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Old 05-16-2018, 05:11 PM
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Default Worst Badge in the Business

Random question of the day:

"Who has the worst badge (or logo) in the drum business?"

My vote: Mapex. God-awful ugly design.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:15 PM
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The Sonor "mallets" on the SQ2 line are pretty awful. They're just kind of stupid to me. "You know what would look great on a drum? A pair of mallets! Ha ha!"
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:22 PM
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I would add my vote for the Mapex one, and tell you about the Sakae Almighty badge : a failure on the badge for such a nice set of drums... you gotta be kidding.

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Old 05-16-2018, 05:23 PM
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I wonder how much the badge affects the tone.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:52 PM
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The Mapex badges are great. Pure class on those drums.



But why does Gretsch make badges that have their name both right side up and upside down? It must be a Jeep thing, I guess.



The Big R Rogers badges are HUGE and ugly.



Ludwig's pointy blue/olive badges are pretty bad. Not only are the colors unattractive, but the pointy ends would get caught on your clothes or bags tearing holes in them and bending the badge. Bad design.
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Peavey's were pretty bad imo

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:09 PM
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I would add my vote for the Mapex one, and tell you about the Sakae Almighty badge : a failure on the badge for such a nice set of drums... you gotta be kidding.

Holy cow look at that finish!! Badges suck, cant we just have the badges and hardware all hidden on the inside so we can just see beautiful drums unobstructed?
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:35 PM
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Can't you just remove the badge if it offends you so?

I didn't know Peavey made drums. What is going on with those black rubber rim gizmos???
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:46 PM
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Can't you just remove the badge if it offends you so?

I didn't know Peavey made drums. What is going on with those black rubber rim gizmos???
Yes but then we couldn't have a thread complaining about them, where's the fun in that? Peavey drums had those weird collars or what have you. Strange shape, but there were at least 11 people who liked them and purchased them, at least 11, probably more.
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I don't have a problem with Mapex---mine were very classy, and understated---especially on this kit :)

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Old 05-16-2018, 07:07 PM
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I don't have a problem with Mapex---mine were very classy, and understated---especially on this kit :)

Man those satin flame finishes or whatever they are called are so cool, like a party on you kit, fun, those badges dont detract.
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Can't you just remove the badge if it offends you so?

I didn't know Peavey made drums. What is going on with those black rubber rim gizmos???
They appear to be some kind of free floating or lug free design.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:12 PM
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But why does Gretsch make badges that have their name both right side up and upside down? It must be a Jeep thing, I guess.


Gives the installer a 50% better chance of putting them on right.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's for the kits sold in Australia.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:19 PM
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But why does Gretsch make badges that have their name both right side up and upside down? It must be a Jeep thing, I guess.
You can play all Gretsch drums on both sides, didn't you know? ;-)

I don't recall disliking some drum brands logo although I don't like the sticker badges on some cheaper drums.
It has to be a badge, not a sticker.
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The Big R Rogers badges are HUGE and ugly.

I love my Rogers drums but I'm going to have to agree with you there. The script badge was so simple and elegant, the Swivo hardware so clean yet functional. Then they go to these giant square badges with hardware that looks like plumbing fixtures. I'm sure they are just as good as the Swivo stuff but I have never bought a Big R era Rogers because I just think they're too ugly.
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I agree on the big R on Rogers.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:54 PM
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You can play all Gretsch drums on both sides, didn't you know? ;-)
That's actually why they did it. The badge was mounted centered vertically. You can see video of Tony Williams playing with his toms mounted from the bottom here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb54a3zihxY

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Old 05-16-2018, 08:42 PM
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That's actually why they did it. The badge was mounted centered vertically. You can see video of Tony Williams playing with his toms mounted from the bottom here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb54a3zihxY

Center mounted badges yet offset mounting hardware. Must make it really easy to flip the drums in the middle of a set. I guess when you flip the toms you just have to play them 4+ inches higher than when the drums were mounted the other way. Not to mention your tom depths will all vary in height making your drums vary in batter head height from each other. Brilliant.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:44 PM
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Sakae badges look like Ludwig Accent badges.

