What's your latest purchase?

GMS_Fan

Active member
I picked up another GMS Revolution snare. This one is Maple/Copper. It needed a little cleaning, new heads and wires. Sounds fantastic!

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Ghede

Well-known member
Nothing exciting for you, but I am!
This week I changed the stock heads on my humble Imperialstar snare, and I decided it's time to start learning proper tuning, make use of the tune-bot that is mostly just collecting dust and more importantly develop an ear for what kind of sound I can make and what I (dis)like.

So hear we go:
New heads for the 3 toms, new batter for the bass drum, some moongel and different patches to experiment!
I went for the EMAD2 not because i necessarily need the muffling, just to (hopefully) understand how the sound changes in the different configurations!
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harryconway

Platinum Member
Had this 18x15 Yamaha Stage Custom bass for a while. Harder to find "older" Raven Black finish (that has the greenish hue to it). Found a 22, 10, 12, 16, 14 on eBay and pulled the trigger. Unfortunately, some of the hardware escaped the box (corner got torn). But got the 12 and 16 running and they're a perfect match with the 18. I can take my time getting the rest sorted.
 

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Lee-Bro

Senior Member
Today's haul:
14x7 Pork Pie maple snare, possibly cherry inner and outer plies -
DW 5000 AD2
PDP SS880 stand
Impact case for P.P. snare
-all in absolute mint except the case, for $250. I bought them from a local bass player who tried his hand at drumming.

Edit to add: I rec'd an email from Bill Detamore, this is a Cherry/Bubinga snare. Other info I found online says It's 4 outer plies of cherry and 4 inner plies of bubinga.
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dwsabianguy

Senior Member
How do you have it tuned?
Last night it was tuned very high and I had a wallet on there to temper that not-quite-good CS, but I've got it tuned sort of medium low and wide open with an Ambassador X and Yamaha DC hoops at home right now. Super fat and incredibly sensitive all the way around, and I've yet to find a range that makes it sound bad. Quite possibly the fattest 5x14 I've ever played.

EDIT: I put the CS back on with the Yamaha hoops and it sounds righteous. It got played in this configuration at Cygnus rehearsal yesterday:

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Push pull stroke

Platinum Member
Last night it was tuned very high and I had a wallet on there to temper that not-quite-good CS, but I've got it tuned sort of medium low and wide open with an Ambassador X and Yamaha DC hoops at home right now. Super fat and incredibly sensitive all the way around, and I've yet to find a range that makes it sound bad. Quite possibly the fattest 5x14 I've ever played.

Yeah, those thick metal shells are sooo sensitive. I really think a thick metal shell, tuned somewhat low, 4-5” deep, is just an incredible sound for so many gigs.
 

Bongo Jesus

Well-known member
Picked up another 9000 snare stand for the black beauty.

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Also a Roland TD-17KVX as a practice kit. After a lot arranging (and pipe cutting ) I got it to match my acoustic kit heights and set up.
You can see what Rolands set up idea was, and mine.

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Picked up another 9000 snare stand for the black beauty.

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Also a Roland TD-17KVX as a practice kit. After a lot arranging (and pipe cutting ) I got it to match my acoustic kit heights and set up.
You can see what Rolands set up idea was, and mine.

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Great work! The unusable (for me) rack layout was the main reason I didn't plumb for the TD17 and went for the TD25. I don't think Id have the means to chop down bars, but your setup looks real comfortable!
 

Al Strange

Well-known member
That's a looker too. They're not prohibitively expensive, either. I'll check them both out, thank you! I was really hoping for an actual brass drum, not nickel black coated, etc. Ugh why all the black brass?!
For me, I already own a 14 x 6.5 brass snare so I wanted a NOB 14 x 8...thanks to some awesome recommendations on here I pursued a Worldmax as they make the shells for Ludwig. Unfortunately there was a long wait so after a couple of failed attempts at a WorldMax I went for the Black Magic...a fantastic drum. (y) :)
 

RickP

Gold Member
Found this on Facebook Market Place for very low dough . The owner even offered to deliver it (90 minute drive) for an extra $20 !!
10 ply Nashville Slingerland with Birdseye outer veneer . 14 x 4” , engraved sticksaver hoops . Replaced the beat up heads with fresh Remo and changed the wires to Canopus Vintage wires and it sounds incredible .74C4E8B0-166F-4F9D-B812-E9B8E8AEF8F2.jpeg770EAB69-951E-45BF-A7EF-1F3C458F7D97.jpegF96A48F1-AC64-4B13-806C-B2622BC48BE4.jpeg
 

JohnnyStix

Well-known member
For me, I already own a 14 x 6.5 brass snare so I wanted a NOB 14 x 8...thanks to some awesome recommendations on here I pursued a Worldmax as they make the shells for Ludwig. Unfortunately there was a long wait so after a couple of failed attempts at a WorldMax I went for the Black Magic...a fantastic drum. (y) :)
Soooooo, amidst all the searching, I found this on CL and that was that... An impromptu 3 hour drive from Nj to Long Island... A late 80s or so Slingerland brass, 7.5" shell, 10 Lug. It's low and loud and has that heavy attack I was looking for. I threw the red Evans head on that I had gotten for the acrylic Tama snare that arrived cracked and was sent back. It's quite the fashion statement, but it sounds freaking awesome.
Geeze what's the secret to posting a photo here. No matter what I do it says the file is too big. I've changed the quality to the lowest mp and cropped as much as I could.
 

SomeBadDrummer

Well-known member
Great story. To upload photos you must first email them to yourself, selecting “large”. Then retrieve from your inbox. This simply reduces the file sizes.
 
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