Another DW bashing thread?
"The gimmick" is the outrageous pricetag - for a plastic drum with 10 cents worth of sand and cement mixed in. Highly innovative.What's the gimmick? The man tries different things. He has a passion for what he does. Where would we be if inventors, hobbyists, shade tree mechanics etc. hadn't tried something out side of the box.
I'm going to try to fly like a bird, I'm going to try to breath underwater, I'm going to put a computer in every home, I'm going to... the list goes on.
John Good believes in what he is doing. You can tell by his enthusiasm. You can tell by the way he treats his employees.
He traveled to a forest that was the source of wood for Stradivarius violins. He took a flight then he sat in a car for six and a half hours to get there. That's a lot of time, effort and money for a gimmick.
Now, will that wood he sources make the best sounding drums in the world. Highly doubtful. Will they make a cool set of drums that have a story behind it to a certain buyer. Absolutely.
I don't see why everyone gets in a twist over a company that tries to improve a product. If they are too expensive, don't buy them. if you don't like round lugs, don't buy them. But don't say its a gimmick, because they make a nice set of drums and hardware and are just as good as any other drum company out there.
I have to wonder if Gretsch, Ludwig, Sonor, Pearl, or any other company was doing what DW is doing, if everyone would bash them too. I highly doubt it. I think it would be praised as a big deal every move they made.
I've said it before and I'll say it again... some people have DW Derangement Syndrome.
Flame On Gentlemen!
Since it already has a rounded bearing edge (for the tire bead), it’s ready for conversion but may sound a bit muffled. You could use a free floating snare type of arrangement to hold the heads against the rim. You would not need to drill holes for lugs.
That's not a gimmick, that's capitalism in all its glory. You're free to choose not to buy it."The gimmick" is the outrageous pricetag - for a plastic drum with 10 cents worth of sand and cement mixed in. Highly innovative.
Actually, the mod’s question is somewhat reasonable, if you were previously involved in construction or cement work. If you were at an all day outdoor concert in the sun, a solid concrete snare could get thermal stress since it easily absorbs heat. Concrete expands and contracts so expansion pieces exist to compensate. Concrete forms a crystalline structure. It is strong but can also be brittle.Pretty sad when even the mods have to make snide remarks. Kinda sets a negative tone. Lead by example?
So I checked an article.That dog won't hunt, I explained the construction of the drum in post # 7.
Of course! Featuring some broke ass, narrow minded, wannabe drummers. LOL
I am Chinese, mind you..It's people that can't make a reasonable argument that use terms like racism. In fact it is used so often it has lost it's meaning. Yawn....
Is that you, Mr. Good? Didn't mean to hurt anyone's DW feelings.
Cash has nothing to do with why I think this concrete snare idea is idiotic. Just dropped big money in Star Walnut kit and a bell bronze snare.
Don't get me wrong, I love DW. But their gimmicks are just a bit much.
Anyways, didn't mean to hurt your feelings. Enjoy your concrete snare.
Never said a word about everyday Chinese people. I was employed by Koreans for 15 years.I am Chinese, mind you..
There's a DW Concrete sitting at my local dealer right now. The only reason I didn't buy it is that I'm very happy with my wood and aluminium snares. I'm not against any shell formula or DW myself.. I just have my own preference, and it doesn't make me a broke ass.
If this is indeed accurate, DW should have advertised it as such. Soapstone is pretty nice stuff and used to be used in fireplaces, wood stoves and countertops back in the day.So I checked an article.
There is absolutely no concrete in the DW concrete snare. ZERO. Boy, is that misleading or what.
Technically the shells are actually made of soapstone, a more refined alternative to concrete, which has been used for centuries as a carving material. The soapstone is mixed with a proprietary polymer and then cast into individual shells.