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    I'm looking at getting a second hand kit with ash shells, does anyone here have an ash kit if so what do you like about them? Do the ash shells sound much different to maple or birch (appreciate some might say different woods all sound much the same anyway).
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    Here's an ash kit I built 20 years ago. Don't remember where it falls compared to Maple or birch. Of course it sounded good. the steamboat snare made to accompany this kit sounded really good.... All of the wood was cut down, milled and dried by my building partner..

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    ^ Darn, that's an impressive kit.

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    For me, ash has a tone between birch and maple.
    Like birch, It has more punch than maple but a bit less warmth.
    It has more mids than birch and richer lows and highs.
    It's a well balanced tone wood. Some say ash sounds close to beech, but I never own a beech kit.

    Here's my Unix Stave Ash kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feenix View Post
    ^ Darn, that's an impressive kit.
    Thank you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by singleflammedmill View Post
    For me, ash has a tone between birch and maple.
    Like birch, It has more punch than maple but a bit less warmth.
    It has more mids than birch and richer lows and highs.
    It's a well balanced tone wood. Some say ash sounds close to beech, but I never own a beech kit.

    Here's my Unix Stave Ash kit.

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    Gorgeous Unix kit C! I see that JN TKO Bronze peeking through all of that beautiful blue wood... what a collection of instruments!
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    Quote Originally Posted by singleflammedmill View Post
    Here's my Unix Stave Ash kit.
    While the finish is certainly eye-catching, I can't get into that bass drum hoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Gorgeous Unix kit C! I see that JN TKO Bronze peeking through all of that beautiful blue wood... what a collection of instruments!
    Thanks D4L! You have a good eye.

    Quote Originally Posted by Feenix View Post
    While the finish is certainly eye-catching, I can't get into that bass drum hoop.
    I can understand about the hoop, but it works well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by singleflammedmill View Post
    I can understand about the hoop, but it works well.
    Actually, the outside I'm good with; it's clean and streamlined.

    I'm no fan of all the big chrome nuts and washers around the inside of the hoop. If only there was some way to anchor those hoop posts into the wood without coming through the other side (likely not, given the thickness of the hoop).

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    Thanks for your replies guys, ash does have a really nice grain to it and those finishes are lush. Unfortunately the kit I was looking sold to someone else, I'll be bringing out my maple/mahogany SRX kit with new heads (Evans UV1) to play in concerts and stick with my Natal Arcadia birch bop kit for general use.
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    I played a set of these. They were gorgeous in person and had quite a bit of bite like birch shells do to me.

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    ^ That finish reminds me of '00s Yamaha kits.

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