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d.c.drummer 03-26-2007 03:24 AM

Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Since I last posted my stuff (http://drummerworld.com/forums/showt...d=1#post162683), my kit has shrunk dramatically, Ive upgraded and bought a lot of things and I am generally happier with it.

I am now playing in a funk and blues band so i have changed my kit accordingly. It's a simple 4 peice ( + aux. snare sometimes) with a decent amount of cymbals.

Drums: Pearl Export
-22'" Bass
-8", 10" & 14" Toms

Snares:
-Tama Starclassic G Maple 14"x6" 13 ply snare (my baby)
-Pork Pie Little Squealer 12" ( the bane of my existence)

Cymbals: Zildjian K and K Customs (w/ one exception)
-14" K Mastersound Hats
-14" K Custom Fast Crash
-18" K Med-Thin Crash
-18" Sabian Vault Crash (so much better than an A custom. I had to go Sabian on this one)
-20" K Constantinople Med-Thin Prototype Ride
-20" K Custom Ride (so sweet sounding)

Hope you like.
......................Joe.

EDIT: And just to make everyone a little greener, i must tell you that all of those cymbals (except my K custom ride) were under $150 used.

http://photos-862.ak.facebook.com/ip...51862_4529.jpg

http://photos-938.ak.facebook.com/ip...51938_9677.jpg

http://photos-875.ak.facebook.com/ip...51875_8575.jpg

http://photos-918.ak.facebook.com/ip...51918_1461.jpg

http://photos-941.ak.facebook.com/ip...151941_742.jpg

kung_f00 03-26-2007 03:42 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
GORGEOUS. I really like the tom setup, and the cymbals are beauties. I may have to try this setup in the future.

Mr. Pasquini 03-26-2007 03:44 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
One sexy sexy sexy sexy sexy kit.

secondXheartbeat 03-26-2007 03:47 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
VERY NICE


i have that same vault crash and i love it very much

Ozzy Biz 03-26-2007 03:47 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
That's some class-A bronze you got there. Much kudos

d.c.drummer 03-26-2007 03:47 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kung_f00 (Post 292151)
GORGEOUS. I really like the tom setup, and the cymbals are beauties. I may have to try this setup in the future.

Thanks. I stole the tom set up from JoJo Mayer. It allows me to play with a 4 peice feel and when i need the extra note for a 3 tom fill i can do a RR..LL..RR type of deal and get all three notes.

drozzy 03-26-2007 03:51 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
What's wrong with the little squealer? Tuning issues?

IM looking into a small snare and that is one of the possibilities.

d.c.drummer 03-26-2007 04:01 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drozzy (Post 292157)
What's wrong with the little squealer? Tuning issues?

IM looking into a small snare and that is one of the possibilities.

It couldnt hold to tension if it came with a handle. Its decent snare, but the lugs slip like crazy, so its best to invest in some screw locks to hold the tuning. Go for a Pearl Popcorn snare, or a black panther 12". Better quality.

Class A Drummer 03-26-2007 04:08 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
That is a really professional looking dude. Keep it up, looks great.\


Edit- no wonder it looks so professional. I just realized its pretty much what Jojo has, and he has one of my favorite setups out there.

hawk9290 03-26-2007 04:29 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
beautiful, absolutley beautiful- great photos too!!! I love the diversity of cymbals, and that is a cool tom setup. I bet thats a lot of fun to play on.

Trommur 03-26-2007 09:39 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Oh My God, Those cymbals are so freaking nice! The Setup is very cool, is that normaly how they setup in a blues, funk band? I've never played funk/blues ;) Those cymbals are orgasmic, aspecially the ride, man does that look freaking nice! And I feel you on the Vault crash, since I'm a Sabian Guy!

