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WHAT'S UP SJC FAM! I want to see some aerial shots of YOUR kits with a rundown on all the details:
  • Drums/Sizes
  • Heads
  • Cymbals
  • Hardware
  • Aux percussion
  • Anything else you have mounted on your kit!
  • Tell us why!
Maybe we can inspire each other with some new setup and configuration ideas? I always love experimenting with my setup and I want to see how you get your sound!

I'll start:

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KIT:
-SJC Navy blue acrylic shells w/ dual flat white stripe inlays and brass hardware
8x12 rack (suspended)
13x15 floor
22x22 kick (so much power!)
-SJC Maple snare, 20ply, dual 2" vents
5.5x14
-SJC brass timbale
3.5x13 (suspended from my hi-hat stand)

CYMBALS: (all Zildjian)
-14" K Mastersound hats
-18" K Custom Dark Crash
-19" A Custom Projection Crash
-21" A Sweet Ride (brilliant)

HARDWARE:
-All DW 9000 series, but you better believe SJC Foundation hardware will be taking over soon! [wink]

HEADS: (all Evans)
-G2 Coated batter on toms
-G1 Clear reso on toms
-EMAD 2 Clear batter on kick
-300 snare side
-ST Dry batter on snare
-J1 Etched on timbale

I went over the sizes on General Discussion about drums and music > Favorite setup? but a quick recap: I love the power and fatness that my 22x22 gives! As for the floor tom, I've always struggled tuning a 16" floor tom, and 14"s were just too hi-pitch for my taste. The 15" was the perfect best of both worlds! As for the rack, you can't go wrong with the classic 8x12!

I've seen a lot of you that put your rack in a snare stand, any particular reason why? I have without fail had better sustain and tone by a suspended rack. Genuine curiosity here!

On the heads, I've actually been a Remo guy as long as I've played drums (over 16 years). I was so obsessed with using Remo that I never really gave Evans a chance. Big mistake. haha When I got my new snare a few months back, I gave it a shot with the Evans heads that shipped standard and I was blown away. Ultimately I switched all of my heads to Evans! Level 360 is where it's at! 

As for cymbals, I've always just loved the tone I've gotten out of Zildjian! But I know a bunch of you are Meinl fans - CONVINCE ME! I want to see the light. Until that day, I will continue to love my sweet ride and my Ks!

NOW GET TO IT EVERYONE!

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This is my kit in use for gigs.....retired the white maple kit to practice duty! Specs are
SJC mahogany shells with Maple re-rings black to Natural stain
15x24 kick
8x13 rack
13x16 floor
Currently using a 5x14 maple 10 ply or a 6x14 nickel over Steel snare....both sjc's
All hardware is DW.
9002 double pedal and 9000 hi hat stand
9300 snare and the new 9399 snare/ton stand....you need one! The cymbal stands are 5000 series
Cymbals are all Zildjian A series. 14" new beat 16" medium thin and 18" medium thin crashes....21" sweet ride.....17 k hybrid china

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19" and 20" A custom crashes, 22" K Dark Ride, 18" Oriental China, 14" Mastersound bottom hat and 14" Rezo Top. 14x7.5 snare, 24" kick, 13" rack, 16" and 18" floors. All DW 9000 hardware. Black Ripple with Zebra-Wood stripe finish. Evans heads all the way around.

 
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Drums : SJC Coke Bottle Green Acrylic w/ White Pearl Hoop Inlays and wood badges 7x12 Rack,14x16 Floor, 18x20 Kick. Snare is 7x14 Maple in sea foam green pearl.

Cymbals : All Meinl 15" Extra Dry Medium Thin Hats, 20" Extra Dry Thin Crash, 21" Transition Ride, 20" Extra Dry Dual Crash, 20" Vintage Trash Crash (not pictured)

Heads : Evans. Changes regularly, but typically I use a HD Dry on the snare, coated G2's on the toms and an Onyx EMAD on the kick and G1's for the resonant heads.

Sticks : Vic Firth American Classic 3A with a wood tip.

Hardware is all Tama but I hope to be switching to the Foundation hardware asap!

This is by fair the best setup I've ever had. From the drums to the cymbals everything is just so musical.

Thanks for checking it out!

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Kit: 

SJC Mahogany with Maple re-rings in a Black satin stain with a Dark Green pearl inlay with tube lugs and Black Nickel hardware

16x24 Kick
9x13 Rack
16x16 Floor

Snare: 

SJC 10 ply Maple with full tube lugs and Black Chrome hardware

8x14

Cymbals: (all Zildjian)

From Left to Right
14" Hi-hats (I have no idea what they are. But, I've been able to date them back to the 60s which is pretty cool!)
20" A Medium Thin Crash (my old 17" A custom crash is the one in the picture but has since been replaced by the 20"!)
21" A Sweet Ride

Heads:

Coated Remo Vintage Emperors on both toms for the batter
Clear Remo Ambassadors on the toms for the reso
Coated Evans G2 on the Snare batter
Clear Remo Ambassador Hazy Snare side
Stock SJC Remo Fiberskyn front Kick head
Evans EMAD2 on the Kick batter

Hardware is mostly all DW 9000 or 5000 and a Iron Cobra Hi-Hat stand!

Love the tone I get out of my mahogany kit! Honestly the best sounding kit I've ever heard in person and I wouldn't trade it for anything!

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Satin White w/ black hoops SJC kit!
24x14 bass drum because I LOVE open drums with no muffling (except for an EMAD or EQ4)
13x9 rack tom, on a snare stand just because I have no left stand to mount the Tom to, but I also LOVE deep sounding toms, so any rack tom above 12" is my go-to. But I'd settle for a 12 if needed
18x16 floor tom, honestly a dream come true just because I wanted one ever since I first started (was a HUGE Vinnie Paul fan and still am)
Greiner Kilmer Matt Greiner sig snare 14x5.5, such a glorious sounding snare and they're so local!!! But hopefully I'll get an SJC to go with it before too long.

Used Sabian when I started and only recently tried Zildjian, which had me eventually going back to an AAX X-Plosion ride as a crash/ride, and AAX X-Celerators as my hats. Favorite setup I've ever played, simple but limitless.

Trying for all DW hardware, except for my snare and Tom stand. Only ever tried Tama, Axis, and DW 5000 doubles and 5000 just always has me coming back, and I've never changed my old faithful 5000 hi hat stand since I got it.

Evans and Promark FOR LIFE. I've tried plenty of others in both regards, but my gosh they're just the best for me. 2S for my stick because I like the length and have larger hands and like a Heavy sound. (Plus it's close to Vinnie's sig stick sizes but so much more reliable and well made in my opinion, I honestly realized that while making this post and it wasn't even a reason I tried them at all I promise), coated G2's over Genera Resos for toms, Evans Hybrid over Hazy 300 for snare, because I LOVE (I do this a lot, don't I?) tight heads and snares so ghost notes are alive. Switching from an Emad to EQ4 soon for bass drum, because I'm not a fan of the emad muffling system as much as I am the EQ4, but both are reliable and good.

Everyone else, looking good!! Love this thread.

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KIT:

-SJC tour series matte black and brass tube hardware

8x12 rack (DW basket stand)

16x16 floor

14x24 kick (boom bitches!) SledgePad dampener 

14x6.5 Ludwig black beauty  snare

 

 

CYMBALS: (all Meinl Byzance) on this rig in particular 

-15" Byzance dark hats

-18" Byzance jazz extra thin crash

-22" Byzance dark raw bell ride

-18" Byzance jazz thin crash

 

HARDWARE: 

-DW 9000 series cymbal stands 

-Tama iron cobra hit-hat stand

-DW direct drive double pedal

-LP tambourine

 

STICKS:

Vic Firth 7a nylon

 

MICS:

Audix - not depicted (back line shown)

 

Porter & Davies tactile monitoring system (not depicted)

 

 

HEADS: (all Evans)

-G14 Coated batter on toms

-G1 Clear reso on toms

-EMAD 2 Clear batter on kick

-Remo coated ambassador on snare batter

-Remo hazy snare side

 

I wanted a kit for touring that was made in the USA and SJC was my choice. I got the tour series because I needed something that was tough and can withstand the rigors of the road. These drums keep their tuning from show to show, rarely do I have to spend much time if any at all to tune these drums. I really dig the brass hardware on matte black sort of gives it that "steam punk" vibe. I've gotten so many compliments on these drums, more than any other kit I've ever used. 

