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Old 06-22-2008, 06:42 PM
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I know this is a dumb question, but humour me anyway. Should I leave the ride on the boom stand?
Also, check out the new Ludwig logo, it's the smaller version like they used on the 60's kits.

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Old 06-22-2008, 06:49 PM
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I really don't think the type of stand matters as long as you can get it where you want it.
Its closer to you with the boom stand, so I would go with that.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:57 PM
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It's pretty comfortable either way, this is more of a cosmetic question.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:03 PM
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I change my drum configuration a lot. My ride pretty much stays in the same place, but whether I use a boom or not depends on what size kick I'm running. I prefer a straight stand if I can get away with it. I boom only if I need to.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:03 PM
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to me, the boom looks better...

but that is just me..

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Old 06-22-2008, 08:21 PM
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in my case, i did boom. but with limited space i used a straight stand and used the boom to mount my right side crash so in the event i mount my third tom i dont have to stand up to crash :)

all in all id say boom
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:21 PM
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Yeah, the boom seems a lot better, ergonomically and aesthetically.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:24 AM
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i use a boom but that staight stand looks sweet. it looks like the sixties. it would be cool if you got one more straight like the others.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:06 AM
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Your kit looks super classy, especially with that bass reso. In my opinion, keep the boom, it looks good
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:41 AM
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Since your boom moves your ride by only 3 inches closer to the tom, I don't think there's too much difference. I prefer the straight (picture 1) to match the vintage Ludwig logo.

It's a very good looking set. Must be expensive. What type of Ludwig is it?
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:46 PM
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Since your boom moves your ride by only 3 inches closer to the tom, I don't think there's too much difference. I prefer the straight (picture 1) to match the vintage Ludwig logo.

It's a very good looking set. Must be expensive. What type of Ludwig is it?
This is a Ludwig Classic Maple kit, about ten years old. I think you can pick up a new for around $2,000 so they are not really that expensive. I bought this kit about a year ago from a local drum shop for $600 minus the snare, which I bought on ebay for $200.
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:52 PM
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I like the boom because the straight set up looks too close to the kick. It appears forced, if that makes any sense. As for the logo, awesome. I just had some 2" x 5 3/4" Mapex logos made at a local sign shop for $10. Now I'm just waiting for my white Aquarian reso head to come in. Going for the classy look myself.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:33 PM
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I think Both positions look great, On my 4 piece I use a Boom and have my ride right over me kick drum fairly close to my tom, Personally I think that Looks more balanced with the other 2 stands being straight.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:01 PM
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imho.....
I use and would suggest for you to use a straight stand for your ride, and any other heavier cymbals. I know that boom arms are different than they were ten years ago but, to me a straight stand has less components to "fail" under lots of wear and tear.
In the past (key phrase) I have used large heavy cymbals on boom stands and all that metal moving around on on the arm, over time weakened the clamp that holds the boom arm.

Maybe it's just me, possibly the hardware I used in the past was cheap, and probably today's hardware is much more realiable and durable, but I put my rides on a straight stand. And besides with that setup you have plenty of stand "leg" room, there shouldn't be a reason you couldn't get the cymbal in the location you want using a straight stand.

Of course this comes from a structural / engineering point of view. If you totally trust your hardware and have no problems what-so-ever, and you are asking for what looks better.....

I'd say go with the ride on the boom. =)

always open to others ideas.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:34 PM
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imho.....
I use and would suggest for you to use a straight stand for your ride, and any other heavier cymbals. I know that boom arms are different than they were ten years ago but, to me a straight stand has less components to "fail" under lots of wear and tear.
In the past (key phrase) I have used large heavy cymbals on boom stands and all that metal moving around on on the arm, over time weakened the clamp that holds the boom arm.
That also is a quite viable standpoint that I overlooked, You do have to make sure it's not going to tumble over when you lay into it. With my boom, I still have the base of the stand quite close to my kick, thus I am only using about 10% of the boom. And as I said, mine is for asthetics.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:32 AM
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Default Re: To Boom or Not to Boom

i think either way im going to be looking more at your kit than anything else.
lol


i was wondering where you got that bass drum head.
it looks like a fiberskyn with the vintage ludwig logo.
did you have to do it yourself?
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:43 AM
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i think either way im going to be looking more at your kit than anything else.
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i was wondering where you got that bass drum head.
it looks like a fiberskyn with the vintage ludwig logo.
did you have to do it yourself?
That is a fiberskyn head with a vintage Ludwig sticker I bought on ebay.
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