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A refreshing of my kit

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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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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?

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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

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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.

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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)

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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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Damn, y'all can shred.  Other than the bass being thin in the mix, this is great!

And that china is silky smooth.  Wow.

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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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Posted (edited)

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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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. ;)

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12 hours ago, SpeedNinja said:

Sorry if that ruins your Sabian sales commission. ;)

Nope, no commission... just curiosity ;)

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