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Old 01-17-2010, 05:58 PM
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You took them off? i think they look fairly nice (apart from the madie in taiwan), did you re-wrap your kit afterwards?
There was only a couple of tiny holes from the screws that held the badges on. I put a dot of green paint over them, and even at close inspection it's hard to find them. I left the badges on the kick and floor toms.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:21 PM
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I really think this is one of the silliest complaints I have ever heard. Beyond the fact that displaying a logo is about company recognition, it should be a matter of pride for the owner. If you own Mapex Saturns, you're the PROUD OWNER. If you're not proud to have them, happy to have them, why do you have them?

Second, even if you have no pride in your equipment, logos are relatively small. Honestly now. My Mapex Saturn badges are about 3"x1.5". The logos on my Paiste 2002s are 3.5"x3.5". That's minuscule when put in comparison to the overall size of the cymbals/drums!

Maybe I'm just crazy but I go out of my way to make sure the logos/badges are clean, visible and untarnished.

And I have yet to see a complaint about the HUGE logos on bass drum heads. Or is that okay because you can replace those, if you so wish?
I bought my Ludwig Centennials because of the sound and finnish. The badges were a distraction and in fact most people that ask about my drums ask "What brand are those?" because the badges are an unfamiliar shape and hard to read. If Ludwig had used their more tasteful and smaller keystone badge, they would still be on the drums.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:45 AM
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I always liked the script type of logo.
I agree. The Rogers' script logo is is my all-time favorite!
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The Gretsch logo is so badass that I made it my avatar.
My favorite too. It just reeks old school and distinguished history!

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Sorry dicrape, i was only joking.
Well considering that I think hiwaiian shirts are sexin' hot, i would have agreed with you. :)
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:57 AM
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I believe this to be the most obnoxious ego driven logo of all time. Were it not attached to such a lovely little drum I'd never have bought it.


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I (bad taste and all) admit that is just too much.
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That has always struck me as the ugliest color scheme ever, however I love blue and olive badges. I guess it's just nostalgia from my high school marching band days, but it must be something else because I don't get teary eyed when I see a remo pinstripe.

I do prefer the pointy blue and olive badges even though they did get caught on everything.

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Man, I couldn't agree with you any more. I love the keystone ludwig badge, I regret not getting the keystone on my LM402. Instead, I got their 100th anniversary badge, but that makes it as if its a collectible, am I right?
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Man, I couldn't agree with you any more. I love the keystone ludwig badge, I regret not getting the keystone on my LM402. Instead, I got their 100th anniversary badge, but that makes it as if its a collectible, am I right?
It certainly would make it more rare. Less cool, but more rare. :P
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It certainly would make it more rare. Less cool, but more rare. :P
Haha exactly, and since it was my first snare drum ever bought that didn't come with a kit, I wanted to make it like no other snare drum, if that makes sense, being that the snare if customized. (tube lugs, P86, 100th badge...). But next time I order another snare from ludwig, keystone badge or nothing!
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I (bad taste and all) admit that is just too much.
Plus there is JB engraved all around the shell!!!
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I believe this to be the most obnoxious ego driven logo of all time. Were it not attached to such a lovely little drum I'd never have bought it.

Hey Wy, what brand is that drum? I can't quite make out the logo!
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:19 AM
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I tell people when they ask about the JB (and they always do!) it stands for James Brown.

John Blackwell Tama snare.

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I think that JB logo is the only one I can agree with everyone else here on...

It's absolutely obnoxious :| The color choice only makes it worse
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Well i guess you have to have badges to help identify and promote your drums but the JB and Mapex badges and especially PDP X7 logo's are too much and look pathetic.
I find that the simpler the badges are, the better they are, i like the old premier (XPK and APK) badge and the sonor SQ2 badges, purely for their simplicity.
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Hey Wy, what brand is that drum? I can't quite make out the logo!
That John Blackwell drum should come with a 50 pound gold chain necklace.
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Taye makes some great drums, but I do not like their badges. Just a little tacky to me.
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i think sonor s2, dunnet and brady win as far as badges go
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I happen to really like the logo's on my drums, even though they don't go well with the finish..
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Here's some from my sonor force 2007 kit.

