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Forum: General Drum Questions 12-10-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By rastus
Re: Big Fat Snare Drum Heads?

I ALWAYS use one of these with my Ludwig Coliseum snare to deaden the ringing. I should just put an Aquarian Studio X head on it. They are my new ( last 5 years ) favorite head.
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-09-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By rastus
Re: Big Fat Snare Drum Heads?

My wife has been making these for me out of old worn out snare heads for the last 40 years or so. They work great when you have a snare that rings too much for the occasion.
I am interested in the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-26-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By rastus
Re: Paul McCartney was right...

My wife just found me a nice tee shirt with "Never underestimate an Old Man with a drum set"

I turned 67 last week.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-12-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By rastus
Re: Is this an early 60's Ludwig Acrolite?

Yea it looks like my 1965, with the exception of the throw-off and muffler. It looks pretty clean. I like the raw aluminum over the coated shells. There is a picture of mine in my snare drum album.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-10-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By rastus
Re: More Ludwig

Both of those kits are really clean. Are there date stamps?
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-02-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By rastus
Re: Ludwig WMP

I got my Club Dates almost free. A friend of mine wanted to donate them to his church group where they would get destroyed. The bass drum and floor tom legs had disappeared over time and he asked...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By rastus
Re: Is This A Solid Shell Drum?

It looks cool and sounds good. That's a score.

I am rather envious of the engraved top hoop. My Slingy doesn't have that.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-12-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By rastus
Re: Drum hardware storage suggestions

That is an idea that hadn't occurred to me, but I do something similar.
I wanted to chip in with this photo of some PVC pipe used to store a ham radio antenna. Note the caps on the ends that I...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-12-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By rastus
Re: Drum hardware storage suggestions

I have an old friend with some really old drums and hardware that is really clean.
He had his stuff in trap cases, but he wrapped all of his stands in towels before putting them in the trap case. He...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-12-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By rastus
Re: 1928-29 ludwig & ludwig marble pearl family

That is a beautiful drum!

What does it say on the bottom rim as shown in the 3rd photo?

It looks like Supra - something.
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-24-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By rastus
Re: Need recommendation for a set of drum silencers

I have been using the Evans pads for years for practicing the set quietly. They cost under $10 per drum and are pretty durable, about 1/4" thick.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-07-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,777
Posted By rastus
Re: This is the Display Your Vintage Bass Pedal Thread

These are the oldest pedals in the house. The one on the left is probably the oldest.
The one on the right is cool in that the thinger hanging off to the right is a cymbal klanger.
The cymbal, in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-27-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By rastus
Re: Ludwig snare 15x6,5 serial number: 7463 - Identification

I think that is a "Auditorium" snare. I picked up one of those years ago for a silly price, cleaned it up and sold it for a nice profit, but of course now I wish I had kept it.

You can't have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-06-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By rastus
Re: DIY Snare Drum Display/Storage Rack

That's really nice!
It looks sturdier and holds a lot more drums than the ProLine. I can only get 8 on my ProLine. There are already some snares around the house that don't fit, not counting the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-21-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By rastus
Re: Metal polishing products?

I have been using SimiChrome for cleaning lugs, rims and other small-ish parts. Haven't tried it on an entire shell.
I found it at the Harley-Davidson store.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-21-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By rastus
Re: Orions..or Saturns?

I have the original Saturns from the last century. Maple and basswood instead of walnut. Really big sounding with lots of sustain like Wayne said. Mine came with oil filled heads back in the day. ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-18-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,384
Posted By rastus
Re: 1971 Ludwig... opinions?

Those are similar in price and condition to the last set I bought. If they are as clean as they look and they are what you want I would go for it. Maybe I am wrong but really clean vintage sets are...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-10-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By rastus
Today is National Hug a Drummer Day

National Hug a Drummer Day is celebrated annually on October 10.
I didn't want anyone to miss out.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-20-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By rastus
Re: What Kind of Drum??

I could have used one of those when I was playing heavy metal.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-20-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By rastus
Re: Beatles Q

I'm looking at the covering on the bass drum near the back hoop of the bass drum. In the enlarged picture the covering looks like it might be fabric.
Am I imagining that?
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-20-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By rastus
Re: Another WMP Ludwig

Those are awesome! I don't see any fading or yellowing. I need another WMP set.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-20-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By rastus
Re: There was a Modern Drummer Ad in 1978...

Being left handed, I'd need one that goes the other way.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-07-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By rastus
Re: '66 Ludwig Student Festival

Is that a 14: or 15"? I found a 15" at a yard sale for really cheap. It seemed like it was originally lacquer finished. I just sanded it down and relaquered it.

It's long gone. After seeing...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-06-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,000
Posted By rastus
Re: Slippery sticks

I gave them to a friend that was a bigger Metallica fan than I was. The green tape disappeared several years ago.
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-20-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By rastus
Re: 1920's Ludwig snare?

I have one that looks similar, but doesn't have the Ludwig stamp on the shell. Mine just has "Ludwig Universal" lightly engraved on the top rim.
Nickle over brass, I pegged mine at 1923-ish, yours...
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