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RickP

Gold Member
My quest for darker cymbal sounds continues with this set of Istanbul Mehmet’s Black Sea 1623 cymbal set . This particular line has more shimmer than you would expect by looking at them . They are not particularly dry either . They controlled and warm sounding cymbals . The crashes and hihats are particularly excellent .E8AE6707-B91D-4B5A-B63F-09699F924397.jpeg
 

Neal Pert

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I am completely over the moon about this. I have been playing a 22x18 Absolute Hybrid Maple but always wanted a 22x14 to complete my shell bank. I can't help it-- I could never get with the 18" deep drums even though this one sounded incredible. So, I happened to find a guy with a brand new 22x14 who was looking for a 22x18. I paid some extra money because his was new and mine wasn't, but now my shell bank is complete: 22x14, 18x14, 16x15, 14x13, 13x9, 12x8, 10x7, 14x6.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
First gig in a long long time so a chance to properly try out my new Gretsch USA Bronze 5" snare. This is essentially THE snare sound I've heard in my head for years, so pleased to have found it, definitely a keeper!
Isn't it one of the cheapest high quality bronze snare in the market?
 

Ransan

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Went to Montana to visit daughter over the weekend, and along the way, stopped and picked these up. Going to try the coated pinstripes on my Pearl.

If your ever in Billings, check out Hansen Music, they are a great local shop with an excellent little drum department, I almost bought a tackle stick bag instead of the Sabian.
 
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Quai34

Junior Member
I don't have many to show yet, still setting up and ordered a matching floor and snare stand for the rack tom. Sizes are 20x14/12x8/14x14/16x16 (on order) all in olive oyster pearl. Also got a new old stock 2012 Legacy maple snare, with a p88 thrown in. Also the new 14x6.5 limited 75 world wide glacier blue with nickel hardware classic maple snare and a pile of Zildjian A's. Busy day.View attachment 109092
I love that kind of "busy" days!!!!
 

Quai34

Junior Member
Getting the new (to me) Slingerland ready for some shows coming up.

These turned up today. Loving the CS Dots at the moment so 13”&16” batter heads, some ambassadors for their resos, plus a coated CS batter for my Black Beauty.

Oh, also a couple of bass drum hoop protectors.

Finally, got round to getting a new gigging carpet (haven’t unrolled it yet, so for now please enjoy a stock photo)

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I ove this one, too bad it's not 7x5, it reminds me the rugs at my parents' house, pure afghanistan's rugs.
 

Odd-Arne Oseberg

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Haven't seen many people using Agners. I've been a fan of their Maple SD2's for a couple years now. Haven't had much luck with distributors here in the U.S. so I order straight from Switzerland. I always bring a pair to my local shops to try out gear and everyone who's tried them, loves em'!

I Iike the texture of them a lot better than the thick coated Hardimons.
 

SomeBadDrummer

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Getting the new (to me) Slingerland ready for some shows coming up.

These turned up today. Loving the CS Dots at the moment so 13”&16” batter heads, some ambassadors for their resos, plus a coated CS batter for my Black Beauty.

Oh, also a couple of bass drum hoop protectors.

Finally, got round to getting a new gigging carpet (haven’t unrolled it yet, so for now please enjoy a stock photo)

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Are those pipe organ pedals in the top photo?
 

SomeBadDrummer

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SomeBadDrummer

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Would not trust these sites at all. That price is very scam-ish. Those shopping search engines change their name and I think they use previously sold items pics for their postings...I think it uses our search engine data as well to further entice.

It appears those pictures are from Reverb listing that already ended (sold for $900) from Hawthorne's in Pittsburgh PA, sorry
UPDATE: Interestingly I have gotten several responses from the 'seller' about shipping, and even received a bogus tracking number/link showing the drum getting shipped from China lol. Here's what was in the last one 10 days ago:
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Dear Williams,
Thank you so much of your purchased from the website https://www.thoscal.com/
Your order has been shipped out, the Tracking No. is LY898841640CN
Please track it here https://t.17track.net/en#nums
you can track it after a few days as it will not update so quickly.
Because the COVID-19, you may get the package within 15-25 days after shipping.
By the way, do not reply back to the email because it is just for informing the Tracking No.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by the quick link.



