I've decided to buy my dream kit!!

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  1. Salem street drums

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    I'm officially on the hunt for my dream kit! Craviotto in walnut. Johnny was my favorite drum builder and a signed kit from him would be awesome. I'll have to sell off a few thing to get it, but I've made up my mind!!
     
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    singleflammedmill Well-Known Member

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    Excellent choice!
    Good luck with the hunt.
     
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    Great choice Britt - Walnut is a beautiful tonewood .
    A Craviotto in Walnut would be Phat City
     
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    Hmmm, gonna sell those Duco Slingys ??
     
  5. Salem street drums

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    That will be the last one sold. LOL. I'll let you know if it comes to that.
     
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    Kits are out of my league, but cant say enough good things about their snares.
     
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    I too hope one day to announce here that I'm buying a Craviotto kit!
    For now I'll settle with my 4 Craviotto snare drums and Ayotte kit.

    If you want it signed you're either talking used or New Old Stock. Best of luck finding it, I'm sure it's out there if you are flexible on sizes.
    Unless of course you find the exact kit in the exact sizes you want!

    As far as stores, you might be able to find an older NOS kit at Maxwell's.

    Stretch

    P.S. I'm thinking mine might be mahogany...
     
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    I love(d) J.C........I still love his drums and cherish my DW Craviotto.....thankfully, I will never be a good enough player to justify owning
    one of his kits.....unless my phantom lottery ticket hits, that is!
     
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    Yeah, it will take some serious sacrifices to get it. I've got three vintage kits that are taking up space and should get me close.
     
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    Hey...if one of those dusty vintage kits is a Sonor, plz let me know.

    Have you looked at Tamas walnut kit by any chance?
     
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    Is it April already?
     
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    It will take me way past April to save up and find it.
     
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    If you can find a used one you can actually play first Id recommend it. Ive had two cherry craviotto kits. The first was dual BB edges in 13,16,22 and the second BB/45 in 13,16,24. I liked the first one much more. Both were really nice kits. Incredibly crafted...but they ultimately didnt quite scratch the itch like I had hoped they would...and this only became more apparent when I bought the second kit. I sold both.

    Not trying to be negative, just saying I wish what I am playing now was in my life back then. I much prefer it and it would have saved me thousands of dollars. I think I thought Craviotto would be the pinnacle of sonic goodness or whatever but didnt end up being that way for me. It certainly brought prestige but left me growing tired of it sonically.

    That being said I bet walnut is a different animal and might be wonderful. The kits are certainly amazing instruments and I wish you the best in your journey to find one. Im just saying spend some time with it or something like it before you sell all your kits to finance it.
     
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    Great advice! I've had a few other kits "let me down" in the past. I've played a Crav a few years ago, but I haven't really sat down with one and tuned it up to my liking.
     
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    It's good to have goals in life. Good luck on your quest!
     
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    britt, nice choice! bill
     
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    Star walnut was also suggested to my by the guys at Maxwells
     
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    "Goals are important...I learned that in rehab." Captain Ron
     
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    That's what I'm gettin!
     
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    I have an early low number Craviotto Black Walnut in 24, 13,16,18 with a 7x14 matching snare. You will be very happy!
     

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