Looking for information (or rough specs) on the '64 snare bed Ludwig advertises as being on their re-issue Jazz Fest snares. I have no idea how they compare to a typical snare bed, but would appreciate any insight someone can provide!
Thanks, here is pic I found of the re-issue '64 snare bed:I don't think I have a '64, but I have a '65 Pioneer - I assume it's the same shell as a JF (but 6 lugs) - if someone can confirm that, I will post pics to compare to a reissue.
I don't have info about the newer snares.
That's pretty much the basic snare bed that was used. However, like all the other drum companies of the time, the cutting of the beds were almost never the same from drum to drum. Rogers was probably the exception, as all the wood-shell 60's snare drums I've had appear to exhibit consistent beds from shell to shell.
I’ve simply never had as good a responsive snare with narrow/deep beds as I have with shallow/wide beds. At least with modern plastic heads. That was the reasoning for my response.As long as it's deep enough, a narrow bed yields plenty of sensitivity.
When you find something that works, stick with it, right? We all have different experiences and preferences. I currently have two old Ludwigs, a two-piece brass shell pre-20s, and a single ply mahogany standard, late 30s. Both with deepish narrow beds and plenty of sensitivity, all the way to the edge.I’ve simply never had as good a responsive snare with narrow/deep beds as I have with shallow/wide beds. At least with modern plastic heads. That was the reasoning for my response.
I cut a jazz fest back and widened the beds at one point and it completely made it better. It also chopped the historic and collectible value but worked better for me.