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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 674
Posted By harryconway
Re: Sonor-king of the micro kits?

That's because he's endorsed by Sonor. All depends on what kind of money you wanna spend. The Sonor is a good little kit, for the money. Personally, the Whitney Penguin nesting kit, is my favorite,...
Forum: Drums 09-28-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By harryconway
Re: Behind the scenes at Guru Drums - video.

Sheer poetry in motion. Thanks for that.
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By harryconway
Re: Dilemma in choosing a drum kit. Please help!

For your "first" drum kit, both options work. My personal vote would be the used Mapex kit. The Planet Z cymbals are bottom of the rung Zildjians. But, The 3 Sabian AA's (info here ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By harryconway
Re: The false perception of Luan

C&C Player Date snare http://www.samash.com/c-c-custom-drums-6-5-x14-player-date-snare-drum-cpd6514xxx Angel Meranti snare...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By harryconway
Re: calling all vintage ludites!!!

Ludwig started maple.poplar/maple in 1968. And used that as it's basic shell formula, until the introduction of the 6 ply (straight) shell, in 1976. info. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,110
Posted By harryconway
Re: I've got the "looper" blues

Having a monitor behind you might solve the problem. You need to hear the loop, to be able to follow it.
Forum: Drums 09-17-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By harryconway
Re: Can I keep my toms low on a 22" kick?

Those are the same sizes he's listed as having. 8x7, 10x8, 12x9 rack toms, 14x12 floor ..... and a 22x18 bass. http://www.cobuspotgieter.com/equipment/ Some of his kits show an added second floor...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By harryconway
Re: Old school rock bass drum setup.

The Pinstripe head, came out, in 1974. So yeah .... before that, we made our own Ritchie rings, and used felt strips. And lots of people still use those methods, today.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By harryconway
Re: 60's pearl red sparkle set for 50 bucks.

Or suspend 'em from the ceiling, like Toi on Sunset.
Forum: Drums 09-16-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 807
Posted By harryconway
Re: Anyone prefer standard depth?

My two favorite snares (and have been for awhile) are my Yamaha 13x6 Musashi .... and my Pearl Omar Hakim 13x5.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By harryconway
Re: How do you feel about buying used records?

Exactly. Small item or big item. Used is used.
Forum: Drums 09-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By harryconway
Re: Best way to acquire a vintage kit

Both my kits are older than that, though.
Forum: Drums 08-31-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By harryconway
Re: Yamaha Power V Special Heads

21 year old reso's. Yeah, time to replace those. And Pins that are "a few years old", those, as well. The Power V Specials (info here ..... http://mikedolbear.com/story.asp?StoryID=3394) are not...
Forum: Drums 08-27-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,321
Posted By harryconway
Re: Naked shell porn - Old school finishing.

Them's some drop-dead gorgeous shells.
Forum: Drums 08-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By harryconway
Re: Peavey Radial Pro 501 for $180?

Here's a Mike Dolbear article on Peavey drums. http://www.mikedolbear.com/story.asp?StoryID=2714
Forum: Drums 08-24-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By harryconway
Re: Peavey Radial Pro 501 for $180?

Unless the drums are just a total mess, well worth $180.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,218
Posted By harryconway
Re: A Question To Those That Collect A Number Of Drum Kits

Yes, I fall into this category. I have 3 Ludwig kits, a Premier kit, a Gretsch Round Badge kit, and an RMV kit. I also have some electronics. 2 Korg Wave drums, 2 Mandala V1's, a Roland SPD-S, and a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,821
Posted By harryconway
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

That's super cool news!
Forum: Drums 07-23-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,124
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: 1,120
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: 1,124
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: 3,329
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: 797
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: 683
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: 913
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.
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