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Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 931
Posted By digibird
Re: Who does this, really?

The compromise for me is to use padded bags, not hard cases. I like the Humes & Berg Galaxy & Tuxedo series - they both offer sufficient protection for gigging around town, especially if it's just...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By digibird
Re: How long do I have to wait?

I expect to wait 8 -12 weeks for an order from Ludwig, based on 6-8 orders over the past 15 years. Sometimes I've been surprised and received some drums in about 7 weeks, but I really didn't care...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By digibird
Great car for a drummer

I had a 1994 Toyota pick-up for 20 years and recently totaled it (no injuries, thankfully). That little truck was excellent for gigs and moving all drums and amps/PA, etc. There really are no...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By digibird
Re: Two floor toms....

I have always used a 2nd floor tom on the right and prefer 16-18 over 14-16. Just feels right to me, never too much of a reach. And always 2 crashes to the right as well, 1 in front of each floor...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,010
Posted By digibird
Re: The matching snare

I'm a big fan of matching snares if they are of high quality. I have Ludwig maple snares in Natural maple and red sparkle that match kits, and I like those snares as much as a Supra, black beauty,...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,557
Posted By digibird
Re: About to order some Bonham sized Ludwigs Classic Maples. Got questions.

You're gonna be happy, big drums are great! I have never understood the complaint that they are a hassle to cart around. I've been carrying drums around since I was 8 years old (I'm 53 now), and...
Forum: Drums 05-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By digibird
Re: Ludwig Classic Maple Options

I think you're confusing Keystone brackets with the new Atlas mount bracket. The Keystone brackets are no larger than the Classics, they just touch the shell in 2 smaller spots than the Classics do....
Forum: Drums 05-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By digibird
Re: Ludwig Classic Maple Options

Go for keystone floor tom brackets. They're great, less contact with the shell, more resonance, less choke - nice look as well. Also use the Pearl floor tom floating feet on each leg & your floor...
Forum: Drums 05-01-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,557
Posted By digibird
Re: About to order some Bonham sized Ludwigs Classic Maples. Got questions.

Since Black Glass Glitter is no longer an option, consider Natural Maple. I have a Ludwig Classic Maple kit in Natural Maple from 1999 and it is beautiful: 16x26, 12x14, 16x16, 16x18, with a...
Forum: Drums 03-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By digibird
Re: Thinking about buying a Ludwig Vistalite kit. Thoughts?

If I didn't already have a set of Ludwig Vistalites, I would definitely buy that kit for $1600. Great sounding drums at a good price. You might get him to come down to $1500 - I have amber, but I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,188
Posted By digibird
Re: "Nobody cares about the drummer, except for the Rush guy."

There are women that are very attracted to drummers at a live show. Typically, you'd think the women would go for the lead singer or guitarist up front, but that is not always the case. I am very...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,994
Posted By digibird
Re: The Drum Set Recipe/Formula

Yours is a good recipe. Mine is a bit different:

Snare: Ludwig

Drums: Ludwig

Cymbals: Paiste 2002s

Hardware: DW 9000 series
Forum: Drums 12-19-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By digibird
Re: What is the best modern Ludwig Kit that creates Bonham's sound?

He also played a 12x14 rack tom on his Ludwig natural maple kit in 1969. It might be a 12x15, though, I've never really been sure.
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By digibird
Re: Cold Feet?

Another option you could try is wearing Chuck Taylor All-Stars, hi-top or lo-top. The difference from other shoes is that Chucks have no arch support- the footbed is totally flat, which feels great...
Forum: Drums 12-12-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By digibird
Re: 1960's Gretsch kit

Why is that? Why 18" or 20" bass drum? If you're not using a taxi to get your drums to a gig (the original reason for small bass drums), why wouldn't you want to have a bass drum with a real bass...
Forum: Drums 12-05-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 909
Posted By digibird
Re: recommendations for new set

I saw a beautiful Ludwig Epic kit in Mahogany burst in your price range today at Atlanta Pro Percussion. It was 10-12-14-16-24 with nickel hardware and a matching snare for $795 - it was beautiful,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By digibird
Re: anyone order from sweetwater?

Make sure to compare Sweetwater's drum head prices with samash.com. Sam Ash has great prices on all the Remo heads I like. I found the constant calls from sales associates at Sweetwater to be...
Forum: Drums 11-07-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By digibird
Re: DW Finishply

I received a new 16x18 Red Sparkle floor tom a few days ago from Ludwig (In less than 6 weeks!). It has 2 seams and I was not surprised - I think that's standard for 18" and up.

I also got a...
Forum: Drums 11-03-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
Posted By digibird
Re: DW Floor Tom size advice

15"x14" also a great floor tom size. 10-12-15 would be a nice pitch spread.
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,442
Posted By digibird
Re: Losing that second crash cymbal

I can appreciate the 2 cymbal only approach, but I still want 3 crashes :-), 1 on the hi hat side and 2 on the ride side with the 2 floor toms = happy family. I really like having 3 pitch options...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By digibird
Re: The G.A.S is returning

Give in to the GAS. Must purchase... :-)

I gave in recently and ordered 22" & 24" Paiste 2002 crash cymbals. They are going to be huge, beautiful, and sound glorious!
Forum: Drums 10-24-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By digibird
Re: Floor tom feet, resonance, etc.

Good tip, there. I've done the same thing by tearing off a little piece of auralex foam and putting it at just 1 contact point of rack tom to snare stand. It opened the drum up & the difference was...
Forum: Drums 10-22-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,128
Posted By digibird
Re: Bass Drum Pillows or no pillows

For you guys doing the Simon Phillips towel thing, how are you anchoring the towel against the batter head so it doesn't move? Especially with no port hole in the resonant head, how do you keep it...
Forum: Drums 10-22-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By digibird
Re: Floor tom feet, resonance, etc.

The Pearl feet (around $10 per set of 3) are excellent and give you sustain & tone for days. They are on every floor tom I have. You will love what they do for your floor toms.
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By digibird
Re: Classic tunes speeding up

Early Bad Co. varies a lot in tempo, but the whole band moves together. It feels right - it wouldn't line up to a click at all, but it works. They were just a great band.
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