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    A brand new Ludwig 6.5 x 14 Black Beauty.....haven't had a chance to really play it yet but it's a work of art for sure. Also got a coated Ambassador to replace the stock head.

    Also, since they gave me more than double what I was expecting for my trade ins, I got a Sabian XSR Fast Stax...those are really cool in the limited playing.

    Can't wait to really give these guys a proper playing.
    Last edited by PeterBowman; 12-29-2018 at 06:09 PM. Reason: Mispelling
    Mapex Saturn V Blue Red Hybrid Sparkle 4 pc
    Ludwig 6.5 x14 Black Beauty
    Tama SLP G Maple Snare
    Pearl Demon Drive double pedal
    Sabian 22" Paragon Ride
    Sabian 19" Paragon China
    Sabian 18" AAX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 18" HHX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 14" HHX Power Hats
    2 Wuhan 8" splash
    Sabian XSR Fast Stax

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    That's a good one. Black nickel over brass is IMO the best of the workhorse snares and the BB is the best of the best. Mine is a DW Collectors 14x8, a great drum without doubt, but the BB is the benchmark. It will do what it does long after you and i are gone. Congrats and enjoy!

    Collectors Black Ice Finishply
    10x8,12x9,15x12,16x14,20x18,24x16
    14X6 Collectors 10 and 6 snare Natural Satin
    14x8 Collectors Black Nickel over Brass

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    Please post pics when you get 'em. I would love to see it!

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    Plan on it....do we still have to use Photobucket?
    Mapex Saturn V Blue Red Hybrid Sparkle 4 pc
    Ludwig 6.5 x14 Black Beauty
    Tama SLP G Maple Snare
    Pearl Demon Drive double pedal
    Sabian 22" Paragon Ride
    Sabian 19" Paragon China
    Sabian 18" AAX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 18" HHX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 14" HHX Power Hats
    2 Wuhan 8" splash
    Sabian XSR Fast Stax

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    I don't think anyone uses PB anymore. Just take it from your computer.

    As for the Black Beauty, for over 50 years of gigging, I used nothing but Black Beauty's but always the Super Sensitive model and Supras.

    Popsicle stick if it rings too much.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

    YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW.

    VAE VICTIS

    ONCE YOU HIT A CERTAIN AGE, YOU BECOME PERMANENTLY UNIMPRESSED BY A LOT OF CRAP.

    I HIT THAT AGE 20 YEARS AGO.

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    Mapex Saturn V Blue Red Hybrid Sparkle 4 pc
    Ludwig 6.5 x14 Black Beauty
    Tama SLP G Maple Snare
    Pearl Demon Drive double pedal
    Sabian 22" Paragon Ride
    Sabian 19" Paragon China
    Sabian 18" AAX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 18" HHX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 14" HHX Power Hats
    2 Wuhan 8" splash
    Sabian XSR Fast Stax

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    Here's the new front picture.IMG_20181229_203828790.jpg
    Mapex Saturn V Blue Red Hybrid Sparkle 4 pc
    Ludwig 6.5 x14 Black Beauty
    Tama SLP G Maple Snare
    Pearl Demon Drive double pedal
    Sabian 22" Paragon Ride
    Sabian 19" Paragon China
    Sabian 18" AAX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 18" HHX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 14" HHX Power Hats
    2 Wuhan 8" splash
    Sabian XSR Fast Stax

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    Congrats. Great snare. I like the updated throw off Ludwig is using now. Hope to add one to my collection one day.

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    Interesting way to take pictures, but you will love the BB.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

    YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW.

    VAE VICTIS

    ONCE YOU HIT A CERTAIN AGE, YOU BECOME PERMANENTLY UNIMPRESSED BY A LOT OF CRAP.

    I HIT THAT AGE 20 YEARS AGO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    Interesting way to take pictures, but you will love the BB.
    Lol yeah I have no idea how it turned out like that. But yeah, I'm loving it so far. Can't wait to fully play it.
    Mapex Saturn V Blue Red Hybrid Sparkle 4 pc
    Ludwig 6.5 x14 Black Beauty
    Tama SLP G Maple Snare
    Pearl Demon Drive double pedal
    Sabian 22" Paragon Ride
    Sabian 19" Paragon China
    Sabian 18" AAX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 18" HHX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 14" HHX Power Hats
    2 Wuhan 8" splash
    Sabian XSR Fast Stax

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    Those xsr stacks are awesome. Probably my next purchase
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    -Mike

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    she's a beauty alright! congrats!
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    Last edited by Olimpass; 12-30-2018 at 07:22 AM.

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    Nice! Welcome to the BB club!

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    how do you like that XSR Stack?!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    how do you like that XSR Stack?!
    Really cool actually.....I've been eyeballing it for a while....very trashy sounding and adds a nice new dimension to your set.
    Mapex Saturn V Blue Red Hybrid Sparkle 4 pc
    Ludwig 6.5 x14 Black Beauty
    Tama SLP G Maple Snare
    Pearl Demon Drive double pedal
    Sabian 22" Paragon Ride
    Sabian 19" Paragon China
    Sabian 18" AAX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 18" HHX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 14" HHX Power Hats
    2 Wuhan 8" splash
    Sabian XSR Fast Stax

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    Nice! Enjoy. Great drum, love mine.

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    Finally got to really play them today....also yesterday gave my drums and drum area a good cleaning and tuning.
    The BB is amazing and really is the most versatile drum I've played in my 25 years of playing. I am having done issue and it's that a couple of the lugs won't stay in tune very long.....like every few minutes bof hard playing, I have to really tighten them back up. Is that normal for a brand new snare?
    The stax, however, were so much fun.....helped to bring out the inner Portnoy lol.
    Mapex Saturn V Blue Red Hybrid Sparkle 4 pc
    Ludwig 6.5 x14 Black Beauty
    Tama SLP G Maple Snare
    Pearl Demon Drive double pedal
    Sabian 22" Paragon Ride
    Sabian 19" Paragon China
    Sabian 18" AAX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 18" HHX Xplosion Crash
    Sabian 14" HHX Power Hats
    2 Wuhan 8" splash
    Sabian XSR Fast Stax

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    Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterBowman View Post
    Finally got to really play them today....also yesterday gave my drums and drum area a good cleaning and tuning.
    The BB is amazing and really is the most versatile drum I've played in my 25 years of playing. I am having done issue and it's that a couple of the lugs won't stay in tune very long.....like every few minutes bof hard playing, I have to really tighten them back up. Is that normal for a brand new snare?
    The stax, however, were so much fun.....helped to bring out the inner Portnoy lol.
    As soon as I saw the sabian stack I knew you were a portnoy fan. He does some crazy stuff with his max stax. I’d love to get the whole set but the prices are nuts.

    I’m assuming the snare lugs came with grease on them? An issue I had a while ago was too much grease. I just dabbed some off on a paper towel and it seemed to have fixed that issue. I cleaned mine and put a little less than a centimetre of grease on each lug at the bottom.
    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    There is intelligent life out there. The problem is that there isn't any here.

    -Mike

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    Nice BB...my go to snare is a 5x14 with the Imperial lugs. Upgraded my p85 throw off to a p86. Didn't know Ludwig has improved the p85...finally!

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