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Forum: Vintage Drums 08-22-2012, 09:19 PM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Vintage Gretsch Question

Hi all - thanks in advance for your input

Probably a newbie question, but when looking at 60's and 70's Gretsch kits, is there a difference in quality / value between different models? On Ebay...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: Gretsch gold sparkle hoops on different sparkle drum?

Cool - thanks

So, can old green sparkle fade to yellow or gold and lose it's green color completely?
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-15-2012, 06:26 PM
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Gretsch gold sparkle hoops on different sparkle drum?

Hi all

I see, from time to time, Gretsch round badge bass drums for sale on Ebay and Craigslist that have gold sparkle hoops on a different color sparkle drum. Right now in my town there's a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-26-2012, 04:34 PM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Re: Is Counterhoop in business?

I'm dealing with this same issue right now. Their "technical difficulty" with Paypal is still live, so the alternative is a check or bank wire, but I'm not sure I trust these guys. Emailed them, and...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 05-26-2010, 02:40 AM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Gretsch Floor Tom

Hi

I am looking for an 18" Gretsch, Jasper maple floor tom in rosewood finish with die-cast hoops.

My kit is from the early 80s (probably about 1981), so a tom from around this time...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-04-2010, 02:22 PM
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Re: Zildjian 50's or 70's stamp?

Is it the 50's "trans" stamp, without the 3 dots, that was repeated in the 70's, then? Or were there no repeats, and the folks who have written about this simply wrong?

From...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-01-2010, 04:10 PM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Re: Zildjian 50's or 70's stamp?

I mean the stamp. I have read that zildjian brought back the hollow stamp for a time in the 70s, but I haven't seen examples and I don't know how to tell the difference in lathing or hammering...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-01-2010, 01:33 PM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Early Sabian ID?

Hello there - have another newbie question

I have a 20" Sabian Rock Ride from probably about 1983 (84?). There is no indication of make - no "Hand Hammered" or "HH" or anything other than the...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 05-01-2010, 12:04 PM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Zildjian 50's or 70's stamp?

Hi all

Does anyone know how to tell the difference between a hollow stamp from the 50's and the 70's? Will the 70's cymbal be significantly different in weight or lathing from the 50's cymbal in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-30-2010, 11:23 PM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Check out this scammer

Got in touch with a dude on Craigslist about his "vintage 1970s" Ludwig set. Upon asking him about the badge, I discover it's a Rocker set from probably 1984. I can forgive someone's lack of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-23-2010, 02:40 PM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Re: Drummer Boy?

Thanks OLug - That's pretty much what I was thinking. Probably would have to do a search in the state licensing dept to find any info on when the company existed.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-23-2010, 11:18 AM
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Re: Drummer Boy?

hi - thanks for your responses. the owner says they have a "brass rod system and thumb screws instead of conventional lugs" but he can't determine how old they are. Hopefully I will have a chance...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-23-2010, 03:28 AM
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Posted By xiaoyao
Drummer Boy?

Has anyone heard of a company or a line of drums called "Drummer Boy"? Found a set for sale, but can't find any info on it. Looks like it could be vintage 60s or 70s, but hard to say really. Maybe...
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