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Post by Levi. on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:49 am

I think you should go for whatever bass you want first, then get the other as an add on later. I think a really good config would be 12, 14FL and 16FL, with either a 20" bass or a 22". I've never liked the idea of just a 14" floor with a 22" bass. But I love the 14" with a 20" bass. But I don't think I'd ever order a second floor tom, I don't think I'd use it enough.
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Post by InSight. on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:57 am

Well I'd be extremely tempted to go with an 18"x14" and 20"x16", though I'd be unsure whether to go both (because I'd love an 18" kick) or just with the 20". Then I'd be slightly unsure on toms, though 14" stands out to me more. I mean they work well, perfect when practicing. Just in some band contexts the 14" just doesn't mix. Oh well, these are just ideas.
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Post by Connor. on Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:57 pm

I think my dream sizes are:

20x16 bass
12x8 rack tom
14x14 floor
16x16 floor

then eventually I'd get an 18x14 kick and maybe a 10x7 rack tom.
Then I'd be set for lots of different situations.
I could go 20/12/16 and then 18/10/14 I guess.
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Post by InSight. on Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:31 am

Connor. wrote:I think my dream sizes are:

20x16 bass
12x8 rack tom
14x14 floor
16x16 floor

then eventually I'd get an 18x14 kick and maybe a 10x7 rack tom.
Then I'd be set for lots of different situations.
I could go 20/12/16 and then 18/10/14 I guess.
Well that's the thing, I don't want drums sitting around. I don't like that, hence why I hate having 3 of my force drums on the side. I have no need for them, sometimes I'll add them in when I'm bored and want more sounds, but that's not very often.
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Post by Connor. on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:41 am

Yeah, I'd probably just leave the 18" kick and the 10" tom out then.
Ive always been a fan of 12" toms and a 20" kick would be alot more versatile than an 18" anyways.
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Post by InSight. on Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:41 am

Connor. wrote:Yeah, I'd probably just leave the 18" kick and the 10" tom out then.
Ive always been a fan of 12" toms and a 20" kick would be alot more versatile than an 18" anyways.
No, I think I'd be happy with a 10" and 14". Although, yes, the 18" kick won't be the most versatile, I'd really love one to accentuate my Jazz playing as currently having a 22" kick to both sound open and boomy to blend in with music, and punchy to push through proves to be a difficult task. That's why I'd love 2 kicks, even though I don't do a lot of Jazz playing in band/big band settings, I'd still love it for the small occasions that I do and practice.
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Post by Connor. on Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:51 pm

Yeah, I see what your saying. I just meant that if I was to have 1 kick drum, I would go with the 20 over the 18 just because its small enough to be used for Jazz/Bop stuff but could still be used for rock stuff if need be.
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Post by InSight. on Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:06 pm

Connor. wrote:Yeah, I see what your saying. I just meant that if I was to have 1 kick drum, I would go with the 20 over the 18 just because its small enough to be used for Jazz/Bop stuff but could still be used for rock stuff if need be.
I totally agree, it's the in between of an 18" and 20". I'd still like two, have the 20" tuned to a rockier sound, and the 18" very open and boomy.
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Post by Levi. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:00 am

OK, someone has to recommend me some exotic veneers. I've pretty much decided that I'm gonna get one of the blackwood kits, with a satin exotic veneer for the finish. But I can't decide which one. There are so many good looking ones. I don't even know if I want a lighter colour like Ash Burl, or a darker reddish, brown colour, like Jarrah.

So, anyone got any ideas?
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Post by InSight. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:32 am

It seems you already have idea's. You just need to choose which you would prefer. Me, personally, would prefer a lighter finish, as you can tell by my current favourable Metro finish. In-fact, I'd be happy with many, they all seem to look scrumptious.
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Post by Levi. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:49 am

What's your favourite finish at the moment? Ash Burl?

Every exotic veneer I see looks amazing, but I can't decide which one I like the most. So really, if you have any photos of some good exotic veneers, that aren't off Metro's myspace, I'd be happy to see them.
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Post by InSight. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:51 am

Well mine was simply that Metro kit. I'd really like that finish.
I may have some pictures of other exotic veneers, but many are ultra-exotic, and I'm really feeling too lazy to search my hard-drive.
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Post by Levi. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:55 am

That's OK, I'll find some myself.

I totally forgot about that Blackwood kit. OK, so you take that, and I'll take Ash Burl. The more I look at pictures of Ash Burl, the better it looks.
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Post by InSight. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:01 am

Yeah, but I should get it because it has my name in it Very Happy

Here's two pretty random kits, you've most likely seen them around this forum anyway. They're the only exotic finish I could quickly find in my photobucket library.




edit: the second one isn't exotic at all, my bad. The first ones nice, but I have a feeling that has a lot to do with the photo.
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Post by Levi. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:04 am

The first one does look very nice, do you know what material it is? I'm thinking some kind of burl.

And no you take the Blackwood, I really want that Ash Burl.
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Post by InSight. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:12 am

Nope, not sure. They're Cube drums, and they're a German company, therefore I can't translate their website. All I can get to is 'Gallerie', and Google won't translate it for me.

Okay, fair enough. I don't want your stupid Burled Ash anyway Very Happy
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Post by Levi. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:15 am

Yeah, you're right, Ash Burl is stupid. In fact, I'll buy it, just so you don't have to put up with the torture of owning it.

And yeah, some guy on Drummerworld got a really nice set of Cube Drums.
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Post by InSight. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:18 am

Oh the sheer torture!

Yeah, the second pic is it. One of my all-time favourite kits as a whole.
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Post by Levi. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:30 am

Oh, I didn't even recognise it. In the other pics I saw, it looked more yellow, but yeah, those cymbals do look familiar.
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Post by InSight. on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:35 am

I would kill for his array of cymbals, although I could've easily achieved it. And I do have my eyes set on some Turk hats, as well. And that set-up, whoa! If I do get a Metro, I'll definitely try that set-up.
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Post by InSight. on Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:01 am

I've been thinking about it more. If I were to chuck a maple 14x6" snare in I'd most likely take out the 18" BD for now. I'd most likely just order it later. So I'd order a 20x15 most likely. Actually I really like that idea! A 6ply Maple shell, my current wood hoops, and just with a clear lacquer applied. The reason is with a snare in the mix it would bump the price quite a bit, I'd have a feeling it would be up around almost $4,000. And that's just far too much for now, so taking the 18" out would definitely help quite a bit. I need to email him about different lugs t see how much they'd be as they'll most likely be the most expensive part. Especially if he must custom make them. If they're too much I guess I look for another manufacturer. I think I did see someone with nice, fairly cheap lugs a while back.
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Post by SKC on Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:03 am

no, get an 18" bass, screw the 20"!!!!
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Post by InSight. on Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:05 am

Ha-ha. Nah, I'd need a bigger kick. Most music around here is rock anyway, so if I want to do anything it usually demands the 20"+ kick. I'll order it later, okay!
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Post by Matt on Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:07 am

ash- i love that last kit you posted, the orangeish one with the k and istanbul cymbals.
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Post by InSight. on Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:11 am

Ha! Can you see why it's one of my favourite kits then! Perfect in so many ways.
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