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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-09-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By mchair303
Re: Calling all Rogers Experts!

This is certainly an interesting and unique custom-ordered set, as not only weren't 18x20 bass drums offered in the Cleveland era, the Cleveland catalogs (and parts catalogs) didn't even offer 18x20...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 10-10-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By mchair303
Re: 24" Kick drum

My father had a jazz trio when I was a baby and I have the drum head he had made his father used when they played together.




It doesn't until you through in a couple adjectives...

"My...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-10-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,165
Posted By mchair303
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

Yes! So true! So maybe one of the worst ideas from a drum company was to remove the internal tone controls in an attempt to maximize resonance, and then offer a clip-on muffler to minimize...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-03-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,172
Posted By mchair303
Re: Why do people dent your heads ?

Speed metal? Okay, enough said. Yah, you're going to dent Emperors along with just about any other head designed for moderate to heavy playing. To withstand the brutality of speed metal, you may...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-01-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,172
Posted By mchair303
Re: Why do people dent your heads ?

Yes, I march in parades regularly and play fff on a Fiberskyn3 head using Vic Firth "Ralph Hardiman" model sticks with nylon tips. I've yet to put a dent in the head. There are many heads made for...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By mchair303
Re: anyone want free jpeg's of drum related pics?

YES! Please make your collection available. Many of us here save these vintage photos and ads as reference material (a few of my favorites inserted below). Let us know where they're uploaded along...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-27-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By mchair303
Re: Restoring a PAINTED Ludwig Super Classic set

Black Label,

Wow, someone really put a lot of time into painting that kit. Not only did they take the time to paint all the hardware black (who wants that ugly chrome anyway, right?), but they...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-25-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By mchair303
Re: Best way to clean brushed metal wraps?

I'm unfamiliar with Mapex drums. Is this finish actual brushed metal, or is it a metal-colored wrap? Big difference in how you're going to clean it.

And being unfamiliar with Mapex, I'm really...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By mchair303
Re: Rogers Eagle Badge Drums

I think that's a beautiful kit for the asking price of $1000. Here's the link if anyone wants to go for it....

https://austin.craigslist.org/msg/d/1959-rogers-eagle-badge/6699059892.html

I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By mchair303
Re: 1960 Ludwig Transition Badge Downbeat Outfit No. 988P in Oyster Pink Pearl

A well deserved gift to yourself. Congrats.
Now you can get away with gigging in one of these shirts...

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Mike
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-10-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By mchair303
Re: Two 18 in floor toms for under $10.

Jeff,

Brilliant! Basically, cut out big ports at the bottom of the shells to let the sound out. When we think of floor toms, we're always thinking "legs" but we overlooked the obvious and...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-10-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By mchair303
Re: Rogers Fullerton Green Label

I think I've solved the "Mystery of the Green Fullerton Label" once and for all. I have saved images of many Rogers labels, and after sorting through them, I came across an image of a label from the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By mchair303
Re: Dating Rogers Holiday kit and Dyna-Sonic snare

I must say, using a tone control knob to replace a missing snare tension screw on the snare frame is innovative. It looks right at home there. Having personally owned snare frames with missing...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-04-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By mchair303
Re: Two 18 in floor toms for under $10.

Ingenious! Similar to rope tension but with zip ties. Are they played flat on the floor or elevated? Have you come up with any improvised ideas for floor tom legs? And why leave the zip ties...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-31-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By mchair303
Re: Old marching bass drum

BPM,

I restored a very similar bass with the same single-flanged hoops. Single ply mahogany shell with a granadilla wood vent grommet (don't lose that!). I have a thread on it:
...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-31-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By mchair303
Re: Is this a Ludwig Standard pedal?

Thanks KO. So the Standard started out with a strap and then evolved to the metal linkage. Mystery solved.

And you're right about the Standard high hat being equally terrible. If I remember...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-31-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By mchair303
Re: Another Rogers

Now guys, you're just being silly. If Rogers wanted to celebrate March 17th, I don't think it would have been with a hidden label inside the shells. It would have been this....

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I love...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-30-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By mchair303
Re: Rogers Fullerton Green Label

I'm as curious as you are, as I've never seen a green Fullerton label either. I'm still sticking with my "faded ink" theory that I mentioned in your other thread. I'm hoping Dan B. or Ploughman...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By mchair303
Re: Rogers Swivomatic

Good eye, Dan! I think you caught all the anomalies. Enlarging the pics, the FT legs are indeed hex and appear original, but the rubber feet/tips though look like modern replacements. Zooming in on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By mchair303
Re: Getting a tour of Zildjian today!

That is so true! The Zildjian factory is very professional and efficient, but the folks at Sabian treat you more like they're giving you a tour of their home ("farmhouse" would be more appropriate...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By mchair303
Re: Another Rogers

Those Fullerton badges are puzzling. I'm wondering if they're just a poor quality ink that faded. Rogers could have been using a new printer in California for these new Fullerton badges, and maybe...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By mchair303
Re: [B]1934- LEEDY 5 x 14 WMP FULL DRESS BROADWAY PARALLEL MODEL[/B]

That is a work of art! Just beautiful. Is it tensioned for playing or just set up for display? With a NOS batter calfskin, I could never bring myself to actually hitting it.

Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By mchair303
Re: Is this a Ludwig Standard pedal?

I'm strictly a Rogers guy, but even I recognized the Speed King frame. What's confusing me though, is that particular Standard footboard attached to the Speed King frame. I had a Standard bass...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-27-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,137
Posted By mchair303
Re: Rogers History Help

I read the Rogers book from cover to cover. Found it fascinating, even the biographies and profiles on all the big names behind the company. For $30, it's an invaluable resource for any Rogers...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-23-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By mchair303
Re: Repair split heads?

Who knows, maybe it can be done, but is it worth purchasing some super adhesive and then taking all the time attempting to repair the split in order to save $12? I don't think so. The head would...
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