What's your latest purchase?

Hewitt2

Senior Member
Got a good deal on a used 18” sabian aa thin crash. Should give me a better response than my 18” medium thin which is slightly gongy. I have the 16” thin so I’m hoping I get comparable expression and openness.

I also decided to experiment and get out of my comfort zone (vater 5a) and try for some slightly meatier sticks (vater fusion) and see how that works out
 

Local Oaf

Well-known member
For us beginners, on a budget.
I had originally bought a 12" Kibaga practice pad. It helps for tapping around, but placement was sometimes inconvenient.
Today I got a package: Kibaga 12" pad that comes with a snare stand (obviously not top of the line , but, if I get another tom in the future {8, 13, 14 inch or so}) it will work. It can be tilted (unlike sitting the pad on the coffee table)
MUCH more handy!
It came with a backpack that the stand will fit into and a spare detachable pocket that fits the pad. (in case you're "on-the-go")
The stand is actually not bad considering the whole deal was about 36 bucks (Amazon).
Also two pair of "practice" sticks
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Hell yeah! New gear is new gear! Enjoy!
 

Local Oaf

Well-known member
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Kingdo Listen low volume cymbals:14hh/16/18/20 for the fishing cabin. I'm very impressed for what I paid for the set. Not much info out there about them, but they sound and feel like the Zildjian L80 without having to pay $300. I really just wanted the 20" ride and hats, but I couldn't pass up the deal.
I just picked up 14hh/16c/18r L80s used for comparatively cheap ($175-ish) but only because I waited and waited and waited forever
 

Local Oaf

Well-known member
Do the holes like these or on trash cymbals change the pitch (much)? I still have the stock Pearl Hi hats (14) and was thinking about experimenting. I can get/use step drill bits up to an inch if I decide on that. (would it be worth it?)
Experiment away, but only after you watch this.
 

RayI

Well-known member
New to me but used ( 6 months old ) in brand new condition from a guy that upgraded so he didn't want them anymore. I paid $ 300.00
Ludwig Evo's black sparkle wrap finish he included the throne , this kit is much lighter than my Yamaha SC I use , I still love my SC. but I'll be using the Ludwigs for outdoor practice as in my driveway and other local fun stuff in the neighborhood
 

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beatdat

Senior Member
I just picked up 14hh/16c/18r L80s used for comparatively cheap ($175-ish) but only because I waited and waited and waited forever
Low volume heads and cymbals are great. You'll be able to lay into those L80s like they're your real cymbals. But, do yourself a favour, and pick up the 20" ride as well, and use the 18" as a crash (it's designated a crash/ride). The 20" has a great ride feel that the 18" can't match (go figure, but those 2" make a big difference).

I recently picked up the 10" splash, and I'm looking to pick up the 18" china. When I get it, I'll have replicated my cymbal setup - it doesn't get much better than that in terms of home practice.
 

iCe

Senior Member
Low volume heads and cymbals are great. You'll be able to lay into those L80s like they're your real cymbals. But, do yourself a favour, and pick up the 20" ride as well, and use the 18" as a crash (it's designated a crash/ride). The 20" has a great ride feel that the 18" can't match (go figure, but those 2" make a big difference).

I recently picked up the 10" splash, and I'm looking to pick up the 18" china. When I get it, I'll have replicated my cymbal setup - it doesn't get much better than that in terms of home practice.
I have triggers installed on mine (also have the hats, crashes and ride) and thinking of removing them. Spend quite some €€€ on electronic stuff and i just feel/think it can't live up to the real thing. With the L80's and Silent Stroke heads you'd get so much more feel and dynamics than i feel is possible with electronic stuff. Might get the splash and china too to round things off. Thinking of miking up the kit (basic 4 mics) to record some things and try to fiddle with some settings to get somewhat of a fuller sound instead of a dead thud hehe
 

jimb

Member
Bought a used, cheap Yamaha strap drive from the 80’s? The 6110A. Love it, sort of. Rebound off my kick batter not as clear as my Tama, double chain 910. Did improve the rebound with a wooden beater. Not this one but similar...I think it’s destined to be the emergency gig pedal.View attachment 94953
I use Yammie hardware and one of these too....nice solid piece of kit as usual and works perfectly as I dont need to do super fast doubles all night long.
 

Justinhub2003

Well-known member
I'm a Zildjian guy, but damn are they beautiful
I’m a Paiste guy.

but I started to get into to darker cymbals. So I moved from 2002’s to Paiste Dark Energy.
But I wanted to go Darker and more earthier.

5 weeks ago I had zero meinl cymbals. Now I have 2 sets of hats, a ride, a crash, a trash crash and a trash splash.

lol and I’ll be posting another meinl Cymbal when the ups guy comes today
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Stopped by my local drum store today Midwest Drum and Percussion to buy a used Dream 16” crash for $130 if it was still there and I came home with an A Zildjian 17” med. thin crash for $145. I had listened to the Dream several wks ago and really liked it. Today when I played it, it sounded very trashy almost China sounding. So I looked around and found two 17” A Zildjians one had no ink logos & no ser.# it sounded good for $120. It reminded me of an 80s cym. The other one looked very new I liked it the most for $145 so I picked it up. It blends in well with my 18” Dark K and 16” thin A. I’m pretty pleased.
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Isn't it crazy that one day you liked it and another day it sounded different?

How's a girl supposed to pick cymbals when perception is a moving target?
 

drummage

Junior Member
I’m in the process of purchasing a Pearl BLX Kit, made between 85’ and 88 So I’m told. Piano black lacquer, Both inside and out! Does anyone have any familiarity with these kits? In the parlance of that period the shells are relatively thick, which I like...
 
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