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  1. old dog, new tricks

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    Default I've answered the age-old question...

    ...where is the second kick? Well, I FOUND IT

    About 3 years ago, a buddy alerted me to a deal on CL where someone was selling a Forum kit for $100. 22, 12, 13, 16 standard sizes. I talked them down to $80 and went and got it. It was in decent shape and with new heads and proper tuning actually sounded pretty good. I figured I'd use it as a rehearsal or cheap gigging kit.

    Cut to last week when I was browsing FB Marketplace and saw a kit that looked identical to mine but the sizes were 22, 10, 12, 14. He wanted $100 and we settled on $80. The wrap is crinkled and there are some marks on it but whatever. I also managed to pick up a cheap 5.5x14 steel snare for $40 so now I have a big selection of options and another snare for the grand total of $200. No bad.

    The lugs, hoops and hardware is all black so as a project I'm going to pull the wraps off all the shells (I've already done the 13") and paint the shells white like the Lars Ulrich kit from the 80s. I might also convert the extra 12" tom into a tom/snare hybrid as it would be easy to do and give me even more options.

    It's a tight for with all these drums but it should be a fun project and would be a blast to set it all up for a gig.
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    link below for my kit build thread

    https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/s...t-build-thread

  2. Drumming Since 1943

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    Where’s the other ki... oh wait. Cool!
    Way Too Much Crap

  3. Registered User

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    Nice finds and for cheap!
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  4. Comrade Tim

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    Nice find. Kicks are the same size tho so that disturbs me. ;-)

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  5. Drumming Since 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah Hex View Post
    Nice find. Kicks are the same size tho so that disturbs me. ;-)
    It shouldn’t. Lol
    Way Too Much Crap

  6. bangin since '95

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    Forums bring back so much nostalgia. I've had mine for about 15 years and STILL use it as a rehearsal kit.

    Underrated work horse of a kit.
    Tama Starclassic Bubinga in Satin Aztec Gold Metallic -Sabian Cymbals-Pro-Mark Sticks-Remo Drumheads

  7. The Sensitone Guy

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    A Forum kit with good heads and tuned will blow away a sloppily tuned Reference. Well done OP!

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