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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Today, 05:19 PM
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Re: 1980s Tama Superstar 8x14 - Roller strainer??

The roller strainer and butt were the same units that were used on the non roller version. The rollers were mounted on a plate that was installed between the shell and the butt and strainer. The only...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 03:09 PM
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Re: What are the differences between Ludwig and Slingerland shells?

They were very similar. Poplar middle, Mahogany or Maple interior and Mahogany or Maple exterior. This was dependent on whether the outer ply was going to be painted, in which case it would be maple,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 03:31 PM
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Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

The '59 (#60) catalog shows the new Jazz Fest, which would have been a newly taken picture for the catalog and you can see that the strainer has the WFL logo on it so I would say it's an early Jazz...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 03:23 PM
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Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

They both should be the same Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany three ply shell.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 12:58 PM
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Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

Now you should know better than to use the Ludwig site as any sort of historical reference. In most cases, they don't have a clue.



Go back and look at the catalogs from that era. The Buddy...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
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Re: Staining and/or sealing stripped drum shells

In my experience, every three ply Ludwig drum with a Mahogany outer ply has had stain grade veneer. It is very hard to get the wrap off without at least some damage so that is an issue as far as...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 883
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Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

One thing to keep in mind is that the Ludwig catalog numbering was one year ahead of the year that it was published. They were printed for a June 1 publication date. The Ludwig Drum Company number 57...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 05:56 AM
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Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

The Barret Deems was 5 1/2" deep and the Jazz Festival was 5".


There are plenty of 5 1/2" deep Jazz Fests out there, because we are talking about Ludwig, but they were always marketed, and were...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-15-2021, 08:47 AM
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Re: Club date floor tom leg bracket PLATE!

It looks like it might be the same plate that they mount under the four screw rail mount?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2021, 09:22 PM
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Re: Observation from my friend

You're not missing much.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2021, 03:09 PM
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Views: 478
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Re: Observation from my friend

Well, this site's traffic is way down from what it once was so it won't take much to throw of the ratio of informational posts to for sale posts. To be honest, I don't check the for sale section so I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-04-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By thin shell
Re: "Count Me In" drum documentary on Netflix

I enjoyed it. The intended audience is really non drummers, but that's OK. Anything that inspires people, younger people in particular, to pick up the sticks is OK in my book. There were several...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-26-2021, 10:55 AM
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Re: Any guesses on this Rogers outer ply?

Not without a picture that is closer and in focus.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-18-2021, 06:13 AM
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Re: Dave Clark 5 (English) Rogers kit 1964

12", 13", 16" and 20" bass drum.


They were English made Rogers meaning they were made entirely in England by Boosey & Hawkes, who made Ajax drums under license from Rogers USA. Similar to USA...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2021, 09:55 AM
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Re: Surprising Dynasonic Outcome

The two best days of owning a wooden boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it...;)
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-15-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
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Re: 3-D printing for knobs?

There is a 3d printing technology that uses powdered metal and a laser to perform what is called Direct Metal Laser Sintering. There are no consumer grade 3d printer that do this but there are shops...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-14-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
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Re: B/O round badge Acrolite tension rods?

Those are the rods they used on some of the Rockers series of drums. I have some that came on an acrolite but they weren't original. I'm pretty sure they were less expensive imported rods that they...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-02-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By thin shell
Re: Identifying Ludwig Standard ply woods

Your percentage is off.


I measured a three ply Mahogany, Poplar, Maple shell.


It comes in at 4.75mm
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-29-2021, 01:03 PM
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Views: 612
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Concert Tom Bottom Hoop Restoration

Having seen them, I probably would use a scotchbrite pad and give them a brushed finish and then clear coat them.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 Question

It shouldn't. The melting point is 360 degrees F. I fixed a p83 where the threaded ball had come off because the peened end had worked loose. The part was brass so I cleaned the brass and put it back...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
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Re: Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 Question

I misspoke about Silver solder. Silver solder requires higher temperatures and is more akin to brazing. You would be fine with any lead free solder that is sold for soldering pipes that you can...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By thin shell
Re: Identifying Ludwig Standard ply woods

That would be mahogany/poplar/mahogany for sure. Ludwig used whatever they had on hand or could get when their usual stuff was unavailable. They also seemed to have a large supply of shells in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 Question

That's a new one. It appears that the metal under the plating is brass. They used brass every now and then and the fact that the chrome is not blistered also points to it being brass.


If it is...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-27-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,764
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Re: Latest Star (Royal Star) drum shells: also early Tama drums?

These current Bubinga Star shells looks very similar, albeit with much higher quality woods.

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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By thin shell
Re: Uneven lug spacing on Slingerland snare

Bad hoops can cause the same symptom, but yours does appear to be the shell.



I would take all of the lugs off and measure from each lug to see if they all wander or if just one or two are off...
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