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Forum: Drums 03-16-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By pcastag
Re: Gretsch Stave Snare WOW

Nice, I'll bet those are made in the same Thailand plant where they make all the LP, Toca Meinl congas etc. Looks to me to be the siam oak variety, basically rubberwood, same stuff used on all the...
Forum: Drums 02-02-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By pcastag
Re: Best maple kit on the market.

OOPS. Ok you were unhappy with sonor. Get some ludwigs, classic maple, best bang for the buck.
Forum: Drums 02-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By pcastag
Re: Best maple kit on the market.

SONOR! Best ply kits available.
Forum: Drums 01-30-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 18,722
Posted By pcastag
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

Alpi veneers

Speaking of sonor do the lugs on these ludwigs remind you of these?

http://medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/sonor-s-class-first-generation-307812.jpg
Forum: Drums 01-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,551
Posted By pcastag
Re: How does Ludwig Keep Prices down?

Not necessarily, I've been looking at a lot of different brands lately, ludwig classic maples are cheaper than dw, gretsch, tama, pearl yamaha. Sonors are definitely expensive but that's not why...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By pcastag
Re: Pearl Reference Pure drums

I guess you could make your own and impress yourself.
Forum: Drums 01-28-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,551
Posted By pcastag
Re: How does Ludwig Keep Prices down?

Well, I just got my set of classic maple exotics, 8x12, 14x14 and 14x20, my favorite sizes. I don't like them as much as my old sonor kits, but they were much less expensive ( 1100 to the door used)...
Forum: Drums 01-19-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,551
Posted By pcastag
How does Ludwig Keep Prices down?

Just wondering, it seems as if their USA made custom maples are about 1000 cheaper than a similar gretsch, DW even C and C. how do they do it? I know the legacy's are a bit pricier, I'm assuming the...
Forum: Drums 01-04-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By pcastag
Re: Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute Snare and/or Tama Starclassic Birch Snare

Neer mind, I re read the article, you already bought the DW jazz snare.
Forum: Drums 01-04-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By pcastag
Re: Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute Snare and/or Tama Starclassic Birch Snare

OK dude where is this pawnshop! I'm in Houston, if you are not going to get it I'm getting that DW snare today! Hook a brotha up!
PC
Forum: Drums 12-29-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 916
Posted By pcastag
Re: Is this a good deal on used DWs circa 2008?

Dude, don't worry about it, you did fine, like everybody said you got everything you need for one price. Nice laquer kit in great shape, those are expensive. To buiy all that stuff new would've cost...
Forum: Drums 12-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By pcastag
Re: Ludwig Legacy or Limited Edition Stainless Steel

Sounds to me like you really already answered your own question. Are you looking to buy one of the two kits?
Forum: Drums 12-25-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,035
Posted By pcastag
Re: 20x20 vs 20x18 bass drum?

I've had and played many tiems the following sizes

20x14 ( premier, sonor)
20x15 ( yamaha club custom)
20x17.5 ( sonor delite)
20x20 ( sonor sq2 medium birch)

While they all sounded great...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By pcastag
Re: Considering buying a Gretsch New Classic Bop kit

Now that's what I'm talking about! Thanks!
PC
Forum: Drums 12-17-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By pcastag
Re: Considering buying a Gretsch New Classic Bop kit

Thank you Bill, I really never would have figured that out without your help. Unfortunately and somehow magically the same search I did previously gave me the same results.
Forum: Drums 12-17-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By pcastag
Re: Considering buying a Gretsch New Classic Bop kit

Anybody find any other sites withblowouts on the new classics? I'd sure like to pick up a bop kit for 1 g!
Forum: Drums 12-15-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,782
Posted By pcastag
Re: Worth buying Yamaha Maple Custom?

Maple customs to me were Yamahas best kit, great sound, great lugs etc. I almost bought one back in 90 but opted for a sonor lite and haven't turned back since. The only down side with this kit to me...
Forum: Drums 12-15-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By pcastag
Re: Sonor Pure Canadian Snare

Not necessarily, to my ears, ( i've owned quite a few stave snares , brady, hard bop, tama caskwood) Sonor makes the best sounding snares, Undeniably , again, to my ears.Get a nice undersized,...
Forum: Drums 12-15-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By pcastag
Re: Considering buying a Gretsch New Classic Bop kit

If you are not gigging out or playing with other musicians go for the cheapos. The big difference to me in proline drums is how they sound live with other folks, especially if one is not miked. The...
Forum: Drums 12-08-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By pcastag
Re: Brady drum kits - experience?

I had a 22, 12, 16, one of the kits I wish I still had, the kick had been damaged in shipping at some point and was cut down. Really liked the kit, great sizes, it was that pink wood though,...
Forum: Drums 11-16-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,338
Posted By pcastag
Re: Sonor is back with birch

Special editon made in Germany kit. Kiind of like the newports, sunset and infinites. These are just birch instead of beech. I like em, so far they have made three special edition kits with 22's, one...
Forum: Drums 10-16-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By pcastag
Re: color me disgusted...update

Sonor is the best. If you have the $$$ get one. Best sounding drums as well.
Forum: Drums 10-16-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By pcastag
Yamaha Snare Crazy

Don't know what happened, been playing Sonor exclusively since 1989 or so, recently got two yamaha kits, club custom 10, 12, 14, 20 and a beech custom 10, 12, 14, 18 (x14). Within the last week I...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By pcastag
Yamaha Beech Custom Bop kit

Scored one, pretty rare I think, trad tom sizes , 14x18 kick sound pretty good, not as much presence as my sonor phonics but hald the weight!
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Forum: Drums 04-28-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By pcastag
Re: DW vs Ayotte??

If it's really too hard to decide sell the one that will bring you the most $$$$. probably the DW. I have to make decisions like that all the time so I go with the money when I really can't make a...
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