What's your latest purchase?

wraub

Well-known member
Thanks! :)

After reading many similar stories, I feel very lucky to have it...
It took me a while to get it together, and it took a lot of very big small things to make it happen, but I am appreciative, and I play it as often as possible. ;)

I like the color, congratulation's. My first drum kit was far far worse LOL
 

justadrummer

Junior Member
That's one hell of a kit and selection of sizes, congrats.

What are the sizes in full?
10", 12", and 13" toms, 14" and 16" floor toms so far. (An 18" floor tom was ordered this week.) 18", 20", 22" and 24" bass drums, a 5" x 14" and 6.5 x 14" matching snare drums round out the shell bank. A drummer friend called me a slacker for not ordering the 8". :D

I retired in 2009 and have been playing in multiple bands ever since. In January of 2019 I decided to splurge and buy one last kit. I ordered this set of USA Customs in 10", 12", 14", 16" and 22". While I was waiting for that kit to be built a life long friend talked me into taking a part time job as bartender at the bar that their family has owned for forty years. Suddenly I had a couple of hundred dollars of fun money per week. When the new kit arrived this past June I decided to sell off a few vintage kits that I had and go all in on a shell bank. This allows me to cover any gig and takes up a lot less space than multiple kits.

My wife rolls her eyes, but is very supportive. She loves her drum obsessed husband anyway. ;)
 
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justadrummer

Junior Member
Thanks! :)

After reading many similar stories, I feel very lucky to have it...
It took me a while to get it together, and it took a lot of very big small things to make it happen, but I am appreciative, and I play it as often as possible. ;)
Welcome to the world of drummers and drums. (And welcome to the site!) People here will be happy to answer any questions and help you on your journey as a drummer.
 

Juniper

Gold Member
10", 12", and 13" toms, 14" and 16" floor toms so far. (An 18" floor tom was ordered this week.) 18", 20", 22" and 24" bass drums, a 5" x 14" and 6.5 x 14" matching snare drums round out the shell bank. A drummer friend called me a slacker for not ordering the 8". :D
Wow, great set of purchases, you’re covered for any musical situation. Hope to hear some audio/video of them at some stage.

Congrats again.
 

wraub

Well-known member
...update- New latest purchase is a Pearl Short Fuse snare drum.

Very responsive, and surprisingly versatile with different tunings.

It was so cute I couldn't resist, and makes for a great part of a practice mini-kit. :)
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Okay, but,,, please, no laughter, okay? :)
There is no right or wrong way to set drums up but there are better ways in my humble opinion. Look at some photos on line or here,and try to get your rack toms flatter and closer. It will just make moving around the set easier.
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
Nice finish! If that's where the kit usually sits, if I were you, I'd move it away from the sunlight coming in the window, lest the finish gets faded. But it looks like you just staged it there for the (great looking) photo...?
It's positioned where I usually take photo's :) It's ok to sit there for a while also as the glass all has UV Protection :)
 

toddbishop

Platinum Member
Just got a 20" Cymbal & Gong Holy Grail Jazz Ride to replace one I sold to a friend in Germany. 1893 grams with a special patina that dries the sound out a bit. Super cool, funky, traditional jazz sound. If you're in Seattle, we're doing a meet on March 16th where we'll have a bunch of these available. Shoot me a private message if you're interested in coming and checking them out...

 

wraub

Well-known member
Understood, and, already done. I have learned much since, here and elsewhere.

That pic is from the first day. :D

Also, thanks!

There is no right or wrong way to set drums up but there are better ways in my humble opinion. Look at some photos on line or here,and try to get your rack toms flatter and closer. It will just make moving around the set easier.
 

RickP

Gold Member
Picked up a DW Low Pro Traveller Kit today . I was looking for something very portable to use at some rehearsals I do on a weekly basis . It sounds far better than I expected and I assume once I swap out the stock heads for some new Remo heads , it will sound even better . I won’t use the include “snare” drum . I will use one of my snare drums with it instead .
The Rolling case is really cool.
 

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