also played covers for many years and yes it‘s usual for “live“ to be 2 bpm faster
if the guitar player insists on playing “Baracuda” at warp speed it can be a problem...
digital metronome is a must in a cover band always I always measured and sent the actual bpm when exchanging notes re new...
I laugh at this myself, but, Im amazed at how well this works,
one SM57: 4” above the 20” kick and 12” in front, 8” to the right side if behind the kick.
Plugged into a 10 year old Roland interface into a 10 year old Mac using garageband (or Reaper)
My brother mixes my exported mp3 into the...
coated emps over clear ambassadors were my choice, often got complements on drum sound,
Aquarian Superkick on the bass batter Emperor res and used minimal muffling.
Of interest re tuning: To stop toms detuning (which happened playing my Stage custom birch much more than on my Oak customs), I...
I’m ”next door” in Burlington. I’d say that kit is rare, in Ontario at least, and retains better value as is.
Agree shells are desirable. I’d keep em.
If you do want to sell show them to Century Drum store in Toronto. They sell a lot of vintage gear and generally for higher prices than one gets...
Thanks for posting this I really enjoyed it!
That's how I started playing, just jamming, with 1 or 2 guitar players...in my parent's rec room...on a Stewart kit we paid $75 for...magic
Really miss being able to get together to jam...some day...
Alan Dawson in Toronto 1974 (or '75?) I was about 17 years old.
At one point he sang as he played to illustrate song structure.
Don't recall him mentioning the now famous "rudimental ritual".
I do remember at the end of his solo he said something like, "and here's another drum set I'm done...
Attached drum shows 1969 bass drum with painted resonant hoop, (no inlay), and batter hoop that was missing the inlay so I painted the inlay area to match the drums.
Realize that this is not for everyone. Makes me happy. Go for it! Paint can be removed, repainted or covered.
I don’t like the...
I was surprised that Zak didn’t appear. I did fast forward a few bits maybe I missed him?
Don’t understand the criticism. We are entitled to our opinions.
He’s a Beatle! He still gigs, (or would if possible). His message is peace and love. And he’s eighty years old!
Hope I’m loved and as able...
This is a reliable stand no locks but convertible from flat to tripod. I use the crosstown hardware but I will keep this stand as it’s also light weight but sturdy
Agree with all posters and I learned something about ”funk” drumming.
Not surprised how many will work for small $. There are a lot of great drummers out there.
Agree Stephen Taylor is a annoying but the the follow up is valuable;
great lesson in creativity for student drummers...
Yes. The producer doesn’t like parts where some of the “drummers for hire“ have not paid enough attention to the music. The drummer whose part he likes best has grasped where to “play shots”, where to lay back, or intensify. Listening is an important skill.
Glad there are still things a human...
Being Canadian I liked the maple leaf in the badge. I thought they were Canadian maple?
There is another DrumForum thread about these drums from last year
I was working in a drum shop then and I distinctly remember one wrap...
ok I guess I should have said standard lugs are “less desirable to me”, because I much prefer the appearance of Classic Ludwig lugs and I’ve seen multiple references on forums to those lugs being less sturdy, (tendency to cracking?) but I could wrong about that.
Yes really desirable wrap. It...
Ha! Have to reply to your title question.
I’ve been asking myself this question since 1974.
Answer; a “complete” kit is whatever you are playing right now.
As soon as you add something the learning starts again.
My understanding is are some Ludwig Standards with classic lugs and others, (the majority?) with “standard“ lugs which are less desirable.
In 2012 I bought a set of standard shells, (stripped for the valuable classic lugs), for $50. Spent $100’s to restore. Lesson learned.
So my feeling is...
In Burlington Ont. at “The Sound Shop” as a teenager then at “Burlington Music” which became “Lakeshore Music” which eventually was one of the many local stores bought by Long & McQuade who now have 80 stores in Canada. I also worked partime at Burlington L&M from 2003 to 2010.
In 1973 my older...