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Old 09-08-2009, 09:48 PM
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Default New Ddrum Pocket kit and Tama Metalworks snare

YEY!!! today is a good day! picked up a new Ddrum Pocket for only 350 because it was an ex-display model and had no snare. Apart from that there's nothing wrong with them. The heads need replacing desperately because the 'Remo UK' heads are awful. Going to get some coated G2s. The finish Is great and has a lovely sparkle. The camera doesn't show it off well at all because of the flash. It's darker with more sparkle to it. 20x20 kick is amazing I was worried about it but it's great. The small diameter with lots of depth makes for an amzing, deep but punchy sound. It's getting a Emad soon but with the stock head it sounds okay.

I also got a Tama Metalworks snare for 150 which is amazing. It cracks and pops like a mother. music to my ears :) looks sexy as well with the brushed black finish

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Drums
Ddrum Dominion Maple Pocket
Iron Dust Finish with Black Nickel hardware
20x20 kick
8x12 tom
12x14 tom
12x16 tom
stock heads

Snare:
Tama Metalworks
Steel 1.2 mm
6.5x13
Black Nickel coated hardware
Evans Power Centre Reverse Dot better, Hazy 300 reso, Tama Starclassic snares

Cymbals
14" Sabian APX hi-hats
20" Sabian APX crash
20" Wuhan china
20" Paiste PST3 medium ride (used as crash)

Hardware:
Big Dog Pro double pedal
Premier hi-hat stand
Stagg tom arm clamp
Premier boom stand
Stagg straight stand
CB boom stand (sooooo fragile)

The Rest:
ProMark bionic gloves
ProMark Stick bag
ProMark 5A x3
ProMark 7A
Vater (5A?)
Ahead Tommy Lee signature
JVC HA-RX300 headphones
Apple MacBook Pro :D
Rock Band Mic (for recording)

I think I might mainly use it as a one up one down with just two crashes and hi-hats when I'm practicing/gigging, but this is the full setup for now.

Next on the list is heads, an APX 22" ride and my hardware.

This is pretty pic heavy so get ready for a long one. The pics aren't the best either but hopefully I'll get my hands on girlfriends camera when she gets back from her holiday in San Francisco.

I'm chuffed to bits with my new stuff though! :D :D :D
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:54 PM
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:16 PM
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congrats! great looking kit those Ddrum's and a kick ass snare to go along with 'em, awsome, have fun with the new drums man!
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:19 PM
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Looks grreat from here. Can you tell me what Pocket means in the title.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:23 PM
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It's the name Ddrum have given to the size configuration. In the aim of appealing to people who play in the 'pocket' I presume.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:26 PM
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Also I'd like to point out that the cymbals aren't as high as they look. The drums are about level with my waist and the cymbals are slightly lower than my shoulders, at the top of my chest.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:34 PM
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Exactly as the site says. I should have looked first. Good find on your part. Enjoy.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:40 AM
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Man I have been debating on the Metalworks snare for a while. I went to Guitar Center and tried it out but they tuned them all really bad. I am debating on either the Tama or a Pork Pie Black on Brass.

Does the snare ring at all?
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:04 AM
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Man I have been debating on the Metalworks snare for a while. I went to Guitar Center and tried it out but they tuned them all really bad. I am debating on either the Tama or a Pork Pie Black on Brass.

Does the snare ring at all?
First off I love the snare. I've only messed with the tuning a little bit so far because I got it this afternoon and I don't want to play too late because it is LOUD! It doesn't seem to ring much at all. Some people may want to put moongel on it but I prefer good tuning. It's got an Evans Reverse Power Dot Batter, an Evans hazy 300 reso and decent Tama Starclassic snares. With good products like that you should easily be able to control ring, overtones and synthetic snare buzz with good tuning. If you still get ring you could try getting a double ply head and I'm sure it would be cured.

