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  1. Tommy D

    I think I have a problem... But is it really that bad?

    The short story is: I need to get some work done in my basement over the next couple of months. This involves cleaning out the entire basement of all our stuff. Completely bare, nothing down there. So I have been working on packing all my drums and gear to move in to storage for an uncertain...
  2. Tommy D

    Thomas Lang is such a beast.

    A lot of Thomas Lang's drumming is impressive, but sometimes its too crazy that his groove is lost. This song is all groove with so much technical talent and extreme limb independence. Crazy good drumming.
  3. Tommy D

    Tama tom stand isolation

    Hey all, I use a Tama HTW839W double tom stand. Its the latest Roadpro tom stand with the stilt feature. I find that this stand doesn't let my toms ring very well. It's as if the stand is grounding the drums too much and sucking away their resonance and sustain. Does anyone know if there...
  4. Tommy D

    SOLD!!! - Pearl Reference Pure Music City Custom - 10/12/14/16/22 - White Marine Pearl

    This one hurts, but I have to sell my nearly new Pearl Reference Pure Music City Custom kit. This kit is truly flawless. No scratches. No knicks. Not even fingerprints. The born on date of these drums is March 1, 2019 so that makes them... a little over 7 months old. Never gigged, never...
  5. Tommy D

    SOLD: PDP Concept Maple 12/14/20/14 - Transparent Cherry

    Hey everyone, I have a PDP Concept Maple CM4 kit for sale. It is in near flawless condition. There are no dents, dings, scratches or gouges on any of the shells and there is no pitting on any piece of chrome. The heads are original and in new condition. The only thing I can see wrong with the...
  6. Tommy D

    A new snare I'm working on - 14x6 Zebrawood Stave

    I've had this shell for probably 2-3 years sitting in it's box waiting for me to get to it: Finally got around to working on it. So far I have thinned the shell to 3/8" thickness, routed out an inlay groove and installed the inlay: I'm still sorting out how I want to finish the shell...
  7. Tommy D

    Sabian HH Remastered Signature Max Stax - 10"/10" natural finish

    Another set of cymbals I am letting go. I have an older set of these (some of the originals that came out in the 90's) and wanted to get another set for a second kit I have set up, but I'm just not playing as much as I would like. These are still in a sealed bag, brand new. They are the...
  8. Tommy D

    SOLD - Zildjian 18" Medium-Thin Crash - 1530g

    This is a used 18" Zildjian Medium-Thin crash I have owned since the mid-'90's. I'm the original owner and it has served me well for many years. I consider this crash to have the defacto "crash" sound. Clean, projecting, not dark, but not overly bright. Great as a main crash, an accent crash, a...
  9. Tommy D

    Sabian 16" HH Thin Crash (Remastered) - 936g

    Another new cymbal for sale! Picked this up thinking it would be better than my HH medium-thin and I preferred the slightly heavier weight one, so this one is for sale. It's still in new condition. Only used for testing against my other 16" HH crash then it went back in its bag. This is a dark...
  10. Tommy D

    Sabian 16" HH Chinese - 815g

    Another new cymbal that I never got around to playing for sale. This one is a 16" Sabian HH Chinese cymbal in natural finish. Only tapped on then put back in it's bag to be played at a later date. It's not a bright and cutting china like an AAX-Xtreme but it isn't really a mellow china either...
  11. Tommy D

    Sabian 18" HH Dark Crash - 1396g

    Another unplayed cymbal from my arsenal. This is a new 18" Sabian HH Dark Crash. It's from the generation before the latest "remastered" series. Not super dark, despite it's name, but not bright at all. Mellow is probably a better name for it. Could easily be used as a main crash in pretty much...
  12. Tommy D

    SOLD: Sabian 19" HHX Fierce crash - 1473g

    Another new cymbal for sale. This is a Sabian 19" HHX Fierce crash. A very small amount of the HHX label has rubbed off when I was cleaning the brilliant finish for photos, but otherwise it is new and unplayed. Like some of my other cymbals for sale, I pulled it out of the bag, tapped on it...
  13. Tommy D

    20" Sabian HHX Zen Ride - 1560g

    This is a new 20" Sabian HHX Zen China. I pulled it out , weighed it, tapped on it for a little bit, and put it back in its bag for another day. Well, that day just has not come, so I'm putting it up for sale. Really nice, low key cymbal that can work great for jazz riding, mellow singer...
  14. Tommy D

    SOLD - Zildjian 20" Z China Boy - 2597g

    Thinning out my cymbal arsenal so this guy is up for sale. Used Zildjian 20" Z China Boy from the mid-late 90's. Star pattern hammering with a brilliant finish. Some of the logos have worn off a bit through time, but overall very good condition. I am the original owner and I always kept it clean...
  15. Tommy D

    14 x 5 Pecan wood stave snare

    Well, I finally found some time to build one of my own drums, and here it is: 14x5, straight walled, 3/8" thick Pecan wood stave shell wrapped in white and black oyster Delmar wrap. Single point, solid brass lugs with stainless steel fasteners. 2.3mm, 2 flange, stick chopper hoops with...
  16. Tommy D

    SOLD - Yamaha Recording Custom - 12/13/16/22

    This is a Yamaha Recording Custom from 1986. 100% Japanese built. The factory edges were all banged up from 30+ years of playing so I cut new edges to replicate the originals. Perfectly flat and baby butt smooth. They tune up real easy and sound great. The kit is in perfect working order and...
  17. Tommy D

    So why don't people like the Recording Custom Bass Drum???

    Hey everyone, I had a question about the older Recording Custom bass drums (not the newly rehashed ones that just came out). I have read many posts saying that the bass drums on the older MIJ Recording Customs are the "weak link" on these kits. What about it is/was lacking? I have a 14x22 RC...
  18. Tommy D

    Gretsch Renown - Blue Metal - Sale @ Sweetwater

    I saw this on another forum and thought I would post it here. Sweetwater is having a sale on Gretsch Renown's in the Blue Metal finish. Pretty much all configurations are on sale. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=gretsch+renown+blue+metal&Go=Search I think this one is probably...
  19. Tommy D

    Some recent projects

    Hey everyone, I have been pretty busy this June working on some projects for people and thought I would share some of the fun I have been having. First is a Tama Silverstar 24x18 cut down to 24x14. Before: During: Completed: Next up is a Yamaha Live Custom 20x16 shell cut down to 20x12...
  20. Tommy D

    SOLD: Pearl Wood Fiberglass 24/13/16 - Platinum Mist

    Up for sale is a Pearl Wood Fiberglass kit in Platinum Mist. It is the 24/13/16 shell pack and it is in pretty much new condition. No scratches, no pedal rash. The factory heads haven't been played and it still has it's tag on the bass drum. I got it thinking I needed a "vintage vibe" kit in...
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