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since these last few pages seem to be the closest to a cymbalholic reunion as we might ever get I´ll contribute this one from last friday


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First the church rig (church's drums, my cymbals). This is Pearl Masters Birch kit and I brought the DW Collectors snare I had just procured for my concert band along to try out this Sunday. Cymbals from left to right are: Diril AD 14" hats, 19" Kerope, 20" Bettis Reverse China Crash, 22" Sabian HH Manhattan Ride, 20 Sabian HH Duo Ride.

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Next the big band rig (my drums and cymbals). This is a WMP Rogers Celebrity kit -- pretty much all original except the Dynasonic reissue. The 'drum' on the far right is really just my practice pad serving time as a convenient place for brushes and such. Cymbals from left to right are: Zildjian Avedis hats (15 over 14), 20" Bettis Thin Ride, 14" Old Stamp Zildjian K, 20" Pre-Serial Paiste 602, 20" Bettis Reverse China Crash.

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Are those round drum shields in top pic? And if so .....
What kind of drum shields are those? They look round..I've never seen those before..nice.
 

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Chirp - chirp! 16"/18" Remo RotoToms, 8"/10"/12" North toms, 22", 12"/13"/16"/18" Pearl Fiberglass drums, Pearl 4514L 6.5" x 14" snare. 20" Paiste 2002 Black Label China, 18" Zildjian Constantinople Crash, 20" Zildjian K Ride (Heather Stine rework), 20" Paiste 602 Black Label China, 22" Paiste Red Label China, 20" Paiste 602 Medium Crash/Ride with 8 rivets, 15" Sabian French Symphonic for top hat/15" Meinl Dragon heavy crash for bottom hat. Rogers Swivomatic Supreme cymbal stands, Ludwig Hercules straight and boom cymbal stands, Slingerland Dynamo hi-hat stand

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Please repost pic. I have a premier "black shadow" that I got a little before covid hit so I haven't been able to play it yet. My practice kit is a premier resonator , it's so heavy I'm not changing it.
Anyways ... I'd love to see your kit.

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Not sure if some of these pics qualify as birds-eye view..I will take new ones soon ... these are several years old.
Also the drum kit in the pic is a vintage Ludwig psychedelic swirl that I traded back to the original owner.
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Chirp - chirp! 16"/18" Remo RotoToms, 8"/10"/12" North toms, 12"/13"/16"/18" Pearl Fiberglass drums, Pearl 4515L 6.5" x 14" snare. 20" Paiste 2002 Black Label China, 18" Zildjian Constantinople Crash, 20" Zildjian K Ride (Heather Stine rework), 20" Paiste 602 Black Label China, 22" Paiste Red Label China, 20" Paiste 602 Medium Crash/Ride with 8 rivets, 15" Sabian French Symphonic for top hat/15" Meinl Dragon heavy crash for bottom hat. Rogers Swivomatic Supreme cymbal stands, Ludwig Hercules straight and boom cymbal stands, Slingerland Dynamo hi-hat stand

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It's done!?
 

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Thank you for reposting your pic ... It was worth it.
I just realized I didn't label my cymbals with my pics but since it was a decade old picture I had a hard time remembering them...lol.
I added what info I could remember.
Love your kit...mine is just 2 up and one down...but with all premier stands.
 

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Are those round drum shields in top pic? And if so .....
What kind of drum shields are those? They look round..I've never seen those before..nice.
Yes, round drum shields. We use four of them. I believe they can be purchased, but our sound engineer had them made locally to keep the cost down. I think they are 24 or 26 inches in diameter and mounted on cheap cymbal stands. These are way nicer to play behind than a big plexiglass 'cage,' as much less sound is reflected back at the drummer and you can still communicate easily with your band mates.
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Yes, round drum shields. We use four of them. I believe they can be purchased, but our sound engineer had them made locally to keep the cost down. I think they are 24 or 26 inches in diameter and mounted on cheap cymbal stands. These are way nicer to play behind than a big plexiglass 'cage,' as much less sound is reflected back at the drummer and you can still communicate easily with your band mates. View attachment 467085
In this covid era , I'm looking for more of these type. We use the smaller horn section round shields for vocals...works perfect. I have the big drum shields in jam room but need something smaller for travel.
I have a glass company near by , I will inquire as to the cost with them to make some for me.
Thx for the idea and replying...stay safe.
 

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Thank you for reposting your pic ... It was worth it.
I just realized I didn't label my cymbals with my pics but since it was a decade old picture I had a hard time remembering them...lol.
I added what info I could remember.
Love your kit...mine is just 2 up and one down...but with all premier stands.
Thanks! Just realized I did not actually post a birds-eye view.

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From last Wednesdays live stream (replay on my FB page, I'll past a link when up on You Tube as the sound quality is so much better there), but it was a night for my Bosphorus rig! They honestly proved to be the wrong selection for the evening at the mix was too compressed and the guitar to loud to really hear them, but they are perfect for this loose 3 piece jam band where I need to help cover a lot of space. Just too quite for this particular evening.

15” Master Vintage Hats (932 over 1152)
18” Black Pearl Crash (1310)
20” Black Pearl Crash / Ride (1616)
22” Master Vintage Ride (1993)

And an interloper...my Istanbul AGOP 22” Signature Series China (1719 grams) along for the ride!

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Thanks! Just realized I did not actually post a birds-eye view.

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Are those premier 252 bass drum pedals I see?
First pedal that impressed me back in the old days...lol.
I went from a Camco to the 252 . (No more squeak either) wow what a difference. Now there's a lot of great new pedals but back then it's was speedking and Camco.
Thank you for anoter pic.
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Are those premier 252 bass drum pedals I see?
First pedal that impressed me back in the old days...lol.
I went from a Camco to the 252 . (No more squeak either) wow what a difference. Now there's a lot of great new pedals but back then it's was speedking and Camco.
Thank you for anoter pic.
Stay safe
I use them because they match the kit, but I find the heels are too high. I am also using the stock beaters which are too big and heavy. I will be getting lighter beaters in the future.
 

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Okay buds, one last birds eye and I'm out. The very nice cat who sold me the 24" Spizzichino I posted above decided to let go of the rest of the set. These were handpicked at Roberto's workshop and work together beautifully as a set. The TW is THE most fascinating, challenging, inspiring and musical cymbal I've ever touched. The 20 has that subtly tinny thing that good Old Stamps have. See you in the shed.

22 TW ~2250g, 20 1890g, 14 hats medium thin (haven't weighed but probably 750/800g ish).

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