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    So what kind of percussion equipment is everybody here at the VHL using these days?

    A couple of years ago I bought a 6-piece Yamaha Stage Custom (Sapphire Blue, almost black but not quite -- they look purple in sunlight) kit because they were okay drums at a not-too-far-out-there price under $1,000, leaving money for some cymbals, boom cymbal stands and a double-bass pedal. Zildjian A Custom cymbals with one Sabian crash along with a Sabian splash. For sticks I use only Zildjian 7A (wood and nylon) sticks because Zildjian understands that hitting wood against metal will ruin a stick in mere hours. They use hard wood and I used to break ProMark sticks in two or three days and find the Zildjian sticks to be durable. I also didn't like those DIP sticks. Too sticky.

    The Yamaha kit has proved to be quite a surprising kit. The ball-joint tom mount is so slick and sturdy the kit is worth the convenience of this alone. 10,12,13 mounted toms,a 16-floor tom (would love to add another 18 - they don't make Sapphire Blue anymore ebay!?), 22 bass and 14x5 wood snare (wood snare, less ring? that's what i find). After having them a year and learning how to tune the drums to their natural timbre, they really sound good to my ears and also have an incredible response for double-stroke rolls on the toms. Couple that with double-bass pedal strokes and you get some very smooth quadruplets. I must say the double-bass pedal takes getting used to and it is still a bit bizarre having another pedal down there after 20 years of hi-hat foot only. I certainly have a lot learn with the use of the double-bass pedal. It seems more appropriate for the style of drums I play to keep it used for accents, like Copeland does, and not the driving 16th-notes rhythm that Alex amazingly displays. Playing the old VH stuff like Full Bug and Hot For Teacher is like riding an exercise machine! But I digress...

    What percussion equipment is everyone using these days in addition to any new things you've learned? Always fun to keep discovering one more secret about the abstract and transcending experience of playing music.

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    I play a 5 piece Tama Rockstar Custom that I really like and Zildjian ZBTs that I don't like. I've been shopping for new cymbals and I think I'm starting to get it narrowed down: A Zildjian "14 New Beat hats; A "22 Ping ride, A 21" Rock ride or A Custom 21" Projection ride; A "16 Rock crash; A 18" Medium crash; A 10" or 12" Splash; A 18" China High. I use Vic Firth 2Bs (wood tip) - I wish they were a little thinner, but they're the only sticks I have found with the big acorn tip that I like.
    I used to be in the percussion section of my school's symphonic band (almost 20 years ago). But I got distracted by girls, beer and other substances and I lost interest. I got back into the drums again a year or two ago and have been driving my wife nuts ever since.
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    In my youth I had a 5pc Tama set that I bought used for like $300 without cymbals. I used a Zyljian for the ride and Paiste for the crash and the highhat. Tama pedal for the kick. It was white and I loved them.

    But I'm a guitarist and needless to say I pretty much suck on the drums other than 4/4. I have muc h respect for drummers because of this.

    I sold them - with cymbals - for $500 to a kid who needed a break.
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    Tama Granstar..dark red:
    10" x 10" Rack tom
    12" x 10" Rack tom
    16" x 16" Floor tom
    22" x 16" Bass drum
    5" x 14 Slingerland Studio King Maple snare w/Grover snares
    5 x 10 Yamaha Snare (secondary)

    Cymbals:
    8" Zildjian K Splash
    13" Zildjian K/Z Hi-hat combo (sometimes Z on top)
    16" Zildjian A series China Boy High inverted
    17" Paiste Signature Series Power Crash
    18" Paiste Signature Series Full Crash
    20" Paiste Sound Formula Reflector series Power Ride

    Accesories:
    DW Double pedals
    DW Hi-hat stand
    LP Ridge Rider cowbell (more cowbell!)
    LP Red block
    LP mounted tamborine

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    Vic Firth 5A's or 5B's depending on the gig (rolled of course)

