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Old 05-20-2010, 05:58 PM
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If I was a drum maker, I would etch the name in the hoops in a different color. I like Tamas idea the best, a decal. That to me looks far better than any badge you can name.
I have DW's and the finish is kind of a greenish/blue lacquer, with black hardware. The DW badges are gold and don't go at all. I tried taking them off but the holes are pretty big so I left them on.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:28 AM
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JM SMITH Custom Drums. I picked this snare drum up about two months ago.
Killer snare all the way.

Don't know much about the company but this thing cracks like a bolt of electricity.

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Old 05-21-2010, 04:47 AM
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Another one to add from my recent addition to my Peace maple shell kit.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:56 AM
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JM SMITH Custom Drums. I picked this snare drum up about two months ago.
That's a beautiful looking drum mate. I really like the smooth shell. The gold hardware completes it nicely too I think.

What material is the shell?
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:08 AM
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I agree.
I like the big, gaudy logos to be all over everything. The Gretsch logo is so badass that I made it my avatar. I'm proud of my drums and cymbals, logos and all. Maybe I just have poor taste.
I agree on the Gretsch logo..
Love the "T" roof script!! Just classy..
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:49 AM
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The JM SMITH is a chrome over steel. It was a bargin. Was on Ebay. The seller had paid $475.00 a while back to have it built. I won the bid at $138.00. I figured I could not go wrong. If it sounded bad I would dump it. Turns out the be the best snare I have every owned. The snap is incredible. Can tune low and fat and almost compete with with Ludwig Colliseum snare. Best unexpected drum purchase to day.

My guess is that no one has ever heard of this company and simply passed on it. Glad I took the chance.

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Old 09-10-2010, 09:53 PM
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Way late to this party...but it's a good discussion. Badges are often overlooked by the smaller companies, and can really make or break a drum in some instances. I'm biased towards the Black Label badge, but can ya blame me....



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Old 09-10-2010, 10:45 PM
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this is a shame


I can't stand big square badges, this is awful and to me it ruins a beautiful drum. and the mapex meridian with the circle badge is really classy too. I don't get it.
i would have to agree, even though i love my saturns, the badge is just huge and distracting from the finish. it is kinda a miniscule complaint but small badges just look so much classier. i made it a point to aim all the saturn badges to where they were less noticable. novel thought, when you buy a new kit the badges come on a sticker sheet and if you wanna put them giant gawdy badges out for the world to see do it, and if not don't put them on at all.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:27 AM
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Those Black Label badges are very cool.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:56 AM
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I Bought an absolutely trashed 80's set of Slingerlands that I'm going to attempt to restore. The Badges just reek of history.


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Old 09-11-2010, 03:25 AM
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I love the badges on my Yamaha MCA's. This is my 8" tom.

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Old 09-11-2010, 05:57 AM
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When I saw the thread title I immediately thought of the Black Label Drums logo for the "good" column. Classy, understated, and very unique. No shame at all in plugging your own stuff Dennis! :)

I'm partial to round badges, especially if they keep the size down. The new round badge Mapex put on the Meridian series was just icing on the cake when compared to the updated lugs and suspension system, but it still factored into my choice. The Orion and Saturn badges take up way too much space and are really distracting to me.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:19 AM
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Taye makes some great drums, but I do not like their badges. Just a little tacky to me.
I thought the Taye one was nice and conservative.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:31 AM
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I know I just bought one, which explains my current fixation, but I really like the overall direction Yamaha took with the look of the new Rock Tours. The badges are no exception.

Embossed, V-shaped Yamaha Rock Tour series badge:



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Old 11-29-2010, 11:49 AM
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dw seem intent on sporting their name on every piece of dw equipment - heads, badges... and they've made it so u can tell a dw kit apart from another kit from amile away with their gigantor lugs
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:06 PM
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my favourite badge is the original starclassic one, that is painted on. so pretty :)
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:59 PM
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For me, it's absolutely the Sonor SQ2 dual mallets.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:39 AM
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I like the added touch badges give.





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Old 12-23-2010, 12:03 PM
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I love my Pearl badge. I love everything about these drums.

