What's your latest purchase?

K Chez

Member
Just decided to join the rest of the modern world and retired my Tascam MK414 cassette 4-track and replaced it with a Tascam US 1800 interface . Also, my bro who is an IT guy, hooked me up with a new PC for the recording rig-Windows 10 Pro/Intel Core i3 3.4 gHz/12 GB Ram/465 GB Hard Drive. Got a couple new DAWs to play with/figure out; Reaper & Cakewalk.
Also, came across a great deal I couldn't pass up and pulled the trigger on a Tama Speed Cobra 910. I have to say, right out of the gate with minimal adjustments, I'm really impressed-very smooth & quick, and has a lot of power for such a light feeling pedal. Can only get better as the driveshaft has about 1" of slop in the universals, gonna replace with my Trick.Recording-1.jpgTama-Speed-Cob-1.jpg
 

moldmaker

Member
I had a 20” K heavy ride for sale. A guy asked if I would trade it for his Pearl Limited Edition 14x8 snare. I countered with trading my ddrum AMX snare, straight up. He went for it. 88065
 

Xcelerationrules

Junior Member
I buy drums as pieces of art.
I like my gretsch for the beautiful wood they use.
Lately bought 4 or 5 Tama superstar kits.
Like the die cast hoops and the sound they produce.
I've spent about $10,000 this year on drum kits..just to compare the different wood species and head combinations.
I hate the demos online..never sound as they do when you actually use the gear..need to demo everything myself.
 

danondrums

Well-known Member
5.5"x14" DW Stainless Steel Snare on the way!
Intended to be a gigging workhorse.

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This ended up not working out. Damaged in shipping. :(
 

donzo74

Junior Member
Purchased these locally on 11/1. Premier Genista Maple 12/16/22 & 14x6 snare. Took them out over the weekend and had fun!
 

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donzo74

Junior Member
I also found this Supra last week. Sure it's pitted and there's some rust on the top hoop and lots of rim cheese and dark grey dust bunnies, however, most of the chrome is there, the throw off works great and there are no signs of it being dropped or dented. It also has original heads, top and bottom and, I was shocked to find the original snare wires, in perfect undamaged shape, still held on with the original strings. Given that this is an early 70's model, I thought it was cool to find a drum that was put together before I was born and has retained every single part that it left the factory with. I haven't done anything to clean it yet. Here's the latest find:
 

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TOMANO

Senior Member
As a gigger, my constant purchases are sticks (Vic Firth 5A, 7A, Steve Jordan and Dave Weckl), and floor tom bolts.
 

Meter man

Member
I also found this Supra last week. Sure it's pitted and there's some rust on the top hoop and lots of rim cheese and dark grey dust bunnies, however, most of the chrome is there, the throw off works great and there are no signs of it being dropped or dented. It also has original heads, top and bottom and, I was shocked to find the original snare wires, in perfect undamaged shape, still held on with the original strings. Given that this is an early 70's model, I thought it was cool to find a drum that was put together before I was born and has retained every single part that it left the factory with. I haven't done anything to clean it yet. Here's the latest find:
Lol! There's gotta be a better word than "rim cheese".
 

donzo74

Junior Member
Lol! There's gotta be a better word than "rim cheese".

Right?! Cracks me up, too! It sounds so dirty, and it is, just not how you think, lol!

So, I did take it apart today. It was cheesed and there was even an old, dead, crustyLM400-2-1.jpgLM400-2-2.jpg spider but I was so wrong about it's condition! It is not pitted or rusted, AT ALL. I used Nevr-Dull and the shell and rims are all like new once again!! It truly is a time capsule find.

The best part...I won't mention where I found this because I don't want to embarrass anyone but, some kid put the wrong price on the tag. They must have thought it was a student model or it was too cheesed or something. I don't know, but I picked it up and kept it under my arm until it was time to check out. I don't even want to say how much I paid for this, so I'll give it to you in a riddle. I paid for this drum the same amount that Mary won for winning the wet t-shirt contest in Joe's Garage.
 

danondrums

Well-known Member
I don't even want to say how much I paid for this, so I'll give it to you in a riddle. I paid for this drum the same amount that Mary won for winning the wet t-shirt contest in Joe's Garage.
looks to me like something funny is going on around here...
 

donzo74

Junior Member
looks to me like something funny is going on around here.
Right place at the right time...and I've just been around drums long enough to know more about most of the used products than the kids that take them in and price them at the big box stores. The look on the manager's face was priceless because he knew exactly what it was and what had happened when he flipped the tag over but I'm a frequent flyer up there, so we all just had a good laugh. They've made a mint off of me, so they had no problem letting that slide and they took it like champs. Great folks! We even caught the guy as he was coming back from lunch and had a chance to educate him.
 
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