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Title: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bart Elliott on January 01, 2008, 11:00 AM
Do you have an interesting set-up? New gear or equipment? So happy that you've just got to share it with the world? Show it here!

PLEASE ONLY POST ONE or TWO PHOTOS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE. If you have more than two photos, please just post the links to your photos.

Keep it interesting. We don't need (want) to see every single angle of your drumkit. Just pick a few nice photos to share, then tell us about it.

Posts which contain more than two photos or lame photos will be reduced accordingly.


VIP MEMBERS! http://www.drummercafe.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,2/action,gallery]Upload your photos to the VIP Gallery! If you have a unique set-up, contact Bart about having your drum or percussion rig highlighted in the http://www.drummercafe.com/content/blogcategory/2/46/]FEATURED SET-UP section of the Drummer Cafe!

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drum Slave Jack on January 18, 2008, 04:40 PM
Ok, I'll take the plunge.
I don't believe I've posted a picture of my new (ish) kit.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa233.ac-images.myspacecdn.com%2Fimages01%2F86%2Fl_77e545eb347475625c715da14aab3850.jpg&hash=f763b361a0494ed2e53399775a2e2f83)

Sizes are 10", 12", 14"ft and 18" bass. I adore the bass, I won't say it's like a cannon but, imagine taking a rocket propelled grenade to the chest...that's how I imagine it.

Sporting the Acrolite as well. 40 years old now!
And a selection of UFIP's. Loving it!
Jack
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: MonteChristo on January 19, 2008, 08:32 PM
My new Mapex Saturn ;D

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi3.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy73%2Fproblem-child%2FDSCN3395.jpg&hash=4e21c6d3db76eadd4edfb34b21275692)

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: derekjryan on January 21, 2008, 09:52 PM
So here's my kit. This is the way it's usually set-up. I have additional cymbals for whenever they're called for.
22x14 Westbury kick
12x10 Westbury rack tom
16x16 Westbury Floor Tom
14x5.5 Yamaha Stage Custom Snare
Cymbals are all Sabians.. Shown here: 14" HHX Legacy Hats, 18" Xs20 Rock Crash, 20" HH Duo Ride

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos-005.ll.facebook.com%2Fphotos-ll-sf2p%2Fv120%2F61%2F71%2F777340005%2Fn777340005_1023370_7055.jpg&hash=fc9b3ab9b171b2fe3c59ecb4210532a0)
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos-005.ll.facebook.com%2Fphotos-ll-sf2p%2Fv120%2F61%2F71%2F777340005%2Fn777340005_1023377_9038.jpg&hash=4b9312e3defc5095499886103e68632b)

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bob Dias on January 22, 2008, 08:39 PM
I recently had my big rotos powdercoated a medium blue...here is the latest incarnation with the ludwig bass, slingerland field snare, and the compliment of mehmet and agop cymbals at a recent gig. Enjoy, Bob

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: a_read_so_deep on January 29, 2008, 09:50 AM
man youd think this post would be flying. its kinda going slow. im going to post a new pic of my kit with all my new additions soon
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: metalshredder on January 29, 2008, 08:25 PM
Sorry for taking so long...a person gets busy when they have a new baby.

I know my signature says I use Iron Cobra pedals, and I do.  However, I gave mine to a friend as payment for helping me with a very big project.  I'm presently between good pedals.  Anywho....Here goes:

Oh, BTW, are those huge Roto Toms derek??  I've never seen them so big!

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and
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: alec123 on January 29, 2008, 09:09 PM
Here is my Starclassic in Dark Cherry Fade
20x18, 10x8, 14x14
Gretsch Renown Snare
14x5

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2325%2F2229163151_30f4a786b4.jpg&hash=aa744ca48afac1965487d23f5c83c677)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: metalshredder on February 01, 2008, 02:38 PM
Very nice looking Tama's, Alec.  A Bell Brass would look real good behind there, you know!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: skinbeatergreg on February 06, 2008, 12:09 AM
My kits:

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi197.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa15%2Fskinbeatergreg%2FDSCN0328.jpg&hash=cad7494d5293f0b135369938d0fef804)

Mapex 5 pc in Honey Amber, Zildjian ZXTs, 67 Keystone Acrolite, Simmons pads/brain & asst perc.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi197.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa15%2Fskinbeatergreg%2FReadytorock.jpg&hash=7ce8773c2f43ab1f1d348cf21e4a928f)

Pork Pie 4 pc in blue sparkle wrap, white powdercoat & Paiste 2000s
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: jokerjkny on February 08, 2008, 02:05 AM
hey guys,

back to the drummin...  just cant stay away... hehe

- fibes (8x8, 8x10, 9x12, 12x14, 16x20) in white marine pearl
- dunnett ti (6.5x13)
- head drums (5.5x13) birdseye maple snares
- head drums (5.5x10) popcorn
- 13" isti agop top, 13" bos turk bottom
- 17", 18" sabian jdj sig crash
- 21" bosphorus turk or 18" zildjian remix rides
- tama ic leverglide, powerglide (which is at another studio)
- trusty vf sd-4's

- Click for  http://home.earthlink.net/~jokerny1/music/drums/fibeswhole.jpg]Whole Kit Pic

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fhome.earthlink.net%2F%7Ejokerny1%2Fmusic%2Fdrums%2Ffibesdriverside.jpg&hash=dbaf8ee650a1ea9108c277fe535c9700)

- space muffins e-kit (5x10, 7x12, 10x14, 10x16)
- roland 12" trigger pad as "snare"
- roland td-20 brain

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fhome.earthlink.net%2F%7Ejokerny1%2Fmusic%2Fdrums%2Fspacemuffinsstage.jpg&hash=d56b3130ced551c4205909c2c4a53274)

good to be back, fellas...
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dave Sharma on February 10, 2008, 11:11 AM
fun little 'lolcat' version of my percussion setup.  To my left are a 10" pandiero (used as a snare) and a 16" floor tom w/ a surdo head on it.  everything's mounted on a gibraltar rack, and the tablas are mic'ed from the inside.  i often use a naal (like a tabla) made out of PVC pipe next to the high tabla... i think i couldn't find it before this gig, maybe?

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa27.ac-images.myspacecdn.com%2Fimages01%2F54%2Fl_44debeec06c61f9e5314cd6852ea104a.jpg&hash=ce85e766cc5632437237f28c2302b99d)

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Carn on February 14, 2008, 07:02 PM
not the most recent pictures, but the only thing that has changed is the tom setup. Currently its 8-10-14-16 instead of 10-12-etc. Not in the picture is a 10" side snare.

Kit is a Sonor 3003 series, still very happy with it. Altough I could use some new heads!

- Tama IC flexiglide twin pedal and an IC hihat stand.
- Zildjian: 14" A New Beats, 16" + 18" A Customs, 8" + 10" + 12" K splashes, 20" A Ping ride, 18" Oriental China Trash, Paiste 302 14" hihats as a secondary pair.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tinysites.com%2FSitesPublic%2FAllSites%2F0%2F00%2F55%2F90%2Fmickeldaelmans971116%2FPublishPC%2F%7EIndex.xml%2FPhotos%2F640x480%2F3.jpg&hash=e6cd3b4c9c53c8766827876265dc0d88)

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Neaty on February 24, 2008, 07:19 PM
Here is one of mine, not the best of angles but its the best I can do with it being in my bedroom:

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Pearl Forum in Red Wine
Zildjian Cymbals - 14 inch ZHT Rock Hi Hats, 16 inch ZHT Rock Crash, 20 inch ZHT Rock Ride and 10 inch ZHT Splash.
Remo Pinstripe tom heads and Remo Ambassador Snare head.

hope you like
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Anthony Manning-Franklin on February 27, 2008, 04:44 AM
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi92.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl17%2FAntman261%2FDSC00138.jpg&hash=a8dfdefc9fcd94fd1c62d784f8e0ccf8)

This is my new setup I'm experimenting with, I'm not sure what sort of a reaction I'll get when I bring it in to rehearsal on Saturday...
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bob on March 12, 2008, 02:18 PM
I had to make the footprint on my kit as small as I could so it would fit in a small spot in the living room. I hope the wife will understand. She should be happy, it's out of our bedroom.
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hellobob.com%2Fimages%2Fmy-kit.jpg&hash=29d866355c97161d973397c16ed24822)

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bleeder on March 15, 2008, 03:07 PM
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.c5foru.com%2Fbleederset1.jpg&hash=36c3ccedd1fcfb7ffb1ded54f4914aa3)

...before last night's gig...
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Hugo Gouveia on March 17, 2008, 05:56 AM
Well, I finally have some decent quality pics, so for what it's worth:

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg170.imageshack.us%2Fimg170%2F3690%2Fbateria001bp3.th.jpg&hash=8fc7fc02f5faebacdef8eb0240725ec3) (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bateria001bp3.jpg)
My Sonor Force 2007, blue fade.

Drum sizes: 14x5.5, 10x8, 12x9, 16x16 and 22x17.5.

Cymbals:
  Zildjian ZBT: 16" Crash, 14" Hi Hats, 20" Ride (RETIRED! ;D) and 18" China

  Sabian Pro: 10" Splash and 16" Crash

  Sabian AA Metal-X 18" Crash

 Paiste Rude Crash/Ride 19" (not shown)

Yamaha DFP9310 pedals, Rhythm Tech tambourine.

All heads stock (for now) except snare top, where I alternate between a Hydraulic and the Mr. A recommended Hi-Energy.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg132.imageshack.us%2Fimg132%2F3185%2Fbateria004lj5.th.jpg&hash=36ff880b0093ab7e1de01fa4dfca46be) (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bateria004lj5.jpg)
I am constantly changing the way things are set up. For instance the 16" crash to the right was made parallel to the floor right after the shoot. Right now I'm going with the inverted toms (as I discussed in a thread) and I'm attempting to have the hi hat at 11 o' clock as in Bart's video.
I have way more stuff than I should at my level but I have fun with everything.

EDIT: Switched the ZBT Ride for a Paiste Rude Crash/Ride with a great sound! (for me)
           
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on March 17, 2008, 06:31 AM
Chip71 in the VIP Gallery under "action"....  ;) 
DW set with a Craviotto snare.
http://www.drummercafe.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,2/action,gallery/sa,view/id,40
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: DoubleC on April 01, 2008, 01:21 AM
This is my newest addition to the family. 

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NPYYZ on April 04, 2008, 12:24 AM
My new Yamaha DTXTREME lll kit.
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on April 04, 2008, 08:44 AM
Jeez look at that.   The wires are nice and clean and out of the way- good job.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Anthony Manning-Franklin on April 04, 2008, 12:07 PM
I'd love to hear that. Post a recording sometime please?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NPYYZ on April 04, 2008, 04:35 PM
I'd love to hear that. Post a recording sometime please?

The only thing holding me up is Dell. As soon as my laptop arrives I'll be recording a bunch of new songs and  putting them up on my my space page. Right now I just have a few songs that were recorded using my DTXTREME ll kit.  The difference between the DTX ll & lll is night and day.I'll post a link when I get them up.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Nomad442 on April 08, 2008, 01:19 PM
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I am absolutely in love with this snare.  I just picked it up for a great price.  It's a custom made 14 x 7 snare drum using a Global Drum Co. segmented shell of Tiger Maple and Purple Heart Wood.  Brass Hoops and Lugs. This snare definitely looks as good as it sounds.  I am a proud Pa Pa
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on April 10, 2008, 01:13 PM
ok boys & girl, we set up the big bubba's a few days ago and I have been enjoying them just sooooooooooo much.  Yes they are in my mom's laundry room (no where else to put them) heeeeeeeeeeee it's 1983 all over with 2008 chops. YO! feed the big kitty.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.woolyinc.com%2Fimages%2Fbub1.jpg&hash=90454bba00e5c0ce1ff8e69b39fa4999)

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bob Dias on April 22, 2008, 01:03 PM
Felix,
WOW...I think I just spontaneously grew a mullett. I don't know whether to revel in glory of days-of-yore, or be very very afraid!
Cheers, Bob
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: snaresoff on April 24, 2008, 11:19 PM
Ok here is my current jazz set-up!
DW Laquer Specialty Natural Fade to Black Collector Series Maple
12"tom,6.5X14 snare,14" tom 22'bd
14" K Light Hi hats,9" Zildjian K Hybrid splash,20" Zildjian Armand Ride,18" HHX Sabian Evolution Crash!!

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on April 25, 2008, 06:23 AM
HI snaresoff.  Ya just click on the "insert image" above the winking smiley and put the url in the center of it, see:

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi253.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh76%2Fsnaresoff%2FJazzset.jpg&hash=8b96130e1bae9633e87db7e6c0edc124)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi253.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fhh76%2Fsnaresoff%2FJazztop.jpg&hash=753ef8767356c989aafdc7acc6ddd422)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: snaresoff on April 25, 2008, 07:54 AM
You da man!! ;D ...Thanks a bunch Felix!!! ;D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on April 25, 2008, 09:35 AM
You da man!! ;D ...Thanks a bunch Felix!!! ;D

I had a DW kit for 10 years.  It was pretty awesome I have to admit.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jim R. on April 25, 2008, 10:56 AM
Beautiful kit!! I want to put some sticks marks on your pretty cymbals.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Andy Gone on May 02, 2008, 04:26 PM
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdrummer.org.ua%2Fforum%2Fdownload.php%3Fid%3D3689&hash=914ba07d90e957ff3652c134fa94affa)

The drums are not mine except for the snare which is Tama PSS255.

Cymbals:
14" SABIAN HHX Stage Hats
17" SABIAN HHXplosion Crash (brilliant)
19" SABIAN HHXplosion Crash (brilliant)
20" SABIAN HHX Evolution Ride
20" MEINL SoundCaster China
17" PAISTE RUDE Crash Ride
18" SABIAN AAX O-Zone Crash
14" ZILDJIAN Oriental China Trash
12" SABIAN HHX Legacy Splash
10" SABIAN AA China Splash
11" ZILDJIAN Oriental Splash (now sold out and replaced with ZILDJIAN A Custom splash 6")
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: TUNELOW on May 25, 2008, 07:36 AM
As soon as my VIP membership takes effect I will post some pics.  Hopefully all I had to do was purchase the T.....
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: metalshredder on May 29, 2008, 08:46 AM
Not bad, Ken.  Looks pretty nice.  It's just begging for a second kick though!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Patrick Quigley on May 29, 2008, 09:22 AM
Just bought a DW 2000 Collectors Series with Black satin stain finish. Slapped new Remo Black Suede heads on them last night! Pics up soon. It looks soooo sweet.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on June 11, 2008, 08:05 AM
Hi Boyz and Girlz.  Here are the '82 sonor phonics I finished putting together last night.  I need some new top and bottom heads on the toms, but they have a lot of potential.  Super thick and warm tone with solid punch thru the cut.  Note Designer ferro snare.

Do you guys approve?  Debating on whether or not to really polish the chrome or leave it vintage looking.  Wrap is in good shape!  Prolly should fix the badge too.  I need a guy with a grommet tool.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.woolyinc.com%2Fimages%2Fphonic4.jpg&hash=d7d1644c22821f2928d080615d97979c)
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(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.woolyinc.com%2Fimages%2Fphonicchrome.jpg&hash=9549994acb93a8377211af1d4bca29f1)
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Anthony Manning-Franklin on June 12, 2008, 09:25 AM
Nah don't polish the chrome. It seems to diffuse the light a bit and give it a thicker texture, it'll look better under stage lights.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan on June 12, 2008, 09:38 AM
That's a nice looking kit, Felix.  The kit looks fine from a distance (and not bad up close either), I'd just worry about that badge.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on June 13, 2008, 07:15 AM
Thanks for chiming in guys.  I am going to finish polishing the chrome when I get some new heads for it as my sources say that it slows down the oxidation process when you keep it polished and protected.

