- Nov 22, 2016
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+1 on P88.
I play music that calls for me to drop the throw at least twice per gig. Because of this, I've gotten pretty finicky about the mechanics of it. I would bet that a lot of people who love the Ludwig strainers are in a similar position to you, rarely if ever lowering the throw during a set.How often do you guys actually raise and lower the throw?
Haven’t disengaged my snares in the last 100 gigs lol
Yeah me usually one or two songs a night call for snares off can you say "RRRRRHumba" I have mostly P-85's, I had one on a snare that would catch which is scary at a gig when you have turned the snares off easily for a song then the singer is starting the next song and you are struggling with a bent strainer arm to get the snares re-engaged. Again that was one P-85 out of 6 that I have... I replaced that one with a P-88 even though I messed with it and seemed to have fixed it with a little bending. I'll keep it as a spare.I play music that calls for me to drop the throw at least twice per gig. Because of this, I've gotten pretty finicky about the mechanics of it. I would bet that a lot of people who love the Ludwig strainers are in a similar position to you, rarely if ever lowering the throw during a set.
I've been to Pro Drum in Hollywood where they still have some new Ludwig snare drums with the P85AC. As many have stated, adjusting snare tension with the strainer in the "on" position is next to impossible. That, plus the thin knob really hurts your fingers! Both of these reasons are why it was re-designed as the P88AC.I’m pretty sure the P85AC was discontinued. Might still find them in somebody’s inventory, but it was not great.
True! I have mentioned this to Inde a couple times. I have zero idea why he thought a butt that CANNOT be used as a retrofit would be a good accompaniment to a throwoff that is designed to be used as a retrofit.INDe butt won't fit any drum. The screws are vertically oriented. Might be a good idea for a custom build from scratch but useless as a retrofit.
True about the included P35 butt, which won't fit in place of the P-32...unless you want to tap the included holes in the P35. However, since we're talking about only the strainer, I don't think the OP needs to worry about the included butt. It's nice to have, but not necessary for the vintage Supraphonic.I did some research and the P88 butt won't fit. Before buying, does the INDE butt end fit? I can't find a P85AC
At least 20 times a night, for Latin stuff and brush playing. I'm probably in a different genre than you, playing jazz. But a sticky throw off is a pain in the ass.How often do you guys actually raise and lower the throw?