The red label series was used in the 80’s indeed.
so... got it somewhat setup.. i have always had my ride where the 13 inch is.. it feels weird.. tuning is better, the 10 and 12 sound awesome.. the 13 is ok at best.. will get there Best part of all of this is the sabian thin crash that came with the kit.. it sounds amazing and matches my current cymbals perfectly
P.S. the tom mount is backwards intentionally..
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haha i feel it might end that way, but i'm going to give it a try for sure,.. got them tuned decently...My kit came with 10,12,13 also. I tried it for a while, but the 13 is on a shelf now. Hope you like yours better.
The kit looks great. You did a good job restoring them.
Interesting to hear how much you like your DW Designs. I'm the same way with mine... they sound kind of perfect to me. I put pinstripes on them and they're beautifully round and warm. Seriously good sounding drums.
It does take a while to acclimatize to new sounds. I've bought cymbals that sounded strange to me at first (triggering buyer's remorse) but after a few hours of play time, I end up loving them as my ears adjust. I hope this kit grows on you the same way.
Like these?So.. a customer of mine has a full set of the 100th anniversary in birdseye maple that he bought brand new in 87, and it's been sitting ever since.. He plays a different instrument and bought these on a whim (which is insane... since they were at huber and breese, i won't even walk into the place.. it's crazy high priced stuff)
Anyway.. I may be able to snag them.. but am curious if anyone has actually played a set? They have my all time favorite lugs but i can't find much info bout them let alone reviews.. More of a museum/collector piece? Don't wanna buy something i won't play is all.. hoping someone will have experience with em.
It's pretty much this exact kit.. finish and all..
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I might try that sometime, but i am very happy with the tuning right now.. just took some playing around to get it right and i love my aquariansHave you thought about putting Pinstripes on them? That could bring a little warmth and thickness to the birch.
Maybe try just getting a 16" Pinstripe and see what it does to the 16" floor, then upgrade them all if you like the results.