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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-02-2020, 08:36 PM
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Posted By perclee
Re: Carl F Ludwig Rope Tension snare drum?

Interesting drum! It was for sale somewhere else in the last year or two. Carl Ludwig was a well known percussive figure in Boston, but not as a drum maker that Iím aware of. My hunch is that the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-11-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,094
Posted By perclee
Re: [B]1920s GEORGE B. STONE & SON, INC. 5 x 14 BLONDE (MAPLE) MASTER-MODEL

Another beautiful Curotto drum! Usually the claws and oval 'Stone' washers lose their plating first but this drum cleaned up nicely. Bravo!

The Blond Master-Models are the second most common after...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-14-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By perclee
Re: What is this massively old snare drum?

Lugs are Duplex. Going by the shape of the missing badge, your drum might have been an early 1900s build for Gretsch like this one:
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-13-2015, 11:54 PM
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Views: 2,326
Posted By perclee
Re: I've never seen another one of these. . .

Might be one of these:

https://www.google.com/patents/US1630461?dq=1630461&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAGoVChMIuar1gbKOxgIVF3-SCh0YkQss

Strange drum for sure.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-28-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By perclee
WTB: Slingerland Rapid Strainer

Looking for a Slingerland Rapid Strainer for a 1965 Leedy snare drum. This one is shot... Anybody have one for sale? Thanks!
-Lee
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-03-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,499
Posted By perclee
Re: Snare wires

Hi JC,
Those look like Patterson cable snares which are designed for symphonic work. Very dry and dark compared to wire snares.

http://www.pattersonsnares.com/snares.html

-Lee
Forum: Wanted to Buy 03-10-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By perclee
Re: Duplex badge (and wooden grommet). Well I have to try.

There's one on the Bay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duplex-Badge-Vintage-Snare-Drum-/171005109068?pt=Vintgae_Drums_Percussion&hash=item27d0b2e34c

Not mine.
-Lee
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-23-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,111
Posted By perclee
Re: George B Stone Drums Help

+1 on JoeMac! He was always good to me when I was in Boston and was of great help back when I began collecting Stone drums. He even repaired and refinished a Stone drum...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-23-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,111
Posted By perclee
Re: George B Stone Drums Help

Good work with the stripping! I know how much work that takes.

I'm still not sure they are Stone shells though. Stone made mostly single ply maple shells and when they did start making multi plys,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-21-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,111
Posted By perclee
Re: George B Stone Drums Help

Hi Tom,
Looking good! And it appears you have some quality help in the shop with you!

Assuming the shells were a natural color to begin with, the original finish was likely either waxy orange...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-11-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By perclee
Smile Re: Anyone know this snare 3.5x14

tdennis is right. It's the top half of a modern marching snare drum.

PS, thanks for sharing my pics Purdie! The similarities really are pretty cool.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-06-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,129
Posted By perclee
Re: Duplex 15 1/2" Snare, NOB

That's an after market part, not a Duplex piece. It's the same throw used by F. E. Dodge and later Nokes & Nicolai in the early 1900s. Originally there would have been a simple leather snare butt...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-26-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,381
Posted By perclee
Re: Lyon & Healy restore help needed

Hi Bill,
The inlay on that drum is amazing! Great to see the paint come off and reveal the wooden detail underneath. Once it's down to the bare wood, a new coat of shellac would bring the original...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-26-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,129
Posted By perclee
Re: Duplex 15 1/2" Snare, NOB

Hi Shawn,
If the original heads are intact, you can reinstall them as is. At least you know they are the right size!

You can buy unglued flesh hoops from Cooperman and size them to the drum...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-24-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,129
Posted By perclee
Re: Duplex 15 1/2" Snare, NOB

Hi Shawn,
Cool drum you're working on there!

The leather 'butt' which Jesse is talking about is simply held against the bottom hoop by the snares. It's pretty low tech stuff but that's how it was...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By perclee
Re: Anderson Mystery Drum

Hey Jesse,
Not sure what that is. It doesn't jive with any of the Boston makers so far as I've seen, Stromberg included. The lugs remind me of a drum I saw on craigslist recently with a J. G....
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-01-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,869
Posted By perclee
Re: Help identify Leedy snare drum ?

Hi John,
Looks like the type of drum built for kids a la Ludwig's "Juvenile Parade Drum" from the 1930s. Check out the drum pictured at bottom right here:

1939 Ludwig & Ludwig Catalog from...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,527
Posted By perclee
Re: Help identify Eugene Geisler snare drum ?

Hi John,
Very cool, very old drum! Vintagemore's above description is on the money.

The split heads aren't of much concern as they could be replaced easily enough. Any cleaning would be best...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-29-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,256
Posted By perclee
Re: 1920s?-30s? A. "PAGE" U.S.A. 5 1/4 x 14 BRASS 6 LUG SNARE DRUM

Hi Mike,
What an odd drum! This one looks really pieced together to me. Wouldn't all of those 'crudities' suggest some guy ("A. Page", apparently) piecing a drum together with whatever parts he...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-26-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,540
Posted By perclee
Re: Tucking new calfskin head Q's...............

All very true! Your best bet is always to order an untucked skin and tuck it yourself to fit the drum you're working on so you're insured of a perfect fit with no preformed collar. It's cheaper to do...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,540
Posted By perclee
Re: Tucking new calfskin head Q's...............

Hi Glenn,
Most flesh hoops are wooden. Cooperman will sell you new unglued hoops which you can size yourself to fit the drum your working on.

You would need a 26" untucked skin to fit a 22" drum....
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-15-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,145
Posted By perclee
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-14-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By perclee
Re: Please Help.. Unknown Brass Snare c1800's

Hi olddrummer61,
Cool drum! +1 on tdennis' suspicion that it could be a Lyon & Healy. Late 19th century looks about right so the dates penciled on the heads may well be original / authentic. It's no...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-14-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,459
Posted By perclee
Re: Unknown Heavy Brass Snare

Hey tdennis,
Cool drum! Never seen one quite like it. Doesn't look like any of the early Boston makers to me though. That throw-off is a Duplex I think. Maybe they made the drum? Are there extra...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-10-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,855
Posted By perclee
Re: Vintage Lyon & Healy Snare Drum Civil War?

Hi Ben,
Cool drum! I'd guesstimate very early 20th century, maybe 1900 - 1910s or so but it's hard to say for sure. tdennis is right, Lyon & Healy goes way back.

I bought a similar drum (maybe...
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