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O-Lugs 07-21-2022 10:51 PM

Re: Woody Orphans
I completely understand and appreciate playing an old pieced-together kit made of unusual sizes and combinations. It's like that favorite chair that we all have -broken-in in all the right places! ;) And when you pick each drum out because of the way it sounds and plays...and not for the way it looks -or for its collectability, it puts you in a more musical mindset.

I had a beautiful, complete blue sparkle Ludwig Deluxe Classic -B/O badge with no numbers on the badges...I had all the proper Atlas stands and original heads... it was a museum-quality example of that particular configuration. I could look at it all day long.
No matter how I tuned it, it didn't sound good. There wasn't any messed up bearing edges or just didn't sound good to me. So...I sold it. And, other than knowing I'll never find another one that nice ever again....I really don't regret selling it. Maybe the person I sold it to will find the secret to it.

I often gigged with a Rogers floor tom in a cradle for a bass drum and an Acrolite...and some mixed hardware pieces and clamps.

jccabinets 07-25-2022 09:31 PM

Re: Woody Orphans
Mitch, love the kit! I remember when you were making silver sparkle wrap.

DownTownFarmer 07-28-2022 12:08 AM

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O-lugs it's weird how you can buy the best but somehow maybe get a lemon. I hate to say the best sounding kick I owned was MIJ with a caved-in spur on one side, 20 bucks.

"musical mindset" I like that. :)

DownTownFarmer 07-28-2022 12:16 AM

Re: Woody Orphans

Originally Posted by jccabinets (Post 473484)
Mitch, love the kit! I remember when you were making silver sparkle wrap.

Thanks Jeff. Great to hear from you.

I still hold that you just need clear plastic sheeting with a certain rigidity, plus clear adhesive, sparkles and grey primer.

The sheeting I used was too pliant.
You need that stuff say, a bike lock is wrapped in, but flat.
I still think we can do it! :)

All the best...

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