This is because the old aniline-based red dyes were highly unstable and oxidized. It's the same reason that Burgundy Sparkle faded to "Rootbeer" and old sunburst Les Paul's became "Honeyburst", as the red dyes faded to virtual non-existence.Bun Carlos said:The pink fades out and the brown mahogany shows through and the drums look "oyster brown" when faded.....I saw an oyster pink prototype at the Chicago Show. OPP coming soon? Bermuda, waddya know about it?
DaveB said:There you go - http://smg.photobuck...om/albums/v601/ ... e%20Krupa/
Super Gene Krupa set 13/16/22 & 14x5.5" Artist snare. The rail mount is a factory installed Ludwig strangely. I am a little ashamed of the RIMS mount that was on there at the time, it has come off since, but it made the floor easier to mount when gigging and sound better too. The b/d cymbal arm is non-original and was only on there for the photo
k.zildjian said:I highly doubt Slingerland would factory install a Ludwig mount on one of their kits!
Good question...I suppose you could say that since they weren't much different it really wouldn't matter much either way so maybe that was all that was in stock at the time and whomever didn't care one way or the other. I guess there is no way of ever knowing unless someone has firsthand knowledge.k.zildjian said:The Slingerland and Ludwig mounts were not all that much different from one another then though,so why do that?
+1. I know it drives some purists nuts, but I add RIMS mounts to all my 9x13 Super Classic toms - and keep them on the rail mount. I tried the suspension baskets on my floor toms, but they don't seem to work any better than the ISO-feet and they add weight - as well as make it very difficult to get that drum into a standard sized drum case. Nobody but another vintage Ludwig drum geek like myself (or several of us here) would ever notice anyways. It makes a tremendous difference in sustain and resonance.JayT said:I disagree with the shame over rims mounts. I think if the kit is going to be played a lot and needs to sound good and really ring out, you need to rims mount it for sure.
It might not make the vintage kit look the most original, but I'm in the "buy to play" not only collect camp.
??K.O. said:Here's Ludwig's new Pre-Aged Oyster Pink Pearl (or Pink Oyster Pearl...whichever name they are using).
I've got the snare so now I need some wrap to rewrap some drum shells to match it.
To me this version looks more like a melted strawberry sundae than a slab of bacon...but that's just my take.