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Old 05-14-2008, 04:14 AM
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:35 AM
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Looking really nice! But why do you use already muffled Pinstripes with additional muffling? Let the drum sing, man! =)
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:36 AM
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Great lookin' kit. My favorite finish. Clear maple. Properly aged. Camco, Keller or DW shells? Not that it matters, they all sound great. Just me making conversation. Welcome to DrummerWorld.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:43 AM
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Looking really nice! But why do you use already muffled Pinstripes with additional muffling? Let the drum sing, man! =)
Yes, I agree. All that tape....
You've got really good drums. Tune 'em!
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:45 AM
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Very nice kit. Judging from the moongels I think you're looking for a very dry, thumpy sound. I would suggest that you try some Evans Hydraulic heads for this sound.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:46 AM
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Im going to comment like the rest of the others, please do not do that to your drums.

Other than that looks like you have a great setup what styles do you like to play?
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:51 AM
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Very nice kit. Judging from the moongels I think you're looking for a very dry, thumpy sound. I would suggest that you try some Evans Hydraulic heads for this sound.
Moongels, so that's what that is. I still don't get it though. Get some great drums, kill the sound. Makes no sense to me.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:03 AM
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Thank you for all your comments!

I love dry sound.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:10 AM
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Holy Mother of Moongels! That's a nice set, but man , you got to let it breathe. The DW keller shelled kits are awesome, but I'm a bit biased. BTW, here's another example of an early DW kit in a natural maple finish.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:51 AM
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I will try evans hydraulic!
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:53 AM
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Default Re: My kit DW Vintage 80s!!!!

besides the obvious nice kit...
too many moongels...


i know i want to know your cymbal and drum specs...
sizes, brands whatnot.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: My kit DW Vintage 80s!!!!

your setup is very spread out, have you ever considered to bring stuff closer, it might improve your playing. Just the time it takes to go from your rack to your floor tom...
And obviously the moongels are hurting my eyes and sense of musicality.
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:00 PM
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...That is a very nice kit that you have there.

Your kit, your set up, your sound. Do whatever you want with them to make yourself smile everytime you play them.

Welcome to DW, and DW.

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Old 05-14-2008, 04:24 PM
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:29 PM
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Your not getting the DW sound with those Pinstipe heads and moongel city all over the kit. If I were you, I'd throw the moongel away, put some Remo Ambassadors on the drums and let those babies do what they're built to do. SING!.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:10 PM
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Nice drums....the 80's DW had the keller shells before DW started to make their own.I hate to pile on about the moongels ...but wow it looks like at least 3-4 containers worth of moongels there....on pinstripes....not my sound personally.... but if that is your thing then hey....they are your drums. enjoy!
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:16 PM
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Dude..........
You could have bought the hard bound edition of the Drum Tuning Bible for what you spent on Moon Gels. Learn to tune the bottom heads as well. Thats like putting bias ply tires on a sports car.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:05 AM
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I don't know why people buy nice drums only to dampen them. Quality Drums are suppose to resonate
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:23 AM
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Don't worry, I won't say anything about how you should take all of those moongels off and let your DWs sing...

Nice kit!
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:41 PM
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Robbin DiMaggio told me this "the '80 and early '90 DW are the best!"
U've got a great drums,but i guess that u've spent much more money in moongel :P
Anyway,great great great!

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Old 05-20-2008, 09:44 PM
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Awesome kit, I think you may have the oldest DW's on the forum. I know Mendozarts are 89's and mine are 93's. I've tried pinstripes on mine and they are just too dead. If you like that dry sound though, I'd say you got it. Great kit, and it looks like it is in great shape too!!
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:14 PM
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I don't get why some are ripping this guy for not knowing how to tune. If that's what he likes.... so be it. Just because someone uses moongels or some other type of muffling, it doesn't mean they can't tune a drum. Nice setup...
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:44 PM
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This thread should be renamed "My moongel kit".

Tune your beautiful kit and start to love real drum sounds.

