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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 02:16 AM
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Re: Another High Priced Vintage Kit For Sale

To try to merge the two topics:

Wow, that kit was so overpriced you'd think it were a Yankees player from the mid 2000s. Someone should call it Jason Giambi. Or Jacoby Ellsbury. Or AJ Burnett!
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Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 07:16 PM
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Re: Another High Priced Vintage Kit For Sale

As a Mets fan in NJ...


Thank the baseball Gods for Jose Altuve.
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-16-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: What's up with head prices going through the roof?

UV1s are my go-to head now. I love the sound, especially on toms and snare, I think they've got real great versatility across tuning ranges, and like you said, they're super durable.

Nothing like...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-15-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: What's up with head prices going through the roof?

Can you also ask him when the UV2 is going to come out Bob?
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-11-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Whatarethese123
Ludwig 20x18'' Floor Tom

Hey y'all,

I picked up this drum from a cousin recently. Was hoping someone could give me more insight into it. It's a 20x18'' Ludwig floor tom from 1970. It's date stamped May 14th, 1970 and has...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Bernard Has Left The building (and the planet)

Jeez! You got me worried Bernard Purdie had passed.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-29-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Tension rods, cleaning, rust, soaking

+1 on Evaporust. It's reusable for a while which is great. Soak the rods for a day, rinse them off and then you can pour the Evaporust back into its bottle (I strain it through a coffee filter)....
Forum: For Sale 09-26-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Selling: 1970s Fullerton Butcher Block Kit (And A Ludwig Bass [and a cymbal!]!)

Whoops! My bad, let's blame it being 3am. Definitely wasn't me just not having any idea on the value of these things.


Edited the main post!
Forum: For Sale 09-26-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Whatarethese123
Selling: 1970s Fullerton Butcher Block Kit (And A Ludwig Bass [and a cymbal!]!)

I've got a 1974 (I think, 9/72 tag inside with B prefix) Fullerton Butcher Block kit, 12/13/16/22, missing the bass spurs and tom mount but otherwise in fantastic condition + cases. Hoping to get...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-25-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Polishing/Sealing Brass Snare Shells

My go-to on metal recently has been Quick-Glo fine. The website says it works for brass, although I can't give my own testimonial on that, but I use it on basically everything else.

It supposedly...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Ludwig Standard snare price check

Wooo, you're making me feel special for finding a bronze strata at a yard sale for $15. The guy had the entire set but he had painted over the rest of them because as he put it (when I bought the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-16-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Acquarian hi- frequency

It's thin. I'd imagine they toss that "Not recommended" thing on their website so that people stop sending them angry emails when they use them as batter heads, then play super heavy music and break...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Help Identifying a Possible Fibes Snare

Thanks Tommyp! And GAR and OddBall for any and all help y'all provided.

Now I need to do some research. Think I'm going to sell this to make room for some other snares on my snare rack and want to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-02-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Help Identifying a Possible Fibes Snare

Any idea a year range that it could have been made?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-02-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Whatarethese123
Help Identifying a Possible Fibes Snare

Hi y'all. I got this snare and am looking for more information on it. The throwoff and lugs and woodiness make me think it could be an Austin-era Fibes, but it has no badge and no other...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Why so many of us like the Acrolite snare drums

Acrolites are super versatile which is what I love about them, but I think they really shine when they're dry and crispy and cracking....


...Which is exactly where I like my snare. So when I go...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-18-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By Whatarethese123
Ludwig COB and 26'' Bass Drum (And more!)

Hey y'all. A few months back I got these drums from a relative who had been a professional drummer and had kept them in his garage for 40+ years.

Had to track down some parts for them. Mainly a...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-14-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By Whatarethese123
50s Slingerland FT leg bracket eyescrew

Hey y'all. Looking to buy an eye screw and wing nut that would replace the eye screw and wing nut from a mid 50s Slingerland floor tom leg bracket. I only need one. Ideally I could get both, but...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-12-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Removing caked on stubborn rust from chrome MIJ hoop

I've recently started using one of two products on rust. Quick-Glo is a miracle product that I cannot recommend enough. It's astonishing how well it works.

Alternatively, Evapo-Rust. In your case,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-02-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Making Friends With a Machinist

Wow Bob, I may need to go grab a 6 pack of beer and pay Ziggy a visit. I've got a specific eye screw from an old Slingerland I can't seem to find and he might be the man for me.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-21-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: WTB Ludwig COB 14'' rim

Indeed, thanks Gary! Can't wait for it to arrive!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-19-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Cleaning calfskin heads

Meant to say kdg, I appreciated your advice. Don't want to seem like I ignored it, but unfortunately, those stick marks were a bit too stuck on!


Before and after below. I'm not sure if I really...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-19-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Cleaning calfskin heads

Well, I'm responding to this for anyone who wonders this in the future.


I saw on a banjo forum that people recommended using a melamine foam eraser (a la, Mr. Clean Magic eraser). Works...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-16-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
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Re: Age

Be right back, gotta go list my first Pearl Export as vintage!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-16-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By Whatarethese123
Re: Two estate sale finds

Nope! Only the bass.
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