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  • New to me Shimmer of Oz

    Hey all, so I took the plunge and sold all of my Tama Starclassic B/Bs and bought a used Reference kit this weekend. The seller was awesome and held it for me until I sold my kit and agreed to meet me halfway near St. Louis.

    First the specs:
    8x10" rt | 8x12" rt | 14x14" ft | 16x16" ft | 5x14" snare | 16x20" kick | 18x22 virgin kick

    There are only a couple of issues, the 20" kick is WAY brighter and more clear and sparkly than the rest of the kit. It looks amazing and unfortunately makes the rest of the kit look a little dull. Also the 14" floor tom has some cracks in the finish. The seller swears he was unaware, it looks like someone dropped it at some point, but they're pretty hard to see and I'm not that disappointed. It still sounds awesome and I only play the 12 and 16 toms out at shows.

    I got the chance to take them out already, and was VERY VERY impressed. I thought for sure I'd definitely want a 6.5x14" snare if I ever got one of these kits, but the 5x14" is really full and has amazing depth to it. The hardware on these is FAR superior to Tama's hardware. It might be the most impressive part of the kit that I'm blown away by. My old Tama Kicks were monstrous, but the 22" I used yesterday sounded brilliant. I need to work at tuning the toms a lot more and replace all the heads all the way around, but I am blown away. It's funny how much of a pleasure it is to play new gear.

    Here are some initial pics, but I promise to update this thread with better pictures as I get them.

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    Last edited by bradland; 04-08-2014, 11:49 AM.
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  • #2
    Shoot, man...that was sweet deal. The kit looks great! Congrats to you!

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    • #3
      Great deal for sure. How are you liking them so far?

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      • #4
        Fantastic!
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        • #5
          Very nice, congrats.
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          • #6
            Looks great, I'd have a lot of fun with those two kicks!

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            • #7
              Hmmm. Great drums and finish! enjoy them mate. The finishes don't look too different in that photo?


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Artisan View Post
                Hmmm. Great drums and finish! enjoy them mate. The finishes don't look too different in that photo?
                It's so hard to tell without looking at them in person. It's not a huge deal at all, but I do wish the rest of the kit was as crystal-clear as the 20" kick. I'll see if I can get a better picture to compare.

                Check this out, you can see there's a bit more contrast between the green and the brighter sparkles on the 20"

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                Like I said though, I'm not complaining, they're all still amazing.
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                OLD - Pearl Reference Shimmer of Oz | Tama Starclassic B/B Lava Glass Glitter | Gretsch Renown

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                • #9
                  That 20 inch may have been ordered recently, i know Pearl is using a different lacquer process for Purple Craze II and a few others. Idk if shimmer of oz is one of those or not.

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                  • #10
                    How's the 20" sound and what batter is on it?
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                    (22x18(2), 8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x11, 16x16, 18x16, 14x6.5 20ply snare)

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                    (20x16, 10x8, 12x9, 14x14)

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                    • #11
                      awesome score!
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                      • #12
                        Awesome kit---yeah you can definitely tell a difference b/w finishes on the two kicks. I've always loved shimmer of oz. Great kit!!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by croomz View Post
                          That 20 inch may have been ordered recently, i know Pearl is using a different lacquer process for Purple Craze II and a few others. Idk if shimmer of oz is one of those or not.

                          Ahhh I knew they were doing it different for the Purple Craze but I didn't think about that with the Shimmer of Oz, perhaps.
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                          OLD - Pearl Reference Shimmer of Oz | Tama Starclassic B/B Lava Glass Glitter | Gretsch Renown

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zombie5150 View Post
                            How's the 20" sound and what batter is on it?

                            It sounds alright, I'm a huge fan of Evans and I'll be throwing a EMAD2 on there, for now it just has the stock head. It is really punchy though. Maybe once I get an EMAD on there I can take a decent video of it for you. I'm really looking forward to spending some time with these drums fine tuning them if life ever slows down.
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                            OLD - Pearl Reference Shimmer of Oz | Tama Starclassic B/B Lava Glass Glitter | Gretsch Renown

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                            • #15
                              Great score man, welcome to Club Ref!

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