I only just got mine. 14x6.5. Like 30 minutes ago. First thing I did was remove the stock batter Ludwig logo head, tighten all the screws inside (they were all loose) then put an Evans HD head on it. Then I loosened the cord at the throw off, backed the throw to half, tightened up the cord, locked it back down and adjusted it.I just bought a new Ludwig Supralite (it's not light) snare drum and I am having trouble getting it to sound even decent. I bought the Supralite because it is $400. less expensive than the Supersonic that I really want. I think the main problem is that suck a$$ throw-off (P-85 I think although I suspect it's a Chinese copy). The throw-off seems very cheap and if I tighten the snares even close to where they need to be, then I can't get the throw-off to close.
I was wondering if a P-87 or even P-86 throw-off replacement might make me happy??? What do y'all think? Can a P-87 be put on a new Supralite?
I also have an Ludwig Acrolite snare & I love it and it has a P-85 throw-off that works OK.
HELP HELP .... Thanks
I’ve just been playing it for about 15 minutes and it sounds freaking fantastic to me.
I have both a 5” Acrolite and Supraphonic. Both great. But I wanted the deeper sound too, and now I’ve got it.
Also- I can’t imagine returning any drum without playing it for awhile, so the “5 minutes and done” makes no sense to me.