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Old 05-26-2008, 03:54 PM
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Default Good old DW's (4pc version)

Don't hate me for starting a new thread, but I couldn't stand it anymore. I have played a 6 pc. setup for the last 15 years and have loved it, but couldn't resist the urge to slim things down a bit. So I am going to do a couple of gigs with a 4 pc and see how I like it.

We had band practice last night and have noticed something interesting.

The toms sound much clearer for some reason. I always run RIMS mounts, but it could just be the positioning or not having one tom next to another or something like that but they really sing.

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1994 DW Keller shells power tom sizes:

Toms: 10x8, 14x12
Bass: 22x18
Snare 14x5.5

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Paiste signature 20" Power Ride
Paiste signature 18" Full Crash
Paiste signature 14" Dark Crisp hi-hat bottom and power top (flipped over)
Sabian AAX 16" Stage Crash
Sabian AAX 10" Splash

LP Cowbell

Coated Evans G2's
DW 5000 double pedal and hihat stand
A mishmash of other stands
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:35 PM
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...there's something about a four piece DW white marine pearl kit that makes me want to go out and buy one.

or two.

Very nice drumr0.

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Old 05-26-2008, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: Good old DW's (4pc version)

I go through the same thing, big kit small kit, It is cool to mix things up.
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Default Re: Good old DW's (4pc version)

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I go through the same thing, big kit small kit, It is cool to mix things up.
Same here, right now I'm on a 9pc, but I really love the 4pc every once and a while.

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...there's something about a four piece DW white marine pearl kit that makes me want to go out and buy one.

or two.

Very nice drumr0.

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That's a nice kit, do you think the Keller shells sound better than the current DW shells?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:36 PM
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That's a nice kit, do you think the Keller shells sound better than the current DW shells?

Thanks for the comments guys. I have read on some of the other threads that the 80's DW's and the early 90's DW's sound better than the newer ones.

I think the Keller shells do sound better, but it may be because of the aging process of the drums. When I got this kit brand new in '94 they didn't sound as good as the '88 DW kit that they (DW) screwed up when they tried to fix my wrap (see my signature for the whole story). The more this kit ages, the better it sounds.

I've had mine set up next to a friend of mine's DW collector with FAST tom sizes and to me mine blow his away.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:24 PM
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4pc,6pc, your kit looks great no matter how its set up.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:32 PM
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Have you compared the sound of your Keller DWs to recently made DWs?

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Old 06-01-2008, 02:15 AM
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Have you compared the sound of your Keller DWs to recently made DWs?

Tom
Yes, I have had them set up with a 2004 DW collectors series and I think that mine sound better, but I have power toms and he has the FAST toms, so that may be the difference. Both kits sound great, but I think mine sounds a little better.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:16 AM
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4pc,6pc, your kit looks great no matter how its set up.
Thank you!! I really appreciate it!!
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:31 PM
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man, great kit!

there is something great about a 4 piece setup.

i gotta ask - how do you get that thing where you have the ride cymbal 'hang' from the boom stand like that rather than be directly held up by it? it looks cool...
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What a GREAT looking kit you have there.

I love that finish.

It looks so fun to play.
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man, great kit!

there is something great about a 4 piece setup.

i gotta ask - how do you get that thing where you have the ride cymbal 'hang' from the boom stand like that rather than be directly held up by it? it looks cool...

Thanks for the comments!! I got the idea with the boom stand from some of the pictures of other 4 pc setups off of this site. I couldn't get that stand to go low enough with it right side up so I flipped the steel washer, cymbal sleeve, one of the felts and wing nut and just put the other felt on top more for looks than anything.

It's a little easier to do if you put the cymbal on upside down and rotate the boom around. It looks pretty cool too!!

Mikei...Thanks for your comments and congrats on your DUBS!! They are great drums!!

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Awesome and great finish. I love the way you have your ride set up!
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Looks good! A 10" x 14" tom combo is ridiculously fun to play. Very tight and responsive.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:56 AM
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Thanks Guys!! I played a gig this afternoon with my 4 pc. and it went real well. There were a few big fills that I struggled with not having my other two toms but a 10 minute set up was great. Got lots of compliments too!!!
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:05 AM
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Have you ever had the wing nut come off on that ride stand set-up(Be Careful)? I would hate to see you damage that beautiful DW kick.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:18 AM
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Have you ever had the wing nut come off on that ride stand set-up(Be Careful)? I would hate to see you damage that beautiful DW kick.
That is very good advice that quite honestly didn't cross my mind. I have only had it like that for a few weeks and I am tightening the wing nut up as tight as it will go, I believe it will stay, but I will keep a close watch on it. I am using a very light duty stand for it now that I originally bought for a splash cymbal, so I have to position carefully to get it balanced right, but so far so good!!

Thanks for bringing it to my attention, you may have saved my bass drum!!
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:37 AM
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If you are still brave enough to keep the current ride set-up you may need to add some (Blue) Loc-tight to the threads of the ride cymbal stand threads! Glad to help!
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Classic white, 4 piece, makes an old dude like me sorta misty. Beautiful.
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