What's your latest purchase?

Justinhub2003

Drum Expert
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
 

Justinhub2003

Drum Expert
Today’s delivery:
Meinl Byzance Dual Crash/Ride 22”

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Justinhub2003

Drum Expert
Can’t help my self. Just love new stuff and since I can’t vacation, might as well binge on new gear.

Today’s arrivals:

20” Meinl Byzance extra thin Hammered crash
19” Istanbul Agop traditional Dark crash

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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?
 

RickP

Gold Member
Found a mint condition used Sonor Benny Greb snare on Reverb for too good a deal to pass up . The grain on this is outstanding .
 

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oldmetalhead

Junior Member
Here is a picture of me with a 19" Paiste PST7 medium crash. It also works well as a crash/ride. On the same day I purchased an LP Rock Ridge Rider black cowbell. These were purchased from the Drum Center of Portsmouth NH.
 

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Justinhub2003

Drum Expert
Just ordered a Behringer XAir XR18 mixer.
Gonna replace my Tascam US16x08 mixer which works but I feel I can do better
 

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...
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
Picking up some Zildjian K Sweet hi-hats this afternoon. I've heard good things about large hi-hats so I went with 16's this time around.

I won't have long to wait to hear how they blend in with the rest of the K Sweet lineup. I'm heading straight to rehearsal afterwards with my crashes and ride in tow. Should be fun!
 

donzo74

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...

I have a set of these with the long, high-tension lugs. They are 6ply, 7.5mm thick 100% birch shells. Mine are Sequoia Red with clear lacquer inside. They are loud drums and project well. They are on the heavy side with the long lugs and thick shells but they are very well built and sturdy.
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
A quick follow-up to my earlier post. The 16" K Sweet hats are unbelievably great! Like, seriously good hi-hats ?

If I had to sum them up in one word it would be: Effortless.

Generally speaking, when I play I'm "mixing" myself to balance kick drum, snare drum and cymbals relative to each other. I pay special attention to my hi-hats because it's easy (for me) to get carried away with them. Not so with the K Sweets. They are spot-on no matter how I play them.

They weren't cheap but they're worth it to me. Completely satisfied!

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rebonn

Senior Member
Electro-Voice RE20 #2. I'm now properly equipped for double-kick setups. Like the one I'll have for the September 12 Cygnus X-2 Permanent Waves show.

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I use it in the studio for the kick and bass amp.
You can crank it up as it has excellent GBF (gain before feedback) and you'll probably see you have to increase the gain more than other mics.
I don't take it out live though. I use my EV kick mic.
Congrats on a great mic.
 

dwsabianguy

Senior Member
I use it in the studio for the kick and bass amp.
You can crank it up as it has excellent GBF (gain before feedback) and you'll probably see you have to increase the gain more than other mics.
I don't take it out live though. I use my EV kick mic.
Congrats on a great mic.

The RE20 is honestly where I want the outputs of my mics to be. All my pres sound great, with low noise, so I haven't had an issue with low output mics in a long time. I've had my first RE20 for about three years now and it has lived in my kick unless I'm using my D12E. If we do take the Cygnus thing on the road I'll bring the full complement of drum mics.
 
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