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  1. Iristone

    Remo international dealer peculiarity

    Apparently when I buy new Remo heads in China they somehow must go through the EU dealers? :scratch:
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    ITT: Awful Sounding Drums that Make the Song

    If "bad" means "short sustain", what about some Abbey Road? JK. Some early Who, Cream, etc., etc. have incredibly narrow-banded and distorted drum sounds. Listen to Substitute, My Generation etc. and frankly the drums sound like a mush. Incredible how Keith managed to tune and play through THAT.
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    Creative Tom Positioning Competition "Official" Thread

    5 pages and no this guy?
  4. Iristone

    What’s your favorite stick?

    VF SD4 Maple, VF SKM Keith Moon signature. I wish Zildjians would come in those sizes, these are the best woods I've used. :blackeye:
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    Ludwig Centennials and Signets

    I think so. Dealers in mainland China are no longer carrying Centennials, but they still had Signets by the end of '17 or 18, I can't remember.
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    Remo head reformulation?

    On second thought maybe that's something to do with the stiffness of those newer, un-broken-in coatings. I can only guess now, but I'll probably invent in some more. At least it's getting better!
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    Remo head reformulation?

    Sorry for my verbose postings today, but I've noticed another interesting phenomenon. I've bought a new Remo coated Ambassador head. I think it's the best coated Remo I've had ever! The coating is thick matte white, similar to a Vintage Ambassador I bought last year (I used to believe the VAs...
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    Ludwig Centennials and Signets

    Can't believe they are still in stock and being sold at dealers after 5 years of being officially discontinued. I've heard rumours that they are still secretly being made at the Ludwig plant! Any caveats? I'm eyeing on a Centennial Zep set in silver sparkle, but may not really pull the trigger.
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    Favorite cowbell?

    I've a no-name timbale cowbell that just has a nice resonance. I've heard samples of some Meinl black steel cowbells and these sound good too. I feel it's okay as long as it's not an LP RRR.
  10. Iristone

    Interesting Slingerland set

    If only they'd do international shipping... :crybaby:
  11. Iristone

    Any of you have a one-trip kit?

    What about electronic? Doesn't even need a cart. :wink: Seriously, I think my Ludwig kit can be one trip too. Maybe not if I'm to add the Rogers concert toms of ny dreams.
  12. Iristone

    8-lug die-cast hoop reduce to 4-lug over time?

    I remembered new hoops tuned up pretty well, but then I thought I could tune up fine with the old hoops too and switched back... shouldn't have. :silent: I've not yet checked the edges strictly but they look fine from the outside. Probably explains why it cost me almost $1,000!
  13. Iristone

    Gretsch USA Custom: A Few Questions

    +1 on the new Micro throw-off. I installed it on my RB Gretsch and, it works! No experience with the Lightning throw-offs but the name... what about some Tom throw-offs or Butch throw-offs? :happy11:
  14. Iristone

    Low snare stand that would work to use a 12" or 13" power tom as a floor tom?

    I think some people that uses a marching snare as a (talk about PHAT) main snare might chime in. Otherwise the 40s style cradle/basket stand might work? I suppose you might also be able to use a multi-clamp and attach the snare basket horizontally to the tripod base.
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    Piece of equipment that's stuck with you

    Technically I've never sold my acoustic kit, e-kit, any snare, but my Ludwig Legacy, I'll probably keep it till I die! Then I'll probably give it to my most trusted/promising drummer friend I'll've known by then (that's if they still play drums in say 2090 heh). :wink: Oops, just remembered, I...
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    8-lug die-cast hoop reduce to 4-lug over time?

    By holding down the hoop with only the 4 tight lugs for a day, it sort of became better. Also works with the detune-one-lug-by-1/4-turn technique pretty well.
  17. Iristone

    Ludwig Tambourines

    Were they 3-ply? Does it affect their sound when played on the head?
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    Gretsch snare question

    Gonna start something? :hiding:
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    Value of Downbeat snare

    Is the throw-off completely beat up or still working? All I see in the 2020 market, full working ones seem to command top, top dollars. :scratch:
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    Mismatched kits can be cool

    Guess I should've clarified my Rototoms aren't Ludwigs. They are CB-700s. Yeah, they still make them! :blackeye: