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Old 29th October 2021
  #5941
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🎧 15 years
@ coreyspencer that's great! Sounds old-school, like a chamber (I guess it is one), almost a spring/plate type of reverb sound, really nice!
Old 30th October 2021
  #5942
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Just a teaser: I’m gonna have a really fun weekend session with this bad boy!
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Old 30th October 2021 | Show parent
  #5943
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4 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
Just a teaser: I’m gonna have a really fun weekend session with this bad boy!
Wow.. I wonder how it sounds..
That’s an old 14 x 4.75” 380th zildjian anniversary Noble & Cooley snare..
Quite rare..

Thanks for sharing!
Let us know!





Cheu
Old 30th October 2021 | Show parent
  #5944
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1 Review written
🎧 5 years
donnerkiel! i had a sonor at the time and witnessed paiste's take on things including carl palmer's entire kit...
...but i thought all these heavy weight champions were long gone?!

(the small sonor i still occasionally get to see in orchestras)
Old 31st October 2021 | Show parent
  #5945
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🎧 15 years
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Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
Just a teaser: I’m gonna have a really fun weekend session with this bad boy!
Well, that's not something you see every day.
Old 31st October 2021 | Show parent
  #5946
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Originally Posted by monkeyxx ➡️
@ coreyspencer that's great! Sounds old-school, like a chamber (I guess it is one), almost a spring/plate type of reverb sound, really nice!
Thankyou. I was suprised how it turned out.
Old 31st October 2021 | Show parent
  #5947
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Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
Just a teaser: I’m gonna have a really fun weekend session with this bad boy!
I likely assembled that drum when I was at N&C in 2003! I love those.
Old 1st November 2021 | Show parent
  #5948
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🎧 15 years
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Originally Posted by bleen ➡️
I likely assembled that drum when I was at N&C in 2003! I love those.
You worked there?
Old 1st November 2021 | Show parent
  #5949
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Originally Posted by Drumsound ➡️
You worked there?
For a whopping 6 months! I was doing marketing, but also was drafted into drum production much of the time. Was building a studio in the factory, but ultimately realized I'd rather be in Seattle than the wilds of western Mass., and would have likely lost the love of my life had I stayed there.

Priorities.
Old 1st November 2021 | Show parent
  #5950
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by bleen ➡️
For a whopping 6 months! I was doing marketing, but also was drafted into drum production much of the time. Was building a studio in the factory, but ultimately realized I'd rather be in Seattle than the wilds of western Mass., and would have likely lost the love of my life had I stayed there.

Priorities.
It worked out quite well for you.
Old 1st November 2021 | Show parent
  #5951
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🎧 10 years
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Originally Posted by Drumsound ➡️
Well, that's not something you see every day.
Yeah, no - a Vic Firth drumstick is definitely not something you see every day.


Ok, I'll get me coat.
Old 1st November 2021
  #5952
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It was really cool that Revival Drum Shop let me rent that snare for the weekend. It's simply incredible! It also sucks because I really want to buy it now, and let's just say the price tag is crazy. But I'm a GS so I'm thinking hard of pulling the trigger. I own 13 really nice snare drums and every freaking time I went to swap the N&C out with another one that I thought would suit the song/feel/tempo/vibe better, after 2 bars of the drummer playing I'd be running back into the live room to swap it back in. It stayed on the kit the whole session - 8/8 songs. It literally made the drummer sound better. It needed next to no EQ on the close mics, which is so rare in my world. And it's like 30% louder than any other snare, which means less hat bleed in the snare mic, great snare tone in the room mics and you can hear all the ghost notes really well. But I digress... Here's the tracking sheet from the session:

Kick1 - D112 - Vintech x73i - Urei LA22
Kick2 - SM91 - SSL 4000E
SnTp - SM57 - API 3124m - 1073/500 EQ
SnBt - SM57 - Neve 33115
Hats - C451 - Neve 33115
Crotch - Bottle + Neumann M8 cap - Vintech x73i - Urei 1176
Toms - e22s - SSL 4000E
OHS - KM84 (Klaus modded) - Langevin AM16 - STC-8
Ride - R121 - SSL 4000E
Rooms - Coles - SSL 4000E

