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Old 02-03-2018, 10:46 PM
Aussievintagedrumuser Aussievintagedrumuser is offline
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Default Ludwig 2A drumstick dimensions.

G'day.Does anyone have&or know dimensions , I.e. length, taper&tip type, diameter of:Ludwig 2A drumsticks?,
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:14 AM
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G'day.Does anyone have&or know dimensions , I.e. length, taper&tip type, diameter of:Ludwig 2A drumsticks?,
Love&peace to you all,
Adro.
Are those the ones that had that funny little collar just below the bead? I remember those from the 60's. If memory serves they were pretty heavy sticks. I don't know the dimensions but do you use them for Rock? I read somewhere that Bonham used a 2A for a bit and John was a HEAVY hitter.

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Old 02-04-2018, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 2A drumstick dimensions.

Correct,right&true "Bonzo" Bonham DID indeed use Ludwig 2A's as did Dino Danelli,
I dunno who else used them?,
They're 15.3/4 L, Acorn tip i assume&think?, dunno about taper type &diameter,
See/thing is i've already got 2-3 pairs with another 2 pairs coming,
1x wood tip,
1x Nylon tip.BUT i'm wanting AHEAD sticks (if at all possible) to make me a "2A" stick in there material,
Failing that exact&precise same dimensions, taper &wood tip,
BUT NO lacquer&with grooves cut into ala " Headhunter" brand sticks.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 2A drumstick dimensions.

http://johnbonham.co.uk/drumsetup/drumsticks.html
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:12 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig 2A drumstick dimensions.

I have a pair of Dino Danelli Ludwig Signature drumsticks. You want measurements?
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig 2A drumstick dimensions.

Yes please Backbeatkeeper! .
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:21 PM
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2as ... just went digging a little.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:34 PM
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Jim - Yarp! Them be's the ones. Heavy shaft, short taper, acorn tip with that weird little collar under the bead. I recall them being pretty thick and solid, but then I'm a 7A guy so any rock sized stick is going to feel like a log to me. Good photo finds...

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Old 02-06-2018, 01:57 AM
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Yes indeed.. They were the days... a buck a pair...

I seem to recall that the 2a's were marketed as "concert" sticks..
for a short spell in the 70's I was using 2b's.. now days I can manage the same volume with 7a's... it's all about "extracting" the sound as opposed to belting the crap out of things..
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:32 PM
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Yes indeed.. They were the days... a buck a pair...

I seem to recall that the 2a's were marketed as "concert" sticks..
for a short spell in the 70's I was using 2b's.. now days I can manage the same volume with 7a's... it's all about "extracting" the sound as opposed to belting the crap out of things..
Cheers
John
John - I don't want to derail the thread, but you've touched on something important and a little elaboration will benefit the young whipper-snappers. We can go right back to the thread I just want to share this with the drum brethren... (Going into teaching mode...)

A drumstick should resonate while it is being played! Grip is so important not only to technique, but to getting a good, full sound out of your drums and cymbals. 'Resonance' begins with the strike. If you are choking the stick the sound that comes out the other end of the drum will sound choked. Garbage in, garbage out. However if you have a nice gentle grip on the sticks the vibration gets transmitted to the head and the drum will resonate. To practice this use a practice pad. Listen to the sound of your strikes. If it sounds 'woody' where you can hear the stick then your grip is perfect. If the strike sounds flat, or choked, loosen up your grip. Another good check is, look at your stick as you play. If the label on the stick is spinning slowly in your hand as you play you're in good shape grip-wise. It means everything to your sound. Well worth working on. You'll be a better sounding drummer for it.

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