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Cool. I just wonder what the final result sounds and feels like to play compared to other Fiberglass or acrylic kits.
The shells are “spun fiberglass”. A continuous thread of glass runs through a resin bath, and is spun around a mandrel. They are a completely different animal than acrylic, or chopped fiberglass that is poured into a mold.
 
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My kit. I'm overdue to order another tom.
 

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I have it from several source that the JM shells are 3.5mm thick, which is the same as Milestone, albeit with a very different construction method. My Milestone toms sound like wood ones that are 2" wider in diameter, ie: at the same tension my 8"FG Milestone is equivalent to my 10" Pearl Masters MMX, the 12" FG = 14" MMX.

Do the JM drums share this property?
Pretty much
 

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Cool. I just wonder what the final result sounds and feels like to play compared to other Fiberglass or acrylic kits.
They’re not like acrylic at all, IMO. They’re loud, I guess, but acrylic doesn’t have much tone or character on its own (though they certainly highlight your choice of heads). JMs are much woodier than you’d expect, but powerful and with a lot of head room.
 

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Here's my concert tom kit that I had them build me a few years back. They were delivered/set up for the Chicago Drum Show back in 2017, I believe. These drums have the most perfectly round shell known to mankind and you simply cannot believe the sound that comes out of the drums. It's hard to beat the sound of these drums at any cost. The bass drums absolutely THUMP!. I chose the natural finish and I think it's a thing of beauty. I will be adding some conventional double headed drums too.
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Bleen Blue in 10,12,14,16,24. I have had some pretty cool drums through the years and these are my favorites. Love the Hal Blaine connection. Love the clean projection and consistent tone at any volume. Love the durability and resistance to changes in temp and moisture. The attention to detail in fit and finish is excellent. They are just amazing drums.
 

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I'm on my third Jenkins-Martin kit (one of them is spaeth's Bleen Blue kit above). This is my current J-M kit...20/12/14 in Silvertree Metallic with a 6.5x14 J-M/INDe collaboration Blaemire snare. Mounting hardware has been been replace with INDe brackets, spurs, tom mount. I love these drums. Hoping to order a 10" tom to go with these when Dave and Scott start taking new orders again. It's really hard to capture the way these look in photos. Minty green might be a good description.

Keep up the great work Dave and Scott...and your number one ambassador, Greg!

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Here's my concert tom kit that I had them build me a few years back. They were delivered/set up for the Chicago Drum Show back in 2017, I believe. These drums have the most perfectly round shell known to mankind and you simply cannot believe the sound that comes out of the drums. It's hard to beat the sound of these drums at any cost. The bass drums absolutely THUMP!. I chose the natural finish and I think it's a thing of beauty. I will be adding some conventional double headed drums too. View attachment 551584 View attachment 551585 View attachment 551586 View attachment 551587 View attachment 551588 View attachment 551589 View attachment 551590 View attachment 551591



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Wow, in the Thesaurus, they should put those pics besides the word "overkill" ;-)

Just guess-timating the breadth of the array here but, I'm pretty sure my arms don't have sufficient reach to catch the 6 inch tom if I were to sit on your throne...
 

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Here's my concert tom kit that I had them build me a few years back. They were delivered/set up for the Chicago Drum Show back in 2017, I believe. These drums have the most perfectly round shell known to mankind and you simply cannot believe the sound that comes out of the drums. It's hard to beat the sound of these drums at any cost. The bass drums absolutely THUMP!. I chose the natural finish and I think it's a thing of beauty. I will be adding some conventional double headed drums too. View attachment 551584 View attachment 551585 View attachment 551586 View attachment 551587 View attachment 551588 View attachment 551589 View attachment 551590 View attachment 551591



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I take it you are primarily a bebop drummer.
 

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I haven't played in several years and am thinking about getting back into it. Does anyone know if J-M are taking orders at this time? Just wondering what the post-covid situation is like. Thanks
 

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I had a few kits built as a collaboration between J-M and INDe drum. I have a strong preference for INDe lugs and J-M shells - the arrangement between the two companies has always worked out beautifully!
 

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I haven't played in several years and am thinking about getting back into it. Does anyone know if J-M are taking orders at this time? Just wondering what the post-covid situation is like. Thanks
Their website has a 2022 price card, so I gather they’re back to taking orders. Just be advised that they’re a small operation and don’t have super fast turnaround. Worth the wait though.
 


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