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Old 04-24-2008, 12:58 PM
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Some new pictures, playing with the new camera trying to discover it's possibilities etc.:









At the moment, I have switched back to the original fusion sizes with just the 10, 12 and 14 toms. The 14" actually has a lot of deep end when you get the tuning right. And the small-sized toms just look so sexy :)





The only thing that seems nearly impossible to do is capture the true beauty of the finish. There's a lot more sea green in the finish when you see it in person in sunlight.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:44 PM
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*I love the finish*

Holy cow....amazing!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:49 PM
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very nice kit!! im always digging superstars !! why dont you try having three toms up and one on your right side along and keep the octobans as they are now !??
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:56 AM
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Thanks skeemer & Casp3r!
I tried having three toms up but it's hard to place the 14" right in that case. And my hihat also gets in the way, I like it slightly high.
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:14 PM
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This picture is also on display in another thread, but being the attention whore that I am, and this being my "my kit" thread I figured I'd post it here as well. Enjoy

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Old 08-09-2008, 10:26 PM
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Can you post a pic of how you mount your octobans??
I have my piccolo's on cymbal stands, but I need the cymbal stands.

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Old 08-10-2008, 11:41 AM
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Sore. I have cheap Stagg brackets on my octobans, with 22mm holes. So I needed a double tom stand or something similar with 22mm tubing to fit the octobans on. I decided to buy a Pearl T-800 double tom stand, pictured below (sorry about the unsharp-ness, I was a little overenthousiastic applying noise filters and such):



I have cymbals mounted on it at the moment as you can probably tell by the long tubes that stick out of the triple clamp. The stand originally came with tom holders like these:



I have mounted that one to my hihat stand with a multiclamp.

The T800 tom stand is not cheap, but sturdy as hell. If you ever find yourself playing drums in an area with a nuclear war going on, you can trust that your octobans or piccolo's or whatever you mount in it will not move an inch. ;)

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Old 08-10-2008, 02:24 PM
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thanks, I don't know what I'm going to do, if I've made or bought something, I will show it.

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Old 08-21-2008, 08:08 PM
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nice stuff, i like tama superstars.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:26 PM
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nice stuff, i like tama superstars.
Me too. And i'll be sure to follow the orders in your signature ;) Thanks!

Another photo of how it is in the evening, in the orange neon glow :) Set up like the 6-piece that I originally bought but much more comfortable than on page 1. It's funny to see how differently I set up my kit these days compared to how it used to be, to my eyes it's a lot less messy and in-your-face.
Next thing I'm thinking about trying is setting up the octobans to the upper left of the 10" tom. I might mount the tom off the octoban stand.


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Old 09-02-2008, 04:48 PM
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I used to think drums with black finishes were dull and overcommon... until i saw YOURS
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:49 PM
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hang on they're blue.. Shoot me

the first pic is nice

im envious
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:00 PM
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I see you have found yourself a new room; can you drum there just like in your old place?
Wouldn't you like to have your octo's tilted or is that impossible with the stand you have?
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:36 PM
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Some new pictures, playing with the new camera trying to discover it's possibilities etc.:

I was going to ask how you could possibly reach the drums that are under the hi hat when I first looked at this. Hahahaha. Yikes!

Great looking kit. I like what you did with some of the placements.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:50 PM
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hang on they're blue.. Shoot me

the first pic is nice

im envious
Thanks :D Yeah they're blue.

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I see you have found yourself a new room; can you drum there just like in your old place?
Wouldn't you like to have your octo's tilted or is that impossible with the stand you have?
Hey Frank,
I moved indeed, I now live pretty much in the heart of the city, yet not in a crowded street. I can drum pretty much like I used to, but I have to be a little more considerate about my housemates these days - one of them doesn't like music much and also dislikes loud noise. But we're both willling to make sacrifices. The neighbours on one side have a small alleyway inbetween their house and my room, and the neighbour on the other side is a nice guy, he sais he'll just ring the doorbell when I play at a bad time or too long or whatever. And hope I can hear it.
I have the octobans tilted to my liking whenever I actually play them. In the last picture I am not using them so they're standing up straight.

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I was going to ask how you could possibly reach the drums that are under the hi hat when I first looked at this. Hahahaha. Yikes!

Great looking kit. I like what you did with some of the placements.
Thanks, yeah the pictures are sometimes confusing. I like changing things on my kit to keep me on my toes.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:15 PM
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Nice kit! And nice Paistes too.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:02 AM
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Thanks! Yeah, I love my Paiste's. I got a steal on the 16" crash and china...


Did I mention yet that I switched the stock resonant heads (or actually I was using stock batter heads for reso's) with coated ambassador on all toms? The sound doesn't differ much but the tuning range is a lot bigger and they stay in tune a lot longer! I can finally get the 14x11 to sound as deep as I want it to.
I also have a coated powerstroke 3 for reso on my bass drum. Looks so sexy and it sounds better too.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:02 PM
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Some new pictures taken at a gig last weekend, and a time-lapse of setting up my kit taken today.














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Old 02-04-2009, 08:34 PM
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nice kit!
this may sound stupid of me but what is the REMO black leather thing on your bass drum?
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:20 PM
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nice kit!
this may sound stupid of me but what is the REMO black leather thing on your bass drum?
It comes with the Remo powersonic bass drum head, similar to the Evans EMAD. It basically muffles the sound of your bass drum. Its got some stupid name like ASDSTDD. It stands for "adjustable snap on device seually transmitted disease disfunction".

