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Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,432
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: The matching snare

It's also the drum on the kit someone could sell the easiest, to get something else, or if they are in a financial pinch.

High end kits may, or, may not come with a snare, but mid-priced kits...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: EGO's

You even care what other's think or say?

Pppfffftttt.


:-)
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: bass drum depth

Sound-wise, I like all sorts of depth bass drums.
I like the look of a deep bass drum on SOME kits.

I've never had anything but great sound (quickly & easily) from my deeper bass drums live, and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,432
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: The matching snare

When I got my Red Sparkle kit in '07, I thought I'd like to get a matching snare.
After I got it, I found I didn't like the look of it at all. I liked the Red with the Black kit though.

In wood...
Forum: Drums 07-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Ludwig shells from 93?

Those would be Super Classics.
Thin maple, and a couple thicker plies of poplar.
Aug 1993

Great sounding shells. My original Mach lug kit is a Jan 1990 Super Classic.
That one is out getting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,319
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Do you ever stand back from your drums...

I knew I wasn't the only one!

I look/stare and marvel at the gear I have all the time. I have a small kit set up in my work room also, and it has 2 of the drums from my very first kit (Royce). I...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,139
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Ludwig Snare (not supraphonic, not an Acrolite)?

Looks great! What a snag!!

Enjoy!
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,418
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Trimmed down kits

True, but, I have been seeing more double bass kits being used lately. Maybe that's going to be a trend with bigger bands or drummers?
Jason Sutter even uses double bass on the latest Smash Mouth...
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Mystery Ludwigs

Welcome!

Besides the snare not being a Ludwig drum--or maybe the lugs have just been swapped out, since you said it has the same interior, these appear to be marching drums converted to make up a...
Forum: Drums 07-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Opinions on what to do with these old ludwig Classic Maples?

Cool toms. The Blue has likely yellowed over time, giving the Green cast.

I had that size 13x14 power tom back in the 90's. Not my favorite drum because of the 10 lugs, but it did sound big. I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Mystery drum kit (ludwig)

It'd be a real kit, no one would "fake" an Epic, or Element kit.

For one, parts aren't readily available, like the Classic lugs are, and two, who would put effort into faking a line that isn't...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Real Ludwigs?

Date stamps are funny, like the serial numbers on badges.

My '07 CM set, and drums I bought since then, do not have a date stamp in them. The drums from '90 only had a month/year stamp. I bought...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Ludwig mid-2000's mystery--need help in identifying

There was a short time in the early/mid-2000's that Ludwig had a "vintage" shell. It only lasted a year or so.

That shell was 5 plies. It was just before the CM line came out. I have a 10x13...
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Real Ludwigs?

Real Ludwig.
The spurs look like they are in backwards.

That's a correct tom holder.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 379,900
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

LUDWIG ATLAS PRO snare stand.
Pristine condition (no blemishes), works perfectly, just don't need.

$90 plus actual shipping (insured and secure).

Paypal, US lower 48.
.....

24" A Zildjian...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,208
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Don't underestimate your throne height

I raised my seat a few inches in the last year too.
I didn't sit extra low, it was about 19".

Now I'm at 21-22". It feels MUCH better all around.

In one of my bands, it feels better playing...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 8,888
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Great drum KONA! YEAH!
Look at that edge! As long as it's pretty even all the way around, it'll be cool.

I know it's kinda sacrilege these days (where perfection MUST reign on every screw and...
Forum: Drums 06-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Gong bass vs Bass "floor tom"

Many years ago, I used my old 14x20" bass drum as a floor tom for a while.
I ended up having the bottom head off, and used a Deadringer (adhesive foam ring) on it, because, it was the only way to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 17,904
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

You're right haha! That's HIS opinion, and so what? 'Ya know?

I think he's full of sh** on that one, and a some of his other opinions (read, heard in interviews over the years).
Not a fan of the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 8,888
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Just picked up some 8 hole hoops, & ordered some bowtie lugs for a 6.5 snare I am having made.

On back order, but I am getting a set of the new Ludwig die cast Classic bass drum claws.
They...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 17,904
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Can't stand musical snobs. Classical, Jazz, Metal, Math, Blues whatever.

Don't get the dislike for longer bass drums. Other than the "look" some people don't care for, the sounds they make can be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,480
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Finally!

Awesome room, and what an accomplishment you guy's have had over the last year. Amazing stuff.
What a feeling it must be to walk in there everyday and say "I made this".

Cheers to you!
Forum: Drums 06-13-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,986
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Ludwig P-85 rant

It's fun to banter back and forth on this kind of stuff, but c'mon. They haven't used a P-32 butt plate in close to 10 years on the 400, 402, BB's etc...
There's no $7-900 snares selling from them...
Forum: Drums 06-13-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,042
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: How do you stabilize a virgin bass drum that jumps up and down?

Yep, sounds like the rug is too thick. Check the space for the hoop/grip on the pedal too, if it's moving on you.

Glad you are enjoying the kit!
Forum: Drums 06-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,321
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Which wrap for my new Ludwig Classic Maple?

Orange Glass Glitter looks pretty dang awesome.
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