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#81
Quote by isaacmiranda7
Overkill like Portnoy's Dream Theater setup?

I still can't get used to playing with just one rack tom though. I just.... don't feel comfortable. :P


Portnoy's is hardly overkill, he's literally stuck his usual double set up with his smaller experimental setup so he can switch in between.

So I see you Portnoy and raise you with Terry Bozzio!! Muahaha!!
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#82
Quote by Niiko
Portnoy's is hardly overkill, he's literally stuck his usual double set up with his smaller experimental setup so he can switch in between.

So I see you Portnoy and raise you with Terry Bozzio!! Muahaha!!



This is hardly overkill? Even if it were split in half it would be a huge kit.
Last edited by Alex Vik at May 11, 2011,
#83
Quote by Alex Vik


This is hardly overkill? Even if it were split in half it would be a huge kit.



If it were split in half it'd just be a typical metal setup, like Joey Jordisons.... And that kit is awfully different from the ones I've seen him play, or maybe i'm not seeing enough....
But I still raise you this



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#85
Isn't this 'Post pics of YOUR gear', not discuss famous drummer's gear? lol

Edit: Not being a prick, just sayin'. lol
RIP Tom Searle.
Last edited by MH400 at May 12, 2011,
#86
Quote by MH400
Isn't this 'Post pics of YOUR gear', not discuss famous drummer's gear? lol

Edit: Not being a prick, just sayin'. lol

Well yeah, but it's fun to look at stuff we can't afford

Slightly on topic, here's some stuff I'm borrowing while recording a friend's album.






In order, Tama Rockstar DX snare, Sabian B8 Pro rock hihats, Bosphorus traditional thin ride, and a Zildjian thin crash. I kinda prefer my Acrolite to the Tama, but his cymbals blow mine out of the water since they actually sound like what they should be.
#88
Quote by Niiko
Here's what my kit looks like now, with a laptop off to the side out of shot. I mess around with my setups and change it up fairly often.


Hey Niiko, what kit is it that you use? What brand/models are the cymbals? I love the sound.
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#89
Here's my current rig:

13x10, 16x16, 24x18


And the new snare I just finished:
14x7


Then I've got all Yamaha hardware. The Flying Dragon is the best kick pedal I've ever used!
All Sabian cymbals:
20"stage ride
19"AA Metal X
19" Paragon China
14" Hats (I don't remember which at the moment but I can say I drilled 2 holes in the bottom one)

-Joe
#90
My favorite drummer, Riley Breckenridge, talks about his current recording set up

http://www.thrice.net/post/5772923269/for-drum-dorks-and-fans-of-the-word-um-thrice
#91
Quote by EriX29
Hey Niiko, what kit is it that you use? What brand/models are the cymbals? I love the sound.


the one in this thread is an unkown brand called Kix UK (I think they've stopped manufacturing). Tom sizes are 13" Rack Tom, 16" Floor Tom and 22" Bass drum with a Mapex MPX Maple snare 14" x 5.5"

As for cymbals, I mainly use these:

Zildjian

Pitch Black; 15" Mastersound Hi hats, 18" Crash, 22" Ride, 18" China

K custom 20" Dry Ride and Avedis (A for short) 17" Medium thin crash

Stagg 16" Medium crash.

I do have other cymbals, but I mainly use those

EDIT: In the drum comp video you can hear the cymbals, but the kit in the video is my pearl export =) Snare is the same
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Last edited by Niiko at May 24, 2011,
#92
Quote by Niiko
the one in this thread is an unkown brand called Kix UK (I think they've stopped manufacturing). Tom sizes are 13" Rack Tom, 16" Floor Tom and 22" Bass drum with a Mapex MPX Maple snare 14" x 5.5"

As for cymbals, I mainly use these:

Zildjian

Pitch Black; 15" Mastersound Hi hats, 18" Crash, 22" Ride, 18" China

K custom 20" Dry Ride and Avedis (A for short) 17" Medium thin crash

Stagg 16" Medium crash.

I do have other cymbals, but I mainly use those

EDIT: In the drum comp video you can hear the cymbals, but the kit in the video is my pearl export =) Snare is the same


So uhm, between a Mapex Voyager or a Pearl Export... Which one would you (or anyone for that matter) recommend?
I'm sick of all
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Holding me at bay
And I don't need
Your sympathy
To get me through the day


LONG LIVE DREAM
#93
Quote by inkandlead
Here's my current rig:

13x10, 16x16, 24x18


And the new snare I just finished:
14x7


Then I've got all Yamaha hardware. The Flying Dragon is the best kick pedal I've ever used!
All Sabian cymbals:
20"stage ride
19"AA Metal X
19" Paragon China
14" Hats (I don't remember which at the moment but I can say I drilled 2 holes in the bottom one)

-Joe
You built that yourself, then, I assume? It looks really pretty.
#95
Quote by EriX29
So uhm, between a Mapex Voyager or a Pearl Export... Which one would you (or anyone for that matter) recommend?
Pearl Exports are discontinued now from what I remember, though you can find them floating around used pretty easily. They make a kit called the Forum which is basically the same thing from what I recall.

I wouldn't really wanna go for either of those kits-- they include cymbals (which most probably suck), a pair of sticks (which most probably suck), hardware (which probably is OK but not great) and a throne (which probably sucks)... you see what I'm getting at I think

I guess I'd probably say the Mapex since I like them more than Pearl but I'd recommend saving a bit more money and buying cymbals, a shell pack, and hardware + sticks separately. Like, getting a Mapex Horizon/Pearl Vision instead of the newbie stuff, if that makes sense.
#96
Quote by Steve08
Pearl Exports are discontinued now from what I remember, though you can find them floating around used pretty easily. They make a kit called the Forum which is basically the same thing from what I recall.

