How’s the Luddys working out thus far?
I have a set of these with the long, high-tension lugs. They are 6ply, 7.5mm thick 100% birch shells. Mine are Sequoia Red with clear lacquer inside. They are loud drums and project well. They are on the heavy side with the long lugs and thick shells but they are very well built and sturdy.I’m in the process of purchasing a Pearl BLX Kit, made between 85’ and 88 So I’m told. Piano black lacquer, Both inside and out! Does anyone have any familiarity with these kits? In the parlance of that period the shells are relatively thick, which I like...
I use it in the studio for the kick and bass amp.
The RE20 is honestly where I want the outputs of my mics to be. All my pres sound great, with low noise, so I haven't had an issue with low output mics in a long time. I've had my first RE20 for about three years now and it has lived in my kick unless I'm using my D12E. If we do take the Cygnus thing on the road I'll bring the full complement of drum mics.I use it in the studio for the kick and bass amp.
You can crank it up as it has excellent GBF (gain before feedback) and you'll probably see you have to increase the gain more than other mics.
I don't take it out live though. I use my EV kick mic.
Congrats on a great mic.
Interesting. They are very fine sounding and very expensive too. Seems to me once u get into top tier territory its all down to personal taste and need. In my un-miced cover band I think the loudness, brashness even of my recently aquired New Beats is probably more appropriate but if I was fully miced...these would be stellar.A quick follow-up to my earlier post. The 16" K Sweet hats are unbelievably great! Like, seriously good hi-hats
If I had to sum them up in one word it would be: Effortless.
Generally speaking, when I play I'm "mixing" myself to balance kick drum, snare drum and cymbals relative to each other. I pay special attention to my hi-hats because it's easy (for me) to get carried away with them. Not so with the K Sweets. They are spot-on no matter how I play them.
They weren't cheap but they're worth it to me. Completely satisfied!
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Congrats ! Pics when it arrives . I was looking at some NOS Bubinga kits when I was searching for a kit but they were ridiculously overpriced .Tama Starclassic Bubinaga In Flat burgundy Metallic. 10”,12”,16” & 22”. Old stock that didn’t sell, so at a 32% discount, I could not pass that up. Should be here in a week.
It will be interesting to hear what miking these will be like but I suppose I'll have to wait a while to find out.Interesting. They are very fine sounding and very expensive too. Seems to me once u get into top tier territory its all down to personal taste and need. In my un-miced cover band I think the loudness, brashness even of my recently aquired New Beats is probably more appropriate but if I was fully miced...these would be stellar.