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Old 06-01-2007, 08:07 AM
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I'm not sure where this should go, so a mod can move it. I suppose it's more about the setup/gear than video.

I finally completed my setup in what gear I want to use and what heads I want to use, and I'm very happy with it. I've stripped my set down to just the Gretsch Renown 18x22 bass, 5.5x14 snare, 8x10 tom and 11x14 snare for the drums and my 14" Light Crisp Hi-hats, 17" Med-Thin Crash, 20" Medium Ride, and 19" Thin Ride for the cymbals. I decided not to use my 8" or 12" toms or my Saluda snare, and I'm not using my 12" Bosphorus Turk hi-hats, all of which I'm probably selling. This setup is just more comfortable for me.

Heads wise I'm using Evans J1 Etched on my tom batters and reso, and my snare batter. The snare reso is an Evans Hazy 200 with Puresound Custom wires. My bass has an Evans coated EQ4 batter and EMAD reso with no foam rings. I also got a new DW Medium felt beater, and after years of using Slugs, Iron Cobra, Eliminator and Danmar beaters, it is by far my favorite.

Also new to my set is an LP Salsa Claro Cowbell, and again after years of playing many, this is my new favorite. It's bright, crisp, and has 100% clarity in every stroke.

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Old 06-01-2007, 08:31 AM
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Beautiful drums. And your cymbals look amazing - there's just something about those Bosphorus cymbals. Would you say they're strictly for jazz applications, or are they suited to other (louder) styles too?

Also, you list the toms you use as an 8" and a 14". Isn't that your 10" though?
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:33 AM
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Very Clean. Nice. Compact.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:54 AM
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very nice set up man ! Congrats !!!!
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:53 AM
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Congrats fours with new stuff! It looks so nice and easy to play.. Can we expect some videos in the future? I shure hope so!
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:24 PM
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sweet kit. your cymbals kinda look like cookies...i want cookies
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:50 PM
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Very refined. All in the most excellent taste as well, it's understated and beautiful and I bet it sounds beautiful as well. You're making me very, very envious Rob, you really are. But your taste is still exquisite.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:49 PM
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Beautiful drums. And your cymbals look amazing - there's just something about those Bosphorus cymbals. Would you say they're strictly for jazz applications, or are they suited to other (louder) styles too?

Also, you list the toms you use as an 8" and a 14". Isn't that your 10" though?
Yes they're for louder styles as well. I usually play funk, I only practice jazz (very badly). Tony at cymbalsonly.com told me that they're suited for louder styles too because their darkness cuts through in a different way and they are still able to be heard.

Oh yes I made a mistake, that's my 10" not my 8". I changed it.

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Can we expect some videos in the future? I shure hope so!
Yes I actually just put one up, although it's not really new. It's a a re-recording of a single-handed funk groove that I have on my my website lessons section only I play the groove with two hands, and then with one hand to show that a two handed groove can sometimes still be played with one (for any amputee drummers the site gets). http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27397
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:51 PM
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Oh and I should have mentioned that if you can't tell in the picture, my splash is mounted off a Yamaha cymbal boom/straight cymbal arm that I cut down in order to fit over the bass and secured with a multi-clamp.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:27 PM
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Good-looking kit man.
Do you endorse bosphorous?
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:30 PM
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Got any sound clips? I'd be interested to hear the all-Turk set-up.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:21 PM
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Back to 4-piece!! I like this one much better than your old 5 piece to be honest.
Great set-up.

Have I already mentioned this good cymbal line-up? =)

oh, and btw, the J1 sound amazing...I thought about buying some but in the end I discovered Remo`s Coated Ambassadors as the best for me.

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:30 PM
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Interesting - I've recently been using the same drum configuration. I doubt I'll sell the other three toms, but right now I'm enjoying the 10 and 14.

I am envious of your cymbals, though, Rob! My Sabians aren't bad, but I'm really digging the sounds of the more traditionally-made Turkish cymbals available these days. The cymbalsonly.com sound samples have me drooling weekly!

Nice, nice set-up!
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:00 AM
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Got any sound clips? I'd be interested to hear the all-Turk set-up.
I only have a video here http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27397 so far but I don't use the splash or ride in it. I'll be getting more soon.

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Old 06-02-2007, 02:15 AM
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very nice indeed, i like that you matched the cymbals, instead of having a bunch of shiny zildjians with one dull cymbal. end result is very good
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Old 06-02-2007, 04:31 AM
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Dude i love your cymbals!

Sounds like you do a lot of fine-tuning to make your set sound perfect.
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:21 AM
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Good stuff Rob.

Everytime I see your cymbals I cry with happiness for you.

I like to see drummers put effort into refining their setup - some guys go for ever without ever actually finding what really works for them, like testing different bass beaters.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:41 PM
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Very nice. One of the damn exiest cymbals set up sand set ups in general on the site. Would love to play those in a jazz club.
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