 

 

To address Jason's question on using a DW basket stand for my rack, easy setup and adjustability. 

 

On drumheads I go back-and-forth between Remo and Evans currently on the set depicted I have the Evans G 14's great heads. Currently on all my kits are use remo. 

 

Cymbals there's none better in my opinion than Meinl. On this particular set up the jazz crashes, they just cut through the Music being a horn band I need that. The dark hi hats and dark ride are very musical. Meinl has the sound I personally look for in a cymbal. 

 

Jason is my SJC rep and knows what I have in my collection and the choices I have,  for me SJC is the only choice for the road!


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Kit:

SJC Custom Birds Eye Maple in Orange Satin Stain w/ Brass Hardware & Aged White Pearl In-lays. Aged White Pearl bass hoops. Aged White Pearl snare.

7x12 rack tom (suspended)

16x16 floor tom

20x22 bass drum (extended front bass hoop)

5.5x14 snare (I think... ha)


Cymbals: all TRX

15" DRK Hi-Hats (I also have 14" BRT)

18" LTD Crash-Ride

22" MDM Ride

21" LTD China 

10" Rock Stacker on top of a 12" Mini China (stack)


Drums heads:

Snare: Remo Ambassador

Toms: Evans EC2 clear

Bass Drum: Evans Emad 


Sticks: Vic Firth X55A - seems to be a little longer than most sticks so it allows me to hold the stick a little further towards the bottom which allows me to have a little more power when needed and still get enough control. Maybe I'm over analyzing it ha but after testing out multiple sticks the X55A seems to work best for me.

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Drums/Sizes: SJC Mahogany Shells w/ Maple Re-Rings Mappa Burl Veneer Wrap [smile]
Kick: 18x20 Tom1: 8x10 Tom2: 14x14 
5.5x14 SJC Golden Ochre to Burnt Sienna Burst Snare

Heads: Evans G2's on snare and toms. G1's on bottom of toms, 300 bottom of snare. EMAD 2 on kick. (Small pillow in kick, muffle ring taken off EMAD head.)

Cymbals: Always changing out my sound but at the moment I'm using:

14" Meinl Byzance Sand Hats

17" Zildjian A Custom Crash

20" Meinl Byzance Sand Ride

18" Zildjian K Dark Medium-Thin Crash

10" Wuhan Splash Stacked under 10" Agazarian Splash

19" Zildjian A Medium-Thin Crash 

Hardware: Tama Stands, Hi-Hat & Throne, Pearl Double Eliminator Kick Pedals (currently) or Tama Iron Cobra's.

Sticks: Vic Firth SD1 General or 3A.

 

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Kit
-SJC green & black pearl barbershop wrap with brass hardware
8x12 rack
14x16 floor
20x22 kick
-SJC 7x14 maple snare, 10ply with re-rings, flat black wrap with blue glitter inlay and black hardware

Cymbals
6" Zildjian Zel-Bel
10" Sabian XSR Splash
12" Wuhan China
14" Zildjian A New Beat Hi-Hats
18" A Custom Crash
18" Wuhan China
20" Zildjian S Medium/Thin Crash
21" Zildjian Sweet Ride (Traditional)

Heads (All Remo)
Snare: Coated Control Sound
Toms: Clear Emporer (batter)/Clear Ambassador (reso)
Kick: Clear Powerstroke 3

Hardware
Gibraltar cymbal stands
Tama Iron Cobra Double Pedals

Sticks
ProMark Shira Kashi Oak PW5AW

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SJC maple kit in Tiffany Blue satin stain:
9x13, 14x16, 16x24

8x14 Gretsch hand hammered steel snare

All Zildjian A cymbals
14" New Beat hi hats
18" Med Crash
19" Med Crash
21" Rock ride

All Evans drumheads
Toms- Coated G2 batt, clear G1 reso
Clear EMAD 2 on kick
Snare in pic has a Remo coated emperor X, but I just switched it out for a coated dry genera 1.

