Used Gear For Sale

Used Gear For Sale

I will deliver items to you within reasonable distance at no extra charge!

Contact michaelmcneil@sympatico.ca

All the gear listed below is used gear. I have listed all damage/defects and missing/replaced parts that I am aware of and in some cases I have also described how the gear has been handled. Please note that I have taken the approach of erring on the side of disclosing as much as I can about the condition of the items so this may give the impression (for some items and maybe not others) that the items are in worse condition then they actually are. For some items I can show the original receipt if requested. I cannot hand them over however because I have made business tax claims using these receipts and need them for records and they also have financial info on them.

Please note that free delivery only applies to the Ottawa and surrounding areas. For delivery outside that area we would need to have it delivered to you by mail (purchaser pays the cost but I can organize and take care of it), meet in the Ottawa area if you will be here at some point, plan a free delivery for a time when I will be in your area, or I can simply charge a travel fee and deliver it to you.

All prices have HST included in them already (I am HST registered and will provide a receipt by email). Cash, e Transfer or PayPal and no trades.

Used Drum Heads (Heads listed below with estimated condition marked on scale of 1 to 10- relative to used heads)

Condition

Overall, I think these are in rough to usable condition depending on the specific head, but a very good deal for $2 to $3.50 per head. Pictures do not necessarily correspond to exact specific heads listed below (they are just a few examples). Heads are likely 2 to 15 years old although this is not an indication of how long they have been played on (some have been stored for much of that time). If you have question about the condition of a specific head, let me know and I will give you more details. Unsure of materials. Heads have been stored stacked on top of each other in cases. I have good technique and I more or less allow the stick to come off the head. So there are very few, if any dents or significant damage to the heads. Most of the damage is just wear from being played on (i.e. the coating or texture may be worn off in places, there may be some dirt and gunk on the heads, tone and ability to vibrate may not be as good anymore and the heads may be seated/warped to suit the bearing edge/rims/shell of the drums they were on, so it is possible they may not seat well or tune well on other drums). May have been used on multiples drums or put on a drum, taken off and then put back on again but not in the same position. Some may be warped. May have been played by other people who have used my drums. It is possible other people who may not allow the stick to come off the head have played on them at gigs or tuned them in odd ways (drum sharing at gigs). I can’t say if they were seated properly when first put on the drums. May have been used on drums that have warped rims, uneven/rough/sharp bearing edges or drums that are out of round. Overall, I think are in usable condition if you are looking for a cheap deal.

Have been left in the car (outside) for long periods of time in very cold, very hot temperatures and very humid and very dry conditions. Not sure what affect this may have on them.

Please note that the conditions marked below are estimated and are on a scale of 1 to 10 relative to used head conditions (i.e. a condition of 10 does not mean brand new condition but very good condition for a used head). This is simply to give you an idea of how useful the head might be.

10″ Aquarian Double Thin Estimated Condition: 5 (minor scuffs/scratches/dents and some dirt, seems to have a slight warp across one axis, possibly some sticky gunk from moon gels or other tape/dampening systems, passes the tap test- has good low tone when tapped with good fundamental focus)

10″ Remo Weather King Emperor Estimated Condition: 5.5 (very good physical condition with minor scuffs/scratches/dents/dust and some dirt, possibly some sticky gunk from moon gels or other tape/dampening systems, does not pass the tap test- has almost no tone and sustain when tapped)

10″ Remo Weather King Emperor Estimated Condition: 6 (minor scuffs/scratches and some dirt, possibly some sticky gunk from moon gels or other tape/dampening systems, passes the tap test okay- has some tone when tapped but lacks focus and has slight distortion or overtone emphasis)

14″ Remo Ambassador Renaissance Estimated Condition: 5 (minor scuffs, significant but light scratch across center of head and some dirt, some of the texture worn off from playing, center of the head slightly warped/depressed from playing, possibly some sticky gunk from moon gels or other tape/dampening systems, passes the tap test- has tone when tapped but lacks focus and fundamental, overtone emphasized)

14″ Jack Dejohnette Aquarian USA Estimated Condition: 4.5 (minor scuffs/scratches and some dirt, some of the texture worn off from playing, center of the head significantly  warped/depressed from playing, possibly some sticky gunk from moon gels or other tape/dampening systems, passes the tap test- has tone when tapped but lacks focus and fundamental)

20″ Remo Weather King Coated Ambassador Bass: Estimated Condition: 5.5 (scuffs/scratches and some dirt, significant scratches/dents protruding out of the other side of the head, coating is worn in a few spots including significantly in one specific spot, possibly some sticky gunk from moon gels or other tape/dampening systems, passes the tap test- has somewhat okay tone and great sustain when tapped but lacks focus)

Original Prices Paid: Unsure

Asking Prices: $0.50 off the prices listed below for any head listed below 7 condition 

$2.00 for per 10″, $2.50 per 12″, $3.00 per 14″, $3.50 per 16″, $4.00 per 18″ and $4.50 per 20″. Will sell individually. No minimum purchase required.