And YO!  George Lawrence at George's drumshop in Akron Ohio can fix my badge for me!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Nick on June 13, 2008, 06:20 PM
Sweet looking kit m8!

Maybe you can post a sound file, when you have them dialed in?

Have you seen the ultrasonic cleaners? The classic bike & car restorers use them a lot, I picked a small one up for $70.00, and it cleaned all the parts of my old Iron Cobras up a treat so I could put them on eBay

BEFORE
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nickhemingway.com%2Ftemp%2Fpics%2F02-06-2008-052-Before.jpg&hash=38d36130f8898bca9a984085e66faccd)
THE CLEANER
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AFTER
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It’s an extremely gentle but powerful form of cleaning using bubbles..

It would do you lugs a treat & without any real hard polishing work too  ;D

Cheers

 :)

N
P.S. I also replaced all 8 bearings in the pedals as well, nice easy job, much easier than I expected… (cheep too)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on June 13, 2008, 09:40 PM
Hi Boyz and Girlz.  Here are the '82 sonor phonics I finished putting together last night.  I need some new top and bottom heads on the toms, but they have a lot of potential.  Super thick and warm tone with solid punch thru the cut.  Note Designer ferro snare.

Nice.  What are the sizes of the toms?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on June 14, 2008, 12:39 AM

NEWBIES NOTE:

Nick's Posts.  AWESOME.  Pics and sound files.  Pic or it didn't happen.  YO.

YOU ARE AWESOME BRO.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on June 14, 2008, 12:42 AM
frank, you have a new kit.  quit being a primadonna and show everybody
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on June 14, 2008, 05:26 AM
frank, you have a new kit.  quit being a primadonna and show everybody

Ok, Felix outted me.   :)

I flipped the short stack kit, and I'm now the owner of a Gretsch mahogany jazz kit
in natural satin finish.  But, it's very hard taking pictures of the kit where it
is.  I'll try.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on June 24, 2008, 05:34 AM
Frank, you have a digital camera- I know you do.

I'm getting to close to getting some recordings of my phonics.  I might even have something if last weekends endeavor worked.

Boy are they some LOUD drums with amazing tone.  I put my brand of heads on them and OMG.  Hey I gotta go.

Excuse my while I go play them ;D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jim Martin (cavanman) on June 24, 2008, 01:19 PM
NY Frank,

Did you get one of the Catalina Club (Jazz) sets ala 12-14-14-18 inch?

Those look cool and I know they sound nice.

If so, I'm wondering what you laid out for it. I'm considering getting one eventually and I see them on eBay for approx. $600

Jim
Title: Bart's recent drum/percussion hybrid set-up
Post by: Bart Elliott on June 26, 2008, 10:39 PM
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.drummercafe.com%2Fforum%2Fgallery%2F1_26_06_08_8_31_19.jpg&hash=e1284c9177611b2189ded4a7e01b294e)

This FIBES kit was back-line for a recent gig I had (Atlanta Fest), performing with world/ambient artist Mary-Kathryn. I brought my "ergonomic" Cable Hihat set-up, Djembe, Doumbec, cymbals, assorted percussion toys and one of my favorite Snare drums to date ... the YAMAHA 5x14 Bamboo Snare drum.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dead Trooper on June 26, 2008, 11:29 PM
Man, Felix's Sonors are AWESOME. The bubinga set is just the greatest thing ever. Felix, you don't need cymbals with those, just play roundhouse fills all day.

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on June 27, 2008, 12:34 PM
Looking good Bart and it looks like a nice place to play in the trees.

You really have a unique setup and yes your yammy bamboo is to die for.  Never get rid of that one!

Thanks Dead Trooper. My sonor kits are pretty amazing. I get to play out the phonics again this weekend which is really a surprisingly awesome sounding kit.   Having a 10" again has really gotten me more comfortable playing bigger fills which for the past couple of years I shyed away from.  But when your drums sound good and the music sounds good then it feels like it's the right thing to do.   And if it feels good we do it!

 I would really like to pair them up with a steve smith signature cast steel snaredrum.  That would be the icing on the cake.  A sonor brother sent me a tool to fix the badge also!  Whoopay!

They are heavy drums but worth the schlepp. 

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on July 04, 2008, 10:19 PM
NY Frank,

Did you get one of the Catalina Club (Jazz) sets ala 12-14-14-18 inch?

Those look cool and I know they sound nice.

If so, I'm wondering what you laid out for it. I'm considering getting one eventually and I see them on eBay for approx. $600

Jim

I don't know how this stuff happens, but I missed all of these recent posts, otherwise I would have commented.

Yes, I am now playing a Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz kit, in the relatively new natural satin finish.  I wish I could post a photo, because I actually customized mine  :)   but I'm still stuck in a very small room, and it's very hard to photograph in it.

I actually converted my 14" floor tom to a suspended tom by having Precision Drum cut it
in half.  Yeah - I imagine that sounds insane to some, but, that's a natural
configuration to me.

IMHO, these kits are a steal for the price.  I really love this kit.

Cavanman - typical price for these kits is close to $600.  I see some dealers selling it With hardware for that price and some Not.  But, if you want a shell kit only, as I did, you can catch these kits as low as 500 - 530, depending on what finish you want. 
If you want more info on how to snag a kit without spending $600, PM me.

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Filacteria on July 08, 2008, 05:04 PM
A recent picture in the recording studio:

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A layout diagram numbering the parts:

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A - 5x14 Blacro or 5.5x14 Birch Starclassic
B - 10x9
C - 12x10
D - 14x11
E - 22x16

(Sonor S-Class Maple)

1 - 14" rock hi-hats
2 - 17" rock custom crash
3 - 16" Raw China
4 - 18" China Pang
5 - 22" Rock Ride
6 - 21" Crash Ride

(Istanbul Agop Alchemy & Traditional)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: metalhed110 on July 08, 2008, 05:25 PM

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi197.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa15%2Fskinbeatergreg%2FReadytorock.jpg&hash=7ce8773c2f43ab1f1d348cf21e4a928f)

Pork Pie 4 pc in blue sparkle wrap, white powdercoat & Paiste 2000s


Great looking kit. Pork Pie always has great looking stuff.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dead Trooper on July 09, 2008, 04:09 PM
Check out how little floorspace Filacteria's kit takes up. That is some smart, practical set up. It's a Gibraltar rack, right Carlos?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan on July 09, 2008, 08:56 PM
It's a Gibraltar rack, right Carlos?

It is, you can see the Gib- in the picture.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: TheArchitect on July 11, 2008, 12:28 PM
I don't know how this stuff happens, but I missed all of these recent posts, otherwise I would have commented.

Yes, I am now playing a Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz kit, in the relatively new natural satin finish.  I wish I could post a photo, because I actually customized mine  :)   but I'm still stuck in a very small room, and it's very hard to photograph in it.

I actually converted my 14" floor tom to a suspended tom by having Precision Drum cut it
in half.  Yeah - I imagine that sounds insane to some, but, that's a natural
configuration to me.

IMHO, these kits are a steal for the price.  I really love this kit.

Cavanman - typical price for these kits is close to $600.  I see some dealers selling it With hardware for that price and some Not.  But, if you want a shell kit only, as I did, you can catch these kits as low as 500 - 530, depending on what finish you want. 
If you want more info on how to snag a kit without spending $600, PM me.



Those are nice kits. I paid $600 for min in white pearl. The snare has been replaced with a 60's acro and I an still experimenting with heads on the kick. It sounds great and is quite a bang for the buck kit.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Adam on July 23, 2008, 12:17 AM
Hi all. 

Here are a couple pics of my kit.
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fhaloedmoment.com%2Fr%2Ffrontside.jpg&hash=a1a8faf3a757825000b247f589a44dd9)

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I've been working on this kit for the past year after deciding that 15 years of playing my old Mapex Mars series and cheap Sabian B8 cymbals was enough.

Standard Issue Gretsch Catalina Club Mod

-14" Paiste Twenty hats (Amazing, best hats I've ever heard or played)
-20" Paiste Medium Heavy Traditional Ride (Beautifully Dark)
-Cracked 16" Sabian AA Sound Control Crash (Still sounds pretty decent even with a big flapping crack)
-18" AA Medium Crash (Obnoxiously God Awful crash that only sounds good for very loud rock music.)
-A closed mini HiHat made from a hopelessly destroyed 7" AAX splash sandwiched with an old Zildjian crash that I had cut down to the bell after breaking it.

DW Hardware with Iron Cobra beaters on the 5002.  Works like a charm.

As you can see I'm still working on replacing my crashes but it's coming along nicely.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Tim van de Ven on July 23, 2008, 07:46 AM
At Studio Victor in Montréal, recording for Amanda Mabro:

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Drums:    Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage Nouveau
               9x12, 14x14, 15x18
 Snare:     Pearl Ultracast 5x14
Cymbals:  Paiste Giant Beat (24", 20", 18")
                Paiste 15" 2002 Heavy Hi Hats (black label)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on July 23, 2008, 09:00 AM
Such huge cymbals and tiny drums... hard for me to get my head around.    You obviously make them work for you!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Tim van de Ven on July 23, 2008, 09:25 AM
Such huge cymbals and tiny drums... hard for me to get my head around.    You obviously make them work for you!

 ;D

I love the Giant Beat Series; I've been using them for 90% of my gigs since September 2005!

I did the big cymbal-little drum thing as well; little drums are easier to transport to the gig!

And I have no trouble getting "my sound" out of smaller drums.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: metalshredder on July 23, 2008, 12:15 PM
I don't know that I'd call the drums tiny...
12 and 14 certainly not, kick is a bit small for my taste, but I imagine if you tune it right you can get some fat punch out of it.

Decent EQ'ing goes a long way too.

Nice looking kit.  I've always liked Yamaha.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Tim van de Ven on July 23, 2008, 12:57 PM
I don't know that I'd call the drums tiny...
12 and 14 certainly not, kick is a bit small for my taste, but I imagine if you tune it right you can get some fat punch out of it.

Decent EQ'ing goes a long way too.

Nice looking kit.  I've always liked Yamaha.

Thanks.

With no muffling (other than what is built into the PS3 head) and a wooden cube beater, you can get a lot of BOOM out of an 18" kick.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: elpol on August 05, 2008, 11:42 PM
Here's a recent shot of the rig I'm using with Pacifika:
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that was done w/ my cellphone cam. Here's a better one:
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drums - Taye TourPro 18x16 bass drum; 13x5 snare

perc - Mountain Rythym Tunable Snared Cajon; Pearl 10" quinto; LP Low Jam Block; LP Cyclops tambourine mounted on Gibraltar bd accessory  bracket; Toca Low Block on Gibraltar bd accessory bracket (both out of view to left of hi-hat stand); Pearl double Ago-sha with egg maracas taped on; various other noise makers

cymbals - (all Sabian) 20" HH Classic ride, 18" HH Evolution Crash, 18" AAX Caliente Hand Crash; 6" Glennie's Garbage, 13" HH Groove Hats, 14" HH Groove Hats (mounted on a Taye AH100 X hat holder)

hardware - Taye and DW



Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Eesau on August 14, 2008, 06:08 AM
Hi all!

Here's my Sonor Phonics -79. Nothing really fancy in these drums, especially with that Metallic Copper cover, but everything works great and the sound is nice.

Drum sizes in these pictures are 13"tt, 14"tt, 16"tt, 16"ft and 22"bd. There is also 15"tt, but it's in the shell at the moment. Actually i'm playing 13tt,14tt,16ft -set now. The snare is 6,5" Ludwig Classic Maple. Cymbals there are Zildjian K-Custom 20" Dark Ride, K Dark Thin Crashes 17" and 18" (older&thinner, very good), A-Custom 16" Crash and Masterwork Custom 14" Hi-Hat.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aijaa.com%2Fimg%2Ft%2F00207%2F2528771.t.jpg&hash=bc9abda629f888ea1ef94298de2a2a97) (http://www.aijaa.com/v.php?i=2528771.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Test4Eco23 on September 18, 2008, 05:47 PM
Hello, This is my first post on this forum. I guess I will start off by posting photos of my kit.
Here are the Specs

DRUMS: Tama Swingstar (Vintage Siver)
            Tom Sizes: 8,10,12,13,14 floor tom, 16 floor tom, 18 tom (suspended), 14 floor tom on left side.
            Snare Drums: 14" Pork Pie Clear Acrylic Snare (with Rush Starman graphics on side panels)
                               14" Tama Swingstar Snare with Remo Kevlar Marching head used as aux. snare.

CYMBALS: Sabian Paragon complete set

ELECTRONICS: Back kit consists of a variation of Roland pads, cymbals, all ran through Roland TD6, TD6V
                     controllers, Yamaha mixer, and Mackie amplifier.
                     FatKat trigger pedal on front and back kits.

HARDWARE: A little of everything

VARIOUS: LP Cowbells and Pearl Tri-Bells, Beginner Glokenspiel

STICKS: Promark 747 Neil Peart Model

HEADS: Evans with exception of bass drum whick is Aquarian III on batter side and Remo Ebony with Rush     
           Starman graphic on front side

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv623%2FTest4Eco23%2Fcameraphotos227.jpg&hash=cff693dfe2e020da54aa411bcf228f0c)
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: nridgedrummer on October 01, 2008, 01:25 PM
This is my Gretsch Catalina Maple kit with Zildjian A Custom cymbals. Simply GORGEOUS!!!

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F%5B%2Furl%5D%3Cbr+%2F%3E%3Cbr+%2F%3E%5Burl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fviewmorepics.myspace.com%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3DviewImage%26amp%3BfriendID%3D351477229%26amp%3BalbumID%3D643551%26amp%3BimageID%3D5848587%5D%5Bimg+alt%3D%5Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fhotlink.myspacecdn.com%2Fimages01%2F99%2F4343fcd82d4a9ad64b114cc8b628ffc0%2Fm.jpg&hash=c161f8702f3425594a48375bac616356) (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=351477229&albumID=643551&imageID=5848591)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Erk on October 09, 2008, 10:23 AM
Yeah thats a nice set up you go there, howd you get the zildjian thing on the bass head? Is it just a sticker?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: HBolte on October 14, 2008, 09:08 AM
Pearl Vision Maple, 22, 12, 13, 16.

21"Sweet Ride, 14" New Beat HH, 17" Med Thin Crash.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pbase.com%2Fimage%2F104547475.jpg&hash=d7af7e97d73df7d4382e1daf59050776)

Roland TD-3 the ultimate practice pads...

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drummyryan on October 14, 2008, 11:49 AM
Hey all, Heres my Rig.
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi434.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq63%2FDrummyryan%2FFrontview5.jpg&hash=e8abdc37602865ae6d3fa6944fb55827)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi434.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq63%2FDrummyryan%2FSideview1.jpg&hash=3ccf2d3d857cc0e90193647236f271f5)

Sonor Force 3005 autumn fade

10''
12''
14''
22''
14''sn

Bosphorus, Zildjian and Sabian cymbals

13'' traditional hi-hats
10'' traditional splash
16'' medium thin traditional crash
18'' medium traditional crash
18'' traditional china
19'' AAX studio crash
20'' ZBT ride

Pearl ICON rack with various clamps and arms, Tama Iron cobra powerglide double and hi-hat stand, Remo emps on toms, powerstroke3/ctd ambasssidor on bass, evans ST dry on snare, various sticks and vic firth ear defenders.

