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    Mismatched Hardware

    I have a MASSIVE boneyard full of big, heavy stuff, primarily Sonor and DW...BUT...for throw-and-go purposes, I’d LOVE to amass a decent stash of the old Tama Mercury stuff from back when they were just single-braced versions of Titan hardware. GREAT stuff!!!
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    The Cure Drum Tone

    I was told by the producer of Pornography (and also their bassist for a time) about his use of a couple of ambient drum mics that he has slamming into a maxed-out 1176 compressor and subtly inserted into the mix.
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    20” kick vs 22” kick

    Of my 7 Sonor kits, only 1 has a standard 14” deep bass drum (14x24 Phonic rosewood in/out. Fantastic drum.) My own thoughts are that it’s all in the tuning. I personally prefer a minimum depth of 14” but I haven’t noticed any advantage in 17” depths over 14”. Same with depths of “power” rack...
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    20” kick vs 22” kick

    I run my bass drums with mildly pre-muffled heads with nothing inside. My issue with anything smaller than 22” under those circumstances is that... 1.) Because of an 18 or 20’s head diameter, they put an open drum into a register where I can hear a definite pitch to the drum. In conjunction...
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    Joke Thread

    Q.) How many drummers does it take to change the lightbulb in a drum booth? A.) 2, one to change the bulb and Bernard Purdie to go in and fix it.
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    Thoughts on Sonor Delites? Edit: NEW KIT DAY

    It’s just the nature of those shells, I’m thinkin’. I was a Sonor endorser for 15 years and I still have 7 of their kits, including 4 Delite kits. That S-Class Pro kit is the only one of those that I have and it’s the only one of the 7 kits whose rack toms just have to be tuned WAY down before...
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    Thoughts on Sonor Delites? Edit: NEW KIT DAY

    I’ve used coated smooth white Emperors on the tops and coated Ambassadors on bottoms of every kit I’ve had in the past 35 or so years (which is around 50 or so kits through that time) and they always got me what I wanted. A Hydraulic would turn a thin, dead “thud” into a quiet, thin, duller...
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    Poll: Which standard sparkle finish on vintage drums is your favorite?

    I have a red sparkle Sonor, a silver sparkle Gretsch, and a black sparkle Slingerland. I love ‘em all...BUT... If I ever happened upon a 24, 13, 16, 18 Ludwig kit in burgundy sparkle, I’d wind up in the hospital, either from my heart stopping or my wrist breaking from whipping out my wallet so fast.
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    Snare Stand Recommendation - UPDATE!

    Here’s an example of an 80’s Premier Trilok over a 22” BD, In case it may be useful to see.
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    Wide open bass drum

    By “quick”, do you mean a shorter note? Just my own personal experience here, but for open BD’s where I want a more “modern” sound instead of with felt strips for a more old-school thing, I’ve had the best luck with Aquarian’s Superkick II on the backs and a Regulator on the fronts. Heard by...
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    Wide open bass drum

    THIS^^^^
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    Snare Stand Recommendation - UPDATE!

    FWIW to ya, in my 50+ years with this stuff, the best snare stand I’ve found that doesn’t choke a rack tom is the 80’s-era Premier Trilok. It’s like a military-grade version of the old 50’s and 60’s basket-type. But bigger, longer legs than a standard SD stand so it’s real stable. The whole...
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    Thoughts on Sonor Delites? Edit: NEW KIT DAY

    Hahaha Wayulp, to my own ear, in a lot of ways they’re just about neck and neck BUT the big difference for me has been the rack toms. The Delite rack toms sing like boids in a lot wider range of tunings. Both lines’ floor toms have proved to be thunderous to my personal ear. Delite shells kinda...
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    Thoughts on Sonor Delites? Edit: NEW KIT DAY

    TheMattJones88, I’m with ya. All 4 of my Delite bass drums are virgin so I’ve learned to live with them mounted on tom stands. Ah well, if they’ll put ‘em where I need ‘em...
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    Wide open bass drum

    I’m with ya. I don’t put anything in any of my bass drums. I do use pre-muffled heads on them, except for a couple of kits where I want more or less the old-school dealio where they have felt strips. Good on ya!
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    Thoughts on Sonor Delites? Edit: NEW KIT DAY

    Good idea. Sorry for the thread drift.
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    Thoughts on Sonor Delites? Edit: NEW KIT DAY

    What a lovely pic!!!!! My kit is a rosewood in/out 14x24, 9x13, 10x14, 12x15, 16x16, 16x18, and a 6.5 snare. When I initially scored it, it had no 13 and my favorite setup is 24, 13, 16, 18. So I miraculously scored an in/out 13 and I’m in heaven. The 15 came on a floor Tom RIMS and honestly...
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    Thoughts on Sonor Delites? Edit: NEW KIT DAY

    I have a set of S-Class Pro’s. Love the bass drum (22”) and the snare and floor toms with it are pretty doggone good, too. The rack toms have proved to be a bit persnickety for me, in that unless they’re tuned to just about the bottom of the range of each one, I can’t get the resonance that I...
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    Thoughts on Sonor Delites? Edit: NEW KIT DAY

    My old @$$ still hasn’t gotten the hang of photo hosting websites but maybe this’ll be the boot in the britches to fix that.
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    Snare side experts needed - audio example included

    Apologies if this has already been mentioned coz I only read the first two pages... I’d almost guarantee (only “almost” coz I don’t want to sound like I’m being “that guy”) that you’re experiencing is sympathetic vibration from the snares and/or snare side head being tensioned to the same pitch...
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