Stands are 18 year old DW's that still work great, and a 15 year old Tama iron cobra.

I also have a pearl cowbell used for one song.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan_Buckley_SJC
14" new beat 16" medium thin and 18" medium thin crashes....21" sweet ride.....17 k hybrid china


New beats and the sweet ride! My kind of style! (I've got some new beats as my backup hats!)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_dunham
 Black Ripple with Zebra-Wood stripe finish


I just recently discovered the black ripple and zebra wood combination and man... it is so beautiful! Excellent choice!


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Originally Posted by vachzernon
 Drums : SJC Coke Bottle Green Acrylic w/ White Pearl Hoop Inlays and wood badges 7x12 Rack,14x16 Floor, 18x20 Kick. 


Ahhh... acrylic! [love]


Quote:
Originally Posted by carlos1023
Love the tone I get out of my mahogany kit! Honestly the best sounding kit I've ever heard in person and I wouldn't trade it for anything! 


Mahogany is next on my list! I can't wait to have those sweet tones at my fingertips!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Poe
 Evans and Promark FOR LIFE. I've tried plenty of others in both regards, but my gosh they're just the best for me. 2S for my stick because I like the length and have larger hands and like a Heavy sound.


Promark all the way! I love my PW747BWs! Are the 2S super thick? I've never seen those before!


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 Cymbals there's none better in my opinion than Meinl. On this particular set up the jazz crashes, they just cut through the Music being a horn band I need that. The dark hi hats and dark ride are very musical. Meinl has the sound I personally look for in a cymbal. 


I definitely appreciate the wall of horns! Though I tend to be a heavy hitter, so that may be why the volume/cutting tone has never been an issue for me. But I'm gonna have to try out some Meinls sometime! Also, your 14x24 has been itching at me for a while, I'm pretty sure that'll be on my next kit!


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Originally Posted by ColinKocher
 Cymbals: all TRX

15" DRK Hi-Hats (I also have 14" BRT)

18" LTD Crash-Ride

22" MDM Ride

21" LTD China 

10" Rock Stacker on top of a 12" Mini China (stack) 


TRX man! I've seen some great stuff from them! And where's @zmatook at?? I want to hear his input on these stacks!


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Originally Posted by ericdansiedrums
 Cymbals: Always changing out my sound but at the moment I'm using:

14" Meinl Byzance Sand Hats

17" Zildjian A Custom Crash

20" Meinl Byzance Sand Ride

18" Zildjian K Dark Medium-Thin Crash

10" Wuhan Splash Stacked under 10" Agazarian Splash

19" Zildjian A Medium-Thin Crash 

I have so much respect for the fact that you can mix and match brands on your cymbals... I'm probably holding myself back by sticking with just one!


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Originally Posted by CovinaDrummer15
 Sticks 
ProMark Shira Kashi Oak PW5AW 


Oak sticks all the way man!!


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Originally Posted by mattrt83
 SJC maple kit in Tiffany Blue satin stain: 
9x13, 14x16, 16x24 


Your Tiffany Blue stain is beyond perfect! Such a classy kit man!!

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Thanks so much guys! Let's keep it coming!


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KIT: SJC Custom - Distressed Black Satin Stain (maple shells with a wormy maple outer ply) w/ black chrome hardware:
8x10
10x12
14x14
14x16
20x20 kick
6.5x14 10ply Maple Black Satin Stain snare

Side snare is a Sound Percussion snare off of my nephew's kit that I sometimes use as an auxiliary snare but mostly use it as a holding table for when I practice.


