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Forum: Vintage Drums 08-13-2018, 04:19 PM
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Re: 28" Ludwig Marching Bass Drums...which one to use for Drum kit

I have used a 28x14, a 28x10, and a 28x7 bass drum for gigs/studio work. The 10" sounds the best--it smacks you in the gut and doesn't have the uncontrollable rumble that the 14" has, and it has...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-13-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
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Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

My favorite wrap! Looks great!
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-27-2018, 02:32 PM
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Views: 1,189
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Re: Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all your gear?

I felt overwhelmed with my 12 kits, 36 snares, and 300 cymbals. I downsized to 6 kits, 16 snares, and 100 cymbals. It felt so good, I'm looking to downsize more. Simplicity is so freeing. But,...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-02-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Vintage Snares vs. Modern Snares

Hmm...I usually just do a touch up tuning of my snare before a gig (for the room) and don't mess with it until the next gig. I only bring one snare per gig, too, but I'll bring the snare I want for...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-20-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Vintage Snares vs. Modern Snares

Depends on the snare and situation. Sometimes you want a fat woody sound that comes from the baseball bat edges of a 3-ply Ludwig or Slingerland snare, and sometimes you want something more snappy,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-13-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: 17-inch Diameter Bass Drum

Yes. I had one. That particular specimen was a dud. I play on 16" and 18" bass drums regularly, so I know it's not that I just didn't like the size.

Sweet - looking drum, BTW! Looks sturdy as...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-10-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
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Re: Vintage Drum Values and Current Market

All used prices took a hit about 8 years ago, and they've almost climbed back up to where they were. Almost. least that seems to be the story in Portland, OR.
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-01-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
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Re: Drum case's

SKB roto-x are BY FAR the best for protecting your drums. The cardboard cases like the Econoline and Nomad cases only offer so much protection...more than bags, but less than plastic cases.

Forum: Vintage Drums 10-23-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Slingerland 3 Ply No Re-Rings

I've played on two sets. They sound very warm and "whoomph" like.
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-27-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
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Re: Thoughts on playing a 13, 16, 20"

Thoughts? Just play 'em! If drums sound good together, play them together!

I fall for the 12/14/20 and 13/16/22 trap as well. I do have a 13/16/20 kit that I play that nobody ever asks why the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-04-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By caddywumpus
Drilling satin flame wrap


I'm going to be drilling into a shell with a satin flame wrap. (It's a modern custom drum, not a vintage drum) Are there any precautions I should take or tips for doing so to prevent the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-20-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
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Re: Odd Slingerland configuration...???

Thanks guys! I figured it was some sort of "one off" kit.

I got it from the original owner. I swung back by his house today to see if he could tell me about how he ordered it, like from a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-18-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By caddywumpus
Odd Slingerland configuration...???


I picked up a Slingerland kit this weekend: 1972, WMP, garage sale price. Anyways, the sizes are a bit off from what I've seen or been able to find online, so I was hoping somebody could...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: The Moronic Drummer

Wow. So, you dislike cool, laid back, in-the-know, tall, good-looking guys with glasses who use modern drums and don't smack the living daylights out of them? You must have really hated Max Roach...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-28-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Remove ink logos?

Nail polish remover CONTAINS acetone. I suggested nail polish remover because you can buy a small container of it, which is cheaper and more convenient to store/use than the smallest, quart-sized...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-27-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Remove ink logos? scouring pad! That will scratch the cymbal. I've used nail polish remover with much success, no harsh scrubbing required (I just rubbed it with my fingertips and it came right off). Be...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-27-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
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Re: How good is Max Roach!?!

Max Roach played from the head. Papa Jo played from the heart. Buddy Rich played from the wrists. Tony Williams played from the elbows. All of them had different things to say, and none of them...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: How much does a vintage set appreciate?

It's impossible to say. Before the big boom of interest in "vintage" drums, thanks to the internet, they were just considered old drum kits, and were kicked around for $300 a set. Now, thanks to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-02-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Vintage or not Vintage.

"Vintage" is a word that many different people take to mean many different things, even though it has a very specific definition. Use it as you will, but realize that what you describe as "vintage"...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-25-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: How do you pack and carry your drum sets?

SKB hardcases for all of the drums and cymbals, a suitcase for all of the hardware, a rolling cart to push it on, and the throne/rug get thrown on top. Easy peasy, compact, and protected.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,342
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: best year for ludwigs

Clear maple interiors are my favorite Ludwig kits. I would have to vote 69-72 as the era with the best-sounding kits I've heard, with a special nod to 1970 because that's the date on my favorite...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-02-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Gigging with Only A Tom Tom/Bass/Snare

The first thing to go, for me, would be the rack tom. If I have to lose a tom, though, I'll just lose them both...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-02-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: Thinking about letting a kit or two go

...I'm sorry, but I don't see how the two are related. Need to gain some space? Looking for extra funds? If it's just merely a matter of "I should let one go BECAUSE I'm having a kid" then it...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-01-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,459
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Forum: Vintage Drums 06-23-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,021
Posted By caddywumpus
Re: The focus of your collecting

I'm a player who fell in love with the sound of my 1970 Ludwig Downbeat after buying it to be my "beater kit" that I would take places I didn't want to risk taking the DWs to. I have now explored...
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