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Old 05-22-2008, 10:51 PM
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Nice pic's Darth Mike ;-) ( I think we may have the same couch...)

haha!

I think you'd dig the 12x14 on legs if you had it done.

Better positioning options on legs since it's on that cymbal stand clamp, and you're kinda stuck where you put the cymbal a little bit.

But with your reach...and assistance from the dark side of the force now, you could just levitate the drum too....

Either way.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:03 PM
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Nice pic's Darth Mike ;-) ( I think we may have the same couch...)

haha!

I think you'd dig the 12x14 on legs if you had it done.

Better positioning options on legs since it's on that cymbal stand clamp, and you're kinda stuck where you put the cymbal a little bit.

But with your reach...and assistance from the dark side of the force now, you could just levitate the drum too....

Either way.
hahahaha Karl

I did make it levitate. I will try to find a local drum shop who can convert the tom for me. I am horrible in anything involving tools (I was banned in wood shop from using the drill and sander) so it would be best to have it done by a pro.

Since the DW location is local, perhaps they could do it for me.

Karl, you will end up getting the DW kit with the 23 inch bass drum and become a company spokesman.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:33 PM
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Karl, you will end up getting the DW kit with the 23 inch bass drum and become a company spokesman.
OMG, such sacrilege! William F. Ludwig II is rolling in his grave. (no disrespect intended)
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:36 PM
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Great looking kit, Mike. I love the finish. Great choice of tom sizes, as well. You look good behind the kit ..... Enjoy.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:13 AM
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OMG, such sacrilege! William F. Ludwig II is rolling in his grave.
I know. But for Karl to give props to DW?? Man, it is snowing in hell!
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:42 AM
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wow, a great amount of drum porn in this thread... you very, very, lucky man.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:47 AM
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I know. But for Karl to give props to DW?? Man, it is snowing in hell!
Actually, Karl knows a good sounding drum when he hears one. His good sounding drums just happen to be made by Ludwig.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:00 AM
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...DW is the Ludwig of the new millenia.

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Very nice indeed....congrats!
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:56 AM
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...DW is the Ludwig of the new millenia.

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:59 AM
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You HAVE to let me know how you like the K Mastersounds...I can't find anywhere that carries them here so I can't try 'em out...
Zambizzi,

The K hats are amazing!!! Had band practice tonight. Not nearly as loud as I originally thought. The have a great open feel and sound great. Fun to play funky stuff!!!!

I do not think I am going to return them. They are very versitile hats.

You really need to check them out.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:38 PM
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You look great in your new out fit. This must be really exciting for you. You'll have a blast getting this kit dialed in just right.

Really looks great!
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:06 PM
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I am having lots of fun.

I bought new G2 Clears for the toms yesterday. There are DW stock double ply clears on the bottoms.

Before I buy the G1s for the resos (and to stay out of divorce court) and am just going to see what difference the new batters make.

Probably in 2 weeks or so, I will get the G1s.

Can't wait until Sunday as that is when I will have some time to move the kit into the drum room and start using her as my main set.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:15 PM
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Zambizzi,

The K hats are amazing!!! Had band practice tonight. Not nearly as loud as I originally thought. The have a great open feel and sound great. Fun to play funky stuff!!!!

I do not think I am going to return them. They are very versitile hats.

You really need to check them out.
Awww dude don't tell me that! ;) I just bought drums...how am I gonna convince the wife I need new hats now?

Quick, Freddy, I need to borrow a line - I'm all out! She's not buying the "but I need to find 'my sound' honey...don't you want me to do that?" anymore.

So, is the top hat lighter than an A Custom top? That's my issue...too heavy w/ no give = loud "clicky" sounds and a "clangy" open-hat sound (sometimes).
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:21 PM
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Awww dude don't tell me that! ;) I just bought drums...how am I gonna convince the wife I need new hats now?

Quick, Freddy, I need to borrow a line - I'm all out! She's not buying the "but I need to find 'my sound' honey...don't you want me to do that?" anymore.

So, is the top hat lighter than an A Custom top? That's my issue...too heavy w/ no give = loud "clicky" sounds and a "clangy" open-hat sound (sometimes).
Definitely thinner Zambizzi. They are really, really nice. My guitarist even commented on the sound of the new hats. And, he isn't one to do that.

You need to come up with a line and quick. I really dig them. Definitely not returning them. I may buy an A Custom top, but I doubt it now. If I buy anything else, I may just purchase some 13s.
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:14 PM
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Quick, Freddy, I need to borrow a line - I'm all out! She's not buying the "but I need to find 'my sound' honey...don't you want me to do that?" anymore.
Listen honey,

The other night on the gig the stage lights were reflecting off my heads and made it hard to see the other band members. I even messed up the ending of one of the songs.

Please let me get some new heads to save me from further public humiliation. I know you want to do what's right for me. I just can't imagine having to go through that again.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:17 AM
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Thanks Freddy, if it weren't for you I may not own as much un-played gear as I do now. ;)

She was surprisingly receptive...but I had to sell some old hats to help pay for 'em. Found some K Mastersounds on eBay for a song! They'll be here next week.

