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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums Today, 09:23 AM
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Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Badge Question

RD - Welcome to the forum !
It is really up to the person that owns the drum on what they prefer, kind of like cymbals and patina. Personally when I refurbish a drum I typically use a brass polish...
Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Vintage vs. Modern drum keys

EC - Close but not exactly 100%.
For most vintage snares yes but some antique era drums and even 60's have large square tension rod leads and even some of the Walberg & Auge rods have unique lead...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Just got a Dixieland off eBay

CNW-
Nice looking snare ! You got a fantastic deal on it. Let us know how the seam repair goes and repost some pics
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,702
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

Like the Aztec wrap, the 1976 Slingerland Super Rock kit in Denim . . "The working drummers outfit in hard working denim" Really???
Forum: Wanted to Buy Yesterday, 03:56 PM
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Views: 22
Posted By CTMichaelV
W: Vinney Colaiuta Custom God Bless America Gretsch Snare

Looking to complete my collection of the 2002 Gretsch 75th Anniversary Gretsch American Drums Honoring America and the American Worker snares

I am looking for the Vinney Colaiuta Custom God...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-22-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Which Rogers

I say the eagle. They seem to match better (maybe just the lighting) plus I Personally like the sizes more
Good luck
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-31-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Noise from internal muffler

Like JD, I do the same but use a piece of light grey felt so it is not as noticeable. Walmart, Clothworld, JoAnnes Fabric or Michael's all carry a variety of colored felt so you can choose your...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-29-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: WTB: Very specific date stamped snare. . . .

Thanks!
They are 22-12-16

Need to get a new period specific front hoop, already have the wrap for the insert. Am also repurposing a 66 pioneer that the wrap is trashed with some wrap I picked up...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Another Rogers

Hey Johnny
Great looking kit. I absolutely love the onyx wrap. I have no real input or info on the kit other than that and listen to Mike aka mchair303 as he is one of the most knowledgeable Gurus...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-28-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: WTB: Very specific date stamped snare. . . .

Sorry my friend, typo on my part . . . Dec 6, 1967
Here's a few pics I got of the kit the seller sent me
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-27-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: WTB: Very specific date stamped snare. . . .

Hey J!m
Great to hear from you and thanks for the B-day wish.

I know, this hunt will be next to impossible but that's the fun in collecting. BTW, I picked up a 69' Ludwig 3-piece kit in Red...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-22-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Satin Flame wrap cleaning

Marks x 2
thanks for the great info and starting this thread.
I have a few satin finish snares that I have been holding off on doing any refurbishment or clean up to as I wasn't sure on the best...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-20-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: WTB: Very specific date stamped snare. . . .

Coming up on my 60th birthday . . . . still looking for that Sept 3 1958 drum . . . Any drum
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-16-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Sticking down 1976 Ludwig B/O badge reccomendations

Hence the reason Ludwig went to the rounded end badge....
The thin double sided carpet tape works like a charm. Don't use the kind with the threads in it, get the one from Dennis company. I have...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-16-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: R.I.P., Aretha

She will be missed.
Aretha was truly one of the greats and had a unbelievable four-octave vocal range!
Over her career she had some fantastic drummers behind her. Here is one of my favorites...
Forum: For Sale 08-16-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By CTMichaelV
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-14-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

Johnny -
Great looking kit ! They really look fantastic on stage. They pick up and reflect the color of the lights during a show which makes them look like the horse of a different color from...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-13-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Sky Blue Pearl Inlay WANTED.

You may have a tough time finding those.
I would recommend Precision Drum Wrap: ...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-08-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Seeking info

Definitely a Rogers drum with the Champion badge from the mid 50's. I have the exact same but from ~61' with the oval badge and metal wires. It is called a Classmate drum. Lower end entry snare for...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-07-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig psychedelic red wrap, free to take away

I picked up the wrap from Scottser and everything worked out great. Thanks again for the deal on this. I am in the process of getting a badly damaged snare and a hoop ready to re-purpose the wrap. ...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

Great save! I really hate to see pieces of history thrown away because someone was unwilling to take a littl initiative to preserve it. Thanks for sharing. You did a great job
Michael
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-05-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Price check 1966 ludwig black oyster snare

A very good deal at that price for a BOP Pioneer. A tough wrap to find in that year. I have a bunch of pioneers in my collection and they are not a bad snare at all
Michael
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-04-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: NYT Zildjian Article ...

Excellent article, thanks for sharing. Does anyone know if they do tours?
Michael
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-27-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Calculating wrap material

MicroS
Any chance you can share your layout with us, similar to the Precision Drum wrap page on how to order wrap? I would love to know as I have a few orphan shells I could do and yes saving cash...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-18-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: A Contrast in Solos

As my wife says..... "chicks dig drummers!"
When we started to date she went gaga when I told her I played and even more so when she finally came to see me play !
Michael
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