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Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2018, 02:01 PM
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Views: 1,070
Posted By BEC
Re: History behind Ludwig Copper Tom Toms

I've run into timbales converted to snare drums by adding lugs and parts.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-25-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By BEC
Re: Help Gretsch guys! Gretsch tack bottom snare

Lugs and tone control are pre 1951 approximately.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By BEC
Re: Another Ludwig ID + Repairs

The Slingerland era?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig snare input please

B+O badges "usually" sat higher on the shell, I thought?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-06-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwig snare input please

I'm not crazy about that strainer and butt plate.
Good ol" P-85 and P-32 for moi......
And, the shell looks like it's drilled for a keystone badge, not the B+O badge?
And, the wrap doesn't look...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-27-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By BEC
Re: Knob Tension Mania

I agree that 3 knob tension sets for sale at the same time is unusual these days, but:
There may have been a "huge amount" made.
There was a big push from Conn for knob tension drums. It was "the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-08-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By BEC
Re: Ludwigs in black paint?

Yes, black was offered. I own one. Usually they're flaking and chipping paint and at this point and need repainting or retouching.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-03-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,676
Posted By BEC
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

Historically speaking, the Leedy-Ludwig knob tension drums were such a big mistake the parent company, Conn, ended up selling Ludwig Drums back to the Ludwig family and sold Leedy Drums to the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-03-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By BEC
Re: Did this Ludwig snare system actually work?

I've never come across any drums set up for that "system" I can recall.
It appears the Super-Duo system was for parade drums.
Perhaps that's why no one's seen or heard of it?
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-14-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
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: 74
Views: 2,676
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: 543
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: 222
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: 222
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: 314
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: 326
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: 994
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: 1,333
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: 254
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: 569
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: 375
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: 325
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: 325
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: 438
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: 1,079
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".
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