The other star of the show is the Shure SM91 I just picked up. Where has it been all my life?? Getting a sharp kick tone is like cheating with that mic!
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Old 1st November 2021 | Show parent
  #5953
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
It was really cool that Revival Drum Shop let me rent that snare for the weekend. It's simply incredible! It also sucks because I really want to buy it now, and let's just say the price tag is crazy. But I'm a GS so I'm thinking hard of pulling the trigger. I own 13 really nice snare drums and every freaking time I went to swap the N&C out with another one that I thought would suit the song/feel/tempo/vibe better, after 2 bars of the drummer playing I'd be running back into the live room to swap it back in. It stayed on the kit the whole session - 8/8 songs. It literally made the drummer sound better. It needed next to no EQ on the close mics, which is so rare in my world. And it's like 30% louder than any other snare, which means less hat bleed in the snare mic, great snare tone in the room mics and you can hear all the ghost notes really well. But I digress... Here's the tracking sheet from the session:

Kick1 - D112 - Vintech x73i - Urei LA22
Kick2 - SM91 - SSL 4000E
SnTp - SM57 - API 3124m - 1073/500 EQ
SnBt - SM57 - Neve 33115
Hats - C451 - Neve 33115
Crotch - Bottle + Neumann M8 cap - Vintech x73i - Urei 1176
Toms - e22s - SSL 4000E
OHS - KM84 (Klaus modded) - Langevin AM16 - STC-8
Ride - R121 - SSL 4000E
Rooms - Coles - SSL 4000E

The other star of the show is the Shure SM91 I just picked up. Where has it been all my life?? Getting a sharp kick tone is like cheating with that mic!
That snare does have a tremendous 'crack' to it!

Though at the nearly 3K (GBP) price i'm seeing for it on reverb, it would damn well have to be crazy special!!!! Holy moly!
Old 1st November 2021 | Show parent
  #5954
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4 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
I really want to buy it now, and let's just say the price tag is crazy. But I'm a GS so I'm thinking hard of pulling the trigger. I own 13 really nice snare drums and every freaking time I went to swap the N&C out with another one that I thought would suit the song/feel/tempo/vibe better, after 2 bars of the drummer playing I'd be running back into the live room to swap it back in. It stayed on the kit the whole session - 8/8 songs. It literally made the drummer sound better. It needed next to no EQ on the close mics, which is so rare in my world. And it's like 30% louder than any other snare, which means less hat bleed in the snare mic, great snare tone in the room mics and you can hear all the ghost notes really well!
these are all great reasons to buy it imho. also in case you want to resell it, you get all your money back..
GET IT!
Seriously, if I was in your shoes, with those gigs, I'd definitely buy it.
Looks like a great investment.

I sometimes use a sennheiser e901 (which is the sennheiser version of the sm91), that I like for kick in duties.. I feel it blends better for some reasons.. the shure sm91 is "brighter" or more "spiky"..

I'm disappointed, you didn't use any MA5.. ahahaha
great tones (as usual) btw!!



Cheu
Old 1st November 2021 | Show parent
  #5955
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2 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheu78 ➡️
these are all great reasons to buy it imho. also in case you want to resell it, you get all your money back..
GET IT!
Seriously, if I was in your shoes, with those gigs, I'd definitely buy it.
Looks like a great investment.

I sometimes use a sennheiser e901 (which is the sennheiser version of the sm91), that I like for kick in duties.. I feel it blends better for some reasons.. the shure sm91 is "brighter" or more "spiky"..

I'm disappointed, you didn't use any MA5.. ahahaha
great tones (as usual) btw!!
Haha you’re being the little devil on my left shoulder

I’ve never tried the 901 but I’d love to. I went for the SM91 over the Beta91A after doing some research and it seems that most folks preferred the former. I’ve yet to meet a Shure Beta mic that I liked the sound of.

Beside that kit I was tracking bass, two guitarists and one singer at the same time. I was running a Sony C37A that was on gtr cab into one of them and the vocal mic into the other. I really should get 2 more. Or 6!
Old 1st November 2021 | Show parent
  #5956
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4 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
Haha you’re being the little devil on my left shoulder
I was just following your reasoning.. if a snare is doing all that is probably worth buying

I’ve used a lot of beta91 through the years (almost exclusively live).. totally usable for the 2mic in/out thing but I agree with you..
That’s why I landed on the e901..wonder what you think about that..

