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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-11-2019, 06:09 AM
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Posted By james
Re: Filling holes in oyster Black Pearl wrap

Hi Rob,

I have done a repair similar to yours filling some holes in the bass drum of my Ludwig Oyster Black kit. I used wood dowels to fill the holes then painted the dowel end to match the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-11-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By james
Re: How is the Remo Classic Fit?

Hi,

I recently put these on a couple of 60’s Ludwig and Slingerland floor toms that I have always had problems tuning and the drums just opened right up. Hope the heads work for you as well!
...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-29-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By james
Re: 60's Ludwig Mount Options

Thanks Mike! I was hoping that was a possibility. If I pick this kit up Ill post some pictures.

James
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-29-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By james
60's Ludwig Mount Options

Hey guys,

I have my eye on a '66 Ludwig OBP in a 20, 12, 14 configuration. No extra holes in bass drum, but tom is mounted with 60's Ludwig double tom mount (although it has only 1 arm). Im...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-23-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By james
Re: Grommets for Blue Olive Badge Ludwigs

Thanks Mark!! Perfect. Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas!

James
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-22-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By james
Grommets for Blue Olive Badge Ludwigs

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me their favorite place to buy a grommet for a 3 ply Ludwig shell? This would be for a blue olive badge kit, so I think the grommets would need to be chrome rather than...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-30-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By james
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-23-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By james
Re: Ludwig cymbal L arms

Pm sent! Thanks.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-23-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By james
Ludwig cymbal L arms

Hi guys,

Did Ludwig make a nickel plated extendable cymbal L arm in the 60's?Trying to track one down for a Downbeat I recently acquired with all nickel hardware and wanted to make sure I'm...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-22-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By james
Re: 1966 Supraphonic 5x14

Hi thanks for the message. It just might. I have a '66 Downbeat kit and want to try to find a '66, but '68 is pretty close. Can you pm me a price please?

Thanks.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-21-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By james
1966 Supraphonic 5x14

Looking for one in nice condition. Please contact me if you've got one for sale. Thanks James
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-21-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By james
Ludwig cymbal arm in nickel, early-mid '60's

Anyone have one for sale? Looking for the shell mounted l arm, not hoop mounted. Please contact me.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By james
Re: Shipping a Ludwig 'Bonham"sized kit to Australia.

I could believe it. I recently sold a Bonham amber vistalite. I checked on shipping prices to Mexico City, Mexico and Toronto, Canada from Houston Tx, USA. I was quoted $1200 to ship to Mexico City...
Forum: For Sale 09-14-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By james
Forum: For Sale 09-08-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By james
Re: Ludwig Vistalite - Bonham Reissue in Amber

Thanks Grantro! They do sound like thunder too!
Forum: For Sale 09-01-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By james
Re: Ludwig Vistalite - Bonham Reissue in Amber

Price lowered to $1800 + shipping.
Forum: For Sale 08-19-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By james
Re: Ludwig Vistalite - Bonham Reissue in Amber

Bump. Price lowered to $2000.
Forum: For Sale 08-11-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By james
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-08-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By james
Tips for shipping vistalites?

Hi guys,

Does anyone have experience with shipping vistalites? I was hoping to ship the drums in their padded cases and box the cases up with styrofoam peanuts. Should I bubble wrap the drum...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-23-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By james
Re: Vintage Slingerlands questions

I think this is likely a Mar. 1963 kit. If you could take a closeup of the badge on the snare, that would help I think. Hardware on the bass drum looks 60's to me. You can also check the badge...
Forum: For Sale 07-23-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By james
Forum: For Sale 07-23-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By james
Forum: For Sale 07-22-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By james
Ludwig Vistalite - Bonham Reissue in Amber

Hi,

I know its not vintage, but I have a Ludwig Vistalite "Zep Set" for sale. This is the John Bonham amber reissue kit with sizes 26-18-16-14 & the 6.5x14 LM 402 Supraphonic snare. This kit was...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-03-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By james
Silver Dots vs Black Dots on Bonham Reissue

Hi guys,

Well, after 8 yrs I finally decided to switch out the heads on my reissue "Zep Set" - Ludwig Amber Vistalite in Bonham sizes. I bought the kit in 2009 and it came out of the boxes with...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 05-29-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By james
Re: WTB: 24" Slingerland bass drum

Thanks Chris, just sent you a message.
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