DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Your Place > Your Gear

Your Gear Show your Gear - Pictures - Descriptions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-07-2008, 10:45 PM
MaDaBe MaDaBe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 74
Default Tama kit

This is my Tama SuperStar Custom Hyperdrive sans rack toms in the Titanium Fade finish. 22 x 18 bd, 14 x 12 ft, 16 x 14 ft. Yamaha Kabuto 14 x 5.5 snare drum with DW brass snares. Heads on the toms are Remo Smooth White Emperors; snare has Remo Emperor X and Ambassador on the reso side. Evans EQ3 on bass drum batter and Remo PS3 with a port on the front. The cymbals are Paiste PST5 Rock 14 hats, 16 crash, 16 china, 20 ride and one Alpha 17 Rock Crash which sound fantastic and are fairly inexpensive. Now Iíve been a Paiste player since 1988 and I started out with the 3000 series. I played the 2002s and the PST5s and the Alphas I liked better (plus itís the same alloy as the 2002s and RUDES, etc.) so please donít tell me to upgrade to better cymbals. I canít stand double pedals so Iíve got just a single Tama PowerGlide. Iíve also always hated playing cross-handed since I started playing drums in 1985 and since I donít play rack toms anymore I decided to go Bruford style and put a DW remote hat right in front of myself. Thereís an LP Rock cowbell also. Oh and thereís also Tama and Gibraltar hardware holding it up and holding it together. I always played Yamaha kits with Tama snare drums. I was going to go with a Starclassic B/B but I was so impressed with the SuperStars.

Last edited by MaDaBe; 11-20-2008 at 07:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-07-2008, 11:50 PM
Green_Shoes's Avatar
Green_Shoes Green_Shoes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 437
Default Re: Tama kit

Are they different set up as the bottom picture, the hi-hat doesnt seem to be remote?
__________________
CHRISTIAN DRUMMERS ARMY
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-07-2008, 11:55 PM
drummerchick435's Avatar
drummerchick435 drummerchick435 is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Birmingham, AL, USA
Posts: 972
Default Re: Tama kit

Interesting set up. Why no rack tom(s)?
__________________
I drum for Him.
Psalm 150

"Closed mindedness about music is the death of the musician." - me
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-10-2008, 02:41 PM
MaDaBe MaDaBe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 74
Default Re: Tama kit

Rack toms are a distraction. This website seems to be populated by people who feel it is important to have the biggest and best and I've seen a ton of photos of drumkits that look more like home accessories, no marks on tom heads, double pedals galore. I don't care much for big bad fills and no rack toms forces you to be more creative.

the top picture is current and the bottom one is from before I switched.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-10-2008, 02:59 PM
TopCat's Avatar
TopCat TopCat is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Up river
Posts: 1,294
Default Re: Tama kit

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaDaBe View Post
Rack toms are a distraction. This website seems to be populated by people who feel it is important to have the biggest and best and I've seen a ton of photos of drumkits that look more like home accessories, no marks on tom heads, double pedals galore. I don't care much for big bad fills and no rack toms forces you to be more creative.

the top picture is current and the bottom one is from before I switched.
Tell that to bozzio.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-10-2008, 04:27 PM
mind_drummer's Avatar
mind_drummer mind_drummer is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,414
Default Re: Tama kit

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaDaBe View Post
Rack toms are a distraction. This website seems to be populated by people who feel it is important to have the biggest and best and I've seen a ton of photos of drumkits that look more like home accessories, no marks on tom heads, double pedals galore. I don't care much for big bad fills and no rack toms forces you to be more creative.

the top picture is current and the bottom one is from before I switched.

