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  1. Supraman5x14

    Heads for 80s Acrolite

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  2. Supraman5x14

    Heads for 80s Acrolite

    Closest to what was on there would be an Ambassador coated or G1 on top, and a Diplomat, or Hazy 200 bottom. Your choice. Done deal.
  3. Supraman5x14

    Heads for 80s Acrolite

    Again, the same prescriptions many offered for the Slingerland you recently posted will work on the Acrolite. Also, please search the forum on this ubiquitous drum, as there are numerous threads about it. FWIW, I roll with Evans G1 over hazy 300.
  4. Supraman5x14

    Headphones

    Are you asking for advice on in ear monitors, or head phones? Please clarify. I use Sony MDR-7506 phones, but don't use in ear monitors, as I couldn't get used to them. Perhaps the fine members here with experience with IEMs can chime in if that's what you're looking to learn about.
  5. Supraman5x14

    RIP Eddie Money

    Eddie Money passed away earlier today. One of the realy good people in Rock and Roll. I remember seeing him a few times in the 80's and early 90's, and have to say, he and his bands always played their hearts out. You always got the impression he really loved his fans, and received their love...
  6. Supraman5x14

    Snare Strainer/Throw Comparison

    I can highly reccomend the Pearl 5x14. Fantastic sound, tuning range, build quality, and overall performance for the price. I've had mine for 5 and a half years, and it's a keeper. The only difference is, mine has the SR-017 strainer, which I love for it's smoothness, and practicality. I...
  7. Supraman5x14

    Slingerland Heads

    I used a standard Ambassador on the bottom, as I only needed the Classic fit on the top. They do make Classic Fit heads for the snare side if you need one, BTW.
  8. Supraman5x14

    Ludwig Experts: Ludwig Classic Maple Opinions

    FWIW, my Gold Sparkle Ludwig Classic Maples are clearly stamped inside as being from 2005, and have badges starting with 341XXX.
  9. Supraman5x14

    Slingerland Heads

    Try a Remo Classic Fit. I have a "swollen" Acrolite that had a tight Ludwig head on the batter side, and a new G1 was still too tight. The Remo Classic worked ad advertised. https://remo.com/products/product/ambassador-coated-classic-fit/
  10. Supraman5x14

    Head Change

    Were the Ludwig by Remo heads of a crimped hoop design, or, traditional epoxy glued Remo design?
  11. Supraman5x14

    Weird Acrolite

    No, I doubt it was the same issue, but the flesh hoop of the Ludwig Rocker head scratched the shell. Thanks for your reply.
  12. Supraman5x14

    Weird Acrolite

    This is an interesting post...will have to look at my Acrolite and get back to you on this.
  13. Supraman5x14

    Where to get a single bass drum that matches my set

    Not to mention the two alternate sounds produced by two well tuned bass drums played by a skilled drummer. Nothing like it in music IMO.
  14. Supraman5x14

    5.5' or 6.5' SNARE DRUM?

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  15. Supraman5x14

    Weird Acrolite

    I take it you're talking about a jig on a work bench? I'd like to see what that looks like, and how long it would take to return to original shape/size using this, or, the clamp method. If you have a photo, would it be too much to ask you to post it? Thanks for your reply!
  16. Supraman5x14

    Ludwig classic maple snare

    I have a 6.5x14 Maple Classic in Gold Sparkle that came with my 2005 four piece and it has a lot of range, depth, and warmth. I also love my 1989 hammered bronze Supra with 2.3 rims. Both of these drums are go-to's, along with, my 5x14 COA Supra. Great choices one and all!
  17. Supraman5x14

    Weird Acrolite

    Thanks for your reply. I have come to the same conclusion., and will probably look into getting another Acrolite. I tried several G1's, and al were tight fitting. When the current head goes, I'll try a Remo Classic Fit head. No big deal.
  18. Supraman5x14

    Weird Acrolite

    Yeah, I just think that in the case of my acrolite, the larger diameter of the upper half of the drum makes lower tunings harder to achieve, but overall, the drum performs well tuned in mid to high range. Thanks for your reply!
  19. Supraman5x14

    Weird Acrolite

    Good question. I got the drum with two different hoops when I bought it . The top was a 2.3 mm, and the bottom looked to bw a 1.6 mm, so I replaced the bottom with a 2.3 to match the top one. The drum measures a little over an eighth of an inch out on the top side only as I recall. I only...
  20. Supraman5x14

    Weird Acrolite

    So almost six months has passed since I dipped into the used Acrolite waters. I came up with a drum that I literally had to punch the batter head off from the underside to remove it. That was strange enough, given the fact, that, the bottom head fit perfectly. I've seen drums that, when out...
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