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Old 09-30-2014, 05:30 AM
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Hey guys, thought I'd post some photos and specs of my new drums from Metro Drum Co here in Queensland Australia. Really happy with how the kit turned out, Paul at Metro is a true craftsman and does incredible work for a one man business.

The drums are 4 ply shells with 4 ply re-rings. We came up with the shell composition drawing inspiration from a 3 ply Ludwig Mahog/Poplar/Mahog shell, and these drums really do have that vintage vibe.

I also got a 14x6.5 8 ply Luan snare in psychedelic red wrap which sounds beautiful.

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24x14 Kick
20x12 Kick
13x9 Rack Tom
16x16 Floor Tom

You can check out Metro Drum Co on facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/metrodrums

Here's some photos of the kit by itself and also my set up at a small outdoor show on the weekend. Excuse the face in the 3rd photo haha.







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Old 09-30-2014, 10:02 AM
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Those are some sweet looking drums!
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:24 AM
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Great looking drums. I bet that they have that big vintage sound. What type of bearing edges do they have?
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:43 AM
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Great looking drums. I bet that they have that big vintage sound. What type of bearing edges do they have?
Cheers. The edge is very similar to a baseball edge but not a constant radius so a bit less round. They have a wide tuning range, quite dry when tuned low but they tune up for the jazz style tone really well.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:31 AM
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Great looking kit, I bet it sounds amazing! Let us all know if you nab some recordings of it, I know I'd love to hear it.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:58 PM
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Great looking kit, I bet it sounds amazing! Let us all know if you nab some recordings of it, I know I'd love to hear it.
Thanks man. I did this video of the kit when i first got it, the rack tom sounds a bit dead but since then I've cranked up the reso head a bit and it sings. It's just recorded with 2 overheads and a kick mic so its fairly natural sounding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEiP...NwADvwzCHgUwZA
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:39 PM
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Sounds great, I especially like the 20x12 kick. It's got the vintage vibe for sure!
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Such a beautiful kit, why do you look morose while setting it up. You're about to play that and you look like you just saw a puppy get run over.

What kind of K ride is that in the last photo?
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:46 AM
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Such a beautiful kit, why do you look morose while setting it up. You're about to play that and you look like you just saw a puppy get run over.

What kind of K ride is that in the last photo?
Haha, the sound guy at the gig was taking photos and I didn't realise.. Looked up and there he was with a camera - hence the deer in head lights look.

The ride is a 24" K Light Ride. One of my favourite cymbals for sure.
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:14 PM
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Took the drums out for some outdoor shots today. I'm no professional photographer but I don't think they turned out too bad.









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Nice sizes! Why not get a 10" tom to go with the two set vibe :)
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:12 PM
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Yowza! Those are gorgeous, congrats.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:17 PM
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Those are beautiful! I wonder if they'd make single-headed concert toms?
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:30 PM
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I wonder if they'd make single-headed concert toms?
THIS is what I was missing while you were floating in no woman's/mans land. The daily concert tom mention.

(Trying hard not to be sexist)

If my name was Tom and I was a drummer....I still wouldn't call myself Concert Tom lol.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:40 PM
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THIS is what I was missing while you were floating in no woman's/mans land. The daily concert tom mention.

(Trying hard not to be sexist)

If my name was Tom and I was a drummer....I still wouldn't call myself Concert Tom lol.
Just statin' the obvious - if the mic on the inside works so well for bass drums, why nobody admits that it works for toms as well is beyond me.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:27 PM
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Just statin' the obvious - if the mic on the inside works so well for bass drums, why nobody admits that it works for toms as well is beyond me.
Said by a guy who doesn't use concert toms. If you dig them so much why then do you not use them? Could it be...

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Old 11-30-2014, 09:53 PM
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Said by a guy who doesn't use concert toms. If you dig them so much why then do you not use them? Could it be...

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THOSE are really nice looking. Love the inlay, and the colours, in the sunshine.
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Love the beavertail lugs, inlay puts the kit on a higher level. The snare wrap is not my cup of tea, but the rest of it looks astounding. Beautiful kit!
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:32 AM
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Beautiful drums! Pics turned out great ...
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:07 PM
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Amazing kit ! Sounds great too
looks like a Craviotto snare in the design
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