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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-13-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Gretsch Authenticity Question

What are the serial numbers on the other drums that have tags? Are they low numbers, which might indicate they could have been paired with a drum without a tag in the early 60s?
I would also look...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-07-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Obp ringo snare

I have two Oyster Black Pearl Pioneers. That's as close as I am likely to get, but i like them.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-07-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Is this a Ludwig Pioneer?

Rob Cook wrote about the non-badged drums on page 210 of "The Ludwig Book." He has a parenthetical note: "(A few drums were made between the keystone and B&O badges which were fitted with no badge...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Estate planning

I just had my ninth annual vintage drum garage sale last Saturday. This year I put out almost everything from my collection. I priced every drum and cymbal and updated my inventory list with...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 06-28-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Anyone has a Ludwig New Yorker kit for sale?

I have a WFL 9x13/16x16/12x22 in Aqua Sparkle. I recently purchased a 4x14 snare to complete the kit. Let me know if that is of interest.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-27-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Chicago Drum Show 2022

I will be back as an attendee after missing the last two years.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-12-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Please help me identify a Ludwig 6.5x14 Black Beauty

More information is available at www.gretschdrumdatingguide.com
I wrote the guide for Gretsch first (published in 2011) and then the one for Ludwig (2013). I continue to gather information and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-09-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: St.Louis Drum Show 2021!

I may be able to make it this time. Should be a good one.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-11-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Round Badge Gretsch Without A Muffler

There is another one on Reverb right now that does not have a tone control. https://reverb.com/item/36682452-gretsch-snare-drum (edit) and another...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Projects during stay-at-home times

I have done some writing. My fourth article in five months should be in Not So Modern Drummer today. You can also see it at my website - www.gretschdrumdatingguide.com]

I have also purchased a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,108
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Put me down as a big fan of VDF.

I find that the accuracy and reliability of the information on VDF is far superior to the Facebook groups, where every day seems to be a new day. On Facebook the...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-22-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Small Gretsch tom/snare lugs

Sorry, I only have enough small lugs with the round head screws. Good luck in your search.
Rick
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-22-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Small Gretsch tom/snare lugs

I think I have them. I will go take a look to make sure I have enough of the hex head version and then message you.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-09-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,035
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Wanted zildjian gong

The gong can be driven to Colorado Springs this week if you are still interested.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-16-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,798
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Is Anyone Still Using This Forum?

I am much more comfortable with VDF and DFO. The level of discussion and the accuracy of information far surpass the Facebook groups. I can also search through old posts to get answers to my...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-11-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,798
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Is Anyone Still Using This Forum?

I am here too. Working on a few articles for NSMD right now, shi that is where my drum time is being spent right now.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,865
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Help Identifying this Ludwig

I have copies of the guides that I am happy to sell directly. I am happy to inscribe them if you want. Otherwise you can buy through Rob at Rebeats.com.
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 05-26-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,208
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: 1948-52 WFL Aqua Sparkle

Added some current pictures
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-26-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,865
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Help Identifying this Ludwig

The next lowest serial number I have that has a Granitone interior is 830850.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-13-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,523
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: Ludwig Pioneer vs. Ludwig Jazz Fest

I missed it. Message me the wisecrack.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-16-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: 1960'S Gretsch Name Band

Extra hole should be for the badge. Is it at the 12 o'clock position - on the top of the drum?
Serial number points to 1964ish as a date for the floor tom.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-16-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: 1960'S Gretsch Name Band

Congrats. Looks like a great project.

I suggest a Dawn/water bath for chrome parts and Novus 2 for the wrap. Add some patience.

I have T-rods, claws lugs if you are interested. I do not have...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-05-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,921
Posted By KCDrumDad
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 38,987
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: This is the Display Your Sonor Drums Thread

The logo does not extend to the edge on these (picture 1). There are no date stamps anyway, so that would have just been frustrating if there were the badge you were seeking. I did recently get...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-17-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 38,987
Posted By KCDrumDad
Re: This is the Display Your Sonor Drums Thread

This San Francisco Model in Gold Ripple Multi-Brilliant finish (circa late 60s/early 70s) has an added matching snare to go with the chrome one it had when I bought it. It is almost complete after...
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