What's your latest purchase?

RickP

Gold Member
I finally but the bullet and purchased one of the new Benny Greb snares today . It is the version 2. Beech shell version . I had been playing it at my local shop since it came in and I was undecided between the Beech and Brass shell versions . Both are excellent but I prefer the beech shell slightly more to the brass .
 

spleeeeen

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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NouveauCliche

Senior Member
I picked up a set of the new-ish Carter McLean signature sticks and they very quickly became my favorite!!! Just ordered a ton more.

Exceptional balance with a very cool tip shape that allows you to get several different sounds out of the cymbals based on your angle of attack.

They are between a 5A and a 5b and I've found them delicate enough for Jazz with a little more horsepower for the funk stuff (and I'm sure rock).

Great to try if it isn't on your radar!!

 

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Bozozoid

Well-known member
I picked up a set of the new-ish Carter McLean signature sticks and they very quickly became my favorite!!! Just ordered a ton more.

Exceptional balance with a very cool tip shape that allows you to get several different sounds out of the cymbals based on your angle of attack.

They are between a 5A and a 5b and I've found them delicate enough for Jazz with a little more horsepower for the funk stuff (and I'm sure rock).

Great to try if it isn't on your radar!!

It's on my radar now!..ive been endlessly searching for new old stock Vinnie zildjian or Firth sticks with no luck. Because of your description they sound perfect. I'm doing the investigating right now. Oh..i love how Carter makes ride cymbals I would never think twice about into must haves. You've got me excited now.
 

NouveauCliche

Senior Member
It's on my radar now!..ive been endlessly searching for new old stock Vinnie zildjian or Firth sticks with no luck. Because of your description they sound perfect. I'm doing the investigating right now. Oh..i love how Carter makes ride cymbals I would never think twice about into must haves. You've got me excited now.

Oh dude - if you liked the vinnie's you'll like these.

I liked those too a lot with the exception of the tip and how it sounds on cymbals - these solve that problem!
 

dwsabianguy

Senior Member
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That big gray box with the blue knobs is a Stam Audio clone of the Neve 33609 compressor. I ordered it two and a half years ago, and have had it paid off for a couple months, and it finally arrived on Friday. This will be my go-to drum buss compressor for future mixes and it sounds absolutely marvelous!

However, after getting the "we'll ship yours this week" runaround for the last six months, I will not be ordering any more Stam gear. This ran about a quarter of what a real Neve goes for, but that's some of the worst customer service I've ever experienced. If it's not done, just tell me it isn't ready!
 
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steadypocket

Gold 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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Wow, six years. I picked up three just this past month. I fell off the wagon and haven’t figured out how to get back on it. A Tama Star Grand Reserve steambent Birdseye maple is sitting in my living room, waiting for me to open the box.
 

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.
 
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