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Forum: Vintage Drums 02-23-2020, 08:52 AM
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Bop/Jazz Kits

On vintage sets, as stated above, it's all about supply (low) and demand (high). On new drums I think you probably can buy a "bop" sized set for quite a bit less than a big set. And how many Catalina...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig snare 15x6,5 serial number: 7463 - Identification

Everything looks right as far as I can see. Low serial number matches with stated date. Not really any reason for someone to "fake" something like this. Mahogany finish was a lower cost option to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig set with mixed shells

I don't think it's any stretch that in 1977 or 78 when they were switching over to 6 ply shells that they shipped out some mixed sets. At the time no one was really paying that much attention to such...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By K.O.
Re: Rarest of the pearls

Black oyster isn't rare at all. It was the best selling wrap for a few years thanks to Ringo. Despite that there is only so much of it for sale at any given time and demand tends to exceed supply so...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-01-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By K.O.
Re: Down beats

Do you mean the Downbeat snare drum or the drum outfit?

I just think that configuration didn't sell as well as the bigger drums. Bigger drums like the Super Classic outfit were the norm up until...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-31-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By K.O.
Re: Differences in Ludwig Atlas Stand Models?

The stand on the right is an Atlas model. I'm not sure if the one on the left was ever in a catalog. It's the lower part of a snare stand coupled with the two upper sections of a flat based 1400...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-05-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gretsch "Drop G"

I've seen enough sets from this era with natural maple bass drum hoops to believe that was standard on stained drums for at least a while. The mounted toms being the normal depths is a big plus in my...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-24-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By K.O.
Re: 1968 Kit in Mahogany stain - Mahogany shells or Maple?

Ludwig 4 hole consolettes are pretty plentiful, usually there's at least 2 or 3 of them on ebay at any given time. They all are the same mounting hole pattern so fitment shouldn't be a problem. You'd...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,556
Posted By K.O.
Re: I Have Never "Gotten" Gretsch Drums

They were likely thinking that with calf heads it wasn't much of a big deal and created the shell molds accordingly ( they aren't really oversized just not as undersized as other makes) . Then...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-15-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By K.O.
Re: 1968 Kit in Mahogany stain - Mahogany shells or Maple?

Natural mahogany finished 3 ply drums generally have an actual mahogany exterior. The fat center ply that makes up the bulk of the shell is poplar. If you have white interiors then the interior ply...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-12-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By K.O.
Re: latest project snare

Finally got a chance to play this thing last night at band rehearsal....worth every penny!
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-07-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By K.O.
Re: Vintage Ludwig Club Date Kit Wrapped In Gold Strata

Hard to know for certain but that combination seems to push beyond the realm of special order, and the Standards and Club Dates were similarly priced so what would be the point?

My guess is that...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-03-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,556
Posted By K.O.
Re: I Have Never "Gotten" Gretsch Drums

Gretsch only made one line of drums until the early 2000s when they signed a distribution deal with Kaman who started putting the name on some imported lines to give them different pricing tiers....
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By K.O.
Re: latest project snare

Drum weighs 22.5 lbs. Sure seems a lot heavier than that when you pick it up though. I guess because I'm used to similar sized snares weighing no more than 7-8 pounds at the most. Going to try it out...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-03-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,556
Posted By K.O.
Re: I Have Never "Gotten" Gretsch Drums

Not really aware of any buyers guides for any of the vintage drum makes. One thing for certain is RB 18" bass drums have gone thru the roof price wise. The later badges are pulled upward by that as...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-03-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,556
Posted By K.O.
Re: I Have Never "Gotten" Gretsch Drums

Gretsch had very little presence around here when I was a lad. 125 miles due west of Chicago you can bet that Ludwig and Slingerland ruled the roost. I was aware of Gretsch thru ads in Downbeat...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-02-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By K.O.
Re: latest project snare

I'd like to know what it weighs as well. My guess is between 20 and 30 pounds. Our bathroom scale seems to be MIA at the moment and nothing else I have has the capacity to weigh anything this heavy....
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By K.O.
Re: Calling on Slingerland Experts

That might turn out oversized if you added wrap to it.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By K.O.
Re: latest project snare

Thanks!
I haven't really messed with the tuning as yet, hard to do when the wife's around. In the video it's just the sound I ended up with from tightening the heads by feel. It sounds better in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By K.O.
Re: latest project snare

Okay my video link has turned into a black box. I guess just search "duluth cast bronze" on youtube.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By K.O.
latest project snare

Okay, not vintage, but it will be someday, and I suspect that people that hang here will find it of interest...and I did use vintage style lugs

Duluth Cast Bronze Snare Shell Unboxing, Building, &...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,131
Posted By K.O.
Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

The drums I was talking about were all USA made and badged as DW. The Taiwanese drums were from the Buddy Rich Drum Co. which came later under the auspices of Cathy Rich. I'm not sure what, if any, ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,131
Posted By K.O.
Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

DW already sorta did that a long time ago. They made some Buddy Rich tribute sets and even made a BR snare with Buddy's picture on it. I never quite got the connection, I guess it was either Buddy...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-30-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,131
Posted By K.O.
Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

Not sure that DW has really changed much in regards to Gretsch. The imports still come from wherever they come from and the high end stuff all still comes from the same plant it's been made in since...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-30-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By K.O.
Re: Correct Size for Gromment for Gretsch Round Badge Bass Drum Badge?

Brass tubing and a flaring tool like they use to make brake lines. A double flare is very similar to the flange on a standard drum grommet. There are some videos on youtube about how to make double...
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