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Old 04-22-2010, 01:21 AM
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Default Ludwig Oyster Pearls

I just hooked up with a really fine Beatle cover band called The Britles here in the Toronto area.
Of course i had to go out and find the appropriate gear, and I found a used Ludwig Classic Maple in Oyster Black Pearl that was in excellent condition.
Sizes are 9x13, 16x16, 14x22 and unfortunately a 6.5x14 snare ( I really wanted the 5x14 to be more authentic). The wrap is not as blatently bad as the newer "bowling ball" ones I see, and from a short distance actually looks pretty good. You may notice that the front hoop has the inlay and the rear does not. This kit came with just black hoops so i borrowed an inlayed hoop from a Ludwig Accent fab Four kit that we use for rehearsals.
We just played the British Isles Show in Toronto this past weekend to a huge crowd, and we were received very well.
If you want to hear us, http://www.youtube.com/user/wooltonboy Sorry for the poor sound quality, as they were taken with a small digital camera, plus the hall sounded like a cavern!
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:27 AM
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Very nice! That is my favorite finish on a drum. Plus you found a maple one. I'm sure it sounds amazing.
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:51 AM
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Nice indeed. The bass drum head is genius. Good idea there and you sound good as well.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:11 AM
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Love the kit. Great job on the cover too.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:27 AM
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That was fantastic!. Music was spot on. I'm standing up right now and screaming like a 14 girl!
May I make one suggestion....lose the glasses and get a Beatle wig, ok, two suggestions.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:35 AM
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The cover of "She Loves You" is nearly perfect! Good job!
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:03 AM
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Very nice! That is my favorite finish on a drum. Plus you found a maple one. I'm sure it sounds amazing.
They do sound fab...a lot better than the Accent ones we use at rehearsals

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Nice indeed. The bass drum head is genius. Good idea there and you sound good as well.
Thanks GD. Amazing no-one else thought of that name...fits really well!

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Love the kit. Great job on the cover too.
Thanks!

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That was fantastic!. Music was spot on. I'm standing up right now and screaming like a 14 girl!
May I make one suggestion....lose the glasses and get a Beatle wig, ok, two suggestions.
I actually wore the wig thing with a different tribute last year, and no, it wasn't good! Not at 54 years old and 6'3" anyway...lol

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The cover of "She Loves You" is nearly perfect! Good job!
Thanks so much...they are a great group of Lads!
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:39 PM
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excellent kit! you guys sound great. Immediatley looking at pictures you know it's the beatles. I love how everybody has the correct looking equipment. Your "paul" is really awesome too!
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WOW!!! Consider me a long-distance mega-fan! VERY nicely done, lads!
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for all your nice comments people! It's a passion for me, and something I've wanted to do for years and years.
To me, NO-ONE can duplicate that Ringo sound and style, but it's sure fun trying!!
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:27 PM
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Great kit, and great job!!

Those left handed drummers are fun to try and duplicate in a lot of spots (I play in a Cheap Trick tribute band), it's not always as easy as you'd think!

Sometimes the hands don't go the direction your ears are telling them to go!

Have fun Ringo!!
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