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Old 06-11-2008, 07:56 AM
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A couple months ago some drummers got together at a local drum shop and several drums were gathered together. I had brought my Ludwig Supraphonic 402 and Black Beauty 402. A fellow drummer set his Bronze Supraphonic next to mine and this picture was snapped. It set some dealings in motion and as I type this today, the Bronze Supra is being shipped to me. I'll post some more detailed pics when I receive it.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:47 AM
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Bases covered, Greg.....

Although a friend of mine has a hammered bronze and a smooth black beauty and says there isn't much of a difference....

Congrats anyway...
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:58 AM
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Such a nice looking set of three, do you reckon you could do sound clips showing the comparison?

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Old 06-11-2008, 01:37 PM
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Wow. Like latzanimal said, bases covered. Three incredible-sounding snare drums.
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Those are sweet man, I gotta quit coming here, I always get Jealous. ;)

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Old 06-11-2008, 05:21 PM
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Such a nice looking set of three, do you reckon you could do sound clips showing the comparison?

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A couple weeks ago I set my 3-ply Ludwig set up at work and wanted to see how well my Canon S400 camera would film. Here's a link to two clips, one with the Supra 402 and the other of the BB 402. I was just noodling around to basically hear how the drums would sound and through Windows media player on my home computer it actually sounds pretty decent. I'm going to do a few more of these down the road.


See this thread for all three drum clips:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39366
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:32 PM
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sounds to me like the black beauty is more responsive, but loses a little bit of the metallic shell sound that the supraphonic has.

It would be really nice to have all three of those snares tucked away somewhere... just in case.
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That's something to be proud of. Never let those three go.
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I love Ludwig snares. Those are keepers!! I have my eye on a bronze myself. They look great!!!!
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:01 AM
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I totally disassembled the drum and polished her up. I took a picture of the drum before with the patina built up, then after fully polished and assembled. She's a beauty!
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:31 AM
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WOW!!!! Beautiful. Just goes to show ya, a little elbow grease goes a long way. Looks like new.
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WOW!!!! Beautiful. Just goes to show ya, a little elbow grease goes a long way. Looks like new.
The drum was restored by Jerry Jenkins.. The shell was severely oxidized and had been dropped several times. The small dents were carefully straightened and polishing was done using grit paper 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, & 1500 in sequence. Since there is no longer any lacquer coating on it anymore, it will patina if left alone. I just cleaned it with some kick n brass cleaner, which I use on my cymbals. It's totally effortless and doesn't create a bunch of black crap.
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:43 AM
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So it was even easier than I thought. Great stuff. Enjoy that one.
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Mendos Art. What a great group of photos of a great group of snares. I too am jealous.
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Thanks for all the compliments guys. I don't know what it is about Ludwig snares, they just got some great mojo going on. My goal was to have an aluminum, bronze, brass, and deep and shallow wood snares. I just need a 6.5x14 wood snare now, which I think I'm going to build. Here's a couple other cool pics, one of the BZ stamp and one of the Supra tower.
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Those three snares are a XXX rated you know.
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Drum porn at its finest.
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Greg, in response to your PM, here ya go............

From the 1981 Set-Up Catalog.



Please keep in mind that while it says "new," Ludwig had a tendency to use that term for a couple of years after a Snare, or Outfit was "introduced."

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The real question is which one is your favourite?
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:23 PM
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Greg, in response to your PM, here ya go............

Please keep in mind that while it says "new," Ludwig had a tendency to use that term for a couple of years after a Snare, or Outfit was "introduced."

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Thanks for the info Jack. So this drum would be a model # 552, correct?

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That's a tough question. I've got the 402 dialed in, as I've owned it for over 20 years and know which heads and wires to use on it. With the BB and the Bronze, they seem to have a musical note to them and I'm still experimenting with heads and wires and tuning. With all these exotic snare drum collections surfacing lately, I feel this collection is the "working man's" collection.
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Hi Greg,

Those snares look great. The bronze drum really cleaned up nice. Looking at them makes me feel like I walked into a high end drum shop during the seventies.
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Hi Greg,

Those snares look great. The bronze drum really cleaned up nice. Looking at them makes me feel like I walked into a high end drum shop during the seventies.
Thanks my friend. Yeah Fred, it's like I'm reliving my teen years again.
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So this drum would be a model # 552, correct?
That is correct sir..........

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Those are some mighty fine snares you have there!!!

I really like them.

I liked your playing as well.
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Those are some mighty fine snares you have there!!!

I really like them.

I liked your playing as well.
Thanks Mike. I really was just noodling around a bit, I didn't know how well that little camera could film. I filmed three little snippets yesterday, one with each drum, in which I tried to play the same thing.
See this thread for all 3 snare clips:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=39366
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