Let's See Those Bop Kits

musiqman

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This can be yours - Seattle CL listed today.

That one is cheaper then the one posted a few weeks ago.


As a lefty I like the one you posted more.
 

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And one of my favorite bass pedals......
My high school had one of those (on a gorgeous wine red MLX), and I basically learned to play drum set on that pedal. Managed to snag one off someone on the old usenet group RMMP 20 years ago or so. It's so crude by modern standards, but it just feels incredible. The huge round cam and green strap are so smooth.
 

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Here's my bop Frankenkit. 18/10/14. The 10 and 14 are out of my 1982 DW kit with cast hoops from DFD, and the 18 is a Yamaha Stage Custom. I put a Ludwig Atlas tom mount on the 10, and a Gibraltar tom arm fits the Yamaha receiver on the bass drum. Snare de jour is a C&C 5x14 with a genuine abalone wrap, applied in multiple sections around the drum. It wears Gretsch diecast hoops. That drum was a pawn shop find. I paid dearly for it, but not nearly as dearly as I would have elsewhere.
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Another orphan drum/spare parts Frankenstein kit here. 18" bass drum, with 13" mounted tom and 16" floor tom - Little Big Thunder. :laughing6:
The toms are orphan Ludwig Accents, cut down and with roundover edges, and the bass drum is a mix of parts from 3 different manufacturers.

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Oh, hey, I guess I have a kit too. I just set them up to get ready for a gig tomorrow. Although I tune them more for rock. 18” kick, 12” and 14” toms. There’s a ton I hate about these sizes. I prefer a 10” and 16” floor. But for a small kit to grab and go they sound great and are easy on the back. All maple shells with a cool white sparkle finish. They’re made by “Custom Classic” and I got them new on eBay years ago for a steal… included the snare and even decent hardware for something like $400.
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Got to use my kit on Saturday and it sounded awesome:

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1966 Gretsch 12/12/14/18 in Gold Satin Flame. Original heads except fpr the
BD batter.

The heads on the 12's were shot, but the resos were untouched. I put
them on the 12 shpwn in the pic.

Love this set! My dream bop set would be an 18,12,14 Gretsch with a matching 4x14 in one of the satin flame finishes. This looks great!
 

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This is my DWJazz series bop kit (maple/gum/maple).

I have two other bop kits, a Gretsch and a Remo.


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Beautiful finish on that DW.

I'd love to see that Remo. I was really itching for one a little while back. Jeff Hamilton was a Remo player for quite awhile, and it goes without saying, he made them sound beautiful!
 

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GreTsch round badge gold glitter 18,12,14,6-1/2 (Name Band snare).
I retrofitted this kit with an updated rail consolette tom holder which fit the original GreTsch rail consolette holes and kept the original safely tucked away.

The other bop kit shown here is a GreTsch square badge 18,12,14,5 in burnt orange lacquer.

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