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What kits have you had over your drumming life?

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It all goes back to, if you don't like a thread or what is put in it, don't read it. :)
 

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Houndog said:
Actually WA ,I did use use the proper terminoligy..I do care a little bit ,since I did post my disdain...
So you see I "could" care a little less..
touché!
 

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Beginning in 1968

1) early 60s Ludwig KB BDP Supra 20/12/12/16 Avedis Zildjian
2) 1971 Premier Mahogany 22/12/14/14/16/2000 snare
3) 60s Gretsch RB Gold Satin Flame 20/12/14/5
4) 60s Gretsch Red Wine Pearl * 20/12/14/ COB *
5) 60s Gretsch RB Red Glass 8x12 16x16 *
6) 80s Tama Superstar Aquamarine 22/8/10/12/13/14/15/16/18/ 10L Chrome
7) 60s Torodor 20/12/16/ Blue swirl
8- 97 Tama Rockstar 20/10/12/14/chrome
9) 00's Baltimore 18/12/14 Black satin
10) 00's Gretsch Broadkaster * 18/10/12/14/ wood Gretsch * wood Ludwig snares * A Zildjians * K Zildians (real ones) *

* still own
 

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TDM said:
To be honest, I'm kinda' with Houndog on this one. I don't have much interest in seeing the roster of kits someone has owned or still owns. And frankly, I find these kinds of listings somewhat crass. It seems impolite and lacking humility to wear one's wealth (as it were) out in the open, regardless of the form that wealth takes. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Bandit said:
It all goes back to, if you don't like a thread or what is put in it, don't read it. :)
Do we actually agree on something? Yep. As Mel Brooks opined through the brilliant acting of Zero Mostel:

 
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W&A Player said:
To be honest, I'm kinda' with Houndog on this one. I don't have much interest in seeing the roster of kits someone has owned or still owns. And frankly, I find these kinds of listings somewhat crass. It seems impolite and lacking humility to wear one's wealth (as it were) out in the open, regardless of the form that wealth takes. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Bandit said:
It all goes back to, if you don't like a thread or what is put in it, don't read it. :)
Do we actually agree on something?
Well if we agreed all the time, I would really be worried. ;)
 

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Bandit said:
To be honest, I'm kinda' with Houndog on this one. I don't have much interest in seeing the roster of kits someone has owned or still owns. And frankly, I find these kinds of listings somewhat crass. It seems impolite and lacking humility to wear one's wealth (as it were) out in the open, regardless of the form that wealth takes. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Bandit said:
It all goes back to, if you don't like a thread or what is put in it, don't read it. :)
Do we actually agree on something?
Well if we agreed all the time, I would really be worried. ;)



I also agree with you on that statement.

In Canada, the fourth day in July is just another day. But, please enjoy it as if it were a holday for you folks, too.....eh.
 

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Here's my list, not in any particular order but the first two listed were my first and second drum sets respectively.

early 60's Ludwig silver sparkle 20-12-14
Mid 70's Niles Badge Slingerland Mahogany stain 24-24-12-14-16-18
Mid 70's Niles Badge Slingerland Mahogany stain 20-12-14
60's Slingerland Blue Satin Flame 22-12-16?
2000 Mapex Pro M Coral Crystal 22-10-12-14-16
70's Ludwig Vistalite Clear 22-12-13-16
1990's Premier APK black 22-12-13-16
2003 Ludwig Classic Maple white lacquer 24-12-14
1978 Ludwig 6 ply Blue Oyster Pearl 22-13-16
1969 Ludwig 3 ply Red Sparkle 22-13-16
1973 Ludwig 3 ply Maple Cortex 22-12-13 (still looking for a FT)
2014 Yamaha DTX562K E kit
1970's Samsonite suitcase kit

Various snare drums that have been and are mostly Ludwig, various models and ages.
 

