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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:27 am

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Just ordered this little thing off eBay:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/sW0AAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
Ah, the Ashbory. Look around and there's much cheaper ways to re-string if it comes to that, I read somewhere. Surgical tubing, mebbe?
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by drumsound » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:43 pm

Mapex Cherry Bomb snare. I got it on the same date as I got my Gretsch set 30 years prior.
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Post by digitaldrummer » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:16 pm

Pearl Crystal Beat. "Baby Bonham" sizes (13/16/24). just got it setup so I'm still working on dialing in the tuning and maybe a little muffling on the kick. So far sounds very similar to Vistalite's I've had or played in the past. brand new drums, but got a good deal because the kick was cracked in 2 places. I repaired it and although you can definitely see the cracks (from the right angle), it's strong and sounds fine - got it just to play/record in the studio anyway. these things are too damn heavy to take to a gig.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by drumsound » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:34 pm

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Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:16 pm
Pearl Crystal Beat. "Baby Bonham" sizes (13/16/24). just got it setup so I'm still working on dialing in the tuning and maybe a little muffling on the kick. So far sounds very similar to Vistalite's I've had or played in the past. brand new drums, but got a good deal because the kick was cracked in 2 places. I repaired it and although you can definitely see the cracks (from the right angle), it's strong and sounds fine - got it just to play/record in the studio anyway. these things are too damn heavy to take to a gig.
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Sweet. I love the acrylic hoops on the BD. How did you fix the cracks?

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by digitaldrummer » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:24 am

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Sweet. I love the acrylic hoops on the BD. How did you fix the cracks?
Weld-On (now IPS/Sci-Grip) #16 acrylic glue (although from what I understand it "fuses" more than "glues" the parts together). My first time attempting it and I did a sloppy job, but after buffing it out it looks pretty decent and the bearing edges are good so it still sounds good.

How's that Cherry Bomb? What's it doing (or you hope that it will do) that got you interested in that one?
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:44 am

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Mapex Cherry Bomb snare. I got it on the same date as I got my Gretsch set 30 years prior.
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Which AT mic is that on the snare? There are a bunch of ATM25s at a studio I work out of and I love them all over the kit. Never tried them on snare though.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by drumsound » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:08 am

digitaldrummer wrote:
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Sweet. I love the acrylic hoops on the BD. How did you fix the cracks?
Weld-On (now IPS/Sci-Grip) #16 acrylic glue (although from what I understand it "fuses" more than "glues" the parts together). My first time attempting it and I did a sloppy job, but after buffing it out it looks pretty decent and the bearing edges are good so it still sounds good.

How's that Cherry Bomb? What's it doing (or you hope that it will do) that got you interested in that one?
That's cool to know there's a good fix for those drums.

The Cherry Bomb has a really nice thing going in the low end, even when tuned medium or tight. I'd call the tone rich. I got interested in cherry snares when Chris Whitten mentioned that he used his cherry Cravioto more than any of his other wood drums. Those ain't cheap and neither the A&F and a few other boutique makers. I happened on the Mapex a while back and there are some good recordings. Sweetwater has a finance deal, so I jumped on it. PM and I can send you a test recording.
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Mapex Cherry Bomb snare. I got it on the same date as I got my Gretsch set 30 years prior.
Which AT mic is that on the snare? There are a bunch of ATM25s at a studio I work out of and I love them all over the kit. Never tried them on snare though.
That's an ATM23he. I've used it on snare since they first came out. I was working at an AT dealer at the time and almost every time I use something else, I then go back to it, either during the session or on the next one.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Nick Sevilla » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:20 am

So excited. Just ordered this:

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In Firemist Purple. Left Hand.

First "top tier" guitar I have ever ordered.

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Howling at the neighbors. Hoping they have more mic cables.

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:08 pm

Korg SQ1 sequencer. I'm looking forward to attempting to use it as a Midi to CV converter to add keyboard control to an old, modded Korg Monotron that I just pulled out of the drawer after 10 years.
As an aside, I'd forgotten how fun the monotron is. It's potentially great sounding but unplayable as an instrument in stock form. I've been running my RMI Electrapiano into a fuzz and then through the monotron filter which is pretty fun.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by CraigS63 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:22 am

vvv wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:27 am
Magnetic Services wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:09 am
Just ordered this little thing off eBay:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/sW0AAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
Ah, the Ashbory. Look around and there's much cheaper ways to re-string if it comes to that, I read somewhere. Surgical tubing, mebbe?
I have the same color Ashbory.
I put these on about a year ago, supposedly longer lasting than the stock silicone strings (which tend to spontaneously explode in the case).
Gigged it a few times, I bought a talc bag (bowling alley pro shop item) to help with the string tackiness on the fretting hand.

https://aquilacorde.com/en/shop/modern- ... hundergut/

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:34 am

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
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As an aside, I'd forgotten how fun the monotron is.
I have one of those and periodically re-discover it a cuppla time a year. It's wicked fun for the odd avant noise solo, sometimes even in key.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:41 am

vvv wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:34 am
A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
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As an aside, I'd forgotten how fun the monotron is.
I have one of those and periodically re-discover it a cuppla time a year. It's wicked fun for the odd avant noise solo, sometimes even in key.
It's kind of useless as a standalone instrument but once you hack the test points and add some extra I/O jacks the possibilities are pretty great.

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Post by vvv » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:50 pm

Such hacks are beyond my ability, but it's still fun to goof with, and a nice special effect.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Studiodawg » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:43 pm

I'm happy to report that I recently acquired a mint, new-in-package set of LaBella Black Tape Nylon Bass Strings.

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Post by vvv » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:51 am

I have a set of those onna fretless and I swear my fingertips feel burned after playing it for a half hour.

But if I can nail the part in 15 minutes, they are great.
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