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Forum: Drums 09-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Opinions wanted on 2 Gretsch Renown deals

I've enjoyed reading this thread since I am strongly considering one of the leftover models being blown out on ebay. So, did you end up buying the used kit?
Forum: Drums 09-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,154
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Question for Gretsch guys about a particular Renown set

That's helpful. I've seen a number of photos where close up the finish looks brownish. Perhaps is due to the lighting and the wood grain coming through. If it looks black from a distance but grayish...
Forum: Drums 09-02-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,154
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Question for Gretsch guys about a particular Renown set

Does the ebony finish give off a brownish hue under the lights? I'm considering this finish but would prefer that it look more black than brown,
Forum: Drums 08-28-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,154
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Question for Gretsch guys about a particular Renown set

Yes, it is definitely a lacquer finish. They offered a similar one at the time called Inca Gold. If this is a NOS kit, then it's probably 4 or 5 years old. I remember when MF was blowing out the...
Forum: Drums 07-24-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Gretsch Renown - thinking about buying

I'm not sure what the GC store clerk meant by "newer model" because the kit pictured in your link has the older tom mounting system. This finish is also being blown out by a few online retailers,...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,907
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums

Yes, DW will soon be offering an acrylic kit in their imported Design series. A 5-piece shell pack has an MAP of $1499. There are some YouTube clips of the kit from the 2014 Frankfort trade show.
Forum: Drummers 07-17-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 48,267
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz here!

I've been having a blast listening to Word Crimes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc). If only Weird Al could've worked into the lyrics drummers referring to "symbols" in their "4 sale"...
Forum: Drums 07-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: New Ludwig Classic Maple Badges

The new badge is referred to as the "Monroe badge" and was introduced in January 2013. I have a Ludwig Jazz Festival snare that has the new badge and I like it a lot. It has more depth and to me is a...
Forum: Drums 05-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM, better than ever?

I agree! The quality of drums in this price range have certainly improved in recent years but of all the options in this price range, Stage Customs are the best in terms of hardware and build...
Forum: Drums 04-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: thoughts on aluminum

The 6.5x14 Acrolites, either the black coated ones from the recent past or the newer reissued models, have 10 lugs and aren't susceptible to the acne problems you see with many of the Supras.
Forum: Drums 04-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Altered the Breakbeats!

Sounds like it might be a Yamaha Rydeen bass drum.
Forum: Drums 03-19-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,594
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: DW Frequent Flyer Kit

Thanks for the follow-up taiko. I realize you used the FF for a jazz gig but given your experience with the kit so far, do you think the sizes are versatile enough to cover rock or other styles of...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,005
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Your Holy Grail

I'm not necessarily trying to track one down because I know it would be way out of range for me, but I would consider a 1964 Ludwig Downbeat in Oyster Black Pearl to be the ultimate Holy Grail kit,...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,594
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: DW Frequent Flyer Kit

Thanks taiko for your detailed review. What are your impressions of the snare? In this price range snare drums included in shell packs are often disappointing. Are you planning to use the snare that...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Yamaha Tour Custom

I would double-check with GC before pulling the trigger on that $330 kit. I know it's advertised as a 5-piece kit but when you start seeing Box A and Box B showing up, it usually means that it's not...
Forum: Drums 02-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Finishes

You raise an interesting question because I feel the same way about signature snare drums. I've never liked the signature snare trend because as strange as it may seem, I feel that I am in some way...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ludwig Supralite - 13x6

One of the few criticisms of 13" snares is difficulty getting a decent "rim click" sound. What's your experience with the new 13x6 Supralite?
Forum: Drums 02-02-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Help with Ludwigs posted on CL

It's a wrapped kit so be sure to check the seams for any lifting and give each drum a careful once over to see if there are any signs of bubbling or lifting of the wrap from the shell.
Forum: Drums 01-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Yamaha Rock Tour - Question

I've seen generally good reviews of the Rock Tour Custom kits and don't think you can go wrong at that price. The only negative review I recall was from someone who said one the shells was...
Forum: Drums 01-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,359
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: DW Design Series

In one of the NAMM videos it was mentioned that the street price on the 4-piece Frequent Flyer kit will be just under $1200.
Forum: Drums 01-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: How does Ludwig Keep Prices down?

Bo, could you elaborate on your last statement about the DW's? Did you worry about them because of fears they would get nicked up or stolen, or were you worried they wouldn't hold up during a gig?...
Forum: Drums 01-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,480
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Considering a Yamaha Oak Custom set - Tell me everything you know...

Just as a reference, my local GC has the same kit on clearance for $999. Assuming your GC is comparable, they'd want you to come up with another $300 for the toms.
Forum: Drums 01-09-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,480
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Considering a Yamaha Oak Custom set - Tell me everything you know...

I'm curious what they would do if you responded with the following:

You tell them you can't afford to purchase the toms and that you're going to return the entire kit for a full refund. When they...
Forum: Drums 12-19-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Sonor SQ2 and Dale's Drumshop

There's a little write-up about your experience on Dale's Facebook page. It seems they enjoyed working with you as much as you enjoyed working with them.
Forum: Drums 12-17-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,860
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ludwig 2014

I read on another site that the new Ludwig line is "Signet" (hence the "S" that Bermuda alluded to). From what I gather the drums are shipped unassembled to cut down on the cost to the user. I'm not...
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