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Old 01-03-2015, 09:55 PM
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NAMM 2015 is almost here, what are your wishes and what do you expect to see this year?

I'd love to see new Yamaha pedals, hopefully with longer foot boards.
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Id EXPECT to see more overpriced garbage from dw with stolen ideas and them claiming how they invented it etc. What i hope to see is cheaper high end drums, zildjian to bring out some paper thin cymbal range and more mini/portable/nesting kits
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Some of the new 2015 RV's would be cool to see. Also the latest trends in bridal ware is always exciting ;)
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the latest trends in bridal ware is always exciting ;)
I've hear the rumours Bo, but it's very brave of you to confirm on a public forum. Kudos to you & your new found liberation ;)
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I want to know the numbers on how well the Ludwig Signets did one year later.
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I hope to see every manufacturer offer toms in the following additional diameters: 9" & 11"

And 21" bass drums.

I want Remo to put out a clear head that is 9 mil thick (not 10 like the Ambassador).

I want to see a variable bass drum dampening device (pillow) that has some mass to it.

I want to see Sonor offer die cast hoops for all of their toms and lighter weight hardware.

I want Gretsch to offer a top quality light weight bronze snare drum.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:45 PM
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I hope to see every manufacturer offer toms in the following additional diameters: 9" & 11"

And 21" bass drums.

I want Remo to put out a clear head that is 9 mil thick (not 10 like the Ambassador).

I want to see a variable bass drum dampening device (pillow) that has some mass to it.

I want to see Sonor offer die cast hoops for all of their toms and lighter weight hardware.

I want Gretsch to offer a top quality light weight bronze snare drum.
To which I would add....Yes! Yes! Yes!
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:46 PM
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I want to know the numbers on how well the Ludwig Signets did one year later.
Me too. I played them at a GC once. The worst looking and sounding drums I have ever laid a stick on. And I have my doubts about the durability of their screwless lug system.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:49 PM
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Yea, the Signets are butt ugly drums. When they show up on CL just a year later...yea, not the mark of a highly prized set.
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I expect to see the God drums...
A set with tone so incredible that only a chosen few can play it without going insane.
With bearing edges unlike anything anyone has ever seen.
With hardware forged from metals extracted from meteorites.
With shells made from wood so rare that only elders of the rain forests most elusive tribes have seen the trees.
With just enough built to keep it exclusive.
With a price point that isn't too expensive, but not too cheap.
Finally, it will be 100% hand built and hand finished by artisans in a far away land.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:04 AM
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Id say bring back the epics... but with decent heads on them. Few of the artists loved them, i saw uriah heeps drummer and it sounded fab, same with the aged hardware. They should just do:

Entry kit: Accent
Step up kit: Element
Mid line: Element birch, breakbeats
Budget pro line: Epics, Centennials (make them worldwide), club date

THEN go US lines
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I expect to see the God drums...
A set with tone so incredible that only a chosen few can play it without going insane.
Finally, it will be 100% hand built and hand finished by artisans in a far away land.
Unfortunately, we'll not be attending NAMM this year ;) ;) ;)
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:32 AM
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I expect to see a whole bunch of wood cylinders, with plastic membranes stretched over them, with each manufacture proclaiming them to be better than the other guy's wood cylinder with a plastic membrane stretched over it.

I also expect to see many round bronze discs, with each manufactures claiming they are the ones making real turkish style bronze discs, as if somewhere in the hall, someone is selling fake turkish style bronze discs.

I expect my feet to hurt a lot.

But mostly I expect to say hi to many friends and people I know.
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I hope to see every manufacturer offer toms in the following additional diameters: 9" & 11"

And 21" bass drums.

I want Remo to put out a clear head that is 9 mil thick (not 10 like the Ambassador).

I want to see a variable bass drum dampening device (pillow) that has some mass to it.

I want to see Sonor offer die cast hoops for all of their toms and lighter weight hardware.

I want Gretsch to offer a top quality light weight bronze snare drum.
http://www.gretschdrums.com/?fa=g4000sub&sid=599&fin=pb
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I expect to see a lot of mediocre gear re-skinned and the price increased because it is 'new and improved.'

I also think Pearl is going to change their hardware line. I noticed that they discontinued almost all of the really hi-end 2000/2030 series stands and stuff. Now, those are very nice, hard-core industrial strength stands. I'm not sure if they discontinued them because they weren't selling well at the high price point, or because they take an Olympic weight-lifter to move.
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Did you miss the part where I said "light"? As in light-weight?
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:00 PM
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I expect to see the God drums...
A set with tone so incredible that only a chosen few can play it without going insane.
With bearing edges unlike anything anyone has ever seen.
With hardware forged from metals extracted from meteorites.
With shells made from wood so rare that only elders of the rain forests most elusive tribes have seen the trees.
With just enough built to keep it exclusive.
With a price point that isn't too expensive, but not too cheap.
Finally, it will be 100% hand built and hand finished by artisans in a far away land.
Just airbrush a picture of Cthulhu on the front head of a Guru bass.

Iń! Iń! Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

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Unfortunately, we'll not be attending NAMM this year ;) ;) ;)
Great minds think alike, what? ;-)
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Unfortunately, we'll not be attending NAMM this year ;) ;) ;)
Tou friggin che!

