Pretty similar process/method echo here.
I don't wax the edges though. And after I crank them down, I do put some hand pressure to pre-stretch the head/get the glue popping. Then de-tension, tune to taste, then do the "VB Slam."
It may just be some discoloration during the plating process (copper > nickel > chrome).
They are supposed to clean and polish between steps, and that fold area can be a bit troublesome.
Don't know if this will be helpful to you but here some are pics of my older BB (1980): Strainer side and...
I usually hang on to everything, but in a moment of weakness I did part with half a set of Ludwig, pointy B/O badged, 3-ply concert/melodic toms in the ultra-rare black Cortex finish, better than four decades ago. I'd love to get them back, especially if they we're treated the same way as I...
Well that didn't take very long! Glad you were able to re-home that drum so quickly.
That was nice of you to hang on to it for as long as you did and for trying to connect with the original customer before moving it along.
That's cool that your kit was broken in by Benny!!!
I think his book is pretty good, I got it with the DVD. I think the DVD is also available for viewing on YT.
With the book you get a poster that has the 'letters' of the alphabet in binary and ternary (triplet) form, which is pretty useful...
Benny Greb has got some real practical concepts in his "Language of Drumming" material.
I wrote about it in another thread and added a graphic aid (binary alphabet) and embedded a vid (metronome exercise): https://www.drumforum.org/threads/left-foot-and-hi-hat.181350/post-2055169
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I'm detail oriented and I tend to write out full transcriptions of tunes. This is a lot of work, and I rationalize it as analyzing the drum part to a greater depth, but it is a lot of work, so I don't do it very often.
I bought Liz Ficalora's book "How to write a Fast & Easy Drum Chart" because...
Hey that's pretty cool to post that as a reference/resource.
Maybe if I feel ambitious over the next few days I'll poke through some catalogs and see what else I can turn up, and if it's worth expanding the reference.
Here's a list of some the current snare line-up for reference.
The list gets real long considering wood shell veneers/wraps/Legacy models and a whole bevy of special edition/anniversary, Acros, entry/mid-level & discontinued models (like bronze) etc...
5X14" Supraphonic (Aluminum shell)
LM would not be correct for the current line-up; LB402 is (EDIT: for the 6.5"x14 model).
Then you get into a bunch of hardware variants into the model number(s).
Smooth Shell, Imperial Lugs
Smooth Shell, Tube Lugs
Brass Tube Lugs, Millennium Strainer, Die-Cast Hoops
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This.... blasting out of a large stereo console (remember those things!).
Then a few years later getting my booger hooks on the 'orange' artists catalog finding out what he was (currently) playing... I had to have 'em... still got 'em!!!