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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 09:40 AM
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Re: Rarest of the pearls

Would that be one of the older wraps that were made from acetate?
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-12-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: Why Play Vintage?

Just substitute a brand new 1961 Black Diamond Pearl set of Rogers Holiday drums and new A. Zildjian cymbals, and I share the exact same set of fond memories.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-12-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 753
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Why Play Vintage?

Tom mounts from the late 1950s and the 1960s are still copied by most drum manufacturers. The ball and socket Swivomatic mounts designed by Joe Thompson at Rogers were revolutionary. That basic...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-11-2020, 03:10 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: Id this snare.

Ernie, the generic Asian cheap drum.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-11-2020, 03:06 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: Why Play Vintage?

I can't disagree with that statement.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-11-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 753
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Why Play Vintage?

I can only say for sure why I prefer vintage mid-twentieth century American-made drums from a few brands. Let's start off with the fact that I played Slingerland, Rogers, and Camco drums for many...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-10-2020, 01:10 PM
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Views: 1,152
Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1958 or 1959 Ludwig 6.5x14 - Contest or Auditorium Model?

Some people would opt for the pearl wrap because they know that a painted or "natural" wood shell in their possession would get gouges, abrasions, ans scratches on the outer ply.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-10-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Rarest of the pearls

Before the Japanese drum maker hijacked the word "pearl" for their brand name, the word was synonymous with drum wraps made of various types of plastic. Back in the 1950s, when I started loving...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-08-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Rarest of the pearls

I like the uncommon wraps used by Slingerland, Leedy, Rogers, Gretsch, and Walberg & Auge. I currently have a Pink Glass Glitter--not champagne--Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum and a Purple Diamond...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-08-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By leedybdp
Re: White Ludwig Vistalite drum value

I hope that you can recoup the amount that you paid for them.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By leedybdp
Re: White Ludwig Vistalite drum value

Thank you. And, for your information, the first vintage drum set that bought when I decided to start the hobby was a Ludwig black and white non transparent vertical convict stripe set with drum sizes...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Slingerland Drums No City Label

I'm trying to not be argumentative as sorta like a New Year's resolution. So, I'll just say that your Rogers set must have been a rare exception to the greatness of the Swivomatic era Rogers drums....
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By leedybdp
Re: White Ludwig Vistalite drum value

Maybe the lack of responses adds credence to the old saying: "If you can't say something good ............................etc."?
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: Still Here

Those words may come back to haunt you......................................sooner than later.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-06-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Rarest of the pearls

That all depends on the brand of drums. You stated that you're rating the high demand/short supply Ludwig wraps. Fanciers of Gretsch, Rogers, Slingerland, and other brands have the same issue with...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-04-2020, 01:18 PM
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Views: 19,362
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Record Covers with (vintage) Drums on!

Shelly Manne "lives" in my house. Here are my 1963 Shelly Manne Leedy set 9x13, 16x16, 14x20, matching Shelly Manne snare drum. And, here's also my other Shelly Manne Leedy snare drum from the late...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-04-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 19,362
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Record Covers with (vintage) Drums on!

Shelly Manne had drums pictured on several album covers. I always loved this one.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-03-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Slingerland Drums No City Label

I understand your affinity for Slingerland drums and their sound. I have owned and gigged with more Slingerland drum sets than any other brand. However, I'm trying to get my head around your...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-02-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Down beats

Many of those collectors' items (guitars, cars, etc.) come full circle. They find their ways back to the US. This is likely to happen with drums, too.
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-01-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By leedybdp
Scatsquatch

129708I just couldn't resist the urge to post this picture.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-30-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Ronnie Verrell Drum Kit

You guys beat me to it. Those Slingerland drums were (thankfully) short lived in the product line.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-29-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Is this an "Official" Slingerland part?

Since the mid-1950s I've acquired dozens of single-braced cymbal stands and many single-braced hi-hat stands. Some of them had brand names on them when I first got them. Most of them were generic...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-28-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Approx value? LUDWIG Keystone 1959 Trans badge JAZZ"DownBeat"

18-12-14-and that Downbeat snare will make a killer drum set. Several other configurations from that mother load will also be very nice.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-28-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy in Austin

That's consistently the way my Slingerland and Slinger/Leedy drums have been. And, I've owned quite a few sets of them.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-28-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy in Austin

My 1963 Leedy set has badges on the bass drum and the snare drum only. The mounted tom and floor tom don't have badges.
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