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  1. Thwunk

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    Default Evans G14 heads / took the Ref Pure kit out for the first time in a while

    I'm ridiculously protective of this kit, so I take it out to gigs quite rarely (the Yamaha Maple Custom kit is a decent alternative, as is my 'new' Masters Birch / Premier APK jellybean kit). The upside is that I never quite remember just how amazing this kit is, so it always completely blows my mind when I do occasionally take it out.

    Tried some new heads on it last week - Evans G14s, absolutely loved these, they sound fantastic and seem to be a good match for the kit. Just a bit warmer and more focussed than Ambs etc, less brittle sounding, but still with tons of tone. Really, really impressed, will be sticking with these...

    Took some photos and was thinking of putting them in the next DOTM, but don't think they've come out pretty enough to have any sort of chance, so will pop them here instead

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    Pearl Reference Pure (matte walnut)
    22x18
    16x16
    12x9

    Yamaha Bamboo Custom snare 14x5.5

    Bosphorus 20" traditional medium ride
    Meinl 18" fx china with Zildjian 8" A fast crash
    K dark crashes (17" & 16")
    Sabian 15" HHX x-celerator hats
    Dream Bliss 8" splash
    Last edited by Yodelling_Sheep; 11-30-2017 at 07:52 AM.
    HHX hats, K crashes, K & Bosphorus rides
    Snares: Yamaha Bamboo Custom 5.5x14 / Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14, COB Supraphonic 6.5x14 / Pearl Mahogany Classic Limited Edition / Sonor D505
    Pearl Reference Pure (matte walnut) / SonorLite (Scandinavian birch)

  2. Purple Crazed

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    That is a great looking kit. I thought it was a 24" bass drum until I read the specs. I just tried the Evans Black Chrome heads on my 12" & 14" toms and was impressed with the sound that was produced. Although I am not a fan of black heads, I would buy them again.

    You should still enter the DOTM.

    Pearl Purple Craze Reference Series
    10x8 | 12x9 | 13x9 | 14x11 | 16x13 | 22x18
    Pearl 14x5 Wine Red Maple and Copper Free Floating Snares
    Pearl 10x6.2 Mangini Signature Snare
    Tama Octobans

  3. Registered User

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    Wow! You should absolutely enter DOTM. I love that finish!

  4. Thwunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by RG1820X View Post
    That is a great looking kit. I thought it was a 24" bass drum until I read the specs. I just tried the Evans Black Chrome heads on my 12" & 14" toms and was impressed with the sound that was produced. Although I am not a fan of black heads, I would buy them again.

    You should still enter the DOTM.
    Quote Originally Posted by myeleanorbhc View Post
    Wow! You should absolutely enter DOTM. I love that finish!
    Thanks

    Those black chrome heads sound great, though I'm not a fan of black heads either...
    HHX hats, K crashes, K & Bosphorus rides
    Snares: Yamaha Bamboo Custom 5.5x14 / Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14, COB Supraphonic 6.5x14 / Pearl Mahogany Classic Limited Edition / Sonor D505
    Pearl Reference Pure (matte walnut) / SonorLite (Scandinavian birch)

  5. Registered User

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    I want to hear that stack!
    And the kit looks superb.
    Pearl/Dixon/Paiste/LP/Remo/Pro-Mark 5ABN

  6. Thwunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeaton View Post
    I want to hear that stack!
    And the kit looks superb.
    Thanks Matt
    The stack sounds super trashy, and better than either of those cymbals on their own
    HHX hats, K crashes, K & Bosphorus rides
    Snares: Yamaha Bamboo Custom 5.5x14 / Ludwig Black Beauty 5x14, COB Supraphonic 6.5x14 / Pearl Mahogany Classic Limited Edition / Sonor D505
    Pearl Reference Pure (matte walnut) / SonorLite (Scandinavian birch)

  7. Looks That Kill

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    beautiful kit, I love this finish
    DW Collectors Birch Satin Oil Natural
    Pearl Masters Maple Complete Matte Black
    Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Raven Black

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