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Forum: For Sale 01-28-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
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Re: FOR SALE: Vintage 1938 Ludwig & Ludwig 12x18 Single Tension Bass Drum

Its actually a marching tenor drum, but either way, could be adjusted to be used as a bass drum!
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-15-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,692
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Ok, here's another "funny" Jazzette (not)

Knowing the guy who actually re-wrapped and/or "built" the drum, I think this is a case of a buyer not knowing what is going on. My friend's business, is mostly to take orphans, or damaged kits, and...
Forum: For Sale 10-28-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Top Hat and Cane set for sale

Is is the kit that showed up on here last year?
Forum: For Sale 10-28-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Ludwig Snare Drum L 472 Rock/Concert 14X6.5 Blue Cortex P87 Wire Strainer 1980s

I agree with what was mentioned above. The drum's color I think might be the primary turn off. I love the strainer, but if I was to take it, I'd have to remove the cortex and either re-wrap it in...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-13-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Vintage Snare drum

Its a pretty standard "Tango" Drum. All the drummakers used to make them. With those tension rods, its a beginner (student) drum. Looks like a nice Walnut shell. The snares would be cord.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-13-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Early P-83?

Its a standard generic strainer for marchers. Probably by W&A as I have a WFL, a Ludwig, a Slingerland, and a Gretsch with the same strainer. All it has is a tension knob. Not sure if its in the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-28-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: CT Drum Show

As I was walking in, a WMP Radio King Set was walking out.... supposedly for $1200 out of consignment... crushed as I would have taken it!

Other than that... didn't see too many deals... there was...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-28-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Are These Badges Worth This?

Not all of the 50 known Gladstone Snares are accounted for, these badges are most likely ones that never made it on a drum... no, there won't be any more made, but the cost is insane. IMHO
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-08-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: CT Drum Show

I'll be there for the 1st time... I've been to the Amsterdam Show... but never the one in my home state!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-08-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: I'm looking for some help with this Slingerland Two to One COB

If you are thinking that the indent below the strainer is damage, you would be incorrect. That's the crimp for the snare bed. Don't touch it!
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-04-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: DIY Wood Blocks

I've been making custom woodblocks for about 12 years now...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-25-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Civil War "Yankee" snare

It looks to be a 20's era model, judging from the Throwoff. 'Contract' drums, which was what the Union Army drums are referred to (from the contract placed to make them) were 16" or 17" by 12". Which...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-28-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: New Ludwig Stuff for NAMM 2019

They still insist on using one size tube lugs on all shells... UGH!!!!!! There is no reason why they couldn't drill the lugs on the 6.5" shells for 3.5" tubes....
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-09-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Ludwig70s supersensative snare repair

Sounds like you used a REMO ambassador or diplomat snare head. They tend to stretch a ton. Try and find a Ludwig or Aquarian snare side head.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-09-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Rare Ludwig Identification

Well, here is a picture of a complete drum, made by the 20th Century Drum Company... most likely, the stickers inside were not original.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 11-18-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Gretsch Max Roach bottom snare hoop question

That hoop is for a drum with gut or wire wrapped silk snares. They would bend up from the snare head and wrap around the bearing edge/snare bed. The slot was invented for wire snares with cord, or...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-17-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Modern Drum Syndrome

The block "M" on the thing gives it away. From the brain of Randy May.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-17-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Mystery bass drum-need help identifying

That's not a badge outline. Its the mount for the heater (lightbulb).
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-29-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Cold Garage Storage

Yes. Take them into the conditioned space. Even if you leave them in your car overnight, and they freeze, you would need to let them warm up to equalize with the ambient room temp before playing...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-29-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Lyon and Healy 1800s marching snare

The snares aren't gut, they are cord... FYI
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-12-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Did this Ludwig snare system actually work?

I've seen one in the wild... I think it would have been used with both set engaged at the same time rather than either/or. I don't think many were made so it is a rare bird.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-29-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Opinions Please

Pro Drum had one a month or so ago when I was last there. Might be worth a little recon.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: $10 vintage Ludwig snare?

Its most likely a cut down 14" Cutaway Tenor Tom from a set of marching tenors. If you cut the shell at the point where its cutaway from the factory (think north or stingray) its about a 5" shell.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-30-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,273
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Ludwig Keystone Badge headscratcher

They dropped the SS in 2015. The existing tooling had worn out and needed to be replaced, but since there was low demand, Ludwig didn't deem it worthy to spend the investment to make new tooling. Sad.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-27-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By nittanyperc
Re: Anyone have a clue as to what this drum is?

Might be a Ditson (another of the smaller drum builders). Though all I know is that I want it!
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