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  1. Playing since 1976

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    Quote Originally Posted by RG1820X View Post
    The gong bass drum is only held in place by one tom arm . . . (because they must have ran out of gold to make it)
    The second arm is on the inside of the drum, reaching the mount through the shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Beautiful drums of course. For me, the pics spark a comment and a question. First of all, TS's old gold hardware is really beat. My question is, did they print a wrap for the rocket toms, or did they use an actual veneer. My guess is, they printed a wrap, but I would like to know if they found a way to attach a real wood veneer to the metal rocket tom shells. I can't imagine that would endure the road and temperature fluctuations.
    Thatís what you see, that the hardware looks beat? Iím not sure if if you have the most impeccable eye or your OCD, probably a little of both. I guess I can just say to myself to understand is your knowledge and desire for perfection is about as particular as my taste for salsa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    That’s what you see, that the hardware looks beat?
    Yep, I don't think you need an impeccable eye or OCD to notice the beat hardware. This is the photo that gave it away.

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    The outer ply is impressive, but gold hardware is not for me. Also, if I was was ordering a huge kit, no one (even if I was part of a seance where we spoke to Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, and Gene Krupa) is going to convince me to shell out "Masterworks Artisan coin" for gum wood shells... but that's just me.

    I want to try salsa you say is good. My favorite is from El Azteca on 73 in Mt. Laurel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Yep, I don't think you need an impeccable eye or OCD to notice the beat hardware. This is the photo that gave it away. <img src="https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=508879"/> The outer ply is impressive, but gold hardware is not for me. Also, if I was was ordering a huge kit, no one (even if I was part of a seance where we spoke to Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, and Gene Krupa) is going to convince me to shell out "Masterworks Artisan coin" for gum wood shells... but that's just me. I want to try salsa you say is good. My favorite is from El Azteca on 73 in Mt. Laurel.
    What about gum wood do you see as sub par?
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    Awesome kit in every way. I believe the hardware on the last kit was called titanium rose gold (specially made for Todd if I'm not mistaken).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    The second arm is on the inside of the drum, reaching the mount through the shell.
    Thanks Matt! I should have zoomed in on the 5th and 7th pic to catch it. What a simple yet effective solution for mounting it. I might try it myself some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Yep, I don't think you need an impeccable eye or OCD to notice the beat hardware. This is the photo that gave it away.

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    The outer ply is impressive, but gold hardware is not for me. Also, if I was was ordering a huge kit, no one (even if I was part of a seance where we spoke to Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, and Gene Krupa) is going to convince me to shell out "Masterworks Artisan coin" for gum wood shells... but that's just me.

    I want to try salsa you say is good. My favorite is from El Azteca on 73 in Mt. Laurel.
    I can’t say that would bother me other than I don’t like gold in general.
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    The gold looks to me like it just needs a good cleaning.

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    I really like the classic bridge lugs. Best lugs Pearl has ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeaton View Post
    What about gum wood do you see as sub par?
    I wouldn't say "sub par," just not a wood I'd consider premium, or a wood I'd use in exotic, custom drum builds... but that's just my opinion.
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    Gretsch has been using gum wood in their USA custom top tier line for years. I think DW starting using gum a lot too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jutt8 View Post
    Gretsch has been using gum wood in their USA custom top tier line for years. I think DW starting using gum a lot too.
    I've never had an issue with gum wood. I think mixed with a maple or a mahogany shell it sounds fabulous. For an industry professional, that should be the most important quality at the end of the day. I mean DW is putting poplar in shells now (and have been for years I guess, with the Classics line) and still charges a premium for those drums, but if they're well built with great care and attention to detail, it really doesn't matter. I think we need to stop putting so much value in wood species' that are used in drum building. When you're paying that premium price, it's build quality and hardware that matter, and heads and tuning that get them to sound great. And ultimately most engineers or producers are going to EQ the crap out of your drums anyway (if they don't just Drumagog them and replace them with samples), so just get something that's reliable.
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