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Old 09-15-2019, 08:16 PM
JonnyFranchi$e JonnyFranchi$e is offline
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Default First post: Ludwig on Craigslist - Rocker?

Hello vintage drum experts - this is my first post. Full disclosure: In general I'm a terrible forum guy. I love to read and learn but I don't know enough to give my opinion very often.

(About me: I've been playing drums since I was 10 - so, 35 years now - but I've been doing other stuff too so I'm not 1/2 as good as I should be. Mostly groove/funk - anything with a deep pocket is where I want to live. Recently started playing more seriously as a drummer and for the first time started trying to learn about gear, but most of my attention up to now has gone to vintage Zildjian As, not the shells so much. So here I am).

Anyway, it seems like y'all are into this kinda thing. $400 on craigslist down in the swampy panhandle:








Those are the only pics (which don't give me a lot of confidence in the care the drums have been given over the years). He's calling it "early 70s" but from my bit of research it looks like a Rocker from probably the late 80s.

However, my guess is that those Zildjian cymbals might be worth the price of admission anyway, then sell off all the hardware and stuff and maybe get a killer set of cymbals for a song.

Anyway - what do you experts say on this - is it a rocker or is it really from the early 70s?

Should I tap that and cannibalize it for the cymbals? Would I be able to make enough back for it to be worth it? (Honestly I'm not interested in those drums. If anything I'm looking for a fusion setup - 20/10/12/14 light and tight - but the cymbals look cool and I'm wondering if it's worth it).

Any info/opinions would be most appreciated. Thanks!
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