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  1. Couple more pics showing Gibraltar lift and lug...

    Couple more pics showing Gibraltar lift and lug splay close up.513932 513933
  2. "Big Teal" spawns "Mini Teal" 18" KICK!

    Man I am so happy with the results of the final product! DFD came through big time with just what I needed to see this project through fruition! I outfitted "Mini Teal" with two black powder coated...
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    Thanks Eric. I just ordered the black metal kick...

    Thanks Eric. I just ordered the black metal kick hoops, Gibraltar riser and coated Powerstroke 3 kick head with a black 2 ply DFD reso head for the 18" so hopefully I can get away without any...
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    513889 The Tama legs don't look bad at all on the...

    513889 The Tama legs don't look bad at all on the kick and they are nice and light but still sturdy for sure! I didn't want to go the other route using the conversion kits that are out there. Figured...
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    513888 The 18" floor came out great as well...

    513888 The 18" floor came out great as well converted to a kick. I just plugged the holes on top with some carriage bolts and lock nuts and same on the bottom. Still not sure if I will go whole hog...
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    513887 The floors came out better than I thought...

    513887 The floors came out better than I thought (although I WILL have to get longer legs for the 14" as it's shorter depth needs the extra height and they are currently maxed). Both of them sound...
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    513886 This is the way I FINALLY decided on...

    513886 This is the way I FINALLY decided on setting the kit up to play. It's the most comfortable and ergonomic solution for me. 8" off the cymbal stand, 10, 12 mounted on kick and 14, 16 on the...
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    More updates TO "BIG TEAL" !

    After watching way too many You Tube video tutorials, I attempted to save myself some money and convert my 14X12 and 16X14 toms to floors! They came out GREAT, especially since I don't have the...
  9. New Config and tom mounting changes today

    Thanks Eric! I tried a different set up today after flipping my rims mounts upside down and it's much better now. I like being more on top of my toms and I seem to get better sustain out of them with...
  10. The operation was a success!

    So I just got everything back over the weekend and I'm really happy with the results. The 13" tom's sacrifice is really creating some enjoyment for sure! The timbales sound awesome and Precision did...
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    Nothing annoys me more than when I see a listing...

    Nothing annoys me more than when I see a listing from someone that has no clue what they are selling! There is is no excuse for that with the internet at your fingertips. Gonna be sitting on it a...
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    I agree on the natural maple finish. Beautiful...

    I agree on the natural maple finish. Beautiful for sure! I had an MMX kit back in the 90s in the 4 ply version. The shells were really warm and resonant and had a great sound for small rooms and if...
  13. Absolutely second that Phil regarding Precision....

    Absolutely second that Phil regarding Precision. They have done past work for me and I LOVED the results so I know these babies are in good hands! How did you like the full round cut on your kick?...
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    THIS! (excellent post!)

    THIS! (excellent post!)
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    WOW! Really nice kit! I had a Pearl World series...

    WOW! Really nice kit! I had a Pearl World series kit back in the late 80s that I had recovered from plain white to that finish and I loved it. The red heads contrast nicely with the Black Diamond...
  16. The major renovations are now under way on Big Teal!

    I've been slowly bringing "Big Teal" back to life with some upgrades and much needed TLC. So far I have torn down every drum and tightened all the lug screws, cleaned and polished each drum (and...
  17. Hey Bodgit, Do you still have the Session snare...

    Hey Bodgit, Do you still have the Session snare or did you sell it off? If you haven't heard it in a while, I urge you to take another listen. Even though it isn't pure malple like your Masters, I...
  18. Thanks! Your kit sounds nice too. I've played...

    Thanks! Your kit sounds nice too. I've played some pretty decent poplar sets myself in the past. Most recently a black sparkle wrapped Ludwig Accent Drive kit and before that a really nice sounding...
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  20. 513305Hello DrumPlayerFTD! I'm south of you in...

    513305Hello DrumPlayerFTD! I'm south of you in Saugerties. Here are two recent pics of BIG TEAL. My 20 yr old mid-life crises kit. Overall it's in great shape and came with the aforementioned...
  21. Thanks Brother! Literally my mid-life crises kit....

    Thanks Brother! Literally my mid-life crises kit. Just finished up gigging constantly for about 35 years and currently without a band. Wondering if it will just end up sitting in the basement or not....
  22. No recent love for the Prestige Sessions here?

    All I'm seeing is a smattering of posts on the new Sessions. No offense mind you as they look like a great kit for sure. While I have your attention: Does anyone play a Prestige Session snare in...
  23. ABSOLUTELY! You must be an old school rocker as...

    ABSOLUTELY! You must be an old school rocker as well?
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    Nice little kit! I had to laugh at the last...

    Nice little kit! I had to laugh at the last comment you made about selling off gear after a year or so. That was me up to maybe 10 yrs ago. Now I have so many memories of the great ones I sold or...
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    Awesome T shirt! Big Ringo fan here. In this pic...

    Awesome T shirt! Big Ringo fan here. In this pic it looks 3D like he's actually attached to your chest. LOL
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