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Promark Broomsticks, medium, $15. Best brush alternatives ever. Lots of tonal possibilities, especially on latin stuff.
 

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Just made an impulse purchase, watched videos but only 2 hours elapsed between seeing that this exists and buying a 14" Dream Crop Circle:

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I'm a sucker for Ludwig's old blue marble finish from the mid '90s so one of my latest impulse decisions was actually a trade. I traded an early '70s clear interior 3 ply set made up of blue sparkle orphans in 13, 16,18, 22 for a very nice "Super Classic" 4 ply 12, 13, 16, 22 power tom set of blue marbles. Some might think that is a bad trade, but I was happy to do it. But then another blue marble set popped up in traditional sizes with mach lugs!!! Man oh man I had to have them! So I bought them and am currently cleaning and polishing them up because they will become my main gigging set. All of this within about a 2 week time span and that brings me up to 3 blue marble sets!

My first set, immaculate condition so they don't go to gigs. 6 ply (not pictured) 10, 12, 14, 16, 22 with 5x14 and 6x13 snares
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The 4 ply super classics
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The newest, traditional sized 6 plies, currently in a state of being rehabbed and made beautiful again.
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The only impulse buy I ever made was a 2009 Danelectro Longhorn I bought after it sat in the store for a year and Sam Ash slashed $200 off the $400 price. Still got it, still love it. Otherwise I never buy on impulse.
 

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I’ve seen lots of threads from items on order, wish lists and peoples favorite items but what was your last impulse purchase? Since the favorite hi hat clutch post I’ve been looking at those options interestingly…what was your last and are you happy with it?
It was actually my last purchase.
22" Turkish Millennium Ride.
I really shouldn't be spending any money right now, but I had purchased my last ride in a fit of frustration, and in the end, found that isn't the best way to go about deciding which cymbal to purchase.
I had found a YT vid on a Turkish Cappadocia ride and liked it, so I sat on it for a few days and finally pulled the trigger when I thought I'd found one for a good deal.
Turned out, I missed the word FLAT in the descriptive and ended up having to call the store who was selling it and cancel the order.
The guy then asked if I wanted to trade for something else or just get my money back. I was just about to ask for my money back, but then had a moment of inspiration and decided to trade for something else.
I asked about a Millennium ride and he had a bunch, so I took one of those.
Turns out, the little Millennium ride is pretty cool. Kinda reminds me of a nicely refined version of my first ride, a 20" Camber (don't knock it, it was actually a pretty decent cymbal).
Works nicely with a pair of Zildjian sticks I recently picked up.

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My last impusl purchaes was a 6pack of Bock beer (7.2%) and boy am I pis... pils... pleaesd!! :love7:

On a more serious note - I recently bought a PDP New Yorker kit (14/10/13/16, not the Daru Jones version) in Pink Sparkle that was on sale at Thomann´s. And it´s a winner!

I had a Pearl Midtown that I sold because i never used the toms, got a Tama Club Jam Mini bass drum (18x7) instead (great!) and suddenly got GAS for a 4 piece again. Heck, for 360,- I couldn´t say no.

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And it goes so well with the carpet! :-D
Very nice setup. I like the color looks really cool.
 

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My last impulse purchase was a few years ago when I saw and heard a 22" Giant Beat on one of those "Special Order Batch" videos, probably from DCP.
Paiste has since added that size to the line, but it was a year or so after I got the one I did.
It was expen$ive, but, it kept me awake, and I knew I HAD to have THAT sound on my kit.
It was worth it, because it's still one of my top favorite cymbals that I own, or have heard.
 

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Latest? I've had an unbroken string of impulse purchases since July. Fortunately I put on the breaks. I'll start with drums: just one (a George Way 6.5x14 copper "Elkhart" model.)

Now on the the good stuff. But first, I will attest that every one of them, including the snare drum mentioned above, were impulse. Well, all but one. I had been wanting to replace an Armand Beautiful Baby that I stuiidly sold, so that probably does not count as an impulse.


