How does turquoise sparkle look under stage lighting?

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  1. spctomlin

    spctomlin Well-Known Member

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    I have a bare shell Ludwig 6 ply kit Im planning on wrapping. I need something on the showy side and figured silver sparkle would be a good choice as its a classic finish and will take on the color of whatever lighting is hitting it, making it something of a chameleon on stage. But SS is everywhere and Id like to do something slightly out of the ordinary and every time I see a picture of a turquoise sparkle kit I like it a little more. It seems like its a light enough color that it might just do the chameleon thing under stage lights, too. Am I right?
     
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    If you're talking Glass Glitter vs. Sparkle, I would think that Turquoise Glass Glitter would look stunning under stage lights! Here are two snare drums I have, both wrapped in glass glitter, not sparkle.

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    Well, as much as I like glass glitter its gonna get pretty expensive to do a 10/12/13/16/24 kit (classic depths). The pictures of Jammin Sams turquoise sparkle look great to me.
     
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    My turquoise glitters look pretty awesome on stage. This picture is of one of my students using my set at our recotal.
     

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    spctomlin Well-Known Member

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    ^^^
    Nice lookin kit!
     
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    DanRH Old guy, getting younger

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    Pretty awesome...Real old picture BTW. It was a DIY kit. Offset lugs...ugg! What was I thinkin'?
     

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    I've been playing turquoise sparkle since 2001, and have never tired of the color or found stage lights where they don't look terrific, even green. I get compliments on their look on a regular basis. They've been regularly gigged with good bags, and still look great, IMO.
     

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    Before a gig recently two people were standing in front of my set. I asked what was up and one asked if it would be ok if she took a picture as it was the prettiest set she had ever seen. She wasn't a drummer.
     
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    Excellent info and thanks for the input. Beautiful kit, too!
     

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