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Did anyone end up buying one of the Epic X Over striped Jazzette kits? That's still on the list of kits I'd like to have, curious if the walnut has a good sonic effect on the drums. If you bought one, post some pics and tell us about it!

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If you check out Jason Sutter on drumchannel.com you can hear some good audio of them. Sound fantastic. Tapped a tom at NAMM and definitely had that fuzzy feeling in my nether regions. Rich and warm. After all, they ARE 3 ply shells.
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Liz,
I saw Yoron Israel totally jazzing out on one of these at PASIC this year, playing in a duet w/the malletist Jay Hoggard on a big stage. I was close enough to hear the miked and unmiked sound. They sounded incredible, open and big, and I don't even like the looks of them. Talked to Yoron, a happy guy on a lot of records who I believe teaches at Berklee, and he told me he didn't even know Ludwig still made drums (!) and endorses another company, but he was impressed by them.
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That is one nice kit. I'd love to have one... :drunken:
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I'm not crazy about the looks of that kit... the stripes and all. Still, I'd love to have a high end Ludwig jazz kit... as much as a Gretsch or anything else really.
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LIke the idea of them, but can't get past the two-tone Wild West look.
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Shane of the Drumcenter Nh had/has one listed on his e-bay store and he has written a great review on it "His take on it"
I think the kit is going for a little over $1200... I personally don't like the bass drum riser thing... I keep my 18 on the floor... saw an ad with Jason Sutter's kit - more like Bobham sizes - the striped pattern looked great on it! Great for Ludwig to be offering this segmented shell concept! Innovative!
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After all, they ARE 3 ply shells.


Sorry, nope. I thought that too. Later found out that the poplar "core" was more than one ply, I think it's three. So that makes them 5ply shells plus rings.

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I could see them selling lots of them in glitter finishes...
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I obviously like the finish - I had this snare drum custom built for me 4 or so years ago:
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After all, they ARE 3 ply shells.


Sorry, nope. I thought that too. Later found out that the poplar "core" was more than one ply, I think it's three. So that makes them 5ply shells plus rings.

Really?

Damn...

That's still pretty cool. Do you know how many mm they are?
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Some folks will remember this lovely snare that Tom Wells passed around a few years ago...sure wish I could have bought it. THis is what I thought of first time I saw the Ludwig kit.

Edited by blueshadow, 22 January 2010 - 11:43 PM.

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the drums are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!

we have afew sets in stock at the store when you just tap them they sing sound great -- put it this way . they sound like a drum should sound - the bass drums are full deep and very bottom -- we have the 20'' and 22'' set alwasy in stock and sell loads for them

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the drums are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!

we have afew sets in stock at the store when you just tap them they sing sound great -- put it this way . they sound like a drum should sound - the bass drums are full deep and very bottom -- we have the 20'' and 22'' set alwasy in stock and sell loads for them

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the drums are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!

we have afew sets in stock at the store when you just tap them they sing sound great -- put it this way . they sound like a drum should sound - the bass drums are full deep and very bottom -- we have the 20'' and 22'' set alwasy in stock and sell loads for them

dave drew

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Apparently they make a 22x14, 13x9, 16x16 kit that I am considering. I typically play 20/12/14 or 18/12/14 and also have a 24/13/16 DW kit, so a 22/13/16 may be a real treat.
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mike we got them !!

call you local ludwig dealer first ! if they cannot help you give me a call in rhode island 401 769 3552

thanks dave dew
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I like the X-Overs. What I would really like to see is the 14/16/18/26 X-Over kit that was on the inside cover of MD last month that Jason Sutter uses made available. Now THAT would be cool!
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I've thought seriously about buying some of these. I suspect that they will sound best in the smaller sizes, but I'd really like a 22/12/14ft/16ft. Can't get it because that's not any of the preset configurations.

And it would be in place of a Legacy kit -- much less dollars for me (and for Ludwig though). They aren't doing a natural finish Legacy and this might be as close as I can get.

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mike we got them !!

call you local ludwig dealer first ! if they cannot help you give me a call in rhode island 401 769 3552

thanks dave dew



Mike,
I saw one of these kits at Dave's shop and they are truly fantastic looking and sounding drums and Dave is a great guy as well.
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