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Forum: Drums 12-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ludwig Legacy Mahagony

Yeah, I'm interested as well. Maybe Bermuda can chime in with some inside information.
Forum: Drums 11-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic -50th year edition

My understanding is that the only difference between this and a standard issue supra is the limited edition badge and accompanying certificate. That's not enough to make me want one of these. In...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Pulled the trigger on a set of Gretsch New Classics!

I was very sorry to hear that you had to pass on the New Classic kit. It's good, however, to know that you've got your priorities straight. As others have said, you'll eventually get a new kit and...
Forum: Drums 11-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Pulled the trigger on a set of Gretsch New Classics!

Congratulations on your new kit! I've enjoyed reading over the past few weeks your accounts of trying various kits, most notably the Gretsch Renown and New Classic series. You've obviously put a lot...
Forum: Drums 10-23-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Looking for new kit with vintage sound?

I'm curious where you can find New Classics for that price? I've seen NOS Renown kits for under $1000, but not New Classics.
Forum: Drums 10-17-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

Let us know when you hear more about this!
Forum: Drums 10-14-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

Yeah, I understand. I just wouldn't want to see you miss out on one of the blowout Renown deals because of the badge. I did that with the Renown '57 kits because I didn't like the chevrons. I'm now...
Forum: Drums 10-14-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

I'm not trying to start anything here but is the badge really that important in the grand scheme of things? I agree that some badges are much more appealing than others but if you like the sound and...
Forum: Drums 10-09-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

I don't want to take this thread off track but I'm curious if the tom mounting bracket can easily be removed from the rack toms on the New Classic line, or are they integrated into the lug?
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,600
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: New Kit DW Performance

Congratulations on your new kit. Can you give us your observations on the quality of the wrap job on the Performance kits? Are the seams tight? Do you think there's any chance the seams will start to...
Forum: Drums 09-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,174
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,528
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, 03:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,528
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, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,528
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, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,653
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,894
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, 08:16 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 51,032
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
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, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
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, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Altered the Breakbeats!

Sounds like it might be a Yamaha Rydeen bass drum.
Forum: Drums 03-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,571
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,281
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, 03:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,571
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
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...
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