22" 1950s Zildjian Large Stamp Ride Cymbal 2492 grams
22" 1950s Zildjian Small Stamp Sizzle Ride 2920 grams
21" Zildjian Ride Cymbal 60s/50s Stamp 2387 grams
20" Zildjian Small (SSA) Stamp Ride w/1 rivet 2016 grams
20" Zildjian "Concert Band" Cymbal 60s/50s 2429 Grams
20" 1950s Zildjian Ride Cymbal Small Stamp 2525 grams
20" 1950s Zildjian small stamp crash/ride 2063 grams
19" Zildjian 1960s stamp crash/ride 1850 grams
18" Zildjian 60s sizzle ride 1517 grams
18" Zildjian tall 60s stamp crash/ride 1646 grams
18" 1940s Zildjian A Trans Stamp Sizzle Crash Cymbal 1451 grams
18” Avedis Zildjian cymbal vintage thin stamp crash/ride 1360 grams
17" 2nd stamp early 1940s Zildjian sizzle (16-5/8")1219 grams
16" 1960s Zildjian Sizzle 1207 grams
14" Vintage Avedis A Zildjian Hi Hat Cymbals 980/1530 grams
14" Zildjian trans/small stamp hi-hats (bottom drilled for four holes) 776g/1176 grams
14" 1960s Zildjian A "Light" Hats 814/897 grams
14" Zildjian Made in Canada hi-hats 814/972 grams
14" Zildjian 1950's Small Stamp hi hats 693/824 grams
13" 1950's Zildjian Thin Hi Hat Cymbals 530/650 grams


More modern cymbals acquired during the same period.
21" K. Zildjian (USA) Sweet Ride
20" Zildjian IAK Jazz Ride 2064 grams
20" Zildjian Take Five Reissue 2112 grams
19" Zildjian Armand "Beautiful Baby" 1720 grams.
14" A. Zildjian & Cie "Vintage" hats

22" Dream Bliss ride 2419 grams
18" Dream Bliss crash/ride 1405 grams
19" Dream Bliss crash/ride w/two rivets 1495 grams
14" Dream Contact hats 796/991 grams

22" Netanel Essabag crash/ride 2302 grams
 

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Latest? I've had an unbroken string of impulse purchases since July. Fortunately I put on the breaks. I'll start with drums: just one (a George Way 6.5x14 copper "Elkhart" model.)

Now on the the good stuff. But first, I will attest that every one of them, including the snare drum mentioned above, were impulse. Well, all but one. I had been wanting to replace an Armand Beautiful Baby that I stuiidly sold, so that probably does not count as an impulse.


22" 1950s Zildjian Large Stamp Ride Cymbal 2492 grams
22" 1950s Zildjian Small Stamp Sizzle Ride 2920 grams
21" Zildjian Ride Cymbal 60s/50s Stamp 2387 grams
20" Zildjian Small (SSA) Stamp Ride w/1 rivet 2016 grams
20" Zildjian "Concert Band" Cymbal 60s/50s 2429 Grams
20" 1950s Zildjian Ride Cymbal Small Stamp 2525 grams
20" 1950s Zildjian small stamp crash/ride 2063 grams
19" Zildjian 1960s stamp crash/ride 1850 grams
18" Zildjian 60s sizzle ride 1517 grams
18" Zildjian tall 60s stamp crash/ride 1646 grams
18" 1940s Zildjian A Trans Stamp Sizzle Crash Cymbal 1451 grams
18” Avedis Zildjian cymbal vintage thin stamp crash/ride 1360 grams
17" 2nd stamp early 1940s Zildjian sizzle (16-5/8")1219 grams
16" 1960s Zildjian Sizzle 1207 grams
14" Vintage Avedis A Zildjian Hi Hat Cymbals 980/1530 grams
14" Zildjian trans/small stamp hi-hats (bottom drilled for four holes) 776g/1176 grams
14" 1960s Zildjian A "Light" Hats 814/897 grams
14" Zildjian Made in Canada hi-hats 814/972 grams
14" Zildjian 1950's Small Stamp hi hats 693/824 grams
13" 1950's Zildjian Thin Hi Hat Cymbals 530/650 grams


