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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-24-2020, 09:00 PM
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Re: Requesting advice on Ludwig bass drum hoop inlays

Great! Hope it works for you. Show us some pics.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-23-2020, 09:06 PM
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Re: Requesting advice on Ludwig bass drum hoop inlays

I have repaired a few bass hoops and inserts. Sometimes removing the staples can be painstaking. I have actually,removed some staples and glued the inserts down and were able to replace the staples....
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-18-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
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Re: Straight floor tom legs

3/8" Aluminum and steel straight rods available at Lowe's. Little rubber tips fit them too. I have made straight bass drum Spurs from them.
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-16-2020, 09:35 PM
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Views: 831
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Re: 1955/59 WFL Buddy Rich Super Classic

Wow, yes, would have been a perfect match. I am looking for a affordable one now if you run across one. . I just missed getting a shell from a member here.
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-16-2020, 02:34 PM
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Views: 831
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Re: 1955/59 WFL Buddy Rich Super Classic

Thanks Mark. I have the original rail mount and the two cymbal mounts. I cleaned up one cymbal mount and installed it for my ride cymbal placement. I hopefully plan on gigging this set some at...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-14-2020, 07:23 AM
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1955/59 WFL Buddy Rich Super Classic

1955-59 WFL Buddy Rich Super Classic
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2020, 02:03 PM
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Wing nuts and L arm holder

Just wondering if anyone produces the nice heavy duty wing nuts that came with 1400 cymbal stands , folding spurs, etc. I am also looking for a. Couple of the L arm holders that go with the WFL bass...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-27-2020, 08:40 PM
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Views: 931
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Re: Tinitus

Two of my drumming friends suffer from tennitus. Great studio drummer Roger Hawkins had to quit playing because of it. Another friend and high school drum line brother, James Blair who is Shania...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-23-2020, 08:00 PM
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Re: Ludwig "Hollywood" in Champagne, 1966

I believe they had real silver flecks in there too. Why it was more expensive. These are my 64-68 Ludwig Champagne Sparkles. The Jazz fest is a 1964 5" 1/2" X 14"
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-22-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
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Re: Rogers set I got, what model is this set

So you think these Rogers of ours are 3 ply ? They feel heavier than that to me.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-22-2020, 08:50 AM
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Views: 651
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Re: Rogers set I got, what model is this set

Fullerton made. I have a set exactly like them. Really nice drums. I'm not exactly sure of the ply, someone will chime in to let us know. I do know 9/72 is not the date. Mine has that too. I set mine...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-21-2020, 04:54 PM
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Re: Ludwig "Hollywood" in Champagne, 1966

Those are beautiful !!! You definately have two of the classic, and classiest wraps "in my humble opinion" of all time in the WMP and Champagne. My first real professional set was a 1971 Silver...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-20-2020, 09:10 PM
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Views: 642
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Re: Ludwig "Hollywood" in WMP, Dec 1968

I just acquired these last Tuesday. Buddy Rich Super Classic set. I was so excited to get these. Been wanting a WMP set for years. No snare though. I put the rail mount and bass drum cymbal mounts...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-20-2020, 08:23 PM
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Views: 642
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Re: Ludwig "Hollywood" in WMP, Dec 1968

I need that shell too. Lol. I actually acquired a WFL WMP set last week with no snare and that yellow matches very close to the yellowing of my set..I have hardware. Your set looks beautiful. I had...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-17-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
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Re: MIJ kit on Ebay

I used to look at the Sears catalog and dream of having one of those sets. I had a Remco Liverpool compact set I got for Christmas in 1965-66. Then Christmas I think 1968-69 I got that exact set in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2020, 03:25 PM
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Re: Bop/Jazz Kits

I play a lot of jazz gigs in small venues and have two small sets. For the really cramped performing areas I play a Sonor Safari set with 16"x16" Bass drum 10" tom and 14" floor tom. It is a...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-18-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
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Re: CitriStrip fail-learn from Dean

Not sure citristrip is good for paint removal. I used it to remove glue residue on a shell and it worked great. Grafitti remover might have worked better. Maybe even paint stripper. There are many...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-06-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,899
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Re: Latest Score: Stewarts In Orange/Gold

Really nice find Bob. I found a nice Stewart set a couple years ago in a beautiful Black Diamond Pearl. 14"x22" 9"x13" 16"x16" and 5"x14" eight lug snare. I have Remo Ambassadors on them and the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-06-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
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Re: Slingerland acquisition!

You can get a aluminum rod really cheap from Lowe's that you can cut to size that will work for Spurs for now. You can sharpen the ends or put rubber tips on them. I use them on a couple of my bass...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
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Re: Ludwig snare basket to match this stand

My basket would fit the tubular Atlas base. Your base I believe takes the type basket that also worked with the flat base stand. Like the 1400 cymbal stands.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-05-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
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Re: Ludwig hoop repair SOS

Elmers pro wood glue. I repeated two Slingerland hoops that had separated . Glued them, clamped them together, and let sit a couple days. Strong as ever. You can use Saran Wrap if needed under your...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-30-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
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Re: Ludwig snare basket to match this stand

I think I have it. Would it have the black plastic T handle tilt screw, or is it the flat tri arm like the stands that came with the Acrolite.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
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Re: Ludwig Downbeat 1965

The owner is 72, I have known him for about 40 years.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
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Re: Ludwig Downbeat 1965

It is the Down beat snare. 4"x14" has the same type lugs as the Piccalo .
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
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Re: Ludwig Downbeat 1965

I did, he was not sure but also mentioned $1500
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