Originally Posted by drummerboyfitz
Bo - I was wondering if you can give me a little insight into the quality of the application of the wraps. I love taking the wraps off drums and refinishing the shells. I love the look and sound of an unwrapped kit. Does the glue seam seem cheaply done? Is there any way to tell if they applied glue to the whole shell or if it is only on the seam? Should I even bother with such an inexpensive kit? I love crazy drum kits - just look at my blog - crazydrumkits.blogspot.com
I read your posts regularly and have come to view you as something of a Ludwig authority. Thank you!
Thanks! I appreciate the trust. However to answer your question, "I don't know" how Ludwig affixes the wrap. I think it might be safe to assume they're doing it at the seams and the hardware holds down the rest (I mean, it is
a budget kit made in China). But what the shells look like without the wrap, I don't know if I'd want to see that ;)
If you wanted an unwrapped (but nice) kit, I'd pick up a Sonor Jungle kit in a nice stain ;)
I hope that helps!