Manchester Drum Show - pictures & video

Andy

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Hi Guys, I'm back from the show, & after a very heavy build week, now royally screwed over :(

Never mind, great regional show. Here's some pictures of some of the other exhibits, as well as a bit of Guru stuff, including my trailer load out to the show.

Thought you might like this little video of our 3 latest kits being played too. First time these have been recorded/seen anywhere. Obviously, less than ideal sonic environment, but hey, if they sound good here, they can sound good anywhere.

cheers, Andy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0TMj4KxYn0

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jbonzo1

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Thanks for the pics.
Your stuff looks great and the display is very nice. I love the Union Jack chair!
 

Andy

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Thanks for the pics.
Your stuff looks great and the display is very nice. I love the Union Jack chair!
Thanks, but the stand with the chair belongs to Premier. Our stand/drums are at the bottom of the photo's. The rest of the photo's are of other manufacturers.
 

Magenta

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Your stand was gorgeous - very striking and impeccably tasteful! We had a great time and it was so good to see you, Dean and Duncan again - I swear he's grown since last October!

Those drums sound spectacular! That's my original and best Very Nice Young Man, Liam Edwards, playing them so beautifully. Wait till his mum sees! She's delighted he bought that snare, by the way, and it's going on tour with him later in the year :)
 

Dodeska

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Those drums look & sound great.

Oh, & I love the hardware on the Echo kits. Completely bonkers!
 

JackBab

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All the the kits sound great but I must say the floor tom on the 2nd kit is about the best I've heard :)
 

Andy

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All the the kits sound great but I must say the floor tom on the 2nd kit is about the best I've heard :)
Thank you :) That 18" x 14" floor tom is quite something. I refer to it as a "floorgasm" :)

Those drums look & sound great.

Oh, & I love the hardware on the Echo kits. Completely bonkers!
Cheers, & yes, the Echo racks were certainly difficult to miss :)

Your stand was gorgeous - very striking and impeccably tasteful! We had a great time and it was so good to see you, Dean and Duncan again - I swear he's grown since last October!

Those drums sound spectacular! That's my original and best Very Nice Young Man, Liam Edwards, playing them so beautifully. Wait till his mum sees! She's delighted he bought that snare, by the way, and it's going on tour with him later in the year :)
Cheers Madge, & I'm pleased you had a great time. Liam seemed to enjoy himself too. He's a great player, & a really nice guy too. It's a pleasure to know him.

The GURU booth looks chic Andy!

We're proud of you guys.
Thanks Les, that means a lot :)
 

BacteriumFendYoke

Platinum Member
I look sodding miserable in the picture.

I can assure everybody that I was ecstatic to be playing that kit! I was just very, very tired...

Thank you to Andy for being so hospitable and letting me hang out with Dean and himself and to Her Madgesty for her fantastic hospitality. Also, to Mini-Madge for being partly responsible for the production of a bloody fantastic strawberry caek.
 

Magenta

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I look sodding miserable in the picture.

I can assure everybody that I was ecstatic to be playing that kit! I was just very, very tired...
I must admit I laffed when I saw that photo! "Oh god, I have to play a bloody Guru kit again!"

Also, to Mini-Madge for being partly responsible for the production of a bloody fantastic strawberry caek.
You're most welcome, and I'll pass that on :)
 

Andy

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What sizes is the segmented drum kit? By far my favorite!

Is it still the 10" toms all across?
Thanks :) No, the version on the show stand (& in the video is 10 x 6, 10 x 9, 12 x 12, 16 x 15, 20 x 18. Not sizes I would recommend anyone employ for a standard construction. These drums are most specifically designed with their depth in mind.

Essentially, the bass drum is down from 22" to 20", & the 3rd tom is increased from 10" to 12". The 3 x 10" tom kit was more of a show of what we can achieve through shell augmentation. This one is the production version, but still not within our standard range sixes. It is available as a no cost option custom order.

I look sodding miserable in the picture.
Yes, you do, especially next to Dean's extra smiley face :) This is why I selected this picture - it makes me smile ;)
 

JustJames

Platinum Member
Looking at the pics, I could hear the noise!

Thanks for that post, KIS

Nice to see that Dr Seuss is now making drum kits

 

porter

Platinum Member
Looks like quite a bit of Amedia representation. I was going to buy a cymbal of theirs at PASIC, but they turned out to be prohibitively expensive (in the States, at least). Especially with practically no used market, and their massive catalog.

Your stand looks phenomenal, as usual. Though I think you may have met your shell resonance match with the first of those Jalapeno bass drums ;)
 

Magenta

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Looks like quite a bit of Amedia representation. I was going to buy a cymbal of theirs
I tried to, but the salesman completely ignored me and only spoke to my male companion, even when he tried to tell him that I was the prospective client, so I didn't bother. Cymbalise were far more polite and a pleasure to do business with.
 
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Andy

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Looks like quite a bit of Amedia representation. I was going to buy a cymbal of theirs at PASIC, but they turned out to be prohibitively expensive (in the States, at least). Especially with practically no used market, and their massive catalog.

Your stand looks phenomenal, as usual. Though I think you may have met your shell resonance match with the first of those Jalapeno bass drums ;)
Thanks for the props on our stand. A lot of work, but I think the effort shows. Anyhow, the drums deserve it :)

Amedia pricing is very different in the UK. They're incredibly economical for the quality offered.

As for the the Jalapeno bass drum = no chance on shell resonance. It is however a well designed & well made travelling kit.

I tried to, but the salesman completely ignored me and only spoke to my male companion, even when he tried to tell him that I was the prospective client, so I didn't bother. Cymbalise were far more polite and a pleasure to do business with.
Whoever that was needs their arse kicking, & I'll mention that to Alex. I pretty much guarantee that wasn't Alex you spoke to (owner). He was busy organising the show, & isn't commercially stupid enough to behave in such away.

Agreed - Cymbalise crew are great. It was a pleasure to meet them at last :)
 

Midnite Zephyr

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Looks like quite a bit of Amedia representation. I was going to buy a cymbal of theirs at PASIC, but they turned out to be prohibitively expensive (in the States, at least). Especially with practically no used market, and their massive catalog.

Your stand looks phenomenal, as usual. Though I think you may have met your shell resonance match with the first of those Jalapeno bass drums ;)
You can find them for a decent price at Cymbalism Music (based in Hawaii). I was thinking of getting a little 16" Classic Crash myself, medium-thin of course. maybe dark.

http://stores.cymbalismmusic.com/amedia-cymbals/

I look sodding miserable in the picture.

I can assure everybody that I was ecstatic to be playing that kit! I was just very, very tired...
I was going to say you look very tired in that pic, but then I saw your post.
 
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