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Old 06-24-2011, 08:09 AM
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I'll have to dig out a picture, but one day I was shopping at the Sears bargain basement [where I used to find all kinds of interesting musical instruments!] and found a set of Gretch Blackhawks. Not like the cr@pola ones they make now, but a decent set of shells with decent hardware and some trash cymbals. Sears sold them for like one year, and I grabbed the kit, which was a catalog return. $200.

A friend got out of playing drums and gave me a set of 60s Zildjian cymbals, 16 and 18" crash and 20" ride plus 22" china and new beat hats. Free.

I played that kit for years until last year when I acquired my current kit, a clear five piece Ludwig VistaLite kit. I don't play the snare though, I have a brass Mapex.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:22 AM
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I just got these today! i need cymbals though...
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:06 AM
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My first and only! Shells / the Pearl cymbals were about $340 combined and are the only pieces that really count as "first" because everything else was added later on. Most of the kit is a disorganized mix of high-end and low-end equipment not unlike that kind of hodgepodge kit Chris Adler used in his first days as a drummer.

14 x 6
12 x 11
13 x 12
16 x 16
22 x 16

Heads: Evans Genera Dry (snare), Remo coated Emperors (toms), Aquarian Super Kick II (bass)

Rides: Sabian B8, Pearl CX (both 20", but the CX has a darker, washier sound than the B8, so I use both at different times)
Hats: Sabian B8, Pearl CX (both 14", both pairs of hats serve the same respective purpose as the rides)
Crashes: Sabian B8 18", 16"
Splash: Meinl HCS 10"
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:49 PM
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I still use my first drum kit, and i`m proud of it!
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:59 AM
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My very first drum kit was a Roland TD-4 electronic kit :P My parents wouldn't let me buy acoustic drums because they didn't want all the noise. Not a bad piece of equipment, actually. I mean I wouldn't gig with it, but it's fun being able to switch your kit around at will
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:06 AM
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My first and only kit! Rockwood! Drums are lame, but sweet cymbals (though there's a china to the right that's cut off) and upgraded hardware. I must admit, i'm proud of my cheap, kiddie kit. Saving up for sonor 3007...
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:41 AM
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My first kit was a Peavey INTL 2. My dad got it for Christmas and two years later he got a Roland Kit and gave the kit to me, and I basically upgraded most of it (some of it still original).

Then, a few months after my dad gave me his Peavey INTL I went out and bought MY FIRST PROPER KIT. A 6 piece Mapex Meridian Maple (now 8). So I gave him his kit back, and he bought new pies and better hardware.

I bought new pies too. Was fed up of Paiste 101's. Went out again, bought Zildjians and ta-da. I have a 'pro' kit :)

I call it pro, it's an awesome kit :D
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:44 AM
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My first kit was a gift from my parents in the 80s. It was a 5 pc. Maxwin (made or owned by Pearl). It was off-white with a steel snare. It had concert toms and a resoless kick. I don't have a pic, but here is a stock pic of the same kit of a different color.

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Old 12-01-2011, 01:48 AM
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Actually this is a picture of me with my second kit (Tama Swingstar/Imperialstar) taken in 1985...my first kit was a 3 piece CB-700...no pics of that one though..


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Old 12-02-2011, 01:59 AM
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Here's my Gretsch Catalina Maple. Not pictured is the 12" rack tom. I still use this set since I only got in November 2010.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:57 AM
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I wish I had pictures but, my first kit circa 1977 was a used Apollo 5 peice. It was dark blue sparkle and the tom mounts were stripped so the toms moved all over the place. the flat based stands would tip on occasion but they were drums. My father bought them from my cousin for a couple of hundred and it came with hats, a Zildian ride and some thick bent up trash can of a crash cymbal. The best part my neighbor a few apartments away (yes apartments.lol) who was alot older played and bought a new kit as he was in a bar band. He saw me outside and literally said, hey kid, you play drums too want my old set, they are in the storage room, just take them. Well i took them and guess what it was another metallic blue Apollo set, so I made a big double bass set and all for about $200.00 I ended up giving them to a neighbor in 1984 for free.
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Just found an old pic of me in 1991 with my first kit, a Pearl World Series. I'm on the right sporting the mullet and the porn star glasses. WOW!
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:53 PM
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A blue CB-700! Still have it in the basement.


Any buyers? lol
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