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  • A to E Pearl Roland Hart Combo

    [I]Here is my custom A-E conversion build which is my tool of the trade on a weekly basis and couldn't be a more pleased audience every show. The 5 pc. kit is a Pearl ELX fusion series in mirror chrome and custom blue flame graphics. 22X18" BD, 8", 10", 12" toms and Hart Dynamics 13" Pro series e-snare all with Hart Dynamics Magnum mesh heads and UFO drum condems. The cymbals are all Roland CY5 HH, CY8 crashes, CY12 ride/bell and a Pintech splash for F/X. Everything rides on two combined Gibraltar road series racks. Custom aluminum tube cross beams with Roland cones and transducers and shell monted 1/4" jacks. I play classic and modern rock so this setup has the esentials to get the job done without overkill. I use the Roland TD8 with the VEX Master 50 tweaked to perfection. Live, I use dbx compressors on both kick and snare along with an ART F/X(reverb) on the snare. My live drum sound surpasses any performing club band on my local circuit and raves after every performance. (Tama Iron Cobra DBLB pedal, Roland FD8, Shure in ear monitors w/E4's).
    The forum has been a great help to me along the line in choosing the best products for a great A-E conversion.
    My kit was built for a weekly live performance aplications. No fancy bells or whistles here. Just a great performing kit that rocks week after week.[/
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    sigpicPearl ELX fusion kit, DIY int. Roland cones, HART KS heads, Roland TD8, CY5, CY8's, CY12, FD8, Iron Cobra DBLB, Gibraltar rack, Shure E4 IEM,
    "DRIVER" www.driverband.net

  • #2
    Fantastic.
    That's an inspiration for all of us DIY-wannabees!

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    • #3
      Hi Abe, takes a bit of time and effort to do it correctly and I challenge any E-kit mfg. out there to outperform my A-E kit for the money(still fools the audience on the E). If I can be of any help to yours, glad to answer any questions.
      sigpicPearl ELX fusion kit, DIY int. Roland cones, HART KS heads, Roland TD8, CY5, CY8's, CY12, FD8, Iron Cobra DBLB, Gibraltar rack, Shure E4 IEM,
      "DRIVER" www.driverband.net

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      • #4
        looks tidy. good work
        Cheers
        Paul

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        • #5
          Exactly what I was shooting for overall and It's amazing how with a little intuition an A kit can become far superior in response, playability and better looking than any of your high dollar E kits on the market. Didn't hurt my feeling in the least to ravage a $700 entry level kit to create a pro performance E kit. Thanks you guys for the nice comments on this build, after all, I picked up the skinny on it all from all you high intel folks on the forum. It's all the little things we share that make a huge difference. I think we got it right. I can't see the applications being any more reliable than this for any E-drummer who wants to have the A look without sacrificing performance. BTW, I used aluminum shafts from a telescoping camera tripod and steel rivets into 90 deg. corner braces(perfect height measurment is a *****) to place your cone 1/16" above shell but once they're fixed permanently you got it licked. I also removed the shell vent gromet which doing so fit my 1/4" stereo jacks and turned to backside easily enough being I have the Pearl ISS rim mounts. Anyone out there been using a 22" mesh head on their kick? I'd like to know how well they hold up. I still have best results with my polyester filled BD shell and Remo Ebony w/falom and external trigger about 3" from rim.
          sigpicPearl ELX fusion kit, DIY int. Roland cones, HART KS heads, Roland TD8, CY5, CY8's, CY12, FD8, Iron Cobra DBLB, Gibraltar rack, Shure E4 IEM,
          "DRIVER" www.driverband.net

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