CYMBALS: 
17" AAX Holy China
7" Alu Bell
13" AAX Hi-Hats
8" AAX Splash
12" AA Mini China
18" AAX Dark Crash
10" AAX Splash
21" AAX Dry Bell Ride
19" AAX Dark Crash
I started out as a Zildjian guy, loved the sounds of the A Customs and K Custom darks and the Oriental Trash series of chinas but I got really isnpired by Shinya of Dir en grey and he influenced a lot of my drumming around 2007. Since he's a Sabian artist I wanted to follow suite and started making the change over. Chinas were the last cymbals to switch over cause I couldn't find the right sound like what I was getting with the Oriental Trashes, that changed real quick when I got introduced to the Holy Chinas

HEADS: Will all be Evans 360 heads (I'm reskinning the kit this weekend). I've been more of an Evans guy from the get go and it just seemed like all of my favorite drummers that impacted my playing and influenced me as a musician were are still are on the Evans roster. I don't mind Remos but I feel like I get better tone and attack out of Evans, especially the EC2 and Level 360 line heads

HARDWARE: Gibraltar Road Series rack and cymbal mounts. I have it set up for two main wings so that I don't need a bar going over the kick with the left wing holding both rack toms and my cymbal array and the right only having to carry the load of my ride, main crash, and main china. If the Foundation hardware comes out with a rack line I plan on switching over to the shadow series since the black chrome design will match my kit's hardware perfectly. Again, influenced heavily by Shinya to go for the rack option but playing shows with a rack as opposed to a half a dozen or more cymbal and tom stands, the load in and set up is so much faster and more precise (in my opinion).

Right now the left wing is a 36" curved bar set up but I need to switch it over to a 54" curved bar like what I've got on the right side for more stability (and room). The two extra 36" pieces I will probably mount for either added stability or do a little customization and add a little flare to the rack, for now it serves its purpose, in the future I'm going to dick with it to give it more flare and make it a eyepiece for stage shows.

DW9000 Series Double Pedal

PDP Hi-Hat Stand (which I may replace with a Foundation stand soon... it is 12 years old after all)

LP Black Beauty Cowbell

PorkPie Gold/Leopard Print throne (comfiest damn thing I've ever sat on)

WolfPack drum rug

STICKS: Vic Firth X5AN. The only other sticks I play are Pearl 165Hs buuuut they're a artist signature series that are hard to come by so I only play them when I can actually find them to order them (and I use them mostly for shows).

In all honesty, my set up is almost to my dream set up. I just need to gong drums, which I'll most likely end up getting a couple UFO drums for - mount one on the right side directly next to my 19" holy china and the other on the left above the auxiliary snare. Then I want to get either a small concert tom, a pair of decabons, or go for a small roto tom and suspend that between my left crash and china above the splash and mini china. Aaaand then I'm debating on where to go for a second kick or not, I haven't decided yet. But those pieces would end up staying home when I go out on the road, unless it was for a big headlining tour where I have the time and room to set up.

Aaaanyways thanks for checking my shit out yo

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SJC Tre Cool houndstooth custom kit the sizes are 14x7 24x15 13x9 16x16 18x16.
Also have the SJC limited edition snare drum which is a 6.5 x 14.
I use remo vintage emperors coated on the toms. A powerstroke 3 clear on the kick and a smooth white on the front of the kick. I use an emperor x on the limited edition snare and a p77 on the houndstooth snare sometimes.
Dw hardware 9000 series.
DW 5000 custom built pedal by me.
DW 5000 hihat with 2 legs.
SJC drum throne.
All zildjian cymbals 22" med ride only ride I've ever used. 14" A brilliant mastersoud hihats. 18" z coustom projetion crash. 19" armand ride.

I also use drumtacs and Skb cases.

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Drums:

Snare- 6.5x14 Nickel-Plated Steel w/ brass tube lugs and black coated hoops

Finish- Ebony Ribbonwood w/ .5" Purple Pearl inlay, shield lugs, all brass hardware, maple shells, and maple rerings
Kick- 13x24
Rack- 7.5x13 (mounted)
Floor- 16x16

Rack tom was made to be shorter to fit over the 24" kick easier, and the 13" depth of the kick was made to be a middle ground between the classic booming 14x24 and an incredible 12x24 Ludwig kick I got to mess around with and loved!