Quote:
Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
Beside that kit I was tracking bass, two guitarists and one singer at the same time. I was running a Sony C37A that was on gtr cab into one of them and the vocal mic into the other. I really should get 2 more. Or 6!
phew.. I was a bit worried you didn’t use any..
They’re really good on so many things indeed..
GS member Nu-tra has 16 of them, go figure!
You better catch up

Take care!



Cheu
Old 2nd November 2021 | Show parent
  #5957
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🎧 10 years
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Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
It was really cool that Revival Drum Shop let me rent that snare for the weekend. It's simply incredible! It also sucks because I really want to buy it now, and let's just say the price tag is crazy. But I'm a GS so I'm thinking hard of pulling the trigger. I own 13 really nice snare drums and every freaking time I went to swap the N&C out with another one that I thought would suit the song/feel/tempo/vibe better, after 2 bars of the drummer playing I'd be running back into the live room to swap it back in. It stayed on the kit the whole session - 8/8 songs. It literally made the drummer sound better. It needed next to no EQ on the close mics, which is so rare in my world. And it's like 30% louder than any other snare, which means less hat bleed in the snare mic, great snare tone in the room mics and you can hear all the ghost notes really well. But I digress... Here's the tracking sheet from the session:

Kick1 - D112 - Vintech x73i - Urei LA22
Kick2 - SM91 - SSL 4000E
SnTp - SM57 - API 3124m - 1073/500 EQ
SnBt - SM57 - Neve 33115
Hats - C451 - Neve 33115
Crotch - Bottle + Neumann M8 cap - Vintech x73i - Urei 1176
Toms - e22s - SSL 4000E
OHS - KM84 (Klaus modded) - Langevin AM16 - STC-8
Ride - R121 - SSL 4000E
Rooms - Coles - SSL 4000E

The other star of the show is the Shure SM91 I just picked up. Where has it been all my life?? Getting a sharp kick tone is like cheating with that mic!
<pics>

NICE!!!!
Old 2nd November 2021
  #5958
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🎧 15 years
a lot of mics re 20 and akg D200e on kick

84 86 re 15's and d112 's on toms [6 toms]

sony 38 snare top

57 bottom
3 451 's as L C R cymbal mics

2 rca kb2a room mics
2 u87's high overs

LOLZ
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Old 2nd November 2021 | Show parent
  #5959
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1 Review written
🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sigma ➡️
a lot of mics re 20 and akg D200e on kick

84 86 re 15's and d112 's on toms [6 toms]

sony 38 snare top

57 bottom
3 451 's as L C R cymbal mics

2 rca kb2a room mics
2 u87's high overs

LOLZ
I admire your confidence in the drummer, putting the 84 and *especially* the 86 on tom.
Old 3rd November 2021
  #5960
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2 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Well I pulled the trigger! I traded in a couple of my least used snares to slightly offset the cost. The drum is serial number 19, manufactured in 2003.
Old 3rd November 2021 | Show parent
  #5961
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4 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
Well I pulled the trigger! I traded in a couple of my least used snares to slightly offset the cost. The drum is serial number 19, manufactured in 2003.

Great! I believe you did a great thing..

It will serve you well, and it can only get up in price, or in the worst case scenario stay at that price, but you’ll be able to use it in the meanwhile and don’t lose any money if you decide to sell it at some point.
Also it will be easy to trade in case of necessity too..

Win-win to me..





Cheu
Old 3rd November 2021 | Show parent
  #5962
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
Well I pulled the trigger! I traded in a couple of my least used snares to slightly offset the cost. The drum is serial number 19, manufactured in 2003.
So worth it dude! Snare is EVERYTHING! 💪🏾👌🏾
Old 3rd November 2021 | Show parent
  #5963
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by thismercifulfate ➡️
Well I pulled the trigger! I traded in a couple of my least used snares to slightly offset the cost. The drum is serial number 19, manufactured in 2003.
You will never regret that purchase. Congratulations!
Old 5th November 2021 | Show parent
  #5964
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15 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Tracking drums on a folk-rock album project and a country-rock project past few days.

