Hey guys, first off I must say it feels good to finally be back and have a couple drum kits in the house again. It's been a while since I sold off my kit. Had to be a responsible parent/adult at the time, now my daughter is 7, wow, I cant believe its been gone that long. My son is 5 now and I got him a killer little Ludwig kit for Christmas! He loves it, I love it lol, I have been playing guitar a bit also. I got my daughter a little fender strat for Christmas and a nice little tube amp. Now I have a full band in the house! Best part is my wife has always been great and doesn't care how loud we play. My son likes his drum playing time at 6:30am when he wakes up though for some odd reason. Lol, I dont care as long as he keeps playing!
So I had aquired more than 1 guitar, found a deal and worked out a trade for a Ludwig 3 ply kit from 1976 for myself. Totally not a color I would have chosen, so I am in the process of stripping everything down, filling some holes and rewrapping in Teal Sparkle. Its a great kit, 24x14, 13x9, 14x10, 16x16 and 18x16, to top it off he gave me a 70's 14x6.5 super sensitive snare. I know, I know, I am taking away the value of the vintage kit, but the way I see it is if I wanted the equivalent from Ludwig, I would have to buy a new Legacy kit in teal sparkle. Same sizes I would be in 5x more money than I am now. Rewrap fits my budget. It's taking a while, a few hours here and there after work. Cortex is a nightmare to get off. Then the old glue is taking twice as long, but it is coming along.
I'm getting ready here in a couple weeks to place an order for all new hardware, heads and cymbals. Since I don't plan on gigging anytime soon, I am going to make it volume friendly and go for all remo silent stroke heads for now and Zildjian low volume cymbals. But I am debating if I should just get a single pedal, or a double. I know some crazy beats can be played on a single, but the day I want to play some things that requires a double it would be nice to just have it there ready to go.
Does anyone have any experience with a single and a double of the same brand? Say Tama Iron cobra, would the single version feel just as balanced as the double or would the right pedal on a double feel a little heavier due to extra linkage and hardware on it? Or ludwig Atlas pro pedals for that matter. I hope that made sense.
Also has anyone that has wrapped drums had any problems with using hi bond tape method for the seams? The tape came installed on my wrap and I am wondering if I should use contact cement with it. I bought a couple cans of 3m spray 90 high strength contact cement if I decide to go that route.
I will get some photos up asap, hopefully I won't get too much flak from the vintage gurus for rewrapping these drums. Again, its good to post here again and hopefully I can start getting involved in a few more of the threads!