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My current kit, just readjusted the rack, made everything more "compact"

PDP Concept Maple Red to Black Fade

22x18 Bass

8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x14, 16x14 Toms

DW Collector's Edition Black Nickel Over Brass Snare 14x5.5

Aquarian Heads

Reflector heads on Tom's

Hi-Energy head on Snare

Super Kick 3 head on Bass

Sabian Cymbals

14" AAX X-Plotion Hats

14" AAX Metal-X Diablo Splash

16" AA Metal Crash  

18" AA Metal-X Crash 

20" AA Metal Ride 

20" HHX Zen China 

DW 8002 Longboards 

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Drums:

PDP Concept Maple - Sparkle Red to Black fade - 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"

DW Black Nickel Over Brass 14" Snare

All Aquarian Heads (Studio-X w/ Power Dot, Classic Clear - Black, Hi-Energy, Hi-Performance, Superkick III, Regulator)

 

Cymbals:

14" Sabian AAX X-Plosion Hats, 16" Sabian AA Metal Crash, 18" Sabian AAX Freq Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Pro Ride

20" Sabian HHX Zen China ... ... and a 6" Zil-Bell !!!

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Inward curved rack... I don't think I've seen anyone do that before.  It makes complete sense.  I'm jealous of that 20" China.  I'm also starting to see those reflector heads use more.  How do you like them?


- Mike on YouTube
My band: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
#EpsteinDidNotKillHimself

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The Reflector heads are very musical, and very punchy. Before, with my Studio-X's, my toms wouldn't hold up to the rest of the band volume wise. Now, they cut through the mix the way toms are supposed to. ESPECIALLY the 16... such a mean doppler, almost sounds like an 808 going off.


Drums:

PDP Concept Maple - Sparkle Red to Black fade - 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"

DW Black Nickel Over Brass 14" Snare

All Aquarian Heads (Studio-X w/ Power Dot, Classic Clear - Black, Hi-Energy, Hi-Performance, Superkick III, Regulator)

 

Cymbals:

14" Sabian AAX X-Plosion Hats, 16" Sabian AA Metal Crash, 18" Sabian AAX Freq Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Pro Ride

20" Sabian HHX Zen China ... ... and a 6" Zil-Bell !!!

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Musical and punchy.  Interesting.  I've always considered those to be opposites.  I'll probably do some experimenting with heads on the four piece.  I'm still interested to see how the Reflectors sound.


- Mike on YouTube
My band: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
#EpsteinDidNotKillHimself

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Yeah, they are musical at low volumes, then get progressively puncher as the force increases... they're kinda weird like that 


Drums:

PDP Concept Maple - Sparkle Red to Black fade - 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"

DW Black Nickel Over Brass 14" Snare

All Aquarian Heads (Studio-X w/ Power Dot, Classic Clear - Black, Hi-Energy, Hi-Performance, Superkick III, Regulator)

 

Cymbals:

14" Sabian AAX X-Plosion Hats, 16" Sabian AA Metal Crash, 18" Sabian AAX Freq Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Pro Ride

20" Sabian HHX Zen China ... ... and a 6" Zil-Bell !!!

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On 3/25/2017 at 1:44 PM, SpeedNinja said:

I'm jealous of that 20" China.

Oh, that China is almost orgasmic... so sultry in her decay


Drums:

PDP Concept Maple - Sparkle Red to Black fade - 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"

DW Black Nickel Over Brass 14" Snare

All Aquarian Heads (Studio-X w/ Power Dot, Classic Clear - Black, Hi-Energy, Hi-Performance, Superkick III, Regulator)

 

Cymbals:

14" Sabian AAX X-Plosion Hats, 16" Sabian AA Metal Crash, 18" Sabian AAX Freq Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Pro Ride

20" Sabian HHX Zen China ... ... and a 6" Zil-Bell !!!

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Stop it.  Just stop.  You're going to make me spend money that I need to save!

 

Also, Sabian needs to hire you for their marketing department.


