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Forum: Drums 04-14-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,179
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Stoopid drum deal of the day: Sonor Jungle

Thanks for posting. So, is the lower contact point bolted to the shell or is it simply resting against the black rubber protrusion from the mounting hardware?
Forum: Drums 04-12-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,179
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Stoopid drum deal of the day: Sonor Jungle

Nice score! Can you describe the mounting system for the rack tom? Is it fastened to the shell or the lugs? From the stock photos it looks like it has a 3-point connection.
Forum: Drums 03-30-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Roland TD12 or TD20 what do i need to know???

I have a TD-12 module that I'm very happy with. It was probably 5-6 years ago when I was in a similar situation as you are now, trying to decide between the TD-12 and TD-20. I already had a set of...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,288
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ever have a drums finish sway you away from purchasing it?

Yeah, I agree with you on that one even though it's being offered at a great price for a maple kit. It reminds me of some of the "racing stripe" finishes being offered.
Forum: Drums 03-17-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,288
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ever have a drums finish sway you away from purchasing it?

Funny you should ask. A few years back I wanted a Ludwig Keystone kit but didn't really like any of the finishes available. What I really wanted was the limited edition Black Abalone finish available...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,288
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ever have a drums finish sway you away from purchasing it?

Despite their great price when they were being blown out a few years back, I just couldn't pull the trigger on the Gretsch '57 Motor City kits because of the rather gaudy chevrons. I've since learned...
Forum: Drums 02-05-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,039
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ludwig Copper Phonic

Any idea if the patina on this particular copper snare will change with age?
Forum: Drums 01-28-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Show us your "Acrylics"

One of the things on my bucket list is to one day be able to play a kit like this, even for only hour. I bet it would be a blast. I'm curious, though, did you really use every drum in the kit during...
Forum: Drums 01-24-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Gretsch difference

The slate silver is a beautiful lacquer finish. One thing I've noticed on a few kits with this finish (as well as the inca gold lacquer finish of the same era) is the tendency to develop small spider...
Forum: Drums 01-23-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Two New Gretsch Renown Series

It's interesting that the interior ply of the shells are natural, with no silver sealer like the other Renown offerings.
Forum: Drums 01-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,159
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: NAMM 2015 - what do you expect to see?

Bermuda,

I noticed that the concert toms on Ludwig's big display kit don't have the usual black protective ring at the bottom. Have these now been done away with?
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Russo Music

Stellar prices, service, and communication. Steve is the man! I've purchased hardware, cases, and a Ludwig snare through Russo and have had nothing but positive experiences each. This is the way...
Forum: Drums 12-07-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ludwig Legacy Mahagony

Yeah, I'm interested as well. Maybe Bermuda can chime in with some inside information.
Forum: Drums 11-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic -50th year edition

My understanding is that the only difference between this and a standard issue supra is the limited edition badge and accompanying certificate. That's not enough to make me want one of these. In...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Pulled the trigger on a set of Gretsch New Classics!

I was very sorry to hear that you had to pass on the New Classic kit. It's good, however, to know that you've got your priorities straight. As others have said, you'll eventually get a new kit and...
Forum: Drums 11-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Pulled the trigger on a set of Gretsch New Classics!

Congratulations on your new kit! I've enjoyed reading over the past few weeks your accounts of trying various kits, most notably the Gretsch Renown and New Classic series. You've obviously put a lot...
Forum: Drums 10-23-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Looking for new kit with vintage sound?

I'm curious where you can find New Classics for that price? I've seen NOS Renown kits for under $1000, but not New Classics.
Forum: Drums 10-17-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

Let us know when you hear more about this!
Forum: Drums 10-14-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

Yeah, I understand. I just wouldn't want to see you miss out on one of the blowout Renown deals because of the badge. I did that with the Renown '57 kits because I didn't like the chevrons. I'm now...
Forum: Drums 10-13-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

I'm not trying to start anything here but is the badge really that important in the grand scheme of things? I agree that some badges are much more appealing than others but if you like the sound and...
Forum: Drums 10-09-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Renown and New Classic Question

I don't want to take this thread off track but I'm curious if the tom mounting bracket can easily be removed from the rack toms on the New Classic line, or are they integrated into the lug?
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,880
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: New Kit DW Performance

Congratulations on your new kit. Can you give us your observations on the quality of the wrap job on the Performance kits? Are the seams tight? Do you think there's any chance the seams will start to...
Forum: Drums 09-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Opinions wanted on 2 Gretsch Renown deals

I've enjoyed reading this thread since I am strongly considering one of the leftover models being blown out on ebay. So, did you end up buying the used kit?
Forum: Drums 09-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Question for Gretsch guys about a particular Renown set

That's helpful. I've seen a number of photos where close up the finish looks brownish. Perhaps is due to the lighting and the wood grain coming through. If it looks black from a distance but grayish...
Forum: Drums 09-02-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By charliedrummer
Re: Question for Gretsch guys about a particular Renown set

Does the ebony finish give off a brownish hue under the lights? I'm considering this finish but would prefer that it look more black than brown,
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