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Old 10-23-2009, 06:16 PM
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Default My Precious Mapex M-Birch Tourer (:

This is my precious 6 piece Mapex M-Birch Tourer,

10"x 8"-Tom
12"x10"-Tom
14"x14"-Floor Tom
16"x16"-Floor Tom
14"x6.5"-Snare
22"x20"-Bass Drum :]

Forgot to mention the roc n soc throne, iron cobra double bass pedals and iron cobra Hi Hat stand I picked up for about 250 altogether.

All drums came with Remo Pinstripes as standard, But the snare head was replaced with an emperor x when a stick went through it, And the bass replaced with an Aquarian Super Kick 2. These pictures were before the extra cymbal has been added all the way from america :D Thanks in advance if anyone actually posts on something of mine ^^
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:40 PM
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that is a very nice kit, im sure you enjoy it
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:20 PM
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Looks like a pretty awesome kit mate, those cymbals look nice. You haven't told us what the new "american" cymbal is though?
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:25 PM
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Thanks guys it wasn't the most expensive kit in the world but it does produce one of the nicest sounds I've ever heard. And the "American" cymbal is a Zildjian a series thin crash that I picked up for about 100 quid.
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Wow I really like this kit. I own a Pro-M meself, and I look back and wonder if I should have gotten the virgin bass drum like yours...

But very nice!

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Old 02-07-2010, 02:49 PM
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A few more pictures taken the other day whilst practicing, and uploaded for a friend :]
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:17 AM
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Default Re: My Precious Mapex M-Birch Tourer (:

thats a nice kit! and i love the Mb10's, cymbal specs? be proud of those drums man, they look great!
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:39 AM
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Thanks Ainulindale :D :D :D

Well the cymbals specs for the last pictures are (going around from the hi-hats)

14" Meinl MB10 Soundwave Hi-Hats
16" Meinl MB10 Medium Crash
10" Sabian APX Splash, I seriously recommend this cymbal :]
15" Zildjian A-Series Thin Crash
20" Meinl MB10 Medium Ride

I'm just loving this kit more and more to be honest :] And with the new heads i'm buying today it's gonna be awesome :] I might try uploading a sound clip at some point.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:04 PM
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Okay the setup has changed to a 1 up 2 down configuration and has had a couple of cymbals removed, also i have a k custom ride coming in july and hope to buy a k custom 18" crash sometime in the near future :] Pictures will be uploaded soon.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: My Precious Mapex M-Birch Tourer (:

I've just bought this kit as new for 400 including all cases, Mapex deep cushion throne and UFIP Tiger cymbals (selling). The kit I sold (Stagg Jia Deluxe Maple) was a much better kit quality-wise but the Jazz sizes so I wanted a bigger kit for ROCK. I too am ditching the 10" for a one up two down set-up and upgrading the UT skins for Evans coated. It was interesting seeing your pics so I now know what hardware goes where!
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:15 AM
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I Strongly advice remo emperors on this, this just owns anything in my opinion :] Do you want me to post some pictures of the 1 up 2 down setup it's in at the moment??
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:12 PM
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Okay guys, dunno if anyone really enjoys looking at the kit, but thought i'd post some new pictures anyway, so obviously the kit has changed to a 1 up 2 down setup, i just prefer the easy access to the ride etc, so nowa complete list of stats:
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12x10" tom
14x14" floor tom
16x16" floor tom
14x6.5" snare

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14" Meinl MB10 Soundwave Hi-Hats
16" Meinl MB10 Medium Crash
10" Sabian APX Splash
20" Meinl MB10 Medium Ride
16" Wuhan China Cymbal, i like the trashiness of it :]
15" Zildjian A-Series Thin Crash

Hope you enjoy the pictures! :]
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:13 PM
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:O i forgot it in the last post, but for my birthday in july my mother picked up a second hand k custom ride for 150! This is actually my baby :P
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:19 PM
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Okay so i swapped back to a 2 up 2 down setupwhile the kits at the house, with the toms kind of offset to the left on a mapex double stand, i find the toms positioned like this much more comfortable than having to central ones, maybe i'll switch it too a 1 up 2 down when gigging i dunno.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:21 PM
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damn i want that ride :P good deal that
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:35 PM
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I know right! basically my teacher buys anything thats a good deal from this local drum shop, he then uses some and not other stuff just cause he has the cash from touring, playing in the west end and teaching :L Basically this ride was a bit of a conincidence, as you know all k-customs are hand hammered and so all sound differently, he bought it because of the sound lined up against other k customs. When i went for my lesson asking him about buying one he lined a load of them up (session rides and all sorts) and i picked this one, it had been used once at a gig....Next thing on the list is a k-custom dark crash :]
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:49 PM
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get the dark crash ill be mega jelous
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Well once this guitar sells your gunna be coming down here to murder me then :L
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:31 PM
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lol,
damn right :P
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:41 PM
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I'm a bit annoyed at my local store to be honest, i went in there to buy an 18" k-custom crash and they said that they didn't stock any and they would have to order some in because more people chose sabian over them, not down here metal bands are BIG....which i personally hate as stores generally seem to stock more of the metal orientated cymbals rather than the dark ones i personally LOVE :[
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:54 PM
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awww that sucks, i hate metal and would be annoyed with that. i dont even have a local drum shop nearest is london. over 1 hr trip

