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  1. mgdrummer

    Yamaha Power V snare

    I had one a number of years ago, came with a used Premier kit I'd bought. I thought it sounded great for an inexpensive snare.
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    Premier resonators

    Late 80’s/early 90’s Resonators were painted/lacquered.
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    Big Beats Big Smiles

    There was a 20" Big Beat at Chicago Music Exchange a few years ago that I wanted to take home with me. I'm too heavy handed for the hats to work, or to use the larger sizes as rides. I'd probably love the 18/19/20 as crashes but I'd have to pair them with something heavier like the SE or heavy...
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    Worst stage you ever played on.

    Two that come to mind were a park district gig where they had the band set up in the grass. I think they had ONE piece of warped plywood that I attempted to set up on. Second was a rock club called Penny Road Pub where they pushed all the pool tables together and literally screwed sheets of...
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    Anyone knows what brand of drums is this?

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    Paiste line comparison video by DCP

    Horses for courses I guess. This is certainly not the sonic impression I’m left with when I listen to Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Tool, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, etc. I’ve personally been playing Paiste since 92, my wife will attest that I hear noises in the house, while driving, etc that no one...
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    Remote recording/online collaboration video finished! Fun & Funny...

    :) Mission accomplished! :) Glad you dug it!
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    Remote recording/online collaboration video finished! Fun & Funny...

    I posted my recording performance video for this tune in the video section awhile back, but I thought the final full production video might be appreciated enough here. We’ve got a pretty impressive community of musicians in the suburbs of Chicago, many of whom I’ve gotten to be friends with...
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    Anybody Own Any Modern Premier Drums?

    Since we’re doing show & tell, this is what I get to chose from:
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    Anybody Own Any Modern Premier Drums?

    I’ve played a few of the reissue Genistas, they’re ok drums but weren’t built to be top line gear like the originals. The last of the U.K. made stuff seemed nice, Vic’s had a Spitfire snare awhile back that I was close to buying. The only new product I see them posting on social media are...
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    Recommendations for recording interface?

    I’m a big fan of the Audient interfaces. I started with an iD14 (2 onboard pres and expandable to 10 inputs via adat) and recently upgraded to the iD44 (4 onboard pres and expandable to 20 inputs via adat).
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    Pearl Music City Custom solid shell snares who makes the shells ?

    Wow, I really liked the Ash & Walnut drums. Seems like the resonance & sustain is naturally more controlled with those two woods.
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    New 602 Mediums & Heavy's

    I'm eagerly hoping that a 22" heavy will be added at some point. A local shop had a blue label 21" heavy awhile back that I really, really liked. The slightly lower pitch of a 22" would have been perfect.
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    Looks like Paiste’s patent on the Novo China must have expired...
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    Would you buy an add on in a different finish?

    My OCD wouldn't let me do it unless the plan was to eventually refinish the whole set of shells.
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    Helloween "I Want Out" online collaboration cover

    With everything being shut down I've been rediscovering my interest in home recording. This is a cover that a bunch of local musician friends & I put together by sending tracks back & forth to each other and I ended up mixing the final version of the tune. The drum sound is the actual drums...
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    What made you decide on your Main kit ?

    I arrived at 90’s era Premier stuff by happenstance. Back in early 98 I went into the local Guitar Center intending to buy a DW kit as they seemed to be the most represented high end brand preferred by pros of that time. The kit they had on the floor was extremely underwhelming (just kind of...
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    80's Premier Elite information and general opinions

    The snare is a model 36, basically Premier’s version of a Ludwig 402. The chrome plating on it is pitted, you’d have to have a plating shop strip & replate it if you truly wanted to restore it.
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    Help id'ing Paiste cymbal

    I don’t own any 200’s, that was a photo I found online.
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    Help id'ing Paiste cymbal

    That brassy/bronzy yellow looks like the old 200 series.