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What is your unpopular drum opinion?

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What does do something for you?
Ludwig - I guess it's part nostalgia for my first kit in '66, part being 11 when Ringo was on Ed Sullivan, part the years of reading and rereading the catalogs...

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I'm just getting here, and haven't read the whole thread, but...

I do not care for white marine pearl and I don't like oyster black pearl. (And, I own a kit of each!)
Man, I understand and I'm right there with you... I don't like 8 lug snares and almost every snare I own is 8 lug!
 

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*Lots of vintage drums were cheap, poorly made, and sounded thin.
Just because we have a fondness for things made in the 60’s and older, doesn’t automatically make them superior.
* Whereas many give some level of automatic veneration to drums from smaller, custom builders, I tend to think that high level drums made by the largest drum manufacturers have way more r&d, testing, quality control, and value due to economies of scale in production.
I’ve always felt that way about bicycles, and do about drums as well.

Even with that said I recognize these things in my new Inde kit and snare, so I’m softening a bit on that knee-jerk impression.
 

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*Lots of vintage drums were cheap, poorly made, and sounded thin.
Just because we have a fondness for things made in the 60’s and older, doesn’t automatically make them superior.
* Whereas many give some level of automatic veneration to drums from smaller, custom builders, I tend to think that high level drums made by the largest drum manufacturers have way more r&d, testing, quality control, and value due to economies of scale in production.
I’ve always felt that way about bicycles, and do about drums as well.

Even with that said I recognize these things in my new Inde kit and snare, so I’m softening a bit on that knee-jerk impression.
I’m with you 100%.
I’ve been burned over the past 1-2 years with ordering beautiful-looking custom made drums from smaller shops/builders, only to have them arrive and not really sound that great. There have been some exceptions, though, with Summit, Oriollo, and Sugar Percussion being standouts and worth every penny.
 
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