couldnt you just order it. idrums.co.uk and wembleydrumcentre.com are 2 pretty good sites.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:15 PM
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I usually use a site called GAK.com if i'm doing online shopping, sooooo much cheaper than wembly drum centre and other places i know of.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:33 PM
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i have used it abit but i ordered a metronome amonth ago and it aint come yet. yook a month gor my bros gyutar to arrive, in stock. guess it varies and ive had bad luck
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:36 PM
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I have to admit, their prices are insanely good, but their postage kinda lets them down which is a shame really as it's the only fault i've found with them.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:43 PM
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i just wish guitar ventre was here the dw 9000 hardware pack lookd good was never offered here.

sometimes i find wembley has better prices depends what your buying.
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Thanks guys it wasn't the most expensive kit in the world but it does produce one of the nicest sounds I've ever heard.
So, it's a win-win as far as I'm concerned. Nice kit!
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:34 PM
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Thanks Boomstick! And thats exactly my point, it wasn't the same money as something like a dw or a high range ludwig, but i absolutely love the sound these produce, and i guess ultimately the reason for it's insanely low price was because it's a mapex who haven't always produced the quality in kits that they do today :P And as i said before the toms are kinda to the left of the bass drum (from drum throne) now so i'll post some more pics soonish. I'm off to a friends tonight with my snare to get some pictures taken all around the countryside :L
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:27 AM
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... as you know all k-customs are hand hammered and so all sound differently...
Actually, no K Customs are hand hammered. It's computer controlled machine hammering with a somewhat randomized pattern of hammer strokes.

Great cymbals though, and a nice kit.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:08 PM
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Lol my bad sorry, but the random hammering must have the same sort of effect as hand hammering?
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Lol my bad sorry, but the random hammering must have the same sort of effect as hand hammering?
Of course, but the effect is not as profound, especially since the basic shape of the cymbal is made by stamping and then it's additionally hammered, instead of the cymbal being hammered into shape from a blank.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:11 PM
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Okay i should have a gig at my school on the 21st which i have a friend recording, so should be youtubing the videos of it :]
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Well guys i have a dw9000 coming that i got on ebay for 162 in mint condition :D Can't wait till this baby arrives!
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Okay well on wednesday last week my dw 9000 arrived off of ebay, i'd been looking at this pedal for a while after feeling my iron cobras feeling slightly sluggish, also i play 9000's at everyone of my drums lessons and just love the feel of them. So i bought this off ebay for 162 used and as you can see from the pictures...it's basically new! :D

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And please dont do the "oh your 15 you shouldnt have nice gear" as i buy all of my gear from my own money, and get rather offended :/ I dunno if it happens on this site or not.
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sweet george. going to singels now are we

your 15 why do you have nice gear ;)

love my 9000 got my double from america for just under twice that without shipping bloody tax (damn our selfish government) so its a good price id say. howd ya like it.
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And please dont do the "oh your 15 you shouldnt have nice gear" as i buy all of my gear from my own money, and get rather offended :/ I dunno if it happens on this site or not.
I think it's okay as long as you're not all smug about it and dissing on others who don't have such nice gear as you. That's a really terrible thing to do.
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sweet george. going to singels now are we

your 15 why do you have nice gear ;)

love my 9000 got my double from america for just under twice that without shipping bloody tax (damn our selfish government) so its a good price id say. howd ya like it.
Well i think i've always preferred a single for ease of hi hat setup etc, and i just love this thing to pieces, i treasure all of my gear greatly and believe that i got incredibly lucky to have all of the nice gear i have.

And EH, i dont believe in knocking other people down because of gear, as gear is only one half of the experience that is drumming, the other half being of course the drumming itself.

Thanks as always Mr bling ;)

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awesome kit! I'm an Eliminator guy myself, but I have played the 9000's and they are really nice.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:24 PM
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Heres some pics of the kit in it's latest setup, notice the incredibly stylish footwear ;)

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lol nice slippers very manly :P

whats that reflected in the bass drum on the last pic
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