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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,630
Posted By mandrew
Re: The matching snare

Although it is not necessary, I like snares that match the set, or are at least complimentary. Since most hardware is chrome, chrome snares like chrome plated supras (lm400, COB, etc.) look good...
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By mandrew
Re: My First Ludwig Acrolite

Congratulations! Just great workhorse drums, and by changing heads, snares, tunings, you can make it sound like whatever you want it to. Don't ever let it get away!
Forum: Drums 07-19-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By mandrew
Re: New snare, one of a kind look

To give credit where it is due, the folks at Bum Wrap Drum Co. did it for me.
Forum: Drums 07-19-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By mandrew
New snare, one of a kind look

I just finished building this snare, and I believe that it is a one of a kind in looks. I rarely see any wraps that feature stone, and this one particularly. It is Petoskey stone, which is only found...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By mandrew
Re: Good exercises for developing mobility around the set?

I agree with the previous comment, and would also suggest using stick control and spreading those exersizes over a wider range. Spread it to two, then three, etc.
Forum: Drums 07-15-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By mandrew
Re: My P-86 does NOT fit in my Supra!

The holes in my Acro were tight. The screws with the P-86 went in like self tapping screws, but they went in OK. They are tight, just crank the screws in. If I remember correctly, the P-86 screw...
Forum: Drums 07-11-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By mandrew
Re: Rogers Dynasonic Custom Built Snare 10 Lugs

I had a early 70's Rogers COB 5", It was in perfect (showroom) condition and got around $500. The finish on this one is a little rougher, but it is probably worth $400-$500, if everything works on it.
Forum: Drums 07-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By mandrew
Re: what's the effect of central lugs on the sound

A number of people have removed gaskets on drums and most say it improved the sound. depending on the gasket, which works as a shim also, you could introduce lug splay. Try one to be sure of the...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By mandrew
Re: Trade Scenario

They would pull that B Beauty out of my cold dead hands . . . especially a brass on brass 100th ann.!
Forum: Drums 07-07-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By mandrew
Re: what's the effect of central lugs on the sound

One comment that I have heard from some makers is that having a one point central lug has the potential of causing stress at that point because you have tension rods pulling in opposite directions...
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,253
Posted By mandrew
Re: Do we really need expensive drums?

Here is one good reason why we WANT expensive drums . . .

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117938
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,372
Posted By mandrew
Re: The best kits we've ever made - Honest Capture videos!

I have never heard drums that sounded so pure and musical. they sing like timpani! There are a lot of good sounding single ply makers out there, but I have never heard the like of these. . .
Forum: Drums 07-04-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By mandrew
Re: Snare Advice!

Acrolite would fit the bill with any set. You can make them sound like any thingy you want, and cheap. best drum for the money ever made. grab one!
Forum: Drums 07-04-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,377
Posted By mandrew
Re: Trimmed down kits

I love watching guys like Joe Morello play beyond words on a basic 4 piece kit.
Forum: Drums 07-03-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By mandrew
need help with info on 60's-mid 70's marching snares

I am trying to find out what snare wire sets were most used on 60's-70's parade/marching drums by the major manufacturers. would they have been 16 wire, 20 wire, something else? Surely we have some...
Forum: Drums 07-03-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By mandrew
Re: Should I get this snare?

The LM402 is as close to a do it all drum as you will ever find. Having said that, Acrolites are equally awesome. Some consider them to be the "little brother to the supras, but I think that unfair....
Forum: Drums 06-29-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,298
Posted By mandrew
Re: Ludwig Club Date for $499

Those are outstanding kits!
Forum: Drums 06-29-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By mandrew
Re: Free Floating Drums (e.g: Sleishman)?

Yeah . . . . what he said . . .

Rope drums, the original free floaters!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By mandrew
Re: Couple of questions on how best to practice for speed

For control, play slow. Painfully slow. Play stick control exersizes at 40-60 bpm. strive for accuracy, slowly increase, not looking for speed, but accuracy and steadiness. Slowly increase your...
Forum: Drums 06-26-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By mandrew
Re: Playing With No Wraps

Playing without wraps? Never been an issue with me. Usually when I play, I stay plenty warm. If it is cold out, or the AC is cranked, I might put on a wrap, just depends . . .
Forum: Drums 06-25-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By mandrew
Re: Drums and head tensions

HMMMMM . . . .I didn't consider head consistancy. Good point.
Forum: Drums 06-24-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By mandrew
Drums and head tensions

I have been intrigued by free floating design, but that means you put up with equal head tensions. On snares, I find the best sound to be when the snares side is around a fourth higher than the...
Forum: Drums 06-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,540
Posted By mandrew
Re: HELP!! Brass Snare Question

Black Beauties are pricey, and I would also suggest the Ludwig chrome over brass, or natural brass snares. They are killer.
Forum: Drums 06-24-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 705
Posted By mandrew
Re: Buying a versatile snare

Acrolites with the right heads and snares make great Jazz drums!
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By mandrew
Re: height versus snare height

Whether sitting or standing, the drum should be at the most stress free height. Generally, relax your shoulders, raise your fore arms till they are about parallel with the floor. The snare should be...
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