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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-16-2020, 09:09 AM
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Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Repurposed 66 Pioneer snare

The orange wrap looks great. May I ask what you used to glue the wrap at the clamp point? Thanks in advance!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-14-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Repurposed 66 Pioneer snare

Yours looks awesome - great job!

I'm working on a 65 Pioneer as well. Some surface rust on the hoops and hardware, but the red sparkle wrap is in really great shape. I've been looking for one...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-21-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Slingerland Cordova

I don't know, I think it's kinda groovy - like vintage books in an old library.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-21-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
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Forum: Vintage Drums 02-13-2020, 07:02 PM
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Views: 2,417
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Why Play Vintage?

I just think it's cool to be a part of an instrument's history.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-06-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-06-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Just when I thought I was out

Beautiful - cheers and enjoy!
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-22-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,930
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Maybe off-topic - mufflers on modern drum?

Yup. While it doesnt drive me mad, spring ring can be particularly offensive when close micing in the studio. I have a 1938 Leedy Broadway whose springs would audibly reverberate and would cause the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-22-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,930
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Maybe off-topic - mufflers on modern drum?

I have a 1970s Supraphonic that was painted black by a precious owner (looks professionally done) and I find that it does give it a bit of a shorter, darker tone. It favors a lower tuning, much more...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-18-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,930
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Maybe off-topic - mufflers on modern drum?

I've been using DrumDots on my snares. They are clear, reusable, and very functional in controlling ring:

http://www.drumdot.com/

In the past, drummers would remove the internal mufflers...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-04-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: DIY Snare Drum Display/Storage Rack

Very cool - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Pearl 70s identification

Beautiful wrap - cheers and enjoy!
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-11-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Ludwig Standard 2

Very nice - congrats and enjoy!
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-22-2019, 09:46 PM
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Views: 764
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Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2019, 02:34 PM
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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-26-2019, 06:24 PM
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Views: 1,336
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Ludwig Standard snare price check

Sorry - pics messed up. Here's the butt end. You can really see the gold in this pic.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-26-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Ludwig Standard snare price check

Update: I want to thank you guys for your input on this Standard. Just got it today and its pristine. The Gold Strata wrap and chrome are immaculate, with the exception of a bit of rust inside the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-26-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Another Pearl snare 1970s

I have this exact same snare as well. Mine is steel and, as stated above, the 2 bands typically indicate steel, 3 being brass. I love the sound of this instrument, and I think you’ll be pleased with...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-23-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Ludwig Transition Badge "Jazz Fest" value?

You should be excited - what a rare beauty. Congrats and enjoy!
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By thejohnlec
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Ludwig Standard snare price check

Such great info everyone, thanks - much appreciated! I’ll update if I’m able to grab it and will post more pics. Def appears to be gold strata.

Hope you’re all having a great week!
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Ludwig Standard snare price check

Thanks man! Seller says 1971, and another pic clearly shows a granitone interior. Its very clean and the finish is super cool!
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By thejohnlec
Ludwig Standard snare price check

Hi all,

Whats the acceptable going rate for these snares? Saw this one recently and am considering it.

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Latest Score: Kent Snare

I think a P85 is the same hole spacing, or you could get an Inde universal with sliding screws. Measure the hole distance and check DFD. They have several models that should fit. But yeah, drilling...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By thejohnlec
Re: Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?

Thanks everyone - great info and advice!
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