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Just airbrush a picture of Cthulhu on the front head of a Guru bass.

Iń! Iń! Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
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Tou friggin che!

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Sorry Larry, I couldn't resist :)

Seriously, I class this as the most unique sounding kit we've produced this year (& oh boy have we produced some beauties :). I've just edited this short video, & managed to attach the original aiff sound file for better audio. Good headphones & HD1080p setting for best sound.

I'd like to see if anyone can top the sound of this (unprocessed) with new offerings at NAMM. Of the very few who've played this kit, most have had trouser accidents ;) ;) ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJNR...ature=youtu.be

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Did you miss the part where I said "light"? As in light-weight?

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Old 01-04-2015, 10:30 PM
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Here is some news from Mapex

http://www.officialdrummer.com/drumm...ew-sounds-r359
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I don't even recall if I saw Mapex at NAMM last year. I guess they were there.
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I don't even recall if I saw Mapex at NAMM last year. I guess they were there.
They had a decent sized booth last year.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:22 AM
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They had a decent sized booth last year.
I guess the badges weren't facing the right way. I never saw them ;)
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:32 PM
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I expect to see a lot of stuff I'll get excited about....

until I think it through.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:46 AM
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The Russ Miller and Matt Halpern snares look okay and sound okay (via PASIC footage).

Will Yamaha finally unveil a new "Recording Custom" series?
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Matt Halpern snares look okay and sound okay (via PASIC footage).
I was treated to a demo at LDS, & I can confirm it's a snare drum.
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DW ACQUIRES Gretsch and other brands from Fender


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Drum Workshop, Inc. and Fender Musical Instruments have finalized an asset sale agreement to purchase owned and licensed percussion brands including Latin Percussion«, Toca« Percussion, Gretsch« Drums, Gibraltar Hardware and KAT« Percussion from Fender’s KMC subsidiary. Ovation« Guitars, and exclusive U.S. distribution rights for Sabian« Cymbals are also included in the transaction.

“This is an amazing opportunity to extend our passion and commitment for the art of drumming,” said Chris Lombardi, President and CEO of Drum Workshop, Inc. We’re excited to welcome these legendary American brands to the DW family.”

Founded in 1972, the family owned and operated manufacturing company also boasts the award-winning DW Drums brand, as well as Pacific Drums and Percussion« (PDP). Details of the purchase are forthcoming, however it has been announced that DW Drums manufacturing operations will remain in California, Gretsch drum production will continue in South Carolina and LP’s offices will stay in New Jersey.

"We are extremely proud of our team's effort to nurture and grow each of the individual brands and are enthusiastic for their future,” said FMIC’s interim CEO and board member Scott Gilbertson. “We recognize the strategic opportunity for DW and are confident that they will be champions of the brands moving forward."

“It promises to be a very exciting year”, continued Lombardi. My father (DW Founder, Don Lombardi) and I are whole-heartedly dedicated to these already well-established brands and see a bright future ahead for the entire drum industry.”
Article Credits: Official Drummer News Crew / DW Drumms
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Guess that's NAMM news too. Supposed it is true.
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NAMM 2015 is almost here, what are your wishes and what do you expect to see this year?

I'd love to see new Yamaha pedals, hopefully with longer foot boards.
Hope they will again care about their quality. Their stage custom drums definitely has lost its quality.
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Hope they will again care about their quality. Their stage custom drums definitely has lost its quality.
I've seen the new ones, and don't care for the looks as much as the previous ones.

I haven't played them yet though.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:35 AM
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New Tama Superstars 2015, with maple instead of birch, toms are 5mm, the kicks are 7mm thick. Tom suspensions are as from the Star Classic series and used on the Superstars this year. There will be 12 different finishes offered, here are some of them:
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I am looking forward to the new Triton, Camco, Rogers and Slingerland.
Seriously though, what's up at Fibes or Ayotte? Do they show stuff there?
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You meant Trixon, I guess ...
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Pic of the 2015 Ludwig Legacy Mahagony onyx marine pearl. Kicks (18", 20", 22", 24") will be all 14" deep, toms 12x8, 13x9, 14x14 and 16x16. There will be 6 different finishes.
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Pic of the 2015 Ludwig Legacy Mahagony onyx marine pearl. Kicks (18", 20", 22", 24") will be all 14" deep, toms 12x8, 13x9, 14x14 and 16x16. There will be 6 different finishes.

Very, very nice. I'm looking forward to hearing those.
Here's some more:
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Pic of the 2015 Ludwig Legacy Mahagony onyx marine pearl. Kicks (18", 20", 22", 24") will be all 14" deep, toms 12x8, 13x9, 14x14 and 16x16. There will be 6 different finishes.
Once again Ludwig goes the "old man finish" route. Pass. What do these people have against lacquer??
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What do these people have against lacquer??
Cost .
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I'm pretty sure this satin finish isn't a wrap:


http://drumsonsale.com/ludwig-legacy-mahogany

The other ones are wraps though, which most people consider to be less damage prone if you're lugging them around to gigs all the time.
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Lacquer comes from the resin secreted by the Lac bug. So does shellac. Lacquer is harder than shellac.

Which has nothing to do with anything.
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