What's Your Latest Drum Purchase?

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Pearl brass 6.5x14 free gloating , I've had this 15-20 years , still great sounding. I know this thread is about new purchases but as always my new purchases are Premier I just wanted to show I do own other brand snares.lol.

Premier 8x14 red laquer 80's flo-beam . This is fairly new . (2 pics to show the flo-beam)
Premier signia marquis 5.5x14 silver sparkle , purchased recently to go with my heritage small stages kit . (Pic included-20x8 bass drum) I wanted to upgrade the snare.
Premier brass 5.5x14 symphonic carmine appice model.
Premier 1930's brass 6.5x14 dominion minor
Premier project one - 6.5x14 natural laquer . To go with my resonator kit.(2 pics included) .I believe the wrap was taken off but I love player drums , the sound is all I care about .and there cheaper.
 

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I keep waiting for everyone to stop posting pictures of the really good stuff they have picked up.

I have been wanting vintage Tama since the early 80s after staring at the catalogs for hours. I managed to get an 82 Superstar locally a few years ago. For gigging, I wanted something I could be less worried about.

1983 Imperialstar, standard depth toms and original Tama logo CS resonant heads. In fact, EVERYTHING was original which is hard to imagine these days: hoops, tension rods, all one-touch muffles intact and working, etc. I upgraded to an Omnilock tom mount I had on hand. Plenty of surface scratches but looks good from a slight distance. So far having fun.

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Just picked up this 1988 Yamaha 10x10 Tour tom. I’ve been wanting some yellow drums lately and I always heard good things about the old tour series. Not sure what drums I’m going to set it up with yet. The guy has two other matching yellow tour drums but they’re not sizes I want and they weren’t in as good of condition as this one.
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Forum member Lou Perdomo hipped me to a seller at the Chicago Vintage show selling a Gretsch Broadkaster kit in the same finish as my recently acquired USA Custom kit . I was able to purchase the snare from the kit . It came with an SKB hardcase. It was an incredible deal and a really great sounding snare drum .
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I bought these over the weekend, and I didn't even try to quibble on the price! Early 1990s Gretsch USA, 12/14/20 with 5x14 snare. But the condition? OMG!!!!! Outside of a few nicks on the bass batter hoop, there are NO marks on these drums. They look like they came out of the factory yesterday. The owner had owned them since the 90s, and always stored them in hard cases (which he included in the deal.)

I changed the heads last night (I prefer Evans G12 on Gretsch) and the tone is beautiful with a great range. I normally don't like 14" FTs, but in this case I tuned it down as low as my 16" FTs, and the drums simply sound unbelievable! My only complaint is the mounted tom's bass drum mount, but for playing I'll move the tom to a separate tom stand.
 

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I bought these over the weekend, and I didn't even try to quibble on the price! Early 1990s Gretsch USA, 12/14/20 with 5x14 snare. But the condition? OMG!!!!! Outside of a few nicks on the bass batter hoop, there are NO marks on these drums. They look like they came out of the factory yesterday. The owner had owned them since the 90s, and always stored them in hard cases (which he included in the deal.)

I changed the heads last night (I prefer Evans G12 on Gretsch) and the tone is beautiful with a great range. I normally don't like 14" FTs, but in this case I tuned it down as low as my 16" FTs, and the drums simply sound unbelievable! My only complaint is the mounted tom's bass drum mount, but for playing I'll move the tom to a separate tom stand.
Great kit! It's cool that it has the spurs from the early 90's Broadkaster series. It must have been a special order for the original owner.
 

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Great kit! It's cool that it has the spurs from the early 90's Broadkaster series. It must have been a special order for the original owner.
The previous owner said the music store had the drums in stock for a while before he bought them. Something interesting is the SN's are almost sequential: 55618, 55628, 55646, 55670.) I've emailed the serial numbers to Rick Gier for his database.

The spurs are a good point, and one I had missed. According to Rob Cook's book, these spurs first appeared on the Broadkasters in 1998 but were available to all Gretsch custom orders. The previous owner said he bought the drums in 1999. The bass drum is definitely 6 ply, and there's no indication that the shell was drilled for any other spur type, so I wonder if this was a case of "we have these spurs on hand" at the factory?
 

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I decided to buy another nice drum throne to go along with my roc-n-soc. Wanted to try a round compared to saddle throne.

Got it from sweetwater today and damn is it comfortable. Didn’t play much with it but for the 10 minutes in it, it was great.

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