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Old 10-15-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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what's your drum setup??

mine is...
new pearl mmx in diamond burst (10x10, 12x10, 14x14, 22x18) with black hardware, all stands black etc
pearl piccolo snare (13x3)
pearl eliminator double kick
plus red jam block, pearl cowbell and lp tambourine...
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Old 10-16-2003, 03:11 AM   #2
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pearl exports.. eh, cheap but the mahogany is great

anyway, i have a setup very similar to the left side of mike portnoy's siamese monster with the 16x16 floor tom to the side; 8x8, 10x8, and 12x10 all out front and racked, slightly centered; 13x11 (rack tom) and 14x14 (floor tom) to my right as floor toms.
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:17 AM   #3
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My Premier kit is:
12"10"16" toms (I have them in that order to)
14"Snare drum, Pearl Master custom.

My Mapex kit:
12"10"14" toms
14" snaredrum, Black Panther.
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Old 10-16-2003, 09:26 AM   #4
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I have a Tama Star Classic (Birch):
22" bass drum
8", 10", 12" toms
14" floor tom
14" snare (I think, I can't exactly remember)

I have a pearl double kick pedal

assorted cymbals (mainly paiste, but i own a sabian china, and a zildjian crash as well)
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Old 10-16-2003, 11:43 AM   #5
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Drum Workshop in White Wash Lacquer finish.

Bass Drum: 22x18
Toms: 10x8, 12x9, 14x11, 16x13
Snare: 14x5

Sabian Cymbals

HHX Stage: Ride (20), Hi-Hat (14), Splash (10)
Virgil Donati Saturation Crash: 16, 17, 18

My dream setup is quite there in my basement.

IMO Virgil's Saturation are the best sounding crashes around. The sound is perfect at any volume.
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Old 10-17-2003, 12:58 AM   #6
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very nice people
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Old 10-20-2003, 07:35 PM   #7
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As quoted from my website:

6 piece Gretsch Catalina Elite in Cherry Red
Bassdrum: 22"x16"
Snaredrum: 14"x5"
Toms: 10"x8", 12"x9", 14"x11", 16"x13"


Crashes: Paiste 2002 18" and 19" crash cymbals
Ride Cymbal: Orion Solo Pro 20" Power Ride
Hihats: Paiste 402 14" hihats
Chinese Cymbals: Meinl Byzance 20" Chinese


Assorted Gibraltar stands and Amtrax stands with some mixing and matching. Mapex hihat stand. Tama Iron Cobra Junior double bassdrum pedal (Tama HP200-TW)


Bassdrum: Coated Remo Powerstroke 3 batter, unnamed 2 ply black front head.
Snaredrum: Coated Remo Emperor batter, Gretsch snare-side.
Toms: Coated Remo Emperor batters, Gretsch resonants.


2B and 5B Pro-Mark nylon tipped hickory sticks. A pair of no-name soft mallets.
My Website

David Pardy on YouTube
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Old 10-21-2003, 04:24 AM   #8
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TAMA StarClassic

toms 10x8, 12x10, 15x13 (all rack toms)
snare 14x6,5
bassdrum 20x17

My aux snare is an old ludwig tom customised into a 12x3,5
lovely sounding soprano. Looks great too with transparent
blue shell and black hardware.

My cymbals are mainly Sabian including:
14" AA rock hihats (left)
13" AAX stage hihats (right)
17" AAXplotion crash
18" AAX stage crash
20" AAX China*
22" HH powerbell ride*
10" inverted splash (once a 14" PRO studio crash)

My setup also include:
8" Splash Istanbul Sultan series
10" splash Zildjian A custom platinum*
14" China Istanbul Natural series*
16" China Wuhan
18" Crash Turcish Moderate series
21" Ride Istanbul Natural series (I switch between this and the Powerbell)

* currently hanging on the wall

Iron Cobra Twin pedal

Last edited by Holand : 10-21-2003 at 04:29 AM.
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Old 10-22-2003, 01:33 AM   #9
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i need some pics on my site cuz i cant upload them here
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Old 11-17-2003, 10:41 PM   #10
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Premier Artist Birch Rosewood w/ Turkish Cymbals.

