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    Awesome kit! Can you tell us some about those...

    Awesome kit!

    Can you tell us some about those floor toms and system?

    Thanks!
  2. Size of plastic/nylon black washers Reference model

    Hi, from Spain.

    I wanna change the washers from my Pearl Reference to make them match better with my Reference kit (granite sparkle). As they are black, I want to turn them to white nylon and...
  3. wich size are the washers in the Reference? The...

    wich size are the washers in the Reference? The ones used in the tension rods.

    M5 format? I bought some and fitted too tight.
    So, M6?
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    Thanks! I will receive a pair of the Van...

    Thanks!

    I will receive a pair of the Van Halens here in Spain tomorrow.

    Just watching the photo, seem a bit fat and massive in the neck, but will give a try.

    Thanks again!
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    So, any experience in these? Im in that...

    So, any experience in these?

    Im in that situation. 17" drum sticks are still a little short (I am 1,92m tall). Tried the Abe Laboriel, great drumsticks. You could never tell they are that long...
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    Another one here. Would be SO GREAT to a have...

    Another one here.

    Would be SO GREAT to a have a short version cable... I would like to use it as main hats just slighty out from my left foot.

    Did you get to solve this?

    Thanks, 10 years...
  7. Hi! Still working on this! The options are...

    Hi! Still working on this!

    The options are much narrower now:

    - ZIldjian: 15 Kcustom Special Dry (maybe 15 Kerope, 15 K light)
    - Paiste: 15 Masters dark (maybe Masters dark 14, Masters THIN 15...
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    Only in Zildjian, 15 K light, Kerope or even...

    Only in Zildjian,

    15 K light, Kerope or even Constantinoples are an option, but very hard to find, try or listen.

    Surely they are all dark hats and low pitched, but if any of you know these,...
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    Thanks! I found that with Constantinoples,...

    Thanks!

    I found that with Constantinoples, little variations in weight, change the cymbals a lot. VERY hard to find and try or listen different weights, but will try! If the perfect pair is found,...
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    Aint this a little crazy?! Both bottoms! wtf? ...

    Aint this a little crazy?! Both bottoms! wtf?

    I know of players with inverted hats, The K sessions - Gadd style. But, two bottoms?

    Why should I do this when lookin for controlled, dark, warm,...
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    Thanks for your answers. Seems that old models...

    Thanks for your answers.

    Seems that old models were heavier with the top, only. By then, were the tipical cymbals left in a shop corner forever. Now, this kind of sound is truly hyped!

    I may...
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    Will be used in a rock-indie context. Solid...

    Will be used in a rock-indie context. Solid drumming.

    No need to foot chick (mastersounds for that): will be played only with sticks closed and opened, as main hats.

    Alternatives at the corner...
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    K custom Special Dry HATS

    Looking for controlled, moderate volume hats. Dark, warm, dry, sweet.
    I dont wont them to sound loud when played open, avoid mic bleed.

    K custom special dry seem to be perfect? they are really...
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    I own a HH 21" Raw Bell dry for years. Amazing...

    I own a HH 21" Raw Bell dry for years. Amazing ride.

    Definitely, not for jazz.
  15. Thread: Vanguard Hats

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    Interested too. Im lookin for something warm,...

    Interested too.

    Im lookin for something warm, non metalic, sweet, controlled volume. Dark and dry.

    Is this what I need?
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    I was in the same situation years ago. All...

    I was in the same situation years ago.

    All chinas sounded agressive, loud, metallic, like barking to me. The needed to much energy to broke and sound. I listened all you can imagine, and tried all...
  17. Well, after weeks listening for hours Hihats (not...

    Well, after weeks listening for hours Hihats (not playing them, uh...:() Ive come to a finalist row for what I am looking for (dark to very dark, controled volume, no overpowering when open, hard...
  18. Great great great cymbals at Bosphorus. ...

    Great great great cymbals at Bosphorus.

    Masters Vintage are beautiful!
  19. Holy F*** with Paiste! Amazing. Dark...

    Holy F*** with Paiste!

    Amazing.

    Dark Energy, Masters dark and 2002 black big beat... A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

    i went back for a fast check with Zildjian and tought: What the hell is this clinky...
  20. Ive been listening to the Sabian and Meinl...

    Ive been listening to the Sabian and Meinl catalog for hours.

    SABIAN: more or less same as with Zildjian, but slighty open minded and variety. HH Vanguard could be an option, and maybe the HHX...
  21. Thanks again. Ive been digging on this many...

    Thanks again.

    Ive been digging on this many days. And still a lot left.

    I cant find in ZIldjian hats according to my nowadays needs. Zildjian hats, all, IMHO, tend to be pingy, clear, high...
  22. Thanks for the replies! TRX: Just knew about...

    Thanks for the replies!

    TRX: Just knew about the brand. Many models and lines! Im giving them a chance and listening
    ZILDJIAN: 14"K is one of my main options. Classic all around hats in this...
  23. HELP choosing HiHat (for dark, control, low volume)

    Hi from Spain!

    Ive been playing for many years an Acustom 14" Mastersound Hihat.

    The sound is amazing, Ive received replies for their good sound, I really like them, specially when playing...
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    thanks for your answer! Will keep thinking......

    thanks for your answer!

    Will keep thinking... I like Fiberskyns beacause of the sound, but I wont lie, also because of the look. Sure sound goes first than looks.
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    No answers about the 3 holes for the Pures! I...

    No answers about the 3 holes for the Pures!

    I hace no doubt modern Pearl shells are f****** hard and well constructed, theres a trademark reason or engineering reason to keep doing two holes per...
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