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    Viola! With the rocket toms in position and with the mini china as well. Sadly, i noticed i crack on the inside of the 12" tom yesterday
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    It turned out it wasn't a crack, but just a grain that got a blemish over time and had me fooled. Took some new pics today. Used a longer tom arm to get the 6x15" rocket tom more closer. Have it in the spot i want it now. Also a new addition; 20" Paiste 2002 Novo China. Man, this thing is loud! Cuts through like a hot knife through butter. It's a keeper
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    Pearl BCX in Lava Bubinga | Pics
    22x18 (2), 8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x14, 16x16, 14x6.5" Pearl Kapur snare drum

    Pearl VBA in Dynamite Burst e-kit | Pics
    22x18, 10x7, 12x8, 14x12, 16x14, 14x5.5 matching snare

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    Quote Originally Posted by iCe View Post
    Viola! With the rocket toms in position and with the mini china as well. Sadly, i noticed i crack on the inside of the 12" tom yesterday
    I like where you put the rocket toms; looks like you have room for one more
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    Quote Originally Posted by iCe View Post
    It turned out it wasn't a crack, but just a grain that got a blemish over time and had me fooled. Took some new pics today. Used a longer tom arm to get the 6x15" rocket tom more closer. Have it in the spot i want it now. Also a new addition; 20" Paiste 2002 Novo China. Man, this thing is loud! Cuts through like a hot knife through butter. It's a keeper
    You couldn’t move the RT’s a couple of inches to the right to make them closer to your hats?
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    Ice, awesome kit and set up! I placed my set up as if I close my eyes, I can play the kit blind folded and hit the center of every drum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    I like where you put the rocket toms; looks like you have room for one more
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    I might get the 6x18" someday to finish my Peart/Portnoy fanboy ambitions
    But for now the two of them work like a charm and are a lot of fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by TMdrums View Post
    Ice, awesome kit and set up! I placed my set up as if I close my eyes, I can play the kit blind folded and hit the center of every drum!
    Thanks! With the added rack bar i can set up this kit more the way i want. Found that with just 3 sides on the DR-80 it was kind of a hassle to mount the toms where i want them and it always bugged me that the bass drum was dead center and could not angle it... anyway, fixed now
    Pearl BCX in Lava Bubinga | Pics
    22x18 (2), 8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x14, 16x16, 14x6.5" Pearl Kapur snare drum

    Pearl VBA in Dynamite Burst e-kit | Pics
    22x18, 10x7, 12x8, 14x12, 16x14, 14x5.5 matching snare

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    Quote Originally Posted by iCe View Post
    Two recent pics. Made them with my new cellphone and the quality is way better then the previous camera. I forgot to take pics yesterday sadly. I've added the 10" Oriental China Trash again and used the 'new' mounting system for the rocket toms, but the 6x15 is still too far away. I will order a Pearl TH-88 so i will have enough length of the tube (that's what she said) to get that one in close. The 6x12 is close enough with the shorter tom arm.
    wow, that finish really pops
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    Great looking kit! The set up looks like it has that "natural flow" to it as well. Looks very comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUZNRED View Post
    wow, that finish really pops
    Pics don't do justice, but i was glad Pearl made this 'Todd Sucherman alike finish' available haha

    Quote Originally Posted by TamaThumper92 View Post
    Great looking kit! The set up looks like it has that "natural flow" to it as well. Looks very comfortable.
    I was looking back to a pic of my old Export kit which was setup more to 'please the eye'. Over the years my setup has become more of a natural evolution (Weckl™ r) and more ergonomic. I'm also ogling at Neil Peart's setup with the offset toms over the hats etc, perhaps someday when i get the 13" tom hehe.

    But probably this setup is going to be retired soon. The rehearsal space we rent is going to be demolished soon to make place for some new office buildings. The owner of the space has a new location, but we need to pay for storage there (which we don't have to do now) and there isn't a lot of storage if i need to share to 'closet storage' with the guitar player's amps. Which means reverting back to double pedal on one bassdrum and probable ditching the 8" tom from this setup and back to old faithful; 2 up, 2 down. And 2 rocket toms ofcourse hehe. Or we don't do that and I use the Yamaha Stage Custom which they have in each rehearsal room... choices...
    Pearl BCX in Lava Bubinga | Pics
    22x18 (2), 8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x14, 16x16, 14x6.5" Pearl Kapur snare drum

    Pearl VBA in Dynamite Burst e-kit | Pics
    22x18, 10x7, 12x8, 14x12, 16x14, 14x5.5 matching snare

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