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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2018, 12:41 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy Badge Question

That seems about right.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Scored these Ludwig’s on a local BST site.

If you're going to sell just the drums without the stands, what difference does it make if you know what pieces of hardware came with the drums? The actual drum sizes and configurations in both of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-06-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Leedy drum (1930's)

If you're making a Levon Helm-type drum set, that drum could work as a small tom.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By leedybdp
Re: New Drum Day! 50's Slingerland Radio King (floor tom recommendations needed)

Great! I'm happy for you. Now, enjoy your Slingies.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Percent of unmodified classic American kits left?

Five of the six vintage drum sets that I currently own have some type of modification ranging from an added cymbal mount to a rewrap. My 1963 Leedy Shelly Manne set came to me with original heads as...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Percent of unmodified classic American kits left?

I spent 30 years as a manufacturer's rep in the music business. The 27 years representing a major guitar and amp manufacturer taught me that damn few electric guitars and basses live to be a couple...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-28-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Thoughts on Gretsch 'rock and roll' round badge kit

I had this same dual tom holder on my Walberg & Auge set in Ice Blue Metallic. I'm pretty certain that W&A made the piece of hardware for Gretsch. It was very sturdy, and placed the two toms wherever...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-26-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Older guys

We decided to sell our large house in 2013, and downsize our retirement life into a cozy Craftsman cottage that would be built for us. Part of the downsizing was a much easier decision than I thought...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-26-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By leedybdp
Re: New Drum Day! 50's Slingerland Radio King (floor tom recommendations needed)

The drum you are hunting for will always be available when you're not looking for it. My hunch is that one or more Slingerland floor tom in the desired color will appear on eBay or some other selling...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-19-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Old Man Rant: Something I hope never happens to drums.

There must be at least ten times as many guitar players as there are drummers who buy musical gear. There are herd mentality divisions for guitar people and for drum people. The guitar people who...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-16-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Rogers kit barn find ANY/ALL info appreciated!

Whatever they turn out to be, you most likely have much more than $100 in salvageable parts if the drums turn out to be total crap not worthy of rehabilitation. But, amosguy's suggestions are right...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-15-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Old Man Rant: Something I hope never happens to drums.

Dear Mr. landofahhs: Thank you for your opinion. I will offer you the same words that I offered my customers who did not like , and did not want to stock the "Time Machine" series of guitars and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-15-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Question for Slingerland Folks

If you're talking about a cymbal holder rod that slides up and down through a small fitting in the middle of the top of the bass drum, what's not original about that? This was customary on virtually...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Old Man Rant: Something I hope never happens to drums.

Complete drum sets that look like what mchair303 describes are the kind that we vintage collectors dream of finding for $100-$200 in a barn or a garage. Then, we spiff 'em up so that they gleam. And,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-12-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Old Man Rant: Something I hope never happens to drums.

I'm laughing now. I earned a hell of a lot of money selling the Relic, Closet Classic, and New Old Stock guitars and basses that my employer introduced at a NAMM show in the mid 1990s. Not every one...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-10-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Weird ebay Slingerland tom.

It could surprise you, and sound great. Ya don't know until ya put it to the test.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Thoughts on this Slingerland Set for sale

I would pop for $800, and the seller can keep the snare drum. That looks like a great drum set for any gig or at home.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-10-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Pink oyster

I would prefer that to the Black or Blue Oyster that about as commonplace as a silver Camry.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-08-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Did Ludwig Ever Have A Catalog Kit in the 60's of 13, 14, 16, 18 24?

Yet another...."I don't see it in a catalog, so how can it be a real drum set"? thread. It was a real and complete drum set for the original owner. I will save my usual responses to such a silly...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Slingerland set

This is not the drum set to give you an idea about the greatness of vintage Slingerland drums.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-05-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Cool Slingerland Kit

This set also came from Henry Adler's shop. It came to me with drum heads stamped with the store's logo. As much as I love the Rogers mounts from the period when these great 1963 SlingerLeedy drums...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-03-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By leedybdp
Re: My 1st Gretsch Round Badge kit!

That's a very nice looking drum set. The tom mount and cymbal mount are in familiar places for a guy who owned and played several brands of American-made drums in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. For the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-02-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By leedybdp
Re: New Rogers haul!

The 10x14 in this unusual Rogers Pink Strata drum set worked out very well as a floor tom when mounted to a cradle. It fit in very well sonically with the 14x22, 9x13, and 16x16. The drums seemed to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-23-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Slingerland ??

Either the set originally had two mounted toms, or the double tom mount replaced the correct single tom mount, or the bottom tom in the stack is another mounted tom instead of a floor tom and the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-17-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Walberg and Auge wrap

Possible re-wrap with newer bowling ball type of Oyster black pearl?
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