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Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By eamesuser
Advice on building a drum riser

Hey everyone,I am going to help a friend build a drum riser for his home studio,and have a few questions.

The room is about 14 feet by about 20 feet.

What dimensions and shape would be...
Forum: Drums 07-04-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Ludwig Legacy Maple and Affirm

A legacy kit will sound a lot like your 76 Luddy,the Legacy shell is patterned after that era shell,the main difference is that the Legacy shell is a modern unimold build with a rearing,and the 76 is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,001
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Does anyone actually do gigs with large bass drums any more?

That is a high percentage of 18 kicks,esp over that many genres,but that may be the reason all the drum companies are offering configurations with an 18 in their affordable and entry level lines,they...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,126
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Top 10 drummers you've seen in the flesh?

IHave seen a few great and very influential drummers but two that really made an impression,Jim Keltner with John Hiat,He had very fall down jerky jerky style visually,the first minute IWtached him...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,748
Posted By eamesuser
Re: What's your favorite drum key? Serious!

I use my two Pearl keys the most,ILike the feel and maybe because of the size and mass they are easier to find and keep track of? Years ago my local got in a key from a small maker that was a...
Forum: Drums 05-19-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,412
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Seller's remorse

I have only owned a brand new kit once,g!ad I did,but won't ever again.It sounds like your main concern is sizes and hardware placement,which you can control when buying new,but generally gets you...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Where To Order Big Drums?

A couple of possible avenues,Boutique or custom makers,and the 5 star and dedicated drum dealers,some of those shops have a great relationship with the larger makers and may be able to help.
Forum: Drums 02-23-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By eamesuser
Re: 60's MIJ Stewart Info Needed

A couple of features that add value to that kit,the wrap is very desirable,and it has a matching snare.If the kit is complete and in good mechanical and cosmetic condition I can zee it going for...
Forum: Drums 01-29-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,066
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Drum Companies : Your Perceptions

Pearl I now associate with country music for some reason.I think they make some great sounding kits though.Ironically they were the first MIJ company to try and penetrate the U.S.Pro market,but it...
Forum: Drums 01-28-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Yamaha Live Custom sound test

Nice playing,and the piece you played really featured the drums themselves.I got to play ,tune and rehearse on an oak custom ,I tuned them a little higher than yours,yours are the lowest tuned Oaks...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Drumming related out of body experiences

I was in a very well rehearsed blues band,tight show,good dynamics,well scripted endings,seguewaysnever took more than 10 seconds between songs.Sometimes we would be having a great show and I would...
Forum: Drums 01-10-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By eamesuser
Re: DW Kit (Older), Need Help with ID!

as I remember the early DW shells were like LA Camcos,6 ply with 6 ply re rings,then they went to a 5 ply with 3 ply rearing for bass and toms.
Forum: Drums 12-21-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Bitten by the Rogers bug!

As far as a frame goes,I believe Dixon,who is making the new/reissue Dynas,also offers frames and replacement wires .At. One time Pure Sound and Fat Cat offered replacement wires,Fat cats were less...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Ludwig Standards vs Rockers With Classic Lugs

Can,t comment on standard lugs,but I have owned 4 Ludwig kits from the early sixties,seventies and eighties along with a custom kit outfitted with used classic lugs,and I have taken apart and cleaned...
Forum: Drums 11-27-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Effect of combing snare hoops?

The results you get will vary on a drum to drum basis,I have done it on a couple snares,it focused or pointed up the sound,and changed the feel,more so at higher tunings.The die cast will also hold...
Forum: Drums 11-24-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By eamesuser
Re: A whole new kind of Oyster

I like it,1 foot in vintage,1 foot in contemporary.

Well done!
Forum: Drums 11-14-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Chance to buy this 2nd Hand Shine Select Custom Maple Kit

I am assuming you and the kit are in Ireland?

I have no idea what Boutique/small maker kits are going for there,whether U.S. or
Euro made, I know American vintage drums generally go for 30 to 40...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Bossa Nova Patterns influence on 1960s Popular Music

I think the whole thing started with Jazz musicians incorporating different styles,and the drummers adapted latin dance /percussion grooves to the drumkit,by the mid 50's R+B and do wop acts,The...
Forum: Drums 10-21-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Ludwig snare thoughts Black Beauty or Hammered Bronze

I had a 6.5 Hammered bronze mid 80's supra for about 10 years,was care taking it for a friend who got out of drumming,and I loved that drum,it had the cut,volume and responsiveness of a metal...
Forum: Drums 09-18-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By eamesuser
Re: My Upgraded Ludwigs

They look great,I have seen quite a few Rockers kits that were stripped like yours and the wood underneath plenty nice enough to finish.
Forum: Drums 08-19-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By eamesuser
Re: And the Leedy's are ready!

Very nice,great to see those brought back to a working instrument.

They sound great IMO.
I have heard that a lot of these older large diameter bass drums are not real loud.
Don't know if it is...
Forum: Drums 08-18-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Leedy Broadway Standard snare drum!

I am assuming that drum had snares that extended over/past the bearing edge? If so is there still a snare bed present?Have you dialed it in?If so how does it sound?
Forum: Drums 08-16-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Eames Finetone Snare Drum

I have never owned a finetone shell,but I own an Eames kit with a 15 ply snare,and a mix of 9 and 12 ply bass and tom shells.

I am the original owner and consulted with Joe Mac on the build,and I...
Forum: Drums 08-12-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By eamesuser
Re: The Leedy Restoration has begun!

Coming along nicely,great score on the 28's.

Leedy was like the Rogers and DW of their day IMO,as far as build quality, design and innovation,I believe they were the first to do a Self aligning...
Forum: Drums 08-06-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By eamesuser
Re: A Leedy project!

Try this e bay add for setting up toms,go to the pics below main pics and scroll to the right,good pic of the hardware supporting the toms.
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