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Forum: Vintage Drums 05-21-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Wow these Ludwig toms 1960s

Each badge is worth more than you paid for everything, Hard to go wrong.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-18-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By K.O.
Re: Is Steve Maxwell still making reproduction parts?

I bought a Slingerland leg bracket in person at the Illinois store right before this Covid mess descended upon us. I asked about the rail mounts and was told they were no longer available. Poking...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-17-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Classic Lugs-Different Sizes on Toms?

There's the big and small classic lugs that both originated in the WFL years and then the mini lugs version that (I think) first popped up in the 1990s on some of the lower tier lines. That teeny...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-16-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Classic Lugs-Different Sizes on Toms?

I guess I'm too used to the way most vintage sets look because those large lugs look odd to me on a 12". Too big for the drum. Maybe on a power tom that diameter but on an 8" deep drum they look to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-15-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By K.O.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-15-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Classic Lugs-Different Sizes on Toms?

Ludwig toms, 12" and under, used the smaller lugs for at least 30 years (early 1950s to early 1980s) so that is definitely the "normal" setup on a vintage set. The small lugs also appeared on all...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-09-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Pioneer vs. Ludwig Jazz Fest

A mod orange Pioneer popped up on ebay probably 15-18 years ago. It started at a dollar by folks with no idea what is was other than an old drum they found. Sold for $1200. Oyster Black Pioneers can...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-09-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Pioneer vs. Ludwig Jazz Fest

A drum shell off the stack in the factory had equal potential to become either a Pioneer or a Jazz Festival right up to the moment the worker put it on the drilling jig. Then it assumed its new...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By K.O.
Re: Dating Ludwig 401

Mr. Carlos is much more in tune with this upper echelon market than I am so I'd say his estimate is going to be more accurate. I tend to be conservative when it comes to pricing estimates, probably...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By K.O.
Re: Dating Ludwig 401

Well, unless my eyes and computer monitor are deceiving me, that appears to be a lacquered brass shell from sometime around 1961-early 1963 (pre serial # keystone badge). If it's all original it's...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-28-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By K.O.
Re: Slingerland Black Diamond Pearl

You might consider getting a Ludwig style upright for your rail (or better yet an unbranded repro version). In around 1967 Ludwig dropped the "telephone dial" design and went to a ratcheted design...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-25-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,871
Posted By K.O.
Re: Record Covers with (vintage) Drums on!

Didn't Jack Sperling play on Fever?

He is on this clip

Peggy Lee: Fever! - YouTube
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-22-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By K.O.
Re: Rogers Bread and Butter metal Dynasonic lug issues

The brass lugs did not have the threaded bosses in them as the bolts just threaded into the flat tabs. Therefore if the holes were bigger than the bolts the lugs could be misaligned on the shell, but...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-21-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By K.O.
Re: New old school hardware from A & F

Some neat ideas there. I kind of like the cymbal stand. The base is reminiscent of the early Slingerland "Buddy Rich" cymbal stands but with more adjustability. As for snare stands I much prefer the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-17-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By K.O.
Re: Help needed on identifying Ludwig drum

The blue paint is wrong for any era. Now the question is whether the badge is the right one for the drum or one somebody stuck on there. A WFL tom probably would have had glass glitter wrap. Does the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-15-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By K.O.
Re: Stan Leveys Ludwig drums

Looks like a 12x22 to me as well. 10 lugs almost certainly means a 22" (or larger).

Catalog New Yorker set was a 12x22 bass and an 8x12 mounted tom, no floor tom but of course no big deal to order...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-13-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By K.O.
Re: Would You

So it's a Downbeat set with a 13" add on tom and the bass drum redrilled for a double mount. The 14" floor is worth a pretty good chunk of change by itself ($400+). Unfortunate about the mods to the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-11-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Bass T-Rods and Claws

I'm not aware of any repro Ludwig rods or claws. My inclination would be that the Rocker ones came from a different supplier whose tooling was slightly different. It might be that Ludwig had their...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-31-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gretsch/Ludwig Ratchet Key

I use an actual ratchet wrench...which actually ratchets, for this. 7/16ths. Much better than using one of those old style wrenches.
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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-07-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By K.O.
Re: Original WMP bought new at plant

A friend of mine out in California might be interested in the concert toms and/or the bigger floor toms if you decided to split things up. Let me know if that's apossibility and I will relay you his...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-23-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,789
Posted By K.O.
Re: Bop/Jazz Kits

On vintage sets, as stated above, it's all about supply (low) and demand (high). On new drums I think you probably can buy a "bop" sized set for quite a bit less than a big set. And how many Catalina...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig snare 15x6,5 serial number: 7463 - Identification

Everything looks right as far as I can see. Low serial number matches with stated date. Not really any reason for someone to "fake" something like this. Mahogany finish was a lower cost option to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig set with mixed shells

I don't think it's any stretch that in 1977 or 78 when they were switching over to 6 ply shells that they shipped out some mixed sets. At the time no one was really paying that much attention to such...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By K.O.
Re: Rarest of the pearls

Black oyster isn't rare at all. It was the best selling wrap for a few years thanks to Ringo. Despite that there is only so much of it for sale at any given time and demand tends to exceed supply so...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-01-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By K.O.
Re: Down beats

Do you mean the Downbeat snare drum or the drum outfit?

I just think that configuration didn't sell as well as the bigger drums. Bigger drums like the Super Classic outfit were the norm up until...
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