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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-11-2020, 10:29 AM
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Posted By gwm
Re: Wet sanding to remove paint from WMP

Thanks! The kit is 22/13/16. And it's been played out live a lot - because as a rewrap, I'm not at all concerned about damaging the finish. And when recorded, I've had engineers comment on the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-10-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By gwm
Re: Wet sanding to remove paint from WMP

Magnus,

I was faced with a similar dilemma. I picked up a 60's Round Badge that was painted red over the original Aqua satin finish. A crime but the reason why it only cost me $100! I tried for...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By gwm
Re: Tom Placement

I think it looks fantastic the way you have it mounted. It is unmistakably "Ludwig" and i honestly doubt anyone is going to notice the badge (or the lack thereof). Play on!
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 07-10-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By gwm
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By gwm
Re: Gretsch RB, what heads are you using?

That is one fine looking Progressive Jazzer!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-09-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By gwm
Re: Gretsch RB, what heads are you using?

I've been using Aquarian American Vintage heads on my Gretsch Round Badge toms for years. They fit the slightly larger shells perfectly but more importantly, they sound and feel amazing and are very...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-01-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By gwm
Re: Stay At Home Drumming

Thank you, Sir!
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-01-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By gwm
Stay At Home Drumming

Since I'm still in semi-lockdown mode, I've decided to break out a different kit each day to shake things up. Today's choice is a 1972 Ludwig Jazzette in the original mahogany thermogloss. Hadn't...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-19-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,046
Posted By gwm
Re: How Many Vintage Drums Do You Own?

Sets: Rogers 20/12/16, Gretsch 22/13/16, Ludwig 20/12/13/14/16, Ludwig 18/12/14, Crown 20/12/14

Snares: 14x6.5 Ludwig Supra, 14x5 Ludwig Supra, 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite, 14x5 Ludwig BB, 14x5 Gretsch
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-02-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,491
Posted By gwm
Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

I was taught traditional (with no options!) and so that is my natural go-to. Every now and again I'll flip to matched if it's straight ahead four-on-the-floor but my comfort zone for jazz, blues and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-02-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By gwm
Re: Down beats

Jaghog...here's one I own. It's a '71. I also have a matching 9x13 and 16x16 so I can expand it whenever appropriate. But the 20/12/14 is the size and sound that suits me perfectly.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-22-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By gwm
Re: Happy Holidays

Christmas Red Onyx for the Holidays.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-29-2019, 02:34 PM
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Views: 7,253
Posted By gwm
Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

Sadly, non-founder company ownership is the way of the world. Family-owned businesses are becoming incredibly rare and a lot of the iconic brands we know are owned by other conglomerates, sometimes...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-27-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,253
Posted By gwm
Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

I own and regularly play a variety of kits, each for a specific genre of music:

60ís Gretsch Round Badge (great drums)
60ís Rogers Cleveland (great drums)
70ís Ludwig Jazzette and Downbeat...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-24-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,212
Posted By gwm
Re: Vintage Ludwig 3-ply, 12x18 Bop!

Thanks K.O. - This is a 1972 Jazzette, with a '72 Supra. I agree on the finish. These are mahogany Thermogloss which are pretty rare, though the finish on these is by no means "Showroom". But...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-23-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,212
Posted By gwm
Re: Vintage Ludwig 3-ply, 12x18 Bop!

Great thread that keeps on going... Here's a pic that shows the interior of the clear 3-ply shell of my 12x18, along with the period and year correct Supra (added later).
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-15-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,212
Posted By gwm
Re: Vintage Ludwig 3-ply, 12x18 Bop!

O-Lugs is the man when it come to all things Jazzette. But here's my 1972 3-ply Thermogloss Mahogany with a 12x18. Love this little kit!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-24-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By gwm
Re: Gretsch Round Badge in Red Glass Glitter

That's an amazing beauty! I'll bet they sound as good as they look. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-28-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By gwm
Re: Oval Badge Dyna 5xxxx

A beautiful and solid looking drum. Nice work!
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By gwm
Re: Thursday's dumb question of the day-Rogers

2 screws makes perfect sense. Interesting that my Swivo came with 3. I guess I just got a spare! Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-23-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By gwm
Re: Thursday's dumb question of the day-Rogers

AlloyBoy...here's my Swivo set up. Hope it's helpful.
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 05-02-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,845
Posted By gwm
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-24-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 44,764
Posted By gwm
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

'71 20/12/14/16 w/6.5 x 14 Supra
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-14-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By gwm
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-23-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By gwm
Re: Date range on a Gretsch snare

That’s a Gretsch Full Range 10 ply snare. Not a Gretsch USA or vintage but I have one and when tuned up, it’s a nice sounding snare. As K.O. says, it’s the equivalent of a Renown.
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