Cheers.

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drum Slave Jack on October 14, 2008, 04:13 PM
Ryan that looks sweet mate.
Jack
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Eskil Sæter on October 15, 2008, 02:05 AM
Hey all, Heres my Rig.

Sonor Force 3005 autumn fade

[snip]

Cheers.



Gotta love racked Sonor Force 3005 Autumn Fades. Heres mine  ;D

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.naigewron.net%2Fdrumkit%2F080323%2Fdrumkit01.jpg&hash=6d6e1d95c07cc25860ba5d2e488c4972)

Crappy (and somewhat outdated) pic, unfortunately. I keep forgetting to snap better ones (everyone needs that "bragging gallery", right?)  ::)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drummyryan on October 15, 2008, 03:09 PM
Cheers Jack, gimme your acrolite!! :D

Im really liking your setup too Naigewron, is it the 20'' 10'' 12'' 14''fl and 14''sn? Unfortunately im selling mine keeping the rack tho, I hate my power toms; hard to tune and position so im looking into short-stack kit.     
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Eskil Sæter on October 16, 2008, 03:14 AM
Im really liking your setup too Naigewron, is it the 20'' 10'' 12'' 14''fl and 14''sn?

No, it's the 14" snare, 22" kick, 10", 12" and 16" toms (full specs are listed in the diagram image).

Unfortunately im selling mine keeping the rack tho, I hate my power toms; hard to tune and position so im looking into short-stack kit.     

Those aren't power toms, but they're not exactly short stacks either. Ideally I'd love to shave an inch or two off my rack toms, but it's not really a problem for me. Then again, I'm quite tall and lanky  ::)

You might be better off (financially) having your toms cut down to short stack depth instead of selling it and getting a new one though. I'd definitely check out if there's someone in your area who can do something like that (or you could even look into doing it yourself). It's not a massive job, but it does require some skill and tools. The 3005 is such a great kit, it'd be a shame selling it.

edit: I just noticed you don't have anything mounted on your front rack bar. Have you thought about removing it and having a one-sided rack on each side of your kit? Might save you a bit on setup time.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drum Slave Jack on October 16, 2008, 03:55 PM
Cheers Jack, gimme your acrolite!! :D     
I'm looking at getting second one actually but my pay came through today and that prospect is looking rather bleak, i'll help you out if you want it?
Jack

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: DrumnDad on October 18, 2008, 08:33 PM
Here is my new set -- got in August.  Mapex M Birch 6 pc. in Black Forest Green.  I love these drums!  Easiest drums to tune that I've ever had.  Specs:

Mapex M Birch -- Black Forest Green
8/10/12/14/22, 13" Mapex Birdseye Maple Snare
All Zildjian A / A Custom cymbals except for Paiste Signature Medium Hats (too hard to pass up eBay deal!)

I've been away for a while.  Kids starting middle school and high school has consumed all my time.  I thought I was done with homework?  ;)
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(removed one photo -- saw the 1-2 photo limit just now -- DOH!)

The obligatory driver's seat shot:
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Doug
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: DrumnDad on October 18, 2008, 10:40 PM
Thanks!  Yes, the beaters have been flipped with the felt side toward the rear.  I prefer the hard plastic side to get a little tap.

Doug
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on October 19, 2008, 07:55 AM
Nice set, I've got 2 Mapex sets and they do a good job making drums. Only one question. To me it looks like your bass drum pedal isn't lined up straight with the bass drum on the rim. Is your pedal loose? Or isn't clamped down on the rim straight? Just seemed rather odd to me....  :-\
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Louis Russell on October 19, 2008, 09:02 AM
To me it looks like your bass drum pedal isn't lined up straight with the bass drum on the rim.

Looks that way to me too!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: DrumnDad on October 19, 2008, 08:41 PM

I just went in and looked it at to be sure.  It is on there straight.  The pic was taken at a strange angle, though.  I held up the camera using a folded up tripod to get the height (used the self-timer), and it wasn't directly above the bass drum, or even centered properly over the kit for that matter.  I can see that it looks that way, but it really isn't.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drummyryan on October 20, 2008, 01:50 PM
Yeh, you could give me a hand Jack, or I could get Highwood drums to cut them down for £15 a side with bearing edges included. Or I could downsize, sell my rack and go back to good 'ol stands. still working things out.

I know were your coming from Nagiewron, but I think it looks way cooler with all three sides. Plus its a nice bit of muscle building ;D

Nice Mapex By the way Drumndad ;)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan on October 24, 2008, 11:35 AM
Two new cymbals came in the mail today.  The ones on the far left and the far right.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi18.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb123%2Ftsefardayah%2FSA400413.jpg&hash=110e091b6778f7bf5596751d18ef0616)

The one on the right has sort of a spiral lathing design in it.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Eskil Sæter on October 29, 2008, 05:41 AM
I posted this in another forum, so I might as well post it here too:

My current kit(s) and my drumming history:

Setup diagram:

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Pictures from various times:

June 25, 2008:
A couple of quick snaps. The pictures are pretty awful, but it's nice to see the kit in its natural surroundings (our rehearsal room :) )
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(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.naigewron.net%2Fdrumkit%2F080323%2Fdrumkit02.jpg&hash=f85b54a4a7a08758eb30abc2f4563bc3)
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.naigewron.net%2Fdrumkit%2F080323%2Fdrumkit03.jpg&hash=75c79e470ff12afec2925a887dae0326)


March 20, 2007:
A picture from the day I first set up the new kit. It was a fine day indeed :)
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Complete specs:

Kit
- Sonor Force 3005
- Rack toms: 10x9, 12x10
- Floor tom: 16x16
- Snare: 14x5.5
- Kick: 22x17.5
- Finish: Autumn High Gloss

Cymbals
- Hi hats: 14" Zildjian A Custom
- Ride: 20" Zildjian A Custom
- Crash 1: 16" Zildjian A Custom
- Crash 2: 18" Zildjian A Custom Medium
- China: 18" Wuhan Lion
- Splash: 10" Zildjian A Custom

Hardware set #1 (main setup)
The complete racked setup with all cymbals and everything optimised
- Rack: Gibraltar GRS-350C (front rack with side wings)
- Normal clamps: Gibraltar GRSMC x6
- Vertical tube clamps: Gibraltar SC-RBA x2
- Cymbal booms: Gibraltar SCLBBT x5
- Snare stand: Gibraltar GI-9606
- Seat: Gibraltar 9608 Round Vinyl
- Hihat stand: Pearl H-2000 "Eliminator"
- Pedals: Pearl Eliminator P-2002C
- Tom holders: Sonor STH 474 x2

Hardware set #2
Smaller 4-piece setup (12" and 16" toms). Based on stands so that I can squeeze everything in wherever it will fit on small stages.
- Cymbal stands: Sonor MBS 473 boom stand x2
- Tom holder: Mapex TH684 single tomholder
- Hihat stand: Sonor HH 484
- Pedal: Sonor SP 473 chain drive single pedal
- Snare stand: Sonor SS 477
- Seat: Sonor DT670 cloth seat

Sticks and such
- Main sticks: Pro-Mark 5B Wood tips
- Rods: Pro-Mark Hot Rods

Heads
- Snare batter: Remo Emperor-X
- Snare reso: Evans Hazy 300
- Tom batters: Evans G2 Coated
- Tom resos: Evans G1 Clear
- Kick batter: Evans EMAD Clear
- Kick reso: Evans EQ3 Black (ported)[/spoiler]



My drum timeline:

Appr. 1989 - 1993: Remo Weather King
I got a beat-up black Remo Weather King (at least that's what I remember the badge saying) at the age of about 9 or 10 (which would make it around 1989 or 1990). I had busted up every pot and pan around the house at that point, and I'd completely mangled a little plastic kids drum kit, so my parents definitely knew I was interested in playing.

I knew absolutely nothing about sizes, woods, construction or anything like that (I don't think I was even aware that there were different brands or ways of setting up a kit), but as far as I can guesstimate, it had 12", 13" and 16" toms, a 20" kick and a 14" snare. I also got a cheap cymbal set consisting of hihats, a ride and a crash (and by cheap, I mean CHEAP). Of course, again, I knew nothing about brands or quality differences, so I was over the moon.

The heads that came with the kit had probably never been changed (and I certainly didn't know I was supposed to change them every now and then), and the kit was probably from the late 70's or early 80's. I also knew nothing about tuning, so it must have sounded absolutely horrible.

The kit was sold around 1993 due to my declining interest in playing. I played drums with a band at school for another year or so before finally giving up and picking up the guitar instead.

I know pictures of this monstrosity exist in a family photo album somewhere. I'll try to scan them and post them at some point :)


2002 - 2003: Roland TD-8
This was not my kit, it belonged to my college roommate. He was also a drummer, and wanted something he could play in the apartment we shared, so he bought a used Roland TD-8. A couple of months later, I was playing it more than he was, and I was a drummer again, after an 8 year hiatus.


2004 - 2005: Roland TD-6K
I moved from Norway to Australia to study and work in 2004, and quickly bought a drum kit. At this point, I had no plans of joining a band, so a Roland TD-6K kit suited me nicely. Playing along to CD's was the order of the day for about a year.


2005 - 2006: Mapex M:
During my studies, I ran into a fellow musician, and along with another mate of his and one of his ex-bandmates, we started a coverband. Playing an electronic kit in a band was out of the question, so I sold my Roland and bought a Mapex M Maple/Basswood (this was before the M Birch kits). Ride and hihats were Zildjian ZXT's, while the splashes, crashes and china were Meinl Amuns and a Byzance. An excellent kit, I was sad to have to sell it when I moved back to Norway in late 2006.

Pics:
From my coverband's farewell show, in November 2006:
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A blurry driver's seat picture from an earlier gig (March 2006):
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In the studio recording a demo with my coverband (goto http://www.myspace.com/naigewron (http://www.myspace.com/naigewron) to hear how that turned out):
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2007 - present: Sonor Force 3005
Upon returning home to Norway from my years in Australia there was never any doubt about buying another kit. I knew I wanted a rack and A Customs, and I knew what sizes I wanted, so it was just a matter of finding the brand and model. The Sonor Force 3005 won out (it had a standard setup with the sizes I wanted, and the 3007 was just coming out, so I got a great deal on the 3005).


2008 - present: Pearl Rhythm Traveler Gig:
My practise kit at home. This version of the Rhythm Traveler is very small (the "floor tom" is only 12"), so it fits nicely into a corner. The plan is to expand this with triggers and e-cymbals to make it into a "proper" practice kit, but as it stands it suits me well enough as a "kit simulator", so to speak :)

I don't have any pictures of it, but here's a little setup diagram:
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: BIGdaddy on November 08, 2008, 05:01 PM
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This was my last kit, a Tama Starclassic Performer. Part of me regrets selling her (although the 14" sounded kind of dead). It was a beautiful set of drums.

Below is my current setup. It's a Yamaha Tour Custom in Brown Sunburst finish.
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on November 08, 2008, 05:24 PM
Here's what I'm currently playing on most gigs.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mister Acrolite on November 08, 2008, 09:01 PM
Here's the setup I'm using for some local gigs with guitarist  http://www.jonzeeman.com/]Jon Zeeman : a Pearl Forum kit (14x18, 14x14, 8x12) that I picked up cheap on Ebay, with a Ludwig 6.5x14 "Blacrolite" snare and Sabian cymbals.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.keithcronin.com%2Fdrumkits%2Fbirdseye_110108.jpg&hash=f720c5e2dbbfef1f02b839002e3e5532)

It's a lot of fun to use a "bop" kit on a non-bop gig; I'm going for sort of a Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) vibe, and really enjoying it!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Robyn on November 08, 2008, 10:56 PM
Mr. A, I suspect that you could play a couple of boxes and a pail and sound pretty @$%# good. ;D

robyn
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on November 08, 2008, 11:40 PM
Here's a setup I used for a recent gig with my band,  http://www.myspace.com/nearmissmallet]Near Miss Mallet .  The setup is as follows:

Tama Starclassic Bubinga - Marigold Sparkle

17X20 Bass Drum
8X14 Mounted "Floor'' Tom
7X12 Mounted Tom
6.5X10 Mounted Tom
6.5X14 Main Snare
4X13 Aux. Snare (black nickel over steel shell)

20'' Paiste New Signature Light/Dark ride
18'' Paiste Dimensions Thin crash
17'' Paiste Signature Full crash
14" Paiste Dimensions Light hi hats

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi21.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb273%2Fryanculberson%2FRyan-Bubinga2.jpg&hash=02edc7d1f07f7d556c9993f83d3fc4b8)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Erk on November 08, 2008, 11:50 PM
Here's the setup I'm using for some local gigs with guitarist  http://www.jonzeeman.com/]Jon Zeeman : a Pearl Forum kit (14x18, 14x14, 8x12) that I picked up cheap on Ebay, with a Ludwig 6.5x14 "Blacrolite" snare and Sabian cymbals.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.keithcronin.com%2Fdrumkits%2Fbirdseye_110108.jpg&hash=f720c5e2dbbfef1f02b839002e3e5532)

It's a lot of fun to use a "bop" kit on a non-bop gig; I'm going for sort of a Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) vibe, and really enjoying it!

Nice setup Mr.A. is that a mambo bell?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mister Acrolite on November 09, 2008, 08:14 AM
Nice setup Mr.A. is that a mambo bell?

Yes - obviously this one has a few miles on it, but it still sounds great!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on November 09, 2008, 10:30 AM
with a Ludwig 6.5x14 "Blacrolite" snare 
It's a lot of fun to use a "bop" kit on a non-bop gig
That's a nice touch with that snare.
I use my old Slingerland the same way. It's about sound.  8)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dave Heim on November 10, 2008, 01:21 PM
Yes - obviously this one has a few miles on it, but it still sounds great!

I think they look and sound better with a few miles on them - gives 'em character!  Like coated heads with that worn-in stick/brush patina!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Patrick Quigley on November 11, 2008, 08:25 AM
well, I think its about time that I post my current rig.  Check it out!  Hopefully I'll be able to post some new tracks that we just got done recording soon. :)
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All mic'ed up in the studio
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Front View
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Driver's Seat View
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2F3293%2F3022317162_7061b411a1.jpg%3Fv%3D0&hash=edc3cecd232b57e8f030c105312dd8c3)Top View

DW 2000 Collector's Series
18x22 (EMAD 2 and Aquarian res), 12 and 16 toms (Evans G2 clears and Evans black res)
7x13 Tama Maple Artwood Custom Snare (black sparkle with black nickel hardware) (Evans HD dry)
DW5002 double pedal
13" Sabian aa fusion hats
21" Zildjian k sweet ride as crash on left
22" Paragon ride
20" Sabian AAXplosion crash on right
18" Paiste China
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on November 11, 2008, 02:54 PM
Pat, that's a nice set. But I would worry about cracking cymbals with them that flat. Also, I notice your floor tom is sitting directly on the floor. Your loosing some tone that way. You're the first one I've ever seen do that.  :o
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on November 11, 2008, 03:07 PM
I think your eyes are deceiving you.  His "floor tom" is mounted on his china cymbal stand.

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on November 11, 2008, 03:18 PM
His "floor tom" is mounted on his china cymbal stand.
You're right, I didn't spot that. Thanks for mentioning that.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Pedersen on November 12, 2008, 03:06 PM
Pat, that's a nice set. But I would worry about cracking cymbals with them that flat.

