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Old 09-20-2020, 10:49 AM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
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Default Projects during stay-at-home times

My wife and I have been pretty much staying in the house since February. We will venture out for necessary trips to various doctors' offices for procedures that cannot be handled with video virtual doctor's appointments.

During our self-imposed socially-restricted lives, I have had the urge to do some vintage drum projects. These two projects were a lot of fun, fairly inexpensive, and relatively easy to complete. I have owned these two sets of bongos for several years. The Leedy bongos had been re-wrapped in Satin Flame to be used with my Clown Barf set that I traded away in 2013. I ordered wrap from Precision that is very close to the Black Diamond Pearl wrap of my Leedy Shelly Manne set. The Ludwig bongos had been re-wrapped to match a Red Sparkle Leedy set that I sold back in 2013. I Acquired some Silver Glass Glitter wrap that is a fairly close match to my 1966 Rogers set. One bongo set has tom-type heads and rims and the other bongo set has traditional bongo/conga heads and rims. I haven't tried it yet, but I think that I could use either type of head and rim on either of the bongos.
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:11 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
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Those look great, and good for you staying home and doing your part!

Thank you!
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:15 PM
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Nice project and looking good.
I have been trying to inventory most of my stuff and been working on a late 20's Ludwig trap kit and 30's Rose Pearl Walberg and Auge kit. Can keep you pretty busy.

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Old 09-30-2020, 01:48 PM
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I have done some writing. My fourth article in five months should be in Not So Modern Drummer today. You can also see it at my website -]

I have also purchased a few drums at local sales and spent some time cleaning those.
Collecting information about the following for ongoing research projects:
Gretsch drums with serial numbers,
Ludwig Keystone and B/O badge drums with serial numbers and date stamps,
Ludwig Standards from 1968-73, and
Ludwigs with paper labels from 1971-72

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Old 10-01-2020, 07:29 AM
salty 1322 salty 1322 is offline
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What a great idea for a thread, leedybdp! Your project looks very cool! For the last couple of weeks, I have been assembling a bit of a Star-Ludwig hybrid snare. So far, I have taken a deep 6 1/2 inch Star eight lug snare which sounds quite good on its own, stripped it down and polished it, expanded the lug mounting holes slightly, installed Ludwig Imperial lugs with brass plated t-rods, bought new S-Hoops, replaced the heads with Remo Ambassadors, obtained a set of Puresound wires and ordered some nylon sleeved washers. I am now putting together a conversion piece made from old parts which will allow me to mount a Ludwig P-85 strainer to the shell without drilling. This drum will probably never sound as good as my Supra, but it's fun just working on the project!
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:39 PM
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I am actually cleaning and putting used original heads and snares on my recently purchased very clean 1960 ish small knob super 400 glad to have this baby back
In The pen ...
1968 pink champagne holly wood and downbeat snare, and , supra same year very minty kit old pies

once the brass ceases to glitter, and the drum looses its luster, and the stage remains dark, all you have left is the timbre of family.
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Old 11-02-2020, 04:39 PM
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Here is a Coronet DeLuxe snare I received with a hardware lot I bought...It`s a 5x14, 8 lug COS shell...The throw is bent, needs new wires and heads and a deep cleaning...

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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
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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