What's your latest purchase?

someguy01

Platinum Member
Now this is extremely helpful info @someguy01, I use whatever washers come with said drum but will now consider using better (different) lug screws or most likely washers. This is great info.
The plastic washers work well, and I would imagine and as @Justinhub2003 has attested, leather washers would work well as the leather would absorb a nice amount of vibration in addition to making a nice locking fastener from the surface friction.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
Those are slick !! I can't top those but here's a couple pics of my new Tama PAL146 Starphonic aluminum 14x6 snare that the nice FedEx man just dropped off for me. Clik to enlarge.

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Great, this one is in my list for an aluminium snare, competing with the Dunnet 2N aluminum, I think I will get both in fact, maybe the Tama in 6" (only in 6" by the way) and the Dunnet in 5.5"? Or in 6.5", I will ask your opinion here when I will be there!!!
 

Quai34

Junior Member
I picked up the 22” Sabian HHX Anthology hi Bell and 14” HHX Anthology hi Bell hats today to go with the 18” HHX anthology Hi Bell I picked up a couple weeks ago to complete the set . I have not been this excited about a Sabian cymbal series since the Sabian Artisan was introduced .
These Anthology cymbals are beautiful versatile cymbals that feel great to play and they work well with the Artisan cymbals and HHX Complex cymbals I already owned .View attachment 118102View attachment 118103View attachment 118104View attachment 118105View attachment 118106View attachment 118107
How would you characterize them compare to the Complex and Artisan? Is it really a new sound or are they just to make an old series like new?
 

Quai34

Junior Member
This is a great one, it's the Mike Johnson's signature cowbell, I have this one for more Latin and a bit of everything while I'm using the LP Chad Smith's red rider cow bell for rock, this is a great cowbell, you will love it...and with the little magnets it comes as the, you could really Taylor the sound of it to the music you play.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
8 and 10 Paiste dark energy splashes
8/10, 10/12 Paiste PSTX stacks
I have an 19" and 15" from this serie, Dark Energy and was wondering about the splashes, how do they sound, could you described them? Etc..
 

Quai34

Junior Member
Not exactly drum gear, but I just ordered a full PA system for my home practice space: a processor/mixer with four preamps and twelve channels, two 15" mains with stands, and two mics with stands.

Why have I done this? I have musicians in and out for various reasons. Having a permanent PA onsite is easier than requiring players to haul one in as needed. This is a wise investment that will pay for itself quite quickly.
You're right, it always pay, you can have easily people coming and playing with you, I did this in buying mics for a drums kit way before I had the kit but the idea was the same, proposing product to people who may not have them so, they could play with you even without having what they might need...Like the Mike's for my singers belong to me, etc...bass and guitar. The same...
 

James Hart

Member
This is a great one, it's the Mike Johnson's signature cowbell, I have this one for more Latin and a bit of everything while I'm using the LP Chad Smith's red rider cow bell for rock, this is a great cowbell, you will love it...and with the little magnets it comes as the, you could really Taylor the sound of it to the music you play.

I did a lot of research and ended up with his signature snare too... not for him, but because they were both what I was after

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Justinhub2003

Silver Member
The plastic washers work well, and I would imagine and as @Justinhub2003 has attested, leather washers would work well as the leather would absorb a nice amount of vibration in addition to making a nice locking fastener from the surface friction.
Yea the Canopus leather bolt tight washers are great. Every drum I buy gets them. I do use them in conjunction with whatever came though, I just add 2 to Each tension rods with the plastic washer sandwiched between the leather
 

RickP

Gold Member
How would you characterize them compare to the Complex and Artisan? Is it really a new sound or are they just to make an old series like new?

They are different for sure . The Anthology feel soft to play . The Artisans feel stiffer when struck and are thicker (even the Light models ). The Complex also feel stiffer than the Anthology cymbals . If ai had to choose in order of preference it would go Artisan , Anthology, Complex . I like the complexity and cut of the Artisan . The Anthology are quieter and thinner than the Artisan cymbals (I own 20” and 22” Light rides and 19” crash ) .
I tried using the Anthology cymbals with my Big Band gig and the 22” just got lost in the mix . The 18” worked really well as a crash and secondary ride behind a piano solo or bass .
The hats as previously stated cut through but had a lot of clang which I liked more for Rock than for Big Band . The Anthology hats are excellent for foot chick and cut .
I like the Complex and when they came out I thought they were becoming rivals for the Artisan line . They are a more reasonably priced option and surprisingly consistent for a handmade Sabian line . ( I have the 14” medium hats , 18” crash and 17” O-zone). I prefer the crashes and hihats in the Complex line to the rides .
 

eric_B

Senior Member
Tama DC hoop and Remo Ambassador heads for my BNOB WorldMax…:)(y)View attachment 118861
Is it a 14 x 6,5? If I'm not mistaking the Worldmax shell is the same as my Ludwig Black Magic(?)
I had the original version with all black hardware and later replaced the rods with chrome ones and put s-hoops on it to give it a more 'fake' BB look.

I really like the snare, works great for classic rock.

Remarkable: after the 7 year break I pulled the BM out of its case last weekend to check the tuning and it was still perfectly in tune, even each rod!
 

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Al Strange

Platinum Member
Is it a 14 x 6,5? If I'm not mistaking the Worldmax shell is the same as my Ludwig Black Magic(?)
I had the original version with all black hardware and later replaced the rods with chrome ones and put s-hoops on it to give it a more 'fake' BB look.

I really like the snare, works great for classic rock.

Remarkable: after the 7 year break I pulled the BM out of its case last weekend to check the tuning and it was still perfectly in tune, even each rod!
Yeah 14x6.5. I’ve got a 14x8 BM. Lovely drum mate!:)(y)
 
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