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- Aug 5, 2005
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Try contacting Bill Hibbs at Monolith; he may be able to help you with the 18 floor tom:View attachment 379828 I've had this set since about 2000. I've tagged on an old 68 Rogers 16x16 for the low end...for now. I'm trying like hell to find someone to make me a glass shell to match the finish of these Tempus shells. The color is by Meadowbrook Industries and is called Brilliant Light Gold Glitter. Do you think Jenkins-Martin could make me an 18x18 shell in this finish? I've also got a stailnless steel 3 1/2 x14 Pearl shown here. The original drums are 7x10, 9x12, 15x15 and 18x22. To get the spread I want it has to be an 18 which puts the drums about a fifth apart...DRAMA!
...and you were kind enough to send me that blue glitter tom to hear. That x'd it! You know, I did contact Monolith and I am scheduled to have the 2 shells made up. Thanx for the lead!
Great - let us know how that turns out....and you were kind enough to send me that blue glitter tom to hear. That x'd it! You know, I did contact Monolith and I am scheduled to have the 2 shells made up. Thanx for the lead!
And they don't make you play behind a drum shield? Nice!!!From a Sunday morning church gig. Yamaha Beech Customs 18/12/14, Beech Custom snare and a mix of cymbals: Sabian 14" AA Apollo Hats, 18" HHX Evolution Crash, 22" HH prototype ride and an older 50's Zildjian ride with two rivets. Used the same kit in the same place for a Jazz Vespers concert, but swapped out the Sabian crash and ride for a Istanbul Mehmet 21" Legend Dark Ride and a 22" Istanbul Mehmet Sahra ride, and swapped the Zildjian with a Hammerax 21" ride that sounds like a sizzle cymbal... but isn't. View attachment 381672
Nah, no need. Gotten very good at playing at the required dynamic and still making it sound stylistically correct. Plus I tend to choose sticks and cymbals that are appropriate for gig, which can make all the difference. Every once in a while I'll bring a brighter ride cymbal and the pianist/MD will almost always say "it sounds like you're playing louder this morning", so I've learned my lesson in that regard.And they don't make you play behind a drum shield? Nice!!!