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Forum: Vintage Drums 06-09-2018, 01:34 AM
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Re: Local DC area Ludwig find

Thanks! The Champagne Sparkle kit is still for sale, so I think Richard’s might be a different one.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-06-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
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Re: The Great Black North is done!

Mr. Toast, the kit looks amazing! I absolutely love concert tom kits, and yours is one of the prettiest I’ve seen. How do the Evans Red Hydraulic’s sound on the kit? I’ve always mostly seen concert...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-06-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
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Re: Local DC area Ludwig find

Great find, man! Was this on the DC area craigslist? I’m in the Dulles area, so I’ll monitor the DC Craigslist from time to time. There actually was a Champagne Sparkle Club Date near me in Sterling,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-12-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
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Re: 1967 Ludwig “breakbeats beater”

Wow, that sounds great man! That little 16” is nice and punchy.
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-12-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By OldReliable
Re: How to get into vintage

Thanks guys for the responses! I’ll have to hit up some local pawn shops and see what they’ve got. Also, wanted section’s a great idea aswell.
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-10-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By OldReliable
How to get into vintage

Hey guys,

I absolutely love vintage drums, but don’t own any yet. What’re the best places to get good deals on vintage kits these days? I’ve been scouring reverb and eBay and some of the prices...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-22-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Rack tom choke issue

I would try either Little Bootyshakers or a Gauger Flex Frame. The Bootyshakers are little pieces of foam that you stick on the 3 arms of your snare stand, and they disconnect and isolate the drum...
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-13-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,166
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Fred Armisen... “Stand up for Drummers”

Also, that 30’s kit was tuned way too low for my tastes. When they panned back to the audience near the kit, you could literally see wrinkles in the tom head.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-05-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,808
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Re: New ludwig p-88 throw and butt plate

I’m going to have to give one of these new P-88’s a try on my 90’s Blackro, the original P-85 is sticking and a general pain in the butt to adjust because of those darn Philips head screws that are...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-29-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
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Re: Is it worth keeping old logo plastic heads??

My question is, why is it green, and is the head supposed to be like that? That’s a cool head, but in my opinion there’s a level of nastiness that when reached, it’s best just to incinerate the head...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-29-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Should I restore my dad's gretsch drums?

I wonder if that’s because rock music came onto the scene, and more people wanted to emulate those guys instead of people like Buddy or Gene who played wraps like WMP.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-28-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
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Re: Should I restore my dad's gretsch drums?

Really? I didn’t know that. I’m still learning a lot of the fun facts about vintage drums. OP, your drums could be valuable if they’re Cadillac Green or White Marine Pearl. ;) BTW, what are the more...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Should I restore my dad's gretsch drums?

Yeah, throw up some pics! The set would definitely be worth more if it was something really obscure like Cadillac Green with gold hardware, instead of something more common like White Marine Pearl
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-22-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
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Re: Ludwig Rocker II's?

Congratulations on the new Ludwigs, Wes! Are you planning to rewrap them, or do you like the black wrap that’s on them? If you dig the black, some Novus plastics polish should take care of most of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-21-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Ludwig Rocker II's?

Wes, congratulations! Being american-made Ludwigs, they'll probably sound amazing! Judging by the pics, the heads are pretty old and beat up. I'd put on something like a Coated Ambassador over Clear...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-21-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Ludwig Rocker II's?

These are definitely the American made drums, the Asian Rockers have imitation Mach lugs and a square badge with a red writing on it. It’s good these are the American ones, because my high school had...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-21-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Closest wrap to Ludwig’s blue sparkle

Thanks! I’ll check out their site and see if I like their blue sparkle.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-21-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Tama Swingstar

Apparently, the oval badges were definitely used in ‘72 based on pictures in a catalog I found on the Tama website. They look like good drums to me, very “Slingerland esque” with the oval badge. I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-21-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Tama Swingstar

Great score, Eric! I’m not really sure what they’re worth, but I’d keep them intact and see if you like the sound of them. These Tama’s would work great if you’re building a 70’s themed Rock set. Are...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-21-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By OldReliable
Closest wrap to Ludwig’s blue sparkle

Hi guys,

I’ve got a set of newer Tama’s that are in a blue sparkle, but all the blue has bleached out from leaving them by a window! Does anybody know the closest modern wrap to Ludwig’s shade of...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-21-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
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Re: Star Snare Drum Gold-Eddy Satin Flame

Drumfx, if you don’t mind me asking, who’s your supplier and do they ship? I really like that yellow and that blue wrap, and think a flame would go well on my new-ish Tama shells that all the color...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-18-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Star Snare Drum Gold-Eddy Satin Flame

Amazing snare, Mark! I’m curious about those stock heads, is the batter an Ambassador weight head, or even a Diplomat? It looks like it’s held up really well for a vintage drum, and I’ve played on a...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-15-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Densmore with the new Ludwig Mod Orange

Those new mod oranges look awesome, but what’s up with John’s tuning? He’s got ‘em so low that he’s negating the increased projection of taking the bottom head off. I wonder how these would sound the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-13-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,610
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Tune-bot ... experience or reviews?

Jim,

Have fun with your tunebot! A good tuning that I’ve used for an EXTREMELY fat sound on my new USA Club Dates is tuning the rack tom to A# and the floor tom to D#, which is 200 hz for the 12”...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-31-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,610
Posted By OldReliable
Re: Tune-bot ... experience or reviews?

Jim,

I’ve got a tunebot studio, and I really like it. I’ve used it to tune up my kit much quicker than I normally would by ear. It does have a frequency range, so tuning snare reso’s and kick...
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