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Old 09-21-2013, 09:08 AM
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Default Ok you can stop worrying

I had my thermagloss Ludwigs looked at by the person who would've re-covered them in red sparkle, and we can't do the job. So I will continue on with them in natural maple.

One thing I didn't take into consideration on this bass drum was how big it is without adding a wrap - and it's comfortably snug with heads as it is. If we added a wrap, you're making the shell about 1/16th of an inch thicker and the head would be too snug for my tastes. I'm sure it could be made to work, but they're just fine as they are. I'm not jonesing for a new color if it means the heads won't quite fit. So my life goes on.

I thank everyone voicing their concerns about my mental state for even suggesting a re-wrap to these vintage classics. I'll just have to impress people with how I play. Dammit ;)
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Ok you can stop worrying

A very good call IMHO, but you can stop the wrap just short of the head flesh hoop position to maintain existing diameter. That works well enough on toms, but with standard single flange hoops on bass drums, everything inboard of the flesh hoop is very visible. You could consider wood hoops that hide the head flesh hoop, & would also hide the end of the wrap, but they'd cost some, & take the look away from stock (a good look though ;).
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: Ok you can stop worrying

I think if you wrapped your Ludwig kit, then I would have to start to wonder about your mental wellness.

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Old 09-21-2013, 02:41 PM
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Good move! *nods towards avatar*
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Ok you can stop worrying

If you keep looking you will eventually find a red sparkle kit.
Then you could sell the natural kit.
Patience will win out every time.
Just something that I have learned from experience.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:33 PM
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If you keep looking you will eventually find a red sparkle kit.
^^^ This.

But I am very disappointed.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:08 AM
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What about a sparkle lacquer like Gretsch uses? That would give you the look without the mass or damping. I would think that in SoCal there would be auto customizers who would have no problem doing that.
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