As long as he hits them with a glancing blow and not dead on I think it is okay. That's what I do and I break them rarely.

Still have problems with suspending toms off of stands. Whenever I have played a kit that way it gets all woogy and moves around a bit if you hit the drum (or cymbal) with any type of authrority.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Patrick Quigley on November 12, 2008, 03:27 PM
I don't have a problem with breaking crashes normally. I hit them with a safe enough stroke, and I even play pretty hard.  I'm not a huge fan of the fact that the 16 tom is mounted... I would much prefer a leg mounted tom. BUT, the kit was a steal and its one little thing to deal with.

I do have to crank the low tom down to its stand so it doesn't bounce around too much. 
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on November 30, 2008, 06:53 AM
Here's an overhead shot.  It includes (clockwise from top) my Ludwig maples, My Alesis DM5, and my Mapex QRs
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NPYYZ on December 03, 2008, 07:32 PM
Update on my Yamaha E-kit.

Main kit Yamaha DTXTREME lll Secondary kit Yamaha DTXTREME ll.

Specs:
DTX 3 Module
DTX 2 Module

20 PADS :
7- TP 100 3 zone tom pads
2 - TP 120SD 3 zone Snare pads
2 - PCY 130 single zone cymbal pads
1 - PCY 130s chokable cymbal pad
1 - PCY 150 S 3 zone ride cymbal pad
1 - PCY 135 3 zone cymbal pad
1 - PCY 155 3 zone ride cymbal pad
2 - PCY 65 single zone cymbal pads
2 -KP 125 kick pads
1- RHH 135 Hi-hat controller pad

15 pads are connected to the DTX 3 module, the other 5 are connected to the DTX 2 module. I also have 2 KP 65 kick pads that are not being used at the moment.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: SixSixSix on December 06, 2008, 02:00 PM
No, I'm not 12. I do look really young though. I had a professional photoshoot done a while ago, here are a few of the pictures. I've added a few more K Custom cymbals since then, but oh well.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Eskil Sæter on December 12, 2008, 07:21 AM
At a gig with my band  http://www.myspace.com/luckylewmusic]Lucky Lew  here in Bergen, Norway on Friday, December 5, 2008

A few pics of a gig last friday. While I do appreciate the extreme convenience of house kits, there's something very special to me about seeing my own kit under stage lights, and getting to play it live. I'm sure I'm not the only one to feel that way  ;)

Audience view:
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Driver's seat (the china didn't make it in, it seems):
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Live pics!
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Photo credit: Chris Aadland

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Photo credit: Maja Markegård

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Photo credit: Maja Markegård
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on December 12, 2008, 07:38 AM
I haven't been in this thread in a while.  Nice stuff, everyone.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mister Acrolite on December 12, 2008, 07:59 AM
Here's the setup I've been using for all my recent gigs with  http://www.jonzeeman.com/]Jon Zeeman .

That's a re-wrapped set of cheap Pearl Forum drums (8x12, 14x14, 14x18) along with my 6.5 Ludwig "Blacrolite." Cymbals are all Sabian: 20" HH Duo Ride, 17 AAXplosion Crash and 14" HH Manhattan Groove hats. And just for Louis, an LP Mambo cowbell with almost as many miles on it as me!   ;D

(Click  http://www.keithcronin.com/drumkits/birdseye_110108.jpg]here  to see full-size photo)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.keithcronin.com%2Fdrumkits%2Fbirdseye_110108.jpg&hash=f720c5e2dbbfef1f02b839002e3e5532)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on December 12, 2008, 08:02 AM
And of course - don't forget mentioning the most important piece of gear:
the strategically placed fan.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mister Acrolite on December 12, 2008, 08:05 AM
And of course - don't forget mentioning the most important piece of gear:
the strategically placed fan.  :)

That's the layman's name for it. I call it my Analog Cooling Device, or ACD.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on December 12, 2008, 08:56 AM
Jeez, another egomaniacal showoff who just HAS to have his hair flowing in the breeze.

:^O  ;^)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan on December 12, 2008, 09:48 AM
Here's the setup I've been using for all my recent gigs with  http://www.jonzeeman.com/]Jon Zeeman ...

Isn't this exact same picture just one page back?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mister Acrolite on December 12, 2008, 09:53 AM
Isn't this exact same picture just one page back?


Oops - posted with improper blood/caffeine balance!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dead Trooper on December 14, 2008, 10:14 AM
Keith, are you playing a square beater on your BD Pedal?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mister Acrolite on December 14, 2008, 10:23 AM
Keith, are you playing a square beater on your BD Pedal?

That's one of those reversible DW beaters (I think it's the SM101 model).

They used to come in a lighter color; nowadays they come in black.


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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on December 14, 2008, 11:37 AM
I use that same beater on both my Mapex 950 and DW pedal. Most of the time I use the felt side, but have been known to reverse it when the mood strikes for more bass.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: chilledbongo on December 14, 2008, 06:21 PM

That's a re-wrapped set of cheap Pearl Forum drums (8x12, 14x14, 14x18)

that's one of the coolest little setups i've seen, and im a big fan of little setups. doesn't the stick bag kill the resonance on the floor tom? or maybe you want that to happen anyway.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mister Acrolite on December 14, 2008, 07:39 PM
that's one of the coolest little setups i've seen, and im a big fan of little setups.

Thanks!

doesn't the stick bag kill the resonance on the floor tom? or maybe you want that to happen anyway.

That's never been a problem on any of my kits, and I like my floor toms tuned for lots of resonance.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Tim van de Ven on December 17, 2008, 06:29 PM
Here's a set of pictures from our Brussels show at La Monnaie, December 10.

I am completely smitten by Brussels and Belgium. Completely.

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The cymbals and the bass drum pedal are mine. The cymbals are all Paiste: 15" 2002 Heavy Hats, 20" Sound Creation Mellow Ride (with two rivets that I drilled shortly before going to Belgium) and a 20" Twenty Light Ride.


The backline kit provided was a Yamaha Maple Custom; they are specatcular! I really, really, really want a set of these now....but, I have to save some cash.

The hardware was all DW and a little over-engineered to my liking. I was happy that I brought my Cymbal Crowns with me; the plastic DW sheathes were too large for the hole on the Mellow Ride; it actually wouldn't fit! The Cymbal Crowns saved the day.

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This is the room, before things got started....

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And a shot of the Tangereen and me playing them at the show.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on January 16, 2009, 07:55 AM
Hi everyone.  Good to see the Forums and blackro getting some gigs Mr. A! Are those the Aquarian MOdern vintage heads?  I like the one I have on my snare!  Would like to try on tom toms some day.  Boy your cowbell sure has some mileage!


Love the pic!  Great color man!  How do you like your paiste 20's?  You were playing giant beats!  Wha' happeened mon'!
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yaay there is the stave kit and I bet it sounds better than we can possibly imagine.  Although I'm going to have to imagine it cause there are no recorded sounds Bob!  Look at those swell pies too!

I just love my Bosphorus ride.  I should plays it more often.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on January 16, 2009, 09:53 AM
Here's a set of pictures from our Brussels show at La Monnaie, December 10.

I am completely smitten by Brussels and Belgium. Completely.

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...


I'm late to catching back up to this thread, but ...

Excellent, excellent pics. 

After lots of time here, I should Finally be able to contribute to this
thread tomorrow.  Tonight, I'll finally catch some good pics
of my own setup at a gig/audition.

Look for more pics of - very beautiful - natural finish shells.  Coming soon.   :)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on January 16, 2009, 02:48 PM
Chip needs to post some more pics of his dw kit.  Stunning!

I actually set up the 82 phonic kit last night and was floored.  Seriously geeked about doing some recording with them soon.

10, 12, 14, 16 and 22 in melodic sizes in an 82 phonic?  Chrisso eat your heart out!   :D JK, but I have to admit I'm very very hoppy about the tones they are producing from behind the kit.  Running the studio x's and hi freaks as rezo's.  Will post some pics and sound files for grins.

Not a great kit to gig with tho' as they are clunky to set up and kinda on the heavy side.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on January 17, 2009, 12:16 PM
My small setup from last night:

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on January 19, 2009, 07:53 AM
Hi Frank!  Boy I bet that is a breeze to move around!  What are those sizes?  It's a microkit!

Otay  here is me phonic kit and I AM SO STOKED!  I think I have them dialed in really nice with the aquarian heds. Coolish sizes with the 10, 12, 14, 16 and 22.  The floor tom is spectacular sounding, ya can really feel the sucker.  And the kick is nice as well.  I actually have an evans eq3 kick pad touching both sides of the head and it makes for very controlled and thick sound- nice feel too!

All the drums are beech with thicker shells.  Around 6 to 8 millimeters.  They sound a whole lot like the new sq2's but don't have the dynamic range.  These things like to be smacked with a larger stick and boy they can be LOUD.

The snare is my 5.5" seamless brass yamaha.  Probably the last snare drum I will ever own- too soon to tell on that one tho'  :D

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and the back:

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on January 19, 2009, 08:59 AM
Beautiful, Felix.

Yeah - my kit is very small.  It's a jazz-size kit. 
The bass drum is an 18.  Looks pretty sparse in that pic.   :)

It's a 4 piece, and the floor/large tom was converted to a suspended
tom.  It was cut/reworked by Precision Drum, who very fortunately
are nearly in my backyard in this region.

[Plug for Precision: if you need drum work, consider them.  They
 are the nicest people on the planet, and they do great work.
 For a very reasonable price.]
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on January 19, 2009, 09:12 AM
Yes, I'm a very big fan of gretsch drums myself.

Those things must sing- heck you covered a rock gig with them and got the job right?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on January 19, 2009, 12:32 PM
The small tom sings nicely.

The large tom does not.  I would imagine many here would Not
like the tone of my large tom.  By design, it's set up to
be more of a thud than a singing note.

The band leader wants a Ton of tom-centric rhythms.
i.e. Bo Diddley.   I like a quick thud for that, not
a ringing, singing note.               Anyway, I babble ...
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on January 19, 2009, 01:10 PM
Felix, that looks like a very fun set.   ;)  But aren't they all? :D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on January 20, 2009, 07:07 AM
HI CHIP!  You might post some pics of the spider pine dw's soon since they are set up now?

I got this phonic kit for soooooo cheap.  And after a bunch of tlc and new heads as well as some time to feel them out; well, they just punch/slap so hard with great tone and attitude!  And the beauty of those studio x heads are I get a slightly warm decay; has to be the clear heads and the beech.  Really awesome sounding kit if I do say so myself. 

My friend, I might have said b4, has an SQ2 kit in beech medium thick shells and aside from the greater dynamic range- my little kit holds its own!

But thanks guys for chiming in.  Wish you could all come and kick them over!

I really have to get some mics on these things.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on January 20, 2009, 08:35 AM
the beauty of those studio x heads are I get a slightly warm decay
Yes, it couldn't have been too hard to come up with a name for those heads.  :D  I tried to post that set, but it didn't work for some reason. :-[
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on January 26, 2009, 08:09 AM
Hi guys.

Here are a couple of sound files I made over the weekend.  Still working with the mic position a little.  Warning!  I'm playing alotta notes.  Do you like?

something is not working with my server- good luck downloading!

 http://www.woolyinc.com/sounds/phonic4.mp3]http://www.woolyinc.com/sounds/phonic4.mp3

 http://www.woolyinc.com/sounds/phonic2.mp3]http://www.woolyinc.com/sounds/phonic2.mp3

 http://www.woolyinc.com/sounds/phonic3echo.mp3]http://www.woolyinc.com/sounds/phonic3echo.mp3
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Schlipper on March 12, 2009, 10:36 AM
I can't recall the last time I posted here ... so, an update

This is my setup w/ my band Perish the Island:

bass - 20x16 Whitehall (asian mahog) - Aquarian Vintage medium batter, Remo Ebony ambassador resonant
high tom - 12x8 Whitehall (asian mahog) - Aquarian Vintage medium batter, thin resonant
low tom - 14x11 CB (asian mahog) - Aquarian Vintage medium batter, thin resonant
snare - 15x3 Lion (steel, stamped 1927) - Aquarian Vintage medium batter, Remo Renaissance snare side, original wire over silk snare wires
cymbals - harder to explain but either ...
22" and either 20 or 18" Bosphorus New Orleans
or
22" and either 20 or 18" Istanbul Agop Sultan
or
22" and 18" Ludwig Standard Swiss made by Paiste
or
21" and 17" Keplinger stainless steel

And now for some high quality phone pics :)

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That's a bul bul tarang above my high tom and a '54 Magnatone lap steel on my snare.  And that's the 21" Kep cymbal.

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Not my throne.  Erskine free stander on the right side of the pic.  Lap steel on the stand.  Bos cymbals.

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From the drivers seat.   Bos cymbals.

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Fat man in action.   Lap steel up front.  Bos cymbals, and I believe the smaller is the 18"



Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Counts on March 13, 2009, 05:30 AM
Hi guys.

Here are a couple of sound files I made over the weekend.  Still working with the mic position a little.  Warning!  I'm playing alotta notes.  Do you like?

Very nice Felix. Good playing and recordings and your drums sound really nice. Thank you for sharing.
                     Nutty
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Pedersen on March 13, 2009, 11:00 AM
563 - loving the slide guitar! Curious - do you use a stick as your bar?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Schlipper on March 13, 2009, 02:41 PM
563 - loving the slide guitar! Curious - do you use a stick as your bar?

I've got a nice Shubb wood handled steel, but honestly I've found something I like better ... a socket wrench extension like this ...

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Held like a paint brush with the fat end on the strings for single string runs, lay it flat for chords, and (and this is probably not the most common use) it's the perfect height to slide under the strings and use it like a capo.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Pedersen on March 13, 2009, 02:48 PM
Wow - and probably cheaper then a real bar. I will let my steel guy know about your discovery!


Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on March 16, 2009, 01:09 PM
Cool Whitehall kit.  I like your set and ESPECIALLy that you don't use cymbal wing nuts!!!!! he he heh hehe
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: DR on March 17, 2009, 06:54 AM
Very nice Felix. Good playing and recordings and your drums sound really nice. Thank you for sharing.
                     Nutty
+1
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Schlipper on March 17, 2009, 11:54 AM
Cool Whitehall kit.  I like your set and ESPECIALLy that you don't use cymbal wing nuts!!!!! he he heh hehe

I've yet to need 'em (knock wood).

We all know I like the most sustain I can get out of everything, so lettin' 'em swing free helps that.  And the posts are tall enough that they'd have to really jump up to fly off.   I've dug into those things to a ridiculous degree getting 'em to really steep angles and they've still stayed on. 

And I use those nylon washer/sleeve combos, glue down a felt to them, and then wrap tape around the top of the post so they don't fall off in transit.   

Setup/breakdown is so much quicker and easier without wingnuts. 
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: felix on March 17, 2009, 12:30 PM
 

Setup/breakdown is so much quicker and easier without wingnuts. 

Yah.  And I think they look cool swinging back and forth too.  I'm using paper thin fast crashes now on everything.  Even my ride is thin- just love the vibe I'm getting.

My 16" is fractured tho'  :-\  hopefully she will be okay for awhile.  But if it cracks, oh well.  I'll find another one it's just a paiste signature fast crash- there should be millions of them out there.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bob Dias on March 26, 2009, 08:29 PM
The latest snare acquisition...
An early b-day present to myself came today in the mail in the form of a "Big R" Dynasonic.  Looks like someone played it a couple of weeks, then put it back in a case and forgot about it for 25 years. Perfect chrome, perfect snare mechanism and frame, perfect lugs, 10 lug, COB, arh Arh ARh ARH.....Some new heads this weekend and a few minutes with a polishing rag, and my '66 acrolite gets a well deserved break.

