I pretty much just made this thread for everyone to post the nicest snare/set/cymbals youve played.
Would you mind posting the story in one of the forums? That sounds damn interesting!The nicest guitar I've ever played was a 20s Martin that actually sunk and was salvaged from Pearl Harbor. Great story, but kind of lengthy
I think I knew that guy! Okay, not really, but one of my friends from childhood is exactly that way, or he was when he was still playing. He had a 13/16/22 Yamaha Recording Custom that he paid a lot of money for brand new back in the late '80s....just pisses me off when I see people with killer kits and dont take care of them....also when the gig was done, he litterly threw them in the back of a pickup truck...no cases.....no lie...I almost puked!!...It made my heart hurt like when watching ol' yellar or something...anyway that was the "nicest kit"...in terms of worth
Haha, good old CB's. You can't beat the sound of cardboard, which is what CB stands for- Card Board. Never played their cymbals though.I'm a huge fan of CB drums and cymbals!
well not really. I do love Bosphorus cymbals, although I can't afford them so I just go every once in a while and tap around on them at guitar center.
Full Keplinger kits!?!? that sound absolutely incredible. Was that directly through Greg... or an Ayotte concoction?Can't comment on best drums/cymbals as they all serve different needs. Making my way through Jason McGerr's collection was fun, Scott Mercado has some cool snares and cymbals, and my friends and I have great stuff from one of a kind fiberglass kits, to a custom Ayotte made for Matt Chamberlain to full Keplinger kits. Lots of great stuff and it all does what it does fantastically.
To my knowledge, a full Ayotte Keplinger kit does not exist. These were made by Gregg and had Ludwig lugs and claws. I've played a few of these concoctions. Some are the heavy steel he uses for his drums (the drums he makes are usually thicker than the Ayotte drums and he offers iron, steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, and copper) and others have been some odd sheet stainless that is welded and riveted together. All have sounded different and cool, in their own right. They have lots of ring and depth and a surprising amount of warmth for what they are.Full Keplinger kits!?!? that sound absolutely incredible. Was that directly through Greg... or an Ayotte concoction?
I have one of the original 1st gen. Keplingers from Ayotte with the wood hoops... suuuper sweet drums. You get some deep and meaty punch from that sucker.