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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-12-2018, 01:06 PM
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Vintage Kit Lineup.....Lots of vintage kits in this movie clip

That movie is called something like "The Beats go zonk" or words to that effect. I have the dvd of the full movie but can't recall the exact title.

Looked it up...Gonks go Beat is the correct...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-11-2018, 09:05 PM
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Views: 244
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl Downbeat

For hoop inlays you have two choices. The first being Delmar reproduction 60's Oyster Black wrap available from places like Precision Drum. That is actual polyester acetate drum wrap. It is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-11-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 229
Posted By K.O.
Re: Is Chroming Nickel Hardware A Detrimental Modification

Is this a drum you are looking to sell or a "keeper"?

If you're selling I doubt any potential buyers are going to make a big issue out of the hardware as floor toms in that size and finish are...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-10-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Is Chroming Nickel Hardware A Detrimental Modification

I'd agree with Mike. I'd actually be surprised if putting on new or used chrome hardware wasn't cheaper than having your nickel hardware chromed. Plating isn't cheap.


As mentioned above all...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-02-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By K.O.
Re: Beatles Drum head

I'd suspect that Apple Corps has clamped down on unauthorized use of the trademarked name/logo. If they don't enforce said trademark it can go out of protection.

You could probably get one made up...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-02-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By K.O.
Re: 1966 Ludwig Jazz Festival Snare - questions

Some vintage wraps change color (fade, yellow, turn greenish, etc.) due to exposure to UV light, some oxidize, and some just change color overall, apparently due to some sort of internal chemical...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-01-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By K.O.
Re: 1966 Ludwig Jazz Festival Snare - questions

Very Cool drum. Yellowed WMP.
I have the matching set (LOL).
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-30-2018, 06:54 PM
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Views: 149
Posted By K.O.
Re: Double Badges on Gretsch USA started when?

My drums I ordered in 1987 have the double badges. I recall that sets I looked at prior to ordering my set also had them. Based on that recollection I'd say that they were doing that by 1985/86 but...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-28-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By K.O.
Re: Slingerland drum ID needed .

Whatever it is that lug spacing is pretty wide. Might be okay if it's a small tom but if that is a bass drum or floor tom then that wide spacing would lead me to believe it's possibly an import...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-24-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By K.O.
Re: Date range on a Gretsch snare

I think the actual date range would be along the lines of 2001 or 2002 up to around 2008 or so when they started putting specific badges on all their lines. The pewter colored square badge without...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-23-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By K.O.
Re: Date range on a Gretsch snare

Post turn of the century imported snare. That doesn't necessarily mean it's not a great sounding snare (roughly the equivalent of the Renown series drums). But not "vintage".
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-23-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By K.O.
Re: Any Gretsch Experts?

Some drum stores ordered drums without the various mounting hardware and/or legs mounted. This was especially common with Gretsch drums as their hardware tended to lag behind in "modernization" ....
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By K.O.
Re: Slingerland "root beer" finish&Spitfire "Tre' Cool" kit.

Slingerland is owned by Gibson Guitar company. I don't think they are still making drums on any large scale basis. They probably do something every so often to keep the trademark in force but beyond...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-14-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By K.O.
Re: Kings stone vintage from late 1950's

I've never heard of Kings Stone but I'd assume they would be a Made in Japan "stencil" brand. More likely from the 1960s than the 50s but possibly that old (sales of these type of drums exploded...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-12-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By K.O.
Re: 1961 Slingerland? Help needed

Not that it matters but that looks like Remo tom mounting hardware from the mid to late 1980's that was glommed onto these old classic drums. Pretty common for folks to perform such "upgrades" at...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-11-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By K.O.
Re: Slingerland Info Sought

1. Shouldn't be a problem but I suppose it depends on how much spread you want between your toms. Lots and lots of sets from various companies were sold with that same double 12 configuration, it...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-08-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By K.O.
Re: Any ideas regarding this Ludwig Kit?

I would guess it's in the ballpark of 1980 but could be from a fair amount of time after that. 6 ply shells so it wouldn't be any older than roughly 1978ish but could be Monroe era too. Not sure how...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-04-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gretsch Micro-Sensitive EZ Repair Video

I don't recall Jim offering that part but you never know...although I'd guess he'd charge more for that part than you can buy a whole new replacement unit for.

Barring the new replacement unit...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By K.O.
Re: Cleaning Butcher Block Wrap

Butcher Block is the same stuff as countertop laminate (Formica). I'd look into using whatever is recommended for cleaning those surfaces.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By K.O.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By K.O.
Re: Crazy Slingerland Question...

Not particularly a "stupid" idea. The lugs will fit the same holes so there's no drilling. The process is easily reversible so you're not really "hurting" anything. Therefore if you think you'd like...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-24-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By K.O.
Re: Just got a Dixieland off eBay

The six Lug Dixieland model evolved a bit thru its 15 or so years of production. The early ones had single flange hoops with the clips (these hoops are almost always bent up from people trying to put...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-23-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By K.O.
Re: Just got a Dixieland off eBay

Round Badge generally indicates a 60's drum (badges can be switched but usually aren't). Not sure exactly when they changed to the stop sign badge but it's usually estimated to have been right around...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-22-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gretsch 4105 6 lug aluminum questions

The 4105 is the wood shelled "Dixieland" model. The Aluminum shelled one was cataloged as the 4106 in the '71 catalog.

Kind of an oddity that your drum would have "4105" on the tag as they are not...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-22-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By K.O.
Re: Picked up my dream drum set today

Franks Drum Shop was known for ordering in drums with no mounting hardware so they could install whatever brand of hardware the customer preferred. That could explain the virgin bass drum as the...
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