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    So i found a deal too good to pass up and had to...

    So i found a deal too good to pass up and had to share it. There was a guy on my local Facebook swap sites selling a bunch of different cymbals and he had a Zildjian A Custom A20579-11 cymbal pack. I...
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    Yeah that's what i hear from others. I have not...

    Yeah that's what i hear from others. I have not really tried them yet because my practice room is so small and im saving these for live gigging. I have been using my Sessions Studio Classic
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    after some tuning i set the drums up and miced...

    after some tuning i set the drums up and miced up. one thing i plan to do is post a cover song with this set playing one of his favorite songs
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    drums all re assembled i left the snare alone...

    drums all re assembled

    i left the snare alone and just replaced the heads since i was afraid with the stain/fade its would look bad with the shallow shell

    i went with a snare stand to mount...
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    i went with brass grommets to give some more...

    i went with brass grommets to give some more color however when i installed them i felt they were still missing something. i went to the hardware store and picked up some black neoprene washers for...
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    after filling in the spots, sanding with 80, 120,...

    after filling in the spots, sanding with 80, 120, 320 i tapped off the bearing edges and began the staining process. after i stained them i thought they were still missing something so it was kinda...
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    after repairing the crack i soaked all the lugs...

    after repairing the crack i soaked all the lugs in Coca-Cola, which may sound weird but it actually worked. after soaking for a couple hours i scrubbed them with aluminum foil under warm water and...
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    restoring my dads drumset

    after my dad passed away due to complications with pulmonary fibrosis me being the only other drummer in our family it was decided i should keep his drumset. this was the same set he taught me on so...
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    It's a Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 with a 42 strand...

    It's a Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 with a 42 strand snare wire, swapped the Imperial lugs for tube lugs, brass plated diecast hoops, p86 throw off, and i used a REMO Ambassador clear for the snare side...
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    after talking to a few Ludwig experts i have...

    after talking to a few Ludwig experts i have found out this is a 6 ply Maple/Poplar composite Ludwig Classic set made in the late 90s right before they started the Classic Maple series

    the Monroe...
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    showing off my kits

    i recently upgraded my Pearl Decade Maple to a Session Studio Classic with a Sensitone snare and thought about showing all the other kits i have. and use this thread as my updates and i buy new stuff...
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    The badges say Monroe NC USA

    The badges say Monroe NC USA
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    Classic Maple kit??

    i got a nice deal on this Ludwig Classic Maple kit. can anyone identify the year of the kit?

    i have never seen this type of tom mount and was thinking of changing the mounts to the rim style...
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    So has Alex always used an Emperor X head? Or is...

    So has Alex always used an Emperor X head? Or is that a Controlled Sound head i cant really tell? Im pretty sure he uses Emperor X now. I actually watched that video a while back and i fell in love...
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    no no i didnt mean you were suggesting that i...

    no no i didnt mean you were suggesting that i just wondered if that would do anything bad? i was listening to "A Different Kind of Truth" today and kinda liked how that snare sounded. watching a...
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    Cranking the head that tight wont damage the lugs...

    Cranking the head that tight wont damage the lugs or threads will it? I know to Alex these are nothing but i paid over 500 for this Supraphonic and heads\hoops
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    my local Guitar Center didnt have the 14...

    my local Guitar Center didnt have the 14 Ambassador head in stock so i ordered it should be here later this week. in the mean time this is what i have the snare at right now. please keep the comments...
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    thanks ill try that

    thanks ill try that
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    Alex does something different because they sound...

    Alex does something different because they sound worlds apart
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    im kinda looking for the sound that was heard on...

    im kinda looking for the sound that was heard on Jump.

    i put the drum together and recorded You Really Got Me and the snare is very high. i read somewhere that he cranks his snare side head table...
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    achieving Alex Van Halen snare sound

    i know this is a Pearl forum but alot of people post other companies here so i thought i would try.

    im trying to achieve the snare sound Alex Van Halen uses. i missed out on his signature edition...
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    well after a major purchase i sold my Pearl sets...

    well after a major purchase i sold my Pearl sets to Guitar Center and my current kit is a Ludwig Element Birch with a Supraphonic snare which i am really having fun with. don't worry i didn't...
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    well unboxed everything and while i love the...

    well unboxed everything and while i love the finish on these im disappointed there is no stand for the toms. while it does not state the stand was included it was pictured with the drums so i though...
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    Thanks, you right just normal Element set. Was...

    Thanks, you right just normal Element set. Was hoping for Evolution Maple but still a nice finish on a dbl bass set
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    help identifying a Ludwig kit

    i know this is a Pearl forum but anyone recognize this Ludwig kit? i purchased it from my local Guitar Center to have delivered because im gonna be busy the next few day working overtime. i got a...
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