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Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-02-2017, 04:39 PM
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Posted By john rutsey
Re: 1st gen. Zildjian amir cymbals with lowercase logo

I was working with Tim's drum tech a few years ago and I asked him about the cymbal that looked out of place with the rest of the gear. It was a 22 Amir. He told me it was the ONLY ride cymbal he...
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-26-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Rest In Peace Clyde stubblefield

in the early days of hip hop everything was on the table. A few years later some lawsuits would change that. The most sad thing was that James brown no matter how much we want to believe was a stand...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-21-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Help identifying this logo?

Royal crown or crown royal. And when you combine the 2. Tasty. Sorry I have nothing else to add. Delicious.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-21-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By john rutsey
Re: 1st post. Ludwig Supra year ???

Not too many in that size for that price. Good deal I would think.
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-19-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By john rutsey
Rest In Peace Clyde stubblefield

Guess that says it all. The funky drummer.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-16-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,462
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Formica for black cortex Ludwog kit?..

Hey d rum. I'm a scenic carpenter who also builds store display pieces occasionally. While I agree that countertop laminate is for the most part a bad idea to when wrapping drums. We also use a very...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-07-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,247
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Tama Starclassic serial numbers

Hey cuz. Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of knowledgable folks on here that can help you out. But I think this post would get more interest if it was put in the vintage non usa area on the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,650
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Stolen gear - PLEASE HELP!!!

I agree with drummer fish. I bet that gear was taken by someone very close who knew about it. More than likely another locker renter if that's the kind of place it is. Huge bummer. Just like everyone...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,983
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Ludwig Jazz Festival real deal or re-wrap?

I see re rings. Being a white painted interior if it is original the wrap will be tucked right into the scarf joint of the drum. I would bet the farm it's a rewrap. It dosent look like a 60s ludwig...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Ludwig Vistalite bass drum with off-center tom mount?

I know the very kit you are talking about. It has been there for quite a while. I was never close enough to it to inspect the kick. But I do remember seeing the Tom mount very crooked to say the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-14-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Keith Emerson RIP

Being a fan of elp this is definatly a sad day. I love to drop the needle on tarkus and just vibe. That being said I'm not going to shed too many tears for this man. So he can't play as well as he...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-10-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Pearl fiber glass set

I always liked the sound of those drums as well. The best sounding drum shells that aren't made of wood in my opinion. But I really like the finish. Sexy drums.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-03-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,259
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Drives Me Nuts

Bingo! I'm off exit 38. boy that project you have there looks like a handful.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-03-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,259
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Drives Me Nuts

To each his own. I love vanilla coke. Friendlys made the best. Now most of them are gone. Arch, I'm in ct as well. Up rt8 a ways.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-03-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,259
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Drives Me Nuts

Hah! Yeah I saw what I did after I posted. I meant voting on the hot topic of the day. Regular or cherry coke.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-03-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,259
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Drives Me Nuts

We are still talking about drums right? These are not priceless Egyptian relics. They aren't one of a kind pieces of art. They are for the most part mass produced with no shortage for those who want...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-09-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Now I have two!

Thanks for the props on the drum guys. I know what you mean about them demanding big money. So I decided to grab it before there are none left in my budget. I've always wanted a dynasonic but it...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-09-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Avedis indentification

Yeah. I have a heavier 18" as well 70s stamp. Also great as a ride that is crashable. but this 50s stamp is the bees knees and my new favorite. Be good,Ryan
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-09-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By john rutsey
Re: 22 inch Dream /Bliss/Wuhan

I agree. 50 dollars seems like a no brainer. I tried out a few of the dream bliss rides at a music store years ago and found them to sound great especially for the money. Well suited to jazz or Low...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-09-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Avedis indentification

Thanks zenstat. Very informative. After reading and looking closer and measuring zildjian co. I'm sure you are right about the ssb late 50s stamp. Hammering didn't show up so much in the pics but it...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-09-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Avedis indentification

Ok. Got that file to work.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-09-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By john rutsey
Avedis indentification

Hello. For some reason I can't get any other pics I have to upload. I have a few with stamps but I keep getting file errors. So anyway. 18" avedis zildjian 1502 grams. Badge is an inch and a quarter...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-09-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By john rutsey
Re: Now I have two!

No. The damper knob is fine. Just a weird angle. Man I wish I could sell you the blue one but I bought that when I was 14. In a box in prices at a yard sale for ten bucks. Played hundreds of shows...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-09-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By john rutsey
Now I have two!

Hello all. Haven't posted in a while. Just wanted to show off my new wmp ludwig jazz festival snare. Serial number puts it in 1965. White painted interior with the baseball bat muffler. Drum is in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,386
Posted By john rutsey
Re: I have come to say goodbye to my drum brothers

i wish you a peaceful journey into the next world brother. just know that as you travel beyond our world your spirit lives on in your friends and family and those you have touched. my thoughts are...
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