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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-03-2021, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Marty Black
Julien's Auction of Gretsch gear

Hi guys,

"Property From The Gretsch Family Archives" Featuring Vintage Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Amps, Drums, Prototypes and More Now on Julien's Live"

Auction will be held on March 26, 27...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-06-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Never heard or Seen a Ludwig Model 110 from 1971

Well, at least the buyer didn't waste too much money. The obvious issue for me was the sticker itself. The inside of that drum was in really clean condition, but the sticker was damaged and torn,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-26-2021, 07:25 PM
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Views: 239
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Ludwig Double Tom Post Assembly

Yeah, I think 'Leedybdp' hit the nail on the head. I've had 4 Ludwig double-tom kits - from 1958 to 1976. All standard size toms and they all had the shorter tube. The exact length of the tubes...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-26-2020, 08:42 PM
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Views: 422
Posted By Marty Black
Re: What Ludwig Kit Do I Have?

Iíve done a lot of reading and every time I stumble on a similar thread on here or elsewhere, I become a little more unsure in terms of what set I actually have. Big Beat? Deluxe Classic? Super...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-11-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Question for Rogers experts

For what it's worth, see the below link to Bentley's drum shop in Fresno, CA. Two Rogers sets, one of which is (reportedly) "The Tonight Show" kit.
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Forum: Vintage Drums 12-02-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Marty Black
Re: 60's Rogers Floor Tom s/n label - markings?

Thanks....I neglected to mention that my Navy friend Jim Kendig grew up in Covington (on the Kentucky side). Ronald Kendig, the guy who signed the drum, was very likely an Uncle or something.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-02-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Marty Black
Re: 60's Rogers Floor Tom s/n label - markings?

Say Josh, you mentioned Covington in your discussion of Cleveland and Dayton drums.

Pardon my ignorance, but did Covington play any role in the production of Rogers drums?

The reason I ask, is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-27-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Different Mufflers, is this right?

And...before anyone asks....in that photo I attached (lifted off ebay), one of the nuts has gotten "stuck" on the end of the "baseball bat," giving it a very strange look.

Lotsa parts! A bit...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-27-2020, 08:41 PM
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Views: 576
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Different Mufflers, is this right?

Yeah, 'baseball bat' mufflers look cool, but a few too many parts! They must've been relatively expensive, for what they were...just a muffler.

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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-27-2020, 04:23 PM
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Views: 576
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Different Mufflers, is this right?

Yes, the early machined tone controls are 3/4" diameter. I just measured a few snares from the early 1960s, plus the 3 toms and snare on my 1966 kit. They're all the same.

According to pages...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-25-2020, 07:29 PM
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Views: 576
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Different Mufflers, is this right?

"....either the white felt baseball bat muffler or the earlier 3/4" diameter round knob would be factory-original for the serial number of that tom."

Actually, to be more accurate, I should'a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-25-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Different Mufflers, is this right?

Yeah, according to page 22 of Richard Gier's "Dating Guide for Vintage Ludwig Drums," copyright 2013, either the white felt baseball bat muffler or the earlier 3/4" diameter round knob would be...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-10-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Ludwig Question What To Do?

Thanks for that info, and the quick reply...and oops - I confused Mod Orange with Citrus Mod. Those type finishes were very interesting, but too "far out" for this traditionalist.

Regards, MB
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-10-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Ludwig Question What To Do?

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But I know that Ludwig covered over the citrus mod finish.


Whoa! This is the first that I've ever heard of this! Please enlighten me on this. Was the Citrus Mod...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-23-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,747
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Would you trade?

The tom mount looks great to me. Perhaps the chrome plate wasn't the greatest on that part - and it may look worn up close, but from your photos, it looks perfect to me.

Congrats on getting that...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-19-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,747
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Would you trade?

I agree with JR. Do it!

Although I've never lusted for Vistalites, I understand well your yearning for a specific vintage kit. I drove almost 5 hours each way - including from one end of LA to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2020, 11:25 PM
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Posted By Marty Black
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2020, 08:30 PM
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Views: 903
Posted By Marty Black
Conversation starter - Ringo with WMP

While cleaning out some old Beatles books in my storage shed, I found the attached photo. It's well known among Ringo buffs, but maybe it'll start a VDF conversation.

If I remember correctly...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-14-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Slingerland Yellow Jacket question

Interesting discussion! I've never tried the Rogers, Slingerland, or Gretsch pedals, but I'll look for them.

I'm one of the old **** Speed King disciples. I've tried the Tama Iron Cobra and a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,111
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

123 transactions, and the seller has a 50% positive feedback rating! ! ! I've never seen on that low.

Sorry to say, but that was your first clue. I wouldn't even consider buying anything from a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Marty Black
1964 Slingerland kit on CL

Hi guys,

I have no interest in Slingerland drums, but I saw this on the local CL.
San Luis Obispo, CA (central coast, midway between LA and SFO). Anyhow, this is the first quality vintage kit...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-24-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Marty Black
Re: Requesting advice on Ludwig bass drum hoop inlays

Thanks much, Mr. Vibes! I got some Elmer's and some plastic spring-loaded clamps at Ace Hardware, and - uncharacteristically (!), I'm taking my time and doing a section at a time...rather than...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-22-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Marty Black
Requesting advice on Ludwig bass drum hoop inlays

Hi guys,

I bought two 22" bass drum hoops to upgrade the nasty ones on my 1966 Ludwig kit. I'm very happy with the condition of the wood and the repainted black (although it's a bit too glossy). ...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-19-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Marty Black
"English Rogers" website - very interesting!

Hi guys,

Although I know nothing about Rogers drums - never having owned one - I've always been curious about the so-called "English Rogers" kits. During the British Invasion days, I thought that...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-19-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Marty Black
"English Rogers" website - very interesting!

Hi guys,

Although I know nothing about Rogers drums - never having owned one - I've enjoyed the recent thread, re: the Powertone snare drum. And I've always been curious about the so-called...
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