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Forum: General Drum Questions 08-06-2017, 11:10 PM
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Need help with a UK eBay item

Anyone in the UK act as a shipping intermediary for me?

First this is not a drum item, but one I have been trying to get here in the USA for a few years. For whatever reason this seller uses eBay...
Forum: Web Site Update 04-11-2017, 12:35 AM
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Re: April 10, 2017 - Server Back Up

I'm working on this and will hopefully get it resolved. It was unexpected and I have a few emails I'm waiting for a response from.
Forum: Web Site Update 04-10-2017, 04:51 PM
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Views: 1,411
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April 10, 2017 - Server Back Up

I got an email earlier today that the account was suspended because it was causing a major draw on the server because of BOT attacks.

They worked to resolve some of the issues, but as this is...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 03-21-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
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Re: Capri Pearl

I'm with you on that. I remember long ago calling it a Radio King and I was put in my place! It was so long ago! Thanks for checking in.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 03-20-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
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Re: Capri Pearl

I would consider adding a color swatch photo of your bass drum. That is if you're trying to get a close match. Some are darker and richer and some have a purple hue. I have seen a range of Capri...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2017, 02:53 AM
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Views: 298
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Re: Frank Gault Historical References

There is one photo on the vintage drum guide under the collection of Jake Jerger.

http://vintagedrumguide.com/other_collection_jake_jerger.html

Look for this caption

Roy C Knapp, Jake and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
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Re: [B]1940 LEEDY 7 x 14 BROADWAY STANDARD “SWINGSTER” MODEL #624 (SPECIAL ORDER/ONE-

Links were fixed. Just needed a new cut & paste to the correct URL
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-14-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
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Re: Cleaning Vistalites

I had this on the main web site.

http://vintagedrumguide.com/how_to_vintage_snare.html

I have always heard the Novus products were some of the best.

As a side note, I have heard horror...
Forum: Web Site Update 02-13-2017, 11:41 PM
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Views: 1,956
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Feb 13, 2017 - War Time Documents - WPB

Here is a nice historical, once classified military document discussing the music industry during the war. William F Ludwig was invited to attend. Included are the original letter, return letter and...
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-13-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
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Re: The Blues Brothers movie

Personally, my second cousin was in the movie :) He was flipping the bird and screaming at the Nazi's on the bridge!

Here are a few drum related discrepancies:

Taken from IMDB...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 02-10-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,905
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Re: 1967/68 Fibes COF Buddy Rich

I found a never before seen photo of Tommy P's roadie/drum tech ... :)

NO Fingerprints!
Forum: Web Site Update 02-02-2017, 01:55 PM
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Views: 905
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Feb 2, 2017 - New Pages

I have been going through some history-inventory and wanted to put some of it on the main web site for everyone to see. I have a nice collection of never before seen interior and exterior photos and...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-31-2017, 12:32 AM
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Views: 1,068
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Would you go in?

Here is one of the exterior photos for the Ludwig Drum factory at 1728 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL that I have in my collection.

In another view, the building has a corner sign with a script Ludwig...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 04-16-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
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Re: "The Gate" for the Idler IV

I have a bunch of pictures of the yacht, that might yield more information.
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 04-15-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
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"The Gate" for the Idler IV

The Idler IV was the Ludwig Yacht. It was used for entertaining and the enjoyment of the family. This is the gate into the slip area. As you can see the Yacht had its own sign top right in the...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 04-12-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
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In memory! William F Ludwig I & II

Been 8 years since BII passed away. Here is a fun photo! Check out that outfit! The photo is undated.
Forum: Memorabilia Gallery 04-11-2016, 09:23 PM
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Views: 4,215
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Ludwig Archive - Bell Lyra Dept

Here is an undated photo from the Ludwig Drum Company Archive. Handwritten on the edge from BII

"Start of Bell Lyra dept. 1940" The clock time is 12:50
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-28-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
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Re: WLFIII Drums

Thanks!

I just did a quick test with the bitly link web site and it worked.

I have to look into the link issue.
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-27-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
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WLFIII Drums

Join Bill III in ushering in the new generation of family drums - reasonably priced, great sounding, US manufactured snare drums!

Hey everyone! Helping out my good friend BIII and putting up...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-15-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,024
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Re: Chicago Drum Show -

Here is a quick shot of the booth - we will replace this with a better photo tomorrow. This will give you a good thumbnail sketch of what the display looks like.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,024
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Re: Chicago Drum Show -

Display going up! We have the drums in place. We will post the first pictures tomorrow once it is all in place.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-13-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,024
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Chicago Drum Show -

Hey everyone! Hope you are all well! As you all may or may not know, our forum super admin TommyP will be at the Chicago Drum Show, with the "Buddy Rich Snare Drum History" Booth, sponsored by the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-21-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
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Re: WFLIII Drums - information

And one other factual piece of history. The photographer that took the photos of the drum for the web site is the same photographer that took the original Ludwig photos for the ads you remember in...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-21-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
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WFLIII Drums - information

Hey everyone. I just wanted to to get some official information out about WFLIII and what he wants to do with the drums he is currently offering.

The drum at the show was a rough prototype. It...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,232
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Re: Chicago Drum Show 2014

I will be attending this year and hanging over at the WFLIII Drums booth helping out and also walking the floor.

I just got the prototype photos emailed to me from BIII for his new snare drum :)
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