What's your latest purchase?

wildbill

Platinum Member
This is my first ever Gretsch snare drum purchase: the new Keith Carlock Signature 5.5” X 14” 2mm Brass. I’ve been researching building my own Bell Bronze 3mm snare, but was struggling with the cost justifying how much I would likely actually use it. I’m partial to bronze drums but the Keith Carlock snare—even though it’s a true brass shell—intrigued me as being much more versatile with its 2 mm shell. It’s 13.4 pounds of rocket sauce. I’m going to spend some time with it before posting an evaluation, but I do predict I’m going to prefer it in the lower tuning range. If you’re considering getting one realize that the patina finish differs from shell to shell. Don’t expect your snare to look identical to the Gretsch factory photos. Each brass shell will exhibit it’s own individual patina pattern—similar, but not identical—to what you see in Gretsch ads.

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Is that the same drum? If so, the finish not only varies from drum to drum, but around each individual drum too - drastically.
Pretty neat looking.
 

Vintage Old School

Gold Member
Is that the same drum? If so, the finish not only varies from drum to drum, but around each individual drum too - drastically.
Pretty neat looking.
Yes, it's the same drum. According to what I was told individual ordered it and after unboxing it returned it the following day because the patina wasn't what he expected. I snagged this as a demo for a very nice price.
 

NouveauCliche

Senior Member
This is my first ever Gretsch snare drum purchase: the new Keith Carlock Signature 5.5” X 14” 2mm Brass. I’ve been researching building my own Bell Bronze 3mm snare, but was struggling with the cost justifying how much I would likely actually use it. I’m partial to bronze drums but the Keith Carlock snare—even though it’s a true brass shell—intrigued me as being much more versatile with its 2 mm shell. It’s 13.4 pounds of rocket sauce. I’m going to spend some time with it before posting an evaluation, but I do predict I’m going to prefer it in the lower tuning range. If you’re considering getting one realize that the patina finish differs from shell to shell. Don’t expect your snare to look identical to the Gretsch factory photos. Each brass shell will exhibit it’s own individual patina pattern—similar, but not identical—to what you see in Gretsch ads.

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Whoaaaaa - the patina on yours is WILD - LOVE IT!
 

Justinhub2003

Well-known member
A few weeks ago I bought the sonor AQX jungle set and absolutely fell in love with the small drum sizes.

Today I’ll be selling that kit as I was able to get a Sonor AQ2 jungle kit brand new for same cost as the AQX. Same Drum sizes and config but AQ2 is Maple vs Poplar.

I was blown away by the AQX sound especially for the price but I think the AQ2 sounds even better and found something DCP said in their video… that maple shells respond back to the drummer much better then poplar shells.

Any way.. these are Sonor AQ2 in the WMP wrap.

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Justinhub2003

Well-known member
After 12 months of waiting, I finally received my Sonor SQ1 10x7 Tom in Roadster Green

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No Way Jose

Silver Member
A local guy was selling his collection of drum sticks, cymbal stand, mallets, brushes and stick bag. Good deal so I bought it.
 

someguy01

Well-known member
I bought a used pdp 2 leg hi-hat stand to replace the rickety Pearl. I like the chain tension adjustment, never had a hi-hat stand that had that feature.
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
I like the chain tension adjustment, never had a hi-hat stand that had that feature.
You'll appreciate the adjustment mechanism even more if you ever move up to, say, 15" hats and want a little more tension to accommodate the additional weight. It's a nice feature to have.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
Couple of pairs of VF Steve Gadd wood tip.
$7.83 a pair at Guitar Showcase if any of you folks are interested in a bargain.
I have them and I really like them of jazz, well, for a lot of stuff too.
 
Trick driveshaft for my Speed Cobras. These things should be industry standard, it's unreal. My left foot doesn't know what to do, feeling that much connection to the playing. I can feel reverberation in my left knee that usually gets ate by the lost motion, making me wonder about having a second kick again. Funny enough too, I'm barely playing double bass these days, really trying to max out single foot & barely playing any of Speed/Thrash/Grind that is my old go-to beats, not pushing extremes anymore.
 

Out of Round

Well-known member
How are you liking it?
I'm happy with my pedals, but have been seriously considering getting one of these.
I'm enjoying it. It just got delivered today. I'm putting different beaters on it, just messing around. I've been mostly using the wooden Lightweight model LowBoy beater today. I'll probably also experiment with spring tension settings later, but I'm just using the set-up as is, right out of the box for now.
 

ToneT

Well-known member
Two 22" Remo Ebony heads.
I'm going to put these on my Ludwig Maple Classics (18x22)
No ports, no pillows.
I want to try Simon Phillips-style muffling on the batters (Evans Hydraulics) but on the outside.
Rolled towels taped to the heads.
 
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