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Steve Cobra Kai

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Howdy folks.

This is just me being a little nosy. Im wandering what everyone's set up is.

I been out of the game for a few years and am just getting back into playing.

I bought my kit in 1996 and in the last 11 years it has probably graced most stages in Aberdeen!

Its a Premier XPK. 20" Bass Drum, 12" & 13" Toms, 16" Floor Tom and 14" Snare.

The only drum i have needed to replace is the snare. I got a Pearl steel snare.

I did have the Mapex Janus System Hi-hat/Double Bass pedals. I think they had some kind of design flaw as mine never really worked that well. Anyway i have caniballised this and two old pedals to make a new double kick pedal.

And now to cymbals. I guess everyone has their own opinions / favourites.

When i bought my kit i bought Sabian AA Regulat Hats and a AA 16" Bright Crash. Shortly after that i added a AA 20" Rock Ride. These are excellent cymbals and still sound as good today as they did then! I have had a couple of 18" crash cymbals, but in order to save cash i bought from cheaper ranges (B8 Pro) and ultimately payed more as they have cracked and died.

I have just added a Sabian AA 16" Rocktagon and next on my list is a !8" Medium Crash (and im tempted to go all out and buy a Hand Hamered one).

What are other peoples cymbal preferences?!?

Finally. Sticks.

It occurs to me that i have never really put that much tought into my choice of drumsticks. 'Thick ones that won't break easily' seemed to be the order of the day. I was using Vic Firth 2Bs back in my PsychoAgogo and Dos Dedos days.

What kinda sticks are you guys using? And where do people fall on the nylon or wood tip question.

Sorry if this post seems like mindless drivel. Im just interested in what other drummers are using. Besides, no-one talks to drummers so we may as well speak to each other!

Ta ta for now!

Steve

'Here endeth the lesson'

P.S. How good were Reel Big Fish on Thurs!!!!!!!!!

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

I have a Premier Astria kit (replaced the XPK I think), 20", 14", 16". Had a rather nice vintage Beverly snare but it was stolen, so I don't really have a snare drum anymore. Sabian AAX 14" Stage hats and 17" Stage crash, and 20" Zildjian A custom medium ride. Iron Cobra double pedal (of which I only use one beater).

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My current collection:

Sonor SQ2 maple custom in tiger lacquer finish:

22x18" bass

10x9", 12x10" rack toms

14x14", 16x16" floor toms

14x5" snare

Sonor 600 series hardware

Tama Iron Cobra hi-hat stand

DW Collectors maple in deep purple lacquer finish (this ones for sale...):

22x18" BD

10x9", 12x10" rack toms

14x12", 16x14" floor toms

DW 9000 series hardware

Pearl Eliminator strap-drive double bass pedal

14x3.5" Premier Modern Classic maple piccolo snare

14x5.5" Tama Starclassic birch snare

Pacific 10x5" soprano snare

Cymbals (all Zildjian):

14" K Mastersound hats

13" A Newbeat hats

16" A Custom crash

18" A Custom crash

20" K Custom ride

16" Oriental china trash

10" K splash

Toca mambo bell

Beyerdynamic Opus mics

Protection Racket/Hardcase cases

Vater 5A sticks

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

also i use the drum sticks with the red tips, that you get from captain toms. 5a or 5b, i can't remember which is which (it's the heavier one that i use)

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also i use the drum sticks with the red tips, that you get from captain toms. 5a or 5b, i can't remember which is which (it's the heavier one that i use)

5B (8 chars)

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My current collection:

Sonor SQ2 maple custom in tiger lacquer finish:

22x18" bass

10x9", 12x10" rack toms

14x14", 16x16" floor toms

14x5" snare

Sonor 600 series hardware

Tama Iron Cobra hi-hat stand

DW Collectors maple in deep purple lacquer finish (this ones for sale...):

22x18" BD

10x9", 12x10" rack toms

14x12", 16x14" floor toms

DW 9000 series hardware

Pearl Eliminator strap-drive double bass pedal

14x3.5" Premier Modern Classic maple piccolo snare

14x5.5" Tama Starclassic birch snare

Pacific 10x5" soprano snare

Cymbals (all Zildjian):

14" K Mastersound hats

13" A Newbeat hats

16" A Custom crash

18" A Custom crash

20" K Custom ride

16" Oriental china trash

10" K splash

Toca mambo bell

Beyerdynamic Opus mics

Protection Racket/Hardcase cases

Vater 5A sticks

Impressive......most impressive.

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My current collection:

Sonor SQ2 maple custom in tiger lacquer finish:

22x18" bass

10x9", 12x10" rack toms

14x14", 16x16" floor toms

14x5" snare

Sonor 600 series hardware

Tama Iron Cobra hi-hat stand

DW Collectors maple in deep purple lacquer finish (this ones for sale...):

22x18" BD

10x9", 12x10" rack toms

14x12", 16x14" floor toms

DW 9000 series hardware

Pearl Eliminator strap-drive double bass pedal

14x3.5" Premier Modern Classic maple piccolo snare

14x5.5" Tama Starclassic birch snare

Pacific 10x5" soprano snare

Cymbals (all Zildjian):

14" K Mastersound hats

13" A Newbeat hats

16" A Custom crash

18" A Custom crash

20" K Custom ride

16" Oriental china trash

10" K splash

Toca mambo bell

Beyerdynamic Opus mics

Protection Racket/Hardcase cases

Vater 5A sticks

what you looking for the dw?

Right now ive got;

Ludwig Accent custom fusion size in a mat green finish

Premier Royal kit in white

Peal Export in dark green (which i want rid of on the cheap)

Cymbols;

13" A custom Mastersound hats

16" Sabian AAX metal crash

17" Sabian vault crash (amazing cymbol)

18" A Custom Medium Crash

20" A Custom Medium ride

Ive got a few others but these are all i use really

Snares;

Some steel shelled gretch

Slingerland Radio king snare ( :) )

the usual array of hardware including a gretch double kick that i need to replace.

I used to use 5a sticks but have recently changed to 7a, a bit lighter but good to use.

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what you looking for the dw?

Right now ive got;

Ludwig Accent custom fusion size in a mat green finish

Premier Royal kit in white

Peal Export in dark green (which i want rid of on the cheap)

Cymbols;

13" A custom Mastersound hats

16" Sabian AAX metal crash

17" Sabian vault crash (amazing cymbol)

18" A Custom Medium Crash

20" A Custom Medium ride

Ive got a few others but these are all i use really

Snares;

Some steel shelled gretch

Slingerland Radio king snare ( :) )

the usual array of hardware including a gretch double kick that i need to replace.

I used to use 5a sticks but have recently changed to 7a, a bit lighter but good to use.

Slingerland sounds cool....is it one of the new ones, or a vintage?

DW shell-pack was about 3200 new, it's in very good nick....looking for about 1500 inc. hardware.

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Slingerland sounds cool....is it one of the new ones, or a vintage?

DW shell-pack was about 3200 new, it's in very good nick....looking for about 1500 inc. hardware.

its a newer one bought it from bm about 4 months ago, was looking for a good wooden snare drum and this is by far the best sounding one i came across, light pearl blue finish as well :D.

Are you in a rush to sell the dw?

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its a newer one bought it from bm about 4 months ago, was looking for a good wooden snare drum and this is by far the best sounding one i came across, light pearl blue finish as well :D.

Are you in a rush to sell the dw?

not in the slightest......if I dont get it sold, I'll easy keep the DW as it's nice to have. Likewise, I wouldnt turn down a decent offer if one was made.

No rush at all.

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