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Forum: Drums 01-27-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 531
Posted By tracer
Re: club date se

Wonder if the Ludwig guys could answer a question I have.
Are Element Se and Club Date kits both cherry/gum hybrid shells of the same thickness and identical bearing edges?
Forum: Drums 01-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By tracer
Heads Up on interesting deal - Sonor 3007

I was unable to find any faq which prohibits this type of thing, so I posted it for any who might be interested.
On Ebay...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By tracer
Didn't know whether to put this in gear or technique...

Interesting to me on both counts...

Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By tracer
Re: Guitar Center's used inventory

I have also bought a djembe and cymbals from Guitar Center, but each store describes "condition" according to their own opinion.
I bought one item that was in less than stellar condition. Pics...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By tracer
Re: Let's talk about THIS Vinnie video

I would sure like to be able to see this as well...
Any other clips like this with the video included?
Forum: Drums 11-18-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By tracer
Re: Sonor Safari or Bop

Not to redirect your thread, but I would also look ate the (yamaha) stage custom bebop...
Forum: Drums 11-17-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By tracer
Re: Club Date SE snare...forgot how awesome it is.

Is this drum a hybrid gum/cherry shell?
I wish Yamaha would make a kit with this shell. The Club date/element SE kits sound 'woody" and have some real bite to them, at higher volumes....
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By tracer
Re: Taking drums to Guitar Center for cash

I recently sold a Mapex Voyager kit for a nephew, with miscellaneous/mixed hardware and cheap cymbals for $186. I had advertised on Craigslist for several weeks, with no results. I was pleased,...
Forum: Drums 10-27-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By tracer
Re: Live custom vs. Sonor ascent

I wish someone would do a video comparison. This is also a pair I have often thought about, along with Starclassic Bubinga and Mapex Saturn.
Forum: Drums 10-15-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By tracer
Re: Ludwig Classic Maple & Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute Review

Excellent writeup.

I owned a yellow sparkle fade Birch Custom Absolute with a 20" kick, which I foolishly sold.This was the best sounding kit I have personally heard or owned, (Personal opinion)...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By tracer
Caribbean "Black Page?"

Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By tracer
Re: What is your opinion of this Billy Cobham review?

At 62 and someone who was there,
I would agree;"you had to be there..."
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,964
Posted By tracer
Re: The Speed Obsession

Speed has always been the "gold standard" of drumming. Although I am 62, I still produce testosterone (believe it or not) and blazing chops still raise my blood pressure.
Chris Coleman, Dennis...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 445,118
Posted By tracer
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Approximately 134 CD's Mostly jazz and old school fusion.
$50 in Dallas Ft Worth.

Forum: Drums 06-30-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,226
Posted By tracer
Re: Ludwig Club Date for $499

Someone from So Cal who loves Ludwig should do it, then post a video...

I have an injured Buy It Now finger or I would do it...
(Actually prefer the 20" kick and the old Element SE style lugs...)
Forum: Drums 06-30-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By tracer
Re: Shallow Toms.

I owned a Mapex Micro kit about 10 years ago. The shallow toms were certainly easier to adjust in terms of accessibility.

I have heard it said that the shallow toms have less sustain, so there...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By tracer
Re: do you open a thread because of who posted in it?

I follow all Colaiuta threads, linear fills, drum kit threads on new stuff of interest and Bo Eder's latest purchases...
(Keep them coming..)
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By tracer
Re: ludwig cavern club fab 4

I wish Ludwig had not discontinued the short lugs in the Element se series. Hope they will return with a "conventional" short lug with a gum/cherry shell....
Forum: Drums 03-21-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By tracer
Re: Official but no photos yet.

I am moving to southern California and opening a rehab clinic for drummers that struggle with drum acquisition syndrome. I hope you will consider being my spokesman...

Video please.

Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 445,118
Posted By tracer
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Cymbals 76054
Supernatural Divine
14" hats
18" crash
20" Ride $500 as a set will not separate (plus shipping).

Soultone Extreme 15" Hats $200 shipped in the CONUS

job42@att.net for pics
Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By tracer
Transcribe this for me please...

At 19-20 second in...

Very creative talent, as several have noted prior to me.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By tracer
Re: defying conventional drum set up for unique sound

Chris Dave plays a kit occasionally that looks like it was retrieved from a wrecking yard...

(That said, I can't stop watching him...)

Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By tracer
Re: we've all seen videos of kids playing drums but....

As a guy born in 52, I hope he is using some ear protection....

If I were his instructor, I would probably attempt to cut his kit to four pieces and go to work on the New Breed. Obviously he has...
Forum: Drums 02-19-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By tracer
Re: Ludwig Supralite 5.5x14 Issues

You might try loosening the strainer tension. I vaguely remember this happening to me in days past.
Forum: Drums 02-15-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,287
Posted By tracer
Re: Yamaha Live Custom (Oak) review

Did you have to special order the three drums? (18" kick specifically).

We need a video...
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