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Old 09-17-2007, 10:52 PM
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Hi guys, heres some pics of my pride & joy from UK let me know what you think:

























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Old 09-17-2007, 10:58 PM
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I like the look with a few exceptions. I think the chinas are a bit high and showy. If your are going to use a snare stand for your tom, why not remove the RIMS mount. And who killed all of those animals by your doorstep. I would like to have a go on your set since there are plenty of things to hit.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:38 PM
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That must be fun as hell to play on. That is a really fantastic setup.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:48 PM
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Cool set. But the splashes are really high.....why?
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:03 AM
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Cool set. But the splashes are really high.....why?
I'll explain...I take it you meant the Chinas?

I've always liked a spacious kit, I'm quite an energetic and expressive player so after seeing MANA in concert I fell in love with Alex Gonzalez's kit who has his chinas positioned in this way. In fact my whole kit is based on his layout. I tried the Chinas in a few positions but this is just the most comfortable way for me, plus the right side of my kit usually has an extra hi-hat just above the floor tom so I need the china higher anyway.

Heres Alex's kit:





Strange I know but it works for me.

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Old 09-18-2007, 01:46 AM
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specs? How do those staggs sound? I almost picked up a stagg bell a while ago.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:34 AM
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specs? How do those staggs sound? I almost picked up a stagg bell a while ago.
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TAMA
18” x 22” Kick
6.5” x 14” Metalworks Snare
5.5” x 14” Snare
9” x 12” Tom
11” x 14” Tom
16” x 16” Floor Tom

Cymbals:
SABIAN
14” AAX Hi Hats
20” AAX Ride
16” AAX Crash
18” AAX Crash
18” AAX China

WUHAN
16" China

STAGG
8” Splash
10” Splash
12” Splash



Regarding those Stagg splashes, I really like how they sound. I could of bought the Sabian splashes but I actually preferred the Stagg sound and for a lot less money I decided to go with them.

Theres still a few bits & pieces I wish to upgrade like putting Remo heads on, I would like a timbale and maybe a tambourine & cowbell. I've even thought about adding a smaller tom so I've got 2 up front - but to be honest I don't even use half of this kit for my band which is a shame because I'd like to but it just takes too long to set up for practices.

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Old 09-18-2007, 10:49 AM
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Beautiful set-up! Love the way everythings' laid out........
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:19 PM
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Thanks for the comments.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:22 PM
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really nice setup dude, great cymbals, been thinking about stagg splashes as well
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:48 PM
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really great set up man, looks so comfy!
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:54 PM
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Superstars! Great choice! I like your cymbal and tom set-up too. I'd love to have a go at that kit :D
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:35 AM
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Looks really nice!

Though i would lower the 14inch tom to level off with the 16incher. It just seems like it would be more comfortable.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:47 PM
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Looks really nice!

Though i would lower the 14inch tom to level off with the 16incher. It just seems like it would be more comfortable.
You're probably right but the clamp will only fit round the second asjustable part of the cymbal stand if that makes sense. I guess I could play around with the ball joint which the tom attaches to but I doubt it would make the tom lower whilst keeping up-right.

Instead of clamping this 11x14 tom, ideally I would of liked either a 14x14 or 16x18 floor tom but the sizes I bought were just advertised by TAMA as the standard Superstar 'Rock' kit - needless to say since then, the more I've experimented with different set-ups the more I realise I should of gone with a custom arrangement but just wasn't to know at the time.
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:01 PM
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...Deano.

You could turn the I-arm upside down so that it goes into the tom bracket from the top rather than the bottom.

By the way, that is a great looking kit. If you have to emulate a drummer, Alex Gonzales is a great choice. I have a couple of CD's with him playing, and he is a monster.

Once again, great kit.

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Old 09-19-2007, 04:12 PM
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Barry,

I didn't think of that but I guess it would work providing I tightened the drum to the I-arm really tight. There is actually a small memory clamp on the I-arm as well so hopefully that would prevent any possibility of the whole drum falling completely off. Worth a try.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:10 PM
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I had another look and now I'm wondering: Why not take the star-cast mount off the rack tom that you have on a snare stand?
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:18 PM
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I had another look and now I'm wondering: Why not take the star-cast mount off the rack tom that you have on a snare stand?
Good question and something I get all the time. The theoretical reason is sometimes I need to down size the kit if playing smaller venues which means I just mount the tom on the bass drum. The real reason is I just haven't got round to it yet.
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