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  1. Registered User

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    Default Finally set up my Ludwig kit.

    I've finally done it! I put aside my unsold Genista and set up my Ludwig Epic, that I bought at the end of May (They were stacked in a corner of our practice room for 2 months). I'll be able to play with a 24" BD and a 18" FT for the first time!

    Set up: 24"x16" BD, 13"x10" TT, 16"x16" FT and 18"x16" FT and my Sensitone Elite Alu 14"x6.5". I also have a 14"X7" snare that came with the kit but it's not on the pictures (well, it is... just hidden in the brown Ludwig box).

    Cymbals (left to right when standing behind the kit): Zildjian Avedis rock hats, Paragon splash (lying on the carpet, I haven't set it up yet), Wuhan china, Zildjian Avedis crash (probably heavy), Zildjian Avedis Ping ride, Zildjian Avedis medium crash, Meinl Classics Custom splash and Zildjian K china boy. My Gretsch kit might be all Sabian, but this one is all mixed up!

    On a side note, I am mounting my tom on a DW stand, but I used the L arm that came with my Ludwig, as the diameter of the rod isn't the same (12.7mm for DW and 9.5mm for Ludwig)... At least they use the same diameter for their plastic ball!

    Front view


    Bird's eye


    Finish (it's supposed to be transparent black, but the only way to see the wood grain is with the flash ON)
    My previous Ludwig kit; Pearl Sensitone Aluminum , Pork Pie, Black Panther and Crush snares.
    DW 5000, Pearl modded P-102, P-120P & P-2002B. IC Powerglide. Many cymbals from the big 3.
    Tiny pic of my old cymbal setup.

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    Nice set! Congrats man, how do they sound?
    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    in its most simplistic terms, snare's cannot be played "All the time". They need their sleep too!, thus the snare bed........... :D
    my sessions (work in progress)
    http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...n-custom-maple

    looking for: anything satin

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    Thanks for the comment! I have them set up with G2, so pretty standard (I'm a Remo user usually but couldn't find an 18" head that would match with the other 2 toms) and they sound great. Good resonance, nice attack and big volume and low end (coming from the bigger sizes I suppose since it's a relatively thin shell with maple sandwiched between birch). The bass drum really is something, a lot of volume and low end. I'd like to hear it while someone else plays it. By the way, it's the first time I tried a coated head on bass drums and I like it a lot. When tuning my bass drum I was hearing some over tones, not too much but some so I was a little worried, but when playing it, none of those could be heard, just the good stuff: a big punchy and low end sound.
    My previous Ludwig kit; Pearl Sensitone Aluminum , Pork Pie, Black Panther and Crush snares.
    DW 5000, Pearl modded P-102, P-120P & P-2002B. IC Powerglide. Many cymbals from the big 3.
    Tiny pic of my old cymbal setup.

  4. A Passion Play ...

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    Sweet kit !!!
    Eric G : Pearl,pAiSTe,Remo,Vic Firth,SKB,Roc n Soc,Roland V-Drums. Masters MCX Chestnut fade.
    22"x18",10"x8",12"x9",16"x16". Ian Paice Snare. Why not ...

  5. Registered User

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    Nice congrats again enjoy it!
    Quote Originally Posted by AL PERCIVAL View Post
    in its most simplistic terms, snare's cannot be played "All the time". They need their sleep too!, thus the snare bed........... :D
    my sessions (work in progress)
    http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...n-custom-maple

    looking for: anything satin

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    Beautiful color and setup!!!

  7. Away From The World

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    Cool man that really is epic...pun and all!

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  8. I'm Ron $%&# Swanson

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    I have to say, I personally think that setup looks rather uncomfortable, but to each his own. The kit looks great though that pic of the wood grain looks nice, even with the flash.
    I'm using my Christmas avatar until they are the correct size.

    "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."- Calvin (Bill Watterson)

  9. Registered User

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    Very nice. I love Ludwig, beautiful set. Lol
    Ludwig Accent Custom

    Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.

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    Nice setup! This finish is growing on me the more I see pics of it. I may start saving the cash for this color and config (color regardless, I LOVE this 5 piece style.)

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    Thanks every one!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSabianKid View Post
    Nice setup! This finish is growing on me the more I see pics of it. I may start saving the cash for this color and config (color regardless, I LOVE this 5 piece style.)
    You have to keep in mind that this finish is almost piano black. You can see some wood grain but not that much. I would have preferred it to be more transparent but it's not that much of a concern for me considering what I paid and that this is a kit in a practice room...

    Quote Originally Posted by dudewuttheheck View Post
    I have to say, I personally think that setup looks rather uncomfortable, but to each his own. The kit looks great though that pic of the wood grain looks nice, even with the flash.
    Well, there are 2 things that might explain some of the "spacing" between some toms and cymbals. The first one is: my Premier stands. They do not have that long of a post (the boom part) and you cannot play that much with the legs, hence restricting placement. The second one is the size of the drums... a 13x10 over a 24 BD isn't easy to place unless you like it high. That set-up isn't final at all, I moved some things around today but every thing is pointing toward the drummer.

    It might also be my (lack of) skill as a photographer
    My previous Ludwig kit; Pearl Sensitone Aluminum , Pork Pie, Black Panther and Crush snares.
    DW 5000, Pearl modded P-102, P-120P & P-2002B. IC Powerglide. Many cymbals from the big 3.
    Tiny pic of my old cymbal setup.

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    Well, I have sold my Genista and some of my cymbals with it, so I am updating the pics with some new (used) cymbals. Gone are the A rock hats, A ping ride and the 18" A crash. They were replaced by some 2002 Sound Edge hats, 18" AAX dark crash and an AA metal-x ride (huge ride! but sounds nice).
    My previous Ludwig kit; Pearl Sensitone Aluminum , Pork Pie, Black Panther and Crush snares.
    DW 5000, Pearl modded P-102, P-120P & P-2002B. IC Powerglide. Many cymbals from the big 3.
    Tiny pic of my old cymbal setup.

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