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Old 10-01-2011, 06:51 AM
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Default Johnny's DW kit!!!

I just got this today after months of waiting. I love it!!! Introducing my DW kit, nicknamed "Mojlnir" aka Thor's Hammer! 18x26 bass, 9x13 rack tom, 12x14 & 14x16 floor toms, Tama 6.5x13 snare. More pics to come very soon as I'm still setting up and tuning.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:26 AM
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Sweet kit! I must say I'm suprised that you went with a 14 & 16 for floor toms. Usually you see a 16 & 18 with a 26" kick!

Cymbals specs please? And is that an SSC kit?

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:26 PM
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I'll have better more detailed pics up later today. But to answer your questions...

DW gets a LOT of boom out of their toms. I was nervous at first but now am thrilled that I went with 14 & 16 inch toms. They sound INCREDIBLE. Very deep. Also easier to carry due to a slightly smaller size. They also make the 26" kick look even bigger.

It was a custom ordered Collectors series maple kit. I placed the order in late July and got it 09/30/11. It came out even better than I thought it would. The phone pic I published doesn't really do it justice. The 13" rack tom is a VLT, 14" floor is a X, 16" floor is a VLX, and the bass is standard.

My cymbals are all Zildjian: 14" A Mastersound hi-hats, 20" A ping ride, 18" A projection crash, 16" & 18" Z Custom Crashes (not pictured yet). I'm picking up stands for them today. The snare is a Tama 6.5x13" Metalworks in brushed nickel and it sounds GREAT!

More pics to come soon... and THANKS!!!

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Old 10-02-2011, 02:09 AM
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Here are some more pics!
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:11 AM
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:13 AM
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:21 AM
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Absolutely love the white. Nice purchase for sure.
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:32 AM
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as I keep adding to the kit, I'll keep updating. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. THANKS!!!
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:52 AM
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Love the hammer... haha. Very nice kit.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:24 AM
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:09 AM
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Got to love the black hardware on white. I am a little biased. :) Very fresh looking.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:14 AM
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That black nickel hardware is phenomenal! It also matches very well between the DW kit and the Tama snare.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:23 AM
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That black nickel hardware is phenomenal! It also matches very well between the DW kit and the Tama snare.
Have you seen my little black and white kit.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:05 AM
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how do you like the pitch progression between 13->14->16? i'd thought something more common with that size bass drum would be 13->16->18, or 14->16->18.

looks beautiful though!
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:25 AM
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Beautiful kit. I bet it sounds as good as it looks.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:35 AM
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Awesome; what kind of Tama snare is that. You thinkin about a DW to go with it?
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:02 PM
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Very nice, good job, You must be married THE GARAGE
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:56 PM
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Love the twisted white silk. You're in good company! http://www.moodybluestoday.com/moody...dianapolis.JPG
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Man, I wish my garage was that clean!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:03 AM
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Very nice, good job, You must be married THE GARAGE
You got THAT right!!! But hey, the garage is my man cave! I even have it air conditioned. NO BS!
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Awesome; what kind of Tama snare is that. You thinkin about a DW to go with it?
I LOVE the Tama snare! Its a Metalworks 6.5"x13" in brushed nickel and its sounds awesome. Maybe next year I'll get a 6 or 6.5x14 DW bronze snare. Right now I'm thrilled with the Tama. It's comfortable at 13" within the set up.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:10 AM
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how do you like the pitch progression between 13->14->16? i'd thought something more common with that size bass drum would be 13->16->18, or 14->16->18.

looks beautiful though!
I went with smaller tom sizes to reduce cost. I don't regret it one bit! They sound much deeper than they look. I actually did some research and got the sizes from Vince Neil's former drummer Vik Foxx (Modern Drummer, Nov. 1993) who had the same size floor toms on both sides but actually played a 28" bass drum. His rack tom was a 10x12, while mine is a 9x13.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:37 AM
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Gonna start building a drum booth soon. Pics to come.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:09 PM
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Very nice, good job, You must be married THE GARAGE
+1 and amen to that.

(a/c in a garage? nuts !)
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:03 AM
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+1 and amen to that.

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The house came that way.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:33 PM
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If I may inquire, what was the cost?
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love the kit but gotta admit the bass drum makes those floor-toms look really tiny..lol

congrats on the purchase,
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:57 AM
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love the kit but gotta admit the bass drum makes those floor-toms look really tiny..lol

congrats on the purchase,
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:40 AM
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I took over the kid's lounge (she NEVER used it) and turned it into a mancave/woodshed. My drumkit "Mjolnir" now has a new home. I had to pull it out of the warm garage as the wrap/finish ply started to slightly bubble on the top of the bass drum.. Luckily, I was able to work the bubble out to where you can't tell at all. I decorated the room as well as I could and YES, I know the walls are purple. I will repaint them when I have the time. For now, it's good enough.
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:52 AM
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A few more pics of the room....
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:06 PM
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Beautiful kit.

I'm impressed with the name you've given it too. Names scare me. I'm afraid that if I name something it'll start getting its own ideas and rebel.

I salute your drumming and your courage.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:45 PM
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Great looking kit, if it sounds as great it looks, then you must be very happy man :-)

Just wondering, I recently got the same Tama snare, how do you tune it?
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:25 PM
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The kit sounds absolutely AMAZING! I had a real pro come over and help me tune it. The bass drum sounds as big as it looks. As far as the snare, it is incredible. The crack sounds much better than I ever thought it would for a metal snare drum. I though about getting a DW brass snare in the future, but as of now I placed that idea aside because I'm so happy with the Tama. We started out a little on the high/tight side for the snare and then slowly tuned down a bit to where we thought the crack was just right. Eventually, I'd like to get some recording software so everyone can hear how well it sounds. Thank you all for your compliments. I appreciate them as I am really proud of my kit. Having something this special makes relearning that much more fun.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:15 PM
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Actually I really like the room's color. I'd call it lavender, not purple:)

And, ok so the car can now be put back in the garage..
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:34 PM
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Beautiful DW's...too nice for the garage.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:00 AM
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Cars always were in the garage. My garage is HUGE and air conditioned too. But ya can't beat having your own jam space in the house. Especially when ya get to make it your own mancave.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:23 AM
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Still working on "Valhalla" my drum room/man cave. Looks like I'll paint over the Christmas Holiday, but in the meantime I added more goodies...

The art work is by one of may favorite artists, Dave Stevens. That cup that says "Sixx" was Nikki Sixx's water cup from the Greatest Hits Tour. It holds all the tickets to every concert I've ever been to. The open drawer has my stash of old magazines including VH Inside, Circus, etc., and finally there is my stash of Modern Drummer magazines.
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Can't wait to paint...
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Have you finished Brütal Legend yet? Haha!
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:41 AM
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Have you finished Brütal Legend yet? Haha!
Really nice kit, really nice!
Ha! Great game, loads of fun, but I'm taking my time with it. Looking forward to Gears of War 3.
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