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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Feb 9, 2013 11:56 AM

Just switched from Ambi X coated to Ambi Black Suede. ....Best head for me so far.

Any pics from the pilot seat out there?

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Posted by: OldFart
Posted on: Feb 9, 2013 8:57 PM

Yeah, unfortunately for all, I DO happen to have one.

I'm so bad with any sort of camera. This shot is obviously poor quality, but here it is in all its, um, glory ( ? ) :


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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Feb 10, 2013 4:49 AM

Very nice kit! Biased on the cymbals! Love Paiste! Digging the suspended floor toms! Lacquer or Wrap?

Anymore Pilot seat pics?

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Posted by: OldFart
Posted on: Feb 10, 2013 11:47 AM

Thanks for the thumbs-up ... And, yeah, I'm partial to Paiste - but I like good sounding cymbals no matter the logo.

The finish is a Sparkle Lacquer.

I live in dusty Arizona - and the camera picked up the dusty film ( even after I went over everything with a feather-duster before the shots Dead ). That's just life in the desert, though.

I've been too lazy to follow-through for the last couple years or so, but I've given some thought to picking up cymbal stand Tom Mount/Adapters and then get a Remote Hat to give some variation in the set-up. Toms would all still be suspended, but that would eliminate the need to carry the Double-Tom stand and the Bass would be fully Virgin with the Bass Tom mounts removed ( My Saturn Up Tom Mount is non-penetrating socket type over the Bass ). I'd end up with the four Toms mounted one each on the cymbal stands. I'd be able to put the ride over the bass and the Hat cymbals almost directly where the smallest Tom is in the picture.

Just have the one overhead view.


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Posted by: StillKicken
Posted on: Feb 10, 2013 5:31 PM

Nice drum sets guy's. I always enjoy looking at other peoples drum sets.

I would send a picture but have yet to figure out what buttons to push; I'm not a computer spert. LOL!!

sherm

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Posted by: technique2012
Posted on: Feb 10, 2013 8:50 PM

StillKicken wrote:
Nice drum sets guy's. I always enjoy looking at other peoples drum sets.

I would send a picture but have yet to figure out what buttons to push; I'm not a computer spert. LOL!!

sherm

I could probably walk you through it. When you have a computer savvy father, you pick up on things.

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Posted by: technique2012
Posted on: Feb 10, 2013 8:52 PM

Pearl57 wrote:
Just switched from Ambi X coated to Ambi Black Suede. ....Best head for me so far.

Any pics from the pilot seat out there?

I've never actually met a lefty before. It just be hard playing on other's kits then since the the drum world is ruled by right-handed drummers. Or are you ambidextrous? Because if you are, that's pretty impressive.

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Posted by: knightcrawler
Posted on: Feb 11, 2013 12:41 PM

I love my percussion instruments on my kit Smile

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Posted by: toeNEE
Posted on: Feb 12, 2013 9:36 AM

had some fun with insta-collage

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Posted by: OldFart
Posted on: Feb 12, 2013 8:16 PM

^^^

Nicely done Smile

I get a clear, in focus shot once out of every 25 attempts, or thereabouts. My hands shake so, I overcome the automated anti-shake technology.

Nevertheless Y'did well with the effects.

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Feb 20, 2013 4:29 PM

toeNEE wrote:
had some fun with insta-collage

Lime green is mean! Nice kit!

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Posted by: knightcrawler
Posted on: Feb 22, 2013 8:59 PM

That green looks peeeeeeeeeeerty. It's a Yamaha too so I know it sounds sick

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Mar 2, 2013 3:40 AM

technique2012 wrote:
I've never actually met a lefty before. It just be hard playing on other's kits then since the the drum world is ruled by right-handed drummers. Or are you ambidextrous? Because if you are, that's pretty impressive.


Thanks. ..Not sure if I am ambi. ...Grew up a lefty taught on a right handed kit then another drum teacher switched me to true lefty. ...

Wished I had originally but it did help me with right or left hand leads. ...

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Posted by: StillKickinIt
Posted on: Mar 28, 2013 9:54 PM

Finally found the one pic that applies.....

I've made one brass improvement since this old pic....

(Click the picture to view the original one)

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Posted by: technique2012
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013 7:03 AM

StillKickinIt wrote:
Finally found the one pic that applies.....

I've made one brass improvement since this old pic....

What cymbals are those? What pedal?

