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Forum: General Drum Questions 05-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Hoppy
Re: ear plugs

MME, check out disposable silicone earplugs as they don't stand out like a sore thumb, so they're great for clubbing louder "lounges" etc...
Walgreens brand clear silicone:...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Spray-on head texture

Good ol' Ruff-Kote...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-11-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig 6:5 hammered bronze

I'd check it on a flat table/surface with a light inside to check for uniformity/abnormalities.
The space you're describing might just be where the snare bed crimps are. You can also check the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-24-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Asba is back!!!

Hmmmm.... I was under the impression that Ludwig bought the pedal design years & years ago???

Interesting turn to see the drums making a comeback... good luck to them!
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-22-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Help me understand what I have?

From the supplied photos, the one with the badge close-up, we can see some paint flaking revealing what looks to be silver glitter wrap.

Have fun with the resto, there are some very experienced...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-21-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Hoppy
Re: 8x14 20's Super Ludwig mystery drum?

WOW! What a transformation... great job on bringing that drum back to life!
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Help me understand what I have?

KO & ggd have given a good overview.

There isn't much money to had in that drum and only slightly more if clean it up/resto it, however, if you're not a hobbyist looking to "donate" some time...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-14-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Easy and inexpensive way to keep Supras from de-tuning-or any other drum

Heck... I almost forgot about a solution from Gauger Percussion (you know the originator of the R.I.M.S, and other fine products) called "Lockerz Tension Rod Locks."

Here's a link:...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-08-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Easy and inexpensive way to keep Supras from de-tuning-or any other drum

The "tension rod locknuts" are still shown in the Ludwig Parts catalog (P-2429-1), however it doesn't mean they are still available. They used to come on the Coliseum back in the day, and the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-07-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Sick of drum pics? Post a pic of your favorite "side-dish" here.

Diggin' the look of the oscillo-cab "lightning" effect... very clever!
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By Hoppy
Re: That modern kit must have

The Neusonics sound pretty good from the available demo videos... don't know if you've seen the clips yet, but here's some vids/links:
Ludwig NeuSonic - Mario Rubalcaba Solo - YouTube

Introducing...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Anyone notice there's no "https:" + "Not Secure" (when typing message/response) ?

What does this look like?
I'm don't think I can see what you guys are talking about.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-10-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Anyone notice there's no "https:" + "Not Secure" (when typing message/response) ?

Looks OK to me.

I see a full address (the screen shot has the tab compressed but the " h t t p://www.vintagedrumforum.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=427340 " info is present, no "Not Secure"...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-20-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
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, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
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, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,116
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
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, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Hoppy
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
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...
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