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Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,010
Posted By ron s
Re: Over exuberance - a time & a place?

I almost always do a hand cross-over bass drum triplet roll around the kit ending to "Born to be Wild". We usually do that song to end the night, so I have nothing to lose at that point...

Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,542
Posted By ron s
Re: Post your youth pics here.

Rehearsal in early 80's
Set list taped to drum
CB700 concert tom kit.
I'm sitting on a stool from my uncle's diner.
we never got paid for gig, but we didn't care.
Forum: Drums 02-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By ron s
Re: Ludwig Classic Maple Snare - New or Used


Mine is a 10 lug- some consider this a higher end feature. My experience wit this snare is that it makes tuning a bit more of a pain because you have two more lugs to tap and get evenly...
Forum: Drums 02-03-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By ron s
Re: Ludwig Classic Maple Snare - New or Used

I listened to the sound files. it seems mine does have a bit more "ring" to it, although it appears to be the same drum in a different color.

I have a Ludwig head that I might try this weekend.
Forum: Drums 02-01-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By ron s
Re: Ludwig Classic Maple Snare - New or Used

Nice buy!
I recently picked one up just like that but mahogany stain.
I had a bit of an issue trying to tame the overtone- at medium tuning the drum has a weird overtone that can be heard...
Forum: Drums 02-01-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,126
Posted By ron s
Re: Ludwig Acrolite Fan Post

Based on reviews here, I was on the lookout for an Acrolite as a back up snare.
Village Drum here in RI called me when he had one come in. I paid around $120 for a drum with new heads and snares....
Forum: Drums 01-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By ron s
Re: New from NAMM

IMHO, Keystones and Signets are USA Luddies for the working musician.
Classic Maple is a step up in the availability of configurations. Legacy Classic is a take on the vintage shell formula and...
Forum: Drums 01-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 43,597
Posted By ron s
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

I don't see too many around. My local drum shop is a Ludwig dealer, but he never took any Signets in.
Local GC had one in blue- Afaik they never set it up.
didn't see it there last time so maybe...
Forum: Drums 12-21-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By ron s
Re: Suspension/rim mounts on toms

I usually refer to them as RIMS mounts, although that is actually a particular company that makes that type of mount.
They should not affect tuning, since they are isolated by the rubber washers.
Forum: Drums 12-05-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By ron s
Re: Used Acrolite price jump?

I picked up two in the last 3 months
one was $129 with new snares and heads
one was off ebay in November for $110 including the "ufo" case. This one probably could use new snares, but it sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By ron s
Re: What a bummer :-(

I use a five pc 2 up to gig out.

my ride sits so that it overlaps the outer edge of the floor tom. I can reach it with my arm comfortably down, elbow almost against my body.
I have a 4 pc at home...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By ron s
Re: playing less and keeping time

Also it's a confidence thing. If I have a groove you're not comfortable with in the way I've been going on about (say something like Cissy Strut), there's much less you can do with it in a jamming...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,702
Posted By ron s
Re: What makes music classic, timeless?

wow- great topic
I play in a classic rock band -most of what we do is 60's-70's songs with a few 90's and 00's thrown in. although some of the younger people in the crowd like the newer stuff,...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,706
Posted By ron s
Re: Being dragged out of the 60's

My experience in a cover band for the last 4 years has been that I try to learn the song as faithfully to the original recording as my skill set will allow.
I noticed that after the song is in our...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By ron s
Re: Deceptively cool and challenging drum tracks...

I agree with the post that said pretty much every drum track. The reason I agree is that if you are covering another drummer's part, unless you have it written out on charts that were exactly...
Forum: Drums 10-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,200
Posted By ron s
Re: PSA - Lubricate your P85.

Elmers Slide all is a Teflon based dry lubricant spray. I have used it with success on the telescoping tubes of my various stands, bass drum pedal parts and most recently, on the p-85. the solvent...
Forum: Drums 10-29-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,200
Posted By ron s
Re: PSA - Lubricate your P85.

I just picked up another Acrolite to back up my first one. The throwoff was very sticky, I had to move it sideways before it would move up and down.
I thought I had one of the "bad" p-85's.
I used...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,421
Posted By ron s
Re: Anyone suggest good drum bags?

Just my 2 cents-
I have a couple of Roadrunner bags that are well made and are holding up well. They were priced pretty well, less than some of the others for sure.

I also have some of the Ludwig...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By ron s
Re: Tuning Drums for Audition

I checked out that article on the Remo site- one thing I had not heard before was the bit about tuning the bottom head deeper ( which I take to mean "looser") than the top head.

Most advice I have...
Forum: Drums 10-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By ron s
Re: comparing two new sets, Ludwig or DW?

My local drumshop has a Ludwig legacy in black galaxy wrap that is really classy looking.
It is a 20" bass, 12" tom, and 14" floor. Tom and Bass are undrilled. Priced at $2300 for the set.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,742
Posted By ron s
Re: Tempo problems!

Wow- That site is pretty interesting-Makes me feel a bit better that I'm only off a bit.
I still plan on using the practice tips with the click- always looking to improve.

However, since I don't...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,742
Posted By ron s
Re: Tempo problems!

I was going to post a new thread- but I did a search and this seemed like a good place to ask.....

last night my band was doing some tracked recording(covers for a demo). While listening to the...
Forum: Drums 09-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By ron s
Re: How long does your snare cord last?

Thanks for all the responses.
I have new cord on the Acro now and one gig with it so far.
If the cord breaks again, I'll look for a burr on the rim or the snares.

All my previous snares used the...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By ron s
How long does your snare cord last?

I wanted to ask this in the Acrolite thread, but I thought it deserved a new thread(no pun intended)
just curious, I had the snare cord on my new-to-me Acrolite break at a gig,the local drum shop...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,671
Posted By ron s
Re: New to me Acrolite

[QUOTE=Bo Eder;1295082]For the last 20 years or so, I've been hipped to using this lightly coated thin aircraft cabling. And now, Trick makes it available commercially, so you could buy it at...
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