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Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 315,550
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: What's your latest purchase?

WOW! That is a CLEAN snare!
Great pick up!
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 315,550
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Yes, haha!
Admittedly, I didn't try that hard to not buy it. It was more like putting it off haha!

The 22" Crash of Doom is a really cool cymbal!
The bell is really nice! Nice sweet "ting"...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 315,550
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I was unsuccessful in my attempt of not purchasing.

It's on order, and should come shortly.
Pics when it arrives.
Forum: Drums 05-02-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,146
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: My new Gretsch drums

I hope they are everything you dreamed of!!
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 315,550
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I'm trying reasonably hard to not purchase a 22" Zildjian Crash of Doom.

I might not be successful in not buying.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Ludwig question

Any specific questions?

General stuff: The shell should have a stamp of the date (ex. my CM's have 307, March 2007).
Anything else with the CM shell would be in the current literature.
Classic...
Forum: Drums 04-10-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: The 8 lug snare drum

I actually sold it a couple months ago. I did have it for a few years though :-)
I DID dig it a lot, but not as much as other snares I have and didn't really use it.

I LOVE an 8 lug snare.

My...
Forum: Drums 02-21-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: First Ludwig Snare

Congrats on the snare.
I have one like it and it's a great one.

Ludwig snare wires sound nice, no problem with them.

I use Canopus wires on ALL my snares. They just sound better to me, and the...
Forum: Drums 02-21-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: aluminum DW or Ludwig snare?

Tubes make it slightly more open sounding, but it depends on how YOU tune up the drum.
If you want an open sound, get the 1.6 thickness hoops. That will make more difference in sound than tubes or...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: ANYONE WOOF???

It likely didn't catch on in the real world because of cost, hauling it, board space, system limitations, stage space....

It looked kinda cool, but the PA systems out these days can push out those...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Hi-hat Stand and Snare Stand Inquiry

The top hi hat cymbal is just tightened up too much.
If you like the way it sounds that way, it's OK, but "usually" there is some play in the top cymbal. You can have them as loose as you want if...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,454
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: I can't buy a high end snare drum

When I got my Brass 6.5 BB's they weren't in the $799 list range yet. Probably $599 list range--maybe '02 & '04.

My '89 Bronze 6.5 BB came with the Ludwig UFO die cast hoops and was only $355, so...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Musical memory

Somebody said dinner.
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,074
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: A re-statement of the obvious

HAhahahaha!
#1 asked question: What's the lightest hardware available now? haha!

I agree with Smoke too.

I haven't been on in quite a while, but it's nice to return and find it still a cool...
Forum: Drums 01-14-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,121
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Vintage Pearl Drums!

WOW, WHAT A FIND!!
Those are pretty awesome.
Have fun!!
Forum: Drums 01-11-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: My BumWrap Journey. Rewrapping 35+ Year old Pearl Exports

That's a great job and a really nice finish choice.
Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Retro Drum Pics

That kit is pretty dang sweet!

I play on a Breakbeat kit at one rehearsal site, and it's a fun kit to play.
I haven't played a bass drum smaller than a 16 though.

Nice pics also :-)
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 315,550
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Hiya gang! Great purchases showing up! Wish there was "like" button haha! That was talked about a years ago...

I haven't really been on in a while...a couple years probably! I'm going to change...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,912
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Your Moment of Glory

The time Simon Phillips saw me, and came right off the Toto bus to shake my hand and tell me how much he enjoyed my playing and the sound of my drums.

That was pretty awesome :-)
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: This is great

That's really cool!!
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Bent Sweet Ride - How Much Would You Pay?

I just got a cymbal at cost because of a ding in the edge.
It was from my regular shop that I have gone to for about 40 years tho.
GC is like the K Mart of music stores (IMO) and I doubt the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,300
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Do you have a piece of equipment that you've used since day 1 and still use it regularly?

My Pearl Eliminator/Redline pedals have been used since the day I bought them. No issues whatsoever.

Beato Bags--Cymbal, hardware and stick bags. FANTASTIC.
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Is this crazy?

I don't really adjust anything either.

I might tweak the snare a little to suit my mood.
Unless one lug is out from moving around or sitting in my vehicle all day before doing load in, they stay...
Forum: Drums 10-31-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,835
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Deep bass drums

Thanks!
Too bad we don't have a "like" button :-)
Forum: Drums 10-31-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,835
Posted By KarlCrafton
Re: Deep bass drums

The total sound of the drum is nicer.
The balance of attack, and clear tone. The whole drum is off the floor so there is nothing much to impede the shell from giving all it can.
The lift is...
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