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    New Old Drums For Me - Asba This Time

    The spurs seem quite solid. And the guy I bought the kit from, who plays in a fairly active punk rock band, told me that he'd never had any problems with them. Also they are 40+ years old, so I figure they would have been worn out by now if the quality wasn't there. The tom holder has the same...
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    Funch Cymbals, 4 Rides Demoed

    I think I need to go visit Lasse sometime soon (even if my bank-account doesn't). He appears to have acquired some serious skills, since he first started selling modded cymbals on the facebook a few years back.
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    New Old Drums For Me - Asba This Time

    Dumb rock is the best description I can use for my band at the moment. I hope it will become interesting to others when we get some original material up and running. Right now we're in an upstart process with a few instrumental sketches for songs, and our singer just starting to work on lyrics...
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    New Old Drums For Me - Asba This Time

    You should be able to click on the pictures and view them in full resolution on flickr. But here are a few close ups. The tom mount. A bit of a knuckle-buster, but very adjustable. I like it so far. Bass drum spurs. The big knob turns smoothly, and seems to tighten enough so there's no...
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    New Old Drums For Me - Asba This Time

    Thanks for the comments guys! The kit could use a new set of heads, and I still have to play around with some different tunings. But judging by what I've heard so far, I think I'm going to be well pleased with this purchase :) @BennyK: I may have sophisticated selection (I even set up on a...
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    New Old Drums For Me - Asba This Time

    I came across a deal I couldn't pass up. So now I'm the proud owner of a stainless steel Asba kit. I picked it up earlier today, and had enough time to quickly tune and set up the 24", 14" and 18" with my 15" 50's Slingerland snare at my practice space, and get home before the handball match...
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    Unbalanced cymbal weight distribution bother you?

    With a cymbal like my 24" trans stamp A, it really is an advantage. "The" sweet spot is right by the stamp, so with a bit of light I can always see it, and know where the other cool/hot/sweet sounding spots on that particular warped, dented, flea bitten, chipped, etc. pie are.
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    Unbalanced cymbal weight distribution bother you?

    It doesn't bother me. Some of the best sounding cymbals I've had have been very unbalanced - one Bosphorus so much that you could feel one side being thicker than the other between your fingers. Plus, when the cymbal doesn't move, the sweet spot doesn't either :)
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    Let’s see your Luxor and Powertone snares!

    My Luxor is my favourite snare drum. I bought it from someone on here around 10 years ago, and took this picture just after unboxing it. I got it to match this 20", 12", 16" Cleveland kit, which, a couple of years later, I stupidly sold back to the guy I'd bought it from.
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    Loudest 20" head combo advice

    What kind of beater are you using? Wood brings out a lot more volume and low end than felt. I'd also suggest tuning higher - medium tension on the batter, and the reso anywhere from medium to cranked, depending on what sound you're going for. If you need to port the front head, then keep it as...
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    Your Wish List

    A Tama Superstar or Granstar kit with a 24" kick in candy apple red A 60's Rogers kit, 24" kick, sparkle finish 14x6,5 Rogers wood Powertone The perfect 20" A trans or hollow block stamp crash/ride
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    Time for your Office Pics! It's been a while.

    My office is starting to smell of rich mahogany. I dug out my 15" Slingerland snare for this weeks rehearsal. I changed the bottom head and wires. But the old pre pie Emperor batter still sounded good, so I left that one on.
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    Time for your Office Pics! It's been a while.

    Don't worry - I am. Just no top felts or wingnuts.
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    Time for your Office Pics! It's been a while.

    I added some low end to my office today
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    Time for your Office Pics! It's been a while.

    My band started working on some original material yesterday. And with the guitarists playing heavy riffs in drop C# tuning, it only felt right to bring out the big guns to match their sounds. L>R 16" trans stamp hihat 20" 60's A 24" trans stamp 22" hollow block stamp 20" Zanki pang With an...
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