New Drumset Day - Classic Maple Jazzette

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I just got these tonight. Sky Blue Pearl Classic Maple. Jazzette sizes: 12, 14, 18. They came in one box completely disassembled. I wasn't expecting that so it took a while to assemble everything.

I had some tuning difficulties with one of the stock heads, but eventually got it sorted out with some G1s I had. They sound fantastic.

I sold my Starclassics a couple weeks ago and have been drumless since. The Ludwigs popped up for a good deal so I grabbed them. I've wanted the smaller sizes for a while so these fir the bill.



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I just got these tonight. Sky Blue Pearl Classic Maple. Jazzette sizes: 12, 14, 18. They came in one box completely disassembled. I wasn't expecting that so it took a while to assemble everything.

I had some tuning difficulties with one of the stock heads, but eventually got it sorted out with some G1s I had. They sound fantastic.

I sold my Starclassics a couple weeks ago and have been drumless since. The Ludwigs popped up for a good deal so I grabbed them. I've wanted the smaller sizes for a while so these fir the bill.



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Those look great!
 

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Thanks everyone. They sound sweet tuned up high. Although, this is my first kick smaller than 22" so tuning is going to take some experimenting.
 

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Thanks everyone. They sound sweet tuned up high. Although, this is my first kick smaller than 22" so tuning is going to take some experimenting.
I´m using an 18" bass drum a lot these days and I tune it quite low. What makes a huge difference is the Tama Classic Pedal which strikes almost dead center when the post is set in the lowest position and beater almost fully extended. Massive sound.
 

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I´m using an 18" bass drum a lot these days and I tune it quite low. What makes a huge difference is the Tama Classic Pedal which strikes almost dead center when the post is set in the lowest position and beater almost fully extended. Massive sound.
I'll have to check that out. Right now I have a Gibraltar that I'm not thrilled with
 

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"One box, disassembled"

Wow..........and what a beaut!

Gorgeous!
This is the best way to avoid major shipping costs and a great opportunity to clean and detail decades old drums, but many dont like that. They want that new drum feeling of pulling it out of the box and play. Followed by what do mean 250 for shipping? Well would be cheaper in one box, but I don't want to put it together....

Lovely kit btw
 

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That finish looks so good. I like the blue sparkle on my classic maples but there are so many great looking finishes and this sky blue pearl is one of them.
 

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Yeah shipping was $30 so I get it. And you're right... was able to check all the edges, tighten everything, condition the edges, grease the lugs etc. I feel like I know these drum inside and out already.

I've just never ordered a drum set online so I wasn't expecting it.
 

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I really wish other buyers would see the positives as you have. when you get a 30 plus year old instrument, you should feel compelled to break it down and make sure everything is in order. If the seller has dismantled and one boxed it, then he has done half the "necessary" work.
 

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Beautiful set!

Funny about the packing and assembly. I've seen a bunch of lower level sets come very disassembled. When I got my Gretsch Renown, I expected them to be disassembled, but I think I just had to do the bass drum heads.

I bought and sold a few top of the line Mapex Saturn sets and they were very disassembled, with a 6 pc. set coming in just a couple of boxes with almost no packing material.

I think you're right, that having to put them together would let you discover any faults or issues right away. Before this forum, I never checked the few new sets I had.
 

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LOng as there's no self-tapping screws... Were the lugs off the shell?.. that's pretty cool I guess Safety
 

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Yes everything was off. All parts bagged and labeled for the drum they went to.

Just to clarify this is a modern set. Not positive on the year, but newer and fantastic condition
 


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