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013 7:04 AM

StillKickinIt wrote:
Finally found the one pic that applies.....

I've made one brass improvement since this old pic....


Beautiful! looks like a gretsch kit and the pies are beautiful!

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Posted by: StillKickinIt
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013 7:18 AM

tankyoubettymuch.....

The "pies" are all Zildjian except for the 16" crash to the right...it's Paiste but has since been replaced by a Z.

The hats and ride to the left are cymbals I've had for over 40 years. Pedal is a chrome Iron Cobra.

Yes, Gretsch....bought them in 1980...mid '70's maple. The snare is a pre '71 round badge I found behind a store being thrown away.

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Posted by: StillKicken
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013 8:14 AM

StillKickinIt wrote:

Yes, Gretsch....bought them in 1980...mid '70's maple. The snare is a pre '71 round badge I found behind a store being thrown away.


WoW!! What a lucky find!!

sherm

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Posted by: HuskerFan
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013 9:35 AM

Doesn't quite show everything, but a decent pilot shot. The tom heads have since been switched to coated Vintage A and the snare has a coated Ambassador. I'm going to try a clear Pinstripe on the bass.

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Posted by: technique2012
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013 12:22 PM

HuskerFan wrote:
Doesn't quite show everything, but a decent pilot shot. The tom heads have since been switched to coated Vintage A and the snare has a coated Ambassador. I'm going to try a clear Pinstripe on the bass.

Now THAT is a beautiful finish on a drum kit.

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Posted by: OldFart
Posted on: Mar 30, 2013 2:21 PM

Yessir, a fine drum set for sure.

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Posted by: HuskerFan
Posted on: Mar 30, 2013 8:50 PM

technique2012 wrote:
Now THAT is a beautiful finish on a drum kit.


Thank you very much! I quite love my Cat Jazz kit. The finish just caught me and wouldn't let go.

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Posted by: Singlestroker
Posted on: Mar 31, 2013 1:07 AM

technique2012 wrote:
Now THAT is a beautiful finish on a drum kit.


Yes, it must be getting on for eighty years since they first used glitters and sparkles as drum finishes. They've tried just about everything since, but there's still nothing else nearly as beautiful, IMHO.

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Posted by: pwc
Posted on: Mar 31, 2013 1:46 AM

I personally like wood finishes and miss my previous kit ....
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Posted by: Densbak
Posted on: Apr 5, 2013 3:01 AM

Hey' all...these are what I'm playing on these days. "Dixon" outlaw kit. Great price for a full set of full maple drums (made in the Gretsch factory a couple years ago).

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Apr 5, 2013 5:43 AM

Densbak wrote:
Hey' all...these are what I'm playing on these days. "Dixon" outlaw kit. Great price for a full set of full maple drums (made in the Gretsch factory a couple years ago).


Nice! !!

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Posted by: Densbak
Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 7:43 AM

Pearl57 wrote:
Nice! !!


Thanks! And I might add that back in the day "Pinstripes were the go to head for Gretsch drums (believe it or not). Since this picture was taken I've tried out clear pins on the toms and I can say that they sound great on these drums. I know that Gretsch didn't make shells from full maple, but they knew what they were doing.

Dixon drum sets are a thing of the past. I bought these on clearance, and I'm glad I did at the time. The snare drum is wicked, as is the Kick drum.

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Posted by: moneyowen
Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 2:43 PM

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Posted by: moneyowen
Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 2:43 PM

Xxx

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Apr 8, 2013 4:08 AM

moneyowen wrote:
Xxx


Very nice! :Beautiful pies! Gretsch kit? Is one cymbal a bosphorus? the one wuth the semi circle logo?

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Posted by: moneyowen
Posted on: Apr 8, 2013 6:52 AM

Thanks. It's Gretsch Broadkaster. That cymbal is a Dream Bliss

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Apr 8, 2013 7:30 AM

moneyowen wrote:
Thanks. It's Gretsch Broadkaster. That cymbal is a Dream Bliss


Thought so on the kit, I could see a portion of the badge. Never heard of Dream Cymbals. Will check them out!

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Posted by: OldFart
Posted on: Apr 8, 2013 5:53 PM

I thoroughly and utterly covet Moneyowen's Broadkasters ...

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Posted by: HuskerFan
Posted on: Apr 8, 2013 6:42 PM

Pearl57 wrote:
Thought so on the kit, I could see a portion of the badge. Never heard of Dream Cymbals. Will check them out!


