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Old 03-20-2007, 04:15 PM
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Hi!
Here's some pictures of my drums, now with wood hoops. The old topic got already removed.






Here's something new, a 26" kick.


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Old 03-20-2007, 04:24 PM
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still love this kit. such a beauty
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:25 PM
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those wood hoops enhance the look of that kit so well...how well would they hold up to rim shots and clicks etc.?
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:50 PM
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those wood hoops enhance the look of that kit so well...how well would they hold up to rim shots and clicks etc.?
They hold up very well in my opinion. I really don't always play this soft and I have not gotten so much as a mark on them so far. I occationally play ONLY the hoops, because they sound so cool.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:34 PM
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Wow, smokin kit - a real beauty! Loved the sound clip too, very tasty and smooth. Nice job all around. I wanna hear more!!!
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:26 PM
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Beautiful Kit, the look is so nice! And very nice cymbals as well!

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wood hoops make drums rock! how ever i like the claw kind alittle better. keep rockin man, the set looks very cool and clean.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:43 PM
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yeah, I remember the old thread man...now it looks even more beautiful!! What a great kit, it also sounds very cool. TASTY.
Keep it up mate...

PS: Am I wrong or do you play a K Dark Crash cymbal as the Hi-Hat top?

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Old 03-20-2007, 07:44 PM
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PS: Am I wrong or do you play a K Dark Crash cymbal as the Hi-Hat top?

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I do and it's a very smooth sounding hi hat, don't you think? It's a 15" K dark crash thin on top of a 15" 70's A Hi hat Bottom. I use this combo today more often than the original pair. I got the idea from Matt Cameron.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:46 PM
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haha matt cameron rules! i never knew he did anything like that
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:13 PM
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Very nice kit! Does it have any relation to the Recording custom?
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Very nice kit! Does it have any relation to the Recording custom?
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Yes it does, the Recording custom is also known as the 9000 series. This older version maybe had slightly thicker shells and rounder bearing edges than the current model. Still they have 100% birch shells and they were made using the "air seal" technique.

The bass drums are 8 ply birch, 18" floor tom is 7 ply and the rest of the drums are 6 ply. The high tension lugs on my drums are spring loaded with felt pieces inside to prevent the springs from rattling. In the current model there are no springs.

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Old 03-21-2007, 04:04 PM
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haha matt cameron rules! i never knew he did anything like that
It was in this advertisement in Modern Drummer magazine:
Matt Cameron Zildjian ad

I remember him commenting somewhere that the top cymbal is actually a crash, I just can't remember where...
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I really like that kit. How do you find the wood hoops impact on the birch shells? Can you describe the change?
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:35 PM
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I really like that kit. How do you find the wood hoops impact on the birch shells? Can you describe the change?
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I think they make the higher overtones a little bit drier. There used to be an almost metallic tone to the sound that was just barely noticeable. The drums now resonate more as a whole. It's a wonderfully full toned sound. The different wood type doesn't matter that much, I think.
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Still Love this kit, even more so with the wood hoops. Yummy.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:58 PM
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Your kit is amazing , and i know that it's sound great , i own a Yamaha BCA and there is no other kit for me .
Yamaha drums are amazing , even the low end kit's sound's great , their hardware are the best ... and the prices are also nice.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:08 PM
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That looks fun.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:24 PM
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I love your kit. Those RC / 9000 shells in natural birch look just perfect. Specially with the wood hoops.

Are they the Yamaha hoops? And did you fit the entire kit with wood hoops, or just the three toms in the top picture?

Mind telling me the sizes of the drums in the wood hoop set-up? Also, how much did it cost to change the hoops?

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Old 04-19-2007, 04:49 PM
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I love your kit. Those RC / 9000 shells in natural birch look just perfect. Specially with the wood hoops.

Are they the Yamaha hoops? And did you fit the entire kit with wood hoops, or just the three toms in the top picture?

Mind telling me the sizes of the drums in the wood hoop set-up? Also, how much did it cost to change the hoops?

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Thanks, Katman!

Yes, they are Yamaha vintage wood hoops. I have hoops for all the drums except for the 18" floor tom. Also, the bottom hoop on the 13"x9" tom is a snare bottom hoop, so I will change that one later.
I bought the hoops used for average of 60 euros per pair.

The drum sizes on the wood hoop setup are 12"x8", 14"x10" and 16"x16" toms plus 22"x14" bass drum with birch hoops from Highwood drum company. I am probably going to get some natural finish maple hoops for it later now that I have maple hoops on toms. The original hoops on that drum were pretty much destroyed by the original owner.

I wish Yamaha would make 9000 series kits in Real wood or Vintage natural colour again. I have been looking for a 26"x14" bass drum for my kit.
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i love wooden hoops on toms! Great sound and look! - just like steve jordan
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:19 AM
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i love wooden hoops on toms! Great sound and look! - just like steve jordan
Steve Jordan is fantastic! I saw him with Eric Clapton a while ago and he truly was a worthy substitute for Gadd.
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Simply stunning. And i agree with the oter guys when i saw your kit, Steve Jordan was the first person i though of...
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Beautiful drums man......but the sound clip doesn't work!!
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:49 AM
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Beautiful drums man......but the sound clip doesn't work!!
Sorry, I took it away already. I will upload the clip back, but I am not planning to keep it there forever.

