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Old 06-30-2006, 10:25 PM
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Hello everyone.
After thirteen weeks of waiting, My Constantinople 20" Medium Ride is home. But that is ok because I got quite the discount on it.
I decided to take my whole set outside to give the ride a proper welcome. As you can see, the Constantinople stands out a bit in the light. There will be a full review with better photos in the Cymbal section but here is a preview. I think I am in love.

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Gretsch Catalina Birch (setup as a four piece)
14 by 5 Ludwig Supraphonic Handhammered Brass
The Cymbals - All Zildjian
13" K Mastersound Hi-hats
18" K Custom Session Crash
18" K Medium-Thin Ride (not setup)
20" K Custom Dark Ride
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:36 PM
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Wow...I am...In awe. Amazing
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:39 PM
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Now that is lovely!!!
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:32 AM
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Thanks!

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Old 07-01-2006, 10:32 PM
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For some reason I thought everyone would like this here... maybe not.
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Old 07-01-2006, 10:40 PM
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Hey man, awesome kit. I tried to use the same idea of cheap (affordable/bargain drumset) with a high end set of cymbals. Similar to your kit.

Question: i think i saw a different forum somewhere with your kit that gave the specs, but would you mind telling me what heads your using. I'm looking at which aquarians to buy, but can't decide. I want coated on the toms (like you), and heads that are fairly durable.

Could you also give a brief description of the sound from these heads.

Thanks ---- way cool kit
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Old 07-01-2006, 10:44 PM
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I'm using Coated Response 2s on my toms. I can't give too much of an opinion on them because I haven't switched heads on this set yet. But I like these a lot. They control the ring you might get on a birch kit and sound good tuned high or medium.
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:03 PM
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Hey, thats a sexy Gretsch! Kewl cymbals!! How does the new cymbal sound like?

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Old 07-02-2006, 07:52 AM
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I love the Medium ride. It's got a nice wash and is great in more situations than it's acredited (sp?) for.
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:37 AM
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I'm still trying to ween myself off crash cymbals, but I haven't been able to. The closest I've come is moving my 20 K Cons. Med Thin Low over to the primary crash position, because it makes a lovely crash.

I love your setup and cymbal choices. The dark ride isn't my favorite because it isn't really what I imagined a dark dry K would sound like. It still is a good ride though, just a bit misnamed.

And the Const. Medium is my next ride for sure!
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:20 PM
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What? 13 weeks???? Man, I would cry if I have to wait so long for such an awesome cymbal...mate: that is a beautiful baby!

wow...

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wow, snexy taste in gear dude

how does that snare sound...... when cranked up nice and high?
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:29 AM
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It sounds great Fijibo. Stu, go for it!
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:59 PM
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wow.. BEAUTIFUL kit!!!

Amazing..
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:00 PM
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Very nice! I think having the kit outside makes the finish look even better. The cymbals and the snare are great as well! Good choice!
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:17 AM
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Holy K's...You got a nice kit to
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Old 07-04-2006, 03:23 AM
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Hey man, once again nice set-up. That new ride looks awesome. Just wondering were u live? The background in those pictures looks strangley familiar.

I'm not stalking u :) / just wondered
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:26 PM
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Thanks everyone! Haha Jayhawk, i'm not worrying. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Old 08-02-2006, 08:33 PM
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I have the prototype of that cymbal. Best light Jazz cymbal.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:03 PM
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love the kit.. only thing id change is the beater.. dont like felt... but awesome otherwise!!!
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:46 AM
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You have excellent taste in your cymbal selection. I have that same K Dark Custom Ride. One of the best rides I've ever had...and still have it too!
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:52 AM
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Great idea taking the shot on the grass... magic!!

Just makes me wanna play outside in the sun....
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Wow, haven't seen this thread in a while. Thanks everyone. Catchagato, it's one of my favorites too.
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cool set. I love your cymbal choice. I especially like your new ride. Im a big fan of the constantinople series, and im going to make sure my next cymbal is an 18" const.
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how do u compare the three rides that you've got? coz i'm planning to get the 20" K Custom Dark Ride soon. is it worth every penny?
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:38 AM
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It's definitely worth it Kari. Like Stu said, it's not as dark as it's made out to be. A bit washy but not too much and has pretty good stick definition. Great bell also.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:43 AM
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hey man ,
i love your cymbals , we have the same hi hat and i also have the zildjian K constantinople medium ride 20" - amazing cymbal .
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:20 AM
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Thank you for the compliment Yamaha.
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Ks can be THE sweets things ever. wow that set loots AWESOME in the sunlight. the grass would make me kinda worried tho.
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:18 PM
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Hah, why would the grass worry you? Thanks.
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very nice kit, and those cymbals are just great :)
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