What's your latest purchase?

iCe

Senior Member
1. Tama CSH5 Hi-hat stack. Great little thing to put on your hi-hat rod. Going to use it to either mount my 4 or 6" Paiste accent from.
2. Two pairs of Vic Firth SD9 Driver Maple sticks. Just to try them out. Was going for the Vater SD9 Maple, but there are €2,- cheaper, so yeah... and that VF are good sticks!
3. Tama HS80PW Snare Stand. Designed For 10 and 12" snares. I have a 10" snare, but mounting it on the rack with an ISS clamp is not working.
4. Tama short hi-hat rod. I think the original is bent, so time to replace it. Top hi-hat isn't completely horizontal anymore because of the bent rod.
5. Millennium Drill Bit Key. Been wanting this forever so i can use a drill to quickly replace heads etc.
6. A pack of Dunlop Nylin Max Grip 0.88 guitar picks. Not drum related, but i like to strum a bit sometimes and for the life of me i can't seem to find the previous set I've ordered!
 

dwsabianguy

Senior Member
Let's start with a photo of the kit I played on Thursday here in downtown Raleigh:

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There are a couple new things

LP Blast Block high
19" Legacy Crash (traded the 18" HHX Complex Thin for it, to better pair with the 20" Complex)
19" '96 K Zildjian China Boy

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This might be THE best sounding Zildjian China I have ever heard. It fits perfectly with the rest of the kit, both in tonality and volume. Seems to sound less agressive non-inverted.

The 19" HHX Legacy makes a nice counterpart for the 20" HHX Complex Thin in the #1 position. The 18" Complex just kinda sounded lame in comparison, but the Legacy is a different-yet-complementary character.

And the blast block allowed me to play left-hand clave with the Latin band, which gave me an entirely new way to work the dynamics of the show. Big improvement; less drummer, more percussionist.
 

bongoman

Junior Member
I just got and fixed up this Tama Artstar brass. Initially I had serious buyer’s remorse, because I overpaid (it was late at night and I was stoned) and it got bent up in shipping. But even though the smart thing would have been to return it for a refund, I decided to fix it instead. Reshaped it, put on some brass tube lugs, vintage COB hoops, and Ludwig heads, and WOW! It sounds and plays amazing. Even the physical feel when playing, I don’t know how much is from the bounce off the heads and how much is in the audible sensitivity, but it just feels awesome to play.

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Justinhub2003

Drum Expert
Added the DW MDD to my pedal collection. As well as a Istanbul Agop xist dry dark ride

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Icetech

Gold Member
Those are beautiful, i us Istanbul Mehmet sultans and love them.. great company :)


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 .View attachment 109213
 

JohnnyStix

Well-known member
So a few weeks ago I went on and on about this nasty flea market find Ludwig snare. A 1940 Standard 7x14 mahagony shell. Put Evans G1 coated in top. Has an effortlessly loud crack with a killer rimshot. Three applications of Tung Oil. Here it is all put back to its Birthday Suit...
 

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SomeBadDrummer

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Stopped by one of my usual music stores and happened upon this Tama double tom mount which replaces my Frankenmount shown in the third photo.
I think it’s a lot cleaner looking, and a little less chrome in the grill doesn’t bother me much
 

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SomeBadDrummer

Gold Member
So a few weeks ago I went on and on about this nasty flea market find Ludwig snare. A 1940 Standard 7x14 mahagony shell. Put Evans G1 coated in top. Has an effortlessly loud crack with a killer rimshot. Three applications of Tung Oil. Here it is all put back to its Birthday Suit...
That is a fabulous find and restore. I guess I’ll have to start looking at flea markets because I have never found anything close to a ‘find’ like your Ludwig. Vintage stuff is so cool, glad you rescued it for a second life.
 

Mcdonap

Member
Yesterday I picked up a new Gretsch USA Custom 3 piece. 13, 16, 22x14 in black nitron. I got a phenomenal deal at my local store. I've been thinking about a Gretsch (among many others...) for quite a while. I've never actually owned Gretsch before. At any rate, the deal was so good that I knew if I did decide on a Gretsch at some point down the line I'd kick myself for not picking it up.

Still setting up/tuning/etc., but so far I'm really liking them!

Here's a quick phone pic:
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It also shows my new from a few weeks ago Gibralter Stealth rack.
 

Timmy

Well-known member
Yesterday I picked up a new Gretsch USA Custom 3 piece. 13, 16, 22x14 in black nitron. I got a phenomenal deal at my local store. I've been thinking about a Gretsch (among many others...) for quite a while. I've never actually owned Gretsch before. At any rate, the deal was so good that I knew if I did decide on a Gretsch at some point down the line I'd kick myself for not picking it up.

Still setting up/tuning/etc., but so far I'm really liking them!

Here's a quick phone pic:
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It also shows my new from a few weeks ago Gibralter Stealth rack.
I'm in the market for a drum rack. I really like those stealth racks. Unfortunately, I have 4 toms, so, I don't think it would be very useful for me. Probably gonna have to go with a 3 sided rack.
 

Mcdonap

Member
I'm in the market for a drum rack. I really like those stealth racks. Unfortunately, I have 4 toms, so, I don't think it would be very useful for me. Probably gonna have to go with a 3 sided rack.
The rack is pretty neat, but you're right - not sure about using 4 toms. I mean, it could probably work with a couple of double tom holders, but you might not be able/or want to attach anything else to it.

There is a video from Gibralter on the rack and many ways it can be customized:

They make it seem pretty limitless...
 

SomeBadDrummer

Gold Member
Yesterday I picked up a new Gretsch USA Custom 3 piece. 13, 16, 22x14 in black nitron. I got a phenomenal deal at my local store. I've been thinking about a Gretsch (among many others...) for quite a while. I've never actually owned Gretsch before. At any rate, the deal was so good that I knew if I did decide on a Gretsch at some point down the line I'd kick myself for not picking it up.

Still setting up/tuning/etc., but so far I'm really liking them!

Here's a quick phone pic:
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It also shows my new from a few weeks ago Gibralter Stealth rack.
Sweet find! This is the kind of stuff that really gets me excited, post after photos please!
 

JohnnyStix

Well-known member
The rack is pretty neat, but you're right - not sure about using 4 toms. I mean, it could probably work with a couple of double tom holders, but you might not be able/or want to attach anything else to it.

There is a video from Gibralter on the rack and many ways it can be customized:

They make it seem pretty limitless...
Why is he wearing a mask? Was there a studio audience? 🤔
 
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