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Forum: Drums 07-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,951
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Posted By evilg99
Re: Yamaha Drums

Ahhhhh! Forgot all about this. Beautiful, Jason!! Nice touch with the SoCalMike-supplied (no doubt) cover plate as well. It looks fantastic - you're pleased with the results?

I love my cut-down...
Forum: Drums 07-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By evilg99
Re: Opinions on what to do with these old ludwig Classic Maples?

Anybody else notice the 13x14 tom has a gazillion lugs ?
Marching snare re-wrap methinks.
Doesn't really matter, just an observation….

Neal
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,379
Posted By evilg99
Re: The best kits we've ever made - Honest Capture videos!

Maybe take out a few words and change the title : " The best drums ever. "
I didn't like big sizes until this video with that stave walnut kit. Now I think I need that set or at least a set with...
Forum: Drums 07-05-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,268
Posted By evilg99
Re: Do we really need expensive drums?

Me too.
As others have said, need has little to do with it.

Neal
Forum: Drums 07-03-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By evilg99
Re: Should I get this snare?

I have had Black Beauties and Supras, but for my buck, the lowly 8-lug, $100-on-ebay, aluminum Acrolite or Blackrolite is the one that suits me best…probably because I prefer wood snares overall...
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Forum: Drums 07-03-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,308
Posted By evilg99
Re: Ludwig Club Date for $499

Just wanted to reiterate that the spurs, while light duty, are fine for the drum…the only problem with them is that they don't work that well specifically on a Club Date shell, because of the very...
Forum: Drums 07-01-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By evilg99
Re: Microscopic damage! Grrr!

Bo, I was going to mention this before but I don't think you ever had a Rydeen shell there to begin with.

In pictures you've posted, I saw that the drum had rectangular lugs with flat tops, a...
Forum: Drums 06-30-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,308
Posted By evilg99
Re: Ludwig Club Date for $499

Ahhh, I get it. Great tip, thanks!
I'm going to try and see if a pair of the Dunnett gull wing spurs fit these, would be a nice little upgrade. Your trick would still apply I think…

Neal
Forum: Drums 06-30-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,308
Posted By evilg99
Re: Ludwig Club Date for $499

Yes, absolutely. The spurs suck, and they don't fold up nicely either, because the loonnngggg tension rods prevent them from folding up close to the shell. Makes it a bit difficult to put into a bag....
Forum: Drums 06-30-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,308
Posted By evilg99
Re: Ludwig Club Date for $499

Insane deal. I got mine on blowout for $625 - 12/14/20 in Ruby Sparkle and felt like I stole them for that. They are a great gigging kit, especially when I don't want to bring one of my lacquered...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,282
Posted By evilg99
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Matched stereo pair of Josephson C42 small diaphragm condenser mics.
Excellent for overheads, both live and in the studio!

Neal
Forum: Drums 06-25-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By evilg99
Re: Broken Down Tama Royal Stars - What to do?

ZipCity, if you're in Ottawa and you want to get rid of them quickly, go and see Dave at Dave's Drum Shop, (390 Gladstone - near the corner of Gladstone & Bank, next door to Spaceman music) - he has...
Forum: Drums 06-20-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 496,696
Posted By evilg99
Re: Yamaha Drums

I'll check that out, for sure, thanks Jason!

Neal
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,562
Posted By evilg99
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

I dunno, they seem to still be popular around here. There is a lot of competition, that's for sure. I think people tend to hold on to them maybe?
I just got an email from a friend yesterday - a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,463
Posted By evilg99
Re: Finally!

Wow, happy place. I even love the floors!

Forgive me if you've already done this in another thread…but could we have the specs and details of each kit in the room, looking at the three kits in the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By evilg99
Re: Ben White I'm impressed

Yes. ^^ Exactly.
What happened to George? He doesn't do videos anymore for MDS or MyCymbal.
Peewee Jackson was also a killer player.

Neal
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,679
Posted By evilg99
Re: Best Advice You've Been Given

If it moves, smash it
If it doesn't move, smash it

If at first you don't succeed , use a bigger hammer
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OK, seriously;

50% of something is better than...
Forum: Drums 05-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By evilg99
Re: Live Custom 18 Bass

Cool, yeah I don't really play bebop or use high tunings with any of my drums; I play lounge jazz and some latin type stuff but I'm usually in the low to medium tuning range. I'm sure they sound...
Forum: Drums 05-18-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By evilg99
Re: Live Custom 18 Bass

Yes, I own one. No lift, no cut out on hoop, no nothing. Spurs and a tom mount, that's it.
Just a good sounding bass drum, especially with a PS3 batter :)

Neal
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By evilg99
Re: Gretsch Stave Snare WOW

Played the Gretsch stave last night. Small bar gig, played all 70's rock (theme night). It was really great for this kind of music.

Snare was punchy,fat and crispy all at the same time. Guitar...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By evilg99
Re: Quality of new Chinese Yamahas?

Same here. I've seen/touched/played brand new Hybrid Maple and Stage Custom kits just last week....up close and checked them over thoroughly. Fit and finish was excellent. Yes, even on the Stage...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By evilg99
Re: Gretsch Stave Snare WOW

Yes, lost twins I'm sure!
I'll be gigging mine tonight with my MCAN Copper sparkle kit 12/14/20. I did install Puresounds on the Gretsch last night - standard issue on almost every snare I own,...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By evilg99
Re: Gretsch Stave Snare WOW

Unlikely to be my last is right. I have had my eye on a Guru for a while now. All of your videos and demos sound incredible; and I really like the construction and finish.

Here's the thing about...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By evilg99
Re: Gretsch Stave Snare WOW

Wow. Bruce, it's like we share a brain or something.
Earlier today, a Gretsch stave snare 6.5 x 14 in barn board finish appeared at my drum shop. I hadn't intended on buying a snare today but holy...
Forum: Drums 05-16-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 496,696
Posted By evilg99
Re: Yamaha Drums

T-rods would look good on a vintage vibe kit like the Club Customs for sure.
Try to look for used sets...but wait - who says they have to be Yamaha?

These would look good :...
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