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Offline Akira JUMBO

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« on: September 02, 2006, 01:32:07 AM »
any comments on black hardware like the Pearl EX series?

prone ba to chipping or damages?

thanks!  :wink:
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2006, 02:21:30 AM »
The Pearl drums with the black rims and lugs look well-plated.  I'm not sure though with long-term usage.

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 09:19:12 AM »
I've always liked the look of black - and the kits that use black hardware look cooler and more modern to me than the ones that use traditional chrome. But are they practical? Is chrome more durable? Will black hardware tend to scratch more? Expert advice would be appreciated!


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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 09:27:06 AM »
depende sir kung anong drums. by colored hardware you mean powder coated.

kung yamaha/premier yan, mas maganda ang chrome plating nila kesa powder coating. pero kung cheap drums, mas maganda mag powder coat kesa chrome.

durable din ang powder coat, drums ko 1 year na yung powder coated and hindi pa rin nag chip yung rims kahit panay rimshot ako. while yung home made snare ko na yung hoops binili sa lazer e may signs of rust na.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 09:33:51 AM »
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kung yamaha/premier yan, mas maganda ang chrome plating nila kesa powder coating. pero kung cheap drums, mas maganda mag powder coat kesa chrome.


What about Pearl?


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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 09:37:54 AM »
^^^  sirit, no comment  :D

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2006, 12:01:21 PM »
IMO, if the hardware design is a bit plain, mas maganda siya pag black. Pag maraming fancy-shmancy, mga shapes and stuff, chrome.

Good about chrome is, hindi siya namimili ng color. Black doesn't look good in some colors chrome looks good on.

I like black. Sana may black stands din, hehe.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2006, 12:40:15 PM »
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I like black. Sana may black stands din, hehe.


Well black does have a certain sex appeal, hehe
http://www.pearldrum.com/05snares/UCA-1450B-lrg.jpg

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2006, 12:57:48 PM »
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Quote from: inigo

I like black. Sana may black stands din, hehe.


Well black does have a certain sex appeal, hehe
http://www.pearldrum.com/05snares/UCA-1450B-lrg.jpg

I definitely felt sex in that pic. Definitely.  :shock:
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006, 02:00:21 PM »
Black cymbal stands!


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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2006, 02:33:23 PM »
you can have black cymbal stands for cheaper than you think. just buy a regular stand or use or old one and bring it to a powder coater (like versa in mandaluyong). my guesstimate is about less than 100 bucks per stand

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2006, 03:12:32 PM »
@ pinoymusika... Those black stands look evil.

OT: @ peeves... can shops like Versa "restore" hardware?
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2006, 08:50:51 PM »
OT: may alam po ba kayong nagpopowder coat sa Q.C. area?  :lol:

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2006, 08:55:20 PM »
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@ pinoymusika... Those black stands look evil.

OT: @ peeves... can shops like Versa "restore" hardware?


what do you mean restore?

fix? i dont know. recondition? probably

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2006, 08:55:51 PM »
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OT: may alam po ba kayong nagpopowder coat sa Q.C. area?  :lol:


republic powder coating sa balintawak

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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2006, 08:58:52 PM »
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Quote from: marko21
OT: may alam po ba kayong nagpopowder coat sa Q.C. area?  :lol:


republic powder coating sa balintawak
mga magkano po kaya don?

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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2006, 09:19:51 PM »
^^^ di ko alam, sa versa lang ako nagpapagawa e

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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2006, 12:21:00 AM »
@peeves
saan banda sa mandaluyong yun?
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2006, 05:16:24 AM »
Black hardware looks cool, though I agree that they do need to match with certain colors or finishes.

Some drum manufacturers have high-quality, durable powder-coated finishes.  Pearl's black hardware are well-finished.  The Gretsch Vinnie Colaiuta Signature kit in 19 East (http://www.19east.com/) has black hoops and lugs.  Sadly, it already has some chips and scratches.

Personally, I prefer chrome hardware.  I love how it shines under the stage lights, it looks more elegant, and it never goes out of style.  And it seems easier to color-match or coordinate other drums and components that one often adds or replaces, such as steel timbales and snare drums (especially when one has the habit of switching different snare drum models).

If ever I'll have a drumkit with black hardware, I want the rest of the hardware (stands, tripods, rack tubes & components, etc.) to be in black too; not just the drums.  I'm that obsessive-compulsive hehe!   8)

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2006, 10:26:06 AM »
i'm intrigued.
i might be able to whiz by balintawak.
sana madali makita yung powdercoating place.
may cheap fernando piccolo ako try ko ipa-powdercoat ng black yung hardware.
pwede bang ibang kulay ang ipa-powdercoat?
o black lang ang available?
para mas quirky sana.
hehehehehe.

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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2006, 11:08:10 AM »
^^^  there's a sample color palette if you drop by their office

versa only does 1 color per day, if you happen to choose a color that's not currently on their oven, you will have to wait (for days) until there is a batch to be done.

i dont know about republic if they only do one color per day.


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tel. no. 5316267

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look under powder coating. lets be real, local companies still rely on this old technology and you can get more info than on google  :D

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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2006, 11:10:37 AM »
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@peeves
saan banda sa mandaluyong yun?


big warehouse, left side, 2nd street along kalentong going san juan. start counting from the intersection of kalentong and shaw (yung may jollibee at greenwich sa mga kanto)

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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2006, 05:24:31 PM »
guys! check niyo 2ng kit ko... pininturahan ko ng black na pilox.. pero talagang nababakbak siya eh.. so mukang trip ko yang powder coating na sinasabi ninyo
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2006, 05:30:48 PM »
pede bang ipa-powder coat ang rims at lugs? hindi ba sisikip o magfoform ng buong paint dun sa lugs?

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2006, 08:59:29 PM »
^^^ why not?



white hoops and lugs are powder coated :D