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Forum: Drums 07-27-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ideal 2 Floor Tom Sizes?

Let me answer your question with a question: why do you hate the 14" tom?

I use 10-12-14-16 and 12-13-16-16 on separate kits, and the 14-16 pair are easier to position and easier to get a natural...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,013
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Am I the ONLY guy that likes the sound of poplar drums?

I think that plays a big part in it. It's not just the edges and the thickness but also what may be going on inside that shell between the inner and outer plies we can't see.

I feel like well...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Any thoughts on Ludwig Supralite steel snare?

I own the 14x8" and I'm planning on buying the 15x5" in the near future.

The Supralite is a great drum that's well built, versatile, and sounds great. Add in the price and it's a fantastic value....
Forum: Drums 07-01-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Help pinpointing an old Pearl Export's manufacture year

That particular lug was used from 1998 through the first half of 2000.

The shell materials changed a lot on the Exports, so I'm sure exactly what that particular model might have had.

I owned...
Forum: Drums 06-30-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 930
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Can't decide on a rack tom size for a jazz kit

I'd go for the 12 also. It has a wider tuning range and I prefer the tone and feel of the larger drum. A 10 can be nice, but it just isn't as versatile.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,028
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Preparing for the first gig

Double check your tuning on all of your drums before loading up. You'll probably want to tweek it again once you're on stage but it's a lot easier to make small changes than having to retune a drum...
Forum: Drums 06-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ludwig Snare help needed. Come on Ludwig Gurus.

It's hard to dismiss any oddities in a Ludwig drum because there are so many odd examples out there.

But a lot of things don't add up in my mind. To me the biggest question mark is on the large...
Forum: Drums 06-18-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ludwig Snare help needed. Come on Ludwig Gurus.

It's hard to give any meaningful advice without some pictures, but I will say that brass drums are seamless too, so if it has a seam it isn't an American-made Ludwig.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Laser Black: replicating an obscure finish?

Have you contacted Mapex directly? There's no telling what they might be able to do or what they still have lying around.
Forum: Drums 05-23-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Black Beauty Head Selection?

I think Ludwig metal snares are pretty forgiving when it comes to heads - they sound good with most any kind of head.

The ones that stand out in my mind are a Ludwig heavy coated, Aquarian Modern...
Forum: Drums 05-22-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: 5x15 Supralite

I have the 14x8 Supralite, and it's a lot of fun to play. It's too bad they have the "it's "just" a steel snare" stigma attached, because steel can sound fantastic if done well, and the Supralites...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Band leaders

With the 5-piece rock band I'm in now the lead singer is the leader. We rehearse in his home studio, he writes a lot of the songs and lyrics, and he does much of the networking.

That said,...
Forum: Drums 04-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Acrolite Resonant Head Replacement ???

I don't like the regular Remo hazy snare side on Ludwig drums. They have such a deep collar that once I have the head tuned up where I want it I'm getting awfully close to having the rim meet the...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Just browsing - cool steel snares

I've been totally satisfied by my 14x8" Supralite, and for the price I don't think they can be beat when talking about new drums. Add in the complete range of sizes and I'm sure you could find...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,856
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Went to Memphis Drum Shop (again)...

I'm not really all that familiar with the Dark Energy line, so those kinds of sounds coming out of Paiste cymbals really took me by surprise, but in a good way. I think they're beautiful and the...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Help with rims mounts + stuff

I also use a Mapex tom on a 10.5mm knurled L-rod and haven't had any issues with it feeling flimsy or that it could twist.
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Why do the wooden hoops on this snare have flat straight sections?

The flat sections also allow you to position drums a little closer together, granted that's more helpful on toms than a snare, but a little leg clearance wouldn't hurt either.
Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Catalina vs Concept vs Mydentity vs ???

Agreed. When dealing with kits in this price range most of the difference is in the finish and the logo on the drum. And in many cases they are literally made in the same factory.

If you like...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Tuning woes

I guess everyone's perception is a bit different but I routinely tune my bottom snare heads to the neighborhood of G# or A (415 - 440 hz) and that really doesn't seem particularly high to me.
Forum: Drums 02-02-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Going retro!

I dig it! I like the idea of retro logos, and the standard Pearl logo is so common it's neat to see someone shake things up a bit.
Forum: Drums 02-01-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Jazz Snare Tuning

I agree that there is no "one" tuning for anything. I've heard great players that tuned high or low in every genre there is.

For the snare specifically I'd go medium or higher for the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: 12db Ear Protection?

I use Earasers, which also reduce by a small amount of db, and I find they work well to take the edge off without making everything sound completely unnatural.
Forum: Drums 01-19-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: 12x10 Tom

With my Ludwig set I use either a 12x11" or a 13x12", and I really like the sound of them. I feel like I get just a little more sustain compared to the FAST-size toms on my Mapex kit.
Forum: Drums 01-15-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: That Tama Rockstar snare for 50 bucks

I have one of the older black nickel-plated Rockstars, and it sounds amazing.

It's a great sounding drum and it's also well built and has great hardware on it. Tama really knows how to build a...
Forum: Drums 01-13-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,856
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Dry heads for ludwig blackrolite acrolite snare?

Good question. If you've already got a metal shell snare and like a really dry sound, why not consider a wood shelled second snare?

To me it seems to defeat the purpose of getting a metal shell...
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