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Old 05-29-2008, 04:39 AM
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Default New Toy.

...I have wanted an aux hat holder for a while now.

I went in to buy one today and found a DW. I did not like that skinny cymbal arm that came with it, so I modified it with some parts that I had in one of my rat piles. I thought that I would try it with the el sabor hats, as they are the heaviest pair of hats that I have, my thinking being that they would be the loudest, and provide the most contrast to my dark hats.



Here you can see how I modified the holder, and how it is mounted from my cymbal stand.



Here is a pic of my overall set up. 24x16, 16x16, 14x14, 12x8, 14x6" edge snare. 20" HH Manhattan (pre HHX), 16" HH thin, 17" hhxtreme, and 18" AA fast china.




As a die hard 4x4 kind of guy, I am surprised at how my kit has been growing on me. With my right side loaded up as it is now, I am thinking of switching the 17" xtreme from my right to my left, and adding an 18" HH medium crash in its place. Normally I am not so prone to adding to my comfort zone setup, but last night I took my daughter to see Rush in concert, and after watching his Neiliness do his magic, I am feeling a little adventurous.

It may pass.

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Old 05-29-2008, 04:55 AM
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Default Re: New Toy.

I just love that shot, great kit on the floor and a great one on the shelf. So amny drums so little time, oh and cash ;-)
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:34 AM
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I just love that shot, great kit on the floor and a great one on the shelf. So amny drums so little time, oh and cash ;-)
...thanks R.

I have been working a ton of overtime since the fall, so I have had a little extra cash for some of this overindulgence. It also helps that the US, and Canadian dollars are close to par, so DW is a very good bargain.

I swapped the el sabor hats with the B-8s from my franken kit, spaced them apart by a fraction of an inch, and I am quite surprised at how good they sound. I think that I am going to look for a pair of used, or el cheapo 13" hats. I would like something bright, and cutting, so if anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears.

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Old 05-29-2008, 07:16 AM
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baz. That's another DW in a great colour. Nice.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:34 AM
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Wow,

The DeeDub bug is catching big time in this forum.

What a great kit.

I love the sizes!
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:01 AM
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In a word: B-E-A-UUUUUUTIFUL!!!!

Likin' the Buddy Rich vibe. Very classy indeed.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:43 PM
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Lovely kit! I really like that finish!
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: New Toy.

...Thank you all for the compliments on the kit, and especially the finish.

A wise man once told me that trends will come and go, but some things are timeless. I feel that way about drum finishes. With so many choices in finishes these days, I still prefer the classic looks of sparkles, and pearls. I am glad to see that so many others feel the same.

Once again, thank you all for your very kind replies.

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...Thank you all for the compliments on the kit, and especially the finish.

A wise man once told me that trends will come and go, but some things are timeless. I feel that way about drum finishes. With so many choices in finishes these days, I still prefer the classic looks of sparkles, and pearls. I am glad to see that so many others feel the same.
Once again, thank you all for your very kind replies.
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I think the quote is "Fashions come & go...but style, that's eternal."
A quote from some lovey-dovey fashion designer or O.Wilde I think. Don't know who....but it is true.

I agree. I like the classic finishes as well. The new colours/finishes I like but I get bored with them quite quickly.
Silver sparkle changes to any colour you like by using your lighting accordingly. I like it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:35 AM
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very nice, ive been after one of those for a while now.
+your kits amaze me.
how many dw's do you own in total?
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:07 AM
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Baz,

Cool stuff. I love the clean look that the new aux hat holder provides. I am headed that way myself soon.

As for the Rush show: I saw them in New Orleans and it was killer. I liked the new solo and how it was in Mag Narc (like the old YYZ solo from Exit Stage Left). The Trees and Witch Hunt were highlights for me.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:19 PM
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...Thanks again guys.

Prempex. I have four full DW kits, plus my franken kit, which is a 20x16" DW bass drum, 13x5" snare, and a Sonor 10x8, and 14x14" tom. I switched the 12 and 14 to the big kit, and have a 15" tom on order to match up with the 18" bass drum and 13" tom. That should make for a nasty little kit with balls.

Ten Past. Aside from Tom sawyer, and a couple of other tunes, I am not all that familiar with Rush. I just wanted to go and see Neil Peart do his magic live and in person. That was worth the price of admission in itself.

As for the aux hat holder, the B-8s are starting to grow on me. I am surprised at how good they sound as an aux pair. They contrast very nicely with my dark hats, so unless I find a good cheap used set of 13s, they will stay put.

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