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Forum: General Drum Questions 04-18-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: There Comes a Time

Sorry to hear JR
I think we all go through a time where we realize that the bright lights are no longer what we want. So sorry for your hardships lately and while you will be missed on the stage...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-04-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By CTMichaelV
We lost a member and vintage drum enthusiast

I am sad to let the Vintage Dum Forum community know of the passing of one of our own. . . Stephen Hillman. He was not only an accomplished drummer, a wealth of knowledge, and a long time enthusiast...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-31-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,868
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: How I celebrated my 68th birthday!

OMG Mark, so glad to hear your ok. Kudos to the significant other for her knowledge base. Shingles are just as bad and hoping all turns out well our fellow VDF buddy.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Canister Drum Thrones

Sorry Jaghog…. Beyond average. That’s one beautiful kit!
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-14-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: sandy nelson

I had some of his albums back in the 70’s that I played along to. Great way to learn and practice.
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-14-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Connecticut Drummers Swap n Sell

Add me in. Would volunteer, sell, swap, etc. just need advanced notice so I can be in town
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Canister Drum Thrones

I have a few, a nice Rogers Black/white onyx. A reissue Ludwig Psychedelic Red, Ludwig blue sparkle and a Ludwig white oyster Pearl that has aged nicely. Just picked up a Rogers 12” x 22” (shell) in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-01-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Combo Vistalite?

I didn't know they came in a Vistalite either! Great looking kits. I picked up a Combo kit in B-Block and mine had the metal rim around the bottom. When I got them I didn't know too much about the...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 02-21-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Wanted Gretsch Red Sparkle wrap

I would try Precision Drum Company, their wraps (sparkle, glass and glitter) are extremely close to the originals for the majority of the vintage drum companies wraps. I have never been disappointed
Forum: For Sale 12-21-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1940's Drum Cymbals

Sent you a PM
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-27-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ringo's cymbals in new Get Back documentary

Figured I’d reach out to the number one Ringo historian about the kit and cymbals….. GaryA. “ You’ll find info on the kit by visiting my website. Ringo owned the kit and still does. Drum City...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-19-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 61,632
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: This is the Display Your Rogers Drums Thread

My apologies while not vintage I absolutely love my new Rogers Patrionyx kit and had to share. Only 21 of the snares and 21 kits made.
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-16-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,541
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: RIP Charlie Watts

Another iconic drummer passes. He was also an avid vintage and world drum collector! Sad but he was very influential. The very first song I ever played with other musicians behind a kit in a garage...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,268
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

A real beauty! Congrats on this great addition to your collection.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-31-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig & Ludwig Top Hat snare... 80 years later

And one of the rarest
Beautiful kit
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By CTMichaelV
Ludwig & Ludwig Top Hat snare... 80 years later

The original Ludwig and Ludwig “Top Hat” model was a very limited-edition drum set initially made between 1940 and 1942. It was the absolute top of the line drum set available at the time and is...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-11-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,433
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Re-stain or not?

IMHO some drums where the wrap is in such bad shape should be brought back to life and need to be redone but that is the owners decision. One of the more prominent VD collectors and drum...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 04-30-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,902
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1920’s Leedy in Black Onyx

Unfortunately it is not for sale but I have lead on another that I may have available in about 1-2 months
Forum: For Sale 04-21-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By CTMichaelV
P85 repro strainer label

Ludwig P85 strainer repro labels
Nothing worse than having that vintage drum you just restored and the black and silver Ludwig sticker is missing or in terrible shape on the strainer.

Instead of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-13-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Chicago Drum Show 2021

V - Good luck with the show, hope your van travels back home much lighter . . unless of course your like me and when you sell one you then buy two. Laughing H
Agree with BEC. We all still need to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-04-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,789
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: This is the Display Your Rewrapped Vintage Drums Thread

Have salvaged a few snares that needed a new life and the wrap was too far gone. Most were for gifts for friends. Have a kit in line to work on. Love bringing them back to life
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-17-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Reverb - in other carts

Does anyone find that when you surf an item a few times or "watch it" in Reverb that in about a week you get an e-mail that says someone made an offer on the item your watching and if you want it you...
Forum: For Sale 03-11-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Very rare collection

I would reach out to Tim Northrup he has a drum museum in NY (just outside of Albany) he is always looking for kits just like this !
Forum: Wanted to Buy 02-26-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Rail Mount

Not exact but available on the bay
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1970 Ludwig faded silver sparkle. Any thoughts?

Hey Fx
Have you thought about wet sanding? I have seen great results on pearls, I would recommend looking online to see how people have done with sparkles. To me, looks like the clear coat has...
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