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Old 06-09-2006, 04:06 AM
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That kit is just beautiful, an absolute classic. As far as heads go for a focused sound, you should consider black dots or maybe pinstripes.
I was thinking possibly pinstripes but I wasn't sure. Do you think power strokes would muffle them to much?
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Old 06-09-2006, 04:23 AM
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Why exactly do you want to change head types for a more focused sound? Aren't you defeating the purpose of having over sized toms tuned properly to take advantage of the big, open, powerful sound they're capable of..like Bonham? I would think that in the studio, properly miked with a knowledgable engineer, those drums could be made to sound great. If I was in that situation, in order to get a more focused sound, I would probably go with smaller drum sizes with maybe coated 2 ply heads to get that sound. Of course, that may not be a option that is available.... ....I was just curious about your reasoning behind the head change.
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Old 06-09-2006, 06:11 AM
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I was thinking possibly pinstripes but I wasn't sure. Do you think power strokes would muffle them to much?
They`ll certainly cut out a lot of the the overtones and ringing- that`s what they`re supposed to do. But they also take away some of the drums natural resonance. I use pinstripes on my kit at home because of their dampening effect, but if I were playing live or recording, it`d be single plys for sure.

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Old 06-09-2006, 06:25 AM
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I play in two different bands, the one band is more of a hard rock sound so the Bonzo tuning is perfect for that band. This new artist that I am currently playing for, the wide open tom sound just doesn't sound right with her music. She really likes the boomy bass drum and my snare sound, but the toms or more of a wide open ringy sound like Bonzo's. I tried moon gel on them but it really killed the sound and choked them. I am looking for a drum head that doesn't need muffeling and just focuses the tom sound a little more.
I have always played oversized drums, but I have never played this kind of music before. Listening to her CD's the drums have the really polished Nashville sound, I'm just trying to duplicate that the best I can.
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:13 AM
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How about some EC2s? Just a thought, a little dampening but they don't muffle like the Pinstripes and still have a pretty big sound. Or perhaps some Aquarians? I really like their Classic Clear and seeing as they're slightly heavier than Emperors they might have the effect you want.
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Old 06-10-2006, 01:48 AM
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How about some EC2s? Just a thought, a little dampening but they don't muffle like the Pinstripes and still have a pretty big sound. Or perhaps some Aquarians? I really like their Classic Clear and seeing as they're slightly heavier than Emperors they might have the effect you want.
Thanks for the suggestions, I will check into that.
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Shallow bass drum but nice finish on the kit.
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Old 06-14-2006, 05:01 AM
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Don't let the shallow bass drum fool you, this thing BOOOMS! It is the same size that Bonham used, and we all know what kind of bass drum sound Bonzo had!
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:21 PM
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Awsome kit, man. I love it
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:06 AM
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I checked out your kit stianr, very nice! How do the acrylic shells sound? I haven't seen a Fibes kit in years! Awesome!
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:39 AM
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Nice finish on the set. I bet they sound good too.
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:52 AM
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I love the sounds of that whole set, but I especially love the snare. Congrats.
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:17 AM
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I love the sounds of that whole set, but I especially love the snare. Congrats.
The whole kit sounds great especially the 26" bass drum. The snare drum for me is the icing on the cake, I absolutely love the Supraphonic. It is a very versatile drum, I play many different styles of music and the snare fits no matter what I am playing. Whether you like Ludwig or not I still think they make the best snare drums on the market.
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:32 AM
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Did the kit come with that amazing bass drum head? I've seen pictures of the head, and they've been stock black with meh writing.
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:49 AM
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Yes, the front head came with the kit. In fact the salesman that I dealt with gave me the option of a black or white reso head. I also had the option to get the old script logo like I have or the regular famous logo. I personally like the old script logo.
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:38 PM
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Wow man, that's a really nice kit! I totally dig the finish, it's gorgeous! I'd put my sticks somewhere else if i were you though...
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:38 PM
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I did that for the picture because Bonham always had a pair of sticks there on his bass drum. I normally use a stick bag but I thought it would add to the vintage look.
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I was just looking through the forums killing time, then I saw your kit. I think I just stared at it for a couple minutes, and couldn't move a muscle. The green sparkle really makes it pop visually. Nice kit man.

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Old 03-28-2007, 06:45 AM
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Thanks for the comments, I'ts definately the best kit I have ever owned. They sound as good as they look!
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:50 PM
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congrats on your set.

Im not a big fan of bonham or his set ups but this one looks really tight in that green sparkle.

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Old 03-30-2007, 06:16 AM
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Thanks man I appreciate the comments.
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Great looking Ludwigs man. Seeing kits like this on this board is what convinced me to get my Classic Maples as well. I'll never be able to use anything other than a big shallow bass drum again.
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:22 AM
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I agree completely. I love the 14"x26" bass drum it just booms and cuts through everything. Most of the time I don't even need to mike it if I'm playing inside like a club or something. The best kit I have ever owned. In my opinion Ludwig is definately back!
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Darn, I missed this thread!

Beautiful....beautiful....(did i mention "beautiful"?) Ludwigs.
Congrats on your green sparkles. I have a classic birch kit
in black sparkle and it's not just my eyes, but in certain light
or rooms, my kit looks like a darker green sparkle.

