me and my kit


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Well heres the couple of photos ive taken:

-Mapex M-Birch (cherry red lacquer)
-Fusion sizes... 8,10,12,14,20
-Remo Ambassador Heads
-Zildjian A Avedis 13" Mastersound Hi-Hats
-Zildjian A Avedis 16" Thin crash
-Zildjian A Avedis 16" Medium Thin Crash
-Zildjian A Avedis 10" Splash
-Stagg SH 20" Medium Ride (to be replaced with 21" sweet ride)



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Thanks :)

im overjoyed with the kit.. i found it locally on a website for £200!!!

didnt even haggle.. just took it before they changed their mind. Looked barely used.

Changed the heads and found some decent cymbals (it came with some awful SOLARs)

Spent another £380 total on ALL the cymbals I have now... so its been a lot of good bargains.

My only wishes now are... a proper ride cymbal, probably a new snare, and perhaps a trash splash.


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after a bit of humming and hoing... have decided to go with a 21" Armand Ride.

I found the sweet ride just a touch too washy, with not enough stick definition. The armand ride just seems to have a deeper and more complex tone, and it maintains stick definition for longer before washing out totally. It also takes more of a thwack to get it to crash out, so its a bit more ridey (yeah ok.... made up word)

Also all but decided on the Mapex Black Panther Memphis Edition snare.

The UK pricing on its is crazy, and ebay have some brand new ones for £230. Given the maple and walnut shell, with cast hoops and carrying case, its a bargain. Close enough to the thick maple snare id really wanted (but cant justify the extra £200 on)

Pics will follow :)