However, the drum I purchased and was purportedly being shipped from China is still available for sale on the same site!:

So, because I purchased using Paypal, I went to their site, and in 5 minutes had filled out the form, uploaded supporting evidence and they refunded the full amount.

Buyer beware of scumbags.
 

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SomeBadDrummer

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That exemplifies why I've never benefitted from possessing an assortment of snares at once. One snare has always risen to the top as my unrivaled favorite, and others have stagnated in a closet. I now have only one snare, my 14"x5" Music City Custom. I gave my backup snare to my son recently, and I have no plans to get another. The one I have is the only one I want to play, and there isn't a setting or a style of music it can't handle. I'll be riding the single-snare bus until fate dictates otherwise, though I can't conceive circumstances that would warrant a change.
Perhaps a side snare? I keep a piccolo snare tucked in between the main snare and the 16" FT, but some might feel too crowded.
 

C.M. Jones

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Perhaps a side snare? I keep a piccolo snare tucked in between the main snare and the 16" FT, but some might feel too crowded.
I doubt I'd get any use out of a side snare. It would just sit there and languish. If anything, I'd add a second floor tom to my kit, but that's not necessary either, so I have no plans to do it. I'm happy with a four-piece (snare, bass, tom, and floor tom) and can't conceive going larger than that again. My gear philosophy is this: If I can get by without it, I will. Less maintenance -- and less transport -- makes a happy drummer in my case.
 

SomeBadDrummer

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I doubt I'd get any use out of a side snare. It would just sit there and languish. If anything, I'd add a second floor tom to my kit, but that's not necessary either, so I have no plans to do it. I'm happy with a four-piece (snare, bass, tom, and floor tom) and can't conceive going larger than that again. My gear philosophy is this: If I can get by without it, I will. Less maintenance -- and less transport -- makes a happy drummer in my case.
I can understand that depending on the genre of music it doesn't make sense.

I enjoy playing jazz, funk and fusion in addition to hard rock and even some softer 'standards', so a couple of extra things to hit is always fun. I recently sold off several snares that I had collected over the last year or so - probably to maintain my sanity during this crazy time since I don't play golf or really have any other hobbies besides a fairlly small coin collection I started in 1977. But if I were gigging one night stands again such as private parties and company events, I would use a standard 5 pc kit, one snare, hats & 3 cymbals.
 

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s1212z

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So, because I purchased using Paypal, I went to their site, and in 5 minutes had filled out the form, uploaded supporting evidence and they refunded the full amount.
That's a relief, glad it worked out in that respect (minus not getting the snare). The bogus tracking has been brought up recently (forgot who posted) but the shipment went pass their home and ended up in Kuwait or something...oops, lost your 'shipment' but not the payment. These sites are stealing out search data, re-using previous sales data and completely scamming consumers on their window shopping searchers. I saw private reserve Craviottos going for $50, lol
 

SomeBadDrummer

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That's a relief, glad it worked out in that respect (minus not getting the snare). The bogus tracking has been brought up recently (forgot who posted) but the shipment went pass their home and ended up in Kuwait or something...oops, lost your 'shipment' but not the payment. These sites are stealing out search data, re-using previous sales data and completely scamming consumers on their window shopping searchers. I saw private reserve Craviottos going for $50, lol
Thanks! Yeah, you would think at my age I would have learned "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". They'll not get me again!
 

s1212z

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Thanks! Yeah, you would think at my age I would have learned "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". They'll not get me again!
I wouldn't put yourself down on it, it's designed to be very tricky and deceiving. I think I was looking as less expensive items like cymbals and at first look very tempting at great used prices which sometimes happens, wow! Then I was noticing they sell clothes too...and very similar to my wife's tastes, hmm :unsure:
 
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