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Post by InSight. on Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:17 pm

The reply was $6 extra per lug for the small mini-tube lugs. Not too bad, except I don't know how much a normal lug is Very Happy

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I also now offer the sleishman free floating system as an option on
all metro drums. It costs a bit more but offers incredible tone and
tuning range.
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Post by L'Astronaut on Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:54 am

$6 per lug may not seem like much, but it really adds up fast. Say you have 12 lugs on each tom, and 20 on your kick. 32x6 is $192 extra, i'd say it's a pretty significant amount.
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Post by InSight. on Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:51 am

Yes, but take into consideration that the lugs are the most expensive piece of this kit generally. And $192 really isn't a great deal when you take into consideration the price of the kit, depending on how much the lugs are generally.
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Post by SKC on Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:13 am

I would go with the sleishmen freefloater for all of the drums.
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Post by InSight. on Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:47 pm

Nah, I'm just going to go with the standard.
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Post by SKC on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:41 am

Why
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:43 am

Because I don't want to, the system I have now works fine. And that would add even more to the final bill.
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Post by SKC on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:45 am

How much more?
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:06 am

I'm not sure, he just said it is more expensive. I'm not too fazed, though.
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Post by SKC on Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:14 am

Ehh, it's your choice!
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Post by Levi. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:52 am

I think it's pretty interesting that Paul's offering the Sleishman system on his drums now. Paul's made shells for Sleishman before, and now that he's using their system, you could buy the same product from Metro or from Sleishman. And if I remember right, Sleishman are quite a bit more expensive than Metro.

Also, I'm thinking about going for 6 ply on the toms and 8 ply on the bass, if anyone cares.
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:05 am

Levi. wrote:I think it's pretty interesting that Paul's offering the Sleishman system on his drums now. Paul's made shells for Sleishman before, and now that he's using their system, you could buy the same product from Metro or from Sleishman. And if I remember right, Sleishman are quite a bit more expensive than Metro.

Also, I'm thinking about going for 6 ply on the toms and 8 ply on the bass, if anyone cares.
Well I mean they're nice, but I'm just going with the standard. And as I said, I was told they're a bit more expensive. How much that is, I don't dare ask, but I'm guessing not too cheap ...

I'm thinking of doing something similar, and then perhaps a 10ply snare, about 8mm total.
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Post by Levi. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:14 am

Yeah, I'll just be going with the standard, I'm sure the Sleishman will be alot of money, and I'm not quite sure if it would improve the tone that much. I don't know about Sleishman, but Le Soprano make some amazingly nice Free Floating kits. Ben Gillies of Silverchair uses them, and I saw a 5 pc shell pack of them for $15,000, so just a little bit out of my price range.

And I think 10 ply would be very nice for a snare, are you going with any re-rings?
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:20 am

I'm not sure, what do you think? I don't really see the need. My force snare is a 9ply, 7mm, that's a pretty damn thin snare.
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Post by Levi. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:26 am

I don't think you'll need re-rings on a 10 ply, but they would change the sound. So even if you don't need them for reinforcement, you might like the sound, but you may not have played around with many drums with rings, so you might just stick to something you know.

Yeah, my Force is the same. Delites are even thinner, but they use re-rings.
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:31 am

I'll talk to him, being the professional, about it closer to the ordering date. I think I'd be happy without the re-rings though. I also wouldn't imagine the drum being very expensive. Essentially it's just a shell, clear lacquer and lugs. Cheaper than the 18" BD as a whole.
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Post by Levi. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:37 am

Yeah, I wouldn't expect it to be too much. And I don't think you're going to need re-rings.

And I was just thinking, you could get something super extravagant for your snare, like this:



Can you imagine what the emails would have been like between Paul and the customer? It would have incredibly hard to get exactly what the customer wanted, but even if he didn't, it's still amazing.

Oh, I don't expect you to get anything like this, I was just making polite chit chat. Hey, if you want to, I would love to see it.
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:44 am

Ha-ha, 'So how far along do you want the dragons eye? And how think shall the pane of glass/plastic be?'
Yeah, I'll do something similar. Except it will be my face scattered around the drum. It shall be sexy.
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Post by Levi. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:54 am

Haha, just like that snare with I think it was photos of Jessica Alba all over it. But of course yours will be way hotter.
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:03 am

cheers

But seriously, I'm not sure if I like that snare or not. It looks like there's too much happening.
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Post by Levi. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:05 am

I wouldn't buy it. But I think it's more a work of art than a snare drum, and the craftsmanship on it does amaze me.
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:10 am

Yeah, it should be in a cabinet. He definitely did a fantastic job, how he did it, don't ask me. It's so full of detail.
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Post by Levi. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:19 am

Yeah, some of that woodworking looks extremely complicated. I would be really nervous doing something like that, if you cut something a little bit out, the whole thing is stuffed.
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:21 am

Yeah. And everything is just plain different. It's extremely odd. But pretty cool.
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Post by Dave-the-drummer on Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:24 am

Levi. wrote:Yeah, I wouldn't expect it to be too much. And I don't think you're going to need re-rings.

And I was just thinking, you could get something super extravagant for your snare, like this:



Can you imagine what the emails would have been like between Paul and the customer? It would have incredibly hard to get exactly what the customer wanted, but even if he didn't, it's still amazing.

Oh, I don't expect you to get anything like this, I was just making polite chit chat. Hey, if you want to, I would love to see it.

I really like that snare, maybe if the wasn't quite so much going on it would better but i still like it!

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