What's your latest purchase?

alparrott

Platinum Member
Man, I have been SO TEMPTED to grab one of those. Guess I snoozed and I losed.
Just got off the phone with SW - they had hundreds of orders for those cymbals over the week. mentioned that they were well regarded here on DW... stock arriving in about 10-14 days. Mine actually slid to backorder.

Can we get a little love for Sweetwater? They call you to update you on your order. What a great store.
 

Icetech

Gold Member
I bought about 10 of those recently, some short some long, to finally replace my old miss matched rack mounted booms. Good functionality and they just feel solid.
i can't believe how cheap they are.. there are a lot of components in them..
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
Just got off the phone with SW - they had hundreds of orders for those cymbals over the week. mentioned that they were well regarded here on DW... stock arriving in about 10-14 days. Mine actually slid to backorder.

Can we get a little love for Sweetwater? They call you to update you on your order. What a great store.

definitely...they are a diamond in the large company/corporate BS rough in almost all aspects
 
Just got off the phone with SW - they had hundreds of orders for those cymbals over the week. mentioned that they were well regarded here on DW... stock arriving in about 10-14 days. Mine actually slid to backorder.
Saw them posted about earlier today on some FB group and thought, aw hell, how can I not? So, yeah, I pulled the trigger about an hour ago. :)
 

Icetech

Gold Member
I've got a double braced yamaha stand that I must have had for about 20 years, and it still functions perfectly. great investment!

I have no idea which cymbal stands i have (yamaha 1987) but holy crap they are heavy.. brought one in to work to polish up today and was shocked at the weight.. No way i would ever be a gigging drummer..
 

drumnut87

Well-known member
latest purchase was a fresh supply of drumsticks <3 if anyone in europe/the UK is wanting a cheaper alternative to the big players but with just as good a quality, i HIGHLY recommend balbex drumsticks, best sticks ive ever played, and ive played all the big makers sticks and a fair few smaller manufacturers sticks as well and these are far better IMHO <3

not sure if they do the USA yet, but you could enquire with them direct :)


oh, and you get free sweeties/candy with your purchase as well <3



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Ryan Culberson

Well-known member
Part of my 50th birthday present to myself, along with the kit I have on order. 6.5” bnob and 7” purpleheart. Copious quantities of that good DW kool aid caused some serious GAS. Don’t worry, all you naysayers; I still practice a lot and I got these drums because I love the sound of them + they serve a specific purpose for me. I’m not a collector.

Scored a gig with a local guy who competed on The Voice right before Christmas last year. He did well (runner up), and the post-tv show events are starting to materialize. These drums will work out great for me playing his shows (1.5K to 5K seaters).

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MusiQmaN

Platinum Member
Please let us know how much you enjoy programming your new tool. I found it tedious and time consuming (for me) but once all the samples were loaded it’s very fun to use. I would also recommend a stereo DI box for the FOH and audio engineers in your life.


For this the SPDS-SX editor comes in handy. Soooo quick to edit.

Most stages/engineers have DI's with them. I never had one with out.
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
I usually buy sticks from the local GC to support them (the employees are my neighbors, after all) but this time I used Amazon ‘cuz my favorite mother-in-law blessed me with a gift certificate. I wasn’t expecting all the plastic wrap.

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someguy01

Well-known member
I usually buy sticks from the local GC to support them (the employees are my neighbors, after all) but this time I used Amazon ‘cuz my favorite mother-in-law blessed me with a gift certificate. I wasn’t expecting all the plastic wrap.

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Make sure they're legit, the last pair ( I play the same stick) I got from Amazon were knockoffs. They looked the part, but were lighter than the others I had and the tips shattered into dust in about a week and I am no hard hitter.
Just an FYI.
Here's to hoping you got the real deal.
 

philby

Member
Just pulled the trigger on one of these new Pearl BD hoop mount cymbal holders. Have been meaning to put a ride cymbal mount on my Standards but I really didn't want to drill any more on that poor abused thing. This looks super solid and the toothless tilter was the deciding factor. I'll let you know how it goes. I've really had to re-evaluate my opinion of Pearl's hardware as of late. (also check out their new curved cymbal booms... weird huh?)

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Re-evaluate for better, or worse?
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Re-evaluate for better, or worse?
For better. Back when I has starting out (the late 80s, when dinosaurs and Jeff Porcaro walked the earth), I bought a lot of Pearl gear because it was the best stuff on the market. Then about ten years ago I entered into a period of unimpressed. On almost any Pearl stand I touched, nothing would stay where it was set - cymbal and snare stands would freely rotate in their tubes regardless of how much you tightened them. That has passed and now I own several pieces of Pearl hardware again.
 
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