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    Thanks! Its just a 2 light setup with umbrellas,...

    Thanks! Its just a 2 light setup with umbrellas, shot in RAW and some editing/color correction in post. Nothing major. I don't do any crazy stuff to hide flaws or fix reflections on the bass drum...
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    I have camera gear and a backdrop but I'm not a...

    I have camera gear and a backdrop but I'm not a photographer. Just someone who likes taking photos. No studio. These are taken in my basement. Depending on the size of the kit or the angle of the...
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    Speaking of drums that are for sale, or in this...

    Speaking of drums that are for sale, or in this case "were" for sale, here are some photos of my recently sold PDP Concept Maple in Transparent Cherry. Sizes are 12/14/20/14. Cymbals are a mix of...
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    Its not falling, it's just so low that it has to...

    Its not falling, it's just so low that it has to be at such an angle to hit the bow of the cymbal.
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    Unfortunately, sometimes life comes before drums....

    Unfortunately, sometimes life comes before drums. I'm not happy I have to sell it, but that's what life has dealt me.
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    Thanks. I was a bit skeptical of going with...

    Thanks. I was a bit skeptical of going with white marine pearl because most white drums don't really look good to me. Something about the lack of contrast between the chrome hardware and the white...
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    Tommy_D's Drums

    I don't post here too much, but you all like drums, right? Well, I like drums so I thought it would be fun to post some photos of my drums. I have owned, and still own, lots of kits. This post is...
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    I think that gong bass used to be my friends. He...

    I think that gong bass used to be my friends. He had a Bubinga kit just like yours in the same color a number of years back.
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    I give my hardware a good clean every once in a...

    I give my hardware a good clean every once in a while, but generally I do not leave finger prints on my hardware and they stay in a relatively controlled environment so rust is of minimal concern. I...
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    You must have played some really crappy chinas to...

    You must have played some really crappy chinas to come to that conclusion.
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    I have a HHX Zen China. It's nice, but not a...

    I have a HHX Zen China. It's nice, but not a China for rock. It's pretty relaxed with little cut. I'm thinking about adding rivets to it to make a swish China. It would be perfect for that.
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    Sabians holy China's are nice. Insanely loud, but...

    Sabians holy China's are nice. Insanely loud, but they have that "China" sound I like to hear. The AAX Extremes I mentioned are similar, just with no holes, so the volume isn't as insane and they...
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    The best China's I have found are Sabian AAX...

    The best China's I have found are Sabian AAX Extreme China's. I have a 15, 17, and 19". They are cutting, mildly bright and sound exactly like I think a China should sound like. Not gongy, easily...
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    I'm more of a Mehmet fan than Agop, but to each...

    I'm more of a Mehmet fan than Agop, but to each their own. Lovely looking cymbal you have there.
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    Here is the video: ...

    Here is the video:

    https://www.gearnews.com/gibson-firebird-guitars-mass-destruction-video-uploaded-online/
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    When I got my Ref. Pures replaced due to a flaw...

    When I got my Ref. Pures replaced due to a flaw in the finish, Al said the shells would be destroyed. That really hurt to hear considering the materials these shells are made from. Fortunately, the...
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    Evans G2 coated over stock clear Ambassadors and...

    Evans G2 coated over stock clear Ambassadors and Evans Emad coated with stock unported coated reso. Small pillow in the bass drum barely touching the heads and the small foam ring on the Emad. No...
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    Yep, just taped on. Should come off pretty...

    Yep, just taped on. Should come off pretty easily.
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    Yeah, you need to adjust the spinning top thing...

    Yeah, you need to adjust the spinning top thing on the clamp before you tighten the wing nut/screw. You really don't need to tighten the wing nut very much when you have the clamp height adjusted...
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    Isn't there a second adjustment on the clamp to...

    Isn't there a second adjustment on the clamp to raise and lower the pivot point to fit thinner and thicker hoops? Hold on let me check my Iron Cobras.
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    I always keep the original heads unused whenever...

    I always keep the original heads unused whenever I buy a kit and swap out the heads I want for my use. This way, when I sell I can list the kit with new original heads and I use my preferred heads...
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    Maybe this will inspire you for cymbal placement:...

    Maybe this will inspire you for cymbal placement:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7834/46098964585_680e86dcb6_b.jpg
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    They do make manganese steel kits though. In my...

    They do make manganese steel kits though. In my little bit of research, the manganese steel is a stronger/harder metal than stainless. As for what that does to the acoustics of the metal, I do not...
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    Or look in to an Oriollo seamless kit. Probably...

    Or look in to an Oriollo seamless kit. Probably cost half as much.
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    I'm really not sure what the deal was with this...

    I'm really not sure what the deal was with this film/haze and how it was developing on my Ref. Pure, but Al and Pearl took care of me and fixed the issue. In any case I now have a Music City Custom...
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