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Forum: Vintage Drums 06-23-2020, 07:07 AM
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Posted By trommel
Re: Is Anyone Still Using This Forum?

This pretty much nails it. Info filled board, but there is a lot going on. Stay safe & healthy!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-02-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By trommel
Question Old style Ludwig internal dampener vs. baseball bat type

I have a 1965 Ludwig Supra with a baseball bat handle dampener. This abomination replaced the old school type that has a round knob and round felt pad.

If I get the "older style", will the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-02-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By trommel
Re: Cutoff B/O Badge

I had a friend that purchased a new blue oyster pearl Ludwig set in 4/1968, and his drums had the B & O (ugliest thing Ludwig has ever produced) badges, the new style rail TT holder, and that horrid...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-17-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,210
Posted By trommel
Re: 1929-30 Slingerland Rose Pearl Artist Model

Never been a fan of pink/pinkish drums, but that is a fine looking job you have done. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-17-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,796
Posted By trommel
Re: Tom Tom Article

Thanks for sharing this well researched and written article.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-19-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By trommel
Re: Great Rogers story

Thanks for sharing! Nice article.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-16-2014, 09:59 PM
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Posted By trommel
Re: What do i do with these?!?

I would have left the wrap on the BD, and used the toms for the rest of the set. a little unusual, but it would sound nice.
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 06-11-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
Posted By trommel
1965 Ludwig WMP

14x20 BD
9X13 TT
16X16 TT
5X14 Supraphonic SD

All original hardware still around & in fantastic shape. I've updgraded some hardware, but still use some original. 1965 Speed King pedal...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-14-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By trommel
Re: 1967 Ludwig Sky Blue Pearl Super Classic

It fades to grey and then to green, that is what not to like. If it held its color, it would be fantastic.

However, that kit looks fine, probably sounds fantastic, and it the owner is happy, I'm...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-10-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,967
Posted By trommel
Re: Bass Drum Pedals how many do you have ?

1-1965 Ludwig Speed King-I am still using it. I clean and re-grease it every year.

2-1972 Ludwig Speed Kings. In original boxes. One has been used for a couple of gigs, the other hasn't been...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-13-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,659
Posted By trommel
Re: Help Identifying kit -pics

Based on those tom holders & lugs, it might be a Reuter or Reuther MIJ kit. I played on one a few years ago, had decent heads on it, tuned it up & it sounded fine. The head of the group played...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-07-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By trommel
Re: Re-chrome, or leave alone?

I'd go either way. At first I'd dismantle, clean, polish & lube all of the parts, chrome or otherwise, reassemble & play.

Its the sound you are after.

Replace/repair any broken or non working...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-08-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By trommel
Mounted calf heads-Vega Banjo Co. Drum

I have a late 1800's Vega Banjo Company snare drum & the snare head has split.

I've read threads on tucking heads, but I feel I would rather purchase a tucked head & be done with it.

Can anyone...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-14-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By trommel
Cleaning old drums

I apologize for asking questions that have probably been asked and answered a number of times, but.....

I have a 1965 Ludwig White Marine Pearl drum set, 14X20, 9X13, & 16X16, 5X14 Supraphonic.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,915
Posted By trommel
Re: Favorite Ludwig finish?

1960's White Marine Pearl
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-01-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,435
Posted By trommel
Re: Value of Rewraping

Novus Plastic Polish-Novus 1? 2? 3? All three? Advice on this would be greatlyn appreciated.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-14-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,550
Posted By trommel
Re: The worst Speed King

Most towns have places that sell ball bearings, and other bearings. Take some of what you have and compare them to what might be in stock. sometimes Home Depot or Tractor Supply has bearings(not ball...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-03-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,007
Posted By trommel
Re: I just dropped a stupid amount of money on a Swivo Arm

If you needed it and could afford it, be happy. If not-be happy.

These are drums-the kids can get braces made from some old snare wires & LugLox!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 11-13-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By trommel
WTB-Rogers floor tom-tom

I am looking for a 14" X 14" black diamond pearl, Cleveland or Dayton badge,
Tower Model.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By trommel

New guy here. Been playing for 46 years-rock, dance band, lounge acts, orchestras, marching bands, percussion ensmbles, community bands, even C & W(I needed the money). I have a 1965 WMP Ludwig...
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