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- Aug 5, 2005
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- Southern Michigan
The stuff that Ludwig is using (apparently exclusively) is about as close as anyone as come to matching the old stuff. The stuff precision sells has also had some runs that was very close to the old stuff. In either case a whole set wrapped in the stuff looks very nice (as does Ludslinger Tex's set above) as it all matches and looks nice and "Ringo-ish". Really the only problem comes if you want to intermix old drums in original wrap with newer ones wearing the new wrap. That's where the "close but no cigar" really comes into play. Of course this applies to most any drums wrap when you try to mix old with new because of fading that may have occurred to the older wrap and other variables. With the OBP the original swirl pattern hasn't ever been quite perfectly duplicated either but I have to give Ludwig credit as that new stuff is really close.
Here's a pic of some of precisions 60's stuff compared to some original 60's.
Wow KO. That's a great side by side. Thank you for posting it. Really quite a difference in the 2. The newer manufacturing just doesn't capture the "pearl" essence IMO. Is your example recent? I do agree though that Ludslingers drums look great. I guess thats why im wondering if your example is current precision stock.