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Old 10-12-2020, 03:41 AM
drummergrl drummergrl is offline
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Default Oliver Ditson Co. Boston New York

Anyone know anythng about this drum company? My friend found a 28" bass drum he wants to restore. He's wondering what heads to put on it. Looks like it might have been a marching band drum. Really cool label but I can't get my photos uploaded.
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:38 AM
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Default Re: Oliver Ditson Co. Boston New York

I've got a Ditson Snare drum that was restored by Eames. I heard many years ago that George B. Stone (George Lawrence Stone's father) was a supplier for Ditson. I'm not sure if Ditson made their own drums or if they simply assembled them. Someone here should know for sure.

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Old 10-12-2020, 12:24 PM
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Cool Re: Oliver Ditson Co. Boston New York

Ditson also made banjos...

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Old 10-12-2020, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: Oliver Ditson Co. Boston New York

Try www.BostonDrumBuilders.com for information.
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Old 10-13-2020, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: Oliver Ditson Co. Boston New York

Some cool info there Dave.
Thanks for the link. this should answer some questions for drummergrl

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Old 10-15-2020, 08:20 AM
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Default Re: Oliver Ditson Co. Boston New York

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Try www.BostonDrumBuilders.com for information.
Awesome site and information there .. !!
Thanks for sharing .. !!
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Old 10-15-2020, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: Oliver Ditson Co. Boston New York

Thanks for the replies! I will pass the info on.

Can anyone advise on why I can't attach pictures? I get a message saying upload of file failed. They are in jpeg format.
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Old 10-15-2020, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for the replies! I will pass the info on.

Can anyone advise on why I can't attach pictures? I get a message saying upload of file failed. They are in jpeg format.
You need to resize the pics to make them smaller to fit the Forum's size restrictions...

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1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:32 PM
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You need to resize the pics to make them smaller to fit the Forum's size restrictions...

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I believe the largest picture size is approximately 1000x1000 pixels and around 140K. The typical picture from an iPhone is over 4x in pixel size and a huge file size. I get it that many of us don't know, or understand, how to use editing software to get the picture size VDF requires.

For myself, I use a Irfanview if I need to crop pictures and Caesium to scale the picture size and file size...without loosing picture quality.

A big issue with so many people is that they just want to point, shoot and upload. VDF's server capacity is small compared to, say DFO, and will be overloaded with huge picture file size! However, while DFO can accept just about any file size and pixel size, those pictures will post as only 600x450. That's just too small to show detail! DFO used to allow up to 1200x900, but changed the default picture size to half that. It's one thing that irks me about DFO!

I tend to post pictures here at VDF at around 1000x750 pixels, along with the appropriate file size. I do all this from my desktop computer and would never think to post from my tiny iPhone 6! However, that's just me. I know that today, everyone wants instant posting and picture uploads. I'm not quite sure that VDF will ever allow that.

I know that I've gone off on a rant here, but just wanted to share my thoughts. Thanks for reading!

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