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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums Yesterday, 10:32 AM
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Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1970 Ludwig faded silver sparkle. Any thoughts?

Hey Fx
Have you thought about wet sanding? I have seen great results on pearls, I would recommend looking online to see how people have done with sparkles. To me, looks like the clear coat has...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-29-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Check this out WFL set on....

Saw it. Looks interesting... unfortunately no shipping as the bid price and all the extra hardware makes it a good deal even needing a lot of resto
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-27-2021, 02:19 PM
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Views: 215
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Mystery Duplex Key

Looks like the ones for the small "clock key" style tension rods.
Forum: For Sale 01-26-2021, 07:57 PM
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Views: 1,658
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1942 to 1945 Ludwig Victory kit

Sorry SAZ I posted this about 4 years ago from a Craigslist post. Wasnít mine
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-18-2021, 11:55 AM
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Views: 419
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920ís Ludwig & Ludwig Black Beauty

1920ís 8-lug Black Beauty with the engraved Scroll pattern and knobby gold hardware
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-18-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920ís Leedy in Black Onyx

1920ís Leedy 5x14 in Black Onyx with knobby gold hardware
Acquired from the Stephen Hillman collection
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-18-2021, 11:40 AM
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Views: 272
Posted By CTMichaelV
1937 Ludwig Super Snare

1937 Ludwig Super Snare in Avalon Oyster wrap
May 1937 build. Not only beautiful but sounds amazing
Was able to acquire this from the Stephen Hillman collection
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-06-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1920's Ludwig & Ludwig Black Beauty

Just picked it up a few weeks back. If you picked that one up it should clean up nicely.
I had one that was painted and in really bad shape that took a lot of work but I was able to bring it back...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920's Ludwig & Ludwig Black Beauty

Last but not least a 1920's Ludwig & Ludwig Black Beauty Engraved in the Scroll pattern. Will be keeping an eye out to pick us some tucked calf heads, hopefully period specific to bring this back to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920's Leedy Professional Model

Have had my eye on this one for a while. A 1920's Leedy Professional Model in Black Onyx. A bit of butterscotch color change to the wrap as expected for a 100 year old snare, but still pretty rare...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2021, 11:14 AM
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Views: 296
Posted By CTMichaelV
1937 Ludwig & Ludwig Super Ludwig

Happy New Year VDF members.
Just before the end of the year I was able to pick up a few snares to add to my collection. I will post them separately so I can share multiple pictures of each.

This...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-16-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Keystone badge turns silver after cleaning?

I have used a variety of polishes on badges and in a lot of cases the dark grommet turns back to a brass color. I looked at the link from Mark, and I agree with the seller that the flash made it...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-15-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,128
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Slingerland Cutaway Project

Man-o-man . . . Cant wait to see these finished ! Such a fantastic job so far.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-15-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 4x14 Ajax Snare

If there that close maybe the Remo Encore heads will work. They are really a low end head but may work for you.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-03-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1950's Leedy & Ludwig New Era snare

Not sure why it was there. I took the throw completely apart and cleaned it, lubricated it etc. It works and holds without issue without the spring. I have a feeling it was to add additional...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-30-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Wet sanding black diamond pearl wrap

I have done the same on WMP and it helped to remove the yellowing and bring the gloss back
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-30-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig for Ludwig?

Go for it, I am a rail guy also, love the look.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-29-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Majestic Deluxe 3-piece

Josh - Nice resto!
One of my favorite wraps.
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-29-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: MIJ Kit fun

Years and Years ago during the glam rock days I hooked up lights inside of each drum and the light guy would activate them when hit during some fills. Now with the LED lights and their ability to be...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-28-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Non Drum Related Update

Mark
Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers !

Michael
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-16-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1920's Leedy Engraved Elite

Hey Kevin and fellow VDF members
The previous owner tried to remove some paint and put some scratches into it. I believe in chemistry . . . and gentile elbow grease

- Started with a Dawn bath to...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-15-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920's Leedy Engraved Elite

Picked up a 1920ís Leedy Engraved Elite that the shell had been painted white and the rims black. The person I bought it from had given up on trying to restore it. I knew beneath the paint and grunge...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-10-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: RE-Wrap drum shells

I typically do my own but Precision Drum does this and their work is the best I have seen, plus they have a whole variety of wraps. Great people and easy to work with
Precisiondrum.com
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-22-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Leedy & Luddy New Era Outfit

They were available back then and it may take some time to hunt one down in silver sparkle . . . Then again to me that's the fun of collecting vintage drums.

There is one available on Reverb in...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-21-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By CTMichaelV
1950's Leedy & Ludwig New Era snare

Newest clean and polish - 1950's Leedy & Ludwig New Era snare.
This one had been sitting and needed some attention. Over time the nickel hardware lost its luster and the wrap got a bit dingy. Very...
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