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Anyone use Boom Theory "Space Muffins"?

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  • Anyone use Boom Theory "Space Muffins"?

    Space Muffins are made in Seattle By Al Adinolfi. He's building mine right now and I'm really looking forward to getting them. I'll be useing my TD8 to run them & hope maybe I can bypass at least some of the frustration of searching around for the proper "pad type" & all the various other settings which will have to be adjusted. It'll be a lot of "hit & miss" unless...someone here has already been through that. If so I'd sure appreciate hearing about it. Thanks!
    TD8, triggered Tempus carbon fibre acoustics. Triggered 13" x 7" Tempus c/f snares. 12" Ddrum snare. Various pads, CY-12, KD-8, way too many pedals. Meinl, Paiste, Sabian cymbals...

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    Yes!!!!! Spacemuffins are the schite!! I have owned 2 kits from Al...they are spectacular!! They also work great with mesh heads beleive it or not....

    You will not be disappointed in Al's work....he has very high quality standards - probably the highest I have seen.... People have no idea what they are missing. It is amazing what a strong marketing scheme can do for products, and how some of the best products are left unheard of because of the lack of good marketing.

    Erik

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    • #3
      Oh yeh!!! Spacemuffins are IT! I have a six piece MicroBop set that I'm using with a Yamaha DTXv2. These things ROCK!!! I've played the Hart Dynamics and Pintech kits and for feel, sensitivity and triggering, the Spacemuffins beat everyone else! You are going to be in Seventh Heaven! And Al is THE MAN when it comes to answering questions and standing behind his product.
      Tony
      Boom Theory Spacemuffins
      TD6
      HDI Cymbals

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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies guys; I know I'm gonna luv 'em. I also agree with you about Al himself; a very good guy. I came across one or two derogatory comments about him in a search here & having spoken with Al at length a number of times I find those remarks completely unjustified.
        What about the TD8 settings? :-)
        TD8, triggered Tempus carbon fibre acoustics. Triggered 13" x 7" Tempus c/f snares. 12" Ddrum snare. Various pads, CY-12, KD-8, way too many pedals. Meinl, Paiste, Sabian cymbals...

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        • #5
          This topic seems to have gone a bit quiet. I too would be interested in any info on Space Muffins with the TD8.

          I have a TD8-KV which I would like to expand. Maybe just snare and kick to start with. To give me some extra pads and a better look at the same time. If I was to replace my PD80-R with a Space Muffin snare would I loose the positional sensing? (I'm guessing I probably would).

          Maybe I should replace the toms and re-use the PD-80s.

          Also, what's the deal with cymbals? It looks as though they only do drums.

          Lastly, how quiet are they acoustically. I imagine they’re quite a bit louder than the mesh heads.

          Thanks in advance for any help ....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bascule:

            Also, what's the deal with cymbals? It looks as though they only do drums.

            Lastly, how quiet are they acoustically. I imagine they’re quite a bit louder than the mesh heads.

            Thanks in advance for any help ....
            As far as I know, Al's only doing drums although there are some threads in the Boom Theory BBS that mention new e-cymbals that he has been designing. The drums are NOT very quiet acoustically. Much louder than mesh heads. Not really a problem in my house when I'm practicing with headphones. You can hear them but its a lot quieter than regular acoustics.
            Boom Theory Spacemuffins
            TD6
            HDI Cymbals

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            • #7
              They work great with mesh heads....

              I had 2 Spacemuffin kits, both outfitted with mesh heads...

              Erik

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sepdrums
                They work great with mesh heads....

                I had 2 Spacemuffin kits, both outfitted with mesh heads...

                Erik
                Erik,
                What type of mesh heads do you use? Would the Roland heads be OK? Anything special about putting them on or do they go on just like regular heads? Except for the kick, all of my drums are 12".
                Thanks!
                Tony
                Boom Theory Spacemuffins
                TD6
                HDI Cymbals

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                • #9
                  sorry to revive a dead topic, but I was wondering if anyone knew where, and if its even possible? that I could get a space muffin bass drum? Do these sell separately or do I have to buy the whole kit?
                  Better to be a hammer than an anvil..

