What's your latest purchase?

yammyfan

Senior Member
I have one too and it's by far my fav china. I use it a lot and the word 'subtle' is not applicable to this china ;)
Cool!

My teen has been asking for a china to be added to my DW/Paiste kit and while the 30 year old Sabian B8 Pro china I pulled out of storage has been surprisingly adequate, I wanted a proper matching cymbal. The 2002 Novo is well reviewed so I took a leap of faith and bought it. I'm glad you like yours - gives me confidence that I made a wise decision.
 
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iCe

Silver Member
Cool!

My teen has been asking for a china to be added to my DW/Paiste kit and while the 30 year old Sabian B8 Pro china I pulled out of storage has been surprisingly adequate, I wanted a proper matching cymbal. The 2002 Novo is well reviewed so I took a leap of faith and bought it. I'm glad you like yours - gives me confidence that I made a wise decision.

I got mine via a good b-stock sale. Someone didn't like it, returned it and the shop listed it as b-stock with a healthy €40,- discount. Had just a couple of stick marks when i got it, but when i spotted it i had to get it. Hope you will like it too! :)

EDIT: 2nd sentence didn't make any sense hehe
 
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cbphoto

Diamond Member
An iPad mini w/ cellular for aging mom. I figure it's gotta be better than all the spam calls she receives on her VoIP landline. Now she'll have caller ID and we can program it to sleep during night hours. Plus, no longer do I have to explain to her why she can't just hit the call button (on her current non-cellular iPad) when she see's it in her contacts or iMessage app.

I thought about getting her a 12.9 in pro model, but felt it might be a hassle to deal with for just answering a call.

I see it as just a large mobile phone. Now to wait the 5-6 weeks for it to ship (according to Apple).

$1,096.70 (256GB, 5G cellular)

EDIT: Oh, and they don't ask you which carrier you're from during checkout. So the new technology now must work for ALL, or they all moved to GSM (from CDMA), or there's even newer technology.
Nice! Will she use wired or wireless earbuds? Or just use the iPad‘s speaker?
 

rhumbagirl

Senior Member
Nice! Will she use wired or wireless earbuds? Or just use the iPad‘s speaker?
As I've become an expert on the aging adult use case, I would say speakers at this point. Charging earbuds is too cumbersome. Using them without losing them is, too. I did go for the Apple pencil though. She has an artistic side that came out in her painting some years ago. The canvas sits in the corner now. Perhaps a drawing app like Procreate, or even the built-in Notes app, will trigger her inner creative instincts.

The other challenge with these "smart" devices and the aging population is, will they make the font bigger on a bigger screen? Or will they see as an opportunity for more real-estate for advertising? My guess is the latter.
 

bobboy

Member
Got a 20" Zildjian Oriental crash of doom
20" Zildjian oriental China Trash
18" Sabian aax Stage crash
16" Sabian Aax Metal crash
12" Meinl Soundcaster custom splash
12" Meinl Classics China
7" Stagg Bell
9" LP ice bell
All for $390 delivered to my door!
Also just bought a Pearl reference Brass 14x5 Snare for $450!
Woah man, you got that much to spare!? Jut joking, but you must be a lucky guy to have that huge of a drum haul
 

cbphoto

Diamond Member
As I've become an expert on the aging adult use case, I would say speakers at this point. Charging earbuds is too cumbersome. Using them without losing them is, too. I did go for the Apple pencil though. She has an artistic side that came out in her painting some years ago. The canvas sits in the corner now. Perhaps a drawing app like Procreate, or even the built-in Notes app, will trigger her inner creative instincts.

The other challenge with these "smart" devices and the aging population is, will they make the font bigger on a bigger screen? Or will they see as an opportunity for more real-estate for advertising? My guess is the latter.
If she likes music, she might also like a Bluetooth speaker. They also function with telephony audio, I believe.

And Apple has pretty good font sizing in the Accessibility settings (but you prolly already know this).

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River19

Senior Member
Just bought YAMAHA RTC black sparkle 8x8 & 10x10 toms to add to my 7-piece RTC kit.

View attachment 113982This week going to buy my son a used marching snare to prep him for high school marching band

Always had a soft spot in my heart for the RTCs. A friend in HS got a set of them in Red and it was RED!! At the time those power toms were the thing.....I banged away on my trusty Export while he had those.......always thought they were kinda underrated.

How do they sound?
 

YAHAHA

Member
Always had a soft spot in my heart for the RTCs. A friend in HS got a set of them in Red and it was RED!! At the time those power toms were the thing.....I banged away on my trusty Export while he had those.......always thought they were kinda underrated.

How do they sound?
If I have the Aquarian Performance 2 heads tuned low, they sound like cannons! Truly awesome sounding drums.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Platinum Member
Just bought YAMAHA RTC black sparkle 8x8 & 10x10 toms to add to my 7-piece RTC kit.

View attachment 113982This week going to buy my son a used marching snare to prep him for high school marching band

great looking toms!!!

and this is the best time of year!!! I am getting all of my 8th graders ready for the jump to MB!!! We start practices for outdoor in March after spring break. He is lucky to be getting his own snare!!
 

Tiges

Well-known Member
That Yamaha RTC kit is nice, lovely set up, well done mate, they will give you a smile, I'm sure your going to have a smile, from ear to ear, every time you play them.
 

Ronzo

Junior Member
Zildjian 6” Practice pad
Promark Shira Kashi Oak 5A and 5B Wood Tip Drumsticks
Gonna experiment with 2 snare side heads…
Evans Clear 300 and Aquarian Hi-Performance Snare Side
 

TheDrummerFromAmsterdam

Platinum Member
View attachment 113972just waiting on these guys being delivered 😃
Ha those are from Dirk Witte, the store where I run the drum side he is blowing out.

I hope you like them!

I just started cleaning the Aluminium snare:
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I hate pitting!
 
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Huw Owens

Active Member
Just been offered a pair of Sabian AA flat hats for £95. Hard to say no at that price...

:)

I picked them up on the way to a rehearsal tonight. Holy hell these are awesome. They sound exactly how I want hi-hats to sound, which is especially gratifying seeing as I put zero research into the purchase: the Universe simply provided me with what I needed. (This has happened to me with a lot of gear).

Happy happy happy!

:)
 

JohnnyStix

Member
What does TLC means? I think the C is for cleaning but....let me know
The throwoff was loose, had both straps and strings, the head was shot.. Snares were about 3/4" off to one side. Just needed a few minutes to straighten it all out. Sounded like an old log. Switched the pitted coated ambassador out with a black Evans Hydraulic and now it cracks. I may back it down and try something like an Emperor, but for now I'm super happy with it.
 

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Cmdr. Ross

Silver Member
Just picked up a pair of the AHEAD RockStix heavy rods. Basically heavy poly brushes with a thick rubber band around the middle. Good for that "not too loud/not too soft" need.
Also, the Audio Technica ATH-MS closed back Bluetooth studio headphones. I needed a set that was for music, not making calls & whatnot.
Got the molten orange color just because. ;)
 

JohnnyStix

Member
Just picked up a pair of the AHEAD RockStix heavy rods. Basically heavy poly brushes with a thick rubber band around the middle. Good for that "not too loud/not too soft" need.
Also, the Audio Technica ATH-MS closed back Bluetooth studio headphones. I needed a set that was for music, not making calls & whatnot.
Got the molten orange color just because. ;)
So you don't lose them 🕵
 
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