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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 11:48 AM
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Posted By kdg
Re: Ringo's cymbals in new Get Back documentary

Yes, and to me the ink looked red-ish, if that means anything.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-24-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By kdg
Re: Removing Dents from COB Snare Drum Shell

I know that some 'press" out the dings with large C-claps and wood blocks.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By kdg
Leedy 6x14 Free Floating, but missing Marvel Strainer

A friend's wife was helping an elderly woman transition to an assisted living facility and was given this drum. The woman said it belonged to her father and she remembered him playing it in the early...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-14-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By kdg
Re: WFL Contest Model Concert Snare

Beautiful Find!!
I love it.

Forum: Vintage Drums 10-25-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By kdg
Re: What were the most innovative designs from each vintage company?

I'll put my vote in for Ludwig & Ludwig's "Super-Ludwig" parallel snare system starting in 1924.
The "Camco" chain-drive BD pedal began as a upgrade done in drum shops. After the break-up of Camco,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-18-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,585
Posted By kdg
Re: Speed King bearings

I love this! Fascinating stuff.
Thanks Mark!!

Forum: General Drum Questions 10-14-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By kdg
Re: Ludwig 1930's Rope Tension Drum ?

Did you mean "WWII" ?
The badge is from the 1930's.
I don't know how it would be possible to be from the 1914-1918 era.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-10-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By kdg
Re: Looking for info on Dale Murphy

Assuming Dale Murphy was from Indiana and was a professional working musician, you could try contacting the three or four Musician Union Locals to see if someone by that name was a member in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-10-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By kdg
Re: Prototypes

Roy Burns was attached to the "Starlighter IV", not the "Londoner" as the seller has it listed.
The "Londoner V" was attached to Steve Ettelson.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-09-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 30,208
Posted By kdg
Re: This is the Display Your Leedy Drums Thread

I just picked up a NOB 6x14 Leedy "Multi-Model" made for the very rare Marvel strainer (1924-26?).
Unfortunately, the snares and bridge are missing since about the 50's, I'm told. Because of the way...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-09-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By kdg
Re: Any Info on these Duplex Snare wires?

Great! I am familiar with the Duplex name, but that is about it. I wasn't sure if Leedy made their own snares wires or not.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-07-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By kdg
Re: Gladstone snare drums list?

I never knew there was a list, but it makes sense that someone would have attempted it.
I took lessons from Ted Reed (Syncopation) as a HS kid and he definitely knew the whereabouts of many of those...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-07-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By kdg
Re: Needs more cowbell!

Santana's "Black Magic Woman" especially the fast jam at the end!
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-07-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By kdg
Re: Needs more cowbell!

Krupa's "Sing-Sing-Sing" cowbell
Grand Funk Railroad's -"We're an American Band" cowbell
Mountain's - "Mississippi Queen" cowbell
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-06-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By kdg
Smile Re: Super-Sensitive Snare Wires

Not unless you're at my house, Mark. I've got two extra sets sitting in my drum room, but I need to keep them for emergencies!

Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-06-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By kdg
Re: Super-Sensitive Snare Wires

The width of the Snare bracket catches are 1 5/8" across for a pre-1969 SS (the P-88), finally named in the 1975 catalog.
They were over 2 inches wide for the larger, later version, the P-70...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By kdg
Re: 70's Ludwig Super Sensitive Black Beauty - Need SS mechanism

This is a little off topic, but I believe that Joe Morello used (promoted) the SS for a short while then reverted to the Supraphonic. Note the snare guard by his left knee.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,021
Posted By kdg
Re: Where is everyone?

I stop in (when it "lets" me) several times a day. I always hope someone will offer up the snare I'm looking for, but fairly soon I will be picking the brain trust here on the elusive Leedy Marvel...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-20-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By kdg
Any Info on these Duplex Snare wires?

These were attached to a late 20's Leedy Professional when I acquired it.
Veerry small coils and also says "Pat. Pending".
Does anybody know if they are period correct or can put them in an...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By kdg
Re: Vintage?

I think the answer is in the age of the drummer making the "Vintage" comment (e.g. to an 18 year old, a 25 year old DW is vintage).
I also think that "hype" is an unfortunate result of a vicious...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By kdg
Re: Can anyone ID this ? antique 24x8 Brass Bass Drum

Single tension marcher? maybe European? That's all I got.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By kdg
Re: "Count Me In" drum documentary on Netflix

I just saw it and I enjoyed it. The styles represented are outside my listening universe, but it seemed balanced between progressive, metal and punk from the 60's through the current era. I sometimes...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By kdg
Re: Odd Marketing at Rogers

I don't find it attractive either. It would be interesting to know who is behind the curtain making these decisions.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-31-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By kdg
Re: Leedy project finally done!


No, not at all. All the rods turn freely. From what I have read the general thickness for Nickel plating is between 0.0005 - 0.0008 inches. I thought that I may have to use a die to re-cut...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By kdg
Leedy project finally done!

I purchased this 5x14 NOB Leedy "Professional" model (circa 1927-1929-ish) probably about 6-7 years ago from an antique store in Sarasota, FL. I dismantled it, hand polished every part, then...
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