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Forum: Drums Today, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mandrew
Re: I think everyone would benefit from building one. . .

Just because there seems to be an interest in what can be done, I am posting my latest snare build. It is a 6.5"x14" Keller Magnum 7 ply maple with vintage bearing edges. Obviously, brass hardware....
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By mandrew
Re: 22" x 12" bass drum - 2015 Origin photo's / spec's

I have been seeing Guru drums parade through this forum, and have listened to every vid clip. How you come up with something better periodicaly is just beyond me. Singing drums. I am going to go...
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By mandrew
Re: Using tuning to muffle 18" bass?

For decades, many drummers put a 2" to 3" wide strip of felt under the bass drum front head and applied tension to it by pulling it to give the needed pressure. Old school solution, worked (still...
Forum: Drums 02-24-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By mandrew
Re: George Way Drum Co. ?

George way drums are very high build quality, as they are made by Ron Dunnett. They have a very classic, resonant, full bodied sound, and I would put them in the catagory of C&C drums.
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By mandrew
Re: Lacquer vs Wrap - how much does it really matter?

The biggest names of all time played ply drums with black oyster, white marine pearl, silver sparkle, and the list goes on. We call them vintage. People pay big bucks to get those wrapped drums to...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By mandrew
Re: I think everyone would benefit from building one. . .

Just to let folks know, you don't need a workshop to build one drum. I used a few simple hand tools and a corded electric drill. What ever painting, lacquering, and in general stinky stuff was...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By mandrew
Re: I think everyone would benefit from building one. . .

There are two Ludwig strainers on the drums pictured, both the Millenium models P-86. They work very well.



That drum has a Keller 10 ply shell with 45 degree bearing edges. the die cast hoops...
Forum: Drums 02-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By mandrew
Re: I think everyone would benefit from building one. . .

Here are a few snares that I have made, sold most of them:
Forum: Drums 02-20-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By mandrew
I think everyone would benefit from building one. . .

I have read recently that a lot of folks here have toyed with the idea of building their own snare (or set). A few years ago, I decided to do just that. I ordered a Keller shell, decided how many...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By mandrew
Re: Starting Back At The Basics Is Very Humbling

I feel your pain! I got to a pretty high level of drumming when I was youn, then had a 35 year lay off. Sheeesh! I feel like a total newb trying to get chops back.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By mandrew
Re: Performance practice Wilcoxin

Many of those solos are excellent for playing at marching tempo. Imagine carrying a sling marching snare in a parade. that is a good speed to shoot for to start.
Forum: Drums 02-20-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By mandrew
Re: Help me understand the reason behind dynasonics and DW's new snare mechanism

The idea is not to put so much tension that the coils are stretched out. It is to apply enough tension to keep the tension strong and even across the wires. There should be no "sag" in the wires, so...
Forum: Drums 02-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,100
Posted By mandrew
Re: Brand Loyalty

I tend to be a Ludwig guy, in spite of them. Why? sound. If they would only learn how to put drum key head screws on their throw offs, and offer something better than a P-85 on a $600 plus drum, well...
Forum: Drums 02-14-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,415
Posted By mandrew
Re: Sorry - this just had to be posted!

You could also make it nice shiny Piano black . . . . . . (hides face in hands).
Forum: Drums 02-09-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By mandrew
Re: Help me understand the reason behind dynasonics and DW's new snare mechanism

Before the advent of modern cable concert snares, the Ludwig COB or LM400 with SS snares was the standard for concert work. They were crisp and snappy, and with the right head and tuning, worked very...
Forum: Drums 02-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By mandrew
Re: First pictures - new Tour series zebrano

Again, my mouth drops open . . .
Forum: Drums 01-31-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,107
Posted By mandrew
Re: Ludwig Acrolite Fan Post

Acros . . . one of the greatest drums ever made, and still made. It will do anything you want depending on wires, heads, tuning.
Forum: Drums 01-29-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By mandrew
Re: The Snare Wires General Info Thread

The Grover wire sets tend to sound closer to Concert snare sets than others.
Forum: Drums 01-29-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By mandrew
Re: Best snares on the market

If money is no object, without a doubt, a Guru snare gets my vote every time for a wood drum. In metal, any Ludwig brass, bronze or aluminum snare, or AK snare.
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By mandrew
Re: S-Hoops vs Yamaha Aluminium Cast Hoops

My experience with s-hoops is that they are a great combination of mass and design that tends to tame some unwanted overtones. They have great rigidity and offer equal tuning. My reason for sometimes...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By mandrew
Re: Snare Beds????

They should work, if it is the sound you want.
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By mandrew
Re: The Snare Wires General Info Thread

This is a great thread. A lot of folk are looking to vintage sound drums, but focus mainly on shells and heads. In the 30's -40's, snare wires had a more tubular, wound shape. Metal wound over silk...
Forum: Drums 01-27-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By mandrew
Re: The Snare Wires General Info Thread

Plating tends to stiffen and brighten wires. I use Puresound snares, and particularly recommend the concert line for a drier sound. Very crisp and articulate. The 16 strand set has good balance for...
Forum: Drums 01-26-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By mandrew
Re: The Snare Wires General Info Thread

There is a lot of variety in wires. Not only in wire count, but, as you have discovered, material and coatings. There is another thing to consider, and that is the coil configuration. The number of...
Forum: Drums 01-26-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By mandrew
Re: Snare Beds????

An average is up to 1/8" deep and about as wide as the distance between lugs for wider snare sets. There is usually a gradual curve to it. I would consider this profile for 42 strand wires. If it is...
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