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  1. Nice. I just recently put my Saturn's as a 3 up...

    Nice. I just recently put my Saturn's as a 3 up 2 down setup. Been a long time since I have played a 3 up kit but it feels good to have that 3rd time in the ride position. Of course it is a bit...
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    Made some changes to my kits. With the Reference...

    Made some changes to my kits. With the Reference Pure put away, I moved the Concept Birch kit to the setup with the fewer cymbals and added a detuned snare to act like a second floor tom, but also...
  3. Thread: Propane tanks?

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    I like the nod to Alex Van Halen by including a...

    I like the nod to Alex Van Halen by including a fire extinguisher.
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    This guy has a couple. They are the longer ones,...

    This guy has a couple. They are the longer ones, but the pipes can be cut down in length.

    https://www.drumforum.org/threads/pearl-unilock-tom-mount-arms.165621/
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    Thanks! I have been fortunate in getting some...

    Thanks! I have been fortunate in getting some really nice cymbals along my journey. There are still more I would love to acquire, but honestly, if I can't create the music I want with the gear I...
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    No, not really. I cut new edges on the bass drum...

    No, not really. I cut new edges on the bass drum because I cut it down from 18" deep. I cut the 16" new edges because I had the stuff out but never got around to cutting the rack toms. I'm...
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    So those sugar cube lugs are the right ones? I...

    So those sugar cube lugs are the right ones? I was just going off your description and that the larger single version of those lugs are called "bow tie" lugs. Strange they call the small double...
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    I believe these are what you are looking for: ...

    I believe these are what you are looking for:
    https://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_104_298&products_id=2284
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    Clear G2's are great. Coated... not so much. I...

    Clear G2's are great. Coated... not so much. I prefer coated G12's.

    Anyway, as for the possible issue with the 12" rack tom, bring that drum back to the place you bought it and see if they...
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    Mine are for sale: ...

    Mine are for sale: https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?281550-Tommy_D-s-Drums
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    An easy solution is to not use Remo heads. I...

    An easy solution is to not use Remo heads. I can't tune a Remo head to save my life (nothing but overtones), but Evans tune really easily for me.
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    Thanks, Pearlnpaisteguy. That setup really made...

    Thanks, Pearlnpaisteguy. That setup really made me think about new ways of creating drum parts. Right now, the kit is in cases and I am getting my Mapex Saturn kit setup in it's place. I'm...
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    I need to get some nicer photos of this kit, but...

    I need to get some nicer photos of this kit, but here is my PDP Concept Birch kit in natural to charcoal fade:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7834/46098964585_680e86dcb6_b.jpg

    Sizes are 24x14,...
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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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