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Forum: Vintage Drums 04-13-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By BEC
Re: Chicago Drum Show 2021

KO, You live in illinois, but maybe the news hasn't arrived in your backwater yet, but things have already flared up and restrictions are still in place. Like you, I'm hoping for the best, but so...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-13-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By BEC
Re: Chicago Drum Show 2021

The quote above is wishful thinking.....
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-12-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By BEC
Re: Chicago Drum Show 2021

Apparently some people are already announcing my presence at the Chicago Show!
I'll be there if:
1. Illinois covid rates drop and the State Of Illinois allows more than 25-50 customers in at a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-01-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By BEC
Re: Re 70's Ludwig Supraphonic w/silver badge

Ludwig did not sell factory seconds before 1999 that I'm aware of?
And, if the drums were factory seconds, they likely would have been disassembled and the bad parts scrapped.
That's what they did...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-29-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By BEC
Re: Re 70's Ludwig Supraphonic w/silver badge

You're thinking way too deeply KO.
Maybe there's not a LOT of silver badged drums around is they only got used for one day, or by one worker, til an inspector caught the error?
I'd opine the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-26-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By BEC
Re 70's Ludwig Supraphonic w/silver badge

After reading the theories and conjecture about silver badges, from deep thinkers like myself (and others), I emailed a former Ludwig employee.
Here's the short version:
1. There were always...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-21-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By BEC
Re: BS&T, Colomby and Rogers

I'd bet the heads were original.
They were almost black with use.
BTW; I used my 1966 Rogers kit on our first two albums, and it had all the original bottom heads still on it (and they stayed on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-20-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By BEC
Re: BS&T, Colomby and Rogers

The set still had original heads on it. We swapped out the heads and the kit functioned fine.
Bobby had other cool kits at home. He had a wood Slingy set with an 18" bass drum in his practice room....
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-19-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By BEC
Re: BS&T, Colomby and Rogers

I borrowed this kit from Bobby for our third album, Heaven Tonight.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-08-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,631
Posted By BEC
Re: Are These Badges Worth This?

Haven't those been on sale for years? And years?
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-14-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig super sensitive brass shell info needed

The tone control is 1965-68.
If the shell is brass it could be as old as late 1920's.
The snare throw off appears to be late 1920's-30's, but the hoops look same age as the tone control, mid...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-30-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By BEC
Re: Where have all the Leedys Gone

Scarcer than Camco around here. And they made both 80 miles away.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-23-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By BEC
Re: Pricing Help - 1970 Ludwig OBP

I'd guesstimate 1500 bucks. Would be more except for floor tom issue.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-09-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By BEC
Re: WFL Twin Sensitive metal shells

PS My Twin has Zephyr lugs.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-08-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By BEC
Re: WFL Twin Sensitive metal shells

I have one in my collection.
It can be viewed on "1920-30's Drums..." site on FB.
It probably looks just like yours?
Forum: Wanted to Buy 01-05-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By BEC
Seeking 16" thermogloss 3 ply Luddy floor tom

I'm seeking a Ludwig 3 ply Thermogloss Maple 16" floor tom to buy.
Please PM me if available, thanks!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 01-05-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By BEC
Wanted: Luddy Black Panther 16" floor tom

I'm seeking a Ludwig 3 ply 16" Black Panther floor tom to buy.
PM if available, thanks!
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-14-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By BEC
Re: Another eBay Bargain

Too much? Find another one then.....(I owned a BG set and snare drum 35 years ago.)
Chet Falzerano would be the guy to ask/consult about this drum. Chet's the expert imo.
The price seems in line...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-03-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By BEC
Re: 192X ludwig Standard Snare-Muffler?

If it was a 30's snare drum it would have an "hour glass" strainer, not a 20's strainer....was the point I was making?
Are you saying they replaced a 30's strainer with an older strainer? ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-02-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By BEC
Re: 192X ludwig Standard Snare-Muffler?

Three holes are extra when snare drums with that strainer were made in the 1920's.
If the drum was a 1930's drum missing a tone control, why doesn't it have a post 1928 strainer?
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-01-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By BEC
Re: 192X ludwig Standard Snare-Muffler?

Price is fair if you're seeking a player drum.
It's a refin w/recut edges with three extra holes, (all of which you know), so it's not really a collector drum? These changes will make it more...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-23-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By BEC
Re: Different camps of drum fanciers

Where I grew up Rogers was only sold at one of at least a half dozen music stores in town. They were around from 1965 to early 70's then disappeared from the area.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-21-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By BEC
Re: Different camps of drum fanciers

And?
Do I have to choose a side?
If so, I'm a Ludwiggist, with a minor in Leedyism (we used to be bonded together), but friendly with Slingerland types (they're neighbors) and acquainted with...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-10-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig Question What To Do?

Black Panther is a very thin wrap. When assembling BP sets Ludwig would grab previously wrapped,( in unsold finishes,) shells and install the BP wrap over them. Once in a while citrus mod, psych red,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-24-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,330
Posted By BEC
Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Yeah, FB is kicking website butts these days.....changing times? Youth?
I still dig this place!
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