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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-22-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Leedy & Luddy New Era Outfit

They were available back then and it may take some time to hunt one down in silver sparkle . . . Then again to me that's the fun of collecting vintage drums.

There is one available on Reverb in...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-21-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By CTMichaelV
1950's Leedy & Ludwig New Era snare

Newest clean and polish - 1950's Leedy & Ludwig New Era snare.
This one had been sitting and needed some attention. Over time the nickel hardware lost its luster and the wrap got a bit dingy. Very...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-17-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Where is Johnny Ringo?

Thoughts and prayers out to you and your wife JohnnyR

Michael
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-16-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Music City Drums

Will definitely go there on my next trip to Toronto. Nice website that includes a section for vintage drums and the prices seem reasonable. Also nice to see they have and sell "singles" unlike the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Shout out to Hawthorne Drums , Pittsburgh, PA

I have purchased multiple items from them and never had a problem, very open and communicative team, items that completely matched the description and professional packaging (always a concern).
I...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-05-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Evans Hydraulic Coated Batter Heads

I use them because they give that "studio recording" sound.
I agree that you do need to tune them up a bit or they are only a "thud sound"
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-30-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Alternate Wrap Material

Fix is the supplier local to us in Mtl?
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig WMP

She’s a real beauty and aged nicely. Great price!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-19-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By CTMichaelV
Ludwig Canister Throne

Am seeking a keystone badge Blue sparkle Ludwig canister throne. Actually I would be happy with any era. Trying to complete my Ď58 kit

Yes also seeking the holy grail of canister thrones in the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-19-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Looking for repro Ludwig keystone badges

Now that sounds really cool! Please post pics when itís done. Such a great idea
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-19-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By CTMichaelV
Another saved snare

Repurposed and brought back to life a trashed Apollo MIJ shell I had laying around. My wife suggested I use some gold rims and tube lugs I had on it. Just wish I had a gold tone throw to put on it....
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-16-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Repurposed 66í Pioneer snare

Hey Mark. I actually used your post to help me pick the wrap. Thanks sir!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-11-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By CTMichaelV
Repurposed 66í Pioneer snare

I have a 1966 Ludwig Pioneer snare in black duco that the paint is chipped badly, missing tension rods, dingy on the inside and lots of patina and rust on the NoB lugs and hardware, basically in...
Forum: For Sale 06-26-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 60's Rogers Canister Throne

Beautiful Throne, you did a fantastic job on the recover!
I have been on the hunt for them lately to add to my kits.
The Rogers thrones were very well made.
I am looking for a Blue sparkle...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-15-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Cleaning Ludwig & Ludwig Rims

I would go at it with Mothers Mag cleaner first to get off the majority of crud, then follow up with a buffing wheel. After that Cape Cod Cloths

Michael
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-10-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,397
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Is Anyone Still Using This Forum?

Still here and posting as I see relevant areas to respond to.
Also still collecting and looking for good deals

Michael
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-08-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Celebrating 14 years on VDF!

Hey Mark
Happy Anniversary. I’ve enjoyed reading all your posts, really appreciate your input and expertise. Was hoping to get to meet you at one of the upcoming vintage drum shows. Let’s all keep...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-05-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Drum hardware storage suggestions

I invested in Cymbal carry bags and have 8 that I keep them stored in, drums sets are all in either hard or padded soft side cases (makes it safer when stacking). For the stands i keep some of the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-26-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Black Galaxy School Festival

Fully agree, IMHO someone really over paid for that drum.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-20-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By CTMichaelV
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-11-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Nick Hopkins Out of Business?

Thanks for the info. I had looked and didnít see any postings
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-11-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Pioneer vs. Ludwig Jazz Fest

I agree for the asking $ I would also wasnít a better interior. I reached out to Gary to get his input. He said the Bun E signature may be driving some of the cost. I agree on that as Iíd also love...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Pioneer vs. Ludwig Jazz Fest

Hey Mark
As they say, those are like finding hens teeth especially in the keystone badge era.
Have seen a few on Gary B’s Drum Factory FB page but more in the B/O era. He does show one with the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-10-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Nick Hopkins Out of Business?

A real bummer he went out of business. Was always great to deal with on parts and I loved his mag. Tried to find him on the bay to see what parts he still has and he has nothing listed now. Will keep...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Pioneer vs. Ludwig Jazz Fest

Here’s a 1965 Pioneer in WMP that just sold for $202.
The deals are out there... just gotta hunt for them
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