The snare came in today. I went with the cast badge and flat imperial lugs. Played it at rehearsal tonight and it's exactly the sound I was looking for...fat, dark, sensitive. It even feels soft under the stick. I'll be using this with my green sparkle CMs, too, and it's definitely going with me to the recording studio. Thank you all for the nice comments!Not sure. I also ordered a 6.5" Legacy Mahogany snare at the same time (different color), but I'm still waiting for it.
I tried grabbing/stealing those bastards of yours, but they wouldn't fit through my stinking laptop screen! Get the thinnest single ply heads possible and those babies will sing till the angels arrive. Killer kit! Their beautiful sustain is legendary. Total eyegasm!These just arrived, so pardon me for showing them off. Lol. Amazing work by the folks at Ludwig here in NC!
Legacy Mahogany 13/16/22 with a 1965 Pioneer snare. For those of you playing Mahogany kits, what heads are using for an old-school sound? I'm trying Vintage Ambassadors on toms and PS3 on bass for now, but open to suggestions.
Since I have "bright and cutting" covered with my other Ludwig kits and Paiste 2002s and Giant Beats, I really wanted a vintage, old-school, dark, warm, but lots of tone, sound. I joined an all-female acoustic 3-part vocal harmony "grass-rock" band and thought these would fit the bill perfectly. And being a Paiste fanatic since 1991 when I got my first Paiste, the decision to go back to Zildjians for this was not taken lightly. But after some trial and error, I fell in love with the Keropes after hearing Chris Powell use them with The Highwomen. I'll probably also pair them with my Paiste 602s for some recording.
I'm loving this kit! Thanks for letting me show them off.
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Nothing like playing with a female band! 9 out of 10 bands I've toured were all female except me. Not a single 'leader' or 'big head' among them unlike guy bands. My wife liked it believing it would keep me grounded. They did.I tried grabbing/stealing those bastards of yours, but they wouldn't fit through my stinking laptop screen! Get the thinnest single ply heads possible and those babies will sing till the angels arrive. Killer kit! Their beautiful sustain is legendary. Total eyegasm!