My current setup

Bram

Senior Member
Hi everybody,

New specs and pics in post 20

This is my current band setup:

Gretsch Catalina Maple
22" x 18" Bass
14" x 6" Snare
10" x 4" Homemade Piccolo tom
10" x 8" Tom
12" x 9" Tom
14" x 14" Floor
16" x 16" Floor

Heads:
Snare: Evans Power Center Reverse Dot Coated over stock reso
Toms: Remo Emperor over stock reso
Bass: Stock heads

Cymbals:
14" Paiste Alpha Medium Hats
14" Magic Brass Hats (are going to be cut down to 13" due to cracks)
8" Paiste Alpha Thin Splash
14" Paiste Alpha Medium Crash
16" Paiste Alpha Medium Crash
20" Paiste Alpha Full Crash

Hardware:
Mostly Gibraltar 5600 series
Hi hat stand on the right is a Basix
DW 4000 Double Pedal

Thanks for looking!!
Bram
 

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Mark Ahle

Guest
Nice set-up man. Looks really clean-not overdone with cymbals.

Go Paiste!

-MarkyMark
 

Bram

Senior Member
hey Bram, nice setup, looks really clean. Love the Alphas. What did you use to make the piccalo tom from?

Thanks!!
I made 2 piccolo's from the 10" tom from my old drumset, the mounting bracket is the leg bracket from my old floortom.

Nice set-up man. Looks really clean-not overdone with cymbals.

Go Paiste!

-MarkyMark

Haha thanks, the overload of cymbals is going to come in the future when I have money :)
 
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Mark Ahle

Guest
Paiste's just look so nice. I don't even know what it is about them.

-MarkyMark
 

GruntersDad

Senior Member
Staff member
As for my Gretsch I have had good luck with coated G2's over clear G1's.
Nice looking set there. But I think that Piccolo tom is a bit thicker that 2 inches??
 

Bram

Senior Member
Paiste's just look so nice. I don't even know what it is about them.

-MarkyMark

I share that feeling.

As for my Gretsch I have had good luck with coated G2's over clear G1's.
Nice looking set there. But I think that Piccolo tom is a bit thicker that 2 inches??

I don't know how deep the piccolo is, I haven't measured it, but I'll let you guys know.
I'm not a great fan of coated heads on toms, so I could try clear G2's on top with the stock heads on bottom??

Bram
 

eddiehimself

Platinum Member
I share that feeling.



I don't know how deep the piccolo is, I haven't measured it, but I'll let you guys know.
I'm not a great fan of coated heads on toms, so I could try clear G2's on top with the stock heads on bottom??

Bram

You should upgrade the batter heads to G2s first i reckon then if you can't afford it now get some G1s later for the bottom.
 
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Big_Philly

Guest
Or if you're a remo guy (Remo is cheaper and more easily available than Evans in the Netherlands), go for emperors, they are comparable to G2's.

Sweet kit! I like the piccolo tom. Too bad it isn't colour matched.
 

Bram

Senior Member
My previous kit was red wrapped, and I took the wrap off (without heating it up, so there is still some glue on it) and I still have to paint it :)

Bram
 

Bram

Senior Member
I bought a set of Emperors for my toms;
I have to tune them a little bit better, and I think it will sound good after that.

Bram
 

Bram

Senior Member
I bought a double pedal!!

I wanted to buy a Iron Cobra Jr. but the man at the shop said he had a 4 months old, barely used DW 4000 for not so much money. I tried it and I liked it very much!!!
I could never think of having DW stuff at a age of 16 :)

I will post pics of the pedal and my little changed cymbal set soon.

Bram
 

Bram

Senior Member
I was lucky, the pedal is 4 months old, and barely used.
A new one would cost 300 or 350 euros, and I got this one for 200 euros.
I will take some pics today or tomorrow.

Bram
 
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Big_Philly

Guest
that sounds like a good deal! A Pearl Powershifter would cost roughly the same.
 

eddiehimself

Platinum Member
Or if you're a remo guy (Remo is cheaper and more easily available than Evans in the Netherlands), go for emperors, they are comparable to G2's.

Sweet kit! I like the piccolo tom. Too bad it isn't colour matched.

Yeah they're good heads too. Cool that you got a set, get it nicely tuned and it should sound awesome.
 

Bram

Senior Member
I made some pics.

Here are the little different specs:

Drums:
Gretsch Catalina Maple
22 x 18 Bassdrum
14 x 6 Snare
10 x 4 Piccolo tom (cut down from a 10 x 9 Pulse tom)
10 x 8 Tom
12 x 9 Tom
14 x 14 Floortom
16 x 16 Floortom

Cymbals:
Paiste Alpha:
14" medium hats
20" full ride
14" medium crash
16" medium crash (cracked, I repaired it, but it keeps cracking)
8" thin splash

Magic Brass
Cup chime (cut down from a 18" crash/ride)
Splash / cup chime thing (Cut down from a 14" hi-hat bottom, I don't know how to discribe the sound)

Hardware
Mostly Gibraltar 5600
The stand that holds the 2 cup chime things, is a Basix hi-hat stand, with 2 clutches to hold the cymbals.
DW 4000 double pedal

Heads
Bassdrum: stock heads
Snaredrum: Evans Power Center Reverse Dot over stock reso
Toms: Remo Emperor over stock reso
Piccolo tom: Remo Ambassador

Bram
 

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