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Old 04-03-2007, 04:54 AM
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Thanks man. They are very sweet lots of fun to play!
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Truly a Classic Look! Prior to ordering my Classic Birch set I studied your kit many times in the Your Drumset section of Drummerworld. It's hard to beat the sound of the Power Collar head on the bass that Ludwig includes with their kits. Earlier in this thread you were looking for a head with a more focused sound for your toms, what did you end up with? Great Lookin Set!!
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The Ludwig Classic Maple's are great. I just got my kit a few weeks ago. Alot smaller than yours. It's what I need and I've loved playing them in this short time that I've had 'em.

Next on the list... 6.5x14 Supraphonic with tube lugs.
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Truly a Classic Look! Prior to ordering my Classic Birch set I studied your kit many times in the Your Drumset section of Drummerworld. It's hard to beat the sound of the Power Collar head on the bass that Ludwig includes with their kits. Earlier in this thread you were looking for a head with a more focused sound for your toms, what did you end up with? Great Lookin Set!!
I still use a coated 2-ply head like the Emperors, instead I'm using the Evans G-2's now. I switched because of the coating issue that Remo has been having. But I actually I'm tuning better and that took care of the desire to get a head with a more focused sound. Before I wasn't getting the sound that I desired until I discovered that I just didn't have enough seperation in tone between the batter side and the resonant side. I have all of the reso heads on my kit tuned very high, so I lowered the batterside more then what I was used to and wow! A huge difference and now my toms just have this powerful boomy sound with no ring or overtones.
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I still use a coated 2-ply head like the Emperors, instead I'm using the Evans G-2's now. I switched because of the coating issue that Remo has been having. But I actually I'm tuning better and that took care of the desire to get a head with a more focused sound. Before I wasn't getting the sound that I desired until I discovered that I just didn't have enough seperation in tone between the batter side and the resonant side. I have all of the reso heads on my kit tuned very high, so I lowered the batterside more then what I was used to and wow! A huge difference and now my toms just have this powerful boomy sound with no ring or overtones.
I'm having a similar problem with the 14 x 14 and 16 x 16 floor toms. Assuming you use a Drum Dial, what are the settings batter/resonant? What type of resonant head are using on your floor toms? Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:27 PM
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I'm having a similar problem with the 14 x 14 and 16 x 16 floor toms. Assuming you use a Drum Dial, what are the settings batter/resonant? What type of resonant head are using on your floor toms? Thanks.
All of my reso heads are Coated Remo Ambassadors, except on the bass drum. The resonant heads are tuned at 85 on a drum dial, batter side heads are around 78. Keep in mind that my floor toms are 16"x16" and 16"x18", and my tom is 10"x14"
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All of my reso heads are Coated Remo Ambassadors, except on the bass drum. The resonant heads are tuned at 85 on a drum dial, batter side heads are around 78. Keep in mind that my floor toms are 16"x16" and 16"x18", and my tom is 10"x14"
Thanks for the information. I'm currently at 80 on the resonant side, and 75 on the batter. I'm going to try your settings on my floor toms. I'm building quite an inventory of heads in my attempts to get the right sound. I have ordered Coated Ludwig Heavy (batter) and Coated Ludwig Medium (resonant) heads. Another forum member had told me that Ludwig Heads sound best on Ludwig Drums. I have Coated Pinstripes and Emperor's for batter application if the Coated Ludwig Heavy is too light. I'm currently using Clear Ludwig Heavy on both the batter and resonant side. Well, this is starting to turn into a Head thread. Again, you have a great looking set. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:23 PM
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I had the coated Ludwig heads that came with the kit but I wasn't real crazy about them. I really prefer the Coated Remo Emperors that I have used for twenty five years, but lately they have had this coating issue. I'm happy with the Evans G-2's for now. For the bottom I feel that you can't beat the Remo Coated Ambassadors.
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I had the coated Ludwig heads that came with the kit but I wasn't real crazy about them. I really prefer the Coated Remo Emperors that I have used for twenty five years, but lately they have had this coating issue. I'm happy with the Evans G-2's for now. For the bottom I feel that you can't beat the Remo Coated Ambassadors.
I received my Ludwig heads and I like the sound, they're a little more mellow. I used the settings you recommended taking the batter side up to 80 with the resonant side at 85 on the floor toms, the sound is much better. Thanks again.
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I've seen this comment posted in other threads lately.... it's great to see all the Ludwig posts. Ludwig does have a classic look and great sound.
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I received my Ludwig heads and I like the sound, they're a little more mellow. I used the settings you recommended taking the batter side up to 80 with the resonant side at 85 on the floor toms, the sound is much better. Thanks again.
You're welcome! I'm glad it worked out for you.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:31 PM
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I still think that this is the most beautiful set I have ever seen. Always disliked the snarestand tom so its great to see the tom mounted and still preserve the virgin bass! You're a lucky man!!
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LUDWIG will always make me take a knee and bow. Very clean and I love how you put them in the nice green grass. Now let me hear you beat them silly!!!!

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Thanks for the comments from everyone on my kit. I would like to put up a video clip so you guys can hear them but I can't figure out how to do it, any help would be appreciated.
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BONZO!! What a sexy kit man. Congrats :D
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