2 Gibraltar Super Tom Mounts w/Wing Screw and Memory Locks (SC-STL3)

Purchased from Long and McQuade in 2018. Essentially in good condition and gigged hard for about 6 months. Unsure of exact materials. Intended to be used with various Gibraltar Tom Suspension Systems but could likely be used with other systems (do your own research first). It is essentially a tom mounting bracket that can fit over a variety of different diameter rods (adjustable). Comes with memory locks for the rods.

Condition

Used since approximately July 2018, so have made trips back and forth to gigs and been left unattended at gigs.

Have been left in the car (outside) for long periods of time in very cold, very hot temperatures and very humid and very dry conditions. Not sure what affect this may have on the materials and their longevity. The side with the drum key screw may have been over tightened at times past the point that the 2 parts of the clamp were completely together, so there is a slight risk that the screw on that side for both clamps could be stripped or become stripped or damaged in some way. However, they have been working fine and I am very confident this isn’t an issue. Also, both clamps had some gorilla tape applied to the sides that have the drum key screw (not because of damage, but for the purpose of keeping the side with the drum key screw in a set position and to prevent it from loosening during travel). So they may have some tape gunk on them. In order to get the memory locks to tighten over the diameter of rod I was using, I had to put some metal wires in between the rod and the memory locks to fill in the space so they would tighten (otherwise the memory lock spacing would be too wide). So both memory locks may be scratched up a bit on the inside (although this really shouldn’t affect their function). In the process of getting them to fit, the memory locks may have been over tightened past the point that the 2 sides of the memory lock were touching, so there is a slight risk that the screws on both memory locks could be stripped or become stripped or damaged in some way and that the memory locks themselves may have been stretched past where they were meant to be and therefore could be warped. However, they have been working fine and I am very confident this isn’t an issue. Overall, I believe they are essentially in good working order.

Asking Price: $35.00 Canadian each Total. Will sell individually

Original Price Paid: $45.19 Canadian each with taxes included

UNUSED/NEVER INSTALLED Logic Express 9 for Apple (2009) (For Pre 2014 Operating Systems Only)

Purchased at Long and McQuade’s in Ottawa in 2011 but never installed, registered or used and no account set up in association with it etc.. CD says 2009 on it. I believe all of the CD’s/DVD’s and booklets are there including the original box. I believe it may only be compatible with Mac’s running pre 2014 operating systems. So if you don’t have a pre 2014 operating system (or you have one and then subsequently update it) it might not work. If you are interested in this we could try to confirm if this will work for you before you purchase by getting in touch with Apple support.

I had a PC and didn’t realize it was for Mac……. so I couldn’t use it. Because I had opened it they wouldn’t take it back. I’m clearing some stuff out and just getting around to trying to selling it now.

The only use that has been put on it is that I inserted the CD and/or DVD in a laptop an unknown number of times (probably once or twice) to try to install it, but obviously it didn’t work (I don’t even think my computer recognized a CD and/or DVD was inputted in the drive and I don’t think any installation window appeared to even allow me to attempt to install it).

I cannot make any guarantees regarding compatibility with specif devices, interactions with other programs or studio equipment or what level of support or online interactivity may still be available since this is a 2009 program so please do your own research to make sure it will work with your set up and various devices and software/apps for what you need it to do.

Will deliver for free. I can show you a scanned copy of my receipt but since I have made business deductions in relation to it (and the receipt has financial info on it) I cannot hand the receipt over. I am a registered business (freelance musician) and this would be considered a tool or asset I am selling so HST or GST is included in the price below and I would provide you with a receipt from me. I am not set up to have people over to view it, but I am happy to meet you in a public place and let you check it out if you are interested (obviously I can’t let you install or insert it in your device but you can check out the box to make sure everything is there and decide if you want it or not. No pressure.

