Ludwig Weather Master 14" Heads - Price Increase

idrum4fun

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Hi all! There are lots of us that love Ludwig's Weather Master heads. It wasn't too long ago that Ludwig made the decision to stop production of these heads, except for the 14" heads for snare drums. Yay! Their snare-side head is among the best. Sadly, I've noticed that prices for these heads have been going up in price. I'm in the process of getting a custom snare drum ready for sale, with all Ludwig parts except for the hoops and shell. I decided to install a new set of Weather Master heads and thought I check out my "go to" company, Casio/Interstate Music. Their prices are:

Medium Coated @ $23.58 (LW3314)
Clear snare-side 2 $19.28 (C1114)

After some internet searching for a better price, I stumbled onto Jet.com. They offer the Medium Coated for $12.76 and the snare-side for $15.09

Jet.com even offers free shipping on orders over $35. The heads came to $27.05, so I added a bottle of my favorite Burt's Bee Body Wash for $7.99, bringing my pre-tax total to $35.84! Not a bad deal!

My real surprise came when I discovered that the heads shipped directly from Interstate Music! I'm not sure how Jet.com com does this, but it sure was a real surprise! For reference, these same heads will cost you $42.86 from Interstate, not including shipping, which is only free on orders over $99!

Just wanted to share this info with anyone who is looking for these heads and also noticed the price increase!

-Mark
 

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Medium Coated @ $23.58 (LW3314)
Clear snare-side 2 $19.28 (C1114)
LOL, I don't know about you guys but it'll be a cold day in hell before I pay 20 bucks for a 14" snare head top OR bottom. Fortunately I bought a bulk supply of various drumheads 6 or 8 years ago when petroleum products started going way up. I saw the "handwriting on the wall" and began ordering any suitable drumhead stock I could find on a sale, blowout or closeout because I knew this was eventually coming...and it's here now. The era of 20 dollar snare sides.
 

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I have a nice supply of Remo and Evans 14" heads, batter and snare-side, and glad I got them when I did. There are always good deals around if you look, but not so much for the Weather Master heads.

-Mark
 

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Honestly, the Weathermaster's sound and feel so good on the Acro's that I would probably pay whatever they charge for it. It's not something you change everyday anyways.
About Cascio selling thru Jet, I've noticed this with a lot of companies now. You buy straight from them and sometimes it's more expensive than buying from them thru another venue. I bought something not to long ago from Cascio and it had free shipping thru Reverb. It also happened to me with Sam Ash. On eBay Sam Ash listed it for less with free shipping. Now days you just have to research!
 

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LOL, I don't know about you guys but it'll be a cold day in hell before I pay 20 bucks for a 14" snare head top OR bottom. Fortunately I bought a bulk supply of various drumheads 6 or 8 years ago when petroleum products started going way up. I saw the "handwriting on the wall" and began ordering any suitable drumhead stock I could find on a sale, blowout or closeout because I knew this was eventually coming...and it's here now. The era of 20 dollar snare sides.
Yep.
Loaded up on 13 and 14" Ludwig heads when the news came out that they were switching to Remo. I have a pile of coated and snare sides.
 
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