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Old 05-24-2013, 06:47 AM
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I imagine a few of you might be thinking this thread's a tad overdue. Organisation is not my strong suit. Anyway, here's pictures of the first and only Guru kit in Australia!

Photos from the usual angles plus my first attempts at drum porn, which was fun with such a photogenic kit!

The only audio example so far is a recent free jazz home recording http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LdSl...kNRpiQ&index=1. The toms are tuned too low in this (still getting used to tuning double headed toms - duh) and it's a vintage Drouyn snare but the recording otherwise at least gives an idea of the resonance of the toms and bass drum. They are resonant and beautiful instruments. Next audio will hopefully feature more refined tuning :)

Many thanks to Andy and Dean for putting such care and expertise into the kit and somehow managing to pack it in such a way that it made it here in perfect condition, plus wading through the international red tape etc.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:01 AM
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Those are just plain sweet, Grea. Nice photos, too!

What kind of wood is that? Looks a bit like oak, but I'm wondering if it is something less common.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:06 AM
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Those are just plain sweet, Grea. Nice photos, too!

What kind of wood is that? Looks a bit like oak, but I'm wondering if it is something less common.
I believe it's English Ash with their signature Ovangkol hoops.

...wow, how did i say that with my tongue and chin lolling about on the floor? That is one beautiful kit. Enjoy that one :)
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:08 AM
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What kind of wood is that? Looks a bit like oak, but I'm wondering if it is something less common.
Cheers ID. Ah, I didn't figure on questions lol. Andy may want to fill in these gaps. I think it's English ash, not that I'd know one if I fell over one but I do remember a recent scare about a disease affecting English ash trees and Dean went on a mercy dash to stock up and ensure stable supply.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:32 AM
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Beautiful Grea! Congratulations!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:52 AM
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Grea, that's a very fine kit you have there.
The bass pedal looks like it's doing the trick.
Great gear all around!

What about some awesome outdoor pics - Guru @ Uluru? ;-)
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Sweeeeeet G.

Tempted to make a trip north just to hear the things in action!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:10 AM
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Noice! Very noice!

Tell me, is that one of the new 'In-tense' snares?

Also, what are the sizes?

Lovely, lovely!
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:18 AM
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Sweeeeeet G.

Tempted to make a trip north just to hear the things in action!!
Same here (except exchange north for south). Would love to see/ hear what all the fuss is about- beaudy-ful!
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They look amazing! Congratulations!
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Grea's thread so minimal interference from me :) Spec's:

Steam bent English ash Origin series Classic range drums. 20" x 14", 14" x 12", 12" x 8" with Ovangkol segmented hoops. All aluminium shell hardware. M5 (fine) stainless steel tension screws.

Snare is one of the new (but pre launch) In-Tense series but in segmented shell form (English ash with ovangkol centre band) & Guru signature high tension ovangkol segmented hoops. Low mass triple chromed brass lugs with stainless steel centre rods. M5 (fine) stainless steel tension screws.

We've never shipped a kit to Australia before. We packaged it so you could literally play football with it without risk of damage. A huge thanks to Grea for her patience while we got through the paperwork delays & stuff. She's paved the way for others to (hopefully) follow :)
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:44 AM
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Which head is that for the kick batter, looks like an EMAD or EMAD2?
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Those are beautiful Grea, I am very happy for you. I have been waiting for for you to post these pics.
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Thanks guys.

Nicely fielded, Andy (and maybe Eric's question?), you've been very disciplined! Hope I did okay with the drum porn, despite obvious lack of semi-clad nubiles.

To the Aussies, I'm hearing a lot of gunnas but I'm not seeing any of yous slack bastards dropping over for a jam and a bill!
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Gorgeous! And what I heard of it on that sound clip sounded great.

I love the sizes. Those are the ones I'd be interested in for a bop kit, although Andy mentioned that I may actually want to opt for a 10" tom given the specs of the kit I expressed interest in.

Enjoy, Grea! That is one remarkable musical instrument you have there.
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Bill plays a part in this? Count us in then, although it's a bit of a walk for me. See you in September!
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Fabulous. Congratulations!

I always say the same thing when I see the Guru's.. Playable Art.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:51 PM
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So this IS a guru biased forum!

