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my sticks
08-23-2019, 10:49 PM
Hey guys! I am a recent owner of a Pearl Decade Maple kit and I couldn't be more excited! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality not only of the sound but the fit and finish! I've seen threads like this in the past and used to enjoy seeing other peoples kits and their unique setups because we all know there's more than one way to beat a drum! So here's what I'm rockin', how bout you!?

Specs:
24x14 Kick - Remo P3 Coated batter Remo P3 Felt Tone Reso
13x9 Rack tom - Remo Emperors over Remo Ambassadors
16x16 Floor tom - Remo Emperors over Remo Ambassadors
14x6.5 Pearl Modern Utility Steel Shell - Remo Controlled Sound over Remo Ambassador Snare Side Hazy w/ Fat Cat 32 strand Snares
10x4 Pearl M80 Snare - stock setup

15in Zildjian K Light Hi hats
17in Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
19in Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
20in Zildjian K Crash Ride

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MaxDB
08-24-2019, 01:00 PM
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Here's my decade maple 7pc in deep gloss red burst, ive had it for about 3 months now and i'm really surprised about the quality, especially those toms !

my sticks
08-24-2019, 01:21 PM
South paw! Very nice setup! How do you like pinstripes with these shells?

One thing that really surprised me with these out of the box was the attention to the bearing edges. The drums tuned easily enough but I was really taken with how smooth they were and they even seemed to be waxed straight from the factory. I’ve owned other kits in this price range and was glad to know that for my money this detail wasn’t overlooked! Thanks for sharing!

MaxDB
08-24-2019, 07:30 PM
The pinstripes fit this kit really well, normally I use evans heads but I bought the kit used and it came with these. The only head ive changed is the kick batter I changed it for a emad 2, the snare is a modern utility maple 14x6,5.

MaxDB
08-24-2019, 07:33 PM
It's true, the kit is super easy to tune, a couple of turns and it sounds amazing.

Eric
08-25-2019, 01:15 AM
Kit looks great Max.

MaxDB
08-25-2019, 06:31 AM
Thx

my sticks
08-31-2019, 04:28 PM
Got ahead of my self to see if the set would fit throne and all in a 5’ x 7’ space. It did but I should probably finish one project at a time.... :rolleyes: I got a nice picture of the players seat just ignore the mess. Lol

Eric
09-02-2019, 12:15 AM
Nice rig. Looks fun and comfy.

my sticks
09-02-2019, 05:19 PM
Thanks, Eric!

The_Prowler
09-07-2019, 05:46 PM
I've posted these in a few other threads, but until I take some new ones you'll just have to settle for my recycling.

Specs:
16" x 20" kick (Powerstroke 3 batter, stock reso. I replaced the pillow with a towel just to give it a little more booty)
9" x 10" rack
10" x 12" rack
14" x 14" floor
(Emperor batters and stock reso's on all toms until I can afford new bottom heads)
6.5" x 14" custom flame birch stave snare (Emperor batter, Evans Level 360 snare side)

14" Zildjian New Beat hats
13" Sildjian K Custom Dark hats
17" Paiste Prototype crash
18" Paiste Prototype crash
19" Paiste Prototype crash
22" vintage Zildjian Avedis ride from the 60's

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my sticks
09-07-2019, 05:54 PM
Nice! I really dig the offset toms especially from the players perspective! Thanks for sharing!

The_Prowler
09-08-2019, 10:50 AM
Nice! I really dig the offset toms especially from the players perspective! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! I sit angled away from the kick as opposed to facing straight forward and twisting my foot, so the toms being offset like that are how they're most comfortable and natural for me to play.

TMdrums
09-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Thanks! I sit angled away from the kick as opposed to facing straight forward and twisting my foot, so the toms being offset like that are how they're most comfortable and natural for me to play.

Very excellent looking kit and set up you have there!

my sticks
09-08-2019, 08:47 PM
I can dig it! Makes all the sense in the world to me. When I had more toms I used to love placing two toms on a stand to let me place my ride where it was most comfortable. Really dig it man!

The_Prowler
09-09-2019, 11:30 AM
Thank you very much, everyone. I absolutely love my kit and it's an absolute blast to play. I can't wait to get some better resonant heads on it to really bring out their proper sound.

my sticks
09-09-2019, 11:58 AM
Absolutely, and would love to know what you find out. Out of habit I just slapped coated emps over clear ambs. If money was no concern I would loved to have tried the dunnett resotone and resotwo heads! There is so much out there its nice to hear other peoples takes and experiences with various head combos!

Eric
09-09-2019, 03:55 PM
Sweet rig. Great pictures.

broken_sticks84
09-21-2019, 11:52 AM
heres my Decade Maple in Black Ice rocking Zildjian A Series cymbals
drums
10-12-16 toms
22 bass
14 snare
currently being fitted with Evans G2 heads

cymbals
16-17-18-20 medium thin crashes
21 Sweet Ride
14 New-Beat hi-hats

hardware
PDP 502 double pedal
PDP 802 hi-hat stand
PDP 700 snare stand
PDP 700 boom cymbal stand x2
PDP 800 boom cymbal stand
PDP 800 straight cymbal standx2

RushDrums24
09-21-2019, 02:00 PM
heres my Decade Maple in Black Ice rocking Zildjian A Series cymbals
drums
10-12-16 toms
22 bass
14 snare
currently being fitted with Evans G2 heads

cymbals
16-17-18-20 medium thin crashes
21 Sweet Ride
14 New-Beat hi-hats

hardware
PDP 502 double pedal
PDP 802 hi-hat stand
PDP 700 snare stand
PDP 700 boom cymbal stand x2
PDP 800 boom cymbal stand
PDP 800 straight cymbal standx2

Looks so much nicer with fully finished hoops, classy rig you have there.

my sticks
09-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Super classy, I like it!

DRUMINIT
09-30-2019, 04:40 PM
14" bass 8" tom mini bedroom kit

my sticks
10-01-2019, 10:28 PM
Dude! That’s pretty stinkin’ cool. I imagine this could also be fun to take to a coffee house gig, too!

DRUMINIT
10-03-2019, 08:57 PM
had to change the radius of the mounts but no big deal with a dynafile..

made a new plate for the pedal with rods that the upside down mount goes on.then took the floating mount that it came with and stuck it on top..added side legs.

had a huge set before and sold it...but i missed it ...so i made this up just to sit by my bed..small foot print and won't deafen you..love it

10" cymbal 10" faux hi hat clamped on snare at 10 and 2 oclock..14" snare pearl sensitone hybrid wood top ring 14" tom/base 8 tom... hydraulic heads all around...double iron cobra

DRUMINIT
10-05-2019, 12:52 PM
From the top

my sticks
11-04-2019, 11:11 PM
Got a second bass drum, I mean 18 floor Tom. Lol

TMdrums
11-07-2019, 05:50 PM
Nice classy setup my sticks! Love that finish and choice of cymbals as well!

my sticks
11-10-2019, 09:02 PM
Thank you, TMdrums! I thought long and hard about my setup and couldn’t be happier. I’m glad we live in a time that quality instruments are not only available at an attainable price but also look the business too!