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Old 01-13-2019, 01:36 PM
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Default Player date 2 or club date in a higher volume situation: which excels

Looking at both. I play in both medium and loud situations. Whatcha think?
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Player date 2 or club date in a higher volume situation: which excels

Neither, those are both thuddy low volume kits.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:55 PM
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I had figured this. I’m questioning because the Ludwig website literally touts the club dates as having “high volume projection” and I’ve seen the same for the PD2?
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:50 PM
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Gotta play em then.... i have, loud wouldn’t be a description I’d use.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:15 PM
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Gotta play em then.... i have, loud wouldn’t be a description I’d use.
Yeah, neither of these kits are what I would consider to be loud. I have played both (own one- the Player Date II) and they both are great sets of drums. The Club Dates have probably a tad less volume than the Player Dates, but it is close.

If you wanted to stick with those brands, I’d look at the Classic Maples or the Keystones for Ludwig, and the Gladstone series for C&C.

Are you wanting a loud yet vintage sound? If so, and you are willing to try another brand, I’d seriously look at the Gretsch Brooklyns.

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Default Re: Player date 2 or club date in a higher volume situation: which excels

When I bought my Classic Maples I was really surprised at how much difference there was in volume compared to all the other brands I’ve experienced. They were definitely noticeably louder.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:34 PM
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I'm not familiar with the Player Dates, but I would agree that the Club Dates aren't made for projection.

A drum with a sharper edge will provide more attack and cut, and seem louder. In the Ludwig lines, that would be Classic Maple, Keystone, and surprisingly, the Neusonics, best bang for the buck IMO.

However, if you're in a high volume situation, you should be miked, in which case any drum can be made to cut through the music.

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