Horrible badges on unbelievable drums.
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Most Pearl and Yamaha badges.
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That's actually why they did it.
Aha, it seemed to make sense but I didn't know it was a fact.
I can see positive and negative sides on that concept - ;-)
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:41 PM
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Re: the Peavy Radial Pro drums

Total tangent to the thread.....this could also go in the recent thread about tech advancements that didn't stick. It does seem like it was a good idea.

http://www.peaveydrums.moonfruit.com/history/4519786597

What makes the premier lines of Peavey drums unique is the patented Radial Bridge System. The idea behind the Radial Bridge System is to create head tension without weighing down the shell with lugs and bolts that interfere with its resonance. The head tension is taken by heavy wooden hoops that support the heads with no mounting hardware attached to the shells. This allows the shells to perpetuate a louder and longer sustaining sound.

Peavey Radial Pro 1000 and RBS-1 tom-toms are made with thin 1/10 of an inch thick, three-ply shells, and the bass drums with five ply shells. Conversely, Peavey's snare drums are made with heavy 1 3/4 inch thick shells that bring out the high overtones in the snare sound.
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I wonder how much the badge affects the tone.
Badges are a BIG DEAL around these here parts. They are as, if not more, important than tone.

Proof, drums can be great, but who wants to weather all the badge hate?

We had an episode about 9 years ago with sticks4drums (the most banned member EVER lol). Oh man he got hot because no one liked the ill fated Mapex badge. (He was an unpaid Mapex promoter)

It was classic Drummerworld.

So yea badges. Serious business.
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Up next: stick logos!
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This thread made me go over and look at mine.

Yup... badges.
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depends on which Mapex badge, i think my Black Panther snare has a cool badge.
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I think in protest everyone should cover their badges with gaff tape when ever you go out and play live.
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Badges....BADGES?!

I didn't think we needed no stinkin' badges?

(come on...someone had to say it!)
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Similarly, Black Panther.
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I think in protest everyone should cover their badges with gaff tape when ever you go out and play live.
Not classy enough!!!
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Not classy enough!!!
Sir, we are talking badges on drums. And cymbals. And heads. Things the camera and people see.

Footpedal cams don't count lol.
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depends on which Mapex badge, i think my Black Panther snare has a cool badge.
Agreed .
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The Remo drum badges. Especially the triangular ones.
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The Sonor "mallets" on the SQ2 line are pretty awful. They're just kind of stupid to me. "You know what would look great on a drum? A pair of mallets! Ha ha!"
They were designed by Otl Aicher. He was a famous German designer who designed the Lufthansa logo, and the person who made the pictograms for the 1972 Olympic games.

The logo hasn't changed in decades, which seems fitting for one of the oldest drum makers.
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Center mounted badges yet offset mounting hardware. Must make it really easy to flip the drums in the middle of a set.
That wasn't the idea. Who would rotate their toms in the middle of a set?

Their intent was to allow positioning either way, not for easy rotating. The drums will move and feel a bit different (and probably sound different) depending how they're mounted. Sakae toms are mounted from below too. If you use RIMS on your toms, you can mount them from below to permit closer positioning.
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My vote for the worst badge in the business goes to Yamaha for using a motorcycle logo for a drum company.

*Edit* I just found out it's a tuning fork. It's now good logo!

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Pork Pie is maybe the goofiest.
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Google Longo Drums badges hideous enough to compete with Mapex. The irony is that Longo makes finally crafted instruments that sound great.
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The badges on my Live Custom Yamaha set really bug me. The badges don't look too bad but there are two badges on each rack tom. So you can see a badge from both sides of the drum set.

Oh come on Yamaha, stop with the advertising already !


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