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To all you drummers out there tell me what your set up is currently. I'm a geek when it comes to talking drums so I like hearing what kit, snare, cymbals, stands, skins and sticks you use and why. I have a few kits but this is my set up at the mo I use with Son Henry:

Premier Series Maple in Gunmetal Sparkle:

10inch tom.

14inch and 16inch floors

22inch bass.

Mainly use Premier Modern Classic - 13 by 7inch deep Maple. Sometimes use a 10inch Modern Classic effects snare.

Stands mainly use Pearl from my Masters kit but in the process of changing them to DW 6000 series - very retro and more to the point a hell of a lot lighter!

Skins mainly Remo and sticks Vater:up:

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My kit is;

Tama Superstar (1984 model). The wood is birch and is a cherry red stain.

22 x 18 Bass Drum

12 x 11 Tom

13 x 12 Tom

14 x 13 Tom

16 x 16 Floor Tom

Pearl Ian Paice signaure snare

Pearl Chad Smith signature snare

Cymbals - Zildjian

14 New beat hi hats

16 thin crash

16 medium thin crash

12 splash

20 Z Power ride

Hardware

Tama Iron cobra twin bass drum pedal

Tama Iron cobra Hi hat stand

Gibralter rack

Roc an Soc stool

Sticks

Promark 747

Heads

Evans G2 / G1 on Toms

Aquarian Super Kick 1 on bass drum

:love: IT

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My kit is;

Tama Superstar (1984 model). The wood is birch and is a cherry red stain.

22 x 18 Bass Drum

12 x 11 Tom

13 x 12 Tom

14 x 13 Tom

16 x 16 Floor Tom

Pearl Ian Paice signaure snare

Pearl Chad Smith signature snare

Cymbals - Zildjian

14 New beat hi hats

16 thin crash

16 medium thin crash

12 splash

20 Z Power ride

Hardware

Tama Iron cobra twin bass drum pedal

Tama Iron cobra Hi hat stand

Gibralter rack

Roc an Soc stool

Sticks

Promark 747

Heads

Evans G2 / G1 on Toms

Aquarian Super Kick 1 on bass drum

:love: IT

Tama are a good solid brand like. Their Iron Cobra pedals are really good. I remeber playing them a few times. And the Iain Paice snare is one I really want lol! I love his playing...

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Pearl Session Custom SRX 6 ply maple in Marine Blue Fade.

Standard rock sizes - 12", 13", 16" toms, 22" bass drum.

Pearl Omar Hakim 6 ply African Mahogany 13x5 snare.

Pearl 800 and 900 series cymbal stands.

Pearl H-1000K hi-hat stand.

Pearl P-122TW double kick pedal.

Remo CS Dot snare head.

Remo Ambassador tom heads (changing to pinstripes soon).

Remo Powerstroke 4 bass drum head. Remo falam slam kick pad. Used to use a Danmar click pad but it was too harsh. Also used to use the red wood beaters, but they were killing heads.

Vic Firth 5A sticks. Used to be 8Ds, but getting more power from the 5As.

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Could have sworn we did this thread before, but anyhoo:

Sonor SQ2 maple in ridiculous tiger-stripe paint job

22x18"BD, 14x5"SD, 10x9", 12x10", 14x14"FT, 16x16"FT

DW Collectors maple (for sale, if anyone is interested!):

Same sizes as above. Purple lacquer finish - chrome hardware.

Tama StarClassic 14x6 SD

Premier Modern Classic 14x3.5 piccolo SD

Pacific 10" soprano SD

Zildjian:

14" K Mastersound hats

13" A Newbeat Hats

16" A Custom crash

17" K Custom fast crash

20" K Custom ride

10" K splash

16" Oriental china trash

Mixture of Sonor 600 series, and DW 9000 series stands

DW 5000 hi hat stand

Pearl remote hat

Pearl Eliminator double pedal

Toca Mambo cowbell

Remo clear Emperor heads

Evans Resonant bottom heads

Remo coated Ambassador SD head

Aquarian Super Kick II BD head

Vater 5A sticks

Protection Racket/Hardcase cases

Beyerdynamic Opus mics

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Pearl Session Custom SRX 6 ply maple in Marine Blue Fade.

