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  1. KarlCrafton

    WorldMax 14 x 8 black brass...

    The shell used is a great one. Same as used by most "brands". The seamed shell is solid, and the parts used are quality. With WM, you can pretty much order what you want anyway. If you prefer a bit more control, as opposed to as much ring as you can get, a seamed shell is a great way to go...
  2. KarlCrafton

    DW 6000 failure

    Is that the regular 6000, or Ultra light hi hat stand? Hopefully it's not a PITA fix. That's a nice, comfortable stand. I have the DW 6000 hat stand too, but under my normal playing on a gig, it wobbles. To be fair, I'm playing fairly hard the whole time. I don't think it would break, but the...
  3. KarlCrafton

    Pros and cons of snare strap: mylar strip, cord, grosgrain

    I had the ribbon on a few snares Billy (Baker) made me, but then I got the Canopus wires, and A/B'd things, and put cord on again. That just sounded the best to me, and I haven't looked back. After I ran out of the Ludwig cord, I started with the Kevlar stuff. I cut a spool of it to size so I...
  4. KarlCrafton

    Does someone have the sE V kick bass drum mic?

    I searched through posts and couldn't find it, but I could have sworn some had the the sE V kick bass drum mic. If anyone has some experience with this mic, please give some feedback. THANKS!!
  5. KarlCrafton

    Pros and cons of snare strap: mylar strip, cord, grosgrain

    I only use cord. I used to use Ludwig's gold cord, but it has been changed. I've used a Kevlar paracord (size "micro" 1.18mm 1/20--yellow) for almost 2 years now. I used other paracord types, which are also excellent, but the Kevlar does not stretch, so there isn't any break-in period. It...
  6. KarlCrafton

    Carpets as drum rug?

    I use the 6'x8' indoor/outdoor carpet from Menards. It's about $15. They have different colors but I just use the black one. Lightweight, and very foldable. The stands stay where they are set, but I do secure (hot glue) little notched stoppers where the bass drum spurs go--same spot every time...
  7. KarlCrafton

    Drum bag recommendations?

    If you didn't get any bags yet, I can recommend BEATO Bags, 1000% Worth every cent. Great zippers, solid quality. I have a cymbal bag, stick bag, pedal bag, hardware bag. LOVE them.
  8. KarlCrafton

    First time In Ear Monitors

    The KZ AS10's are FANTASTIC sounding! I was really surprised. I actually got them based on the reviews on Drummerworld. Not very expensive, if you don't need to go the custom molded route.
  9. KarlCrafton

    Supralite Head

    Yes, It's the impost head with Ludwig type coating. Attack brand used to be similar, but there are new owners, and I believe a new film. They had a heavier coating. Aquarian Texture Coated single ply is similar, but not as thin. The Supralite is a great snare. All of the sizes sound really...
  10. KarlCrafton

    Does the cymbal stand make a difference in the cymbal's sound?

    I haven't noticed any difference between heavy, medium or flat base stands. If he's using Tama flat base stands, I believe the threaded post the cymbal goes on may be 6mm, instead of 8mm, and that will make a little difference in the amount of swing the cymbal has. The felts on those stands are...
  11. KarlCrafton

    People with 26" bass drums: WTF do you drive?

    I'll second this also. I had one of these and these have a TON of space.
  12. KarlCrafton

    People with 26" bass drums: WTF do you drive?

    I can get my kit in a Kia Soul. 18x26" bass drum, 3 floor toms. snare case, pedal, cymbal, hardware bags. I do not use cases (other than the 2 snares) to haul this in the Soul. The back seats fold FLAT. In one band I use a 16x26 13,16,18 and it is NO problem to fit it in the Soul. Great gas...
  13. KarlCrafton

    What's your latest purchase?

    I had my friend Billy Baker make this shell up for me. Black Nickel over brass. Put it together last night. Badge to match the rest of my gear. I will NEVER sell this drum! I've never had a straight shelled metal snare. It sounds amazing!
  14. KarlCrafton

    Do you plan on buying yourself anything drum-related for Christmas?

    So, they WON'T put a "regular" Monroe badge on anymore, is that correct? I'm in the same boat as you are then if I want to add anything. As to the question, yes I'll get something for myself. I just have to decide what that might be haha!
  15. KarlCrafton

    Paiste 602 - 22" China?

    I doubt many shops would have that in stock. It's a pretty expensive item for most shops to carry and not just order for someone. Not really something a customer would just walk in and buy, unless they were looking for it specifically. If you dig the sound, the one you get will be really close...
  16. KarlCrafton

    Tama Dyna-Sync reviews?

    I am now considering getting a single Dyna-Sync. I've had the Eliminators for however long they have been out (original, red line) but I really dig the D-S pedal. Tama just has a different feel to them.
  17. KarlCrafton

    Nicko McBrain leaves Sonor - article.

    I'd agree, normally a god awful finish, but I'm sure it goes with the staging, so, there you go. As for moving companies, he'd obviously feel BDC had something to offer that Sonor wasn't. Nicko also played Premier drums for quite a while too, so I'm not really "shocked" to hear he's changed brands.
  18. KarlCrafton

    Does this bass drum make me look small?

    None of it looks off in any way IMO. The lady behind you is looking at your butt. You might need a lawyer for that.
  19. KarlCrafton

    Moral dilemma

    I get wanting to play in different things, but, you'll be better off, and happier if you let everyone know up front. Almost everyone I play with is also in other groups that play gigs. We just see if everyone is available, and if not, no big deal.
  20. KarlCrafton

    A "chicken or the egg" discussion

    My first "real" pedal was a used Speed King. I used a bunch before having the Eliminator (original & red line). I never noticed until one day I happened to have the SK and Eliminator next to each other-- I had the footboard of the Eliminator at pretty much the same angle as the Speed King has...