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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 12:14 AM
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Re: Price check on 18 Gretsch SSB bass drum

I get that. I can tolerate this but only to a point. I think a swivo or a Slingerland single set-o-matic on a Gretsch set is fine (cool almost) and better than what Gretsch would have supplied but I...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 08:50 PM
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Price check on 18 Gretsch SSB bass drum

We discussed this elsewhere. I don't believe that drum has been "messed with". Rather that is it's original hardware since day one. It was common practice at the time for specialty drum dealers to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Help identifying Snare

That appears to be a "Brass Edition" Supra with the numbered plate on it (they still make brass ones but don't have the cool placard on them anymore). With a brass shell that is essentially the very...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 733
Posted By K.O.
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

In fairness to Ludwig the rivetted seam wasn't really an idea someone came up with as something "new and improved" but rather an unfortunate attempt to fix the vexing problem of the new drum wrap...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Psych red on reverb

Looks pretty cool.

I missed out on a similar set a couple years ago. It was in a music store in Dubuque, Iowa. It had already been sold ($1800) but not picked up yet. No fading of the Green either...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 109
Posted By K.O.
Re: Help identifying Snare

You can test whether the shell is steel or not with a magnet. If it is attracted to the shell then it's steel, if not then it could be brass, bronze, or aluminum. It most likely is steel as that is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-09-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 145
Posted By K.O.
Re: Late '60s LM402s

Ludwig used the small knob mufflers on the Standard line as well around that same time.

I can understand wanting a particular drum, in this case a late KB 402 using a knob muffler but would...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-09-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By K.O.
Re: Fibes snare drums question

I don't own one and it's been a while since I've seen one up close, so I may be entirely wrong, but I think the frosted look was created by sandblasting the interior of the shell, not by painting it....
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-03-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By K.O.
Re: Just curious - Ludwig rivets on the seams

Page 86 is where he talks about it. He had the initial idea which was to use tacks to secure the seams. The engineering team refined that notion to using rivets.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-02-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By K.O.
Re: Just curious - Ludwig rivets on the seams

I have a Chrome on wood 6 ply 10x14 tom with the rivets which always struck me as odd as the metal wrap on these drums was never going to shrink so there was no point to adding the rivets. Apparently...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-02-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By K.O.
Re: Just curious - Ludwig rivets on the seams

Around 1980 Ludwig had to switch wrap suppliers and the new wraps they began using were shrinking much more than the older stuff. After a certain amount of time the wrap would pull apart along the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-30-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By K.O.
Re: What is the difference between ludwig atlas and hercules?

I bought a Ludwig Hollywood set in November of 1975 and, of course, it came with the flat based stands. I immediately set about upgrading my hardware one stand at a time as I could afford them (I was...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-30-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By K.O.
Re: What is the difference between ludwig atlas and hercules?

Adding to this old thread to clear up some misconceptions...

Atlas stands went through an evolution up to the point when the Hercules stands came out. Around late 1975 Atlas stands switched from...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By K.O.
Re: Percent of unmodified classic American kits left?

No idea what the percentage of un-modified vintage drums might be but it will probably slowly increase in time as the total supply of vintage drums decreases. The unmodified ones will be the ones...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-27-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By K.O.
Re: Thoughts on Gretsch 'rock and roll' round badge kit

Same drums as any other Gretsch set of the era. The Rock and Roll moniker just refers to the 5 piece combination of drums not to anything different about the drums themselves.


My opinion of the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-25-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By K.O.
Re: Remo Classic Fit ...

I asked the guy in the Remo booth at the Chicago show about the bass drum heads in this series. He said they would be shipping "next week" but I have yet to see them available anywhere. They must be...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

I have that book too...probably where I first saw the story about Krupa and the Dyno.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-20-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

After posting I was second guessing myself that Gene may have had a disguised Fibes rather than a Dyna but upon double checking there are at least two websites dedicated to Gene that confirm the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-20-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gene Krupa playing a Dynasonic?

I recall hearing that Gene had a "stealth" Dyna made up for himself using Slingerland lugs but that once Bud Slingerland found out about it he made Gene stop using it. Similar to Buddy using his...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-19-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig 1970s double tom mount question

I had that happen on a couple of these. The threads are cut into the casting itself (pot metal) and the steel bolt is much harder so eventually it strips out the threads. Best bet is to get a new...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-19-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 723
Posted By K.O.
Re: 1964/1965 Ludwig set in white wrap?

My guess is the older drums have mahogany exteriors so it would be tough to get a smooth finish with paint unless you did a lot of prep work. The drums Ludwig intended to paint had maple exteriors to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-19-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By K.O.
Re: Rogers kit barn find ANY/ALL info appreciated!

Uploaded jpeg Pics can't have either dimension exceed 1000 pixels so maybe you need to reduce their size first. I usually make the larger dimension 999 pixels just to be safe.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-19-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 723
Posted By K.O.
Re: 1964/1965 Ludwig set in white wrap?

No 4 ply Ludwig drums before the 1980s and none with re rings ever. Does that floor tom have a scarf joint? Even if Ludwig did make a 4 ply drum prior to around 1978 (when they introduced the 6 ply...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-16-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By K.O.
Re: Please help

Is it a ball arm?
if so Gibraltar/Ludwig/DW/Gretsch all use the same sized ball design. I bought one of the Remo branded ones several years ago (because it had an extended "L" arm) and have used it...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-16-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By K.O.
Re: So much for the ludwig p-88

Is that the new butt plate that just came out. The original design was supposed to replace either the P-32 or the cast behemoth they've been using. The casting has spots with spacing for the screws...
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