Corey Miller drums by Ludwig

Posted: April 24, 2011 02:42 PM

shirlmil

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I’m thinking of buying these… what do ya think?

     
Posted: April 24, 2011 10:31 PM

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shirlmil - 24 April 2011 02:42 PM

I’m thinking of buying these… what do ya think?

Are you talking about these?

http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/needle-art-ludwig-announces-corey-miller-signature-element-drum-kit/ 

Because they are very cool-looking drums, and they’re Ludwigs.

Posted: April 25, 2011 08:28 AM

shirlmil

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rosegate - 24 April 2011 10:31 PM
shirlmil - 24 April 2011 02:42 PM

I’m thinking of buying these… what do ya think?

Are you talking about these?

http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/needle-art-ludwig-announces-corey-miller-signature-element-drum-kit/ 

Because they are very cool-looking drums, and they’re Ludwigs.

Yes! What do you know about the sound of them?  I’m concerned about the 22” by 22” kick drum.

Posted: April 25, 2011 03:24 PM

shirlmil

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will the kick drum give me a lot of problems?  What batter and front head should I use?

Posted: April 26, 2011 10:57 AM

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I spoke with Jim Catalano, the long-term expert at Ludwig. Here’s what he said:
“The Corey Miller outfit has a 20x20 bass. Heads that were original with the kit were Evans EQ3 with the ringed front head. Remo Power Strokes or Evans heads like above would be fine. Actually any heads that help give a drum a powerful bottom.”

So there you have it. Go for it.
Phil @ DRUM!

Posted: April 26, 2011 03:16 PM

shirlmil

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According to everything I’ve read (which I assume is not false advertising), the kick drum measures 22” by 22”.  This is a first for Ludwig, that’s why I’m questioning the sound of the kick drum.  Amazingly, I can only find 2 reviews of this set, and both of those reviews are critical of the kick drum.  I love the look of the set, but I want to make sure it measures up to the Ludwig standard.  Seems as though the heads will “make or break” the sound of this kit.

Posted: April 26, 2011 06:45 PM

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I think “square” bass drums (22” x 22, 20” x 20”, 18” x 18”, etc.) tend to produce a powerful impact and less resonance than you might imagine they would. I owned an acrylic 20” x 20”, and loved it, but it was all punch and little airiness. While it might seem counterintuitive, the more shallow bass drums I’ve owned gave me a tone that was tad more open.

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