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  1. Registered User

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    Default Monolith Percussion Custom kit.

    The title says it all. I've finally been able to create a custom kit. It's going to be a slow, piece by piece process but when it's completed, it's going to be incredible! I choose the Monolith Percussion fiberglass shells because I was looking for something different. I own enough wood shell kits and as I said, I was on the hunt for a different sound. A different feel. A different vibe. Bill at Monolith is just as excited to design and build these drums as I am to play them.

    So far, I only have the two 24x16 bass drums and the 15x12 tom. The full kit (for now) will be similar to those 70's/80's Cobham kits in terms of sizes. Anyway, I went with (2) 24x16 bass drums, 12x8, 13x9, 14x10, 15x12 toms, 16x16, 18x16, 20x16 floor toms and a 14x8 snare drum. Down the road, knowing how I am, I'll probably be adding a set of 6, 8 and 10 toms.

    I went with a nice, simple white finish. I think it's actually called "Arctic White". But this finish is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    He also outfitted the bass drums with Tama Starclassic spurs and all of the toms/floor toms will have the new style of Tama tom mount.

    Here's some pictures of the kit so far.
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    Looks great. Love the classy finish. 18” and 20” floor toms. Wow.
    I definitely want to see this kit in it’s entirety for sure. Sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Looks great. Love the classy finish. 18” and 20” floor toms. Wow.
    I definitely want to see this kit in it’s entirety for sure. Sweet.
    Thanks! Bill has endless possibilities for finishes available but once I saw this, I knew that I had to have it! In certain lights, it almost gets a grey swirl going.

    And yeah, 18" and 20" floors. Haha. I have always wanted a 20" floor tom. They randomly pop up on eBay or Reverb here and there but for insane prices!

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    Big drums, and probably a big sound. Those lugs remind me a little of SJC... and the claws look very nice. Can't wait to see the whole thing set up.
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    Here is some motivation for you. Love me some arctic white drums.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TamaThumper92 View Post
    (2) 24x16 bass drums, 12x8, 13x9, 14x10, 15x12 toms, 16x16, 18x16, 20x16 floor toms and a 14x8 snare drum
    12,13,14,15 across the front? Oh yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamaThumper92 View Post
    Thanks! Bill has endless possibilities for finishes available but once I saw this, I knew that I had to have it! In certain lights, it almost gets a grey swirl going.

    And yeah, 18" and 20" floors. Haha. I have always wanted a 20" floor tom. They randomly pop up on eBay or Reverb here and there but for insane prices!
    Am I missing something? They're... white wrapped drums, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sticks4drums View Post
    Here is some motivation for you. Love me some arctic white drums.

    HOLY BALL'S!!!! Alex Van Halen kit inspiration right there with 4 kick drums
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    Nice to see someone stepping outside the norm. The only thing I know about Monolith is they bought Tempus for a minute when Paul shut it down.

    They look well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Big drums, and probably a big sound. Those lugs remind me a little of SJC... and the claws look very nice. Can't wait to see the whole thing set up.
    Those bass drums BOOM! I did have to look up the SJC drums again and they definitely do have similar looking lugs. Trust me, I can't wait to see this beast fully set up either! The fact that I have to do it piece by piece is killing me but it's for the best so that my bank account doesn't fully hate me. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticks4drums View Post
    Here is some motivation for you. Love me some arctic white drums.

    I was wondering if you still had that! Do you get that slight grey swirl in certain lights as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    12,13,14,15 across the front? Oh yeah!
    On the right thread this time! Haha. I always ran 12, 13, 14 across the front for years. Briefly did 10, 12, 13. I like my old school Lombardo set ups though so everything moved over one spot and in comes the 15" tom!

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