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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-14-2019, 10:35 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: My First Rogers Foray! I Have some questions........

Thanks for the nice words. I urge the original poster to latch on to that Rogers BDP set. I wish that I had my original Rogers set.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-14-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By leedybdp
Re: My 18 ft

My misfit orphan drums came together to make a nice little bop set. I acquired a 1930's Leedy 7x11 tom that had been altered to have a big Sonor mount on it. I then acquired a 1950's Leedy 16x12...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-12-2019, 02:19 PM
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Views: 379
Posted By leedybdp
Re: My First Rogers Foray! I Have some questions........

I ordered my Black Diamond Pearl Rogers set from the catalog in 1961. My 14x20 bass drum had all Swivomatic mounting hardware for my 8x12 tom and my 14x5 matching Holiday snare drum on my left, a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-11-2019, 09:33 AM
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Views: 469
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Slingerland-to buy or not to buy

Bob... I can understand why you dislike the original set-o-matic tom holder. I grew up playing drum sets with tom holders that clamped on to the bass drum rim and rail consolettes. In my case, the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,339
Posted By leedybdp
Re: My First Slingerland Kit

Late 609's--early 70's Slingies depending on which dating charts you use. They were definitely made at least a few years before the bicentennial in 1976. the horrible white sparkle strips of wrap...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-09-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,339
Posted By leedybdp
Re: My First Slingerland Kit

The wonderful thing about early 70's Slingerland drums is that they were still made pretty much the same as the fantastic late 1950's and 1960's Slingerland drums.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-08-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Day late

Some of my silliest (not by design) phone texts have been the result of voice to text. And, punctuation marks can be inserted with voice to text just by announcing the punctuation marks. Proofreading...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-08-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Day late

Once again, I'm not at all ashamed to state that I'm not hip to all of the cool abbreviations that some folks here throw around. What the hell is YRC? It sounds like some religious-oriented club in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-06-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By leedybdp
Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

A few years ago, I acquired this Swivomatic pedal. It must be either a transitional model right before the Supreme or somebody merged the two models together to make this pedal. However it came to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Pics of my DC1000 Kit (Remo shells)

That is great news about the snare drum and the spare parts from Joe. Is the snare drum the gold wrapped Acousticon shell? I hope that there aren't many first generation shells still around because...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By leedybdp
Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

The leather strap can be replaced with a synthetic woven material such as the type used for dog collars or machines that use belt drives. They don't stretch.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By leedybdp
Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

JFBL is another man who appreciates the greatness of well-designed and well-made light weight drum hardware from the mid 20th century. If it is not abused, that hardware will continue to do the job...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Slingerland score!!

That's a great match. You'll have a terrific little drum set. Are you going to attach floor tom legs? Use a cradle? Fly the tom? When I decided to use the 10x14 mounted tom from my Rogers set as a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By leedybdp
Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

rstange1... That drum set looks like a perfect outfit for any gig.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By leedybdp
Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

I have used a Rogers Swivomatic bass drum pedal and Swan leg hi-hat since 1961. Rogers Swan leg cymbal stands are my first choice. But, I still also use the single-braced generic cymbal stands made...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Why so many of us like the Acrolite snare drums

Thank you. You will notice that they are all very simple, uncomplicated snare drums even though the Shelly Manne snare drums have a fancy-schmancy snare strand mounting set-up.

My Acrolite sounds...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By leedybdp
Why so many of us like the Acrolite snare drums

Maybe many of us love the Acrolite because it sounds more like a wood shell snare drum than like every other "ringy" metal shell snare drum sounds? I'm a wood shell snare drum guy. My two metal shell...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-30-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By leedybdp
Re: DC1000 Drums (Remo?)

What he said!
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Identification - Slingerland Bass drum 20x14 with double legs

What KO said about the double spurs is the way I remember it. The bass drums could be ordered that way or modified by the drummer or dealer to have the two sets of spurs.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Pics of my DC1000 Kit (Remo shells)

My hunch is that all of the missing bits are pretty much generic except for that one lug. If the lug screw spacing matches up with any other brand of lug, you can keep that mismatched lug facing you...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Looks like Satin flame Slingerlands.

Yes. I thought that you were inferring that Precision is the sole source of the product. I apologize if I misunderstood your post.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-29-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Looks like Satin flame Slingerlands.

I don't think the Precision Drum Company has any connection to Satin Flame wrap other than being a vendor of the product known as Rowlux. Here's an article about the manufacturer of the material that...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-28-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,039
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Beautiful, or just grandma’s linoleum?

Those plastic sheets came with or without opaque white backing. Lots of store displays were made with the unbacked sheet goods. Drums were wrapped with the opaque backing on the wrap. Often times,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-28-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By leedybdp
Re: Looks like Satin flame Slingerlands.

I didn't mean to hi-hack the thread either. I was fortunate to enlist in the Army reserves a few days before my draft notice arrived in the mail. I was able to finish my last year of college, go for...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-28-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By leedybdp
Re: DC1000 Drums (Remo?)

Is Joe still in business? Or, has he retired from the retail store? I ran into Kirk Scott shortly before I retired at the end of 2007. Kirk had sold his San Antonio store to Jeff Ryder a few years...
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