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Old 02-08-2019, 01:20 AM
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Default If vintage drums were vintage cars then what's what?

I watch those Mecum auctions when I catch them and I am also a fan of nice vintage cars, in general. I can't help but equate some of my vintage drums to those old cars. I compare the old, unresponsive suspensions with things like rail consolettes that slip if "driven" too hard....and certain stylistic appointments like baseball bat mufflers are something that looks like it could have been corner-window latch....


Bop kits are, of course, "sports cars" -like Corvettes.

Classic kits like 22/13/16 are like Buicks

Gretsch are Cadillacs

Rogers are Pontiacs -(mainly GTOs)

Ludwig and Slingerland are Fords and Chevys


And all the pieced-together mutts are Rat Rods -lol!



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Old 02-08-2019, 04:46 AM
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Default Re: If vintage drums were vintage cars then what's what?

Well, then Trowa is Wartburg, Sonor is BMW, Amati is Škoda and Premier... possibly Rolls-Royce?
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: If vintage drums were vintage cars then what's what?

Wait a minute, I thought Rogers was the Cadillac of drums.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:09 PM
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Default Re: If vintage drums were vintage cars then what's what?

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Well, then Trowa is Wartburg, Sonor is BMW, Amati is Škoda and Premier... possibly Rolls-Royce?
SONOR is German, they gotta be Volkswagen.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: If vintage drums were vintage cars then what's what?

Ludwigs would be MOPARS. Charger R/T's, HEMI RoadRunners, GTX's, Challengers, Cudas etc.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: If vintage drums were vintage cars then what's what?

Cool thread! I have to admit though that some of my snare drums might be compared to Ford Pintos or Mavericks. The AMC Gremlin would also be a prime candidate for an old MIJ kit I own!
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:48 PM
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The ss would a delorean
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:21 PM
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SONOR is German, they gotta be Volkswagen.
BMW is German WV seems too basic to mě. Mercedes too fancy. Bayerische MotorWerke is just right, imho
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: If vintage drums were vintage cars then what's what?

OK, I'll play this one......

Ford=Ludwig
Chevy=Slingerland
Rogers=Cadilliac
Gretsch=Buick (Luxury models)
Camco=Avanti
Leedy=Duesenberg
Sonor=BMW
DW=Stretch Limo
Kent/W&A=AMC "Rambler"
MIJ=Yugo/Trabant
Pearl=Infinity
Yamaha=Honda
Tama=Toyota
Premier=Jaguar
Olympic=MG

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: If vintage drums were vintage cars then what's what?

KDG,

I think you nailed the Rogers/Gretsch analogy perfectly, but missed on Leedy. I think Leedy = Packard, only because very, very, very, few people in the 1930's could afford to buy a Duesenberg (unless you were Clark Gable or Gary Cooper)....

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