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    Thanks for the compliments. I love collecting...

    Thanks for the compliments. I love collecting and talking drums.

    The motivation for the second kick is to have a range of sound for recording. At the time I ordered the Kick I had the 22 and...
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    Gosh it's imposible to compare all the bell brass...

    Gosh it's imposible to compare all the bell brass snares, they are all different and each has it's relative merits. It's like asking grandma to pick her favorite grandchild.

    I think I have 15...
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    Ocheltree Dangerous Cast Carbon Steel 6.5 X 14

    The first cast carbon steel snare dums by jeff Ocheltree made as far as I know...

    Formidable...

    Sounds very much like the Phantom Snare - which I play here:

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    Yes you got that correct..... I can play left...

    Yes you got that correct..... I can play left foot bass and then I close the high hat with lever clutch. Might get a right foot remote hi hat.....

    But more typical is double bass with two...
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    More on the UVS

    The current bass drum is a 22. I ordered a 20". I like the sound of bubinga 20's - tons of punch but still plenty of bottom. I put a double pedal on the 22 and if I want the same BD sound i...
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    Tama Starclassic Bubinga in UVS Sparkle with black Nickel hardware

    PM's all clear...

    Have to post a picture because that's how I roll...

    This is my latest acquisition. The only gong bass made in this color, I am told. I have a 20" bass drum and 13" tom on...
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    Video File of Mofo on the Pearl Jupiter COB snare featured above...

    The aural proof is here....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkJ3Q5N3hAo

    Mofo
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    Pearl B4514 1970's Jupiter COB Chrome over Brass Stewart Copland Snare Drum Set Up

    This is the "snare of mysterious provenance" Stewart played for all those years...

    It's a Pearl B4514 Jupiter, Chrome over brass. He had a cast rim on top. See here at 2:46:

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    Trick Kodiak Aluminum 6.5 X 14

    This snare was recommended by Nick my friend and collector buddy. It's the Kodiak version which has a thick (4mm?) shell. Took me a while to set this one up to sound great but I got it.... Evans...
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    Racks of Snares

    Just walked around the studio and snapped some pics. Most drums have been discussed somewhere in this post.....

    if you see any you want to know more about please let me know

    Mofo
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    Tama King Beat 1980 14X5 Steel Shell Snare

    Wanted to get back to my roots - this was made in Tama's initial heyday. It's a drawn steel shell - not rolled. Has a parallel throw off strainer. Almost the archetype of a steel snare....

    I...
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    Rocket Shells 5X12 Carbon Fiber

    Talk about crisp... this is very nice popcorn snare. Part of a full Rocket Shells Kit I recently procured. I am blown away by carbon fiber. Too bad they are no longer available.

    Mofo
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    Tim McKenzie 5X14 Magnesium Custom Snare

    Fell in love with my Dunnett Magnesium snare - the cripiest snare in my collection of over 100 snares.

    So I thought I'd try this... BINGO...

    Tube Lugs, Trick throw off. Flat, welded seams....
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    8X14 Paiste 2002 Bell Brass prototype

    This is a one of a kind drum. The shell was made at the same foundry as the Paiste 2002 Snares, using the exact B8 bell brass alloy as the 2002 Cymbal series. Believe it or not, also has cast...
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    More pics of the Purple Monster

    Here are some more....

    In these I have a Dunnett Magnesium snare that is not part of the kit. As mentioned in my "Drum Set Anthology" post the acrylic snares are not my favorites.

    Mofo
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    Drum Workship 19 drum Purple Acrylic Monster

    Can I join in?

    This set is my most recent acquisition - and it's a monster. This is a custom built DW Cast Acrylic with DW Custom Hardware (not the cheap stuff sold in the DW acrylic line) and...
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    It's a raw finish - that's the way it's supposed...

    It's a raw finish - that's the way it's supposed to look. When I said I wanted good condition I mean - no serious pitting in the shell (pitting is corrosion gone irretrievably bad) and very clean...
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    I kinda want to get it set up BEFORE I get sick,...

    I kinda want to get it set up BEFORE I get sick, under the best circumstances.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdf5EXo6I68 I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdf5EXo6I68

    I am not dead yet but OK... actually I need to make a deal with someone who loves this stuff as much as me to some day catalog and sell it all for me. ...
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    The original bell brass snare drum - 1980 Tama Mastercast Bell Brass raw finish.

    Just received this today...

    The Holy Grail

    I can honestly say, this is the drum I have spent the longest time looking for (I have had a price on this drum's head for 10 years). I wanted one...
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    Here is the guy that built them, talking about how he did it...

    And the story of the providence of this snare. According to the story, it's all about the recorded sound That's what I have been saying all along about what makes a great drum "all about the...
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    Bringin' It Right Back to Snare Drums - Ludwig Alex Van Halen Signature Supraphonic

    Managed to get an allocation for this little beauty.

    it's a beauty, hand made by Alex's drum tech, John Douglas. Amazing snare response - unlike the other LM402's I have owned. have to study. ...
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    Whenever I think of burglers I think of this....

    Of topic, I know...
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    the Farmington Valley. I am not giving all the...

    the Farmington Valley. I am not giving all the drum burglars my exact address, sorry!!
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    Awwwww shucks guys.... Drummers are so crazy...

    Awwwww shucks guys.... Drummers are so crazy about gear. I am flattered. Not sure how my wife would feel about it but I always wanted to open a "modern drum museum"
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