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  1. Dude.

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    Default New Reference Kit in Purple Craze

    After about 15 years with my trusty maple Sessions, I wanted an upgrade. Been drooling over a Reference for many years now, but never had the funds to acquire a set. Got this 7 piece for a steal on ebay in the perfect sizes and finish. Bought a few new cymbals to go with the upgrade and splurged on some used snares. The Eric Singer and Brass free floater were old reliables, but man the 20 ply Reference snares are just killers!! A bit strange to see two Paiste rides among the sea of Zildjians, but I've always loved the glassy tones from their rides. I still have my A custom 20" projection and 21" Z custom Mega Bell if I'm feeling the itch to keep the same brand going. Loving these drums, they sound massive! First high end kit I've ever owned and I couldn't be happier. Got a brass and steel Reference snare also coming along with a DW Ebony, stoked to be drumming regularly again!

    Drums: Pearl Reference Purple Craze, floor toms mounted with Rims Dynamount Free Floating

    8x7
    10x8
    12x9
    14x11
    16x13
    22x18 (2)

    Snares: All Pearl
    14x16.5 Brass Free Floater
    14x6.5 Eric Singer SIgnature
    14x6.5 Reference Ultra Blue Fade
    14x5 Reference Granite Sparkle

    Cymbals: Zildjian and Paiste (From Left to Right)

    18" K Special Dry Trash China
    22" Stewart Copeland Blue Bell Ride
    18" A Custom EFX Crash
    8" A Splash
    9" K Custom Hybrid Splash
    18" Oriental Trash China
    15" A Custom Mastersound Hats
    19" K Custom Hybrid Crash
    10" A Custom Splash
    8" Oriental China on top of 8" Trashformer
    19" A Custom Crash
    18" Oriental Trash China (sounds quite different from the other one)
    22" Danny Carey Monad Ride
    14-1/4" K Custom Hybrid Hats
    20" A Custom Crash
    14" Z Custom Mastersound Hats
    21” A Ultra Hammered China
    14” Oriental Trash China on top of 14” Trashformer

    Heads: Remo
    Colortone Emperor on Toms
    Colortone P3 for kicks
    P77 for snares

    Hardware: All Pearl except for Hi Hats and Pedals

    Pedals: DW
    9000 Remote Hi Hat
    MCD Pedals
    MDD Hi Hat w/bass drum clamp



    Some Pics!!









    Last edited by blackdragon2o1; 06-26-2019 at 12:36 AM.
    Birth, Drums, Death.

  2. A Passion Play ...

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    A very sweet rig for sure. Beautiful kit.
    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 ...

  3. Registered User

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    A very sweet rig for sure. Beautiful kit.
    Like Eric said....sweet kit!

  4. Drumming Since 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMdrums View Post
    Like Eric said....sweet kit!
    “Sweet kit”?

    That may be one of the most impressive kits ever posted here.
    Way Too Much Crap

  5. Pearl Masters Drummer

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    Looks like you're in business! Awesome-love the purple heads with that kit! Might as well get some DrumArt kick drum heads in purple craze to finish it off.

  6. Masterworks / Sabian

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    Very nice! Congratulations

  7. Drumming Since 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jutt8 View Post
    Looks like you're in business! Awesome-love the purple heads with that kit! Might as well get some DrumArt kick drum heads in purple craze to finish it off.
    Amazing idea.
    Way Too Much Crap

  8. Pearl Corporation USA

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    Great looking kit, setup, cymbals snares.............. everything!


    KISS uses Gibson Guitars and PEARL Drums because They Want The Best!

    PEARL | ZILDJIAN | REMO

  9. ...A mind like Water...

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    It is comical how stunning this kit is. Your choice in drums and cymbals are incredible. This is a win for life.
    Owner of two gorgeous Pearl Masters kits. Metal drummer, music and drums for life!

  10. Registered User

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    Very nice!

    My drums are in a garage too....

  11. Registered User

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    Dang man. That is AWESOME! Your cymbal set up alone is amazing.

    So that red burst kit in the background is the old maple Sessions?

  12. Drumming Since 1943

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    One other thing we know about blackdragon- he LOVES his hats!
    Way Too Much Crap

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