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Old 05-10-2007, 05:16 AM
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Default First DW product - New setup & BD head

Well gentlemen, it's about time for me to upgrade some of my gears.

First, I planned long time ago to replace my stock HP-30 pedal, I was in shopping mode for a long time on ebay for a good double pedal in good condition. I had four product I had my eyes on which were TAMA IC, PEARL ELIM, YAMMY FD and DW (above the 4000 series). Not much luck in winning bid or BIN, I decided I had enough and went with something brand new. First, I'm definitely not a pro and second, I'm not a "SOAB" rich guy so based on that and on many thread in drummer forum, I decided the DW 7002PT was a good choice, it's considered as one of the best pedal for the money.

I ordered from an ebay store and received two free gifts which was a drop clutch and Zildjian baseball cap. I also went shopping at my local dealer, which hold Aquarian products in stock, for a double kickpad. No luck there were any but the good news was he had a Coated Force 1 in stock and priced at 25$ cdn and these series of heads come with a free single kickpad, guess what I done...

I finally decided to treat all my toms with tung oil so I reorganised my setup in the "1 up two down" config. I now have 12x9 UP and 14x11 - 16x16 down. I also reduced the number on cymbals, I removed both china and my splash.

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My treated 10" and 13", next will be the 12" and 14" making my kit 10" - 13" - 16".
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:31 AM
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congrats my friend! is it an awesome pedal?
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:59 AM
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That looks like a good pedal and sounds like a good choice ;)
Forgive me if it's a dumb question, but what's the tung oil for? Just maintenance or is there any acoustic advantage to it?
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:06 PM
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congrats my friend! is it an awesome pedal?
Thank's a lot ! These aren't the most expensive but aren't the cheaper one's too.

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That looks like a good pedal and sounds like a good choice ;)
Forgive me if it's a dumb question, but what's the tung oil for? Just maintenance or is there any acoustic advantage to it?
Thank's and to answer your question, I'd say both. It protect the wood and bearing edge from humidity and ply separation and applied on softer wood such as phil. mahogany it give little bit of higher registry tone & definition. After my snare treatment, it definitely improved the overall sound of the snare. I need to say that I sand and gave a smoother but sharper feel of the bearing edge during the treatment.
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: First DW product - New setup & BD head

you may want to try waxing the edges of your toms/snare as well... little easier to tune ;)
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:23 AM
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you may want to try waxing the edges of your toms/snare as well... little easier to tune ;)

I never really look at it but it's sound interesting can you explain how you'd do that which product and how to do it ?
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There's a couple schools of thought on it as you can imagine... some people prefer no wax... either way the general consensus is that you sand down to like 1000 or 1500 grit and then polish the edges with 0000 steel wool.... then you can use carnuba wax on the edges to add that last little touch... the thought is that it helps the head glide over the edge
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Thank's for the reply. I'll look for carnuba wax.

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