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Forum: Drums 07-01-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Help pinpointing an old Pearl Export's manufacture year

That particular lug was used from 1998 through the first half of 2000.

The shell materials changed a lot on the Exports, so I'm sure exactly what that particular model might have had.

I owned...
Forum: Drums 06-30-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Can't decide on a rack tom size for a jazz kit

I'd go for the 12 also. It has a wider tuning range and I prefer the tone and feel of the larger drum. A 10 can be nice, but it just isn't as versatile.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Preparing for the first gig

Double check your tuning on all of your drums before loading up. You'll probably want to tweek it again once you're on stage but it's a lot easier to make small changes than having to retune a drum...
Forum: Drums 06-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ludwig Snare help needed. Come on Ludwig Gurus.

It's hard to dismiss any oddities in a Ludwig drum because there are so many odd examples out there.

But a lot of things don't add up in my mind. To me the biggest question mark is on the large...
Forum: Drums 06-18-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ludwig Snare help needed. Come on Ludwig Gurus.

It's hard to give any meaningful advice without some pictures, but I will say that brass drums are seamless too, so if it has a seam it isn't an American-made Ludwig.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Laser Black: replicating an obscure finish?

Have you contacted Mapex directly? There's no telling what they might be able to do or what they still have lying around.
Forum: Drums 05-23-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Black Beauty Head Selection?

I think Ludwig metal snares are pretty forgiving when it comes to heads - they sound good with most any kind of head.

The ones that stand out in my mind are a Ludwig heavy coated, Aquarian Modern...
Forum: Drums 05-22-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: 5x15 Supralite

I have the 14x8 Supralite, and it's a lot of fun to play. It's too bad they have the "it's "just" a steel snare" stigma attached, because steel can sound fantastic if done well, and the Supralites...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Band leaders

With the 5-piece rock band I'm in now the lead singer is the leader. We rehearse in his home studio, he writes a lot of the songs and lyrics, and he does much of the networking.

That said,...
Forum: Drums 04-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Acrolite Resonant Head Replacement ???

I don't like the regular Remo hazy snare side on Ludwig drums. They have such a deep collar that once I have the head tuned up where I want it I'm getting awfully close to having the rim meet the...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Just browsing - cool steel snares

I've been totally satisfied by my 14x8" Supralite, and for the price I don't think they can be beat when talking about new drums. Add in the complete range of sizes and I'm sure you could find...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,714
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Went to Memphis Drum Shop (again)...

I'm not really all that familiar with the Dark Energy line, so those kinds of sounds coming out of Paiste cymbals really took me by surprise, but in a good way. I think they're beautiful and the...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Help with rims mounts + stuff

I also use a Mapex tom on a 10.5mm knurled L-rod and haven't had any issues with it feeling flimsy or that it could twist.
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Why do the wooden hoops on this snare have flat straight sections?

The flat sections also allow you to position drums a little closer together, granted that's more helpful on toms than a snare, but a little leg clearance wouldn't hurt either.
Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Catalina vs Concept vs Mydentity vs ???

Agreed. When dealing with kits in this price range most of the difference is in the finish and the logo on the drum. And in many cases they are literally made in the same factory.

If you like...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Tuning woes

I guess everyone's perception is a bit different but I routinely tune my bottom snare heads to the neighborhood of G# or A (415 - 440 hz) and that really doesn't seem particularly high to me.
Forum: Drums 02-02-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Going retro!

I dig it! I like the idea of retro logos, and the standard Pearl logo is so common it's neat to see someone shake things up a bit.
Forum: Drums 02-01-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Jazz Snare Tuning

I agree that there is no "one" tuning for anything. I've heard great players that tuned high or low in every genre there is.

For the snare specifically I'd go medium or higher for the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: 12db Ear Protection?

I use Earasers, which also reduce by a small amount of db, and I find they work well to take the edge off without making everything sound completely unnatural.
Forum: Drums 01-19-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: 12x10 Tom

With my Ludwig set I use either a 12x11" or a 13x12", and I really like the sound of them. I feel like I get just a little more sustain compared to the FAST-size toms on my Mapex kit.
Forum: Drums 01-15-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: That Tama Rockstar snare for 50 bucks

I have one of the older black nickel-plated Rockstars, and it sounds amazing.

It's a great sounding drum and it's also well built and has great hardware on it. Tama really knows how to build a...
Forum: Drums 01-13-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,641
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Dry heads for ludwig blackrolite acrolite snare?

Good question. If you've already got a metal shell snare and like a really dry sound, why not consider a wood shelled second snare?

To me it seems to defeat the purpose of getting a metal shell...
Forum: Drums 01-09-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Sold my stage customs, looking for mid range maple kit

Both the Sonor 3005 and Mapex Meridian Maple are made in the same factory and are pretty similar overall. I own a Meridian Birch and I've played a Force 3005 (or maybe it was a 3007, I'm not savvy...
Forum: Drums 12-31-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: ddrum journeyman snare drum

I agree with Larry, those lugs are especially funky (and plastic?) and that tension rod splay is really bad.

Interstate Music has the 13x6 Mapex MPX maple for $99 if you want a cheap snare in a...
Forum: Drums 12-24-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,802
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Am I a freak for not liking virgin bass drums?

Well, maybe I'm the freak because I prefer a Pearl tom mount on my bass drum. I use the second hole for my ride cymbal so that's one less piece of hardware to have to place.

Sure, the Pearl...
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