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jimb

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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Interesting. They are very fine sounding and very expensive too. Seems to me once u get into top tier territory its all down to personal taste and need. In my un-miced cover band I think the loudness, brashness even of my recently aquired New Beats is probably more appropriate but if I was fully miced...these would be stellar.
 
Tama Starclassic Bubinaga In Flat burgundy Metallic. 10”,12”,16” & 22”. Old stock that didn’t sell, so at a 32% discount, I could not pass that up. Should be here in a week.

Congrats ! Pics when it arrives ??. I was looking at some NOS Bubinga kits when I was searching for a kit but they were ridiculously overpriced .

Im always amazed when I see members of the forum finding amazing deals like this . Especially on discontinued gear like tama bb kits . I got a used 6 piece bb in mint condition at a decent price, but theres an identical kit to mine on reverb that with shipping would be $1,300 more than I paid and I believe it’s actually more than when new ?. I’d expect the price to come down on it as I can’t see someone paying that but you never know ??‍♂️. I always hear it’s a buyers market but when looking at new and used gear ,... generallyI’ve not really seen this to be true. But then again guys here find a great deal every now and again ?
 
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yammyfan

Senior Member
Interesting. They are very fine sounding and very expensive too. Seems to me once u get into top tier territory its all down to personal taste and need. In my un-miced cover band I think the loudness, brashness even of my recently aquired New Beats is probably more appropriate but if I was fully miced...these would be stellar.
It will be interesting to hear what miking these will be like but I suppose I'll have to wait a while to find out.

In the meantime, they're superb without any amplification. The thinness of the top cymbal combined with the large surface area is proving to be a dynamite combo. Playing them on the inner surface yields a traditional hi-hat sound while playing the outer portion is a whole new ballgame as far as sounds go.

Super versatile hats if anybody is thinking about picking up a pair. (y)
 

Justinhub2003

Drum Expert
Today’s 75 dollar find.

90’s (I think) Ludwig Black Galaxy Arcolite 14x5

Shell is in perfect condition, as are the lugs!

I completely disassembled it and cleaned it top to bottom. I had a Ludwig 85AC laying around so installed. Unfortunately I had to order a new butt plate because I hate the stock one and my P35 doesn’t fit.
Threw on some leather washers for the tension rods and pure sound snare wires

Just ordered some new hoops as well. I hate when rims are pitted. It’s a pit peave of mine you could say.

But spent less then a 100. Always wanted an acrolite for my collection

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Bongo Jesus

Well-known member
New heads all around, a pack of drumtacs, and a falam slam is on order.

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Justinhub2003

Drum Expert
Received my Behringer X Air XR18 today. So far so good but it has so many options it’s a bit overwhelming B01429AB-B747-4798-BD36-AC0B11A15677.jpeg
 

Rotarded

Senior Member
Picked this up yesterday. Never seen one before. 1977 uncatalogued lacquer over brass Supraphonic. The last ones documented (model LM401) were in the 1960 catalog. No B or BR stamp, just a sticker on the inside "Seamless Brass Shell". All original except for heads. Unknown how many exist.


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RickP

Gold Member
My local shop got in this Noble and Cooley CD Maples Kit in Honey Maple gloss lacquer ( my favourite finish ) in my preferred configuration 20/12/14 and we negotiate a fantastic deal , so home it came with me .
Superb drums , perfect bearing edges and that great maple sound . Been awhile since I had a 100% Maple Kit .
 

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Darth Vater

Senior Member
My local shop got in this Noble and Cooley CD Maples Kit in Honey Maple gloss lacquer ( my favourite finish ) in my preferred configuration 20/12/14 and we negotiate a fantastic deal , so home it came with me .
Superb drums , perfect bearing edges and that great maple sound . Been awhile since I had a 100% Maple Kit .
You can't go wrong w/ maple. ;)
 

jimb

Member
Taken a chance on a cheap Zultan 10" splash and clamp. Great reviews and sound sample sounds really nice...splashy and not gongy.
 
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