I would love to get that 26"x14" kick for my kit. If anyone has seen one, please contact me!
Here's a picture of my 24" kick:

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Old 04-20-2007, 11:53 AM
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So, at the moment you have one 22x14 BD and one 24x16(?) BD, right? And the rest of your sizes are 8x12, 9x13, 10x14, 16x16 and 16x18?

Those are great sizes. You can make two fantastic 4-piece kits with what you've got (24-13-18-snare and 22-12-16-snare) plus you'd still have your 14" tom spare. That way you can decide which one you want and you can send the other one to me :)

Good luck in finding your 26" bass drum. And post that sound file, if you don't mind.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:22 PM
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So, at the moment you have one 22x14 BD and one 24x16(?) BD, right? And the rest of your sizes are 8x12, 9x13, 10x14, 16x16 and 16x18?

Those are great sizes. You can make two fantastic 4-piece kits with what you've got (24-13-18-snare and 22-12-16-snare) plus you'd still have your 14" tom spare. That way you can decide which one you want and you can send the other one to me :)

Good luck in finding your 26" bass drum. And post that sound file, if you don't mind.
No, I have two 24"x14" bass drums and one 22"x14" plus a few snares and a bunch of different cymbals for different purposes. For the rest of it you are right, except... Don't hold your breath waiting for me to send my babies over to you!!! :-)

My preferred setup is 14", 16" and 18" and with that 26 incher...

You can find the sound file under the old link (in the first message). Try refresh, if it won't start playing.

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SOUND CLIP HERE
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those wood hoops enhance the look of that kit so well...
I agree, they suit the kit. The double bass setup is pretty cool too.

Can't hear the sound clip for some reason.... must be my computer.
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Nice....

What kind of mic do you have mounted in the kick drum?
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Nice....

What kind of mic do you have mounted in the kick drum?
I use an AKG D112 most of the time. I also like very much of my Audio Technica ATM 25 mic.

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Is that a custom made mic mount or a SIB mount? It doesn't look like a May mount. Looks like you have to take the head off to change mics..... cool either way. I have Mays mounted in all of my kit.
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Is that a custom made mic mount or a SIB mount? It doesn't look like a May mount. Looks like you have to take the head off to change mics..... cool either way. I have Mays mounted in all of my kit.
The May mount wasn't easily available near me at that time so I made my own mount. It's a bit rough design, but works fine. The isolation and adjustability could be a bit better, but I have been happy with it.. The AKG SA-40 mount that came with the D112 is quite flexible and provides just enough shock absorption.
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great playing
but work on your microtiming

the kit is great :)
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the kit is great :)
Thanks, and you are absolutely right!
I think my time has gotten better from what it used to be, but there's still a ton of work to do. What helped me a lot was NOT playing for a good while. I got away from this sort of muscular memory thing and had to rely more on my ears. I listened a lot of music and I kept thinking about playing. The disadvantage of not playing was, that my technique is not what it used to be. I do think though, that my playing has become more relaxed after the break.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:41 PM
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I finally got the 18" wood hoops. Also new in the picture is my 6,5"x14" 1979 Ludwig Supra-phonic snare drum.
8"x12"
16"x16"
16"x18"
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:37 AM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love your drums. Birch shells, wood hoops, yamaha hardware, large sizes, custom BD reso, natural wood finish... What more could anyone want? Well done on finally getting the 18" hoops.
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I recently purchased a 1979 snare that looks like the one on your kit. Does your drum have snare adjustments and throw off extended on both sides of the drum? Mine has knobs on both ends too that adjust the tension of the snares. Its kinda sensitive but I seem to have a problem with the tension rods loosening up during a gig. I play the batter head fairly tight so I really notice when the head starts to loosen a bit. It seems like the head keeps stretching? What has been you experience with your snare.
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I recently purchased a 1979 snare that looks like the one on your kit. Does your drum have snare adjustments and throw off extended on both sides of the drum? Mine has knobs on both ends too that adjust the tension of the snares. Its kinda sensitive but I seem to have a problem with the tension rods loosening up during a gig. I play the batter head fairly tight so I really notice when the head starts to loosen a bit. It seems like the head keeps stretching? What has been you experience with your snare.
I had similar problems with tuning but I bought some Gauger Percussion Lockerz for it and it works fine now. The sound is surprisingly warm for a steel shell. I believe it's a seamless shell. The parallel action snare throw off is great, the adjustment possibilities are better than in a Ludwig super sensitive.
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I got some new hoops for my 22" bass drum. I have also finally gotten almost all sizes from this series, bass drums ranging from 18" to 28", toms ranging from 6" to 18" etc. The 16"x28" and 14"x26" are actually 8000 series marching bass drums, but they look the same and sound great.
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