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My OCD kicked in with the drum sizes. All even numbers- 12", 14", 16" & 18" toms, 14" Premier 2001 parallel action snare drum and 20" or 22" kick drum.
Cymbals cost me a small fortune over the years. They are all Zildjian (ofc) and all bought new by me. The hi hats, ride and the two smaller cymbals are over 20 years old. The two bigger crashes about 10 years old. I have a good range of sounds and pitches with this kit. Still a lot of work to do on it but i will get there in the end. A bit of rust removal on the pearl drums is in order too.
All fittings removed (tuning lugs, tom holders, spurs) and some nice brass rods which i have put threads on the end and locking nuts. Both heads are at the same tension and no hardware touching the shell. It sounds killer but one small snag - the brass rods rattle a bit when you kick the drum hard. Can't be having that so thinking hat went on again...................
There is a solution and it is all in hand but you will have to wait for the next instalment of pimp my drum kit to find out. You might be thinking why am i posting all this on a hifi forum and not on a drumming forum where the people are actually interested ?
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X
Green just happens to be my favourite colour. Yes it makes a nice change from the usual black, red or white. I need to remove the wrap on my big bass drum and two floor toms so i can add birch veneer and stain and lacquer them like the other drums. A lot of work but a bit at a time i will get there eventually.
I have seen the Natal kits. Very nice but these days i am more interested in how things sound rather than how they look. Natal were a very good maker of drums. They got bought out by Marshall though and the big business mentality emerged soon after. They don't make the high end kits that they used to anymore which is a real shame. The range has been streamlined and probably cheapened too. Saying all that they would still be on my audition list if i had to buy a new drum kit.
Come along if you want to Rock tonight (and you are local with nowt to do).
I'm not driving so can sample some ales. Anyone from here who turns up i will buy a pint
Anyway none of you miserable sods turned up.
If I was still living in Selby or 'Uddersfield I would have got there - slight problem nowadays with the North Sea in the way ...
Glad you had a good time Stu.
Pi: Allo DigiOne Signature/Tomanek LPSU/Jitterbug
DAC: Metrum Musette CD Transport: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ NightHawk Carbon + Schiit Magni-3 + MF M1DAC
System2: Allo DigiOne/Weiliang LPSU + Sansui AU217 + NVA Cube3
Cambridge DacMagic Plus/SBooster LPSU + MIT MI-330 Terminator
Office: Topping D30 + Kenwood KA660D + NVA LS5 + Mission 760
All digital i/c's: Profigold Oxypure OCC
Got to learn another rubbish track for a first dance at the next wedding. Better Together by Jack Johnson. Not much drumming in it - suits me