I'll have to see if youtube has any sound files. That sounds interesting, but man that Ludwig sound is beautiful to my ear. I remember when Made in Japan was frowned upon, so as long as there are no flaws, and they have that punch, I'd be happy. Hell, some snare drums cost more
Lol. What do you have, if you don't mind me asking, and do you have a favorite? I had mentioned I have a Yestayear Starclassic B/B in Bonham sizes. The sound would be great for certain styles of music, but not what I'm looking for. It is a beautiful, rare kit, but it's just not practical.Had never played one until about seven years ago now I have four of them.
Very nice. All of it! The kit sounds great live, and in the studio. At about 4:55 in the vid the tom/bass groove really did sound special, as I could hear everything so clearly, and that snare sound is killer. I read the short story in the description. That had to be tough. I don't have enough superlatives in my vocab to give the description everything deserves. Great stuff!I played a Gretsch Catalina Club Rock 1st generation that had a 26"x16" kick (along with 14"x10" rack and 16"x16" and 18"x16" floors) and it was an absolute sledgehammer. The later generation of this kit changed to a 24"x16" w/ 13"x9" rack and it wasn't nearly as nice, IMO.
I used them as my main live and recording kit for over 10 years -- it's one of the few kits I regret selling.
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(drums in at 0:36 -- note that there's a separate smaller kit for the verses, e.g. at 1:02 to 1:14. The rest is the Gretsch kit)
(drums in at 1:30 for sound check, then show starts at 2:00)
Never owned one but have played someone else’s 16x26’s. No muffling, except a minor built in muffle ring. They were very deep and rumbly, and more work to play fast singles and doubles than a 22” or smaller. I would have tunes them up a little higher.Hello,
A dear friend gifted me a 12x26 Leedy bass drum many years ago...I put some proper spurs on it back then and have been using it to supplement some tone ideas when I record.
Monday I put it up as my main kick and haven't looked back! It feels a bit different sure, but, wow, it sounds just like the perfect kick in my head sounds!
Anyone else a fan???
cheers and blessings, Trey
I had a Vistalite with a 26. It was a challenge to tune, and I wasn’t crazy with how it sounded from the drivers seat, but it was really impressive out front. I regret selling it, but I’ve found 24s to be easier to play and still sound pretty tough. Threads like this for sure make me want to give a 26 another go.