Vox Speedfire drum set

Here's a VOX egg shape bass drum Speedfire set of drums with 5 rack toms and an obvious non stock finish.

Listing created May 18, 2020

Public discussion (23)

George Lawrence, administrator

5 months ago

Thanks, Louis! I'm impressed! I've never seen that configuration

King Louie Music

5 months ago

thanks, since I didn't get the large tube unit with the bass drum I had to improvise, plus the set is a bit easier to play with the toms up and out f the way. Who's this LOUIS guy??? Ting

George Lawrence, administrator

5 months ago

You know. King Louis!!! You've been spelling it wrong all this time. :-)

King Louie Music

5 months ago

that's why I changed it to just 4 letters

Phil Wilson

5 months ago

Simply amazing. No wonder you are the "King".

King Louie Music

5 months ago

Thanks but as you well know everyone is always looking to topple the King so I have to be tricky. Ting

Mike Rose

5 months ago

For sale?

King Louie Music

5 months ago

not until I'm ready to step into my grave, TIng

Paul Weisgerber

5 months ago

That kit looks like it was left out in the hot sun! In the desert. Under a big piece of glass.

Yeah, yeah, you’re right.....

I love it, and I’d be thrilled to death to play it.

Just sayin’....

King Louie Music

5 months ago

My wife and I make music videos of our own material and I dragged that set into my studio and recorded it and I was shocked how great the bass drum sounded. The toms, in that configuration are a little tricky to play but I don't see anyway that one could mount them differently that would make it any easier, thanks Ting

George Lawrence, administrator

5 months ago

You need more toms so that no matter where your stick falls, it's hitting one. In the seventies and eighties I had Gretsch's biggest kit; The Monster Kit! GRRRRRRR!!! 8 toms, count 'em, 8!

King Louie Music

5 months ago

I never understood how you can have any cymbals within arms reach when you have that many toms. All my playing sets (except that one) have one rack tom, one floor tom and a small rack tom mounted left of the hi-hat. I do use 9 cymbals per set so that's why I have no room for more toms, Ting

George Lawrence, administrator

5 months ago

Cymbals are over rated

King Louie Music

5 months ago

OH no no no no no. Ting

Paul Weisgerber

5 months ago

I agree, your Highness! Toms tell the story, but cymbals give the tale expression, and emotion!

I have just as many cymbals as toms in my kit. Eight of each.

King Louie Music

5 months ago

Yeah, I bet if George went into a recording studio and they had only Camber cymbals he would put up a stink, Ting

George Lawrence, administrator

5 months ago

I am actually a cymbal nut. There are 200 or so in my collection. No favorite brand. When I had that big kit I was young and had big boom stands with the cymbals way up in the air. Had to reach for them. I also had a roadie. Lots of energy back then. Now I'm a lazy old drummer with everything low and play from the wrists. Two or three toms. If I'm feeling extra special sporty I'll take a second floor tom to the gig!

King Louie Music

5 months ago

Yeah I had about 90 cymbals last time I counted only because every set I own is set up and has it's full compliment of cymbals.

Paul Weisgerber

5 months ago

With all those to choose from, you guys gotta have your favorites.

Care to tell which ones they might be?

George Lawrence, administrator

5 months ago

I've been using the same ten cymbals for years on gigs. Mostly, a Bosphorus 20" Versa Ride and Bosphorus 21" Masters ride, 18" K dark crash, 17" masterworks crash, 20" Zil. oriental china, k 10" splash and a pair of Paiste Sound Formula 14" heavy hats that came from Jeff Porcaro's stash at the Paiste warehouse in L.A. shortly after he died. Also some old 14" Formula 602 thin hats and an old 18" A. that is bent, has a crack drilled out of it, keyholed and is probably the best cymbal I've ever heard. I don't take that one to the rock gigs.

King Louie Music

5 months ago

I have 3 cymbals that are going in the Mausoleum with me. A 1970-80s 17" Brilliant Zildjian crash which I have had since the early 80s, the best crash I have ever heard and records amazingly, a 28" Zildjian ride which is ridiculous and a 9 1/2" K.Zildjian Constantinople cymbal weighing 610 grams that sounds 3 distinct tones, a"C" a "G" and a "Bb" . It is the most unique cymbal sound I have ever heard. Ting

Paul Weisgerber

5 months ago

Thanks for that! So you guys aren’t guided by any particular loyalty or preference towards a certain manufacturer like some drummers are (me). I tend to gravitate towards Zildjian by habit, but to be honest, I don’t have the finances to pick and choose. Those 2 Bosphorus rides of yours, George, are probably worth more than my gig set up. The one exception is a 10” Vox splash, paper thin, which sounds amazing, and has held up surprisingly well.

That 28” ride of yours, your Eminence, just... wow! I thought my 24” block letter Zildjian heavy rock ride was ridiculously big, but yours gives a new meaning to the term manhole cover! I’d love to hear it ping! I don’t use the 24, but I have the same series 22” with a great sound and a bell fit for a church, lol.

Hey, as long as I have you guys, maybe you can help me. I’m having trouble finding a lug for “Grampa”, my 1912 Ludwig & Ludwig 15x3-1/2“ NoB concert and orchestral snare. I’m the 3rd generation owner, but one of the six lugs has been broken since I was very young. I’ve tried several times to find a replacement, but maybe you know somewhere I haven’t checked.

King Louie Music

5 months ago

Paul, the only recording that I have posted anywhere using that cymbal is a video my wife and I did about 7 years ago. Unfortunately the cymbal is there in the set-up but I don't think I used it at all, just hi-hat beat and tom and crash cymbal fills. I have it on other videos we did but I don't have any of those posted anywhere, Ting

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