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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2020, 11:02 AM
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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: 330
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: 7,597
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: 75
Views: 2,856
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: 427
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: 636
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: 423
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: 1,908
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: 1,908
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: 907
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: 689
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: 648
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: 465
Posted By Hoppy
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-09-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
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: 827
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: 908
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: 291
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: 646
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: 646
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: 1,908
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: 228
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: 2,006
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,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-17-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Hoppy
Re: [B]1926-27 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 10 LUG/12 PT. FLORAL ENGRAVED (NEAR MINT) DeLUX

Mike,
How large are the files sizes that you are trying to post?
Large files size will not work in the "Attachment Manager."

In the past I used to use Nikon Capture or Photoshop and resize...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-09-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Hoppy
Re: New Bearings for Foot Pedal

Check out McMaster-Carr, if they don't have it you probably don't need it.
I'm not sure what type of bearings your pedal has, and you may have to take a few measurements, but you should be able to...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-20-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Hoppy
Re: A Vintage Kit Never Gets Too Old!!

Well, those ladies are no Travis Barker's :D
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