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  1. Team Pearl

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    Default Artist News: Tommy Lee Debuts 'The Cruecifly Kit'

    Tommy Lee Debuts 'The Cruecifly Kit'

    With the kickoff of Motley Crue’s monumental “All Bad Things Must Come to an End” farewell tour, Pearl Artist and iconic rockstar, Tommy Lee unveiled his incredible new Pearl E-Pro Live drum kit and borderline-insane new rollercoaster rig- “The Cruecifly.” Tommy, once again, has put Pearl’s quality and innovation through the ultimate test with his latest maddening spectacle, relying on the now-roller-coaster-tested and proven technology of Pearl’s E-Pro Live electronic drums which offer Tommy the feel of an acoustic drum set- courtesy of Pearl’s Tru Trac Drumheads- but with a surplus of options when it comes to sound.

    Given the rare task of needing to design a drum set that flips upside-down while suspended 60 feet above the ground, and travels the length of an arena floor, Tommy’s latest E-Pro Live drum set went through a rigorous series of tests before finally hitting the stage. Originally assembled at Pearl’s headquarters in Nashville, TN, and then shipped out to Pearl’s West Coast Artist Relations Office in Los Angeles, “The Cruecifly Kit”- as it’s being called- went through an exhausting series of tests and configurations in order to determine several necessary factors including width and length of the drums in proportion to the riser, weight distribution, playability and the reaction of the drums while upside down and traveling, and, Tommy’s comfortably behind the kit. Pictures of this kit building process, along with a video of Tommy testing the kit’s lighting system, can be found here.

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  2. HA HA HA HA HA HAAAA

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    Pretty cool stage stuff, right there. Very Tommy
    Any way to get a look underneath the bass drum to see the beater setup?
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    Love the giant bass drum, but he's not using it on tour. He's also using far less cymbals, especially on his right/floor tom side. If only Vince could sing better...

  4. Drumming Since 1943

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    Sorry, but that looks like... a room full of drums.
    Way Too Much Crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus138 View Post
    Pretty cool stage stuff, right there. Very Tommy
    Any way to get a look underneath the bass drum to see the beater setup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bligh View Post
    Here you go: <img src="http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=470982"/>
    Thanks! Slick
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    Not a big Tommy fan... but a big fan of the weird things companies do to accommodate requests. This is some fine work on Pearl's part.

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    It took me a minute to realise that picture was the front of Tommy's kit... that looks nuts!

    Can we get some more angles... perhaps a drivers seat view? It's super interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Sorry, but that looks like... a room full of drums.
    I'm inclined to agree. Call me a classicist, but the huge horisontal kick drum completely destroys the look of an actual drum kit.


    Quote Originally Posted by Russticles View Post
    Can we get some more angles... perhaps a drivers seat view? It's super interesting
    The link to the full story is right there, and it has more pics.

    Here's the driver side with the horisontal kick:
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    Quote Originally Posted by clevelandrum View Post
    If only Vince could sing better...
    That's not happened in 25yrs or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Sorry, but that looks like... a room full of drums.
    Agreed, I like Tommy, MC, & love his wild kits but I'm not digging this. Out of all the possibilities he picks a plain white kit with a bass drum laying sideways. The roller coaster is a site to be seen so I'm sure the stage show will more than make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FL Drummer View Post
    Agreed, I like Tommy, MC, & love his wild kits but I'm not digging this. Out of all the possibilities he picks a plain white kit with a bass drum laying sideways. The roller coaster is a site to be seen so I'm sure the stage show will more than make up for it.
    check out the video attached with the story... this is more than a plain white kit.
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