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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-20-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Hoppy
Re: 8x14 20's Super Ludwig mystery drum?

The 8" depth was too shallow for any Ludwig marching/parade drums of that era. There are no instances of an 8"x14" snare in the 20's-30's catalogs, however in the 30's you start to see 7"x14" and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Bongos

Here's a couple of screen shots from the Ludwig catalog for reference...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-25-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Maple Supraphonic?

Once you get past the headline, they don't call the snare a Supraphonic... only that it has a "Supraphonic" strainer, which again as we all know, is inaccurate!!!
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-22-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Double Tom stand using twin snare baskets

I would recommend the rack route also like K.O. suggested. Gibraltar has got a ton of flexibility for your kit. Also with the 2x26" I would look into their Ultra-Adjust Legless HH stand so the toms...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-18-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Premier badge

Here's some info from DFO: http://www.drumforum.org/index.php?/topic/148038-premier-hi-fi/#entry1627290
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-18-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By Hoppy
Re: What's So Bad About Fade, Rust and Separation

"What's So Bad About Fade, Rust and Separation" Wasn't this the name of an Elvis Costello song?

I say there's nothing wrong with a bit of "pride of ownership" when you're not playing that kit,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-10-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,713
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Is my Supraphonic Alu or Brass?

Are you stating that that all Supras (regardless of the originating alloy of either aluminum, brass, bronze, or copper) actually start out as a disc of a steel alloy?
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-07-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig drum kit ID help please :)

I can't really make out the badges in the photo... but I'm going to assume they are pointy (versus the rounded) edge blue/olive badges, which would then put this kit in the '70-'75 era, and would be...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-06-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Before and after 1930s Ludwig 4 x 14

Noice! Looks as good as new!
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 12-01-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Hoppy
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Date these ludwigs please?

OK... computer restart and I can upload!

The '35 catalog I have is a bit blurry so I posted a screen shot of the '37 catalog (1st image).

The '40 catalog (2nd image) is the last photo I see of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Date these ludwigs please?

I would date these drums to the 1935-1940 era, based on the catalogs I have on hand.

* In 1933 the hoop "clamps" are different and use thumb screws.
* In 1935 I see the appearance of the same...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 11-18-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Bass Drum Pedals Wanted

Sorry about that, I didn't know that there was that many variants! Hope I didn't add to any confusion???

Mine has no Ludwig branding - just Ghost (I got it in ~1979, used it for a few months and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-12-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Black Beauty.Ludwig or Leedy?

I prefer the aesthetics of a single bead and the engraving patterns of Ludwig over the Leedy "elite" (Elite Professional or Black Elite) offerings.
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-10-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Reintroduces Mod Orange

Yea I know, eye of the beholder and all...
But I just don't get the appeal of this color scheme and the decision to bring it back...
Heck, I don't recall that it was all that popular when it first...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-08-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Catalog Ludwig Drums 1995,96,97..etc

I don't know if there are catalogs from 1995-2008... I have gaps in those years as well. The catalogs from 2009 and up are still available on the Ludwig site:...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-05-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Hoppy
Re: What is this Ludwig snare drum?

BINGO!

The "Reliable Anti-Galvanic" stamp on the interior seals the deal for me!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 11-04-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Bass Drum Pedals Wanted

Just some pics to help you with the search for the Ludwig branded Ghost pedal... unfortunately my low-mileage Ghost is not Ludwig branded :-(
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-20-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Classic Maple 70's Snare ID/insights

Hey FunkyP the snare butt and snare wires are an easy change out. Here's a link that I posted in showing my Coliseum mod. No drillin' - No fillin'!!! Only a couple of bucks for the part plus what...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-16-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Who Inspired Us?

Great video of SS...

I've got usual list of who's-who like Bonham, Pace, Powell, and especially Simon Phillips - but probably my greatest drum influence was a "big-time" local drummer named Brian...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-12-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig silver sparkle 26" users besides Ian Paige.

I'm pretty sure Mick Fleetwood did for a while... but I recall double head toms.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-04-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By Hoppy
Re: My Paul McCartney Tribute band show pics.

That looks like one heck of a place to play!
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-04-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,530
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Of Interest RE: Buddy Rich - 100 Years!

The "Buddy" tom mount is a nice modification to the Ludwig Modular hardware. The plate looks so much cleaner than the modular flange block... heck I even like the larger modular post as long as it's...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 09-03-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Paiste 2002 Pre-Serial 16" Crash?

Probably the most knowledgeable source is member Zenstat. He is a Paiste-"phile's" Paistephile, and has an outstanding sales database/catalog.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,530
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Of Interest RE: Buddy Rich - 100 Years!

I can't imagine why they think this set is worth that much unless there is some crazy licensing fee, which I'm sure there is, associated with this venture.

I think Tommy nailed it down...
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