LUDWIG NEW YORKER 1960's

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I use coated Ambassador for both batter and reso on my toms. Coated Ambassador or a smooth white for reso on kick. For batter on kick, I tried coated Emperor and coated Ambassador, but the PS3 brought the right amount of boom for my 12x22. It takes so little effort to get a big sound out of that size bass drum. Your kit looks great!
 

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Late to this conversation. My "New Yorker" is a little different. I used a 12x20 marching bass drum [WFL I think] and matched it with an 8x12 and 14x14. Rewrapped in Oyster Blue Pearl. I LOVE my 12x20 and won't get rid of it. GREAT sound and cool size. Now I want to find a 12x22 bass drum.
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Great looking kit!!!
 

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I use coated Ambassador for both batter and reso on my toms. Coated Ambassador or a smooth white for reso on kick. For batter on kick, I tried coated Emperor and coated Ambassador, but the PS3 brought the right amount of boom for my 12x22. It takes so little effort to get a big sound out of that size bass drum. Your kit looks great!
Thanks! Have you ever tried a 2ply on the toms?
 

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Thanks! Have you ever tried a 2ply on the toms?
Yes. When I first got my kit I tried coated Emperors. They sounded good, but the coated Ambassadors seemed to brighten them up a bit, and I could add a touch of muffling if needed. I went back and forth and finally settled on the Ambassadors. The Emperors would definitely work though.
 

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Yes. When I first got my kit I tried coated Emperors. They sounded good, but the coated Ambassadors seemed to brighten them up a bit, and I could add a touch of muffling if needed. I went back and forth and finally settled on the Ambassadors. The Emperors would definitely work though.
Great to know!
 

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After a few decades of playing vintage Ludwig drums [3-ply with reinforcing rings] I prefer the sound I get from single-ply coated batter heads rather than two-ply. It can be Aquarian Texture Coated, Evans G1 coated, or Remo Coated Ambassador. I use clear resonant heads but coated work too.
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After a few decades of playing vintage Ludwig drums [3-ply with reinforcing rings] I prefer the sound I get from single-ply coated batter heads rather than two-ply. It can be Aquarian Texture Coated, Evans G1 coated, or Remo Coated Ambassador. I use clear resonant heads but coated work too.
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Thanks so much for that information
 


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