Exactly! The white strips will reflect the changing colors for a dynamic look. I used white kits on the road for more than 20 years, and they always followed the stage lighting to become more a part of the show.As strange as the wrap is, I could see that looking really good under stage lights.
Me too. I loved these drums since they first appeared in 2018, but never pulled the trigger. I was ready to order one of the other colors, and when I saw a photo of these at the factory, I knew the timing was right.I'm more interested in sound.
This one thing I don't doubt ; I'm sure they're very good sounding drums, with beautiful shells.The Neusonics sound fabulous, far better than they should given that they're the lowest priced US-made Ludwigs.
Part of keeping the cost down is the labor and material savings by forming the finish with the shell in the mold. It's a one-step operation, Same for the Signets - those 'wood' finishes were actually the external ply as well. That undoubtedly has a lot to do with the sound of both shells, the finish is more unified with the shell than gluing a wrap on a finished shell.The other thing I'm sure, those drums would have much more thumbs up and sales if they also offered more classic colours, let say transparent cherry, or transparent black, silver sparkle, gloss white, Termagloss maple... The same problem as the Signet drums kit actually
I think it's that as well, cherry is a good wood! I've been playing my Asian-made Club dates for the last year or so, and they sound great to me. They're a cherry-gum shell with a full nice roundover edge. Neusonic is maple & cherry, with a 45° and slight outer bevel for better shell contact (which results in a little more of the fundamental note.) So the sound is balanced nicely - some attack but with a nice note - and the sustain is wonderful. These will need to be gated for sure!Maybe it's the wood combination or something
Top priority for me is always the sound. I didn't choose the finish with Al in mind, I just happened to order the drums when the finish was announced. I would have ordered a kit anyway in either Coral Red or White.I think playing for Weird Al this kit finish be perfect given his eclectic nature.
Interesting judging process. I agree about tom toms, but for cymbals my benchmark is the hi-hat before crashes. And that’s why Paiste is tops for me.Me too. I loved these drums since they first appeared in 2018, but never pulled the trigger. I was ready to order one of the other colors, and when I saw a photo of these at the factory, I knew the timing was right.
I judge a kit by its toms. Kicks and snares have their own sound and are easy to make sound great, but toms reveal how well the sound is balanced, and how much sustain the drum has. If a company makes a great tom, the kicks and snares follow accordingly. (For the same reasons, I judge a cymbal line by its crashes.)
The Neusonics sound fabulous, far better than they should given that they're the lowest priced US-made Ludwigs.
Yeah, I think so. I grew up in late seventies and eighties, so I’m used to nice colors: Tony’s yellow, Recording Custom black or wine, maybe a blue or white—but never, ever an oyster wrap.If you're referring to the older Ringo type oysters - I love 'em.
Just a 'bizarre baby boomer generation thing' I guess.