What's your latest purchase?

cbphoto

Gold Member
plus a pair of Vic Firth Barrel 5B's cause I might be going up a size
I tried going from (Promark) 5A to their 5B and I liked the feel in my hand but it changed my cymbal play too much. I lost all kinds of articulation and nuance and it felt like I was ruthlessly clubbing my pies. I’m sure it’s user error, tho.
 

organworthyplayer337

Well-known member
I tried going from (Promark) 5A to their 5B and I liked the feel in my hand but it changed my cymbal play too much. I lost all kinds of articulation and nuance and it felt like I was ruthlessly clubbing my pies. I’m sure it’s user error, tho.
I can see what you mean by interfering with how you play cymbals. Quick swells and hi hat/ride stuff feel weird. Same with some snare stuff, but I like the feel and the amount of power I can get when doing anything else. Definitely need to get used to it, and won't be trashing my 5As anytime soon.
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
This is the first snare drum I've purchased since getting my Guru six years ago. I've been wanting to try the whole brass shell w/ die cast hoops thing and whenI saw this new for $300 I snatched it up.I added the hoops and my favorite snare head, Aquarian Jack DeJohnette. I put it to work at an outdoor rock gig last night and it delivered mightily on the rimshot backbeats and side sticks.
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What's the strap on the tension rod to the right of the badge for? Some kind of muffler, or maybe it's a marching snare. :LOL:
 

SomeBadDrummer

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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Awesome DW snares, I really appreciate the build quality and sound which is comparable to the ‘bigger’ names.
And just out of curiosity, do you only buy drums for a specific purpose? Is there any reason why a drummer would not also be a collector of such a vitally important component of a kit if it could help expand one’s repertoire?
 

Ryan Culberson

Well-known member
Awesome DW snares, I really appreciate the build quality and sound which is comparable to the ‘bigger’ names.
And just out of curiosity, do you only buy drums for a specific purpose? Is there any reason why a drummer would not also be a collector of such a vitally important component of a kit if it could help expand one’s repertoire?

Good questions! That part of my post was just a snarky little jab at DW haters and also those who somehow equate buying new gear to being a collector and not a player.
 

spleeeeen

Platinum Member
What's the strap on the tension rod to the right of the badge for? Some kind of muffler, or maybe it's a marching snare. :LOL:
Thanks for asking! That is part of the leather Guru dampener Andy included with my segmented walnut snare. The portion on the tension rod has a snap to which the dampener attaches. Similar to this but with the Guru logo embossed on the top of it:
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SomeBadDrummer

Well-known member
6.5x14 Tama Star Grand Reserve birdseye maple steambent (solid ply). Yes, I’ve fallen off the wagon hard and really need to figure out how to get back on. One of five worldwide. Thank you DCP!
Wait, are you serious Clark? I am green with envy…actually I celebrate with you. Indeed that’s one amazing looking drum and I bet it sounds better than it looks.
 

RickP

Gold Member
Well I did it again , I could not resist getting the Version 2.0 of the Sonor Benny Greb . I have previously sky owned the first version and liked it but ended up selling it to find other purchases when I went on a bit of a Sonor purge .
I am back on the Sonor bandwagon again thanks to that Enabler Darth Vader .
I was going back and forth between the beech and the brass versions and finally decided to settle on the beech version . I am a big fan of beech shell drums . image.jpg
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
Well I did it again , I could not resist getting the Version 2.0 of the Sonor Benny Greb . I have previously sky owned the first version and liked it but ended up selling it to find other purchases when I went on a bit of a Sonor purge .
I am back on the Sonor bandwagon again thanks to that Enabler Darth Vader .
I was going back and forth between the beech and the brass versions and finally decided to settle on the beech version . I am a big fan of beech shell drums .

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What are the knobs for?
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
6.5x14 Tama Star Grand Reserve birdseye maple steambent (solid ply). Yes, I’ve fallen off the wagon hard and really need to figure out how to get back on. One of five worldwide. Thank you DCP!
Rich that's beautiful. Thanks for posting the pic. As soon as I read the description in a previous post I knew I wanted to see it.

I love birdseye for snares. I think the hoops should be chrome though. I like seeing a TF hoop as opposed to DC as well.

I have a Carolina steambent birdseye maple. 14 x about 6 now after I redid the edges twice. It's probably the most "alive" snare drum I have. Major afterglow after the strike.
 
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