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Forum: Vintage Drums 08-15-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Sum Pics

Love the old '30s era stuff.

Wouldn't want to have to gig it, but it's fascinating to look back and see how far we've come.

In another post, you'd mentioned the Camco Deluxe / Gretsch Floating...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-29-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,551
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Peavey Drums

Nice work, O-Lugs, man ! Cool 1

I still remember how responsive those RP 1000s were, and how beautiful they sounded - but I was one of those guys who didn't want to plop down the bucks and be...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-28-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,428
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Remo SkynTone Heads

Most women seem to detest those old slap-stick comedians - the Marx Brothers and the Stooges.

I'd say that true hell for women would be eternity in a room with nothing but Marx Brothers, Stooges,...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-28-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,551
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Peavey Drums

Good question, Freis968...

I've remember a Peavey Radial Pro 1000 series set up at a local shop back in the '80s. It looked strange with those tension rings instead of typical cast lug...
Forum: Drum Set Gallery 06-28-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,870
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: MY 1963 LEEDY 4th of JULY KIT

Great-lookin' set, OldSchool man !

Patriotic though I am, I'm not so thrilled with the blue bass drum hoops, but it looks damn fine indeed !

Find yourself a couple Slingerland stands,...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 06-28-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,211
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Snow-shoe type cymbal pedal?

Hey there, Newdecade -

I think that was the same guy (Goodwill) who'd originally had that snowshoe pedal on eBay several months ago. He had no idea what it was, other than some sort of...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-06-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,179
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Nice Ludwig Shells given a new lease on life

Very nice job, dude !

In my own very humble opinion, I'd hunt down a pair of black-painted bass drum hoops with recesses to accept strips of matching wrap -- when I see maple hoops, it just...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-06-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,007
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Drilling consolette on a bass drum

Hey there, Pratt !

-- Refer to your other post of this same title - I've posted there, too. But I'll add a little here as well.

What O-Lugs mentioned about the Jazzette set-up (and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-06-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Drilling consolette on a bass drum

Hey there, Pratt !

What Jaye said, man. I would only add that, unless you're going for a specific "look,' try positioning it where it's most comfortable for your own way of setting up.

...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 04-06-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,795
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Picked up a new pie today....

Yeah, the Dream Bliss I series had a trashier "dragon's breath" kind of Chinese hiss to them, more so than the Bliss II series, and way more than the Bliss IIIs. The Vintage Bliss series is their...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 04-06-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,795
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Picked up a new pie today....

The Dream Contact series is closer to the old Avedis sound than the Bliss series. The Contact splash cymbals would probably have the sound you;re looking for.

Chris at VirtualCymbals has video...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 04-04-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Help dating k.zildjian

Man, what a shame how someone scoured that old K. like that... And that Zildjian logo sticker, which was placed facing the wrong way, is a blatant attempt to "modernize" the old pie. Someone just...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-04-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Ludwig Hi Hat Clutch Question

Hey there, brother - -

I don't have a photo or an iluustration to show you, but here's how those old style clutches work -

Starting from the top and going down, assemble it in this...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 04-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,795
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Picked up a new pie today....

Hey, nice deal, Ludwig-dude man !

To have the store man hold it for ya and call ya, now that's some really decent service like you'd never get from feeBay, huh...!?

Like Big daddy, I,...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-31-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Vintage Hardware...or not?

All vintage with my '66 Gretsch round badge kit - but I use Ludwig #1400 series flat-base cymbal stands, a WFL flat base snare stand, a late '60s Gretsch "Monster" hi-hat, and either a Speed King...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-28-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: wfl floor tom not resonating

Hi there, Ivar !

+2 for the Pearl rubber feet. You can order them in a pack of three - Pearl part number referrence R-40/3

You're experiencing exactly why drum makers quickly stopped using...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-28-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,356
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Ludwig 18x20 floor tom

Hi there D-Rum

Anyone who's had a 20" tom will attest to more cons than pros with 'em. Try finding a local store with 20" tom batters, which aren't the same as a 20" bass drum batter. So, you...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-28-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: 18' Avedis Crash- 50's?

Looks like a '60s to me. Drumaholic would know at a glance exactly what date that stamp is.

What the weight ?

Likely it's an old ride. Yeah, nice sound I'm sure, but not for just a crash.
...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-28-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: need help with place to store drums!!!

And, fourth, your loud playing advertises to anyone within ear-shot that there is musical gear worth breaking in after. Especially if you're heard there a few times or more...
Forum: For Sale 03-07-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Ludwig WMP Drum Shells (Make Offer)

Nice sound, nice looking set.

...Umm - - how much for just the 16" K Constantinople crash...?
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-07-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Polishing Vintage Cymbals

Absolutely NO to a drill-mounted buffer !

Man, all the experts will tell you DO NOT buff your cymbals.

That kind of buffing will create enough heat to damage a cymbal.

Elbow grease, effort,...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-06-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Ludwig 1940 WFL Twin Sensetive Snare

What a beauty, Tigh !

I never cared for those old Zephyr lug casings, but the twin strainer has always captivated my imagination.

Myself, I'd go with standard white coated ambassador batter and...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,004
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Vintage Cymbal Alert!! This Just In...a 24" HH 1954 Avedis!!

Damn ! Bill, that old pie looks absolutely delicious !

She's found her way home to the right guy. Lucky bahstahd !

I'd love to be in your will...

Had you not revealed she was a '54, I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-06-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Rare WFL Drums - Help with History

Beautiful outfit, man !

I'd like to have a look at that foot pedal...

Is that an old Martin's FleetFoot pedal, before Camco retooled it as their own Camco 5000 model (and as Gretsch's Floating...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Beatnikjazz
Re: Is this a bad thing?

From your description, it sounds like your bass drum has a mahogany interior ply - those were the greatest-sounding bass drums, man - worth $300.00 just for that drum alone.

What sizes are they,...
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