Condition

Should be in usable condition.Asking Price: $115.00 Canadian Total

Original Price Paid: $224.87 Canadian with taxes included

Vic Firth Titan 5B Carbon Fiber Drum Sticks (T15B)

Purchased from Long and McQuade in 2016. Essentially brand new condition and basically unused. Unsure of exact materials. I think I only played them for a few minutes to test them out. Worse case scenario they were we played possibly for one gig. Designed to last a long time. I think for players with good technique who play in the low to moderate intensity range they could last for a very-very long time. They only made one size at the time (not sure if that has changed). It wasn’t the right balance/weight/size for what I like and I don’t like the standard acorn tip they come with for the cymbals sound I want. Other then that they seem great.

Condition

Stored in my stick bag since 2016 so have made trips back and forth to gigs and been left unattended at gigs.

Have been left in the car (outside) for long periods of time in very cold, very hot temperatures and very humid and very dry conditions. Not sure what affect this may have on the carbon fiber and their longevity. However, I believe they are essentially in brand new working order.

Asking Price: $50.00 Total

Original Price Paid: $111.87 Canadian with taxes included

Pro Mark Stick Rapp

All in all I think this is still very usable. Unsure of materials. It is in the packaging though it is opened. Came with 4 Stick Rapp’s but now has 2 (could do 2 sticks). Unsure of materials. Meant to add grip to drum sticks, reduce shock and absorb moisture but I can’t vouch for that as I have never used them (at least not much). I believe that the remaining 2 are unused since they are still on the tape backing (based on the nature of this tape backing it seems almost impossible that someone could have taken the backing off and put it back on. It is supposed to come with 2 finishing tape strips to seal it off at the ends but they are missing. Supposedly they are reusable, so you could take them off your sticks when your sticks wear out and put them on another pair of sticks.

Condition

May have been left in the car (outside) for long periods of time in very cold, very hot temperatures and very humid and very dry conditions and not sure how this may have affected the adhesive.

Asking Price: $1.50 Canadian

Original Price Paid:

I don’t think I have the receipt, but the price tag is still on it and according to this it is was $12.37 Canadian with tax included. Looks like a number of price tags were stuck on top of each other so the price obviously changed at some point.

Gibraltar SC-DWLRY- “Yamaha style” Hex Mount L Arms (not made or certified by Yamaha- made by Gibraltar).

Unsure of materials..For mounting drums that use the hex rod attachment (assuming same diameter). They are one solid piece so the arm itself won’t wear out like a tom arm that has moving parts can. Pretty much brand new and not used much at all. I notice also that when you hit a drum that is on it the drum moves up and down for quite a while (very short movement in millimeters) but I don’t think it’s enough to effect playing accuracy very much (i.e. hitting the rim accidentally because it is moving).

Condition

Purchased in 2016. I do notice that they are not perfectly straight. When you attach your drum it might be angled slightly from side to side (on the axis perpendicular to the rod). Best to use these with a clamp that can swivel perpendicular to the rod a bit to compensate, but will also work if you rotate the rod slightly to the right or left to find the point where the drum is level relative to you. May have been left in the car (outside) for long periods of time in very cold, very hot temperatures and very humid and very dry conditions. May have been left unattended at gig locations overnight. But again, they are pretty much unused.

Asking Price: $15.00 Canadian Total each. Will sell individually.

Original Price Paid (purchased in 2016): $25.98 Canadian each with taxes included.

Practice Pads For Cymbals and Hi Hats

Unsure of materials or brand. Sound dampeners for cymbals and hi hats. Not the best way to outfit your kit for quiet practicing but they do make them much quieter. The cymbals won’t feel or sound like cymbals but they’ll definitely be quieter. The pad that goes in between the 2 hi hats is probably the most effective one as it can still sound a bit like the closed hi hat chick sound when played with the pedal (depending on the size of the hi hats relative to the size of the pad). 3 pads- one for top hi hat cymbal, one to go in between the 2 hi hats (or could be used on a drum- although it has a small hole in the center for the hi hat rod) and one to be used on a ride or crash cymbal. The one for the top hi hat cymbal has one attachment hole and fits a 14″ cymbal but could possibly work okay on smaller sizes of hi hats and could work on a 14″ crash or ride. The one for the ride or crash has 2 attachment holes and would fit a 16″ and 18″. The one that goes in between the hi hats I think is designed for 14″ hi hats but is slightly under 14″. I think this is on purpose to allow the edges of the hi hats to still touch when closing. Unsure of brand and unsure if they were purchased as a package, through 2 purchases or individually. Will sell all 3 together or the 2 hi hat pads separately from the ride/crash pad.

