Ya, I'm fortunate to have never been desperate enough to sell my late 70s Niles 5 piece. I added 2 more early 70s pieces in February when I dragged it out of storage and started this thread, then the 6.5" 80s COW snare. Will probably go back to the 70s stop sign 10 lug Grestch Brooklyn snare net time I move stuff around. Better sounding snare, but the fat one looks so damned cool hahahaha.Talking vintage, I just wish I had kept my Niles era SlIngerland kit. First (and best sounding) matched set I've owned. Had saved and saved and bought a lightly used 13/16/22 set from 1969 while in high school for $400 in 1971.
First of all, cool stuff. Also: I spot a Lemmy: RIP. Heck of a band. "We are Motorhead, and we play rock and roll".
I just caved to temptation and ordered a vintage Zildjian 22" Earth Ride to replace the 20" cheaper Planet Z ride. The Earth Ride is arguably the heaviest and best rock ping ride ever made. Can't wait til she arrives next week.Left to right:
14" 70s New Beat HHs, 14" ZXT China, 16" 80s Avedis Heavy Crash, 60s Avedis 13" (HH top?) Medium Crash, 18" 70s Avedis Crash/Ride. 19" 70s Avedis Medium Ride, 20" 90s Planet Z HEAVY Ride, 18" 80s China Boy.
The Earth Ride is also the UGLIEST cymbal known to mankind. They are sand cast then buried in dirt for a three months.. Process called "earth toning". There are no lathe or hammer marks. At 5,000 grams it is also nearly twice as heavy as most other rides the same size.You do know your post will be an absolute waste of space without pics!
Jelly!!!Time for my update, too! I pulled the trigger on the X2 Super Champ Head and cabinet. It is arriving tomorrow, and I certainly can't wait
I picked up an open box MicroCube several years ago at the music store as an impulse purchase. Didn't think I needed another small amp. Turns out I've used that amp more than my other four combined in the past five years messing around at home. Used ones now go for more than I paid for it mostly new. Roland puts out some good stuff.Played through a Roland JC-77 at a jam at a rehearsal studio last week. Thing sounded great. Owner of the studio told me nobody ever uses that amp. I think I am going to ask if he will sell it to me.
Yes, exactly, both the speaker and the tubes will get better. Yayyy. I will definitely look for new tubes at some point, but I will probably wait until they start giving in, since they sound fabulous.Nice.
You think she is good now wait till that speaker loosens up a bit....
and keep your eye out for a beat up Marshall cab (not MG or Valvestate) on local Craigslist too!
When you feel frisky change V1 to a better tube, maybe a Tung Sol reissue 12ax7
The Fuse software is fun too! Really the SC head is one killer rig! I'm kinda diggin British tone at the moment but I am always hunting CL for one of those.