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Old 01-08-2007, 06:32 AM
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Default New Starclassic Performer in Diamond Dust

Hello,

5 of my 8 pieces have come in. I am waiting for my snare, 13 and 18 toms.

I put them up on my rack and started playing. Standard tom heads are g2 over g1. Didn't have to buy them.

I bought a Remo Powersonic for the 22 bass drum. I like the fact that I don't need to mount a pillow inside the drum.

Pictures do not do it justice. An extremely beautiful kit. I am certainly not good enough to play on such a kit, but will practice hard until I feel justified!

Sizes on the kit are 8x7 10x8 12x10 and 16x14.

The kit looks amazing with the Paragon cymbals. Perfect contrast.

My 13 should be here in just a couple more days. My 18 isn't due until March.

Sound is amazing. I also like the focus of the 'fast' toms.

I love my VP snare sound but it looks horrible with this kit. I am not going to sell it and hope the 14 that matches the kit sounds good. If it doesn't sound so good, I might try to find a ludwig supraphonic 402 or a DW Edge snare.

By the way, I just finished Tom Sawyer before the new kit arrived with just 2 minor mistakes with the CD. It is nice when you make progress.

Tell what you think!
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:00 AM
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WOW it looks great! i have always had a love for starclassics. You cymbals look great too. how do you like that bass head? does it compare to a superkick II or the EMAD

ist the powersonic bass head made by REMO not EVANS?
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:07 AM
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I haven't ever had the pleasure of playing a superkick 2.

I do like the Remo Powersonic so far. Very comparable to the EMAD. That is what I used previously.

I thought I would give it a try. I will buy a powersonic again. It is a little less focused than the emad, but still focused. It is just booming enough.

Thanks for your response.

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Old 01-08-2007, 08:03 AM
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OHHHHH! thats sweet! you better go give the wifey a little tlc! no, really, nice kit man.........congrats!
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:39 AM
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Looks like a million bucks, beautiful finish!
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:52 AM
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I love the new starcast mounts, its about time they got rid of those hideous black things.

Beautiful kit! Neil called, he wants his set up back :P Just kidding, looks terrific!
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:44 AM
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woow :) interesting set up of the toms :) really..I like the colour
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:41 PM
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Lush kit and colour!! But i must say im noit a fan of ur tom set up...i wud have the 2 toms the same level as the third..they look too high for me

but lush kit n e how!!!
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:11 PM
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A few things.....

First, nice kit!! CONGRATS

Second.......you said "I like the focus of my FAST toms" ...only 2 of your toms would be considered FAST, ...the 8 and 10....the 12 and 16 are not.

Third,...where are the 13 and 18 going to go?
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:05 PM
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Really nice kit! Starclassics are awesome! I have the Aquarian Superkick I and it totally mathes up with Emad 4!

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Old 01-08-2007, 04:41 PM
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hey , awesome kit , you cant go wrong with starclassics , how does your double bass pedal run ? looks amazin` !

greets SoaD

P.S.: why did you put a tv in front of your set ?? new trend ??? I`d call it wwp , watching while playing :-P lol
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:41 PM
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Nice kit! I have just got the Performer B/B, is yours the 100% birch? Either way amazing, and your right, pictures do not do justice to the sparkle finishes on the new Starclassic's. All the best.

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Old 01-08-2007, 07:39 PM
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Cool kit! How's that VP-snare working for ya? I kinda want one myself.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:08 PM
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Cool kit, whos that snare, looks deep, Any sound clips? Nice cymbal selection to, what year were they made.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:29 PM
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The Performers are solid birch.

Love the Vinnie Paul snare. It sounds great.

Cymbals are all from the last year or so. I love them.

My 13 is going to go right above the bass drum next to the 12. My 18 will be my second floor tom and will go behind my 16 on my right side.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:36 PM
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that is a stunning kit with a stunning finish!!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:20 AM
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Great kit. Good choice with the Starclassics :). Finish and cymbals look great too.
BTW How do you like the new Powersonic? I was planning on trying one but was convinced to go with the SKI.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:39 AM
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Wow awesome kit and cymbals but aheads? You dont want to reduce the life of them paragons dont you?
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:58 AM
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Ahh dude sweet kit. Lovin the finish more and more every time i look at it. Those cymbals are nice too.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:50 AM
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I don't only use the ahead sticks. However, I am convinced that they are easier on the cymbals if you change the sleeves regularly (which I do). They are softer and have more give than wood sticks.