Standard rock sizes - 12", 13", 16" toms, 22" bass drum.

Pearl Omar Hakim 6 ply African Mahogany 13x5 snare.

Pearl 800 and 900 series cymbal stands.

Pearl H-1000K hi-hat stand.

Pearl P-122TW double kick pedal.

Remo CS Dot snare head.

Remo Ambassador tom heads (changing to pinstripes soon).

Remo Powerstroke 4 bass drum head. Remo falam slam kick pad. Used to use a Danmar click pad but it was too harsh. Also used to use the red wood beaters, but they were killing heads.

Vic Firth 5A sticks. Used to be 8Ds, but getting more power from the 5As.

Nice kit! Pearl are always a good choice. Ive got a Masters packed away but dont use it at the moment as I have a big rig - 8 - 16inch toms and 22 inch base. Dont need it for my current Blus gig so use the Premier. Must admit I LOVE the Omar Harkim snare drum, its one of the other ones I really want to get! If your selling it let me know. :up:

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Could have sworn we did this thread before, but anyhoo:

Sonor SQ2 maple in ridiculous tiger-stripe paint job

22x18"BD, 14x5"SD, 10x9", 12x10", 14x14"FT, 16x16"FT

DW Collectors maple (for sale, if anyone is interested!):

Same sizes as above. Purple lacquer finish - chrome hardware.

Tama StarClassic 14x6 SD

Premier Modern Classic 14x3.5 piccolo SD

Pacific 10" soprano SD

Zildjian:

14" K Mastersound hats

13" A Newbeat Hats

16" A Custom crash

17" K Custom fast crash

20" K Custom ride

10" K splash

16" Oriental china trash

Mixture of Sonor 600 series, and DW 9000 series stands

DW 5000 hi hat stand

Pearl remote hat

Pearl Eliminator double pedal

Toca Mambo cowbell

Remo clear Emperor heads

Evans Resonant bottom heads

Remo coated Ambassador SD head

Aquarian Super Kick II BD head

Vater 5A sticks

Protection Racket/Hardcase cases

Beyerdynamic Opus mics

Hey

Yeah we might have done one a while ago but Ive got more kit since then so I wanted to hear what everyone else was using8-)

And DW are cool. I prefer them over Sonor however I love the sound of Gavin Harrison's (porcupine tree) kit! Im curently in the middle of getting some DW 6000 series hardwear stands as they look very retro which will fit in nice with my Premier series kit but more to the point they are ALOT lighter lol! My hardwear bag is killing me to move so need to get some lighter stuff.

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Premier Astria (now re-Christened the Artist Birch)

12" rack tom (mounted on a Premier snare stand, kept extremely low)

14" floor tom

22" kick

13x4" Mapex Black Panther snare

14"Sabian AAX hihats

20"Sabian AAx ride

18" Zildjian K crash

Tama Iron Cobra single pedal

Premier and Pearl hardware

Heaps and heaps of assorted percussion including an LP tambourine that the Manics' percussionist used when headlining Glastonbury. Nice gift.

I prefer Evans heads on the snare, Remo Emperor on the rack tom and Remo Pinstripe on the floor tom.

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Thinking about investing in an Axis Longboard double pedal.

Does anyone know the nearest dealer?

There's only one in the whole of the UK, and it's in Birmingham IIRC......

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Have used Brum Drum Centre before, was just hoping to try before I buy which is clearly gonna be difficult.....they're hoorin' expensive pedals, and not keen on making an expensive mistake

Has anyone got any anecdotal reviews they could share.....anyone tried them out personally? Are they in any way difficult to get used to? There's no chain/strap so I'm guessing they feel quite different? Do you need to change your technique at all?

Any info appreciated.

