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Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 11:24 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Rogers Celebrity - 45 Years Ago!

Per grantro's request, here's another "blast from the past"! Taking drum lessons with late, great, Roy Burns. This was at Hannich Music in West Covina. There was a photographer in the store from...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 11:12 PM
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Re: Rogers Celebrity - 45 Years Ago!

Hi Josh!
Sounds like you also had a lot of fun with "The Louisiana Purchase"! I found out about the "Society" when I was 16 years old and played drums at a Shakey's Pizza, along with a piano and...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 10:29 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Rogers Celebrity - 45 Years Ago!

Yes, I have 1000's of pictures and documents on my NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive.

Everyone assures me that cataract surgery is the most common surgery done. I'm sure I'll be OK, but I just...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Yesterday, 08:51 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ (Star) tension rod question.

No, not uninformed! The vintage metric tension rods are closer to 5mm, actually around 4.9mm I believe, and have a thread pitch that is no longer used. I found an old post about this, showing that...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 08:43 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Rogers Celebrity - 45 Years Ago!

While perusing through my networked hard drive, I stumbled upon this picture and thought I'd share it with everyone! Hard to believe that this picture was taken over 45 years ago and used in the Los...
Forum: For Sale Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Rogers Red Sparkle 20, 12, 14

High shipping costs...and the hassle of packing up a kit as I get older...are the major reasons I won't be listing many of my vintage kits on sites like eBay or Reverb. Yes, I've shipped many kits...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 118
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ (Star) tension rod question.

Thanks for the compliments! I've got some really nice looking snare drums in my MIJ collection. Honestly, I really think I like my MIJ collection more than my US snare drum collection!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 118
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ (Star) tension rod question.

I'm sure someone has! It's just a matter of finding which, of dozens, will properly fit. I'm not sure if I've ever tried actually vintage Slingerland inserts with these lugs, but would be interesting...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-24-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 118
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ (Star) tension rod question.

Hi Al!

I feel your pain with the tension rods! Yes, they are metric. I'm not sure of the size and pitch at the moment. I have quite a few vintage Star drums with these metric rods. Have to treat...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-24-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: WFL snare weird shell construction

I had a feeling that this might be the answer!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-22-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: DRum throne ID

I would think that WFL sourced these from W&A.

-Mark
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 06-22-2019, 04:57 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-22-2019, 12:27 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: How To Ruin A Great Day

Glad to hear there is a happy ending! Still, very unfortunate that this happened.

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-22-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: DRum throne ID

Certainly looks like something built by W&A. That style of twisted metal foot, with riveted rubber bumper, was used by many of the US drum companies up to about the mid-60's for cymbal, hi hat and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Luddy guys: what is this????

Actually, Ludwig made a typo with the L403. It should say it comes with the P85, not the P87.

During this time period, all P87 strainers were matched with the P34 butt. The P85 was matched with...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-20-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Beatles Q

My educated guess would be that's it is a Premier...simply because they would be easy to find in the London area at the time.

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-18-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Slingerland Hollywood Ace question

I would tend to agree with this price! However, condition and rarity of the wrap can force prices up! I have pictures of thousands of kits and snare drums from eBay. A Hollywood Ace, wrapped in Capri...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-18-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Ludwig Value

Hi Nick! I'm assuming you're referring to me?!!

So, I'm a "Ludwig Lover"...LoLoLoLo

Yes, I've had quite a few vintage Ludwig kits over the decades, but I've sold every last one of them as I was...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-18-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Ludwig Value

Hi jr!

It's a tough call as to how much the new edges de-value the kit. Anytime a vintage kit is modified, it can lose value. The new edges appear to have a sharper profile than the original,...
Forum: For Sale 06-17-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: 1972 Slingerland 5" x 14" Sound King snare drum

I would say that it does change the value. I would put a higher value on the drum with the black/brass badge and COB hoops. Both are fine drums, though.

-Mark
Forum: For Sale 06-17-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: 1972 Slingerland 5" x 14" Sound King snare drum

I would agree with a 1969. IMHO, these brass shells, with round-over edges and aluminum lug backing plates, are the best version of the GK Sound King snare drum. Add in COB hoops, which your drum...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-17-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Slingerland, can you id this snare

This drum started out life as possibly a Student model snare drum. Given the mahogany interior ply, I'd say this could be no later than a 1962. The Black/Brass badge, with no serial number, was used...
Forum: For Sale 06-17-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Rogers Red Sparkle 20, 12, 14

Dan!

Your kit is a real beauty...and one of my favorite Rogers finishes! I hope they find a new home. Best of luck to you!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-17-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Finally finished my Rogers restoration

Wow...the glow on that finish is incredible! Reminds me of a bowling lane after it's been cleaned, waxed and buffed by one of those automatic machines! Congrats on a beautiful restoration!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-17-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,124
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: 14" Rogers floor tom value

Thanks for letting me know what happened!

-Mark
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