Actually the tube lugs are the one thing (besides the cost) that would prevent me from getting a Craviotto kit. I can only put up with tube lugs on snare drums. So I'd have to work something out with them to get the lugs from their Diamond series put on a solid-shell kit. Like DW's turret lugs, Craviotto's tube lugs would be a deal-breaker for me. (Hey, if I'm going to spend that kind of coin for a kit I want it the way I want it!)...Plus I don't like tube lugs.
I hear you. Ive had almost all snare drums detune and drop lugs off the reso side when played hard. I don’t really attribute that as a particular problem. The trade off is the sonic advantage. I did just recently get some of the gauger lug locks for my 70’s B/O 402 and the work well.Although with Craviotto its quite extreme.
I heard (and experienced witha few models myself) the stories of loosing lugs almost only with Craviotto.
Especially for such a price, that is just not ok.
That is why I always loved the DW Crav’s with turret lugs better.
Not only held the tuning much better, they also were much more affordable (and most are signed so touched by the man himself )
Haha… Johnny was great. It’s humorous that you are contributing to a thread where an interested person is wanting feedback from tangible experience, and you have none.oh no don't wake sleeping dog
You mean me? I love Johnny he was Italian right
I have ears __and you have none.
Interesting. I fully agree that we ask for input (even use this site as a resource). I’m not trying convince anyone why they should like the drums. I’ve owned a couple kits for nearly a decade and thought I’d weigh in based upon my personal experience. That’s the key here, and the issue. You can certainly say what’s you want, you can even stoop to name calling, but in no way does it negate that fact that you aren’t providing any real value to the OP. You are acting like a bully. Not helpful.I have ears __
don't we listen before we buy or pursue further
I don't what more I need to own an opinion
maybe I'll go out, buy one, hate it, sell it, and then tell you all about it
But I don't think so; I think everyone knows what a solid shell sounds like
I been playing longer than you've been on earth
Chad’s back http://www.maxwelldrums.com/chad-cromwell-rejoins-craviotto-c-689.html