As pointed out in another thread, I am becoming an Imelda Marcos of Snares. Enjoy, Bob.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on March 27, 2009, 07:47 PM
Quote
I am becoming an Imelda Marcos of Snares.

That's beats being the Buddy Rich of shoes!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Rylie on April 27, 2009, 11:06 AM
This is our bass player's (Phil) nephew's kit. His nephew is currently attending the Atlanta Instititute of Music studying percussion, and is staying with Phil here until he completes his studies next fall.

He is a FANTASTIC drummer, a very nice 'kid', and I've gotten to know him through Phil, and helping him out with a couple of drum related repairs and such. He asked if I could help him remove the wraps on his Yamaha YD kit that he bought for practice while here at school, and I said sure. We did the finishing work in my shop, but he did all the dirty prep work.

Not knowing what was underneath the wrap, I was a little nervous about what he'd have to work with. Thankfully, the old wrap was only attached at the seams with double-sided tape, and the Philippine mahogany was in great shape.

We sanded inside and out, fixed a couple of splinters, dressed up the bearing edges, and put on some Antique walnut stain under 3 or 4 coats of satin poly. I sealed the bearing edges with lacquer sanding sealer, polished them with 0000 steel wool, and applied a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax.

Anyway, here's the before and after, and we're both amazed at how well this old entry level kit looks...and sounds.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: DR on April 28, 2009, 06:53 PM
Anyway, here's the before and after, and we're both amazed at how well this old entry level kit looks...and sounds.
I like the natural wood look.  Well done.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Rylie on May 31, 2009, 06:33 PM
Here's the "cheap" Mapex QR Jazz kit (10/12/14F/18K & 5x14 snare) I bought recently and bragged about in the Gear forum awhile back. I truly love it, and for $350 including hardware, it was a steal IMO. I'm using the 10" Tom and 14" floor tom at the moment, but I have the 12" and the double tom mount. (The snare in this pic is the Mapex Black Panther 6x13):


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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on May 31, 2009, 07:23 PM
Niiiiiice.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Kathrine Almlie on July 14, 2009, 10:06 AM
I have a few kits that I rotate.  But my Classic Maple Silver Sparkle is my main kit.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 14, 2009, 06:03 AM
Well, here's my "baby."  It just arrived this week and to say that I'm REALLY jazzed would be a gross understatement!  ;D  I've been arranging, rearranging, tweaking, tuning, etc.  I think next on the list will be replacing these stock heads. 

Apologies for the quality of the photos.  Using available light in my basement doesn't quite make for sharp photos...... :P

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on August 14, 2009, 07:07 AM
Nice job Drumwood!!  Wow!

Likewise to Warren (from another QR owner)!

And to DrumKat (from another Ludwig Silver Sparkle owner)!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Counts on August 14, 2009, 08:13 AM
Took a few pictures at an outside gig a few weekends ago. Thought I would display the set up I am playing right now.
Take a look at Drumkat's snare and see how close these Tama's are to his Ludwig color? The Ludwig snare has sparkle in it.
Jon E, in another thread, you were talking about playing outside and rain. I am glad there was an awning over this stage. Man,
it poured that night starting about 9pm. Me and the kids slept on the stage that night beside the drum kit in sleeping bags. Broke down about 8am in the morning.
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Rylie on August 14, 2009, 03:31 PM
Man, I am very much diggin the color and finish on Drumwood's Tamas! And what's not to love about those classic Ludwig's of Kat's? I'm a big fan of all things orange-ish, too, so Nutty's kit really appeals to me too (not to mention the 2 acre Paiste farm  ;D). They all look good enough to beat.  ;)

Nice stuff, you all. I'm jealous!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 14, 2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys!  I'm like'in that finish on Drumnuts' kit too!  8)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on August 14, 2009, 07:03 PM
Excellent kits and pics - both of you.

Drumnut -
- Very shiny new heads   :)
- Most excellent view of the field.     I'm sure I'll never have a gig like that.

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Counts on August 14, 2009, 07:30 PM
Man, I am very much diggin the color and finish on Drumwood's Tamas! And what's not to love about those classic Ludwig's of Kat's? I'm a big fan of all things orange-ish, too, so Nutty's kit really appeals to me too (not to mention the 2 acre Paiste farm  ;D). They all look good enough to beat.  ;)

Nice stuff, you all. I'm jealous!
Thank you guys. Yea, They are Called Mod Oyster Orange Star Classic Birch, but there is no orange in them. A close look is Turquoise to kind of a wild green, Tan, Hot Pink, and Yellow. In the sun light, they really look orange. The guy at the Tama booth at the PASIC show two years ago, told me they only made 55 kits. I bought a six piece kit new from MOMS MUSIC in Louisville. My friends Max and Ryan cut me a deal I couldn't pass up. Thanks to Ryno, I made it a 7 piece kit with a new 10in. Tom. I bought it off Ebay from a company out of Pa. They also had an 18in. Floor tom. I ordered it too and within one hour called them back and cancelled it. All I could think is, why do I need three floor toms? Anyway, Thanks for the complaments. The acres of Paiste's I have been collecting for a long time. Since 1976,  I have 5 cymbals put away that are 2002's and Sound Formulas. I realized that I didn't miss those 5 cymbals at all. Just more stuff to move and set up. I really love the sound of them. I am doing some video taping. I will share something on let's see you play thread soon. Loved checkin' out all your kits too. I went about 8 pages back before I posted this. Great kits.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: dizz on August 14, 2009, 08:18 PM
Nutty

I love your drums man.

You know how when right before you eat an orange segment, and the glands in the back of your jaw start tingling?  That's what happens to me when I look at that beautiful kit.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Counts on August 14, 2009, 08:33 PM
Excellent kits and pics - both of you.

Drumnut -
- Very shiny new heads   :)
- Most excellent view of the field.     I'm sure I'll never have a gig like that.


Thank you Frank,
The heads aren't new now. I let two other drummers play my kit. They only thing I had them bring was their snare drum. I wanted to hear what they sounded like out front and there was a drummer from a band called "To Many Drummers". It was a pleasure to watch him play. Both drummers were studying Music in College at Asbury. The gig was a charity fund raiser for the homeless. There wasn't as many people as we thought there would be but it is nice to play a large area like that, and the people had fun. Especially with a really nice PA system which was provided by an organization called Ichthus Ministries. They do like a three day Wood Stock of Christian oriented music each June here in Kentucky. We got invited to play that next year. There is usually about 15,000 people at that. I really love to play the bigger stuff. Even if it doesn't happen very often and doesn't pay much money. At 48 years old, the all night weekend gigs killed me and didn't help my marriage of 21 years either. Man, you guys, thank you for all the positive feed back. I did post pieces of about two songs on the Self Promotion page on the Sleepless in Lexington Thread. I wish I had placed the camera out front but I did pick up me and this drum kit.
Nutty

I love your drums man.

You know how when right before you eat an orange segment, and the glands in the back of your jaw start tingling?  That's what happens to me when I look at that beautiful kit.
Wow Dizz, you guys are too nice. I love them too. When I saw them in the store, I figured, Either you will love them or they will make you sick.
Anyway, I had to have them. Thanks again. I would love to watch you play them Dizz.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on August 15, 2009, 12:22 AM
Drumwood and Nutty... 

ROCKIN' THE TAMA's

Me likey both kits.  A lot.

Drumwood:  Full report necessary on the Bubingas.  Got me some a few years ago and love them, except that they are so LOUD (and heavy too).  Not the greatest for gigs, but man do they record nice.  Great choice and the finish is awesome.

Nutty:  That looks like a great gig.  As always, you've got the coolest gear and one of the finest cymbal selections I've ever seen.  Plus you play and sing lead too.  I hate people like you.  (just kidding...  I'm really just jealous). 

All the other kits are lookin' mighty fine as well, it's just that I'm a Tama guy myself and had to comment on these two.

Ryan     
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Counts on August 15, 2009, 04:46 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys!  I'm like'in that finish on Drumnuts' kit too!  8)
Drumwood,
I had to take a second look at that finish. There are two pictures that really show it well. Kinda of a Green woodgrain look :P. I really like them. The Star Classic labels they used on those are really cool too.
Drumwood and Nutty... 

ROCKIN' THE TAMA's

Me likey both kits.  A lot.

Drumwood:  Full report necessary on the Bubingas.  Got me some a few years ago and love them, except that they are so LOUD (and heavy too).  Not the greatest for gigs, but man do they record nice.  Great choice and the finish is awesome.

Nutty:  That looks like a great gig.  As always, you've got the coolest gear and one of the finest cymbal selections I've ever seen.  Plus you play and sing lead too.  I hate people like you.  (just kidding...  I'm really just jealous). 

All the other kits are lookin' mighty fine as well, it's just that I'm a Tama guy myself and had to comment on these two.

Ryan     
You know Ryan,
I have to thank you for hooking me up with the seller of the 10in. Tom. Something you said here about the volume of the Bubingas. I found that the Birch are louder than my maple Star Classics. Even my guitar player friend has commented on the volume of this birch kit. For a gig like I was playing they are great. I need to make this comment though. When you and Chris Whitten and I were talking about heads. The Coated G2's fix some of this problem. The best thing I did was changed to coated heads. It made the kit much warmer. Sooo, just thought I would
bring that up. I know you are using these heads also :).
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 15, 2009, 08:09 AM
Drumwood and Nutty... 

ROCKIN' THE TAMA's

Me likey both kits.  A lot.

Drumwood:  Full report necessary on the Bubingas.  Got me some a few years ago and love them, except that they are so LOUD (and heavy too).  Not the greatest for gigs, but man do they record nice.  Great choice and the finish is awesome.

Nutty:  That looks like a great gig.  As always, you've got the coolest gear and one of the finest cymbal selections I've ever seen.  Plus you play and sing lead too.  I hate people like you.  (just kidding...  I'm really just jealous). 

All the other kits are lookin' mighty fine as well, it's just that I'm a Tama guy myself and had to comment on these two.

Ryan     

Once again, thank you so much for the compliments! 

Report on the Bubingas:  I need to put this into context guys.  A few of you already know this so please bear with me.  I recently got back into drumming after being away from it for a LONG time.  This is the first kit I've had in over 3 decades so I don't really have a good point of reference when it comes to comparing one to another (i.e. Birch, Maple, Bubinga, etc.).  When I told my drum teacher what kit I was getting he did echo your opinion Ryan that these drums would be loud although he made it as a general statement about Tamas and not specifically about Bubs.  I have to admit I initially found that statement amusing since my first thought was "of course they are loud, aren't drums supposed to be?"  :D  Thanks in no small part to everyone here at the Cafe I've been learning quite a bit trolling around the forum and the other content and have been soaking it up like a sponge.  I am now just beginning to get a grasp of things (i.e. what it really means when you say a kit is loud, warm, etc.).  I am still tweaking the tuning and placement of everything keeping in mind that I've got another tom coming (11x14) so I have to leave some space between the floor tom and the 9x12.  In any event I've really taken the long way home here guys......sorry.  I'm finding the tone of these drums simply amazing with the stock heads (Evans Genera G2 and G1's).  I really like the clear heads in that it shows off the beautiful color of the wood inside although I realize that they may not be the best choice when it comes to the sound.  The snare (6.5x14) came stock with a Genera G1 coated which I will probably change out for an EC1.  I did that with my secondary snare (5.5x14) and was pleased with the result.  I will also need to get some kind of dampening for my kick.  While it sounds really good there is just a little bit of ring I want to tone down.  I'm assuming when you said they were heavy you did mean physical weight.  Again I have nothing to compare it to so I'll have to pass on that question..........except to say that "they ain't heavy, they're my Bubs."   ;D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on August 15, 2009, 08:14 AM
As always, I'm 180 from most of the rest of the world on how I view stuff.
The volume thing - I prefer drums that are quiet, not known to conjure significant volume.

I must have some faulty wiring in my brain.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on August 15, 2009, 10:05 AM
Hey Larry! 

Yep, I was talking loud when compared to other wood types used in drum manufacturing.  Currently, I run a Starclassic Bubinga kit and also an older Starclassic Performer kit with birch shells.  I find that, in general, the bubinga drums are much louder.  Or, I should say, there is a much higher volume threshold on these drums.  The strike from a drum stick on one of my bubinga drums is noticeably louder than on my birch drums, given approximately the same intensity of strike. 

Not sure about Tamas being louder drums than other brands, and as you can see Nutty's birch drums seem to be louder to him than his maple drums.  I guess it's all pretty subjective stuff, yes?  Along those lines, if you're happy with the clear heads, run with them.  I think you'd really dig the sound if you tried out coated heads on those bubingas.  You should experiment with a bunch of head types and from various brands to dial in exactly what you like.  Took me years to arrive at my preferred combo (G2 coated on top, clear Genera Resonant on bottom) for my toms.     

And by heavy, I do mean physically heavy to carry around!  My 20" bubinga bass drum is WAY heavier to haul around than my 22" birch drum.  Whatever, your kit is awesome and it doesn't matter if it's taken 3 decades or 3 days in between sets...  if you have the means, by all means!!!! 


Nutty,

No problemo my brutha on the heads up for that tom.  Wasn't it the 8" that I alerted you to, though?  I'm glad the G2 coateds are working out for you still.  I'm still running them and am very happy with them.  You and I get to say we're cool and running the same heads as CW, or is the other way around?  Yeah, that's it...  Whitten is cool for using the same heads WE do!!!!   ;D

Cheers,
Ryan

     
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Susan Wood on August 15, 2009, 11:41 AM
As always, I'm 180 from most of the rest of the world on how I view stuff.
The volume thing - I prefer drums that are quiet, not known to conjure significant volume.

I must have some faulty wiring in my brain.

Me too...I mean I prefer "quiet" drums;not sure about the faulty wiring. ;)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 15, 2009, 08:37 PM
Thanks again Ryan for the kind and encouraging words.  They are greatly appreciated. :)  Since we're both "Tama Guys" does that make us related in some way?   ;D  I did want to ask you if you use any type of dampening on your kick and if you do what you might recommend.  It may just be a matter of changing out my batter head but I wanted to get an opinion before dropping the coin on a new kick head.   :P
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on August 16, 2009, 12:07 AM
Since we're both "Tama Guys" does that make us related in some way?   ;D  I did want to ask you if you use any type of dampening on your kick and if you do what you might recommend.  It may just be a matter of changing out my batter head but I wanted to get an opinion before dropping the coin on a new kick head.   :P

Absolutely YES, we're related!   ;)  There are a few Tama freaks here, but you'll probably hear me and Mark (aka Nutty, aka drumnut1) talking about them most frequently.

As far as dampening the bass drum, that is totally a personal thing.  I use an Evans EQ3 batter, which is a 2-ply version of the head that came with your bubinga kit.  I have a port hole in the stock Tama resonant head as well.  I also employ a pillow in the drum, as the music that I prefer to listen to and play most often requires a significantly muffled "thud" as opposed to a resonant "boom".

Many drummers prefer an unmuffled bass drum and love the extra resonance.  Again, experimentation is the key here, especially considering your extended time away from the kit.  That's half the fun of this whole thing...  trying out different combinations of things until you find the right sound for you.  

