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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2019, 04:41 PM
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Posted By vibes
Re: Concert tom "flashing"?

My 1974 6" 8" 10" 14" 15" 16" Ludwig concert toms were 3 ply, no trim on the bottom just rerings and bearing edges on the reso side too. Small lugs. You could easily convert the 14" 15" 16" any...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-12-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
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Re: Face to Face

Last month on a jazz gig.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-12-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
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Re: Gold Sparkle Pioneer

Thanks Mike. This is the snare I was asking you about. I have tuned it up and played it some and it is going to be fine to use as a jazz snare.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-12-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By vibes
Re: Gold Sparkle Pioneer

This is the panel where the hole was plugged. Thank goodness I held on to that little scrap of vintage gold sparkle.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-09-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
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Re: Gold Sparkle Pioneer

that is my plan. picked up a dowel yesterday at Home Depot. going to try and see how well it works in the next couple days. Took me a couple try's on a capped dowel but got it plugged. This was the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
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Re: Gold Sparkle Pioneer

well i wont be doing anything to worsen it. a 3/8" inch little cut dowel with a gold sparkle cap on it, pushed into place. see how it looks. it is a 3/8" hole made with a drill so it is a precise...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-06-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
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Re: Gold Sparkle Pioneer

I was thinking that too possibly. Why in the world would someone do that to a pristine snare. Unbelieveable !
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-06-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By vibes
Gold Sparkle Pioneer

Hi all,
Just found this Pioneer Gold Sparkle snare with Nickel over brass hardware that matches my other early 60's drums with the same hardware. Pretty decent deal too. The drum sounds great...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-25-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
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Re: Purdie Shuffle

Last time I spoke with him, which was a while back, less than a year, he told me he was not doing to well and was on kidney dialysis. I hope he is ok. I don't know if some remember but several years...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-23-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,644
Posted By vibes
Re: MIJ Wrap Finishes-Let's Rank 'Em-Popular To Rare

My Stewart set I found a couple years ago. Used it on several jazz gigs. They really sound good.
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-28-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,763
Posted By vibes
Re: Why do people dent your heads ?

Tecqnique, and control. I agree. I can play as hard and loud as anyone without denting heads. It is a shame I have to make it hard on all drummers by having them lug their sets in and out who come...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-27-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,763
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Why do people dent your heads ?

I have had it. What in hell ls wrong with drummers who destroy their and my drum heads. I provide a nice set for drummers to use in my recording studio, but no more. I had a guy come in yesterday,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-23-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
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Re: Slingerland Black Diamond Pearl

What you can do is put masking tape over the insert strips on the bass drum hoops, then carefully follow the indentions on both sides of the strips with a exacto knife and pull off the tape on each...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-22-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By vibes
Re: Slingerland Black Diamond Pearl

WoHoo, looking good ! Yeah, guess you'll have to put that head on the other side of your bass drum. You should check out getting that 14" down even with your 16". Gauges rim off a cymbal stand, or...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-16-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,108
Posted By vibes
Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good

Oh , and I have a 1964 5 1/2"x14" champagne sparkle Jazz Festival in excellent condition that I love !
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-11-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By vibes
Re: Slingerland Black Diamond Pearl

I'm excited for you. Make some good pics of the whole set up. I just wish I had the opportunity to play mine more. I try to rotate my sets but most of the venues I have been playing lately can no way...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-10-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
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Re: Hard Case

I have a hard case like that without wheels but it is Sabian. Will hold several cymbals. Not using it. Make me a offer.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-10-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
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Re: Hard Case

I have one like that but it is a Sabian.
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-10-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,108
Posted By vibes
Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good

Because they be good ! I have three Ludwig sets. 1958 Gold Sparkle trans badge, 64-68 Champagne Sparkle, 1980 Silver Sparkle 6 ply maple. The Gold and Champagne are similar in that great warm round...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-10-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By vibes
Re: Slingerland Black Diamond Pearl

I had the same intentions as you. I was going to sell mine, even had a buyer lined up, but the more I kept looking at the shells and how nice they were I decided to keep them. Plus all the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-09-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By vibes
Re: Slingerland Black Diamond Pearl

Those shells are some of the nicest ever made by Slingerland. Really nice rerings. They should sound great. I am not a fan of the double tom mount but do like the single mount. I will use the mount...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-06-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By vibes
Re: NYT Zildjian Article ...

I found some A Zildjian late 50's early 60's from a person on Craig's list who had bought some drum items at a estate sale. 20" hand hammered ride that I have been using as my jazz ride for the last...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-03-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By vibes
Re: Slingerland Black Diamond Pearl

That is how I set up my Avante set. Use the largest tom as a floor next to the designated floor tom. Looks and sounds great. Wish mine had of been BDP in the same shape as my red wrap.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-26-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By vibes
Re: Monitors for Singing Drummers

I always carry my own little personal powered monitor with me to gigs. A Galaxy Audio Core PA5X140. It accepts 1/4 inch and XLR inputs. Volume, High, Mid, and Low EQ knobs. Line out phono and 1/4...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-16-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By vibes
Re: Coating MIJ drum interiors

Not sure about the sound difference, but I treated the wood on my snare with Danish oil. It soaked it up and will harden and preserve the wood. Couldn't hurt. I plan to do it to the rest of my set....
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