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  1. Chunkaway

    Easy survey on Drum brands

    Would: C&C, British Drum Company, Sonor Wouldn't: Pearl, Yamaha, Mapex
  2. Chunkaway

    Buyers Market

    I don’t see this as a buyer‘s market at this time. I bought a 1967 Acrolite in good - not great shape - for $350. That was an average price for the condition on Reverb for the past year or so. (It’s actually slightly higher priced.)
  3. Chunkaway

    Tuning a C& C kit for recording

    Which model C&C kit are you playing? The Player Date I is never going to give you a bright, crisp sound. The wood and edges give the drums a warm, tubby sound. It simply isn’t built for a bright sound.
  4. Chunkaway

    Tama Dyna- Sync Observation

    Hmm...that’s interesting. I wonder what I can do to try to compensate for the lack of a cam. I mean, I have a pretty heavy beater/weight on there now.
  5. Chunkaway

    Tama Dyna- Sync Observation

    Thanks guys. The beater is exactly the same one I was using with my DW pedal. I can try some other ones, but the DW one has a weight on it so it’s pretty heavy already. And just to be clear, I wasn’t trying to compensate for poor technique when I bought the Dyna-sync. Rather, I had read that is...
  6. Chunkaway

    Tama Dyna- Sync Observation

    I recently picked up a new Tama Dyna-Sync bass drum pedal. I had been using my trusty DW 5000 for the past couple of years, but I read several reviews about how smooth and quick the Dyna-Sync is. After playing with this pedal for a few weeks, I noticed that it definitely is smooth and quick...
  7. Chunkaway

    Ludwig Classic maple "Hepcat"

    One word: Resell Even ugly Ludwig finishes will have much better resell value than the Oriollos. I know, I’ll “definitely“ keep this set forever. Except life doesn’t work that way. So, knowing I’ll be selling these drums someday would influence my choice. Wouldn’t make the final...
  8. Chunkaway

    Ludwig Club Date USA or Gretsch Brooklyn

    I have a set of Brooklyns and to my ears they do not sound like the Renowns. The Brooklyns sound like a slightly vintage, modern drum set. They don’t have the attack of modern drums (like the Renowns) but they aren’t as tubby as vintage drums. I prefer the Brooklyns to the USA Customs because...
  9. Chunkaway

    What is your favorite toms configuration?

    I'm currently a big fan of 1 up/2 down. I specifically play a 20/12/14/16 with a 14" snare for almost all situations. If there isn't space, I'll go to a 20/12/14 or a 22/12/16 setup.
  10. Chunkaway

    Top 10 kits of 2020...

    Thank you for the thoughtful response. I went back and listened to the PDP set. The bass is wonderful, I agree. Nice choice!
  11. Chunkaway

    Top 10 kits of 2020...

    I have no problem with anyone's playing on these videos. I actually appreciate the different sounds/mics/playing that are presented. I just am not inspired by any of these kits. Most of the other videos you have done get me interested in the product. (Your Gretsch, C&C, and Ludwig shootouts are...
  12. Chunkaway

    Anyone on here own a shell bank? Any regrets?

    I actually have three shell banks. I have a C&C 12th and Vine, a Rogers 1967, and a 1969 Ludwig set. All of these drums are 22, 20,16,14,13, and 12". No regrets at all for me. I can do just about any genre, in any situation that I could forsee playing in with these drums.
  13. Chunkaway

    Top 10 kits of 2020...

    Honestly, besides the Sonor (which I hate the look of) none of these kits interest me in the slightest. I am not a fan of attack heavy tones. The PDP sounds decent but that’s about it. All the rest of these kits leave me absolutely unimpressed.
  14. Chunkaway

    Does Anyone Actually Gig with A&F Kits and Snares?

    I have wood hoops on my C&C kit, so it does have claw hook tension rods. I never have any issue with the drums going out of tune. Levon Helm gigged a ton with his Ludwig drums that had claw hook tension rods. I don't see how he could have managed that amount of touring/gigging with his drums...
  15. Chunkaway

    Does Anyone Actually Gig with A&F Kits and Snares?

    I have no dog in this race, as I neither own nor am passionately against owning am A&F snare, but a couple of things come to my mind. First off, I never, and I mean absolutely never, see anyone gigging a Yamaha Phoenix, a Tama Star, a DW exotic, etc.... High end kits are rare as it is. I don’t...
  16. Chunkaway

    British Drum Co Aviator snares

    I literally just got the Maverick. I havent played with it much, but I’m not having any problem getting a crack out of it. The drum has 30 degree bearing edges, so it will sound naturally a bit softer than a straight maple shell with double 45 edges. My Ludwig Classic Maple has the double 45...
  17. Chunkaway

    British Drum Co Aviator snares

    Here are some more of their videos featuring aluminum snare drums from the same YouTube page. Pork Pie (Equally as dry as the BDC) Acrolite (Looser wires but still just as dry) Supra (Maybe a tad wetter sounding but still dry as hell.) Q Drums And more dry aluminum snare sounds (Q...
  18. Chunkaway

    Vintage Gretsch Drums (Help)

    Generally, I would agree with this post. I have three vintage kits - Ludwigs and Rogers - and I LOVE all of them. Seriously, nothing sounds and plays like a vintage drum. However, there are considerable hassles and problems with vintage drums which you should be aware of before jumping into that...
  19. Chunkaway

    Thin maple or mixed shells with re-rings -- vintage or newer

    Were you the person who had to wait nearly a year for your drums?
  20. Chunkaway

    Headphone recommendation?

    +3. These are far and away the best studio headphones that I have ever used. I have had mine for at least 10 years without a problem. I also have a pair of the Vic Firth headphones and it isn't even a close comparison. Yes, the Ultraphones are at least 3 times the cost, but they are worth the...