Sorry that I suck with a camera....lol.

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Old school. And I like it!
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Here's a few of mine.............................
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I arrange my rack tom mounts so that they cover the badges of my superstars. They are integrated into the vent hole.
I kinda like the unix badge of my snare (for pics see the link in my signature). Slightly big but classy.
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Sorry, but I never really thought about it. All-in-all, badges don't bother me, but smaller is better.

I do prefer when the badge is just the name of the company and that's it. I liked how Rogers put the paper label on the inside of the shells to indicate the model of the drum.

The Rogers Eagle badge was used before they switched to the script logo.

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I really like the round badges on my Pearl limited-edition kit, and I wish they'd place it on all of their drums.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:15 AM
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I thing a nice hand crafted in-craving would be very classy! Has any company ever tried that approach?
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I've always wondered why drum companies do that. I think it would be better to just have a plain drum with nothing on it, just a nice clean-looking drum. Those badges cheapen the look of the drum in my opinion.

What are they for, anyway? To remind you of what kind of drums you're playing? Seems a bit silly to me.
I think they're actually there so that OTHER people see the brand name. "Ooh! I want a drum set like (so-and-so). What drum set do THEY play?"
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:41 AM
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Oh here's the only actually logo on my Tama Warlord Masai Kit. Which funnily enough I took off.

Of course there's the Warlord "badge" but its just a fancy shape. With Swarovski crystals. Nothing special. ;)

Oddly enough I don't actually have any pics of the badge but once I get around to taking more pics of my updated setup I'll post 'em.

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Oh here's the only actually logo on my Tama Warlord Masai Kit. Which funnily enough I took off.

Of course there's the Warlord "badge" but its just a fancy shape. With Swarovski crystals. Nothing special. ;)

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well I'm envious of your snare drum.

Man, I could stare at that thing all day. :)

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Gretsch Catalina Club Badge:



on my black and silver kit, This looks perfect.
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Besides the fact that I play 'em, I always kinda liked the Yamaha RC badge. Satin background with small black lettering. Classy and not overstated. However, I didn't like other badges Yamaha used, like the old tour custom or the 40th Anniversary badges. They were big brassy things, which to my mind were way too out front and obnoxious looking.
I still love how these Black RC drums look. The sound isn't for me 100% (maybe 85-90% haha!), but they look droolishious! Especially with the older Red/Black sticker era hardware.

I LOVE the Ludwig 100th badge on the Chrome Supra.

I like the smaller badges on kits, and I always hated Pearl and Mapex's big rectangle badges and Rogers big "R" badge.
Fibes badge is cool, the Rogers with the eagle is neat and the old Tama "T" badge was cool.
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Here's some from my sonor force 2007 kit.

Sorry that I suck with a camera....lol.

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Nice! It's a new finish for 2010? And why you have rubber under your lugs and not my Force 2007? Mystery. Sonor decided to put rubber under the lugs with the new finish? (I Have the Blue Fade)
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Nice! It's a new finish for 2010? And why you have rubber under your lugs and not my Force 2007? Mystery. Sonor decided to put rubber under the lugs with the new finish? (I Have the Blue Fade)
Nope, not a new finish, it's called Dark Green Burst, It could just be due to my lack of knowledge with camera settings that make it look different.

As for the the rubber, I think it might just be a shadow or something, although it could have been a new feature from the 2007's made in the year 2009.

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IMHO, if it's a good looking badge (ie, the first brady example), then leave it on. I happen to think it adds to the aesthetics and overall appearance of a drum. If it's an ugly sucker (like on most low end kits) take it off. It takes away from an already unattractive drum.

Again, just my humble opinion :)

Of all the badges I've seen, I feel like Gretsch's higher ends have the nicest looking badge
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I aint feeling the Gretch one the right way, one upside down badge.
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