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  • #31
    Very cool MM! I've been waiting a long time to see them lol! Surprised I missed the thread last week. Now, just to hear them!

    BTW, I like the single Pearl mount on the kick drum! Very sleek!
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    • #32
      Originally posted by drumsforharvest View Post
      Very cool MM! I've been waiting a long time to see them lol! Surprised I missed the thread last week. Now, just to hear them!

      Drumsforharvest,

      Thanks for being patient. I usually play church and bar gigs where it's hard to get any good pictures. I finally had an outdoor gig a couple weeks ago where I could get set up early and take these pictures.

      The kit sounds fantastic. The "shallow" RFP toms are very easy to tune and sound perfect as a 10/13 pair. I tune the snare low since it is small, which helps eliminate all the snare buzz too.

      The kick really sounds good because it has the wood hoops so it can use real bass drum heads. That makes a big difference with a 16" kick drum. The internal mic enables it to compete with any other kick drum through a PA.

      MM
      Last edited by MusicMan; 08-07-2014, 06:49 AM.
      2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

      18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

      2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

      16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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      • #33
        Originally posted by drumsforharvest View Post
        BTW, I like the single Pearl mount on the kick drum! Very sleek!
        Drumsforharvest,

        Thanks. I used the single BT-3 mount in keeping with the "street kit" concept of the set up. I'm glad you like it.

        MM
        2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

        18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

        2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

        16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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        • #34
          Awesome kit! Love what you've done with it! A 13 makes a great little floor tom!
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          • #35
            Originally posted by Jutt8 View Post
            Awesome kit! Love what you've done with it! A 13 makes a great little floor tom!
            Jutt8,

            Thanks.

            Yes, it's really easy to tune the 13" with the legs and it sounds perfect with the 10" tom. I just tune it low so that it's in the top of the "floor tom" range.

            MM
            2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

            18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

            2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

            16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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            • #36
              MM, is the kick drum a converted floor tom or did you have that made custom?
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              • #37
                Originally posted by drumsforharvest View Post
                MM, is the kick drum a converted floor tom or did you have that made custom?
                DFH,

                Yes, the kick drum is made from a Reference PURE 16x16 floor tom (7.2mm, M2 / MH6).

                Here is what was customized (in addition to the Marshall wrap):

                1. The existing air vent was used for the XLR jack that is connected to the internal mic.

                2. Two additional air vents were added to match specs for a Reference PURE kick drum.

                3. The existing floor tom bracket holes and brackets were used for the bass drum legs.

                4. The BT-3 mount was added for the tom mount.

                5. The STL-250 lugs are STL-300 bass drum lugs shortened to fit the existing standard lug holes.

                6. The wooden hoops are Pearl Competitor 1.5" marching bass drum hoops (which are the same specs as Reference PURE bass drum hoops and come in the flat black finish).

                7. The Optimount was added to accomodate the JG-16 adapter for the kick drum pedal.

                8. The legs are from the Pearl Rhthym Traveler Pod kit.

                *** I hope the "heads" at Pearl will be inspired to do a cheaper version of this kit as some kind of "limited edition" offering. They could make something like this in the "Vision" line and sell it for 1/3 the price of what it cost me to make.

                MM
                Last edited by MusicMan; 08-08-2014, 12:05 PM.
                2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

                18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

                2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

                16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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                • #38
                  MM, getting back late....again. Thanks for the specs and the list of the changes to the floor tom. I wonder if the wood whoops will match up with the lugs on a Reference floor tom? Clearance and all?

                  This would be a fun addition!
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                  2002's
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by drumsforharvest View Post
                    MM, getting back late....again. Thanks for the specs and the list of the changes to the floor tom. I wonder if the wood whoops will match up with the lugs on a Reference floor tom? Clearance and all?

                    This would be a fun addition!
                    DrumsForHarvest,

                    No, a wood hoop will not work with the standard STL-150 lugs on an RFP Floor Tom for two reasons.

                    First, the STL-150 lugs have the M6 receiver threads which won't work with a Pearl bass drum tension rod (which has M8 threads).

                    Second, they STL-150 lugs won't line up. You must have the STL-250 lugs that have the "risers" needed to accomodate the wood hoop.

                    MM
                    2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

                    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

                    2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

                    16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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                    • #40
                      MM,

                      Thanks for the heads up. Saves me a bit of grief .
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by drumsforharvest View Post
                        MM,

                        Thanks for the heads up. Saves me a bit of grief .
                        DrumsForHarvest,

                        No problem. The only reason these kind of kits are possible with Reference Pure is because the STL hardware is modular. But, you have to have the correct parts.

                        MM
                        2021 Masterworks / Matte Black Mist

                        18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 6.5x13 SD, 10x12 FSD

                        2022 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / Bright Champagne Halo

                        16x16 KD (verticle), 5x10 SD, 5x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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