I don't know, but I thought of you when I took that picture.Very nice work Ian. TBH, I'm not sure why Liberty spent that amount of money doing the show either. They're a good UK custom builder. I wish them all the luck in the world, but you've got to have something more than a new wood/new finish in your goodies bag to stand any chance in the US market, & even if you have the best damn thing out there, your chances are still marginal at best. Brand is everything.
From what I've understood, it will be available immediately with new Ludwig kits purchases. It's only a wait for the retro fit.Nice blog mate. Enjoyed the read.
Can't believe Ludwig are really gonna wait in excess of six months to release the new mount-come-lug-come-clamp-come-bracket. The idea will be ripped off, adapted, modified, rebranded, on the shelves and out the door before they make a dollar out of the thing at that rate. Strange......as is customary where Ludwig are concerned I guess.
ah....one of my former instructors as wellHere I am with one my drum instructors from when I was at PIT a million years ago. At the time, I thought he was much older than me, since he was so much more talented. It wasn't until much later I realized we're the same age. LOL. The one and only Mr. Ray Luzier.
I will hence-forth be referring to that as the "Turducken Kit". Hell, maybe they should just put a duck in the bass drum. Would probably sound better.Gotta say, the Liberty drums looked nice, but didn't sound very good.
But worst in show sound-wise was that goofy SJC kit. I asked if the kick inside the kick, the woofer on the floor tom, and the tube through the rack tom were just for the show. The guy hit all three drums and said "the sound speaks for itself." Indeed it did. Just atrocious. In no genre could those lifeless, flappy sounds possibly work. He would have been smarter and more correct to say "this kit is just to attract attention to the booth" and not let anyone play them. Their tenacity is admirable, but I am very embarrassed for them.