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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Marty Black
Re: Nice Sounding Rogers Drums

"Fever" - That is an amazing performance by the drummer! And those drums sound great! I am not a hand percussionist - I refuse to buy a cajon. But let me ask - does anyone think he is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-20-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Citrus Mod: now you see it, now you don't

First photo is the original ebay feed I received via email yesterday morning.

And the second photo is the email I received from ebay a couple hours later, when I attempted to open the link to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-20-2021, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Marty Black
Citrus Mod: now you see it, now you don't

Say guys, did any of you see that "1 of only 2 made" Citrus Mod Jazz Festival snare on ebay yesterday morning (Sep 19th)?

I made a mental note to forward it onto the VDF later that morning, but...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-14-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Marty Black
Re: Need a chuckle? Check this out!

Yeah, a typical big city (mid-town Manhattan) hustler: "ready to be played and/or purchased as an investment, for a positive—Return On Investment (ROI), should current and past history endure."
...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Marty Black
Re: KENT drums

I ordered the new Kent book on Aug 29, but it wasn't mailed until Sep 8. A bit frustrating.

It's softbound, 116 pages long, full of anecdotes, color photos of Kent kits and catalogues. And it...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-09-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 57,176
Posted By Marty Black
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

Gorgeous kit, hawghunter! In high school, the drummer who won the local "Battle of the Bands" competition had this kit, and I envied it and him. I loved the Burgundy Sparkle and also Pink...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-08-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Observation from my friend

I'm not sure I belong to DFO, because I don't visit a DFO website, but I do get an email blast every 2 weeks or so. It is entitled Drum Forum (DrumForum.org), and it appears to be highlights of the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Marty Black
"Count Me In" drum documentary on Netflix

Hi guys,

I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet. A 2021 documentary-of-sorts on the origins of rock drumming. "Count Me In" on Netflicks, directed and produced by Mark Lo. 1 1/2 hours...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Marty Black
Re: KENT drums

Two more memories of the Kent factory. After I got my driver's license, I went back there a few times - to buy replacement snare throw-off assemblies. I was inept at tuning, and in my attempts to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Marty Black
Re: KENT drums

I just took a chance and ordered a copy. Will let you know if no one else responds with a review before I get my copy read.

I grew up near the Kent factory "Drummer's Paradise." It was several...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2021, 10:50 AM
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Views: 57,176
Posted By Marty Black
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

Ringo's signature was part of the deal. Only 15 Starrfest drums produced. Gary Astridge (Ringo's drum historian) has a photo poster of Ringo's original 1963 Jazzfest that has a genuine Ringo...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-21-2021, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Marty Black
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

Post 2 of 2. Here are the other 4 pics of my Starrfest, me still lacking photography skills.

FYI, MB
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-21-2021, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Marty Black
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

Post 1 of 2. Here are 4 pics of my Starrfest. Pardon my poor photography skills, trying to use natural light - not very successfully.

Anyhow, MB
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-20-2021, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Marty Black
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

Ha! Mark - I gotcha beat big time for spending lotsa money on a snare drum! I've got a "Starrfest," number 2 of 15. $30,000. It's gorgeous, of course, very professionally done, but I don't think...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-17-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Dave Clark 5 (English) Rogers kit 1964

Well, photos can certainly be deceiving! Here is our answer, from the 1964 Rogers catalogue. Standard "American" sizes. The englishrogersdrums.co.uk website has a handful of 1960s catalogues...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-17-2021, 11:00 PM
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Views: 298
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Dave Clark 5 (English) Rogers kit 1964

Yeah, Dave Clark always had his toms mounted "in reverse" or "backwards" or whatever you wanna call it. The guy on the far left - lead singer Mike Smith was about 6'1", so that does seem to indicate...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-17-2021, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Marty Black
Dave Clark 5 (English) Rogers kit 1964

Say, what do you guys think those drum sizes are? - 20, 12, 14, and probably 16" floor tom?

With those single and angled rods supporting the mounted toms, I would think they would really bounce if...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-17-2021, 04:28 PM
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Views: 57,176
Posted By Marty Black
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

Say, in regards to that black prototype snare, it has some grime and old fingerprints on the wrap that I'd like to clean off, but I'm wary of using any kind of abrasive that may scratch or otherwise...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-17-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 57,176
Posted By Marty Black
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

Here's an oddball prototype snare, an "Imperial Jazzfest." I changed the original heads - intending to play it (and I kept the original heads) - but then I found a common Jazzfest that matched my...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 Question

Janlaban, I would be very surprised if a mid-1960s Supra shell was Brass. Aluminum replaced brass on common Supras, due to the rising cost of brass.

Since you have a clear bottom head, here is a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 Question

Ahh, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but some idiot tried to hammer snare beds into a perfectly good 1966 Supra.

The COB and the very early COA Supras (thru about 1962) have a very...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Please help me identify a Ludwig 6.5x14 Black Beauty

ISBN 978-1-888408-24-9
copyright 2013 Rick E. Gier
Published by Rebeats Publications
www.rebeats.com
phone 989-463-4757
rob@rebeats.com

Regards, MB
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-26-2021, 05:37 PM
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Views: 845
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Please help me identify a Ludwig 6.5x14 Black Beauty

According to Richard E. Gier's authoritative book "Serial Number Based Dating Guides for Vintage Ludwig Drums," that serial number is most likely of 1981 vintage.

Regards, MB
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-23-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Replacement gull-wing spurs for '68 Ludwig

Just a guess from looking at the package and your ruler....it appears to me that the long arm is extendable from 8 to 9 inches. And if you add in the shorter angled arm that goes into the bracket on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-18-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Ludwig Porto seat question

My gigging kit is a 1966 Ludwig and I use a 1970s round-top black seat stool, but I agree with K.O. - it's not comfortable and it's similar construction as the red-top one that broke on me several...
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