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Kona1984

Active member
My 'large'.... larger... kit is Mahogany.
10 12 14 and 16 toms 5.5x14 snare 18x22bass. A fun kit to play and incredible tone. 2006 Gretsch Renown
Purewood African Mahogany. But this set is for another Thread :)
Just saying... Mahogany is nice too.
Here's another 4pc setup I have.
1968 Gretsch Sunset Satin Flame. It is a 5pc from the factory... Rock and Roll model with the two same-size rack toms but I prefer to play it as a 4pc.
See photo
8x12 tom 16 floor tom 14x20 bass drum. This came to me without the snare. I often use a 74 Gretsch SSB#1 metal snare with this setup. Works for me but the original snare was probably the 4160 metal shelled with the Lightening throwoff.
 

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Drumolator

Platinum Member
That ^ is a cool kit with that Great Gretsch Sound. Peace and goodwill.
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
I guess I'll add my kit to the archive, so to speak. I added another crash cymbal yesterday so not quite the same photo I've been flogging for days:

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I have no doubt now after playing five, six and seven piece kits over the years, that a four piece is my absolute favourite. There's something reassuring about sitting behind one. I definitely feel calmer and more focussed while playing a four piece.
 
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rebonn

Senior Member
I guess I'll add my kit to the archive, so to speak. I added another crash cymbal yesterday so not quite the same photo I've been flogging for days:

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I have no doubt now after playing five, six and seven piece kits over the years, that a four piece is my absolute favourite. There's something reassuring about sitting behind one. I definitely feel calmer and more focussed while playing a four piece.

I like the bass mounted Ride.
 

Ransan

Senior Member
Can I ask why you chose AAX's? And how do you like them?
I choose Sabian actually ?

The AAX are their fast, bright and cutting line similar to A customs with brilliant finish and machine lathe. To make even more cutting, the raw dry bell process that AAX does works well, and looks killer contrasting the brilliance and rawness.

I love AAX line especially their older AAXplosion series from early 2ks.

I also have several AA’s, HHXs, an HH, and Paragon.

For the Pearl outfit being made of birch/mahog it’s a very fast sounding kit with initial attack and quicker decay.
I could have put a round of 20” crashes around the kit and change the sustain relationship.
Thanks for checking it out!
 

Bozozoid

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Seeing..hearing..and playing a cheap set of R.O.C. drums mmmmany years ago nearly scarred me for life. A double bass black kit..multiple toms. I believe I remember the store owner mentioning Luan mahogany. Very beefy sounding..dark..warm..punchy.. full bodied. I was young..literally for years! I had a problem as to why upper level kits were not impressing me. Poplar..luan...give me the wood that absorbs all the high frequencies emitting the darker..fuller tones.
 

nicholasBR

Well-known member
I choose Sabian actually ?

The AAX are their fast, bright and cutting line similar to A customs with brilliant finish and machine lathe. To make even more cutting, the raw dry bell process that AAX does works well, and looks killer contrasting the brilliance and rawness.

I love AAX line especially their older AAXplosion series from early 2ks.

I also have several AA’s, HHXs, an HH, and Paragon.

For the Pearl outfit being made of birch/mahog it’s a very fast sounding kit with initial attack and quicker decay.
I could have put a round of 20” crashes around the kit and change the sustain relationship.
Thanks for checking it out!
Thanks. The reason I'm asking is because I'm tempted by the AAX promo pack. It consists of the 15" AAX medium hi-hats, the 17" AAX thin crash, the 19" AAX thin crash and a 21" AAX medium ride. I've never bought Sabians before but this pack looks extremely good value.
 

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Elvis

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Seeing..hearing..and playing a cheap set of R.O.C. drums mmmmany years ago nearly scarred me for life. A double bass black kit..multiple toms. I believe I remember the store owner mentioning Luan mahogany. Very beefy sounding..dark..warm..punchy.. full bodied. I was young..literally for years! I had a problem as to why upper level kits were not impressing me. Poplar..luan...give me the wood that absorbs all the high frequencies emitting the darker..fuller tones.
From what I found out recently, the old ROC drums were an effort to bring a high quality of manufacturing to inexpensive Luan shells that had been coming out of SE Asia for years.
I guess the result was a pretty nice sounding drum that tuned up easily and exemplified all the classic traits of Luan, which is a really fat and warm sound.
I believe they were made in California and the guy who made them had been a wood worker for almost his whole life.
So if your old drums were actual "R.O.C." brand drums, there's nothing "cheap" about them.
These days, C&C has taken up that mantle, offering a couple of models of their drums utilizing Luan shells.
Reports are that those drums are pretty nice, too.

Elvis

P.S. - Not an ROC kit, but one of mine...just to keep the thread on track....

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Bozozoid

Well-known member
From what I found out recently, the old ROC drums were an effort to bring a high quality of manufacturing to inexpensive Luan shells that had been coming out of SE Asia for years.
I guess the result was a pretty nice sounding drum that tuned up easily and exemplified all the classic traits of Luan, which is a really fat and warm sound.
I believe they were made in California and the guy who made them had been a wood worker for almost his whole life.
So if your old drums were actual "R.O.C." brand drums, there's nothing "cheap" about them.
These days, C&C has taken up that mantle, offering a couple of models of their drums utilizing Luan shells.
Reports are that those drums are pretty nice, too.

Elvis

P.S. - Not an ROC kit, but one of mine...just to keep the thread on track....

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Holy drum! Info Batman!..all jokes aside your post made my flipping day!. All these many years go by and NOW I read this?. I knew! I was right but try telling that to the guys hauling their kits around in anvil cases. I'm gonna have an extra beer tonight.
 

Elvis

Silver Member
Holy drum! Info Batman!..all jokes aside your post made my flipping day!. All these many years go by and NOW I read this?. I knew! I was right but try telling that to the guys hauling their kits around in anvil cases. I'm gonna have an extra beer tonight.
Glad I could make your day....have one for me, please. =)
 

Capital D

Member
Here are my drums. Keller Vintage Mahogany shells with center bridge lugs. Round over edges with a slight 45 degree back cut. 6 coats of clear satin lacquer and 3 coats of finishing wax. The deVille badge on the front hoop is from my 1970 Cadillac convertible that I sold about 10 years ago. 12x8/15x12/20x14. The snare is an aluminum Trick 14x5 shell with 70s Slingerland hardware that I took from a badly out of round student model.

70s New Beats, 19" K Constantinople Crash/Ride, A Avedis 20" Crash Ride, & a 20" Dream Vintage Bliss Crash/Ride. I like Crash/Rides. :D all sitting on DW ultralight hardware. Rogers Dinomatic bass drum pedal.

This kit has been dragged all over the place for the last 8 years and has never failed me.

The other stuff in the first pic are a 24x8 that I cut down from a Taye 24x16, 40x16 WFL Concert Bass Drum, and a cool little 12" gong.

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