10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x12 tom
16x14 tom
22x16 bass
14x5,5 sn.

I have two setups, one Zildjian and a Turkish kind, received along with the drums from my endorsement.

14" K Hh
16" A Thin Crash
18" A Medium Thin Crash
20" K Ride
16" FX Oriental China Trash
10" A Custom Splash
9" FX Oriental Trash Splash

14" Rock Beat Hh
16" Rock Beat Crash
17" Studio Crash
18" Rock Beat Crash
20" Classic Ride
17" Classic China

I like the Turkish setup the best. They are some of the greatest cymbals I've ever tried. Amazing sound and quality.

Pearl Eliminator Double Pedal with low springtension and blue cam. PowerShifter in pos. 3

Remo Coated Ambassador on snare
Remo Coated Emperor on toms
Remo Coated Emperor on bass

Either Vic Firth F1, Vater Fusion, Wincent 5B XXL or Dave Weckl Sign.


- Brobjer - www.andreasbrobjeronline.cjb.net
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Old 11-18-2003, 04:37 AM   #11
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I have a Premier Kit, 13"tom, 16" floor tom 22" Bass Drum.
A Pearl 14" steel snare and a tama rockstar 12" tom too!
Mostly Sabian Cymbals with 2 Meinl also, and Evans G2 heads and Virgil's assault sticks.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:49 AM   #12
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My kit is: Pearl MRX (midnight fade finish) AWESOME sound..and look!!!
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:54 PM   #13
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Pearl Masters Custom MMX (97) 5mm shells in Emerald Green
8x8 tom
10x8 tom
12x10 tom
15x13 tom
16x14 tom
22x18 bass

14x5,5 Yamaha Maple Custom snare
13x5 Odery snare


14" A Custom Projection hats
13" Sabian AA Regular Hats(mounted as x-hat to the right)
10" Sabain AA Mini Hats (mounted as x-hat next to the main hi-hat)
17" A Custom Crash
17" K Custom Dark Crash
16" K Dark Crash
14" K Dark Crash
20" HH Medium Heavy Ride
16" Oriental China Trash
10" K Splash
8" Sabian AAX Splash
12" HH Mini Chinese

Pearl Power Shifter Double Pedal

Remo Coated Ambassador on snares
Evans Coated G2 on toms, clear Remo Ambassadors undearneath
Evans EQ3 on bass drum
Fictions are necessary to the people,
and the Truth becomes deadly
to those who are not strong enough
to contemplate it in all its brilliance.
In fact, what can there be in common between
the vile multitude and sublime wisdom?
The truth must be kept secret, and the masses need
a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason.

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Old 12-06-2003, 06:36 AM   #14
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Yamaha Oak Custom - Matte Natural Finish
10x8 Tom
12x9 Tom
14x12 Tom
16x14 Tom
20x17 Bass
14" Ludwig 402 Snare
Sabian Cymbals
14" HHX Evolution Hats
8" and 10" AAX Splashes
16" and 18" HHX Evo Crashes
14" AAX Dark Crash
20" HHX Evo Ride
18" AA China
14" AA Fusion Hats (Remote)
All Yamaha Hardware but Pearl Eliminator Dbl Pedal.
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Old 12-06-2003, 11:17 PM   #15
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Talking My kit


Tama Starclassic
2 8" toms (one deeper and one more shallow) - The shallow one is tuned waaaay up to sound like a 6" tom
10" tom
12" tom
13" tom
14" tom
16" tom
14" snare
22" bass

Cymbals (All Sabian):
21" Ed Shaughnessy Ride
17" Virgil Donati Saturation Crash
18" AA Crash
15" AAXtreme China
18" AA China
14" AAX Stage hats
7" Mike Portnoy Max Splash
9" Mike Portnoy Max Splash
11" Mike Portnoy Max Splash
8-8" Mike Portnoy High Max Stax
10-10" Mike Portnoy MediumMax Stax
12-14" Mike Portnoy Low Max Stax
6" CD Cymbal Disk

Iron Cobra double pedals

Tama and Gibraltar hardware
Pearl rack systems

Zildjian Mike Mangini Signature
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