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Old 05-31-2014, 05:09 AM
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Default It's Been Awhile, But Look at What I Got!

Hi everybody. I haven't been around for several months due to other life stuff, but I wanted to show everyone what I just acquired.

A new (to me) Ludwig Supraphonic!

It's a 2008 model which looks absolutely fantastic (I've included pictures!!)

One thing, however, I didn't realize that Ludwig stopped making the Supra's with the internal muffler. How did I not know this?

I bought the drum on Ebay and there weren't a lot of pictures - at least of the inside of the drum. So I didn't realize this. The last 24 hours have been very educational.

The drum has a new Ambassador batter head (installed by the seller), and the original Ludwig resonant head.

I would like to change the heads due to the extreme overtones and would like some suggestions. Don't get me wrong, I know that the overtones on snares (and especially a Supraphonic) are what it's all about. But these need to be tamed a bit. I have an Acrolite, that I love the sound of, and use the internal muffler a bit to control those overtones - sounds brilliant!

Okay, enough rambling.

Let me know what you guys think.
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