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Old 12-25-2007, 01:01 AM
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Default My Emerald Pacifics + Paiste Sigs

Pacific MX in emerald fade
Toms:
10" x 8" (not pictured)
12" x 9"
14" x 12"
16" x 14"

Snares:
14" x 5" Pacific (Maple)
13" x 7" Pork Pie Vented Little Squealer (Maple)
14" x 5.5" Pearl (Steel?)
13" x 3.5" Mapex Black Panther (Hammered Steel)
14" x 6.5" Yamaha "Steel" (Steel)
14" x 10" Ludwig Marching Snare (Maple/Mahogany?)

14" x 5.5" Self-Made 1/2" Thick Shell With Premier Hardware + Yamaha Throwoff(Aluminum)

Cymbals:
20" Paiste Signature Full Ride
20" Sabian AA Medium Ride
18" Paiste Signature Full Crash
18" Sabian AAX Studio Crash
16" Paiste Signature Power Crash
16" Sabian AAX Stage Crash
10" Paiste PST 5 Splash
14" Sabian AAX Stage Hats
16" Wuhan China
6 3/8" Zildjian Cut Down New Beat Hi-Hat (Used like Zil-Bell)

Heads:
Aquarian Performance II's on Toms
Some good ol' Remo Coated Ambassadors on the ludwig marching snare and the pearl
An Evans EC reverse dot on piccolo
An Evans Power Center Reverse Dot on self-made snare
An Aquarian Satin Finish Coated on my Pork Pie
Aquarian Superkick I and Regulator heads on bass
Pretty much stock reso's on everything, but that should change soon


















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Old 12-25-2007, 01:14 AM
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Very nice! LOVE the snares! How do you like those heads on your toms? I'm thinking of them for a low fat sound. How do you have them?
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:46 AM
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Love the kit, I have always liked the fade finishes. Great snare and cymbal collection too. I also have an 18" Paiste sig full crash, and I hit it alot more than my Sabian. I just love the way that cymbal sounds! Welcome to DW! Great first post!
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:09 AM
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love the kit, and great snare collection as well :D
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:15 AM
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Great !

Looking like a comfy setup.

What is the shell of you custom made snare drum ? Explain.
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:40 AM
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Sweet kit!!!!

I own the same one! Accept for those beautiful snares and those awesome cymbals.

have you ever seen the kit under a black light?
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:05 AM
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Very nice! LOVE the snares! How do you like those heads on your toms? I'm thinking of them for a low fat sound. How do you have them?
Hey thanks a bunch. The heads are sick. They're starting to lose some of their liveliness now, but i've had them for at least a year. I've got them tuned really low, which these heads allow nicely. The Super II's look pretty nice for next time, and I'm looking for something a little thinner for my ride toms. The 16" floor tom really thunders with the performance II. I would play a 4 piece, but it's just so awesome.

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Great !

Looking like a comfy setup.

What is the shell of you custom made snare drum ? Explain.
I made the snare in the metal shop at my school. It's about 1/2" thick cast aluminum. I made the mold using a 14" x 6" wooden pearl export snare, so the size is about like that, but it needed to be cut shallower to have an even bearing edge. I poured it myself, and turned it on a big turret lathe, and just whittled it down to what you see there. It's not perfect, and i don't use it much, but it looks pretty nice and I feel like I learned a lot from making it.

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Sweet kit!!!!

I own the same one! Accept for those beautiful snares and those awesome cymbals.

have you ever seen the kit under a black light?
I just did, but my blacklight's not very good and it didn't do much. Is it supposed to look pretty sweet?

Thanks to everybody for checking it out and commenting.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:17 AM
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It looks all lime green!

you cant even tell that there is black paint on there its kinda weird.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:12 AM
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I made the snare in the metal shop at my school. It's about 1/2" thick cast aluminum. I made the mold using a 14" x 6" wooden pearl export snare, so the size is about like that, but it needed to be cut shallower to have an even bearing edge. I poured it myself, and turned it on a big turret lathe, and just whittled it down to what you see there. It's not perfect, and i don't use it much, but it looks pretty nice and I feel like I learned a lot from making it.
Though, to resume,you have done a pretty awesome job. Congrats

Do you like the sound coming out of it ?
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:39 AM
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Though, to resume,you have done a pretty awesome job. Congrats

Do you like the sound coming out of it ?
I'm not completely satisfied.

The bearing edges are a little strange... I'm not sure exactly how to explain them, but i'll try; it's like the outside edge of the shell just keeps going up, and doesn't slope in towards the middle at all. I have a 45 degree slope on the inside, but the head sits on a very small amount of drum on both sides. It doesn't sound like total crap or anything. The reason it's like that is that sizing was a little different than i wanted originally. As i said before the shell had to be cut down slightly smaller to take out some of the imperfections from the pouring process. Unfortunately, that meant taking off the outside of the bearing edge.

Enough with the specific reasons... The drum is not very resonant, and it has a very deep sound, even if the heads are cranked down pretty tight. Unfortunately it's not really "deep" in a good way. Not for me anyway.

Thank you for the kind words. Take it easy.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:32 AM
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You cant even redo the bearing edge using a grinder (with variable speed) and smoothing them with a dremel ?
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:54 AM
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Your kit, cymbals and snares look really good. Looks fun to play.

How do you like your AAX Stage crash?? I have one, but i actually found it too loud and not warm enough
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:48 PM
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Lovely, just lovely.. What do you think about the full ride? I have the same, and I will have mine forever, just the best ride sound you can get.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:50 PM
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You cant even redo the bearing edge using a grinder (with variable speed) and smoothing them with a dremel ?
I probably could, except it would take even more of the shell off, and I would have to redrill and reposition the lugs. At the moment they need the thick plastic spacers, and they're pretty short rods to begin with, screwed in all the way in some places. Also, if i make the drum any smaller, the throwoff won't be able to operate between the rims. It's not impossible, but it's an awful lot of work that i don't have the time, or the motivation to put into it at the moment.

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Your kit, cymbals and snares look really good. Looks fun to play.

How do you like your AAX Stage crash?? I have one, but i actually found it too loud and not warm enough
I loooove my AAX Stage Crash. I upgraded from using a zildjian paper thin 16", a funky 15" ludwig hi-hat cymbal used as a crash, and a 14" zildjian thin crash. When i got the stage crash i was in heaven, since it was much mellower and fuller than any of those, and thicker making it more durable. (i turned the paper thin inside out, and 'taco'ed the ludwig) As for the volume, it just depends. I played a lot of heavy rock and really liked it for that until I tried some thicker, more cutting high end cymbals. It really has a great sound when you finesse it though, rather than really whackin' the crap out of it. I'll keep it for years to come, but i would be happy to see $100 or so for the 18" Studio Crash.

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Lovely, just lovely.. What do you think about the full ride? I have the same, and I will have mine forever, just the best ride sound you can get.
The Full ride is blowing my mind right now. It's the newest thing I've gotten for my set, just about a month ago, and I love it. It's loud, metallic, dripping with little golden sonic droplets. And the bell... Hoooohooo, The BELL. That thing is unbelieveable. All of my Paistes have a much much more complex mix than my Sabians. Of course, i was using AAX's, which have a pretty "linear" sound. Basically one sound at every volume and place on the cymbal. Moving up to the Paistes has been awesome because of the insane amount of musicality that they're capable of. This is especially true of the ride.

And as a major plus it's quite the visual breathtaker as well.

Thanks to everyone for the great comments.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:31 PM
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Love your kit. Not much I can say that hasn't been said, but I love the snares and the drums, and most definitely the cymbals. I've been obsessed with Paiste lately.
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