I haven't completely settled on 'A' stick yet. I have tried numerous, but right now, I am enjoying the ahead sticks.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:08 PM
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Holy Moly. That is an amazing choice!!! I love the new Starclassic Performer kits...they sound just awesome. Haha, good that you didn`t buy a Performer in Gold Crush Glitter, I would die now if.
Seriously, beautiful kit and cool cymbals........hope you have fun with it!

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Old 01-09-2007, 04:16 PM
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I don't only use the ahead sticks. However, I am convinced that they are easier on the cymbals if you change the sleeves regularly (which I do). They are softer and have more give than wood sticks.

I haven't completely settled on 'A' stick yet. I have tried numerous, but right now, I am enjoying the ahead sticks.

Yea but its metal on metal. Its not good for them... Think about it

But do as you please. Your kit rules
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:48 PM
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The sleaves are kind of a plastic and rubber mixture. There is a metal rod underneath, but the sleaves are very bendable and absorb inpact.

When you hit the bell of the ride with the side of the stick, it is not nearly as pronounced due to the softness of the sleeves. The one major drawback of using the sticks.

If you wait too long to change the soft sleaves, then it will be metal on metal.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:59 PM
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What is that little animal in the background??? A dog??? A swamprat? J/K man!

Great kit, BTW
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:47 PM
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It is a chihuahua.

Bought 2 for my wife for christmas 3 years ago. What a friggin mistake.

At night they have to stay in that damn cage because the will piss and crap everywhere!

The one in the picture is the big one. His name is Conan. He weighs about 5 lbs. The small one weighs 4 lbs.

Good dogs other than peeing and crapping everywhere. We had to tile our house due to the carpets they ruined!

Plus, it is so funny to watch them fight!!
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:51 AM
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Congratulations. What a sweet finish!
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:59 AM
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It is a chihuahua.

Bought 2 for my wife for christmas 3 years ago. What a friggin mistake.

At night they have to stay in that damn cage because the will piss and crap everywhere!

The one in the picture is the big one. His name is Conan. He weighs about 5 lbs. The small one weighs 4 lbs.

Good dogs other than peeing and crapping everywhere. We had to tile our house due to the carpets they ruined!

Plus, it is so funny to watch them fight!!
I'd sleep under that drum kit any day, he just craps everywhere so he can sleep with it!
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:41 PM
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Maybe the best Starclassic Performer in the forum....damn you! I'd also switch out the snare if you don't like the look. Props on the Paragons pal.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:42 PM
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I am switching it.

I love the sound, but it is such an eye sore.

I am going to get the Ludwig Supraphonic LM402. Bonham snare!!!

Working out a deal now for a new one.

The chrome snare will look great with the kit. It will be a bit more versitile as well.

Thanks for the compliment!

*** I just found out my 13 and 18 toms are in!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!

I am picking them up tonight. I will take a picture of the set with all of the toms now!!!!

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Old 01-19-2007, 06:34 AM
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Here are pics with all my new Paragons, all 7 pieces of my Starclassic Performers is Diamond Dust, and my new Ludwig Supraphonic snare!

I often just walk into my drum room to look at my kit.

I cannot believe it is mine!
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:47 PM
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kits like this make me weeeeeeeee
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:54 AM
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wow mike -- what a beauty!!!! i love the finish. Looks so fun to play. I think the supra is a great addition. I do like pearl snares too, but i would have to agree that the VP looks sort of took away from the coolness of your kit. I love my starclassic, and i have found that the G2 over G1 clear is about the best head combo out there. Awesome stuff!!!!

thats it..... im rewrapping my starclassic. Gold glitter. :D
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:17 AM
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I often just walk into my drum room to look at my kit.

I cannot believe it is mine!
haha, thats exactly how i was, the first two months of having my new kit. anyways, those drums look amazing, and those are the drums that convinced me that i liked birch over maple. lucky guy, you.
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