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Forum: Drums 11-03-2013, 07:08 PM
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Posted By wizard sticks
Catalina Club Classic - not available?

Hello,

I am definitely looking for a 20x14, 12x8, 14x14 setup, and I don't want to spend thousands on it, so the catalina club classic looks an ideal choice. And I love the Gretsch sound too - for...
Forum: Drums 11-03-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: snare size and the sound.

Personally I would never use anything apart from a 14 diameter - the smaller ones sound too "pingy" or choked. But I am old so what do I know lol

In the old days people used a 5 or 6 1/2 depth,...
Forum: Drums 11-03-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Funky snare - Supralite vs Acrolite

Funnily enough I am looking to build a funk kit in the near future so here is my 2 cents.

I would go for a 5x14 supraphonic or acrolite. Piccolo snares suffer from a lack of body IMO, and can be a...
Forum: Drummers 08-28-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,284
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Mark Brzezicki

Wow that is a name from the past - from what I remember he was a respected drummer at the time. I am not sure since these days what he has been involved with.

I remember he played some nice beats...
Forum: Drums 06-18-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Pearl aluminium, or Ludwig?

It still seems to be available normally in the UK. But maybe this is a sign it will be discontinued here too ....
Forum: Drums 06-17-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,114
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Pro end drum kits: Are they really worth the money?

I have always thought that top-end drums mainly give you more options, if you are a diva.

This will make a difference if these options suit your needs as a player.
Forum: Drums 06-17-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Pearl aluminium, or Ludwig?

Brave man! :) But aren't the BB's brass, which is a "ringy" metal as far as I know?

I have looked at the Pearl bronze - it seems interesting. Some demos would be nice! I need to find a good drum...
Forum: Drums 06-17-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Pearl aluminium, or Ludwig?

Didn't know that ... cool. I actually prefer the "rougher" finish as well. Since I like dry, then it is a fight between the Acrolite and Pearl.
Forum: Drums 06-16-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Snare/Hi-hat combinations

Thanks for the info! Although distant micing is not the done thing these days, it usually picks up the real sound of the snare accurately. So that is cool to know ....
Forum: Drums 06-16-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Pearl aluminium, or Ludwig?

Sounds like a good plan! But I would always value quality over street-cred, and I am not a gear head and I don't like lots of stuff!
Forum: Drums 06-16-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Pearl aluminium, or Ludwig?

Oh - I wasn't aware of that ... if this is true then I am staying away from them.

Another thing is that the Pearl has drum key rods on the snare strainer mechanism. A simple but brilliant idea.
Forum: Drums 06-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By wizard sticks
Pearl aluminium, or Ludwig?

I am close to getting a nice new aluminium snare. I have always been impressed by the quality and build of Pearl stuff, but it isn't exactly glamorous.

Is it worth paying a Ludwig tax or not?

I...
Forum: Drums 06-16-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: How does the dimensions and material of the drum shell affect the sound?

Hey, help out the young punk!

If I had to sum it up quickly, I would say ....

1) The material is related to the amount of money you spend on a kit. However, if the kit is of decent quality (and...
Forum: Drums 06-16-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,950
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: The 8" Tom

Personally I think it depends on your style of playing. I love the sound of 8" toms but it wouldn't suit the music I am into.

If you like playing fills "from top to bottom", the 8" will add a...
Forum: Drums 06-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By wizard sticks
Snare/Hi-hat combinations

Greetings and salutations

There is a topic that is interesting me because I am close to a snare purchase. I definitely will be a buying an aluminium or maple 5x14 snare, but I cannot decide...
Forum: Drums 06-06-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Need advice buying a 'crisp' sounding drum kit!

It might be blasphemy round here but don't get too hung up on wood material.

A good drum manufacturer will make good sounding drums, period. Then use your ears to decide what you like.
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Forum: Drums 06-06-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: snare drum materials

You sound like you are a similar player to me.

I would recommend a 5x14 maple or aluminium snare for a warm, crisp sound. And with these snare drums, you will be able to tune them down a bit and...
Forum: Drums 06-05-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Looking for snare recommendations

Aluminium is the metal you want. Some choice on the market depending on budget as well!
Forum: Drums 06-05-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Gretsch 30 degree bearing edge

So what about Gretsch then?
Forum: Drums 06-05-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Help a clueless Dad

Gretsch Catalina ... it is a cute kit and he is only 11, so I think it would be ideal. If he wanted to turn himself into a metalhead later, then he can buy his own. :)
Forum: Drummers 06-05-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 122,614
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Vinnie Colaiuta

I remember all them moons ago when I saw that Buddy Rich concert on VHS. Vinnie played amazingly, and blew Weckl off the stage.

It takes a decent player to do that, because Weckl ain't bad either!
Forum: Drums 06-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,349
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Are Ludwig drums for rock?

I think shell thickness plays a part too. :)
Forum: Drums 06-05-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,588
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Supralite, Supraphonic, Black Magic or Acrolite

Pearl sensitone aluminium would be a sensible choice, and cheaper. I heard some vids on youtube and I couldn't tell the difference. I have a mental block on spending all that money on Ludwig tax for...
Forum: Drums 06-04-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Why did the parallel action snare die?

Well, it is interesting to note that the super sensitive was a very popular snare (I didn't realise until I researched it) with many world class players, and the Premier 2000 rocked according to my...
Forum: Drums 06-04-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By wizard sticks
Re: Gretsch 30 degree bearing edge

I don't understand, to be honest. But since I am not a drum designer my ears and experience will judge!
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