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    TINY KIT-3 | Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Bop shell pack, 18/14/12

    pgm554 -- That's a beautiful Stage Custom in Cranberry Red. Thanks for sharing. As in your photo, another nice thing about the Stage Custom line is that you can purchase individual Stage Custom drums -- another mounted or floor tom or a larger bass drum -- as add-ons to the 3-piece "Bop" kit...
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    Getting a modern workhorse kit, which one should I go with?

    I'm with Murat: On a strict budget, the Yamaha Stage Custom can't be beat; but if you can nudge your budget upwards a little bit, the Sonor AQ2s are far better in quality build, tuning rage, warmth, and in my opinion, looks. I have both kits, in bop sizes. Both are far better than the Gretsch...
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    18” rides?…..who loves ‘em….who uses ‘em?

    I agree with mtarrani: depends on the music and the mood. It depends, also, on the cymbal. There are 18s that might work as a ride and 18s that don't. Many cymbals larger than 18 have the opposite problem: they don't crash. An 18 for sale on DFO that sounds like it might work well as a...
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    My 16x16 bass drum: should I cut its depth to 14-5/8" or 11-5/8"?

    From Houndog: one more vote for Option (b), cloaked in good humor. Actually, every 1/16" counts for me, as I'd like to be closer to 12".
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    My 16x16 bass drum: should I cut its depth to 14-5/8" or 11-5/8"?

    Wow - thanks to my DFO friends for all your thoughtful input! You guys are great! To avoid filling vacant lug holes, I need to cut down the 16" depth to either 14-5/8 or 11-5/8., and I'm leaning towards (the DFO majority vote of) 11-5/8 to make it noticeably different in size, weight, and sound...
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    My 16x16 bass drum: should I cut its depth to 14-5/8" or 11-5/8"?

    "owr" -- you're right on with your response: the 10" Jungle tom and 10" toms altogether don't work. I agree: you need 8x12. I have a Canopus Yaiba bop as my main kit, and I might consider a Canopus RFM 12x15 and forget this little Sonor bd project altogether. I tried to do what you...
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    My 16x16 bass drum: should I cut its depth to 14-5/8" or 11-5/8"?

    Thanks for your responses. I have Aquarian single-play textured heads (practically the same as Ambassadors) on batter and reso, and no muffling -- wide open. The tuning is dialed-in with care. Maybe too much air has to move with a 16" depth to have the drum be responsive and hum. As a little...
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    Should I cut my 16x16 bass drum to a depth of 14-5/8" or 11-5/8"?

    I'd welcome expert advice from DFO builders on a project I'm considering. I posted my question to "General"; please find it there using the link here: My 16x16 bass drum: should I cut its depth to 14-5/8" or 11-5/8"? Thanks for reading and for any guidance.
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    My 16x16 bass drum: should I cut its depth to 14-5/8" or 11-5/8"?

    Hoping for expert DFO guidance. My question (in simplest terms) is this: If I cut my 16x16 bass drum down in depth, which is the better depth of the cut drum, given these two options: (a) 14-5/8" (b) 11-5/8" The longer story... I have a Sonor maple 16x16 bass drum that's part of the "Jungle"...
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    SOLD Istanbul Agop 18” Cindy Blackman OM Crash (1237g) AS NEW | VIDEO DEMO

    ***SOLD for my asking price on Reverb*** (Wish it had gone to a DFO member at the discounted price.)
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    ***PLEASE REMOVE***TINY KIT-2: Sonor Jungle shell pack, Natural Maple, 16/14/10.

    I have too many tiny kits, so I hope to sell at least 2 of 3 shell packs: TINY KIT-1: The Sonor Martini is the tiniest: 14/13/8 with a Tama 10 TINY KIT-2: A maple Sonor “Jungle” kit (listed here) is one-size bigger: 16/14/10. UPDATE: I'm keeping this kit. TINY KIT-3: A Yamaha Stage Custom Bop...
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    TINY KIT-3 | Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Bop shell pack, 18/14/12

    Komodobob -- Thanks for your comment! My experience with the Stage Customs is like yours: you can dial-in these drums to "sing" if you replace the stock Remo UX heads and tune them with a good ear. These birch drums sound terrific for small group jazz but also, in my experience, for amplified...
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    TINY KIT-3 | Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Bop shell pack, 18/14/12

    I have too many tiny kits, so I hope to sell at least 2 of 3 shell packs: TINY KIT-1: The Sonor Martini is the tiniest: 14/13/8 with a Tama 10 TINY KIT-2: A maple Sonor “Jungle” kit is one-size bigger: 16/14/10. TINY KIT-3: Yamaha Stage Custom Bop (listed here) is least tiny: 18/14/12 The...
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    TINY KIT-1 | Sonor Martini shell pack,14/13/8, with Tama 10x8

    I have too many tiny kits, so I hope to sell at least 2 of 3 shell packs: TINY KIT-1: Sonor Martini (listed here) is tiniest: 14/13/8 with a Tama 10. TINY KIT-2: A maple Sonor “Jungle” kit is one-size bigger: 16/14/10. TINY KIT-3: A Yamaha Stage Custom Bop kit is least tiny: 18/14/12. The Sonor...
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    SOLD Collingwood 20” 1860g Ride Cymbal - $325 Shipped

    Very musical. I'd buy it if it didn't sound so similar to my 20" Agop that Tim Roberts recently modified for me. Should go quickly.
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    (Sold)Istanbul agop Mel Lewis 19” ride

    Thanks for posting a video demo and more photos. The video and additional photos really help. Looks and sounds like a nice example of a 19" Mel Lewis. 1785g places it on the lighter end of the 19" Mel Lewis, which I prefer. I'm seeking more a 20" as I already have a beloved 19" Agop 30th...
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    (Sold)Istanbul agop Mel Lewis 19” ride

    Hi "Ced" -- Might be interested in your Mel Lewis, but before getting serious about purchasing it, I'd need to hear an audio or video file demo (like the one I made for DFO offering my 18" OM: VIDEO DEMO HERE. Every Agop is so different: some are magical, others are duds. Also sharing a few...
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    SOLD Istanbul Agop 18” Cindy Blackman OM Crash (1237g) AS NEW | VIDEO DEMO

    Rock Salad -- Thanks for the compliment. It's a great cymbal, and it was fun preparing/sharing my little demo of it.
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    DrumHead magazine subscribing: Beware! *** update posted below ***

    [ U P D A T E ] After more email exchanges with Drumhead -- having not received any issues -- I received an envelope packed from them with 6-8 recent issues. It was the first I've seen of the magazine, ever,. The issues I received were printed on decent paper and look like they may be...
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    SOLD Istanbul Agop 18” Cindy Blackman OM Crash (1237g) AS NEW | VIDEO DEMO

    ***SOLD*** Istanbul Agop 18” Cindy Blackman OM Crash (1237g) I have a few too many cymbals, so I’m thinning my collection. Not considering trades. Thanks for reading
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