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Old 10-12-2019, 11:31 AM
DrumBob DrumBob is offline
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Default Re: Does it have to match?

My first set was Slingerland with a Ludwig Supra 400 snare. My teacher, who sold me the set, told me, "I'm out of Slingerland snares. The Ludwig is a better drum anyway." I didn't care and still don't. I'll use my Capri Pearl Slingerland snare with the Red Tiger set, or any of them. It doesn't matter.

What I won't do is mix different finishes together on bass drums and toms. That's not going to happen. No jelly bean sets for me. I'm slightly OCD on this stuff, I guess.
'01 DW Collectors, Oyster White, 10/12/14/16/22
'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (to be restored)
'65 Leedy, Blue Sparkle, 12/14/20
'67 Ludwig, Burgundy Sparkle, 12/13/16/22
'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Rogers, Oyster Black, 13/16/22
'60s MIJ Apollo/Majestic, Red Sparkle, 13/16/20
'60s Stewart, Gold Sparkle, 12/13/16/22

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Old 10-12-2019, 01:46 PM
O-Lugs O-Lugs is offline
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Default Re: Does it have to match?

For playing, no. For DISplaying, yes.

Example: I have a red sparkle Downbeat kit with a red sparkle Downbeat snare...I love the bass drum and toms, but I never liked the Downbeat snare to play. It's so shallow, I get weird response from the heads unless I play it very softly. But, it's the right snare drum for that set, so that's the way it gets displayed. But I'd opt for a Supra or an Acrolite for playing on a gig ir recording session.
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