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Forum: Drums 09-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,180
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Re: New Gretsch 3 ply Broadkaster line

...fwiw...in the 90s, sonor featured poplar-wood ply drums (force 1000 + 2000, both made in germany) as its lower-line drums...the poplar shells had a bright, clear tone with a (jazzy?) higher pitch...
Forum: Drums 09-01-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,223
Posted By singing drums
Re: Is Tama a Bad Company?

...indeed, and as i understand it, tama/hoshino's involvement in the joint purchase of the then defunct camco company also "seeded" the rise of dw (perhaps atoning for some of its corporate...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,506
Posted By singing drums
Re: Irony?

...generally speaking, and responding to the leica camera reference, german companies seem to focus on ultra-exclusive, low-quantity/high price, "signature/limited edition" releases (think, mont...
Forum: Drums 08-27-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By singing drums
Re: Naked shell porn - Old school finishing.

...the art of drumming; ney, drums as art!...exquisite...
Forum: Drums 08-24-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By singing drums
Re: GRETSCH BROOKLYN mediocre bad quality?

...just wondering whether it would be useful to purchase from a distributor with a long history with gretsch such as steve maxwells in ny/chicago (which i understand ships...
Forum: Drums 08-18-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By singing drums
Re: Which is/was heavier - Sonor Designer or Yamaha RC?

...broadly speaking, yes, the sonor designer series maple light kit will be heavier than your existing yamaha recording custom kit (owing, mostly, to the bass drum hardware and sonor's proprietary...
Forum: Drums 08-02-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,420
Posted By singing drums
Re: RANT: Disappointed in Sonor

...yes, this type of material (a type of plastic as opposed to natural rubber) was used on the designer series' "tune-safe" lug locks...my guess is that sonor used this type of "sticky" material to...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By singing drums
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

...yes, you are correct...thank you for supporting the proposition that visual differences between the 2013 vs 2014 sc drums should have no bearing on the quality of the kits, so long as the sonic...
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By singing drums
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

...i was comparing the 2014 sc series to its 2013 iteration on a visual basis only...one would have to compare the two side-by-side under similar playing conditions to assess whether there are any...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,870
Posted By singing drums
Re: Finally!

...beautiful showroom...like a sanctuary for (heavenly) drums beating the path to a higher level (craftsmanship/sonic-wise)...does this room sit atop your production site?...also, your floor is...
Forum: Drums 06-11-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By singing drums
Re: SQ2 Birch (shell thickness… need your help)

...indeed, sonor makes it a point to note that its "unique" shell manufacturing process allows it to make thin shells (without re-rings-pre 2000s/and with vintage re-rings-post 2000s) that contribute...
Forum: Drums 06-07-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By singing drums
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM review ☞

...perhaps the "no free lunch" adage remains true...

...there was discussion that the the 2014 stage customs were starting to resemble the MIJ former birch custom absolute series, given the use of...
Forum: Drums 05-29-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By singing drums
Re: 4x14 brass snare

...sonor's signature series (circa 1990s/mid 2000) used to (still?) feature die-cast rimmed 14x4 brass and bronze snare drums...
Forum: Drums 04-22-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,896
Posted By singing drums
Re: Some In-Tense porn for the weekend ;)

...yes, of course, my apologies...the reference to kumu was only in the sense of a custom drum builder that appears (at least to this casual observer) to be absolutely devoted to producing a...
Forum: Drums 04-21-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,896
Posted By singing drums
Re: Some In-Tense porn for the weekend ;)

...impressive hardware (as well as shells/overall execution)...are the tom hoops also made of aluminum?

...seems like we have an english "kumu" in the making (but featuring locally-sourced...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,344
Posted By singing drums
Re: Sonor Designer or DW Collectors?

...the african bubinga used as the outer ply in sonor's designer series was, i believe, an actual ply of bubinga, as opposed to a thin layer of veneer (meaning, the bubinga ply was almost as thick as...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,533
Posted By singing drums
Re: Prototype tom depths

...not at all; your detailed responses are very much appreciated...

...i am assuming that aluminum hardware is the most expensive, followed by cast alloy metal, and then stamped steel?...
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Forum: Drums 04-05-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 519,572
Posted By singing drums
Re: Yamaha Drums

...it will be interesting to see if yamaha can indeed establish a new (premium) price point for pro kits coming out of china factories...

...yamaha intimates that its china factory is wholly...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By singing drums
Re: Tone and thin shells

...interesting...sonor's designer series kits in maple were marketed in two shell thicknesses: light/thin (to emphasis lower tones, according to sonor); and heavy/thick (again, according to sonor, to...
Forum: Drums 03-30-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,533
Posted By singing drums
Re: Prototype tom depths

...very nice...i am assuming that the use of a thin (solid steel as opposed to "pot metal"?) connecting rod between the (single hole?) lugs promotes the sonic characteristics of the drum?...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 31,893
Posted By singing drums
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

...thank you for your insight/sharing your vast experience with the wider drumming community...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By singing drums
Re: Drum Shell History Questions

...appreciate the insight/history...

...in a previous thread, a custom builder revealed that there are 3 grades of plywood used in drum making (e.g., grade a, grade b, grade c), and that top-level...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 31,893
Posted By singing drums
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

...i would assume "pot metal" means metal cast from inferior (sonically speaking) alloys that are cheaper than, say, premium alloys that have superior sonic properties?

...also, would you have a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By singing drums
Re: Drum Shell History Questions

...it would be interesting to know what the cost difference actually is between, say, birch plies vs. maple plies vs. beech plies vs. mahogany plies vs. mystery plies, etc., given that the cost...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,238
Posted By singing drums
Re: How do you feel about lug gaskets?

...interesting discussion...perhaps some name brand manufacturers are monitoring/pursuing some of the r&d ideas expressed here...to wit, sonor recently released a 20"x12" bass drum...also, perhaps...
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