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post #46 of 61
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Man, are we crazy or what?
Talking to each other on two different threads! LOL!

Anyway, it makes sense that the sound of a played in, or broken in, cymbal is the combination pf all those factors.
For whatever reasons, I also have a 20" K Custom Medium Ride, it does not seem to have changed in sound much thru the years.
Dunno why that is......a different manufacturing process, perhaps?

 

Just kind of happened that way, haha. biggrin.gif

 

If it turns out to be the case, agreed.

post #47 of 61
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Just kind of happened that way, haha. biggrin.gif

If it turns out to be the case, agreed.


Aren't I the idiot that posted the same question on two threads?...rolleyes.gif
post #48 of 61

Crappy picture featuring my dream hi-hats I acquired a while back, 16" Paiste Twenty Medium Lights. They are everything I imagined and more. tongue.gif Also been messing around with this side by side snare configuration and it's actually quite awesome.

 

 

Those are some spare EC2s placed upside down on top of coated emperors on the toms. There are moongels inside on the resos as well. Thick low sound with short sustain.

post #49 of 61

I play everyday. I have a PDP X7 maple kit with a Tama SLP 6.5x14 snare with A custom mastersound hats 14 inch, 17 inch K Hybrid Crash, B8 18 inch crash, 18 inch AAXXPLOSION crash, 21 inch AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride, And a Zildjian A China Boy High 20 inch china. Also, a DW5000  single pedal

post #50 of 61
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^^Nice rivalyoung.

 

Even though this thread hasn't sparked much interest, it's severely lacking in photos. wink_face.gif Been tracking drums for an EP for the last 5 days. Took some quick pictures:

 

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(This building used to be a recording studio, then it became a church hence the cross, and now it's temporarily a recording studio again.)

 

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Slightly Head-fi related. There's some Ety mc5's sitting on the throne there. Also that's not me in the picture, haha. The drums are nothing notable, just some birch PDPs, except for the snare drum, which is a Mapex Blonde Birdseye Maple Black Panther 13"x6". Snare is Vintage Emperor over Black Suede, toms are Vintage Emperor over Coated Ambassador, bass is Powerstroke 4 and I think an Emad on the reso side. Normally I don't set up my cymbals quite that way, but I was trying to get them all picked up by the microphones more evenly.

DID YOU JUST SAY YOU'RE USING A BLACK SUEDE FOR A RESONANT HEAD? I've never seen that done. How does it sound?

post #51 of 61
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I play everyday. I have a PDP X7 maple kit with a Tama SLP 6.5x14 snare with A custom mastersound hats 14 inch, 17 inch K Hybrid Crash, B8 18 inch crash, 18 inch AAXXPLOSION crash, 21 inch AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride, And a Zildjian A China Boy High 20 inch china. Also, a DW5000  single pedal

 

I used to have a set of AAXs. Not my style, but nice cymbals nonetheless.

 

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DID YOU JUST SAY YOU'RE USING A BLACK SUEDE FOR A RESONANT HEAD? I've never seen that done. How does it sound?

 

It's not a regular thickness Black Suede if that's what you were thinking, haha. They make 4-mil black suede snare sides as well. I didn't try really hard to do a detailed comparison or anything, but coming from a more typical Hazy Ambassador, it made the drum sound a little thicker and warmer which I love. I get the feeling that the textured vs clear surface adds something nice as well.

Edited by manveru - 8/20/12 at 8:33pm
post #52 of 61

Perhaps this isn't the place to ask, but as close as I could find. I'm curious which earphones / headphones are most commonly and effectively used for set drumming? I play in a band and have been experimenting with various types (in-ear, on-ear, over-ear) but haven't found the best monitor phones that will accommodate a head-worn microphone, as well. Any suggestions?

post #53 of 61
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Perhaps this isn't the place to ask, but as close as I could find. I'm curious which earphones / headphones are most commonly and effectively used for set drumming? I play in a band and have been experimenting with various types (in-ear, on-ear, over-ear) but haven't found the best monitor phones that will accommodate a head-worn microphone, as well. Any suggestions?


