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Forum: Wanted to Buy 06-02-2014, 12:21 AM
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Posted By MikeJtone
Ludwig & Ludwig 1940s Nickel parts

I am looking for the following nice & clean Ludwig & Ludwig 1940s era NICKEL plated parts.

3" end to end tension rods, up to 24 pieces..

4 1/2" end to end tension rods up to 14 pieces.

6"...
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 05-29-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,550
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Slingerland Artist Mardi Gras Snare

Thank you guys for commenting, it is a beautiful snare with excellent color and a great sounding snare drum. I love the beautiful natural maple interior too!
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 05-28-2014, 11:20 PM
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Views: 2,550
Posted By MikeJtone
Slingerland Artist Mardi Gras Snare

This is a Slingerland Artist solid maple shell snare drum in Mardi Gras pearl, it has a Niles black & brass badge without a serial number and the Zoomatic strainer which I think dates it to around...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,586
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: 1940 Autographs of The Stars

Just saw this post Green Glass - if you are still following this, the answer is YES the gold glitter is underneath a thin plastic wrap that has the blue / green painted or stenciled on the top outer...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-25-2013, 10:33 PM
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Views: 839
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Top Hat and Cane Info. Needed

Scott, the lugs are single sided insert just like the lugs on regular floor toms. And yes I still do have that set, thankfully! ( I almost thought of selling it recently)

I hope to get a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-25-2013, 08:05 PM
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Views: 839
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Top Hat and Cane Info. Needed

Green Glass,
That picture of the 4 piece top hat set is my original set. This set was bought new as 9x13, 12x14, 14x26 with a 6 1/2 x 14 snare after the war (1946). It is / was a custom ordered...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-15-2013, 09:43 PM
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Views: 2,586
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: 1940 Autographs of The Stars

It is a 3 ply shell, maple poplar maple (I think).
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-12-2013, 09:38 PM
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Views: 2,586
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: 1940 Autographs of The Stars

Not at all Holliwood, that is awesome!

Thank you BEC!
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-11-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,586
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: 1940 Autographs of The Stars

Yes in this case it is underneath the blue - the layer with the blue color (paint or whatever it is) has clear see through areas for the stars and you can see the gold glass sparkles through the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-11-2013, 11:27 AM
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Views: 1,177
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: My dad behind his first kit (1940 ish)

What a great legacy & an amazing picture too. That is a treasure from your dad.
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-11-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,586
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: 1940 Autographs of The Stars

Here are some more pictures of the autograph set that I shrunk down...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-10-2013, 05:58 PM
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Views: 2,586
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: 1940 Autographs of The Stars

Thanks Mark, Green Glass & Richie!
Yes the autographs are of various musicians & Leedy endorsers mostly drummers but there are others too. And yes I agree that the Autograph & Top Hat drum sets...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-10-2013, 01:11 PM
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Views: 2,586
Posted By MikeJtone
1940 Autographs of The Stars

This is a beautiful & very rare Leedy Autographs of the Stars drum set. The sizes are 9X13, 12X14, 14X28 & 8X14 Broadway Parallel snare. The shells are stamped 4007 & 7-40. The toms have clear...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 06-24-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,428
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Top Hat

Drwatts,
Thanks! About the video, I am not very good at drumming, but either I will have one of my drummer friends over or try to do a demo just so that you can hear them. The 14" floor tom really...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 06-18-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,428
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Top Hat

Thanks for all the compliments on the set! I really feel good about getting the extra 13" & the 16" floor Tom to add to the set & round it out. and the cool part of,it is that I got the drums from a...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 06-18-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,428
Posted By MikeJtone
Top Hat

This is a Top Hat Set with 2 - 13" toms & 2 floor toms (a 12X14 & 14X16). One of the 13" toms & the 16" floor tom were added to an original post war set 13-14-26 & 6.5X14 snare.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-18-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,936
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Top Hat Story

This is an updated photo of all the drums together as a set...

13-13-14-16-26 & 6.5 X 14
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-13-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,677
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Leedy Autograph of the Stars on Ebay

Congratulations Mike! That is a great snare drum!
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-03-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,677
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Leedy Autograph of the Stars on Ebay

That is cool Bill, thanks! I was wondering about that - the snare drum that I have has a simple 3 point, this is a very cool drum.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-03-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,677
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Leedy Autograph of the Stars on Ebay

I am curious about the snare strainer, it looks like there are 4 holes filled with screws that either are original & the strainer is not Or the strainer is original & the holes are extra. I wonder...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-27-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: 1947 Gretsch Finally Cleaned Up

I was wondering about those spurs too, but what a drum set!

Lee Ruff from Pennsylvania was selling those logos at the Chicago Drum Show last year for $20. Beautiful set of drums by the way! They...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-09-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,244
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Dating a Leedy/Slingerland kit

Yes it would be good to get these drums shown off. Yours are definitely earlier Leedy - like Rocketman says 1946. Black Diamond pearl with maple interiors (I think). Definitely put up some more...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-23-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,244
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Dating a Leedy/Slingerland kit

Jim,
I think somewhere in the early 60's Slingerland began to make the Leedy toms like the Slingerland toms (that is with no vent hole or badges on those drums).

I am not sure about the wrap...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,244
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Dating a Leedy/Slingerland kit

Stephen yes that is a cymbal arm mount, it is actually an old Leedy & Ludwig mount that it is assumed was among parts that were obtained when Slingerland & Ludwig divided up the inventory of Leedy /...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-21-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,244
Posted By MikeJtone
Re: Dating a Leedy/Slingerland kit

This is cool, please post some pictures when you can - check the interiors out for a date stamp. It could be earlier than mine Nov / Dec 1958. That would be cool to see. Thanks, here is another...
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