It doesn't really.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:55 PM
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Nice kit, i was thinkin about getting a tama hyperdrive but isnt that the same as your kit? Because the full name is tama superstar hyperdrive, is that yours???
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:45 PM
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what AA crash is that and what hats are those?
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:32 AM
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Nice kit, i was thinkin about getting a tama hyperdrive but isnt that the same as your kit? Because the full name is tama superstar hyperdrive, is that yours???
Thanks! Yeah, it's the same as mine but the hyperdrives have shallow toms.

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what AA crash is that and what hats are those?
It's a 16" AA Bright Crash and the hats are 13" AA fusion hats.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:58 PM
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I have a new throne, one that was built to support a guy my size & weight. It's a K&M multi-purpose stool, so not officially a drum throne but it's very comfortable and built to last.
My old throne was not bad, but just didn't seem to give me enough support. And being built for smaller players (I had to set it very high to suit my needs) it could get a little wobbly.

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A backrest is optional, I might pick one up later.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:27 PM
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I have a new throne, one that was built to support a guy my size & weight. It's a K&M multi-purpose stool, so not officially a drum throne but it's very comfortable and built to last.
My old throne was not bad, but just didn't seem to give me enough support. And being built for smaller players (I had to set it very high to suit my needs) it could get a little wobbly.

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A backrest is optional, I might pick one up later.
How do you like the ps3's on your toms?
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:08 PM
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How do you like the ps3's on your toms?
They are awesome. Plenty of sustain with a nice, focused, defined sound, epsecially on smaller toms.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:28 PM
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Hey there liking all the work you've done on the drums.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:45 PM
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Thanks! Yeah all I need now is a better snare drum (the supes' snare drum isn't bad but it's not high end either) and I have a pro sounding kit that will last a lifetime.

Although I am sometimes pondering whether I should get a little extra insurance for my drum kit; it's quite expensive and my house is not particularly safe. Just this last thursday one of my housemates' laptop was stolen right out of our home (poor bastard didn't lock the back door so someone could sneak in while I was drumming (and couldn't hear a thing happening downstairs).
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Mate, that's a very nice looking kit. I bet it sounds as good as it looks too !! Luverrrly !! :)
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:22 PM
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Hi Marty,
Thanks! It does sound great! Only the snare drum is not as good as a snare drum could be but what do you expect for the price...

I am working on getting a professional snare drum this summer.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:15 PM
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Thanks! It does sound great! Only the snare drum is not as good as a snare drum could be but what do you expect for the price...

I am working on getting a professional snare drum this summer.
good news Phillip. What snare are you looking at?

(I've just bought a Pearl Free Floating snare with an acrylic shell and a piccolo maple shell..)
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:10 PM
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good news Phillip. What snare are you looking at?

(I've just bought a Pearl Free Floating snare with an acrylic shell and a piccolo maple shell..)
Then you have to make a thread with way too many pics about it!!!! :p
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:28 AM
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good news Phillip. What snare are you looking at?

(I've just bought a Pearl Free Floating snare with an acrylic shell and a piccolo maple shell..)
I am in the process of ordering a Unix snare drum. I had a bet going with my parents that I would finish my bachelor's programme at university this year, and I am writing the last parts of my report as we speak (or post). Of course, if I would have lost that bet I would be in trouble, I'd owe them a pair of designer watches.
I'll start a thread on it as soon as I get it, or sooner if Unix is kind enough to send me some pictures of the work in progress.

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:43 PM
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I am in the process of ordering a Unix snare drum. I had a bet going with my parents that I would finish my bachelor's programme at university this year, and I am writing the last parts of my report as we speak (or post). Of course, if I would have lost that bet I would be in trouble, I'd owe them a pair of designer watches.
I'll start a thread on it as soon as I get it, or sooner if Unix is kind enough to send me some pictures of the work in progress.
Wow, that's great! I wish I made a bet like that :-), I've just finished my bachelor. Getting my diploma this thursday.

What snare are you ordering?
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:49 AM
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Hey, congratulations on the bachelor! What were you studying? I will probably get the diploma in october, that's when my university usually has the ceremonies for these things. And because it's pretty much summer already my final presentation is scheduled in september, but the assignment itself is finished.

I ordered a 13x6,5 maple stave shell (1/2 inch thick) with bubinga striping in satin gloss finish, black chrome hardware and black trick strainer, and double 45deg. bearing edges.

But let's not get carried away already; it will be a couple of weeks until it arrives (lead time was about 8 weeks give or take, plus the shipping time of course). When it gets here there will be a thread on it ;)
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:24 PM
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That sounds very nice.............................
I wish I had the money to buy one...
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That sounds very nice.............................
I wish I had the money to buy one...
With the exchange rate the way it is it's actually no more expensive than a high-end brand name snare would be here in the netherlands. But yeah, it still is a lot of money.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:00 PM
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I am staying with my parents for a few weeks so I brought my drum kit along and set it up in the back yard today since the weather was nice:















It scared the heck out of the local herd of sheep:



My girlfriend trying it out:

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Old 08-01-2009, 05:33 PM
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Nice pics, where do your parents live??

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:09 PM
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In the "Kop van Overijssel" area.

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