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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 :)
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.
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...
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.
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.
16" trans stamp hihat
20" 60's A
24" trans stamp
22" hollow block stamp
20" Zanki pang