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Tama are a good solid brand like. Their Iron Cobra pedals are really good. I remeber playing them a few times. And the Iain Paice snare is one I really want lol! I love his playing...

I like it. I have had the kit 26 years now and it still sounds great. The new Evans G1/G2 heads rejuvinated it recently. The Ian Paice snare I got from Rhythm Base in Glasgow. Great shop with very helpful and knowledgable staff. Went looking for a maple snare told them the sound I was after (fat rock sound) and they advised the Ian Paice. Love at first strike and a good price too.

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Thinking about investing in an Axis Longboard double pedal.

Does anyone know the nearest dealer?

They look seriously mean pedals like! The new Pearl ones are also really good:up:

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I like it. I have had the kit 26 years now and it still sounds great. The new Evans G1/G2 heads rejuvinated it recently. The Ian Paice snare I got from Rhythm Base in Glasgow. Great shop with very helpful and knowledgable staff. Went looking for a maple snare told them the sound I was after (fat rock sound) and they advised the Ian Paice. Love at first strike and a good price too.

Ian Paice is one of my fav drummers! I have only plaid his snare once though but loved it. Its good how it has the retro dampaner on the inside:up:

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Premier Astria (now re-Christened the Artist Birch)

12" rack tom (mounted on a Premier snare stand, kept extremely low)

14" floor tom

22" kick

13x4" Mapex Black Panther snare

14"Sabian AAX hihats

20"Sabian AAx ride

18" Zildjian K crash

Tama Iron Cobra single pedal

Premier and Pearl hardware

Heaps and heaps of assorted percussion including an LP tambourine that the Manics' percussionist used when headlining Glastonbury. Nice gift.

I prefer Evans heads on the snare, Remo Emperor on the rack tom and Remo Pinstripe on the floor tom.

Ah good old Premier. I love them as a brand and always thought they sounded ace! Im sooo excited as I just bought this week another Premier Series kit what was custom made for the Zutons drummer and it has a 26inch bass drum! Cant wait to get it here:popcorn:

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Ian Paice is one of my fav drummers! I have only plaid his snare once though but loved it. Its good how it has the retro dampaner on the inside:up:

I was hoping it would help me play like him:love: Sadly not the case?(

Like I said it is a great snare. The locking lugs helps it stay in tune and the internal dampner is a bonus. I was told it is difficult to get the sound right and I found that out when I changed the top head to a double ply to get a fatter sound. It completely changed the drum. So if you get one keep with similar heads in comes with.

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There's only one in the whole of the UK, and it's in Birmingham IIRC......

Maybe BDC have stopped stocking Axis pedals.....only UK distributor according to Axis' website is eDrum Ltd, based in Edinburgh. 519 for the Longboard double....+ 50 for a case.

Oocha.

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I was hoping it would help me play like him:love: Sadly not the case?(

Like I said it is a great snare. The locking lugs helps it stay in tune and the internal dampner is a bonus. I was told it is difficult to get the sound right and I found that out when I changed the top head to a double ply to get a fatter sound. It completely changed the drum. So if you get one keep with similar heads in comes with.

Thanks for the heads up:up:

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Kick Port

Have any of you guys tried out the Kick Port bass drum device yet. I have read some good reviews, but checked out the web site and wasn't that impressed with the video of it. Probably a bad sound clip so I was wondering if anyone had one or had heard one for real.

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Have any of you guys tried out the Kick Port bass drum device yet. I have read some good reviews, but checked out the web site and wasn't that impressed with the video of it. Probably a bad sound clip so I was wondering if anyone had one or had heard one for real.

Can't say I have played oned on a kit or heard it live. However from what ive heard it does do the trick! I can't honestly see it making things worst?

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Maybe BDC have stopped stocking Axis pedals.....only UK distributor according to Axis' website is eDrum Ltd, based in Edinburgh. 519 for the Longboard double....+ 50 for a case.

Oocha.

Thats not cheap! That what I just paid for another kit this week lol!

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