If there is too much resonance for you in the bass drum right now, I would consider going first with a ported front head.  I prefer Evans heads, but Remo and Aquarian both make excellent models as well.  Not sure of the model names of those companies, but the Evans EQ3 resonant head has a port hole and employs a muffling ring around the perimeter of the head.  

Cheers,
Ryan

PS - Here's a picture of my bubinga kit where you can see the port hole in the stock bass head.


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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Counts on August 16, 2009, 07:24 AM
Absolutely YES, we're related!   ;)  There are a few Tama freaks here, but you'll probably hear me and Mark (aka Nutty, aka drumnut1) talking about them most frequently.

As far as dampening the bass drum, that is totally a personal thing.  I use an Evans EQ3 batter, which is a 2-ply version of the head that came with your bubinga kit.  I have a port hole in the stock Tama resonant head as well.  I also employ a pillow in the drum, as the music that I prefer to listen to and play most often requires a significantly muffled "thud" as opposed to a resonant "boom".
PS - Here's a picture of my bubinga kit where you can see the port hole in the stock bass head.


   
Ryan,
Man they are beautiful. I like the EQ3's or the EQ1 batters on the kick drum. I have always ordered the Tama Signature Star Classic heads for the Reso heads and ported them. I use a pillow in the kick drum too.  I believe in this product and display their logo with pride. You talked about being a Tama Freak and I am. I believe that for the money, the Star Classic line is some of the best drums you can buy IMHO.
Glad there is another one here, Welcome Larry!
           Nutty
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 16, 2009, 07:31 AM
Love that finish Ryan!  8)  And thanks for the welcome Nutty!  :)

I'm looking for that "thud" you were talking about so I guess I'll be getting some sort of pillow as well as giving your head suggestions a try.  Although I have to admit cutting a hole in that brand new Logo head has me slightly intimidated....... sure don't want to slip with an Exacto knife....  :o
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Counts on August 16, 2009, 07:48 AM
Love that finish Ryan!  8)  And thanks for the welcome Nutty!  :)

I'm looking for that "thud" you were talking about so I guess I'll be getting some sort of pillow as well as giving your head suggestions a try.  Although I have to admit cutting a hole in that brand new Logo head has me slightly intimidated....... sure don't want to slip with an Exacto knife....  :o
Larry,
You are right, Buy a hole protector and be careful. Those Signature heads come from Japan. I have one on order now for over 6 weeks. They are hard to come by. The cool thing about porting the head is first off, it gives you a way to adjust the pillow easier and second, it helps when miking the kick drum.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 16, 2009, 08:10 AM
Thanks Nutty!  FYI.  While looking for a hole cutter I saw that Musician's Friend has 22" Tama logo heads in stock. 
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mark Counts on August 16, 2009, 08:15 AM
Thanks Nutty!  FYI.  While looking for a hole cutter I saw that Musician's Friend has 22" Tama logo heads in stock. 
You are right but the Star Classic emblem on the bottom isn't there.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on August 16, 2009, 11:13 AM
I believe you can add Louis as a Tama guy.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on August 16, 2009, 12:25 PM
Larry,

Get one of these:   http://www.guitarcenter.com/Aquarian-Port-Hole-449351-i1141452.gc]Aquarian Port Hole  (comes in black or white)

Put that wherever you want your hole and you've got yourself a nice template when you bust out the exacto!!  Also, it will protect the hole from splits and tears that can be caused by shoving a mic up in there. 

Laters,
Ryan
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on August 16, 2009, 12:31 PM
I believe you can add Louis as a Tama guy.  ;)

Sorry for leaving you out, Louis!   ;D  I don't hear you talk too much about your Tama's, though.  Me and Nutty seem to be the two that yap yap yap about them all the time. 

I'm sure there are others here as well. 
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on August 16, 2009, 12:42 PM
Gretsch guy - and I really think it could be - for life.

Anything's possible, but I'm going to predict that for my remaining days of playing, I will be playing either:
- A Gretsch kit
- A custom built kit, if I ever hit Lotto.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 16, 2009, 02:02 PM
You are right but the Star Classic emblem on the bottom isn't there.

Geez, I missed that.....  ???  So much for paying attention to detail.... :P
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 16, 2009, 02:05 PM
Larry,

Get one of these:   http://www.guitarcenter.com/Aquarian-Port-Hole-449351-i1141452.gc]Aquarian Port Hole  (comes in black or white)

Put that wherever you want your hole and you've got yourself a nice template when you bust out the exacto!!  Also, it will protect the hole from splits and tears that can be caused by shoving a mic up in there. 

Laters,
Ryan

What do you think of these?  http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bass-Drum-Os-Bass-Drum-Port?sku=445410
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on August 16, 2009, 02:16 PM
What do you think of these?  

There are 2 reasons why I don't like those.  

#1 - They have a raised surface.  I like the Aquarian template because it adheres flush to the head.

#2 - It's a 2-piece design that can be prone to rattling.  I've heard others talk about this and I've experienced it myself.  However, it's a very popular piece of equipment and my results could be isolated (although I think that many others have experienced the same thing)

Just my $0.02




Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on August 16, 2009, 04:12 PM
There are 2 reasons why I don't like those.  

#1 - They have a raised surface.  I like the Aquarian template because it adheres flush to the head.

#2 - It's a 2-piece design that can be prone to rattling.  I've heard others talk about this and I've experienced it myself.  However, it's a very popular piece of equipment and my results could be isolated (although I think that many others have experienced the same thing)

Just my $0.02





The opinions of Cafe members are worth a million to me.   ;)  Been checking out your MySpace page.......WOW!  Friend request sent!   :D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Louis Russell on August 23, 2009, 05:38 PM
I spent the weekend cleaning and organizing my music storage room in preparation for the doctor letting me return to playing.  Actually he wants to do surgery again but 5 times is enough for me.  I will rehead my Starclassics which are set up and will post pics when I get the new heads installed.  Here are some pics of the room after cleaning.  I doubt if it will stay this organized for long.

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Two kits having to sit in the corner for being bad!


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Looking in the door.  It is neat for a change.



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Anyone want a Kabob?
Title: the family photo...
Post by: Bob Dias on August 29, 2009, 02:03 PM
Was taking some photos prior to my upcoming move.
Here is my snare family...Bob


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14x7 keller
13x5 ash stave; 16x12 '68 slingy field snare; 13x7 burl maple segment
14x5.5 '66 acrolite; 14x5.5 ~'80 dynasonic.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on September 05, 2009, 04:12 PM
Just had to show off the latest addition to my drumming wardrobe!   ;D

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Rylie on September 05, 2009, 04:21 PM
I'm getting the "new kit" smell over here. And the t-shirt's pretty cool, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: David Stanoch on September 05, 2009, 04:23 PM
Very nice Larry!

Man, I gotta get one of those shirts -dunno why I'm spacing THAT out!

I now have a short list of shirts to get...where's Hannah Ford?

The books, on the other hand, I've already got!  ;)

Larry - don't look now but you've got Octobans!

That's awesome - I thought only Bruford & Copeland had Octobans...
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on September 05, 2009, 04:37 PM
Very nice Larry!

Man, I gotta get one of those shirts -dunno why I'm spacing THAT out!

I now have a short list of shirts to get...where's Hannah Ford?

The books, on the other hand, I've already got!  ;)

Larry - don't look now but you've got Octobans!

That's awesome - I thought only Bruford & Copeland had Octobans...

LOL!  Where did those Octobans come from?????    Simon Phillips has got some too!  CERTAINLY the ONLY thing I have in common with Bruford, Copeland or Phillips!  LOL!  ;D

Warren, you're right about the "new kit smell."  And it's WAY better than the "new car smell."   ;)

I'm with Ya David on the Hannah Ford T-shirts.......How about it Hannah!???   :D  If you make them we will buy them!   8)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Louis Russell on September 07, 2009, 01:10 PM
Sorry for leaving you out, Louis!   ;D  I don't hear you talk too much about your Tama's, though. 

No problem, I have been lax posting lately but things are changing for the better so I will be on more often.  I have a 1990 set of Starclassic Maples.  It is a 6 ppiece set with a lacquer finish.  They are black, dark black!  The Bass is 22X16 and the toms are 10, 13, 14, and 16.  The toms depths are 10, 11, 13, and 15.  I love the sustain of the toms.  I am reheading the drums now and will post some pics in the near future. 
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: dizz on September 07, 2009, 10:09 PM
Mmmmmm Black Lacquer ........  bet they look sweet

 
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Louis Russell on September 13, 2009, 07:00 PM
OK, the kit is cleaned and ready to play.  I had to lower my cymbals beacuse of my shoulder.  My chops are rusty after the long layoff but I hope to have them back soon.  Oh yeah. this will be the last time you see the kit with no cowbells. 

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on September 13, 2009, 07:59 PM
Looks great, Louis.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Susan Wood on September 13, 2009, 09:16 PM
OK, the kit is cleaned and ready to play.  I had to lower my cymbals beacuse of my shoulder.  My chops are rusty after the long layoff but I hope to have them back soon.  Oh yeah. this will be the last time you see the kit with no cowbells. 

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Great look...can I ask you where you got the L...love it...maybe I need an S.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on September 14, 2009, 12:42 AM
Beautiful kit, Louis!!!!! 

Here's a picture from yesterday's recording session in which I used that old stencil Royal Star kit that I posted about a few weeks ago. 

They sounded amazing and the mojo positively oozed out of them.  Yummy! 

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on September 14, 2009, 05:41 AM
Great looking kits guys!

Speaking of cowbells.................as soon as I can figure out where I want mine to be I'll be adding that to the toolkit.   Can't really cover Honty Tonk Women without one!  8)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on September 14, 2009, 07:00 AM
Louis, that kit looks showroom new!!  Very nice.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on September 14, 2009, 10:54 AM
Nice set Louis, they're even clean.... :o
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Christopher on September 14, 2009, 03:28 PM
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Louis,

Laverne Defazio called.

She's pissed, and wants her drums back... now!

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 ;)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on September 14, 2009, 06:27 PM
Louis,

Laverne Defazio called.

She's pissed, and wants her drums back... now!

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 ;)


Shoots - Score!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Louis Russell on September 14, 2009, 08:24 PM
Louis,

Laverne Defazio called.

She's pissed, and wants her drums back... now!

Her L is black and mine is white!   ;D  The drums were made in 1990 and sat in a warehouse for a while.  I bought them new in 97 and used them often until a little over 3 years ago.  Good equipment is easy to keep looking good if you don't abuse them or let the crud build up too long.  I have always been one to do preventative maintenance on my gear.  I think your equipment will sound better if it is clean not to mention looking better under the lights. 
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bob Dias on January 05, 2010, 09:43 AM
Where is all the new gear from Santa? Or were we all bad little drummer boys (and girls) in '09? 

B.

ps...I got two new groove wedges; not really picture worthy however.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drumlooney on January 12, 2010, 08:45 AM
Here's a pic of my pearls Masters at the studio

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on January 12, 2010, 08:55 AM
Great looking kit DL!  Especially the color!.........But then again, I'm partial to green!   ;D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drumlooney on January 12, 2010, 09:55 AM
Thanks Larry  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on January 12, 2010, 06:11 PM
That green looks great. But there's something wrong....No stick marks!  :D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on January 12, 2010, 07:05 PM
Looks like a brand spanking new set of Evans heads!  Sweet!  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Drumlooney on January 13, 2010, 11:27 AM
Yeah just changed the heads when I took the pic  :D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: JeepnDrummer on March 16, 2010, 01:56 AM
Below are a few older pix of my Tempus kit, which was made in the late '80s based on the serial numbers.  It consists of two 24x17 bass drums, 13x14 & 14x14 mounted toms, and 16 & 18" floor toms.  I had to completely stip it down, clean it, and replace some parts.

The prior owner was fascinated with black, as evident by all rims and hardware spray painted black.  He also placed wide black tape on each end of every shell as well.  I wish I had taken "before" pictures.

Paul Mason at Tempus Drums cut the small toms down to 14x10 and 13x9.  I ordered new rims because I got tired of removing so much spray paint.  All tom and leg mounts were the precursor to the current black Gibraltar rod style mounts. 

New parts: DW leg mounts for the f/toms, Dunnett clamshell spur mounts and gull wing spurs for the bass drum, GPI RIMS and Yamaha mount for the 14" tom, and new fiberglass hoops for the bass drum.  I abandoned the Dunnett gull wing spurs because I didn't want to redrill, so I went back to the spikes.

I now use the 13" tom, which has the Gibralter style mount (will be replaced with a DW mount).  It only has one extra hole in the shell from moving the Tempus badge.  The 14" tom also has an extra hole from moving the badge, but since I'm using the GPI RIMS, it shows the tom mount holes as well.

I hope to get a few updated pix up soon.  These will have to do for now.  14" tom and 18" f/t in all of these pix.  I now use the 13" mounted tom and both f/toms in my set up.
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This shows the cover that Paul Mason made for me to hide the hole in the shell after removing the Pearl double tom mount.  It looks much better in person.
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: DR on March 16, 2010, 04:42 AM
Below are a few older pix of my Tempus kit, which was made in the late '80s based on the serial numbers.  It consists of two 24x17 bass drums, 13x14 & 14x14 mounted toms, and 16 & 18" floor toms.  I had to completely stip it down, clean it, and replace some parts.

The prior owner was fascinated with black, as evident by all rims and hardware spray painted black.  He also placed wide black tape on each end of every shell as well.  I wish I had taken "before" pictures...
Good work!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Patrick Quigley on March 17, 2010, 10:12 PM
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My new Dark Horse Percussion tubs. 14x14, 18x16, 22x22, 14x8.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Adam's Dad on March 26, 2010, 01:16 PM
OK, the kit is cleaned and ready to play....

Tell me about the snare.  It looks like a Ludwig Supra 400 with gold plated rims and casings.  What's the story?  BTW, this set looks great!
Title: Hybrid Drum/Percussion Set-up
Post by: Bart Elliott on March 31, 2010, 02:46 PM
Here's a set-up I used this past weekend in Harrisburg, PA. The Kick, Djembe, throne and music stands were backline since this was a fly-date.

The quartet I was working with consists of a vocalist, piano keyboardist who also sings, a guitar/harp/cello player and myself. The music is 100% improvised with no song lists, planning or discussion. I absolutely love this type of thing, and it definitely brings out my strengths as a player.

I never know what I'm going to play until it happens, so having lots of drum/perc instruments and toys to choose from is a real plus. My set-up and instrumentation is different every time, which is why I thought you might like seeing this particular set-up configuration. I usually prefer to use a 16x16 Floor Tom or ethnic drum as my Kick (in this kind of a set-up), but had to use what was available at the venue.

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Patrick Quigley on April 01, 2010, 07:17 AM
Thats an awesome setup, bart.
Any video of the gig?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bart Elliott on April 01, 2010, 08:48 AM
Thats an awesome setup, bart.
Any video of the gig?

They were running five or six cameras the entire time, so I'm sure there's video, but I don't know if or when I'll have access. This particular group records every single performance, just in case there something good enough for a record.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: donelk on April 01, 2010, 10:33 AM
I'm playing a similar set-up tomorrow (Friday 4-2) night. I'll try to take photos and post them.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Patrick Quigley on April 02, 2010, 02:36 PM
just in case there something good enough for a record.
I'm sure you gave them something ;)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on April 04, 2010, 04:08 PM
Mmmm....  blurry.

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Same ol' Ludwigs.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on April 04, 2010, 05:10 PM
Jon, that set up looks very comfortable!  Looks like you could cover anything with that kit.

