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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-14-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By BEC
Re: Scored these Ludwig’s on a local BST site.

Sizes, serial numbers, shell thickness, condition of seams, scratches and gouges, rusty/corroded metal, all determine value. So, better pics/more info needed?
Also, I think a store will offer much...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 828
Posted By BEC
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

Light weight hardware......
In 1991 I used Tama backline hardware for a gig in Sweden.
The new light weight Tama cymbal stands would bounce away from me every time I crashed a cymbal.
They'd...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-05-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By BEC
Re: Just picked up this beauty! What did I get?

The Super Ludwig has one set of wires, in the usual place.
The Super Sensitive had a second set of wires under the top head.
They both came out at the same time as far as I'm aware.....
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-03-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 144
Posted By BEC
Re: 1920’s Ludwig & Ludwig factory painted drum head

Have you ever thought of using the bass drum to display the head?
My pal Randy Rainwater turned an old two headed 14"x28" bass drum into a 4"x28" single headed bass drum which is a frame for a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-03-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 144
Posted By BEC
Re: 1920’s Ludwig & Ludwig factory painted drum head

Re selling the bass drum; The Black Beauty bass drums are often 27 5/8" inches in diameter, so replacing torn heads is difficult.
I've given a couple of these drums away over the years.
I've sold...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-01-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By BEC
Re: Slingerland Snare Drum

Yes there's real value. The experts will post soon!
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-23-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By BEC
Re: We lost another icon. . . RIP DJ Fontana

In 1995 I had the honor of double drumming on a track with DJ. That was one of the highlights of my career.
He was a true gentleman, a really great guy!
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By BEC
Re: Joe Morello tribute kit

Joe's snare drum was COB wasn't it?
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-12-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,014
Posted By BEC
Re: Old Man Rant: Something I hope never happens to drums.

I hope and pray "they" never do the relic thing with new drums, and I prefer my vintage drums to be as nice as possible.
Having said that, I have a few dinged up old kit I like to gig on because I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-12-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By BEC
Re: Can you please date this Ludwig & Ludwig drum?

Usually when the L+L stamp says Elkhart it indicates the drum was made after WW2.
So my slightly educated opinion would be 1947-1950?
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-27-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By BEC
Re: Opinions Please

Something good to know: Silver Anniversary drum lugs don't have inserts for the tension rods.
The lugs are threaded, and often strip out, rendering the drum pretty much unplayable......
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-21-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By BEC
Re: Help - Ludwig Gold Sparkle / Pearl - 60's?

The drum with the Ludwig badge does not have Ludwig lugs.....
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-04-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig Super Sensitive Snare

The SS was minty. Went for over a grand? (Maybe the buyer will read this and offer exact info which I don't recall! )
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-03-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig Super Sensitive Snare

Yes, they made brass shelled SS's in the early 1960's.
Some of the strainer parts were Ludwig and Ludwig 1930's/1940's parts on the initial run of drums.
I sold one last year. Weighed a ton and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-25-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig 75th anniversary (84) kit. Looking to sell

Not an actual 75th Ann set, those had inlaid eagles....My value guesstimate is around a grand tops.
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 04-09-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By BEC
Re: 1941 Swing Sensation "Top Hat and Cane" Original

Donn Bennett sells more Top Hat drums than anyone.
He'd be the guy to contact, especially since he's "in the neighborhood".
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-07-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By BEC
Re: Any ideas on year range of this Ludwig snare

The drum pictured is a hard to find size, but, condition is everything.
Your drum has dents and scratches and missing parts.
It's not worth thousands of dollars, possibly not worth hundreds....
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-04-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By BEC
Re: A Very Interesting Find

Zildjian made those also.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-26-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig Keystone Badge headscratcher

I think they stopped offering SS at the end of 2016.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-26-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By BEC
Re: Maybe I have a problem?

"bowling ball oldster"
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-16-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By BEC
Re: Vintage Drum Shows

For many years all us dealers at the Chicago Show were encouraged to bring display items and rarities to help educate buyers and show rare stuff to the public. That's part of the drum show. Sorry you...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By BEC
Re: Gotta Love the International Listings

In the late 70's we had lyrics translated from English to Japanese, then translated back to English, for a domestic Japan release.
"Don't be a sheep and follow the flock" turned into "Don't be a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-01-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By BEC
Re: What do you think?

Couple hundred bucks for the bass drum imo.
The tom, I don't know, there's not a lot you can do with an 11" tom.....
And, matching the yellowed pearl with other drums would be quite a chore?
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-28-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,973
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig Pink Oyster pearl?

If you're with KO you're welcome.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-25-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 653
Posted By BEC
Re: a little help deciding on a Ludwig ... please

There's not a whole lot of differences between the two sets? What's your favorite color, silver or blue?
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