Kick In EV RE27 - Focusrite 220 Limit 0 some 320 cut
Kick Out Neumann 47FET - Focusrite 220 Limit 0 some 320 cut
Snare 1 AKG C460/CK1 Vintech X73, 1176F barely grazing it
Snare 2 TFunk M80 Vintech X73, 1176F
Snare Bottom 441, ƒ428
Crotch Mic Blue Kiwi, Audioscape V108
Toms x3 U89s, API 3124, Audioscape MEQs
OH condensers Beyer 930s, 1073s
OH Ribbons Samar VL37s, Grace M101s
Hats Beyer 201, Grace M101
Ride TLM102, Neve 33420
Room mics U87s, Traverse 652, Audioscape D Comp

I think that was it . . .
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Old 5th November 2021
  #5965
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1 Review written
🎧 15 years
Not really mic‘d up, but I wanted to brag about our latest arrival with some drum porn of my own, it‘s been too long...
A ca. 1980 Tama Mastercraft Imperialstar snare.
14“x6.5“ seamless steel shell, die-cast hoops, OneTouch Tone Control internal damper, RB Roller Bed strainer.
Great tuning range, always with a beefy fundamental.
Also, I finally took the time to cut up some pancakes to standard drum diameters from 13“ to 16“, in case a client wants to ringofy their kit. (Can‘t believe there are actually companies marketting these things...)
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Old 5th November 2021
  #5966
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🎧 15 years
Maybe I can probe the GS drum-hivemind with a question: is any of the major manufacturers currently offering a 13x8 or even 13x7 rack tom?
13x9 seems to be the standard, but I want shallow.
Trying to stay away from prohibitively priced vintage or custom shop products.
Old 5th November 2021 | Show parent
  #5967
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🎧 5 years
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Originally Posted by andychamp ➡️
Maybe I can probe the GS drum-hivemind with a question: is any of the major manufacturers currently offering a 13x8 or even 13x7 rack tom?
13x9 seems to be the standard, but I want shallow.
Trying to stay away from prohibitively priced vintage or custom shop products.
Try a Sonor Vintage series.
They make a really nice thin beech shell with rounded bearing edges in a 13x8. Beech is kind of like a good mix of Maple and birch.
Old 6th November 2021 | Show parent
  #5968
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15 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pops ➡️
Try a Sonor Vintage series.
They make a really nice thin beech shell with rounded bearing edges in a 13x8. Beech is kind of like a good mix of Maple and birch.
You beat me to it!! I have one. It's the best 13 I've ever owned
Old 6th November 2021 | Show parent
  #5969
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ward Pike ➡️
Tracking drums on a folk-rock album project and a country-rock project past few days.

Kick In EV RE27 - Focusrite 220 Limit 0 some 320 cut
Kick Out Neumann 47FET - Focusrite 220 Limit 0 some 320 cut
Snare 1 AKG C460/CK1 Vintech X73, 1176F barely grazing it
Snare 2 TFunk M80 Vintech X73, 1176F
Snare Bottom 441, ƒ428
Crotch Mic Blue Kiwi, Audioscape V108
Toms x3 U89s, API 3124, Audioscape MEQs
OH condensers Beyer 930s, 1073s
OH Ribbons Samar VL37s, Grace M101s
Hats Beyer 201, Grace M101
Ride TLM102, Neve 33420
Room mics U87s, Traverse 652, Audioscape D Comp

I think that was it . . .
Nice.

Now I need a neck massage.
Old 6th November 2021 | Show parent
  #5970
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🎧 5 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ward Pike ➡️
You beat me to it!! I have one. It's the best 13 I've ever owned
Yeah, I agree.
I had an original Sonor vintage series from 1968. I kind of bought it on a whim. But man, it sounded so good and just had a sound that was really special. For some dumb reason I sold that and my Ayotte and got a new Sonor Vintage reissue, which was a lovely kit, didn't quite sound like the 1968 version, but still excellent. The 1968 had thicker shells and was a little more tight sounding, like thicker shells would make it. But the reissue had this beautiful pillowy feel to it, you didn't have to lay in to open it up, very musical and the tones are clear and focused.
Anyway, I sold it to renovate my house during covid because I couldn't do anything else and we were selling.
Fair to say the sale did ok and I've ordered a Noble and Cooley heritage series 6 piece for my little studio and to play live.
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