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    Yes indeed! My 20" K Custom Dry Ride is perfect...

    Yes indeed! My 20" K Custom Dry Ride is perfect for my current project. I would occasionally like to use my 19" Armand Beautiful Baby, but our current song list is better served by the K. In...
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    Cats......

    Two here also.....one of them (Grace,) is in charge of Quality Control....among other things!
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    Hi TMdrums. Beautiful red kit! Instead of a...

    Hi TMdrums. Beautiful red kit! Instead of a lift kit, I had a friend cut the shafts of the beaters I use. We share something else in common: I'm using a K Custom ride for my projects these days.
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    Sticky: You're making me feel much better about the...

    You're making me feel much better about the Shamrock Green MCX kit I just purchased.....! :) Yours is really beautiful! 10 and 12 suspended jeffblev?
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    Thanks quicksticks!

    Thanks quicksticks!
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    MCX 3-piece shell pack from G/C and MF

    I have a question regarding a 3-piece MCXshell pack currently offered by Musician's Friend and Guitar Center. The kit included an 8X8 rack tom with an OptiMount, but it is unclear if a tom arm (such...
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    And here's my same kit in White Strata Pearl. Al...

    And here's my same kit in White Strata Pearl. Al Percival tells me this is one of only twenty produced in the 18-inch kick.....512004
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    Thank you, Al. Very nice drums.....always gets...

    Thank you, Al. Very nice drums.....always gets compliments. Believe me, it's not from my playing! ;)
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    I have a question for Al Percival: I have been...

    I have a question for Al Percival: I have been performing on a Vision Bop kit I purchased from Rupps Drums in Colorado (my second such purchase...I also have a Bop in Tobacco Fade.) When I...
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    I couldn't agree more TMdrums....I play one of...

    I couldn't agree more TMdrums....I play one of two Vision Bop kits and I'll never be sorry I parted with my large Masters Kit with Icon rack and SKB hard cases. I do not have a tech, I'm gettin'...
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    509065 Performing in 2016 with Spare Parts Band...

    509065 Performing in 2016 with Spare Parts Band (Oldies, rockabilly, originals) on my Vision Bop (18-12-14).....and yes David, those are cool shots!
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    Hi Derek! I'll try one of these out when I find...

    Hi Derek! I'll try one of these out when I find one available in my area. I'm not very tall (5ft 10in) so the additional height may not be a factor for me. I will try the birch.....I'm not much on...
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    I'm going to agree with MusicMan regarding the...

    I'm going to agree with MusicMan regarding the bass cajon. I've tried several and was not impressed for my projects. I perform on cajon about once a week. I've played kit for years, but age (and...
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    Here's a photo of the lacquer kit from a...

    Here's a photo of the lacquer kit from a performance last week....509025
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    I'm with you scaryguy. Many years ago (late...

    I'm with you scaryguy. Many years ago (late 1960's) I played Remo or Ludwig Weathermaster heads. My Sonor kit came from the factory with Evans heads...I replaced them immediately. Some time ago...
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    I agree with ADrummersdad. My advice is to...

    I agree with ADrummersdad. My advice is to choose your heads based on the genre and style of music you will be playing. Coated batters will provide more "warmth." Clear heads should give you a...
  17. I have full sets of cymbal stands from Pearl and...

    I have full sets of cymbal stands from Pearl and from Tama. Both sets are equipped with quick-releases (I actually prefer the ones from Tama.) I never thought much about mixing or matching (except...
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    Sticky: I agree iCe! Dynamite Burst is an absolutely...

    I agree iCe! Dynamite Burst is an absolutely great finish! Killer setup.....
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    Thanks scaryguy. I purchased my first Vision Bop...

    Thanks scaryguy. I purchased my first Vision Bop from Rupps Drums in Denver in 2014. They were discontinued at that time and the kit I bought was a "leftover" nobody wanted......
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    Here is a picture of a "mini-kit" I've been using...

    Here is a picture of a "mini-kit" I've been using in performance for the last two years. It employs a Schlagwerks pedal with a Sela cajon. The toms (8" and 10") are a pair of very cheap ($70...
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    scaryguy: As always, you are a big help. I have...

    scaryguy: As always, you are a big help. I have a related question for you: Do you know when Pearl began and stopped production of the Vision Bop kits? I now own two such kits and I know they have...
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    Just as info: I have been playing the Tobacco...

    Just as info: I have been playing the Tobacco Burst Vision Bop off and on for the last two years. It seems like such luxury to be able to load in/load out in about thirty minutes. I sold the...
  23. All points well taken.....everyone is entitled to...

    All points well taken.....everyone is entitled to their opinion. Here's mine: Vision kits are made in China, but not all drums made in china are created equal. If the manufacturer provides...
  24. Big King, MitchLyons and therocker: Thank you all...

    Big King, MitchLyons and therocker: Thank you all for the excellent insights. I will take your advice....I just don't see how I can pass up owning a Reference at this price (less than $1200) even if...
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    Sticky: Many thanks quicksticks. I had a feeling it was...

    Many thanks quicksticks. I had a feeling it was something like that. Makes perfect sense to me....like a picture applied to the finish of the shell.
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