Here's what I'm running at this moment...

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on April 04, 2010, 06:53 PM
I see that lonely looking TAMA head peeking out from under the cabinet..... :'(
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on April 04, 2010, 07:22 PM
Larry, my friend, I still own 2 sets worth of wonderful sounding Tama Starclassic Performer drums in silver sparkle wrap!  

18" and 22" bass drums

10", 12", 13", 14", 16" toms + 14" floor tom (w/legs)

Stewart Copeland signature snare - 5" X 14"

Tama steel-shelled piccolo snare - 4" X 13"

As a matter of fact, here ya go... ;)

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on April 10, 2010, 07:35 AM
Ryno, my Ludwig kit IS a very comfortable setup.  Maybe TOO comfortable.  I'm been playing that rig for the past 7 seven years or so.  It might be time to mix things up a bit!!  We'll see.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Tim van de Ven on April 17, 2010, 09:19 PM
Here's a shot from the driver's seat at a recording session in St-Sauveur, Quebec.

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and a self-timer shot of me during the tracking:

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on April 18, 2010, 06:41 AM
Looks great Ryan!   ;D  Are those Maple Starclassics?  Reason I'm asking is that I think a set of Starclassic Maple's are in my future.  I'm looking to have a slightly smaller "secondary" kit that I can leave set up at our rehearsal space.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ryan Culberson on April 18, 2010, 06:10 PM
Thanks Larry!  These are the older version of the Starclassic Performers, which are 100% birch shells.    

The newer version of the Starclassic Performers features a birch/bubinga mix.  Great drums, especially for the $$$.  Dale's Drum Shop in PA always has smokin' deals on SC Performer kits up on eBay.  

This finish doesn't do much for me, but here's an example of the kind of deals they usually run:  

 http://cgi.ebay.com/Tama-drum-set-Starclassic-B-B-Astral-Black-Diamond-NEW_W0QQitemZ220590763283QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item335c3bed13]Tama Starclassic Performer B/B

If you dig the Bubinga sound (which I think you do...  ;)), then I think these birch/bubinga shelled kits MIGHT be right up your alley, at less than 1/2 what you'd pay for some SC Maples.    
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Larry Rankine on April 18, 2010, 07:52 PM
Thanks Ryan, appreciate the tip!  Sounds really Sweet!  I'll keep an eye out on ebay! 

And you're absolutely correct......I LOVE my Bubs!   8)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Rylie on May 29, 2010, 12:55 PM
Here's the Mapex QR kit I refinished and re-cut the bearing edges on recently. I can't tell you how pleased I am with the improvements, both in tone and looks. I posted pix in the drum builder forum, but these are better quality, and show how I have it set up.

Every shell sounds better and tunes easier than I could have ever imagined. There is no dampening required on any of the drums. I did put a coated Evans EQ3 resonant on the kick, along with an EMAD batter, but I will be removing the foam ring from it for the time being until I get a SK1 for it. The kick resonance is so danged sweet, and it booms like a cannon.

The snare is the Yamaha Tour Custom Maple that came with my shell pack (awesome).

Just further evidence that you don't have to take out a mortgage to get a nice kit...if you're willing to do some tweakin'  ;)

Anyway, here it is:

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Tim van de Ven on June 29, 2010, 09:22 AM
Soundcheck, prior to our show at the Montreal Jazz Festival last night; when we hit the stage, there wasn't an inch of space out in the audience....it was a sea of humanity...

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and another shot...
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Rylie on June 29, 2010, 09:46 AM
Very cool! I mean, you know, for a "toy" drum kit. ;)

Someday, I'll get to experience that view...someday.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Alan Kenny on August 22, 2010, 02:06 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Alan. I'm new here to Drummer Cafe. I thought I would start with some pics of my main kit, the Ayotte Custom. I'm having a hard time uploading pics so here is a link to a video. Hope you enjoy.
Specs on request.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kBP3So_Ijs#]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kBP3So_Ijs#
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on September 19, 2010, 08:18 AM
LOVE the wood-rimmed Roto!!  (say that 3 times fast!)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Simon Hardell on October 13, 2010, 01:59 PM
Gretsch Catalina Club micro kit

I just unpacked my new micro kit.

8" x 6" TT
10" x 7" TT
13" x 13" FT
16" x 16" BD
12" x 5" Snare

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(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm5.static.flickr.com%2F4046%2F5078561037_59ba648b93.jpg&hash=7147301a9d719849cb20ef34b948ec0e)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Rylie on October 13, 2010, 03:03 PM
That is suhweet! Congrats.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Michael Beechey on October 13, 2010, 05:02 PM
Gretsch Catalina Club micro kit

I just unpacked my new micro kit.

8" x 6" TT
10" x 7" TT
13" x 13" FT
16" x 16" BD
12" x 5" Snare

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm5.static.flickr.com%2F4024%2F5079152908_394d9086de.jpg&hash=def41e7a61cfe1813f802437dfaac2df)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm5.static.flickr.com%2F4055%2F5078560637_1505902db5.jpg&hash=99a34f1095287278936f22777ba90212)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm5.static.flickr.com%2F4046%2F5078561037_59ba648b93.jpg&hash=7147301a9d719849cb20ef34b948ec0e)


nice....I had my eye on that model a few years ago, but I thought they were discontinued ?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Simon Hardell on October 14, 2010, 10:35 AM
nice....I had my eye on that model a few years ago, but I thought they were discontinued ?
I don't know if they were discontinued, but a drum store here in Sweden sold them for 500$. 
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Michael Beechey on October 14, 2010, 11:45 AM
I don't know if they were discontinued, but a drum store here in Sweden sold them for 500$. 

It seems I got that from the Gretsch website.....which is definitely not updated regularly....and of course it can't reflect the special bulk orders from Sigler etc, who get their own colors that don't even appear on the Gretsch site
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Thunderbird on January 05, 2011, 04:47 PM
Hi folks,

Being a greedy drum geek I've got three kits, eeek, though I can at least say they all get regular outings! :-)

The first is a Rogers, dated from sometime early 70's, Butchers Block finish.  Sizes are 12", 16", 22" with original 14" dynasonic.  I'd love any info if anyone knows much about these kits! Sounds FANTASTIC, quite a soft rounded 70's vibe to my ears.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi160.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft178%2Fthunderbirdm%2FIMG_1585.jpg&hash=4542820cba5648f3a034362c5f18effb)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi160.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft178%2Fthunderbirdm%2FIMG_0815-1.jpg&hash=30f630b56622bf8bd7dd88db532793e7)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi160.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft178%2Fthunderbirdm%2FIMG_1565.jpg&hash=9caf8e0f0740ef16639edd5454da2f81)

The second is a Yamaha Birch Custom, great 24" kick, 12" and 16".

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi160.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft178%2Fthunderbirdm%2FIMG_0515.jpg&hash=946bad05212e9d6400c9f9a79b8ebf8c)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi160.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft178%2Fthunderbirdm%2FIMG_0514.jpg&hash=0719cb997a827c0c6212d20e6f955eec)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi160.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft178%2Fthunderbirdm%2FIMG_0605.jpg&hash=2580e5251314854d780954bd36c9f54f)

Finally, a Tama Rockstar Custom that I keep setup at home for practice during busy periods.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi160.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ft178%2Fthunderbirdm%2FIMG_1024.jpg&hash=5fc46cb2d79fba3b06ad2708d37ef276)

The cymbals in regular rotation are a mix of Giant Beats, 2002s and Zildjian Ks.

(Sorry the pictures are so crude, I should really take some better quality ones sometime)


Enjoy!  :)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on January 08, 2011, 06:18 AM
I love me some butcher block kits.  Not sure why, but I dig 'em.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: NY Frank on January 08, 2011, 08:15 AM
I love that butcher block look, too.    Ex-suh-lent.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Thunderbird on January 08, 2011, 09:05 AM
Thanks, I think it's rad too!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bob Dias on January 08, 2011, 11:18 AM
have been away for a while...gear envy starting to take hold AGAIN...ARGH!
Nice kits guys!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Brett Conroy on February 12, 2011, 11:19 PM
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg843.imageshack.us%2Fimg843%2F9018%2F18223493805390042412317.jpg&hash=e5b496609fafd8cdba9130ad8aedd2fc) (http://img843.imageshack.us/i/18223493805390042412317.jpg/)

A picture from the studio today.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chuck on March 05, 2011, 08:01 PM
 http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/8919/tama001.jpg/]http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/8919/tama001.jpg/ (https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=5ff8fb91cedb63815a4a236f39b60634)
Tama Starclassic
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chuck on March 05, 2011, 08:09 PM
 http://img52.imageshack.us/i/tama001.jpg/]http://img52.imageshack.us/i/tama001.jpg/ (https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=5ff8fb91cedb63815a4a236f39b60634)
ok,lets try it again.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chuck on March 05, 2011, 08:16 PM
 http://img52.imageshack.us/i/tama001.jpg/]http://img52.imageshack.us/i/tama001.jpg/ (https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=5ff8fb91cedb63815a4a236f39b60634)
Driver's seat pic
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chuck on March 05, 2011, 08:19 PM
 http://img708.imageshack.us/i/tama005.jpg/]http://img708.imageshack.us/i/tama005.jpg/ (https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=5ff8fb91cedb63815a4a236f39b60634)
Im not very good at this! Try this one.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: William Leslie on March 08, 2011, 06:46 PM
Hey Chuck, Great Shot. Clear with a good angle, and it stands still. Really, it looks great. I couldn't get a pic up on a post even if I painted it myself. Nice looking kit.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Scot Holder on March 27, 2011, 10:17 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_xUCw0qfJbBM/TY_4d6OWy8I/AAAAAAAAABg/aozNmipn49s/s640/_DSC7182.JPG)

PDP X7 in Red Fade
Pearl 5x14 Steel Snare

Dream cymbals:
Bliss 13" Hi-Hats
Bliss 16" Crash
Bliss 17" Crash
Bliss 20" Ride

Wuhan cymbals:
8" Splash
10" Splash
12" China
18" China

Zildian Cymbals
1970s Avedis "Medium Crash" (borrowed from a friend)
Chime - cut down ZBT 18" Crash after it cracked

Alesis Performance Pad

PDP & Sound Percussion Hardware

Axis X-L2 Longboard Double Pedal
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dave Wilson on April 27, 2011, 06:53 PM
Here's a quick overhead pic of my Gretsch Renowns in Cherry Burst

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.drumchat.com%2Fpicture.php%3Falbumid%3D611%26amp%3Bpictureid%3D4760&hash=10dcca328c3e17c283611ff1a9e7f8b7)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dave Wilson on April 27, 2011, 06:56 PM
These are my Yamaha Stage Customs in Raven Black:

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.drumchat.com%2Fpicture.php%3Falbumid%3D611%26amp%3Bpictureid%3D4766&hash=6fd0e6afe7a25385234004b59d20c75c)

Same kit in "minimal" dress:

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.drumchat.com%2Fpicture.php%3Falbumid%3D611%26amp%3Bpictureid%3D4761&hash=585a1d9bc013d9bbced49649db13395c)


Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dave Wilson on April 27, 2011, 06:58 PM
This is my Sonor birch kit in blue fade:

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.drumchat.com%2Fpicture.php%3Falbumid%3D611%26amp%3Bpictureid%3D4757&hash=cced34ad9e200a5c03372899fbf45c30)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dave Wilson on April 27, 2011, 07:00 PM
..and my Tama Superstars in Copper Mist:

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.drumchat.com%2Fpicture.php%3Falbumid%3D611%26amp%3Bpictureid%3D4768&hash=3fb71ec083575f5f731dc847a81fd17d)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Dave Wilson on April 27, 2011, 07:06 PM
..couple more shots of the Gretsch Renown kit...

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.drumchat.com%2Fpicture.php%3Falbumid%3D611%26amp%3Bpictureid%3D5011&hash=67265ca70a05f1b69b8a2274fa601568)

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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on April 30, 2011, 07:07 AM
Dang Dave!  Do you get dropped in by helicopter to get around all those kits??

Very nice!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: MOUSE on July 21, 2011, 03:10 AM
 ;D Had to look back and see if i posted mine here, don't think so. Boy there are some nice kits amid members here, a lot of realistic less is more with some nice high end gear in use.

Silver sparkle appears to be popular  ;)

Here's my current gigging set up.

Tama Granstars

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv118%2Fgranstar%2FDrumsFeb2011.jpg&hash=fba40dec1be8a21eb43a30fdecf370a5)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: random on August 08, 2011, 05:01 PM
My current set.  It's a mutt.  Plain old Ludwig Acrolite with a P85, 20x18 Mapex bass drum and an old mahogany 14x10 rack tom converted to a floor tom.  Ride is a Sabian HH 21" Raw Bell Dry Ride (my wonderful wife bought this for me), hats are a 14" UFIP Bravo top with a cut down 70s Zildjian A heavy crash bottom. 

This kit has been coming together for a long time, because I refuse to buy things new, when they can be had off Craigslist for a tenth of the price.  I've finally got what I want, now I just gotta strip and stain the floor tom to match the bass.  I'm kinda on the lookout for a black brass snare too.  Once I've got the floor tom done I'll take some prettier pictures, with a real camera.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash4%2F283034_10150338116999740_740834739_9668987_2458715_n.jpg&hash=7a7deac8dfb59df8f9acb98bd9754f24)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jeff Peacock on August 20, 2011, 07:23 AM
heres my kit Ludwig Element 20" bass, 12 and 16 toms and snare. Meinl Byzance, extra dry cymbals all around
Jeff

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/29439813@N02/6061396631/](https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm7.static.flickr.com%2F6078%2F6061396631_b7fe5c23a4.jpg&hash=9b0e92726ebde9e0be545865088d030e)
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/29439813@N02/6061396631/#]IMG_1563  by  http://www.flickr.com/people/29439813@N02/]middlesexdetector , on Flickr
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Brian Hobson on August 22, 2011, 11:08 AM
Here's my current favorite setup:  Early 70's Ludwig Psychadelic Red 13", 16"' 22" and late 60's acrolite.  Accompanied by Istanbul Agop Signature 15" hats and 24" ride and 25th anniversary.  (https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc6%2F224149_10150222147319540_651259539_8437416_3834249_n.jpg&hash=6ba5315d83a85be58a8538bef205bad1)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Chip Donaho on August 22, 2011, 12:43 PM
The same time that set was out, I had a set called Mod Orange. Wish I had those old Ludwigs back again.  8)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Brian Hobson on August 23, 2011, 09:15 AM
Yeah, the mod orange is my favorite color but getting harder (and more expensive) to find.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: random on August 23, 2011, 08:25 PM
I came home yesterday to find my wife putting the finishing touches on refinishing my floor tom.  I think I'll keep her.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc7%2Fs720x720%2F299830_10150353203499740_740834739_9838000_745_n.jpg&hash=9802cc7fdf8054a445a5a3afa5b57480)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Mike Noll on September 27, 2011, 01:39 PM
Hey gang,

Just got these off ebay last week -- (https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc7%2F308319_2060505468110_1108880229_31945955_1031184601_n.jpg&hash=554f8612079a345e2411804b6a577a41)
Phattie kit 24x14 BD, 12x8 tom and 16x16 floor.... Made in 2001, they're in excellent shape... they were delivered last Friday AM and I played them that night and the above photo is from that Sat. afternoon.   They've since got brand new Evans G Plus coated heads w/clear G1 resonants...  Aquarian Super Kick I on the bass drum.    I love them, they sound soooo good.

