My Mapex Rebel 6 piece nested kit

MrYikes

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This is a pic of my new kit. I'm posting because I will have several questions concerning the drums. This is a Mapex Rebel kit that I have taken off the resonant heads so that they nest together. They sound louder without those heads but not as "round". What heads should I try to give me a chance at a full sounding drum? They now have the original Rebel heads that are Remo clear single ply. By the way the drums are poplar. I haven't counted the plies.
Second question: Have you heard of problems with the lugs on these drums?

Thanks for any help,,,and there will be more questions. ha.
 

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I would go with a clear head for sure to get a more rounded sound. My first drum kit didn't have the resonant heads on the toms when I bought them. I know that I used remos, i think they were ambassadors clear. I know that they were 2 ply. You definitely dont want to use a coated head as that can kill any sustain you can get with it without those bottom heads. And I'm not sure of any problems with the lugs on this kit.
 

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That makes for some easy transporting with them nested, like that in the picture you posted. A Remo Control sound head might be a good place to start on your now concert toms.
 

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I went to Harbor Freight and got 2 moving blankets and a small cart. At home I sewed a bag for the drums. I forgot to pick up grommets so that will come also. With the excess material I will make a cymbal bag. I enjoy having my own sewing machine,,and it keeps my wife happy too.bag 002.JPG
 

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The sewing machine is the one power tool that continues to baffle me. I've got one, but never got it set up correctly. I sometimes joke that any guy who thinks sewing machines are for girls simply lacks imagination. I've always wanted one for rope bags, motorcycle gear, utility stuff.
 

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I see three drums one of which is going to get scratched to
shiit by the lug / spur screws , what’s going on here?
 

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Here they are out of the bass and then set up. I will start playing with different heads tomorrow, but right now with the muffler rings on, they sound pretty good. Not Rogers good, but pretty good.
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I bought 4' and 3' rods today and cut the 4' in half, bent the ends and they are now my floor tom legs. I left the 3' tall to attach a cowbell. I put the grommets in the drum bag. I then cut 6" off the bottom of
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the cymbal stand so that it would fit into the tote.
 

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