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Forum: General Drum Questions 09-17-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Hoppy
Re: Where is Johnny Ringo?

Sorry to hear about your wife's condition... Wishing for a full and speedy recovery.
Sending good vibes her way ))))) -----> -----> -----> -----> ----->
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-18-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Hoppy
Re: ASBA Caroline Pedals

I'd also reach out to the folks at ASBA and see if they are going to move forward with reproducing the pedal. I'm sure if they get enough interest it may push them to production. They have a website...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-18-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Hoppy
Re: ASBA Caroline Pedals

I have a pair of ASBA Caroline pedal mated up to a pair of 26" bass drums. I moved from a Speed King to a Ghost, to one Caroline and then a second one for the double bass. I purchased them in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Hoppy
Re: ludwig new logo on bass drum 1970

I always thought the logo was printed in black ink.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig black beauty 79 / 80 advice

I'm with K.O. on this, looks legit from the limited photos.

It has the more desirable pointy Blue/Olive badge. I would really check the condition of the drum to help determine the value. It does...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,175
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Which Ludwig Is This?

Hmmm.... this is way late to the party but I guess I didn't see Vars Molta's last post asking me to support my earlier posting... so here goes.

I stated that the drum was possible a "Black Chrome"...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-10-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,187
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Is Anyone Still Using This Forum?

https://youtu.be/Dr9e0yGcQbk




I check in everyday, but it doesn't mean there's much conversation going on...

A lot of things have been talked to death, and this is a narrower focus of a...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-09-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Celebrating 14 years on VDF!

HA! Great topic... it made me check my join date too.
Looks like I'm ready to celebrate my 10th year next month.

Happy Anniversaries to the VD-Forumites.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-27-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Hoppy
Re: [B]*1929 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 ROSE PEARL/ARTGOLD TONE FLANGE ARTIST MODEL [/B]

Gotta' love the Curotto Collection...
Not a bow-wow in the bunch after they get the MC treatment.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-16-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Nice Ludwig&Ludwig set in WMP

WOW... Definitely not '60's vintage!!!
They should clean up nicely... looking forward to the "after" pics!
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-30-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Speed King 2020 Reissue question.

HA! Not quite... I did work for one of the largest energy companies for almost 30-years (about 36 if you count the overtime) in Operations at one of their petroleum refineries. About half that time...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-29-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Speed King 2020 Reissue question.

That's the prime reason grease was chosen in the first place as pedals don't really produce high rotational speeds or develop a significant amount of heat.

Grease offers many advantages over...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-21-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Anyone still planning on going to the Chicago Drum Show?

I'm just grateful that all of our celebrities and sports stars have been able to get the C-19 test so early on in the crisis. What would we do without them ;-)

I'd love to go to the show one of...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-21-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like DrumBob, I followed but didn't contribute to the original thread (due to lack of Rogers knowledge). I'm glad that everything worked out in the end.

Also, it was very nice of Catherine to...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 03-19-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig #2503 hi-hat clutch shaft part P-2485-1

Dean, if there are no sale offers for the part, I'd give the folks at Pro Drum Shop in Hollywood a call... last time I was in there I saw an awful lot of "spare" parts for all kinds of items...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-16-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Hoppy
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-09-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig "tri tone" wrap?

This wasn't common with vintage kits as a wrap... However, the "Duco" paint scheme was quite popular, which kind of mimics that striped look (usually with a bit of a fade).

A few years ago there...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-08-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig "tri tone" wrap?

As JS mentioned most likely in school colors, the banded Pearl wraps were extremely common and available through the marching line-up. The 2-color/3-stripe was the most popular, but Ludwig also...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-07-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Hoppy
Re: As wife says sell it

Do you not play anymore?

Even if it's only once in a blue moon, then I'd hang on to them***.

If drums have passed you by, and I mean really passed you by, then what's the harm in moving on to...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-05-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Brass Fittings Cleanup Advice Please

You can check out the Flitz line of products, they have a new tarnish removing spray, and the good old paste that cleans, polishes, and protects (contains wax to prevent oxidizing / tarnishing so...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-05-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Identification: Ludwig snare Monroe

I couldn't tell what color that was !!!

Here's a few catalog images for your reference...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Identification: Ludwig snare Monroe

Dag,
Looks like you may the venerable LS401. I can't see the color accurately (HDMI --> DVI adapter limitation). Ludwig has changed he number of plies in the "Classic Maple Snare" line-up over...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-02-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Speed King 2020 Reissue question.

HA! You should get the pedal for your son just for the cool box alone!



Just to echo what BosLover said, when Uly mentioned the 3-stroke, he was talking about full compression/pressing the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-02-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Identification : Ludwig Drum Strainer Throw-Off P-87 on snare with B/O badge

I'll take a stab at it...

A Ludwig 900L "Super Classic Model"
Forum: For Sale 02-26-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Bunch of Stuff

Another way to get a smaller file size if you're using Windows...
Call the picture up in the photo viewer of your choice, then use the "Snipping Tool" to capture the image at a reduce file size,...
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