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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2022, 01:04 PM
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Posted By thin shell
Re: Drum Brand Preferences

I have always liked Camco/George Way drums once I found out about them. DW drums, which obviously, are the direct descendants do absolutely nothing for me.


I don't know what it is. Same lugs so...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-26-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By thin shell
Re: Drum Brand Preferences

I've been a Ludwig guy since my teens and my first kit was a mid 60s kit that had belonged to a cousin that my parents bought for me. Never really cared for Slingerland, even though I really had no...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-26-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By thin shell
Re: Question for the Premier experts

Definitely a Mahogany shell. They were birch in the 60s, switched to mahogany sometime in late 60s or early 70s and then back to birch around '76 so it would be in that time frame.



The metal...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-14-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By thin shell
Re: Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

Shelly was one of Leedy's biggest name endorsers during the Slingerland years. He played a mahogany finished kit so this drum would certainly fit in with that detail.

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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-09-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Last WFL & First Trans Badge

Knowing Ludwig, there was probably no firm cutoff date. They probably used the WFL badges up at each assembly bench so each bench would have run out and switched over on different dates. They...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-08-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By thin shell
Re: Premier Flat Based Cymbal Stands

They are for spikes that come out the bottom of the rubber feet. They have to be screwed in all the way. The spikes aren't very big. Unscrew one and you should see them on the end of the screw. It is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-01-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By thin shell
Re: Oddball Bass Drum Sizes-Ludwig

Even if he wasn't in Chicago, it was easy enough for the dealer to order any configuration the customer wanted. They could even substitute items with what they had in stock. Ludwig most likely didn't...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-30-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By thin shell
Re: Oddball Bass Drum Sizes-Ludwig

Not that rare. It's a New Yorker. They were made with a shallower bass drum with the thought that gigging drummers in New York or any other city who had to rely on schlepping their gear in a taxi...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By thin shell
Re: Seems like a good deal?

That's a score!
Forum: Web Site Update 06-24-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By thin shell
Re: Attention all members! Please read!

So is vdf running on a physical server? If it is, it really should be moved to a provider who can put it on a virtual server. If vdf is on a virtual server and was brought down by a drive crash, then...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By thin shell
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

I would get the shell in round and get the edge back in alignment and the reassemble the drum. See If the crack is causing any noise or other audible problems. If the are no problems I would be...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By thin shell
Re: Welcome back...What happened?

Only works for me on at&t wireless. Google's and cloudflare's don't work. An admin needs to go into your registrar admin page and make sure all of the DNS records get updated so the changes will...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-24-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Blue & White Marine Pearl

I think it's very unlikely that any of the drum manufacturers would have had the ability to laminate another layer onto the wrap. That would be a pretty specialized process and given how rare these...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-20-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Blue & White Marine Pearl

I think this is most likely what Ludwig did back in the day.



Pearl wrap is made in large blocks, a bit bigger than 24" x 50" and then thin slices were made. This slice was laminated with the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By thin shell
Re: Documentary Movie--Hired Gun

I saw it back in 2016 when it came out. It is very eye opening. I still can't look at Billy Joel the same way I did before seeing the movie.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By thin shell
Re: Cleaning Wrap - Gretsch Nitro White

This is actually incorrect. UV altered plastics can be restored using the Retrobrite process.

There are tons of videos on youtube of people taking horribly yellowed computer gear and restoring it...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By thin shell
Re: White coating on screws and washers

As DanC said, zinc plated fasteners and the white coating is "white rust" or Zinc Hydroxide. It is caused by exposure to moisture. It is technically damaging to the corrosion resistance, but as long...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-05-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By thin shell
Re: We lost a member and vintage drum enthusiast

That's a shame. What was his username?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-04-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By thin shell
Re: Early 60s Ludwig Kick in a dumpster!

Oh, it's had a Pearl Pipe Massacre done to it at some point. It looks like it's got a maple interior. Does it have a varnish on it or is it just raw wood? Raw wood would indicate early 60s and a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-03-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

I have seen Jaghog, for lack of a better term, picked on, for numerous reasons over the years. I have never understood it because I have never seen him post anything that seemed mean spirited. I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-02-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

What does that have to do with Taylor Hawkins' passing?
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-02-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

I fail to see how he was disrespecting the dead. I see people blathering on about who a good replacement would be over at another forum when Taylor isn't even in the ground yet. Now that is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-02-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

I think making fun of someone's spelling is kind of uncool. Not the first time I have seen him misspell something.



He cared enough to start the thread so that's good enough for me.


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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-05-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,549
Posted By thin shell
Re: The worst thing that happened to vintage drums

The Pearl mounts are definitely the worst thing. Removing and losing the bottom rims and rods is easy enough to rectify with replacement parts. Repairing the often very poorly cut holes for the Pearl...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-22-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By thin shell
Re: Definition of the Ludwig "Super Classic" outfit!

I would agree with levelpebble. Ludwig made the designations in their catalogs. So a kit with a non cataloged combination before the 71 catalog won't be a Super Classic. After the catalog was...
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