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Pearl 60s kit
Ludwig Classics
Ludwig super classics
Yamaha RC
Yamaha Hipgig
Tama Starclassics
Arbiter Flats
Arbiter maple
Brady jarrah
Trick aluminum
Ludwig stainless
DW collectors
DW Jazz series
Craviotto maple
Craviotto cherry
Pearl MHX
DW workshop (early ones)
Slingerland
Gretsch Broadkaster
Tribes (Keller)
Ludwig classic maples
Dunnett Ti kit
Sonor jungle
Yamaha beech
 

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Vintage:various Ludwig,Slingerland,Premier,Leedy,Rogers,Gretsch,Camco,early DW,and MIJ (mostly 80's stuff such as Yamaha RC and Tamas).
Modern:Yamaha PHX,Yamaha BCA,Yamaha MCA,Yamaha Oak Custom,Yamaha Beech Custom,Yamaha Club Custom,Tama Star,Tama Starclassic,Pearl Reference,Sakae Trilogy,Sakae Almighty,Sakae Celestial,Ludwig Classic Maple,Ludwig Legacy Maple,Ludwig Vistalite,Ludwig Keystone,Ludwig Signet,Gretsch USA Custom,Gretsch Broadkaster,Sonor SQ2,Sonor Vintage,DW Collectors,Modern Made in England Premiers,Boutiques (SJC,Truth,Crush,Craviotto,Trick....),and others....
 

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Let's see:

Early Drums Sets
1 - Starlight 4 Piece (MIJ Junk)
2 - Whitehall 5 piece (see above)
3 - Ludwig Blue Vistalite ( 5 piece, eventually expanded to an 8 piece double bass)
4 - Ludwig Stainless Steel Octa-Plus (12 Piece)
5 - North Fiberglass Fire Engine Red (6 Piece)
6 - Ludwig 5 Piece Tequila Sunrise Vistalite with the lights
7 - 6 Piece Blue Pearl Export
8 - Pearl Export Double Bass (8 Piece)

All of these sets are no longer in my possession.

Current Sets:

9 - Ludwig 4 Piece Classic Maple in Cherry Red Stain (new in 2011)
10 - Ludwig Cavern Club Club Date in Blue Oyster (4 piece) (new in 2012)
11 - 1970's Slingerland 6 Piece Avante Set in Blue

I also currently have some 1990's Ludwig Classic Maple Drums in Red Mahogany Stain (22, 12 & 18 floor tom) that I either set up with my other Ludwig Maple Set, or play as their own set.
 
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xipa4 said:
Vintage:various Ludwig,Slingerland,Premier,Leedy,Rogers,Gretsch,Camco,early DW,and MIJ (mostly 80's stuff such as Yamaha RC and Tamas).
Modern:Yamaha PHX,Yamaha BCA,Yamaha MCA,Yamaha Oak Custom,Yamaha Beech Custom,Yamaha Club Custom,Tama Star,Tama Starclassic,Pearl Reference,Sakae Trilogy,Sakae Almighty,Sakae Celestial,Ludwig Classic Maple,Ludwig Legacy Maple,Ludwig Vistalite,Ludwig Keystone,Ludwig Signet,Gretsch USA Custom,Gretsch Broadkaster,Sonor SQ2,Sonor Vintage,DW Collectors,Modern Made in England Premiers,Boutiques (SJC,Truth,Crush,Craviotto....),and others....
Are you saying you have owned these or just played them ?
 

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RickP said:
Vintage:various Ludwig,Slingerland,Premier,Leedy,Rogers,Gretsch,Camco,early DW,and MIJ (mostly 80's stuff such as Yamaha RC and Tamas).
Modern:Yamaha PHX,Yamaha BCA,Yamaha MCA,Yamaha Oak Custom,Yamaha Beech Custom,Yamaha Club Custom,Tama Star,Tama Starclassic,Pearl Reference,Sakae Trilogy,Sakae Almighty,Sakae Celestial,Ludwig Classic Maple,Ludwig Legacy Maple,Ludwig Vistalite,Ludwig Keystone,Ludwig Signet,Gretsch USA Custom,Gretsch Broadkaster,Sonor SQ2,Sonor Vintage,DW Collectors,Modern Made in England Premiers,Boutiques (SJC,Truth,Crush,Craviotto....),and others....
Are you saying you have owned these or just played them ?
Some owned,others played.
 

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Oh I can't believe I forgot this one. It was a late 30's WMP Slingerland Radio King set with a 28" bass drum that was complete and original. A lady gave it to me just to get rid of it because a past tenant of hers had left it. I kept it for a while and later sold it because I couldn't see myself ever playing it. It was a very cool set, though.
 

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W&A Player said:
To be honest, I'm kinda' with Houndog on this one. I don't have much interest in seeing the roster of kits someone has owned or still owns. And frankly, I find these kinds of listings somewhat crass. It seems impolite and lacking humility to wear one's wealth (as it were) out in the open, regardless of the form that wealth takes. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Bandit said:
It all goes back to, if you don't like a thread or what is put in it, don't read it. :)
Do we actually agree on something?
Well if we agreed all the time, I would really be worried. ;)



I also agree with you on that statement.