Cymbals:
Meinl Byzance 15" Dual Hats (so trashy, yet articulate)
Meinl Byzance 18" Extra Thin Hammered Crash (thunder butter!)
Meinl Byzance 21" Transition Ride (Zach Vernon's suggestion, which is phenomenal)
Meinl Byzance 18" Extra Dry China (Incredibly fast cut and decay)

I've tried a lot of cymbals in my life (Sabian, Zildjian, TRX, Bosphorus, Paiste, Turkish, Saluda, Dream, Istanbul{pre-split and both post}, Soultone, UFIP), yet switching to Meinl was the greatest decision I've ever made. They have the amazing durability that Sabian cymbals (in my experience) have, with the exceptional musicality that Zildjian cymbals have. They are literally the best of both worlds, with no sacrifice. They've actually made me more creative with the incredible amount of sound you can get out of each cymbal! I've never felt this way about cymbals before! (Good enough Jason?)


Hardware:

Roc-N-Soc hydraulic throne (custom made thicker)
DW 9700/9701 boom stands
DW 5000 double pedal (love the more mechanical feel that you just don't get with the 9000s)
DW 3000 two-legged hihat stand (feels the same to me as the 9000, but it's more lightweight and cheaper)


Heads:

Evans g2 on snare and toms batter
Evans Snare Side 300 on snare reso
Evans Genera Reso on tom reso's
Evans emad2 on kick batter
(all stock from SJC)

Soon I'll have-
Evans Hybrid Coated on snare batter
Evans Snare Side 500 on snare reso
Evans ec2 clears on tom batter's
Evans ec resonant on tom reso's
Evans Heavyweight on kick batter (?)


Sticks:

Promark 5b's for practice, recording, and gigging
Promark 7a's/5a's for giving lessons
Promark txdc51w for practice pad

Custom Hot Rod sticks
Vic Firth Custom Cymbal Mallets


Other:

Evans Nylon Double Bass Patch
CymPads
Meinl Ching Ring (❤️)
BLML Custom Groove Wedge
DW One-Touch Hi-hats Clutch (so amazing and protects from any possible keyholing)
DW stick bag

Yamaha Electric Kit (can't remember the exact series/model)

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my kit goes like this

SJC custom maple ghost black with off white inlays distressed brass tube lugs.

14x22" kick 9 ply - I love 14" deep kicks classic vintage sound and you can play at any dynamic level and they will resonate. I had two other kits with 24" kicks but sometimes on the road 24" heads are hard to find so I wanted this kit to be super easy to tour with. The 14" can fit in any space too and easier to load in and out.

8x12" rack 6 ply I love these sizes which I consider "cut down" because when I started playing every thing was 10"x12", cut down tons resonate at lower dynamic ranges, they do choke out if you hit super hard and they don't project as much as power tom sizes but I like the trade off. It works for my style. Suspended in a rims mount. My Tom sings for days sound guys can't handle it. My rack resonates so loud I always have to turn the gain down on it.

14x16" floor 6 ply same thing cut "cut down" size I love it. Next kit I'm going to get a 12x14" as well so I can rock a 1 up 2 down in bigger venues and also use the 14" floor in smaller set ups.

6.5x14 hammered brass SJC snare this snare is so fat I always get compliments on it.

11" k hybrid splash - this was the best thing I ever did, it's perfect for accents in the verse without washing out the vocals.

14" quick beats - the only hats I use. I got my first pair in 93' and when I went to find new hats I can't find any that I like so I have two sets now. I like super heavy bottoms because I cannot stand when hi hats pitch bend if you step really right on them.

17" a custom crash - a customs are perfect crashes and super consistent I have had many over the years they are all predictable. They record great

18" A custom crash - the difference between a 17 and a 18 is huge. This has great wash for song endings too. I used to ride on my crashes a lot but not so much anymore.

21" sweet ride - the perfect ride. I used to switch between an a custom for louder venues and a k dark custom for smaller venues but this ride does both and has a great Bell. I crash on my ride too so this does that excellently. Eventually I want to get a 21" brilliant sweet ride just for the look.

Heads - Evans g14's on the toms! I have been using Evans since 1999 they are easy to tune and sound great. The level 360 has gotten even better.
G1 resos - I change batters about every month and resos every 3rd month. Don't neglect your resos.

Emad kick - best sound best dynamic range. Remos sound too punchy like a basketball and for me Aquarian superkicks have a top end where they level off on dynamics. Evans can play any volume level and sound great. Punchy warm perfect. Especially with an audix kick mic!

