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    What if the rest of the band sucked? Could the...

    What if the rest of the band sucked? Could the drummer carry everyone else to the point that the crowd would be up and shouting??? Is the crowd family or total strangers? Is the band playing...
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    My Saturn III certainly has a sound of its own. ...

    My Saturn III certainly has a sound of its own. It doesn't work for every genre of music, but it has a lot of cut and brings big thunderous sounds with the floor toms. Certainly a rock/metal...
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    Yep. I wish I could just buy a kit, unbox it and...

    Yep. I wish I could just buy a kit, unbox it and set it up. But I cant do that any more. Now that I know how to build my own drums, I'm compelled to take things apart and check workmanship on all...
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    I take all my kits apart when i buy them to...

    I take all my kits apart when i buy them to clean/polish/protect and/or modify them.

    Saturns getting cleaned up:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/1688/23565668514_18f1cdf524_c.jpg

    Oiling the...
  5. The CADs are great on floor toms. A bit big...

    The CADs are great on floor toms. A bit big though with their shock mount on them. They do have a non-shock mount piece that I could use instead, but I figured, "What the hell". My rack toms have...
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    Well, the Reference bass drum shell is 10mm thick...

    Well, the Reference bass drum shell is 10mm thick is vs. the Performance Series 5.64mm. So that's approximately double the weight of the shell. The hardware on the Reference kits isn't light...
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    Unfortunately, the "ignore" doesn't remove new...

    Unfortunately, the "ignore" doesn't remove new topic postings.
  8. Yeah, it's nice to have African Mahogany back in...

    Yeah, it's nice to have African Mahogany back in my life. The Pearl Ref. Pures had African Mahogany on the floor toms and bass drum and they sounded killer. The Crush kit is almost entirely African...
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    Aren't you at risk of being laid off from your...

    Aren't you at risk of being laid off from your job right now??? Do you think a 6th or 7th (maybe 8th or 9th??) drumset, especially an expensive high-end one, is really necessary at this time?
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    cad m179
  11. Yep. He bought out the Crush distributor some...

    Yep. He bought out the Crush distributor some years ago and has been slowly selling it all. He just so happened to have all these pieces listed and I jumped on them.
  12. Cymbals left to right are: 12" AAX Ozone...

    Cymbals left to right are:

    12" AAX Ozone splash
    15" HH Thin crash top over 15" SR2 heavy bottom with rivets and fusion vents
    10" HHX splash over 19" Artisan crash
    10" HH Mid Max stack
    22" HHX...
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    If you click on the photos here, you can scroll...

    If you click on the photos here, you can scroll through and find a cut through the bearing edge on the MMR's:

    https://www.pearleurope.com/product/drumsets/masters-maple-reserve/

    I'm guessing...
  14. Crush Limited Reserve Mahogany - NOS from 2012

    Somehow, this kit was sitting in it's original boxes on a shelf for the last 8 years. It finally found a home. Kit sizes are 10x7, 12x8, 14x13, 16x14, 24x16 and 14x6 snare. Bass drum is 8 plys of...
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    Recordings are very deceiving. I think 2002s...

    Recordings are very deceiving. I think 2002s sound like absolute trash in person. Put them in a recording and they cut and sparkle beautifully. Meinl sound like trash can lids in person but have a...
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    Images of the 13" version look to be 8 lugs:...

    Images of the 13" version look to be 8 lugs:
    https://www.drumazon.com/products/mapex-black-panther-design-lab-13-x-55-cherry-bomb-snare-drum

    I have a Drumcraft Lignum Birch 13x7 that is a 10...
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    Mapex looks to still be going strong. The Armory...

    Mapex looks to still be going strong. The Armory series is amazing value for money. The Saturn's are still around though they are feeling a bit stale to me. It would be nice if they pushed the...
  18. Thread: Mapex Pro M

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    Pro M kits are nice. If I could find one with a...

    Pro M kits are nice. If I could find one with a 20" bass drum in good condition for a good price I would probably pick it up. Its almost a carbon copy of the Orion shells for way less money. North...
  19. Thread: Sakae

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    Actually, you aren't working according to your...

    Actually, you aren't working according to your schedule. You promised setup and pics back on the 18th, then again on the 22nd. It is now the 29th.
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    Hey, long time no post in this thread. I'll make...

    Hey, long time no post in this thread. I'll make this a 2-fer since these two kits I only had for about a month each. First is a Pearl Wood/Fiberglass kit in Platinum Mist, 13/16/24:...
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    Pearl actually sells a drum polish that works...

    Pearl actually sells a drum polish that works well on lacquer, wraps, matte finishes, chrome, satin hardware, etc. Smells nice too.

    https://www.drumcenternh.com/pearl-drum-polish
  22. If your drums are made of marshmallows, then you...

    If your drums are made of marshmallows, then you have every right to be concerned about your edges, but because they are made from wood, mesh heads won't damage them. I have converted many kits made...
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    3/4" plywood and 2" rigid insulation: ...

    3/4" plywood and 2" rigid insulation:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/5739/23502926053_cb45c83f25_c.jpg
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    Okay, here's another kit I had about 5 years...

    Okay, here's another kit I had about 5 years back. This one is a Ddrum Reflex Uptown "exotic". It really wasn't exotic at all, just a clear coat over the alder outer ply. This one was fully...
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    Hey! I've been wondering how the kit has been...

    Hey! I've been wondering how the kit has been working out for you. Glad to see the new baby added to the family! She's adorable. I'm still trying to get my electric kit finished. Still have to...
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