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Forum: General Drum Questions 08-18-2016, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Batterhead
Re: What Is Your "Go To" Bass Pedal

Since 1965 it's been the Speed King. Never found anything else that comes close.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-29-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Just bought a set of 62 (?) Ludwigs in WMP (w/ pics)

That's exactly where the rail consolette is located on my 1948 - 1952 WFL's.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-19-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,996
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Forum: General Drum Questions 12-07-2014, 05:15 PM
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Views: 1,525
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Drummer & Drums identification?

John Rutsey,
I had a slightly different take on that. Could the image be a photo of a photo?
The drummer pic is in a glass frame hanging on wall, superimposed image is that of the photographer and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,539
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 22x12 new yorker bass drum

So maybe not such a strange animal after all.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-12-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,539
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 22x12 new yorker bass drum

*with the ride cymbal still leaning on the tom*

Haha! Why not? Gives it a nice sizzle effect...lol

Now, would I do that to a nice vintage Zildjian A?
The cymbal is actually about an inch away...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-11-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,539
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 22x12 new yorker bass drum

Dan,
You're correct, it IS too late...lol
Bottom lugs are almost worn through, claws and hoops managed to survive unscathed though.
Funny though, after all this time I invested in a bass drum...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-08-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,539
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 22x12 new yorker bass drum

Human71--
Yeah, I thought that as well at one time. But, if you look at the photo and mentally attach the bass pedal to the other side.....now look at where the tom rail consolette is. Better have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-07-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,539
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 22x12 new yorker bass drum

Thanks Mitch & Ryan for your kind words on the set.
As to the spur situation, that has been discussed previously in here in the past when I posted some photos of the set. No one has been able to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-06-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,539
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 22x12 new yorker bass drum

My ONLY drum set since 1965. '48 - '52 WFL's, 22x12, 9x13, 16x16. The FT is a Ludwig I bought new in 1965. I never felt under-gunned with the 22x12, play classic rock, and I think the BD...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-27-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,861
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 60's Keystone Badge: How To Restore?

On my '48 - '52 WFLs I would polish the badges occasionally when I polished the chrome with Brasso or Noxon. After a few such sessions I noticed the badges were actually being worn smooth and were...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-22-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Batterhead
Re: The Young Rascals

Back in the day, learning to play "Mickey's Monkey" a la Rascals provided me one of my biggest breakthroughs in independency on the set.
Dino was, and is, my biggest influence by far!
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-20-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Bass Drum felts and the best use of

I have a 12x22 WFL bass drum. Still has a positively ancient Ludwig Weather Master on the reso (was on there when I got the drums used in 1965), and a PS3 on the batter. that I put on about 7 months...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-17-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,351
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Record Covers with (vintage) Drums on!

Interesting, on those "Explosive Drums" covers. Listed as Cosy Cole, and Cozy Cole...lol

For my money the most explosive drums I ever heard was Don Lamond's drumming on Bobby Darins's "Beyond the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,272
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Pair of old drums in less than perfect shape

Oh, make sure you test out your wiring when you build that lamp.

Hold one of the the stripped wire between thumb and forefinger in one hand. do the same with the other wire in the other hand. ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,706
Posted By Batterhead
Re: I Feel Fine

"She Said, She Said"!!! Slowly, I turned, step by step.............

The drum opening to that song ALWAYS gives me fits. Can never seem to get it "right".

I never knew the early crash towards...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-24-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,722
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Beach Boys Live and Camco Equipped

Just as a FYI with all this Beach Boys chatter.
Many of you probably are aware of these guys already, but I just was made aware the other day. (Hope it's ok to put a link in here)
...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-04-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Where do you position your snare strainers?

Throwoff at 9:00, always. Well, since 1965 anyway.
Righty, traditional.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-02-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 5/16 curved spurs, originally how sharp?

Maybe I'm missing the point...(get it?)
But I would think a few minutes with a file would provide points as sharp as you want.
The gull-wing spurs on my 12x22 WFL are darn near razor sharp, as well...
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-23-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Signature on S.D head

Phil sat once again behind the wheel of the rented Ryder truck, pondering why he ever became a band roadie. Long hours, little pay, constant travel, he had had enough!
Reaching into his shirt...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-20-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Ludwig 1123-1 Spurlock pedal repair

My 1123 from 1965 gave out last year. Filed down the remaining white plastic on the footboard to make a sleeve so there is no rubbing. Put on a hose clamp, ran some small nylon pull ties through...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Batterhead
Cymbal Maintenance ? (No, not cleaning)

I bought my 22" A. Zildjian ride (2820g) new in 1965.
I recently realized it has a 50's stamp (No dots)

In my younger days I was not always very mindful when transporting my cymbals. No damage...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-25-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 62,821
Posted By Batterhead
Re: As you check into the "new" old forum

All is once again right with the world.
Welcome back VDF!
Nice to see you again.
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-22-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Slingerland kit backing up the SNL skits!

Yeah, but didn't think it to be vintage though. Did they fly the ride tom off a cymbal stand back then?

MIJ? MIT? MIC?
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By Batterhead
Re: Most iconic or recognizable drum parts II

WFL/Ludwig Classic strainer/throwoff.
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