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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 09:31 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: Picked up my dream drum set today

You are no doubt aware of what opinions are like. If no one told you that a vintage-correct tom mount was properly installed last week by a person in Omaha, or installed when the drums were sold by...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
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Re: Picked up my dream drum set today

I mentioned that installing the Swivomatic receiver on the bass drum would not be sacrilege. In my not so humble opinion, placing a Swivo-equipped tom on a snare stand goes beyond sacrilege.
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By leedybdp
Re: help drums ?

How much for the little girl? - YouTube


But, seriously......There are a lot of people here who are eager to help you place a proper value on those drums. But, we need to know what brand they...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-23-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Picked up my dream drum set today

I don't think that it would be sacrilege to install a Swivomatic tom holder on that bass drum. If the installation is done properly, only you would know that the drum did not leave the factory or...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Rogers Eagle Badge Drums

My 1961 Rogers set that I ordered from my home town music store had the Rogers script logos on the drums. All of the drums were Holiday series 8x12, 16x16, 14x20, and 5x14 snare. All of the drums...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-11-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1946 Leedy Shell Info Needed

Back when I played drums for a living. You heard of that period...back in the stone age of the 1950's--1980's. The drum shells were either metal or WOOD. The wood was either a single ply or laminated...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-31-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Another Rogers

That settles it, Old Joe Rogers' ghost roamed the factory on St. Patrick's Day, and slapped those labels on the drum shells.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-31-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Another Rogers

I wonder if the drums with the green labels were assembled on March 17th by a guy with a great sense of humor named Kelly.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-22-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Help identify and value please.

SClulu..............................I just sent you a private message. Please email your pictures to me. I'll try to post them for you.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-22-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Where can I get a Spring for this Old Tama Pedal

Worst case is that a good mom and pop hardware store can match the spring part. Then, you can attach key ring loops with the split ends of the needed sizes to the spring. It will work very well.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-22-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Where can I get a Spring for this Old Tama Pedal

The drum repair person at a full service music store should have this type of spring. Many music stores have parts kits for the drums they sell. This sounds to me like it's a fairly generic part that...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-22-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Help identify and value please.

This reminds me of how music store workers know when school is out for the Summer. Phone rings: "Hello.......How much is one drum stick"?
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Old pies

Abbo-looly!
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-13-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Slingerland Drum research, help!

Congratulations for taking the plunge. This drum set and the go-withs look to be an ideal kick off point for your soon to be civilian life.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-13-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Slingerland Drum research, help!

If those cymbals are either Avedis Zildjian top line or K Zildjian cymbals, and the $1,500 price includes all of the hardware, that price would be good if it included shipping it to you.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-04-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By leedybdp
Re: NYT Zildjian Article ...

I have about two dozen cymbals. Every one of them is an Avedas Zildjian. I am still using the A Zildjians that I bought as new cymbals in the years spanning 1955 through 1975. I have also acquired...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Rogers Swivomatic pedal expert help?

Running changes are not uncommon for a lot of products. For most of those changes, there is little or no need to mention them in the original product information pages that came with the items....
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Uncatalogued purple diamond pearl Rogers cozy cole

Good luck finding a matching tom. I would suggest that you find orphan rack and floor toms that you can re-wrap. Once you clean up the two rums you now have, take good photos of the wrap at distances...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-24-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Offset Shield-Shaped Lugs on mystery snare

It looks to me that it is Ernie the generic Asian import snare drum with some "dare to be different" lugs.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy Badge Question

That seems about right.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Scored these Ludwig’s on a local BST site.

If you're going to sell just the drums without the stands, what difference does it make if you know what pieces of hardware came with the drums? The actual drum sizes and configurations in both of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-06-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy drum (1930's)

If you're making a Levon Helm-type drum set, that drum could work as a small tom.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By leedybdp
Re: New Drum Day! 50's Slingerland Radio King (floor tom recommendations needed)

Great! I'm happy for you. Now, enjoy your Slingies.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Percent of unmodified classic American kits left?

Five of the six vintage drum sets that I currently own have some type of modification ranging from an added cymbal mount to a rewrap. My 1963 Leedy Shelly Manne set came to me with original heads as...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Percent of unmodified classic American kits left?

I spent 30 years as a manufacturer's rep in the music business. The 27 years representing a major guitar and amp manufacturer taught me that damn few electric guitars and basses live to be a couple...
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