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Old 05-17-2006, 10:03 PM
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just listened to your playing recently and I love this drum sound!! Espeacially this snare drum sound is beautiful, as beautiful as the kit.

very nice playing by the way...

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Old 05-17-2006, 10:14 PM
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Hey, thanks for the comments!

They sound awesome. Thats a damn good recording for a camera.
Thanks! Well, it is a pretty good video camera, so it has better audio capabilites than most.

Just saw this now, beautiful!
But tell me, did you polish those cymbals and that chrome for two hours before the pics were taken? And are you a professional photograph? Cause thats the best pictures I've seen on this forum....

Thanks! No, I have not polished the chrome. However, I did polish the cymbals about a year ago. I am not a pro photographer per se, but I do work in video production, so I do have some camera skills. Glad you like the photos.

just listened to your playing recently and I love this drum sound!! Espeacially this snare drum sound is beautiful, as beautiful as the kit. very nice playing by the way...
Thank you. Yes, I really like the Legend snare. Unfortunately, the Legend drum company is no more. Too bad, because they really made great drums. And thanks for the compliment on my playing. It's kind of intimidating posting my playing when there are so many good drummers posting their stuff here.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:54 PM
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nice serup dude, i like a kit that isnt really cluttered.
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Old 05-18-2006, 04:41 PM
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woo thts 1 nice kit ya got there :) and ive neva seen a free floating tfloor top b4!! ive seen the mouted ones but not one wid a free floating system :d i hav tht on my snare ::D lrsh kit :) check mine out .... its on the your gear page..suming like "pearl blx, double bass kit..."
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:00 PM
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nice kit!!! it looks really elegant. i like that and the picture on the lift side on top is really great. but what i like most is how you configuratet the toms. looks really comfortable to play. not bad !!!
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:02 PM
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Cool, thanks for the comments.

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ive neva seen a free floating tfloor top b4!! ive seen the mouted ones but not one wid a free floating system
That's a RIMS Dynamount. More info on them can be found here:

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Old 05-18-2006, 07:17 PM
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Your drums look really clean.Doesn't look like you beat them to death.I like your cymbals.
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:39 PM
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Wow. holy jesus. i bet the floor tom sounds really really good. because of the mount. i like the finish.. i bet it was like 3k total.
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:45 PM
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Beautiful drums. I would love to hear them in person.
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:53 AM
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Wow thats a sweet kit how much did you it get for?
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:15 AM
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Wow thats a sweet kit how much did you it get for?
I bought the 3 Spauns used for $1100. The Legend snare was about $400. About $700 for the cymbals, and another $500 or so for the hardware.

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Old 05-19-2006, 03:18 AM
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Beautiful kit! I love the 7X12 tom.
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:06 AM
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That's a very nice kit. I really like the simplicity it has but it looks so sophisticated at the same time!!! Nice dude really nice!!
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:25 PM
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Top-quality drums in a classy, professional-looking setup.

It's a bit too conservative for my tastes, though.

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Old 01-17-2007, 01:16 AM
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Top-quality drums in a classy, professional-looking setup.

It's a bit too conservative for my tastes, though.

