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Forum: Vintage Drums 06-01-2018, 10:15 AM
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Posted By eamesuser
Re: Rogers selling advice

Here are some more pics.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-25-2018, 12:45 PM
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Posted By eamesuser
Rogers selling advice

Hi all,due to financial concerns I have to sell my Rogers 1966/67 wmp cleveland/dayton kit,20 12 14,will describe each peice for valuation,and would like some advice on where and how to sell.


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Forum: General Drum Questions 05-22-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Ancient Kauri shell

This wood was discovered buried in a 40 acre bog,probably a Forrest knocked down by a Tsunami,but it brought a bunch of this endangered hard to get wood available.IWill post pics of mine if I could...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-21-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By eamesuser
Re: How to get into vintage

Colectors grade and all original kits will cost more,if you just want the sound and vibe you can spend a lot less for n extra holes or modified kit.The least expensive to most expensive 50's through...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-21-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Ancient Kauri shell

I have one,it is a segment shell lik3 yours,very soft wood,and very. Light weight.good tuning range,and will tune tabletop high and keep it's body.The i˝teresting thing about mine is that you don't...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-27-2017, 04:13 PM
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Posted By eamesuser
Re: OK, what do I have here?

As far as I know,Rockers were always 4 ply shells,so if that is true what you have there is
either the last version of the Ludwig Standards,offered in 1982,see this link,

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Forum: Vintage Drums 08-25-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Slingerland Set Found: Opinions Please

I agree that there is not any room left flipping the kit,but selling off the tom and a stand or two would make it a really good deal as a keeper.The price is very fair IMO,esp considering it is being...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-17-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Bruno Conquerer Stainless Steel Kit

Very cool looking,both kits.
Interesting that there is no cut out on the lugs,but there appears to be no splay of the t rods,are there spacers on the screw bosses? Or do the lugs just make contact...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2017, 12:53 PM
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Views: 844
Posted By eamesuser
Re: What is a good price for this vintage Rogers set??

If that kit had all the boxes,original sales receipts and was essentially new old stock I would say he could get 4000.00 for it.

I would guess that most of us on here are player/collectors or have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-14-2017, 11:12 AM
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Views: 686
Posted By eamesuser
Re: PA Area - Possibly Interesting Drum Sale

Or maybe the doting owner/collector wanted to provide his snare drums with comfortable
sleeping arrangements?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-10-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Japanese Star 1963-65 need help!

Welcome to the forum.

Nice looking kit there,I like the longer throw off arm that extends above the rim on the snare,makes it easy to switch from snare to tom sound with a flick of the stick.Handy...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Confused about Ludwig ply construction

Let's see if I can add to the confusion.I have owned a few of the 4 ply and 6 ply Luddy unimold/non re ringed shells and this is what I have found.

I owned a 1983 Luddy S/L kit with 4 ply toms,6...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-04-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Late 70's

In 1977 the american companies were starting to feel the pressure of the Japanese foray into Pro and mid level drums.I remember seeing the Tama Superstars,Imperialstars,Yamaha 700 and 900 series,one...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-03-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Upgrading My 60's Pyramid/Star Drum Kit

Here is my advice based on what you are trying to do.

I would leave the kit as is,because,
1. The vintage MIJ kits that are worth the most money are the ones that have uncommon and unusual...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-20-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Help me value this restored Rogers

Nice and unique looking players kit,I think the price is really good.

Looks a lot like Ludwigs Cherry red finish from the late 80's early 90's

Can only guess how those came to be,but my guess...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-06-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Opinions on "70's Ludwigs" price

From pics looks like late 70's 6 ply to me,with a later tom holder possibly.
I don't recognize the BD spurs,but I am not an expert on this era Ludwigs.

The 6 ply drums can be very good sounding.I...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-01-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,388
Posted By eamesuser
Re: The cost of restoring our vintage drums!

I did a couple of resto's mid late 90's,back then parts could be found for a lot less,when the internet/ ebay hit it seems like parts became much more expensive. I remember buying good condition lugs...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-21-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,247
Posted By eamesuser
Re: What Ludwigs are these

If that rubber stripping was on there instead of the bottom rims that is interesting for sure ,and the first time I have seen it.Of course in the 70's people were going for the concert tom thing and...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By eamesuser
Re: "Rare" Hikari drum kit

I thought I had seen that Lug,or that little starry looking thing.

Interesting that the grain on the inside looks horizontal,rather than vertical like on most stencil MIJ kits.Looks a bit better...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-20-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,247
Posted By eamesuser
Re: What Ludwigs are these

As you get older you may come to appreciate the Luddy flat base stands.Vintage guys like them,you could probably get you 100 bux or close to it back by selling them.

Nice score,esp with the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-16-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By eamesuser
Re: New here, with old 1970 Ludwigs.

Experimenting with BD heads can get pricey for sure.

Couple of thoughts on Bowling ball finish.

There is a section in Rob Cook's Ludwig book on the BB finish.

#1 he said there is a lot of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-10-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By eamesuser
Re: New here, with old 1970 Ludwigs.

Maybe you should try finding a 6 ply bowling ball kick,they were offered thru the 1979 catalogue,I have owned both 3 ply and 6 ply Luddy BD's and the 6 ply is def a different animal,and it sounds...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-25-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Premier drum set info

When Premier started the Projector line they had bought out Beverly and used beverly style lugs,the projectors were birch with beech re rings no paint inside the shell.
The lugs on yours look like...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-12-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By eamesuser
Re: 50's 6 lug Olympic Snare Thoughts

Resale is not that high on Olympic,I would say 100.00 ish on a 6 lugger.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-11-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By eamesuser
Re: Olympic drums

I have a friend that has an OLY from that era,nice drums,those will probably clean up nicely,wrap looks good,and the Premier chrome is really good.

I would jump on them for 100.00 bucks.

One...
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