My local drum shop just got these Zickos in

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  1. DanRH

    DanRH Old guy, getting younger

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    This Kit is in perfect shape. Seller is selling for $1700. Good price? 18x22, 9x13, 10x14, 16x16 and 16x18. Just a gorgeous kit.

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    We'll look for your post in the For Sale section shortly....lol
     
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    That would make a nice summer kit, not to concerned about getting caught in the surprise rainstorm downpour.
    Looking forward to the review!
     
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    Man that seems like a lot of weight on top of that bass shell - yes? Maybe offer $1200 cash and see where it goes from there. Assuming of course you are interested. Consignment or does the shop own them?
    Coy
     
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    I just got a set nearby in well worn shape. Sizes are 22, 18 x 18 and two 10 x 14. Mine is early build with the Camco tom holder , spurs and tom mounts. I think that price is very high. They are certainly cool, but I suspect they may be hard to sell in the future and they are very heavy. The only one I have cleaned and put back together is one of the 14 toms. I really don't think it sounds as good, as I expected or hoped. I am geographically close to Lenexa Kansas where they were built. The first time I actually saw a set of Zickos was around 1970 or 71 at a teen dance in a small town. And yes, I will be afraid to mount both toms on top of that bass drum. Exercise caution. Parts are hard to find also.
     
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    Knew a guy in our KC office that used to build drums in Bill Zickos' basement.

    When I was at Mizzou in '73 I would drool over a Zickos set at the local music shop.
     
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    DanRH Old guy, getting younger

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    No, not mine, the drum shop has them in on consignment. I think the price is delusional.
     
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    I find acrylic drums one dimensional .
     
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    Make sure EACH 17-piece lug is complete, or you'll soon be in a world of hurt if any bits are missing...
     
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    The more I look and learn about those the more I like Ludwig Vistalites
     
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    Acrylic shells are VERY subjective to the type of head used....
     
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    Imo, price is quite high.
     
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    I interviewed Bill Zickos years ago for a Not So Modern Drummer article. He explained his proprietary method of building acrylic drum shells. Far superior to Vistalite and others. His shells were rock solid. Thicker than Vistalites, with a bearing edge that was rounded over to the outside.

    I had a Zickos snare for a while, and I really liked the sound. Really good snare response and tons of attack. Like halfway between wood and metal.
     
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    Cool story Ron .
     
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    The Chrome did not hold up on my set but I sweated like a pig.
     

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