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  1. evilg99

    Let's see your Remo Colortones !

    Put 'em up! Especially matching resonant bass drum heads! I want to see an orange Colortone on a maple drum kit....or anything! Lots of interesting possibilities...
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    Sabian - NAMM 2020 - more new Complex models

    I just picked up two of the most exquisite Sabian rides I have ever heard. Got these last week, even before the NAMM announcement . Complex thin rides - in 21" and 22" . Exactly what you would expect, like the Complex medium rides but lighter and lower pitched, a bit more wash but never out of...
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    Breaking news : Neil Peart dead at 67
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    Opinion : Is this a strange combination ?

    So I have this orphan satin natural 20" x14" Gretsch Broadkaster bass drum, and then a 10/12/14/16/22 Brooklyn kit. I often play the Brooklyn in a 12/16/22 configuration. So I thought I'd try this combo out - 10" and 14" Brooklyn toms with the BK bass. Of course , they sound fantastic - but...
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    My latest vintage Ludwig project

    Here I find myself with yet another vintage Ludwig 3 ply 12/15/20 project. See, it all starts with finding a bass drum that I like. This is a 20"x12" marching bass drum (so it has no spurs) in the original green sparkle and small classic lugs. Then I had a 12" tom in blue sparkle (small lugs...
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    Metal bass drum hoops - not so bad

    So I have this lovely Sonor Vintage 12/14/20/6.5 kit in Black Slate. Been changing heads around a bit, trying stuff out. Liking my usual coated ambassador / emperor on the toms. But I was looking at the bass drum and thought - hey I have this new pair of metal bass drum hoops, painted...
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    3Ply Re-wrap Green Sparkle project

    Have a few vintage projects on the go, this one’s almost ready. Ludwig early 70’s 3 ply , clear maple interiors, B&O badges and note all the lugs are classic small lugs. Bass drum is a virgin 20x12 - and by virgin I mean no tom mount and no spurs. I think it was either a marcher...
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    Drinkin' the Stage Custom Kool-Aid

    OK, well no of course I don't need another drum kit. but these showed up in the local classifieds - really good price, so I had to do it. 22x18,10x8,12x9,16x16 Stage Custom Birch in Natural Gloss finish. I had some die casts lying around that I wanted to try on the toms. They sound great...
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    NDD : My first Rogers (XP8)

    Well, these appeared in my local online classifieds for a good price, so I thought I'd give them a whirl. 12/16/20 Players grade Rogers XP8 shells, the earlier made in USA (by Keller I do believe) all maple shell...first to do an all maple shell I think ? Rogers experts please be gentle, I...
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    Finally! New Yamaha Recording Custom Wood Snares

    Yamaha has just announced two new Recording Custom Birch snares, 14x8 and 14x5.5 - available in the 4 current finishes (Black, Real Wood, Walnut and Surf Green)
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    NDD: Gretsch Brooklyn Cream Oyster

    Had this kit on layaway for a bit...changed my mind because I was lusting after a 135th Anniversary kit. Came to my senses because I really didn't want another kit that never leaves the house. Also, wanted a modern kit in these standard 'rock' sizes. I may cut down the kick to a 22x14 in the...
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    Wood stain on a Fiberskyn !

    Always wanted to have a 'dark fiberskyn' resonant head on certain drum kits...for example, I have a Yamaha Club Custom bop kit in Dark Wood. So I found an old 14" Fiberskyn as a test subject (don't want to ruin a $50 bass drum head in case this doesn't work out. Found this tube of Varathane...
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    Custom Brooklyn ?

    Wondering if anyone knows if Gretsch will do custom sizes in the Brooklyn line. Thought I saw a custom sized kit on Reverb a while back but not sure. I know USA Customs are kind of ‘whatever you want’ size wise, but ironically can’t order them in Cream Oyster wrap (according to website)
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    Vintage Yamaha 8000

    Just wanted to start a new thread about these wonderful drums. This is the second set of Yamaha 8000's I've owned, I have 12/13/14/16/22 in real wood. Standard depths including the 22x14 bass drum. Used to have a very odd size kit - 8/10/14/20 in Cobalt Blue and played them exclusively for...
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    Ludwig Vintage 3ply WMP 12/15/20 complete!

    Bo's thread on finding a thermogloss kit project inspired me to finally dig out my 3ply White Marine Pearl Shells and finish this project. Had all the heads I needed, just needed to thoroughly dismantle and clean everything. So that's what I did yesterday and today. Bass Drum - 20x14 3ply...
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    Ever manage to 'buy back' gear you wish you hadn't sold in the first place ?

    About 6-7 years ago, I bought a Gretsch New Classic snare - 6.5 x 14" cherry lacquer, die cast hoops. It was a beauty. Don't remember why I returned it or traded it for something else - but always wished a could have that one back. Just before Christmas - I saw a local add for a Gretsch New...
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    Logo resonant head <-> Roll your Own !

    So I recently picked up a Gretsch USA bop kit , 12/14/18, and then also scored a 20" Broadkaster bass drum in the same natural satin maple as an option. I am absolutely thrilled with the drums - the 18" came with the standard coated white ambassador resonant head with the standard Gretsch USA...
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    Breaking news : Simon Phillips' home burned down !!

    This from Vic Salazars' Facebook page: VIC’S BREAKING NEWS: It’s with a heavy heart that I inform you of the cancellation of Simon Phillips’ current U.S. tour, including his two Chicago shows @ Reggies this weekend. Unfortunately, Simon’s home in Ventura County, California, burned to the...
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    Small drums , big gig

    Just to further illustrate my point about 18" bass drums being the right size for some gigs: The gig : Downtown Halifax, NS. Christmas Tree Lighting event. 3500 - ish people outdoors. Temperature is a moderately balmy 57 degrees fahrenheit for this time of year, which I am thankful for. The...
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    What a difference a hoop makes !

    So I have this Yamaha Vintage Series snare drum, 14x6, maple 4 ply with re-rings, 8 lugs, 30 degree edges. Yamaha's modern version of a vintage snare. I few years ago, I had a set of 8 hole die cast hoops lying around...decided to put them on this drum. Don't remember playing it live or using...