Wow! Beautiful drum!Summit Drum Co. Black Walnut steambent solid shell by Master drum builder Gary Posey. 14 x 5.75, brass plated hardware, die cast hoops, single contact point lugs, matching walnut hand bent re-rings, Batman black Trick GS007 3 position throw off, 20 strand german wires, and brass Summit badges! Best part was I got to meet Gary and see his drum cave!
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Thanks Patrick. I'll be spending today getting it setup, tuned, and or course hitting it with sticks! Gary's rep as a builder is spreading fast. He's such a nice person too. Was really a pleasure meeting him. For a one man operation it's just amazing what he's been able to accomplish up to this point. Your name came up too what with your additional orders. You got in at the right time as new kit orders won't be delivered until early summer '22.Wow! Beautiful drum!
Got two Sabian cymbals today:
- 18” SR2 Medium. Definitely was an HH Medium crash in its previous life. Has a pleasant dark/throaty/balanced tonal response. Opens up surprisingly easily given its characteristics. Tried it out as a secondary ride but it didn’t work out too well in that area. So this will make nice primary crash in lower volume settings.
-21” HH Raw Bell Ride - Phil Collins edition. This is a bit of a unicorn for me as I’m such a PC fanboy and this specific ride in this condition doesn’t come up for sale that readily in my area. Tried it for the first time today and I was struck by the pronounced ping and overall stiffness of the cymbal. The bell sounds great. Will definitely take some getting used to but I see its application when cleaner definition and more attack would prove of use. The crash is way too gongy so this is a ride only, and an especially hefty one.
I’m really looking forward to add these cymbals to my palate of sounds but it is bittersweet as I had to put down my beloved 8-year old English Bulldog Lord Wellington just one day earlier (he’s the one on the right!). He was a champ and loyal to the end and I will miss him greatly. Dogs - we don’t deserve them!
My Tama Starclassic came in today, and boy is she a beaut. Still need to re-arrange my cymbal setup though.
I was originally supposed to get the Shamrock Oyster finish, but I got too impatient and just took the Jade Silk kit since it came in-stock sooner. Don't think I'm upset about that though cause this kit looks cooler than I thought in person.
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