In Canada, the fourth day in July is just another day. But, please enjoy it as if it were a holday for you folks, too.....eh.



Thanks, I was going to, but a neighbour asked me if I could deliver his hay wagons for the next three days, while he bales. Got to make hay while the sun shines.
 

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1. Started with used 50's era Radio Kings in 1966.
2. Then 60's ludwigs in the 70's
3. New '79 Slingy kit in the 80's
4. Do E-drums count? Yamaha DTS and Roland TD12's for the next 20 years.
5. Gretsch Catalina elites purchased around 2005.
6. Vintage Gretsch mismatched bop kit which I play now, along with the 79 Slingys.
 

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My first kit was a blue sparkle MIJ kit out of the Sears catalog. Bought it in the late 60's and enjoyed it until 1972.

From there it goes something like this....

1972 Ludwig Standard
1976 Rogers Londoner (sold that in 1986 and just quit playing for twenty plus years)
First vintage kit and bitten by the bug was a Rogers silver glass glitter, purchased in 1997 or 98.
From there, I lose track. Like everyone here, I've had a terrible case of GAS going on for the past 17 or 18 years. :laughing6:
 

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1969 Ben-Tone 3-piece (still have)
1972 Star 5-piece
1989 Ludwig Rocker 6-piece
1998 Tama Starclassic Performer 7-piece
2001 Yamaha Dtxpress (still have)
1965 Ludwig Super Classic
2007 Mapex Saturn 8-piece (still have)
2012 Ludwig Classic Maple (still have)
 

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stickchopper said:
Funny that folks have a problem with this thread but not with Mike Portnoy

I find that odd.
I actually was wondering if people have a problem with threads where someone asks advice about which kit or snare to buy. Or if they have a problem with people showing pictures of their new snare drum or new kit. Or when people ask for advice about buying a new car.

Someone could say that they "...find these kinds of threads somewhat crass. It seems impolite and lacking humility to wear one's wealth (as it were) out in the open, regardless of the form that wealth takes."

I just think the above statement could be applied to many, many threads on this forum. I guess I don't see why someone would be upset or consider it crass to buy 10 drum sets over the course of thirty years, but have no problem with someone spending $1500 (or more!) on some snare drums. Or with someone talking about the $500 they spent to see this or that band play. It doesn't make sense to me, but I do agree with the statement made by someone in this thread, "To each their own."
 

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In my opinion, Chunkaway makes some very good points. This is a drum enthusiast forum. What the heck is wrong with an individual writing about his or her enthusiasm regarding the drum and drum-related equipment he or she owns or has owned? The criticism from one of our members about doing this being crass, impolite, lacking humility, and flaunting one's wealth is his opinion. My guess is that this opinion is not shared by most other forum members. Would the same indictment be aimed at people who collect guns, or cameras, or bicycles, or salt and pepper shakers, or stamps, or books, or any other commodity? How about people who have a hobby with cars, or motorcycles, or camping, or boats? Does he have any hobbies that cost him money? What does the guy criticizing us collect or do for enjoyment?

For his education, one does not need to be wealthy to have a vintage drum hobby. I (and several others in here) have elevated the ability to barter and trade something we have for something we want into a very enjoyable hobbyist's art form. In the ten or so years that I have been acquiring, trading, and occasionally buying or selling off vintage drums, I know that I have spent less than $10,000 over those ten years. How much do many people of modest means spend on the following things?

Beer or booze.................for no real reason, I've never liked alcoholic beverages
Hunting and hunting gear...................I've never been hunting, or ever wanted to hunt
Guns...........................I learned enough about using them in the army to be disinterested in them
Fishing......................I own a little bit of gear that I haven't used in several years
Motorcycles.......................never tripped my trigger....our son owns a couple Harleys
Classic cars.......................I have no business owning one because I don't work on cars
Bicycles...................I have one-----it's a decent Schwinn for riding in the neighborhood
Golf.......................I've played it a dozen times with a mismatched set of old used clubs
Boats....................The only boats I like to be in or on are cruise ships
Other types of collectibles......................they are for other people

My wife of 47 years is very tolerant and supportive of my vintage drum hobby. I was a gigging drummer when we met. She was incredulous that I would recently sell off four of my drum sets because we downsized to a newly built cottage that is 60% the size of the (too) large house that we sold. So, Mr. Critic, I owe you no apology for what you misconstrue as being crass, impolite, lacking in humility, and flaunting what you think is wealth when I write about my drums.
 


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