What's your latest purchase?

lefty2

Platinum Member
I purchased a Xenyx 12 ch. for home use. There's gonna be some learning going on here. I've been using a dinosaur Peavey 7 ch. powered mixer with no effects except a spring reverb. Now I need a power amp.
 

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Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
Okay, this was not what I expected from my day in the studio...

Shortly before I was going to leave the house heading to the studio my phone rang, one of our tenants (a guy running a project studio) called me. I was confronted with loud beeping noises and him yelling that the Klangwerk is burning! I was like yeah sure, don't shit me. And turn that horrible noise off, douche! He went on yelling, so it quickly became clear that it was actually really friggin' urgent. I jumped into the car and rushed there. In the meantime he found the source of the huge amount of smoke - a peat fire in one of the plants, lit by his wife - who is also our cleaning woman. She wanted to do us all a favor by burning an incense stick she stuck into the well watered plant earlier today. Lucky us my business partner is also head of the local firefighters, so he called the fire brigade from a village next to us which operates a powerful blowing machine to deal with building saturated with smoke.

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Guess what happened - Supergrobi had to jump at his chance!!1 (Actually substituting the missing cape with the door mat)


Later today the guys came back to collect the machine and to have a beer or three with us.

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So eventually my tests where a bit too brief. But from what I can tell I stand with my statement - the most buttery, fat, silky and broad hi hat I ever heard. It's a bit sad that I also have to get a new ride, my beloved Twenty Custom 24" Full Ride is a bit too ... assertive now compared to the hats (I feel you @Klaid :cool:). Although my 2002 Thin Crashes 16 and 18 and the 2002 splash all fit very well sound and volume wise. Seems these are the hats they can throw after me into my grave after they cremated me using my DW Collectors.
 

cbphoto

Diamond Member
To add another year or two to my 2017 MacBook Pro I bought a replacement battery kit from ifixit.com and went for it.


⬇️ The back is off and the sea of screws has begun.

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⬇️ After the original battery was removed, the adhesive must be completely removed, and a clean surface for the new adhesive. This took the longest.

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⬇️ Only one extra screw! I win! There were about 20–25 of these little buggers of varying lengths such as 1.7mm and 1.9mm and 2.0mm (According to the instructions provided by ifixit.

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So far, no lithium fires. 👌

And I heard the new iPhone 14 has a much easier-to-replace battery. (In case anyone is considering a new phone)
 

PaisteGuy

Active Member
Picked up these well used Paiste 15” Black Logo 2002 Heavy Hats. The SE’s can be a bit too much at times, and these should dial it down some.
 

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Quai34

Junior Member

Quai34

Junior Member
I’m addicted to buying snares right now lol… just added another.
It’s a 70s Ludwig 6 ply maple Thermogloss but made from a 14” concert tom cut down to a 14x5. Wow does it ever sound goooood!
I hear you, in 3 weeks, I bought 2 Mapex on the good advices of a guy nick name "Mapex always" on drumforum, 30th anniversary 8 ply 8 mm walnut, awesome snare and The Shadow, Birch/walnut/rosewood veneer, 6.85mm, 7 ply, both 14X6.5:
I have really discovered Mapex, they are very nice A snares and not a challenger I was thinking they were... And their prices are right!!
HO MY GOD, CBPhoto had warned me, now, with 10 Snares, I have to buy his utility snares rack display... Well, they have it in stock at Musicians friend so..
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CarloRock

Member
That's the same bell I have and I think it sounds pretty darn good. There are so many to pick from nowadays it's hard to decide.
Yes, there are so many cowbell nowadays but i buy this model because i like the sound better than other model of LP cowbell and the sound of mambo remind me a Steven Adler Appetite For Destruction album😅
 

spleeeeen

Platinum Member
To add another year or two to my 2017 MacBook Pro I bought a replacement battery kit from ifixit.com and went for it.


⬇️ The back is off and the sea of screws has begun.

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⬇️ After the original battery was removed, the adhesive must be completely removed, and a clean surface for the new adhesive. This took the longest.

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⬇️ Only one extra screw! I win! There were about 20–25 of these little buggers of varying lengths such as 1.7mm and 1.9mm and 2.0mm (According to the instructions provided by ifixit.

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So far, no lithium fires. 👌

And I heard the new iPhone 14 has a much easier-to-replace battery. (In case anyone is considering a new phone)
I did this to my last MacBook and yes, the adhesive removal and small screws of slightly varying lengths tested my patience...and eyesight! Hope everything worked well after you closed post-surgery.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
Remo falam slam, Puresound strainer and LP mambo cowbell.
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I have always liked a good cowbell sounds like in Latin music or Santana but the first I bought, kind of 40$, basic LP was not to my liking. Then, I found the big red one, LP Chad Smith model "Ride Ridger" and it was awesome but more of a rock cowbell, normal being the one for Chad Smith and then, found another one for Latin and also very versatile, the Meinl Mike Jonhston "Groove" Cowbell so, the last one is on the usual place, between my snare and the 16" Floor Tom and the LP red is above the second snare on the left of the Hihat, being the one that I will use more for basic Rock rythym and the Meinl being used in a more intricated way. Everybody was laughing at cowbells and they told me only years after that why, you all know why but you don't have SNL in France so, no way for me to know it.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
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CarloRock

Member
I have always liked a good cowbell sounds like in Latin music or Santana but the first I bought, kind of 40$, basic LP was not to my liking. Then, I found the big red one, LP Chad Smith model "Ride Ridger" and it was awesome but more of a rock cowbell, normal being the one for Chad Smith and then, found another one for Latin and also very versatile, the Meinl Mike Jonhston "Groove" Cowbell so, the last one is on the usual place, between my snare and the 16" Floor Tom and the LP red is above the second snare on the left of the Hihat, being the one that I will use more for basic Rock rythym and the Meinl being used in a more intricated way. Everybody was laughing at cowbells and they told me only years after that why, you all know why but you don't have SNL in France so, no way for me to know it.
I like the Chad Smith cowbell but the sound is too thin compared to my mambo.
 

PaisteGuy

Active Member
Just picked up what appears to be a 1974 20” 2002 black label ride. Different seller from the Hi hats I picked up a couple days ago. Those where 76’.
Ordered a 24” 2002 classic Ride this week too. 😃
 

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lefty2

Platinum Member
Back at the P&D game.

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I do want to find either the Gigster or the rack version as this box is just too heavy to take along to rehearsals and gigs easy.
I carry my seat in a 12x15 tom case along with my snare drum. Before that I carried it in a Pearl snare drum bag, they're pretty light.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
I like the Chad Smith cowbell but the sound is too thin compared to my mambo.
Ha ok, didn't know that, we play Pop/Funk so, I was not in need of a loud Cowbell, but I might check your LP Mambo next time I'm in the Store. Thanks.
 

lefty2

Platinum Member
I just carry the trborne with the nitro stand in its all.

Its the engine box that is top heavy (although the seat is quite heavy too compared to a aregular roc n soc or Yamah seat)
That's what I mean ditch the Box and use something else.
 
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