Look nice and comfy bruford style config. IMO, smaller setup bring you back to basic but dont force you to be more creative. Creativity isn't a matter of how small or how big your drumset is, it's a matter of personality.
__________________
TAMA - DW - AQUARIAN - SABIAN - ZILDJIAN - ISTANBUL MEHMET - VATER

My Kit Latest Update
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-10-2008, 04:30 PM
stasz's Avatar
stasz stasz is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Illinois, US
Posts: 2,187
Default Re: Tama kit

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopCat View Post
Tell that to bozzio.
Yeah, there's no problem with having lots of stuff on your kit. There's no law against playing with a large kit or using all the parts of a big kit but I do agree with the OP's sentiment that if you don't even use the extra parts on your kit it's pointless.

Nice setup. How does that red kabuto sound? It reminds me of my acrolite except painted red instead of black.
__________________
"If you think you're more important than the drums, you've got another thing coming." -Tony Williams
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-10-2008, 05:11 PM
MaDaBe MaDaBe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 74
Default Re: Tama kit

Yup. I didn't say big kits were stupid and it certainly depends on the music. I once owned a double bass with six toms, two snares, etc. That would be too much for groove oriented bare nuts "real" punk/rocknroll which is what I'm into. Bozzio is an anomoly and that dude uses all that stuff and he'd be laughed at if he didn't. I meant more the amateurs really who buy all this stuff and never use it. But I bet Bozzio would be forced to be more creative on a three piece too! Steve Gadd can kill it on a six or seven piece but I bet he could kill it more on a just bass drum and a snare drum. But seriously does Portnoy need all that stuff? Does it help him?
The Kabuto has a real nice warm tone to it but it does have quite a bit of ring (which I like) and it's loud.

Last edited by MaDaBe; 11-10-2008 at 08:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-10-2008, 06:05 PM
eddiehimself's Avatar
eddiehimself eddiehimself is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Room 409
Posts: 2,565
Default Re: Tama kit

I know what you mean about the kits with no marks on the toms i mean drums are supposed to be played who cares wether the bits of plastic on the top are marked or not? Also i can see where you're coming from about the cheaper cymbals i think a lot of expensive ones can have a lot of complex tones when you just want something that makes a crash sound. Also the problem for me with a lot of expensive cymbals is that they always seem to be really thin when i want something louder and heavier.
__________________
Underworked, underpaid and under-sexed...

EHs Music Facebook Page
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-11-2008, 03:02 AM
RICHY-18's Avatar
RICHY-18 RICHY-18 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wales (Carmarthenshire)
Posts: 77
Default Re: Tama kit

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaDaBe View Post
Rack toms are a distraction. This website seems to be populated by people who feel it is important to have the biggest and best and I've seen a ton of photos of drumkits that look more like home accessories, no marks on tom heads, double pedals galore. I don't care much for big bad fills and no rack toms forces you to be more creative.

the top picture is current and the bottom one is from before I switched.
I do not agree with that!!! i respect were you are comming from. but if you can afford to go big or be lucky enough to go big why not!! i saved up for a year to be able to get my kit!!

i often play with a bass drum , Hi-Hat and snare to try and be more creative.
__________________
Everything i post is just my opinion :)

I PLAY A TAMA STARCLASSIC
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-11-2008, 03:44 AM
wolfgang's Avatar
wolfgang wolfgang is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 167
Default Re: Tama kit

Are you by any chance a fan of Flogging Molly?

Their drummer sets up with 0 up, 2 down I think.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-11-2008, 03:51 AM
m1ck's Avatar
m1ck m1ck is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 378
Default Re: Tama kit

COWBELL yo. Hammer it!

Looks nice, but those pics don't show the glory of that finish.

And btw, Flogging Molly kicks ass.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-12-2008, 02:41 PM
MaDaBe MaDaBe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 74
Default Re: Tama kit

Flogging Molly! There a few drummers who play the 0 up 1 or more down besides Bruford.

Last edited by MaDaBe; 11-12-2008 at 10:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-12-2008, 03:46 PM
TopCat's Avatar
TopCat TopCat is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Up river
Posts: 1,294
Default Re: Tama kit

Questlove rocks it every now and again too.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com