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Old 11-17-2018, 03:30 AM
Robzildjian Robzildjian is offline
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Default Convert Ludwig Concert Snare Drum to Jazz Festival

Has anyone converted a concert snare drum to a jazz festival? I have a modified concert snare 6.5 that I would love to convert to a 5. Itís a preserial. It was rewrapped by its previous owner in a very rare NOS wrap so is not original but exactly matches my kit also in the rare wrap from factory. I love the jazz festival tone. Can this be done successfully?

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Old 11-17-2018, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: Convert Ludwig Concert Snare Drum to Jazz Festival

Yes, It can be done. But why?
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:39 PM
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Has anyone converted a concert snare drum to a jazz festival? I have a modified concert snare 6.5 that I would love to convert to a 5. Itís a preserial. It was rewrapped by its previous owner in a very rare NOS wrap so is not original but exactly matches my kit also in the rare wrap from factory. I love the jazz festival tone. Can this be done successfully?
Might be a better play to trade the Concert model for a Jazzfest.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:40 PM
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Is your snare OBP wrap ?
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:05 AM
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Default Re: Convert Ludwig Concert Snare Drum to Jazz Festival

Don't modify it. That's a great drum. I'd buy a Jazz Festival if it were me...or even a Pioneer. But i'd leave the 6.5 as is.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:27 AM
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Oddball yes it is OBP. Thanks for the advice guys. I’m coming round to your way of thinking. Perhaps best to leave as is and search for another solution which I fear I may not find. Any other thoughts?
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:41 PM
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Our way of thinking is that 6.5 get`s cut it`s gone. When you do find it, you wont like it`s price. People are stupid crazy with OBP jazz fests.
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