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Sadly missed gear

Post  firetomysoul on Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:53 am

As per some discussions it seems a few are parting with much loved gear, this thread is dedicated to the memories of such items, may they rest in peace and not pieces.

Probably my most missed item would be a premier 252 kick pedal that came with my first kit. was old scruffy and blisteringly fast.If anyone has one which they wouldn'y mind selling please let me know.

After that my paiste 2000 crash which got destroyed is also sadly missed.
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Re: Sadly missed gear

Post  Brennan on Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:41 am

Mine would be my old Tama Swingstar kit. (Yes I said Swingstar!)
The sound I got out of the kick drum on that kit was amazing and I have never been able to find something that has satisfied me like that since... Sad
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Re: Sadly missed gear

Post  Mark [Admin] on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:17 pm

my Sonor Phonic Hi-Tech kit with double kicks I had in england - it was built (and looked) like a panzer
but was too big to send back to NZ. Sad

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Re: Sadly missed gear

Post  boguen on Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:16 am

i'm with brennan on this one, it was my dads swingstar and i learnt to play on it as a kid i sold it to the church i go to bout two years ago so i still play it every now and then.
the wrap is all bubbled and its not the best but its the first kit i ever played and when i see it sometimes i still think should i have sold it? and yeah the bass drum sounds mint, a real good low thud!

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Re: Sadly missed gear

Post  granstar on Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:12 am

Things you sold and regretted huh.
I had an early model metallic blue swingstar kit with extra 8 and 10 tom from new and gigged three nights a week for ten years, sorry ... hated it (apart from the fact it got me started, was all i could afford, and gave me incentive to save hard for a decent kit.)

Sold a host of gear and cymbals over the years as iv'e chopped and changed and upgraded. Not really sure if i miss any of that, really rapt with the gear i have now.
Perhaps me old Escort van i got for $500 which carried my kit, P.A and bass gear ( yep loaded up)a ton of places for miles and miles and never missed a beat. I think in four years it cost me a set of tyres and a battery (rust never sleeps, only reason it departed) Yeah miss that Wink
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Post  BP28 on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:52 pm

The list is long and sad. In perids between good paying gigs I would sell off various items, or my cool mismatch of old ludwig, gretch, premier bits and peices that had to be replaced by a very ordinary, generic, large Pearl kit in the 80's because my manager at the time thought my drums looked weired.

But the one that really hurts is the rosewood gretsch kit I bought in 1979 (24,13,16). I had to just about starve to buy it, it had very thin shells and a really nice open sound. But I stopped using it and eventually sold it too a friend so I could go to America. But I had a real emotional attachment to the kit and asked my friend that if he ever went to sell it again, could he call me. But of course he didn't, and now it's gone.

The funny thing is that my current kit is reasonably modern, but is kind of a reissue of how the would have made drums in the 70's. Peral masters maple: 24, 13*9, 16*16. The toms are thin with glue hoops, but the BD has thicker shells and no hoops - and has a very big fat tone. Also the snare is a matching wooden maple, and is probably one of the favourites I have had.

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