Turns out they used to belong to Jeffrey 'Houseman' Clemens, G. Love & Special Sauce...   I was able to off-load a Gretsch Catalina Club Mod 4pc that I wasn't all that thrilled with to make room for the new additions!   Gotta Love ebay!!!

Peace,
Mike Noll
Nate Myers & The Aces
 http://www.natemyers.com]www.natemyers.com
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jeff Lewallen on October 12, 2011, 09:46 PM
This is the Eames Kit I recently purchased. This one of a kind kit was hand crafted by Joe Mac at Eames from North American Birch with a satin oil finish. The drums were designed with unique sizes for portability...The bass is 9 ply 12x24", toms are 6ply 8x13" and 14x16" and have die-cast hoops. I was a little concerned that the very shallow bass would be wimpy, but the first time I put a pedal to it, that thought disappeared. It is an awesome kit. I think I will call it the "Portable Monster"

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jefflewallen.com%2Fimages%2FEamesKit%2F395250363_o.jpg&hash=e8f7e90af6f16e16cbe715125356f2e6)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jefflewallen.com%2Fimages%2FEamesKit%2F395250407_o&hash=cf3210e10fed9b395ab6e59938311d5c)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on October 14, 2011, 07:08 AM
The latest incarnation of my Ludwigs.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com%2Fimages02%2F114%2F048fe0f419e6448a923b172961ef634f%2Fl.jpg&hash=a75521eea294cf08578a30348a900302)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Simon Hardell on October 25, 2011, 08:54 AM
Here's some photos from the studio with my Gretsch mini kit.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm7.static.flickr.com%2F6118%2F6280103564_30c8a6bdb6_z.jpg&hash=7fd323f4023a5e4ca903acba5c979b27)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm7.static.flickr.com%2F6033%2F6280097636_7d37e9ab32_z.jpg&hash=611843fbd3ca4fe7cabbf874b4c40451)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm7.static.flickr.com%2F6040%2F6280098308_790348a5ac_z.jpg&hash=1cad5864293f654f3b5336eff17486db)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Ben Ringer on November 15, 2011, 02:05 PM
Here's my set. I did the custom finish myself. My brand new Pork Pie snare and gibraltar rack on there now! Since everyone is always confused, the silver drum off to the side is a timbale (I play ska, definitely necessary)
and my jazz set off in the corner.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1232.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff362%2Fsng_drummer%2FDSCN0912.jpg&hash=71a19ac642d9ec2b8dba186b85e58cea)
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1232.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff362%2Fsng_drummer%2FDSCN0916.jpg&hash=9f735c8ab1663f95aaf6b86ba6820c3b)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Eskil Sæter on January 30, 2012, 02:52 AM
On stage and ready to rock the house.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.naigewron.net%2Fluckylew%2F100904%2FKit_01.jpg&hash=9eca3ffd38b38e88f20b450281dcf37d)
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.naigewron.net%2Fluckylew%2F100904%2FKit_04.jpg&hash=d99b03c058f0eeddd97c39819b0dad74)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Todd Vierra on February 17, 2012, 10:13 PM
Wont let me post a jpeg
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bart Elliott on February 17, 2012, 10:31 PM
Wont let me post a jpeg

Sure it will. You have to host your photo some place on the Internet (eg. Facebook, MySpace, PhotoBucket, etc.), the reference it here on the forum.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Point-In-Question on March 17, 2012, 07:15 AM
My PDP X7:
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fgp1.wac.edgecastcdn.net%2F802892%2Fproduction_public%2FPhoto%2F8966037%2Fimage%2F1330778115_photo-14.JPG&hash=853614241e19c298f300e151e454cbe6)

And my Gretsch Blawkhawk:
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fgp1.wac.edgecastcdn.net%2F802892%2Fproduction_public%2FPhoto%2F8966045%2Fimage%2F1330778242_photo-13.JPG&hash=384953d990cad7b06cb0d9ba14bd7f1e)

Yes, left-handed setup  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Luke Elwick on March 20, 2012, 04:09 PM
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi14.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fa339%2FLuke_from_Vertiisl%2FVertiis%2Fnew%2520kit%2Fdoublebass2.jpg&hash=27511e5cd0b2cd69a286262c80721c1f)

Mapex Meridian Birch in Transparent Midnight Black

22"x18"(x2) bass
12"x8" rack tom
13"x9" rack tom
14"x14" ground tom
16"x16" ground tom
14"x5.5" Meridian Birch snare
14"x5.5" Black Panther Steel snare

LP Diablo cowbell (not shown)

Sabian MetalX 16" crash
Sabian AA Pro 16" crash
Zildjian 20" power ride
Zing 17" crash/ride

700 hardware
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bryan Van Donslear on April 09, 2012, 10:24 AM
Ludwig Standards from late 60's or early 70's. I am not able to come up with an exact date.

22/16/13
14x5 Supraphonic (Not original to kit)

Cymbals in flux.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm8.staticflickr.com%2F7015%2F6824802773_2bc2c88a83_z_d.jpg&hash=2e71a5cd04c9cd8640fd370cd610c059)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Matthew Warwick on July 05, 2012, 03:35 PM
As I said, I don't have any pictures, but I do have a video that I posted on here a while back. Here it is again:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZcN9jVUeVc#ws]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZcN9jVUeVc

You can't see the full kit, but I'll post the specs below.

Drums: Tama Rockstar Custom in Custom Charcoal Finish

22x16 Kick Drum
14x5.5 Snare Drum
12x10 Rack Tom
13x11 Rack Tom (Floor tom in the video but now put back as a rack tom)
16x16 Floor Tom

I also have 2 Tama Steel Mini Timbales (6x4 and 8x4) but I don't have them set up right now. As mentioned before, I'm currently working on my playing skills rather than buying new equipment, but after I've seen adequate improvement in myself I want to upgrade my snare drum. The one I'm looking into is the Pearl Free Floating Maple Snare in 14x6.5. Sometime in the future when I have more room I'd love to add one of Tama's 20" Gong bass drums in as a large second floor tom. I love how those things sound! I'm not sure though because although I intend to keep this drumset forever, I might want to upgrade to a Starclassic Bubinga or something like that someday, and I might just get the Gong drum with that and use my current set as a travel kit or something. I also might get other snare drums for different sounds, but I'm not sure what those others would be at this time.

Cymbals: Different Sabians and Paistes

13" B8 Hi-hats
20" B8 Pro Power Rock Ride
16" Dimensions Power Crash
10" PST5 Splash
17" AAX X-plosion Crash

I also have a 16" O-zone effects crash, but I don't have it set up in the video or right now. Also, the second crash in the video was a Pro 18" Studio(?) Crash. I cracked it years ago though and I replaced it last Christmas with the X-plosion crash. As mentioned in the cymbal setup thread, I want to eventually get a third crash (most likely a 15" Paiste Signature Fast Crash) and a second splash (not sure yet which one) as well as upgrade my ride and hi-hat (21" Sabian HH Raw Bell Ride and 13" Sabian AAX X-celerator hats, respectively). I'll probably keep the old hi-hat and ride as extras or something.

Heads: Aquarian and Evans

Kick: Aquarian SK1 on Batter and Black Regulator with small hole on resonant
Snare: Evans EC2 with dot on batter and Aquarian CC Snare side on resonant
Toms: Evans EC2 clears on batters and Aquarian Hi-frequencies on resonants

I currently have a clear Evans hydraulic batter on my 13" tom which is out of commission because I need to get a new starcast tom mount (the current one doesn't have the pads on the mounting part of it and the tom loses resonance when mounted on a stand). I need to get new heads for the mini-tymps when I set them back up and I'm thinking just 1-ply coated heads will do great on those. As far as a gong drum goes, I'm thinking maybe the Evans hydraulic blue would do well on that. I heard a sample of that head on a gong drum on youtube and it sounded awesome.

Hardware: Assorted

DW 4000 Double Pedal (has been a single for 5 years since it broke tho, lol)
Tama Iron Cobra Velo Guide Hi-hat stand
Assorted stands (PDP, Sound Percussion, Dixon (knockoff brand?))
Tama Clamps
Crappy Throne by Sunlite (lol)

I don't know if I'll ever get a rack mount when I add on a couple more cymbals and drums or if I'll just stick with stands. Either way, though, I want to get rid of the Sound Percussion stand because it's a big bulky one I traded a PDP 800 stand for to one of my friends (big, stupid mistake). The Dixon actually works well despite being a possible knockoff brand. If I get a rack I'm not sure if it'll be a Gibraltar or PDP. I have a crappy throne I had with my first kit like 9 years ago. I'd like to upgrade my pedal to a DW5000 Turbo sometime as well as upgrade my throne to a Roc-n-Soc padded throne with nitro lift.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Cory Bart on December 17, 2012, 03:24 PM
Tama Superstar Hyperdrive Brushed Metallic Black
22x20 Bass Drum
13x6 Snare
12x7 Rack Tom
14x12 Floor Tom
16x14 Floor Tom

CYMBALS:
14" Zildjian ZBT Hi-Hats
17" Sabian X-Plosion Crash
18" Sabian X-Plosion Fast Crash
20" Zildjian ZBT Ride

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1299.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag65%2FTamaGroove%2FDSC_0033_zps2458f481.jpg&hash=e87434b1fe5b2b7beb4929f87fc50d28)
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1299.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag65%2FTamaGroove%2FDSC_0034_zps5d01d0f9.jpg&hash=54931c71f0e6a1d3c044de32ee5d3e34)
(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1299.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag65%2FTamaGroove%2FDSC_0035_zpsa1e279d5.jpg&hash=62620b252ec416686e4d5dee31c7297e)
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Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Poh Soon Teng on September 27, 2013, 06:26 PM
My main gigging kit... :)
 http://www.pohsoonteng.com/the-poh-litely.html]http://www.pohsoonteng.com/the-poh-litely.html


(https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/29010_10152126899540639_961110442_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Michael Bettine on October 14, 2013, 02:01 PM
As Monty Python used to say, "And now for something completely different." I performed a full concert on just Gongs/Bells/Singing Bowls/Sound Plates/Cymbals etc. in a beautiful old church yesterday. The sound was wonderful. I played my own compositions and a few improvisations. Much fun despite the hectic set up.

Here is my full set up for the day:

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi23.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb374%2FGongtopia%2FFullSetUp.jpg&hash=360c7f5bb89f38902bf6e4a7ab93b813)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi23.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb374%2FGongtopia%2FAscensio1.jpg&hash=672a77844551d650269e6e8323e34268)

Next time I'll post some drums…
Title: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Scot Holder on October 14, 2013, 10:49 PM
Michael,

That has to be one of the coolest set ups I've seem in a while. Would love to hear it...
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Lewis Digges on December 07, 2013, 04:43 PM
New to these forums and wanted to share my drum set with everyone.

My drums are a CB Drums/Percussion drum set which I bought as a 5 piece back in June 1995. As you can see I have added on to it since then to include 2 10 inch toms, a 15 inch tom and another 16 inch floor tom. This picture is from 4 years ago but since this picture I'm now using Evans EC2 Coated heads on the toms and Evans G2 on the snare and a coated Evans EMAD on the bass drum and Genera Resonant Clears (Glass) on the resonant heads except for the front (CB Drums logo). I also use Zildjian cymbals with a complete set of Zildjian ZHT's and an assortment of A Zildjians, K Zildjians, A Customs, K Customs and Z Customs with a few ZBT's thrown in.

Here it is from the front.

(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/4779_1182448443670_1906096_n.jpg)

Here's the full view of the drums.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi41.tinypic.com%2F2pt6uee.jpg&hash=b4143ad92b605e0ac69d603d9444ce2c)

And here is me playing:

(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/4779_1182449043685_3415097_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Poh Soon Teng on December 12, 2013, 12:26 AM
From my gig at Ruby Skye, San Francisco...
(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1471077_10152680447685639_1933586205_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: MOUSE on December 16, 2013, 03:58 AM
Current set up of my Granstars, snare is a Chad Smith, new cymbals are Paiste Full dark signature 20" ride, K Custom hybrid 18 crash, Sabian el-sabor splash, nice Paiste Twenty 18" china (not shown), K hihats ...loving them.

 http://(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv118%2Fgranstar%2FSAM_0626_zps6691533d.jpg&hash=7bf5b39f62f5ceda04af95e8302c227c)] (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/granstar/media/SAM_0626_zps6691533d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: metalshredder on July 14, 2016, 11:21 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7462/28201072072_76d0a9f819_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: James Walker on March 28, 2017, 09:16 AM
(Apologies for dredging up an old thread.)

Like many others here, I'm sure, I'll use different setups for different performance situations.  To minimize my self-indulgent tendencies, I'll keep this to two:  one from a symphony "pops" concert a few years ago, and another from a steel band gig earlier this year.

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.malletjazz.com%2Fcafefiles%2Ffranchi_2014_003a.jpg&hash=02b50a48963921ab19cd8a9fb9b40ddc)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.malletjazz.com%2Fcafefiles%2Fjan_22_2017_001.jpg&hash=96ac40570bd2a14897b8569ce7aab271)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bart Elliott on April 02, 2017, 07:46 AM
Nice drum set-ups, James!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on March 23, 2018, 04:08 PM
2002 Ludwig Classic Maple.
12” tom, 10” tom, 16” floor, 22” kick.
Zildjian cymbals.

(https://scontent.ftpa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18813398_10212484520615513_5627051216638238809_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=392b8a8f0285b3c354b06ac1d6e963fa&oe=5B2C368D)


Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bob Dias on May 18, 2018, 11:52 AM
It's been a while. My main kit for gigging this summer. A 1969ish Slingerland, Skyblue Pearl, 13, 14, 16 and 20. Rogers COB Dynasonic snare, and a nice mix of Mehmet, Agop, and Bosphorus Cymbals. Better Pics as the summer progresses. Enjoy! B.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26196205_1764844996879734_8278985172962027513_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=307e74f896dda68e0771a399cdb3d5eb&oe=5B80B293)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Jon E on May 23, 2018, 10:10 AM
Bob, what cymbal stands are those?
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bart Elliott on May 26, 2018, 02:11 PM
Bob, what cymbal stands are those?

I'm not Bob, but I believe those are Axis cymbal stands. Very cool design.
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bob Dias on May 31, 2018, 04:23 PM
They are indeed Axis stands. I bought them maybe 15 years ago. Very light weight, very sturdy. I use 5 cymbal stands and a hihat stand. Just modified the cymbal sleeve to accept a Tama cymbal lock. I gig them regularly. One of the best investments I ever made!
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: James Walker on October 16, 2018, 12:40 AM
I took part in a fun concert this past weekend, commemorating the 25th year of the community music school where I teach drums and piano.  One kit was for a piano trio, and the old Leedy kit was for an arrangement of Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues." 

Alas, that's not my rug. ;)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.malletjazz.com%2Fcafefiles%2F10_13_2018_002.jpg&hash=721cc7f5c5dbe53b8eb7de4d1e9d1eb6)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.malletjazz.com%2Fcafefiles%2F10_13_2018_003.jpg&hash=6bf4203537a6ac2c7bc808f2341c58f9)

(https://www.drummercafe.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.malletjazz.com%2Fcafefiles%2F10_13_2018_004.jpg&hash=a07201fb4e99b3ac299bf6c17ef3aada)
Title: Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
Post by: Bart Elliott on November 12, 2018, 09:35 AM
Very nice, James ... thanks for sharing! Love the Leedy kit.