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Drummers! Post pics of your kit!

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by clydeselsor, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Thought this would be cool. I always like seeing other drummers sets! Here's a pic of me 3 years ago (notice the short hair!) on my DW kit:
    22x16 kick, 10x8 tom, 15x13 floor tom, Sabian AA and HH cymbals 20" ride, two 16" crash, 18" crashes, 14 and 18" chinas, 14" hat, 10" Istambul splash. I also have a pair of 13" Fusion hats that I change out once in a while.

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    Here is one of my hand drum kit:
    LP congas and bongos with Pork-Pie snare
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    Sorry, you can't see the setup very well but it's the only pic I have!
     

     

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  2. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Moderator Moderator

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    1965 Ludwig kit with 65' Slingerland snare. Yamaha and DW hardware. A and K
    zildjians. 22, 18, 16, 14" HH. Judging from the shot, I need to clean them up a bit!


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  3. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Sweet! I love vintage kits! I have a '70 Slingerland kit that I need to restore. It has a 24x14 kick, 12x8 tom, 16x16 floor tom. I am looking for a Radio King 14x6.5 chrome snare for it.
     
  4. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Moderator Moderator

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    24x14!!! Nice kick! My first kit was a Slingerland pink sparkle. I hated it at the time (early 70's). Now, I wish I still had it. I've been looking for an old Slingerland or Gretsch to restore. My wife will kill me, but I feel the same way about vintage drums as I do about vintage audio. Be sure to show us the Slingerland when you have it ready... You going to re-wrap it?
     
  5. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Yeah, I'm going to definitely have to re-wrap it. The previous owner thought it would be cool to paint it in a camouflage motif, lug castings, rims and all!! I got the paint off of the chrome pieces and stripped the old wrap off. I am trying to decide if I want to go with Red, Gold or Silver Sparkle wrap. This site has loads of options:
    Jammin Sam
     
  6. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Come on guys! I know that there are more drummers on AK than just MichaelJ and I...

    ie: BUMP!
     

     

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  7. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Addicted Member

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    Sorry, I was out at a local festival, watching other drummers play!

    Here's a couple from earlier this year- things have been cleaned up & mic'd up, but this is the typical setup. Vintage kits (Ludwig, Slingerland, Pearl, Premier, Sonor, Gretsch) were sold long ago, when I got out of playing musical theater shows & being in multiple bands at a time.

    Tama drums, ~1970 Ludwig snare, Zildjian/Paiste/Meinl/Sabian/Vibra/UFIP cymbals (...um, I really like cymbals...). Not shown are another Ludwig snare, more Zildjians (22", 16", 14"), more Paistes (hi-hats), and various percussion.

    je
     

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  8. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Nice! Lots of brass in there! How do you like that Gibralter pedal? I have one around here in my stash!
     
  9. sauuuuuce

    sauuuuuce ...In a bottle or a can

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    Here's mine

    nothing fancy. just some drums. Mapex Mars Pro's from......1998 or so..........
     

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  10. Patriot1776

    Patriot1776 Cancer Survivor at 26

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    Pearl Kit

    Cockpit

    2000 Forum, Forest Green, 22x18, 12x9, 13x10, 16x16, 14x5 LM400 Supra from the 90's. Supra's been outfitted with 42-strand wires.
     
  11. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Nice drum kits guys! Keep em coming!
     

     

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  12. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Anymore? Anyone? Bueller.....Bueller?
     
  13. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Addicted Member

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    Nice rotary phone. Love the 'cockpit' shots, easier to reference as if I'm sitting there.

    je
     
  14. Fred Sanford

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    I've watched a few drummers lately that have the smaller tom ahead of the snare, then a lower-pitched rack to the hi-hat side. Interesting. Pretty sure Bernard Purdie always did that, too.

    je
     
  15. Fred Sanford

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    I'm pretty happy with the Gibralter pedal, and I couldn't tell you why- if you asked me for what I'd want in a pedal, this one probably wouldn't fit my "requirements". But it's worked, and stayed for a while now. I had injured my right ankle badly in '91 or so (OK, *I* didn't injure it, a drunken bass player injured it!), then injured it three more times before it had a chance to heal properly. This one seems to work with me to keep my stamina through a long show or session or jam, and on other pedals I end up losing accuracy or power or both. When I curl the toes on my right foot, you can hear an audible crunching sound at my ankle...it's a mess.

    The pedal is pretty flexible/adjustable, smooth, and stable. I have trouble being subtle with it, but that's likely to be old batter head and rusty skills. I doubt it would be the go-to pedal for stuff that was more...um, what's a synonym for subtle? OK, I'll just use 'subtle' again. I think I have the cam set to really maximize my energy, and I'd have to either muck with the setting I like or sub a different pedal to play more expressive/dynamic quiet stuff.

    Now you've made me go and think about it...grumble mumble fumble...:scratch2:

    je
     
  16. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Yeah, pretty cool. Bill Bruford is doing something similar with his ambidextrous kit.
     

     

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  17. Fred Sanford

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    Actually, aside from really liking cymbals, the quantity and placement is part of a conscious life-long desire to force myself into being more ambidextrous. Look at the bird's-eye view of the kit- it's roughly symmetrical if you use the snare/center rack tom/bell as the center line. Equal # of things to hit on left as right (there's usually a second snare/timbale off to the left). I was VERY right-hand heavy when I started playing, and it irritated me 'cause I thought it limited me. Since the mid-80s or so, I've been purposely forcing myself to improve hand-eye coordination of my left hand in all aspects of my life. Eating, working, playing guitar, whatever. I try to make it just as natural to use the left hand as it is to use the right. I'm still not there, after 20+ years, but I've come a long way.

    je (freak) :guitar:
     
  18. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    Damn bass players! Can't trust any of them! :D
     
  19. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    It has been said that Gene Krupa used to shake hands with people using his left hand, and then asking them to excuse him for it because he felt that his left hand was under-developed!
    Sometimes I will set my kit up left handed to help develop my left side. this of course is done in the privacy of my own home!
     
  20. Fred Sanford

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    HA! You said "ambidextrous".

    My old friend Mark Ambrosino was a lefty player I've known since he was a kid, but he developed into an absolute monster of a player and his ambidextrous-ness amazes me (played with Michael McDonald, Patti LaBelle, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, others). Simon Phillips and Mike Mangini are two others that come to mind-different approaches, but a blast to watch.

    je
     

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