Joe

groove meister 03-26-2007 04:54 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
aw man, NICE setup! im feeling it, same sort of feel i go for, size wise! Except my kick is 20"! its funny, as ive recently switched opinions similarly to what you say - i feel sabian crashes are better than zildjian crashes, but rides, hats, and FX - zildjian is the way forward! Im buying new cymbals at the moment, gonna get a 16" evolution crash & 16" vault crash. what is the vault like?
Also, im debating between the 20" k ride, and 20" k Custom ride, like yours. How is the custom one, im so stuck!
GREAT kit man, seriously!

Peace,
Richard vdB

Vaibhav "Cross" Gadade 03-26-2007 07:08 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
super duper!! good good cymbals.

da cheese walks 03-26-2007 07:20 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Man im loving the kit....cymbals especially...

Im glad you went with at least one Sabian in the whol kit!!haha!

id love to hear your funk and blues man....thats what i be into to...yknow?

mofle 03-26-2007 09:47 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
What word is that again... Eh.... I forgot... you know, the one to express my feelings in one single word... Eh....
Sweet. That's the one!

Really good looking. I am going to set mine up like that again, when my new heads come. I really like playing that configuration.

-Mofle

Harakirie 03-26-2007 10:18 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
oh my god
i wanna jam on this one day where do you live ?! :P
dude im so in love with that kit and set up

d.c.drummer 03-27-2007 01:47 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by groove meister (Post 292370)
aw man, NICE setup! im feeling it, same sort of feel i go for, size wise! Except my kick is 20"! its funny, as ive recently switched opinions similarly to what you say - i feel sabian crashes are better than zildjian crashes, but rides, hats, and FX - zildjian is the way forward! Im buying new cymbals at the moment, gonna get a 16" evolution crash & 16" vault crash. what is the vault like?
Also, im debating between the 20" k ride, and 20" k Custom ride, like yours. How is the custom one, im so stuck!
GREAT kit man, seriously!

Peace,
Richard vdB

the vaults are soo, smooth and glassy. Full sustain, med in volume. If you play more acoustic based stuff, (jazz, light rock, blues ect.) i would go for the K ride. if you play more electronic stuff (rock, pop, r&b, ccm) i would go for the custom. go to the zildjian website and check out who plays each cymbal. Apart from playing it in person, that should give you the best insight on whats the best for you.

d.c.drummer 03-27-2007 12:55 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trommur (Post 292265)
Oh My God, Those cymbals are so freaking nice! The Setup is very cool, is that normaly how they setup in a blues, funk band?
Joe

Blues? Yes. Funk? No. Funk kits usually are ≥ 5 pieces.(technically mine is a 5 peice, but its a 4 at heart.)

groove meister 03-27-2007 05:50 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by d.c.drummer (Post 292547)
the vaults are soo, smooth and glassy. Full sustain, med in volume. If you play more acoustic based stuff, (jazz, light rock, blues ect.) i would go for the K ride. if you play more electronic stuff (rock, pop, r&b, ccm) i would go for the custom. go to the zildjian website and check out who plays each cymbal. Apart from playing it in person, that should give you the best insight on whats the best for you.

thankyou very much for the advice! i dunno, the k custom ride just sounds a bit too heavy for my liking, i want something suitable for R&B and funky rock stuff, but i want it to be quite crashable too, you know? You any suggestions? or even recordings of your setup would rock! Thanks again man!

radeq 03-27-2007 11:26 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
marvelous kit :) and also good pixs ;)

d.c.drummer 03-27-2007 11:37 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by groove meister (Post 292817)
thankyou very much for the advice! i dunno, the k custom ride just sounds a bit too heavy for my liking, i want something suitable for R&B and funky rock stuff, but i want it to be quite crashable too, you know? You any suggestions? or even recordings of your setup would rock! Thanks again man!

i dont have any recording gear =( but i will tell you that if you are looking for something crashable, you're more in the market for a traditional finish cymbal. the k custom ride is pretty heavy. I think the K Custom High Definition or K Custom Dark ride would be good for you.

gretsch223 03-27-2007 11:48 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
beautiful set up! nice cymbal selection too! those pics look great too and i love that shot of the "Custom Ride". Great stuff.

joeybeats 03-28-2007 09:52 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
The way you have those cymbals setup, together with the rest of the kit, another example of a kit I wish I could sit at for an hour or so. Joey

tamadrummer132 03-28-2007 04:48 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
you have a great lookin kit. but post in color! i wanna see that finish.

