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Old 02-13-2020, 09:22 PM
MutantMozart MutantMozart is offline
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Default Re: Why Play Vintage?

For me it's the sound. I find vintage drums of nearly every kind to be warmer in tone. They don't always project as well, sometimes they are more resonant, sometimes less, but the character of the sound for me is paramount. While I also feel that vintage drums tend to be more aesthetically attractive in the visual sense, that's not even part of the equation for me. I just feel they sound better. Whether it's old Ludwigs, Slingies, Rogers, or even asian firewood, I like them all better than most modern drums. I also find them easier to tune, although I'm sure that point could be argued, but for me they do seem easier.
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