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Old 05-22-2010, 02:22 AM
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Default Don't laugh- 20 year old drum heads now gone.

Pulled off some Remo Ebony Pin Stripes off my Ludwig kit. They were 20 years old. Actually pulled the kit back out after a 20 year absense from playing.

Put on a new set of Remo Ebony Pin Stripes. These went on my 12/13/14 toms and 14/16/18 floor toms. Ludwig Rocker kit. Put some Attack single ply. clear heads on the reso side. They were about 1/2 the price of everyone else. Changed out the hoops for
S-Hoops top and bottom. Wow! Is all I can say. How the heck can a Ludwig Rocker kit sound so good?

Really, these toms have a musical note to them now. Resonates very well and punchy.
I was thinking about getting a new kit but am going to hold onto this one. It is really coming to life in a very good way...

Out of the game 20 years too long.

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Old 05-22-2010, 02:40 AM
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Default Re: Don't laugh- 20 year old drum heads now gone.

I have a feeling that the new heads made the biggest difference. S-Hoops are good but they aren't that good! Twenty year old heads would be pretty dead!
Glad to hear that you are enjoying that kit again.
Keep on playing!
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: Don't laugh- 20 year old drum heads now gone.

The S-Hoops really made a big difference. I put the new head on first with the factory hoops to sample the sound. After putting the S-Hoops on- Night and Day. Big difference so much that it could not be ignored.

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Old 05-26-2010, 01:46 AM
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Default Re: Don't laugh- 20 year old drum heads now gone.

Could be that your old hoops were bent out of shape, so any new hoops would've made a difference. Anyway, as bobdadruma said, it's great that you're enjoying your old kit so much after such a long break. Post some sound/video samples maybe?
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:15 AM
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Default Re: Don't laugh- 20 year old drum heads now gone.

Always good to hear drummers getting back on the horse.

I was recently asked to put new heads on my old Swingstar kit I sold 18 years ago. Yes, they had switched the batters with the resos to save money ! WOW!

After putting some new G1 and G2 clears, that kit sounds so sweet I wanted to take it home with me.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:41 PM
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Default Re: Don't laugh- 20 year old drum heads now gone.

My rehearsal kit just got new heads, clear pins, after at least 10 years (g2's). Funny how you just grow accustomed to the old heads and don't "hear" anything wrong with them - but put something new on and they just open right up.

I've now been thinking about getting some new resos (they are the original reso's that came with the kit in about '92, that were also used by an ignorant young drummer as batters for a while...), not wanting to spend too much on the kit (it's just a practice kit), I've been thinking about the Attacks for resos - the positive review helps, thanks!

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Old 05-27-2010, 12:05 AM
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Default Re: Don't laugh- 20 year old drum heads now gone.

And I thought it was tough letting go of my 7 year old heads... I feel your pain.

However, my new heads arrive tomorrow night, and I'm looking forward to staying up all night babying them into their proper tuning!!!
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:09 AM
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Default Re: Don't laugh- 20 year old drum heads now gone.

Plan on posting pic's and video within the week. Thanks for the good words. The days of cassette and micorphone recordings are all but gone. Welcome new age technology!

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