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Old 03-18-2007, 05:52 PM
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Default Po Boy & Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, + big V-kit

well, it started as an experiment in symmetricality; then it tipped out of balance and it is what it is now. Tama Granstar birch wrapped in satin green flame, with matching Octobans. Turk Master cymbals, except for the 2 Istanbuls, holding place for more TMs.
Offset Middle Pedal/ Axis double-A. Pearl Remote cable hat. Ribbon crasher.
2 x DW piccolo toms. Po Boy snares: 12x6 hand-hammered bronze, 14x5.5 brushed aluminum prototype, 14x5.75 walnut (not pictured)





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I'm really digging the ride on either side and central hat config, has broken me out of a few habits I was developing.

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Old 03-18-2007, 07:06 PM
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Nice man im diggin the set-up. The shells are beautiful. Very nice kit.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:12 PM
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Really beautiful kit, love the wrap. Special Setup to :D

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Old 03-19-2007, 02:48 AM
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Wow, thats major. Any chance of getting more pics, driver's view perhaps?
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:21 AM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

that is a sweet kit! I love the setup, quite the experiment. And that finish is absolutley killer. Those cymbals are great too! Very very cool
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

WOW, Great looking kit, Love the finish and the cymbols. Very cool
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:33 AM
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OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH MYYY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!

That is the coolest finish I ever see in my life!

Acid psycho green :p

I really love your cymbal selection too Istanbul ruless.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:53 PM
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thank you, kind sirs-
I'll try to get some driver's seat photos shortly.
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:40 AM
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Whoa, trippy finish. I love the cymbals, and the setup. I could get lost behind a kit like that .. but that's not a bad thing.

Question, though: how do you like the clear batter for the snare? Most of my snares usually have coated batters, but I have one with a clear powerdot batter, and I find it to be very ringy.
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:11 AM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

that clear batter is on a 14" aluminum snare, just an experiment really. I haven't had a clear head on a snare for many years, and wanted to see if I'd forgotten something cool-
it's not bad really. I think I'm going to leave it on there. I tend to turn the snares off on that one a lot, and it works really well for a ringy, tribal kind of 'bonky' tone.
We do all our own studio production work, and our bassist is the main engineer; he and the guitarist are not shy about voicing their concerns when something isn't working, but we all thought this particular recipe definitely has a place in the arsenal. Not my MAIN snare tone, but a tasty alternative on some of the more tribal/ethnic stuff we like to pursue.

I've got a 14" birch and a 12" bronze snare over on the far left (in the pic you can see half of the bronze, but none of the birch) and both of those have Evans coated heads on them for more traditional crackage. I've also got a PP Little Squealer w/ a coated head.
The clear-on-aluminum recipe is nicer than I expected though- not bad at all.
Hope to have some tracks recorded on it soon. Although I think the birch is going to end up being the go-to tone.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

Very inspiring setup, i'm looking forward to hearing it. I might rip off your clear batter metal snare trick, since we have a lot of tribal influence in our new projects, and my maple snares didn't cover the whole range necessary, anyway thanks
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

Tribal, eh? Sounds neat, I'd love to hear your band's stuff.

I have a substandard Tama Stagestar snare -- it's either steel or aluminum -- but a while back I put a clear Remo CS head on it, loosened the snares, and it really gave me that "St. Anger" type sound. Not many people necessarily like that sound, but I thought it was neat, in some aspects.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

thanks again, guys- I appreciate the kind comments.

The tribal/ethnic stuff is something we really got into with the new album we're working on, our previous 2 are mostly ambient/atmospheric-rock, but we usually managed to squeeze a good bit of tom work in where we could. Our singer bellydances, and that led to writing some middle-eastern flavored stuff that we hope to include on this upcoming disc.

we've got a few tracks up on our Myspace pages:
http://www.myspace.com/analogmissionary


and the symmetrical Tama layout can be heard on the prepro soundcheck track "Suture Self" on my personal page:
http://www.myspace.com/xush

that was more of an experiment with mic placement and tuning/head choice, so it meanders a bit. I think that was with the Pork Pie snare, before I got the Po Boys.
Nothing fancy, just seeing how they hit tape. A bit of what I'd consider the 'tribal approach' thrown in, though...
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:12 AM
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here's a little video file of the bass drum head projection in motion, it makes for a pretty neat effect on stage:

oil lamp projection vid
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:37 AM
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Very cool finish.xxx
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:43 AM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

Very nice kit man. I like the finish and I really like the octobans!! The hi-hat placement is very Danny Carey. Is he an influence?
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:41 PM
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The hi-hat placement is very Danny Carey. Is he an influence?
not so much, really. I think Bill Bruford's symmetrical setup sparked the idea.


found some pics from a couple years ago when my Roland V-kit had swelled to bloated proportions- we were performing a soundtrack to a silent movie and I was triggering all sorts of stuff, since then I've gone a more hybrid route and hopefully will never have to lug around a kit quite this big:




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Old 05-24-2007, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

scaling back in the studio a bit-
new Po Boy Birch/Maple kit :



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Old 05-24-2007, 11:38 PM
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Dude you play some awsome sets man! Let us hear some recordings :)
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

thanks~

there's some stuff on my Myspace page: www.myspace.com/xush
and our band page: www.myspace.com/analogmissionary
and the various bandmember pages.

Nothing too exciting I'm afraid~
working on our third album presently, it's turning out to be a bit more drum-centric.
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Insane finish, really beautiful and different.

It looks like the kind of kit a space alien might play also!
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:48 AM
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Insane finish, really beautiful and different.
It looks like the kind of kit a space alien might play also!
hehe, that must explain the little guy in the bottom right corner:
http://a789.ac-images.myspacecdn.com...32b03426bc.jpg
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: Tama Granstar w/ Turk Masters, etc

bassist got a new lens, was experimenting during last studio session:
(mix of Po Boy bass and snares w/ Tama toms)



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