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Old 12-23-2010, 12:38 PM
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It depends what the drums are for me really. If it's a decent set of drums like my sc performers then the badges stay. If it's a POS like my santafe snare drum then the badge comes off just so no-one makes the same mistake I did and is tempted to buy one...
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:54 PM
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This I like, could belong to the Jetsons.

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Old 02-16-2011, 03:26 PM
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Sometimes they just look so generic..

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I never understood why, after John Good talking all that drum shell hype, suspension mounts and high quality, they have no problem placing thier badges on by ramming screws into the shell.
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The Ludwig Centennial badge. I think it's too big and too busy. I took them off the toms because they just ruined the look of the drums. I don't know why companies who have enormous brand recognition "such as Ludwig" would mess with success. These are excellent drums BTW.

I agree the Centennial badge's are awful looking. Ludwig takes a beautiful drum like that & messes it up with a tacky badge.

If I ever got a set of Centennial's I also would take the badge's off ASAP I like too see the shell not the badge.

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:32 PM
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I never understood why, after John Good talking all that drum shell hype, suspension mounts and high quality, they have no problem placing thier badges on by ramming screws into the shell.
I agree! On my pdps the screws go clean through the shell and are secured with nuts on the inside!
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:52 PM
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Here's one I haven't seen in this thread yet. :)

This is my practice pad holder.

Drum sounds great, but the badge is UG-LY!!!
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I think it might even be crooked too. LOL
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:02 PM
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The Ludwig Centennial badge. I think it's too big and too busy. I took them off the toms because they just ruined the look of the drums. I don't know why companies who have enormous brand recognition "such as Ludwig" would mess with success. These are excellent drums BTW.

The background on this badge is nice, but the font they used, and the way it's done looks like a (middle of the class) first year art student did it IMO.
Could have been done MUCH better, even with the same font.
C overall, D for font application.

Fibes logo looks nice. I don't mind the Ludwig Keystone on my drums at all because they are small-ish.

Yamaha's RC badge is nice.

I love that Black Label badge with the wings...You get an "A" Phattie for that one (Black Glass Glitter?).

I LOVE Jim-G's drums finish. That logo looks better than the big square Pearl uses.

Joyful Noise has a nice touch with the feather. Is there anything else on their stuff?

I like the "if you know, you know" on some drums.

Dunnett has his cut-out script, and it's nice on his stuff.

Trixon was cool, and those drums looked futuristic and weird.

Sonor's circle looks nice, and the double mallet looks cool on the higher end stuff, but it's kinda big.
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Drum sounds great, but the badge is UG-LY!!!
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I think that badge actually looks nice. It's understated and symmetrical unlike the Centennials or John Blackwell ones.

EDIT: of course, now that I look at it, it does appear to be slightly crooked. ):

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Today I bought a Peace Hand Hammered Steel snare and I think they did a good job with this one. The whole thing just looks great, including of course, the badge.

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It's understated and symmetrical unlike the Centennials or John Blackwell ones.
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Joyful Noise has a nice touch with the feather. Is there anything else on their stuff?
No other markings. They have an option, for an extra cost, to have joyful noise engraved on a hoop.

(this one isn't mine, from google)
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No other markings. They have an option, for an extra cost, to have joyful noise engraved on a hoop.

(this one isn't mine, from google)
I want one so bad now. Does it sound as great as it looks?
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I want one so bad now. Does it sound as great as it looks?
No experience with any of the wood offerings; I only own the brass one I first pictured. I also have a bronze one on order, which should be completed fairly soon.

Sounds great, very reminiscent of a ludwig black beauty. Very loud and "alive" sounding.
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I don't like the badge on Tama's new Silverstars, however I love the ones on the Superstars and the Starclassic Performers.
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Script logo's have always done it for me Love ronn Dunnetts
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JM SMITH Custom Drums. I picked this snare drum up about two months ago.
Killer snare all the way.

Don't know much about the company but this thing cracks like a bolt of electricity.

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Hello,

Some badges with the Tullio Granatello signature from Tamburo !





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Old 08-12-2011, 09:15 PM
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:38 PM
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Sometimes they just look so generic..

Fair enough, but to me it looks quite Sci-fi.

The Tambor looks exotic, the over hanging T is like a palm tree, or somthing the man from delmote should be proud of.
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