I wouldn't really wanna go for either of those kits-- they include cymbals (which most probably suck), a pair of sticks (which most probably suck), hardware (which probably is OK but not great) and a throne (which probably sucks)... you see what I'm getting at I think

I guess I'd probably say the Mapex since I like them more than Pearl but I'd recommend saving a bit more money and buying cymbals, a shell pack, and hardware + sticks separately. Like, getting a Mapex Horizon/Pearl Vision instead of the newbie stuff, if that makes sense.

I could get the Mapex Horizon my budget can do that, but from Niiko's video, the Pearl sounded way more beautiful to my ears.

Edit: I guess it depends on the recording quality alot. This one video sounded pretty sweet.
I'm sick of all
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Holding me at bay
And I don't need
Your sympathy
To get me through the day


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Last edited by EriX29 at May 24, 2011,
#97
Quote by inkandlead
I did. Thanks! I have been professionally building for about 3 years now.
hehe I knew it seemed to good of a job to be true.
#98
Quote by AngryGoldfish
hehe I knew it seemed to good of a job to be true.


Haha. Thanks. Lots of practice.
#99
Quote by EriX29
I could get the Mapex Horizon my budget can do that, but from Niiko's video, the Pearl sounded way more beautiful to my ears.

Edit: I guess it depends on the recording quality alot. This one video sounded pretty sweet.


I use that same kit in my friends studio when I do work with her. real nice kit, lots of punch, my only problem is that you literally need to whack the hell out of it to get that nice punchy sound, but when you do it sounds nice.

But Exports aren't bad, if that was what Steve was getting at (If not, my bad), considering the price you can get them, with some decent heads and spending a little time tuning (Which is what I did) then you can get them sounding heavenly. But personally I'd have an export over any mapex. Hardware doesn't factor in for me since I have a mapex snare stand and pearl hi hat stand and 3 way clamp, everything else is Gibraltar.

And believe it or not, my video I posted was just the camera and it's built in mics, not the ones on the kit
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#100
Quote by inkandlead
I did. Thanks! I have been professionally building for about 3 years now.


So how much do you charge for building someones kit?
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Quote by jambi_mantra
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They also let white people into the KFC and the NBA now.
#102
Quote by InkandLead
current rig...


ah shameless advertising! /gotta love it.

Quote by Alex Vik
Well yeah, but it's fun to look at stuff we can't afford


on that note



Oh DW... When will you stop horrendously overpricing your kits?
#103
I hate DW. But great thinking with that Sonor Delite. Those drums are too good for words.
#104
I'm a big Sonor fan. I love their finishes and hardware. I'm the first to admit i'm not much of a drum buff, and I don't have a lot of experience with different kits, but i've always liked Sonor gear!
#105
I always imagined DW as the PRS of the drumming world, but I've never had a chance to try one out.

Good to see some Sonor love going on, I don't think I'd trade in my Sonor kit for anything anytime soon (unless I suddenly became crazy rich and could afford a DW or Pearl Masterworks )
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Last edited by Skinny91 at May 26, 2011,
#106
I'm not really sure DW kits are overpriced when you look at other high end kits in the same price range. Then again, you can pick up kits that cost $4000+ brand new, second hand for around a quarter of the price.
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#107
I think there is a lot of hype and a thought of elevated status for playing DW. Sure, their kits have nice, rare wood veneers but the hardware is heavy and for the money you could get 2 kits that sound as good if not better. Plus all of that "timbre matching" that they do to the shells where they mark each drum with a note is done BEFORE they drill and assemble the shell. By that point the drum isn't resonating the same.
It's all marketing and brand name.
#110
Yeah I see, but they must be doing something right if they're looked upon as a holy grail of some sort. I think their PR and Marketing make the company.

Also, I always thought heavier hardware on shells was better in terms of killing of too much resonance/sustain... I hate toms ringing, especially after I've spent alot time tuning, changing heads and tuning again
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#111
They're definitely well over-rated, but I think some of those veneers look so good. I love seeing wood on drums, and DW just make kits that bring tears of joy to my eyes.

That said they have those AWFUL kits with gay skull and flame graphics, but you can't win all the time.

The other thing with DW is that any music video or live show you see with big name pop acts, DW are staring you in the face. It's crazy.
#112
Well, getting away from DW, let me introduce to you what I found lying around, changed the heads, gave it a good clean and using it for recordings. It's a Sonor Delite, with some vintage 60's 13" Zildjian Hi hats, 20" Crash (Or crash ride) with an 8" A custom fast splash mounted ontop, 14" A custom crash, 17" K dark crash, 20" K custom dry ride and 18" K custom flat top ride..... We're thinking of adding more cymbals and toms and a second snare just for the hell of it.





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#113
That Sonor has such a weird finish, quite like it, although not sure about the colour, haha. How does it sound?
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#115
Quote by Skinny91
That Sonor has such a weird finish, quite like it, although not sure about the colour, haha. How does it sound?


haha yeah, I like the way the finish and the colour work. But it sounds great with the right heads, nice and deep, full sounding. Like a real high end kit. I've got another picture from todays recording session, different snare. It's a Pearl Signature (Can't remember who) refinished to look like a Ludwig Black Beauty, sounds amazing





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#117
Yeah, they're pretty dark, the rides are very dry and the crashes are full bodied and have a dark, rich and warm sort of tone to them. The A custom should just as well be a K because it's darker than the 17" K crash
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#119
I bought a new drum this week:

EH


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Last edited by eddiehimself at Jan 26, 2012,
#120
That looks nice, what snare is that? And what's the make of your kit?
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