Drummer Karl 03-28-2007 10:13 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Yeah, can just agree with the others: Cool. Cool. oh, and beautiful. You know, I see so many beautiful kits here on board and I`m often so curious how they would feel for me...and especially these cymbals. Praise that bronze.

How do you get Prototypes btw? Can you get them normally at a store or are they limited?

Karl

d.c.drummer 03-29-2007 12:53 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drummer Karl (Post 293379)

How do you get Prototypes btw? Can you get them normally at a store or are they limited?

Karl

Any store that gets a lot of stock from Zildjian should have them roll in once a while. Or you can got to a Zildjian show (unlikely) or you can see it a second-hand shop and snag it (like me). But i've seen more at drums stores in my area that have a large cymbal inventory.

Maytridy 03-29-2007 03:38 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
I love your cymbal choices.

d.c.drummer 03-29-2007 03:02 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tamadrummer132 (Post 293233)
you have a great lookin kit. but post in color! i wanna see that finish.

ok....

http://photos-939.ak.facebook.com/ip...51939_8780.jpg

hatebreed 03-29-2007 04:33 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Same snare as me! I love it so much. What skin have you got the best sound from yours with? Cheers.

d.c.drummer 03-29-2007 04:43 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hatebreed (Post 293753)
Same snare as me! I love it so much. What skin have you got the best sound from yours with? Cheers.

I used a J1 Etched for a fat sound or jazz sound. For all purpose music i use a G1. For gospel, in which i need a tight pop, I use an Evans Super Tough. The G1 is my fav though.

valter 11-21-2008 06:10 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Good man!!!!!
I am impresed by ur site's postings!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks!!!!!!!!

drummerchick435 11-21-2008 06:18 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by d.c.drummer (Post 292141)
Since I last posted my stuff (http://drummerworld.com/forums/showt...d=1#post162683), my kit has shrunk dramatically, Ive upgraded and bought a lot of things and I am generally happier with it.

I am now playing in a funk and blues band so i have changed my kit accordingly. It's a simple 4 peice ( + aux. snare sometimes) with a decent amount of cymbals.

Drums: Pearl Export
-22'" Bass
-8", 10" & 14" Toms

Snares:
-Tama Starclassic G Maple 14"x6" 13 ply snare (my baby)
-Pork Pie Little Squealer 12" ( the bane of my existence)

Cymbals: Zildjian K and K Customs (w/ one exception)
-14" K Mastersound Hats
-14" K Custom Fast Crash
-18" K Med-Thin Crash
-18" Sabian Vault Crash (so much better than an A custom. I had to go Sabian on this one)
-20" K Constantinople Med-Thin Prototype Ride
-20" K Custom Ride (so sweet sounding)

Hope you like.
......................Joe.

EDIT: And just to make everyone a little greener, i must tell you that all of those cymbals (except my K custom ride) were under $150 used.

http://photos-862.ak.facebook.com/ip...51862_4529.jpg

http://photos-938.ak.facebook.com/ip...51938_9677.jpg

http://photos-875.ak.facebook.com/ip...51875_8575.jpg

http://photos-918.ak.facebook.com/ip...51918_1461.jpg

http://photos-941.ak.facebook.com/ip...151941_742.jpg

Sweet kit, man! I love funk!

frank0072 11-22-2008 06:51 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
I can't see the pictures...

drumbandit 11-22-2008 09:34 PM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
I can't seem them either

RickyBennett 12-01-2008 10:44 AM

Re: Funk & Blues Kit Revamp -d.c.drummer
 
hi,

I can't seem them either.
I can't see the pictures.

Sweet kit, man! I love funk!


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