I've been a member over at drummerworld forums for quite a while now... I hope y'all don't mind me promoting them over here! Here's two to get you started, search around, it's one of the most (if not THE most) popular drum forum. I'm jodgey4 over there with my Heir Audio 3.ai's.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105719

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104181

 

As for the rest of this thread... here's my set-up.

 

Cymbals:

Zildjian 10" ZXT Titanium Flash Splash

Paiste 13" Traditional Medium Light Hi-hats

Paiste 14" Alpha Thin Crash

Sabian 14" XS20 Medium Thin Crash

Paiste 15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-hats

Sabian 16" B8 Medium Crash

Paiste 18" 2002 Crash

Paiste 18" 2002 Medium

Istanbul Agop 21" Vezir Jazz Ride (2074g)

Meinl 22" Byzance China

Paiste 24" 2002 Ride

 

Snares:

13" x 3" Remo Mastersound

14" x 3.5" Pearl Free Floating Steel (Gen. II)

14" x 5.5" Slingerland Gene Krupa Super (borrowing)

14" x 6.5" Ludwig Centennial Maple

14" x 6.5" Ludwig LM411 (Ludalloy SS)

 

Kits:

Ludwig Centennial in Silver Sparkle

8" x 12" & 10" x 14 rack toms

15" x 16" & 16" x 18" floor toms

20" x 24" bass drum

 

Vintage Rogers (Cleveland era) in Silver Sparkle, fully restored by me and borrowed

8" x 12" rack

16" x 16" floor

14" x 20" bass drum

 

All Aquarian heads, Modern Vintages on the Rogers, Super-2's on the Luddy's, both over one plys. One ply heads on all snares. Bopworks sticks!

 

I'm working on getting more jazzy Agops; I rarely use the Paiste 2002's, but could never bring myself to sell them!


Edited by jodgey4 - 6/3/13 at 1:53am
post #54 of 61

I've been playing percussion for 12 years with the last 3 being focused on drumset. I just graduated from music school and will (hopefully) have a job playing soon. Here's my kit:

 

 

Taye Studio Maple drums in Bop sizes with Evans G2's on top and G1's on bottom (toms) And Aquarian Superkick 3/Regulator on the bass

 

Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga Snare with Evans G1 on top and Evans Hazy 300 on bottom (Those were the stock heads basshead.gif).

 

All the cymbals are Dream's "Bliss" series. 14" hats, 16" crash, and 20" Ride.

 

I can't say enough good things about the drums or the cymbals. Dream makes cymbals that can (IMO) stand up to any of the Big 3 AND they just changed their price structure to "by the inch," so all of their 14" cymbals cost the same and so on. The Studio series is Taye's midrange line but honestly unless I win the lottery or end up in a Led Zepphlin tribute band I can't see myself buying another kit. (Cymbals and snares are another story...)   

post #55 of 61

I've been beating on stuff since the first grade.

 

Now a days I have a sexy 5 piece Tama Starclassic Birch-Bubinga kit. Oh man is she beautiful. Both in the way she sounds and the way she looks. She's a limited edition only 25 ever made.

 

Now stick a DW7000 bas pedal on her and that deep, dead kick; goodness does she make your heart skip a beat (pun intended).

 

Tie in some Piaste 20 hat, a Piaste dark/dry ride, and a Sabian Paragon (Neil Peart's signature line) crash, and you have the makings of something beautiful.

 

So I don't know about anyone else but I prefer nice stands. I use road pro to keep all my stuff from moving about. I especially like my toms up and off the kick, slightly to the left. It makes movement between snare and tom so much more natural and easy, especially on triplets.

 

I swear, my neighbors must all hate me. I drum continually and you can hear those babies over at the next block.