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                  • #10
                    Can anyone update me on Space Muffins?

                    I know this is an old topic, but I'm strongly considering a 6-piece Space Muffins Classics kit and I've read more positives than negatives, but I'd like to make sure, after some time, what folks on the board who have used them are saying today. Any feedback?
                    TD-10 EXP / Boom Theory Space Muffins / Zildjian Gen16 AE Cymbals / Roc-n-Soc Throne / Buttkicker Pro / Westone UM-2 IEMs with custom earmolds / Mackie DFX-12 / BBE Sonic Maximizer

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JVC
                      I know this is an old topic, but I'm strongly considering a 6-piece Space Muffins Classics kit and I've read more positives than negatives, but I'd like to make sure, after some time, what folks on the board who have used them are saying today. Any feedback?
                      I don't know who else uses them who might help, but I know that over here:

                      http://www.edrumming.com/forum/index.php

                      A guy named Wang Chung will have info for you about how he uses them as a touring professional musician (he recently toured with Bjork). He has a second kit on the way right now.

                      | Argos | Your Cloud | Lost In Germany | Life Wasted | Identity Crisis
                      | The Xerophyte | Red Barchetta | Subdivisions or Drums Only |

                      Superior Drummer w/ Metal Foundry, dfhS samples and Platinum Samples Evil Drums.

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                      • #12
                        The only complaint people have had in the past with Space Muffins is that they didn't support positional sensing. Allegedly the new X-series from Al does support postional sensing with the TD-12/20. I have not personally verified this and would love to hear from someone who has. Perhaps the write up in this months Modern Drummer covers it. I have briefly played one older set, and it felt great. Stick noise is too loud for home practice or even quiet acoustic gigs in small rooms IMHO. For anything louder or in a larger room, I wouldn't hesitate if aesthetics were important. Do they feel better than the current crop of mesh head pads or converted A's. Well, that is pretty subjective. They feel great. So do my Harts and so do Rolands. I can say that I thought they felt and triggered way better than the RET set I tried, but that was a while back. The RET stuff is likely better now.

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                        • #13
                          Tha ks - I talked to Al today and got a good feeling from a customer service standpoint. Very nice guy and answered lots of questions for me, so I went ahead and ordered a 6-piece Classics set. Based on all I've read, I've done the right thing.

                          I originally was interested in the X Series, but according to Al, they are not designed as full e-drums, but as hybrids. They are acoustic drums that will also trigger a module.
                          TD-10 EXP / Boom Theory Space Muffins / Zildjian Gen16 AE Cymbals / Roc-n-Soc Throne / Buttkicker Pro / Westone UM-2 IEMs with custom earmolds / Mackie DFX-12 / BBE Sonic Maximizer

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                          • #14
                            Spacemuffins Review

                            Finally found some time to get to this. I've had them for about six weeks and have gigged 3-4 times with them, and for me they are awesome. I always hated the look of my V-Pro kit; these babies are much better to look at and they make the band look so much better.

                            As for playability, I have no gripes whatsoever. They really performed well with the setting I had for my V's, but I tinkered a bit and by the third gig, I had them set pretty well. I'm still struggling a bit with rim shot on the dual-trigger snare, but it hasn't been much of a problem for me and I think I'll get it dialed in eventually.

                            The heads feel terrific, and I feel like my playing has improved after 6 years of playing mostly mesh heads.

                            Al has been great - called out of the blue just a week ago to ask how they are working out for me. Nice to know he's behind his product in that way.

                            Bottom line, a great kit - and I made back about half what I paid for it by selling a bunch of my old pads on eBay.
                            TD-10 EXP / Boom Theory Space Muffins / Zildjian Gen16 AE Cymbals / Roc-n-Soc Throne / Buttkicker Pro / Westone UM-2 IEMs with custom earmolds / Mackie DFX-12 / BBE Sonic Maximizer

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