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    What brand of drums - you have never owned but would love to .

    We have done this before , but it has been awhile and I am curious what forum members choices would be . my choice when we first did this was Sonor , but since I have a Sonor kit my new choice would be Tama in particular Tama Star series . Some background on the significance for me . Tama has...
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    Let’s see your Engraved snare drums

    Hey Folks Let’s post some pics of your engraved snare drums . My only engraved snare drum is the pictured 14” x 5” Ludwig Black Beauty from 2009 . This particular drum was purchased from Todd Trent ( former Ludwig A&R guy). It had chrome hardware ( Imperial lugs , P 85 , triple flange hoops...
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    The kit that got away

    We all have tales of fantastic drum sets that you just missed out on . Come on folks fess up and tell us your regretful tale. The tale for me involves a Noble and Cooley Star series kit . The toms on the kit were all steambent maple and short stack style toms . The bass drums were regular...
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    Would you play gigs with it ?

    Somebody on drumforum.org post a pic of a Sonor SQ2 kit with an African Marble veneer - a beautiful and expensive kit to be sure . He mentioned that he would probably be hesitant to take it out on a gig . Now let me ask , if you had an Uber high end drum set with some exotic veneer or other...
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    Kits you owned that disappointed you

    I am sure that some people may get upset or argumentative on this thread and that is not my goal for this thread . I am simply curious about people’s experiences with kits that just did not do it for them . We all have our individual likes and preferences so if someone didn’t have a positive...
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    Favourite sounding kits on YouTube

    Hey Folks What are your favourite sounding kits that you have heard on YouTube ? My personal favourites are : 1) Peter Erskine’s Tama Star Bubinga Yellow lacquer kit . He had it tuned up but it doesn’t choke - still has lots of attack and body 2) Gavin Harrison’s Sonor Prolite kit from the...
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    Drum set you have never tried but would love to .

    Is there a drum set brand /model that you have never tried but you would love too ? I would love to try a Sonor SQ2 Heavy Beech shell kit - I have a Sonor Vintage series kit with medium beech shells and roundover edges . I imagine the Heavy Beech SQ2 must sound monstrous. Honorable Mention...
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    Quality of drum shell - finest In your opinion

    We are always talking about finishes and sound and so realize this is part of the sound . Who do you think makes the nicest quality shells these days ? From my personal experience the nicest shells I have seen from the point of shell quality , smoothness and evenness of bearing edges my votes go...
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    What made you decide on your Main Kit ?

    I realize not everyone has multiple drum sets , so let’s just concentrate on your main kit . The one you consider your favourite ok ? What was it that made you decide on your main kit ? Was it price ? Sound ? Appearance ? Something else ? I decided to buy my Noble and Cooley Horizon kit for a...
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    Endorser influences you to purchase ?

    Rarely will I be swayed to use something that a drummer I admire is using . I have my own tastes and preferences that I have come to in over 50 years of playing . The one recent exception being the Sonor Protean 14 x 5.25” snare drum . I have been an admirer of Gavin Harrison for a couple years...
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    Do you have a favourite kit ?

    For those of us fortunate to have more than one kit , is one of them your favourite ? If so , which one is your favourite and why ? My favourite kit is a Noble and Cooley Horizon kit . It is a shell bank , but the 24/13/16 configuration has rapidly become my favourite ( all my others have 20”...
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    What is your workhorse snare from your collection?

    Hey Folks Since we have so much free time these days , what is your workhorse snare drum from your collection these days . The drum you had been playing most the last month or so before this health scare came up . For me the pictured Noble and Cooley 6 x 14 Walnut SS - it is the 4th snare in...
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    Who are the top three drummers you admire and why ?

    Just like the topic says - list your top three favourite drummers and the reasons why . For me : 1) Danny Seraphine - sure we all loved Buddy - but Danny was my first hero . I had a drum teacher that used to transcribe charts of records and he had me learning Chicago’s greatest hits. I learned...
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    Hi hat foot chick volume

    Hi all , I play in a local Big Band and find often that the foot chick aoubd of my huhats is not cutting through enough . I have tried a variety of Hihat cymbal types , as well as different angles on the bottom cymbal . I use very lightweight hihat stands and wonder if this is where the...
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    Your next planned purchase

    Hey Forrummites What is your next planned purchase ? Drum set ? Cymbals ? Snare drum ? Come on feed up inquiring minds want to know !! For me personally I am going back and forth between some 602 thin crashes in 17” and 19” or a Sonor Phonic reissue snare with Rosewood veneer in and out .
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    New Sonor Benny Greb snares being released

    Looks like Sonor has two new Benny Greb signature snare drums being released this year.
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    Sit in request on the gig

    I was playing at a Private Event last night when one of the attendees came up to our singer and asked if he could sit in on the drums . My singer of course deferred to me . I said No , politely but firmly for a couple of reasons . 1) He should have asked me first . Asking the singer is a...
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    Cymbalholic.com is gone

    As of May 27th - Cymbalholic.com will be shut down. A very sad day for fans of that message board. I have made a number of excellent transactions on tat site and it was a great resource for all things cymbals.
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    What drums intrigue you that you have NEVER owned

    What drums intrigue you that you have NEVER owned ? For me personally Tama had never been on my radar till recently with the introduction of the Star series . I am especially intrigued by the Star Walnut series Sonor I have always had a fascination for a Sonor drums going all the way back...
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    Shell Bank

    Shell Banks ( i.e. collection shells in the same finish from same model/Manufacturer) have started becoming in vogue these days. I must admit I have become intrigued by this idea. I was up to six different kits from six manufacturers in different finishes and just decided it was time to pare...
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