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Old 04-25-2004, 05:38 AM   #31
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Yamaha Custom Oaks, red matte finish
12x9 Tom
14x12 Tom
16x14 Floor Tom
20x17 Bass
14x7 oak snare
yamaha single chain pedal
Peace remote hihat
Sabian cymbals:
16 stage crash
16 thin crash
8" splash
21 AA ride
15" zildjian hihats
14" wuhan china
Pearl rack
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Old 04-25-2004, 12:01 PM   #32
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I have 2 kits, one set up for practice and one kit to gig with. Both kits are set up identical(minus 8" tom for practice). My cymbals/snare drums/pedals/hi-hats/throne are the items used for both.

Drum Workshop in Electric Blue w/brass hardware for gigs. Depending on the type of music I'm playing for the gig, I may use some or all of the following, and soon a choice in what bass drum.

18x24 Bass
18x22 Bass (on order, should be here any day)
7x8 Tom
8x10 Tom
10x12 Tom
12x14 Floor Tom
14x16 Floor Tom

Hardware is all DW 9000 series for toms and cymbals.

Pearl Export ELX select in Amber Mist w/chrome hardware for practice:
18x22 Bass
9x10 Tom
10x12 Tom
12x14 Floor Tom
14x16 Floor Tom

Hardware is all Pearl entry level. Now with this kit set up in my practice area, it will never be torn down or modified much so to spend the big bucks on higher quality hardware to me was not important, this line of hardware does the job just fine.

For both kits I use:
5x14 Pearl ELX snare in Amber Mist w/chrome hardware
5x10 Pacific 805 snare in Orange w/black hardware
DW 5002 AD3 Turbo double bass drum pedal
DW 5500TL Hi-Hat
DW 9502 Cable Remote Hi-Hat

Cymbals: Depending on the type of music I'm playing for the gig, I may use some or all of the following.

20" HHX Evolution Ride
19" HHX Power Crash
18" HHX Evolution Crash
18" AXX Explosion Crash
18" AA Chinese
16" AA Rock Crash
12" HH Splash
8 " AAX Splash
18" China w/16" Crash inside
16" China w/14" Crash inside
12" Bell
9" Cup Chime
8" Cup Chime

14" New Beat Hi-Hats
13" K/Z Hi-Hats

I also use a Pork Pie bike seat drum throne
Vater 5a sticks
Vic Firth Isolation Stereo Headphones for Prictice/clicktrack
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:01 PM   #33
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My kit:

Tama Rockstar Custom:

- toms: 8 (self-made), 10, 12, 14
- matching wood snare: 14x5,5
- bass 20


- AA 15, 17, 18 med-thin crash
- HHX 15 groove hats
- HH 20 medium ride
- HH 18 china
- HH 8 splash
- AAX 6 splash


- 12, 14 china

Other kewl things:

- LP cyclops tambourine
- custom-stack (3 splashes)
- self-made octobans

Tama Hardware
Remo skins

Pics: http://irc-galleria.net/archive.php?nick=Lkx
Sounds: http://www.helionprog.com/audio/Helion-GodofFire.mp3
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:34 AM   #34
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@Lkx can you explain to me who you made your 8inch tom, and your octobans? iv ben wondering how to make a 8inch tome for a while. i have a starclassic and right now i dont have money for a 8inch tom, i think its around $210-$220 i think or more. thanks!

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Old 04-29-2004, 08:32 AM   #35
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I dunno if I can explain it properly. Anyway for the tom u need plywood - I used 4mm birch - and of course the hardware. I built mine couple years ago in school so I had all the equipment and the wood there. I got my hardware through the local drum builder (btw check out http://www.kumu.fi ).

I put some hot water in a plastic box to get the plywood flexible. When it's soaking wet it will bend more than u believe. Then it must be wrapped around or inside somethin round. I used some huge clamps to do this. After it's dry and all, u need the exact measures so u can saw the thing.

When u have sawed what-will-eventually-be-a-drum-shell, u have to glue it together. A good way is to use a strengthening strip of the same plywood inside. U can also glue strips to the ends of the shell, like reinforcing hoops inside. That way it's easier to get the bearing edges right.

Finally u need to color the thing and cover with lacquer. Then drill the holes and file and/or sand down the bearing edges. It's pretty hard to explain this whole project quickly... I hope u get some idea. I can put something 'bout the octos later.

U could try asking Pekka Helanen (the Kumu guy) some advice too. The email address can be found in the site...
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:01 AM   #36
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18X22 Bass Drum
17x16 Floortom
13x13 Tom

11x12 Tama Rockstar Tom
5.5x14 Pearl Export Snare Drum
6x8 Tom

Sabian Pro 20" Medium Ride
Sabian B8 Pro 14" Medium Hats
Sabian B8 Pro 18" Rock Crash
Sabian Signature 18" and 16" Donati Saturation Crashes
AA Meinl 16" Streamer Crash
AA Meinl 10" Cast Bronze Classic Splash

Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide D.B. Pedal
DW 4000 Hi-hat Stand
Pearl D220C Roadster Throne
Sabian Quiet Tone Drum and Cymbal Mutes
DW Drop Clutch
Evans Genera G2 Heads
Zoom RhythmTrak 123 Drum Machine
Vater Assault Sticks

I'll put some updated pics up in a few days
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Old 05-06-2004, 07:29 AM   #37
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I use a Pearl Forum series kit in blue finish.
16"x20" bass drum (still using the Pearl head)
8"x8" tom (unknown brand, got it from a friend because the Forum series doesn't offer this size) (Evans G1 head)
8"x10" tom (Remo Emperor)
12"x12" tom (Evans G1)
14"x14" tom (Remo coated Ambassador)
5"x14" DW Collector's Series maple snare drum (Remo Power Center)

The hardware is a mix of the set that came with the Rythm Traveller kit, a P101TW double pedal, a Pearl X hat I got last christmas and some stands of different brands I've acquired through the years.


