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Forum: Drums Today, 02:49 AM
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Posted By bobdadruma
Re: The Ludwig Acrolite

I never owned an Acrolite; I went from a 70's COB Gretsch 10 lugger to a modern Black Beauty with Imperial lugs. I still own both snares and I am a happy man for it.
I guess that I started at the...
Forum: Drums 04-17-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Removing metal washers from tension rods

Place the nylon washers underneath the metal washers that came attached to the tension rods and move on with your drumming life :)
Seriously, that is how it is done. The nylon washer placed...
Forum: Drums 04-16-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Cutting down drums

Leave your toms alone and cut the bass drum. 1 inch from the toms won't matter much.
Cutting the bass drum will change your life :)
Forum: Drums 04-14-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 951
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Good quality mid-range snares?

I'm surprised that Gretsch never made a 9 lug snare since they made toms with 5 lugs per head.
Forum: Drums 04-14-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Drum set

Buy either an intermediate level, or pro kit that is made by a major manufacturer. Buy a kit that has been kept in an area that would be comfortable for a person to be in. Look inside of the drums...
Forum: Drums 04-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 951
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Good quality mid-range snares?

Another good choice in the used metal snare drum market are the COB offerings from Gretsch with die cast hoops.
http://reverb.com/item/51631-vintage-70-s-gretsch-cob-snare-drum-10-lug
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Very excited!

Cool, I hope that you have a great time.
Forum: Drums 04-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 951
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Good quality mid-range snares?

If you like the Supra then you should buy a used one. I am sure that you could save up the $300 to $400 for one that is in reasonable condition.
I don't understand why you think that your skill...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 835
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Reinforcing rings

The thread should have taken on a tact that discussed the what-ifs of adding rings to thick shell drums vs thin shell drums. Bearing edge cuts should have also been discussed. I think that KIS was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 835
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Reinforcing rings

The reinforcement ring has a primary use of adding strength to the edge of a drum and adding mass to the edges of the shell. The added thickness makes possible more head/shell contact. This allows a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Don't do that!

I think that you should have told him that you had to be somewhere and you were running late. You should have then jumped in your car and left for a few hours. That would have eliminated the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 835
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Reinforcing rings

-----A big plus one!-----
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Jazz Kit Idea

The Real Books contain basic guides to the tunes. I discuss with my band how we want to play each tune and we adjust how we play it based on our input. If you listen to Jazz bands play standard...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Jazz Kit Idea

Thicker heads make a dark sound even when tuned tight. I use thick single ply, and double ply heads for Rock and Modern Country playing because of the sound.
You want a lighter sound for Jazz so...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Jazz Kit Idea

We already gave you head suggestions. Use single ply heads for jazz. Evans G1 or J1 Jazz heads or the like from other head manufacturers.
it is OK for you to buy a small sized jazz kit if you want...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Jazz Kit Idea

If you look in the Gretsch catalogs from the early 50's, you will see that a 22" 13" 16" kit is called Broadkaster Bop kit. Those were the Bop sizes of the era.
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Jazz Kit Idea

I know man, it even comes with the holder for the ride pie! I made a similar cymbal holder for my Safari kit when I had it. Go for it :)
I always wished that my Safari kit had a larger diameter bass...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Jazz Kit Idea

The Sonor Bop kit will work well for what you want to do.
Here is a new kit from Sonor that will be right up your alley. I really like the jive of this one....
Forum: Drums 04-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Gretsch tom mount question, 3-ply, 50's maybe.

I believe that you may be correct in assuming that the mount is from a regional manufacturer from the time period. This is an old thread by the way so don't expect much response.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Jazz Kit Idea

I recently tried the Evans J1 Etched Jazz heads as both batters, and resonates on my toms. I also use one as a batter on my snare.
Very interesting bright sounding heads. I think of them as...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Jazz Kit Idea

Jazz drumming is more about heads and tuning than sizes.
I play with my Jazz band using my 50's Gretsch Broadkaster kit in 22" 13" 16" sizes just as easily as I use my 1965 Slingerland kit in 18"...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,120
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: cruise ship drumming?

For the amount of pay vs what is required of the musician it hardly seems worth it.
Basically, it seems that you have to simply like living on a ship.
It would be more fun to play in a local...
Forum: Drums 03-31-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: New Gretsch 3-ply

I can testify to this; I love the sound of the 3 ply shells on my early 50's Round Badge 4 piece!
The sound is to die for. The tuning range is awesome.
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,622
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: Are 13" toms obsolete?

I currently own 3 kits that sport a 13" tom.
I have always liked the 13" tom.
I have kits that use a 12" tom also. I have no problem with them either.
I have a vintage ludwig kit that uses 12"...
Forum: Drums 03-31-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By bobdadruma
Re: New Gretsch 3-ply

If it does get produced it will probably be special order. Steve Maxwell is the biggest seller of retro kits that I know of in the USA. His stores will probably offer the kits if Gretsch decides to...
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