stumbled upon some late night viewing and the engineer in me thinks, yup, you have a point.
Absolutely correct. First thing most drummers look at is the brand, followed by looks, THEN and ONLY THEN do they want to know how they sound. That of course was pre-determined by the first two things. Drums are drums. Just like it ain't the construction material that makkes a clarinet sound good. The reed is what makes the sound. Like the head on a drum makes the sound. The shell or body of a clarinet is just the carrier of the sound. It does so no matter the material.I like this guy. He’s definitely on to something. So much marketing hype with drumming technology. Ever since I uprgraded the heads on my entry level Tama Swingstar as a teenager and realised it became a totally different set I’ve realised heads is pretty much the ball game. Like he says you buy high end kits for the finish and hardware.
I was just talking to my bassist about this after practice tonight. He was asking if drummers get into the tone wood discussion as much as guitarists. I just laughed. But in the end we both agreed that while it has some impact in a real world playing scenario it will almost never make much impact, or certainly not the impact the marketing claims.I think there's some truth to this. I've played a lot of different types of drums, brands, shells, and wood.
I joke that every time at practice when I tune the drums I always say "Yup, sounds like a drum". I know some people and guitarist get so into tuning and getting it just right. But in the mix all that goes away.
Yup.stumbled upon some late night viewing and the engineer in me thinks, yup, you have a point.
I'm pricing it up as we speak.I’m not sure how cost effective this strategy would be.
You forgot ~48 tension rods, floor tom legs and brackets. I'm guessing the 12" goes in a basket, but if not you need mounting hardware for the kick and the bracket for the tom also.I'm pricing it up as we speak.
I got a quote for a Ludwig Legacy Mahogany in Sky Blue Pearl (12/14/20)for $2700.
I priced out precision (Keller) drum shells; Vintage Mahogany (12/14/20)
8x12 = $121
14x14 = $147
14x20 = $212
(1) roll of sky blue drum wrap = $100
(2) 12", 6 hole 2.3mm flanges = $22
(2) 14", 8 hole 2.3mm flanges = $25
(2) 20", 6ply 1.5"w w/ 24mm inlay = $78
(28) Ludwig Mini Classic lugs with screws/gaskets/etc. = $252
(28) 1 1/4" tube lugs = $166
(1) pair of telescoping spurs = $46
Heads = $150
Total = $1153
I can pay myself $1500 to assemble the damn thing.