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Thanks, DMC. Yeah, I'm not surprised it's too conservative for you. I've checked out your amazing kit, and conservative is probably the last word I'd use to describe it.
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:56 AM
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Disco Stu,
How do you like the rims mount for the floor tom? Is it solid feeling? I actually just ordered some legs and mounts for my 14x16 DW tom today, but if I get some positive responses I might go with the dynamount set-up. I love having legs on the floor tom,but once I drill, there's no turning back.
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:21 PM
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How do you like the rims mount for the floor tom? Is it solid feeling? I actually just ordered some legs and mounts for my 14x16 DW tom today, but if I get some positive responses I might go with the dynamount set-up. I love having legs on the floor tom,but once I drill, there's no turning back.
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Like you, I prefer to use legs on the floor toms. I do like the dynamount system. I've found it is plenty stable for me, although not as stable as legs mounted to the shell. Nevertheless, I'm sure it is more stable than a hanging mount, and I have never felt any need to attach the legs to the shell. I understand your reservations about drilling your shell. I'm glad I didn't drill mine since a suitable alternative is available. Still, legs have been mounted to many floor toms (and still are) so, all in all, probably not too big a deal really. And it is definitely cleaner looking. I guess the only real concern is how it would affect the sound/resonance. I'm really not sure. One advantage of the dynamount is if you decide it isn't working for you, it's easy enough to remove it and you haven't made any permanent alterations to your drum. Then you would probably feel better about drilling your shell knowing you've already tried the alternatives. And the dynamount would also probably be easy to resell on eBay, especially for a 16" tom. One other thing to be aware of if you stick with the dynamount is the ring generally stays attached to the lugs. This makes the diameter of the overall drum a bit larger which can make it difficult to fit in some custom bags or cases. In my case, I am putting my 15" tom with the dynamount in a 16" drum bag.
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:41 PM
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Thanks, Disco Stu. I think you answered all my questions. One thing I did find by searching, is you really don't lose much resonace at all by installing mounts and legs. I'll probably just mount the legs on the shell. I did order the DW ones, so it will look factory. I have an 18" floor tom that I think I will use the dynamount on because I'm going to use this as a bass drum also, it will look better with no mounts on it.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:30 AM
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Thanks, Disco Stu. I think you answered all my questions. One thing I did find by searching, is you really don't lose much resonace at all by installing mounts and legs. I'll probably just mount the legs on the shell. I did order the DW ones, so it will look factory. I have an 18" floor tom that I think I will use the dynamount on because I'm going to use this as a bass drum also, it will look better with no mounts on it.
I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case. My guess is the drum will still sound great with the legs mounted to it, but I don't know that for sure....so, I didn't want to make that claim and then have you notice a big difference. And like I said, the tom will look "cleaner" that way (and "factory" as you said). Visually and practically, I think attaching the legs is the right call. I just wasn't sure about sonically.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:42 AM
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Marvelous! That second video was cool, how'd you do that? Great looking and sounding drums.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:46 AM
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Marvelous! That second video was cool, how'd you do that? Great looking and sounding drums.
Thanks a lot. While videotaping the four different parts, I kept time by listening to the same song with headphones (I don't have a click track) and played some simple rhythms. Then I imported the video elements into Final Cut Pro, laid down the four tracks together, and used the video effects to separate them into quarters. I wasn't sure if it was all going to come together or if it would be a jumbled mess, but it worked out ok in the end.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:31 AM
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Update: I ust added new and improved pictures. See original post. I've just about got my set the way I want it now, except I would like to add a metal snare. I'm considering getting a Supraphonic. I know I can't go wrong with that. On the other hand, since they are so popular, I guess I will end up with a "standard" snare sound. Was also considering a Yamaha Jimmy Chamberlin snare. Any other suggestions?
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:34 AM
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Sweet Kit! How do you like your two A Custom crashes? I bet that set sounds as beautiful as it looks
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:48 AM
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I've had the A Customs for about 15 years now, and I still dig them, especially the 17".
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:00 AM
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I've had the A Customs for about 15 years now, and I still dig them, especially the 17".
Sweet I have been looking at A Custom Crashes and I just am looking for opinions on those exact two sizes. Do they go well together?
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:08 AM
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Sweet I have been looking at A Custom Crashes and I just am looking for opinions on those exact two sizes. Do they go well together?
They do actually. In general, they have a similar sound, which makes them match up nicely. But the 18" definitely has a lower pitch than the 17". Although there is only 1 inch of difference in diameter between the two, the bell on the 18" is significantly bigger (as you can see in the photo). I think this feature further distinguishes it from the 17" soundwise. They work well for me, but it's probably mostly a matter of preference. I would guess some people would prefer more of a difference between two crashes.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:22 AM
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They do actually. In general, they have a similar sound, which makes them match up nicely. But the 18" definitely has a lower pitch than the 17". Although there is only 1 inch of difference in diameter between the two, the bell on the 18" is significantly bigger (as you can see in the photo). I think this feature further distinguishes it from the 17" soundwise. They work well for me, but it's probably mostly a matter of preference. I would guess some people would prefer more of a difference between two crashes.
Thanks for the info I am really liking the A Custom Crashes (those exact sizes too) Thanks again that really helps
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:55 PM
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A great looking Spaun maple custom. And yes, it sounds as good as it looks. I've used a 6 piece Spaun maple custom in natural finish for the last 2 years. I've been lucky enough to have played a lot of really good kits in my time and nothing comes close to the Spaun in my opinion. Those ultra thin shells & tiny lugs let the maple really sing. Well done on the price too! They'd cost a lot more than you paid, here in the UK. No surprises there then! You guys in the US get great prices. We pay in £ what you pay in $. Go & fall in love with your kit. You'll never sell it. Great drum porn pics!
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:04 AM
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Thanks man! Your Spaun kit is really sweet too. Yeah, we do get great prices here in the US, especially when buying used gear, as I did with the Spauns.

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:20 AM
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I updated the demo video today. Just a short 40 seconds, but gives a decent idea of the sound:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkoKXbNm8w4
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:48 AM
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Just listened to your kit sound video. You can really hear the clean tone of those shells. I've experimented with different head configurations and it's amazing how those shells respond. I use Evans Emad2 for the kick batter, Evans EC1's for the toms & Evans Genera HD dry for the snare. Reso's are all stock Spaun / Evans. I've got a little recorder here I use to send practice tracks to the band with. I've added a little recording to the "my faithful Spaun" thread for you to listen to.

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