8" Meinl Rakes splash
14" A Custom hihats
16" A Custom Projection crash
18" A Custom Projection crash
18" K Dark Thin crash
16" Stagg Classic china (RCH16)
21" Sabian Phil Collins sig. ride.

Sticks: Vater, Vic Firth and their respective sub-brands, Nova and Goodwood.

And extra percussion stuff, mostly from LP, like a drumset tambourine, cowbells, blast blocks, agogos, a cowbell bracket to play clave, etc.
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:11 AM   #38
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Well, I've changed some parts of my gear so:

Drums are the same, but cymbals:

13" Alchemy Professional Rock Hi-hat
22" Istanbul Empire Ride
16" Alchemy Professional Raw China (awesome!)
12" Istanbul Traditional Heavy Splash (awesome!!)
6" Alchemy Professional Raw Bell
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Old 05-06-2004, 12:46 PM   #39
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Cool grzegorz! I bet some of those Turkish cymbal are really great! Just got me a Sabian 16" AAX Chinese, the music shop i go to were having a relocation sale and i got it half price, delighted! I've never had a china before and they really sound different
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Old 05-06-2004, 09:38 PM   #40
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Thumbs up Same Drumkit!!!!!!!

i have exactlythe same drum kit.
PEARL MMX IN diamondburst... but i have the 8" tom.. plus the other three toms andbass drum.

i use vic firth sticks..
IRON COBRA PEDALS, dw hi hat stand, with a jam lock, and pearl pedal with a tambourine.

zildjian cymbals.
2 crashes, 2 chinas, 3 splashes, 1 ride, 2 hi hats ,1 splash stacked in a china, 1 zil bel and from sabian the max stax.
all racked in pearl rack, with gibraltar booms.

i have a yamaha 10 snare on my side

I BOUGHT THIS From a guy called GUY VINCENT. IN MONTREAL, AT THE 2002 DRUM FEST. the brand is gvd (guy vincent drums) to the canadian drummer.. and the quebecois ones..they should know the brand. pretty awesome.
its all maple...and the finish is EXOTIC MAPLE is 13 x 8... is the best snare i e ver had.. i wont change it! never!!

honestly is a dream kit... but... you just need the DREAM DRUMMER... I SUCK... I DONT DESERVE SUCH DRUMS!
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:20 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by jimi
Cool grzegorz! I bet some of those Turkish cymbal are really great! Just got me a Sabian 16" AAX Chinese, the music shop i go to were having a relocation sale and i got it half price, delighted! I've never had a china before and they really sound different

Yeah, they're very cool Traditional Series is similiar to Sabian's HH, and Alchemy is similiar to AAX (both in sound ) I've had Alchemy Professional Sweet 15", then 17" and finally Raw 16". I like it very much for strong accents, because it's not very sensible...
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:11 AM   #42
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I'm understanding your point there about the strong accents!! the cymbal is alot more shrill than i was expecting, but i had to buy it for half price! I'll add a 20" or bigger to my cymbal wants for the future.
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Old 05-10-2004, 05:28 AM   #43
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I like that Raw China, but you know, sooner or later I will need a more sensitive cymbal, so I'll have to buy another one. In fact I would like to have it right now But for music I play now - it's great
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:10 AM   #44
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I got a Pearl CZX Custom Z (except the snare) in birdseye champange
my setup is:

Bass (10 layers/12,5mm maple)

fToms (10 layers/12,5mm maple)

Toms(8 layers/10mm maple)

Snare (3mm Bell Brass)
14x6,5 Tama BB156

My cymbals are in need of changing and expanding but i won't do that until after the summer..
I currently play Istanbul cymbals.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:08 AM   #45
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Tama Starclassic Performer(color: violet)

rack toms: 9"*10" ,10"*12" ,12"*14"

floor tom: 16"*16"

bass drum: 16"*22"


5(5,5)"*14" (starclassic performer, same color as the rest of the set)

Stewart Copeland Signature snare (SC145) 14"*5"



-Signature rough ride 22"
-Signature medium hi-hat 14"
-Dimensions 10" thin splash


-A-Custom medium ride 21"
-A-custom hi-hat 14"
-A-custom crash 17"
-A-Custom projection crash 17"
-A-Custom fast crash 18"
-A-custom fast crash 16"
-A-Custom splash 10"
-Z-custom china 18"
-K-Custom medium ride 20"

pedals: DW 9002(9000) doublepedals, Tama Iron Cobra flexi-glide doublepedals

rack: Tama Power Tower
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