Sticks - Promark Jason bonham. Promark is from my town I have been using them my whole career. I like long sticks 16 3/8" or longer and these Jason bonhams are great. They are maple so the weight stays down. Maple is softer than hickory so they dent more than chip I get a lot of use out of them and very rarely break.

Roc n soc nitro throne the most important part of my kit

My hardware is dw9000 with a 5000 kick pedal.

Gator cases

My stick bag was made out of leather by a fan and it's perfect.

Also I gotta have my lasko fan!






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Promark all the way! I love my PW747BWs! Are the 2S super thick? I've never seen those before!






Yeah, man! They're .630 in diameter and 17" long! Biggest stick I've ever played and I love it to death.
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KIT:

12x10, 14x14, 14x16, 20x22

SNARE: 

13x7

CYMBALS: 

Meinl MB20 14" Heavy Wave Hi hats, MB20 20" Heavy Bell Ride, MB20 16"+18" Heavy Crashes, MB20 18" China, MB20 10"  Splash
Zildjian 6" Zil-Bel

HEADS:

Evans Hydraulic (toms), Evans Genera (snare), Evans EMAD II (bass) 

STICKS:

Promark

Hardware:

Gibraltar/Mapex

KICK PEDAL:

Tama Iron Cobra


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What's up?! I joined the SJC two years ago by purchasing a used custom kit, wasn't my thing (smaller sizes), went to DW, realized I was lost, and decided to work/save for my own custom kit that I got at the end of this last year.
It's a SJC walnut satin stain with black nickel hardware. 24x15 16x15 13x9 and a 14x7 maple silver sparkle snare (also SJC) occasionally Ill use my old faithful DW performance 14x8 snare (first drum I bought on my own)

Currently my cymbal set up is all zildjian
14" A rock hats
21" A sweet ride as my right crash (it's slightly cracked so sometimes I use an 18" sabian AAX studio crash or a 16" A Custom)
23" sweet ride as my ride

My hardware currently is a mix of pearl, Tama, and DW. My current tour set up is DW 5000 single pedal, PDP hihat stand, 2 pearl snare stands, and 2 pdp boom stands. All double braced. Also I love my pork pie throne!

Shout out to Jason for helping me out with my kit!

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SJC Custom
Satin Black Stain, diagonal gloss black wrap w/ Silver glitter inlay. Chrome tube lugs, triple flange hoops.

Kick 24"x18"
Snare: Aluminum 8"x14" die cast hoops
Rack Tom: 8"x13"
Floor Tom: 16" x 16"

Zildjian 14" A custom Hi Hats
Zildjian 16" A crash
Zildjian 23" A Sweet Ride
Zildjian 21" A Sweet Ride
Zildjian 20" A Custom China, Zildjian Low Volume L80 14" Hi Hat Stacked.

All DW 9000 Hardware and double kick
DW 9000 Snare basket and Tom Basket

Remo heads:
Go to toms & Snare: Emperors & Ambassador X
Kick: Power Stroke 3

Vater 2B Sticks

Pork Pie Percussion Throne.

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SJC Custom Kit:
- Satin Wenge Veneer with Black Pearl inlay with black chrome hardware 
22x16 (SJC stock resonant head and Evans EMAD II batter)
12x8 (Remo Ebony Pinstripe)
16x14 (Remo Ebony Pinstripe)

SJC Custom Snare:
- Satin Wenge Veneer with Green Pearl inlay (barbershop) with brass hardware and trick throw off 
14x7 (Evans G2) 

Cymbals:
- Sabian 

21' AA Bash Ride
20' Aero Crash 
19' AAX X-Plosion Crash 
- Meinl 
14' Classics Custom Hats 

Hardware: 
Trying to rock all YAMAHA hardware haha 

Pearl Eliminator single pedal 

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In all honesty, my set up is almost to my dream set up. I just need to gong drums, which I'll most likely end up getting a couple UFO drums for - mount one on the right side directly next to my 19" holy china and the other on the left above the auxiliary snare. Then I want to get either a small concert tom, a pair of decabons, or go for a small roto tom and suspend that between my left crash and china above the splash and mini china. Aaaand then I'm debating on where to go for a second kick or not, I haven't decided yet. But those pieces would end up staying home when I go out on the road, unless it was for a big headlining tour where I have the time and room to set up.

