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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-16-2020, 04:19 PM
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Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1920's Leedy Engraved Elite

Hey Kevin and fellow VDF members
The previous owner tried to remove some paint and put some scratches into it. I believe in chemistry . . . and gentile elbow grease

- Started with a Dawn bath to...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-15-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920's Leedy Engraved Elite

Picked up a 1920ís Leedy Engraved Elite that the shell had been painted white and the rims black. The person I bought it from had given up on trying to restore it. I knew beneath the paint and grunge...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-10-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: RE-Wrap drum shells

I typically do my own but Precision Drum does this and their work is the best I have seen, plus they have a whole variety of wraps. Great people and easy to work with
Precisiondrum.com
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-22-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Leedy & Luddy New Era Outfit

They were available back then and it may take some time to hunt one down in silver sparkle . . . Then again to me that's the fun of collecting vintage drums.

There is one available on Reverb in...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-21-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By CTMichaelV
1950's Leedy & Ludwig New Era snare

Newest clean and polish - 1950's Leedy & Ludwig New Era snare.
This one had been sitting and needed some attention. Over time the nickel hardware lost its luster and the wrap got a bit dingy. Very...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-17-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Where is Johnny Ringo?

Thoughts and prayers out to you and your wife JohnnyR

Michael
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-16-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Music City Drums

Will definitely go there on my next trip to Toronto. Nice website that includes a section for vintage drums and the prices seem reasonable. Also nice to see they have and sell "singles" unlike the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Shout out to Hawthorne Drums , Pittsburgh, PA

I have purchased multiple items from them and never had a problem, very open and communicative team, items that completely matched the description and professional packaging (always a concern).
I...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-05-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Evans Hydraulic Coated Batter Heads

I use them because they give that "studio recording" sound.
I agree that you do need to tune them up a bit or they are only a "thud sound"
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-30-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Alternate Wrap Material

Fix is the supplier local to us in Mtl?
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig WMP

She’s a real beauty and aged nicely. Great price!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-19-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By CTMichaelV
Ludwig Canister Throne

Am seeking a keystone badge Blue sparkle Ludwig canister throne. Actually I would be happy with any era. Trying to complete my Ď58 kit

Yes also seeking the holy grail of canister thrones in the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-19-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Looking for repro Ludwig keystone badges

Now that sounds really cool! Please post pics when itís done. Such a great idea
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-19-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By CTMichaelV
Another saved snare

Repurposed and brought back to life a trashed Apollo MIJ shell I had laying around. My wife suggested I use some gold rims and tube lugs I had on it. Just wish I had a gold tone throw to put on it....
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-16-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Repurposed 66í Pioneer snare

Hey Mark. I actually used your post to help me pick the wrap. Thanks sir!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-11-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By CTMichaelV
Repurposed 66í Pioneer snare

I have a 1966 Ludwig Pioneer snare in black duco that the paint is chipped badly, missing tension rods, dingy on the inside and lots of patina and rust on the NoB lugs and hardware, basically in...
Forum: For Sale 06-26-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 60's Rogers Canister Throne

Beautiful Throne, you did a fantastic job on the recover!
I have been on the hunt for them lately to add to my kits.
The Rogers thrones were very well made.
I am looking for a Blue sparkle...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-15-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Cleaning Ludwig & Ludwig Rims

I would go at it with Mothers Mag cleaner first to get off the majority of crud, then follow up with a buffing wheel. After that Cape Cod Cloths

Michael
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-10-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,165
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Is Anyone Still Using This Forum?

Still here and posting as I see relevant areas to respond to.
Also still collecting and looking for good deals

Michael
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-08-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Celebrating 14 years on VDF!

Hey Mark
Happy Anniversary. I’ve enjoyed reading all your posts, really appreciate your input and expertise. Was hoping to get to meet you at one of the upcoming vintage drum shows. Let’s all keep...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-05-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Drum hardware storage suggestions

I invested in Cymbal carry bags and have 8 that I keep them stored in, drums sets are all in either hard or padded soft side cases (makes it safer when stacking). For the stands i keep some of the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-26-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Black Galaxy School Festival

Fully agree, IMHO someone really over paid for that drum.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-20-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By CTMichaelV
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-11-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Nick Hopkins Out of Business?

Thanks for the info. I had looked and didnít see any postings
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-11-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,799
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Pioneer vs. Ludwig Jazz Fest

I agree for the asking $ I would also wasnít a better interior. I reached out to Gary to get his input. He said the Bun E signature may be driving some of the cost. I agree on that as Iíd also love...
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