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Old 01-23-2014, 04:59 PM
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Piano Black and Clear, worst ever.

Best, Favorite...there are many
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:20 PM
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Least favorite would be black

all time favorite is White Marine Pearl with Blue Sparkle being a close 2nd.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:06 PM
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I like natural wood the best, but do like some champaigne sparkle, and ludwig blacky oyster and other pearl wraps. But natural wood is #1.
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favorite - exotic veneers
least - solid color wrap
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:21 PM
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These are two of my favorites right now
My least favorite has to be that Pearl kit for the Super Bowl....simply awful
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Color really doesn't matter much. I just need to see the wood grain.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:00 AM
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Favourites are :
Gretsch Espresso Burst wrap
Gretsch Caribbean Blue lacquer
Gretsch Dark Walnut Lacquer
Ludwig Birdseye Maple exotic lacquer
Yamaha Black Swirl lacquer ( Club Customs)
Yamaha Orange Swirl Lacquer

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Champagne sparkle
Green Sparkle
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:01 AM
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Gretsch Espresso Burst of anyone was wondering.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:51 AM
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These are two of my favorites right now
My least favorite has to be that Pearl kit for the Super Bowl....simply awful
I really like both if the kits you posted. I suppose Ringo's Oyster Shell kit is one of my favorites and Orange Vistalites (not sure if this counts, I guess the orange part does).
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:23 AM
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Beautiful drums Rick P. I forgot about that one. I love ducos and your espresso burst.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:21 AM
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Currently my favorite finish is DW Exotic Candy Black Burst over Olive Ash Burl with black nickel hardware. Don't own them, but they sure are easy on the eyes. Close second is Matt Chamberlain's Craviotto kit in Ginger Ale Sparkle finish. Least favorite is Ludwig's Rainbow Sparkle wrap. I could grow old with any of those colors individually, but not all together.
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Wax.


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Old 01-24-2014, 01:15 PM
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I absolutely loathe any burst, fade, or crap like that, probably more than the ubiquitous wine red or solid black wrap. I also personally am not a fan of drum sets looking like fine furniture, but that probably is because I gigged a ton and know that kits like that get dinged and damaged when they are actually gigged. (Having a nice kit with some exotic finish that sits in the basement makes no sense to me.)

I also hate any hardware that is painted or powder coated. Look, leave the friggin' hardware chrome and move on.

Personally I love sparkle finishes, oyster finishes, and maybe some of the strata finishes.

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Old 01-24-2014, 01:30 PM
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I also personally am not a fan of drum sets looking like fine furniture, but that probably is because I gigged a ton and know that kits like get dinged and damaged when they are actually gigged.
Depends on how they're finished. Thin veneer, high gloss lacquer - sure, easily damaged, & difficult to repair. A solid shell finished with wax however, is pretty resilient, & the easiest out of all finishes (including wraps) to repair. Simply get the sandpaper out, & apply another couple of wax coats - buff to finish :)
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:41 PM
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Natural, stained, lacquered, aluminum, carbon fiber, did I miss anything?
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I typical have pretty simple tastes. Solid colors or simple wood finishes appeal to me. However, this set calls to me!



Least favorite is anything in mother of toilet seat and not really feeling any of the clear, acrylic sets.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:00 PM
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And so we see why there are so many different finishes! Lots of differing opinions. I will say that I would take a set in a finish I hate if a top of the line kit were given to me!
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