Dreams are awesome, especially for their price. My Dream Vintage Bliss 18" crash/ride is wonderful.

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Posted by: Boettcher68
Posted on: Apr 11, 2013 5:46 PM

One of my kits...

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36.Re:Pics from the pilots seat [Re: Pearl57] Copy to clipboard
Posted by: OldFart
Posted on: Apr 11, 2013 6:14 PM

Hey Tim -

Great pic and a really lovely kit.

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Posted by: Singlestroker
Posted on: Apr 13, 2013 1:21 PM

Densbak wrote:
... Dixon drum sets are a thing of the past...


I find it all the more satisfying to be playing drums in good condition that aren't made any more. Perhaps it's my age.

I wonder if there's another musical instrument that has such a long list of defunct brands as drum kits.

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Apr 14, 2013 4:00 AM

Boettcher68 wrote:
One of my kits...
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Very nice setup and the cymbals are lookin killer!
Have you gotten your new kit with 26 in BD yet?

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Posted by: Densbak
Posted on: Apr 14, 2013 5:21 AM

Singlestroker wrote:
I find it all the more satisfying to be playing drums in good condition that aren't made any more. Perhaps it's my age.

I wonder if there's another musical instrument that has such a long list of defunct brands as drum kits.


I'd guess Stadivarius, or other wooden stringed instruments.

A little back story on my Dixon kit...

When I ordered the kit it came with 10" 12" 14" toms. This was the Outlaw kit. They had another kit in the same color with larger drums, including a 16" floor tom. Now, knowing that they were selling these kits cheap to empty out their stock I knew I was going to have a problem. I wanted a 16" floor tom to have variety (change up with the 14" or just use both). So, I called and asked if they had any 16" floor toms around in this blue burst sparkle lacquer. They said yes, but it was with another kit arrangement. I then asked if they would think about breaking up that kit so I could purchase the one 16" drum. Mind you, I only paid close to $500 for my entire kit. They said NO!

So I switched into "I just gotsta have it mode", and I offered them $200 shipped to my address. I waited till the salesman asked his boss. I heard his boss in the background ask him "How much?"...Then he said, "Do it!" I got a big grin on my face because I knew I was now going to have a complete kit in the matching color (full maple too).

So, to have these drums in all the sizes is special. They sound perfect for the music we play and I couldn't be happier!

Den

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Posted by: drummer5359
Posted on: Apr 17, 2013 1:22 PM



This should work.

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Apr 17, 2013 2:04 PM

drummer5359 wrote:


This should work.


Holy moley!!! Wow!

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Posted by: drummer5359
Posted on: Apr 17, 2013 2:32 PM

Thanks.

I rarely set up the whole kit, it's usually more like this.

(Taken this past weekend.)


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Posted by: Boettcher68
Posted on: Apr 23, 2013 5:43 PM

New Kit...

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Posted by: Boettcher68
Posted on: Apr 23, 2013 5:45 PM

Front view...

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Posted by: Sleepyeyes
Posted on: Apr 25, 2013 3:10 AM

They sure look really exciting and Iíll be posting up my picture in a couple of days.

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Posted by: StillKickinIt
Posted on: Apr 26, 2013 6:38 AM

Pearl57 wrote:
Just switched from Ambi X coated to Ambi Black Suede. ....Best head for me so far.

Any pics from the pilot seat out there?


I failed to mention that your set looks amazing. Very nicely done and the black heads look very cool. Looks like a fun set to play....except for that whole "lefty" thang!! Approved

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Posted by: Pearl57
Posted on: Apr 30, 2013 12:52 PM

StillKickinIt wrote:
I failed to mention that your set looks amazing. Very nicely done and the black heads look very cool. Looks like a fun set to play....except for that whole "lefty" thang!! Approved


Thanks! It is fun to play even though I am in my "right mind"!!! lol!

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Posted by: moneyowen
Posted on: Apr 30, 2013 5:34 PM

HuskerFan wrote:
Dreams are awesome, especially for their price. My Dream Vintage Bliss 18" crash/ride is wonderful.


Yeah they are nice cymbals. That is a Bliss 18" crash/ride. But not a vintage. Very inexpensive. I also have 14" hi hat pair. I go those several years ago when they first started showing up

http://www.drummagazine.com/gear/post/dream-cymbals-a-sonic-wake-up-call/

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