and if you think about it, rock kit + jazz kit = jazz fusion kit.
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What do you mean? Even the color of the logo matches! ;)
haha. just seems it seems as bit harsh :P with the darks Ks and what not.
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haha. just seems it seems as bit harsh :P with the darks Ks and what not.
I think it's fine. To be perfectly honest i think it's certainly the more "classy" of any china cymbals you can buy.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:14 AM
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Here's a fusionesque setup I've messed around with lately:



- 18" bass drum, 16", 14", 12" and 10" toms and two 14" snares
- 14" Istanbul Agop Mel Lewis Hats
- 20" Meinl Byzance Jazz Extra Thin Ride
- 8" Zildjian A Custom Splash, 9" Zildjian Oriental Trash Splash
- 22" Zildjian K Custom Dry Light Ride
- 16" Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash stacked on a 16" Zildjian Oriental China
- 18" Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash.

Video clips coming... hopefully.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:42 PM
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Righto! As promised, here are some clips: Drum Noodling Suite, parts one, two, three, four and five. I'm still in the process of getting used to the new movements, and my chops aren't quite up to speed yet, but so far I'm digging the new melodic possibilities... Enjoy!
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Righto! As promised, here are some clips: Drum Noodling Suite, parts one, two, three, four and five. I'm still in the process of getting used to the new movements, and my chops aren't quite up to speed yet, but so far I'm digging the new melodic possibilities... Enjoy!
Oh. My. God. Such amazing and melodic drums! Just mindblowing.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:35 PM
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One day, I will own my very own Kumu kit. They look and sound incredibly amazing! Warm and melodic, precisely how drums should sound. But first I will have to be able to drum better before I even dare to own something which is more than just a practice kit. :)

BTW, nice chops man!
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One more for ya!

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