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Old 01-30-2013, 08:38 AM
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My 2013 NAMM report, with 29 pictures.

Soon to be 31, as somehow the Tama pictures didn't get uploaded. haha.

Read it here: http://problemsandresults.com/blog/?p=75
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Wow, great job Ian! Very well done, and your blog is an interesting read.
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Nice blog mate. Enjoyed the read.

Can't believe Ludwig are really gonna wait in excess of six months to release the new mount-come-lug-come-clamp-come-bracket. The idea will be ripped off, adapted, modified, rebranded, on the shelves and out the door before they make a dollar out of the thing at that rate. Strange......as is customary where Ludwig are concerned I guess.


"But, really? Clip mounts?"

Couldn't agree more. How they get it so right with the new Renown and seemingly fall so short with the other, is beyond me.

Also can't wait to see that 23" Sweet Ride here in Oz. It should make its grand appearance in this backwater sometime circa 2018 I'll wager. Which should give me just enough time to beg, borrow and steal enough money to pay for the thing.
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Good job Ian! Very informative as I didn't spend much time looking at all the offerings. But a square cymbal? That I must investigate!
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Good job! I enjoyed your post. Thank you
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Very nice work Ian. TBH, I'm not sure why Liberty spent that amount of money doing the show either. They're a good UK custom builder. I wish them all the luck in the world, but you've got to have something more than a new wood/new finish in your goodies bag to stand any chance in the US market, & even if you have the best damn thing out there, your chances are still marginal at best. Brand is everything.
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Very nice Ian. As stated by others, I really hope the new Ludwig mount doesn't take 6 months to hit the market.
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Nice read and eye candy! Those ludwig appointments are revolutionary.
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Thank you very much for the report Ian. Well done!
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Great write up........thanks for taking the time to do that.
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The two missing Tama pictures are now up!
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Very nice work Ian. TBH, I'm not sure why Liberty spent that amount of money doing the show either. They're a good UK custom builder. I wish them all the luck in the world, but you've got to have something more than a new wood/new finish in your goodies bag to stand any chance in the US market, & even if you have the best damn thing out there, your chances are still marginal at best. Brand is everything.
I don't know, but I thought of you when I took that picture.

I was also thinking of you when I noticed the cork mounting bracket on the Goai line, and the stave shells of So Cal Drum co. I am really curious on your thoughts on the cork.

Overall, who knows. Every year I see a brand new brand of drum that is never heard from again. Lots of people want to make drums, not everyone gets to keep doing it.
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Normally at NAMM I'm looking at gear, and I forget to take pictures of people. And I'm trying to be professional and not act like paparazzi. But this year I wanted to at least get a few pictures.

Here I am with one my drum instructors from when I was at PIT a million years ago. At the time, I thought he was much older than me, since he was so much more talented. It wasn't until much later I realized we're the same age. LOL. The one and only Mr. Ray Luzier.





Me and a good friend having a discussion about microphones with a certain drummerworld pro
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And you know you're having a good NAMM show when you got closed out of the same bar as Jojo Mayer. LOL!
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Nice blog mate. Enjoyed the read.

Can't believe Ludwig are really gonna wait in excess of six months to release the new mount-come-lug-come-clamp-come-bracket. The idea will be ripped off, adapted, modified, rebranded, on the shelves and out the door before they make a dollar out of the thing at that rate. Strange......as is customary where Ludwig are concerned I guess.

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From what I've understood, it will be available immediately with new Ludwig kits purchases. It's only a wait for the retro fit.

But honestly, it is not uncommon for things to be shown at NAMM that won't be available for several months down the line.
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Thanks for this write, all us non badgers appreciate your time.

Nice that you caught up with Mr Luzier, he strikes me as an all round good guy.
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Gotta say, the Liberty drums looked nice, but didn't sound very good.

