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Old 07-24-2007, 05:31 PM
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Default New things.

Hello again. Since the last time I posted a thread, i made myself a snare, and bought 2 new crashes.

Ergo, I spent a lot of money.

These are the 2 crashes i bought, the one on the left is a Zildjain A Custom 19" Medium Crash and the chap on the left is the Zildjian A Custom 18" EFX crash.



The EFX crash is a trashy cymbal, and then some. The holes in the cymbal bring to mind the Sabian O-Zone Evolution crash, but it doesnt sound much like it IMO.
The O-Zone is a cutting cymbal with almost no sustain, but this bad-ass is trashy and sounds a wee bit like a China. When you hit the cymbal it has a lot of sustain and lovely overtones, but in a live situation, the sustain and overtones blend into he sound, so its more like a china in that respect.

This is the snare i made out of an old disgarded tom. I took off the wrap and stained it (badly), got a Reso side hoop and a strainer and voila.
Its a 12" x 10" so its quite loud.
Funnliy enough, its not really sharp, its more punchy and has a LOT of power. Although if you dont hit it hard enough it can sound like a tom because of the distance the air has to travel between the batter and the reso sides.



Funnliy enough, its not really sharp, its more punchy and has a LOT of power. Although if you dont hit it hard enough it can sound like a tom because of the distance the air has to travel between the batter and the reso sides.


This is the overall view of my kit with these new shiny additions.
I also got a bell thats inverted on my ride.




Comments and thanks for reading :D

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Old 07-24-2007, 05:40 PM
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If thats your only ride why would you cover your bell? And wow that stain is bad lol... And that snare head? is it just the pic or is that a coated head almost completely stripped?

Sorry if I sound like I'm crampin' your style I'm not
I'm diggin the sparkle and what size BD you got 24"?

Nice kit overall just looks like it could use minor tweakin.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:50 PM
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If thats your only ride why would you cover your bell? And wow that stain is bad lol... And that snare head? is it just the pic or is that a coated head almost completely stripped?

Sorry if I sound like I'm crampin' your style I'm not
I'm diggin the sparkle and what size BD you got 24"?

Nice kit overall just looks like it could use minor tweakin.
Thats cool man, my style cant be cramped' ;)

I dont like the sound of the bell on my ride, probably cause it SUCKS.

Yeah the stain is baaaaaaaaad but i dont really care for the snare anyway, i will be using it as a aux snare in future.
The head was an old snare head, but its just bad stick marks.

Its a 26" bass drum that i have :D

What tweaking do you suggest?

thanks for the comment :D

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Old 07-24-2007, 09:51 PM
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Is it hard to control that bass drums sound? I've always wanted a huge bass drum but i was worried about too much overtones.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:57 PM
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Thats a big ol bass jeeeesh I bet that thing pounds!

I would only suggest takin off the bell, maybe a new snare head and if it where me Ide try to re-stain and put a clear coat on that snare, its just such an eye sore haha(no offence, im sure none is taken)
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: New things.

Is that tom comfortable that far away from your floor? I never understood how anyone can play a 4 piece with the tom light years away from their floor.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:46 AM
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Is it hard to control that bass drums sound? I've always wanted a huge bass drum but i was worried about too much overtones.
Its not any harder to control than anyother bass drum, if you know how to do it.
Its all about sonics, manipulating the resonant and batter heads to get the sound you want and dampening if required.
This bass drum sounds deafening out of the box, no dampening or port's in the reso side, but it can be made more punchy with higher tuned batter side, dampening and a port.
John Bohnam could do it with a 26 bass drum with just a felt strip and a drum key.

Thats a big ol bass jeeeesh I bet that thing pounds!

I would only suggest takin off the bell, maybe a new snare head and if it where me Ide try to re-stain and put a clear coat on that snare, its just such an eye sore haha(no offence, im sure none is taken)


none at all, we are all friends here :D

Yeah its a biiiiiiiig bass drum and yeah it packs some punch.
Yeah the snare WILL be getting another coat of stain and a clearcoat, and reheaded as soon as i stop spending all my money on A Customs.
Im not moving the bell cause its sitting where i want it, i never used the bell on my ride anyway, infact, i never use my ride. Im thinking of putting a 20 projection crash there (ANOTHER A Custom)

Is that tom comfortable that far away from your floor? I never understood how anyone can play a 4 piece with the tom light years away from their floor.

Suits me fine. Im not that big on tom to tom rolls and what not.

Thanks for the comments everyone, keep them comin' :D

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Old 07-25-2007, 01:26 AM
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This is a great kit man, I dig your Bonham sized kick and everything.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: New things.

Its very nice to see these new cymbals in pictures.

Which ones did you mention you were getting?

I think If you can find a K heavy ride that would fit in really nicely with such a large kit....
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:18 PM
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Its very nice to see these new cymbals in pictures.

Which ones did you mention you were getting?

I think If you can find a K heavy ride that would fit in really nicely with such a large kit....
I think we can rule out ever finding a K Heavy ride in Scotland . .

Anyway, im thinking about getting a K Dark 17" crash and a A Custom 18" Fast Crash for the left side and getting a 20" projection crash for taking the place of the ride (i really dont like rides). Im undecided about hats tho, I might get K mastersounds or A Custom 15" soundedge hats. . . hmmm

What do you guys think?

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