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Old 08-15-2011, 05:55 PM
AZBill AZBill is offline
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Default Re: 1966 Stripped & Polished Ludwig Supra

Wow, man. That's a real killer-diller!! Beautiful.

B

PS - Love the tubes.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: 1966 Stripped & Polished Ludwig Supra

> PS - Love the tubes.

Strangely, adding the tubes dried the drum out a little more than it already was. I 'almost' put the Imperials back on. But the sound of this one is so right-on, I didn't want to mess with it anymore. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Thanks for the kind words, it did come out better than I expected.

John
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: 1966 Stripped & Polished Ludwig Supra

Beautiful drum. What a great idea to bring back a pitted supra. I actually like the looks of the polished alloy better than the chrome finish! The tube lugs are a great look on that drum. Did you say that you also used brass hoops? Nice job!
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: 1966 Stripped & Polished Ludwig Supra

Yarp! COB hoops, COB tube lugs.

I really thought that by replacing the Imperials with tube lugs it would 'open' the sound of the drum a bit. To my surprise, it went the other way! This one sounds more like a super-sensitive - very crisp, articulate drum and because it's so articulate, it punishes playing mistakes mercilessly. You can hear every tick of the stick clearly, nothing mushy about this drum. And what a range on this thing! It would make as good a concert snare as it does a rock/blues drum when tuned a bit lower.

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Old 08-15-2011, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: 1966 Stripped & Polished Ludwig Supra

Love it!
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: 1966 Stripped & Polished Ludwig Supra

Looks great. I never really could understand why they chromed these things in the first place as Al is one of the most reflective metals, as your's clearly illustrates.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: 1966 Stripped & Polished Ludwig Supra

What I can't understand is; the company knew pretty early on that there was a serious problem with the chrome plating pitting on their proprietary, Ludalloy. Yet, to this day, they continue to produce supra's which; are all going to have bad acne cases in just a few years.

And... people know it and continue to buy them. My buddy, JR Frondelli's tagger says, "Mediocre is the new Good!" Sad, but true...

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Old 08-15-2011, 10:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Purdie Shuffle View Post
"Mediocre is the new Good!"
Ha, haaaaaaaa! I love it!!! Can I use it, too? Too funny.

B
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:33 PM
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Arrow Re: 1966 Stripped & Polished Ludwig Supra

That drum looks very cool and different.
The tube lugs do a number to my eyes. What brand is that?
Oh yeah.
I've done my last 3 drums with the tubes.
I miss that old 60's and 70's style American lug.
I will look for some beavertails or Gretsch type lugs?
Something old and cool.
SA
 


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