Ludwig NEUSONIC FAB DIGITAL BLACK OYSTER SE

justadrummer

Junior Member
I've got mine now and am experimenting with different batters. Evans Reso7 (basically their coated Diplomat) is my reso of choice. Batter is TBD, but I suspect it will be the UV1, or UV2 (which I love on my Club Date SE kit!) I started with G12 clear batters, but I know there are better choices.

Note: I installed the tom mount plate, my preference for my in-town kits.

Obligatory pool pic:

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The more I see this, the more I love this. I need a kit leave at a rehearsal space. I've downsized and currently I own only a couple of high end kits that I'd be hesitant to leave in a space across town. I've been looking for something that is a "good" kit, but not crazy expensive. This might be the perfect solution. The funky finish is a bonus.
 

bermuda

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I need a kit leave at a rehearsal space. I've downsized and currently I own only a couple of high end kits that I'd be hesitant to leave in a space across town. I've been looking for something that is a "good" kit, but not crazy expensive
The Fab outfit is a little more expensive than the other finishes - $1299 vs $999 - but I like it the best.

You might find that you like them a lot and want to take them out! :)

Bermuda
 

theseer2

Junior Member
The Fab outfit is a little more expensive than the other finishes - $1299 vs $999 - but I like it the best.

You might find that you like them a lot and want to take them out! :)

Bermuda
A little more? I can get the 22/12/14 right now @ GC for $599 (local), but my 10yr old does not like the pale blue paint, he said it looks like his old baby room :D So back to the BreakBeats for him!

Also the Blue is 16" deep, , cant find the 20x14 locally, the new ones are 14, that would fit in his room better. Just can win with these NeuSonics!
 

bermuda

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Yeah, not a fan of the blue either. The original white and black finishes were nice, but they're discontinued.

GC has a 22/12/14? Hmmm, that's not a stock outfit! I wonder if they swapped the kick or floor tom with another kit? But $599 is below their cost - grab those and put contact paper on them! :)
 

theseer2

Junior Member
Yeah, not a fan of the blue either. The original white and black finishes were nice, but they're discontinued.

GC has a 22/12/14? Hmmm, that's not a stock outfit! I wonder if they swapped the kick or floor tom with another kit? But $599 is below their cost - grab those and put contact paper on them! :)
yeah it sounds great, its on clearance. if it had the 20 x 14 , id get it for him and wrap it in dark blue galaxy! i think someone swapped the bass for customer satisfaction.
 

bermuda

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re the spurs:

If they upgrade them, the drums become more expensive. It wasn't necessary on the Signets - even with mounting toms on the kick - so I'm thinking it's also not necessary on these.
Now that I have my kit and have installed a tom mount plate on the kick, I can state definitively that the spurs are aren't a liability in terms of support or sturdiness. They're actually beefier than the old gullwing and club date (telescoping) spurs we used back in the day, so they're not too lightweight.

Bermuda
 

bermuda

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That's just the name of the finish, however it's not a digitized Oyster Black. It originated elsewhere, and they decided that it resembles what Oyster Black might look like if digitized.
Now it can be told - the idea came from this video wall in the Charlotte NC airport (concourse A if you happen to go there,) and Uli Salazar saw it during a trip to the factory in Monroe. He thought 'that would make a cool drum finish!' and so it was born!

He's lucky he was there when that image was up, the wall changes images regularly. :)

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theseer2

Junior Member
Yeah, not a fan of the blue either. The original white and black finishes were nice, but they're discontinued.

GC has a 22/12/14? Hmmm, that's not a stock outfit! I wonder if they swapped the kick or floor tom with another kit? But $599 is below their cost - grab those and put contact paper on them! :)
Well one cant go into a GC anymore, who knows whats "in store" when this is all over.

Contact paper with woodgrain would be nice, but they all have too many scary faces in them o_O
 

toonamike

Member
Now it can be told - the idea came from this video wall in the Charlotte NC airport (concourse A if you happen to go there,) and Uli Salazar saw it during a trip to the factory in Monroe. He thought 'that would make a cool drum finish!' and so it was born!

He's lucky he was there when that image was up, the wall changes images regularly. :)

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I've been there and I've seen this video wall! Now, why was I in Charlotte?
 
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