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Forum: Drums 03-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: The 13" Snare

That's an amazing sounding drum. I have one. Totally beautiful. Sounds just like Cap'n Crunch cereal tastes. When I put an Aquarian Modern Vintage batter head on it, it sounded even better.
Forum: Drums 03-16-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Chad Smith Snare or Acrolite

I just did that to two vintage Acros. Take off all tension rods and washers and soak them overnight in Dawn dishwashing soap and water. Polish the hoops with NevrDull. Don't take off the lugs unless...
Forum: Drums 02-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: How do you characterize the sound of steel?

I have a Tama Starphonic black nickel plated steel snare and a Pearl limited edition 13x7 steel snare. They both sound sweet, crunchy and musical. Not harsh or ringy at all. Maybe that's because they...
Forum: Drums 01-30-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: eBay Score! Now what do I do?

Thanks! I'll stash the heads and enjoy it.
Forum: Drums 01-30-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By willieboy_sf
eBay Score! Now what do I do?

I bid on and won a late 70's or early 80's Ludwig Supraphonic. I paid $228.00 for it. The "problem" is that when I opened the package, it was clear that this drum had never been played in 35 or so...
Forum: Drums 01-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: jungle kit heads

Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Drums 01-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By willieboy_sf
jungle kit heads

I am going to use a 16" floor tom as a jungle kit bass drum, but I don't know what kind of heads to use for batter and resonant. I will keep the metal tom hoops, so I don't think I can use 16" bass...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Canopus Neo Vintage M1

It's a star, and is pronounced as follows:

Canopus (/kəˈnoʊpəs/; α Car, α Carinae, Alpha Carinae) is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, and the second brightest star in...
Forum: Drums 12-22-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Mapex Steel Snare Drums

The Mapex steel snare drums sound nice, but I think that the Tama Starphonic sounds even nicer. It's steel plated with black nickel, plus it has those new "freedom lugs," which I really like a lot. I...
Forum: Drums 12-20-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,618
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: 13" snare drum

I just bought a Tama Starphonic black nickel plate steel, 13x7. It is a very beautiful sounding drum. Sounds good at all tunings. They sell for $449 at most places.
Forum: Drums 12-10-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Mid-range snares around $250 range?

Right now on eBay there is a vintage Acrolite in great, clean condition for $115 BIN and $10 shipping. It's a steal and probably won't last long. Here is the link:
...
Forum: Drums 12-07-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Snare size and ergonomics

The Pearl S1030 snare stand goes pretty low, and it has the adjustable snare basket so you can make it smaller to perfectly fit a 12" snare. I highly recommend it, it's very high quality. Easily...
Forum: Drums 12-05-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Canopus Zelcova Snare: Any Love?

I had one and sold it. I just wasn't in love with the sound. I think the super sharp bearing edges were the reason. I really wanted to love it, but I couldn't. I would like to have another Canopus...
Forum: Drums 12-05-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Triangular Drum

I should mention that they are asking $1,500 for that drum. Not sure what you do when it's time to replace heads.
Forum: Drums 12-05-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By willieboy_sf
Triangular Drum

OK. This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen in all my years of surfing eBay looking at drums:
Forum: Drums 12-04-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Acrolite Restoration

Totally true. I ended up getting one that was pretty clean for $129. I will still clean it, lubricate the tension rods, etc. It does have new heads (an Evans Power Center - which I don't know...
Forum: Drums 12-02-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Acrolite Restoration

Thanks for the great feedback. I am going to print out these responses.
Forum: Drums 12-02-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By willieboy_sf
Acrolite Restoration

I am trying to buy a vintage Acrolite on eBay. Eventually I will win one, and I'm wondering whether I should just tighten all screws, replace the heads and call it a day, or whether I should take off...
Forum: Drums 11-30-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Snare size and ergonomics

For me, a 13" snare is more comfortable than a 14". Also, I wore a hole in my pants on the inside of my knee from the snare hoop. I can tell you that the Mapex Fastback is a really cool snare. I have...
Forum: Drums 11-19-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Mounting a super sensitive strainer.

Aquarian makes a snare side head that has reinforced material where the snare wires rest. It's called the "High Performance Snare Head."
Forum: Drums 11-19-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic Acne

A couple of years ago I took some vintage door hardware to a plating shop to get re-plated. It was pretty cheap.
Forum: Drums 11-18-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: What kind of a drumkit should I get? (Film Score)

There are many possibilities, but here is one that will indisputably, unassailably work great:

Ludwig Legacy Classic drum kit. Configuration is up to you. I have 14x20 bass drum, 8x12 rack tom and...
Forum: Drums 11-16-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: 4x14 Supralite?

Thanks for the feedback. I want a 4" snare.
Forum: Drums 11-15-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By willieboy_sf
4x14 Supralite?

Has anybody here played a 4x14 Ludwig Supralite? I see posts about other sizes, but not the 4x14. I am thinking about a GAS purchase. What batter head would you recommend? Thanks.
Forum: Drums 10-31-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By willieboy_sf
Re: snare size and the sound.

To my ear, a 13x7 is the perfect snare size. It can pretty much do everything, plus it's more comfortable in my set-up. Only drawback is less surface area for brushes, if that's something you do a...
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