- Jun 9, 2012
- Reaction score
- Santa Cruz, California
One thing we're all learning [and realizing] is that Mod Orange wrap has so many variations from original to all the reissues, and yet they are essentially all different enough to be unique.Might be the photo but I see very little of the lavender (purple) in that version from Walopus.
All these various version of this wrap under discussion come from Delmar. Except, of course, the Walopus or Bum Wrap versions which are computer printed wraps made from scans of one of the original wraps.
The thing that strikes me about Ludwig's latest version of the wrap is it seems that they didn't put enough yellow in it which skews the overall color a bit darker as it is a mix of dark orange and lavender whereas the original was more orange and yellow with lavender highlights. I still believe it is as close as anyone has yet come to recreating the original...so far.
here's a close up of some unfaded original 70's M.O.
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The Walopus does have purple in it, but I agree there isn't much.
Where I work we have the current Ludwig wrap on a couple of snare drums. I see it every day when I work. I STILL prefer the overall look of the Walopus. No, it's not "better". It's just different.
And I'll say it again...after all these years and all of our advanced technology, why can't Ludwig come up with a reissue MO wrap that ACTUALLY looks like the 1960's version??? (Yes, I know, we've discussed this concept before!)
Here's pics of my rewrapped Ludwig Supreme snare, using Walopus wrap. And no glue.
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