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Old 08-31-2011, 07:19 PM
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Not the most spectacular kit around, but I know I always have fun looking at other members' setups. So here is my white-wrapped Reflex with Sabian AAX cymbals. Hope you enjoy!
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:56 AM
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i have never seen a kit with the usual chrome parts painted! Nice Kit!!! Post what it sounds like plz lol
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:16 PM
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Looks great! I have a ddrum diablo but i would love a ddrum reflex.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:24 AM
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i have never seen a kit with the usual chrome parts painted! Nice Kit!!! Post what it sounds like plz lol
they'd probably be powder coated... paint would chip off too easially...

check out dominic howards kit back in 2008 when he last played tama. (hint starclassic mirage)
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:36 AM
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Does it get dusty pretty easily?

That is one classy looking drum kit.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:39 AM
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I just pulled the trigger on the same shell pack. Very intrigued by youtube vids.
Looks great Cant wait to get mine.. first ddrum kit..
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:34 PM
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Having your Reflex set up for 3 or so months, I'm wondering how they are holding up for you? i admit I was a tad nervous about buying mine what with ddrums less than stellar track record. I have searched the inet and really havent run across much in the way of negative press on these kits or ddrum for that matter. The kit sounded killer on the few video demos I have seen. The red alder shells seem nice and dry sounding but with nice attack and punchy bottom end. The sound I was looking for.
Soo. what is your take? I noticed you slapped on Remo emps? I have a coated Emad 2 for the kick, but have no immediate plans to swap any of the tom batters. Once I can better adford to I prolly will as I dont see the stock heads holding up real long.
Thanks for any input!
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:21 AM
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Let's see...

From the driver's seat, everything sounds fantastic. My only complaint sound-wise is listening from a few feet in front of the kit, at which point the toms sound thin and sorta dead. I don't think it is the tuning (I know what I'm doing, very meticulous), it might be the room, but I have to wonder if it is the drums themselves...

The snare sounds awesome when tuned fairly high. The bass is fine.

I had a problem with the 12" tom being oversized to the point of an Aquarian head fitting very tightly, but Remo's don't have that problem. I'll be trying Evans soon. I never used the stock heads.

They AREN'T completely red alder. I don't know how much this really matters, but they have a few superthin plies of red, then a few much thicker plies of whitish wood (like, who knows what this even is? it could be glued sawdust for all we know). The bearing edges are good. The hardware is holding up (as if I expected anything less).

Hmm... not sure what else to add. If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to answer them. I also posted a review to Musician's Friend under the same username, so you can check that out if you haven't already.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for the response. A room's acoustics can have a positive or negative effect on how a kit will sound near field vs out front. I have experienced this phenomenon on more than one occasion where I had my drums tuned to perfection only to move them to a different location to find they needed to be re tuned to accommodate room acoustics. I realize that you are describing a slightly different scenario..but it does attribute to room acoustics and how they can factor into how a kit will sound. Anyway, I am glad to hear that you are liking the kit. The Aquarian heads are suspect with regard to fit issues ln wrapped finish drums. I had the same problem with Aquarians on a Gretsch Catalina club jazz with a wrap finish. I am having my Reflex she pack delivered early next week and I am anxious to dig in. Thanks again!
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:34 AM
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Nice. You need to either have a solid white tuxedo to play it, or a black and white checkered outfit to provide a contrast. Or solid black ;)

What I thought a cool after-thought-effect was with white kits is that they become whatever color you shine on them. I was operating a lighting board once and when I went to purple, the kit became purple, I go amber, and it becomes orange. Very neat.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:51 PM
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My outfit is only part of the color scheme. I'll really be rockin' once I get some Pitch Blacks!
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My outfit is only part of the color scheme. I'll really be rockin' once I get some Pitch Blacks!
........oh dear........
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:59 PM
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........oh dear........
I do hope he isn't being serious. I'll make sure to send him several pairs of ear defenders if he is serious.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:08 PM
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My outfit is only part of the color scheme. I'll really be rockin' once I get some Pitch Blacks!
You should be able to pick up a few sets for the price of the shipping :)
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:36 PM
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I do hope he isn't being serious.
Worry not since picking up the drumsticks, my taste in gear has quickly matured. Never have I purchased a cymbal of inferior quality.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:39 PM
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Worry not since picking up the drumsticks, my taste in gear has quickly matured. Never have I purchased a cymbal of inferior quality.
Phew. I was ready to get the sectioning forms ordered.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:02 PM
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Phew. I was ready to get the sectioning forms ordered.
Hold on there though Duncan. Pitch Blacks do further the possibility of disposable cymbals. Less to break down & haul after the gig;)
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:10 PM
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Hold on there though Duncan. Pitch Blacks do further the possibility of disposable cymbals. Less to break down & haul after the gig;)
Unfortunately my ears are not as disposable.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:32 PM
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Unfortunately my ears are not as disposable.
Fair point, I forgot about the pain, personal reputation, impossible to see them on a dark stage, personal reputation, band ridicule, oh, & personal reputation :)
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:35 PM
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Not to mention my enormous ego!
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:56 PM
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........oh dear........
^this^ I had all but forgotten about those! Do they even sell them anymore?
there is no doubt a warehouse full of them somewhere!
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:29 PM
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Are we talking about the Piaste Cymbals? Educate me please!
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:38 PM
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This guy likes the White hardware....http://http://www.drummerworld.com/d...ey_Kramer.html
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Are we talking about the Piaste Cymbals? Educate me please!
It's spelled PAISTE and pronounced pie-stee and no the Pitch Blacks are black spray painted Zildjian ZHTs
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:53 PM
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Pitch Blacks were marketed to 'change the way we all play drums' ;)
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:03 AM
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Actually, I think Paiste made some Black and White Alphas. How about some white cymbals? Ha!
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Actually, I think Paiste made some Black and White Alphas. How about some white cymbals? Ha!
Eeek! Hahahaa
.. tracking info on my kit says delivery 12-1!!! so stoked!
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It's spelled PAISTE and pronounced pie-stee and no the Pitch Blacks are black spray painted Zildjian ZHTs
OOPS!............................................. ..................pie-stee.....................got it
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:26 AM
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OOPS!............................................. ..................pie-stee.....................got it
No worries.. and so we are clear, I wasn't trying to be a weener when I posted that.
I was just trying to help you out.
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