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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-25-2014, 12:22 PM
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Disassemble 804 hi-hat?

I want to get my old Slingerland 804 hi-hat working a little better. I know some of you guys have had these apart, so I wonder if you could give me some tips. How do you get the spring and rod out? I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-24-2013, 08:19 PM
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Re: Banned from playing vintage drums!!!

And I wouldn't go back in the house without a priest, a cross, and holy water.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-24-2013, 08:16 PM
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Re: Banned from playing vintage drums!!!

This was painful to read. And I have seen the same thing.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-19-2013, 06:23 PM
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Re: Most popular drums by decade ?

When I started playing in '75, the only nice kits in the music stores that I frequented were Ludwig Vistalites. I do remember one super-nice Rogers 5-piece with Memori-Loc hardware. Slingerland was...
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-22-2013, 03:59 PM
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Re: Stand mounted tom

I used to own one of those Premier stands, and it is indeed a very well-designed stand.
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-22-2013, 10:04 AM
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Re: Stand mounted tom

I have my 8x12 Slingerland tom on a DW 6000 snare stand, and often get compliments on its very resonant sound. It is also very comfortable to play in that position, which is near impossible to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-22-2013, 09:55 AM
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Re: Do any of you use Evans heads on your vintage drums?

The first kit I played was an early 60s MIJ that had Evans plastic heads on the tom. But when I started playing in the mid-70s, Ludwig heads were far and away the most commonly used, at least in my...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2013, 05:31 PM
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Re: Do any of you use Evans heads on your vintage drums?

From Evans website:
Most people don't realized that Evans invented the synthetic (or plastic, or polyester) drumhead in 1956. Chick Evans was the first person to use polyester film to form a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-10-2013, 03:52 PM
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Re: Slingerland drum company revived?

Very sensible sizing. That's my Stage Band set-up, minus the 16 floor. Lovely set!
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-28-2013, 02:46 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: Oversized shell-suggestions for heads?

Attack heads are sized a bit larger. Also the new Evans 360, which comes out soon.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-27-2013, 02:05 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: jazz fest sizes how rare r they

I once owned a 5.5" Pioneer; don't remember the date, but it was mid-60s. Lovely-sounding drum.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-24-2013, 10:31 PM
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Re: Slingerland drum company revived?

I'm pretty sure that is an old page that should have went down years ago.
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-24-2013, 09:57 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: drum stick opinoins

Those Regal Tip Rock sticks are very good all-purpose sticks. My favorite stick right now is Vic Firth AJ1, which is like a 5B with a long taper and a smaller tip. Reminds me of the old Ludwig 1A,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-20-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: Dating a Leedy/Slingerland kit

That is one of the coolest wraps ever put on a drum. Looking forward to some more pictures!
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-17-2013, 04:24 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: Regency drums?

Thanks Mikey!
Forum: For Sale 01-16-2013, 09:26 PM
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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-16-2013, 08:54 PM
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Re: Value of a 1963 Ludwig New Yorker?

Love it! If the snare is chrome over brass, the value would go up considerably. I dig the sizes of the New Yorker, but the Super Classic configuration is a bit more collectible.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-16-2013, 08:29 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: WFL Drum Head Opinions

I recently tried an Evans J1 for snare batter, and was so impressed I ordered several more. Tuned up quickly, great old-school sound, the BEST brush surface ever! Reminds me of the old Ludwig thin...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-16-2013, 08:19 PM
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Views: 1,081
Posted By norman931
Regency drums?

Does anyone know anything about these? I wish I had a pic, but they are long gone. 3 piece set, 14x22, 9x13, 5.5x14 snare. Everything clipped to the bass drum hoops: tom, cymbal holder, and spurs....
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-13-2011, 09:56 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: Band members say the Supra is too LOUD!

Or experiment with Hot Rods or Blasticks on some tunes. Sometimes I'll use rods at practice and sticks on the gig. The Supra can be subtle. If your bandmates are asking for lower volume, chances are,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-09-2011, 11:17 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: Some Love 4 Clubbies

Club Dates were the perfect gigging drums, as the name denotes. My first kit was a set of champagne clubbies. Hauled those babies everywhere in my '76 Chevy. :p
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-07-2011, 07:55 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: Ludwig 10 lug chrome 6" 1/2"x14" Acrolyte

Very nice! I think it would more accurately be termed a Supraphonic rather than Acrolite, regardless of the lug type, due to the chrome plating.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2011, 08:22 PM
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Posted By norman931
Re: BÍC Kit on ebay

Reminds me of the Kenny Aronoff kit that had been played with Mellencamp. The owner asked a fortune for them but they finally brought about 500 bucks in an ebay auction. Not exactly one of Ringo's...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-26-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By norman931
Re: BÍC Kit on ebay

Doesn't look like oyster black to me. And anyway, wouldn't oyster blue have been more appropriate?(fighting the temptation to buy it now). :)
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 07-22-2011, 07:39 PM
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Views: 3,767
Posted By norman931
Re: 1959 Ludwig Transition Badge Club Dates

Beautiful! 12x20? Really? I didn't think they were even making 14x20 Club Dates during the transition period. Another missing link? :)
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