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    Bosphorous New Orleans line

    My only experience was with an 18" New Orelans crash. It had a lot of the character of a darker K crash, but slightly drier overall. It crashed, initially, with the same energy as a K, but it died out a bit quicker and with fewer overtones and frequencies (if that makes sense). It was also...
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    How does Carter McLean record his videos

    Check out this video for a bit more info, especially right around two minutes for the bare room and then 9minutes (actually 8:45) to see how they tame some nasty sounds. The last few minutes are of the fully treated room, granted, the recording probably switches from an iPhone (in the...
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    How does Carter McLean record his videos

    Carter has a pretty simple (but powerfully amazing) setup. He changes up his mic placements on occasion, but I think his go-to setup is typically a two mic setup (overhead and kick) into an Earthworks preamp into his computer/DAW. His YouTube page has a lot of old videos where he demo's a...
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    The Downside To Modern Vintage Kits

    What heads are on the PP snare? Maybe try a real calf-type head (like calf or kangaroo or something) If the real deal doesn't work, maybe try an Evans Calftone or a Remo Fiberskyn? The Fiberskyns come in different thickness, and I'd go for an Ambassador weight, which feels thicker than a...
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    Most You Ever made One single gig.

    $1,000,000 in “exposure” dollars. I can’t even begin to imagine what that would be in today’s economy when accounting for inflation.
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    Lightest set of 18/14/12 out there?

    These are the only examples I currently have that are at least relevant. 8x12 Vintage Ludwig Standard - 5.5 pounds 9x13 Ludwig Standard - 7 pounds 9x13 Classic Maple - 8.5 pounds (no bracket) 9x13 Ludwig Legacy - 8.5 pounds (no bracket) 14x14 Pork Pie Hip Pig floor tom - 11.5 pounds 16x18...
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    Advice on all equipment to record my drums

    Most (probably all) current TVs have computer/HDMI inputs. I went on Amazon Warehouse and purchased the cheapest 40" TV they had (its was like 90 bucks) and use that as my from-the-throne monitor. I have my normal monitor right next to my kit, but the big TV is about 10 feet in front of my kit...
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    Advice on all equipment to record my drums

    I had good success with a Zoom H6. It is both the interface (the mics plug in here) and the box that records. You can have 4 mics in there if I recall correctly, and expand it to 6 mics. It comes stock with a mic module that you can combine with other mics, so, really, you'd maybe only need...
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    Lightest set of 18/14/12 out there?

    I have a Stage Custom bop kit I can try to weigh later this weekend. FWIW, most of the weight for any kit will be in the hardware. The easiest way to lighten the load on a given kit is to swap out the rims on toms for 1.6mm hoops (they are about 2/3 the weight of a 2.3mm hoop). For example...
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    Let's talk Turks...

    It seems like most of the Turk models, regardless of brand, fall into the two categories as JDA mentioned, mainly heavy or light/thin. The heavy stuff (usually rides) always seemed sort of one-dimensional in that the sound is always very dry and cutting, but noticeably darker than, say, a...
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    Ludwig 3ply silver sparkle 14" floor and 24" kick

    Much prefer classic but would consider club date depending on the condition. Decade doesn't matter as long as the shell is three ply. Also, don't really care about interior; clear, white or granitone are all good. Thanks for any info!
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    Ludwig 3ply silver sparkle 14" floor and 24" kick

    Looking for both of these drums. 3ply 14x14 floor tom, and 14x24 kick drum. I know there are some funky off-sizes out there, like 12x24, so I'd happily entertain anything in that general direction. To be even pickier, slightly faded silver sparkle is preferred, more silver than ginger...
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    Agop Om hats

    Ha! Again, I was posting as Ptrick was commenting. It seems we have a bit more difference of opinion on the Mantra! Interesting. I did not know they were the same cymbals minus the finish. Perhaps the ones I checked out were a newer model or just the product of being handmade cymbals. I...
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    Agop Om hats

    The Mantra hats are quite different in almost every aspect. They are, however, amazing hi hats. They are much more K-like. The Mantra stuff is great and would certainly handle louder rock music. I was debating getting a set of these but went with some Traditionals instead. The Traditional...
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    Agop Om hats

    They are very versatile for everything except maybe hard rock or metal (or loud stuff in general). In my experience, they have a little more smokey-ness than, say, the Agop Signature hats, and a little more dirt/trash/wash. But, they really aren't trashy hi hats at all. They are certainly a...
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    Getting an all-new cymbal setup - experiences?

    I had a mix of everything for a long time. Then, when Paiste released the Masters line, I really went all in on those. I gigged with those for about a year, so, maybe like 80-90 shows. But while that was happening, I discovered Carter McLean and I totally fell down the Turkish-style rabbit...
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    WTB Istanbul Agop 22" Vezir Jazz Ride

    If you aren't exactly looking for a used one, I recall that the Memphis Drum Shop had some quite recently. Also, Tony over at CymbalsOnly might be able to custom order you one. Agop is now doing a few custom orders aparently. Best of luck!
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