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Forum: For Sale 03-23-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 113
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Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Vintage 60s Drum Parts

I really need a set of long Rogers spurs (swivo era).
Steve
vintagedrums@aol.com
Forum: For Sale 03-23-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Mardi Gras is back! Only available through us, and only on Gretsch USA Custom!

Check this out!

http://www.maxwelldrums.com/maxwell-announcements-mardi-gras-c-192_296.html

Steve
www.maxwelldrums.com
Forum: Wanted to Buy 03-23-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Rogers long spurs needed

Steve Maxwell here. I need one pair of Rogers spurs (swivomatic era) that will work for a 24" bass drum. I believe the spurs for the 22s are the same length as those for the 24s, but the shorter...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 12-02-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,059
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell items needed

Hi All,
Steve here. I need a few items so let me know if you have these. Contact me at vintagedrums@aol.com

1. Need a Gretsch starlight sparkle 16x16 floor tom. Must be all original, nice shape,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-28-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Inherited old drums... no idea what I'm doing

Steve Maxwell here.

That's a very nice set you have. 13/16/22/5.5x14. Finish looks very nice. Copper mist is rare in any sizes and any ply configuration. While it is true that the jazz sizes...
Forum: Industry News 08-28-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 865
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Paul Wertico free clinic Sat 9/9 4pm at Maxwell Drums

Hi All,

Just wanted to spread the word about our first clinic at Steve Maxwell Vintage and Custom Drums. On Sat 9/9 at 4 pm Paul Wertico will be doing a clinic right in our shop. The clinic is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-05-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,280
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Need help dating and getting a general appraisal

I specialize mostly in vintage Gretsch and brand new Gretsch, but, from what I can tell the kit looks like an 80s/90s set. To determine the number of plies all you need to do is count them in the...
Forum: Ask a Professional Player 12-16-2005, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Question for Joel

I'd like to reinforce Joel's comments regarding Premier drums. I was truly impressed when I saw the quality of the new drums being built by Premier, which is why I brought them into my shop as the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-28-2005, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,502
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Gretsch Use of Model/Serial # Paper Labels

I have been asked about this several times in the past. Here are some dating tips for you:

1. The Gretsch book that Chet Falzerano authored does give a good estimation of when the silver sealer...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-28-2005, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,253
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Slingerland drum kit id.......?

The color of your kit is most likely blue sparkle. Slingerland's blue sparkle at times was a very, very deep blue color that some people confuse with a violet color. Slingerland did in fact make a...
Forum: New Drums 10-26-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: gretsch catalina club question

The new Gretsch Catalina series kits are imports. They are very inexpensive but would serve as a good starter kit for someone on a budget.

Steve
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-26-2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,112
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Ludwig Black Beauties

My sense is this: The 6.5 will bring more than the 5" because I believe you find fewer examples of the 6.5s. My guesstimate would be in the $1500-$1700 range for the 5" and maybe $1700-$2000 for the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-26-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Snare identification 2

Hi,

That snare is probably not worth too much. Hard to tell what brand it is. The tension casings (lugs) usually are a good indicator but these are not familiar to me, although they remind me...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-26-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,191
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: What is this Gretsch?

Hi,

Nice example of the basic 6 lug economy model Gretsch snare drum. 8 lug 50s era 3 ply snares bring a lot of money; probably in the range of $450-$650 for a nice black diamond pearl. The 6 lug...
Forum: New Drums 09-28-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: New Rogers

The only new Rogers drums I have seen have all been inexpensive imports. The primary focus for Rogers today, as I understand it, is to provide a line of instruments specifically for the stores of the...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 09-26-2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,701
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Zildjian A Cymbal Values - web site question

Hi,

Avedis Zildjian cymbals vary in value based on when they were manufactured, among other things. If you bought the cymbals in the 70s then my guess would be that the value would not be...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-26-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,350
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Ludwig & Ludwig Snare

Your snare is rarer than most. These snares are most often seen without the extension bridges and the typical 3 point strainer. They are seen less frequently with those bridges, but they are seen...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-13-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 27,470
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Ludwig Drums-most collectable/best models?

Here's my thought on some possibilities for this:

Ludwig Snare Drums:

Any 20s-30s era solid shell wood snares, especially in interesting colors. Figure on $650-$900 for the lacquer finish drums...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-13-2005, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,029
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Help me identify..

No luck here either. These look like some sort of import to me, maybe 60s??? Can't tell. I have never seen these before.

Steve
Forum: For Sale 09-01-2005, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,945
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Gold Premier Resonator kit bargain

Hi All,

There is an interesting vintage kit that might be a steal. At the Guitar Center in Villa Park Illinois there is a Premier Resonator kit in gold wrap. Looks like it might be a 10x14, 16x16,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-01-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Drums Of Our Idols

Fibes snares made for Buddy are interesting. Recently a Fibes snare that was made for Buddy was sold in a private sale. The drum came with documentation from Bob Grausso (one of the founders of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-01-2005, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,053
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Slingerland Copper Set - web site visitor

If you could find a copper over wood kit in excellent condition it will be VERY expensive. My sense is that a 13/16/22 would cost you $2000 easy, maybe more, and add another $750 if there is a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-01-2005, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,071
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Rogers identification

I don't do recovering myself, but I do refer people over to folks that do this type of work. If you have someone do the job I would guess that a 7 piece kit is going to cost you $500-$800 depending...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-01-2005, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,291
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Rogers 60s holiday drums - web site question

The numbers on the stickers inside the drum really aren't the best way to date Rogers drums. The stickers were not applied in any sort of methodical order. But, there are some ways to check the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-01-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,942
Posted By Steve Maxwell
Re: Hinger Touch Tone Snare Drum - web site visitor

Hinger Touch Tone was a company that specialized primarily in the Hinger Tympani. Great instruments. But, Hinger also made snare drums. In fact, Al Duffy, who was one of the very first, (if not THE...
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