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    Pearl drums, pedals, and hardware
    6.5x14 Sensitone Steel Snare
    10x10, 10x12, 11x13, 12x14 mounted toms
    2 16x16 floor toms
    16x22 bass
    LP Rock Cowbell

    Zildjian cymbals
    14" A Rock Hi-Hats
    20" A Ping or A Rock Ride
    19" A Rock Crash
    19" Z Custom Rock Crash
    18" A Medium-Thin Crash
    16" A Rock Crash
    12" Z Custom Splash
    20" Z Custom China

    Remo heads - CS Coated w/Black Dot on snare, Clear Pinstripes on toms and bass

    Easton Ahead Rock drumsticks (GREAT STICKS!)
    Vater Power 5B and 2B nylon tip sticks
    (the best wood sticks I've ever used)

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    I've got a 5 piece Pearl Export kit. I am just a rookie, so I only have Zildjian ZBT cymbals. They are cheap, but don't sound too bad. I would love to upgrade some day when the budget allows.
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    Don't know if you have a music store nearby that sells used cymbals. I've found almost my entire collection of Zildjians used, for great prices. You have to look hard and often. Good crashes and splashes are gone in minutes, but you can always find a nice ride.

    Look closely for cracks, and negotiate the price always.

    BUT ALWAYS BUY ZILDJIAN
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    Hey all , I recently just bought a new kit. Its a Pearl Ex black on black, it cost me like 1100$cdn. I also have Sabian cymbals, very proud of my sabian aax crash, i have a nice sabian ride and hihat setup. I use hi end pearl boom stands, and a pearl pedal. Remo skins as well. I find when my drums are tuned to perfection i can get a real alex sound, panama intro sounds awesome on my kit.

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    Crome 5-peice Pearl, Zildjian cymbals (I need some new ones, thinking 'bout getting some Paiste cymbals), Vic Firth 5b nylon sticks, LP Cowbell, and Remo and Evans heads.
    ALEX IS GOD!!!

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    Ludwig.I have two Ludwig kits...my 88 Red Rocker double bass kit and my 95 classics.I also picked up a Pearl Rythm Traveler kit for pratice...its very cool.Check the pix at www.myspace.com/hitnrundrummer
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    Pictures here:

    http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...post1850870819

    Ludwig Classic Maple
    9ply 6mm maple shells
    Natural Maple Finish
    26" x 14" bass
    14" x 12" tom
    16" x 16" and 18" x 16" floor toms
    and a LM402 6-1/2" x 14" chrome Supraphonic snare

    Paiste:
    15" 2oo2 Heavy High Hat
    22" RUDE Ride/Crash
    18" 3000 Power Crash
    15" 3000 Crash
    18" 802+ Ride (used as a crash)
    18" RUDE China
    16" RUDE Crash
    8" 2oo2 Bell

    LP Black Beauty Cowbell
    DW 5000 series pedal
    Ludwig hardware/Hi-hat
    Aquarian coated double-thin heads all Batters
    Remo Smooth White Ambassadors on all resos
    Aquarian Superkick III on Bass Batter
    Remo Smooth White Powerstroke 3 on Bass Reso (no other muffling)
    Aquarian Satin Finish texture coated single ply on Snare Batter
    Remo Hazy Ambassador on Snare reso

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    I have Mapex Mars Pro Series black set which is my first set. I've had it for about a year and a half. I'm still trying to find the right cymbal brand, so it looks quite messy, but I'll list everything.

    14" Paiste Hi-hat
    16" Sabian Crash
    14" Zildjian Crash
    10" Paiste Splash
    20" Paiste Ride
    [Note:Used to have 14" Paiste Crash and 18" Sabian Crash/Ride]

    14" Snare
    14" Mounted Tom
    16"Mounted Tom
    18" Floor Tom
    Bass Drum [Im not sure what size]

    Glbraltar Drum Rack
    single bass drum pedal
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