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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2021, 08:05 PM
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Posted By K.O.
Re: KENT drums

To be fair my Kents didn't have reso heads or hoops on them and the basement was REALLY damp...to the point where I would not leave my snare or cymbals there when not rehearsing. To be honest I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-02-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By K.O.
Re: KENT drums

I bought the book and it arrived a couple days ago. Generally I'm impressed with it. There are some spelling errors here and there but overall it's nicely done. I don't regret buying it and with...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-04-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By K.O.
Re: Please help identify this Rail Mount!

You're missing a carriage bolt that holds the telephone dial in place. Goes through that square hole in the upright and through the center hole of the dial. When you tighten it the pin in one of the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-02-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By K.O.
Re: Identifying Ludwig Standard ply woods

Probably right I was just throwing a number out there to make a point, although I think it might be closer to 70% poplar to 30% maple/mahogany. Of course I'm not getting the micrometer out to check...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-02-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By K.O.
Re: Identifying Ludwig Standard ply woods

For all practical purposes vintage Ludwig shells are poplar. The mahogany and/or maple plies that "sandwich" the poplar are very thin veneers. It does seem that they play a part in the overall sound...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By K.O.
Re: Replacement gull-wing spurs for '68 Ludwig

It wouldn't be that difficult to create you own custom ones from 3/8ths " rod. Or have a local machine shop do it.

Have you checked out INDe spurs? They may be longer and you could replace your...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-19-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Porto seat question

Hey, if your butt can take it then why not. I used the round version for about 20 years. That design is a bit more stable with the larger footprint tripod base but the seat itself still lacks much in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-17-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By K.O.
Re: Some old non-descript Ludwigs

The lugs would identify them as Rocker model drums of some sort. Hard to judge much beyond that from the pictures.

Still, unless there is some type of structural defect in them like wood rot or...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-17-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Porto seat question

Just by way of verification here's a picture of a 70's porto seat.

I don't think that would be the correct base on an earlier red throne though.

These are very uncomfortable (and possibly...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-17-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,191
Posted By K.O.
Re: Anyone remember the Gretsch Birdland kit that was discovered....

I vaguely recall a Caddy Green set that popped up on Ebay around 20 years ago and eventually sold for $15K. Is that the one?

I think this is a picture I saved from that auction...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-13-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Porto seat question

They used that base on the 70's version.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-07-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By K.O.
Re: Replacement gull-wing spurs for '68 Ludwig

The question is...."are those any longer than the originals?"
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-07-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,714
Posted By K.O.
Re: WFL jazz festival?

Most likely they were mixed up at some point during the drum's life when someone took it apart for whatever reason. Who knows? I tore mine apart at one point for some reason (which now escapes me)...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-04-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By K.O.
Re: Replacement gull-wing spurs for '68 Ludwig

check out ebay item # 392153271963

Says they are 10mm in diamter so they might not fit the Ludwig brackets which are designed for 3/8ths" (9.5mm) spurs but maybe worth a shot...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-03-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By K.O.
Re: Please help me to ID this Kit (Gretsch?)

They look like Gretsch. At that time Gretsch only made one line of drums, which were the equivalent of what they today call the USA Custom series.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-03-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By K.O.
Re: Replacement gull-wing spurs for '68 Ludwig

I use them too. Pretty much a necessity on any vintage bass drum with a set of gull wing or disappearing spurs. I think I have about 20 of them (I have a lot of vintage drum sets). Fortunately...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-03-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By K.O.
Re: Replacement gull-wing spurs for '68 Ludwig

Just one part number in the catalog. The spurs were the same although the mounting point for the brackets surely differed with the drum diameter.

Another option would be to replace the brackets...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-03-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By K.O.
Re: 60's era Ludwig flat based snare stand question

You ought to be able to find a suitable replacement at any good hardware store. Perhaps not conical but any compression spring that will fit will provide the needed tension to keep the bolt tight....
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-30-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By K.O.
Re: Replacement gull-wing spurs for '68 Ludwig

At the time spurs were intended more to keep the bass drum from rolling than from sliding forward or lifting the front of the drum off the ground. Back then you resorted to an anchor on the front...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-25-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By K.O.
Re: ID this Ludwig part

The big black handles came into use around late 1977 or early 1978 as I recall. I bought some Atlas cymbal stands in those years and they came with those. They didn't make it into the catalog art...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-05-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By K.O.
Re: A Record for Extra Holes

Being a 14x14 I could see trying to save that by filling the holes and wrapping it...but it should be about a $50 shell.....tops! maybe a bit more if it had a badge included (don't see one). $350?...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-02-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,909
Posted By K.O.
Re: Vintage Hi-Hat Stands: Gretsch vs Slingerland vs Ludwig

You can fix a broken nylon linkage, or reinforce one before it breaks, on an 1124 (or 1123-1) with a stainless steel hose clamp. Thread it through the pins and around the linkage then tighten it...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-25-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By K.O.
Re: Oddball Ludwig Jazzfest - 2 badges

The inside of the breather hole is blown out a bit from the drill bit and you've got at least 100 more to do before your shift ends...

do you

A: go off in search of the right sized washer to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-15-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By K.O.
Re: Chicago Show

I was there today. It seemed smaller than the past few years but there still was a lot to see. It was nice to have it back at the fairgrounds in the building it used to be in and perhaps that was one...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-09-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By K.O.
Re: Manufacturing Years for Vintage Slingerland Drum Set

Maybe but I think not if you're planning to use the Slingerland Set-o-matic base. The Ludwig bracket hole pattern forms a diamond shape whereas the Slingerland sits square to the front and back...
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