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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-17-2021, 01:19 AM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
Re: 1935- DUPLEX 5 x 14/13 BUTTERSCOTCH SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

Yep, those rivets preceded the Ludwig riveted seam era...

Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-16-2021, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
1935- DUPLEX 5 x 14/13 BUTTERSCOTCH SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

Hi,
Here’s another from the past. I got this drum a while back from Gary Asher.

1935- DUPLEX 5 x 14/13 BUTTERSCOTCH SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

This is the standard 1930s 5 x 14/13 Duplex Spirit...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-22-2021, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-22-2021, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
3 stipelgold snare drums from different mothers (companies)

HI,
I got these three snare drums a while back. The 1926 Ludwig & Ludwig drum catalog introduces “Genuine Stipelgold” to the drum market. As collectors we have seen the only “Stipelgold” finish on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2021, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-13-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Mike Curotto
Re: Clown vomit/frog-in-a-blender past and present

The old ones sound like 1930s snare drums with calf heads and Snappi Snares...not my sound but definitely authentic.

Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-13-2021, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
Re: Clown vomit/frog-in-a-blender past and present

"even with the terrible nicknames"... used with love though...

Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-13-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Mike Curotto
Clown vomit/frog-in-a-blender past and present

Hi,
NB: SORRY FOR THE "PHOTOS OF PHOTOS" AS THIS SITE WON'T LET ME UPLOAD PHOTOS FROM MY iPHONE...

Here’s a little fun with some cool and unique finishes from the past to the present.

1930-32...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-22-2021, 12:05 AM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
VINTAGE DuCo FAMILY

Hi,
As we all know DuCo finishes do not stand the test of time very well but here are a few exceptions for you to enjoy.

MID-1930s LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 DuCo STANDARD MODEL

LATE 1930s LEEDY 6...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2021, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
VINTAGE DuCo FAMILY

Hi,
As we all know DuCo finishes do not stand the test of time very well but here are a few exceptions for you to enjoy.

MID-1930s LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 DuCo STANDARD MODEL

LATE 1930s LEEDY 6...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-11-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-11-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Mike Curotto
1927- LEEDY 4 x 14 & 5 x 14 SPARKLING GOLD PROFESSIONAL MODELS

Hi,
Here are two more from many years ago that I haven’t done an article on yet. The 4 x 14 was found in the fertile waters of EBay. The 5 x 14 (and original case) was found locally in an antique...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-25-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Mike Curotto
Re: TWO RARE 1940s-50s SLINGERLAND 4x13 "BE BOP" RADIO KINGS

Cool...nice to see another one..

Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-25-2021, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-25-2021, 07:00 PM
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Views: 671
Posted By Mike Curotto
TWO RARE 1940s-50s SLINGERLAND 4x13 "BE BOP" RADIO KINGS

HI,
Two more blasts from the past that I never did articles on. The 4 x 13 Sparkling Gold RK “Be Bop” model was one of my earliest purchases (1995) from Ned Ingberman, The Vintage Drum Center and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-22-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Mike Curotto
[B]1936-39 LUDWIG 6.5 x 14 “BUTTERSCOTCH PEARL” (uncatalogued) SUPER-LUDWIG MODEL [/B

Hi,
Here’s one from the past that I haven’t done an article on yet. This drum came to me from my very good friend Tony Lewis (RIP).

1936-39 LUDWIG 6.5 x 14 “BUTTERSCOTCH PEARL” (uncatalogued)...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-04-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-04-2021, 05:36 PM
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Views: 537
Posted By Mike Curotto
[B]2009 LUDWIG 100 YR. ANNIVERSARY 6.5x14 GOLD PLATED/ENGRAVED TRIUMPHAL MODEL #1912

Hi,
I know these Ludwig 100 Year Anniversary Triumphals are pretty well known amongst collectors but there are some little known facts that you may enjoy and that add to the story.

2009 LUDWIG...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-19-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Mike Curotto
1920s-30s LUDWIG & LUDWIG 10 LUG 5 x 14 WMP/ENGRAVED/GOLD PLATED STANDARD MODEL

Hi,
Here’s one from a while back that I never did an article on. You can see this drum on pages 4-5 of my book VINTAGE SNARE DRUMS THE CUROTTO COLLECTION.

1920s-30s LUDWIG & LUDWIG 10 LUG 5 x 14...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-21-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Mike Curotto
[B]1938-40 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 8x14 WMP/CHROME SUPER-LUDWIG (PROTOTYPE OR SPECIAL ORDER))

Hi,
I hope all is well during this Covid situation. I got this drum approximately 15 years ago from a good friend and fellow drummer/percussionist in SF. I never did photos or an article so here...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-07-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike Curotto
Re: 1951 BILLY GLADSTONE 6x14 8 LUG GOLD LACQUER/GOLD PLATED “CHARLES CORDES” SNARE D

I also knew a guy that played there also...it's so long ago that I forgot his name...I also bought 2 great snare drums from him a while back. If you name some of your fellow percussionists from the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-30-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-30-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mike Curotto
1951 BILLY GLADSTONE 6x14 8 LUG GOLD LACQUER/GOLD PLATED “CHARLES CORDES” SNARE DRUM

Hi,

Happy Holidays from the San Francisco Bay Area.

This drum was one of my first big purchases back in the mid-1990s. I purchased this drum from a collector on the east coast who at the time...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By Mike Curotto
Re: [B]1925 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 4 x 14 8 LUG GOLD PLATED/ENGRAVED TRIUMPHAL MODEL (*Wm. S

Check out Donn Bennett's site and you will see the drum...you can also google it.

Mike Curotto
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-15-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By Mike Curotto
[B]1925 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 4 x 14 8 LUG GOLD PLATED/ENGRAVED TRIUMPHAL MODEL (*Wm. S

Hi,

Sometimes things come full circle. I purchased this drum many years ago from noted drum historian, collector and friend Harry Cangany. I kept and enjoyed this drum for a number of years but at...
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