FINALLY! All my drums arrived and everything's set up..!

Winston_Wolf

Platinum Member
Those look great! I love the set up and the cymbals too. 2-up/two down with offset toms is the same way I set up too.

I also see an S-Hoop on the snare...great choice! I swear by S-Hoops.
 

Botiarazman

Well-known member
Those look great! I love the set up and the cymbals too. 2-up/two down with offset toms is the same way I set up too.

I also see an S-Hoop on the snare...great choice! I swear by S-Hoops.
I swopped out that one because I reeaally like rimshots, and these sound better than the stock 1.6 mm ones and also I break sticks less often and I have less stick chunks on the carpet...
 

Winston_Wolf

Platinum Member
I've used EC2's on a birch kit before. Overall I think they sounded pretty good, though maybe a bit too cold for my taste...
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
..... the room isn't ours, the eggcrates were there already when we moved in ....
Buy the plural "ours" and "we" ..... are you jamming with a band (guitar/bass)?
So what do you reccomend?
And if that's the case, you might want to go for a more open single ply or double ply head batter, and not a muted head. You won't hear the overtones over the band, but they'll help you to cut thru the mix better.
 

Stroker

Platinum Member
Magnifico!

Drums and hardware look outstanding, and your Paiste arrangement is supreme!

Have owned two white kits in my day and still, my attraction for white drums hasn't waned. White kits have such a professional richness about them.
 

Botiarazman

Well-known member
Magnifico!

Drums and hardware look outstanding, and your Paiste arrangement is supreme!

Have owned two white kits in my day and still, my attraction for white drums hasn't waned. White kits have such a professional richness about them.
Yeah, the other colors didn't look this cool. But this one, with those badges and those cymbals, I think it's beautiful. Especially on stage.
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
Or Evans Ec2-s? Actually I don't know which brand to choose...
Evans make good heads too but so far for me, Pinstripes trump them all. I spent a small fortune experimenting with heads for my birch Absolutes and found what I was looking for using Pinstripes. I then put them on my 2nd generation Stage Customs and they were magic there, too.
 

Botiarazman

Well-known member
Evans make good heads too but so far for me, Pinstripes trump them all. I spent a small fortune experimenting with heads for my birch Absolutes and found what I was looking for using Pinstripes. I then put them on my 2nd generation Stage Customs and they were magic there, too.
Maybe a dumb question, but is there a difference between an emperor with a moongel and a pinstripe?
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
Maybe a dumb question, but is there a difference between an emperor with a moongel and a pinstripe?
Not a dumb question at all. Having used both in that exact configuration, I preferred the Pinstripes. The Emperors were great but the Pinstripes sound even better to me. I like lots of warmth and attack without a ton of sustain.

On their own, Pinstripes sound beefier than Emperors and Moongels.

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yammyfan

Senior Member
Thanks! Those are Yamaha Birch Custom Absolutes with Nouveau lugs. The speakers you see in the background are the virtually invincible Pioneer HPM-100's that my dad bought new in 1979. You wouldn't believe what they've been through.

Your Stage Customs are going to sound fantastic regardless of which heads you choose. There's a synergy that birch drums and Pinstripe heads share, however. I didn't believe it until I heard it for myself.
 
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