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Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 06:37 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1966 Rogers Silver Sparkle Drums

I think that most of the heft is due to the weight of the lugs, hoops, and mounting hardware. I'm not really sure about the density or weight of the wood in the shells.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-29-2021, 11:37 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1966 Rogers Silver Sparkle Drums

Marty...Joe Thompson was the genius who designed both Swivomatic and Memriloc hardware. Both inventions are still the most copied designs in the world of drum making. The two toms do bounce a bit....
Forum: For Sale 11-29-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By leedybdp
Re: FS - Rogers Wood Dynasonic - $1500

This snare would look stunning with the Silver Sparkle 1966 Roger drum set that I'm selling on this forum.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-29-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1966 Rogers Silver Sparkle Drums

I'm in no rush. I'm just surprised that it hasn't sold yet.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-29-2021, 12:07 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1966 Rogers Silver Sparkle Drums

Where are all of you Rogers drums fanatics. Let me know that you're out there. This beautiful drum set needs a new home.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-28-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Another great gone

She was a greatly talented musician and vocalist who was largely unknown to most people.
Forum: For Sale 11-27-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1966 Rogers Top Hat Drum Set

Thank you. I prefer to talk prices one to one rather than in the public forum.
Forum: For Sale 11-27-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1966 Rogers Top Hat Drum Set

Two grand for the drums with tom holders and bass drum spurs.
Cash and carry. Come and get 'em. That's my quick answer. if you want to talk about it, please email me.
Forum: For Sale 11-27-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1966 Rogers Top Hat Drum Set

if interested, please email me at fentex5@aol.com
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-27-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By leedybdp
1966 Rogers Silver Sparkle Drums

For members who don't usually check the "for sale" section, here's a heads up. Five minutes ago I posted my beautiful 1966 Rogers Top Hat drum set in the "for sale" section. Please let me know if you...
Forum: For Sale 11-27-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By leedybdp
1966 Rogers Top Hat Drum Set

I hate to even think of selling this drum set. But, Recent health issues in the family are causing me to ponder my own mortality. I have already downsized my vintage drum collection from thirteen...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-24-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy BDP drum set

Mark...please email me to discuss your request.

fentex5@aol.com
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-24-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy BDP drum set

When I thinned down my collection from 13 vintage drum sets to 5 sets, That 1963 Champagne Sparkle set was one set that was sold because it sorta duplicated my forever-keeper Black Diamond Pearl 1963...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-23-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 609
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Ringo's cymbals in new Get Back documentary

Why don't you ask Ringo when you request his autograph? Just kidding...
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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-23-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy BDP drum set

markrocks68...thanks for your nice comment and for the message. I will send you a message in response with pictures sometime later today or tomorrow.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-23-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 609
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Ringo's cymbals in new Get Back documentary

Ringo's affiliation with Ludwig might have provided him with Paiste cymbals back in the early years. Ringo may be like many of us mere mortals who form strong attachments to our cymbals that we have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-22-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy BDP drum set

I do have the pink snare that I used with my 1963 Champagne Sparkle Leedy set that looks like yours. The configuration was 22--13--16. I sometimes used my home-made tribute to D.J. Fontana resonant...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-22-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy BDP drum set

Jim Petty taught me that this snare arrangement is installed on the drum . Then it's a simple matter to set it and forget it except for occasional fine-tuning tweaks with the snares already in place....
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-21-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy BDP drum set

I was very fortunate to acquire a second Shelly Manne snare drum a few years after acquiring the BDP snare with the rest of the drum set. These snare drums are everything that other brands of snare...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-20-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By leedybdp
Leedy BDP drum set

Several years ago--I think it was almost ten years ago--I acquired this beautiful 1963 Leedy drum set. The drums were pristine when I acquired them, and have remained that way ever since. The Black...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-10-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By leedybdp
Re: This One Might Draw Some Interest

I was very sad to hear that my long-time friend Jim had died. Before we moved from the Dallas area to the Houston area, I visited Jim at his shop many times. Jim either had or made some little...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-06-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Vintage as Vintage Can Be

I hope that the drums in this set are better matches with each other than the drums in this Rogers set that I owned for a few years. I used a cradle for the 10x14 tom as a second floor tom. I have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-26-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By leedybdp
Re: What were the most innovative designs from each vintage company?

That "innovation" earns Ludwig a charter membership to the Drum Design Hall of Shame.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-26-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By leedybdp
Re: What were the most innovative designs from each vintage company?

There have been many knockoffs of Swivomatic with metal ball and socket or metal socket with plastic ball. Memriloc has been copied endlessly.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-26-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By leedybdp
Re: who made these Bollero drums ?

Whatever reasons drum makers gave for making their drums (usually the toms) with an odd number of lugs (5 or 7), I'm pretty sure that the real reason was to reduce manufacturing costs. This is the...
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