Condition

Not sure how old they are but likely purchased about 10 to 15 years ago.Used moderately and in mediocre condition. They weren’t played on that much but I think because of age the material is starting to shed when you rub it (i.e falling apart). I’m not sure if impact will cause the problem to worsen or if it mostly just happens when rubbing the material. Should definitely be able to get some mileage out of them- just not sure how much.

May have been left in the car (outside) for long periods of time in very cold, very hot temperatures and very humid and very dry conditions.

Asking Prices:

Ride/Crash Pad and Both Hi Hat Pads $15 Canadian Total

Both Hi Hat Pads Only $10 Canadian Total

Ride/Crash Pad Only $5 Canadian Total

Original Price Paid (not sure how old they are but likely purchased about 10 to 15 years ago): Unsure

2 Gibraltar Drum Rim Mounting Claws

Unsure of materials. Very versatile clamps. Clamp to most drum rims. Comes with a Z rod that is threaded for a certain diameter microphone clip. For use with mounting microphones for drums but you can also put other types of L rods etc.. of the same diameter on them and mount percussion and accessories. Very versatile in terms of positioning. A bit heavy and space consuming for what they accomplish. It’s possible it can affect your drum tuning or resonance depending on how heavy the items are that you mount on them. They may bite down on the collar of the drum head under the rim. These clamps are in good working order but they may have become a mixture of 2 different but very similar Gibraltar clamps (one for microphone mounts and one for accessory mounting) since I’ve had them for a while and may have mixed and matched parts. It is possible that they originally came with a microphone shock mount adapter, microphone thread diameter adapter and possibly a third type of adapter (or these may all have been other types of adapters). Or it is possible that the version I have did not come with these adapters (which I think is most likely) and the version they are selling now (or a previous version they sold) came with these adapters. In any case, these ones will not come with those adapters. The ones I am selling come with a metal part that moves up and down the threaded part of the Z arm to tighten against the microphone clip thread (to make sure your microphone locks at a certain clock position (i.e. if you simply tighten your microphone down to the bottom of the thread it might end up at 4 o’clock when you need it at 12 o’clock etc..).

Condition

5 to 10 years old. Have been gigged hard but after checking them out I am reasonably sure they are in usable condition. They have been taken apart and put back together at some point so I can’t be 100% sure they have been put back together with the exact original parts they came with. However, I have taken good care to make sure they are working and that the parts I have used make sense and work. Have been stored in hardware cases with heavy gear and banged around. I know from experience with these types of clamps that the rubber like coating that goes over the clamp part will wear out over time (these ones still have the coating intact with some wear). If this coating wears out the clamps are still usable if you just put some gorilla tape over the claw part and monitor the tape for wear and tear to protect your drum rim. I do also recall that the spring that provides back tension for the tightening mechanism may have the potential to get caught in the apparatus which causes it to jam up when attaching, but I am not sure. In general, I am confident they are usable.

May have been left in the car (outside) for long periods of time in very cold, very hot temperatures and very humid and very dry conditions.

Asking Prices: $28.00 Canadian each (will sell individually)

Original Price Paid (not sure how old they are but likely purchased about 5 to 10 years ago): Unsure.

Practice Pad With Velcro Leg Strap

Unsure of materials. Practice pad comes with a velcro leg strap (attached). Unsure of brand. There is a U shaped leg rest going North/South and one going East/West underneath which creates a rounded contour to go on top of your leg. Can’t guarantee it will fit everyone properly. The velcro strap is in good condition but it is somewhat crudely stapled to the side (I believe it came that way and that it is secure.). I would describe the velcro strength/hold as medium. It is bulkier then some of the new models on the market right now but still fairly portable. It is one of the quieter practice pads. Playing surface is just under 6.5 inches and circular. About 1cm below the playing surface there is also a hard section that sticks out about 1 cm which can be used for a 2nd sound but would be awkward to reach and not sure if it is really meant to be played on (would likely create a wood block type sound). Not sure if this can stay attached while walking around (i.e. sliding down your leg etc..) but it’s possible.

Condition

Used moderately and in very good condition. Purchased maybe 10 to 15 year ago but I don’t think it was played on much.

May have been left in the car (outside) for long periods of time in very cold, very hot temperatures and very humid and very dry conditions. Not sure what this may have done to the adhesive that keeps the pad and the backing together- but it seems very solid and in good working condition.

Original Price Paid: (unsure of year purchased) Unsure

Asking Price: I’m asking $23 Canadian Total for this, however in fairness I will let you know that they have some similar pads (some of which are smaller and some of which are about the same size) in approximately the $17, $25 and $35 range at Long and McQuades.