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Old 06-19-2018, 06:11 PM
Ludwig-dude Ludwig-dude is offline
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Originally Posted by Hobbs View Post
In a self-imposed hiatus but check in and comment now and then.

After getting pooh-poohed for run-ins with 2 new members ONLY here to hock very questionable drums, and then being slandered to be "just like Trump" by a new member with about 13 posts, being called a "Troll" as well (which applies; unless you consider the fact that I was potentially interested in buying from both - and not just picking a fight for no reason) ... I just kinda got a sour taste in my mouth after being here for years. Seems like the vibe has changed here a tad. And I'm not advocating for being rude; which I hardly ever am - but certainly can be.

But it's a good thing. I no longer waste time with the ridiculous and move on. I will NEVER comment again when someone posts their heinous wares in the hopes to getting some sucker to buy their junk.
Hmmm....sounds vaguely familiar to me........yes, that's been my experience in the past here too.....hence my laying low for quite some time.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:07 PM
Purdie Shuffle Purdie Shuffle is offline
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I brought 50+ years of experience in drum-land to the table when I first came here. Some guys have appreciated what I have had to offer and a few here and there didn't. Not being in high school any more it doesn't much matter to me who 'likes me' and who doesn't. My old man once told me, 'Son, there's -always- a joker in the deck!' So it doesn't make any sense to allow people who have nothing better to do in life than troll others to spoil your experience here, or to stop you from participating.

In the years I've been posting here I have actually said just about everything I have to say at least twice. I still like to chime in once in awhile, but I'm not much for repeating myself. I'm not much for repeating myself. I'm not much for repeating myself.

See all you auld phartz out on the range...

Too many great drums to list here!

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Old 06-19-2018, 07:35 PM
bfulton bfulton is offline
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Well, hell, I may as well chime in!
Still crazy about vintage drums, but my thing these days is mostly hardware. It's cheaper, and keeps me busy.
All the great vintage drums and cymbals were sold a bit ago. But I've kept enough bits and pieces to put together a kit. Looks ... dubious. Sounds okay!
Plenty of fun, and glad to still be playin'!
the best thing I've done for my playing is asking a bassist for input...
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Drummer21 Drummer21 is offline
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Good day gentlemen long time lurker just joined recently well I have been playing professionally since 1966 I'm I have been collecting vintage drums for some time here locally in deep south Texas I still have my first Ludwig drumkit a champagne sparkle holly wood kit that my mother bought me in 1969.used I rotate my four vintage kitson a regular basis I do have a modern kit which I took to a gig recently I got some flak from the guys and the sound man they said don't bring it no more I asked why not they said no mojo on sound so I'll keep using my old kits there goes two grand oh well it will make a good practice kit that just gave me a good excuse to keep on hunting for more vintage kits. Hehehe
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:08 PM
J!m J!m is offline
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Not sure where i it in the equation... not yet 50 but playing over 40
Years. Sort of the self proclaimed “Yamaha Guy” although I certainly don’t know everything.

No time to play these days so I e slowed down my buying. I am always looking for EAKs and a few key drums (Yamaha of course).

On other forums I visit I have noticed a poising of the waters by the “entitled” generation. I’m happy to help anyone but I e been using the “ignore member” option a lot these days. I don’t need the aggravation.

Hope to play again soon!
Cobalt Blue Yamaha Recording Custom 20b-22b-8-10-12-13-15-16f-18f
Red Ripple '70's Yamaha D-20 20b-12-14f
Piano Black Yamaha Recording Custom Be-Bop kit 18b-10-14f
Yamaha COS SDM5; Yamaha Cobalt Blue 5-1/2x14; Gretsch round badge WMP; 1972 Ludwig Acrolite; 1978 Ludwig Super Senditive; Cobalt Blue one-off Montineri; Yamaha Oak (6X13!); DW collectors 5-1/2X14 maple; cheap 3.5X13 brass piccolo
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:45 PM
The Top Hat The Top Hat is offline
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Hey All! 54 years young here! Been under the radar for quite a while... got divorced, moved to Florida from PA, got a great job, got married, now back on track! Still looking for WWII drums and parts. Ludwig, Leedy, WFL, Gretsch, Slingerland.
"You know what would be great?"

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Old 06-22-2018, 11:28 PM
skapunk_edge skapunk_edge is offline
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So cool to see so many guys who have helped me research and restore so many drums posting on one thread. I myself have almost completed my collection other than a few pieces to complete a set or two. I finally had a custom shelf built in my home studio and told myself once it's full your done! ....and well it's full. I still pop on a couple times a week to see what is going on.
1954 Gretsch Name Band Outfit White Marine Pearl
1964 Ludwig Downbeat Kit Champagne Sparkle
1964 Ludwig Jazz Combo Kit Gold Sparkle
1964 Gretsch Jazz Progressive Jazz Progressive Kit
1965 Ludwig Club Date Kit BDP
1971 Slingerland 13,16,22 in Black Sparkle
1979 Rogers XP-8 Super Londoner Tobacco Sunburst
1982 Rogers XP-8 Black Londoner
Numerous Snare Drums
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:47 AM
Mr.Toast Mr.Toast is offline
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I realize the point of this thread was to coax out veteran VDF members that have gone silent, I'm kinda opposite of that...I'm relatively new to the forum and I can't seem to shut up, but I am an "old guy" (52), so I'm chiming in anyway...

I just want to say that I have found the members on the VDF to be an extremely helpful and cordial bunch. Not only have I gotten an accelerated education about vintage drums that would have been impossible without the VDF, the real gift has been the tips, advice, and motivation that have helped me to restore a few old kits that are now among my favorite worldly possessions, and give me real joy on a daily basis. For all this, I thank you!
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Ludwigboy Ludwigboy is offline
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I agree with Mr Toast and for the very same reasons; I am also a newbie but found the VDF members friendly, helpful and a fountain of knowledge. Glad I am part of this forum!
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:02 AM
vintage drum bug vintage drum bug is offline
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Just turned 49 a couple of weeks ago. Still here. Still buying and selling. It is way harder now than it used be but heck, It is what it is. I've met incredible people here. John Velez , Lynn Smith, etc, etc...Moved to Oregon from LA a couple of weeks ago. Bought land with a shop where Ill finally display my 70 sets...One of this days...When I finish cleaning my way too big of a shop...
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