 

Well thank you all for reading my big speech bragging about my kit. Thoughts comments?

post #56 of 61
Just got back into playing drums, got a cheap Gretsch Catalina copper jazz, but opted out the snare and found a used 6.5 maple Gretsch New Classic snare , what a beauty !
Cymbals are Avedis ride and crash, Sabian xs20 hi hats, and Sabian AAX crash. A lively sounding small kit with a look I love.

I practice by playing along to Hisound Studio, either with D2000 or DT1350 but need something with better isolation. Any recommendations? DT770?
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post #57 of 61

Had this kit since I was in 9th grade. Pearl ELX in Autumn Fade. Recently got some 14" New Beats, Sabian Dry Ride and still looking for a crash or two to replace the ZBTs.

 

 

Newest member of the family: Alesis DM10 Studio. Talk about bang for your buck.

post #58 of 61

 

Nothing special - Tama Swingstar (cheap first kit)

Had a set of ZXTs, sold the crash and bought (3 for the price of 2) Paiste Alpha 16" crash, PST8 16" rock crash and PST8 16" china.

Remo pinstripe heads.

post #59 of 61
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You might have a hard time finding Stagg in a store. Even online a lot of their stuff is hard to come by. Most of it's only on eBay that I've seen, so I guess they don't have very wide distribution here in the US. Honestly I don't think most of their stuff is that good, but sometimes the cheap Chinese brands do put out some really great cymbals, especially for accent or effect type things where you might be looking for a dirtier or more unique sound. For example, I swear by Wuhan chinas. They put name brand $200+ chinas to shame imo. I'm not sure I would call Zildjian overpriced, even though personally I've never really liked their sound, except for the Constantinople series and the dark or dry variations of the K rides. Same with Sabian. Their high end Artisan stuff is amazing, and I like certain cymbals of the HH and HHX. I'm really digging Meinl because they have so many unique sounds you just can't find anywhere else, and the higher end Paistes are just godly. Man, between drums, pro audio, and hifi, I've just got too many expensive things I wish I could buy! rolleyes.gif

 

 Yeh, not sure i'd call Zildjians overpriced (might be because i have nothing but :D ). I love my Zildjians, they are mostly late 80s, early 90s. I really think the K's at this time were some of the nicest i've ever heard.

 

My drum history

 

Started playing drums when i was 8 at school, mostly orchestral, but later kit. Still have my first recording on cassette, playing the triangle on Tchaikovsky 1812 overture, boy did that thing carry!! Don't miss the counting though!!

 

 Got a very cheap Linko (i think) kit when i was about 13. Don't even remember the cymbals. Always wanted something more, so when i got my first Saturday job i started saving and still have the kit i bought with my savings, listed below.

 

  Played in some semi-professional cover bands in the London pub scene for about 10 years, but work always seemed to get in the way of really playing as much as i would have liked

 

 Moved to Australia from the UK around 4 years ago and am ashamed to say that the kit has remained in the cases ever since. I really am trying to find room and excuse to get them out and set them up to start playing again. When i do i will post some pictures!

 

Kit

 

 Pearl MLX  Maple  Fusion sizes 10,12,14,16 toms 20 bass (Remo pinstripes tops, Remo clear ambassador bottoms)

 

 Pearl 14 x 3 1/2 free floating maple snare

 

DR-100 rack

 

 Cymbals

 

 Zildjian (All brilliant finish except Re-mix)

 

 8' A Custom splash

 10' A Custom splash

 10' A Special Recording HiHats

 12' K Splash

 13' A Thin Crash

 13' Quick Beat High Hats

 14' Re-mix Crash

 14' A Custom Crash

 17' K Dark Crash Thin

 20' A Custom Ping Ride

post #60 of 61

 

I have a tempus fibreglass drumkit. 8x10, 9x12, 10x13 tom. 16x16 floor tom. 18x22 bass drum. 8x13 snare drum.

 

I also have ufip bionic cymbals. 17 and 19 crashes, 10 splash, 22 and 21 rides, 19 china and 14 hi hats.

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