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  • #16
    Originally posted by Bodgit View Post
    I went along to the big band rehearsal, they liked what they heard and will invite me back for more so that's great news. I hadn't played swing time for nearly 30 years and have a few things to practice. I saw a Natal Arcadia Birch Jazz/Bop kit for sale locally, in a great colour and at a very good price, so picked it up on Thursday. I think it looks really cool. Its hardly been played, I tore it down, dusted it and put the heads back on and tuned them a bit. It doesn't sound half bad even with the stock UT heads so will keep these on for a while, may be change them for UV1s and an EMAD on the bass. We'll see.

    I'm using my old 30+ year old cymbals at the moment: 14" new beat hi hats, 21" ride, 16" medium crash and a 17" (I think) paper thin crash mounted from the tom holder.



    Great little setup, can't go wrong with that. I've used 18" bass drums in every situation from small function, rehearsals, rock gig and outdoor festivals, it's perfect anywhere and surprises every sound engineer I meet (they all joke that they assumed it was the floor tom, but get a mighty shock when the beater hits the batter head)
    More drums than you can shake a stick at...
    https://www.charliesmithdrummer.com

    Also a Podcaster - Groovecast

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    • #17
      HaHa my SRX floor tom is actually bigger (deeper) than that bass drum.
      Pearl Prestige Session Select SRX 1998 in black mist
      8-10-12-14-16F-18F-20BD 14x6.5" Masters Custom Maple Snare

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      • #18
        Really enjoying this Arcadia kit, the Mapex BD riser is a great addition for the 18" BD. Rehearsing with a 17 piece big band in a primary school hall. Its also just the right size to fit snugly in my car boot.

        Pearl Prestige Session Select SRX 1998 in black mist
        8-10-12-14-16F-18F-20BD 14x6.5" Masters Custom Maple Snare

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        • #19
          I got a Midtown (MDT764P/C) recently. I was looking for a portable kit that's easy to carry around. I was confused between the Midtown, Ludwig Breakbeats and DW's Frequent Flyer. Saw all of them recommended on quite a few lists of compact kits. In the end, I'm more than satisfied with the quality and performance of the Midtown kit.

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