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  1. Registered User

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    Smile Granite Sparkle?????

    Well after playing my home built keller kit for close to 5 years, it was time for something different. So after playing every top kit I could get my hands on. DW,Tama,Yamaha,Gretsch,MMX,BRX,MCX,SMX and the list goes on... I got got to play a Reference in Purple Craze that a GC had piled in a corner in. It had some G2's and an Emad on it.. After less than a minute of playing my decision was made.

    I'm not too crazy aboutle Craze (pun intented).. So I was browsing Craigslist at work the last week and saw this killer Reference in pristine condition for a NICE price, and it was only 5 minutes from my house..

    Specs-
    Granite Sparkle

    Heads-
    Toms- Clear G2's/Black Resonants
    Bass- EMAD2/Black EQ3

    Cymbals-
    16", 18", 19" Vault Crashes
    14" Studio Hats
    14"AAXcelerator Hats
    9" LP Bell
    10" AAX splash
    12"Wuhan China
    21" Raw Bell Dry Ride
    20" AA China

    14x8 Vinnie Paul Snare EmpX/Ambassador snare side w/Puresound Blasters (Love this snare) despite the snake skin.. haha

    10x8
    12x9
    14x14
    16x16
    22x20

    Pardon the cluttered practice space, I still need to take me Keller kit home.

    Still getting used to my new Camera, so Pics aren't perfect-
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    My Kits-

    Reference 4pc Setup

    Reference Kit-

    My Homebuilt kit..


    Want to trade my 22x18 Granite Sparkle Bass drum for 20x18 Granite Sparkle. Hit me up :D

  2. Registered User

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    I hate to sound rude, but what did you pay? I can't wait to hear what an awesome deal you got.

  3. I AM SPARTACUS

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    Damn!


    That's amazing, dude.
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  4. SteveStruss(.com)

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    Wow! Gotta love those sizes! Great looking kit!

    (I almost just bought the same kit but different sizes for a gig kit!)


    Pearl Reference:Purple Craze
    20x16|8x7|10x8|12x9|14x14F|16x16F|13x6.5
    DW Collectors Exotix
    20x14|12x8|14x14F|14x5
    stevestruss.com

    Check out my band!

  5. SteveStruss(.com)

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    Oh, and why are your floors reversed? I've never seen that before!


    Pearl Reference:Purple Craze
    20x16|8x7|10x8|12x9|14x14F|16x16F|13x6.5
    DW Collectors Exotix
    20x14|12x8|14x14F|14x5
    stevestruss.com

    Check out my band!

  6. DRUM-ING 40 YRS

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    Very Very nice ....I seen a kit like this when they first premired in Sacramento Calif in about 2005 with Will Kennedy ,Raymond Massey and of course Gene was there also.Al Percival met me there so he might be able to clarify the yr.The Granite kit was going at a great clinic price also.They were beautiful drums.
    .......Epiarch Artist .....
    2007 Epiarch Custom Drums :) (Red Glass)
    DRUM COLLECTION BELOW
    2008 DW Collectors (Velvet Red)
    2007 Buddy Rich Drum Company (Marine White Pearl)
    2006 RMV (Sunburst Fade )
    2003 Roland Club kit.
    2011 Roland TD 9 kit

  7. Registered User

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    Thanks all everyone for the kind words! As for the reversed floors, I wanted to try something different instead of the standard placement. I find it works great for me, I have been doing it for a couple months on my keller kit as well..
    My Kits-

    Reference 4pc Setup

    Reference Kit-

    My Homebuilt kit..


    Want to trade my 22x18 Granite Sparkle Bass drum for 20x18 Granite Sparkle. Hit me up :D

  8. Registered User

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    Clean your cymbals and slap on a white Pearl bass drum reso and it will look God-like. I never actually realized how nice granite sparkle was until i saw your kit.

  9. Band

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    i love craigslist, very nice find, looks amazing. what is that snare in front of your kit though??!?!?!

  10. Masterworks Guru

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    Nice kit! Looks really well taken care of!
    Pearl Masterworks Drums - Meinl - Evans - Vater

    22x18 x2 20x16 16x16 14x14 12x9 10x8 14x6


  11. Yeah, it's back.

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    amazing! absolutely perfect, man.
    For Sale:
    -(2x) DW 9700 stands
    -DW 9000 snare stand
    -Pork Pie round throne (black swirl top/silver sparkle base)
    -14"x8" Dark Horse custom snare (champagne glitter, full length tube lugs)
    -16" K Dark Crash
    -(cracked) 24" K Light Ride
    -(cracked) 16" Paiste Prototype Crash

  12. Recording fanatic

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    Gorgeous! Love the reversed floors!

    uncle Sam



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