I have, but not with drum hardware. It's tedious and the results vary based on how the item was originally plated. Under the chrome there is nickel and zinc layers that allow the plating to adhere. Quality plating, i.e. Premier, is very hard to remove and will leave a surface that just won't look good painted. It's easier, less laborious, and cheaper to replace any hardware if you want another color.Has anyone ever sand blasted and/or wire brushed the chrome off and then painted the hardware,
Gorgeous!Since I have a Tama Starclassic (W/B) on order and waiting to ship to me, I thought I should start looking around for the matching snare. If I want it in the finish of my kit, it'll be an additional 6-7 month wait. However, I noticed my local Guitar Center had this Tama Starclassic 14x6.5 snare drum in walnut/birch with a cedar finish and it was $100 cheaper than ordering the snare in my matching finish. I just said hell with it and bought the cedar finish one instead due to being readily available and saving me some cash. Since it sits behind the kit and is barely seen anyway, I figured it didn't matter.
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I got home with this puppy, slapped a new Evans HD Dry head on it, kept the snare side head since it came with an Evans 300 anyway (which is what I would have put on it), tuned it up how I like it, and immediately noticed a huge difference in sound. Normally I struggle to tune my two Pearl snares and this thing tuned up so fast an easy that it shocked me. The snare throw off is much nicer too. I've never owned a 6.5in deep snare and I love the fatter sound of it. If this is any indication on how the rest of the Starclassic kit will sound then I'm in for a huge treat.
I like that color. I’ve had a Similar Pearl in some sort of smoked brushed aluminum for 25 years and still use it on gigs. I can attest to these being good kits to learn on and be confident it can hold up to any task down the road if needed.Ongoing deal...trying to get eight yr old Rox into drumming, and she is showing an interest.
Got her a pad and sticks...
Then got her a snare (n stand)
Gave her my stock hi hats and stand.
For a beginner set...for 120 dollars:
12,13, 16 and 22. (Bonus: The color kinda matches her snare)View attachment 107112
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They need a DEEP cleaning. But physically they look and sound pretty...sound.
Emad kick head and Enforcer reso.
Remo Emperors on the toms. G1 resos (Used, but all still good)
Gonna need the BEST chrome cleaning advice.
I am all excite-y!
The one above the post.I just realized I never put the Stage Custom set I got a couple weeks ago in the 'latest purchase' thread,
although I made a couple other posts about them.
Anyways - they're 10/12/14/20 w/14" snare. Finish is Honey Amber. I stained the unfinished parts of the hoops since I got them.
They sound better than any of the many previous versions of Stage Customs I've had.
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The one above the post.
My bad I thought I did reply to it.
Yeah the Stage Customs were in the running when I bought a cheaper Mapex Mars kit. I got a deal on the Cherry Bomb kit ($1000 off) plus a free Equinox snare that I added to and got the Maximus.I kind of thought you meant the Stage Customs, but wasn't sure.
The Stage Customs aren't that expensive, but didn't you recently post about getting some pricey Mapex stuff?
That should help take your mind off of it.