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Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Correct Tone Control

Agree with Mark.
That type of set up is typically the BB muffler. Even some of the setups just after this when they went to the knob style has the larger hole at the top but wouldnít fit the BB...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-11-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By CTMichaelV
Test to see the effect of the sun on wraps

Everyone knows that besides smoke, the sun is one of the worst enemies for a drum wrap.

So, like my experiment of several ways to remove or lessen yellow from a WMP I am going to do an effect of...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-11-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: How to lighten drum finish/stain

Would love to know how that comes out. If you would post pictures of the results (if your tracking the exposure) it would be great for all of us.

I have been tinkering with the idea of doing an...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-07-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: anybody know what this is??

I have seen them on a variety of antique snares in my collection. They seem to be the “style of the period”
I have the same ones (smaller of course) on my: 1860-1880 J Howard Foote, 1912 Duplex...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-05-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ajax/Ludwig

If you donít mind sharing, what did the appraiser value your snare at?
Thanks
Michael
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-05-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Source for rubber tips for 60's Ludwig bass drum spurs

Try the bay. Always replacement tips there for a descent price.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-05-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ajax/Ludwig

I have an almost identical snare in the piccolo style, different white pearl finish with the exact same throw and butt and lugs. Was told the entire snare is all original when I bought it. There is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 64 Ludwig Downbeats Black Oyster, but which snare?

I have a few of the Downbeat snares Jazz Festivals and quite a few of the Pioneer snares. Actually I am a bit bias as the Pioneer line is my favorite versatile and affordable snare that was...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-01-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Happy new year

Happy New Year everyone.
Michael
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-29-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Removing Rogers Big R wrap

I used a heat gun to remove some butcher block wrap from a FT, worked really well and was actually able to reuse the wrap.
Michael
Forum: Wanted to Buy 12-22-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: WTB: Very specific date stamped snare. . . .

Will keep my eye out for a 13" brass piccolo for you. Any preferred era?
Forum: Trade 12-22-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig WMP Drums

JR
You always have some fantastic kits for sale or trade. Good luck

Michael
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-22-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Merry Christmas

Wishing all of the VDF family peace and happiness throughout the holidays and a prosperous and healthy New Year !

Michael
Forum: Trade 12-19-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1970ís Ludwig Standard in Ruby Red Strata for Ludwig Standard in Blue Strata

Still looking to trade for a nice Blue strata standard. Anyone have one to trade?
Michael
Forum: Wanted to Buy 12-19-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: WTB: Very specific date stamped snare. . . .

Hey J!m
Just picked up a very very close matching 13" tom from the same year. The tom holder looked lonely with out the second one. Having a blast with them, such an excellent sound. You saving up...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Standard Student Kit

I actually have quite a few of the Standard snares in my collection and like them because they typically offers the wraps that were not available on the other lines. The one you pictured I would...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 954
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Does Changing Era-correct Hardware Constitute a " Modification"?

Agree with all the above. I believe in disclosing any changes even if period specific. Any of my drums that I have, if a part is missing or needs to be replaced is always done with OEM parts from the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ultrasonic Cleaners

It did a great job. My thumbs still hurt from all the rubbing with chrome cleaner before I got mine.
Thanks for the before and after shots
Happy holidays
Michael
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-15-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Advice on Storing Vintage Ludwigs and Nuts and Bolts!

Fully agree could cause issues. For parts and drums, if you go to a scientific goods store and get desiccant rocks that will help some on the moisture part. You know, those little bag of rocks that...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Radio King Project Completion

TJ
Beautiful restoration. You did a great job to bring it back to life. You should be able to find a replacement strainer, with patience and some $$ of course, either on the bay or there are several...
Forum: For Sale 12-08-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 20ís Ludwig Super Sensitive RARE

It's a beauty! If it wasn't Xmas time it would be siting in my collection. Hope you get a quick sale on this.
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-07-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Properly installing a Roger's Drum Badge with Nails.

Hi Nick and welcome to the forum.
I have found that if you use a brass hammer and slowly with small strokes hit the nail at an angle it will bend over. I typically put painters tape on the inside...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-25-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ultrasonic Cleaners

Nice unit and 2L should work well. Mine is much smaller.
I like that it is programmable with the time and temp.
Like Creighton said, post some reviews, with pics of course.
Michael
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-19-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ultrasonic Cleaners

I have one that my father in law, a retired watch repair man, gave me. Not a large one but works well for tension rods, lugs and other smaller parts. The key to them is using them properly. The...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-03-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Beatles Drum head

One of our members sells the vinyl decals on the bay.
He sells the Ed Sullyvan style and tour style. He goes by Barrhavendrumguy
I got one and it looks great, and is a great price and easy to...
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