For Drummers Only !

rhythmac

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 29, 2009
332
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NYC
Post pictures of your drum kits, snares, special cymbals, anything!

I noticed that there is quite a few drummers here at MacRumors! Lets have a thread just for us...Gear, questions, advice, recommendations, but mostly GEAR!
Post mp3's of your playing, solo or group or links to the same.
Remember....this thread is nothing without pictures!! ;)

My kits:
  • 7pc Yamaha Maple Custom circa 1985.
  • 5pc Pearl Rhythm Traveler
Snares: pictured below left to right
  • DW Edge 6.5 x 14
  • Tama Artwood 5 x 14 (1977)
  • MRP Maple 3 x 13
  • Brady 7 x 12 Australian Jarrah Wood
  • Tama chrome 3 x 12


This is my current set up
 

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joshwest

macrumors 65816
Apr 27, 2005
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Here's some pictures of my Kit's been playing for a while the first is my new C & C Custom Kit Sizes are

18x24
8x13
14x16
16x18

Second is my Ludwig Classic Maple Kit

16x24
9x13
14x16
16x18

Snares
6x14 DW Cast Bronze
6x14 Pearl Marching floater
6.5x14 Ludwig Black Beauty
6x14 DW Edge Broke Glass Glitter

I've owned tons but it gets to the point where you only need a few
 

rhythmac

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 29, 2009
332
52
NYC
Joshwest, nice pics and really nice kits and snares! Love the vibe.
 

NeuralControl

macrumors 6502a
Dec 3, 2009
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I'm not sure if they still manufacture the kit with that stain. I have not seen it around. Regardless, it looks awesome.
 

PCRanger

macrumors regular
Dec 12, 2006
121
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London, UK
After some digging, I found out the finish is still available under the 'VBX Vision Birch' line.

I was stunned to find out the Export lines had been discontinued. Looks like I'm almost two years out of the times though, apparently it was discontinued in January 2008... *Sniffle*
 

Pau.c

macrumors regular
Sep 20, 2009
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these are a few years old, since then i have a full zildjian A Custom setup with a different throne!
 

Gromet

macrumors regular
Jul 27, 2007
104
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Here are a few of my kit...











And of course, they are all mic'd up to an iMac VIA a FirePod...



Gromet
 

cschreppel

macrumors regular
Jul 17, 2006
248
0
Boston, MA
Here's my kit from a recording session back in January of this year:

Pacific CX Maple kit with Zildjian K/K Custom cymbals and DW flat base hardware (love that stuff for transport).

All of the microphones (Shure, Audio Technica, Schoeps, Blue) are also mine as I work as a producer/engineer and usually convince my clients to let me play drums on their records :)
 

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OrangeCuse44

macrumors 65816
Oct 25, 2006
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Long Island, NY
I'll post pics of my kit once I set it back up (construction at the house), but I do have a question. I've always wondered why people replace the floor tom with the lower rack tom, is there a specific reason?
 

cschreppel

macrumors regular
Jul 17, 2006
248
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Boston, MA
I've always wondered why people replace the floor tom with the lower rack tom, is there a specific reason?
Sometimes the feel of moving from a rack tom to a rack mounted floor tom feels more consistent. I used to have my 14" tom mounted on an L-rod mount on a cymbal stand, but I prefer the more solid feel of a floor tom with legs. So I converted my 14" rack tom to a floor using a floating floor tom system.
 

JVsDad

macrumors member
Dec 30, 2009
36
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Midwest
Here's mine

My "Rock n' Roll room" doubles as a toy room now-a-days. So goes it with parenthood sometimes.

Tama Starclassic - 22, 10, 12, 14, (16 not shown), and a 13 maple piccolo.
 

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iObama

macrumors 6502a
Nov 16, 2008
665
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I'm a drummer, but my kit currently isn't set up, and most of my cymbals are cracked. I have a Mapex M Birch in blue to black fade. Need about $1500 to fix it up all nice (including cymbals) to start playing again. :(
 

tandersn9

macrumors member
Jul 27, 2009
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My drums

Here's my drums and a picture of me jammin' with some of my pals a few years ago.

Specs:
-Tama Starclassic Performer Drums
-Orange County Percussion Snare Drum with an awesome Trick Throw-off, oh and it's been autographed by Mike Portnoy twice :)
-Paiste 404 16 inch crash
-Paiste 2002 18 inch crash
-Paiste 505 Hi hats
-Paiste Sound formula Ride
-Wuhan 12 and 16 inch chinas
-Zildjian K Custom 9 inch Hybrid Splash
-Tama Hi hat stand
-Iron Cobra double bass pedal