What's your latest purchase?


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Sticks and heads. There's no need for me to spend unnecessarily when nothing but new heads and sticks are needed to make a sound. No new cymbal, throne, pedal or any other googah is going to change the way I play after 45 years. Occasionally I look at a "pretty" snare. I tap it a few times and ... move on. I'm still going to tune it to sound like what I want - just like my other snares.


Silver Member
5 pairs of Vater Sugar Maple 5AN plus a new pint of gloss polyurethane which I paint on the lower half of the sticks (too satin-like otherwise). It's more like the finish of the Regal Tips I used to use years ago but I was SOL when I switched to maple (originally Vic Firth but they stopped making the ones I like so Vater it is these days).

Hollywood Jim

Platinum Member

I just brought one of these rim risers. It has not arrived yet.
Any of you guys ever used one?




Gold Member
15" Zildjian New Beats that should be here any day now.

All on backorder
Pearl throw off
3- Remo CS Coated Emperors
Brick of Promark 2S


Platinum Member
I just took delivery of an Atlas Pro Double Pedal this week and I love it. I've just ordered the hi-hat stand from the same line and I'm really looking forward to it. The new Ludwig hardware is really nice.


Senior Member
I bought a full set of UFIP Bionics

17/18/19/20/21 crashes
14 hats
22 crash ride

Also got a fairly rare 22 ufip experience vintage ride in Original finish. Sort of a big band type ride.

I'm in the mix for a Mel Lewis 18 crash ride so we'll see how that goes

Duck Tape

Platinum Member
^ Tophat, you're still buying ufips! Post some pics and you have won the internet.

No, what's it gonna do for you?

All I can think of is maybe it will be more comfortable for his hand when he cross sticks.

I'll throw in my Ahead brass snare which I didn't actually purchase, I won it in a comp.


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Mapex Saturn IV MH Exotic 5 Piece in Satin Black Burl with Mapex Machete snare.

Yes, it's my lucky, lucky, day! :)


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^ Tophat, you're still buying ufips! Post some pics and you have won the internet.

I am but that pretty much completes the collection. I have three sets of UFIPs, a set of Paiste 602's and Giant Beats (which I'm selling the GB), and three or so sets worth of Agop plus some stragglers.

I get the hats next week, but here's some pics of the new cymbals on my set. I use Experience Real China's (18/20) and Natural Hats and splash right now.


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Picked up this Gretsch Gold Series Snare Drum - 6.5" x 14" Brushed Brass to go along with my new Satin Walnut Burst Renown’s. I got the drum for a great price because it was a holdover from last year’s model. The difference is square badge for the last year’s drum to a round badge shown for the new model. A nice match with the Renown’s. I have a Pork Pie BOB snare that sounds good but the Gretsch has a fullness the Pork Pie doesn’t. At half price $225 a great buy.


Jack Boyd

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The Drumbourine. It adds a tambourine when I hit the side snare. $29.95 at Pro Drum in Hollywood.


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I just bought a 20" Evans EQ3 clear head at my local music store for $10. I guess no one is buying 20 inch heads and they have a bunch of pre-360 20's in stock for $10. I may go back when I get payed and stock up they also have some EQ1? and some black resonant EQ3's I am not a fan of black resos but for $10 I can't pass it up. I may buy out the rest of their stock.


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I just got a Ludwig Heavy Coated batter, and a Smooth White reso for my new bass drum (pics to come).

I got a new 18x26 in Red Sparkle, retiring the 20x26.
The 20x26 size has served me well for a long time, but I'm just feeling something different. The sound is almost the same, but I can feel it under my foot a little more, and it's easier to lug around.
Fits better in the case too.


Gold Member

I just brought one of these rim risers. It has not arrived yet.
Any of you guys ever used one?



Never used one...............I have a Russ Miller Jingle wedge that's fun to mess around with.........................................should make rim clicks easier