Try Aquarian Performance II if you like such muffled sound.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:31 PM
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Those are some really classy drums. I'd love to own a vintage set of DWs someday.

I'm with wolfmoon. He obviously knows what he likes, he even said it. I can understand one or two people commenting on it, but there's more than one way to tune a kit.

Some people really like the sound of piccolo snares, some hate it. Some love splash cymbals, and some hate them. It's OK to get the sound you're after, and not the sound everyone else thinks you should be after.

If he plays in his home a lot, like I do, a little muffling can help control the sound. If playing them out live, the more open they are, the better drums come through the mics.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:37 PM
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Sweet! You don't see many of these earlier kits around...mostly 90's and current-era DW shells.

And, don't listen to them...moongel is like cowbell, the more the better. ;)
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:39 PM
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Nothing warms my heart like a natural finish kit. Beautiful!
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:43 AM
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Great lookin' kit. My favorite finish. Clear maple. Properly aged. Camco, Keller or DW shells? Not that it matters, they all sound great. Just me making conversation. Welcome to DrummerWorld.
Hello. sorry for my delay in response. I have heard they are Keller shells.

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Old 10-14-2008, 04:32 AM
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Hello my drummer buddies.

I learned how to tune better my drums. Now I'm enjoying more the sound.

Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:17 AM
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I was going to say, even with the black heads I can still see the Moon Gel City.
I would die for a great set like that, but not to put Dr Scholls all over them.
Dude you are Gellin'
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:12 AM
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You can not imagine the sound! It is almost perfect!

These pic are old. Now I only use one in each drum.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:18 AM
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Those are amazing drums, but does 80s really qualify as vintage now? I know I wasn't alive or even thought of for then, but it still doesn't seem like that long ago...
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:02 AM
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.....but does 80s really qualify as vintage now...
In the context of, yes. Since DW rose from the ashes of Camco in 1977, identifying the drums as vintage 80's basically just means "they weren't built in the 90's or the current decade". In terms of wine, where the I believe the word originated, "vintage" simple means 75, 85, or 95 % of the wine in a dated bottle is from that year. Depends on who's scale you're using, and in what country you're in. Hence, you could be drinking a vintage wine from 2007, 1997 or 1957. In terms of "vintage" clothing, anything from another "era" can be vintage. Anything before 1920, is considered antique. "Vintage car" buffs might maintain the years between 1919 and 1930 to be, and no other years. But there are plenty of car shows out there every night and/or weekend that hark vintage 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's. So basically, you're facing a word of "vague" meaning.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:44 AM
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Looks as good as a new DW kit. Really nice finish, but the muffling looks like it would kill the sound.

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:46 PM
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nice set... thats a lot of moongells.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:15 PM
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the moongels work better if you put them at right angles, say 12 and 9 o clock on the drum and opposite sides. Placing them all on one side would great some serious overtones. I can't believe you have a HD Dry head with a Moon Gel as well. I had a Genera head once and it killed the snare completely. Right now I have G1 Coated heads and just one moongel kills it and makes it sound like a practice pad with echo. But a double ply head, with dry vents AND a moongel......??? Are those black hydraulics? the double ply, oil filled head with more moongels?? Wow... At least your cymbals look nice. Hopefully you really have tuned them better.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:34 PM
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I love natural maple kits.....
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:59 PM
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i love your stacks and the natural finish
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:58 PM
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Your not getting the DW sound with those Pinstipe heads and moongel city all over the kit. If I were you, I'd throw the moongel away, put some Remo Ambassadors on the drums and let those babies do what they're built to do. SING!.
There are lots of different ways to sing and not all of them appeal to everyone. Drummers like drums that "sing" but sound engineers do all the can to "control" and muffle the sound. I'll bet this kit is a sound man's dream.

Funny, people stick mattresses, pillows and refrigerators in their bass drums and no one says much, but if someone muffles their toms to the same degree there's this OMG DON"T CHOKE THE DRUMS LIKE THAT!

This is a really nice set, well maintained. It looks like the rack and floor toms are uncomfortably far apart but I see that a lot on kits these days.
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