What's your latest purchase?

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.
 

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.
 
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