Just kidding of course.

Beautiful drums, hope you get lots of enjoyment out of them in the years to come.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:09 PM
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That is truly, truly, a beautiful set of drums!! I'll bet they're an inspiration to play...congrats!
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:27 PM
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All these congrats! Like having a child but without all the late nights, nappies, teeth etc. Cheers all!


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Perish the thought! ... sorry Andy and Big Ian (for different reasons) - I couldn't resist :)
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Cheers ID. Ah, I didn't figure on questions lol. Andy may want to fill in these gaps. I think it's English ash, not that I'd know one if I fell over one but I do remember a recent scare about a disease affecting English ash trees and Dean went on a mercy dash to stock up and ensure stable supply.
Very cool! I actually meant ash, but I was groggy tired and my fingers didn't type what my brain meant. Hey, I got a three letter word with one matching letter, right?

In any case, they look and sound beautiful.
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Hahaha. Love that, Grea. With MAD gone, you have double the photoshop load to carry now.
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All guru drums are wood-hoop only?
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Which head is that for the kick batter, looks like an EMAD or EMAD2?
Emad (single ply)

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Perish the thought! ... sorry Andy and Big Ian (for different reasons) - I couldn't resist :)
Now that is very naughty! ;) Anyhow, the Mapex badge is nowhere near big enough ;) ;) ;)

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Hahaha. Love that, Grea. With MAD gone, you have double the photoshop load to carry now.
yes, & I smell trouble brewing. Even worse, on present evidence, I suspect I'm going to be on the receiving end of most of it! :(

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No Dr_, it's just that the Origin classic range comes with wood hoops as standard, but you can specify any hoop you like in any range. The exception is the bass drum, they're always furnished with our signature hoops.


Grea, I did notice that your photo's are fairly dark overall, but in one of your photos (below), the colour is closer to the real thing. I've sharpened it slightly too :)
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That is some serious drum porn!!!

Congrats on the new kit. Love it.
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Gorgeous, distinctive, a winner. Tools for a lifetime.
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Grea, they are just beautiful, but clearly much better with the new logo....

No, on second thoughts I think the original was best ;0)
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Nice! ...enjoy them.
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Congrats, man! These are absolutely gorgeous!
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Wow. I there ever were an inanimate object to fall in love with...

Stunning.
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I would absolutely be afraid to have anything else in the room for fear of bumping, falling over and denting those tubs. I worry about my Renowns but those drums would be the finest pieces of furniture in my abode. Wonderful.
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Thenword that comes to mind is ART,

Wow, stunning!
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Congrats Grea. What a gear whore you are! What's this set #2? Isn't that just a little excessive?

I do have one question, and I can't believe I'm mentioning it, but don't the toms come with the Guru logo/badge on them? I don't see them, and the one side is hidden.

Are the Rhythm Travelers still part of your collection? Are you going to be gigging the Guru's? Did you get the PR cases too?

Guru Origin Series...there's no mistaking them for anything else.

Andy, since you're probably reading this, does the Intense design behave the same with segmented shells?
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Comments about art and furniture are spot on. They do have a soft, smooth, almost buttery sensual quality about them when the morning light streams in through the portcullis ... at least someone in this house does these days.

Have attached an earlier "baby photo" on a day when there was better light ... lost count of the number of photos I've taken (most blurry or under/overexposed as I get used to the phone). I think this kit has become a child substitute haha

Larry, if I was working (WORK?? ref: Maynard G Krebs) I'd use the Gurus. For now I'm only taking the Guru floor and snare to practice as a Frankentraveller. The Origins are surprisingly light, but nothing compares with an RT for an easy lug (two toms nested in a green shopping bag).

As you know I'm over gigging. The band is booked for a little club in June. A free rehearsal in front of small group of somewhat bemused and amused drinkers. They get the RT.
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Real nice. Guru makes some of the best looking kits out there. Only wish I had the chance to play one haha. Have fun!
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Beautiful. Is the 14" shell two pieces?
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WOW! Jaw officially on the floor, tongue rolled out on the carpet, drooling heavily.

Beautiful drums. I am envious - and I have a fairly exotic set myself. Truly works of art you have.
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Simply out - stand - ding !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Loved the Murgatroyd, also.
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