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Forum: Drums 06-26-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By markdrum
Re: Ever seen Stainless steel Supraphonics?

Would that be a magnet made by Acme? Boy, we're really showing our age!
Forum: Drums 06-26-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 607
Posted By markdrum
Re: New Drums

Hit as many music stores as you can and play as many kits as they'll let you. Anything else is just second hand. Try different sticks, tunings, heads, etc.. Most people don't buy cars off of the web...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,134
Posted By markdrum
Re: Oh No, Not another Bearing Edge.

Having disowned a cousin for some of his well paying legal high jinks I would strongly suggest getting some sort of patent on this. The engineer who invented interval wipers died before his family...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By markdrum
Re: I'm sorry if I've let anyone down

Talk about vintage! I wonder what kind of bearing edges they used.
Forum: Drums 05-23-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,751
Posted By markdrum
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

For D.C. only. Andy, I "listen" to everything that you and Motley say. Why is thinner better with copper?
Forum: Drums 05-17-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By markdrum
Re: 1974 Tama Royalstar Snare Question

I bought a RoyalStar kit about the same time and the snare is great! It's a really heavy steel shelled snare. It's the heaviest steel snare that I've ever had. It does have a great fat sound with...
Forum: Drums 04-17-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,190
Posted By markdrum
Re: Cast metal snares.

A couple of other snares that you might want to look at are the Pearl Ultracast, aluminum, or the Taye Vintage brass. Both snares are monsters and heavy as h3ll8^).
Forum: Drums 04-14-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By markdrum
Re: Just browsing - cool steel snares

Taye has a couple of nice stainless steel ones as well. For some reason mine sounds better to me than the Sensitone Elite that my buddy has. It's a matter of opinion but the Tayes are a good value....
Forum: Drums 04-05-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By markdrum
Difference between Mapex Meridian + MPX

Someone asked me a question today that I could not answer.What exactly is the difference between the two? This is for a Dad who's buying his son an upgrade snare on a budget. The prices look about...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By markdrum
Re: Wraith vs Sledgehammer

I've used mine with Trans. Cherry Red, natural maple, medium blue and walnut sets and the sledgehammer looked and sounded great with all of them. It's a really classy looking snare and it sounds...
Forum: Drums 04-01-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By markdrum
Re: Benny Greb Snare help!

That's definitely a join in the outer ply. It's too straight to be a crack. Also, it's under the lug. That's pretty normal.
Forum: Drums 03-26-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,217
Posted By markdrum
Re: Top 5 Metal Snares

Taye Vintage Brass snare 6.5 x 14"
Pork Pie Patina Brass 7 x 13"
Pearl Sensitone Elite Brass 6.5 x 14"
Pearl Sensitone Bronze 6.5 x 14"
Ludwig LM402 Aluminum 6.5 x 14"
Forum: Drums 03-24-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By markdrum
Re: Mapex help

Judging from the tom mount I'd say that these aren't Saturns. On the Saturns the tom mount receiver is mounted on rails. The bass drum is actually virgin even though it has a tom mount on it. Mapex...
Forum: Drums 03-10-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By markdrum
Re: Tama Starclassic B/B pros - Need your help

Maybe Tama is waxing the bearing edges on these drums. I use beeswax on mine but I don't remember seeing wax migrating to the heads.
Forum: Drums 02-28-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,152
Posted By markdrum
Re: Pork Pie Snares?

To tell the truth, the name threw me off at first. Then I played one at a friend's gig and it was: "Where have you been?". It was the Patina 13x7" brass shell and it is one of the most versatile...
Forum: Drums 02-27-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By markdrum
Re: I thought this was strange....

i'm tinkering on the brink of getting some of the Modern Vintages as well. I'm gradually being won over by Aquarian for all of my drums. I've never had to "seat" an Aquarian head. They just seem to...
Forum: Drums 02-27-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,152
Posted By markdrum
Re: Pork Pie Snares?

Has anyone here actually had the pleasure of playing or hearing one of these? I've yet to meet a Pork Pie snare that I didn't want for my own. I just checked at the local GC and they didn't have one...
Forum: Drums 02-26-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,152
Posted By markdrum
Re: Pork Pie Snares?

I've seen and played a lot of Pork Pie drums and I've never seen one with splay like that. That particular drum is definitely an anomaly. I'm sure that, if the owner wants to, Pork Pie would make...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,152
Posted By markdrum
Re: Pork Pie Snares?

Pork Pie makes great dums! They've acquired a good reputation for great build quality and sound. All of the lines except for the "Lil' Squealer" are made here in the States. I've got a 13x7" Patina...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By markdrum
Re: I think everyone would benefit from building one. . .

I believe that's a Ludwig P-86 also known as a Millennium. It's a good replacement for the P85. I'm not sire what the center to center measurement is for the mounting screws. They're popular so you...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By markdrum
Re: I think everyone would benefit from building one. . .

I believe that's a Ludwig P-86 also known as a Millennium. It's a good replacement for the P85. I'm not sire what the center to center measurement is for the mounting screws. They're popular so you...
Forum: Drums 02-21-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,210
Posted By markdrum
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic 402 New or Vintage?

The po' boy's answer to this is to get some 12/24 nuts at your local hardware store and thread them onto any tension that you're having probelms with. When you get the sound where you want it just...
Forum: Drums 02-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By markdrum
Re: Snare Wires

That's a Super-Sensitive so your options are severely limited. A lot of people remove the strainer and drill the shell to fit another type of strainer. You'll probably have to either shell out for a...
Forum: Drums 02-16-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By markdrum
Re: Shell Shocked

Ludwig has often had shaky QC. I've got several Ludwigs from the same era that had to be re-cut or refinished. The late 90's were not a good time for Ludwig. My favorite maple snare is a Ludwig with...
Forum: Drums 02-08-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By markdrum
Re: Pork Pie 14x6.5, Black over brass? Anybody?

Actually the new "Pork Rub" snare from Pork Pie has a seamless brass shell. A little more overtime and I'm going to have to rustle one of these up8^).
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