Is there a drum set you would like back ?

DavedrumsTX

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I know this has been done before but it has been awhile regardless , so I am curious if there is a drum set you sold that you wish you had back ?
For me personally , I would like to have back my former Whitney Nesting 16 kit . It was ideal for rehearsals and small rooms , had that balanced fat birch sound and weighed less than 30 lbs nested . The Quickframe is genius and made set up and tear down very quick .
 

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I would like my 2015 Craviotto Walnut kit back. I waited 9 months for it, Johnny signed it and it was beautiful. I would also like my Gretsch USA 70s reissue kit back. Why did I sell it?

I did get may 1976 Ludwig kit back. It was my first kit and I sold it in 1990. I found it 20 years later in Kansas and bought it back.
 

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My second kit was a '62 Slingerland 13-16-22 in the ugliest, tobacco-stained "yellow marine pearl" finish you ever saw! I bought them used in 1975 for $200.
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A year or so later I added a '60's Ludwig 8x12 and installed a Ludwig double tom mount. Frankenstein kit looked awful, but sounded great. I have some old recordings, and every time I hear those drums I want to cry. One dark day, I tried to peel off the ugly marine pearl wrap, and ended up destroying the drums. I sold the wreckage to a friend for $50. Arrrrrrgh!
 

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I would like my Whitehall blue pearl drumset back again. Let me know if you have seen it out there.
 

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I sold them to my brother. Now they are languishing away in his basement. Not sure the last time he played them.
 

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I used to have a Yamaha Maple custom gold lug 18,12,14 with matching 14x5 snare. I sold them because they were just too heavy and to fund my N&C set with the same dimensions. They sounded great, different...not better or worse than my N&C...just different. I recently acquired the kit pictured below. I had forgotten how good they really sounded.
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Ludwig black beauty snare '80s, decided it was too loud.....
straight swapped it for a Premier 2000 - madness!
 

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This is a '70s set of Premier Resonators that I restored a couple years ago. I really should have kept the set, but someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse, and I took the profit and bought a new DW set.
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I used to have a Yamaha Maple custom gold lug 18,12,14 with matching 14x5 snare. I sold them because they were just too heavy and to fund my N&C set with the same dimensions. They sounded great, different...not better or worse than my N&C...just different. I recently acquired the kit pictured below. I had forgotten how good they really sounded. View attachment 434654
I agree with you on the original Yamaha Maple Customs - I far preferred the sound of these to the Absolutes .
 

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There are a couple kits i've bought dirt cheap that were as close to new old stock as you can get and sounded incredible. i kept the Slingerland 20/12/14 for a few years, the Yamaha 8000s 24/14/18 played two shows with me and were gone in a few weeks. Been looking for that sound (more Bonham than Bonham)
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ever since.
 

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my heavy birch sonor SQ2 kit that i got in 2018. it was finished in ral 5002 ultramarine blue. it was the nicest blue i had ever seen. it had shades of purple. all shells were heavy birch. black interiors. it was heavy and insanely loud when played hard. so loud that it stopped people in their tracks. ultimately, i will have another one like it. but not same sizes and not same finish. sizes were 13/22/18/16/13/12/10
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12/14/20 Tama Superstar in super maple. Sold it because it had holes for an xlr input on each drum. I’m stupid. Also, a Superstar 10/13/18, best 18 I ever played.
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The drums and cymbals... DW Collectors in burnt toast with black hardware. Beautiful mix of Paiste cymbals with custom order rude crashes with white signature logos. I so kick myself for letting this setup slip away.
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