But worst in show sound-wise was that goofy SJC kit. I asked if the kick inside the kick, the woofer on the floor tom, and the tube through the rack tom were just for the show. The guy hit all three drums and said "the sound speaks for itself." Indeed it did. Just atrocious. In no genre could those lifeless, flappy sounds possibly work. He would have been smarter and more correct to say "this kit is just to attract attention to the booth" and not let anyone play them. Their tenacity is admirable, but I am very embarrassed for them.

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Here I am with one my drum instructors from when I was at PIT a million years ago. At the time, I thought he was much older than me, since he was so much more talented. It wasn't until much later I realized we're the same age. LOL. The one and only Mr. Ray Luzier.

ah....one of my former instructors as well

nice to see Ray is well

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Great report Ian. Thanks for posting.
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Yes, enjoyed the read Ian. Thanks for doing that for those of us who couldn't be there!

I will be waiting for a couple of then new Ludwig mounts. ;)
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Gotta say, the Liberty drums looked nice, but didn't sound very good.

But worst in show sound-wise was that goofy SJC kit. I asked if the kick inside the kick, the woofer on the floor tom, and the tube through the rack tom were just for the show. The guy hit all three drums and said "the sound speaks for itself." Indeed it did. Just atrocious. In no genre could those lifeless, flappy sounds possibly work. He would have been smarter and more correct to say "this kit is just to attract attention to the booth" and not let anyone play them. Their tenacity is admirable, but I am very embarrassed for them.

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I will hence-forth be referring to that as the "Turducken Kit". Hell, maybe they should just put a duck in the bass drum. Would probably sound better.
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Gotta say, the Liberty drums looked nice, but didn't sound very good.

But worst in show sound-wise was that goofy SJC kit. I asked if the kick inside the kick, the woofer on the floor tom, and the tube through the rack tom were just for the show. The guy hit all three drums and said "the sound speaks for itself." Indeed it did. Just atrocious. In no genre could those lifeless, flappy sounds possibly work. He would have been smarter and more correct to say "this kit is just to attract attention to the booth" and not let anyone play them. Their tenacity is admirable, but I am very embarrassed for them.

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I will hence-forth be referring to that as the "Turducken Kit". Hell, maybe they should just put a duck in the bass drum. Would probably sound better.
Sorry to hear the kit was a quack.
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Sorry to hear the kit was a quack.
Indeed. According to Bermuda, the sound itself was pretty fowl.
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Indeed. According to Bermuda, the sound itself was pretty fowl.
I assume that after he heard the kit, he quickly flew the coop.
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Indeed. According to Bermuda, the sound itself was pretty fowl.
That's the problem with caged drums no matter how good they looked when dressed up. The free range ones are happier, healthier and not filled full of stuff that shouldn't be put in them.

Smart work with the article, as always, Ian.
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Great job. Nice to see some variety. I think the vintage option on the Gretsch kit may sell a few kits. also congrats to Evans 360 for being selected Best in Show.
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Good job Ian! Very informative as I didn't spend much time looking at all the offerings. But a square cymbal? That I must investigate!
The funny thing is there were several things I didn't bother getting pictures of because you were walking around with the good camera.

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You guys crack me up. lol.
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Also can't wait to see that 23" Sweet Ride here in Oz. It should make its grand appearance in this backwater sometime circa 2018 I'll wager. Which should give me just enough time to beg, borrow and steal enough money to pay for the thing.
I'm gonna have to wait at least 6 months for one to turn up on Craigslist for $150.It's gonna seem like forever. :P
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thanks for that. A great feast of drums to look at. Love some of the innovations.
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"But, really? Clip mounts?"

Couldn't agree more. How they get it so right with the new Renown and seemingly fall so short with the other, is beyond me.
People want Old School, they get old school. Not a kit for the Rock Pig on Pizza, obviously...
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The funny thing is there were several things I didn't bother getting pictures of because you were walking around with the good camera.
Yeah, sorry. I got some things that caught my eye but I didn't want my entire weekend spent doing product shots ;)
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