Thanks for the input Mike! I played some Friday at a local shop as well...VERY nice hats.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:23 AM
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Listen honey,

The other night on the gig the stage lights were reflecting off my heads and made it hard to see the other band members. I even messed up the ending of one of the songs.

Please let me get some new heads to save me from further public humiliation. I know you want to do what's right for me. I just can't imagine having to go through that again.
That might work fine and dandy for heads Fred, but he's looking for new hi-hats. You need to just print up a full sheet of "honey" lines, starting with cheaper stuff all the way to new drum sets. Don't dissappoint us Fred.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:46 AM
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Thanks Freddy, if it weren't for you I may not own as much un-played gear as I do now. ;)

She was surprisingly receptive...but I had to sell some old hats to help pay for 'em. Found some K Mastersounds on eBay for a song! They'll be here next week.

Thanks for the input Mike! I played some Friday at a local shop as well...VERY nice hats.
I love the Ks. I only have a finger's spacing between them when they are opened. Not a big finger, but the pinky finger.

I am playing so many funky grooves now. All the old funk grooves sound so much better with these hats. Yet, they can still rock.

You are going to love them.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:17 AM
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I love the small snare drum thing. I was one of those people who thought I'd never play anything smaller than a 14 as a main snare but when I got my 12x7 black panther... i decided there's no going back. Not only is the sound perfect for everything short of acoustic combo jazz... I got to shorten the shaft on my double kick pedal AND move my hi hat closer in. All by buying a smaller diameter snare. Playing my 14" snare just feels and looks strange to me now.

Nice kit BTW. But I don't think i could stand having all those amazing D-dubs and rocking out with a hihat and a ride. I might just be that much of a cymbal guy.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:29 PM
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There they are, Mike - check the 4th. photo down to see how my toms sit:

http://drummerworld.com/forums/showt...256#post442256

Even if I hammer on that 12, it never hits the bass hoop...not even close...these DW tom stands are some serious hardware that will keep your drums in place in the event of any natural (or unnatural) disaster.
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:45 AM
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hey guys newbie poster here , but im long time lurker. Those drums look great love the deep green color.

The picture of you pointing the drumstick at the camera reminds me of that old "Uncle Sam" poster "We want you" ha ha ha ha
onword troops to the drum battle we go ,

again great kit how many other do you have??
I think i have seen some of your other pictures as well, you have a ludwig bonham set up too right?
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:22 AM
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Wow congrats on the new kit(s??!!). I go away for awhile and come back, and the entire world is upside down! How in the world did you part with your Luddies? Well, as long as you're happy! Very sweet looking set up.
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what a godly kit.

The only thing that could make that better is gold hardware.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:12 PM
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Thank you!

Mac, I sold my Bonham kit very reluctantly, but it was "too loud" for my current gig. I do not have the skills yet to play it as softly as needed I guess.

But, I am happy with my new beauty and love the sound and quality!

Thanks for your help with the tuning of my bonham kit!!!
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what a godly kit.

The only thing that could make that better is gold hardware.
Thanks Mapex!!

I have an M Birch kit as well. I love it. It is my practice/gigging kit!!!!
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Your new signature picture is pretty sweet. Are you sponsored by DW now?
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:00 PM
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Karl, you will end up getting the DW kit with the 23 inch bass drum and become a company spokesman.
No, I won't.

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I know. But for Karl to give props to DW?? Man, it is snowing in hell!
Hahaha

Actually, I just bought some of the 7700 boom stands over the weekend, and some lighter weight parts.

I've wanted some lighter stuff and they were only around $60 (I got the single braced stands).
The Gibraltar Brake Tilter stuff is FANTASTIC, but I'm just sick of hauling such heavy gear, and the 7700's are almost half the weight.

Even though they're single braced, these 7700's are great, sturdy stands.

I mean, if Joey Castillo can use the flat base stuff, these will more than hold up to a pounding.

I always said I liked DW's hardware, so this doesn't count towards being a "spokesman" haha! ;-)

The Jazz shells sound great because the straight shells, the gum wood center plies and the slightly rounder edges allow them to be tuned higher without choking...and that's what I get with my Ludwig's.

I just like the higher tuning range, and drier sound than what the re-ring shells DW uses for the Collectors kits.

Glad you're loving your kit and the new K hats!
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:09 PM
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Your new signature picture is pretty sweet. Are you sponsored by DW now?
I wish I was sponsored by them. How cool would that be??!!

Can you imagine my conversation with DW?

I am 38 years old, been playing for a little over 3 years and I play in 2 bands that do not play live. Can I please have a new set for free!!

Man, if they said "sure, have all the free kits you need", I would be in heaven.

I will ask Karl Krafton, since he is now a rep for DW.

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Old 05-29-2008, 04:54 PM
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Your new kit will arrive the second Tuesday of next week.

Do I have pull, or do I have pull?!?

It's all for you buddy!!
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Thanks buddy!!

I knew you would come through me.

Can't wait for that second Tuesday to show up. I bet it is going to seem like forever until it gets here.
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