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Forum: Drums 05-18-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,917
Posted By lawacker
Re: I found them!

If I recall seeing Mr. Hal Blaine in the early days playing double headed toms. Soon after that it was his idea to come up with a full set of concert toms across the front of his bass drum which...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,615
Posted By lawacker
Re: Ludwig bass drum shell mount cymbal holder

Karl, Thank you,Thank you ,Thank you. This should work just fine.
Forum: Drums 11-13-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,615
Posted By lawacker
Ludwig bass drum shell mount cymbal holder

I was thinking of adding one on my 24" bass drum. I need to know how many inch's from the mount ( bass drum ) to the cymbal felt where the cymbal will rest on with the wing nut + arm in the lowest...
Forum: Drums 05-27-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By lawacker
Re: Beginner Drum - $500 budget

Tell ya what I, I just pick up off ebay a set of new discontued Taye Tour Pro's Black Oyster rap finish 24 x18 bass, 16x16 fl tom, 12x9 rack tom, and a 14x7 snare for $529 plus shipping $76 and they...
Forum: Drums 04-16-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By lawacker
Re: Advice on Yamaha oak customs

They have a big sound to them. I had the 20,10,12, and 14 floor tom.The snare was only 14x5 and it was one of the better wood snares I"ve played. Wish I would of kept it when I sold the kit for the...
Forum: Drums 01-02-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,636
Posted By lawacker
Re: Jazz Drums and Number of Plies

If you take the same two exact shell size's one being 4.5 mls( which is as thin as it gets for Taye anyway ) and a 10ml.Ludwig late 70's The 4.5ml. will be of lower pitch every time . Yes a thin...
Forum: Drums 12-31-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,636
Posted By lawacker
Re: Jazz Drums and Number of Plies

Also my 5x14 is wood ( 7.5ml ) Taye studio maple. The 6.5 is Ludwig superphohnic alloy. The Ludwig sounds deeper with a nice snack but I really like the wood. Its sound has a nice crack with the 7.5...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,636
Posted By lawacker
Re: Jazz Drums and Number of Plies

I like the 8x10 tom with my 14x18 bass drum. If I were to use a 14x20 bass drum I would get the 8x12 tom. I'm not to sure on that 6x14 snare drum.It would work, but I think for jazz that the 5x14...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,136
Posted By lawacker
Re: Cheap Maple kits?

Don't go to cheap or you'll still be looking for another kit. I've done this and it cost me more. The best maple kit for the money = Taye StudioMaple. ( 4pc.) = $1200.00 You will not be sorry. I...
Forum: Drums 07-16-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By lawacker
Re: QUESTION REGARDING LUDWIG VINTAGE

Don't forget that those Ludwigs came with thin heads ( 7.5 ml.) That had everything to do with the sound of those drums back then. I really don't think I'd put double ply heads on a kit like this,...
Forum: Drums 06-10-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By lawacker
Re: 20" Bass Drum experiences?

Clear, but I heared the coated was a great way to go. The only thing for me is getting use to the unported rebond feel of the bass drum pedal. I'm getting the feel now.I'm happy with the Clear so I...
Forum: Drums 06-10-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By lawacker
Re: Groove Juice to Clean Wrap-Finished Drums?

Lemon Pledge. It works great. I've used it for 35 years on wrap and lacquer finish Spray it on the cloth than wipe it on let it dry a monent, than wipe off with clean cloth. It won't cake up like...
Forum: Drums 06-10-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By lawacker
Re: 20" Bass Drum experiences?

I have an 18 Taye studio maple ps 3 batter, fiberskin reso.( unported) with a 2 inch lift. I would say it's far from wimpy. I really like it better than my 22' Starclassic " Maple that is" with a EQ1...
Forum: Drums 06-05-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 85,622
Posted By lawacker
Re: BASS DRUM TUNING

I heard that the point where the beater strikes the head has a lot to do with the sound of some bass drums. They say it should not hit dead center. It should be a little lower or a little higher...
Forum: Drums 06-04-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,292
Posted By lawacker
Re: Why should I port the bass drum?

I have a 18" taye maple bass unported, with a fiberskin on the front ( not a power stroke) and a 22 starclassic maple ported. I really like the unported sound better.This little drum sounds bigger,...
Forum: Drums 04-25-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,060
Posted By lawacker
Re: Cadeson vs Gretsch vs PDP

Hi, I also loved the way the Cadeson looked.I tryed contacting the guy that orders for the U.S from You Tube NAMM . I talked with some guy at his store. He gave me a higher price then what I heard...
Forum: Drums 02-23-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,133
Posted By lawacker
Canopus ??? Anyone

Looking to buy a small jazz kit. High end kit. Love the looks and spec's on these drums. I heard the sound file's and like them a lot. Anyone own a set? Are they worth the money that they are selling...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,370
Posted By lawacker
Re: Snare wires for jazz??

Oh I forgot to mention, you may want to try a coated diplomat batter wide open. Great for buzz rolls.Great for sensative. Great for jazz. Its cheaper then wires, will make a bigger difference, and...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,370
Posted By lawacker
Re: Snare wires for jazz??

Don't know to much about this ,but I've read a lot of pro's go with Canopus wires. I know they make some of the very best jazz kits around. I'm sure there not cheap. Check out some of there...
Forum: Drums 01-18-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,681
Posted By lawacker
Any one play a GMS Subway kit?

Hi, just sold my yamaha oak customs. I still have my Starclassic Maples. I looking for a lighter kit for playing out. I was looking at the New Taye be-bop kit in black oyster . Than I saw the GMS...
Forum: Drums 01-18-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By lawacker
Re: Typical Tom sizes and GMS subway kit

My reason for the one up two down is I like the ride in close and low. I'm playing more ride cymbal than floor toms anyway. I do play more jazz. Maybe if it were rock that would change. I may go to...
Forum: Drums 03-25-2007, 04:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,504
Posted By lawacker
Re: CB 700

Listen to Ozzy Biz , he has the right info as far as I been reading over the last few years.
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