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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2021, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Big Beat
Re: Some old non-descript Ludwigs

Oh, sure, they are good shells. But once you go through the trouble to cut down the toms, you might as well just completely resto-mod them. Get some nice wrap, polish all the chrome, replace the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-19-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Big Beat
Re: Some old non-descript Ludwigs

>>> Ultimately, it may not have been worth the effort buying them...

The OP apparently already bought them. I hope he did not pay much.

There was a time back in the 1980s & 1990s when I'd buy...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-19-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Big Beat
Re: Big R badge ID, please

I recently sold a set like this in red for $250. These are fairly early, as they still have some genuine Rogers parts on them. These sets have some value as parts. Mine were later and the hardware on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-19-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Big Beat
Re: Some old non-descript Ludwigs

I see a damaged and badly repaired bass hoop, torn badges, tom rash, etc. So yeah, kinda beat up.

No pro drummer or vintage collector will want them, as these are student level drums and not old...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,622
Posted By Big Beat
Re: Does Changing Era-correct Hardware Constitute a " Modification"?

>>>How can you tell when u buy a kit if it has been molested

After repairing/restoring several hundred sets, I can usually tell if something's been worked on, as opposed to untouched from the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,622
Posted By Big Beat
Re: Does Changing Era-correct Hardware Constitute a " Modification"?

If you go around swapping parts, you need to have extensive knowledge of vintage drum design and history. Just because something fits without drilling doesn't mean it's correct for that particular...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,741
Posted By Big Beat
Re: Ludwig Standard Student Kit

At $40, you did well. Nice drum. However, Ludwig made a ton of them in the 1960s and 1970s, there's a lot of these Standards out there. And as nice as it is, it is still only a student model. I'd say...
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