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Old 03-02-2012, 04:41 PM
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Hey guys - I'm going to order a MyDentity kit for our shop in a few hours. Help us pic the color scheme. Let me know what you think.

Color Scheme #1, #2, #3, or your own design. Whatcha think??

Personally, I'm found of #1.

If you want to design your own, go to: http://mydentity.mapexdrums.com/
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:53 PM
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#2. Camo rules. Followed by #3.
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I'd go with #1's finish but #3's sizes.

What do I think? I think that the drums look like they're on the same level as the Horizion kits...
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:07 PM
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I like #1, but that's mainly because I don't like non-chrome hardware, and I like 2 up. The wrap is ok...

But, for your purposes (floor demo, making sales), I guess I'd go with #2 because it is far less obnoxious than #3, but still has a "custom" look to it (that #1 kinda lacks).

If you have a spare PC, you may want to have one setup next to the kit pointed to the Mapex designer site to allow people to see the options available.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:25 PM
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Hmm...so far...the Camo scheme (not worried about sizes and set up) is getting the most attention. I'm a sucker for Pearls which is why I lean towards #1.....
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:07 PM
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Good Lord. With all due respect, I think the first one is hideous.
And the other two aren't anything really nice either.

But hey, that's just my opinion. If I were you I'd go for something like a gold sparkle, tangerine glass, white marine pearl.. IDK, they have a lot of really nice wraps.

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:16 PM
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:52 PM
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For me:
  • #1 is hard to look at - reminds me of vomit in a way (not being snarky)
  • #2 is fun and my favorite of the 3 - invokes Ted Nugent
  • #3 is ok - if you're playing big band or rockabilly, that color works even better as it has a 67 T-bird, old school vibe
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If you pick the camo finish, then I'd recommend going with the matching khaki hardware.

I'm kind of partial to the Brushed Grey Steel finish with the Dark Blue hardware.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:38 AM
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I'm partial to #3, due to sharing colors with my beloved UNC Tarheels, who just whipped some Duke Blue Devil ass Saturday evening...! GO HEELS!

I realize the non-US folks here may not know what I'm talking about, but anyone here who's into sports at all knows that UNC/Duke basketball is the greatest rivalry in college sports; maybe in sports, period. Shane, are you a UVA or VT fan?
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:52 AM
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My favourite would be #3, I think blue and white is hot. My ideal colour scheme in fact. #1 looks like vomit/raw fish, #2 is tacky but at least it highlights the whole custom factor.

Would they let you build a kit with a different finish on each drum? I don't see why not, given you're selling their product.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:20 AM
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I agree. Number 3 looks the best from those three. I went to their site and my favorite was the dark blue brushed metal finish with chrome hardware. I'm just wondering what kind of hoops these things are being sold with.
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I'm wondering if they'd just sell me a shell pack unfinished so I can paint it myself :)
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:34 AM
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Looking at those pics I've learned that I'd never like to have a camo finish on drums. The other 2 finishes look better to me but could be more intense in colour, seem a bit pale.
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Out of the three I like 1 the best.
But then again I'm not a kid so I know that the kids would like something else :)

I think that young girls would like number 3.
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I'd like #1 Sizes but with #2 Color
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:18 PM
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Sticks must be hating life right now :) What I wouldn't give for one of his quips right now...

I formerly liked the blue turquoise but now seeing it, I don't. Don't really like any of the choices, but I like #1 the least. (Camoflauge?? For the Operation Desert Storm drummer I guess..)
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I personally kind of like number 3, it looks fresh and cheerful, haha.
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Hmm...so far...the Camo scheme (not worried about sizes and set up) is getting the most attention. I'm a sucker for Pearls which is why I lean towards #1.....
I agree with your choice. I like #1 too.
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I ended up going with a semi-safe color scheme and config. Winter Camo and Chrome Hardware. 22x18, 10x8, 12x9, 16x14, 14x6.
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That one looks hot. Birch or maple?
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Maple is what we went with...
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That's what she said. *snicker*
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Sorry.

The winter camo looks great. How thick are the hoops in mm?
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That's what she said. *snicker*
I see what you did there.
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That's what she said...
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So, two months have gone by. Has anyone bought one of these kits?
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I absolutely love that there's a company doing this, I'm just wondering where the Mydentity line falls (Meridian level, perhaps?). If I were to choose these, I'd probably go with the brushed grey steel/black hardware combo.

I wonder if any other companies are gonna try something like this.

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One and three are fine. Unless you sell to a lot of trailer parks, do not get the camo. Please.
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"Will the first purchaser of one of these MyDentity kits please step forward and identify yourself..."

My local shop has one of these blue and white kits and the salesperson seemed to be really pushing them. Don't know how much Mapex has invested in this experiment. Many designs seem cool and fun and mapex is a good brand, but how are the sales so far?
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That is the ugliest combo I think you could make out of all possiblities. Why would anyone short of a band playing in Afghanistan want a camo drum set. Good Good boy.
That makes ugly look good.

Larryz, as far as the salesman in your store pushing one of these, they probably decided they wanted the floor space for something that someone with a lick of sense would buy.
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I just ran this set up in birch through their online kit builder:

(2) 22x20 kicks
10, 12, 13 toms
16, 18 floor toms

MSRP came out to $2700. I wonder what the actual price would be?

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Is it just the photo, or are the lugs all over the place? (especially top left of centre) One thing's for sure, the bottom hoop is unevenly placed on the shell.
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Since this thread is about to disappear, I guess the answer is no.
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Is it just the photo, or are the lugs all over the place? (especially top left of centre) One thing's for sure, the bottom hoop is unevenly placed on the shell.
I believe that picture would have been constructed by the software. They would have a set of the available shell/finish images and then another set of available hardware options, and the hardware is just imposed over top of the shell image.

Otherwise they would have a huge job photographing however many finish/hardware combinations were available.
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Why would it disappear? Sticks hasn't posted yet...
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I believe that picture would have been constructed by the software. They would have a set of the available shell/finish images and then another set of available hardware options, and the hardware is just imposed over top of the shell image.

Otherwise they would have a huge job photographing however many finish/hardware combinations were available.
Ah, ok, that explains it. If that is an image assembled by software, you'd think they'd check it for this kind of stuff though.
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