More modern cymbals acquired during the same period.
21" K. Zildjian (USA) Sweet Ride
20" Zildjian IAK Jazz Ride 2064 grams
20" Zildjian Take Five Reissue 2112 grams
19" Zildjian Armand "Beautiful Baby" 1720 grams.
14" A. Zildjian & Cie "Vintage" hats

22" Dream Bliss ride 2419 grams
18" Dream Bliss crash/ride 1405 grams
19" Dream Bliss crash/ride w/two rivets 1495 grams
14" Dream Contact hats 796/991 grams

22" Netanel Essabag crash/ride 2302 grams
You are definitely a cymbalholic! Lol
 

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I happened to see a used Gretsch Catalina Bop kit last summer and I bought it because the price was right, the finish was beautiful (champagne sparkle) and I thought it was an inexpensive way to enter the Wonder World of Gretsch. I put good heads on it, bought an aluminum RIMS mount for the 12 tom and played it all kinds of ways for a couple of months in different bands/situations before coming to the realization that I hated it. I really, really wanted to like it, but no soap. But it WAS pretty.

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I happened to see a used Gretsch Catalina Bop kit last summer and I bought it because the price was right, the finish was beautiful (champagne sparkle) and I thought it was an inexpensive way to enter the Wonder World of Gretsch. I put good heads on it, bought an aluminum RIMS mount for the 12 tom and played it all kinds of ways for a couple of months in different bands/situations before coming to the realization that I hated it. I really, really wanted to like it, but no soap. But it WAS pretty.

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One man's treasure ... :) I have the same kit (badge and hardware, etc.) in red rustic pearl. I would have killed for the wrap you have on yours. I suppose, though, they aren't for everyone.
 

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hmmm........ been after one of these for awhile. Props to Sonor Sam of Samiam Studios for furnishing me the exact model (14x5 w/ triple flange hoops instead of die cast). Looks like this....

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Sounds like this...

Wait for it...
 

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My last impulse buy was a Tama Star walnut 14x6.5 snare drum. I saw it on Craigslist and couldn't resist the price. I used it on a gig the next day and was instantly happy with my new purchase. I've been on a bit of a snare bender the past year or so, but have only been buying non-wood ones so this'll be a nice addition to the arsenal.

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I'm still kicking myself for resisting my impulse to grab a used 5.5 x 14 Star Walnut I spotted at GC. It was a great price, but I had literally just ordered my Starphonic Walnut and Copperphonic, and couldn't justify another Tama Walnut snare drum. It was so pretty. Yours is gorgeous.
 

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hmmm........ been after one of these for awhile. Props to Sonor Sam of Samiam Studios for furnishing me the exact model (14x5 w/ triple flange hoops instead of die cast). Looks like this....

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Sounds like this...

Wait for it...
Sounds great and nice chops. I got the 6” version used from a forum member.
 

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I'm a sucker for Ludwig's old blue marble finish from the mid '90s so one of my latest impulse decisions was actually a trade. I traded an early '70s clear interior 3 ply set made up of blue sparkle orphans in 13, 16,18, 22 for a very nice "Super Classic" 4 ply 12, 13, 16, 22 power tom set of blue marbles. Some might think that is a bad trade, but I was happy to do it. But then another blue marble set popped up in traditional sizes with mach lugs!!! Man oh man I had to have them! So I bought them and am currently cleaning and polishing them up because they will become my main gigging set. All of this within about a 2 week time span and that brings me up to 3 blue marble sets!

My first set, immaculate condition so they don't go to gigs. 6 ply (not pictured) 10, 12, 14, 16, 22 with 5x14 and 6x13 snares View attachment 593637 View attachment 593638

The 4 ply super classics
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The newest, traditional sized 6 plies, currently in a state of being rehabbed and made beautiful again.
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Bold finish and bold move!

I've never seen those in person. They somehow remind me of the background for some 90's yearbook pictures and/or the Sears-like family photo studios at your local mall. Not trying to be snidey or anything, I totally get the "This brings me back to my youth" thing. I'd rock this dude's hairdo if I had one of those sets
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