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    Fave batter head for snare drums

    Remo coated CS black dot. Once in awhile a coated Emperor.
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    OT - Song Link Game

    I'm legitimately annoyed that they put this song in my head.
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    Let's see those BRASS Snare Drums!

    Some serious heavy hitter brass drums in this thread right out of the gates! Here's a couple of mine. Ludwig 1920's NOB 6.5x14 8 lug Gretsch Bell Brass 6.5x14"
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    SOLD *** Gretsch USA 6.5x14 Solid Aluminum Snare

    Whew! I kept staring at that drum. Somebody saved me from temptation.
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    Drumsticks that make you go "meh"

    Nylon tip.
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    My D’Amicos with the drill less Ludwig Atlas rail system. UPDATE: I put the old ISO’s back on.

    Ah, yeah, it does bounce some with the BRs. I don't mind it though personally and it doesn't hinder playing in any real way. But to each their own.
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    My D’Amicos with the drill less Ludwig Atlas rail system. UPDATE: I put the old ISO’s back on.

    Have you considered trying the Inde version of this? I haven't used the one that replaces a lug but have had good success with the one that uses existing holes from a previous mount (BR2). In my experience the BR2 was pretty dang close resonance-wise to using a RIMS mount and was miles ahead...
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    Need expertise and advice!! On rare gold snaredrum

    Showing pictures is really the only way you'll get people on here to really believe you have a drum like that. And besides, we love pictures!
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    Ludwig or Yamaha?

    Is this trade with a friend? I'm wondering if you could do a one week or one month trial after which either party can back out no questions asked. Short of that, I'd set them up next to each other and play them and see if you like the Yamahas better. p.s. Personally I'd pick the Yamahas.
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    1985 Yamaha Value

    There's lots of great info in this thread. Also this dating guide. It's confusing because serial #'s starting with an L could be 1975 or 1985 but I agree with everyone above that given the power depths and the finish yours are from 1985. There are others here that know tons about these...
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    How many of you are health/fitness nuts?

    I've gotta stay active or I feel gross. Walking, bike commuting, golf (walking), yoga, and swinging a kettlebell are my main sources of activity these days.
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    Show Some Love for Duco Finishes

    Man, me too! I've never had any though. But I even saved this pic from years ago from who knows where as a set I'd like to own some day:
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    Help Identifying Ludwig Supraphonic Year

    I bought my Black Beauty in 2013 and that was right after they had switched the badge style from the one on the drum in the OP's question to the new style that's still used now and looks more like the 60's keystone badge. So given that plus the gasket data point I think we've narrowed the year...
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    Yamaha Recording Custom, old or new?

    Another vote for new even though I haven't even played the new ones. So this is based off of what others said above and elsewhere about the bass drum but also the build quality of my Live Customs at the same factory are top notch.
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    Why does only 1 lug always detention?

    Happens to me on most of my snares at the rimshot lug (or two). I still haven't found a lug lock solution that I really like but this works ok.