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My First Beginner's Kit
« on: May 12, 2015, 04:28:25 AM »
I just started drumming a few months ago... I borrowed my friend's drums but decided it was time to have my own. 



The 4 boxes arrived yesterday.  Was very excited to open them....



Shipment Tags...



I excitedly open the first box with a cutter...



Whoah! Beautiful black glossy finish on resonant head...



My reveal for the day.  (End or Part 1.  Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow)



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Re: My First Beginner's Kit
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 07:47:12 AM »
 :drool:

but sir, dw has no 'hiyaw'

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 08:57:26 AM »
that looks grand  :drool:

:drool:

but sir, dw has no 'hiyaw'

maybe it has boing?
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 12:12:16 PM »
:drool:

but sir, dw has no 'hiyaw'

Anong 'hiyaw' ? Heh Heh

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 12:29:29 PM »
maple mahogany pala. its going to sound huge


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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 01:27:35 PM »
maple mahogany pala. its going to sound huge

How did you guess?

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 01:53:38 PM »
hanep!  :-D

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 03:34:40 PM »
Nice! Don't forget to take videos as well ha.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 04:01:25 PM »
Nice! Don't forget to take videos as well ha.

I would love to see videos of this kit  :razz:
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 04:33:37 PM »
I would love to see videos of this kit  :razz:

Sorry wala ako pang video. I got it on SALE because nobody wanted to buy it.  Don't know why. 

I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted a Tama Starclassic Bubinga MIJ but the local dealer was sluggish about the inquiry with Tama Japan being as slow in reply -- a whopping month on the first inquiry.  Only to find out that they did NOT produce or export MIJs to the Philippines other than the STAR line.

I was considering the STAR line but they did not offer the 22x20 kick drum.  And was as pricey as DW.  It also seemed that the STAR line was more targeted to jazz specially with the bearing edges to be more rounded. But when the dealer knocked the price down, along with the MATURE RATING finish (heh heh), I could not resist this DW kit.

If I compare this DW kit to the Tama Starclassic Bubinga MIJ, I think DW has better sense of aesthetic and finishing. In terms of sound, this kit sounds bigger than the Tama Starclassic Bubinga MIJ at Audiophile Cubao with the exception of the kick drum.

The DW kick drum is very tight and deep.  Not really a loud kick drum for some reason but solid.   That being said, I am using a Tama John Tempesta snare with the kit.  I love it more than DW snares but that's just me.

Now as to what Drum Kit will age well, only time will tell.

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Re: My First Beginner's Kit
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2015, 07:16:22 PM »
"First Beginner's Kit"  :idea:

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Re: My First Beginner's Kit
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2015, 09:40:16 PM »
Oh my a F1 Car for a novice racer....     :) :) :) :) :) Nice kit sir sana may part two na!!! hehehe :wave:

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2015, 11:33:21 PM »
Oh my a F1 Car for a novice racer....     :) :) :) :) :) Nice kit sir sana may part two na!!! hehehe :wave:

I don't consider it an F1 Car.  I just took advantage of the SALE.

Anyways, part II on the way.

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2015, 11:45:45 PM »
Here goes part II:



It was difficult removing the bass drum because it was packed tightly.  I needed to stand the box on the side.



Out she goes -- a 22 x 20 in all its glory.



On to the carpet...



A close up on the Flame.

End of Part II.  Part III coming up tomorrow...

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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 08:00:54 AM »
more  :drool:

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2015, 08:25:14 AM »
I'm thinking it's on sale coz of the finish. I think the trend these days is natural finish?
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2015, 11:41:42 AM »
Alex, what happened to your plan of a craviotto kit?

nice job getting the DW. just not a fan of the fire finish hahaha doesnt show of the wonderful grains of the good wood used. hahaha
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2015, 12:15:23 PM »
Alex, what happened to your plan of a craviotto kit?

nice job getting the DW. just not a fan of the fire finish hahaha doesnt show of the wonderful grains of the good wood used. hahaha

Parked... Not sure if Craviotto shells would survive the port congestion of about close to 60 days in a container van.  So, I decided to postpone until next year.  heh heh.  I spent part of the money to make sure that I have a beginner's kit to practice on which is this kit.

On the other hand, DW felt that their shells would survive because of their Cool Tempered  process plus they also felt the paint job would survive the heat.

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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2015, 12:16:25 PM »
I'm thinking it's on sale coz of the finish. I think the trend these days is natural finish?

I think so too.  But I heard the trend is reversing because people are getting fed up of looking at 'furniture' drumsets.  LOL

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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2015, 12:17:24 PM »
Nice! Don't forget to take videos as well ha.

Pasensiya na... wala akong pang video.

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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2015, 12:42:05 PM »
Parked... Not sure if Craviotto shells would survive the port congestion of about close to 60 days in a container van.  So, I decided to postpone until next year.  heh heh.  I spent part of the money to make sure that I have a beginner's kit to practice on which is this kit.

On the other hand, DW felt that their shells would survive because of their Cool Tempered  process plus they also felt the paint job would survive the heat.

nice. either way, the DW is a good kit. have fun man. hahaha cymbals naman next investment!
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2015, 12:48:31 PM »
Parked... Not sure if Craviotto shells would survive the port congestion of about close to 60 days in a container van.  So, I decided to postpone until next year.  heh heh.  I spent part of the money to make sure that I have a beginner's kit to practice on which is this kit.

On the other hand, DW felt that their shells would survive because of their Cool Tempered  process plus they also felt the paint job would survive the heat.

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2015, 12:04:38 AM »
aattackihin ako sa puso,naalala ko lang yung isa kong beginner na student na binilan ng masterworks
ng tatay.haha. videos sir!  :-D
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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2015, 12:10:53 AM »
Not a beginner's kit, but why not? Congrats on the kit!

I wouldn't imagine that you'll bring in rare Spizzichinos because you're a metal guy, so I'll take a guess and say you'll get the hang of Meinl cymbals.
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