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Forum: Wanted to Buy Yesterday, 03:22 PM
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Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: WTB: Very specific date stamped snare. . . .

Coming up on my 60th birthday . . . . still looking for that Sept 3 1958 drum . . . Any drum
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-16-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Sticking down 1976 Ludwig B/O badge reccomendations

Hence the reason Ludwig went to the rounded end badge....
The thin double sided carpet tape works like a charm. Don't use the kind with the threads in it, get the one from Dennis company. I have...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-16-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: R.I.P., Aretha

She will be missed.
Aretha was truly one of the greats and had a unbelievable four-octave vocal range!
Over her career she had some fantastic drummers behind her. Here is one of my favorites...
Forum: For Sale 08-16-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By CTMichaelV
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-14-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Silver Sparkle Drums

Johnny -
Great looking kit ! They really look fantastic on stage. They pick up and reflect the color of the lights during a show which makes them look like the horse of a different color from...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-13-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Sky Blue Pearl Inlay WANTED.

You may have a tough time finding those.
I would recommend Precision Drum Wrap: ...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-08-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Seeking info

Definitely a Rogers drum with the Champion badge from the mid 50's. I have the exact same but from ~61' with the oval badge and metal wires. It is called a Classmate drum. Lower end entry snare for...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-07-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig psychedelic red wrap, free to take away

I picked up the wrap from Scottser and everything worked out great. Thanks again for the deal on this. I am in the process of getting a badly damaged snare and a hoop ready to re-purpose the wrap. ...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 203
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Salvaging a calf head for display

Great save! I really hate to see pieces of history thrown away because someone was unwilling to take a littl initiative to preserve it. Thanks for sharing. You did a great job
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-05-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 723
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Price check 1966 ludwig black oyster snare

A very good deal at that price for a BOP Pioneer. A tough wrap to find in that year. I have a bunch of pioneers in my collection and they are not a bad snare at all
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-04-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: NYT Zildjian Article ...

Excellent article, thanks for sharing. Does anyone know if they do tours?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-27-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Calculating wrap material

Any chance you can share your layout with us, similar to the Precision Drum wrap page on how to order wrap? I would love to know as I have a few orphan shells I could do and yes saving cash...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-18-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: A Contrast in Solos

As my wife says..... "chicks dig drummers!"
When we started to date she went gaga when I told her I played and even more so when she finally came to see me play !
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-18-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: store drums at a storage garage

I absolutely love your solution!
I have already informed my son and 2 daughters that they will be elevated in life !
When they saw the picture they also thought it was a great idea, but...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-13-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Was Buddy Really the Greatest?

No matter how many times, or any new video I see him playing in I just sit with my head shaking and my mouth agape in amazement of his skills. JR I fully agree. Yes he is
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-13-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Pink Oyster Pearl Wrap from Walopus

You did a great job on the re-wrap ! I have bought a variety of wraps from Magnus and have loved each and every one. So easy to install and yes, I also use the tape method which is so simple to do....
Forum: For Sale 07-12-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Snare drums:WFL L&L Rogers Ludwig

Hey Mark
Beautiful snares, I really like the 1954 Leedy & Ludwig.
I already have each of them or I be sending you a payment by now. Good luck with the sale !
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-08-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 638
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: What would you offer?

I also agree with Kevins
I am sure you can pull together a kit or two from the items. Maybe one to donate to a kid in need or young kid just learning to play. The fun is the build !

Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-05-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Bumwrap Drum Company: Buyer Beware

Sorry to hear of your issues with BumWrap, I have not had any issues with them in the past ordering wrap.

As far as a badge installation tool . . . Lowe's and Home Depot sells all of the parts...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-30-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Had a lead on some vintage gear....

The Rogers blue sparkle is a beauty. Is it available?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1960's Ludwig Ball-bat Muffler Assembly - HELP!

This is the way I typically set them up after a refurb or cleaning
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-22-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By CTMichaelV
We lost another icon. . . RIP DJ Fontana

According to Drummer Mag The original drummer for Elvis Presley’s band and a pioneer of the rockabilly sound died Wednesday at age 87.

D.J. Fontana accompanied Elvis Presley on 460 recordings over...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-20-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Replicating a Ludwig Transition Badge

Hey Mike
I LOVE IT ! Very ingenious thanks for sharing.
I may need to do one or two of them.
Did you use a razor knife for the brass or tin snips?
Any chance you'll share your graphic copy?...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Removing Oly wrap?

I have found a heat gun with a putty knife under most wraps works the best. Just be very careful not to catch it on fire. Work the gun back and forth to loosen the glue on the outside of the shell...
Forum: Trade 06-18-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By CTMichaelV
1970’s Ludwig Standard in Ruby Red Strata for Ludwig Standard in Blue Strata

I have a beautiful Ludwig Standard in Ruby Red Strata date stamped Mar 8 1971 with Tag #44673 that I want to trade for a Ludwig Standard in Blue Strata (preferred), or a Gold or Lemon Strata in the...
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