The snare sounds amazing though. Ive got it tuned medium-high at mo and it sounds great. Really lively and responds to the lightest touch. The depth of it gives it more body and a real crack though. rim-shots are awesome too! :)
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:33 AM
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Oh and by the way people, the tom pictured last on my stool is up for sale. It's another identical 12x8 in Iron Dust I got free because they happened to have one on its own in stock that they'd had for ages. It's brand new in mint condition. Not a mark on the head and the logo still has plastic wrap on it. However, it hasn't got a suspension mount on it but you could buy on or put it in a snare stand. It could potentially be a snare conversion project? PM if you're interested and make me an offer
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:55 AM
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Nice kit! I'm sure you'll be happy with this kit for a while as I am with my ddrum kit.
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Cheers dude. I've been a fan of your kit for ages too. Love the red burst. It's pretty much impossible to get the dorian in the UK though.
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I would save the tom for parts, experimentation, whatever, unless you are really strapped for cash.
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I would save the tom for parts, experimentation, whatever, unless you are really strapped for cash.
I am fairly strapped for cash but I'd just feel bad if I ruined a perfectly good tom. Having said that I'm not going to 'try' and sell it just put out some bait if you know what I mean :P If I ever need something to experiment on it'll always be there.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:57 AM
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Great job man .... looks clean. You'll be amazed how much better they sound with "good" heads. Enjoy those puppies.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:40 AM
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Nice work! Great price.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:23 AM
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I just got a Metalworks snare about a month ago. Same size as yours. It sounds great. It is really bright but the depth of the drum gives it some power. It is the first Tama product I have tried, I might have to check out some more.
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Does anyone know what the bass drum batter side head is? Is it a remo powerstroke 4?
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Does anyone know what the bass drum batter side head is? Is it a remo powerstroke 4?
It's like a cheap copy of a Powerstroke 3 (?) I think. It's made by 'Remo UK' which is a really cheap version of Remo stuff with lower quality. I'm replacing it for an Emad2 soon hopefully.
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Congrats! what do you think of the deep kick drum? do you find it gets muddy? or actually lots of good proection. I'm in a pickle between getting a 22 x 16 kick or a 22 x 20 kick. Not sure. Nice finish by te way, classic.

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Is beautiful man, congratulations, I also love the configuration and the sizes, I want one of those but out here in my country are very expensive ...stylistically speaking, what kind of sound have?
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:48 PM
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Good choice on the Metalworks snare, size and all! I've been singing its praises since I got mine back in December. My first drum that I grew really attached to :)

And good choice with the ddrum pocket too. I might just get an ash pocket, you know... just because. Oh and to work on double bass! Yeah yeah, that's right, to work on double bass... because 24x20 is way too big for double bass... yeah yeah.... *is making excuses*

Oh, and just for everyone to hear: Good bearing edges and unchipped paint?
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Congrats FreeBird on the new kit. Looks very nice. I think you will really like shorter floor toms, I know I do. Also everybody has their varying opinions on diecast hoops but I really like them. With shallower toms they add a nice meatiness to the tone of the drums.

I have a ddrum snare that has that same chrome finish and I think it looks really classy.

Try some Smooth Emperors on that kit. I bet they will sound awesome.

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wow! that looks so nice and to add to my love i actually might be getting one :D

where do you find the second hand kits in the Uk??

i cant seem to find that many except a couple on ebay



also, whats it sound like when playing a little "rockier" stuff?
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wow! that looks so nice and to add to my love i actually might be getting one :D

where do you find the second hand kits in the Uk??

i cant seem to find that many except a couple on ebay
I found it in a music shop near me called PMT, it's a chain actually. You can't argue with 350.

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Good choice on the Metalworks snare, size and all! I've been singing its praises since I got mine back in December. My first drum that I grew really attached to :)

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Oh, and just for everyone to hear: Good bearing edges and unchipped paint?
I love the snare, out of all the drums its my favorite just ahead of the kick :P
Ive only checked the edges on the kick so far and all is good. As for the paint it's a good finish but there are a couple of little chips on the kick. I think was from in the shop when moving around. They'e behind lugs too so you can't really see them.

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Congrats! what do you think of the deep kick drum? do you find it gets muddy? or actually lots of good proection. I'm in a pickle between getting a 22 x 16 kick or a 22 x 20 kick. Not sure. Nice finish by te way, classic.
20x20 is the way forward! I love it loads of low end but it retains that punchiness. My old kit had a 22x16 and didn't like it that much. I know 22x20 is considered a 'fashion' but would so many people have it if it sounded bad?
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Dude,m get the 22x20. If you don't like it, you can always get it cut down to 22x16. At least you'll have a choice that way. Plus, then you have a hoolahoop.

And that's cool to hear freebird! We all know ddrum's finishes look beautiful but they chip. Good to hear it's in unseen places in your case, though. And at least the bearing edge horror story can be laid to rest now (I haven't heard any complaints about them in at least a year now).
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