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Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 885
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Cover Band Drummists - How accurate are you?

I absolutely concur here. I play in a primarily Funk cover band with no horns or keyboards, and we play a few of the songs mentioned by Bermuda in his posts.

While I take creative license on many...
Forum: Drums 08-11-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Multiple Kit Owners, Show Your Favorite Kit

It's gotta be my '64 Downbeat. I gig it every once in a while on special occasions. Otherwise I rotate between the others based upon venue....
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Rotarded
Re: My First Ludwig Acrolite

You are correct on the 1993 intro. I mistakenly was dating the badge as it was started in the mid/late 80s on the Rocker series. There seem to be no credible records on the black/white badge serial...
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Rotarded
Re: My First Ludwig Acrolite

Black and white badged drums are difficult to date precisely. Your snare is most likely is from the late 80's.
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Rotarded
Re: PDP Concept Maple vs. DW Design Series

I've been gigging my Concept Maple for 17 months with absolutely no complaints about it. I love it, my band loves it, sound engineers have nothing but great things to say about it.

BTW, A friend...
Forum: Drums 07-21-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Rotarded
Re: My First Ludwig Acrolite

Congrats on the Black Galaxy Acrolite, AKA "Blacrolite".

I imagine it'll be your favorite snare shortly. My drums don't leave the house without my "Blacrolite", most often as the primary, not the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,015
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Does anyone else hate splash cymbals?

I LOVE my A Custom 12" splash and beat the hell out of it regularly. It fits in perfectly as more of an accent crash in the Funk based music my band plays. I tried a 10" A Zildjian and could never...
Forum: Drums 06-22-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage for recording?

That drum kit is fine for recording. I happen to own one and they are considered by most as a mid-range kit. For recording it's more about the heads, tuning, microphones and their placement.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 13,460
Posted By Rotarded
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Todays snag:

Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rotarded
Re: songs with leading toms

U2: Desire
Split Enz: I got you
Pat Benatar: Heartbreaker
Blue Oyster Cult: Veteran of the Psychic Wars

"Aye an' a bit of mackeral, settler rack and down"

Oh the memories. I'm going to...
Forum: Drums 06-06-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,266
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Hanging Toms vs. Floor Toms - Yamaha Hexrack

I hang both my 14" and 16" by inverting them and using 2 of the 3 floor tom leg mounts to suspend each on my Concept Maple kit. They are rock solid!
When I don't have the room at a gig for the 16",...
Forum: Drums 06-03-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Rotarded
Re: 1965 Ludwig Club Date Black Diamond Pearl pre-purchase input

I agree with the above. If it fits your "need" and or desire, and you do understand what your getting from your Hollywood ownership experience, you just need to define what you'd are willing to pay....
Forum: Drums 05-26-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Tough choice - vintage experts help, please!

Another vote for the Standards. You can't beat the 3plys!
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By Rotarded
Re: PDP Concept vs Redesigned Yamaha Stage Custom

I have a Concept Maple and a 98 Stage Custom. Based upon my experience you really can't go wrong with either. I do love the Yamaha hardware over the PDP.
Forum: Drums 05-16-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rotarded
Re: How O.C.D. are you guys with your drums?

I can tell you every ding or scratch on all of my kits. It's bugs me to no end when I get a new one.

I'm so finicky that my all badges must face exactly the same way, including the snare, the...
Forum: Drums 04-28-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Gretsch Free Floating Maple

Yes they were USA made and are great quality. I own the 5.5x10 version and will probably pick up a 13 or 14" version when I come across one.

Forum: Drums 04-28-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Input on PDP concept series welcomed.

I have had, and gigged, my Concept Maple CM7 for over a year now and couldn't be more satisfied with it. Great quality, great finish, great sound. I've gotten compliments from everyone who's...
Forum: Drums 04-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Rotarded
Re: What's with the Stage Custom snare?

They are solid, well made snare drums. The two primary reasons I don't use mine often is:

1. I already owned 2 snares that gave me the sound I grew up with, the Supraphonic, and the Acrolite.
Forum: Drums 03-27-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By Rotarded
Re: 14" floor tom as rack tom

PDP / DW Concept lugs.
Forum: Drums 03-27-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By Rotarded
Re: 14" floor tom as rack tom

I did it the easy way. Flip it and hang it by 2 of the 3 leg mounts:

Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,850
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Better than the original??.....Noooooo!!!!!!

I give you the following original and "cover". Which one do you think a majority would vote as preferred, or "better"?


Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Favorite Floor Tom

You are correct. Ambassador batter, Emporer reso, timbre tuned, with a bit of pitch bend, must be compared with the voice of God!
Forum: Drums 03-23-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Rotarded
Re: '68 Ludwig OBP

Congrats! It looks to be in great shape. You obviously know that you cannot beat the 60's Ludwig 3ply sound!
Forum: Drums 03-20-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,006
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Your Holy Grail

Amazing! I found one of my grails ridiculously cheap on Craigslist six months ago. It just happened to be a 64 BDP 3 ply Ludwig Downbeat, unaltered, 100% complete, Supraphonic, all hardware, original...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Is It Just Me?

I have been a die hard Zildjian fan since 1976. I did have a complete Sabian AA/AAX/HH setup back in the early 90's, but I came back to Zildjian by 2000.

I am so OCD in this way that I can't seem...
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