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Old 05-23-2020, 07:20 PM   #1
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bought my "retirement" drum set

I haven't told anyone and it's KILLING me, so here goes:
I bought a drum set

I have other drum sets, but there's a PROBLEM. One is in tom sizes 10", 12", and 14", the other is 10-12-16.
I WANT 10-12-14-16 in matching toms.

Kit #1 = impossible to find a 16"
Kit #2 = they DO NOT MAKE a 14"

I found a kit on Reverb and I didn't know what it was-- it's an old Pearl kit and it "looks" like a cheap export (makes sense, it was listed under $1000), but the model is BLX. This is an older (1980s) version of their "Masters" series of high-end kits. All birch shells. Intended as Pearl's answer to the Yamaha kits that guys like Vinnie Colaiuta were playing in the studio. This BLX model is used as a "go to" drum sound in many recording studios. Why was it listed so low? Who knows, it doesn't have suspension mounts or a matching snare, maybe the deeper tom sizes are unpopular?

Here's the amazing part:
It has toms in sizes 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 14x12, and 16x16 --ALL OF THE SIZES I WANTED plus a 13" . . . I'm SO EXCITED --I can do any conceivable set up I've ever wanted to do.

This is it:
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:22 PM   #2
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:40 AM   #3
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Nice! Are you setting it up right away or is this a longer term project like building an acoustic space?
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:41 PM   #4
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Fabulous!

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Old 05-29-2020, 02:05 PM   #5
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Nice! Are you setting it up right away or is this a longer term project like building an acoustic space?
Setting it up right away. I have a detached workshop for this stuff.

One of my co-workers used the phrase "retirement set" and basically it means, why not get the setup that does everything you want? If it's the last drum set you ever own, you'll be set for life. I took it to heart-- I've been looking at used drum sets online for years, with the specific purpose of finding a sub-$1000 setup with a long run of matching toms. This is it. Birch shells, "power" depths, in red (matches my vintage Tama shells)-- if I didn't buy this now, I'd just continue looking for the same thing and eventually buy something just like it.

It arrives tomorrow, I've been watching the package tracking.. . .
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:11 PM   #6
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Love the anticipation, it's like waiting for a new bike would be for me.
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:21 PM   #7
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Love the anticipation, it's like waiting for a new bike would be for me.
I'm crawling out of my skin. It was supposed to be delivered today, but it's still sitting at a depot about two hours away, and not marked as "out for delivery" yet.
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:07 PM   #8
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When it comes, you should post a video of you playing!
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When it comes, you should post a video of you playing!
you should play at Virtual Forks
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I've been looking at used drum sets online for years
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It arrives tomorrow, I've been watching the package tracking.. . .
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:19 AM   #13
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When it comes, you should post a video of you playing!
Unboxing video!
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Old 07-27-2020, 04:51 PM   #14
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I will post pics in this thread-- SOON. I've been too busy to take pictures.

I've been learning Rush songs and destroying my drum heads with big, heavy, aluminum drumsticks.

I have a setup with (left to right) 6", 8", 10", 10" steel mini-timbales, then 10", 12", 14", 16" in the big, red toms.
So I have a full "octave" (or, eight notes, anyway..) It's a real, full-body workout.

...

At first I was surprised at how high-pitched and "ringy" these drums sounded at the tuning tension that felt natural. But realizing what would have been considered "high-end" qualities in 1987, it all makes sense. They're designed for what I'm doing now-- very busy playing where ATTACK is needed more than a full, round tone.
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it's a matter of deciding for yourself how important ultra-facility is to your
expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
gives you a little joy or excitement or awe, then you're on the right track.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Bozzio

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Old 07-28-2020, 06:19 AM   #15
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Awesome! Get your Rush on!
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