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  1. ludwigfire

    Barton drum co drum bags!

    A little praise for Barton customer service.... I ordered 2 seperate sets of the original bags and have nothing but good things to say after a year or so of use. I recently ordered a set of the new blue bags through Barton's reverb store and began the waiting process for them to arrive. I...
  2. ludwigfire

    Best Quick Release Cymbal Nuts

    No, the ball head is not any wider than the rest of the topper. It is tall enough where I have not had a problem losing felts. The felts usually hug the plastic sleeve/washer thing tight enough not to fall off. Yes, they equal out to 12 bucks a piece, quite steep, but they are machined...
  3. ludwigfire

    Best Quick Release Cymbal Nuts

    I liked the Tama but actually had a problem popping them off the stands while playing. I switched to these offered by Steve Maxwell several years ago and am in the process of putting them on all my stands. They are offered in 6mm, 8mm, and 1/4x20 (?). My only complaint is that, even with the...
  4. ludwigfire

    Show us your Aluminum Snare Drums!

    Along with my recently aquired mid '90s 6.5" and late '70s 5" Supraphonics, I have this 5.5" Craviotto Solitaire. These drums were offered in 5.5" and 6.5" depths in 2 colors, gun metal and black, so I thought this was a one off. I have since seen another red one along with a gold one and blue...
  5. ludwigfire

    Your last impulse purchase

    I'm a sucker for Ludwig's old blue marble finish from the mid '90s so one of my latest impulse decisions was actually a trade. I traded an early '70s clear interior 3 ply set made up of blue sparkle orphans in 13, 16,18, 22 for a very nice "Super Classic" 4 ply 12, 13, 16, 22 power tom set of...
  6. ludwigfire

    It’s LudVig, you morons! DCP voicemail

    I don't see what the argument is about, you're all wrong! Everyone on Craigslist agrees it is Biman!
  7. ludwigfire

    As Julie Andrews sang... The Garage is Alive With the Sound Of Ludwig's!

    Haha, yes, I know, I've tried! I do have 5x14 and 6x13 snares in blue marble to tide me over for now. I missed a 6.5 on reverb a few years back and still kick myself for that one.
  8. ludwigfire

    As Julie Andrews sang... The Garage is Alive With the Sound Of Ludwig's!

    Good on you for doing the gig and rehabbing those sweet black marble beauties! I'm taking a break from doing a complete tear down, clean, and polish on a 6 ply. traditional sized blue marble set with mach lugs to type this. This makes my third blue marble set.
  9. ludwigfire

    hole spacing for Ludwig 5/16" curved spur bracket/plate vs hole spacing for Ludwig 1/2" curved spur bracket/plate

    Yes, the hole spacing is the same for the 2 mounts. The larger legs require a slightly larger hole to pass through the shell without binding. In the past, I have used a Dremel tool with a sanding drum on it to take off just enough material.
  10. ludwigfire

    Fibes year and wood?

    Call or email Tommy at Tommy's Drum Shop in Austin and ask the man himself. He can probably tell you right off the top of his head. I would discourage asking when / if Fibes will ever be back in business. He plays his cards pretty close to the vest on the subject and will not say much about...
  11. ludwigfire

    A Paiste line up

    For classic rock and blues, you can't go wrong with the 2002 line. The only problem would be deciding on which individual cymbals to go with. Paiste's consistency makes it easier to find what you like as the soundfiles are usually accurate and good representations of what you will get...
  12. ludwigfire

    Horrible news...our own Mike Layton has passed on.

    Vaya con Dios Amigo
  13. ludwigfire

    OT - Bathroom Policy For Strangers

    I've had this happen at least twice over the last few years. Immediate red flags! My dad built this house and my parents and older brother moved in a month before I was born. All of our names are drawn in the concrete in 2 different spots. No one else has ever lived here. If I know you...
  14. ludwigfire

    Drum Keys

    Benefits of working in a welding shop.
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    YOUR ORPHAN KIT?

    One of my favorite orphan sets, all early '70s clear interior B/O badged 3 ply 13,16,22, original blue sparkle wraps, no mods to anything, all aquired seperately. Not pictured is a 16x18 floor tom that matches. It took a while to find the correct 9x13 made to mount on the rail with the badge...
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    If You Could Play Drums for One Night with One Group, Who Would It Be?

    Waylon Jennings with Ralph Mooney on steel. The Blues Brothers, orignal touring version of the band with Jake and Elwood up front. For either gig, I'd use my Ludwig Classic Maples 10, 12 concert toms, 13,16,22 with my Austin Fibes 5.5x14 maple shell with SFT throwoff. Cymbals would be Paiste...
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    So many missing Forumites???

  18. ludwigfire

    Vic Firth factory second sticks -

    I've wondered about this myself. Back in the '90s, VF offered a 5B with a nylon tip that had a short taper that made for a beefy neck. I loved the feel of these sticks and they were very durable when using the neck of the stick on hihats. Then all of a sudden, they changed the design of the...
  19. ludwigfire

    My Snare Collection - Bruce Feltner Inspired Picture.

    Amazing collection! Is that a brass shell Twin Sensitive 2nd row from the back?! (I can hear it now, Mike Curotto saying, "hold my beer!)
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