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Old 01-11-2013, 03:06 PM
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Default Modern or vintage drums ?

Over the years I have bought a 70sLudwig Black beauty snare, a 60s Ludwig 400 and my favourite Fibes snare from 70s (see groove check video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoG052B7MvY
I also have a Japanese Yamaha 9000 from the 80s, all drums sound amazing and keep going up in value.What are the modern versions of these drums ?
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:11 PM
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Well the modern equivalent of the Yamaha 9000 is the Recording Custom...
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:28 PM
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If I had the cash, I'd restore vintage drums and use them for gigging. I love the sounds of 50s and 60s Slingerland kits, Gretsch, and especially old Sonor drums.
I'm just not particularly fond of modern drums because larger bass drums are starting fade away. It's almost to the point of having to have a custom made kit if you want a 26" kick drum.

So I'd prefer to just buy and restore 50s and 60s kits, and use them as appose to using newer stuff, even if I was endorsing them and got it for free.

I could endorse cymbals, sticks, and hardware, but I love so many old drums from different companies, I could never truly decide on one brand, especially playing a modern kit.

The Sonor kit I play now is from 1997 I believe. Maybe a year or so more less. I re-finished the kit myself redoing the bearing edges, replacing the hoops. I love everything about it.
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Default Re: Modern or vintage drums ?

Well, Ludwig still makes black beauties and supraphonics. So there's your modern equivalent - virtually unchanged too. Every company has their own versions of these two drums as well, but they're forever following Ludwig. Not sure about the Fibes snare though.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:46 PM
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Are Ludwigs still made in U.S.A ?
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Well the modern equivalent of the Yamaha 9000 is the Recording Custom...
Are they made in Japan ?
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Default Re: Modern or vintage drums ?

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Are they made in Japan ?
Ludwig still makes the Supraphonic and Black Beauty in the US, and I'm 99% sure the Recording Custom is still made in Japan,
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Are they made in Japan ?
As far as I know, the Recording Customs are still made in Japan and are pretty much identical to the original 9000 series aside from the tom mounts.

The Recording Customs used to be made partially by Premier in the UK but that would've stopped years ago.
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