Damn!..let me hold one. C'mon! Man!I fell into this deal for a mint condition 2015 Gretsch USA Custom in silver glass glitter wrap -18/12/14 . I had been jonesing for another Gretsch USA Custom kit and this one scratched the itch . View attachment 108251View attachment 108252View attachment 108253View attachment 108254View attachment 108255
A few months ago I tried to pick up some Ludwig Atlas Standard boom stands on sale, but they were on backorder and the order just never seemed to fill. I just picked up two for $18 off apiece.
I've owned Yamaha 700 stands for over 25 years, but when it came time to finally replace them, I saw some things I wished they had that the Standard stands did, such as a gearless tilter and pinch-style height adjustment rather than screw-in style, which I feel is more prone to damage the stand or wear out. I held a Ludwig Atlas Standard in my hands at Rudy's a few years back and it seems as solid as the Yamahas for about the same money.I think my next purchase is going to be a Ludwig standard hardware pack.
I've got plenty of hardware, mostly Yamaha, and I'm satisfied with it.
But I've got a couple Ludwig sets now, and I'd like to have the hardware just for consistency.
Alright, one more. Before my Focusrite died, I was in the middle of having to juggle my dad's business closure and several short deadline recording projects amidst travel gigs and having other people pull me in various directions, so when I was offered a great deal on this thing, I decided to justify it as a stress purchase:
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Titanium number Two-Tanium: a 2007 5x14. This thing sounds absolutely righteous. It has more of a handmade feel than my 2020 titanium, and it's a good bit heavier due to its having a thicker shell. Powerful, and open in just the right way. Might end up replacing a couple snares of similar size...
What’s the difference between titanium and aluminum, do you think?
Excellent acquisition. I use the exact combo. Both yield first-rate performance.I've been needing a new hi-hat stand for a while. I've got a couple of cheapies I picked up here and there but my main stand is a Ludwig that I'm pretty sure was professional quality when I bought it new...back around 1985.
So when I saw a listing for a used Pearl 930 in what appeared to be mint condition, for a very reasonable price...I waited. Not to play games but just because it's how I'm usually wired--I'm very much a look before you leap kinda guy. Also for sale was a bass drum pedal, also in excellent (if not quite as pristine) condition, but I had recently acquired a new Yamaha FP7210 with which I was quite pleased, so that wasn't as big a draw.
But after the ad being live for a few weeks, I finally wrote the gentleman. I acknowledged that the ad said the price for each piece was firm, but wondered if he'd give a bulk discount. And despite it being 2am, he wrote back promptly and said he'd give 10% off if I bought both.
So these are now mine. And I'm very pleased.
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(Honestly, I mainly picked these up in a quest to make @C.M. Jones proud.)
((And I remain the world's worst photographer.))
Excellent acquisition. I use the exact combo. Both yield first-rate performance.
I know you were considering the H830 hi-hat stand, but snagging an H930 was the better decision. The H830 is a good product but doesn't feature a spring-tension adjustment. The H930 is more adaptable to individual taste.