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Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
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, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
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, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
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, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
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, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
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, 02:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
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...
Forum: Drums 01-09-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Sold my stage customs, looking for mid range maple kit

Both the Sonor 3005 and Mapex Meridian Maple are made in the same factory and are pretty similar overall. I own a Meridian Birch and I've played a Force 3005 (or maybe it was a 3007, I'm not savvy...
Forum: Drums 12-31-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: ddrum journeyman snare drum

I agree with Larry, those lugs are especially funky (and plastic?) and that tension rod splay is really bad.

Interstate Music has the 13x6 Mapex MPX maple for $99 if you want a cheap snare in a...
Forum: Drums 12-24-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,186
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Am I a freak for not liking virgin bass drums?

Well, maybe I'm the freak because I prefer a Pearl tom mount on my bass drum. I use the second hole for my ride cymbal so that's one less piece of hardware to have to place.

Sure, the Pearl...
Forum: Drums 12-24-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Walnut Steam Bent Snare

Wow, that is simply gorgeous and I'm sure it sounds killer!
Forum: Drums 12-24-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,186
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Am I a freak for not liking virgin bass drums?

Not a freak at all.

I'd also rather put a tom on the bass drum than fly it off of a cymbal stand.

Working out the stand placement/weight distribution and getting both the tom and cymbal in...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: 15" snares

To me that's the only real issue with 15" snares; head choices.

If you like fairly straightforward one or two-ply coated heads you have pretty much unlimited options, but many specialty snare...
Forum: Drums 11-18-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic -50th year edition

I'm not in the market for one, but I think that's a nice badge, and I'm glad to see them celebrate the milestone.
Forum: Drums 10-12-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: How do you measure a snare for a snare bag?

Bags are sized by the drum they're intended to fit over, so you buy based on the shell size, not the actual overall dimensions.
Forum: Drums 10-11-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ludwig Brass Supra

Street price on a new COB is a little over $600, and if you can find a B-stock those run about $500, so I think $400 for a used COB is good if it's in nice condition.

Ludwig snares have taken off...
Forum: Drums 10-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: tama superstar classics? maple?

So they're essentially maple Silverstar with the old lugs and badges.

I guess Mapex Armory and Gretsch Catalina are getting too much of the intermediate market.

I like Tama's drums a lot and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ludwig B stock

I think it's up to the individual dealers if they want to purchase any B stock gear to sell.

I can't recall ever seeing any of the Asian-made stuff available as B stock, probably because what...
Forum: Drums 09-29-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Pearl Sensitone phosphor bronze snares available again

I think that's what has led many companies, including Pearl, to scale back/discontinue a lot of their snare lines; the fear that rising costs would be off-putting. That's they're back again shows...
Forum: Drums 09-25-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Snare for a $200 budget

I think it depends a bit on if you like/want a wood or metal snare tone.

In a lot of ways they're pretty similar; 8 lugs, basic "functional" side-throw strainer, 14x5" size...everything but the...
Forum: Drums 09-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Ludwig purchasing rant.

Another vote for Interstate Music. I've bought a lot of Ludwig heads from them and I know they have the snare wires too. If the other stuff isn't listed on their site, just call them. They're...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: Old and new

Asking another musician about what or who inspired them is a really common question, but asking them who inspires them currently is just as (if not even more) valid. Putting a specific name into the...
Forum: Drums 09-10-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: "Restoring" my old snare.


I have them on all of my drums and bass drum claws now and I really noticed a difference in the smoothness when tuning.
Forum: Drums 09-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Winston_Wolf
Re: "Restoring" my old snare.

Most any good metal polish should clean up the lugs and hardware just fine.

DW tension rods have a different thread pitch and will not fit into the inserts of any other maker. If you really...
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