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Old 02-23-2007, 01:03 AM
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Default New Zep kit

Well I went out today and picked this up.The 26' kick is like a fuc*#ing freight train,The salesman told me stand at the other end of the room and he hit it I felt it in my chest WOW!! That said this is not a high end kit The 13' sounds like crap and the snare needs work,but 16&18 sound good.Now i'm still tuning so i'll let ya know how it goes.

Ludwig accent custom zep kit natural finish Mahogany&juniper
26 kick,13 rack,16&18 floor
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:09 AM
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Wow, beautiful kit man. I like the natural finish on it. Maple shells?
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:46 AM
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Mahogony i believe.


Mate, even if it isnt coined as 'high end' you still have an awesome looking set, with a virgin bass drum. Whack some quality heads on that (do emad's come in 26?) and the sound will be killer!

Looks fantastic, got me wanting to get a bonham config now!
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:54 AM
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That kick looks like it would put your heart out of rythm. It all looks great. I wouldnt waste time w/ the snare but the 13 should be good w/ tuning. Congrats!
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:00 AM
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Very neat, not a Led Zep fan, But i like the kit.

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Old 02-23-2007, 03:35 AM
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WWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! I LOVE THAT KIT!!

thats the exact one I want...
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:12 AM
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Beutiful looking set. I dont think your cymbals match it though. You are in need or a new ride atleast.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:03 AM
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Sweet Sweet Sweet KICK!!!

Mess around with tuning and make sure each lug is at the same pitch...thats how I tune and it doesnt sound too bad.

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Old 02-23-2007, 06:11 AM
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That is a classy looking kit. I just love the natural finish.

You might also want to take off that tom mount if you're gonna have it mounted on a stand. I dunno, just one of those aesthetic quirks, I suppose.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:37 AM
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That said this is not a high end kit The 13' sounds like crap and the snare needs work,but 16&18 sound good.Now i'm still tuning so i'll let ya know how it goes.
you can't blame a kit really for bad sound, it's all in the tunning.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:47 AM
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Oh man!! You got it!!! I have it as well!!!! I just bought EVANS G2 coated heads on it, and no, i couldnt find EMAD for the bass drum, so im thinking of getting a superkick. Congrats on the kit. Pictures of mine are coming as soon as i get my cymbal set-up complete.

I have the same finish on it as well!!
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:51 AM
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you can't blame a kit really for bad sound, it's all in the tunning.
Actually, I think Sharky 007 has assessed the situation pretty well. I've heard this kit at G.C. and I own a vintage Ludwig Classic 6ply 26, 15, 16, 18 and I've heard and played vintage 3ply's and the 13" rack and snare on this kit are the weak links. For the money, it's worth it. And the natural finish is my favorite. My kit is clear maple, or getting there.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:27 AM
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Class A - you know, you don't always have to point out peoples b8's, it gets a tad tiresome.

This thread is making my 16" x 15" look insignificant now.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:23 PM
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I also own this same kit in that finish. There were only about 100 made in that finish! I have been playing for 32 yrs. and have owned them all. This kit sounds as good as many $4000,00 kits i have owned. Here is my link to the kit with Mic's. Listen too the first three tracks please!


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Old 02-23-2007, 01:54 PM
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tastey. very tastey.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:07 PM
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Class A - you know, you don't always have to point out peoples b8's, it gets a tad tiresome.

This thread is making my 16" x 15" look insignificant now.
Wow there's alot of B8 hate on here.I do need new cymbals but they are not that bad. imo.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:22 PM
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I think that's an awesome kit... I'd love to play it, cymbals don't matter...
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:50 PM
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my old drum teacher used to tell me and my old B8's "It's not the drums that make the drummer, it's the drummer that make the drums"- Andy Forte
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:06 PM
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I also own this same kit in that finish. There were only about 100 made in that finish! I have been playing for 32 yrs. and have owned them all. This kit sounds as good as many $4000,00 kits i have owned. Here is my link to the kit with Mic's. Listen too the first three tracks please!


http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=16890&T=3537
Man, those drums sound great to my ears.

Nice playing too cat, especially "walking drums"
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:08 PM
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Wow there's alot of B8 hate on here.I do need new cymbals but they are not that bad. imo.
What makes a good cymbal is how it sounds to you, and your budget.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:10 PM
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Oh, btw Sharkey 007, sweet drums dude!
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:30 PM
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very nice!

i like the old Ludwig logo on the bass reso.

You've got my kit with a 2nd floor tom, makes me want an 18" (even more than i already did)

Evan's doesn't make a 26" emad.

got any ideas what kinda heads you're gonna slap on that bad mother? Coated Emperor/ coated Ambassador?

I've got a 26" x 18" kick, sounds pretty good with a PS3 and an ambassador for reso.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:52 PM
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The salesperson said right. It is not a "high end kit". The hardware though is wonderful on all the custom accent sets.

The PM, Juniper shells is what makes it a midrange kit. It is styled as Bonzos "high end" Maple kit with the PM/Juniper shell so it will never really sound like the real thing. You can muffle it with coated heads on each end and then it will sound pretty close to the real thing but without the sustain.

I had the non zep version wine custom accents as my second set and it was great with good heads and tuning. They look and sound great for the money.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:11 AM
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Thank you for the kind words about my recordings! And again I can not say it enough. This kit sounds killer! True you will need some experience in tunning (As with any kit) and head choice but in the end its a killer Kit Period.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:12 AM
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Beutiful looking set. I dont think your cymbals match it though. You are in need or a new ride atleast.
Great!! So you're buying then?!?! Sweet! Sharky you should get some HH's, or some kind of hand hammered cymbal, they sound sweet, and budget seems to be no problem for Class A, get the best!

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Old 02-24-2007, 02:04 AM
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I've never had the chance to play on a 26" kick. Every time I see someone post a pic of one my mouth drools. heheh One of these days I'll probably break down and buy an odd 26" off eBay just to satisfy my hunger.

Don't worry about the B8 haters. You gotta start somewhere, and Andy Forte is right. A good drummer can make a five gallon bucket and bottle caps stuck in shoe soles sound good. I liked the tone of my B8s when I had them. The only thing I think they lacked was dynamics, which you may find after playing with them over time. Not to worry though, you can always trade them in towards new cymbals when you are ready.

Have fun on that beautiful kit. I've never heard Juniper shells until now (that I know of). The toms sound quite boomy. It may just be the room, mix, or mic setup. From what I can hear, the kit sounds real nice.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:33 PM
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by the end of the summer, i should have enough money for the accent zep shell pack. but all i see on musicians friend is silver sparkle, where'd you get the natural blonde finish?
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:57 PM
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What makes a good cymbal is how it sounds to you, and your budget.
I couldn't have said it better.

Sharky, congrats on your Zep kit (another Ludwig...WOOHOO!). I think you will get the 13" to sound good if you keep at it. I had a 13" tom with my Starclassics I used to own and I could never to get it to sound as good as the other toms. I actually didn't use it for over a year or so. One day I was setting the kit up and figured giving it another shot. I tuned it and messed with it for a while...then it sounded better than the other toms!

My suggestion...throw some coated G2's on there.

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Old 06-23-2007, 11:53 PM
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My suggestion...throw some coated G2's on there
Agreed.

I put some G2's on my Accents, and its made em sound like a much higher priced kit, When I tell people what I paid for the kit, they have a hard time believing it. Its been said before, but good heads and proper tuning can make a cheaper set of drums sound much better then they should.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:32 AM
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I can say that Fiberskyn Powerstroke Ambassador heads work quite nice for bass drums.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:35 PM
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Nice kit, that bass drum is sure to be a true cannon.
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