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Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 04:03 PM
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Re: Vintage Ludwig Kit 3 ply? Help?

The curved spurs were part of the (then) new Atlas hardware line.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
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Re: Another Ludwig ID + Repairs

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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Another Ludwig ID + Repairs

LOL! WOW! I was thinking about bass drum SPURS when the question was about claws!! durrrrrr

Getting old is a -----!

Anyway....Carry on...Nothing to see here, folks...Move along! :)
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2018, 11:43 AM
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Views: 194
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Another Ludwig ID + Repairs

Yes they are Ludwig bass claws of that era.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2018, 09:41 AM
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Views: 322
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Re: Vintage Ludwig Kit 3 ply? Help?

OP,

I think it's safe to assume those are all 3-ply shells.....But be aware that SOME of the shells (actually many) from that era were NOT maple/poplar/mahogany....but were, in fact, newer...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-14-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-08-2018, 06:47 PM
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Posted By O-Lugs
Re: 1941 Ludwig and Ludwig

Looks pretty clean. I honestly can't tell if the finish is original or not....but if it is, then just a slightly damp cloth should be fine for maintenance.

I wouldn't change the patina of the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,064
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: for you Ludwig 3ply owners- heads and tuning

Wow...just realized I already answered this....Gotta get more sleep, I guess! ;)
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,064
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: for you Ludwig 3ply owners- heads and tuning

Coated Dilomats are what I prefer on my 3-ply Ludwig drums. I also use coated Ambassadors on bass drums and other drums, too, occasionally. For one thing, Ambassadors are readily available in most...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-19-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Red Sparkle Goodness

lovely. red sparkle has always been a classic favorite of mine, too.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-14-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Tip for extra height adjustment on Ludwig Rail Mounts

Good tip.

I'm kind of the opposite...I want everything low and flat(horizontal).
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-07-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: red drums in the attic.......

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Forum: Vintage Drums 08-06-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: red drums in the attic.......

There are no drums in that attic! Don't go up there!
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-06-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Price check 1966 ludwig black oyster snare

I tapped on a few Jazz Fests in my time.....sounded okay but never felt right to me. The Pioneers, on the other hand, sounded great and felt great to me. I have a gold sparkle 1964 (red muffler felt)...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2018, 11:42 PM
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Views: 404
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Can anyone identify this please?

Yeah the Acrolite is (in my opinion) the best sounding snare drum there is. It's the Supraphonic's lugly, little brother! ;) Plus, Acrolites can take the abuse of regular gigging just fine. I love...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2018, 01:15 PM
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Views: 362
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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2018, 10:32 AM
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Views: 604
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: A rookie question about tuning my Ludwig’s.

Older drums tend NOT to have the most-even bearing edges, so seating the heads is a must. Plus, you're more than likely to not find the widest tuning range with older, rounder bearing edges, so...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-24-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
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Re: Is there such a thing as an 18" Downbeat Bass Drum?

Ludwig didn't foresee a collector's market in their future, at the time they were making catalogs and selling those drums. Remember, in those days, the drums weren't "vintage" drums! They were...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-22-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Is there such a thing as an 18" Downbeat Bass Drum?

This is why it is important to remember, we are talking about the names of things given in the Ludwig catalogs. As collectors, we have to establish some form of reference from which to gauge what we...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Price check on 18” Gretsch SSB bass drum

Yeah, I'd probably pay that for them just to resell them for more money (after I recorded with them, maybe!) ;).

And I always get nervous around those Rogers collets -whether they are the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-14-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Price check on 18” Gretsch SSB bass drum

I won't argue any of that. That kind of stuff bugs me. Maybe I just have OCD.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-14-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Price check on 18” Gretsch SSB bass drum

I'll bet they sound great. That bass drum is pretty rare. Too bad they messed up the collector value....but the player value is high. Probably a fair price to someone who has been looking for one for...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-12-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: 1920's Ludwig Pedal?

Yeah, nice Ghost pedals!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-12-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,528
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

Some drums that are super-collectible now (Trixon Telstar and Speedfire for example) are collectible simply because they came from a time when there were a lot of experimental ideas that were as much...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-03-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,612
Posted By O-Lugs
Re: What is the difference between ludwig atlas and hercules?

I dunno....tucking the wrap into the scarf joint was also pretty bad.
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