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  1. Registered User

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    Default My Pearl Masters BCX double bass setup

    So this happened today
    I use this kit now with my prog rock/metal project Quivermore. Used my VBA before for that, but i felt the time was right to switch them around (and convert the VBA to an e-kit) so i could use my second bass drum. Today i spent some time setting it up, expanding the rack and tuning it. It plays and sounds like a dream! I need to replace the single pedals though; they feel really sluggish compared the the Iron Cobra twin pedal I've been using for years, so i'm going to order a two IC single pedals to replace the Pearl pedals i used today.

    Obligatory specs section

    Pearl BCX in Lava Bubinga
    Two 22x18" Bass drums - Evans Coated EMAD (thick ring) with pillow and ported stock head
    8x7" Tom - Evans Clear G2 over Clear G1
    10x8" Tom - Evans Clear G2 over Clear G1
    12x9" Tom - Evans Clear G2 over Clear G1
    14x14" Floor Tom - Evans Clear G2 over Clear G1
    16x16" Floor Tom - Evans Clear G2 over Clear G1
    Pearl Vision VBA 14x5.5" snare drum in Dynamite Burst - Evans PCRD over Hazy 300
    6x12" Rocket Tom
    6x15" Rocket Tom

    Zildjian Cymbals
    From left to right
    16" Oriental China Trash
    14" A New Beat Hi-Hat
    18" K Custom Dark Crash
    8" A Fast Splash
    10" A Fast Splash
    21" A Sweet Ride
    19" K Dark Thin Crash
    13" A New Beat Hi-Hat
    18" A China Low

    Hardware
    Assorted; mostly Pearl. Tama IC Hi-Hat stand and Sonor X-Hat

    So i just thought I'll leave a couple of pics here for you
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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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    Looks great. Gotta love the the 3 up top, the 8/10/12 sequential(ness)..lol
    Pearl Masters Maple Complete Vermillion Sparkle
    22X18 8X8 10X9 12X9 16X16
    PAISTE Signatures / Aquarian heads / ProMark sticks


  3. Drumming Since 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerkick View Post
    Looks great. Gotta love the the 3 up top, the 8/10/12 sequential(ness)..lol
    It's perfect for twin kick set ups. If it was my kit, I'd move that left crash and put the RT's there.
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    Beautiful rig. Looks fantastic.
    Eric G : Pearl,pAiSTe,Remo,Vic Firth,SKB,Roc n Soc,Roland V-Drums. Masters MCX Chestnut fade.
    22"x18",10"x8",12"x9",16"x16". Ian Paice Snare. Why not ...

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    Beautiful kit ICe!

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    Very nice kit!
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    Thanks for all the replies! The new Tama pedals are in. Can't wait to play with them next friday! Already made some small adjustments so the beaters line up the exact way my double pedal does. Next addition is perhaps the 6x18" rocket tom (so i can finally more or less replicate the fill on 3 concert toms in "Cygnus X1" intro we do in our medley) and another Gibraltar boom arm so i can mount my 10" china trash with this set (i love using 2 splashes and with my other band i only use the 10" china trash instead of a splash). Yes, after all these years I'm finally "going Portnoy"
    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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    Sometimes you can just look at a kit and say "i bet that thing sounds amazing" yours is one of those kits. It just looks like a beast with warm tones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfXaos View Post
    Sometimes you can just look at a kit and say "i bet that thing sounds amazing" yours is one of those kits. It just looks like a beast with warm tones.
    Well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMdrums View Post
    Well said!
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfXaos View Post
    Sometimes you can just look at a kit and say "i bet that thing sounds amazing" yours is one of those kits. It just looks like a beast with warm tones.
    Thanks! And it really does! With my 'other' band i play a Pearl Target (kit in the practice space, not my own) and let just say that the difference in sound is astonishing. Matter of tuning obviously and combination of head selection, but the (rack) toms have loads of attack and the bigger the drum the more low end you get. But since it's a birch kit, you still get a loud drum with loads of attack. The bass drums are by far my favorite drums on these and with the coated EMADS's they are the best sounding bass drums I've ever played!

    Quick update: i got two Pearl UX-80S 'adapters' to mount on the rack so i can more easily mount the rocket toms and can position them in the place i want them: higher and slightly above the main hi-hat. Will try this tomorrow. And got another small Gibraltar arm so i can mount my 10" mini china in the 'gap' between the splashes and the ride.
    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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    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.
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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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