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Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,273
Posted By harryconway
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

That's super cool news!
Forum: Drums 07-23-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By harryconway
Re: The old Pearl Exports??

If you notice, ISS suspends the drum from the rim, between only two lugs. That puts a lot of torque on just that one small area of the rim. A RIMS (or derivative) will suspend the drum at four...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By harryconway
Re: Played my first Gig last night.

Another way to approach hand percussion/drumset formula. Configure your hand percussion into a drum set configuration. I own a Remo Mondo snare, and it's a wonderful addition to other hand drums.
Forum: Drums 07-22-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By harryconway
Re: The old Pearl Exports??

Treat them well, and they should last you a long, long, time. As others have stated, the ISS mounts are not so great. Many ways to fix/work around those, however. Personally, I went with Gauger...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,460
Posted By harryconway
Re: The matching snare

I had one kit (MIJ stencil kit) that had a matching snare. Sold it 34 years ago.
Forum: Drums 07-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By harryconway
Re: Opinions on what to do with these old ludwig Classic Maples?

Depends on how much work (and money) you want to throw into the project. Those shells probably have a nice maple exterior, but you'll only find that out after you de-wrap 'em. Personally, I like wood...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By harryconway
Re: Removing the wrap from old Ludwigs?

De-wrapping can be a real pain. In the case of your mixed years, I think 67 shells will be mahogany exterior, and 69 shells will be maple exterior. So you're gonna wind up with unmatched shells, once...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By harryconway
Re: what's the effect of central lugs on the sound

I've got Ludwig 3 ply Classic shells, and center lug 3 ply Ludwig Club Dates. And I seriously doubt the difference is discernible to the human ear.
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By harryconway
Re: Searching for my first drum set

Certainly, you're not getting top line cymbals, hardware, and drums for that price. But it will get you started. Better quality means more money. Maybe your buddy can help you look for a used kit,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By harryconway
Re: When Your Band Won't Gig

You're probably gonna have to find a working band to join. Guys who want to gig. Keep playing with the band you're in now, if time allows.
Forum: Drums 07-01-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By harryconway
Re: What is my drum set worth?

Price will vary according to area (demand). Tama Rockstars on eBay can be had in the $400. They sell new, for around $500 (shell pack). Maybe $100 for the hardware, and another $100 for cymbals. So,...
Forum: Drums 06-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By harryconway
Re: Broken Down Tama Royal Stars - What to do?

If you just want 'em out of your life, your best bet is probably e/Bay/Craigslist. $200 obo.
Forum: Drums 06-16-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By harryconway
Re: Amazing breakthrough in drum technology for sale

Is it left handed or right handed?
Forum: Drums 06-13-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By harryconway
Re: How do you stabilize a virgin bass drum that jumps up and down?

I use a cheap Home Depot carpet, that the velcro (on the bottom of my pedal) grabs. Almost have to tear the pedal off the carpet. I think it's mostly a carpet issue. Too thick (being 3 ply) and too...
Forum: Drums 06-12-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By harryconway
Re: Acrylic Drums?

I had a set of clear Vistalites (bought in 1980) that I gigged with for 20 years. Never cracked 'em. And ...... sold 'em for more than I paid for 'em. Now I have a set of red Vistalites. Again,...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By harryconway
Re: Looking for a snare like Lars Ulrich's (No haters please, lets keep this professional people)

The list includes "Apparently he used a metal Ludwig snare for recordings." Probably a Supra.
Forum: Drums 06-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By harryconway
Re: It is now complete!

Indeed it is. ..............................20
Forum: Drums 06-11-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By harryconway
Re: Looking for a snare like Lars Ulrich's (No haters please, lets keep this professional people)

Here's a run of at least some the the equipment he's used. http://www.encycmet.com/equipment/larseq.shtml Just about all the name companies produce decent metal snares. Shop used, and you should...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By harryconway
Re: Ludwig Legacy - Classic Maple Kits

You're not really going any more (or less) pro, you're just getting a different sound. 1976 was the year Ludwig started making the thicker, straight shell. It was a 6 ply. Music (amps) were getting...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,780
Posted By harryconway
Re: Drummers around 5'6" - What size drums do you have?

If that's the direction you want to go ..... then your 2 up, 1 down, is probably gonna have to change. Or, as I posted before, move your toms off the bass drum, and to the left. Really left, if you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,780
Posted By harryconway
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By harryconway
Re: Who started 'here' long before they went 'there'?

I started on one of these (or like it), in 1966. Got a snare about 3 months later. Got a drum set about 2 years after that.
Forum: Drums 06-03-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By harryconway
Re: 1965 Ludwig Club Date Black Diamond Pearl pre-purchase input

With the addition of the center mount, players kit, for sure. And $700 is a bit high.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,258
Posted By harryconway
Re: What's the oldest drum gear you own?

I have a 26x14 Ludwig & Ludwig bass drum, stamped 1940. And a 13" nickel snare, probably late 20's/early 30's.
Forum: Drums 05-26-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By harryconway
Re: Tough choice - vintage experts help, please!

Another vote for the Ludwig Standard.
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