22-13-16 Sonor vintage series in California Blue / the GAS strikes back

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the well known king crimson album starless and snareless Black..
 

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That’s an incredibly cool kit , but geez man .
Why do you need 3 kits ?
Then your stuck deciding which kit do I take to the show tonite ???
Now I gotta get another custom bass head .
Oh man I sure wish I’d have brought my other kit I’m sure my other kit woulda sounded better …
 

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When shopping for my Broadkasters set last winter, I've juggled a long time between these and a red oyster Sonor set. I loooove me some red tubs and Sonor's red oyster wrap is as deep and lush as they get. Plus, I mean, Sonors sound fantastic as well.

Today I went to one of my buddy's small music shop to encourage him and get some heads. He's got a tiny drums dept, of mostly low-end lines (Aq1's, a few Tama Club Jams and Imperial Stars, Pearl Roadshows, Decades and Exports.

But in a corner was a Vintage series California Blue 13-16-22 that he's been stuck with for the last two years, maybe three. I looked at it and said "You know if it was red I would have bought it in a heartbeat". To wich he answered: "And if I'd give you 1200$ off would you still buy it?"

Well it's Canadian dollars but still... A hell of a rebate. I'm suddenly finding the blue a whooooole lot more appealing.

I don't need a 3rd set, and I don't have that much room either but dang! this deal is hard to pass... The only rationalization that makes somewhat a little bit of sens is that I don't own a 22" kick and that would round up the arsenal to have a 24, a 22 and a 20.

At the very least I could maybe buy it and sell it to my band's other part-time drummer, who doesn't have a proper kit.

I am in a pickle now.... And DFO probably won't be the voice of reason either ;-)
What did you say the name and number of the shop is?
 

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I’ve been lusting after the Vintage series in Vintage Pearl for several years now, but i want the set with the 20” bass. The only high end series with 14” deep BD
aw heck buy em.
matching snare will be probably only be 750$ and a short 12 month wait
or use "the supra"..

Or you could put a WFL III snare to it and call it a
WFLIIIOnar or a Tama snare and call it a Tamonor
Yamaha snare and call it Yamanor
 
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Personally, this is the one Sonor kit, in the one Sonor wrap, I lust after in a life otherwise blessed with equanimity.

But for you, my friend:

Is this what you want, or do you now think you want it because it is there? Is this kismet or opportunism?

“After a time you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical but it is often true.”

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BUT, on the other hand:

Beech, California beech! Some fine beeches, too.

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Grab the kit, add on the matching snare when you can. I haven’t played a full Vintage Series kit, but the 14x 5.75 snare I got has become one of my faves…
 


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