- Mike on YouTube
My band: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
#EpsteinDidNotKillHimself

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22 hours ago, SpeedNinja said:

Stop it.  Just stop.  You're going to make me spend money that I need to save!

 

Also, Sabian needs to hire you for their marketing department.

Well, all I gotta say is: Once you pull the trigger on a Zen China, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner... I've had it for a couple years now, and love every minute of it. It's just trashy enough to know it's a China, but decays so sweetly that you can use it to ride on. 

(Maybe you're right, maybe they should hire me... would make getting cymbals cheaper lol)


Drums:

PDP Concept Maple - Sparkle Red to Black fade - 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"

DW Black Nickel Over Brass 14" Snare

All Aquarian Heads (Studio-X w/ Power Dot, Classic Clear - Black, Hi-Energy, Hi-Performance, Superkick III, Regulator)

 

Cymbals:

14" Sabian AAX X-Plosion Hats, 16" Sabian AA Metal Crash, 18" Sabian AAX Freq Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Pro Ride

20" Sabian HHX Zen China ... ... and a 6" Zil-Bell !!!

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Well, here's a way to hear them... My band Weapons At Hand played a show at Live @ 212 in Westbrook, ME. My kick and snare are mic'd, but the toms are from 2 condensers hanging from the roof over the crowd. The amps are all mic'd up, and going through the house mains, and the sound guy is a senior in college for audio engineering. He pulls a live feed from the board onto Protools, them mixes it, and synced it to the video... so, here's them cutting through to the audience, and that beautiful china...

 

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Drums:

PDP Concept Maple - Sparkle Red to Black fade - 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"

DW Black Nickel Over Brass 14" Snare

All Aquarian Heads (Studio-X w/ Power Dot, Classic Clear - Black, Hi-Energy, Hi-Performance, Superkick III, Regulator)

 

Cymbals:

14" Sabian AAX X-Plosion Hats, 16" Sabian AA Metal Crash, 18" Sabian AAX Freq Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Pro Ride

20" Sabian HHX Zen China ... ... and a 6" Zil-Bell !!!

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horns up! great playing all around. Your kit sounds excellent too.

Everything is tuned up and you obviously care about sound. China is definitely a keeper.

 

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Thanks guys! Yeah, I try to keep them in tune as much as possible, cause they're my "voice" in the "audio onslaught" lol... and I gotta be heard over the rest of them "amplification junkies" lol...

So, SpeedNinja... might there be a new cymbal in the foreseeable future? Hmmm? ;)

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Drums:

PDP Concept Maple - Sparkle Red to Black fade - 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"

DW Black Nickel Over Brass 14" Snare

All Aquarian Heads (Studio-X w/ Power Dot, Classic Clear - Black, Hi-Energy, Hi-Performance, Superkick III, Regulator)

 

Cymbals:

14" Sabian AAX X-Plosion Hats, 16" Sabian AA Metal Crash, 18" Sabian AAX Freq Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Pro Ride

20" Sabian HHX Zen China ... ... and a 6" Zil-Bell !!!

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10 hours ago, LordAzrael8th said:

So, SpeedNinja... might there be a new cymbal in the foreseeable future? Hmmm? ;)

Sure, right after impact windows, central a/c, new flooring, new cabinets, new appliances, new... No, not in the foreseeable future. :(  Sorry if that ruins your Sabian sales commission. ;)


- Mike on YouTube
My band: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
#EpsteinDidNotKillHimself

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12 hours ago, SpeedNinja said:

Sorry if that ruins your Sabian sales commission. ;)

Nope, no commission... just curiosity ;)


Drums:

PDP Concept Maple - Sparkle Red to Black fade - 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22"

DW Black Nickel Over Brass 14" Snare

All Aquarian Heads (Studio-X w/ Power Dot, Classic Clear - Black, Hi-Energy, Hi-Performance, Superkick III, Regulator)

 

Cymbals:

14" Sabian AAX X-Plosion Hats, 16" Sabian AA Metal Crash, 18" Sabian AAX Freq Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Pro Ride

20" Sabian HHX Zen China ... ... and a 6" Zil-Bell !!!

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