NDKD! Tama Imperialstar Black

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NDKD! Tama Imperialstar Black

Post by BlixaFan » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:19 pm

so I sold my jaguar and ended up buying a drum kit. i recently took on the challenge of playing drums in my good buddy's band. I would mainly consider myself a guitarist, but drums were my first instrument, and my dad is a professional drummer... so here i am, playing drums now :D :D :D :D

I've got a killer Ludwig Supraphonic 6.5x14 that i've owned for years, and then the other weekend i picked up a Tama Imperialstar kit in black. I got a good deal for it, and it sounds really great! not the highest end kit, but it's the sound that matters. put in some felts on the heads to tame the bass drum a tiny bit.

Also have a tama granstar 8x14 snare that belongs to my dad that i can use. black kit and a 8x14 snare puts me in some serious Nirvana-era Dave Grohl territory (though my rack toms aren't nearly as enormous as his were)

enough talking though, pics!

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Re: NDKD! Tama Imperialstar Black

Post by aliendawg » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:31 pm

Neat!! I Have a thing for drum kits in general and the way you set it up looks very nice. That snare looks like it sounds amazing as well. Good drumming!
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Post by BlixaFan » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:41 pm

thanks a lot! it's a great kit! lots of fun. and people seem to notice it, and like the way it sounds

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Post by BlixaFan » Fri May 03, 2019 9:02 pm

picked up a 1970s Ludwig Acrolite 5x14 to add to the collection. tuned it lower and looser than my Supraphonic. haven't given it a really good whack yet, but will this weekend at rehearsals. :w00t:

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Re: NDKD! Tama Imperialstar Black

Post by BlixaFan » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:01 pm

had a practice jam session with the band today. kit sounds killer. new heads (coated ambassador) and an Evans EQ3 on the batter side of the bass. kills.

experimenting around with tom placement and keeping the kit relatively compact. that or i'm channeling my inner Dave Grohl.
I'm a lefty but play on a mostly righty set up. ride is on my left, and crash on the right.
not sure if i like the rack tom on the left or the right yet. seemed to work alright on the right today, and kept it out of the way of the ride.

supraphonic stole the show. the acrolite is great, but i ended up swapping it out for the supra about an hour in, because it cuts through all the guitars.

-22" kick, 12" rack, 16" floor. there's also a 10" rack tom, but i'm liking just the one rack tom for now.
-Ludwig Supraphonic 6.5x14"
-heads are all coated ambassadors, kick batter is an Evans EQ3.
-No port on the kick res, but I do have a felt strip running along the inside (Bonham style)
-Hi Hats - Zildjian K 15"
-Crash (on my right) - Zildjian K Custom Session Crash 18"
-Ride (left) - Zildjian K 20" ride (early 80s)

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