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Steady Freddy

Pioneer Member
I tapped on it a little before work today, but due to the early hour didn't want to make too much noise. It has pronounced mids and lows which is what I'm looking for in that one. Gonna play it tomorrow and try some different tunings.
 

Steady Freddy

Pioneer Member
I've had a few days to play the walnut solid and it sounds great. Its brighter than I expected as are most steam bent shells. It's really loud too. LOL but in a good way. I've been slowly bring up the tension on the snare side head and it's coming to life. I'll record it later today and see how that is working out. What your ears hear and what the mics hear are usually two different things. I don't crank snare side heads. It kills the tone but I do spend a lot of time on them. So far I'm lovin it. I've worked hard my entire life so I'll treat myself to a few nice things before I fade away.
 

Steady Freddy

Pioneer Member
Been looking for a real trashy cymbal. The chinas I listened too were a little too gong sounding and I have a Paiste Sig china that I seldom use. This is a Paiste PSTX 14 inch stack. Sounds just right, Inexpensive too.
 

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larryace

"Uncle Larry"
The last of the new gear arrived. Newman KM184 mic's for overheads. Traded in a Shure Beta 52. AKG D112 and a pair of AKG C1000s mics and got a pretty good deal.
I have a pair of those. Love em. I can't tell the difference between them and the U-87. The Neumanns have an unfair advantage over the other mics I have.
 

Steady Freddy

Pioneer Member
I have a pair of those. Love em. I can't tell the difference between them and the U-87. The Neumanns have an unfair advantage over the other mics I have.
Yeah really great mics. Really clean and very sensitive, When I opened the wooden box I was kinda surprised by how small they were. I'm thinking I payed this much $$ for those little things!! Then I plugged them in. Wow!! I run them in a wide stereo configuration. Still messing with em. Never ending.
 

Stroker

Platinum Member
I've had a few days to play the walnut solid and it sounds great. Its brighter than I expected as are most steam bent shells. It's really loud too. LOL but in a good way. I've been slowly bring up the tension on the snare side head and it's coming to life. I'll record it later today and see how that is working out. What your ears hear and what the mics hear are usually two different things. I don't crank snare side heads. It kills the tone but I do spend a lot of time on them. So far I'm lovin it. I've worked hard my entire life so I'll treat myself to a few nice things before I fade away.
I share the same sentiment.

Thumbs up to you, Steady! (y)
 

Steady Freddy

Pioneer Member
It started as a bunch of wood on a pallet in Oxnard Ca. And now it's gorgeous!!! I ordered this in July during Guitar Centers DW summer days. Got a 20% discount. $191.00 off regular price. Incredible drum and killer price. Gonna sweat on it tomorrow. Yay!
 

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Steady Freddy

Pioneer Member
This drum came with nickle hardware, I put a chrome true hoop on the batter side for better durability and tuned it up. It's a bit drier than some of my other snares, which is a good thing. A little different voice to choose from. Gonna play it today and let the heads settle in. This one seems to like high tuning so I'll be going for gun shot rim shots on this one. The pictures don't do it justice.
 

Steady Freddy

Pioneer Member
I've been wanting to try wood hoops for a while now. Ordered a set of PDPs and the snare side hoop was cracked. Returned those and then ordered these from Stellar. These are nice. Gonna put them on a 6.5 X 14 Crav.
 

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