Aaaanyways thanks for checking my shit out yo


Such a BEASTLY setup man! And the new rack looks right at home with the rest of the kit! [smile] Let me know when you wanna make those UFOs happen!


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 SJC Tre Cool houndstooth custom kit the sizes are 14x7 24x15 13x9 16x16 18x16. 
Also have the SJC limited edition snare drum which is a 6.5 x 14. 


The houndstooth wrap is so sick man! Thanks for always repping SJC so hard!


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 I've tried a lot of cymbals in my life (Sabian, Zildjian, TRX, Bosphorus, Paiste, Turkish, Saluda, Dream, Istanbul{pre-split and both post}, Soultone, UFIP), yet switching to Meinl was the greatest decision I've ever made. They have the amazing durability that Sabian cymbals (in my experience) have, with the exceptional musicality that Zildjian cymbals have. They are literally the best of both worlds, with no sacrifice. They've actually made me more creative with the incredible amount of sound you can get out of each cymbal! I've never felt this way about cymbals before! (Good enough Jason?)  


Haha more than good enough! Now I need to find the cash for some new cymbals. hahaha


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 my kit goes like this 

SJC custom maple ghost black with off white inlays distressed brass tube lugs.


Dude! I dig the old school SJCs! And you know I'm a fan of the white stripe look! [biggrin] Whenever you're ready to get that new kit with the two floors, hit me up! jason@sjcdrums.com


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KIT:

12x10, 14x14, 14x16, 20x22

SNARE: 

13x7 

Such a sick snare man! How you digging the superply wood hoops? I've always wanted to try that on a snare!


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It's a SJC walnut satin stain with black nickel hardware. 24x15 16x15 13x9 and a 14x7 maple silver sparkle snare (also SJC) 


I'll always love the walnut/black nickel combo on your kit! Thanks for sharing dawg!


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 SJC Custom 
Satin Black Stain, diagonal gloss black wrap w/ Silver glitter inlay. Chrome tube lugs, triple flange hoops.  


Fun fact, yours was actually one of the very first kits I ever saw with a diagonal stripe! I've always wanted to get that on a kit at some point! I especially dig the silver glitter accents... so classy!


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 SJC Custom Kit: 
- Satin Wenge Veneer with Black Pearl inlay with black chrome hardware 
22x16 (SJC stock resonant head and Evans EMAD II batter)
12x8 (Remo Ebony Pinstripe)
16x14 (Remo Ebony Pinstripe)

SJC Custom Snare:
- Satin Wenge Veneer with Green Pearl inlay (barbershop) with brass hardware and trick throw off 
14x7 (Evans G2)  


Your kit is finally complete! Hooray! Now to just keep adding snares! [biggrin]

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So many beautiful kits! Keep em coming! I love seeing all these amazing designs and cymbal set ups!

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Haha more than good enough! Now I need to find the cash for some new cymbals. hahaha



And I'm happy to have convinced you to at least give them a try! [smile] They cost a pretty penny though.
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SJC Tour Series

12x8 Hi-Tom
16x16 Floor Tom
22x18 Kick Drum

Red Sparkle Maple 14x6.5 Snare

Cymbals 

Sabian 14" AAX Accelerator Hi-hats
Sabian 18" AAX Dark Crash
Sabian 12" HHX Evolution Splash
Sabian 10" HHX Splash
Sabain 21" Prototype Ride
Sabian 19" AAXcelerator Crash
Sabian 19" Holy China

Hardware
PDP Hi-hat Stand
Iron Cobra Double Bass Pedal
Tama Cymbal Stands
Vater Drum Sticks (My favorite are either the 3A fatbacks or the Power 5A
Remo Drum Heads
Pork Pie Throne


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SJC Tour Series

12x8 Hi-Tom
16x16 Floor Tom
22x18 Kick Drum



Tour series represent! Such beastly kits! 

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