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Old 12-03-2008, 02:43 AM
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Wow, that's amazing. You my friend, have setup that kit perfectly. I think I have a new Drummerworld favorite kit.

You also have some of the most gorgeous cymbals I've seen, this is the essence of drum porn. Bring a towel.
YUP, I would have to agree with you on this one! Drum porn at its finest...its finest I say!!!! Very beautiful kit.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:14 PM
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YUP, I would have to agree with you on this one! Drum porn at its finest...its finest I say!!!! Very beautiful kit.
Got to be one of my faves, instantly....wow!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:30 PM
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I know EVERYONE says that the photos don't do their particular kit justice...The flash on the makes the wood look like a cheap bookshelf, I tried to pick photos that would show the depth of the finish but not many came out the way I wanted. From the back of the room and almost until you are standing right over them, they look almost black! (Time to chuck that camera.)
Don't blame the camera just yet. The key to good photos is good light, and on-camera flashes usually provide terrible light. The key is turning the flash OFF and finding some good bright, natural light. A room that has bright window light would be ideal. Not direct sunlight on the kit, but indirect or filtered sunlight. Ideally, you will use either only sunlight or only light bulbs, but not a mix of both. The different color temperatures will give mixed results. Sunlight is blue and bulb light is orange (florescent bulbs are green). So, go with one type of light source to keep the colors true and consistent. With the flash off, you may have to steady the camera with a tripod, or just place it on some solid surface to avoid camera shake. Also, try to expose for the wood shells themselves. On most cameras, this is achieved by focusing directly on that surface, pressing the shutter button down halfway, then holding it while you recompose the shot for your preferred framing, then snap the photo.

Excellent kit, by the way. And great setup.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:58 PM
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That is beautiful, glad Tama brought Natural Cordia back, is truly stunning. Cymbals look awesome as well my local shop doesent stock Istanbuls
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:32 PM
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Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:31 AM
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that is i would say....probably the best looking drum kit i have ever seen...in my whole enter life...
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:18 PM
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The shot from behind will searve as my desktop image for a while...
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:22 PM
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NICE Kit!...but don't bash the CAD's, theyre good.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:12 PM
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congrats, the kit looks incredible and Tama's Bubinga shells sounds amazing!
enjoy the new drums!
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:54 AM
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The shot from behind will searve as my desktop image for a while...
I said that myself once... in different context.

Seriously, though: AWESOME kit. Just beautiful.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:20 AM
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Wow. The kit is amazing but what got me was the cymbals. They look beautiful! I myself will buy some Sultan hats/ride sometime. They just shine in the light. The overhead pic was great so please stop dissing your camera work! Excellent set.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:44 PM
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Thanks for all your comments. The setup has been great so far. I just got one of the Gibraltar club conversion kits for Christmas from my wife so I'll have to get some shots of the mini-kit version set up.

Anybody use one of those conversion kits before? I'm running into a couple of problems. I'd like to hear if anyone shared the same difficulties.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:24 PM
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Thanks for all your comments. The setup has been great so far. I just got one of the Gibraltar club conversion kits for Christmas from my wife so I'll have to get some shots of the mini-kit version set up.

Anybody use one of those conversion kits before? I'm running into a couple of problems. I'd like to hear if anyone shared the same difficulties.
Never used one of those kits before, but what kind of problems are you running into? The kit is just a set of bass drum spurs for the floor tom and a riser to attach your pedal to, right?
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:15 PM
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This is the kind of kit you just wanna keep staring at. How about that damn snare.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:05 AM
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Here's a few photos of the setup process. As you can see I'm replacing the current Superstar kit.

The Natural Cordia finish is WAY darker than I expected it to be and I wouldn't have it any other way. I know EVERYONE says that the photos don't do their particular kit justice...The flash on the makes the wood look like a cheap bookshelf, I tried to pick photos that would show the depth of the finish but not many came out the way I wanted. From the back of the room and almost until you are standing right over them, they look almost black! (Time to chuck that camera.)
Holy Schnikees........
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:26 AM
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Never used one of those kits before, but what kind of problems are you running into? The kit is just a set of bass drum spurs for the floor tom and a riser to attach your pedal to, right?
The riser is the main problem. It doesn't actually fully clamp the rim, there are some claws on the front adjusted with tension rods but it just tightens the rim down onto a flat bar that curves away on a 90 degree angle at that point to rest on the shell of the drum. When hooked up, if the spurs weren't digging into the carpet to keep it stable the drum would just tip out of the riser. It's also not exactly the same build as shown in the product photos.

And get this...you can order this kit in two sizes 10.5mm and 12.7mm to accomodate for the size of your floor tom legs and mounting hardware...I ordered the 10.5mm which came standard with a 12.7mm L-rod to mount my 10.5mm rack tom attachment to!!! Obviously it doesn't fit. I'll just have to go buy a different L rod.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:30 AM
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I'm also kind of afraid the wear that the conversion kit will put on my 16" floor tom. I'm thinking about finding a super cheap 16" on Craigslist, stripping off the wrap finish, sanding and staining it so it looks similar. It can be my mobile bass drum.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:38 AM
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Some pics of my kit set up with the new Gibraltar Club Conversion Kit.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:37 AM
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Why am I insanely jealous of you all of a sudden? I have an awesome 12 piece vintage Superstar kit!

GAS will be the death of me, I swear...

I've not seen that Gibraltar Club Conversion Kit before. That's just awesome!

Too beautiful, man.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:15 AM
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wow those look great, and those cymbals look amazing

nice kit
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:23 AM
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One question,
When are you buying new heads?
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:26 AM
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I've been thinking about new heads...any suggestions? I haven't used a wide variety so I'm not sure what could be the best options/combinations. Any help at all is appreciated!
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:46 AM
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Why new heads? I thought the Evans that came on SCs were good ones. Am I mistaken?
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:27 AM
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You should do some recordings. I bet it sounds tastey!
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