I picked up a 80’s Pearl “PACEMAKER” kit today..These are truly rare..They were only available in Japan..Im going to list it here on Gear for sale..Its also now on Ebay…Possibly the only one of these in the US..
DRUMS: Peace Paragon Maple in Atomic “Fireball” Sparkle
1. 14 x 7 Maple (or) 14 x 6.5 Brass Snare
2. 12 x 4.5 Maple Snare
3. 26 x 14 Bass Drum
4. 12 x 10 Tom Tom
5. 14 x 12 Floor Tom
7. 16 x 14 Floor Tom
HARDWARE: Peace Arena 800 Series/DW
1. 14.25” K Custom Hybrid Hi Hats
2. 19” A Custom Med. Crash
3. 20” A Custom Rezo Crash
4. 21” Z Custom Mega Bell Ride
5. 20” A Custom Rezo Crash
6. 18” Oriental China Trash
Snares Bottom: Hi-Performance
Snares Top: Texture Coated Super 2 w/ Power Dot
Toms Bottom: Classic Clear
Toms Top: Texture Coated Responce 2
Kick Batter: Full Force I
Kick Front: Full Force II
I’ve just posted a new video detailing my current kit. I’ve added a little humor (crude attempt, really), and I from scratch assemble the whole thing, in fast-motion. Each piece is described in a pop-up bubble as its assembled. Of course, a drum solo at the end to test (not a great one, done on the fly, but a test nonetheless).
Take a look at my new Luddies! Bought this shell pack new back in August and I love’em! It is a 6-piece Ludwig Epic series in mahogany fade with Gibraltar hardware and pedals. I use Sabian Vault and AAX cymbals. Replace the stock heads with Evans EC2 batters and EC resonants on the toms and an Evans EMAD bass drum batter. Snare has an Evans ST coated batter and Hazy 300 snare side. The head upgrade made good-sounding drums sound awesome! I am really pleased with the sound of these and totally pleased with the appearance, I especially like the “bronze vintage” hardware finish. Have received many complements on them. Have wanted to a set of Ludwigs again for a long time and I must say for the money invested I couldn’t be happier!
I’m looking to lighten up my hardware & was wondering what line of Gibraltar stands are those?
How well do they hold 2 toms plus a cymbal?
The stands are Gibraltar 5000 series boom cymbal stands - specifically the 5609 model. Double-braced legs, hideway boom and memory locks are standard. Very solid stand without being overly heavy in weight. Gibraltar calls them a “medium” duty line and that is a good description. I spread the legs\feet out to the maximum and I find it very stable, even with the 9 x 13 and 10 x 14 toms.
I position a leg perpendicular to the toms and have no stability issues. I swear by Gibraltar, started with their gear and haven’t looked back, well-made and solid, just like the name.