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Post Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:41 pm

Hey all! Glad to be back to this site and I hope to see some familiar faces and drumsets! :D

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Drums (Never been good at drum stats)
PDP X7 Series Maple
8, 10, 12 rack toms. 14, 16 Floor toms. 20x22 bass.
Tama Artwood snares
Limited Edition 13x6.5 black sparkley one to the side
14x6.5 orangeish one for my main snare

Hardware
Mostly Tama Roadpro or Stagemaster. Gibraltar rack.
Tama HH-905 Iron Cobra High Hat Stand
Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Pedal (YES STILL ROCKING THIS BABY!)
Roc-n-Soc "Ass in Heaven" throne ^_^

Planned heads (feel free to contribute suggestions for a heavy metal/progressive metal play-style)
Clear Ambassadors on resonant side (definitely)
Here are possible batter sides:
Clear Emperors
Pinstripes
Evans G1 Coated (had one of these on an old 12" tom and 16" floor I used to have, sounded very beastly, other drummers loved the sound too!)

Cymbals!
Sabian 14" Vault Hi Hats
Sabian 7" Mike Portnoy Splash
Sabian 9" Mike Portnoy Splash
Sabian 7" Alu Bell
Sabian 16" Vault Crash
Sabian 15" AAXtreme Chinese
Sabian 19" AAXtreme Chinese
LP 6.5" Ice Bell
Paiste 17" Signature Full Crash
Paiste 10" Twenty Splash
Paiste 18" New Signature Dark Energy Mark 1 Crash (If you want a powerful dark crash that has a personality, this is it)
Paiste 22" Signature Reflector "Powerslave" Bell Ride (Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden signature ride)
Han Chi World Percussion 20" Gong (Needs to be moved closer, I know)

Vic Firth Extreme 5A Nylon-tips

Doggy animal on front of drumset from Walgreens for $2.49

Not in use atm:
Paiste 22" Signature Blue Bell Ride (Stewart Copeland of the Police signature ride)
Paiste 8" 2002 Accent
I proudly play with Tama (snare drums), PDP, Sabian, LP, Paiste, Vic Firth, Aquarian (bass and snare heads), and Remo (tom heads)brands! My biggest drummer influences are Mic Fleetwood, Nicko McBrain, and Mike Portnoy.
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Post Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:44 pm

Wow I need to update my signature I think..... Old is old.
I'll get more pictures up hopefully soon! :)
Also a list of some stuff I'd like to get to add! ^_^
I proudly play with Tama (snare drums), PDP, Sabian, LP, Paiste, Vic Firth, Aquarian (bass and snare heads), and Remo (tom heads)brands! My biggest drummer influences are Mic Fleetwood, Nicko McBrain, and Mike Portnoy.
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Post Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:58 pm

Damn these forums are really quiet and dead. :(

Anyways, anyone ever heard of/played on one of these?

http://drums-percussion.musiciansfriend ... sku=490543

Think I might get the 6" Medium.
I proudly play with Tama (snare drums), PDP, Sabian, LP, Paiste, Vic Firth, Aquarian (bass and snare heads), and Remo (tom heads)brands! My biggest drummer influences are Mic Fleetwood, Nicko McBrain, and Mike Portnoy.
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Post Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:07 am

Sweet kit man! love the finish, what's it called?
p.s: Lol at animal toy =P
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Post Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:55 pm

I don't really know what the finish is, but it's lacquer.
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Post Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:09 am

Well I got the heads of my rack toms replaced earlier today. Sam Ash didn't have an 8" of the head I got, so they are somewhat mis-matched, but I think it works. 8" has a Remo Pinstripe and the 10" and 12" have Power-stroke 4's. Guy at Sam Ash who is amazing at tuning tuned them free and they sound soooooo beautiful now! :D I might just get Power-stroke 4's for the floors, I love the sound they make.
I proudly play with Tama (snare drums), PDP, Sabian, LP, Paiste, Vic Firth, Aquarian (bass and snare heads), and Remo (tom heads)brands! My biggest drummer influences are Mic Fleetwood, Nicko McBrain, and Mike Portnoy.
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Post Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:07 am

hey phoenix!

great kit man!

here you can listen to this stag bells:




and here is 6":




and 7" heavy:




I've heard the last one 7" heavy and i think for playing metal this one is good.
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Post Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:38 am

Thank you very much! I'll check these videos out when I get home from my trip to Denver! :)
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Post Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:45 am

Quite the upgrades. Good stuff man, nice to see you back
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Saluda, Zildjian, Paiste, Wuhan
Pearl Hardware, DW Pedals
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Post Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:27 pm

Thanks for the videos! Those all sound brilliant and now I want all of them! XD

Thanks SuNo! Yeah hoping this site can get a little more lively, I'd love to get some of the old life back here. Thanks for the compliments :)
I proudly play with Tama (snare drums), PDP, Sabian, LP, Paiste, Vic Firth, Aquarian (bass and snare heads), and Remo (tom heads)brands! My biggest drummer influences are Mic Fleetwood, Nicko McBrain, and Mike Portnoy.
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Post Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:38 pm

Definitely a nice kit. Loving the amount of cymbals as well as the placement. Thumbs up.
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Post Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:40 pm

Thank you much Metldrummer2112! Yeah I used to have a lot of trouble with cymbal placement and my old kits were not anywhere near this one, from my honest viewpoint. I think I could use a few more cymbals too. ;D
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Post Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:23 pm

Same. My set only recently came together well. And trust me, we all could use a few more cymbals :mrgreen:
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Post Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:50 pm

I personally would like to add the following to my kit:

Effects cymbals:
All three of the Max Stax Mike Portnoy stacked cymbals
11" Sabian Max Splash Mike Portnoy cymbal
Zildjian Zil Bells, both sizes.
Paiste Twenty 12" Splash
Paiste Signature Reflector 8" + 10" Splashes
Sabian 14" Hand Hammered Mini-China
Paiste 20" + 22" Signature Heavy Chinas
At least a couple Stagg bells
Paiste Signature 8" Cool Bell (I think that's what it is called)
Zildjian 6" A Custom Splash
Sabian 9" Alu Bell
Custom: Paiste Signature 10" Splash in a black finish. Maybe Reflector, not sure yet.
Might be interested in getting the Sabian Choppers. All sizes.

Got a friend coming over now, I'll add more to this later! Crashes, rides, and more drums to be added! :) Hopefully this list of just splashes, bells, and chinas kinda give you a clue about me. :P
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Post Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:34 pm

If you can fit all of them, I will envy you
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